Tracy Learning Center Charter Chatter – Schools begins Monday August 2nd

TLC Charter Chatter

News, Information, and Updates for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium Charter Schools


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods:

It is an exciting time at the Tracy Learning Center! The entire TLC staff has been busy at work preparing to welcome back our students on Monday, August 2, 2021. We are looking forward to opening at full capacity, following all CDPH safety guidelines.

Each school has activities planned this week, so be sure to read the school sections carefully!


Misc. News and Announcements

We have a new AERIES student system and Mealtime lunch system this year! TLC is currently converting all our student data to our new system and once up and running, will some great new features to help keep parents up to date including lunch payments online with balance notifications, report cards, grading notifications, and more.

The process is supposed to be completed this week and we will send out more info once the systems are ready but as of now, you cannot fully access AERIES or Mealtime. We still accept checks via the office if you need to send money with your student on the first day.

This months lunch Calendar:

 

 



Primary Charter School

Meet your teacher and Pick up Day! Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ALL FAMILIES are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend their scheduled (see below) pick-up time. All families MUST use the PCS carline route to pick up your student’s folder full of important information AND meet your teachers!

Kindergarten: 9:00-10:00

P3,4,&5: 10:15-11:15

P6,7,&8: 11:30-12:30

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:00pm -7:00pm VIA ZOOM (Zoom link was sent via email by classroom teachers)

All families are strongly encouraged to attend Back to School Night to ensure a successful school year!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Monday, August 2, 2021

All students and staff are required to wear a mask while on school grounds. Carline is the ONLY APPROVED means of drop-off and pick-up.

Drop off in PCS carline between 7:45-8:13

Pick-up in PCS carline between 3:15-3:45



 

 

 

Discovery Charter School

5th Grade Flight School

Thursday, July 29th, 8-11:30

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 VIA ZOOM

(Zoom link will be shared at a later time)

5th/6th 5:00-5:45pm

7th/8th 6:00-6:45pm

First Day of School

Monday, August 2, 2021

All students and staff are required to wear a mask while in classrooms.

Drop off of DCS only students in carline on Beverly Pl. is between: 7:35-7:55am

Pick-up in DCS carline between 4:00-4:15pm

(Walker permission forms are available in the front office. Walkers will be dismissed at 3:55 to ensure a safe departure from school grounds before beginning carline movement.)



 

 

 

MHS

Millennium High School

Fall Procedures 2021

Everything you need to know about coming back to MHS on August 2nd is below. If you have a more specific question, feel free to email us at: tlclearning@tracylc.net

Arrival:

We will be using the back gate located on Holly Dr. from 8:00 – 8:30. ( 7:15 – 7:30 for 0 periods) After 8:30, students are tardy and will need to enter campus through the front office (After 7:30 for 0 periods). The front office should only be used for late arrivals. Students who accumulate 8 tardies will be placed on an attendance contract. Please do not use the front drive through to pick-up/drop-off your student.

As of right now, we WILL NOT be performing temperature checks. It is important that any student with a temperature above normal stays home.

Departure:

All classes end at 4:30. All students will exit through the gates on Holly Dr. Please do not use the front drive through to pick-up/drop-off your student. We will use the same back gate parking lot on Holly Dr. for all vehicle pick-ups/drop-offs.

Arrival/Departure

We will be using the back gate for morning arrival and afternoon departure. This is the gate located off of Holly Dr. If dropping off/picking-up a student, you may use this area as a drive through. A walk up path will be identified with cones.

We ask that you make only right-hand turns entering and exiting this parking lot.

Side-Gate Entrance

The field gate located off of Holly Dr. will be open for walk-in traffic.

Hand Sanitizing

All students are required to sanitize their hands upon entering their classrooms. All rooms and entrances have sanitizer available.

Masks

Masks are REQUIRED WHILE INDOORS. Masks are optional in outdoor situations.

With a doctor’s note, the use of face shields are permitted.

We will have extra cloth masks available for unexpected situations.

Students will not be permitted to enter any classroom without a mask on.

Assigned Seats

Students will have assigned seats in every class. These spaces will be sprayed or wiped with disinfectant periodically.

Food

Students may bring their own lunches to school. Students who purchase lunch will have to pre-pay through school lunch accounts. No cash will be exchanged for individual lunches. Students who are purchasing food must order electronically the day before in their 3rd period/Hub class.

BackPacks

Backpacks are permitted.

Laptops/Chromebooks

Students are allowed to bring their own laptop or chromebook for use in class when needed. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. If you borrowed a Chromebook, please bring it back to school on the first day.

 

A Message from Carolyn Woods – TLC CEO regarding the 2021-22 school year….

NEW TLC LOGO

TRACY LEARNING CENTER

Primary * Discovery * Millennium

51 E. Beverly Place, Tracy, CA 95376

(209) 290-0511

http://www.tracylc.net

 

July 15, 2021

Dear TLC Families, Students, and Staff,

This week the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published their anticipated COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year. (click on the link to read the entire document)

The guidelines state the following:

  • CDPH has eliminated the three feet social distancing, allowing for schools to operate at 100% capacity
  • COVID-19 vaccines are NOT required for students to attend public schools in California but are strongly recommended for students over the age of 12
  • Masks WILL BE REQUIRED indoors for all students, staff, and any visitors on school site facilities, regardless if an individual is vaccinated or not

TLC will continue to follow the guidance from the CDPH. We will continue to work diligently to provide updates and plans aligned to the CDPH guidelines as they are updated. The next masking update is expected to be released on November 1, 2021.

Our 2021-22 school opening plans remain unchanged. On August 2, 2021, we will welcome back all students for in-person learning, 5 days a week, full time, at 100% capacity, following the current safety guidelines. TLC is not offering a distance learning option for the 21-22 school year.

We look forward to welcoming all students and staff back to campus for the 21-22 school year. Thank you for your continued support of our Tracy Learning Center schools!

Sincerely,

Carolyn Woods

CEO

Tracy Learning Center

 



 

NEW TLC LOGO

TRACY LEARNING CENTER

Primary * Discovery * Millennium

51 E. Beverly Place, Tracy, CA 95376

http://www.tracylc.net

15 de junio, 2021

Estimadas familias, estudiantes y personal de TLC:

Esta semana el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) publicó su anticipado COVID-19 Orientaciones de salud pública para escuelas en California K-12 , 2021-22 año escolar (haga clic en el enlace para leer el documento completo)

Las pautas establecen lo siguiente:

  • CDPH ha eliminado el distanciamiento social de tres pies, lo que permite que las escuelas funcionen al 100% de su capacidad
  • COVID-19 NO se requieren vacunas para que los estudiantes asistan a las escuelas públicas en California, pero se recomiendan encarecidamente para los estudiantes mayores de 12 años.

• SE REQUIEREN cubrebocas en el interior para todos los estudiantes, el personal y cualquier visitante en las instalaciones de la escuela, independientemente de si una persona está vacunada o no.

TLC continuará siguiendo la guía de CDPH. Continuaremos trabajando diligentemente para proporcionar actualizaciones y planes alineados con las pautas de CDPH a medida que se actualizan. Se espera que la próxima actualización de enmascaramiento se lance el 1 de noviembre de 2021.

Nuestros planes de apertura de escuela 2021-22 se mantienen sin cambios. El 2 de agosto de 2021, daremos la bienvenida a todos los estudiantes para el aprendizaje en persona, 5 días a la semana, tiempo completo, al 100% de su capacidad, siguiendo las pautas de seguridad actuales. TLC no ofrece una opción de aprendizaje a distancia para el año escolar 21-22.

Esperamos dar la bienvenida a todos los estudiantes y al personal al campus para el año escolar 21-22. ¡Gracias por su continuo apoyo a nuestras escuelas del Tracy Learning Center!

Sinceramente,

Carolyn Woods

CEO

Tracy Learning Center

Final Messages for 2020-21 – Wishing all our TLC families – Have a safe and relaxing Summer break!

 

Hello, all of our great parents!

We all know the year has been different and procedures have been adjusted throughout the different stages regarding the protocol in classrooms and carlines this past year. With the year coming to a fast end I wanted to thank you all on behalf of the Tracy Learning Center.
I’m George Hepner, the Director of Facilities for the Tracy Learning Center. Some might have noticed me in morning carlines and afternoon carlines on Lowell and some on Mae and student drop-offs during the school year.
I want to take this time to thank every one of you personally. All of your patients, following procedures and being positive in carlines to the staff. I know some days this could be difficult when we have many other things going on and you just want to get your students dropped off or picked up! Thank you!
As we end one year and the new 2021-2022 school year will be fast approaching, I would like to remind everyone to please read the upcoming charter chatter and information coming from each particular school. For information regarding procedures for drop off and pickups of students.

It is most important that we all follow the directions for carlines and times for drop-offs and pickups. If everyone does the same thing and follows the directions, it will go so smoothly for everyone. Please remember that staff, students, and parents are all on the same team at Tracy Learning Center. We are all trying to accommodate 1300 students in the most effective and efficient ways!!! So please help us all for the new year.

Once again, I want to thank you all for the past year and look forward to the upcoming school year! Have a great summer break and recharge for another busy school year at TLC!!

 

A from our TLC Tech Team –

We want to give a HUGE thanks to all our parents and students for working through a challenging year.  Distance learning only worked because of your efforts.  Thank you.

As we prepare for a ‘normal year’, we want to make sure ALL TLC Chromebooks are returned by 3pm tomorrow (Friday, June 25th).  If you still have a TLC Chromebook at home, please bring it and the charger to the front office before 3pm. We do not need to check you back in or sign you off – we know which student has which laptop and we will check them in electronically.

 

This is extremely important for our tech team so they can sanitize and update computers for the upcoming school year.

Your cooperation is appreciated.  Have a wonderful, well-deserved break.  See you in August!



 

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE FAMILIES:

This Saturday, June 26th is our 8th Grade Promotional ceremony for our Discovery Middle School.   If you are unable to attend, we will also be streaming it LIVE via Youtube.  We are so proud of our 8th Graders!  Good luck in High School Falcons!!

 


Happy Friday! One more week of school!

 

We will be celebrating the 20+ years that Virginia Stewart and Dyanne Holmes have given to TLC.  We know many parents have been with the school for a long time and we invite you to join us for an open house celebration at The Press Wine Bar from 4pm to 7pm. No RSVP needed!



PCS Yearbook Info –


DCS Yearbook Info –

Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff that have sent photos.  Because of you, we are able to have a yearbook this year and it is ready to order.

Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use the school code 20995 to order your yearbook.

Only online orders will be accepted this year.  The yearbook this year will be $40.00 for a hardcover book.  The last day to order is Friday, July 2, 2021.


 

MHS Yearbook Info –

Yearbooks are here! 2020-21 Yearbooks may be picked up after school in the Millennium Lunch Area daily from 6/21 to 6/25.

If you did not already order a yearbook, limited extras are available! Yearbooks are $75 and may be purchased with check or cash in the front office.

All athletics and activities are covered in the book, as well as school portraits and student life. Order now to commemorate a most unusual and memorable year! Questions? Email Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net.

TLC Announcements….

 

TLC Announcement:

Last night marked the end of an era when Virginia Stewart gave her last director’s report at the Tracy Learning Center board meeting.  The moment was bitter-sweet, especially for those of us who have had the opportunity to work under her guidance and leadership for so many years.  Board members, TLC staff, and distinguished representatives from the city of Tracy expressed their gratitude for Virginia’s steadfast leadership, innovative thinking, commitment to putting students first, and her ability to adapt and change but never waiver from the vision of TLC.  

In recognition for founding the Tracy Learning Center schools and her excellence as its leader for the past 20 years, the Tracy Learning Center Board of Directors approved a resolution to rename the administration building located at 51 E. Beverly Place the Virginia Stewart Administration Building.   She also received special recognition and honor from Mayor Nancy Young and District 5 Supervisor, Robert Rickman, who presented her with certificates on behalf of the city of Tracy.  

Mrs. Stewart is a once-in-a-lifetime leader.  Those who have been able to learn from her recognize what an honor we have been given, being able to learn from her example and follow her guidance!  Thank you, Mrs. Stewart, for showing us what a true leader is, thank you for showing us what fearless determination looks like, thank you for always supporting new ideas and ways of thinking, thank you for giving us the freedom to teach students in innovative ways, thank you for sharing your knowledge and insight with us, and thank you, most of all, for gifting us with the most amazing gift of all—Primary Charter School, Discovery Charter School, Millennium High School, and the Tracy Learning Center Preschool!!!! We are all honored to carry on your legacy and we wish you the very best that retirement can bring.  We love you!!! 

Sincerely,

Carolyn Woods 



PCS:

Our PCS students wanted to thank all our Healthcare Workers for their hard work through this crazy year.  Our classes hand-made cards to express our gratitude.  The Tracy Sutter Staff were very thankful!  Great job Falcons!!

 

 



DCS:

Good morning parents and guardians,

We are very quickly coming to the end of this school year. As such we are in the process of collecting all of the Chromebooks we have checked out this school year. If your student still has a school Chromebook we will have a cart in the front office for you to return your Chromebook and the charging cable.
Please return your Chromebook by Wednesday 6/23 by 4:30pm
Our Annual DCS Awards ceremony will be taking place this Thursday, June 17th at 9am.  Students and parents can watch the ceremony live via our Youtube channel.

 



MHS Falcon News – 

Yearbooks are here! 2020-21 Yearbooks may be picked up after school in the Millennium Lunch Area daily from 6/21 to 6/25. If you did not already order a yearbook, limited extras are available! Yearbooks are $75 and may be purchased with a check or cash in the front office. All athletics and activities are covered in the book, as well as school portraits and student life. Order now to commemorate a most unusual and memorable year! Questions? Email Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net.

Important Info Re – Lifetouch photos and MHS Graduation Day Pics

Lifetouch School Portraits – 

As you all know, this year came with many difficulties. I have heard that a very large number of families paid for but did not receive their Lifetouch Pictures.

Some of these picture packets have never been picked up in the office. Please come to the office to pick your student’s pictures or proofs up. Many packets sent home only had proofs without the purchased pictures.
 If this happened for your students please contact Lifetouch Customer Service immediately at (800) 736-4753.

 

Millennium High Graduation Day Photos – 

 

Thank you to all the families that joined us this last Saturday for our first Millennium Graduation Ceremony on our very own field! The following link is available to view and/or purchase pictures from the event –  Courtesy of The Photographic Art Studio. 
Password is:  falcons
Images by The Photographic Art Studio

 

 


Millennium High Fast Track Summer Program starts TOMORROW

 

Millennium High School

Fast Track Procedures 2021

Friday is the first day of Fast Track for our High School students.  Everything you need to know about coming back to MHS on May 21st is below. If you have a more specific question, feel free to email us at: tlclearning@tracylc.net

Arrival:

We will be using the back gate located on Holly Dr. from 8:00 – 8:30. After 8:30, students are tardy and will need to enter campus through the front office. The front office should only be used for late arrivals.

We will be performing temperature checks for all students on a daily basis so we ask that you arrive early to help facilitate this process; we thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Departure:

All Fast Track classes end at 12:45. All students will exit through the M-1 gate located in the front of the school. Please do not use the front drive through to pick-up your student. We will use the same back gate parking lot on Holly Dr. for all vehicle pick-ups/drop-offs.

Arrival/Temp. Check

We will be using the back gate for morning arrival. This is the gate located off of Holly Dr. If dropping off a student, you may use this area as a drive through. A walk up path will be identified with cones.

Several teachers will be outside taking temperature checks. Students showing a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home.

We ask that you make only right-hand turns entering and exiting this parking lot.

Side-Gate Entrance

The field gate located off of Holly Dr. will be open for walk-in traffic. Teachers will be posted here to temperature check all arriving students.

Hand Sanitizing

All students are required to sanitize their hands upon entering campus and entering any classroom. All rooms and entrances have sanitizer available.

Masks

Masks will be worn both inside and outside of class by everybody.

With a doctor’s note, the use of face shields are permitted.

We will have extra cloth masks available for unexpected situations.

Masks will be required for all of Fast Track.

Students will not be permitted to enter campus without a mask on.

Assigned Seats

Students will have assigned seats in every class. These spaces will be sprayed or wiped with disinfectant each day.

Food

Snacks may be brought to school.

Our food services are making snacks for students but you will have to pre-pay through school lunch accounts with on- line payment. No cash will be exchanged for individual lunches. Students who are purchasing food at school will order electronically the day before.

These snacks will be available during the 15 minute nutrition break. We suggest bringing your own snacks the first day.

BackPacks

Backpacks are permitted.

Laptops/Chromebooks

Students are allowed to bring their own laptop or chromebook for use in class when needed. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. If you borrowed a Chromebook, please bring it back to school on the first day.

Departure

The back gate parking lot off Holly Dr. will also be used for pick-up at 12:45.

We ask that you make only right-hand turns entering and exiting this parking lot.

Millennium High School – Scholarship and Awards Recipients

Congratulations to all MHS Award and Scholarship Recipients!

Please see the attached list of all students who were honored with awards and scholarships on Thursday, May 13th through our virtual Awards Ceremony video.  You make us all very proud!
These students may pick up their award certificates (and scholarship checks in some cases!) in the TLC front office on Monday 5/17-Thursday 5/20 between 7:30am-4:00pm, or on Friday 5/21 between 7:30am-12:00pm.

 

If you missed the video, it is viewable here:

 


 



FAST TRACK 2021

FAST TRACK schedules and specific details have been mailed home.

 
**Please note that Fast Track schedules were selected for students based on their transcripts, current grades, staffing, class sizes, and taking their surveyed preferences into account when possible.**
 
Remember that FAST TRACK 2021 will take place fully in-person and on-campus this year with all required COVID-19 safety precautions in place – there is no online, distance-learning format available.
 
For FAST TRACK 2021 ONLY, students who decline the opportunity to take a FAST TRACK class must inform us by returning the mailed form to the MHS Counselors by May 10th.  This form may be submitted by dropping it off in the front office, or scanning/taking a picture of the form and emailing it to MHSCounseling@tracylc.net .  Please note that declining to attend FAST TRACK 2021 will result in the scheduled class being added to the student’s schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.

 


IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION:
Below is information that all families and guests of the Class of 2021 need in order to have a successful end of the year In Person Graduation Ceremony. This Friday, May 14th will NOT be a cap and gown distribution for students. We will be having a Graduation Rehearsal on Friday, May 21st @ 2pm. Graduates should plan to arrive and enter through the MHS Carline near the basketball court. We will meet under the covered lunch area. CAPS AND GOWNS WILL BE GIVEN AT THE REHEARSAL. Graduation Tickets will be distributed ALL NEXT WEEK (May 17-21) from the main office. Mon – Thurs from 7:30am – 4:00pm and Friday 7:30am -12pm. We request that ONLY the Graduates pick up their tickets. The following information is about Graduation attire, COVID-19 guidelines, and a detailed map of the ceremony entrance/exit. This information will also be given with the tickets.
Reminder: Graduation Pre-Registration is required by the student and staff only. Please check with your student to confirm they have registered to attend. The Pre-Registration link has been provided in the Peregrine Nest Google Classroom.
Thank you families and guests of the Class of 2021 – The Tracy Learning Center family is getting ready to celebrate with you!!!

MHS Virtual Awards Ceremony – THIS Thursday, May 13th at 12:00 noon

We are excited to honor our Millennium students who are receiving academic awards and scholarships this year through a Virtual Awards Ceremony! This will be in the form of a video that will be viewable starting on May 13th at 12:00 noon on our www.tracylearningcenter.com homepage. Families who are unable to view at that date and time will still be able to access the video once it is posted. All MHS families are invited to tune in, but those students who are receiving awards have been mailed an invitation to inform them that they are receiving an award or scholarship!

Students are invited to pick up their award certificates (and scholarship checks!) at the front office from Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th from 7:30am-4:00pm, or Friday May 21st from 7:30am-12:00pm.

MHS 2021 Graduation Event Rules

MHS 2021 Graduation Event Rules SPANISH version

MHS Grad Map

6th Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament was a HUGE success. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all the families, staff, and members of the community that played in the 6th Annual Millennium Athletics Golf Tournament! We sold out three weeks early and had to refer teams to the next tournament since we were full!

Our next tournament is October 10th, 2021. Make sure you register early.

Despite the pandemic, this has been the most successful fundraising event! I want to send a special thank you to our banner sponsors:

Thank you to the following businesses and family members for sponsoring a hole at the tournament:

Thank you to our cart sponsors:

Dr. Baldini, the Su Family and

Congratulations to our First Place Team! Congratulations to our Last Place Team!

Here are some more pictures from our event. Thank you all again for making this our best fundraiser yet! Hope to see you again on October 10th, 2021!

Thank you to my team for your help making the day such a success!

(Not pictured: Coach Easterday, Elias Almanza, and Mr. Hepner)