Good evening, this is Dr. Miller, principal at John Muir Middle School with this week’s update.
We are resuming voluntary weekly COVID testing for students. If you have previously registered your child for COVID testing, you do not need to do anything. If you have never registered your child, but would like your child to test weekly at school, please use the registration link in the email that accompanies this phone call.
On Thursday, all 8th grade students will be measured for their promotion gowns. 8th grade parents should purchase their gown online from our webstore or directly through our finance office for $25.00, cash only. If your student is using a sibling or friend’s gown, please have them indicate that when they are measured. Gowns will be handed out in May.
Also for 8th grade families, Wednesday is the last day to purchase an 8th grade t-shirt or sweatshirt.
Finally, the PTSA Honorary Service Awards are a great way to recognize school staff and volunteers who go above and beyond in service to our students. If you would like to nominate someone, please complete the online form in the accompanying email by Friday, February 4th.
The Burbank Unified School District officially denounces racism as the product of white default/ supremacy culture and recognizes the impact of systemic and generational racism as traumatic to our country, community, and school district. In light of continuing racial violence, including the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Andres Guardado, Dijon Kizzee, and many others, we also recognize that Black people in this country have had a unique and traumatic history in terms of racial relations, equality, and equity. We stand with the truthful and humane statement that all lives cannot matter until Black lives and the lives of indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) matter. We are taking steps to actively work towards being fully anti-racist, not only in word, but also in policy, practice, and accountability. Change is rarely easy, but with the support and cooperation of the entire Burbank school community we know that we will reflect a district that is truly unified.