TLC Planned Reopening – August 3rd

Monday Morning Message

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Good Morning

Thank you for a great school year.  It was great because we were all flexible and did our part to make a trying time as good as it could be.  We learned so much from virtual learning and teaching.  Some of those things will change our teaching in the future, but the one thing we know is nothing replaces actual contact with our students and their interaction with one another.

Monday night the Tracy Learning Center Board adopted our three-part plan for reopening.  We are committed to opening with the appropriate plan given the circumstances at the time.  You will note that we are hoping and planning to implement Plan Two in August.  In order to be ready for that plan, we are assigning each student to a learning group.  We are attempting to keeping family together.  If we have not achieved that, please notify the office.  If there is a hardship for the days your family has been assigned, please provide documentation and/or an explanation and we will try to accommodate the change.  We need to keep a balance between the two groups, but we think we can work it out.

We are notifying Champions of our plan and we will ask them to consider child care for before and after school, on the days the children are at school.

We are excited at the possibility of reopening with actual in-person class time.  As you can see from our plan, safety is a big factor in the plan. We know we can count on all of you to follow our guidelines and to help reinforce the expectations at home.  Your attitude towards the plan will affect how your child reacts to the plan as well.  Take the time to explain the plan and the details to your child. (Younger ones need this the most).  We will keep you posted, but we want to be ready for the most probable plan.

Please be sure to wear your masks and maintain social distancing to help make Plan Two a reality.  Everyone doing what is needed to help us recover makes a difference.



 

The following are plans 1, 2, and 3 approved by the board for opening.  At this time, we are planning on opening with the hybrid plan 2.  Obviously, this is a fluid situation and we will be working closely with the county and state to ensure we are following all guidelines to keep our families and staff safe.

 



Tracy Learning Center Reopening Plan

for August 3, 2020


Plan ONE

Bans have been increased, social distancing and masks are the law, COVID 19 is increasing in numbers and state mandates indicate schools must remain closed.

 

  • Tracy Learning Center will offer virtual learning daily for all students. Students will meet with staff virtually for instruction and be assigned work to do independently in addition to virtual Zoom teacher instruction. The instruction all be standards-based curriculum.
  • Tracy Learning Center has a proven track record of using this model for three full months and while we believe it was successful, we are aware of the limitations.
  • Attendance will be taken daily and contact will be made with all students who are not regularly attending classes to inquire as to why and how it can improve.  The calendar for 205 days will be implemented.
  • Technology will be available through check out for all students in need of assistance or support.
  • Grades will be issued, as usual, work and attendance are  mandatory,

 


 

 

Plan Two (MOST LIKELY THE PLAN WE WILL USE AUGUST 3)

COVID 19 seems to be slowing, schools are allowed to open with caution.  Social distance and masks remain required.

Academic Plan 

 

  • All students will be placed in an A or B group ( by the last name to keep families on the same schedule K-12) 
  • Each group will attend school in person for two full days. Group A will attend on Monday and Tuesday, Group B will attend Thursday and Friday)

 

The A and B groups allow for a tremendous decrease in the class size allowing for a great deal of individual attention and focus.  The curriculum will be relevant, rigorous, and interactive. 

 

  • On Wednesdays, all students will be expected to attend virtual classes for two one hour sessions in grades TK-4) and one hour per class session in grades 5-12.  Attendance will be taken and is mandatory.
  • On the two days not in attendance, each group will be assigned specific independent work related to the instruction they have received that will be due the same day.   Attendance will be taken.  Teachers will be available for questions during independent time if needed.  The work, though new, will be an application of what has been taught in class that week and must be completed for a grade.

 

 

                                                       Plan Two required safety guidelines 

Parents will not be permitted inside the gated areas but must wear masks for drop off and pick up 

Temperatures will be taken daily at the gate area before entering the school grounds

Sanitizers and soap and water will be available in each room

In the event of a child who becomes ill, a closed-off but visible area will be the waiting area until a parent arrives for the child.

Bagged Lunches may be purchased for room delivery by our food service, lunches from home must be in disposable containers including water for drinking.  Fountains at school will be closed. No backpacks at school. Individual pouches of pencils etc. will be given  to each student for individual use and kept at school for grades TK-8)

Bathrooms for each school will be monitored allowing one child inside at a time.

Social distancing will be enforced in the rooms and  areas will be marked with tape

Students and teachers will wear masks 

Outside hall doors will remain open for ventilation 

 

                    Individual considerations by school when implementing Plan Two 

Primary students will be assigned a chair, marked with their name for exclusive use.

No carpet sitting or carpets  will be used  in the primary classrooms

DCS students will remain in their first-period class for all classes except PE and lunch.  Teachers will travel to their rooms.

MHS schedules do not permit staying in one room for all classes, so hallways will be set up for one-way direction.  

 

In the event that a child or the child’s family contracts COVID 19, the child will be quarantined for 14 days.  Independent work will be assigned.

 

The hybrid plan ( Plan Two) will be reviewed once a month.  When conditions improve in the county, the plan will change to more closely resemble Plan Three.


 

 

Plan THREE 

All restrictions for masks, social distancing, or other reopening issues are lifted and COVID 19 is showing a strong decline in identified cases and deaths.

 

 

  • All students will return to a traditional school setting as usual.  There will be classroom attendance 5 days a week following standards-based curriculum
  • The school schedule given to students will be followed.
  • All curriculum will be standards-based and learning will be aligned for rigor, relevance, and interaction.
  • Students’ needs will be addressed through special programs and individual consideration.
  • The 205-day calendar will be implemented

 

 

 

 

Last Call for Chromebooks

While most students have returned their Chromebook, we still have a few that out there.

As our TLC staff works hard to get ready for next year we are asking that any student who still has a school Chromebook please return it.

Staff will be on campus Tuesday, July 7th from 8-10am  Please come by the front office to drop off your Chromebook and charger.

All the Chromebooks are being cleaned, updated, and upgraded.  It is very important we get them all back to prepare for whatever next year will hold.

Stay safe and have a great 4th of July!

 

 

8th Grade Promotion is THIS Saturday! Congratulations to all our 8th grade students, we are so proud.

Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

Aleyxis Retiz

Alyxis is an absolute joy as a daughter. She has made us so proud of her determination, hard work, commitment and motivation to be her best. Her compassion runs deep for others as she has a heart of an angel. Transitioning to a new school last year was a challenge that she took full on and adjusted amazingly. We could not be more proud of our princess. We love you so much Alyxis.

You have grown so much from the beginning of the year until now. You started as a shy young woman and now are more outgoing. You continue to surprise me with how smart you are and your writing ability has improved by wonders. Congrats on promotion and continue to be yourself!

Ms. Greene

As soon as she joined discovery, Alyxis proved to be a brilliant student. She works hard, is always prepared for class, and holds herself to a high standard. I know that she will do amazing things in high school. Congrats, Alyxis!!

Ms. Dominguez


Katara Kirk

Katara,

We are truly proud of you! You have again accomplished another milestone that will help you progress forward to the next level. Congratulations on your promotion and may high school be just as successfully rewarding.

Love always,

Dad, Mom & William

Katara,

You have been such a joy to have in class this year. You are smart, caring, and motivated. You are always willing to help and that is so appreciated. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication this year. I know you will do wonderful in high school. Congratulations on promotion and moving to the next chapter of life. You can do anything you set your mind to!

Mrs. Rapp

You did it Katara! Good luck in high school, you are a very smart kid. Keep up your great work, you have a beautiful smile, don’t hide it. You have to give it a try, never give up. You got this Katara.

Mrs. Rios


Blake Keys

Blake words can’t describe how proud we are of you. You have become a very artistic, smart beyond your age young man. You are very respectful to others and have such a big heart. You are always going above and beyond to help others. We can’t wait to see what life as a Falcon will bring you.

Love always

Dad, Mom, Catherine, Alizay, Gambino & Gott

Blake,

Oh Blakey! I looked forward to having you in my class and it did not disappoint. Although you are sassy, you are also caring and so talented. I have enjoyed getting all the random sketches and drawings from you throughout the year. You are so talented and you will do great things at Millennium. Work hard, stay on track, and always give 100% and you will be unstoppable. Congratulations on promotion!!!

Mrs. Rapp

I met Blake Keys, back when he was in the 3rd grade. He was sweet, quiet, and shy and kept very close to his mom. Over the years I have watched Blake become a very confident, outgoing, and helpful teenager. He is always polite and respectful and has developed a great sense of humor. I see the other kids look up to Blake and he seems to set an excellent example of what our Future Falcon’s stand for. Blake will do great in high school and will go on to be an exceptional young adult. I am so happy Blake chose Millennium for his high school path because he will surely contribute as a positive and valuable addition to our wonderful high school. Blake is an exceptional young man!

Ms. Kay


Joshua Field

What a joy to have you in my homeroom! You are such an intelligent young man and you strive to be better every day. I always looked forward to your questions or silly jokes that would brighten up my morning. I hope that you keep your joyful and outgoing personality and shoot for the stars! You will do great in high school. Congrats!

Ms. Greene

Joshua Field,

It was an honor to be your music teacher. I am excited to see where the future takes you. You are such a bright and gifted young man, but more importantly, you are kind. I love your charisma and your energy. I wish you all the best in high school.

Mr. Dougherty


Trevor Otsuki

Trevor Otsuki is an amazing young renaissance man. He is academically gifted, talented musically, and is one heck of a soccer player. I enjoyed having Trevor in class and watching him flourish over the past couple of years. He will do great things! Just watch him! Congratulations Trevor; best of luck in high school.

Mrs. King

Congratulations on your promotion! You are such a bright young student, keep up the hard work, it will always pay off! Good luck in high school, I can’t wait to hear about all of the amazing things that you are doing!

Ms. Ferguson


Katelyn Martin

Katelyn,

It has been such a pleasure to have you at our school and in my homeroom this year. I know that you will do wonderful things in high school. You are a wonderful student that works so hard. I am so proud of you! Congratulations on promotion!!

Mrs. Rapp

Congrats Kaitlyn! I wish you the best in high school, I know you will learn a lot and you will succeed. The speed of your writing and typing skills are awesome, keep up the good work!

Mrs. Rios


Michael Engen

Congratulations on Promoting Michael! I wish you the best on this new journey you are about to take. I have no doubt of the achievements and the success you will have. Continue to stay motivated and good luck in high school.

Coach Penirian

Michael, you are a riot of hilarity. You have struck the perfect balance of academics and comedic timing and because of that I have so enjoyed teaching you over the last two years. Keep working hard and keep that winning personality! Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo


Ashley Rivas

You did it Ashley! I wish you the best in high school, it’s a bit different and I know you will love it. You are very intelligent and have awesome vocab skills, keep it going. Remember everyone is special in their own way, what matters is the inside not the out 😉 Congrats Ashley!

Mrs. Rios

Ashley has been an amazing student in my class. She’s always willing to help with anything she can, and she’s the student I know I can rely on to help when I’m not there. I’ll miss having this little smarty in my class! Congrats, and enjoy high school, Ashley!

Ms. Dominguez


Raul Olmos

The kid who does not know how smart he really is! Raul I know that if you put your mind to it you can do great things in your future. I will truly miss the conversations we had in class or your smart comments that you would make, but mostly I will miss you correcting me when I would make mistakes. Do better and strive to be the best at everything you do! Congrats on promotion.

Ms. Greene

Congrats compa! Raul, you are a very smart, outgoing, and extremely friendly. You can sit and chat with anyone all day and still get your work done, but I don’t think it works like that in high school. Keep up your great work, keep feeding your intelligence and thrive!

Mrs. Rios


Alex Ramirez

I sure am going to miss having you in my class! You are one of the most helpful students that I have had and I had such great times with you and my other helpers! I not only got to know you as the bright student you are, but I also got to know the helpful, funny and friendly young man that you are. I know that you will be successful in high school!

Ms. Greene

You have been such a wonderful addition to Discovery since you began here! I am so proud of all that you have accomplished during your time with us and you should be as well! Congratulations on your promotion and I wish you all the best in the future. You will be missed at Discovery!

Ms. Ferguson

 

Attention 8th Grade Football Players

MHS FOOTBALL INFORMATIONAL MEETING 

 

For any 8th graders interesting in playing Millennium Football……

Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 7pm
Re: Topics
– COVID-19 Protocal
– Regulations/Guidelines
– Waivers/Forms
– AthleticClearance.com
– Pickup and Drop-off Procedure
– Summer Conditioning
This meeting is MANDATORY for anyone who wants to play football this fall.

ZOOM LINK
GO FALCONS!!!!!

MHS Yearbook Pickup and TLC Chromebook Return Information

MHS yearbook distribution day is here at last!

 

The 2020 yearbook has arrived and is ready to be enjoyed and cherished. We will be doing a drive-through, physically distanced pick-up on Friday, June 26, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the MHS parking lot.

 

For safety and to comply with public health requirements, we ask that you please form and stay in the line of cars, remain in your car until you have reached the pick-up spot, and please wear a mask.

 

Please be mindful of one another’s safety when moving through the line of cars. We look forward to you receiving your yearbooks Friday!

 

 



 

Attention ALL Schools –

TLC End of the Year Chromebook check-in

This is the last week of classes for all TLC students,  then we all get a well-deserved month off.  As our staff gets ready for the unknowns of the coming year, we will be collecting all Chromebooks that were checked out to students for home use.

So on THURSDAY and FRIDAY JUNE 25th and 26th, we are asking that parents and students to return the devices to TLC’s campus.  Staff will be on hand with the lists of student’s names and Chromebook serial numbers.  The process is fast but to make it safer and more orderly we ask that schools return their devices during their designated times.

  • PCS Chromebook Return –

You will be returning your devices at your scheduled time for ‘PCS Pick-up’  This is Thursday or Friday from 9:30 -2:00.  Please check the tlccharterchatter.com or ask your teachers if you are unsure.

  • DCS Chromebook Return-

Please come by campus on FRIDAY, June 26th between  8:00 – 12:00 to return your Chromebook.  Please remember the charger!  🙂

  • MHS Chromebook Return-

Please come by campus on FRIDAY between  12:00 – 3:00 to return your Chromebook. Please remember the charger!  🙂

Returning your device before our break is VERY important.  We need to take inventory, complete repairs, and sanitize devices.  Your help with this is much appreciated.  As the contract stated when you signed up for a device, you will be held financially responsible for any devices not returned.

 

Thank you in advance for your help with this.  We wish you all a safe and restful summer break.

 

  • TLC Tech Team

Monday Memo

Monday Morning Message

Good Morning

Only One in Five Schools Offered ‘Rigorous’ Remote Learning, Study Says

By Mark Lieberman on June 15, 2020 3:21 PM

Only 20 percent of schools offered rigorous, technology-based remote instruction while school buildings were shut down this spring, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute, and students in K-12 districts with a majority of high-poverty or low-achieving students were less likely to receive rigorous instruction at a distance.

Nat Malkus, the institute’s deputy director of education policy, examined the websites of a nationally representative sample of 250 districts. He organized his findings on remote learning plans into three categories:

  • “Rigorous”: Delivered content through online platforms; offered some synchronous learning (via Zoom or another videoconference platform); tracked student attendance or otherwise expected student participation; and graded students’ work to some extent.
  • “Perfunctory”: Relied primarily on paper instructional packets; explicitly stated students were not required to participate; or didn’t offer information about remote learning on its website.
  • “Moderate”: Somewhere in between “rigorous” and “perfunctory.”

 

Overall, Malkus found one-fifth of schools fit the “rigorous” category, with 40 percent each for the other two.  

No wonder our students and teachers are tired and are happy to know we are almost done with our school year. We are in the 20% who gave more than most schools and our students have profited from it. 

It is time though for a break.  We will return in August.  We are in the process of planning what the actual arrangement will be for the start of school.  If things continue to open up and we are ahead of the curve for COVID 19, we expect to be more in person than not. Details for each school will be explained as we get closer to the start of school.

Expect that your child will be returning to school in some form. While we appreciated online teaching and learning, we know it is not a replacement for in person.  We want to strive to create the conditions for in-person learning.  

Meanwhile, students will be receiving report cards, and we will celebrate the end of eighth grade with a promotion. Fast track will end next Friday.  All students will get their placements or schedules for next year in early July.  Further information will be coming regarding return to school….. but mark your calendars, we will be starting August 3!



Attention all Schools –

TLC End of the Year Chromebook check-in

This is the last week of classes for all TLC students,  then we all get a well-deserved month off.  As our staff gets ready for the unknowns of the coming year, we will be collecting all Chromebooks that were checked out to students for home use. 

So on THURSDAY and FRIDAY JUNE 25th and 26th, we are asking that parents and students to return the devices to TLC’s campus.  Staff will be on hand with the lists of student’s names and Chromebook serial numbers.  The process is fast but to make it safer and more orderly we ask that schools return their devices during their designated times.

  • PCS Chromebook Return – 

You will be returning your devices at your scheduled time for ‘PCS Pick-up’  This is Thursday or Friday from 9:30 -2:00.  Please check the tlccharterchatter.com or ask your teachers if you are unsure.

  • DCS Chromebook Return-

Please come by campus on FRIDAY, June 26th between  8:00 – 12:00 to return your Chromebook.  Please remember the charger!  🙂

  • MHS Chromebook Return-

Please come by campus on FRIDAY between  12:00 – 3:00 to return your Chromebook. Please remember the charger!  🙂

Returning your device before our break is VERY important.  We need to take inventory, complete repairs, and sanitize devices.  Your help with this is much appreciated.  As the contract stated when you signed up for a device, you will be held financially responsible for any devices not returned.

 

Thank you in advance for your help with this.  We wish you all a safe and restful summer break.

 

  • TLC Tech Team



PCS

 



DCS

ATTENTION 8TH Grade Parents:
Promotion is right around the corner! (Saturday 6/27 at 9am) We want to remind everyone to be sure that they have their students’ names on their cars (displayed on the passenger side) so that each student’s names can be read aloud during the ceremony and their car drives up. Please refer to the letter that was emailed and mailed home for all other instructions. Email acerezo@tracylc.net with any questions!
Important: Per the new state requirement ALL staff members will be wearing masks AND students should also wear masks because they will be exiting their cars to have their picture taken and to receive their diploma.
We look forward to seeing you soon!


MHS

 

 

 

TLC Monday Memo

Good Morning

It is a time of trouble for all of us.  We are all feeling something during these troubled and difficult times.  We are hurting for the injustice to others, we are worried financially, and we are bored or just plain tired with how busy being at home can be.  We worry about going out without a mask ( and we should be wearing one for our sake as well as for others) but though all of this somehow, we need to cope and make things better in the times to come.

My remedy for this is to work, work at being positive. I want to find the good in the things and people around me.  I do not want to feel negative or listen to people who are negative that are making me feel down or sad or angry.  I believe it is a time to have hope, to feel that things will evolve and get better.  We have to believe that for it to happen.

So on a very positive note, I want to praise our staff for the outstanding service they have done teaching our students. I believe our distance learning is superior to what has been offered by others.  It is not only better it has gone on longer than most districts.  We are a charter committed to 205 days of learning and we did not shorten it at all.  Others are talking about should schools open for summer, and we are still open for the school year. 

I am also proud of our parents and students who have stuck it out with us and continued to learn and participate by way of virtual devices.

We should be proud of what we have accomplished and should feel a great deal of satisfaction in facing a problem and solving it so well.

I do not know what our opening on August 3rd will be like, but I want it to be a positive experience and a safe experience for all of us. We appreciate the time many of you took to answer our survey regarding returning to school.  We will continue to survey as the time gets closer.

I am also asking teachers to seek feedback on how you feel about the quality of our online learning. A survey regarding that will be coming to you as well.

Thank you for all that you do to make our schools special.  Thank you for appreciating us.



PCS

 



DCS

 


Attention 8th-grade parents/guardians:
You should have received the following letter in the mail and in your email this week, along with a copy of the map that details the route your cars/students will be taking during the event (map not posted here). Please email acerezo@tracylc.net for questions! Thank you!

 


 

Discovery Charter School 8th Grade Promotion

Hosted by Your Discovery Staff

Saturday, June 27th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Tracy Learning Center

Please see the enclosed map and details of the event. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Dear Promoting Class of 2020!

It is time to celebrate your biggest accomplishment as a middle school student, the awarding of your promotion certificate! We are confident that we can still participate and honor your special moment, while also following the public health and safety directive mandated by local and state officials in response to Covid-19. Below are some important guidelines, recommendations, and frequently asked questions to help with a smooth yet safe and joyous event:

Details for Drive-Thru Event: For the drive thru event parents/cars will enter on the MHS side of campus, through the parking lot and onto the basketball courts (through the large open gate). There will be a mark at the entrance for students to exit and begin walking alongside their car along the route. Cars and students will follow a specifically marked route (cones or tape) to various stations. Cars will be asked to have their students’ full name on their passenger side so that Mrs. Cerezo can read the names in the order that they appear in the line. Students/cars will continue to move along the marked route to the next station (keeping socially distant throughout) to pick up their certificate ( a staff member will locate their certificate as the student’s name is read aloud, then the student/car will continue on to the final station- the photo spot. A staff member will take the students photo along with a prop and then the student will enter back into their car and the car will turn right and exit out the front of the school by the front office.

Is safety protective gear required? We encourage you and your family to wear safety and protective gear if you feel more comfortable doing this. It is not required. Since we will continue to practice social distancing with one another, only the promoting student should be exiting the vehicle. Select staff members will be wearing safety gear.

How many cars/people can I invite? We recommend ONE to TWO cars per student. We understand that you want to celebrate with many of your loved ones, but please remember we are still required to follow social distancing guidelines and have two hours to award all graduates. Please also refrain from using any poppers or noise making machines (or honking) during the event so that everyone can hear their students’ name read aloud.

How will the drive through work for promoting student and guests? Promoting students should arrive in one vehicle riding as a passenger. They will be exiting to the curb and walk to the stage to receive their certificate. Guests in other cars should plan to meet ahead of time in order to drive directly behind one another in the lineup of cars. Please see the enclosed map route for a visual diagram.

What time should the graduate arrive? The event is anytime between 9AM and 11AM. We recommend graduates with the last name A-L to consider coming from 9AM—10AM and graduates last name M-Z to arrive from 10AM—11AM. This will help with easing traffic congestion and wait times. Cars should plan to come from Mae street turn onto Beverly, and then onto Holly to enter the MHS parking lot. Staff will help assist.

Will I be able to take photos with family and friends? We know how important photo memories are, especially at such a special occasion. Friends and family will safely have a close view of the promoters from the comfort of their vehicle. We do not recommend exiting for photos as we need to follow the safety guideline of limiting gatherings of 10 or fewer people in proximity. However, our photographer will be taking photos throughout the event and of each student. A link to all pictures taken during the event will be posted online, along with the DCS Promotion video.

What if I cannot attend? We are hoping for great support and participation but understand that you may not be able to partake in the celebration. Your certificate will be mailed to your home in the weeks following the event.

The Tracy Learning Center family knows that this is not what most of us had envisioned for you. Yet, during these uncertain times, one thing is for sure, we are not exiting without a grand celebration! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

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Stay safe and stay healthy…Congratulations Discovery Falcons!

DCS STAFF

We miss all of you and look forward to seeing you on June 27th, 2020.

 

 

 

Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

Zach Reyes

Dear Zach,

We are all so proud of you! You have worked so hard this year, and it has paid off! The young man you are becoming is everything we could ask for. You are kind, smart, and quite frankly, the funniest dude we know. Your ability to quote Step Brothers is uncanny. We all know you are going to do great things in high school! We can’t wait to watch you lay football and baseball!

Keep up your awesome work ethic and determination! We love you kid!

Love Mom, Dad, and Hannah

Zack Reyes has been an Awesome student here at Discovery for the last four years. His willingness to be fun, a positive teammate and a great student has always been appreciated! Zack will truly be missed! Here’s to Success in High School Mr. Reyes as I’m sure you’ll continue to be a MHS Falcon that we all can be proud of!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Zach you have made so much progress over the last two years! You are so dramatic and so hilarious and you have developed a very strong work ethic that will serve you well in high school. Keep working hard! Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

 

 

Melia Ritchie

Melia does not realize how proud & impressed we are with her as she moves on to MHS!! She is our youngest out of the family & she never ceases to amaze us with keeping her grades up & dedicating endless hours of her free time to her passion for softball. She is a beautiful girl from inside & out. If you know Melia you will agree she is a smart, independent, determined, funny young lady to be around. We can not wait to see how she will soar over the next four years. Congratulations Melia we are so proud of you & we are lucky to have such a loving, talented, amazing daughter like you.

We love you & are so very proud of you!!

Mom & Dad

I have had the pleasure of having Melia Ritchie in my class and then following her as I stayed on in an advisory capacity. Melia is a hard worker. She is always smiling and is very polite. I enjoyed talking with her and hearing about her softball. She is a talented player. I expect to hear something great about her in the future. Good luck, class of 2020. It has been quite a year!

Mrs. King

Melia, I am so proud of you and so happy that I’ve gotten to know you this year. You are a very kind,genuine, and hard-working student, with a tremendous sense of humor. You brighten up every room. Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

 

 

Olivia Gonzalez

Olivia you are a wonderful daughter, we are amazed how smart, carrying and wonderful you are everyday. You are an achiever, nothing can stop you, the sky is your limit, spread your wings and soar. You made us all proud; keep up the good work!

Congratulations, love your family

My dear Olivia,

I am so proud of all that you have achieved here in Discovery. Whether it be with band or in your other classes, you have exceeded all of our expectations. You were my little artist, and I am going to miss seeing your creative side in class. Good luck in high school!

Ms. Zaca

Olivia has grown so much throughout the last 3 years. She does so much in the classroom and out. I hope you continue to do the things you love to do and always keep a smile on your face. Best of luck in high school Olivia.

Mrs. Zuniga

 

 

Sahej Sethi

Dear Sahej,

We are so proud of you. The things you have accomplished are remarkable.

From school to band and music, you have excelled. We know once you set your sight

on a goal you will achieve it. May high school be the best years for you and remember, “do not go where the path may lead you, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail for others to follow”!!

Love Always,

Grandpa, Grandma, Montek, Mom & Dad

I am so proud of Sahej for all she accomplished this year. This young lady is an incredible student who pushes herself to do nothing but her absolute best and beyond in everything she does. Even when it came to her donut fundraiser, she was prepared with only the best sales pitch ever to get all her teachers to buy donuts. I know she will accomplish great things wherever high school takes her. Congratulations, Sahej!

Ms. Dominguez

Sahej, you are a quiet but incredibly astute and reliable student. You work hard, have a fantastic sense of humor, and are always willing to offer help. I am so happy that I have gotten to know you and expect that you will go on to move the world. Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

 

 

Jocelyn Hernandez

Congratulations on your promotion Joss! We are all so extremely proud of you and are so excited for your future! You display every bit of human kindness, perseverance, and responsibility that we have always hoped for. We are excited to watch you achieve success. You can do anything, as long as you believe you will achieve!

We love you, Hernandez, Akers, Ortega, Padilla, Morfin Family

Jocelyn is one of the best athletes I have ever had the privilege of being around. Not just her athletic ability, but her sportsmanship that she shows every day with all of her teammates. She is a role model for everyone she is around and I can’t wait to see her grow and perform at higher levels. Jocelyn is a strong young woman and I know she will succeed in anything she puts her mind to. Congratulations, Jocelyn!

Coach Levand

Congratulations on promoting, Jocelyn! I know you will do spectacular things, especially out on that softball field! 😉 Good luck with your new journey and I wish you the best in High school! Oh and go Dodgers!

Coach Penirian

Natalee Kappeler

Natalee,

We are so proud of you and everything you have accomplished. We know how hard you work and how much effort you put into all that you do. You amaze us all the time with your incredible talents playing the clarinet. We are looking forward to seeing you commit to being in marching band and we know you will go very far in life! We can not wait to see what your future holds, and as this chapter of your life ends, a new one begins. We hope you make the best of it and enjoy all the memories to come. We love you so much, congratulations!

-Mom, Dad, Aaron, Nathan, and Hailee

Natalee has been an amazing student since the day she joined my class in her seventh grade year, and has always stood out with her willingness to help in the classroom. This year, she took “student helper” to another level. I am so incredibly grateful to Natalee (and her family) for taking our classroom bunny home when we left school in March. I know that Natalee is the best person to be taking care of him during this time, and I can’t thank her enough. Congratulations, Natalee! And thank you for all your help!

Ms. Dominguez

Natalee, it has been a pleasure to have you in my class this year. You are quiet, but so intelligent! Keep being unique and I hope that you are successful in high school! Congratulations on promotion.

Ms. Greene

Emmanuel Fernandez

Emmanuel you have succeeded!

This has been a tough time for you but you have accomplished much more. You’ve achieved so much and come so far. Determined to be even better than you are. May God guide you through new challenges and projects to come your way. Keep up the hard work.

We love you

Dad, Mom and Sister

I cannot be more proud of you, buddy! I have watched you grow these last four years into such a wonderful person. There has been no obstacle thrown in your way that you were not able to overcome. Watching you succeed in Band has been one of the greatest joys for me. I cannot wait to see what you will accomplish with the band in high school.

Ms. Zaca

This year I have been so proud to see Emannuel push himself to succeed in so many areas in Discovery. He is incredibly dedicated to the band, but also his school work. I can’t wait to see where the next four years of high school take him. Congratulations, Emmanuel!

Ms. Dominguez

Colin Lang

Colin has been working diligently to complete his Black Belt requirements at West Coast World Martial Arts and will finish this summer. He will be joining the Speech and Debate team at Millennium high school. We are very proud of him and looking forward to seeing him grow!

The Lang Family

For the last two years, I have had the opportunity to watch Colin in his element when it comes to labs and projects in my class, and see the amazing grasp of science and engineering that comes naturally to him. I was thrilled to have him on the Science Olympiad team this year, and so impressed with his project for the competition. I wish him all the best as he starts his new journey in high school! Congrats, Colin!

Ms. Dominguez

Colin is such a unique and talented student. He makes everyone in his class smile and is not afraid to speak his mind. I wish you the very best in high school Colin and I know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Mrs. Zuniga

Madeleine Men

Congratulations on your promotion! You are such a hardworking student, that I have no doubt in my mind you will go on to do amazing things in high school.

Ms. Zaca

Madeleine, I have greatly enjoyed getting to watch you grow both academically and as an individual over the last two years. You have made great strides to becoming a strong and impactful young adult. Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Jeremiah Gaines

Jeremiah Gains has worked extremely hard to become an excellent student here at Discovery for the last four years! His willingness to learn, stay positive and be a good teammate has always been appreciated! Jeremiah will truly be missed! Here’s to your continued learning, growth as a young man and success in High School Mr. Gains as I believe you will continue to inspire your classmates and be a positive role model for others!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Jeremiah,

Congratulations on this promotion! Continue to work hard to achieve your goals! I wish you all the best in tackling the next four years of high school.

Ms. Ferguson

Jurni Jackson

Jurni,

Congratulations on this huge accomplishment! I cannot wait to see what you accomplish in the future! Thank you for being such a positive energy in every class that you are in, never change!

Ms. Ferguson

Jurni has come such a long way since I taught her in 6th grade. She is a great student-athlete and will do great in high school. Jurni, I know you will be able to accomplish so much in your future and I wish you only the best on the next step in your educational journey. Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Zuniga

Jorge Martinez

Jorge has been one of the hardest working students in his class since the day I met him. Everyday, he came to school with a smile on his face and was ready to tackle any assignment that came his way. He has been an absolute joy to teach. I know he will do amazing things in this next part of his journey in high school. Congratulations, Jorge! I am so proud of you!

Ms. Dominguez

Congrats to you Georgie! You did it! I’m very proud of what a gentleman you are: very smart, honest, respectful, and super sweet. Thanks for always being at SOAR panel with me, you were awesome! Good luck in high school buddy!

Mrs. Rios

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Memo

 

We are in a critical moment in our nation’s path towards racial justice and equality. Our hearts are broken at what we have seen and heard this past week. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other African Americans who have lost their lives in racially motivated tragedies in such a short amount of time.

 

Our goal at TLC is to treat everyone the same and with respect, regardless of the color of one’s skin. We promise to ensure the safety for all of our students and to show respect and concern for them and for their feelings. We must value the life of every single person in our school and in our country, and we must continue to provide opportunities for all people to succeed. Everyone must be a part of the solution. This includes teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders. And to those students and teachers who represent these targeted populations, TLC stands with these groups for positive change.

 

What if 2020 isn’t canceled?

What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?

A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw —- that it finally forces us to grow.

A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber.

A year we finally accept the need for change.

Declare change. Work for change. Become the change.

A year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart.

 

2020 isn’t canceled, but rather the most important year of them all.

 

                    —- Leslie Dwight

 

Tywania Griffin & Virginia Stewart

 

 

 

 

PCS

 

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DCS

 

2019-2020 End of the Year Events 7/8th grade:

7/8 DCS Awards Ceremony:

This awards ceremony will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday 6/23 at 11:00am. Parents of students receiving an award will be emailed an invitation to the virtual awards ceremony. During this virtual event, students will find out which award they won.

