La Mesa Update

September 12, 2021

Hello La Mesa Families,

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. We thank you for your continued support.


Sincerely,

Michele Krantz

Principal

Important Monday Information

It has come to our attention that a threat was made on social media regarding La Mesa Junior High. With student and staff safety as our number one priority, school and district administrators have been working throughout the weekend with law enforcement to investigate, and law enforcement has deemed the threat as not credible. School will be open as usual on Monday, but out of an abundance of caution there will be additional law enforcement on campus and in the community.


There were several of you who brought this to our attention through the Student Care Line (661-524-5166). Thank you to those who saw or heard something, and stepped up to say something. The Student Care Line is there to serve the wellness of our students, no matter what the need may be.

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IMPORTANT! Please Read.

La Mesa receives a significant amount of federal money under Title 1. This funding is based on the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch in the federal lunch program. Because lunch is free for all this year, less people have filled out the application. This can put this extra funding for our school at risk.


Some of the VITAL things we fund:

An additional counselor

Professional development to increase reading and math skills

School supplies and classroom supplies

Programs and apps to make learning more engaging

Supports such as the 5 Star Student App to recognize and motivate students

and much more...


Please go to this link and fill out the online form. We cannot stress enough how important this is. https://family.titank12.com/application/new?lang=English&identifier=82YLNN%20%20%20

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HOWL Point Reward Donations Needed

Thank you to everyone who has already donated. WE APPRECIATE IT! Students earn HOWL 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 off of 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!

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

Our first PAC meeting of the year will be on Monday, September 27th at 7pm. Come meet our PAC Executive Board, learn about our new STEM Lab and find out about what's happening at La Mesa. It will be a Zoom meeting.


Join Zoom Meeting

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Passcode: OwVJXt3M

La Mesa Junior High Website

You can usually find the information you are looking for on our website.

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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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Vision Screening for ALL 8th Graders on Monday

8th-grade Vision Screening on Monday, September 13th, in the MPR from 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM.


*8th-grade students need to bring their prescription glasses to the event.

*8th-grade students will be sent to the MPR throughout the day based on LAST NAME assigned times.

New Attendance Tech at La Mesa

We are excited to introduce to you our new attendance tech at La Mesa, Mirna Herrera. She comes to us from Sierra Vista where she served as an instructional assistant. Please update your contacts to have her listed for all La Mesa attendance issues. You can reach her by email at miherrera@hartdistrict.org

Hart District Wellness Department Parent Forum

Roma Khetarpal's Tools of Growth

September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Via Zoom

Zoom link: https://hartdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/82857454637?pwd=UkJPQ1Nzem1QVk5nTnBGak1LZm5wUT09

Meeting ID: 82857454637

Passcode: 312861


Covid-19 has definitely impacted our mental health at one point or another. Join us with Roma Khetarpal as she will discuss the importance behind mindful parenting and the Pandemic Parenting Essentials. Roma will give great ways to support your child in tough situations, teach coping strategies for students feeling anxious, and your own mental well-being. Feel free to bring your questions!

Counselor Corner

September is Hispanic Heritage Month! This allows us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of our Latinx and Hispanic communities in the United States. La Mesa students will be receiving information on celebrated Hispanic individuals who have and will continue to impact our lives in positive way as well as traditional Hispanic celebrations.


This week students have learned about Richard E. Cavazos, who in 1982, became the Army's first Mexican-American FourStar General. He was born in Kingsville, TX and served his country for 33 years.


Students also learned about Tamaladas, or tamale-making parties, are hosted at someone's house. Family and friends get together to make dozens and dozens of tamales!

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Some Helpful Links for Parents and Students

Child and Family Center Crisis Hotline 661-259-9439


Suicide prevention hotline 800-273-8255

District Support: https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/managing-stress

District COVID info: https://www.hartdistrict.org/apps/pages/coronavirus-info

Free meal service application


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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:

Monday, September 13th - Vision Screening 8th Grade

Monday, September 27th - PAC Meeting 7pm Zoom

Monday, October 4th - Fall Break NO School


William S. Hart District Calendar 2021-22

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