La Mesa Update
November 1, 2021
Hello La Mesa Families,
I hope you are having a wonderful Halloween!
Do you know who your child's friends are? The group of friends your child spends time with at school, in the neighborhood, and online is a key factor in their success at school and the types of experiences they have as a teenager. During middle school, for some kids, the primary influence in their lives shifts from family to friends. While we hope that we have build a solid foundation with our kids that they can draw from, sometimes the influence of friends can cause the foundation to crumble.
Talk to your child about who they spend time with at school. Invite them to your home and on outings as a way to get to know them. Connect with the parents of their friends. Forbidding certain friends usually backfires. It is often more effective to include the kids your child considers friends into activities.
If your child is struggling to connect with others at school please reach out to their counselor. We have a variety of clubs and activities we can get them involved in to meet other students with similar interests.
Friendships during junior high can often shift from what they were in elementary. We have seven feeder elementary schools. That means there are a variety of kids for your child to meet and with who they can develop friendships. It is an important part of their social development and we are here to help.
Michele Krantz, principal
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Vandalism at School
We are asking all parents to talk with your children about this issue. Students who are found to participate in this type of destruction of property risk being cited by our school deputy for vandalism, made to pay for damages, and given school consequences. Please be aware that to replace a school desk, the cost is between $200-$250. Student chairs cost about $100 to replace. When we do not have a student to hold accountable, the cost comes out of site funds. This compromises our ability to pay for other needs.
We want all students, current and in the future, have nice furniture in the classroom.
We thank you for your support in reinforcing the expectations at school.
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.
We had such a great time meeting some La Mesa Families at our Parent Night and wanted to include the recorded video of our Zoom meeting. Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties that have prvented us from retreiving that recording. Instead, we hope you view the PowerPoint that was referenced at the Parent Night in both English and Spanish. Click HERE to see the powerpoint on How to Become a Successful Student/ Como Ser Exitoso en la Escuela
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, November 11th - No School- Veterans' Day
Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th - No School Happy Thanksgiving
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
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: UCP@hartdistrict.org