Gold Cords:

Students who have earned the gold cord for promotion this year will be notified via Ms. Zaca’s google classroom the week before promotion. We will host a gold cord pickup for those students on Friday, June 26th between 8-9am at the DCS carline.

8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Event:

 

When: Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 9:00-11:00 am (Note: we have changed the date of Promotion to Saturday so that working parents can attend)

 

Description: Cars with promoting 8th graders will drive through Tracy Learning Center along a carefully marked route. *A detailed map and letter with more specific details regarding the promotion will be mailed out in early June

 

Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

Jack Herrick

Jack,

We are very proud of the young man that you are becoming. You are a kind and sensitive young man that often puts others feelings before your own. You have accomplished a lot in your time at TLC, and I know that if you continue to work hard, that you will be able to achieve all that you want and more.

Love, Dad, Karen, Quinn and Emilee

Jack, It has been great having you in music class throughout my time here. You are a creative and talented young man. It has been fun to watch you grow and develop into a young man. I wish you all the best in high school.

Mr. Dougherty

Jack!! I am going to miss the random dance moves you would pull in class for ANY REASON! Whether it was because you scored the highest in class, your day was bad, your friend did amazing, I am going to miss it! You brought so much joy during class. You are brilliant, clever, witty, I really am going to miss you next year.

Ms. Zaca

Christian Ruiz Ventura

Felicidades Christian!

We are very proud of you, here begins another stage in your life and we know that you will achieve each goal that you set for yourself, always keep growing in every aspect, always fight for what you want, with your feet on the ground and your gaze towards heaven, may God guide and protect you always, we love you!

Papi, Mami & Sisters ❤

One would think that after teaching anyone for four straight years, they might be tired of it. Yet that is not true at all, especially for you! I have had sooo much fun being your teacher! One of my favorite things from this school year was having you in my homeroom. Even though you were still half asleep in the mornings, you brought so much joy to class with your witty comments! Enjoy high school!

Ms. Zaca

Christian,

You always seem to bring a smile to my face in class whether it was through your amazing artistic ability and the pictures you made for me or the joke that would make the whole class laugh. Along with your artistic ability you are such a bright young man and I am glad that I was able to have you in my class this year. Congrats on Promotion!

Ms. Greene

Violet Duncan

Violet,

You are such an extraordinary daughter. We are so proud of you and We love you so much. You have shown us so much maturity and hard work by balancing school work and learning Color Guard this year and we are so excited and proud of you for making the High School Cheer Team For next year. You’re going to do amazing things and can’t wait to watch it all happen!!

We Love You, Mom & Dad

What can I say about Violet Duncan? She’s incredibly smart, quick witted, sarcastic, and keeps me and her classmates on our toes. She has been a joy to have in class since day one, and sets a high bar for every other student in the room. There is not a single goal this young lady won’t reach in her life if she sets her mind to it, and I can’t wait to see what she will achieve. Congratulations, Violet!

Ms. Dominguez

Violet Duncan

I remember that quiet young girl that came into my classroom four years ago that wanted to prove she was nothing like her older brother. During the last four years I have watched you grow into a self assured young woman who is a great big sister, wonderful friend, and awesome student. You are destined for big things.

Ms. Rodieck

Yong-Ling Han

Yong-Ling,

I am going to miss you so much! I am going to miss how helpful you are, but mostly I am going to miss our conversations we had. You are such a fantastic human being and I know you will do amazing things in your future. Never change! Congratulations!

Ms. Greene

Yong Ling,

You have been such a joy to teach this year. You are such a bright, positive, and caring young lady. You desire to be helpful is admirable. I know that you will do great things in high school, even if that is not at Millennium. Don’t forget to come and visit your Falcon family here and there! Congratulations on Promotion!!

Mrs. Rapp

Tristin Edge

Tristin,

We are so proud of the wonderful young woman you are growing up to be. You were such an easy baby and I thank God that you have continued to make mommy’s life easier by being so very helpful. We know whatever high school throws at you, you got this my Princess!

Love always, Mom and Dad ♡

Tristin, you are now moving on to high school and I know you will accomplish many things you set your mind to. Do not ever change your uniqueness and stay your wonderful self. I wish you the very best in your next step in life.

Mrs. Zuniga

Congratulations Tristin! You are intelligent, ncie with a kind heart. When we focus and practice instructions, we succeed higher. Remember the sky’s the limit so go out and reach for it!

Mrs. Rios

Danika Riccio

Danika,

It’s amazing to see what a strong, young woman you’ve become. You constantly strive to be the best you can be. You are a kind-hearted soul with an ‘80s vibe. You never get too down or too full of yourself. You always look for the goodness in others and treat everyone with respect. You work hard, but know how to have fun and be silly. We look forward to what the future will bring for you and are excited about the possibilities. Be kind. Be yourself. Be proud of all you’ve accomplished, because we are!

Love, Mom and Dad

Oh, Danika, I did not have the wonderful opportunity of teaching you this year, but you are a student who has always brightened my day. You are kind, intelligent, and so compassionate. I always have looked forward to seeing you in the halls and getting to talk to you throughout the year. I am so happy to see you go on to high school! You will go on to do amazing things!

Mrs. Cerezo

Danika,

You have been a wonderful student to have this year. You are so very quiet, but are also so kind. Never lose that! You have worked hard and deserve to be celebrated, Congratulations on Promotion! I cannot wait to see what great things you accomplish in high school.

Mrs. Rapp

Maddie Johnson

Maddie,

Our entire family is so immensely proud of you.

You have WOWED us from day one. Your hard work, determination, and quest to be the very best has taken you so far. Not only are you a brilliant student, but an amazing young woman that inspires us all.

