La Mesa 6th Grade Information

March 3, 2020

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Hello Future La Mesa Families,

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Welcome to La Mesa Junior High!! We wanted to keep you updated on upcoming events and provide important information.

We also encourage you to explore our website to learn more about La Mesa.

Michele Krantz


6th Grade BBQ is Thursday, May 7th

Please come on out and join us for the Annual 6th Grade BBQ on Thursday, May 7th. Tours and food start at 5:30 pm. Our parent meeting (MPR) and student rally (GYM) begins at 7:00 pm. Our evening will conclude at 8:00 pm. Food is provided free of charge. We hope to see you all there!

Personal Device Policy (aka cell phone policy)

Our Personal Device Policy was a success this year. Students adjusted wonderfully. Although many would choose to use their device at school if given the choice, students state that they are more social, have more friends, and are more focused during class. They also say there is less drama (there is still some drama - it is junior high after all).

Cell phones are not "banned" at La Mesa. They must simply have them in their backpack off (they may also do airplane mode) once they enter the gate. They can access them again at the end of the school day after they exit the gates.

The device policy can be viewed HERE for English and HERE for Spanish.

We also have a FAQ that may answer questions you may have. Access the FAQ HERE.

What does my child need to know to be ready for junior high?

We get this question all the time. We encourage parents to read the article below for a great list of things your child should be able to do by the time they are 13. Number 4 is something they can start practicing now with their 6th-grade teacher.

"4. Be Able To Talk About Academic Issues With Their Teachers"

Student ID Cards at La Mesa

At Summer Check-in, all students will be issued a 20-21 La Mesa School ID Card and a lanyard. All students are expected to wear their ID card on a lanyard while on campus. IDs are checked as students enter campus. We also will be having a tutorial time twice a week before lunch on Tuesdays and Thursday. Students will need their ID to be checked into the classroom to which they are assigned (for intervention) or choose (for enrichment). Also, in the case of an emergency such as a lock down during a non-instructional time, teachers will be scanning IDs to quickly create a list so we know where students are on campus.

If an ID card is lost or destroyed, it can be replaced in the main office for $5.

2020-21 William S. Hart District Calendar

It is never too early to plan ahead. Regular attendance is a huge part of success in Junior High. What they miss cannot be adequately made up with a packet. Please plan your family vacations using the district calendar which you can access HERE. Vacation dates differ somewhat from what you may be used to at the elementary school districts.

A more detailed La Mesa calendar will be made available to you in the summer mailer.

Please note that each day classes begin at 8:45 am and students are released at 3:10 pm. On Wednesdays, students are released at 2:05 for teacher collaboration. We provide supervision starting at 8:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm. Students may not be on campus outside those hours unless they are there for a supervised activity.

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Coming up:

Tuesday, March 31st - La Mesa Open House 6:00 - 7:30 pm

April 20th and 21st - 6th Grade Orientation for Students 9:00am -11:30 am

Thursday, May 7th - 6th Grade BBQ and Parent Information Night

Wednesday, May 13th - Parent Advisory Council Meeting 6pm Library

Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th 8:00 am - 11:45 am

Tuesday, August 11th - First Day of Classes