John Muir High School
Early College Magnet
April 24 is an Odd day, 1st period will begin at 10:20.
I would like to thank all of the families who donated to the PTSA Science Fest water and snack drive. As well the students and families who volunteered at the Science Fest. Last but not least, I would like to thank Dr. Warren Skidmore who organized that amazing event for the district and community.
DECISION DAY - Seniors, National College Decision Day is May 1, for most four-year colleges. Join CAP on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:45-5:45 PM in room A136 to celebrate your college commitment! Whether you’re headed to a California Community College, a Cal State, UC or private college, we want to celebrate you, your hard work, and your future success with pizza, music, and fun!
GUIDED NEW STUDENT COUNSELING WITH PCC - If you applied to PCC and still need to complete your New Student Counseling and receive your education plan, this workshop is for you! Join us on Monday, May 8 at 6:30pm via Zoom. The workshop is open to all PCC-bound seniors. Sign up here: LINK.
THE INSIDE SCOOP ON COLLEGE Students in grades 9-11, join us for a virtual student panel on Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30pm to hear from current PUSD seniors and recent graduates about tips, tricks, and lessons learned from applying to and attending college. Represented institutions include PCC, CSUN, UCLA, USC, Virginia State, and more. Register here: LINK.
Yearbooks for this school year are on sale. Purchase a 2023 yearbook for $70.50 by April 27! Click on the link below, and use a non-PUSD email to order your yearbook! You can also see Ms. Lam to pre-order a yearbook in person. Each yearbook purchase comes with 2 free custom pages, which you can design on the TreeRing website.
Yearbooks purchased after April 27 will include an additional shipping fee and will be shipped directly to your home instead of being delivered to you at school.
In sports this week: On Monday, our JV Baseball team will play Burroughs. On Tuesday our Varsity Baseball teams will play PHS and our Swim team will have league finals. On Wednesday and Thursday, our Varsity Softball team will play PHS. And Friday, our Baseball teams will play PHS. Please check the website for game times and locations.
Don’t forget to wear your college gear on Monday and your blue and gold on Friday to show your school spirit.
For more information regarding any of these events or other questions, please call us at (626) 396-5600.
Have a great week, and Go Mustangs!
College Signing Day Assembly
Young and Healthy Monthly Parent Cafe Zoom Meetings
2022-2023 In-Person Tour Dates are here!
PUSD COVID UPDATES
Since the early days of COVID, PUSD has had to pivot and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. Pasadena Unified Board of Education approved revisions to COVID safety protocols. The following revisions are now in place at all PUSD schools.
Outdoor in-person meetings/activities with parents/guardians, community members, staff, and students are now allowed with masking strongly recommended.
Indoor in-person meetings/group activities with parents/guardians, community members, staff, students are allowed with masking required for all.
Masks are strongly recommended for students and staff indoors in classrooms and other shared spaces.
Parent group meetings such as (PTA, SSC, ELAC, AAPC) are allowed in person and may be held outdoors or remotely if the respective parent leadership agree.
IEP meetings with parents/guardians may be held in-person or remotely, whichever supports greater parent/guardian participation.
Back to School nights will proceed as planned with masks required for all.
Visitors and volunteers are allowed on campus if they self-attest to being fully vaccinated or to having a negative COVID test within the past 48 hours. They must also conduct a symptom screening prior to entering campus and masking is required. All visitors and volunteers must abide by Board policies, regulations, and school rules. Board Policy - Visitors BP 1250.
Back-to-School Nights will be allowed in-person with mandatory masking.
The following protocols remain in place:
Masks are strongly recommended for students and employees in classrooms and indoors.
Masks are required:
on PUSD buses (with accommodations for students)
at testing and vaccination clinics
during field trips when required by the venue
for 10 days after exposure to COVID-19 and after a positive test result
Reentry Testing Before arriving for the first day of school, PUSD is asking every student and employee to take an at-home rapid antigen test on August 10 or 11. Parents/guardians can pick up rapid antigen test kits (containing 2 tests) at their child’s school/children’s center August 8-10. More information https://www.pusd.us/Page/9801
Rapid Antigen Tests The California Department of Public Health has endorsed the emergency use of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests beyond their FDA authorized expiration. Please follow instructions carefully. If a distinct line in the color specified in the instructions does not appear in the “C” control window, the test may be invalid.
