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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 575 students

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Welcome to John Muir Elementary School!

Mary Allen Fellows Award

Mary Allen Fellows Award

We are so very proud of our two finalists for the Mary Allan Fellows Award. Mrs. Fontaine and Ms. Dettrick were nominated for this very prestigious award by their colleagues. The Antioch Schools Education Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Seventh Annual Mary Allan Fellows Award whose namesake, Mary Allan, received the "California Teacher of the Year" Award in 2001. Mary Allan attributes this accomplishment to a team effort provided by her colleagues, district/site administrators, site staff, and parents.   

Important News

Mark your calendar:



Friday, December 18th minimum day/early dismissal

Students in grades 1-5 will be released at 11:45 am


December 21st-January 4th

Winter Break/No school


Tuesday, January 5th students return from Winter Break


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PBIS and PAWS Praise

John Muir Elementary School is excited to be implementing the district-wide program called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This is a comprehensive program which provides varying levels of support based on specific behavior needs of our students. School wide, all of our students are taught our school expectations, or "Trailblazer Traits". These traits are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. Examples of how these apply in each area of the school are taught, modeled, practiced, and reinforced.

In addition to a system of behavior supports, we provide opportunities to recognize those students who are making positive choices and demonstrating positive leadership. These opportunities occur through our PAWS Praise. PAWS Praise are tickets presented to students by staff who observe positive behavior. These tickets are entered into a weekly drawing. All tickets will be sent home weekly. If your child brings home a PAWS Praise, please discuss their positive choices with them to encourage continued safety, respect and responsibility among all members of John Muir School.

There is a PBIS Committee that meets monthly to analyze behavior and to address areas of need. As the program progresses, additional components will be implemented. Thank you for supporting this positive program.




Attendance Matters!


•     Too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
•     Missing 10 percent can make it harder to learn to read.
•     Students can fall behind with just a few absences. 
•     Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
•     Absences can affect the whole classroom.



Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
•     Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
•     Find out what day school starts.

•     Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates.
•     Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick.

•     If your child seems anxious, talk to your child's teacher.

•     Develop back-up plans for getting to school.
•     Avoid medical appointments and extended trips during school time.

A Caution About Absences

The laws regarding truancy have strengthened significantly.  In addition to the EC penalties for parents in Section 48293, Penal Code Section 270.1 provides penalties.  Please note:

Section 48293, Penal Code Section 270.1 

A parent or guardian of a pupil of 6 years of age or more who is in kindergarten or any of grades 1-8, inclusive, and who is subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education, whose child is a chronic truant as defined in Section 48263.6 of the EC, who has failed to reasonably supervise and encourage the pupil's school attendance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.  




Emergency Preparedness

For more information on how to prepare your family in case of an emergency,

click the link below:

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John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax


Contact Information

Zhenus Wahidi, Principal

David Porcel-Medina, Vice Principal

Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant

Debbie Cross, Office Assistant


What is coming up????



December 1

PTA Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


December 18

Early dismissal 11:45 am

Grades 1-5


December 21-January 4

Winter Break


January 5

PTA muffins with Mom 7:30 am


January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


February 2

Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


February 8

Lincoln's Birthday Holiday


February 15

Washington's Birthday Holiday


February 22-26

Conference Week Grades 1-5

Early dismissal 11:45 am


March 1

PTA Muffins with Mom 7:30 am


March 4

Awards Assembly

4th Gr 8:30 am, 5th Gr 9:15 am


March 7

Staff Development Day


March 15

Picture Day


March 25-April 1

Spring Break


April 5

PTA Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


April 25

No school


May 3

PTA Muffins with Mom/

Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


May 12

Open House/Science Fair 

6:30-7:45 pm


May 13

Early dismissal 11:45 am

Grades 1-5


May 30

Memorial Day Holiday


May 31

Awards Assembly

4th Grade 8:30 am

Early dismissal Grades 1-5

11:45 am


June 1

Awards Assembly

5th Grade 8:30 am

Early dismissal Grades 1-5

11:45 am


June 2

Last day of school

Early dismissal Grades 1-5

11:45 am






















Today: 12/1/15

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.