Principal’s Message





Dear Parents/Guardians, 


Welcome to the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year at John Muir Elementary!


We are looking forward to seeing a full campus once again.  It will definitely have a different look on the first day of school compared to past years, however, it is always good to see the excited faces of our students.  As we have prepared for our students and made modifications for the pandemic, we continue to adjust and remain steadfast in our determination to see student’s grow.  This growth will not happen overnight.  It takes time.  Along with time, and the hard work put in by teachers and parents, maturation happens when the school community work hand-in-hand. We define our school community as everyone.  Parents, teachers, students, administration, support staff and anyone else connected with the students each day.  When all of these vested stakeholders take serious interest in the student, we see what beautiful growth looks like. 


In addition to academic and behavioral growth, the student’s overall well-being is of the upmost importance.  We have implemented procedures and practices to assist in keeping our students feeling at home while at school. However, we do not live in a perfect world, and John Muir Elementary is no different. What I can promise you is that we will work hard to help your students feel safe, secure and accepted.  Our hope is that students leave John Muir with feelings of admiration.  If we do not meet that high expectation of ourselves, we will look to fix 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