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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 605 students

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Welcome to John Muir Elementary School!

Thank you Muir Cub Scouts

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Important News

School begins Wednesday, August 12th, 2015.

Reminder: Wednesday Dismissal times

1:20 pm Grades 1-3

1:15 pm Grades 4-5


Registration for returning students

will be held on Wednesday, July 29th

from 8:30-11:00 am and 5:00-7:00 pm

Science Tip

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Go ask the Mad Scientist…..


Question: Why do we blush?

Answer:  We blush when we feel embarrassed about something that we have said or done. It is just one of the many physiological responses that we humans experience when we are feeling flustered.  Our body reacts very much the same way it does when we feel scared. It undergoes something called the fight-or-flight response. When this happens, adrenaline is released, causing our hands to get clammy, our heart to race, and our face to get warm and red. What is unusual is the mechanism by which our face takes on this rosy hue. It is the dilation of our veins that causes more blood to flow to our cheeks. The interesting part is that veins in most other parts of our bodies don’t react to adrenaline. Scientists have different theories about why we blush. Some suggest that it is to demonstrate to others that we really are sorry for our bad behavior or social blunder.


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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2015-16 School Site Academic Plan

John Muir Elementary Draft Site Plan 2015 2016
This plan is pending Board approval at a future date.

John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax


Contact Information


Joyce GibsonPrincipal

Gil Armenta, Vice Principal

Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant

Debbie Cross, Office Assistant


What is coming up????


July 29

Registration for

returning students

8:30-11:00 am

5:00-7:00 pm


August 12

First day of school

Wednesday dismissal

1:20 pm grades 1-3

11:15 pm grades 4-5


August 20

Back to School Night


August 21

Early release

11:45 am grades 1-5


September 7

Labor Day Holiday


October 12

No school


October 30

No school

Staff Development Day


















Today: 7/29/15

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.