La Mesa Update
September 11, 2020
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Progress Report grades will be available on Monday after 2:00 pm. These are not final grades, but a good snapshot of your child's progress to date.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Michele Krantz, Principal
Schedule for the Week of September 14, 2020
Tech Support Line
Your child can also send a message from their Google Hangout Account to Cynthia Grimes.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications - Help Increase Federal Funds for La Mesa
Our Title 1 Funds have supported the following at La Mesa:
- An additional Counselor - Junior high schools in the Hart District are allocated 3 counselors. We have 4.
- Technology Licenses - Our teachers and students have access to technology beyond what the Hart District can fund
- Educational Field Trips - Our students have been able to attend field trips that otherwise would not have been possible.
- Classroom Supplies - We have been able to provide classroom supplies that are often provided from donations had schools where their is a higher socio-economic population
- Capturing Kids' Hearts Training - 100% of our teachers and most of our classified have participated in this vital training. We have been names a National Showcase School for two years in a row, and our campus is a much friendlier and safer place as a result of this training.
- Professional Development to improve teacher instruction
- And much, much more
Even if you do not plan to take advantage of the Free/Reduced Federal Lunch program, please take a few minutes to fill out this online form so that our numbers can be reflected accurately and the appropriate amount of funding can be applied to La Mesa.
By filling out the form you can also simultaneously apply for CalFresh, which provides money each month for groceries.
Make Up Picture Day
Our Make-up Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th from 12 - 4 PM in the gym.
Here is the schedule for Make-up Picture Day:
Thursday, September 24th
12:00 - 2:00 Panthers, Cougars, Faculty
2:00 - 3:00 Falcons, Griffins, Matadors
3:00 - 4:00 Tritons, Wildcats, Wolverines
The following SAFETY protocols will be required of everyone:
Wear a PPE mask at all times. Masks may only be taken off while taking the picture.
Be screened for COVID-19 symptoms by completing a questionnaire and taking of temperatures. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater will not be able to take their photos.
Use hand sanitizer to disinfect their hands before entering the gymnasium.
Adhere to physical distancing protocols. Everyone must follow the markers spaced out every six feet throughout the event.
English Language Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) - ELECTION
Thursday, September 17 from 6 - 7 pm via zoom.
Any parent can self nominate. You must have a student in our EL program to vote.
Here's a link to self nominate: https://forms.gle/SLcmkxGjVCVf1i546
Here's the Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 831 1173 6926
Parent Workshop - Staying Organized 101
Distance learning can be challenging! On Thursday, September 17 at 6:30pm, join La Mesa counselors Kellen Atkins and Marie Mancini to learn helpful strategies for students to stay organized, maintain healthy routines, and manage time wisely. We will discuss solutions and resources that will help your student be a more focused online learner! Translation for Spanish speakers will be provided.
Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 846 8406 3981
District Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCAP)
For the 2020-21 school year, the new Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan replaces the traditional LCAP. The draft of this plan is currently posted on the district website under the LCAP link on the main page banner.
All parents, staff members, students, and community members are invited to read and review the draft of the plan, and provide any additional feedback or comments to be considered in the final plan. This draft will also be presented at the Board meeting next Wednesday evening on September 16. And the final plan will be submitted for Board approval the following week on September 23.
Anyone wishing to submit comments on the plan should send them in writing to Jan Daisher: firstname.lastname@example.org before September 22nd.
Anyone who does not have access to the Internet and wants to read the LCAP draft in hard-copy form can make an appointment to come into the front office of any school site or the district's administrative office where a hard copy will be made available for them.
Connecting with La Mesa Staff
1. Classroom Teacher
3. Assistant Principal
Teacher emails can be found HERE
Tech Support at La Mesa - 661-250-0022 ext 170
Griffins, Wolverines and 8th Grade Broncos:
Mr. Atkins email@example.com
661-270-6878 Text or Voice
Matadors and Wildcats
Mrs. Mancini firstname.lastname@example.org
661- 299-7917 Text or Voice
Tritons, Falcons, and 7th Grade Broncos
Mrs. Malkowsi email@example.com
661- 237-5787 Text or Voice
Cougars and Panthers
Mr. Paterson firstname.lastname@example.org
661-270-6435 Text or Voice
School extension 112
661-347-8005 Text or Voice
Mrs. Courtney Iacenda
School extension 113
661-367-1045 Text or Voice
School extension 111
661-567-0477 Text or Voice
Thursday, September 17th - Parent workshop "Staying Organized 101" 6:30 pm Zoom
Thursday, September 24th - Make up Picture Day
Monday, October 5th - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
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, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org Website: www.hartdistrict.org