Happy Monday – Mark your calendars for September:

Parents-4-TLC:

Thank you to all the parents that came out to our first meeting of the 2018/19 school year. 

Next Parents 4 TLC 2018/19 School Year Meeting:

Wednesday September 19th, 2018

What is Parents-4-TLC you ask?  Great question! We are a group of parents interested and committed to giving back to the school, and fortifying the foundation of community the school instills in all of our kids.  

First, we discussed how successful last year’s first movie night was!!  We raised over $500, and for that being our first official event, we were/still are thrilled!  We will be hosting our second Family Movie Night, Friday, October 12th under the tent at the current Millennium High School location (IGCG campus, 1904 Corral Hollow), and movie is to be determined, but we will keep you posted on that. Admission will be free, and we will have concessions for sale.

Next up, we talked about the upcoming fundraiser Wacky Wallet Wednesday, September 20th and it is an easy way to give back to the school.  That day, when you dine out a select business (or businesses) will donate a portion of sales back to the school as long as a flyer is presented at the time of purchase.  There will be a few options that day, and one of them will be COFFEE!!   We are looking to hopefully (everyone cross their fingers) have options throughout the day, as well as dessert.  We will be sending information home as soon as everything is finalized, but put that date in your calendars!!!  There will be a few more Wacky Wallet Wednesday’s throughout the year if you can’t make this one.

Lastly, we talked about Box Tops.  National Box Tops For Education week is coming up September 17 -23, and we will be holding a contest for the class that turns in the most Box Tops again.  Last time we got over 5,000 Box Tops, and starting August 31st participating products will have double Box Tops and bonus Box Tops.!!  We will be sending sheets home to make collection easier.  The winning class will receive a party of their choosing, hosted by Parents-4-TLC.  We will be holding another contest towards the end of the year, so don’t stop clipping after September.  Also, please make sure to check expiration dates!

Don’t forget about the passive ways you can fundraise for the school:

www.smile.amazon.com and select Tracy Learning Center (not available on mobile devices)

www.officedepot.com will donate 5% of purchases (must specify Primary, Discovery or Millennium after each purchase)

Movie Night

October 12, 2018

Box Tops For Education

National Box Tops Week is Sept. 17th – 23rd

Wacky Wallet Wednesday (dine-out and the earn money for the school)

September 20, 2018

Next Parents 4 TLC 2018/19 School Year Meeting:

Wednesday September 19th, 2018

If you are interested in joining Parents-4-TLC, our next meeting is Sept 17th at 6:30 pm in P2.  There will also be a paper sent home in your student’s folder.

also…….

 

Millennium Cheer Camp is coming soon!

Millennium Cheer is hosting our annual football cheer camp. This includes learning cheers and chants. Performing at sideline and on the field for for half time. Participants will receive a t shirt, hair bow and a set of poms.
This camp will take place at the TLC campus field and we will meet near the office gate.

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TLC Charter Chatter

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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August 24, 2018                                                                                             Vo1 3

Meet our Staff!

 

IMG_0332My name is Mrs. Estes and I am happy to be entering my 13th year of teaching at the Tracy Learning Center. I have taught second through sixth grades and I am currently the learning director for phase 2. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential in addition to a masters degree in teaching and an administrative credential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

camMy name is Mrs. Campbell and I am a Kindergarten teacher at the Tracy Learning Center.  In my 11 years at the Tracy Learning Center I have worn many hats and taught grades K-3. Currently I am the learning director for PreK-K. I hold a multiple subject credential in teaching in addition to a masters degree In teaching and an administrative credential.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0716Hello, my name is Kayla Stroup. I am so excited to be entering my 8th year of teaching here at PCS. I have worked in kindergarten through third grade. For the last 5 years I have been in Phase One with our First and Second graders. I am also the Phase One Learning Director.

 

Reminders:

 

Medications

Students requiring medications at school must bring their meds along with Physicians Medication Authorization Form to the office.

 

Lunches/drop offs

Please make sure anything dropped off in the office is clearly labeled along with any sweaters, coats and jackets.

 

Emergency Forms

Please make sure you have changed your student’s Emergency Information on Aeries and have printed a copy and turned it in to the office. This is very important and we have many students who have not turned them in. Instructions were sent home with report cards and resent home last week. Any questions please call Kay at (209) 290-0511.

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Holiday

Mon., Sept. 3, 2018 – Labor Day is a school Holiday

 

Upcoming Picture Days

 

 

Pre-K, TK and all PCS Students Picture Day HAS BEEN CHANGED TO TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2018. Picture flyers coming home soon.

 

Next Parents Club Meeting

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at 6:30pm in P2

 

 

 

Primary Dismissal

Reminder starting Monday, August 20, 2018 students that remain after 3:35 (or when carline is over) will wait in their assigned classroom.  When picking up late students, parents must enter through the front office and will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per incident per child (payable to classroom teacher).

 

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 27-31

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Taquitos

Wed- Ground Beef and Gravy

Thurs – Chicken Wrap

Fri-Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

PCS

 

Primary Dismissal-Reminder starting Monday, August 20, 2018 students that remain after 3:35 (or when carline is over) will wait in their assigned classroom.  When picking up late students, parents must enter through the front office and will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per incident per child (payable to classroom teacher).

 

Kinder

What are SWOs? SWO stands for School Wide Outcome. We have 4 SWOs: Polite Citizen, Proud Individual, Productive Worker, and Positive Cooperator. In P2 students can earn their way into our “excellence box” for demonstrating one of our SWOs. Each time a student is in the excellence box they earn a dot towards a SWO bracelet. Student’s must earn 5 dots by getting in the excellence box 5 times in order to get a SWO bracelet. At the end of the month Primary will have a special awards ceremony where three students from P2 will be presented with a SWO certificate for consistently demonstrating one of our SWOs for the entire month.

 

Phase One

This week was the first week that Phase One had homework and they did great! Students will continue to receive their Red folders on Mondays with a Parent-Student work page. These pages will consist of the following: sight words, spelling words and even the grammar concept your child is working on. Please review the work with your child to help them be better prepared for their quizzes on Friday.

P3 and P4 learned about The Three Branches of Government while P5 learned about voting. We will continue this unit next week. In Writers Workshop all three classes learned about what a sentence needs to be complete and made a fun Sentence Buddy to help them remember.

 

 

Phase Two

This week phase 2 students learned all about maps.  We discussed the compass rose, explored different types of maps and why we use maps.  This is a great thing to do at home too!  Our students loved looking at the maps and finding familiar landmarks.

Phase 2 students will begin our monthly walking trips to the library in September.  Permission slips will come home soon.

 

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DCS

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE PARENT INFORMATION MEETING on August 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, Beverly Campus, D-4.

chatter- week 3 DCS  

7th/8th

General:

-CJSF has their first meeting Friday during 8th period! Don’t forget to bring your dues

-Leadership students for Trimester One will be announced shortly

-Homecoming week is coming soon!

 

Language Arts:

Students have begun their first trimester novel, “The Evolution of Evelyn Serrano.” This novel focuses on revolution, change, and inequality in New York during the 1960’s.

All classes have also completed their Unit One of Music and can expect a final on that unit next Wednesday (29th).

 

Social Studies:

This week in social studies the students finally started the 60s! After two weeks of learning about the events and policies leading up to the 60s that helped shape and define a generation, students will embark on the journey of JFK and his rise to presidency. On Monday, students will take a midterm covering everything they have learned since the second week of school.

 

Science

Students are continuing their progress with the Periodic Table of Elements.

 

Math:

This week my classes have been reviewing the material covered on the quizzes/tests we took last week.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE PARENT INFORMATION MEETING on August 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, Beverly Campus, D-4.

 

Would you like your child to get a jump start on communication skills that will earn them scholarships, awards, and opportunities to travel the state and country?

DCS has started a Speech and Debate team! Attend our August 27th meeting with your students to learn more! Practices have already started and we welcome new members – students can join us Mondays and Wednesdays during both lunches!

 

Join us for a Parent Information Meeting on August 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Tracy Learning Center Main Campus, Room D-4.

 

Questions? Contact our Coach!

Beth Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net

 

 

 

MHS

 

MHS Counseling News

 

Labor Day (holiday) – Monday September 3, 2018

Please note Labor Day is a holiday, and students will not be in attendance.

 

CSF Applications Due

CSF applications will be due on Wednesday August 29, 2018. Please make sure to turn them into the Millennium High School Counseling Office as soon as possible.

 

Aeries Emergency Contact Information (for Parents & Guardians)

Please make sure to complete emergency contact information in Aeries and return required forms to the Millennium High School Main Office.

 

9th/10th Grade Presentations

The Counseling Department visited 9th and 10th grade English classes this week to describe our 200 hour community service requirement, and resources to find opportunities.  Please contact the Counseling Department with any questions about Community Service. MHS Counseling Office (209) 627-8299 / email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

 

 

 

 

TLC Charter Chatter – Week 2

Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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August 17, 2018 Vo1 2

Meet the TLC Staff

George Hepner

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Hello, my name is George Hepner. I am very happy to be starting my 18th year with the Tracy Learning Center as the Director of Facilities. I have seen many changes over the years, but I am truly excited about our new campus and buildings! Students, parents, and staff all deserve such a great site to call home.

I work closely with the TUSD, City of Tracy, contractors, and vendors that do business with the Tracy Learning Center. I deal with community members and work with our staff on the safety and welfare of our students. I also oversee the day to day maintenance crew who ensure our campus remains in great shape.

In addition, I work with our Executive Director Virginia Stewart on many matters here at the TLC.

You can contact me at ghepner@tracylc.net and I look very forward to an awesome school year!!
Kathy Prescott

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the start of another great school year! Week two is already behind us and everyone seems to have taken off running!

For those of you who may not know who I am, I’m Mrs. Prescott, the school counselor for Discovery Charter School, 5th-8th grade. This is my third year at Discovery and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this AMAZING Tracy Learning Center team! I offer many services and opportunities to the students of DCS. Some think of me as the person they can go to work out their problems or check on their grades, but I do so much more!

Every year I take on take on new roles and add to the ways I can help students, teachers, and parents. Mrs. Stewart and I spend our Monday mornings seeing students in our ROAR (now SOAR) meetings to Strengthen Restorative Justice at our campus. I also meet with class representatives regularly to get student feedback on how their homerooms are doing on a group level and find ways to make every class run smoothly. I do individual and small group counseling, peer conflict mediation, grade checks and mentoring, the list goes on. For 7th and 8th grade, I’m the primary advisor to our California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) chapter, with my co-advisor, Mrs. Cerezo. If you have questions about the community service requirements in 7th/8th, I’m your contact person. Please feel free to contact me for things big and small.

I tell the kids, in a nutshell, I’m a professional listener and problem solver. They have to do the work, but I’m here to help them along the way!

Kathy Prescott

School Counselor

Discovery Charter School

kprescott@tracylc.net

(209) 637-6440

Reminders:

Medications

Students requiring medications at school must bring their meds along with Physicians Medication Authorization Form to the office.

Lunches/drop offs

Please make sure anything dropped off in the office is clearly labeled along with any sweaters, coats and jackets.

Emergency Forms

Please make sure you have changed your student’s Emergency Information on Aeries and have printed a copy and turned it in to the office. This is very important and we have many students who have not turned them in. Instructions were sent home with report cards and resent home last week. Any questions please call Kay at (209) 290-0511.

Upcoming Picture Days

DCS (5th-8th Graders ONLY) Picture Day is Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Pre-K, TK and all PCS Students Picture Day HAS BEEN CHANGED TO TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2018

Primary Dismissal

Reminder starting Monday, August 20, 2018 students that remain after 3:35 (or when carline is over) will wait in their assigned classroom. When picking up late students, parents must enter through the front office and will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per incident per child (payable to classroom teacher).

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 20-24

Mon. – Pizza

Tues. – Chicken Nuggets

Wed- Cheese Ravioli

Thurs – Turkey or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Fri-Beef Hot Dog

PCS

Kindergarten

Some helpful information about RED folders…
Students will come home with their RED folder every Monday. RED folders are to be returned to school every Friday. On Monday there will be a homework letter with concepts that your student is working on for the week. A big part of homework is daily reading. Please read with your child every day for 20 minutes and then fill out their reading log. Parent/student work is a good way for parents to work with their student on important concepts that they are working on at school. Additionally, there will be a homework tic tac toe sheet that has ideas of ways to help your child practice their sight words/ spelling words. If you have any further questions or need additional ideas on how to help your child at home email the teachers at: p2@tracylc.net.

Phase 1

Phase One is hard at work! We started doing centers this week and practiced transitions. The classes have started reading their AR books and are already taking quizzes! Keep up the hard work Phase One!

Phase 2

This week phase 2 students learned how to be a Bucket Filler! We discussed how complimenting others, offering help and being kind can fill someone’s bucket. We all love to have a full bucket! We also were inspired by Kid President and shared how we are all AWESOME!
All phase 2 students have both spelling and math homework. In addition, we ask that they please read for at least 20 minutes every night.

Primary Dismissal-Reminder starting Monday, August 20, 2018 students that remain after 3:35 (or when carline is over) will wait in their assigned classroom. When picking up late students, parents must enter through the front office and will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per incident per child (payable to classroom teacher).

DCS

Discovery ⅚

Dates to Remember

  • Picture Day: Monday, August 20th

Back to School Night

On behalf of the Discovery team, I would like to personally apologize for any confusion that took place on Wednesday evening. We work really hard as a staff to make sure things run smoothly and when it doesn’t, we reflect on it to make the necessary changes for the future.
Thank you to all the parents who attended. We appreciate any feedback you may have.
-Ms. Takeuchi (Ms. T)

Parent Feedback form link: https://goo.gl/forms/i4qycyznZQTQ1wQm2

Teacher Contacts
(E-mails and additional resources used to
communicate)

Ms. Christensen bchristensen@tracylc.net

Access Code: 3mftvl
I will be using this to post assignments and tools they need for writing/grammarGoogle Classroom

(LA/Humanities) Ms. Rodieck lrodieck@tracylc.net
Google Classroom

Access Code: 4c5xr8e
Here you will find Humanities resources
Class Website:
rodieckla.weebly.com

(LA/Humanities)Ms. Sabedra (SocialStudies) asabedra@tracylc.net
Google Classroom
Access Code: hah2xt
Here you will be able to find articles received in class and Powerpoints reviewed

Ms. Takeuchi- Ms. T ttakeuchi@tracylc.net
(Math/Leadership)
Class Website:
https://dcsmathwithmst.weebly.com
This is a website I use to post Math class updates, pictures of events, SWO pictures for scrapbook and also Leadership news.

Ms. Theall vtheall@tracylc.net
(Science)
Class Website:
https://vtheall.weebly.com

Mrs. Zuniga mzuniga@tracylc.net (Math)
I will be posted lecture notes and videos for resources here Class Website:
mathind3.weebly.com
Google Classroom
Access Codes:
Varsity: n49dsua
Scholastic: ivlaf5z
Honors: cubapz6

Coach Easterday, Coach Penirian & Coach Williams (PE)
deasterday@tracylc.net
mpenirian@tracylc.net
dwilliams@tracylc.net
My Google Classroom is where parents will find each night’s assignment for both math and geographyClass Website:
www.discoverype.weebly.com/

Instagram:
discovery_athletics

How to Access and Use Google Classroom:

Your students (and you) should be able to access Google Classroom from anywhere using the URL – http://classroom.google.com. When they arrive they may chose to do one of the following:

To sign in for the first time:

Web browser

  • Click Student.
  • (Optional) Click See How Classroom Works for a guided tour of Classroom.

Mobile app

  • Touch .
  • Enter your Google Apps for Education account information and touch Sign in.
  • Select Student and specify if you would like to receive emails about new features in Classroom.
  • Touch Submit.
  • (Optional) Take a guided tour of Classroom or touch Skip to cancel it.

7th/8th

  • Picture Day is this coming Monday, August, 20! Make sure you look out for the picture form that your students should have brought home on Wednesday 8/15
  • CJSF Forms and Dues are due to Mrs. Prescott

Language Arts:

Students are working hard on their second essay of the school year! Each class is also delving deeper into the 1960’s and learning about the different genres of music that were prevalent at that time.

Math:

Students are enjoying their new math curriculum! Students in the Scholastic group are working on fractions, expressions, and integers.

Science:

Students are completing a project that revolves around the Periodic Table of Elements. They are learning about each element, its function, and atomic mass.

Social Studies:

Students just finished learning about social life in the 1950’s. They are not beginning to learn about Eisenhowerju;;pl and his Cold War.

DCS Year Book Info

Do you wish you had more pictures in the yearbook?

Have you ever wanted to create pages just about you and your friends?

This year you can!

Pre-order yearbooks at https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com and you can create 4 pages all about your year that will be personalized to just your book.

Eight Grade Parents, please note that this is different than the Eight Grade Dedications we do in every yearbook.

Pre-order your yearbook on-line for $48.00 and you can create your own pages!

MHS

MHS Counseling News

College Night at San Joaquin Delta College-August 28, 2018

Modesto Junior College Night – August 29, 2018

Community Service and Aeries Presentations Next Week for 9th/10th Grade

The Counseling Department will be visiting 9th and 10th grade English classes next week to help students access their grades on Aeries, and to explain our community service requirements and procedures. Our Powerpoint presentation will be shared on the Counseling website. If parents need assistance creating an Aeries account, contact the Counseling Office at MHSCounseling@tracylc.net or (209) 627-8299.

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Back to School Night – Thank You!!

Thank you to those of you who attended Back to School Night on Thursday 8/16! It was great to meet so many parents. Our partnership with you is key to our students’ success!

Labor Day (holiday) – Tuesday September 3, 2018

Please note Labor Day is a holiday, and students will not be in attendance.

TLC Charter Chatter – 2018-19 School Year

      Charter Chatter

A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

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August 10, 2018                                                                                                                           Vol 1

Virginia Stewart

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I am Virginia Stewart, the CEO (principal) of the Tracy Learning Center. There are leaders in each of the schools who I delegate responsibility to as leaders for the individual schools.  They meet with me often.    I also teach two classes in Discovery.  I opened this charter school 19 years ago and watched it grow from 125 students to our current enrollment of 1300 students.  We have an incredible group of teachers who are truly dedicated to our students.  I interact with Kay all the time.  She keeps track of me!  I am so busy with observing and supporting teachers, dealing with discipline especially our ROAR – Restorative Justice System, meeting with leaders, as well as monitoring our finances, and writing reports.  Kay keeps me focused.    I ask all parents, teachers, and students and even my hairdresser to go through Kay to set a time to see me.  I always answer e-mails (vstewart@tracylc.net) the same day and that is a good way to ask me questions or to send comments.  I always have time in my calendar to see those who want to see me…Kay makes the time!

Thank you for selecting us for the school for your child.  We are very fortunate to have them.  All the new teachers have been so impressed with our students.  They are wonderful!

 

 

Kay Fagundes

 Welcome to a new school year!

fghWe are very excited! My name is Kay Fagundes and I have the pleasure of taking car

e of all of your child’s “office” needs. The children see me when they are ill, injured or simply just need someone to talk to. Yes, it’s true, I also pull a lot of teeth each year.

In addition, I assist Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Prescott with our “ROAR” Discipline system. My phone number is (209) 290-0511 and my email address is kfagundes@tracylc.net. Please contact me with any questions, concerns or absences for your students. This year started out great and I expect it to be a wonderful and exciting year!

 

 

Air Quality Concerns

 

We know it has been very concerning for our students and parents to deal with the poor air quality this week. We receive regular updates from RAAN – Real Time Air Quality Update Network and when concentration levels reach higher than a “3” our teachers and coaches are instructed to have students indoors for lunch, recess and PE. Students who suffer with associated respiratory illnesses and or asthma have been advised to stay indoors as needed. We have also spoken to the TUSD Health Department and the Administration at Jefferson and confirmed  we are all following the same guidelines.

Please feel free to contact the office or email a teacher if you believe your child needs to be indoors during poor quality air days. Also, make sure your student’s inhalers/medical authorization forms have been given to the office. We will continue to send prayers and best wishes for those that have lost their lives, homes and livelihoods from these horrific fires and send our gratitude to all of those fighting these fires.

 

Upcoming Picture Days

MHS Picture Day is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Pre-K, TK, PCS and DCS Picture Day is Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Picture Flyers are coming home soon.

 

 

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 13-17

Mon. –  Pizza

Tues. –  Chicken Corn Dog

Wed- Beef Strips and Gravy

Thurs –Chicken Sandwich

Fri-Beef or Vegi Burger

 

 

PCS

 

Kinder

We asked our students what they like about kindergarten so far…. Here are some of their answers…

 

“The bunny because he is so fluffy!” -Skylar

 

“Playing outside, on the playground, the twisty thing is fun!” -Nolan

 

“I like when we go to the playground! It’s so much fun! I like going down the slide!” – Taylor

 

“I like learning about the bunny. He is very cute!” -Jaqueline L.

 

“I like the centers because the games we play are fun!” -Collin

 

“I like that all of my friends are here. And I’ve never had a school pet before-and I love bunnies” -Cody D.

 

 

 

Phase One had a great first week back at school! We spent the week getting to know each other, doing fun activities, going over the rules and expectations and even started assessing. Here are some of the fun activities we did this week. 

 

 

Phase 2 students had a great week!  Our 4th graders are setting a great example of our phase 2 expectations.  Students have been assessed and placed in math and language arts groups.  Phase 2 homework will begin next week.  All students will have weekly spelling and math homework.  We can already tell that our students are going to have a great year!

 

 

DCS

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7th/8th

Language Arts:

All Language Arts classes have hit the ground running with curriculum this week! We have begun discussing our Pentathlon theme of the 1960’s and have even begun listening to some of the music! Students are very excited, as there are many songs that they had heard before!

 

Math:

Both math teachers are settling in very well! The students are excited about meeting their new teachers and have enjoyed getting to know them! All classes have begun working on their curriculum and doing very well.

 

Social Studies:

Social studies started the week by learning about President Roosevelt and the “Four Freedoms” he believed every person in the world should be guaranteed. These “Four Freedoms” became a central theme throughout the 1960s and helped shape the next generation of Americans.

 

Science:

All classes have started working on curriculum this week and diving right into this years’ science!

 

 

 

MHS

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Millennium High School Back to School Night – August 16, 2018 6:00PM-8:00PM

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO

MHS’ BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

 

FOR PARENTS

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00PM

Come visit the high school campus and meet your teachers! 

Millennium High School – Unity Area

1904 Corral Hollow Road

Tracy, CA 95376

 

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Millennium High School Picture Day

Picture Day at Millennium High School will take place on Wednesday August 15, 2018. Please bring your best smile!

 

 

Labor Day (holiday) – Tuesday September 3, 2018

Please note Labor Day is a holiday, and students will not be in attendance.