TLC Charter Chatter – Jan 23rd 2022

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 



A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

I would like to publicly acknowledge our staff for going above and beyond the last few weeks, stepping in to help alleviate staff shortages. I am sure you are aware of the struggles schools have faced since returning from break, and TLC is not an exception. We have very limited access to substitutes so we have had to rely on each other to cover classes and step in where needed. It has not been easy, but we have made it work, due in large part to our dedicated teachers and support staff. Thank you, everyone, for coming together and supporting each other!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Woods

 



Have you ordered your free at-home COVID-19 tests? The government launched the new federal website on Wednesday. Each household is eligible to receive four COVID-19 at-home test kits for free. To order yours, go to https://www.covidtests.gov.

 

 



Tracy Learning Center

OPEN REGISTRATION

FEBRUARY 2022

Primary Charter

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 mberinger@tracylc.net

 

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



 

 

TLC is holding a CPR class fundraiser Saturday Feb 5th 2022:



 

 

This month’s lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

 

 

 

Do you need before or after school care? Champions is now expanding their enrollment!

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 




 

 

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.

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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!

 

 

Millennium High School

 

ATHLETICS

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:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

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

**Winter Schedules (Basketball/Soccer) are current on MHSFalcons.com. Admission to soccer is free, basketball is $5 adults, $3 for students.**

Follow us on IG @millennium_athletics or on Facebook at Facebook.com/BalsamoPE

 

 

Thank you to Mood on 10th and Melissa Jimenez-Ortiz with The Jimenez Group for sponsoring this event. Anyone else who would like to sponsor or make a donation please see below.


 



Fall 2021 Honor Roll

Congratulations to all the students who made honor roll with their Fall 2021 grades! Please see the attached list of these students, who earned a 3.5 or higher unweighted total GPA in their Fall 2021 Millennium High School classes. We are so proud of your accomplishments!

 


Spring 2022 Delta College Classes Starting

Many online Delta College classes began the week of January 17th, and our Dual Enrollment class, Health Education, begins on Monday, January 24th! 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 counselors, as well as the Dual Enrollment Department at Delta College for assistance. Please see the attached flyer for resources!

Delta College Early Start Fall 2021 MHS Scholarship Request Form is Open!

Students who took a Delta College class in the Fall 2021 semester may now request a $100 scholarship for each B (not B-) or higher that they earned in their approved college class(es)! Complete the linked Google Form, being sure to upload proof of the grade you earned from your MyDelta account. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the request to be processed. https://forms.gle/KAQ5mgXAhzNURdBm6

Fall 2021 DEADLINE TO REQUEST DELTA SCHOLARSHIP: Monday, February 7 2022 at 11:59 PM


Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night Meeting Resources

Thank you to the parents and guardians who attended our Zoom informational meeting for the incoming 9th grade class! Please visit our homepage at www.tracylc.net to access the slides and a video recording of the meeting. Please also make sure that our incoming 9th graders complete this scheduling preferences survey prior to March 11: https://forms.gle/XGoCA3mHjvSBqi4MA

SPED SPOTLIGHT:

Do you feel like your child is able to solve their age appropriate problems or do you feel like you are constantly needing to intervene or help your child?

Kids face a variety of problems every day, ranging from academic difficulties to problems on the sports field. Yet few of them have a formula for solving those problems.Whether your child can’t find their homework or constantly forget their items, problem solving skills are the key to helping your child manage their life at each stage.

Problem solving skills will be needed throughout your child’s life. A 2010 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that teaching your child problem solving skills can even improve their overall mental health.

In this week’s SPED Spotlight we are highlighting how to teach problem solving skills for children ages 3-12+.

Check out some tips on how to effectively teach problem solving skills to your child by age.

Click HERE to learn more on Problem Solving Skills!

 


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.

 

Millennium Incoming Freshman Information Night – Thurs. January 20th at 6pm (via Zoom)

 

Attention Parents/Guardians of Millennium’s Incoming Freshman Class of 2026!

Please join us for our virtual Parent Information Night regarding incoming 9th-grade students! Students are encouraged to attend as well. We look forward to sharing information about Millennium High School and the important next steps for the students who will be joining us in the Fall of 2022.

When: Thursday, January 20th at 6:00-7:00pm Where: On Zoom ( Zoom Link: https://tracylc-net.zoom.us/j/84282466036 )

**Please note that the meeting will be recorded and a video will be posted on TLC’s website after the meeting’s conclusion for later viewing.**

TLC Charter Chatter – No School Monday Jan 17th

TLC Charter Chatter

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


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

New guidelines for exposure notifications were released this week. The CDPH is now recommending a group-tracing approach to students who were exposed as opposed to solely contacting close contacts. Beginning January 13, 2022, we will send home the exposure notification letter to the whole class when a staff member or student tests positive. For high school students, however, since they are in mixed groups all day, the recommendation is for unvaccinated students to test weekly, and all students who experience symptoms to test right away. According to the CDPH, this strategy allows for schools to provide safe in-person instruction without undertaking intense (and often protracted) contact tracing processes to identify individual students within a specified radius of someone infected, which is what we were doing previously.

We are hoping that the recent push to provide more testing to schools will mean that we will have the availability to test students on our site. We hope this will happen sooner rather than later. In the meantime, free covid testing is offered at the following sites:

*Tracy Independent Study Charter School (TISCS) parking lot

1904 N. Corral Hollow Rd (8am–6pm).

*Tracy High School parking lot

315 E. 11th Street (9am-6pm)

*Kimball High School parking lots

3200 Jaguar Run (9am–6pm)

You can read the new guidance for the updated group-tracing approach in its entirety at the following link:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Group-Tracing-Approach-to-Students-Exposed-to-COVID-19.aspx

Once again, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Woods

We received our supply of N95 masks this week and have made them available to students in every classroom.

 



REMINDER: TLC is closed Monday, January 17th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

 



 

 

Tracy Learning Center

OPEN REGISTRATION

FEBRUARY 2022

Primary Charter

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 mberinger@tracylc.net

 

 

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

 



 

 

TLC is holding a CPR class fundraiser Saturday, Feb 5th 2022:

 



 

This month’s lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

The 2020–21 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results were publicly released this week. The public is able to access these results on the Test Results for California’s Assessments website. Click on the first box that says “English Language Arts/Math Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments” and search for Primary Charter to access our scores from last year. Even during the challenging year of distance learning and only about half of our students returning to campus, we still had scores to be proud of! Here is a quick snapshot of how our 3rd and 4th graders performed last year. We are very happy with our results, as they are above the state average in both categories. This would not be possible without our amazing teachers, hard working students, and supportive parents.

Primary Charter 3rd/4th grade CAASPP scores:

 



 

Do you need before or after school care? Champions is now expanding their enrollment!

 



 

 

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 



 

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.

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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!

 



 

Millennium High School

 

ATHLETICS

MANDATORY Tennis Mtg on Tuesday, January 11th at 4:35pm in the gym for any students that plan on trying out for the Co-Ed Tennis Team.

Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:

SPRING 2022 Openings (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:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

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


 

 

College Early Start Spring News: Delta College Okta/Canvas Workshop

Students who met the deadline for Spring Delta College classes should now have registered for their class(es). Delta College staff will be presenting a virtual workshop on how to be successful in an online Delta College class, including how to use Okta and Canvas, the “college version” of Google Classroom. This is an extremely valuable workshop for students who will be taking their first college class this Spring, and any other students who would like a refresher.

You MUST sign up to attend so we know how many students to expect.

When: Tuesday, January 11 at 11:30am-12:30pm

Where: On Zoom and on the Millennium High School campus, room TBA (to be announced)

Please sign up by Monday, January 3rd at 11:59pm. Instructions and further details will be sent to you through email. Sign Up Here: https://forms.gle/F8CG6eE4NYrcM83R9


SPED SPOTLIGHT:

Jan 20th is the “International Day of Acceptance”

The day encourages people to tell the world that you are accepting of people with disabilities. You can start change by demonstrating acceptance and showing the world that you embrace people of all abilities.

The Special Education Department at Tracy Learning Center is working hard to create school cultures that embrace all students through Inclusion. Inclusion secures opportunities for special education students to learn alongside their general education peers.

Push-in services are an amazing service that allows many of our students to receive assistance in the general education classrooms alongside their peers. During push-in services special education staff members use a variety of strategies including, but not limited to: in the moment and pre-planned differentiation, scaffolding difficult concepts, re-teaching of the curriculum, and social emotional learning supports. These supports benefit not only the special education students, but general education students as well.

In addition to push-in support, we also provide social skills groups from TK through High School. Groups are made up of general education and special education students who meet specific criteria. The groups run weekly and focus on age appropriate topics to facilitate friendships, teach problem solving skills, and address difficulties in self-advocacy.

There are many resources out there if you’re interested to learn more about inclusion. You can also reach out to our special education staff with any questions.

10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for All Students



 


 


 

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.


 

 

Delta College Early Start Fall 2021 MHS Scholarship Request Form is Open!

Students who took a Delta College class in the Fall 2021 semester may now request a $100 scholarship for each B (not B-) or higher that they earned in their approved college class(es)! Complete the linked Google Form, being sure to upload proof of the grade you earned from your MyDelta account. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the request to be processed. https://forms.gle/KAQ5mgXAhzNURdBm6

Fall 2021 DEADLINE TO REQUEST DELTA SCHOLARSHIP: Monday, February 7 2022 at 11:59 PM

CSF Membership Drive Spring 2022 – Applications Due Friday 1/21

Millennium High School’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF) chapter is now accepting applications for Spring 2022 membership! Students must reapply each semester to maintain membership, using report card grades from the previous semester (these grades will need to include A’s in rigorous classes to earn enough points to qualify). CSF is an honors club that pays it forward by completing community service projects together.

Students must apply by completing the attached Google Form application based on their Fall 2021 report card grades – it is due Friday 1/21!!

https://forms.gle/r5TdoucnHJWdkEvs7

 

 

 

Reminder: Delta College Okta/Canvas Workshop Tuesday 1/11

Delta College staff will be presenting a virtual workshop on how to be successful in an online Delta College class, including how to use Okta and Canvas, the “college version” of Google Classroom.

When: Tuesday, January 11 at 11:30am-12:30pm

Where: On Zoom and on the Millennium High School campus, rooms 205 and 206

Sign ups are now closed, but a video of the workshop will be available after the meeting.

 

 

Spring Delta College Classes Start Soon!

Many Spring Delta College classes start the week of January 17th, while others begin the week of January 24th. To prepare, students should make sure their Okta/Canvas accounts are activated. Students unable to log in to Okta should submit a help ticket here: https://pdcdeltacollege.com/de/canvas-student-help/

COVID Safety Updates from TLC

Important Information regarding COVID-19:

We have had many calls and questions from parents regarding student quarantine and isolation protocols, considering the current surge in cases attributed to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

We follow the recommendations set forth for K-12 schools by the California Department of Public Health.  Due to the increasing case rate in our county, the recommendation is to regularly monitor your child for symptoms, test frequently, and refer to the following updated guidelines from the CDPH:

  • Students and staff may follow the new isolation guidelines. They isolate for 5 days from positive test date (or symptom onset), they may test on day 5 or later, and if negative, no fever and resolving symptoms, return on day 6. If they do not test or continue to test positive, they may release on day 10 and return day 11 with no fever and resolving symptoms.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-on-Isolation-and-Quarantine-for-COVID-19-Contact-Tracing.aspx

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

Keeping our students in school continues to be our goal.  Thank you for testing your children and keeping them home when they are sick.  As always, we will continue to follow all guidelines including masking (N95s now recommended for all), and deep cleaning/sanitizing classrooms and common areas.  The San Joaquin County Office just informed us that they have N95 masks for our staff and students so we will be distributing those this week.  We will get through this together!!

 

Mrs. Woods

TLC Charter Chatter – Jan 9th 2022

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 


A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

Happy New Year, and welcome back! As you are well aware, we are still challenged with the presence of COVID-19 in our lives. We are monitoring the situation very carefully and have been in contact with the county office of education. We received our supply of iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests for students on Tuesday, January 4th, and were able to quickly distribute them to our entire student body the following day. There is no requirement to test or to document negative test results, however, we do ask that if your child tests positive after being on campus, please alert the front office. We are still obligated to notify close contacts of any exposure.

We will continue to keep you informed of any protocol or policy change. Our goal is to keep our students safe and in school!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Mrs. Woods

 



TLC is holding a CPR class fundraiser Saturday Feb 5th 2022:

 



This month’s lunch Calendar:

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Primary Charter School

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Our 100th day of school is coming up on Wednesday. We are so proud of everything we’ve accomplished and learned during the first 100 days!

Do you need before or after school care? Champions is now expanding their enrollment!

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 



 

 

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.

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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!



 

Millennium High School

 

ATHLETICS

MANDATORY Tennis Mtg on Tuesday January 11th at 4:35pm in the gym for any students that plan on trying out for the Co-Ed Tennis Team.

Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:

SPRING 2022 Openings (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:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

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

Happy New Year Special Education Parent!

If you haven’t done so already, please take this parent survey as it will help evaluate our current programs here at TLC and priorities for the school year. The survey has multiple choice questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Thank you!

Here’s the link to the survey:

English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9uEiKre7Q494yXtRStOx-y7c2s-M8PnmOpnREf9GOvzyQrw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Estamos enviando este cuestionario a todos los padres con uno o más estudiantes. Le pedimos que por favor complete el cuestionario lo antes posible. Sus pensamientos son muy valiosos para nosotros. Para acceder al cuestionario deberá copiar y pegar el enlace abajo en su navegador del internet.

Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/156ucTMUsOhHZYc-ej2fB9HjCiu3K7EWhmCDKzO-Cv20/viewform?edit_requested=true

If you have any questions or concerns related to your students performance, please feel free to contact the special education department at any time.

Ren Singh

Director of Special Education

Rsingh@tracylc.net

 


 

College Early Start Spring News: Delta College Okta/Canvas Workshop

Students who met the deadline for Spring Delta College classes should now have registered for their class(es). Delta College staff will be presenting a virtual workshop on how to be successful in an online Delta College class, including how to use Okta and Canvas, the “college version” of Google Classroom. This is an extremely valuable workshop for students who will be taking their first college class this Spring, and any other students who would like a refresher.

You MUST sign up to attend so we know how many students to expect.

When: Tuesday, January 11 at 11:30am-12:30pm

Where: On Zoom and on the Millennium High School campus, room TBA (to be announced)

Please sign up by Monday, January 3rd at 11:59pm. Instructions and further details will be sent to you through email. Sign Up Here: https://forms.gle/F8CG6eE4NYrcM83R9


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.

 



Delta College Early Start Fall 2021 MHS Scholarship Request Form is Open!

Students who took a Delta College class in the Fall 2021 semester may now request a $100 scholarship for each B (not B-) or higher that they earned in their approved college class(es)! Complete the linked Google Form, being sure to upload proof of the grade you earned from your MyDelta account. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the request to be processed. https://forms.gle/KAQ5mgXAhzNURdBm6

Fall 2021 DEADLINE TO REQUEST DELTA SCHOLARSHIP: Monday, February 7 2022 at 11:59 PM


CSF Membership Drive Spring 2022 – Applications Due Friday 1/21

Millennium High School’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF) chapter is now accepting applications for Spring 2022 membership! Students must reapply each semester to maintain membership, using report card grades from the previous semester (these grades will need to include A’s in rigorous classes to earn enough points to qualify). CSF is an honors club that pays it forward by completing community service projects together.

Students must apply by completing the attached Google Form application based on their Fall 2021 report card grades – it is due Friday 1/21!!

https://forms.gle/r5TdoucnHJWdkEvs7


Reminder: Delta College Okta/Canvas Workshop Tuesday 1/11

Delta College staff will be presenting a virtual workshop on how to be successful in an online Delta College class, including how to use Okta and Canvas, the “college version” of Google Classroom.

When: Tuesday, January 11 at 11:30am-12:30pm

Where: On Zoom and on the Millennium High School campus, rooms 205 and 206

Sign ups are now closed, but a video of the workshop will be available after the meeting.


 

Spring Delta College Classes Start Soon!

Many Spring Delta College classes start the week of January 17th, while others begin the week of January 24th. To prepare, students should make sure their Okta/Canvas accounts are activated. Students unable to log in to Okta should submit a help ticket here: https://pdcdeltacollege.com/de/canvas-student-help/

 

Student COVID Test Kit Information

 

 

January 4, 2022

Dear Tracy Learning Center Family,

To maintain safer learning spaces in schools, the California Department of Health (CDPH) has increased access to no-cost, at-home COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for K-12 students in public and charter schools. The tests will supplement — not replace — existing safety measures already in place.

The testing kits will be sent home with every student in grades TK-12 tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5th.

 

Step 1: Have your child take the test, even if your child has no COVID-19 symptoms

  • Each testing kit contains two tests. You may keep this test and use it when needed. Please read the instructions carefully before testing. Instructional videos on how to use the iHealth test kits are available in English and Spanish. (Use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code at the end of this message to access the video.)

 

Step 2: Notify the school of positive test results

  • If the results are positive, contact the school immediately for further instruction and keep your child isolated from others.
  • If your child is very sick: call your doctor or visit an emergency room.
  • If the results are negative, your child may go to school if they have been symptom-free and fever-free for 24 hours without medication.

 

Step 3: Report negative and positive test results

  • Go to https://my.primary.health/l/caschools (QR code can be found at the bottom of this message) and click on the “Student Registration” button to complete the short registration/reporting process. The website, which is secure and HIPAA compliant, will send test results to our local health department.

 

Taking the tests are not required to attend school.  However, testing and reporting the results at Primary Health — positive or negative – will help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our schools and support our local public health officials with collecting data to better understand COVID-19 in schools so that we can maintain safe in-person learning.

 

If you have any questions, please call the front office at 209-290-0511.

 

Video Instructions:                  

    

 

 

 Reporting website:

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you,

Carolyn Woods

CEO, Tracy Learning Center

 



 

4 de enero de 2022

Estimada familia de Tracy Learning Center:

Para mantener espacios de aprendizaje más seguros en las escuelas, el Departamento de Salud de California (CDPH) ha aumentado el acceso a pruebas rápidas de antígeno COVID-19 en el hogar sin costo para estudiantes K-12 en escuelas públicas y autónomas. Las pruebas complementarán, no reemplazarán, las medidas de seguridad existentes que ya están en vigor.

Los equipos de prueba se enviarán a casa con cada estudiante en los grados TK-12 mañana, miércoles 5 de enero.

 

Paso 1: haga que su hijo se haga la prueba, incluso si no tiene síntomas de COVID-19

  • Cada kit de prueba contiene dos pruebas. Los estudiantes deben tomar la primera prueba lo antes posible después de recibir el kit de prueba y luego nuevamente en 1-3 días. Lea atentamente las instrucciones antes de realizar la prueba. Los videos instructivos sobre cómo usar los kits de prueba de iHealth están disponibles en inglés y español . (Use la cámara de su teléfono inteligente para escanear el código QR al final de este mensaje para acceder al video).

 

Paso 2: Notifique a la escuela sobre los resultados positivos de las pruebas

  • Si los resultados son positivos, comuníquese con la escuela de inmediato para recibir más instrucciones y mantenga a su hijo aislado de los demás.
  • Si su hijo está muy enfermo: llame a su médico o visite una sala de emergencias .
  • Si los resultados son negativos, su hijo puede ir a la escuela si no ha tenido síntomas y no ha tenido fiebre durante 24 horas sin medicación.

 

Paso 3: Informe los resultados de las pruebas negativas y positivas

  • Vaya a https://my.primary.health/l/caschools (el código QR se puede encontrar en la parte inferior de este mensaje) y haga clic en el botón “Registro de estudiantes” para completar el breve proceso de registro / informe. El sitio web, que es seguro y cumple con la HIPAA, enviará los resultados de las pruebas a nuestro departamento de salud local.

 

No es necesario realizar las pruebas para asistir a la escuela. Sin embargo, probar e informar los resultados en Salud Primaria, positivos o negativos, nos ayudará a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 en nuestras escuelas y apoyará a nuestros funcionarios locales de salud pública con la recopilación de datos para comprender mejor el COVID-19 en las escuelas para que podamos puede mantener un aprendizaje en persona seguro.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a la oficina principal al 209-290-0511.

 

Video Instructions:

                 

    

 

 

 Reporting website:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gracias,

Carolyn Woods

Director ejecutivo, Tracy Learning Center

 

 

Happy 2022! TLC is back in session Monday, Jan 3rd.

 

Happy New Year TLC families and staff.  We hope you had a restful break and a ready to return to class.  Obviously, the big cloud still looming over us all is COVID.  We have been in constant contact with the county and state to make sure we stay in compliance and are following all required protocols.

As the world sees increases in cases the state has announced they will be supplying schools with COVID test kits.  TLC families have done an amazing job letting us know when students are sick as well as supplying us with test results when needed.  This, along with our amazing custodial staff and their sanitation practices, have our infection rate far below other schools.  Our staff and students appreciate everyone’s efforts.

The following information is from the San Joaquin County Office of Education and the State.  Once we receive our test kits we will let parents know. :

COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE

California Department of Public Health offering at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests to students

ABOUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT

On Dec. 22, 2021, the California Department of Health (CDPH) announced it is offering no-cost, at-home COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for K-12 students in public and charter schools. The tests will supplement existing safety measures already in place in schools as an added precaution because of the rise in COVID-19 transmission in California. Please see the Dec. 22 press release or visit the California Safe Schools for All Hub for more information.

DISTRIBUTION OF TESTS

The CDPH will deliver testing kits to county offices of education to distribute to schools and districts. The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) has not received the testing kits as of this posting. Once the SJCOE receives the allocation for San Joaquin County, participating schools and districts will be able to pick up the testing kits for their school communities. Families will then be informed by their school/district about the process for testing.

IMPORTANCE OF TESTING

Taking the tests are not required to attend school. However, testing — along with vaccination, face-covering, improved ventilation, and other safety measures – helps us prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our schools. It will also help support our local public health officials with collecting data to better understand COVID-19 in schools so that we can maintain safe in-person learning.


Information from the State of California:  COVID-19 Testing Prior to Safe Return to School–Messaging and Resources

TLC Charter Chatter

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

 

 

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

The Tracy Learning Center staff would like to wish all of our wonderful students, parents, families, and community members a joyful holiday season. We look forward to a bright start to 2022!! Thank you for your support and all you do for the Tracy Learning Center schools.

 

Stay safe and we will see you all Monday, January 3rd, 2022!!



 

 

Merry Christmas from the Special Education Department!

For this week’s Special Education (SPED) Spotlight we are bringing you information on Student Success Team Meetings (SST’s). Although this is a general education function, the education specialists are the SST Coordinators here at Tracy Learning Center. If you have any concerns with your students’ progress please review this presentation and reach out to the appropriate contact person for more information.

Click on this link: SST Presentation for Parents

Special Education Parents….

Please take this parent survey as it will be used in evaluating our current programs here at TLC and priorities for the school year. The survey has multiple choice questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. We ask that surveys be completed by Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

Here’s the link to the survey:

English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9uEiKre7Q494yXtRStOx-y7c2s-M8PnmOpnREf9GOvzyQrw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Estamos enviando este cuestionario a todos los padres con uno o más estudiantes. Le pedimos que por favor complete el cuestionario lo antes posible. Sus pensamientos son muy valiosos para nosotros. Para acceder al cuestionario deberá copiar y pegar el enlace abajo en su navegador del internet.

Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/156ucTMUsOhHZYc-ej2fB9HjCiu3K7EWhmCDKzO-Cv20/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

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Tracy Learning Center Pre-K

Happy Holidays from us to you! We will be closed December 23rd-January 3rd 2022.

 



Primary Charter School

This week we had our Jog-a-Thon awards ceremony…we surpassed our goal and raised over $15,000! Thank you to everyone who donated and helped raise funds for our PE and elective programs.

Over the past few weeks our PCS student body and Leadership team voted on a local business in which to fundraise for. The PCS community voted to raise money for The Tracy Animal Shelter through a scarf fundraiser!

Our amazing Mrs. Latter, with our Leadership team, made 200 scarves and sold them over the last 2 weeks. Low and behold, they

SOLD OUT! This means PCS will present The Tracy Animal Shelter with an $800.00 donation! We could not be more proud!

 


Do you need before or after-school care? Champions are now expanding their enrollment!

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 



 

 

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.

 

Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!

 



Millennium High School

 

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Carson Edwards for qualifying for the Cross Country State Championship! Carson headed out to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday November 27, competing against the best runners in California. Carson finished with a final time of 17:17 to close out his senior year, and we are certainly proud of his accomplishments!

Winter sports hit the ground running kicking off their break with tournaments and/or pre-season games. Schedules can be found at MHSFalcons.com.

Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:

SPRING 2022 Openings (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:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

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


 

 

College Early Start Spring News: Delta College Okta/Canvas Workshop

Students who met the deadline for Spring Delta College classes should now have registered for their class(es). Delta College staff will be presenting a virtual workshop on how to be successful in an online Delta College class, including how to use Okta and Canvas, the “college version” of Google Classroom. This is an extremely valuable workshop for students who will be taking their first college class this Spring, and any other students who would like a refresher.

You MUST sign up to attend so we know how many students to expect.

When: Tuesday, January 11 at 11:30am-12:30pm

Where: On Zoom and on the Millennium High School campus, room TBA (to be announced)

Please sign up by Monday, January 3rd at 11:59pm. Instructions and further details will be sent to you through email. Sign Up Here: https://forms.gle/F8CG6eE4NYrcM83R9


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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND EVENTS

Animal Rescue of Tracy needs volunteers!!!

Sign up here: https://www.animalrescuetracy.org/volunteer-gift-wrap

 

TLC Update: TikTok challenge Dec. 17

In case you are not already aware, there are posts on TikTok stating that on Friday, Dec. 17, there is a challenge to call in bomb threats, school shooting threats, etc. at schools nationwide. These posts did not originate from our area.

As with all schools across America, TLC will stay vigilant and follow all protocols If such a threat occurs.

Social media is a powerful tool often used to influence others, and not always for the good. It is always important to remain vigilant when it involves these types of threats. Please take time to talk to your students about the influence of social media and the potential consequences of engaging in this type of behavior. We must take every threat seriously and students face the possibility of suspension or expulsion, and possible legal consequences for making threats.

We again want to say thank you to the students, parents and community members who made us aware of the social media posts.

The Tracy Learning Center takes any safety concerns very seriously and will respond accordingly to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter – Last week of school 2021!!

TLC Charter Chatter

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

A Message from our CEO, Carolyn Woods

I had the privilege of sitting in on a few of our high school elective finals last week. The Musical Theater class put their talents on display as each student performed a solo in front of the class and an audience on zoom. They all did an amazing job. The Speech And Debate class performed their award-winning speeches- they have had a very successful competition season thus far, taking home wins at each comp they have participated in. Finally, the Mock Trial class presented their defense case and witness parade of direct and cross examinations while making and responding to objections. They are gearing up for their competition which will take place early next year. I am sure they will impress the judges, they certainly impressed me!

Our schools may be small in number, but the talent of our students- from their academic performance, to their athletic abilities to their abundant creativity- continues to outnumber and rival schools triple our size!

This month’s lunch Calendar:

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Tracy Learning Center Pre-K

Happy Holidays from us to you! We will be closed from December 23rd-January 3rd 2022.




Primary Charter School

 

 

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

AERIES EMERGENCY FORM (PDF)

 




 

 

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.

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Click here to see into our DCS classrooms!



Millennium High School

 

ATHLETICS

Congratulations to Carson Edwards for qualifying for the Cross Country State Championship! Carson headed out to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday November 27, competing against the best runners in California. Carson finished with a final time of 17:17 to close out his senior year, and we are certainly proud of his accomplishments!

Winter sports hit the ground running kicking off their break with tournaments and/or pre-season games. Schedules can be found at MHSFalcons.com.

Currently hiring for the following coaching positions:

SPRING 2022 Openings (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:

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1389850

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

Tickets are on sale NOW in the front office for the Daddy-Daughter Dance, which will be held on Saturday December 11th. Hope to see you there!

 

For this week’s Special Education (SPED) Spotlight we are bringing you information on speech therapy and what that looks like here at Tracy Learning Center!

just click on this link: Speech Therapy!

Special Education Parents….

Please take this parent survey as it will be used in evaluating our current programs here at TLC and priorities for the school year. The survey has multiple choice questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. We ask that surveys be completed by Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

Here’s the link to the survey:

English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9uEiKre7Q494yXtRStOx-y7c2s-M8PnmOpnREf9GOvzyQrw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Estamos enviando este cuestionario a todos los padres con uno o más estudiantes. Le pedimos que por favor complete el cuestionario lo antes posible. Sus pensamientos son muy valiosos para nosotros. Para acceder al cuestionario deberá copiar y pegar el enlace abajo en su navegador del internet.

Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/156ucTMUsOhHZYc-ej2fB9HjCiu3K7EWhmCDKzO-Cv20/viewform?edit_requested=true


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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND EVENTS

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!

Chest of Hope is a non-profit organization that is promoting ending violence in intimate partner relationships.

Theme: Gala Event

Time: December 10(Decorating) and December 11th (main event)

Date: 6pm to 10pm( Main event)

Address: Nirvana Banquet and event center 1005 E. Pescadero Ave. Tracy CA, 95304

Duties: Help with preparations and more.

There will be different times to volunteer. Friday, December 10 there will be a shift from 12 pm to 2 pm. Saturday, December 11th will be a shift before the main event from 2 pm-4 pm. If you do not want to set up then, you can participate in the main event from 6 pm to 10 pm and staff will assign your duties upon your arrival. Be prepared to stay over and help staff clean up.

DRESS CODE: Main event clothing attire will be formal. If you do not have anything formal then, you can wear black pants and a white collar shirt. If you are just setting up and do not participate in the main event, then you can wear anything appropriate to set up. Take full advantage of this community service opportunity!

To sign up to volunteer, use this Google Form: https://forms.gle/6LwBHQPT4gqRDmP96

For more information on our Community Service graduation requirement and opportunities, please visit the MHS Counseling website: https://millenniumcounseling.weebly.com/community-service.html