TLC Charter Chatter – Week of Aug 15th 2022

TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Hello! Week three has come and gone, and I am happy to report that students and teachers have settled into routines, the curriculum is in full swing and carline is running smoothly for all three schools. We are off to a good start!

There are many different people who contribute to the success of the Tracy Learning Center. One of those people is Dan Saldate

I will let him introduce himself to you:

Hello TLC families.  My name is Dan Saldate.  I have been a part of the Tracy Learning Center for nineteen years. I was one of the original teachers that started Millennium High School in 2004 and taught social studies while also serving as the Director of MHS.

I hold a master’s degree in education and a school administration credential. In 2019, I was assigned to an administrative role with TLC. Currently, I am employed as the assistant superintendent of staff and student affairs encompassing all three TLC charter schools. My role is to provide staff and student support, observe and evaluate all staff members, provide staff human resources support, and conduct discipline for staff and students. I also serve as the title nine coordinators for TLC and the TLC Board Secretary. I am very proud to have spent my career in education at the Tracy Learning Center.

–  Mr Saldate


You will find Mr. Saldate in the office directly across from mine. We partner on many important administrative tasks and duties. He is an important member of the team!

Mrs. Woods



Next Year’s School Calendar – 2022-23

TLC Preschool/TK

Primary Charter School

This week you received your child’s iReady diagnostic report. (Kindergarten students will receive their report next week). This report will give you a good indication of where your child is academically starting the year. You will receive another report at the end of the trimester that will show their growth over the next few months. Please reach out to your child’s teachers if you have questions.

Now that our afternoon carline is running smoothly, we will end our carline at 3:35 every day. If you arrive to pick your child up after 3:35, this will be considered a late pick up and you will need to pick them up from the office.

Thank you for being on time!

PCS Picture day will be August 24 for grades K-4.

TK picture day will be August 25.



Special Education

Parent Resources

Whether you are experienced or new to the special education system, knowing your rights as a parent is crucial to navigating the IEP process. These resources provide additional information that will help you understand safeguards and rights available to parents.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Aviso de Garantías Procesales

Parent Handbook

What is a SELPA?

In California, every local education agency (LEA) is required to belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The SELPA is a consortium of LEAs responsible for the development of special education policies and procedures, distribution of federal and state special education funds, and providing a range of professional development pertaining to special education. With this support, the Charter SELPA’s partners continue to demonstrate the capacity to provide high quality special education programs to their students. The El Dorado Charter SELPA was the first statewide charter-only SELPA. The Charter SELPA is a cooperative model designed to ensure special education programs are available for all students with disabilities.

Tracy Learning Center is part of the El Dorado Charter SELPA.

SELPA Website: El Dorado Charter SELPA

El Dorado Charter SELPA’s Community Advisory Committee is a group formed to advise the Charter SELPA about the Special Education Local Plan, annual priorities, parent education, and other special education related activities. The CAC is designed to be a dynamic collaborative partnership of educators, parents, and community members. The CAC holds three business meetings annually to address topics of interest to families of children with disabilities and gather information to advise our Special Education Local Plan.

Parent Resources | El Dorado Charter SELPA

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the special education department.

Renu Singh

(209) 290-0511

Director Special Education


Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

Take a look into our classrooms!

Week 3 DCS Charter Chatter


As required by California law (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of a Tdap vaccine (pertussis – Whooping Cough Booster) for all students entering the 7th grade. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 7th graders must get up to date NOW.

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child gets his/her required vaccination prior to school re-opening on August 1, 2022. We suggest you call and arrange this vaccine appointment asap.

Getting them up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school once students return to campus.

Remember to ask your physician about other vaccines your child may need, and bring your child’s yellow immunization card to the visit. Please return a copy of ALL up-to-date immunizations to school prior to the beginning of the next year school year.

For questions, please call your primary physician today or call the San Joaquin County Public Health Services Program, at (209) 468-3481.

Students will not be allowed to attend campus classes without his/her completion of all school-required vaccines/immunizations.


Millennium High School

Please check the email you have on file with AERIES to view your invitation to the MHS Information Google Classroom. This will be our avenue of communication with parents and students this year.

MHS Counseling –


CSF is an honors society that recognizes outstanding academic achievement and encourages paying it forward by serving one’s community.  High school students must reapply each semester to maintain their membership in the club, and membership is based on the previous semester’s report card grades.  Students with mostly A’s in rigorous classes may qualify based on a point system outlined by the CSF State Office.
Online applications to join Millennium’s CSF Chapter are due Thursday, August 25th.  Current 10th -12th graders may apply here:
Current 9th graders can qualify this Fall semester only if they were CJSF Honors Members in the 8th grade, and may email proof of membership (picture of certificate, email from former adviser, etc.) to Ms. Moore at by 8/25.  Otherwise, 9th graders are encouraged to apply during Spring Semester.
**An INFORMATIONAL MEETING about CSF will take place on Monday, 8/22 in Room 301 at 12:00 noon.**

Fall 2022 Delta College Classes Starting

Many online Delta College classes begin the week of August 22nd, and our Dual Enrollment class, Introduction to Psychology, begins on Tuesday, September 6th!  Students must log in to their Okta and Canvas account on day one of their class to avoid being dropped.  Students are encouraged to reach out to their high school counselor Ms. Moore, as well as the Dual Enrollment Department at Delta College for assistance.
The next opportunity for current 9-12th graders to get involved in the College Early Start program is spring semester!  Stay tuned for an informational meeting – to be scheduled in late September!

Millennium Bell Schedule 2022-23

0 period 7:30-8:30

1st period 8:30-9:30

HUB Nutrition break 9:30-9:45

2nd period 9:45-10:45

3rd period 10:45-11:45

Lunch 11:45-12:30

5th period 12:30-1:30

6th period 1:30-2:30

7th period 2:30-3:30

8th period 3:30-4:30




Fall Sports kicked off on Friday August 19th with our Falcon Football team traveling to Riverbank High School and our THREE Volleyball teams hosting the Pacheco Panthers at Kimball High School! Come out and support the Falcons this year!

Did you know you can earn Nest Points for attending games! Students get your student ID card scanned at the door to earn 20 points for a home game, and 40 points for a road game!

Our teams are set for the Fall season – BUT – get yourself ready for Winter Sports – Basketball and Soccer are coming soon!

Here is a step by step guide to follow – you can always email me with questions at

First – Go to Complete ALL forms on this website.

Second – Click on this link to Download a copy of the Sports Physical

Third – Take the forms from step 2 to your doctor to have them filled out.

Fourth and Final Step – Take a picture of the completed sports physical form and attach it on your athletic clearance!

Your Fall coaches are:

Football – Head Coach Jamani Woods

Volleyball – Head Coach Marilou Treltas (Coach T)

Cross Country – Head Coach Mike Copass

Cheer – Head Coach Denise Hayes

For any questions, email me, Drew Reyes, the Millennium Athletic Director at

Be a part of something this Fall – Be a part of Falcon Athletics!