La Mesa Update

May 3, 2021

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Dear Parents,

We hope you have a great week ahead. Thank you for taking the time to stay informed on what is happening at La Mesa by reading the Weekly Update.


Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of May 3rd

If you child needs to miss class for any reason, please be sure to call it into the school our email our attendance tech
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La Mesa Not-so-Live

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

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Thankyou to all the families that provided gift cards and candy bars as part of our celebration of La mesa staff.

i-Ready Math and English Diagnostic

Starting the week of May 10th, our Math and English teachers will be administering the i-Ready Diagnostic in Math and Reading. This is a temporary replacement of the CAASPP. It will allow us, you and them see exactly where your child is at and then allow us to respond next year to best support them in making a Learning Leap!

Please remember that because this is a diagnostic, the students are suppose to get answers "wrong." This is how it determines what level your child is at. If your child is taking this at home, please do not assist them in answering questions. Assure them to try their best.

Please watch the video below to learn more about i-Ready.

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Grab and Go Meal Service Update

Grab and Go meals that have been distributed curbside daily will go to once a week beginning Wednesday, May 5th.

At that time, all families will be able to get seven (7) days worth of breakfasts and lunches.

This free service will continue through September 22, 2021. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Daily meal service for students on campus in Cohorts A & B will remain the same with Grab and Go lunches Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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 and staff 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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Coming up:

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

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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: