John Muir High School

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PRINCIPAL GRAY'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - January 17, 2022

Hello Mustang Families


Monday, January 17 was a School Holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday, January 18 is an odd day. Period 1 begins at 8:30AM


Daily Health Screenings


To ensure the safety of our students and staff, all members of our school community must conduct a Daily Health Screening before entering campus. To expedite this screening as you enter school,

you may conduct a self-screening at home by asking yourself the following 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 directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?


If you answer yes to any of these questions, and/or you are feeling sick you need to stay home and contact our main office. If you can’t speak to someone right away, please leave a message.


Also, this is a new change from the health department regarding students and having to quarantine. If your student is fully vaccinated but not fully boostered, (fully means two weeks after they received their vaccination or booster shot), and they are eligible for a booster shot, if the student has been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 the student will need to quarantine and will not be allowed to return to school until after 10 days, if they do not test. However, if your student takes a laboratory-confirmed FDA authorized viral COVID-19 test on or after the 5th day post exposure and receives a negative result AND they have no symptoms, they can return after the 7th day past exposure. Test results must be verified by school personnel. These tests are offered at our District Health Clinic everyday M-F 8:00 am-3:30 pm, no appointment necessary.


Normally we offer Free COVID testing here at school, but because Monday was a holiday, testing was not be available, but testing will be available on Friday, January 21 at school from 8am to 3:30pm for students and staff.


On Tuesday, we will have a School Site Council meeting at 4PM. Click here for the meeting link. You can access the meeting agenda by clicking here.


Currently athletic events are on hold this week as the entire league deals with fielding teams because of contact tracing. However, if possible, there may be games scheduled this week.


Don’t forget to wear 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!

This Week

Pajama Day

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 is Pajama Day. Wear your favorite PJs to school.

John Muir High School Open Enrollment 2022-23 - FIRST LOTTERY

Families will have the opportunity to participate during the first lottery this month. The first lottery window begins January 10, 2022, 9AM- January 28, 4PM. For more information, please contact the Office of Enrollment at pusd.us/enrollment


  • New and continuing K-12 students residing in PUSD may apply for schools other than the student’s school of residence or for a dual language immersion program
  • Children of PUSD employees (verification required)
  • Families who missed the sibling/priority application period
  • First lottery participants not offered their 1st choice must select "Continue to Next Round" to be included in the second lottery

PUSD Updates and Announcements

COVID Updates

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.

Early College

John Muir High School Early College Magnet Tours

Due to current health guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, John Muir High School is unable to conduct in person tours during the school day. However, we will be providing dates for in person tours at the end of the school day as well as online tours. Please check our website for those dates. The after school/in person tours are limited in attendance - so sign up NOW! Learn all about our Career-Theamed Academies and the Early College Program at JMHS. Pusd.us/MuirTours

Mustang Counseling Corner!

ASB Announcements

OTHER NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!

JMHS YEARBOOKS!

Mustangs!

Order your copy of the 2022 yearbook!


How to order a Muir yearbook online:

  • Go to www.treering.com
  • 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 a student PUSD email, it will not be able to receive emails from 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.


If not ordering online, please purchase one through our ASB bookkeeper, Ms. Lam in Room A141!

Seniors!

Buy a class set of 2022 tee shirt and sweatshirt for $35.00 (w/ ASB card). Do it today SHOW YOUR CLASS PRIDE! See Ms. Lam for your GEAR.


GRAD Night is confirmed! We will visit the Disneyland Resort and California Adventure on Friday, May 20, 2022, ALL day into the wee hours of Saturday morning. Tickets are $200.00 until January when the price will rise to $225.00 per guest. Last day to buy tickets and assure your attendance is March 18. Start saving now!


All students: Service hours available after school on Monday and Tuesday with Room 13. Be on the lookout for the program to begin on campus soon.


Muir RANCH needs assistance. Contact Jill McArthur (mcarthur.jill@pusd.us) for details regarding service hours.

ATTENTION SENIORS - PROM and GRAD Night Ticket Prices

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Muir Gear

Muir gear is available in Mr. Bond's Room A176 during Nutrition and Lunch. Cash only please.

Club Logistics

Interact Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at lunch in Room A184

Generation Green meets Thursdays during lunch in the Senior Quad.

Class of 2022 meets on Mondays as needed in Room G226 during lunch

Class of 2023 will meet September 23 at lunch.

Choir Club meets on even Mondays (B Mondays) in room D405 at 9:00AM

LGBTQ Club meets on Wednesdays at lunch in room A136

FBLA meets the last Thursday of every month during lunch in Room A116

Movie Club meets in Room G225 Mondays after school at 3:45PM

The Armory

The Art Center

Club 21 Scholar - Volunteer Opportunities





Club 21 Scholar wants to invest in 10 PUSD high school juniors or seniors, who will be a part of a mentor program that will discuss the intersection of race and disability, make connections with Club 21 families, learn from professionals in the fields that serve our families (Educators, therapists, artists etc), and have opportunities for internships. At the end of the year the scholars will receive a scholarship of $1000 for their future education.


This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students. For more information, here is a link to their website and applications Club 21 Scholars Program.

College Access Plan (CAP)

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.


For more information on CAP’s programs at your school, visit our website at http://collegeaccessplan.org/dropin or email us at info@collegeaccessplan.org.


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!


Follow CAP!

facebook.com/collegeaccessplan

twitter.com/iheartcollege

instagram.com/iheartcollege

pinterest.com/iheartcollege

New Virtual CAP Hours

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Generation Green

Announcement!


  • 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 lake.cynthia@pusd.us

PTSA Announcements

John Muir High School PTSA

JMHS PTSA WANTS YOU!! Click to join the John Muir PTSA and be a part of this amazing community! https://jointotem.com/ca/pasadena/john-muir-high-ptsa.
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Upcoming Events

January

  • January 19 - Pajama Day