La Mesa Update

March 19, 2021

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Dear Parents,

We are very excited for the return of students to campus starting on Monday, March 29th. Please carefully read through this weeks Weekly Update for important information. If you missed last week's update, you can access it HERE.

There are a few slight adjustments in the schedule starting Monday, March 29th as we transition some students back. You can access the new schedule below in the file.

Have a great weekend!


Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of March 22nd

If you child needs to miss class for any reason, please be sure to call it into the school our email our attendance tech You can access the schedule on our website HERE.
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3rd Quarter Report Cards Available Tuesday

Please be sure to check into Infinite Campus to see your child's 3rd quarter report card on Tuesday. Monday, March 22nd starts the 4 quarter reporting period.

Student ID Cards REQUIRED for Students Returning to Campus

All students must bring and wear their Student ID Card the entire time they are on campus. We will provide their first lanyard. They may also use their own. Students that need a replacement lanyard will be able to get one at school using their HOWL points or for a $2 replacement fee.

If they did not attend picture day, we will be taking their photo on the first day of their in-person classes and issuing them a student ID card.

We will be using the ID for morning check in and to award HOWL points throughout the school day.

La Mesa Not-so-Live

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

CrisisGo Safety iPass DAILY Health Check

Parents of students who are slated to return to in person learning will receive a daily email from Crisis Go at 6am. See below for a photo of the questions you will fill out each morning. 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.
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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.

PAC Meeting Thursday, March 25th 6pm - All parents invited!

At our March 25th PAC meeting we will update you on what to expect for our opening on March 29th. There will also be an opportunity for parents to ask questions.

Campus Tours for 7th Graders (and 8th Graders new to La Mesa this year)

We are so excited to welcome students back to in-person learning starting on March 29th. We realize our 7th grade students and a few of our 8th grade students have never been on the La Mesa campus. In order to allow for a smooth transition back to campus, we are offering campus tours so students know their way around.

A tour is not required as we will have plenty adults on hand the first week back to ensure everyone finds their way.

Please use the link below to sign up your family up for a time slot. This will be a self guided tour with QR odes at each station to share information. Staff will be located throughout the tour to assist with maintaining social distancing and answer questions. We encourage you to bring your child's schedule, which can be found in Infinite Campus.

Please note that all people entering campus will need to go through our symptom screening and must wear a mask the entire time while on campus.

As slots fill up, we may add more options, so please check back on the link often.

Please be on the lookout for important messages from both the La Mesa and the Hart District so you can stay informed about our return. If you did not attend on of our parent information meetings, you can view the slide decks HERE.

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

In Person Learning REMINDERS

  • On days when they have PE, students are required to wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing that allow them to participate in PE. Students will not be able to change in the locker-room.
  • Students may bring their fully charged personal laptop or Chromebook to school.
  • Cell phones must be turned off and placed into a backpack (not pockets) before entering campus. They may access it again after they exit the main gates at the end of the school day.
  • Students should bring pens, pencils, highlighters and other writing tools along with needed notebooks to school with them each day.
  • Students may only use the water fountains to fill bottles. All students should bring a refillable water container to school with them.

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 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

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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The Book Fair

The Book Fair is Coming! 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:

Coming up:

Monday, March 22nd - Book Fair Starts

Thursday, March 25th - PAC Meeting

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: