La Mesa Update

May 28, 2020

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Dear Parents,

The year is wrapping up quickly. It's our last week. Instruction concludes on Thursday, June 4th. It has been quite a semester, quite a year. We are so grateful to parents for their support and patience as we all learned together to navigate the virtual learning environment. While we are unsure what next year brings, if we return to distance learning at any point, we will surely take the lessons we have learned to provide an excellent education for your children. We are committed to that excellence.

Have a wonderful summer! Stay safe and healthy.

8th Grade Awards

Our 8th Grade Awards links will be shared on Tuesday with students and families of students who have earned an award. Certificates will be mailed home by mid-June. Please be on the lookout for this email that will be sent to the parents.

Many have asked about 8th grade promotion. The Hart District has not held 8th grade promotion ceremonies for a number of years. As such, one is not planed for this year.

Textbook Return

Thank you to everyone that returned textbooks last week. We collected about 90%. It was wonderful getting to see so many of our wonderful La Mesa students and families.

If you still have books to return, please come by any day this week between 11am and 1pm. you can let our campus supervisor know you are here and we will meet you in front of the office at your car.

Free Lunch 12-1pm Monday - Friday

Free Meal Program Details:

  • Grab and go meals are FREE to students ages 18 and younger who come to a meal site
  • Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines
  • No application or proof of income needed. You can just bring your child to meal site in your community
  • Grab and go meals are for students ages 18 and younger.
  • Children must be present and must claim the meals.

La Mesa, Rancho Pico and Rio Norte are Hart District sites providing the meals. The elementary districts are also providing meals which students 18 years of age or younger can also access.

A Complete List of Locations:

  • Castaic USD: Live Oak, Northlake

  • Newhall SD: Newhall, Peachland, Wiley Canyon, McGrath

  • Saugus USD: Cedarcreek, Rio Vista

  • Sulphur Springs USD: Mitchell, Canyon Springs

  • Wm S Hart: La Mesa, Rio Norte, Rancho Pico

Please access more information HERE.

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

COUNSELORS (Click HERE for LMJHS Counselor Distance Learning Website)

Griffins, Wolverines and 8th Grade Broncos:

Mr. Atkins

661-270-6878 Text or Voice

Matadors and Wildcats

Mrs. Mancini

661- 299-7917 Text or Voice

Tritons, Falcons, and 7th Grade Broncos

Mrs. Malkowsi

661- 237-5787 Text or Voice

Cougars and Panthers

Mr. Paterson

661-270-6435 Text or Voice


Ms. Davis - 7th Grade Students

661-347-6679 Text or Voice

Mr. Pena - 8th Grade Students

661-347-8005 Text or Voice


Mrs. Krantz

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:

June 4 - Last Day of 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, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation at any District site and/or activity.