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Welcome to the Mirman community

We're so glad to have you with us! Please peruse the sections below to find out more information about life at Mirman, learn about our programs and procedures, and get all you need to have a great start to the school year!

All-School Information

Who Can I Call?

Getting to know a new school may be daunting at first; we want to make the transition as smooth as possible. As you get to know us, we've highlighted some administrators below who can help you with frequently asked "start-up" questions.

Who is my "Division Head?"

Head of Upper School: Christina Pak

Head of Lower School: Stephanie Leung

Who can answer questions about health forms?

School Registrar: Mary Sebunya

Who can answer questions about COVID-19 testing, procedures, and protocols?

Health Coordinator: Jowana Nasrallah

I have a question about payments or tuition assistance. Who should I call?

Business Office: Tanya Haghnazarian

Who can help me set up a bus contract?

Email [email protected]

I need to get in touch with my child at school. Who should I call?

Administrative Assistant: Toy Kelly

Who can help me set up after-school care and enrichment classes?

Director of Extended Programs: Rita Anne Smith

2020-2021 Academic 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 20 - January 3: Winter Break

March 28 - April 8: Spring Break

June 8: Last day of school / Field day

June 9: Graduation

Required Medical Forms

As required by California law, for your child(ren) to attend school in the fall, you must provide proof of their immunizations. Your child(ren) will not be allowed to attend school unless we are in receipt of the immunization form. The state will allow an exemption for valid medical reasons from a doctor; however, the personal exemption is no longer valid. Please email registrar Mary Sebunya for a current list of required immunizations and forms.

We are utilizing Magnus Health SMR to maintain student immunizations, allergies and other health related information. As this is a secure web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child(ren)’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(ren) graduates. Please take a moment to review Magnus’ Privacy & Security Policy.

Magnus provides a form called Report of Health Examination for School Entry, on which your doctor can list your child(ren)’s vaccination history. The school will also accept a comparable proof of immunization form, if provided by your doctor’s office.

In addition to proof of immunizations, Mirman School asks you to review and/or complete:

  • Mirman’s Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication Administration policy
  • A general medical release form
  • A Permission to Administer Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication form
  • A Permission, Acceptance of Risk, and Release from Liability Prescription/Non-Prescription Drug Medication form
  • Food Allergy Action Plan (if applicable)

You will receive an email from us in the early part of summer introducing Magnus and giving you instructions for accessing the system.

Transportation

Through the years, Mirman School has provided bus service in conjunction with Berkeley Hall School for the convenience of our families, to lessen the impact of vehicle emissions on the environment, and to alleviate some of the congestion on Mulholland Drive.

Mirman School has morning bus routes. We also have late buses with slightly variant routes. Please visit the Transportation page for more information. Guests may occasionally ride the bus for a fee; more information is available on the Transportation page. A user guide to SafeStop, the bus tracking app, is available by clicking here.

We will send an interest inquiry form in May, followed shortly thereafter by information on how to sign up for the bus. We will also send a "carpool roster" during the summer sorted by zip code to facilitate carpooling.

After-School Care and Enrichment

Mirman's After School Annex runs from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. on days when school is in regular session. Students have the option to choose between supervised free play on the playground, the quiet of a supervised Study Hall, or Homework Club. In addition, enrichment classes are offered for several weeks throughout the school year. The enrichment catalogs are made available via email in advance of each enrichment session opening.

Visit our Annex page to learn more and to sign up.

Uniform Policies & Dress Code

Lands' End is the provider of Mirman School's uniforms. Our dress code is designed to promote a neat, orderly, and appropriate appearance that fosters pride, self-esteem and community. All students are expected to wear appropriate school uniforms every day.

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 your child's gender and whether they are in Lower School or Upper School. Please note that it is important to assign each child by division (rather than class or room teacher) to find the list of appropriate uniform options.

The Mirman School portal is up-to-date with all the appropriate options for Lower and Upper School student(s). The Uniform Checklist featured on the portal will help you navigate the uniform selections that are appropriate for each division.

Creating an account is not required, but has several advantages, such as the ability to save your child’s profile information, quicker checkout, and access to more sales and discounts from Lands’ End. If you ever get lost or misdirected while logged in, you can find the Mirman School uniform portal again by clicking “My Account” and selecting “Manage Account.” A link to “School Uniforms” can be found on the left side of the Account Management page.

Please note that all uniform items should be clearly labeled with your child’s name.

Mentor Family Program

Current Mirman families volunteer to serve as mentors to new Mirman families to ease the transition to their new school. Mentors will introduce you to other members of the community, invite you to events and playdates, and answer your questions. New families will be contacted by their mentor family after they enroll in the spring. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about the mentor program.

Camp Mirman

Camp Mirman, a comprehensive STEAM day camp for children entering preschool and Kindergarten, is a great way to get to know the community before the school year starts! Please visit the Camp Mirman page for updates and information.

