La Mesa Update

March 27, 2021

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Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to having some of our students back on campus.


1. Complete the CrisisGo Health screening that is sent to your email at 6am EVERY DAY your child is on campus.

2. Remind your child to have their ID card with them.

By having both of these things, students will sent through the fast pass line. Students who are missing either will need to wait in line and could risk being late to class.

Have a great weekend!


Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of March 29nd

If you child needs to miss class for any reason, please be sure to call it into the school our email our attendance tech
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La Mesa Not-so-Live

Please enjoy today's La Mesa Not-so Live broadcast.

CrisisGo Safety iPass DAILY Health Check

All parents will receive a daily email from Crisis Go at 6am. This must be filled out any day your child is coming to campus. It is really important that parents get in the habit of filling out this health certification each morning. Not having this complete will slow them down at the gate each morning. They must also remember their ID card each day.

Bus Transportation

The City of Santa Clarita will be providing transportation to La Mesa Junior High. For details on the City's transportation schedule to La Mesa, click on the following link: City School Day Transportation Schedules. Seats are first come first serve and are very limited.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that our District's Transportation Department has supplemented the City's Route 627 with our own District buses. HOWEVER, in order to access our District Buses for Route 627, you must have already signed up. Information was sent to you last week. as spaces become available we will let you know.

For the yellow school buses, students must have either a screenshot of their CrisisGo GREEN QR code or the paper health screening to get on the yellow supplemental school buses.

Cost to ride the City or the yellow district buses is $1 each way.

HOWL Points - Would you be willing to donate items for rewards?

We hope you might will consider checking out our La Mesa Amazon Wish List and donate items for our HOWL point redemptions. Please feel free to pass along the link to friends, family and post it on your social media feeds. We also welcome ideas for items that you think students would enjoy.

Students can redeem items by logging into their Five Star Student account. The "sign on" link is in the upper right corner of the page.

We appreciate your ongoing support.

Please remember to pull all the way forward when unloading and loading passengers.

Did You Know?

You can access the daily bulletin from our website. Keep up to date on what information your child receives each day! DAILY BULLETIN

Hybrid Library Services

Checkouts - Reserve your library selections through the library catalog. Once the library staff has prepared your selections you will receive an email with pickup instructions.

  • On Campus Cohorts: Students in cohort A and B will receive their books in their English class. Books will arrive within a week of the reservation.
  • Online Only: Students can continue to pickup curbside on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1 and 3 pm. Students needing an alternate pickup should contact the library staff.
Renewals - All students can renew books via email. Just respond to the book due email you will receive in your student email account.

Returns - All books are due on or before their due date. Books can be returned two ways.

  • On Campus Cohorts - Students may return books to the basket in their English teacher's classroom or to the book drop located under the library windows.
  • Online Only - Students can return their books to curbside pickup Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Book Fair

The Book Fair is here. It's been a school year full of the unexpected, but there's one thing you can count on . . . the joy that comes from reading a good book. Check out all our ONLINE fair has to offer with titles shipping directly to your home or location of your choice. Your purchases will help us add copies to our school and classroom libraries.

Fair Homepage:

Online Flyer:

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 and staff 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

Daily Lunches Still Available - Important Change on Times

Please not the following change: Curbside pickups for free meals will be offered from 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm. (This is a change from the current 12pm-2pm serving time).

Spring Break Meal Kits (7 days breakfast, 7 days lunch) will be offered on April 5th from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm.

Drive-Thru Free Meal Program Details:

  • Meals will be offered Monday through Friday, except Holidays.
  • Saturday/Sunday meals will be offered during Friday pick-ups.
  • 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 is needed. You can bring your child to the meal site in your community.
  • Curbside service FREE meals will be offered from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm.

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, March 29th - Return to In-person Learning for Cohort A

Thursday, April 1st - Return to In-person Learning for Cohort B

Monday - Friday, April 5-9 - Spring Break No School

Tuesday, April 13th - School Site Council Meeting 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 11th - School Site Council Meeting 4:15 pm

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day No School

Thursday, June 3rd - End quarter 4/Semester 2 Last Day of School

William S. Hart District Calendar 2020-21

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: