Principal’s Message







Dear Parents/Guardians, 


Welcome to the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year at John Muir Elementary! At the conclusion of the 2019/2020 school year, we did not end our year as we had envisioned.  Due to Coronavirus, our school, community, and world at large completely shut down to ensure the safety of all of our local communities.  It was a very surreal time in our world’s history where families hunkered down in their homes and only the true heroes continued on: medical personnel, emergency responders, and various other professions.  The type of education offered completely changed for our last two months of school and teachers did everything they could to engage students by reviewing and enriching student’s education remotely.  As an educational institution, we recognize that was not equal to what they would receive in the classroom, however, I am proud of our staff as a whole for the calming effect they played in this difficult time.


Moving forward to this next year, we will begin the year with distance learning and we do not know for how long.  However, we will make every effort to ensure that every student is where they need to be.  In times such as these, the character trait of perseverance comes to the forefront of all our minds.  It becomes imperative that our students push through the difficulty and persevere through all of this.  I believe that in the end they will be stronger because of it. 


As always, my philosophy on communication is very much an open door policy, so I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  I can be reached at 953-8106 or by email at




Mr. Collins