• What are the drop off/ pickup procedures?

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    John Muir 1st Day of School Procedures

    Due to COVID-19, all Parents/ Guardians and Visitors are not allowed on campus. Only AUSD personnel and students may enter the main campus.

    All students will enter the campus through the main entrance on Greystone Drive, except for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

    • Please note: the entrance located on the Kindergarten parking off Rockford Drive will be closed during student drop off in morning. The gate will be open during dismissal times.

    All AUSD schools require that masks be worn indoors by staff and students. If a student does not have mask, one will be provided.

    TK/ Kindergarten

    • The first day of school for TK and kinders will begin with an online Virtual Orientation starting at 9:00 am. Afterwards Parents/ Guardians will be asked to bring their student to school to meet their teacher and participate in a school and classroom tour at an assigned time. Families please look for a letter sent out by our TK/ Kindergarten teachers regarding the first day of school procedures.

    1st Grade

    • On the first day of schools all first-grade students will enter the campus near the Kindergarten parking lot, through the Kindergarten playground. Our 1st grade teachers will be there to greet the students. When school begins, teachers will walk students to their classroom. Please note: This procedure is only for the first day of school. After the first day of school, 1st grade students will enter the campus through the main entrance on Greystone Drive.

    2nd - 5th Grade

    • All 2nd - 5th Grade students will enter the campus through the main gate on Greystone Drive. Muir teachers and staff will be out to greet and escort students to their class. Students will line up outside their classroom door prior to being welcomed into the classroom by their teacher.

    Masks are required for all students and the following supplies are recommended during the day:

    • Labeled water container
    • Backpack
    • Classroom list will be provided by the teacher

    After the 1st Day of School Procedure

    All Parents/ Guardians and Visitors are not allowed on campus. Only AUSD personnel and students may enter the main campus.

    All students will enter the campus through the main entrance on Greystone Drive, except for Kindergarten. All Kindergarten students will enter through the Kindergarten playground off of Rockford Drive.

    Muir teachers and staff will be out daily to greet and escort students to their class. Students will line up outside their classroom door prior to being welcomed into the classroom by their teacher.

    All AUSD schools require that masks be worn indoors by staff and students. If a student does not have mask, one will be provided.

     

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  • Do you have a school supply list?

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    No, the teachers will send out their own list at the beginning of the school year.

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  • Does my child need to wear a uniform?

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    In the past, John Muir has followed a strict uniform policy, with polo shirts and Docker style pants. We understand the difficulty this can place on families. For the upcoming school year, we are moving from a strict uniform policy to a dress code that will allow for more options. Student are to wear the following school colors: blue, gold (yellow), and white. Also acceptable: black, gray, khaki/ beige, or other neutral colors. Please keep in mind the following AUSD Dress Code guidelines.

    Please keep in mind the following AUSD Dress Code guidelines:

    Dress Code (BP 5740)  

    It is the policy of the Board of Education that all students shall attend school dressed in a manner which is clean and in no way hazardous to the safety or health of themselves or others. Students shall be permitted to attend school only if dressed in a manner which does not disrupt teaching and learning. There are certain rules pertaining to dress that every district student must adhere to throughout the school year.

    1.       Attire appropriate for school activities shall be worn at all times. Students are prohibited from wearing attire that promotes the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or violence.

    2.       Clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments and/or skin at all times. Clothing should be in good condition without holes and ragged hems.

    3.       Students are to wear shirts with sleeves and are not to expose the student’s midriff. Tank tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps are examples of some clothing not permitted. All blouses and shirts should be properly buttoned. Shorts and skirts are to be mid-thigh or longer in length.

    4.       Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Shoes should be close toed, and strapped securely to the student’s feet.

    5.       Also prohibited are jewelry items that may potentially cause injury or distraction, sunglasses worn in the classroom (exceptions include medical reasons), and other decorations, ornaments and accessories not appropriate for school.

    6.       Jewelry, clothing and personal items shall be free of writing or pictures that are crude, vulgar or profane.

    7.       Students who fail to maintain these standards may be withheld from instruction and shall be required to correct the condition found to be hazardous to safety or health, or disruptive to teaching and learning.

