6th Grade Day of the Ancients Canceled Until Further Notice
Day of the Ancients is an activity day for 6th graders at JMMS. In the past, 6th graders have participated in such things as a Greek Olympic competition, sampled cuisine, and watched a wonderful performance of the Odyssey. Students are also encouraged to dress in international costumes.
It is a wonderful day of activity where staff, students, and parents come together to further address the Ancient Cultures unit in the 6th grade history curriculum. It is a day that we will experience again.
I hope that all of our 6th grade students and their families are safe and healthy at home and enjoying the freedom of summer. We missed out on having you visit us in the Spring, but we are so excited to have you as part of the Muir Family. We will be having our unique WEB 6th grade orientation days later this summer, most likely in a virtual format, as well as a virtual orientation for parents. In addition, thanks to one our amazing new parents, we are creating a virtual tour of Muir specifically for our new students, that should be ready sometime in July. As we plan for the fall, I wanted to reassure all of our families that we are doing everything possible at Muir and in BUSD to make the upcoming school year as safe and productive as possible for all of our students. Under the current plan, which could change depending on guidance from our local public health agencies, you will have a choice of having your student attend Muir in a hybrid model or have them do all of their learning at home. Whatever choice that you make, I want you to know that we are working hard on campus cleaning, technology support for students, training for teachers, and much more, all with the goal of keeping your child as safe as possible and making the most of their academic year. If you want more information, I would encourage you to go to the BUSD homepage where you can watch a quick 6-minute video about the reopening of Burbank schools by our superintendent and read the Frequently Asked Questions page which contains lots of current information. Finally, our main office will be closed for cleaning next week, but we will be available by phone or email starting July 13th.