The Weekly Update
La Mesa Junior High --February 16, 2023
Greetings Lobo Families!
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We are One Hart, with our goal to make Every Student...Opportunity Ready!
I hope you are all excited for your 4 day weekend! This is a reminder that there is no school for your students tomorrow, Friday the 17th, and Monday, the 20th in observance of President's Day. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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We hope you have a great weekend!
Kullen Welch - Principal
February is Black History Month
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is considered to be one of the most revered poets of the 20th century. She was the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize (in 1950, for Annie Allen), and she served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, becoming the first Black woman to hold that position. She was also the poet laureate of the State of Illinois, and many of her works reflected the political and social landscape of the 1960s, including the civil rights movement and the economic climate.
La Mesa YEARBOOKS 2022-2023 Now for Sale!
Deadline to Order is
Attention Lobos! Yearbooks are currently on sale and available for purchase online! Yearbooks start at $60, and can go to as high as $104 depending on accessories and how you choose to personalize them. Please visit www.jostens.com/buytoday for more information, options, and to place your order. Don't miss out on this year's memories!
Contact our Yearbook Advisor, Kevin Hiatt firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Healthy Choices Curriculum
Healthy Choices Curriculum is a specialized State Mandated Curriculum that is taught through your student's Science and Physical Education classes. I hope you were able to come to our Zoom Sessions where we explained and showed the curriculum.
If you would like to see the curriculum in person, you are welcome to come to the La Mesa Campus to go through the curriculum and verify what will be taught to your student. If you would like to see the video clips used for the lessons, you may see those by clicking HERE
If you would like to opt out of any part of the curriculum, you may do so by going HERE and completed the opt out form for La Mesa.
Annual Hart Games are Back!
On March 20th, 2023, the William S. Hart Union High School District will be participating in our 11th annual All-District Special Education Track and Field Meet – we are back after missing 3 years to Covid!
We need your help!!We would like to provide each of 400 students and 200 staff members with a tee-shirt and have our participants receive 3 ribbons each. This requires that we fundraise and are counting on the community’s generosity. Please see the flyer below if you'd like to support!
Santa Clarita Resources
Many Families One Community Save the Date
Many Families One Community
Sulpher Springs Union High School District & The Hart District are coming together to bring resources to our Families through our Many Families, One Community Family Resource Fair.
This Fair will run from 9am-2pm with special presentations, city booths, and city resources available to families from around the Santa Clarita Valley.
Please mark your calendars to stop by for this fun and informational event.
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023, 09:00 AM
Golden Valley High School, Robert C. Lee Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA, USA
8th Grade Grad Night at Universal
Friday, May 19, 2023
3:00pm - 12:30am
Ticket sales begin on Monday, January 23, 2023.
A parent/ guardian will need to complete a permission slip BEFORE students can buy a ticket.
Our permission slips can be completed digitally
CLICK HERE to complete the Field Trip Permission Slip
Please see the attachment below for full details!
School Rule Reminders
Personal Device Policy
All personal electronic devices such as phones, airpods, smart watches, gaming devices, etc. need to be turned off and kept in backpacks all day while on campus
Consequence: The device will be confiscated.
All students must follow the District’s new Dress Code policy.
Consequence: You will be directed to change.
Gum is not allowed.
Consequence: The gum will be confiscated. Continual use could result in campus beatification and/ or detention.
You need to be on-time to class. Start walking to class as soon as the first bell rings.
Consequence: 10 or more tardies in a Quarter will result in Saturday School. 20 or more tardies will result in placement on the Loss of Privilege List.
Yellow Boundary Lines
Students are not allowed in the back part of campus during brunch and lunch, unless they need to meet with teachers whose classrooms are beyond the yellow boundary zone. Students must go straight to their teacher’s classroom.
Consequence: You will be directed to go to the proper area. Continual violation of this policy would result in detention.
Students need to support keeping a safe campus. You should not push, pull, trip, slap, poke, chase, etc.
Consequence: Lunch time Loss of Privilege
La Mesa Counseling
Vision - The comprehensive counseling department at La Mesa proactively supports ALL students to learn with vigor, lead with vision, and live with value. ALL students will be opportunity ready through data-driven guidance and development in their academics, career and college goals, and social-emotional wellness.
Mission - The mission of the La Mesa counseling department is to engage in a flexible learning community that positively impacts the lives of ALL students in a nurturing environment. To do this we collaborate with our stakeholders to provide support and advocate for ALL students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Working in coordination with our families, teachers, administrators, support staff and community members, we strive to cultivate equity and inclusivity for ALL students in their behavioral and mindset development.
Do you need food or winter clothes? Come and visit our HOWL Den where you will find pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, beans of all kinds, rice, cereals, winter jackets, sweaters, and many others. These resources are FREE to our families. Please use the link below to make an appointment.
¿Necesitas comida o ropa de invierno? Ven y visita nuestro Howl Den donde encontrarás pastas, salsa para pasta, frutas y verduras enlatadas, frijoles de todo tipo, arroz, cereales, chaquetas de invierno, suéteres y muchos otros. Estos recursos son gratuitos para nuestras familias. Utilice el siguiente enlace para hacer una cita.
Stay Informed of School Policies...
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. The William S. Hart Union High School District also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, 504 complaints, Title II, and/or Title IX should be directed to Mark Crawford, Director of Human Resources, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org.
El Distrito Escolar William S. Hart Union High prohíbe la discriminación ilegal y/o el acoso de cualquier estudiante, empleado o solicitante de empleo sobre las bases de la raza real o percibida, color, etnia, origen nacional, estado migratorio, ascendencia, religión, edad, estado civil, embarazo, estado parental, discapacidad física o mental, condición médica, estado militar o de veterano, afiliación política, sexo, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, información genética, orientación sexual, o cualquier otra base prohibida por las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación, respectivamente, en cualquier sitio y/o actividad del Distrito. El Distrito Escolar William S. Hart Union High también proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Todas las preguntas relacionadas con la discriminación, los derechos civiles, las quejas 504, el Título II y/o el Título IX deben dirigirse a Mark Crawford, Director de Recursos Humanos, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, o por teléfono (661) 259-0033, o por correo electrónico: UCP@hartdistrict.org.