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Information for 2021–22

Have questions about life at Mirman School? You’ll find all the resources you need below.

Please note: Mirman School will open its 2021-2022 school year with updated safety protocols to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for the latest on-campus protocols and procedures.
Visit the Parent Service League page for information on committees and volunteering.

General Information

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  • Mirman School Email Support


    Mirman School and the PSL utilize a service called MailChimp to manage and send community-wide emails and newsletters. While we will be notified if an email "bounces" back due to an incorrect address or typo, and we can see if an email has been opened and which links within the email were clicked, we cannot verify that an unopened email made it to your Inbox.

    Most families will never experience a problem with their email. You can expect to see one weekly email regardless of your grade affiliation: the "Mirman Minutes" on Fridays. You'll also on occasion receive the Parent Service League's "Mustang Gazette" on Sundays. Please email the Director of Marketing and Communications if you do not receive the newsletters.
    To help improve email reliability, we ask families to take a few small steps:
    • Add the following email addresses to your contact list/address book/allowed list group:
      info@mirman.org
      newsletter@mirman.org
      dvorenberg@mirman.org
      msebunya@mirman.org
      cpak@mirman.org
      sleung@mirman.org
    • Check your spam folder each week during the school year. If you do find a Mirman email in your spam folder, make sure to move that email back to your Inbox. Refer to your email settings or help section to learn how to manage your spam folder. By telling your email client that a Mirman email is OK, you will help improve deliverability of future Mirman emails.
    • For private, corporate, or university/college email domains, you may need to take the extra step of whitelisting MailChimp’s IP addresses. This is normally not necessary, but it’s a good step to take if you are experiencing problems receiving emails. Refer your IT or email manager to this website: http://mailchimp.com/about/ips/
  • Calendar At-A-Glance

    Click here to view the live-updated master calendar

    September 1: First day of school

    November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

    December 18 - January 3: Winter Break

    March 26 - April 10: Spring Break

    June 8: Last day of school / Field day

    June 9: Graduation
  • Important Dates

    Click here to download a PDF of important dates for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Spirit Days

    On occasion, students will be permitted to wear non-uniform clothing. The guidelines for these occasions are as follows:
    • Mirman Wear days - Students may wear a non-uniform Mirman shirt from the PSL School Store or previous Mirman event with uniform bottoms
    • Spirit Day - Students may wear a theme-related shirt with uniform bottoms
    • Free Dress Days - Students may wear non-uniform clothing that adheres to the dress code guidelines
    The following guidelines will be enforced regardless of special events:
    • Clothing must be clean and in good repair with no rips or tears
    • Clothing must cover the chest, back, and stomach
    • Clothing must not be too small and must not reveal undergarments
    • Shirt tops must have one-inch straps and cannot be cut lower than the armpits. Midriff-baring shirts are not allowed
    • Bottoms may not reveal undergarments or be tight fitting
    • Footwear should be safe and secure around the heel
    • Logos or writing on clothing should be school appropriate
    • Clothing may not display / imply obscene, discriminatory, violent, or illegal conduct, slogans, or images.
    • Clothing must not depict or imply hate speech that targets groups based on race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification

Policies & Required Documents

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  • Uniform Policies & Dress Code

    Mirman recognizes the value of school uniforms, as well as the value of individual expression as students progress from early childhood to early adolescence. Safely expressing one’s identity is crucial to building a positive and meaningful educational environment. At the same time, as a school community, Mirman also values the expression of a unified collective identity that speaks to both the mission and philosophy of the institution. To honor both individual and collective expression, the School’s dress code is designed to provide inclusion, routines, togetherness, and community, all the while encouraging a safe and positive learning environment. All students are expected to wear school uniforms every day; general guidelines are provided below, though they are not prescriptive nor comprehensive. Division Heads reserve the right to define when a student’s dress code is unsafe or does not follow School guidelines.

    For the 2021-2022 school year, School uniforms are expected for all in-person and remote learning classes.

    To Purchase Lands' End Uniforms

    Please click here to visit the official Lands’ End Mirman School portal. Visitors may either sign-in, create an account, or proceed as a guest shopper. Guest shoppers can easily search for Mirman School’s portal by following the on-screen instructions. Specify whether your child is in Lower School or Upper School. Please be sure to clearly label your child’s name on all uniform items so that they can be found once placed in the Lost and Found.

    Embroidering & Logos

    Shirts and Jumpers
    All polos and Lower School jumpers ordered from Lands’ End must have an embroidered Mirman logo.

    Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts
    Bottoms do not need a logo affixed. While you may purchase all bottoms from Lands’ End to ensure that the grey and navy shades, styles, and fabrics match, if you are able to find these uniform articles at another vendor, please be sure the colors, styles, and fabrics match what is listed on the Lands’ End website (i.e. corduroy or cargo pants are not permissible).

    Outerwear
    Raincoats and winter jackets do not need a logo affixed. While you may purchase outerwear from Lands’ End to ensure that the grey and navy shades, styles, and fabrics match School uniform colors, if you are able to find these uniform articles at another vendor, please be sure the colors, styles, and fabrics match what is listed on the Lands’ End website and have no logos/writing.

