TLC Charter Chatter
News, Information, and Updates for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium Charter Schools
A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods
May has arrived and that marks the last 2 months of school! This can be a difficult and hectic time of year as we push to the finish. Graduations, Promotions, end of the year activities make for an exciting time for students and staff. Stay tuned to tracylc.net and the Charter Chatter for updates and information.
COVID-19 April Update:
Case counts by school
In terms of exposures, the CDPH guidelines for K-12 schools, most recently updated on April 6, 2022, now state the following:
Schools may consider permitting asymptomatic exposed students, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status or location of exposure, to continue to take part in all aspects of K-12 schooling, including sports and extracurricular activities, unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that exposed students wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others for at least 10 days following the date of last exposure, if not already doing so.
As always, a letter will be sent home or emailed if someone in your child’s class tests positive. To read the guidelines in their entirety, refer to the following link:
Next Year’s School Calendar – 2022-23
This month’s lunch Calendar:
Tracy Learning Center Pre-K
Parents…It’s your turn to have a night out! Come join us for a fun night of dancing at Adult Prom! Click on the link below for a registration form. Forms with payment can be dropped off in the front office. Space is limited, so get your ticket before it sells out. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y1_tfq897zBm_qg777lSXCKOD0rN5FD9/view?usp=drivesdk
Primary Charter School
Welcome back! This week we received an amazing surprise donation from the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. They graciously donated over $800 worth of BRAND NEW books to our mobile library! We are so appreciative and cannot wait to stock our library.
Our 3rd and 4th grade classes got to have a fun, hands on science experiment with the World of Wonder science museum. They learned learned about force, velocity and got to create bottle rockets and launch them. It was a great learning experience and our students watching their rockets fly!
Remember: Friday, May 6 is an early release day.
PCS Spring Concert
Tuesday, June 7th
Mark your calendars for the Primary Charter Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 7th. Performances will happen between 6:00 and 7:30 P.M., and phase-specific schedules will be sent out soon.
Please plan to bring your student and attend this concert if you can. Performances like this motivate higher achievement in music, promote healthy confidence, and provide our students with a great opportunity to apply the musical skills they are learning.
Champions is enrolling NOW for next school year! Please be sure to sign up soon, as they fill up every year.
Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:
Nearly 35 million children have experienced at least one event that could lead to childhood trauma. About 72% of children and youth in the United States will have experienced at least one traumatic event before the age of 18.
Click here to learn more: Supporting Students Experiencing Childhood Trauma
If you have any questions about this topic, or would like to learn more please contact Ren Singh at email@example.com Director of Special Education.
Millennium High School
Millennium Speech and Debate is going to Nationals!
We are honored to share with you that seven of our high school students qualified to attend the National Speech and Debate Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, this June.
We would love it if you could help us out by donating to our gofundme at this link, and/or sharing on your social media. Thank you!
Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:
FALL 2022 Openings (July-Oct/Nov):
*Head Coaches- Varsity, JV, Frosh Girls Volleyball:
WINTER 2022/23 Openings (Oct-Feb/Mar):
*Head Coach- JV Boys Basketball
SPRING 2023 Openings (Jan-May:
*Head Coach- Varsity Boys Volleyball:
Mark your calendars…coming soon to a Tracy Learning Campus near you…we’ll be celebrating:
“May the 4th Be With You – College Day!”
This Wednesday, May 4th, we’ll be showing off our college going spirit in the high school and wanted to extend it TLC campus wide to wear our favorite college attire in support of our seniors who are planning to head off to a four year university, 2 year university, trade school, or military or if you have a favorite college sports team….let’s wear it all with pride! Parents, grab some college gear for the kids and send them to school with it.
FAST TRACK 2022 – Monday, May 23rd to Friday, June 24th
FAST TRACK is a MANDATORY program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course. During FAST TRACK, students take a full year (two semesters) of a course for 4.25 hours a day (includes a fifteen minute break) for five weeks beginning Monday, May 23rd to Friday, June 24th. The day begins at 8:30AM and ends at 12:45PM.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance during FAST TRACK is different from the school year in that students are only allowed to miss 8 hours of time during the entire FAST TRACK. Tardies count as one hour and a day is four hours. Any combination above 8 hours results in a need to withdraw and an F grade for the affected semester. There are no excused absences during FAST TRACK. This is necessary in order to meet the state requirement for issuing credit for a year’s worth of a course. Students may not miss more than two days (8 total hours). Four tardies are the equivalent of one day of school, therefore; two days absent and one tardy will result in a failing grade.
Letters have been mailed home including additional details as well as your child’s FAST TRACK class.
Fall 2022 College Early Start
The next opportunity for students to take a Delta College class is Fall 2022, beginning in August! The process for Fall 2022 has begun!
Brand new to CES and want to learn more? Watch this 6-minute overview video: https://youtu.be/MUtWqWT2AtU
Ready to get started with step one? 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 and then https://pdcdeltacollege.com/dep/apply/ for further instructions on how to apply. You will need your Social Security Number handy to complete the application. Do this ASAP or you risk missing the deadline!!
ALL INTERESTED STUDENTS, NEW AND RETURNING TO COLLEGE EARLY START: The MHS Grade Check Google Form will be due Thursday, May 12th at 11:59pm. Based on your preferred classes, you may need to submit a College Early Start Form or a Dual Enrollment Form as well, which will be due on Monday, May 16th at 11:59pm. Students need to meet these deadlines, and be earning A’s and B’s in their high school classes to qualify. *The MHS Grade Check Form and recommended classes will be released on students’ Nest Google Classroom this week.*
One of our former Falcons, Matthew Adrineda (Class of 2015) has graduated from San Jose State University in their Visual Arts Program. He’ll be headed home for the summer to teach an exciting summer class at the Tracy Grand Theatre. The course is Character Design & Concept Art. If anyone is interested in working at a game company or animation studio, Matthew can help set up a proper foundation for future art school applicants to strengthen their portfolio for admissions. It’s not too soon to start! Middle and high school age students are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Here is the direct link to the class with course description and cost: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityoftracy/Activity_Search/17544
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.