TLC Charter Chatter
News, Information, and Updates for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium Charter Schools
A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods
Did you know that all three schools adopted a verifiable assessment program this year? The iReady program is on a list of approved academic progress indicators that charter schools can use to support data for academic growth in the charter renewal process. As required in Assembly Bill 1505, verified data is used in the charter school renewal process for schools in the low and middle performance categories. These charter schools must use verified data to show measurable increases in academic achievement or strong postsecondary outcomes. Increases in academic achievement are defined as showing one-year’s progress for each year in school. Primary, Discovery and Millennium all fall under the “middle” performance category, along with the majority of charter schools in California. We will be ready with data in hand when it comes time to renew our charters!
REMINDER: Friday, March 4th is an early release day. Primary students will be dismissed at 11 AM, Discovery and Millennium will be dismissed at 11:30 AM.
Parents, we need your help! Please send your children to school with their lunch. When lunches are dropped off midday, it puts an added burden on the office staff and causes unnecessary interruptions in the classroom. Food delivery services such as Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Postmates are not allowed, along with fast food, soda or sugary drinks. We appreciate your cooperation!
Tracy Learning Center
Who: Transitional Kindergarten (Born between September 2 and February 2, 2017)
Kindergarten (Born between December 3, 2016 and September 1, 2017)
When: February 1, 2022 thru February 28, 2022 at 4:30PM
Priority for Enrollment:
1. Board and Staff’s children
2. Siblings of current students
3. Live within Tracy Unified boundaries
4. All other areas
Lottery: Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Only
March 4, 2022 at 10:00AM Via Zoom Online (the link
will be posted on tracylc.net on March 4, 2022) if
there are openings available after the priority.
For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL STUDENTS MUST APPLY IN FEBRUARY TO HAVE THEIR PRIORITY TO ATTEND THE TRACY LEARNING CENTER OR THEY WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST AS A PRIORITY FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
This month’s lunch Calendar:
Primary Charter School
Our next PCS School Improvement meeting will be held ON CAMPUS on Monday, February 28 @ 9:00 in the gym. All parents are welcome to attend.
All classrooms did their best during our IReady testing week! We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our families for getting their kiddos to bed early and sending them well rested and with full tummies!
REMINDER: This Friday, March 4, 2022 is an early release day. Students only bring a snack and water bottle to school on this day.
READ-A-THON kicks off this week! Be sure to sign your kiddo up and get to reading! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! Last year we raised over $10,000.00! Let’s beat it this year!
Parent teacher conferences are March 15, 16, and 17th. We look forward to seeing you in person or Zoom! You should receive your conference confirmation time in your child’s folder.
Do you need before or after school care? Champions is now expanding their enrollment! See what they will be up to in the month of March (see below)!
AERIES Emergency Info Needed.
We still have several families who have not completed an updated emergency contact form. This information is very important and is used to contact parents if there is an emergency. If you have not completed this form, please do so and return it to our front office ASAP
Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:
**Attention All Parents**
Below you will find a link to our electronic parent website (AERIES). This database contains critical information about each DCS student and each student’s emergency contact information. This portion MUST BE FILLED OUT BY YOU. All data will be used to contact you in the event of an emergency. It is very important that you take the time to ensure we have all necessary information.
Use the following link https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student and login in with the email and password you created when registering your student at the beginning of the school year. From there, navigate to the DATA CONFIRMATION PROCESS link. Once you enter the information, THE LAST STEP IS TO PRINT THE EMERGENCY CARD and turn it into the front office or to your child’s teacher.
If you believe you have already completed this process OR you need help completing this process please call 209-290-0511. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
DCS Mission to Mars Field Trip Updates
For those students who already signed up for the Biosphere2 field trip, we are officially booked for Monday, April 18th – 21st. If you paid for the Biosphere trip, please email to confirm your attendance so we can finish booking flights. If you have any questions please contact Mr Snell (email@example.com)
This week we want to put a spotlight on ASD also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Click here: ASD Presentation
If you have any questions on this topic or would like to know more please feel free to reach out to the Special Education Department.
Director of Special Education
Millennium High School
Millennium has 4 winners of the NOHRA scholarship for Latinx students. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations to Alondra Villa, Christian Ramirez Jacome, Crystal Conner, and Karina Ureno!!!
With a 2-0 loss to Holt Academy on 2/16, Lady Falcons Soccer sees their hard fought season come to an end. The girls battled it out on the field at the Grape Bowl on Thursday night, but were unable to capitalize on their few scoring opportunities, with numbers more heavily weighted on defense.
Lady Falcons Basketball heads out to Gustine on Thursday 2/17 for their 1st round playoff game… Update to follow!
We are also still looking for Coaches for Spring!! See below:
Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:
SPRING 2022 IMMEDIATE Opening (Feb-May)
*Head Coach- Varsity Boys Volleyball: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1423473
FALL 2022 Openings (July-Oct/Nov):
*Head Coaches- Varsity, JV, Frosh Girls Volleyball:
Parents often find themselves in a challenging role of separating themselves from “Parent” and “Parent Coach”. I would strongly encourage all parents to check out these courses available from NFHS Learn: https://nfhslearn.com/home/parents
Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE
Learning Plan Meetings with Current 9th-11th Grade Students
Click on this link to see how to view your student’s anticipated classes:
Mrs. Woods and the Millennium High School Counselors are in the process of meeting with each student in grades 9-11 to plan classes for Fast Track (our mandatory summer school program) and the following school year. We do this by reviewing the student’s transcript with them and discussing the student’s goals and preferences. The anticipated classes are entered in the student’s Academic Plan in Aeries – this is viewable by parent and student in Aeries after logging in and clicking “Classes”, then “Academic Plan”. Please see the attached video for instructions.
***Please Note: Our top priority in meeting with students is to ensure a plan for them to meet all MHS graduation requirements, and their core academic classes are most important. Those who need elective credits provide us with their top choice(s), and we will try to place them accordingly after the master schedule is created, but their top choice elective(s) are not guaranteed. Additionally, at this time we do not know which teachers will teach which classes, or what periods they will be offered. This means we do not know what the start time will be for students who have less than 7 classes (juniors and seniors only). Our first step in creating the master schedule is to find out how many students need each class, and we are very glad to have the opportunity to do so through having individual conversations with each of our students.***
Fast Track schedules and further details will be mailed home during the month of April. Schedules for the 2022-2023 school year will be distributed near the end of Fast Track.
Thank you for your support in this process!
SUMMER 2022 DELTA COLLEGE EARLY START
The next opportunity for students to take a Delta College class is Summer 2022, beginning in late May! The process for Summer 2022 has begun!
Brand new to CES and want to learn more? Watch this 6-minute overview video: https://youtu.be/MUtWqWT2AtU
ALL students interested in taking a Summer college class, watch this 7-minute video for deadlines and updates: https://youtu.be/EdKd1TM2Gww
Brand new to this process and ready to get started? It’s time to apply online to Delta College. Refer to this 5-minute video for instructions on part one of this multi-step process: https://youtu.be/skvNJkzoi8E
The MHS Grade Check Google Form, and College Early Start Docusign Form OR Dual Enrollment Docusign Form, will all be due Wednesday, March 16th at 11:59pm. Students need to meet this deadline, and be earning A’s and B’s in their high school classes to qualify.
For more information about the College Early Start program, please visit this link, to be updated throughout the next two weeks as the process continues: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/college-early-start.html
MHS 2021-22 Yearbook Will Go Up In Price Next Week!
Now’s your chance to save on a yearbook for your Falcon. On March 1st, our yearbook price of $85 will rise to $100. Our senior dedication ads will also rise in price, so act today!
Celebrate our return to a fully in-person school year for the first time since 2020. With all students, activities, athletics, and more covered in the book, you will want to buy your student the yearbook they will cherish as a special memory of their resilience! Go to http://yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21362 to see our options for yearbook and senior dedication ad purchases.
This year, dedications can be purchased for seniors by anyone, including teachers, friends, teammates, and other special loved ones! Show them how much you will miss them as they fly the nest.
Questions? Email Miss Lamanna, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUNCH: Ordering lunch is slightly different this year. All students should have a lunch account to pay for lunches. To register, go to https://www.mymealtime.com/ and create an account. You must choose/type in your specific school (Millennium High School) and you will need your student school I.D. number. If you have any difficulties creating an account online, money can still be added to your account by either cash, check, or debit card. You can drop off payment in the lunch dropbox that is located in the main office. We are still in the process of adding new students to our mealtime system and hope to have it completed next week.
Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 4th period/HUB time. The Google Classroom code is SEUNSOU. Applications for Free & Reduced meals must be completed and turned in every year. You can apply on the school’s website.