La Mesa Update

May 12, 2020

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Dear Parents,

Thank you for all the support you showed our teachers and staff last week as we celebrated Staff Appreciation Week. The emails and messaged have truly filled the buckets of our staff members. Your children are so missed. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything we can do to support your child or your family.

Let's keep the momentum going as we finish out the last few weeks of the school year. There is still time to get assignments in and earn credit for the 4th quarter. Let's finish strong!

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Textbook Return, PE Locker Contents Pickup, Instrument Return, and Yearbook Distribution

Textbook Turn in, PE Locker Contents Pickup, Instrument Return and Yearbook Distribution will be held May 26 - May 29th. This will be a drive through system.

Please plan to come to school using the following schedule according to your child's PE teacher:

Mrs. Cota's Classes Tuesday, May 26 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Ms. James' Classes Tuesday, May 26th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mr. Dunwwoody's Classes Wednesday, May 27th 7:30 am -11:30 am

Mr. Suarez's Classes, Wednesday, May 27th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mr. Noboa's Classes Thursday, May 28th 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Mrs. Burleson's Classes Thursday, May 28th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Make up Day (All classes) Friday May 29th 7:30 am - 11:30 am (expect longer waits)

If you have two or more kids in different classes, please just pick whichever one works best.

Please see the video below to see which textbooks and library books you owe. Please bring student ID cards. Please do not panic if you can't find it. It is helpful if you have it, but we can work around it if you don't.)

Logging in to Check Textbooks and Library Books

Summer School 2020

Summer School for 2020 will be held via distance learning. More information, as well as the application can be accessed HERE.

Credit recovery classes include JH English and math

  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Technology Fundamentals
  • Marine Sciences
  • Exploratory Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Spanish
  • Video Production
  • Beginning Guitar
  • Science Project
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EBT Resource For Students

Students who receive free or reduced lunch qualify for a new Pandemic EBT card. This card will be mailed to families the student will receive up to $365 for each child. If you don't receive the card by May 22, 2020 then there will be an application on the DSS website where parents can request a new card. Students will receive a card each month going forward. This website won't be available until after May 22nd.

CDE information:

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.

Census 2020

The data collected from the Census has a direct impact on the number of seats our state will have in the House of Representatives and how much federal funding we will receive for the next ten years for schools, health facilities, roads, and other important infrastructure needs.

As of April 9, 2020 Los Angeles County only reported 42.9% responses. The California Self-Response rate was 47.2%.

Here is a link that shows some of the questions you will be asked:

Here is the link to access the census online:

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

Zoom with the Principal

On Thursday, May 14th, please join a casual Zoom with Principal Krantz at 9:30 - 10:30 am. This is an opportunity to chat, share feedback, and ask any questions. we hope you will drop in and join us.

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.