Congratulations on your promotion.

We love you so much.

Mom, Dad, Brennan, Cicily, and Miles

Maddie Johnson has been an Amazing student here at Discovery for the last four years. Her willingness to always reach out and help our “Discovery Community” as well as our “Tracy Community” – where need be – without hesitation has always been appreciated! Maddie will truly be missed! Here’s to Success in High School Ms. Johnson as I’m sure you’ll continue to be a role model and leader though not only your words but also your actions as well!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Maddie, you have always been such a fantastic addition to my Language Arts classes. You are smart, innovative, and have such a great sense of humor! I will miss seeing you giggle at my expense. Good luck and congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Max Garcia

Max is one of the most bravest, courageous, intellectual, boldest and tender hearted person I know. He’s definitely a lover not a fighter but he will fight for his truth. He’s had to battle his own adversity and it’s shaped him to who he is and I couldn’t be more PROUD to call him my son! Keep Falling Forward son! You got this!

-Garcia Family

Max! Over this year you have opened up to me and I thank you! You have brought your vibrant personality to class and you are so athletic it is ridiculous! Strive for good grades so that you are able to succeed in your athletics in high school. Keep giving all effort to your work and congrats!

Ms. Greene

Max,

I am so proud of you. You have worked so hard this year and those efforts have shown tremendously. Keep up the good work and always work hard like that. I know that you will be a football star in high school and I cannot wait to hear all about it. Forever a student athlete and that is something to be proud of. Congratulations!!

Mrs. Rapp

Good job, Mac. I knew you could do it! I know you are a smart one and don’t let anyone tell you different. This is your time to focus and show us what you can do! Congrats!

Mrs. Rios

Isabella Jepsen

Isabella is truly a gift. She is growing up to be a beautiful young lady. She is a great big sister. She is smart. She is driven. She is hilarious. I can’t believe she’ll be a freshman soon. We know she is going to achieve greatness. When she was in elementary school at Jacobson she ran for Vice President and won, then she ran for President and won that as well. She has accumulated so many awards over time I’m running out of space to display them all. Isabella, know that you are loved and we ack.nowledge all your achievements. You don’t need anyone’s validation to do what you want to do. Never settle for less even if it means losing friendships. Continue to shoot for the stars and when you get knocked down get right back up and keep repeating until you reach your goals. Hard work pays off. We believe in you. We’re you #1 fans. On to the next chapter. Xoxo

Jepsen Family

Isabella, you impressed me so much this year! You have made incredible progress in Language Arts and I have greatly enjoyed getting to teach you! Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

Kimberly Ng

Kimberly has been an incredible student to work with for the last 2 years, and I can honestly say that I’m impressed every single day with her incredible academic ability. This girl is one of a kind and so gifted in so many ways. I can’t wait to see what the future holds, because I know that whatever she chooses to do, she will excel. Congratulations, Kimberly! I’m so proud of you!

Ms. Dominguez

Kimberly, you have always been a very quiet student, but also such a bombshell of knowledge and intelligence. I could always count on you to grasp everything I have ever had the privilege of teaching you! I can’t wait to see what you achieve! Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Marcie Dumont

Marcie, Marcie, Marcie! I am beyond BUMMED we are finishing the year this way. You have been such an amazing student these last four years. I still remember the days you were my music student! I have no doubt in my mind you will do amazing in high school. You always were the student that every teacher could count on. A problem us teachers had? Ask Marcie to help us, she will know how to solve this problem! Good luck in high school (though I know you don’t need it)!

Ms. Zaca

Marcie,

I am so glad that I got to have you in my class this year. You are a wonderful student that works hard and diligently. Keep that up! I know that you will do and achieve great things in high school. Always work hard like you did this year and the rest will come naturally. Congratulations on this new journey!

Mrs. Rapp

Chelsea Hernandez

Chelsea, you are such a unique girl! You are so artistic, funny, sweet and intelligent. You strive to be like no one else and it is so admirable. Congrats on Promotion and never change!

Ms. Greene

Chelsea!! My little, sassy girl. I still remember the day you told me my eyebrows looked like Kyle Jenners (HUGE COMPLIMENT). I have watched you grow into such a beautiful person, inside and out. You are so confident, and I hope that confidence does not go away, ever! I will miss being your social studies teacher 🙁

Ms. Zaca

Isaac Flores

I never got to teach Issac but I was his den leader when he came to our school. Issac is always respectful and has great sportsmanship in and out of the classroom. He is very hardworking and a wonderful gentleman and friend. Issac, I wish you the very best on the next part of your journey and I know you will accomplish so much.

Mrs. Zuniga

I have had the pleasure of teaching Issac Flores for the past almost 2 years. He has always been nothing but a respectful, helpful child in my class. He always helped me with Nest cards and participated in class daily. He is a very good Spanish student who always tries his best in class. I wish you nothing but the best in High School and in life Issac! Best of luck

Ms. Polo

Jaevin Nolido

I have had the pleasure of having Jaevin while I was doing a long term sub position and for the remainder of the year as I stayed on in a supervisory capacity. The phrase “Still water runs deep” comes to mind when I think of Jaevin. He doesn’t want you to know how smart he is or what’s going on in his head. I am sure he will do something great when he decides on what he wants to do and dedicates himself to it.

Mrs. King

Jaevin, It has been a pleasure to see your confidence blossom. You are a thoughtful and capable young man. I know that you will do great things. I wish you the best as you continue to learn and grow.

Mr. Dougherty

 

 

 

 



 

 

MHS

 

To our MHS class of 2020; this video is our little memento for you.  Our MHS counseling and staff want to thank you for your hard work and dedication at MHS.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Go Falcons!

 

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