La Mesa Update

September 3, 2019

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Hello La Mesa Families,

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We strongly encourage you to check our website regularly at as additional information can be found there. Also consider following us on Facebook at La Mesa Junior High and Instagram @LaMesaJHS.


Michele Krantz


Vision Screening Volunteers Needed This Friday

We are in need of parent volunteers to assist with vision screening this Friday. We have two shifts - 7:30 am -10:30 am and 10:30am-12:30 pm. Please click HERE to sign up. We are thankful for your help.

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.

School Site Council Meeting

Our first School Site Council Meeting of the year will be Monday, September 9th at 4:30 pm in the library. We will take nominations and elect new parent members at this meeting.

The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with Federal and State funded programs. School Site Councils provide oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associated with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in order to meet the needs of all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the principal to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of the SPSA, including reviewing and analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs and activities; and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the school through categorical programs.


School Site Councils are comprised of parents, community members, staff, and students at secondary schools, who are selected by each of their constituent groups.

At the secondary level the minimum number of members on the SSC is twelve. Membership is comprised of one quarter students, one quarter parents and community members; and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher). Middle schools may select to use either the elementary or secondary model.

The principal is an ex-officio member of the SSC. A School Site Council may have more members, as long as the correct configuration for elementary or secondary schools is maintained.

This is a meeting open to public and we provide an opportunity for public comment.

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 5th, 6:30-8pm

26623 May Way

Santa Clarita, CA

Come join us for our annual Back to School Night. You will follow your child's schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teachers, learn about the year ahead, and get connected to La Mesa.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Coming up:

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day - No School

Thursday, September 5th - Back to School Night

Thursday, September 5th - Minimum Day - Students released at 12:45 pm

Friday, September 6th - Vision Screening

Monday, September 9th - School Site Council Meeting at 4:30 pm

Thursday, September 19th - District-wide minimum day - students released at 12:45 pm

Monday, September 23rd - Picture Retakes