John Muir High School

Early College Magnet


Hello Mustangs, this is your last weekly update for the 2020-2021 school year.

9th, 10th and 11th grade students will begin their finals online on TODAY, June 1. Please click here to view the Finals Schedule. Finals will be taken from home, therefore all the students will be online taking their finals. To be clear, students will not come onto campus this week to take their finals.

Seniors, this is a great week for you guys as there are a number of activities lined up for you. We are still accepting RSVP’s for the Senior Celebration on Tuesday, June 1. The time of the celebration will be from 7pm to 10pm.

Also, Seniors, if you have not picked up your cap and gown, please email Ms. Dana Moore at to make arrangements to pick up your cap and gown. Graduation is this Friday, June 4 at the Rose Bowl. Links to order tickets were emailed to your school email address this past Friday.

I want to thank our PTSA members, supporters and our PTSA President Courtney Scrabeck for an amazing year. This year the PTSA awarded over $5000.00 in scholarships to John Muir High School Seniors. Let’s keep it going next year and make sure you join our PTSA at registration in August.

Don’t forget to order your copy of the 2021 yearbook online!

Instructions for ordering a 2021 yearbook:

  • Go to
  • Click on "Buy Yearbook" in the upper right corner
  • Enter John Muir's code: 101377285920600
  • Create an account using a non-PUSD email. (If you use your PUSD email, it will not be able to receive emails from Tree Ring, the yearbook company.)
  • Then purchase a yearbook! If you want the 2 free custom pages in your yearbook, be sure you are ordering a CUSTOM BOOK. A standard book, even though it is the same price, does not come with the 2 free custom pages.

Please do not forget, students are expected to return their textbooks. Students will return their textbooks to the library. Please click this link to view the Textbook Return Schedule. Math I, Math II and Math III books do not need to be returned.

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!

Finals Week Schedule

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Book Return Schedule

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This Week

Senior Celebration

Tonight is the SENIORS ONLY Celebration. Festivities begin at 7:00PM. Please RSVP at
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Purchase a Yearbook!

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How to Conduct a Symptom Check BEFORE Leaving Home

Before leaving home all students, employees and parents must conduct a self check. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I have a fever?

  • Do I have a cough?

  • Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

  • Am I experiencing any other symptoms?

  • Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

  • In the last two weeks, have I been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

If you respond "yes" to any of the questions, you must stay home and it is recommended that you contact your primary care physician for further medical advice. If you have a fever with cough or shortness of breath, you are urged to contact your primary care physician as these symptoms may be attributed to COVID-19. To protect others, stay home, wear a facemask when you seek medical care and follow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Home Isolation Instructions. For more detailed symptom self-checker visit the Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Symptom page.

Class of 2025 Incoming Student and Family!

It is that time of year! The time when you get to select courses for the 9th grade. Hooray! Please complete the survey ASAP. You will have a chance to select your academy, English course, Math course, etc...If you have questions, there is a section at the end where you can make an appointment with a counselor or send an email. Survey Form:

If the student will not attend John Muir High School, there is a question to complete. Please let us know which school the student will be attending.

We encourage you to complete the survey together, but turn it in only once. You will need to have the student ID number handy. This information is very valuable. If it is not completed by June 3, we will choose the academy and courses for the students without their input.

Please be sure to also complete the district MANDATORY enrollment/registration online. Although some of you are not new to the district, all of you are new to Muir and must complete this process. Please go to:

Thank you.

Early College

John Muir High School Early College Magnet Virtual Tours

Please join us for our last JMHS Early College Magnet Virtual Tour of the year on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Learn all about our Career-Theamed Academies and the Early College Program at JMHS. We will begin the presentation at 5:00 PM. Please go to our website and sign up now!

Mustang Counseling Corner!

Interested in taking college courses this summer? For more information, reach out to Ms. Alejandra Diaz at
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Take College Classes this Summer!

Mustang Families!

We are excited to share that in addition to concurrent enrollment offerings at Pasadena City College (PCC) this summer, PUSD students will have the opportunity to take dual enrollment courses through PCC. We will be hosting an information session, Tuesday, May 11th at 5pm. Click here to complete the form. We will provide an overview of dual and concurrent enrollment options, next steps and answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

Ms. Diaz's Couseling Corner Updates


We are here to help!

Application Assistance:

Mrs. Diaz - Make an appointment at

Ms. Connie available by appointment -

Here are some helpful videos for both UC and CSU applications.

YouTube - CSU Application Walk Through

If you are applying to any universities in California or on the Common App, to launch the applications through Make sure to register for an account first if you haven't already. If you need any help on navigating the website, please let me know!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! If you have anything to promote for ASB, a club or sport, etc., feel free to email it to me with the info and I can include it in future emails/instagram posts. Our counseling IG is @ mustangcounseling, follow us for updates!

Consuelo Martinez

Make an Appointment:

Talent Search

Talent Search is offering their virtual summer program again from June 21st - July 29th and it is open to 8th- 12th-grade students. Students will have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of subjects that will help them prepare for next year. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Interest Form Link:

Virtual College Fairs

Virtual College Fairs are FREE and open to view for long periods of time. Unlike in-person fairs, you can search colleges by attributes that are important to you, return to watch recorded presentationslater, and download materials from colleges...all from the comfort of home!

