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Winter Recess

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, for Winter Recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas de SJUSD estarán cerradas del lunes, 20 de febrero al viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017, debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

Welcome to John Muir Middle School

John Muir School English Learner Advisory Committee (SELAC)

Take the survey here!

John Muir Middle School English Learner Advisory Committee (SELAC) is a group of parents of students who are English Learners, or parents of students who have been reclassified less than three years ago. Our SELAC Meetings are once a month on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the school’s library.
The SELAC helps to provide important information about John Muir Middle School to parents about their children’s education. SELAC:

- Gives parents the opportunity to make decisions about programs/activities at the school
- Gives information on how to help your child in school
- Provides guest speakers about various topics, including gangs, academics, study habits

We want the parents of our English Language Learners to be involved at John Muir Middle School. Decades of research have shown that when parents are involved, students have:

- Higher grades
- Higher test scores
- Increased academic achievement
- Improved school attendance
- Increased motivation
- Higher self esteem
- Lower rates of behavioral problems
- Decreased use of drugs and alcohol

We would like to have greater parental involvement in our SELAC, and want to know from you how we can serve you and your children better. The following survey will ask you questions about the day and time of the meetings, and about what you would like to learn about John Muir Middle School, San José Unified School District, and beyond. We want the SELAC to address the topics that interest you.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by clicking here.

Your responses are anonymous and confidential. Your input will be used to schedule future SELAC meeting dates, and to develop the content of the meetings.

Thank you for your time and support!

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Information and Opt Out Process

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the pilot administration of the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the state monitor student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which support more rigorous instruction and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP) Información y Processo de Exclusión

Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP.

Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

Estas evaluaciones ayudan a los distritos escolares y al estado a vigilar el progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS), los cuales apoyan el que se imparta enseñanza más rigurosa y que existan expectativas académicas más altas para todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

Falcon News Updates

The Leadership Announcements will be posted to our website on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Press HERE for our latest announcement.

Minimum Day

Friday, February 17th is a Minimum Day!. Students will be dismissed at 1:12 p.m.

Winter Break

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed February 20th thru 24th.  School resumes on Monday, February 27th.

Gourmet Popcorn, Bunnies, Eggs, and More!

Our Spring Chocolate & Popcorn fundraiser has begun.  Order packets have been handed out to students by their 1st period teachers.  You can order specialty chocolate or flavored popcorn and support your school at the same time.  The final order turn in date will be Thursday, March 2nd.  All profits from this fundraiser will go towards the end of the year grade level field trips, the 8th grade Promotion Party and 8th Grade Breakfast.

The Spring Box Tops Contest is Under Way

Keep collecting those Box Tops and remember to put them in a sealable bag or envelope, or tape / glue Box Tops on a collection sheet.  Partial collection sheets are fine. If you don’t have a complete collection sheet, send in what you have.  Please mark your bags, envelopes, or collection sheets with:  STUDENT’S NAME and GRADE LEVEL.  ANY student who submits a minimum of 25 (unexpired) Box Tops will win a free dress day.  The deadline to bring in your Box Tops is Friday, February 17th.  If you have any questions, please send an email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  For a Collection Sheet, press HERE

Student Safety

Please remind your students: when walking to and from school to stay on the sidewalk, obey all laws of traffic, and be careful when crossing the street. Also remember that the Falcon Expectations follow them from their door step to campus and back.  Make sure they are respectful to crossing guards, local businesses and the community members they encounter.


The next Food Give away will be held on March 7th.  Press HERE to view the flyer in English and Spanish. 

El Proveer Alimentos Gratuitos!

Apreciables Padres: Lamentamos informarles que dado a el dia lluvioso se ha cancelado el proveer alimentos gratuitos hoy en la Escuela Canoas.  El siguiente dia de alimentos gratuitos es el 7 de Marzo.  Sinceremente, Ana Fierro-Estrada

Yearbook! Yearbook! Yearbook!

2016-2017 yearbooks are now on sale. The cost is $45.00 and order forms are located in the office or you can purchase a yearbook online at Our school code is 8502017.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Congratulations to John Muir Middle School Science Teacher David Ng on being selected as one of the five state finalists to represent California in the Samsung US “Solve for Tomorrow” contest!

Mr. Ng’s proposal involves implementing a two-way, speech-to-speech language translation system to create a more inclusive environment that provides equitable learning opportunities for all students regardless of language skills.  Click HERE to learn more about the contest and see all the state finalists. As part of the next phase, Mr. Ng will be asked to submit a full lesson plan for how his students will address this challenge.

Important - School Attendance

The regular and punctual attendance of students is expected and enforced. Education code states that any student who is absent from school without valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year or any combination thereof, is a truant. Please continue to drive home the importance being in class, on time so your child can get the most out of their learning activities.