La Mesa Update

February 13, 2020

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Dear Parents,

We hope you had a great weekend! If you haven't yet filled out our needs assessment, please do so asap. Your input is important.


Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of February 15th

If you child needs to miss class for any reason, please be sure to call it into the school our email our attendance tech You can access the schedule on our website HERE.

Please note there is no school on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th.

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Important: Needs Assessment Parent Input

You input is vital as a parent. Please take a few minutes to participate in our Needs Assessment. It is anonymous. The results are used to help us make better decision on how we support students. One way we use the information is to guide our creation of our Title 1 Single Plan for Student Achievement.

We thank you in advance for supporting us by sharing your input.

2021 Spring Needs Assessment: Parent Input

Ways for your child to get involved at La Mesa

Buddy Up Club

The Buddy Up Club meets Thursdays during the Club time from 2:25-3 pm! Every Lobo who joins will receive one HOWL point! You can find the Zoom link on the ASB Google Classroom code: "omsswvj". ASB hopes to see you there!

Lobook Club

The Lobook Club meets Thursday afternoons at 2:25. We will be starting our first club read: House Arrest by KA Holt. Want to join but not sure how, email Mrs. Leavitt ( or join the library Google Classroom. Our class code is: “eimacwl.”

WOW Club

WOW is back! WOW meets Thursdays from 2:25-3:00! If you're finding it kind of hard to make friends, meet new people, or would just like someone to talk to, WOW is here for you! WOW is a place for students to come and connect with other kids looking to make new friends and have FUN! The Google Classroom code is: “vcyvwkz.” That’s where you’ll find the Zoom link.


DFY in SCV is starting a new mentoring program between high school and junior high students. We will be hosting a monthly meeting where the high school students will pass down information that they wish they knew before entering high school. This is a great opportunity for junior high students to speak with high school students about any of their concerns leading into high school. All junior high students are welcome including seventh graders. It’s never too early to be prepared. Our first meeting is taking place on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:00pm.

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La Mesa Not-so-Live

Please enjoy this past Friday's La Mesa Not-so Live broadcast.

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

Tech Support at La Mesa - 661-250-0022 dial "0"

COUNSELORS (Click HERE for LMJHS Counselor Distance Learning Website)

Matadors and Wolverines

Mr. Atkins

661-270-6878 Text or Voice

Griffins and Wildcats

Mrs. Mancini

661- 299-7917 Text or Voice

Tritons and Falcons

Mrs. Malkowsi

661- 237-5787 Text or Voice

Cougars and Panthers

Mr. Paterson

661-270-6435 Text or Voice


Mr. Pena

School extension 112

661-347-8005 Text or Voice

Mrs. Courtney Iacenda

School extension 113

661-367-1045 Text or Voice


Mrs. Krantz

School extension 111

661-567-0477 Text or Voice

Student Desks Available for Home

Is your student struggling with staying focused and organized during this time of distance learning? Is he or she in need of a dedicated work space at home?

Having a small desk to work and study from can certainly help.

Canyon English Teacher Laurel Priesz and WiSH Education Foundation Director Amy Daniels have teamed up to offer a foldable tray table & chair to any Hart District student in need. Sets will be available for pickup at the Hart District Office on select Saturdays each month.

If you would like to receive a set for your student, please fill out and sign the attached form with your child (completing it electronically using the Kami chrome extension is the easiest way) and email it to Laurel Priesz at

Wednesdays each week are the deadline for form submission for the next pickup date and dependent upon supply. Once your paperwork is received, you and your student will be notified via the email on the form when your pickup date will be, along with the address and instructions. Deliveries are always on a Saturday between 11am and Noon.

Please contact Laurel Priesz or Amy Daniels with any questions.

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:

Friday, February 12th - No School

Monday, February 15th - President's Day No School

Tuesday, February 16th - School Site Council Meeting 4:00 pm

Tuesday, March 9th - School Site Council Meeting 4:15 pm

Friday, March 19th - End of 3rd Quarter Marking Period

Monday - Friday, April 5-9 - Spring Break No School

Tuesday, April 13th - School Site Council Meeting 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 11th - School Site Council Meeting 4:15 pm

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day No School

Thursday, June 3rd - End quarter 4/Semester 2 Last Day of School

William S. Hart District Calendar 2020-21

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: