Welcome

La Mesa Dale is a caring neighborhood school located in the heart of La Mesa. At La Mesa Dale, high-quality teaching and learning take place in a setting where students are loved, respected, and known as individuals.  We work to strengthen students’ social, emotional, and academic skills while also developing resilience and joy in learning.  We promote a growth mindset and expect excellence among teachers, staff, and students. We remove barriers that impede the success of our students.  We seek to develop meaningful connections through integrated partnerships with our families and our community for the benefit of all students.

School Announcements:

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FAQs – Masks at School

See below: California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Face Covering Requirements in K-12 School Settings from San Diego County Office of Education

Districtwide Announcements:

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LMSV Virtual Learning Academy

Students who are placed on an Independent Study Agreement (ISA) are invited to attend our LMSV Virtual Academy. For an overview and frequently asked questions about Virtual Learning Academy, please click below

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Trust

Home School, Online, and Independent Study

Our Trust Blended Learning program offers families the opportunity to continue with distance learning in a format that works for them. The Trust program offers traditional homeschool, online-only, and blended learning options for families who prefer a less traditional or more home-based learning model. While each model is a bit different, all students enrolled in Trust will participate in daily virtual instruction in addition to independent learning activities.

New to LMSV? Enroll in Trust here. Already enrolled in an LMSV school? Enroll by completing this interest survey. Click here for more information about Trust. 

Why You’ll Love La Mesa Dale!

  • Exemplary & Highly Experienced Staff Dedicated to Educating & Nurturing All Students
  • Purposeful & Rigorous Academics
  • Credentialed Reading Specialist Serving Students in Need of Extra Reading Support
  • Caring & Connected Community with a Vibrant and Active PTA
  • World Of Work - Providing Self and Career Exploration for Students
  • Thriving Garden & Garden Educator with Regular Hands-On Science Lessons for Every Class
  • Long-Standing Community Partnerships with SDSU, San Diego Youth Services, Boys & Girls Club Brady Family Clubhouse, City Hope, Sage Garden Project, and Many More
  • Regular Social-Emotional Education in Every Classroom
  • School Social Worker Dedicated to Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of All Students & Families
  • 6 am - 6 pm Childcare Available on Campus through LMSV’s ESS Program

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Sage Garden

La Mesa Dale has a beautiful school garden and recently received the Sage Garden Grant.  The grant supports experiential learning that supports learners of all styles and abilities. The goal is to help kids enjoy eating more fruits and vegetables. By developing our hands-on kitchen and garden skills we strive to provide our future generations with opportunities to enjoy more nourishment and less processed food.

To that end, our amazing Garden Teacher, Ms. Aida, has created a series of Garden Lessons that students and families can enjoy - even while we’re in distance learning.  You can access a variety of garden lessons here: La Mesa Dale's Garden Lesson Playlist

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21-22 Title I Parent Meeting

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Title I, Part A School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2021-22

Please review the attached. Hard copies are available in the office.

Clothes Needed

Students of all ages have accidents – whether it is a spilled milk or other issues, we can always make use of your gently-used clothes (all types). Donations can go to Ms. Dayna in the Health Office. We particularly needs sizes 4T, 5-6, 7-8, underwear for all sizes,  leggings for girls and elastic waist shorts or pants for boys or adjustable waist bands shorts. No jeans, please.

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Free and Reduced Price Student Meals

Did you know that applying for free and reduced-price school meals is easy and confidential for you and your children? What’s more, if you qualify, you also qualify for FREE before and/or after school care with the Extended School Services (ESS) Program (call 619-644-3800 for more info). Additionally, you can save on your SDG&E gas and electric rates, mobile phone plans, Internet service, and even home computers.

Military Family Resources

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with students (about 20% of our school population) who have one or both parents serving in the military. Whether you're new to the San Diego Area, have been here for a while, or are about to move on, we are here to support you.

Chanin Massaglia works with La Mesa Dale's military families as a School Liaison Officers (SLO). Her primary function is to serve as the conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools. She serves as a subject matter expert in education-related issues such as the Interstate Compact for Military Children, Department of Education, local school districts and other educational related organizations. She is always happy to help! Chanin Massaglia, Naval Base San Diego School Liaison Officer, 619-556-9499, Chanin.massaglia@navy.mil

Super Dog Inspires La Mesa Dale

Learn how Sadie the Super Dog helps students Attend, Connect, and Belong.

Stay healthy!

Fight germs by washing your hands regularly. Learn how from this awesome video!

Attendance Matters

Regular attendance is key for your child’s success.

All Visitors and Volunteers Must Sign In

Volunteers must schedule volunteer times with teachers in advance. Upon entering campus, all visitors and volunteers are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

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Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.

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Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.

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