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Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School





    Dear Parents and School Communities, 

    After a day of worsening air quality, and uncertain forecasts for tomorrow, we have made a decision to close our schools on Friday, November 16.  We have been working with the County Office of Education, our partner districts including the Acalanes Union High School District, the Governing Board and our own district leadership to make the best decisions throughout the week on behalf of our students and our district staff.  We believe that closing the schools will best serve the needs of all our stakeholders.

    We have been closely watching a variety of sources of information, including, and, tracking both the current status and the forecasts.  We have been working with our principals to impose restrictions on activity at all of our schools throughout the week, and increasing the urgency as the air quality has declined.  Based on the current forecasts and the experience of the week, the air quality is not likely to improve substantively tomorrow. There are reports of many other institutions closing their doors today and tomorrow to facilitate healthier options for students and employees of all ages.

    One particular challenge for us is the completion and sending of elementary report cards, which we are in the midst of finishing now.  This may cause a delay in the receipt of your student’s report card. You will hear directly from your principal about the final timing of report cards.

    I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause for you and your family.  I want to assure you that we take this step only after careful consideration and collaboration with a wide circle of colleagues.  Please direct any questions or comments to me in the district office, preferably by email at


    Bruce K. Burns, Superintendent

    CHABOT field trip payment ($53)  Please choose "Field Trip" when requesting where the fee goes and enter your science teacher's name as the teacher.      

    Debate Class On-Line Donation LinkPlease choose “Debate” when requested where the donation is to go and enter R. Anderson as the teacher.  Recommended amount is $30

    Thank you very much for your support of our JM Debate program and students!

    Pick Up and Drop Off

    School traffic guidelines for picking up and dropping off students.

    • Always pull as far forward as possible for pick and drop off
    • Passing is not permittedin the pick-up/drop off lane
    • do not park in red zones
    • do not enter the bus circle during arrival and dismissal times
    • do not enter areas where signs are posted "Do Not Enter"
    • arrive a few minutes later (after 2:24) when there will be less traffic
    • consider a drop off/pick up location other than the front of school
    • have your child ready to quickly leave your vehicle
    • always look ahead, behind and check side mirrors before moving
    • do not block crosswalks

    View our traffic flow map for pick up and drop off - click HERE


    School Calendars

    School Year 2018-2019

    Board Adopted:
    Dec. 12, 2017

    Absence/Leaving Early

    Must Call or Email before 9:00a.m.

    Attendance Line: (925) 377-4216

    Email (must include date & reason for the absence)


    About US

    The Moraga School District is located in Moraga, California, beyond the Oakland hills and east of San Francisco.  Our students consistently score advanced and proficient on California standardized tests while excelling in art, music, technology, physical education and a variety of intermediate school electives.  The Moraga School District values the involvement of Moraga parents and families, our PTAs, the Moraga Education Foundation, and local businesses.  Together we deliver to our TK-8th grade students a first class education addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students to succeed in a diverse global world.

    Nondiscrimination Policy: MSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint information is available at the MSD District Office, 1540 School Street, CA, 94556.  For further information, call 925-376-5943