Calendar of virtual college fairs:

PCC Study Hall

Study Hall for PCC classes is available! Come and get help with your PCC classes. Click on the LINKS to be directed to the WebEx for Study Hall or other PCC resources. Study hall is open on a drop-in basis on Mondays from 11am-1pm and Fridays from 2:30-4:00pm. In study hall, we can help you navigate your PCC class and help you with upcoming assignments.





Tips on how to be successful in your PCC Class:

  • Make sure to check PCC Canvas on a daily basis.
  • Not all PCC classes meet during the scheduled high school period. This is why it is important to check Canvas for updates and links to class, if any.
  • Remember, this is a college course, YOU are responsible for completing the work and communicating directly with your professor about assignments or other concerns using the Canvas "Inbox" feature.

Chromebook Access:

  • Your chromebook has been unlocked to access the PCC domain.
  • If you are having issues logging into your PCC account on your chromebook, please make sure that you are using your PCC email and your Lancer Point password.
  • Your email is your PCC username plus

Dual Enrollment

Do you need help with your PCC class? Or have a question on an assignment? Stop by with Ms. Selena during drop-in hours. See flyer below for day and times and Ms. Selena's introduction email.

As a PCC student you also have a variety of free resources available to you, such as 24/7 PCC library access, tutoring, and personal counseling just to name a few. See attached flyer for links to these resources and more.

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College Access Plan (CAP)

A reminder that College Access Plan will continue to offer their regular services for all students throughout the semester, with drop-in sessions on Mondays from 3-5pm and one-on-one appointments available between 2-5pm on Tue-Thurs.

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Upward Bound Math-Science

Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) is an academic enrichment program designed to prepare and empower high school students from underrepresented backgrounds (low-income and future first generation) to:

• Successfully graduate from high school.

• Increase their opportunities for admission to college.

• Recognize and develop their potential to excel in the fields of math and science, and encourage them to pursue post secondary degrees in math and science.

ASB Announcements

Muir vs. PHS Class of 2021 Challenge by John Muir High School Alumni Association

This challenge is in support of the Class of 2021 at John Muir High School and Pasadena High School. With these difficult times including Covid-19 and Virtual School, our students need our support more than ever! With your contribution we can help offset the costs for activities for the Senior Class of 2021.

In these challenging economic times, we are committed to supporting our Pasadena and Muir students and your tax deductible donations allows us to do so.

So, without a 2020 Turkey Tussle it's time to see who can win THIS challenge...the Bulldogs or the Mustangs! Each school will receive the amount of money that their team raises.

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The Armory

Online Summer Art Classes Start June 14

Online summer art classes for kids, teens, adults, and families enrolling now in drawing, painting, creative writing, sculpture, puppet making, watercolor, comic book arts, calligraphy, animation, sewing, digital art, video editing, ceramics, and more. Full scholarships available for eligible students in all age groups. Materials for certain classes available for curbside pickup. Browse Classes

Who Rocks the House!

Gay-Straight Allianace

John Muir High School Early College Magnet Gay-Straight Alliance meets every Thursdays at 4:00PM

Room 13

The Light Bringer Project presents Room 13. This is a safe place for students to gather virtually to create , discuss, and inspire artmaking, creativity, and address the social and emotional impact on mental health for teens. Room 13 is hosted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays, 3:30- 5 PM by our own Jackie Aqguirre. Students will earn work-based learning hours for attending and participating.

Room 13 is not only for artistic fellows, but for those who are trying to discover what their passions are in the arts, have fun through their discoveries, ultimately leading these people to love art in all different forms! Room 13 is also open from freshmen all the way to seniors, and they don’t have to be specifically from the AEM academy, but from any of the three academies,

Please visit our Youtube sight for more information.

MUIR GEAR is Now Available!

Email Mr. Bond at to get more information about purchasing your Muir gear and to schedule a pick up of your order. Get your gear while supplies last!

John Muir High School PTSA

Join John Muir's PTSA for only $10.00. Please contact Ms. Courtney Scrabeck at
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JMHS Drive-Through Library

JMHS Drive-Through Library every other Thursday from 1:30 to 4:00. Please see flyer for more details

Writes of Passage

IF you're looking for a fun, creative, inspiring, and supportive group to participate in, email to receive the Zoom Meeting Link jto oin their weekly program sessions!

John Muir High School Early College Magnet Tech Support

For John Muir High School tech support, please log onto Clever and click the John Muir Tech Support icon to complete a form for technical assistance. Our support team will get back with you shortly.

Other Technology Updates and Reminders

PUSD Helpdesk Reminders:

  • Parents/Guardians can now submit support tickets for their students by sending an email to
  • Call Helpdesk for support or to submit a ticket. They are available Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Call (626)396-3699
  • Students and staff can still submit support tickets at

Upcoming Events

May 24 - Cap and Gown Distribution

May 24 - Softball team vs. Burroughs

May 25 - Baseball vs. PHS.

May 25 - Virtual Tour

May 26 - Softball vs. PHS

May 26 - Track and field team members who made it to the finals will compete at Arcadia.

May 28 - Boys Baseball vs. PHS

May 29 - A Quaranteen Story

June 1 - Senior Celebration 7:00-10:00PM

June 4 - Graduation @ Rose Bowl