    8.       Students may wear hats at school when outside for the purpose of protection from the sun. Hats that are appropriate to wear at school are: baseball style, visor, knit beanie style hats during cold weather, and fishing/bucket style with a brim all the way around the hat. When wearing a hat on campus, the hat must be worn correctly on the head (straight with the brim in front). Bandanas and du-rags are not appropriate for school. Hats and jacket hoods are to be taken off when students are indoors.

    9.       Pajamas or sleepwear may not be worn unless it is a school sanctioned spirit day.

     

    STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CHANGE IF THEY ARE NOT DRESSED APPROPRIATELY. STUDENTS WHO PERSIST IN VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE INFRACTIONS WILL BE SENT HOME.

     

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  • Who can pick up my child?

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    Anyone listed on the emergency card. They will need to show their ID when they pick up the child.

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  • Where can I find the School Calendar?

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    Click on the links below:

    John Muir School Calendar

    John Muir School Calendar- Spanish 

    Antioch Unified School Calendar

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  • Where do I see my student's teacher for the new school year?

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    On August 4th, a list will be posted outside the main office in the informational shadow boxes

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  • Can I request a change in class for my student?

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    (Per our parent student handbook)

    Classroom Placement

    The process of student placement begins in May each year as grade level teams collaborate to create well balanced classes. Grade levels take into consideration multiple factors, including gender, academics, behavioral issues, special education services, counseling, and English Language Learners. It is important to note that we will not take placement requests. We will not consider any classroom placement changes for the first two weeks of school. This allows time for us to verify our enrollment numbers and for you to address any of your concerns directly with the classroom teacher. It is imperative that we work together to establish an environment of open communication and respect from the very beginning. If after the first two weeks of school you find that you still have concerns with placement, please let the teacher and principal know. We will schedule a meeting with you to develop a plan for success.

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  • Will I receive a John Muir student handbook?

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    No, not this year. It’s posted on this website only.

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  • What time does school start and when is lunch?

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    Please see our Bell Schedule page

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  • What time is breakfast?

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    Breakfast will be served 20 minutes before school and the cafeteria will stop serving food 5 minutes prior to the start of class

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  • Do the students eat lunch on minimum days?

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    Yes, students have a time for lunch on all school days. However, they do not have lunch recess on minimum days. 

    Minumum day lunch schedule: 

     

    TK/Kinder:                        9:55 - 10:15 a.m.
    First grade/ SDC K-2:       10:10 - 10:20 a.m. 
    Second grade:                 10:25 - 10:45 a.m.
    Third grade/ SDC 3-5:      10:40 - 11:00 a.m.
    Fourth grade:                  10:55 - 11:15 a.m.
    Fifth grade:                     11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

     

     

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  • Where can I find the cost of lunch, food menu or check my student's food services account balance?

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    Please visit AUSD Nutrition Services for the most updated information

    Meal Prices  (Free for the 2021-2022 School Year)

    School Menus

    Student's account balance or to add money to account online: MySchoolBucks

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  • How can I apply for free and reduced lunch?

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    Please see AUSD Nutrition Services Meal Application page

     

    However for the 2021-2022 school year all public school students in California will be able to recieve free breakfast and lunch

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  • If my child went to John Muir last year do I have to enroll again?

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    If your child attended John Muir School last year, and you did not move or withdraw your student, then you do not have to re-enroll, just update your information. (Packets will go out second week of school)

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  • Do I have to fill out a registration packet for my child?

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    Yes, all returning students have to fill out a registration packet that goes out with the students the second week of school. Parents need to ensure that the emergency card information is correct. The other forms must be completed and returned with the emergency card as well.

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  • What is the school's policy for students showing Covid-19 symptoms?

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    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

     

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

     

    If a student is displaying ANY of the COVID-19 symptoms above a staff member will take the student(s) to isolation area outside the front office and ensure student(s) is properly supervised and masked. The parent, guardian, or caregiver is called. Arrangements are made for student(s) to either go home or seek emergency medical attention.

    Parent, guardian, or caregiver picks up student(s) immediatly upon notification. Parent, guardian, or caregiver contacts healthcare provider for evaluation and possible COVID-19 test, or approves John Muir to test the student onsite.

    The ill student(s) can return to school and end isolation once the following are met:

      • A negative Covid-19 test

    OR

      • a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus),

    OR

      • 10 days out from the start of the symptoms, AND
      • Fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, AND
      • Symptoms have improved.

     

    ***Information taken from the AUSD, CDPH and CDC websites***

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