TLC Charter Chatter

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

 


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods:

The California Department of Public Health updated their K-12 Guidance for the 2021-22 school year on August 2, 2021. We will continue to follow all safety measures we have in place, such as masking indoors, keeping distance when feasible, and sanitizing our classrooms daily. Our safety measures have proven to be effective thus far, and we will continue to monitor the situation very carefully. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. If you would like to read the guidance in detail, you can reference it at the following link:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx

Thank you!

 



Misc. News and Announcements

IMPORTANT PARENT INFO-

Annual Data Confirmation in Aeries

Please sign into Aeries and complete the Data Confirmation process. This must be completed by August 31, 2021 or your Aeries account will be locked until the process is complete. It is VERY important that you print the emergency card, sign it, and return it to the office by September 1, 2021. If you need the information to create a new account please call the office, 209-290-0511, and that information will be shared with you.

To access AERIES for your student’s information and view report cards please use: https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student

If you do not have an account set up, you can contact the office at 209-290-0511 to request the necessary information. If you use the AERIES App on your phone you may need to rest the information.

 


 

Girls volleyball has a fundraiser at chipotle this Sunday, August 22 from 4-8pm! 33% of each receipt will be donated back to the program.

 


This months lunch Calendar:

 



Primary Charter School

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

EARLY RELEASE DAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

All PCS students will be released at 11:30. Lunch WILL NOT be served this day (send snack and water ONLY)

NO SCHOOL September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day

HOMECOMING PARADE EARLY RELEASE DAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

All PCS students will be released at 12:00. Lunch WILL NOT be served this day (send snack and water ONLY)

HOMECOMING PARADE: September 17, 2021

Come and watch our Tracy Learning Center HOMECOMING Parade! We encourage all families to line the streets of Tracy and support our school! The parade starts at 1:30 on the corner of 6th and Central and runs down Central to 10th street. We hope to see you there!

NEW MORNING TARDY TIME: 8:15

Please enter the PCS carline BEFORE 8:15 to ensure your child is not tardy. Students will never be marked tardy due to the carline running late. If staff is no longer present, that means the carline is over and parents will have to walk their child to the office for a tardy slip.

 



DCS

Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

BIG NEWS!!!

*** Staff In-Service Days ***

This year there will be 3 staff in-service days where students will be given at-home asynchronous work to complete while teachers have a day of meetings, professional development, and classroom preparation work.

These full at-home asynchronous days for students will be:

September 3rd

February 11th

June 3rd

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Having trouble viewing your student’s grades on Aeries?

TLC now has its own separate Aeries portal that can be accessed at:

https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student/LoginParent.aspx

Look for “Tracy Learning Center” at the top to know that you’re in the right place!

**If you have the old app on your phone you’ll need to delete that one and reinstall the NEW Tracy Learning Center Aeries one.**

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Discovery Spirit Wear

DCS is now selling spirit wear! Flyers have been sent home already!

Please click on the following link to access the store. All orders will need to be placed by Friday, August 27th before midnight. Orders will be packaged and shipped to the school within 3 weeks of that Friday. Once they arrive at school, they will be passed out to students.

https://www.selectspiritwear.com/v5store/pc/viewcategories.asp?idcategory=1173

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Washington DC Trip

Parent Meeting D6 with Ms. Zaca on Aug 31, 2021

5:30-6 pm!

This year Ms. Zaca will be taking a group of students to Washington DC during our first week of Spring Break! If you are interested in having your child AND yourself partaking in the trip, please come to the parent meeting! This trip is open to all 5th-8th graders (this is NOT a mandatory trip!).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

YEARBOOK

If you missed out on buying a yearbook last year and still want one, the publisher sent some extras so there is a limited supply available in the office $40 each, first come, first serve until they are gone (or the end of August).

Information about this year’s yearbook will start in January 2022.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

7th/8th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 2

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

5th/6th – Top 5 Nest Point earners from Week 2

Saker

Amur

Kestrel

Peregrine

⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

During week 2, students set up their interactive notebooks! They started by creating their table of contents (first four pages, front and back) and learning what geography is. Page 1 discusses the two basic types of geography: human and physical geography. The rest of the week was dedicated to learning our terms to know (pages 2-4).

