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Secondary Choice Process - Middle School Tours

Current 5th and 8th grade students who are changing school levels (Elementary to Middle School; Middle to High School) must complete and return their School Choice Application by mid-February if they wish to participate in Phase I on the Choice Process.  Information about the School Choice applications will be mailed home to all 5th and 8th grade students residing within the SJUSD boundaries during the beginning of January. More information is availableon the district School Choice Process web page. Please click on the calendar link below to see the middle school tour schedule for schools you are interested in visiting.

2015 Middle School-TourCalendar(PDF)*

*Parents - Please note that John Muir has added an additional Recruitment Tour on Tuesday, January 27th, from 9:00 am - 10:30 am. for incoming 6th graders in the 2015-2016 school year.

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

Hello Hacienda families, and Happy New Year!

It is hard to believe that it is January of 2015, but here we are, in the middle of a serious cold snap.  I hope that you have managed to stay warm and cozy during the Winter Break.

January is the perfect time to begin setting new goals, which often take the form of New Year’s resolutions. For some, this might be changing old habits to new ones, such as healthier eating or exercise, for others it may be reading more, or watching less television. Whatever your goals are, be sure to include your children in your goal setting efforts.  It’s never too soon to learn that planning for positive outcomes is the first step to success.

As we move into the second half of the school year, we begin to think of the future. Hacienda school tours are scheduled to take place January 21st, 23rd, 27th, and 29th. This is the time when new families pay a visit to our wonderful school to see the amazing opportunities here, including all of our wonderful students, staff, and family volunteers. Please feel free to send them some positive vibes when you see them on campus. Thank you to Annabelle Evert for her efforts in helping to coordinate our school tours. 

I would like to close with a reminder to please drive slowly and safely around the school. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, please remember to slow down, and pull all the way to the front of the drop off zone, so that your children can exit your vehicle safely from the passenger side. Thanks so much for your help.

Warm regards, and please do stay warm!

Carmen Loy