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25015 N. Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 259 - 1551
Jan Hayes-Rennels, Principal




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Student of Month Winners for March- “Citizenship”

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected by their teachers for demonstrating the final Character Counts trait of “Citizenship”:

  • Fusion: Maxine Catig and Jackson Dow
  • A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E.: Rachel Theberge and Michelle Redillo
  • Adventurers: Garrett Richards
  • Trailblazers: Juan Hernandez and Maria Ocampo
  • Explorers: Luis Alonzo Estrada and Alex Schmidt
  • Team Excellence: Sierra Young
  • Q.U.E.S.T.:  Daryn Russo and Sofia Cardenas
  • Pacesetters: Ryan Pontius and Andrea Lopez DeAnda

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!  We look forward to celebrating with you at our final brunch of the year on Friday, April 17th. At Placerita, Character Counts! 

Book Fair

Book fair in the Library from Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th.

Registration for Hart HS

8th Graders will register for their 9th grade classes. Make sure you have read through the Hart registration paperwork and that your 8th grader is ready to select classes when the Hart counselors come here on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22.

Hart HS "Welcome to Hart" Volunteer Lunch

8th Grade parents are invited to attend a "Welcome to Hart" volunteer lunch on Thursday, April 23rd at 12:00 in the lobby of the auditorium. If you can attend please RSVP to Virginia Hart at

Upcoming Minimum Day/Open House

Minimum Day - Thursday, April 23rd. All students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

Open House on Thursday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Getting Ready for College Information Night

For Placerita Students and Parents. April 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Tanner Hall. more info

Last Parent and Student Empowerment Night

The William S. Hart Union School District, in cooperation with Parent and Student Empowerment, will present “Teen Dating Violence: What YOU Need to Know” on Thursday, May 7, at Arroyo Seco Junior High School. The program begins at 6 pm.
One in four teens will experience some form of dating violence. This event will keep parents, students and community members informed about different issues our students face on a daily basis. Everyone who attends will benefit from the information.
Presentations will be made by the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center, CSUN Community Agency Strength United, and Sergeant Brian Hudson with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

If you would like to attend, you are encouraged to go to to register.

Arroyo Seco Junior High School is located at 27171 Vista Delgado Drive in Valencia.

For more information, please contact Lesley Day at
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Hart HS Info For Next Year's 9th Graders

This flyer has info on:

  • Incoming 9th Grade Pre-Registration on April 30
  • and contact info for extra curricular programs at Hart HS

Hart High Performing Groups 2015-2016 Try-Out Information

Hart Regiment (Band and Colorguard) 
April 14, 7pm, in the Hart High Cafeteria:  Parent informational meeting for Band
May 4, 5 & 6, 3:30-5pm, in the Hart High Cafeteria:  Colorguard Clinic/Auditions
*Director of Bands:  Mr. Anthony Bailey,

Hart Show Choir
April 20, 21 & 22, 7am or 3pm, in the Hart High choir room:  Show Choir clinic
April 22 & 23, 3-7pm:  Show Choir auditions
Mandatory informational meeting to follow audition dates:  Date/Time TBD
*Show Choir Director:  Mrs. Gail Hart,
Info flyer

Hart Cheer
March 31, 6pm, in the Hart High Cafeteria:  Mandatory informational meeting for parents and students. 
April 27, 28 & 29, 3:30-6pm, in the Hart High Small Gym:  Cheer Try-out clinic
April 30, 3:30-6pm, in the Hart High Small Gym:  Try-outs
*Cheer Advisor:  Mrs. Lisa Parra,

Hart Dance Team
April 15, 7pm, in the Hart High Library:  Mandatory informational meeting for parents and students. 
May 13 & 14, 4-6pm, in Hart High Small Gym:  Dance Team Try-Out Clinic
Saturday, May 16, 12-5pm, in Hart High Small Gym:  Try-outs
*Dance Team Advisor/Coach:  Mrs. Katherine Leist,

**Please check the Performing Arts section on our website at for more information

College of the Canyons Summer Institute

The COC Summer Institute features fun, exciting and engaging sessions that include hands-on activities and interactive presentations. Classes are taught by college faculty on the COC Valencia Campus. More Info

Limited Supply of Yearbooks Available!

Order your yearbook before we sell out! Go to or send your child with $60 check or cash to Mrs. Paterson in the principal's office.

Parent/Child Cell Phone Contract

Parents - Would you like a resource to use with your child discussing cell phone responsibility and more? Here is a humorous, yet poignant, Parent/Child Contract provided by some professional presenters in our district to help you discuss some very important issues about cell phone safety and responsible use with your child. Feel free to use this as is, modify it to meet your needs, or simply talk about individual points with your child

Important Junior High Enrollment Infomation

Proof of the Tdap booster shot will be required for 7th grade entry. The requirement can be met by receiving one dose of the Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.
You will need to provide proof of the Tdap booster shot before your child may begin classes in August. You may mail, fax or stop by our school office once your child has received their Tdap booster shot. Our office is open all summer.

Your California College Future

Start planning your college future!  Attached here is a letter from a joint effort between the California Community Colleges, CSU, and UC Systems.  For more information, go to their website: or read their letter to students.

Common Core

Parents and Guardians,

By now, I am sure you have heard the words "Common Core" and how our State curriculum has transitioned to include new Common Core State Standards.  This Spring of 2015 marks the first official year when all schools will administer new, more advanced, computerized, online assessments (also called the SBAC).  If this is new to you, and you would like to learn more, here is a website with some information for parents, y otra en Español, to help introduce you to the Common Core Standards and ways you can help support your students' education outside the classroom.

Advice and Help with Social Media

Parents, would you like some help, advice, and direction in how to keep your kids safe online?  Take a few minutes to look through this outstanding website which offers an abundance of resources and direct advice for kids, parents, and families about social media safety, and growing up online:

Hart District's "What's Good in Education"

School Vision and Mission

With “Pride in Excellence” as our motto, Placerita Junior High School’s staff, students, parents, and community will cooperate to serve the student, recognizing the unique characteristics of early adolescents. In a safe, caring, and healthy environment, we will prepare students with academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills to help them become positive, productive, capable citizens.

It is the vision of faculty, staff, and parents that the school mission statement will be achieved by establishing:

  • A safe, orderly, and caring school environment that respects diversity and emphasizes tolerance of others.
  • An environment that recognizes the value and potential of each student.
  • An atmosphere that promotes teamwork among members of the school community.
  • An academically challenging learning environment for all students.
  • An environment that encourages students to mature socially and emotionally.
  • An on-going process of review and evaluation.

Health Info

Parents: Are you concerned about the recent Ebola cases in the United States? Attached is an informational flyer from Henry May Hospital about how to protect yourself, your family, and our community.




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Last Updated: April 17, 2015

6th Grade Orientation & 6th Grade Family BBQ Info

Discussion of Orientation & Rules
Math Extra Help
Student of Month Winners for March- “Citizenship”
2014/15 Student Dress Code Policy
2014/15 Pupil Free & Minimum Days
2014/15 Intervention Program Information & Schedule
In Case of any Emergency

Placerita Comprehensive School Safety Plan 2015-16

Placerita Safety Plan 2014-15
IC Teacher Portal