La Mesa Update

April 25, 2021

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Dear Parents,

We hope you all had a great weekend. Below you will find information about testing this year, grab and go lunch update, and this week's schedule.


Michele Krantz, principal

Schedule for the Week of April 26th

If you child needs to miss class for any reason, please be sure to call it into the school our email our attendance tech
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La Mesa Not-so-Live

Please enjoy today's La Mesa Not-so Live broadcast.

PAC Meeting, Thursday, April 29th

Please join us for our April PAC meeting at 6pm. Here is the Zoom information:

Topic: PAC Meeting

Time: Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 6619 6858

Passcode: 743861

Important Math and English Assessments

This year we’ll be using i-Ready to get to know your student and what they know and don’t know, so we can help them on their learning path! Learn more about i-Ready here:

If your child is fully online, they will take this assessment at home. If they attend an in-person cohort, they will take it at school.

Unlike other assessments, it is meant to find what they don’t know. This can frustrate students who are used to having the correct answers to all the questions. This assessment can measure their learning up to the 12th grade level.

It is important that your child complete this assessment independently. It will NOT affect their grade. It WILL provide us with important information about what we need to do as a school for your child in order to keep them at grade level or get them up to grade level.

The flyer below provides you with additional information on how you can support your child as they complete this assessment.

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Grab and Go Lunch Update

Based on feedback from parents, food services is tweaking our drive-through meal service starting May 3rd. To improve accessibility and convenience, they will offer 7 day kits once per week, on Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm. Families are familiar with this model from vacation kits, but they will be serving on Wednesdays to avoid cross-traffic with Cohorts A&Bs' days on campus.

They will no longer have drive-through hours on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. However, they will make accommodations by request for families who cannot come on Wednesdays, cannot store 7 days of food, or do not have facilities to prepare food daily at home.

There are no changes for on-campus students - they will be offered grab-n-go as they leave campus each day. They are still eligible for drive-through on Wednesdays.

Reserve Your Child's Yearbook

Buy Your Yearbook In a year of uncertainty, at least one thing can be counted on…the yearbook will be delivered. This year’s book will be an amazing one-of-a-kind yearbook that you and your family will want to keep forever. There’s still time to reserve your copy today at

In Person Learning Reminders

Students have been doing an outstanding job keeping masks on. For our students attending in person, please remind them how important it is that they socially distant themselves from one another. Before and after school we are having a difficult time with students forgetting this important piece of our return to in person learning. We have marked with yellow dots out front to assist students in adhering to the required distance. Reminders by parents is very helpful to us. We don't want anything to compromise our return to in person learning.

For students walking down the hill with friends after school, they must still wear their masks and maintain social distance.

Curbside Library Book Pick up

Is your child an online only student who ordered a book through the library catalog? Mondays are the day to come pick it up. Books are available for pickup between 1 and 3 pm. Just drive up in front of the school and call the library and we will bring your book out for you. Don't know the library's phone number? Check out the sign placed curbside in front of the office.

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th. Thank you to all the families that have already donated items for us to use to celebrate the La Mesa teachers and staff. Here is the sign up genius if you would like to help out.

One of the greatest gifts is your notes of how individual teachers and staff members have impacted your child.

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 and staff 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

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:

Thursday, April 29th PAC Meeting 6pm

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

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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: