La Mesa Update
September 20, 2021
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Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)
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Please Pull All the Way Forward before Unloading and Loading Passengers
How can you help? Please talk with your child about the impact of this behavior. Remind them that vandalism is illegal and students can be cited by law enforcement for participating.
We also understand that students may be hesitant to report this behavior when they are aware of it. However, this is their school and we all need to work together to keep it clean, safe, and functioning. Several students have already bravely used the student care line to report and share videos from social media with us. As a result, several students have been held accountable.
Students who are found to be vandalizing have been assigned school based community service that has included cleaning our school bathrooms. As a result they miss valuable class instruction time. They also miss out on their brunch and lunch breaks. Students have had to pay for damage, deputies have also had to participate in these consequences in some cases.
Thank you for your attention to this issue as we partner together to keep La Mesa a safe and clean place to be,
Wednesdays are Early Release Days
Parent Resource Symposium - Social Media: The New Gateway Drug
The City of Santa Clarita and the DFYinSCV Club is hosting their next Parent resource Symposium.
Become familiar with the effects social media has on our everyday life and get advice from the experts on how to help your children be aware of its dangers.
Information on local resources will be provided.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 22 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
23920 Valencia Blvd. Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Quarter 1 Progress Report Cards were made available this week. Parents can check student progress grades by logging into Infinite Campus Parent. If you have trouble accessing your Infinite Campus account please take a look at our bilingual tutorial videos which can be found on our Counseling website. Click HERE to be taken there :)
September is Hispanic Heritage Month! This allows us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of our Latinx and Hispanic communities in the United States. La Mesa students will be receiving information on celebrated Hispanic individuals who have and will continue to impact our lives in positive way as well as traditional Hispanic celebrations.
This week the students learned the differences between the terms Hispanic and Latinx. Hispanic refers to the Spanish language, while Latinx refers to the geography.
They also learned about one of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo. In the 1970s the interest in her work and life was renewed due to the feminist movement because she was viewed as an icon of female creativity.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Short Video Explains New Feature on CrisisGo App
As many of you are aware, positive Covid tests require contact tracing. For many school administrators, a large portion of their day is spent determining those who may have had a close contact, discussing this situation with the individuals, and communicating with parents. The Hart District now has a tool that will help us manage this process more efficiently.
Through the CrisisGo app, parents have the option to upload documentation of their student's vaccination status. This will enable us to focus on those who may need to quarantine directly. This request is completely voluntary. Those families who are not interested in uploading this information are free to ignore this request.
We have prepared a five-minute video with Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Collyn Nielsen explaining this new opportunity available to us on the CrisisGo app. Please click HERE to view the video.
HOWL Point Reward Donations Needed
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!
IMPORTANT! Please Read.
Some of the VITAL 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 5 Star Student App to recognize and motivate 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
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