Vaccine Clinics Getting vaccinated and boosted is still the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death. PUSD is holding vaccination clinics for ages 3 and older at the PUSD Primary Clinic (351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena)
Pre-register at MyTurn.CA.gov or register on site. Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available. We also accept limited walk-ins.
Ventilation Air purifiers are in place in classrooms and indoor common areas. Filters were changed over the summer, and all lead custodians were trained on how to change both carbon and HEPA filters.
Personal Protective Equipment Masks and hand sanitizers are in stock and available to students and staff.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and flexibility as we strive to keep our students and staff safe and healthy.
John Muir High School Dual Enrollment Summer 2023
Mustang Counseling Corner!
OTHER NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!
NACAC College Fairs
The Art Center
Exploring the Arts
College Access Plan
College Access Plan (CAP) helps PUSD students and families navigate the college process, supporting them from middle school through college graduation. At CAP, there are no requirements for participation, no barriers to higher education, and no limits to what students can achieve.
CAP serves students at all PUSD high schools and offers free drop-in college advising. We also offer two enrolled courses: a College Essay Writing Intensive for seniors in the fall, and a College 101 for Juniors workshop series in the spring.
Our doors are always open to any student to:
- Explore career pathways and college majors
- Identify colleges that match their interests and needs
- Work on college applications
- Write and review personal statements and college essays
- Craft a college and/or professional resume
- Submit financial aid applications (FAFSA and CA Dream Act)
- Identify and apply to scholarships
- Compare financial aid offers
- Navigate college enrollment
- Apply for pre-college summer programs
- Anything college-related!
CAP Drop-In Program
College Access Plan (CAP) is back on campus with CAP Drop-in! The CAP Drop-In program at Muir is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45pm in room A136.
OTHER CAP ANNOUNCEMENTS
DECISION DAY (RUN FROM APRIL 18 - MAY 1)
Seniors, National College Decision Day is May 1, 2023, for most four-year colleges. Join us on Tuesday, May 2 from 3:45-5:45 PM in room A136 to celebrate your college commitment! Whether you’re headed to a CCC, CSU, UC or private college, we want to celebrate you, your hard work, and your future success with pizza, music, and fun!
GUIDED NEW STUDENT COUNSELING WITH PCC (RUN FROM APRIL 24 - MAY 8)
If you applied to PCC and still need to complete your New Student Counseling and receive your education plan, this workshop is for you! Join us on Monday, May 8 at 6:30pm via Zoom. The workshop is open to all PCC-bound seniors. Sign up here: LINK.
THE INSIDE SCOOP ON COLLEGE (RUN FROM APRIL 24 - MAY 10)Students in grades 9-11, join us for a virtual student panel on Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30pm to hear from current PUSD seniors and recent graduates about tips, tricks, and lessons learned from applying to and attending college. Represented institutions include PCC, CSUN, UCLA, USC, Virginia State, and more. Register here: LINK.
Concerned about the Earth? Are you interested in learning how to be a part of the solution? Does a career working with the US Forest Service spark interest in you? Generation Green will meet on Tuesdays during lunch in G226. All students are welcome to attend. Pick up your nutritious lunch from the cafeteria and join us in G226. Refreshments will be provided.
- Community service and internship hours available!
- ALL students are welcome to join our pledge to protect and preserve our planet.
- Do you wonder what you can do to make a difference in the fight to stop climate change?
- Refreshments served!
- Questions? Contact Mrs. Lake G226 or email email@example.com
Special Ed Club - Meetings are as needed in Ms. Suarez' room K603.
Class of 2025 - Every Tuesday during lunch in Ms. Cheng's Room A170
Club Interact - First Wednesday of every month during lunch in Ms. Stechel's Room A184
GSA Club - Meet Wednesdays at lunch in Mr. Vines Room A136
626 Film Club - Every Wednesday at lunch in Mr. Solis' Room E524
Fashion Club - After school on Fridays in Ms. Tucker's Room A126
Journalism Club/4th Period - Ms. Tucker's Room A126
Girls Group - Every Thursday during lunch in the Wellness Center
Design Lab Club - Every Friday after school in the Library. Open during lunch daily.
Class of 2024 - Every Wednesday during lunch in Mr. Van Hoorebeke's Room K653
Class Advisor Logistics
- April 24 - A Monday
- April 25 - Baseball vs. PHS, Softball vs. Hoover, and Swim League Finals
- April 27 - Softball vs. PHS and Track and Field League Finals
- April 28 - 3rd Grading Period Ends
- April 28 - Baseball vs. PHS