General Information M-P


Middle and senior high school students are welcome at John Muir when serving in a volunteer role that has been prearranged with a John Muir staff member. Just like any other volunteer coming onto campus, a middle or high school volunteer must sign in at the office and wear a badge at all times when on our campus. In order to maintain a safe and secure academic environment for our elementary students, middle and senior high students are not permitted to wait on campus during the time period between their being dismissed from school and our dismissal time. Middle and high school age students are welcome to meet their elementary school siblings on campus starting at 3:25 p.m. Kamiakin Middle School offers an after school study session if a student needs a place to wait for an elementary school sibling.


District nurses are assigned to multiple schools and are not assigned to a specific campus. If a student feels ill during the school day, the teacher may give permission for the student to go to the office to call a parent to arrange for transportation home. Parents should inform the school on the student emergency contact card or in writing if a student has a life threatening illness, infectious disease, or serious allergy.

The Lake Washington School district’s medication policy states that the only medication to be given at school must be doctor prescribed and needed in the event of a life-threatening situation. Students may not medicate themselves. Any medication that must be administered during the school day will be done in the Health Room by an approved JME staff member.Teachers are not permitted to give students over the counter medications such as cough drops, ointments, ibuprofen, or aspirin.If a student is currently taking daily medication, parents need to arrange to have the student take it before school begins. Should medication need to be administered at school, parents must have their child’s physician sign the LWSD medication form (#4023); provide a separate prescription pharmacy bottle labeled by the pharmacist (handwritten labels will not be accepted); bring the pharmacy bottle with the exact amount of medication needed for the designated time period (no more than one month at a time) to school at least two days prior to administration; and must pick up any unused medication (i.e. EpiPens, inhalers, etc.) by the last day of school.


The following items are not allowed at school: chewing gum, hard balls, super balls, skateboards, scooters, roller blades, whistles, fidget spinners, bicycles, trading cards, toy weapons, toys and playground type equipment from home. Personal items, including toys, need to be left at home and enjoyed there. Skateboards, scooters, roller blades, and bicycles are not permitted at after school or PTSA evening events. Students will be asked to leave the grounds if they bring these items to an after/evening school event. If they bring them during school the items will be kept in the office for parents to pick up. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Student’s personal and/or band equipment left at school is done so at the student’s risk.


As directed by Risk Management, pets are not permitted on campus. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the principal.


Students may use the phone only in emergency situations. Because of a limited number of phone lines,students may not make calls to make social arrangements and calls that have been determined by the teacher or the office staff to be non-emergencies.