Welcome to John Muir Elementary!
DID YOU KNOW?
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates.
• If your child seems anxious, talk to your child's teacher.
• Develop back-up plans for getting to school.
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.
Flu Season Pointers
As we prepare for the cold and flu season, please remember that the Contra Costa Public Health Services is available to answer questions and provide information. (Their phone number is 925.313.6740). Many of you may be concerned about Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). This respiratory illness affects children across the country. Contra Costa Health Services anticipates EV-D68 cases in Contra Costa county and are working with local hospitals and providers to test people hospitalized with serious respiratory infections. There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses and they are very common in children. The EV-D68 is not a new virus. It was first identified in 1962. It mostly causes symptoms that are similar to those of a cold or flu, such as cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, or fever. Many children infected this year by EV-D68, however, do NOT have a fever. EV-D68 can spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or contaminates a surface with respiratory secretions.
John Muir Elementary
615 Greystone Drive
Antioch, CA 94509
What is coming up????
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Breakfast with Santa 8:00-11:00 am
PTA Holiday Store
Minimum Day 11:45 am
Dismissal for Grades 1-5
December 22-January 5
Students return January 6
School uniform colors:
Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.
Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.