Parent Service League

All families are automatically members of the Parent Service League, Mirman's family organization supporting community connections and school service. There are events and volunteer opportunities for every possible level of time and interest. Come visit our PSL Page to learn more and sign up!

Ordering Lunch

Mirman's lunch is provided by The LA Lunch Lady.

Mirman's lunch is provided by The LA Lunch Lady. Multiple menu selections served buffet style are available, including a vegetarian and kosher option. K-Second ($6.50), Room 4-5 ($7.50), and Upper School ($8.50) portions are available. Beginning Sunday, August 19, a pre-paid online ordering system will be available at www.lalunchlady.com. 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.

Please contact LA Lunch Lady directly with any questions regarding the Hot Lunch program, and any additional inquiries can be emailed to [email protected]. To volunteer to serve lunch, please visit www.mirman.org/volunteer.

Mirman School is a peanut/tree nut free campus.

Weekly Newsletters

The Mirman administration publishes a weekly newsletter, The Mirman Minutes, including any and all information about the school's programs and divisions. It's important to read this thoroughly each week, as this will be your primary communication for all school news. Additionally, the Parent Service League publishes a weekly newsletter, The Mustang Gazette, which includes a weekly calendar, school news, event announcements and recaps, snapshots from the week, and more! You'll be automatically signed up to receive the newsletter, which begins the week before school starts in August.

Team Sports/Athletics Information

Please note that the Los Angeles Department of Public Health's COVID-related safety guidelines have impacted our ability to offer team sports. We are currently working to develop a modified program that complies with social-distancing requirements.

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 Athletics Director will advise all families of necessary forms and deadlines as they come up.

Attendance

Please inform the front office at [email protected] if your child will be absent. If your student shows up as absent without prior notification, an automated phone alert will be sent to you through our SchoolMessenger messaging system.

Lower School

Daily Schedule

Mirman welcomes families on campus from 7:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on regular school days. The academic school day begins at 8:00 a.m. Families should make every effort to arrive to school by 7:45 a.m. Early arriving students should go to the Library or Central Lawn. When classroom doors open, students may unpack and prepare for the day.

We operate on a six-day cycle designated by letter days (A through F). Lower School students split their time between their homeroom and time with specialists (math, science, art, theatre, music, Spanish, Mandarin, etc.) who rotate through the classrooms between one and four times per cycle, depending on the subject.

Lower School dismisses at 3:10 p.m., and Annex runs until 6:00 p.m.

For Kindergarten students, dismissal is 12:00 p.m. for the first week of school in order to help ease their transition to Mirman.

World Language Choice

The Lower School World Languages program consists of Spanish and Mandarin, both of which have dedicated full-time specialist instructors. Kindergarteners are exposed to Spanish or Mandarin four times per six-day cycle and then switch. At the end of the year, families will then work with their children to select a language in which to specialize from First Grade onwards.

Summer Events

Welcome Reception: Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. (Adults only, please)

New Student Welcome Events: Sunday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. (Kindergarten and 1st grade), Sunday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. (2nd through 4th grade)

Language Choices Due: May 7

Medical Records Due: July 16

Get To Know You Conferences: Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31

First Day of School: Wednesday, September 1

Classroom, Supply, and Reading Lists

Summer reading and school supply lists will be emailed to you over the summer.

Upper School

Daily Schedule

Mirman welcomes families on campus from 7:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on regular school days. The academic school day begins at 8:00 a.m. Families should make every effort to arrive to school by 7:45 a.m. Early arriving students should go to the Library or Central Lawn. When classroom doors open, students may unpack and prepare for the day.

We operate on a six-day cycle designated by letter days (A through F). For Upper School, these daily rotations move them through their core classes as well as two- and four-day electives, LEAP (an innovative program celebrating student initiative and passion projects), flex time (study periods), and Advisory (the Social Emotional Learning component of Upper School).

Upper School dismisses at 3:30 p.m., and Annex after care runs until 6:00 p.m.

Math Placement, Electives, and World Languages Choice

At Mirman, we believe learning should have no ceiling. This philosophy is reflected in our differentiated math options, our robust World Languages program, and our range of two- and four-day electives. Assessments for math will take place over the summer. Elective signups will begin in the fall, and World Language tracks offered include Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin. To explore the Upper School experience, visit the program page.

Summer Reading Lists

Summer reading and school supply lists will be emailed to you over the summer.

Summer Events

Welcome Reception: Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. (Adults only, please)

New Student Welcome Event: Sunday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Language Choices Due: May 7

Medical Records Due: July 16

Upper School Orientation: Monday, August 30

First Day of School: Wednesday, September 1

Upper School Orientation Information

Upper School Orientation will take place on August 30. During Orientation, students will receive their schedules, get acquainted with their Advisory group, obtain their laptop and school-issued lock (optional), and meet their teachers. A time will also be announced for families to go over tech issues. Detailed information will be sent closer to the date of orientation; all questions can be directed to Mary Sebunya.