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Welcome to the Home of the Roadrunners 
 

                 500 W. Mt. Diablo Avenue, Tracy, California, 95376

(209) 830-3335

FRONT OF SCHOOL 
 
 

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SWP Announcements:
TUSD is searching for a representative to serve on the San Joaquin County SELPA Community Advisory Committee (CAC) (County Special Education Committee)
Please Complete this Application and submit to the Superintendent's Office.
The application must be received by Friday, May 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
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Roadrunner Folders ~Home/School Communication
Every Wednesday, your child will be given a 'Purple Folder' to take home. Inside you will find important communication from the school, corrected papers, forms that need to be completed by a parent, and even fun opportunities for your student and family. Please be sure to ask for the folder, if your child forgets to give it to you. By sending it right back the next day you can be sure to receive all communications that are sent on the next Wednesday.

 

 

 
 



 

 

 
 
 

 CURRENT EVENTS

 

                           MAY

May  2   S.W.P. OPEN HOUSE-6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
May  3    Parent Club Meeting at 3:45 p.m.
May  4    Preschool Fieldtrip to Pixie Woods
May 7th -11th: Teacher Appreciation Week and Author’s Fair
                    4th Grade G.A.T.E., Conventional & Bilingual Math
                    And 5th Grade Science C.A.A.S.P. Testing
May  9    S.S.C. at 4:00 p.m.
May 10   2nd Grade Mother’s Day Tea: 1:20 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
May 11   TK Fieldtrip to Pixie Woods
May 14th -18th C.A.A.S.P. Testing Make-Ups
May 14   Movie Day: 8:45 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
                TK/K- in the Library, 1st & 2nd –in the Cafeteria
May 15   Movie Day: 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
                                3rd – 5th – in the Cafeteria
May 16     Walkathon-During the school day for all grade levels
                D.A.R.E. Graduation: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
                In the Cafeteria
May 17   5th Grade B.B.Q.: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
May 18   MINIMUM DAY- 12:30 p.m. DISMISSAL
                End of 3rd Trimester
                2nd Grade Father’s Day Event:
8:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                4th Grade Park Day
May 21   Water Activity for Students with 98% Attendance
and no more than 3 tardies for entire school year:
                                12:40 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
1st Grade Spring Festival:
                                Pre K-2nd 8:35 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
                                1st & 3rd-5th 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
                                1st Gr Parents Only 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
May 22   3rd Trimester Recognition Assemblies:
                                1st Grade - 8:45 a.m.
                                2nd Grade – 9:30 a.m.
                                TK/K – 2:00 p.m.
                5th Grade Park Day: 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
May 23   3rd Trimester Recognition Assemblies:
                                3rd Grade – 8:45 a.m.
                                4th Grade – 9:15 a.m.
5th Grade – 10:00 a.m.
                1st Grade Sports Day
                Lunch with Principal/AP
May 24   Preschool Graduation: 9:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria
                5th Grade Certificate Distribution:
                                Bilingual – 1:30 p.m. in Cafeteria
                                Conventional & G.A.T.E. – 2:15 p.m. in
                                Classrooms
                Kinder Park Day
May 25   LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-MINIMUM DAY
                12:30 p.m. Dismissal
                Report Cards Go Home with Students
                Kinder Promotion in the Cafeteria:
                                Coss/Bedolla/Posey - 9:00 a.m.
                                Vik/McClearen - 10:00 a.m.
                Campus Clean-Up
Have a great Summer!!J
 
2018/2019 School Year
Save the Dates!!
 
·          Office hours:
Summer Hours: May 29th-June 13th &
                          July 23rd-Aug 3rd
                         Open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Regular Office hours: Starting August 6th
                          Open 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
·          Class Lists Posted August 3rd after 5:00 p.m.
·          FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 6th
School Starts at 8:20 a.m.
Dismissal Times:
Early Release Every Monday-
                          TK/K at 1:20 p.m.
                          1st – 5th at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday-TK/K at 2:10 p.m.
                          1st-2nd 2:20 p.m.
                          3rd-5th 3:00 p.m.
·          Back to School Night- August 15th at 6:30 p.m.
(Preschool-5th Grade)
 
 
SCHOOL LUNCHES
 

 MEET THE PRINCIPAL

 

 

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Dear South/West Park School Families,

Welcome to South/West Park School! Home of the Roadrunners! My name is Ramona Soto-Barajas and I am your child’s principal.  Here are South/West Park we believe that a successful school experience can only result from a cooperative effort between you, your child, the Tracy Community, and our school.  We need your support and pledge you ours.  Family involvement is critical to your child’s success. Research shows when families are involved in schools; their children have a higher possibility of being successful academically and socially.
I am a firm supporter in providing options to our families.  South/West Park provides options and opportunities for families with different programs for our students. We are a magnet school for G.A.T.E and Bilingual Education (Spanish).  We are proud to promote Bilingualism at our school.  As a Bilingual administrator, I am proud to have our students speak more than one language.  We have a rich representation of several cultures at our school. 
I was born in Mexico and move to the United States as a six year old child.  I grew up as a Migrant student in Manteca and I am very proud of our Hispanic culture and family.  My parents never had the opportunity to finish elementary school and they instilled in their six children the importance of education.   I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunities my family provided us.  I attended elementary and High School in Manteca and went directly to The University of The Pacific as a 17 year old where I graduated as a Bilingual Educator in less than four years.  I taught for eight years at South/West Park School and then moved to Delta Island as their site principal. It was an honor when I could return to South/West Park as their new principal. I am now a mother of two beautiful children and live with a wonderful and loving husband in Manteca.
As a site leader, I enjoy working with our students, staff and families.  I am a firm supporter in developing leaders in our school community to provide additional support and resources for our families.  I thank you for your support and encouragement to your children and our school.  We are fortunate to have wonderful dedicated staff and families that do anything possible to support our students.  Stay involved and your children will excel in anything they do. 
Sincerely, 
Ramona Soto-Barajas
Principal