    Additional Requirements

    • Navy or heather grey leggings, tights or shorts may be worn only under skirts, jumpers, or shorts.
    • Bottoms may not reveal undergarments or be tight fitting.
    • Students are required to wear sports shoes during physical education classes. Students may keep an additional pair of shoes in their lockers/backpacks for this purpose.
    • Sandals, flip-flops or backless shoes, platforms, or high heels are not acceptable unless at a specified and designated event (such as a school dance or performance).
    • Shirt tops must have one-inch straps and cannot be cut lower than the armpits. Midriff-baring shirts are not allowed (even on free dress days).
    • See-through or mesh garments must not be worn.
    • Socks below the knee may be any color.
    • Non-uniform Spirit Wear may be worn only on Spirit Days.
    • No sweatpants or mesh/gym shorts (including former Mirman uniform sweatpants/gym shorts) may be worn to school as part of Mirman uniform.
    • If on an athletic team, a game jersey may be worn to school on a game day, accompanied by uniform bottoms. An athlete may change into full team uniform at lunchtime.
    • While coloration of hair is allowed, permanent unnatural hair coloration for students is not permitted (e.g., lime green, hot pink, etc.). Exceptions are made in conjunction with special events on the school calendar with approval from the appropriate Division Head.
    • Mirman uniform hats and beanies (available from the PSL store) may be worn outdoors for protection from the elements (e.g., heat, cold), but are not to be worn indoors, including at assemblies.
    • Attire/headdress adhering to specific religions will be allowed in accordance with the rest of the dress code.
    Students who do not adhere to the dress code will be sent to their Division Head. Families of students who wear non-uniform items will receive a communication from the school.
  • Team Sports/Athletics Information

    Students in Fourth Grade through Upper School 4 are eligible to participate in athletics. Practices take place during Physical Education class time, and games will be after school. Each student-athlete must submit an Athletic Commitment Form and sign the Athletics Handbook, both of which are made available by email to all families of eligible athletes prior to the start of each season.

    Additional health forms may be necessary to compete in team sports. The Athletic Director will advise all families of necessary forms and deadlines as they come up.
  • Student Health Information

    Mirman utilizes Magnus Health SMR to maintain student immunizations, allergies and other related health information. Magnus is a widely used and well-regarded platform, and there are many benefits to their service, including less paperwork for families to complete each year and having more accurate information that is accessible to families and the appropriate employees at our school.

    As this is a secure web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child’s health records, as well as the ability to make updates when needed. You will also have the option to take the digital health file with you after your child graduates. Please take a moment to review Magnus’ Security and Privacy Policy, and if you have any questions, please direct them to School Registrar Mary Sebunya.
  • Tech/Laptops Policies

  • Family Handbook

    All families and students must read and sign the Family Handbook prior to the start of the school year. If you did not receive this manual over the summer and need it resent, please contact the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Daily Life

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  • Teacher Emails

    Please visit our Faculty Page for contact information.
  • Arrival and Dismissal

    Arrival and Dismissal
    For the 2021-2022 school year, policies and procedures related to COVID-19 are fully covered in Addendum A: Communicable Diseases section of the school handbook, which will be updated regularly. Please review these policies and procedures in conjunction with the information below.

    Morning Dropoff Procedures
    While protocols remain fluid for the 2021-2022 school year, Mirman plans to welcome students on campus each day beginning at 7:15 a.m. Due to safety considerations, drivers must remain in their vehicles while driving through the carpool lines. Please be sure to show your all clear on the School Pass app. Students must be ready to exit the car with their backpack, belongings, and a mask on. Drivers may not pass vehicles in the carpool line unless directed by a faculty/staff member. Lower School drop-off is in the front of the School in the gated parking lot. Upper School drop-off is at the back gate next to the Upper School building. Mixed LS and US grade level carpools with siblings only may be dropped off at the back gate. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. must be dropped off at the front security kiosk and receive a late pass at the front desk.

    Students who arrive between 7:15-7:45 a.m. will play in assigned outdoor spaces until classroom doors open at 7:45 a.m. Classroom doors open at 7:45 a.m. and families should make every effort to arrive by this time. This allows students time to unpack and prepare for the academic school day which begins at 8:00 a.m. In order to ensure student safety and accountability, students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. will be marked as “absent” and must enter through the front security kiosk, sign in at the front desk, and receive a late pass to be marked as a late arrival. Students who are not accounted for will have an automated phone call placed to families.

    Afternoon Pick-up Procedures
    Lower School dismisses at 3:10 p.m. and Upper School dismisses at 3:30 p.m. Our goal is to safely and efficiently receive and dismiss all students from campus in a timely manner. In order to expedite this process, families should adopt the following procedures.

    As we start the school year, we continue to encourage families to utilize our carlines and buses for safety and efficiency. At this time as part of our mitigation measures and COVID safety protocols, walk on pick-up is not available to families. Students utilizing our carlines will be released to approved caregivers as noted by the family placard placed on the front windshield of your vehicle. All families have been provided placards as requested to be used in order to identify individuals who are approved to pick-up students. Carpools must be indicated on School Pass. Any changes to pick up must be emailed to attendance@mirman.org by 2:00 p.m. Additional placards can be requested at the front office if needed. If your child is in a carpool, they should know the name of the carpool picking them up.

    Lower School Students
    The 3:10 p.m. pickup is for individual Lower School students and carpools that consist of only Lower School students. Students will be called to the Dismissal Line as vehicles enter the front gate. To ensure the highest level of safety, drivers are to remain inside their vehicles while staff members load students. Vehicles must pull up to the front of the line and exit only when directed to. Any child not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will be accompanied to the back gate. Any child not picked up by 4:00 p.m. will be charged for Annex.

    Upper School Students/ Mixed Carpools
    The 3:30 p.m. pickup is for all Upper School students and carpools consisting of Upper School students and/or Upper School/Lower School mixed carpools of siblings only will occur at the back gate. To ensure the highest level of safety, drivers are to remain inside their vehicles while staff members load students. Vehicles must pull up to the front of the line and wait for students to be loaded by staff members. The back gate will be closed at 3:45 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:45 p.m. will be escorted to Annex and can be picked up at the front security kiosk. Any student not picked up by 4:00 p.m. will be charged for Annex.

    Rainy Day Dismissal
    Rainy day dismissal procedures follow the regular dismissal procedures.

    Special Arrangements / Early Pick-up
    Early pick-up plans must be indicated via the SchoolPass app as early as possible. Any change of plans should be emailed to attendance@mirman.org. Students must be signed out through the security kiosk when early pick up is necessary (e.g., medical appointments, illness, early dismissal to observe a religious practice, etc.). Should the occasion arise when an approved adult cannot pick up their child, it is necessary to inform the front office by emailing attendance@mirman.org. The designated driver should be directed to come to the front security kiosk for pick-up outside of arrival and dismissal times.

    Ride Share Services
    Although Mirman School discourages the use of Ride-Sharing services for student pick-up and drop-off, we recognize that Parent/Guardians may need to utilize these services. Mirman School does not recommend any specific service, but does require that the service be designated for children and have safety precautions specific to children. The California Public Utilities Committee requires ride-hailing companies that primarily transport children to fingerprint their drivers and conduct extensive criminal background checks that include searching child abuse records. Ride-Share services such as UBER and LYFT do not allow unaccompanied minors, and therefore, Mirman School cannot release a child to those type of providers. Mirman School requires a completed Waiver of Liability Form for each child who will utilize a Ride Share Service. We recommend completing this form if there is a possibility that you may utilize the service during the year. It is the family’s responsibility to notify the front desk at attendance@mirman.org to ensure that Mirman has the name of the pickup driver.

    In the event of an off-hours pickup, front office and the front security personnel will release students only to adults listed on the student’s Mirman School Emergency Preparedness Form which can be located on Magnus Health SMR or a placard.
  • Ordering Lunch

    Families are asked to provide their child with a nut-free snack and refillable water bottle for use throughout the school day. Filtered, cold drinking water is available at our multiple refillable water stations around campus. For maximum hygiene and safety, water fountains will remain off, so sending a water bottle is crucial.
    Families have the option of ordering a prepared lunch provided through LA Lunch Lady or bringing their own lunch from home. Lunch boxes or disposable bags must be labeled with your child’s name and fit back into their backpack after lunch.
    • Menu selections, prices, and the pre-paid online ordering system are available at www.lalunchlady.com.
    • All lunches will be individually packaged and delivered to either your child’s classroom or designated lunch area.
    • Normally, orders may be placed until 11:59 p.m. for the following day, and can be cancelled via email the same day by 7:30 a.m. for full refund.
    • A subscription plan that offer discounted pricing is available per semester.
    Please contact LA Lunch Lady directly with any questions regarding the Hot Lunch program via email to service@lalunchlady.com.

    We ask that your child’s lunch be ordered in a timely fashion as the vendor does not accept cash walk-up orders. In the unfortunate event that a student does not have a lunch, one will be provided by LA Lunch Lady and the family will be billed directly with an additional fee of $4 per meal. This accommodation will be extended in cases of periodic occurrence, but lunch orders should routinely be placed online in advance.
  • Bus Transportation

    For the 2021-22 school year, Mirman will offer bus service beginning Wednesday, September 1. Please contact bus@mirman.org with any questions regarding our schedule or safety protocols.

    Mirman School contracts with Mission School Transportation to provide convenient and safe bus service. Information about bus service each year is made available in the summer, but students may sign up at any time during the school year (if seats are available) by contacting bus@mirman.org.

    Bus passes are not available at this time.

    If a child is not taking the bus or changing to the late bus (when available), Parents/Guardians are required to notify the school only using SchoolPass ONLY. The school will not accept phone calls or emails to make changes to a child’s daily schedule. In the case where a child is no longer riding the bus or out of school for a week or longer, the parent/guardian may contact bus@mirman.org to notify the school.
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