La Mesa Update

March 12, 2021

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Dear Parents,

Happy Friday! It looks like March 29th we return to our hybrid model of in person learning. We are excited to see our students who can return to campus, but want our students who will continue to learn online to know that they will continue to be supported in every way.


During the week of March 22nd, Mandatory Time will not be held as teachers will be preparing for the return of students after lunch. Students needing support that week from teachers, should contact their teachers directly.


As we transition to in person learning, any encouragement you have for our staff is appreciated. You can use THIS FORM to send a message.


Please know that we appreciate our La Mesa students and families very much!


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of March 15th

If you child needs to miss class for any reason, please be sure to call it into the school our email our attendance tech sschmidt@hartdistrict.org You can access the schedule on our website HERE.

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 phot 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. Click HERE.

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.

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

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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084DAAAC2EA31-lamesa5

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.

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.

Former La Mesa Student Kalia Love Jones Produces Film

Former La Mesa Junior High student and current 9th grader at Golden Valley High School Kalia Love Jones has produced an incredible film called The Power of Hope. Kalia's film has been chosen by the Pan African Film Festival and has now been nominated as one of the festival's six best films (the film also has an NAACP Image Award nomination). Every time you watch this 8-minute film you are helping her win Best Film.


Kalia has been interviewed by most network news programs and has received messages of encouragement from Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Gal Gadot.


Please support her by watching The Power of Hope for free HERE.

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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 katkins@hartdistrict.org

661-270-6878 Text or Voice


Griffins and Wildcats

Mrs. Mancini mmancini@hartdistrict.org

661- 299-7917 Text or Voice


Tritons and Falcons

Mrs. Malkowsi amalkowski@hartdistrict.org

661- 237-5787 Text or Voice


Cougars and Panthers

Mr. Paterson spaterson@hartdistrict.org

661-270-6435 Text or Voice


ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Mr. Pena

jpena@hartdistrict.org

School extension 112

661-347-8005 Text or Voice


Mrs. Courtney Iacenda

ciacenda@hartdistrict.org

School extension 113

661-367-1045 Text or Voice


PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Krantz

mkrantz@hartdistrict.org

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: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lmlobos

Online Flyer: https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S21-MS-Case-Booklist/S21-MS-Case-Booklist.html#p=1

Coming up:

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: UCP@hartdistrict.org