La Mesa Update

March 31, 2020

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Good Things

Despite the challenges we face with the Corona-virus, there are certainly some Good Things that have resulted! Some of these include having more time with family, time to de-clutter, and new connections with old friends online. Consider starting each day or dinner with the sharing of Good Things. It is something you children do in their classes and are even doing online in their virtual classrooms. It fosters positive thinking and reminds us that even in the bad times there is good to be found.

Spring Break April 6-10

Next week is Spring Break. There will be no distant learning classes during the week. We hope everyone enjoys the time off. Break up the boredom with family walks, game nights, and books! We will see students back online Monday, April 13th.

Student Behavior and the Virtual Classroom

We will be learning in this new virtual environment until at least May 4th. This is considered the classroom, and the regular classroom expectations are in effect. Please be sure to check in with your child to remind them to behave appropriately, maturely, and responsibly. Our teachers are working hard to plan engaging learning opportunities for students and many of these activities require mature and responsible behavior.
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La Mesa Book Fair Goes Online

Please support our Library and get your kids some books to read will on quarantine. You can access the book fair HERE.
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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

COUNSELORS (Click HERE for LMJHS Counselor Distance Learning Website)

Griffins, Wolverines and 8th Grade Broncos:

Mr. Atkins

661-270-6878 Text or Voice

Matadors and Wildcats

Mrs. Mancini

661- 299-7917 Text or Voice

Tritons, Falcons, and 7th Grade Broncos

Mrs. Malkowsi

661- 237-5787 Text or Voice

Cougars and Panthers

Mr. Paterson

661-270-6435 Text or Voice


Ms. Davis - 7th Grade Students

661-347-6679 Text or Voice

Mr. Pena - 8th Grade Students

661-347-8005 Text or Voice


Mrs. Krantz

661-567-0477 Text or Voice

Free Lunch 12-1pm Monday - Friday

Free Lunches WILL continue during Spring Break.

Free Meal Program Details:

  • Grab and go meals are FREE to students ages 18 and younger who come to a meal site
  • 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
  • Grab and go meals are for students ages 18 and younger.
  • Children must be present and must claim the meals.

La Mesa, Rancho Pico and Rio Norte are Hart District sites providing the meals. The elementary districts are also providing meals which students 18 years of age or younger can also access. Rio Vista, McGrath, Newhall Elementary, or Mitchell may be closer locations for you. Students must be present to receive the meal.

Please access more information HERE.

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:

Wednesday, March 25th - Online Book Fair begins

Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 13th - Title 1 School Site Council Meeting

Friday, April 24th - 4th Quarter Progress Reports

Tuesday, May 5th - Return to School Scheduled and Nation Day of the Teacher

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, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation at any District site and/or activity.