La Mesa Update

February 27, 2021

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Dear Parents,

You should have received earlier today, a confirmation of what you had selected for your child when we return to in-person learning. A return to in-person learning is a real possibility with the way COVID numbers are falling. Our target date at this time is March 22nd. Please see that email for confirmation of what you selected and a link to change that selection if you choose. Below, you will find information regarding our parent info meetings for this Thursday about our plan.

We thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we navigate this crazy time in education.


Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of March 1st

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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La Mesa Not-so-Live

Please enjoy this past Friday's La Mesa Not-so Live broadcast.

Personal Device Policy at La Mesa

As we plan for a return to in person learning, we want to remind La Mesa families and students that La Mesa has a personal device policy that should be reviewed.

Because many students will likely bring a personal laptop type device, that part of the policy is obviously not relevant.

As a reminder, cell phones must be turned off and placed in backpacks before entering the campus. They may not be in pockets. Students can access their phones again after they exit the main gate at the end of the school day. We have phones in all classrooms and in the office for students to access as needed.

You can access the policy HERE

We also have created a FAQ that may answer some of the questions you have. You can access that HERE.

Return to In-Person Learning Information Meetings

We will be holding informational meetings on Thursday, March 4th for parents regarding our plan for the possible return to in-person learning. You can choose between the 10:00 am or 6:30 pm meetings. Both meetings will use the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 9864 0335

Passcode: 555530

Other School Policies to Review before Returning to In-person Learning

In additional to our personal device policy, please be sure to review the other school policies with your child before they return to in-person learning. You can access all of these HERE or directly on our website under "Students" > "School Policies".

We look forward to a smooth and positive return to campus.

Science Teacher Mrs. Turski is Out of This World...or soon will be!

Mrs. Turski is one of 30 teachers selected as Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors to bring NASA science to classrooms... CHECK THIS OUT She gets to go up on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

This is a wonderful opportunity for her to bring back new knowledge to share with our staff and students!

Mrs. Krantz will be the Presenter for this Week's DFY Local Leadership League

DFY in SCV is hosting another edition of Local Leadership League for students on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:00pm. Our presenter this week is principal of La Mesa Junior High School, Michele Krantz. Principal Krantz is known for being creative when creating programs that will help her students and school. She is a forward-thinker who motivates students to become leaders on and off of the La Mesa campus.

Principal Krantz will give a short presentation to the students with tips on how to become more active leaders. At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. You will be able to ask Mrs. Krantz any questions that you have. At the end of the Q&A session, we will be raffling off an In N Out gift card!

All junior high and high school students are welcome to join the event. We look forward to seeing you all there!

DFY in SCV is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Local Leadership League - Michele Krantz

Time: Mar 3, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 932 3865 7703

Passcode: leaders

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:

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Coming up:

Tuesday, March 9th - School Site Council Meeting 4:15 pm

Friday, March 19th - End of 3rd Quarter Marking Period

Monday, March 22nd - Book Fair Starts

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: