La Mesa Update
September 4, 2020
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We hope everyone can stay safe and cool this hot Labor Day weekend.
Please read through this week's update, as there is information important for our La Mesa families to know.
Michele Krantz, Principal
Back to School Night Presentation Link
Schedule for the Week of September 7th, 2020
Lobo Learning Workshop for Parents
Thursday, September 10th 6:30 pm
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Meeting ID: 854 1097 2936
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More information can be found here: https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/census2020
Art Supply Donations Needed
Fine tip sharpies
Pens (black ink)Pens (black ink)
Markers (Crayola sets)
We will be collecting these supplies next week. Please drop off onto the table at the front office. We thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
Library Book Curbside Pickup and Return
Our Library website is also filled with other wonderful resources to support our students.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications - Help Increase Federal Funds for La Mesa
Our Title 1 Funds have supported the following at La Mesa:
- An additional Counselor - Junior high schools in the Hart District are allocated 3 counselors. We have 4.
- Technology Licenses - Our teachers and students have access to technology beyond what the Hart District can fund
- Educational Field Trips - Our students have been able to attend field trips that otherwise would not have been possible.
- Classroom Supplies - We have been able to provide classroom supplies that are often provided from donations had schools where their is a higher socio-economic population
- Capturing Kids' Hearts Training - 100% of our teachers and most of our classified have participated in this vital training. We have been names a National Showcase School for two years in a row, and our campus is a much friendlier and safer place as a result of this training.
- Professional Development to improve teacher instruction
- And much, much more
Even if you do not plan to take advantage of the Free/Reduced Federal Lunch program, please take a few minutes to fill out this online form so that our numbers can be reflected accurately and the appropriate amount of funding can be applied to La Mesa.
By filling out the form you can also simultaneously apply for CalFresh, which provides money each month for groceries.
FREE GRAB AND GO MEALS FOR YOUTH 18 YEARS AND YOUNGER
We are pleased to announce that the USDA has extended the meal waiver which allowed us to provide free meals to the children of the Santa Clarita Valley during the spring and summer. Many students and families rely on school meals during the school week. As students continue to learn remotely in our valley, continued daily access to school breakfast and lunch is still a critical need.
William S. Hart Union High School District has received permission from the California Department of Education to immediately resume offering free grab and go meals for students, 18 years and younger, across our community. These grab and go meals are funded by the USDA, and are FREE to students 18 and younger.
FREE Meal Program Details:
- Free Grab and Go Meals will resume Thursday, September 3rd;
- Meals will be offered Monday through Friday, except Holidays;
- One bagged/boxed breakfast and lunch per child (18 years and younger) will be provided;
- Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines;
- No application or proof of income needed. You can just bring your child to meal site in your community.
Distance Learning Update
On Wednesday, the Governing Board voted to continue distance learning until at least October 16th, which marks the end of the first grading period. This is a natural transition point. The return is still contingent on whether Los Angeles County has been off the watch list for the set amount of time by that date. The current standard is 14 days in Tier 2.
If Los Angeles County does not meet the standard by October 16th, the next possible return date will be November 16th, which is the second quarter progress report period.
Regardless of the return date, parents may choose to continue to have their child stay with distance learning this year.
We continue to prepare for and look forward to students returning to campus. You can check out the September 2nd Hart District Governing Board meeting HERE. This link is active for fourteen days from last Wednesday.
Connecting with La Mesa Staff
1. Classroom Teacher
3. Assistant Principal
Teacher emails can be found HERE
Griffins, Wolverines and 8th Grade Broncos:
Mr. Atkins email@example.com
661-270-6878 Text or Voice
Matadors and Wildcats
Mrs. Mancini firstname.lastname@example.org
661- 299-7917 Text or Voice
Tritons, Falcons, and 7th Grade Broncos
Mrs. Malkowsi email@example.com
661- 237-5787 Text or Voice
Cougars and Panthers
Mr. Paterson firstname.lastname@example.org
661-270-6435 Text or Voice
School extension 112
661-347-8005 Text or Voice
Mrs. Courtney Iacenda
School extension 113
661-367-1045 Text or Voice
School extension 111
661-567-0477 Text or Voice
Monday, September 7th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, September 11th - 1st Quarter Progress Reports
Monday, October 5th - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
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, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org Website: www.hartdistrict.org