La Mesa Update

November 14, 2021

Hello La Mesa Families,

November is a time of gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to be principal of the greatest junior high there is. I am grateful for our students. They bring energy and fun to our campus. I am grateful for our teachers. They put their heart and soul into every lesson and love our students unconditionally. I am grateful for our classified staff. They work hard to make sure students and teachers are supported each and every day. They are wonderful role models for our students. I am grateful for the parents and guardians of our students. Thank you for sharing your most precious children with us. We are grateful for the trust you place in us and the partnership we have with you.


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz, principal

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Inappropriate Language on Campus

We need your help in reinforcing the expectation of appropriate language on campus. This is an email sent to all students by Principal Krantz on Friday:


Hello My Amazing Lobos,


I am so proud of the special place that La Mesa is. We have a beautiful, diverse campus of students, staff who love and want the best for you, a well-maintained campus with a custodial team that wants you to have a clean, safe place to go to school, and a culture of positivity.


I am concerned, however, about the increased use of racial and gender slurs on our campus. Racial and gender slurs are being used both casually and as a way to harass others. I have received several concerns from students that feel very uncomfortable and unsafe hearing these words used by others.


It is NEVER ok to use racial and gender slurs, or words that put down anyone based on race, gender identity, sexual identity, religion, appearance, or ethnicity. No one can give you permission to use these types of negative words. And being a member of any of these groups does not give you a pass to use any of these slurs.


Many of you do not understand the weight and impact of these words.


Thank you for doing your part in making our campus a safe and comfortable place for ALL.


With gratitude,

Mrs. Krantz


Our teachers will also be addressing this issue with their classes next week. Hopefully with all of us in the same page and working together, we can ensure La mesa is a safe and comfortable place for all.

ASB and La Mesa Live Second Semester Opportunities

Students that are interested in joining our ASB or La Mesa Live TV class for semester two can apply.


For ASB, studnets can join the ASB Google Classroom to access the application. Code: 4ggwqpy


Students interested in joining La Mesa Live should email the advisor, Ms. Love dnlove@hartdistrict.org to get an application link.


Both of these students are semester long classes.

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Daily Bulletin

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.

Counselor Corner

Our food pantry is open and students can access it before school, brunch and lunch. We have a variety of items including canned veggies, cereal, dry pastas, beans, toothpaste, and more. Ask your scholar to visit Mrs. Castellanos in the HOWL Hut (Room 513) to check out the pantry.


We are also hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive. We appreciate any items you can donate.

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Academy of the Canyons Information

The following message is from the office of Academy of the Canyons:


ACADEMY OF THE CANYONS:

You can be a part of a unique, rewarding high school experience, earn college credits, and EXPLORE your future today! If you would like to learn more about Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School, you and your parents are invited to attend a MANDATORY information meeting on Tuesday, November 16th via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. OR on Thursday, November 18th via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit Academyofthecanyons.com under Admissions.


ATTENTION STUDENTS only:

Message from AOC's ASB students.

We're a high school located on the COC campus where students take college classes in conjunction with their high school classes. Within our small, close-knit community we provide a unique experience from a typical high school. If you want a head start in your college career, AOC is the place for you! Drop by our

student-led Q&A session on Monday, November 15th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm to learn more! We hope to see you there! Click here to register with your Hart District student email. Students will only enter the Zoom meeting with their student email.


We hope to see you there!

Amazon Wishlist - Donations Appreciated

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.

La Mesa Junior High Website

You can usually find the information you are looking for on our website.

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, 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


William S. Hart District Calendar 2021-22

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: UCP@hartdistrict.org