La Mesa Update

August 29, 2021

Hello La Mesa Families,

Tuesday is the BIG DAY! We get to connect with the International Space Station. See below to learn how you can participate from home or from work!


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz

Principal

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La Mesa Students to Interact with Astronauts on the International Space Station

We are so excited for our Downlink with the International Space Station this Tuesday! Parents, you can watch from home.


At 10:40am go to:


Nasa.gov/nasalive


Astronauts will answer pre-recorded questions LIVE from the International Space Station from La Mesa students and other students from around the Hart District.

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

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.



Wednesday, September 8th 8:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 13th 8am - 1:00pm

HOWL Point Reward Donations Needed

We are kicking off our HOWL Points program on Monday. Students earn 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 offof 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!

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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.


Please note that Thursday, Septemebr 2nd is still a minimum day. Students are released at 12:45 pm. It will provide our teachers the time to create quality, informational presentations for you.

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics

Albertsons and Vons are teaming up with the Hart School District to offer an exclusive opportunity for those families wanting a free COVID-19 vaccination


August 27 – September 30

Monday - Friday

4 pm - 7 pm


Participants will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Families and students 12-and-over are welcome to sign up


Click on the address nearest you to make an appointment at that store:


On the day of clinic, please bring:

  • Proof of Age (i.e. photo ID, school transcript, etc) (You do not need to show government issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine)
  • Copy of insurance card (COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of insurance status)
  • Completed consent/release form (parent/guardian's signature is required for students under 18). See the form attached to this email
  • An Adult MUST accompany a minor aged 12-15


Second dose appointment will be automatically booked

This is an optional opportunity for families. For more information, click HERE

Thank you to Albertsons/Vons for arranging to have these exclusive times for Hart District families.

COVID-19, CrisisGo, and Quarantine

Thank you to all the parents that continue to complete the CrisisGo health check screening each morning. It certainly makes our morning entry go more quickly. Students must remember their IDs each day as the results are linked to it.


If it is determined that your child has been in close contact with another person at school that is COVID Positive, we will reach out to you. You can review the district COVID protocols HERE


For years many of us would have our student power through small illnesses and go to school. Now is NOT that time. Please, if your student is ill at all, keep them at home. It is the best for not only your child, but also the best practice for all the other students and our staff. Our teachers are working to make sure our students have access to assignments and instruction while students are out. The better we are at this, the quicker we can weather this current rise in COVID cases. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Order Your Child's Yearbook

Order your yearbook HERE. Yearbooks are $45.
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


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