La Mesa Update
December 5 2021
Hello La Mesa Families,
Welcome to December! 2 weeks left of the semester. We are all looking forward to the three week winter break and the holidays, but we are also committed to finishing off the semester strong. As always, our staff is here to support you and your child and we are just an email or a phone call away.
Michele Krantz, principal
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Virtual Coffee with the Principal
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iReady Reading and Math Diagnostic This Week
This week students will be taking the second iReady Reading and Math Diagnostic. We are excited to see the growth form their assessment in August. We will use the results of this diagnostic to place students in our IMPACT program as needed where they will have daily, focused time to grow their skills. Students two or more grades below will qualify them and wil be placed as space is available. This diagnostic is also used as reclassification criteria for our English Languages Learners.
Please encourage your child to do their best on these assessments so we can get accurate data on where they need support.
Band Concert Friday, December 10th
Please Pull All the Way Forward before Unloading and Loading Passengers
A Note about our Double Lunch
While some have interpreted this as an unfair punishment for the behavior of a few, it is in fact a safety measure for the support of all. Students who have broken school rules have been addressed according to our school and district progressive discipline policies. You can review these policies in your child's La Mesa school planner or online HERE. You can review the District's Rights, Regulations, and Responsibilities policy HERE.
Being out of school for over a year, had an impact on students. We will be using the next three weeks to teach appropriate behavior for students while at school. Some of the issues we will be addressing are:
- Seeking out the support of adults for conflict resolution
- Cleaning up after ourselves
- Appropriate language use at school (including profanity and racial and ethnic slurs)
- Tolerance and respect for people who are different then us
- Our school personal device policy
- How to handle oneself when a conflict occurs on campus
Please support this work by discussing the above topics with your children at home. We are hopeful to return to a full school lunch period for semester two. We are grateful for your partnership.
CrisisGo and Student IDs
As a reminder, students who deface or lose their student ID will need to replace it. They can purchase one at the ASB window for $5 or use their HOWL points on the HOWL store.
Click on this button each day to access our daily bulletin. Here you will find the information shared with studnets each day. It can also be found on our website.
These items are redeemed by students with the HOWL points they earn from the online HOW Store. Thank you to everyone who has donated. It is so appreciated.
You can usually find the information you are looking for on our website.
HOWLing for La Mesa Staff
Thursday, December 16th - Last day of quarter 2
Friday, December 17th - Teacher Work Day - No School
Monday, December 20th - Friday, January 7th - Winter Break No School
Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
Friday, February 18 - No School
Monday, February 21 - Presidents' Day No School
Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8 - Spring Break
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