La Mesa Update

October 2, 2020

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Dear Parents,

Happy October! We know, it feels like February. We hope everyone is staying healthy. We continue to appreciate all the efforts of our La Mesa families to make distance learning successful for students. Please reach out to us with any issues impacting your child. Contact information for counselors and administrators s below. We are here to help.

We hope all of our students enjoy the Fall Break and the day off on Monday. If they have fallen behind, be sure to schedule some catch up time. The first quarter grading period ends October 16th.


Michele Krantz, Principal

Schedule for the Week of October 5th, 2020:

Please note that there is no school on Monday, October 5th because of Fall Break. Tuesday we follow a Monday schedule. Wednesday we follow a Tuesday Schedule.
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La Mesa (not-so) Live

Check out Friday's La Mesa not-so Live show. This is produced by our Video Production class. Enjoy! CLICK HERE

October is Bully Prevention Month

At La Mesa, we teach students to be UPSTANDERS.

One of our counselors, Steve Paterson, leads a month worth of activities and information sharing to make students aware.

The words courageous, action-oriented and assertive are very important for being an upstander! Being courageous means that you are willing to speak up for the person when he or she is being bullied or called names. Students can send the meanings to the other two words to Mr. Paterson. They can also give him an example of something that they have done to be an upstander. His email is

Check out this link to Teen Truth, the amazing organization led by JC Pohl. Please check it out and encourage your child to be kind!

Library Book Curbside Pickup

Because Monday is not a school day, you will have to wait until Wednesday to pick up any

new library books. Make sure your child stops by our library catalog to reserve their books.

Reservations for Wednesday pickup can be placed any time between now and Tuesday

evening. Happy Reading!

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Connecting with La Mesa Staff

Our support staff of administrators and counselors are available to you during this time. Please see the contact information below. We do ask that in order to efficiently help you, please use the following order to solve your problem:

1. Classroom Teacher

2. Counselor

3. Assistant Principal

4. Principal

Teacher emails can be found HERE

Tech Support at La Mesa - 661-250-0022 dial "0"

COUNSELORS (Click HERE for LMJHS Counselor Distance Learning Website)

Matadors and Wolverines

Mr. Atkins

661-270-6878 Text or Voice

Griffins and Wildcats

Mrs. Mancini

661- 299-7917 Text or Voice

Tritons and Falcons

Mrs. Malkowsi

661- 237-5787 Text or Voice

Cougars and Panthers

Mr. Paterson

661-270-6435 Text or Voice


Mr. Pena

School extension 112

661-347-8005 Text or Voice

Mrs. Courtney Iacenda

School extension 113

661-367-1045 Text or Voice


Mrs. Krantz

School extension 111

661-567-0477 Text or Voice

HOWLing for La Mesa Staff

Please use this opportunity to recognize La Mesa staff members that have made a difference for you or your child by clicking HERE to fill out a message.
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Coming up:

Monday, October 5th - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 16th - End of Quarter 1 Grading Period

Non-Discrimination Policy

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: