TLC Charter Chatter
News, Information, and Updates for Primary, Discovery, and Millennium Charter Schools
A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods
Dear parents, guardians, and families of the Tracy Learning Center,
I’d like to bring attention to and remind you of our attendance policy. We take attendance very seriously as chronic absenteeism can have lasting effects on a child’s educational experience. Our school handbooks state the following:
All absences must be called to the office on the day of absence to (209) 290-0511 or emailed to Kay Fagundes at email@example.com or Angie Keys at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student misses more than 7 days of personal, unexcused, or suspension time (any combination) they will be asked to enroll at another school and their spot will be given to a student on the waitlist. In addition, sick days cannot be attached to personal days prior to or following personal days. All dates missed will then be considered personal.
When a student misses more than 3 consecutive days it is required to have a doctor’s note upon their return to excuse these absences. Absences that are not properly cleared by the parent or guardian within three days of the absence will be reported as unexcused. After a student reaches 10 sick/illness days during a school year a medical excuse must be provided for all illness related absences.
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM: A “chronic absentee” has been defined in E C Section 60901(c)(1) as “a pupil who is absent on 10 percent or more of the school days in the school year when the total number of days a pupil is absent is divided by the total number of days the pupil is enrolled.” If a student is absent 18 days during the school year for any reason, they are considered a chronic absentee.
Students with significant absences, tardies or excessive early pick-ups for any reasons may be placed on an attendance contract or asked to withdraw at the CEO’s discretion.
According to the California Department of Education, children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the third grade. Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. A study of public school students found that an incidence of chronic absenteeism in even a single year between 8th and 12th grade was associated with a seven-fold increase in the likelihood of dropping out. Additionally, high school dropout, which chronically absent students are more likely to experience, has been linked to poor outcomes later in life, from poverty and diminished health to involvement in the criminal justice system.
Par attendance can be a better predictor of whether students will drop out before graduation Please partner with us to ensure attendance at school remains a priority. Thank you,
Lunch Menus October 2022
(LINK TO ALL SCHOOLS)
Primary Charter School
Next week is National Red Ribbon Week! Please see our following spirit days.
ATTENTION PCS FAMILIES!!!
We are using a new pledging system through an online company called Pledgestar for the Jog-A-Thon this year, which takes place on November 10th. Your child/children should have brought home an orange flyer with all the information needed to register them and add potential donors to their account. The process to register is quick and makes it easy to reach out to friends and family. Please know that in order for your child to receive donations/pledges you must register for an account and add them as a jogger. If you have children in both PCS and DCS, you must register for both schools separately. If you did not receive the flyer click HERE to view it. If you have any questions please email Coach Knaus at email@example.com. Pledgestar donations will be accepted through December 2, 2022.
October 29, 2022 5:00-10:00
Entry is free. Once on campus you can purchase haunted house tickets, kid zone tickets, game tickets, and/or food tickets.
We need donations for our cake walk (see flyer below) simply send in a baked treat on October 28 and your treat will be a prize for our cake walk game!
Need Before or After School Care? Use the QR codes below to find out more about Champions!
Special education is a complex and ever-changing system of principles, practices, relevant laws and policies. Understanding special education processes and working with your school can be complex. Whether you have a question about special education or need support in working with your school, we are here to help.
Click on the link below for parent resources:
If you have any questions feel free to contact the special education department.
Director Special Education
Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:
Take a look into our classrooms!
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.
Athletic Director Corner
The Fall Season for Millennium Athletics is coming to a close and I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of our accomplishments!
First up, we were able to field THREE Volleyball teams this fall for the second time in school history! When you want to build a program, it starts with having healthy participation numbers! The girls improved throughout the year, and that is the true measure of success, not wins and losses.
Football has their final home game this Friday at Tracy High. It will be an action packed Friday night, with the PCS Mini-Cheer Camp Falcons and our very own, award-winning Millennium Band performing at halftime! In addition, the debut of the Millennium Trebuchet from Mr. Copass and our Physics Department will make its first t-shirt launch between the first and second quarter!
Senior night festivities will begin at 630pm – our Football and Cross Country Seniors will be honored on the field with their parents before the game.
Our football program has found plenty of playing time for our young players, and they will be back next year to continue to improve. I say it time and time again, but no sport is as physically and mentally challenging as football. We are looking forward to an off season of weight training and 7 on 7 this Summer to prepare us for next year!
Our team that continues on to the postseason this Fall is our Millennium Cross Country Team! The League Championship Meet is this Tuesday, October 25th in Manteca. Freshman sensation Ava Moschettihas won every league meet so far this year!
And our Millennium Girls team finished five runners in the top 12, including first and second place. The Millennium Boys team also had two runners in the top 10, led by Sophomore Diego Cervantes. Both teams have a great shot at winning the league championship this year!
What we are the most proud of this Fall is our team’s Academic Success!!! Each year, the CIF allows schools to submit their team GPAs to compete for Academic Team Championships. Last year, two of our Fall teams finished in the top 5 – this year, I expect all our team’s to do even better!
Millennium Football – 3.35
Varsity Volleyball – 3.85
Boys Cross Country – 3.74
Girls Cross Country – 3.69
All teams have a great chance at finishing in the top 5 this year – and there are over 130 schools in the Sac-Joaquin Section! Remember, these are STUDENT-ATHLETES, and we love it that our students achieve in the classroom and on the athletic fields!
After the first quarter grading period ended, unfortunately, some athletes had to be removed from teams. In High School, all student athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA and no F’s to remain or join their teams. This year, we lost 4 student athletes to grades, which is the least we have ever lost! Three students improved their grades and were able to join their teams as well. So this Fall, our Athletic Department endured a net loss of just one student athlete!
As the Fall season ends, the Winter season is beginning! Conditioning for our Soccer and Basketball teams are in full swing! Mandatory practice and tryouts will begin on November 1st. Athletes who are still on a fall team will be able to join their winter sports team once their season ends. Remember, all athletes must be registered on AthleticClearance.com and have a current sports physical before they participate in any school athletic conditioning, practice or game.
Other sports have begun to prepare for their seasons as well. Baseball and Track and Field will start weight training in November. If you are interested in joining, please contact me or your coaches for more details.
TO REGISTER FOR SPORTS, here is a step by step guide to follow – you can always email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
First – Go to athleticclearance.com 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!
For any questions, email me, Drew Reyes, the Millennium Athletic Director at email@example.com
Be a part of something this year- Be a part of Falcon Athletics!