La Mesa Update

September 5, 2021

Hello La Mesa Families,

This week we have no school on Monday in honor of Labor Day. Also, you will be able to access your child's quarter 1 progress report on the following Monday, September 13th by logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. We encourage you to check the portal often to see where your child is academically.


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz

Principal

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IMPORTANT! Please Read.

La Mesa receives a significant amount of federal money under Title 1. This funding is based on the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch in the federal lunch program. Because lunch is free for all this year, less people have filled out the application. This can put this extra funding for our school at risk.


Some of the things we fund:

An additional counselor

Professional development to increase reading and math skills

School supplies and classroom supplies

Programs and apps to make learning more engaging

Supports such as the 5Star Student App to recognize students

and much more...


Please go to this link and fill out the online form. We cannot stress enough how important this is. https://family.titank12.com/application/new?lang=English&identifier=82YLNN%20%20%20

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No School Labor Day Monday, September 6th

Wednesdays are Early Release Days

Please note that on Wednesdays, students are released at 2:05pm. Teachers and staff will participate in professional development and collaboration meetings.
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Make-up Picture Days - THIS Friday

If your child did not attend our Summer Check-in, there are two opportunities for them to get their school pictures. These are also the photos that will go into our Yearbook.


On Friday, September 10th before school, brunch, lunch, and after school.

Back to School NIght - Virtual

Back to School Night will again be held as a virtual event District-wide. Videos will be made available to families on Wednesday, September 9th and can be viewed at your convenience. While we are disappointed to not see our families in person, we also want to do our part to limit large gatherings. We can all agree that keeping schools open is our priority, second only to the safety and health of our students and staff.

Hart District Wellness Department Parent Forum

Roma Khetarpal's Tools of Growth

September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Via Zoom

Zoom link: https://hartdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/82857454637?pwd=UkJPQ1Nzem1QVk5nTnBGak1LZm5wUT09

Meeting ID: 82857454637

Passcode: 312861


Covid-19 has definitely impacted our mental health at one point or another. Join us with Roma Khetarpal as she will discuss the importance behind mindful parenting and the Pandemic Parenting Essentials. Roma will give great ways to support your child in tough situations, teach coping strategies for students feeling anxious, and your own mental well-being. Feel free to bring your questions!

NASA Downlink Recording

If you missed out on the NASA Downlink this past Tuesday, here is the link to a recording of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6_o02Cyql8


Check out the article in this week's Signal Newspaper: https://signalscv.com/2021/09/houston-scv-students-have-questions-about-space/


It was truly one of the most unique and amazing experiences for our students.

Not receiving CrisisGO email?

Thank you to everyone who has been completing the CrisisGo Health screen every morning. It certainly makes a difference.


If you are not receiving the daily emails, please click on this link: https://crisisgo.helpscoutdocs.com/article/731-what-do-i-do-if-i-am-not-receiving-my-emails-every-morning

HOWL Point Reward Donations Needed

Thank you to everyone who has already donated. WE APPRECIATE IT! Students earn HOWL points as affirmation for following our school-wide expectations. At la Mesa All Lobos H.O.W.L. WE:


Honor Integrity

Own Actions

Work Hard

Lead


You can check out our HOWL Matrix HERE.


If you can support our program please consider choosing items off of our Amazon Wish List. We also need gift cards in smaller denominations to local places such as Star Bucks, McDonalds, Menchies, Chipotle, etc. If you have larger items, we love those too as we raffle them off.


We thank you so much for your ongoing support of La Mesa!

La Mesa ASB Fundraiser

We are having a fundraiser at Sharky’s, which is in the Valencia Town Center Mall, on Tuesday, September 7th.

Personal Device Policy Reminder

Our personal device policy s in effect. Please review it ENGLISH HERE., SPANISH HERE.


We can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it is to see students interacting at brunch and lunch rather than having their heads in a phone. Students are more focused in class without have to be distracted with a buzzing phone in their pockets.


We also understand that there are times when you need to connect with your child. They can come to the office to use the phone or ask a teacher to use the classroom phone. If you need to reach your child, please call the school and we will get a message out to them for you.


Your support is appreciated. Since implementing this policy, our negative issues associated with phones, including bullying and conflicts, have decreased dramatically.


Check our www.awayfortheday.org for some interesting research on students and phone use.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

Our first PAC meeting of the year will be on Monday, September 27th at 7pm. Come meet our PAC Executive Board, learn about our new STEM Lab and find out about what's happening at La Mesa. It will be a Zoom meeting.


Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 88908811768
Passcode: OwVJXt3M

La Mesa Junior High Website

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

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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:

Thursday, September 2nd - Minimum Day - students released at 12;45pm

Monday, September 6th - Labor Day, No School

Thursday, September 9th - Back to School Night Video Links shared

Monday, September 27th - PAC Meeting 7pm Zoom


William S. Hart District Calendar 2021-22

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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