For week 3, students will begin learning to identify the 7 continents of the world as well as our oceans. They will also continue refining their map skills by reviewing the cardinal and intermediate directions, as well as latitude and longitude.

If they haven’t already done so, please ensure students add our Google Classroom. The code is at the bottom of the syllabus that was sent home with students the first week of school. The Google Classroom will have more information about what we are doing each day in social studies and important dates.

First social studies quiz will be on August 24!

Lastly, D.A.R.E. homework is going to be due on Mondays to allow parents/guardians enough time to help their children and provide their signature.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Students took their first quiz this Friday! Grades will be updated this coming week to reflect their quiz scores. This past week students learned about the challenges of the Roman Republic. They learned about the external challenges through the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage over the ownership of the Mediterranean area (spoiler alert: Rome won!). They also learned about the internal challenges the Republic faced due to corrupt officials taking land and privileges away from the Plebeians. Next week we will begin to examine the rise of Julius Caesar and the decline of the Roman Republic.

Please make sure that your child has added themselves to the google classroom for social studies! Announcements for class are made on here, in addition to tutorial videos for their homework assignments, the calendar of events, and any notes taken during class are uploaded onto the website. Please have your child email me if they have not signed up yet so that they can receive the classroom code from me (if they do not have it in their agendas).

Upcoming Dates:

HW #5 Due Friday, August 27th

Punic Wars and Julius Caesar Quiz Monday August, 30th

HW #6 Due September 10th

Punic Wars and Julius Caesar Quiz August 30th

HW #7 Due September 15th

Rise of Christianity Quiz September 15th

HW #4 Unit 1 Study Guide due Monday, September 27th

HW #3 Page 4 Cover Page due Wednesday, September 29th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

⅚ Science with Mrs. Bharadwaj:

Hello 5th and sixth grader Parents here are the google classroom codes for their Science class.

Yellow

6vp7neg

Blue

dokzjyq

Green

pbi4vd2

Pink

7gdqdus

Red

6rq4rgh

Teal

cwiiwq5

Please ask your kids to log in and check it.

⅞ Science with Ms. Dominguez:

DATES TENTATIVE Schedule for Week 4

(Dates are subject to change based on the pace of each class)

Monday
  1. Unit 1 Quiz –
    1. This is a closed note quiz.
  2. Assignment Due –
    1. Quiz 1 Study Guide
      1. Students need to turn this in on Google Classroom
      2. If they chose to complete a hardcopy in class, they still need to mark the assignment on Classroom as complete, and turn in the physical copy in class
Tuesday
  1. Unit 2 Introduction – Ecosystems
    1. Return to the Shark Week video that we watched Week 1 – The Hunt for Lagertha
    2. Unit 1 Vocab page
Wednesday
  1. Video and Discussion
    1. Compare and Contrast – Different environments inhabited by the same species of animals
    2. Ecosystem Focus – Sharks

 

Thursday
  1. Abiotic and Biotic Factors
    1. Notes
    2. Activity Sheet
Friday
  1. Roles in the Ecosystem
    1. Consumers and Producers
    2. Introduction of “Where are the Wolverines”?

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Zuniga Homeroom: We spent this week reviewing place value to prepare for our quiz this past Friday. Next week we will move into addition and subtraction of multi digit numbers.

Ferguson Homeroom: We have learned all four operations of fractions and will continue to practice operations of fractions before we take a quiz next Friday.

Soto Homeroom: We learned about LCM and GCF this week before starting to learn about adding and subtracting fractions. We will continue to practice next week until students are proficient in this concept.

Williams Homeroom: We practiced conversions of fractions, decimals, and percentages before moving into adding and subtracting fractions with positives and negatives. Next week we will continue to practice and master this concept before moving on to multiplying and dividing fractions.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra(Pink, Yellow, & Green): This last week has been a busy week. We spent time revisiting integer rules and had a quiz on that as well. We then moved on to converting fractions to decimals and percents. This was a good section full of review and connecting concepts they have learned in previous years. Students are really grasping this concept. We were able to do an Escape Room activity that went well. Next week we will move in to Operations with Fractions.

Algebra(Red): Unit 1 has flown by and this week we took our third quiz. Next week we will finish the unit and end the week with our first Unit Test. Students in this class are impressing me daily with their understanding of Algebra and I am really looking forward to challenging them in the units to come.

Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: We started reading our novel this week AND had our first bi-weekly quiz that includes spelling and vocabulary, questions from the novel, and other Language Arts concepts like nouns and capitalization rules. Quizzes will be passed back Monday so ask about them.

Next week, we will be doing I-Ready Diagnostic Assessments during class time and students need to bring headphones that will plug into the computer. Students can keep them in a plastic bag in their backpack for the week. Students will get their spelling and vocabulary words for the next two weeks on Monday, and even though we are taking a break from curriculum for a week, they will still need to learn the words for the following week. We will have a quiz on week 5

FYI – spelling and vocabulary is on a two week rotation with quizzes every other week starting week 3. On alternate weeks, we will be doing Humanities.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

Entering our fourth week of school, we have not only adjusted to routines, but can set expectations and plans for improvement. We begin reading our Pentathlon book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park. We have done some research, made some art, and have a basic understanding of the setting of our novel.

During week 4, we will be testing most of the week. We will slow it down a bit, but keep the same routines.

I hope we are all excited to be back on campus together. The opportunity to teach and learn in person is not taken for granted.

Language Arts with Mrs. Soto:

During week 3, students continued to read the book, but more importantly we began setting up for a debate.

Next week will be a bit crazy with some I-Ready diagnostics going on Monday and Tuesday, but the rest of the week will be focused on the debate.

8/23 IReady diagnostic
8/24 IReady diagnostic
8/25 Debate Movie (Teacher Meetings)
8/26 Warm Up

Debate

Reflection

8/27 Read

Vocab Quiz

Discovery 5-8th Physical Education Department:

This information is for all 3 Physical Education Teachers: Coach Levand, Coach Penirian, and Coach Williams.

Week one of dressing out is officially in the books. Students did a good job of adapting to this new routine.

As a reminder students should be bringing their PE clothes home every Friday, washing them over the weekend, and bringing back for class on Monday.

Next week start our first units:

Coach Levand –

⅞- Soft Tennis

⅚ – Eclipse Ball

Coach Penirian-

⅞- Speedball

⅚- Soccer

Coach Williams-

⅞ – Ultimate Kanjam

⅚- Ultimate Frisbee

Important due dates:

PE Packet – Friday, August 20th due tonight buy midnight

PE Clothes – washed and brought back for class, Monday, August 23.

***Lastly, please remind your student to bring a separate water bottle for PE, as they do not have access to drinking fountains this year.

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

Here is a photo from ice cream making last Friday!

The students also had a kitchen safety scavenger hunt in the classroom this week! They had a lot of fun while learning about the importance of safety while cooking.

Art (Creative Expression) with Ms. Losen/Mrs. Aldrich:

Students created art with environmental messages this week. Subjects included plastic in the ocean, pollution, global warming, forest fires, and more!

PS: Please give students old magazines (preferably ones with plenty of pictures) to school for future projects!

Music with Mr. Barrera:

This week we welcomed Mr. Barrera as our new long-term Music substitute teacher. If your student has Music with Mr. Barrera please ask them what they did and learned this week. We bet they’ll have something new and exciting to share!

 



MHS

Millennium High School

 

Fall 2021 Delta College Classes start this week! If your student registered for a class, please make sure they log into their OKTA/CANVAS account to get started this Monday, August 23rd. Most classes are online asynchronous. Questions on how to access the OKTA account set up? Students should use the help desk chat feature for live assistance at www.deltacollege.edu

DELTA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FOR SUMMER 2021 CLASSES ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED: DEADLINE TO COMPLETE IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2021

In order to receive your Delta Scholarship you must complete the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/a1VDChym5JbWNWpq9

*Important Reminder: To be eligible for the Delta Scholarship, students must receive a passing grade of “B” or better and have prior approval on file for the class(es) taken and completed.

*Please allow 2-3 weeks for the request to be processed.

*If you have questions about your payment, please email Barbra Ramirez at bramirez@tracylc.net

 


 

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 3rd 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 website.



Asynchronous Days: We have 4 asynchronous days scheduled throughout the year. During these days, all students will stay home and attend school through distance learning. Students are required to submit attendance on these days and will be marked absent if not submitted. The dates are:

September 10th

November 5th

February 4th

April 29th

 

TLC Charter Chatter for Week 2 –

TLC Charter Chatter

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


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods:

Thank you to our students, parents, and staff for a great second week of school! By now, everyone has settled into a routine and classrooms are roaring with activity. Picture day for Millennium was a success and next week it will be Discovery’s turn. As always, please read through the school sections carefully for important information pertaining to each school. Have a great weekend!


Misc. News and Announcements

To access AERIES for your student’s information and view report cards please use: https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student

If you do not have an account set up, you can contact the office at 209-290-0511 to request the necessary information. If you use the AERIES App on your phone you may need to rest the information.

This months lunch Calendar:

 



Primary Charter School

What a great second week! Our students have hit the ground running! They are showing us what they know, following our PCS procedures, and making new friends!

While the temperatures continue in the triple digits and high 90’s, PLEASE send in enough water (labeled with student name) for snack, lunch, recess, AND P.E. THANKS!!!!

EARLY RELEASE DAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

All PCS students will be released at 11:30. Lunch WILL NOT be served this day.

NEW MORNING TARDY TIME: 8:15

Please enter the PCS carline BEFORE 8:15 to ensure your child is not tardy. Students will never be marked tardy due to the carline running late. If staff is no longer present, that means the carline is over and parents will have to walk their child to the office for a tardy slip.



DCS

Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

DCS Picture Day is Thursday, August 19th!!!

*** Flyers will go home on Monday! ***

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Having trouble viewing your student’s grades on Aeries?

TLC now has its own separate Aeries portal that can be accessed at:

https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student/LoginParent.aspx

Look for “Tracy Learning Center” at the top to know that you’re in the right place!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Back-to-School Night Presentation

(In case you weren’t able to attend or wanted to review)

5/6 DCS Back to School Night 2021-22

7/8 DCS Back to School Night 2021-22

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

During week 2, students set up their interactive notebooks! They started by creating their table of contents (first four pages, front and back) and learning what geography is. Page 1 discusses the two basic types of geography: human and physical geography. The rest of the week was dedicated to learning our terms to know (pages 2-4).

For week 3, students will begin learning to identify the 7 continents of the world as well as our oceans. They will also continue refining their map skills by reviewing the cardinal and intermediate directions, as well as latitude and longitude.

If they haven’t already done so, please ensure students add our Google Classroom. The code is at the bottom of the syllabus that was sent home with students the first week of school. The Google Classroom will have more information about what we are doing each day in social studies and important dates.

First social studies quiz will be on August 24!

Lastly, D.A.R.E. homework is going to be due on Mondays to allow parents/guardians enough time to help their children and provide their signature.

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

This week students examined the social hierarchy of Rome.

Upcoming Dates:

All pages need to be glued into their notebooks by Monday, August 9th.

HW #2 page 5 due Friday, August 20th

Vocabulary and Early Rome Quiz Friday, August 20th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

⅚ Science with Mrs. Bharadwaj:

No new announcements.

⅞ Science with Ms. Dominguez:

DATES TENTATIVE Schedule for Week 3

(Dates are subject to change based on the pace of each class)

Monday
  1. Combining Matter – the difference between mixtures and compounds
    1. Using their knowledge of properties, students will explore how combining materials can lead to change in properties
    2. Short introduction to Chemical Reactions
  2. Note Check
    1. Students will answer 3-5 questions based on the notes we have covered so far in class. This is an OPEN NOTE assignment
    2. All notes will be posted to Google Classroom for student review
Tuesday
  1. Lab Exploration – Testing Samples for Physical and Chemical Change
    1. Students will be provided with a selection of household “chemicals”
    2. They will combine the materials, observe for physical or chemical change
Wednesday
  1. Understanding the collected Observational Data from the Exploration
    1. Students will use their data tables to discuss their findings
  2. Connecting to Concepts –
    1. Five signs of chemical reactions
    2. Conservation of mass
Thursday
  1. Unit 1 Review
    1. Students will be provided with a study guide on Google Classroom.
    2. Chromebooks will be used in class on this day to provide access to the study guide and the notes posted to Google Classroom
Friday
  1. Review Games
    1. Using school chromebooks, students will participate in either Kahoot! Or Jeopardy to review for the unit test
  2. Study Guide Check time
    1. Students will have time to ask for clarification on any of the questions on the study guide

REMINDER! Test will be on MONDAY

Math with Mrs. Zuniga:

Zuniga Homeroom: We spent this week learning about place value and rounding of whole numbers. We played games to familiarize ourselves with reading, writing, and understanding numbers and their places as well as their values. Next week we will begin to add and subtract multidigit numbers.

Ferguson Homeroom: We began fractions this week and we continue to practice adding and subtracting fractions into next week to master the concept rather than just know it. The students completed a scavenger hunt finding LCM and GCF of numbers which will help in their understanding of operations of fractions. (some photos below)

Soto Homeroom: We were able to complete our whole number operations review this week and the students are excited to move onto our main curriculum of fractions. The students will continue to review their whole number operations throughout the year as needed.

Williams Homeroom: The students were excited to continue moving through operations of integers and we learned about all four operations this week. We will continue to practice these four operations until students have mastered them but we began to look at conversions of fractions, decimals and percentages.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Pre-Algebra(Pink, Yellow, & Green): Last week we got an introduction to what they will be learning. We will continue in Unit 1 really focusing on Integers, fractions, and decimals. Operations with all of those will be critical for the units to come.

Algebra(Red): We jumped right into Unit 1 and this class is eager to learn. This course will be very fast paced like a HS Math class to ensure that we get through all of the curriculum and concepts to send them off to HS fully prepared for what is next.

Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: During Week 2 we continued to learn routines and expectations for Language Arts and Humanities. Monday was spelling and vocabulary routines (see note below). Tuesday was our class notebooks and we talked about the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Wednesday was Writing Folders and Writers Workshop. Thursday was Stations – the big kids’ word for centers. This time is so I can meet with small groups to fill in some of the gaps from the last year and a half. Friday was What is Humanities? Here is a link to the slideshow we viewed to learn the answer to this question.

Next week we start reading our class novels. Students will also have their first quiz of the year. It will include spelling and vocabulary, questions from the novel, and language arts concepts that we are covering. Stations on Thursday will review what is on the test on Friday.

FYI – spelling and vocabulary will be on a two week rotation with quizzes every other week starting week 3. On alternate weeks, we will be doing Humanities.

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

No new announcements.

Language Arts with Mrs. Soto:

This week we focused on the themes of our Trimester 1 book, A Long Walk to Water. Some of the themes that we covered were: water, women in Africa, war, refugees and the history of Sudan.

On Thursday, we began the book in all classes and the students really seem to enjoy it.

Next week we will be continuing our essay writing and begin working on reading comprehension skills.

Discovery 5-8th Physical Education Department:

This information is for all 3 Physical Education Teachers:Coach Levand, Coach Penirian, and Coach Williams.

All 5-8th grade PE classes have a google classroom this year. We feel google classroom is a great resource for students to have when it comes to announcements, reminders, forms, and assignments. If you are not sure that your student added their PE teachers google classroom we have included the powerpoint from this week. Slide 16 contains all google classroom codes for each PE Teacher. Please make sure they add the correct code. It is based on the period that they have PE.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FxUvsWbzyu45QxWbp_eoOsiHPghoRgTA3bI4hSta0Jc/edit#slide=id.p1

Important due dates:

PE Packet – Friday, August 13th due tonight buy midnight

First day of dressing out for PE – this Monday, August 16th.

***Lastly, please remind your student to bring a separate water bottle for PE, as they do not have access to drinking fountains this year.

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

This week the students worked on measuring! We went over multiplying and dividing measurements on recipes! On Friday the students will be putting their measuring abilities to the test while they make ice cream! Pictures to follow next week 🙂

Art (Creative Expression) with Ms. Losen/Mrs. Aldrich:

Students created art inspired by the artist Dimitra Milan, blending nature and fantasy.

Music with Mr. Barrera:

This upcoming week we’ll be welcoming Mr. Barrera as our new long term Music substitute teacher. We’re fortunate that Mr. Barrera has a background in music and has also been a substitute at our school numerous times over the past school year. He is very excited to join our team at Discovery and we know he’ll have much to teach our students about music appreciation!

 



MHS

Millennium High School

WELCOME BACK FALCONS!!!

We are excited to have our students back on campus! We will have our Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 pm. We invite all parents/guardians to attend. Wear your walking shoes (and your mask) and get ready to explore our campus and meet your student’s teachers (bring a copy of your student’s schedule if needed). Please enter through the MHS drop off/pick-up gate. We will meet under the covered lunch area at 6:30.

LIFETOUCH PICTURE ORDERING: If you would like to purchase school pictures from lifetouch, please follow the steps on this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dejmsGAg5MLFo1VCqhzkxWjLqMmy0N0h/view?usp=sharing

Lifetouch will stop taking orders soon so please do not delay!!!!!

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 3rd 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 website.

Asynchronous Days: We have 4 asynchronous days scheduled throughout the year. During these days, all students will stay home and attend school through distance learning. Students are required to submit attendance on these days and will be marked absent if not submitted. The dates are:

September 10th

November 5th

February 4th

April 29th

MHS Picture Day is TOMORROW – Aug 11th

This almost feels like a normal school year!  Picture day for Millennium High School is tomorrow – Wednesday, August 15th.

Lifetouch will be on campus taking pictures and has provided us with info for ordering your pictures paperless.

IMPORTANT:  You will have 72 hours after picture day to make your purchases.  All picture orders are due by Saturday, April  14th.

 

DCS and PCS picture day info will be sent out at a later date.

 

IF you  wish to print the form and bring to it the office with a check the link is here: Millennium HS(PDF)

 

TLC Charter Chatter

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


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods:

We had a wonderful first week of school. Thank you to all who patiently waited while we made adjustments to carline. That seemed to be the only obstacle we had to overcome this week. Classes are going well, I like the energy and excitement I see as I tour the campus. From Primary to Millennium, we are all happy to be back!


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.

To access AERIES for your student’s information and view report cards please use: https://tracylearningcenter.aeries.net/student

If you do not have an account set up, you can contact the office at 209-290-0511 to request the necessary information. If you use the AERIES App on your phone you may need to rest the information.

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:


PRESCHOOL

Welcome back to preschool family and friends. What a great week it was to see familiar faces return to school as well as new families joining our community. This week we are getting to know the classroom discovery areas and the daily routine. We still have some openings in our Mid-Day program and our Full-Day program. If you are interested in either check out our website www.tracylcpreschool.weebly.com or feel free to call me to set up a tour (209) 229-1575. Amy Jones Pre-K Director


Primary Charter School

Thank you to all of our families for their patients at Carline. We have met our goal of ending on time (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and it will only keep getting better as staff, students, and parents adjust.

NEW MORNING TARDY TIME: 8:15

Please enter the PCS carline BEFORE 8:15 to ensure your child is not tardy. Students will never be marked tardy due to the carline running late. If staff is no longer present, that means the carline is over and parents will have to walk their child to the office for a tardy slip.

PCS SPIRIT WEAR

Every Friday PCS students compete for Nest Points. The best way to participate is through Spirit Wear (see flyer below). In the meantime, your child can receive points for their Nest, simply by wearing 50% blue or yellow.



DCS

Discovery Charter School 5th-8th:

**Attention All Parents**

Back-to-School Night is Wednesday, August 11th!!!

*** 5th/6th Grade Classes 5:00-5:45pm ***

*** 7th/8th Grade Classes 6:00-6:45pm ***

It will be a virtual event this year via Zoom:

https://tracylc-net.zoom.us/j/86268760352

DCS Picture Day is Thursday, August 19th!!!

*** Flyers will go out the Friday before this date ***

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DCS Weekly Highlights:

⅚ Social Studies with Mr. Bird:

Welcome back, Falcons! During the first week of school, students learned our classroom rules and expectations. We also started our first project! Students created a road map timeline highlighting five important events starting with their date of birth. Their timeline project was due on Friday. If your child has not added Google Classroom, please have them join the class using the class code provided in the syllabus.

The second week of school, students will practice their map skills! D.A.R.E. (drug abuse resistance education) will also begin and will take place one day a week during social studies and led by Officer Abercrombie.

 

⅞ Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Woohoo!! Welcome back, everyone!!! What a year it was last year!! It is such a great feeling seeing everyone back in the classroom again!

This year our theme for social studies is World History. We will begin learning about the Roman Republic and end this year with the Age of Exploration. Students will need to log into their google classrooms where important announcements, a calendar of upcoming due dates will be shared, tutorial videos for their homeworks will be posted, and vocabulary will be posted. If your child has not logged into it yet, please make sure they do so!

Each student was given a notebook to keep for social studies. This notebook is very important for our class! In this notebook is where notes and activities for our class will be glued into. That information will then be used to create our quizzes and tests. As I tell the students, if it is not in the notebook, it will not be on the test! My advice for students is to study their notebook at least 5 minutes every night to help them remember and recall the information.

Upcoming Dates:

All pages need to be glued into their notebooks by Monday, August 9th.

HW #2 page 5 due Friday, August 20th

Vocabulary and Early Rome Quiz Friday, August 20th

Unit 1 Test Wednesday, September 29th

Calendar of Events

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iR6tredgHYh-9hkF3ceL_idB7bL1mM5qQmcEKCDflbw/edit?usp=sharing

Zuniga Homeroom: We spent this week learning about the rules and expectations of the class. The students did some “getting to know each of you” activities and some math discussions based on “would you rather…” questions. Next week we will get a jump start on our curriculum with multidigit addition and subtraction.

Ferguson Homeroom: We got a jumpstart on our math curriculum on Tuesday and started to review multi digit operations before getting into fractions. Next week we will start to learn about operations of fractions before moving on to decimals.

Soto Homeroom: We did a quick review on place value and will start to look at multi digit addition and subtraction. Once we have those two operations down we will move onto multiplication and division next week.

Williams Homeroom: We hit the ground running with a quick decimal review before moving on to integers. We will end this week looking at addition and subtraction with integers. Next week we will start multiplication and division of integers.

 

Language Arts with Ms. Rodieck:

All Homerooms: This week we learned about the four main areas of ELA – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Students all did a quick spelling inventory so we can start differentiated spelling lists and HW next week. Next week, we will learn and practice stations (centers) and start Writers’ Workshop. We will dive into the Pentathlon theme of Water and explore drought as it pertains to California today. We will also learn what is Humanities and why it is a part of Language Arts.

FYI – spelling and vocabulary will be on a two week rotation with quizzes every other week starting week 3. On alternate weeks, we will be doing Humanities.

 

Language Arts with Mr. Harding:

Welcome back to campus, and to the 2021- 2022 school year. I am excited to have all of the students back on campus together.

For our first week of school, we reoriented ourselves with procedures, and each other. We completed our first writing assignment, and already have grades in the book.

Our pentathlon theme this year is Water: an Essential Resource. Our Pentathlon book this year is A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Many of the students are eager to complete this book, as it is much more reasonable for middle school than last year’s theme and book. I look forward to beginning our first novel during the second week of school.

I hope we are all excited to be back on campus together. The opportunity to teach and learn in person is not taken for granted in these times.

 

Language Arts with Mrs. Soto:

Welcome back! Many of you may know me as Miss Greene, but over break I did get married and will now be going by Mrs. Soto.

All classes were assigned an essay prompt, in which they will be required to write an introduction paragraph along with a body and conclusion. This prompt the students will strictly be graded on the introduction paragraph and the other 2 paragraphs will help me see what I can help them with.

Next week we will be starting the Pentathlon book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Looking forward to a wonderful year!

 

Important Dates:

8/6- Essay Due

Discovery 5-8th Physical Education Department:

(This information is for all 3 Physical Education Teachers:Coach Levand, Coach Penirian, and Coach Williams.

Hello and Welcome Back!

All 5-8th grade PE classes will have a google classroom this year. We feel google classroom is a great resource for students to have when it comes to announcements, reminders, forms, and assignments. If you are not sure that your student added their PE teachers google classroom we have included the powerpoint from this week. Slide 16 contains all google classroom codes for each PE Teacher. Please make sure they add the correct code. It is based on the period that they have PE. So if they have PE with coach Penirian 3rd period they will add the code under Penirian where it says period.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FxUvsWbzyu45QxWbp_eoOsiHPghoRgTA3bI4hSta0Jc/edit#slide=id.p1

Important due dates:

Bring a master Combination lock to school – Monday, August 9th- don’t forget to practice opening your lock over the weekend as well.

PE clothes order form due – Tuesday, August 10th

PE Packet – Friday, August 13th

***Lastly, please remind your student to bring a separate water bottle for PE, as they do not have access to drinking fountains this year.

Life Management with Ms. Ferguson:

Welcome back! Some of you may know me as the former Technology teacher for 5-8, but this year I am teaching Life Management! In this enrichment course the students will be learning many life skills with a main focus on cooking and nutrition! This week we went over the rules and expectations of the classroom and we completed a short lesson on making existing recipes more healthy!

Next week our main focus will be on kitchen safety and cleanliness as well as measuring both solid and liquid foods.

Art (Creative Expression) with Ms. Losen/Mrs. Aldrich:

For our first week of art, students analyzed self portraits by many famous artists and designed their own self portraits with the aim of revealing their inner and outer selves!

Music with Mrs. Delgado:

This year Mr. Dougherty made the very difficult decision to accept a teaching position closer to where he lives (an hour away) in order to have more time with his family and less time commuting. He wanted all of his students to know that it was not an easy decision to make and he will miss all of you.

In the meantime, we have Mrs. Delgado filling in for our Music Enrichment class as a long term substitute. She has been working as a substitute teacher at the Tracy Learning Center for MANY years and already knows our school’s philosophies and expectations of classroom rigor. We hope to have a full time Music teacher with us in the near future, but are in very good hands with Mrs. Delgado!

 



MHS

Millennium High School

WELCOME BACK FALCONS!!!

We are excited to have our students back on campus! We will have our Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 pm. We invite all parents/guardians to attend. Wear your walking shoes (and your mask) and get ready to explore our campus and meet your student’s teachers.

Picture Day is Wednesday, August 11th. All students will have their picture taken for student I.D. cards. Plan on being at school so that you don’t miss out. Link for Picture orders online will go out next week for all schools.

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 tio have it completed next week.

Lunch is ordered the day before it is delivered to class. All students should order their lunch during 3rd 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 website.

Asynchronous Days: We have 4 asynchronous days scheduled throughout the year. During these days, all students will stay home and attend school through distance learning. Students are required to submit attendance on these days and will be marked absent if not submitted. The dates are:

September 10th

November 5th

February 4th

April 29th

 

NEW DCS and PCS Carline Morning Procedures –

 

Thank you for your patience during carline.  We continue to make adjustments to make carline more efficient while keeping everyone safe.

Effective today, if you have children in both DCS and PCS, you may drop them all off in the DCS front carline.  You will no longer need to go through both carlines in the morning.  DCS siblings will wait in the Primary lunch area with their siblings until 7:45.  At 7:45, a staff member will dismiss PCS students to walk to their classrooms.  This applies to morning carline only.  Thank you.

We have to remember it has been a year and a half since we’ve had a full carline, it will take time for us all to get into our routine, but it will get better, it always does!!!

Great First Day at TLC!!

Wow, what a great start to the new year.  It was exciting to see all our wonderful staff and students back on campus.

Carline -. We understand that carline was not as successful today as we had hoped. The first few days of carline are ALWAYS tough but trying to maintain COVID safety makes it even harder. We are reevaluating the procedures and will make adjustments.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  It will get better! 

Safety on Campus–   We are happy to see all our students back in classrooms but we also want to make sure we are following state guidelines to keep our staff and students safe.  Students are doing a great job distancing.  Please be sure student’s come every day with a mask and of course if they exhibit any symptoms please do not send them to class.

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!!