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Willow Community Day School
Located on the Duncan-Russell School Site
Willow Community Day School (CDS) was established by the Tracy Unified School District as an alternative placement for students who are not succeeding at their home school.  Students attending Willow CDS are given the opportunity to succeed academically and behaviorally in a small classroom setting. Willow CDS has a  20 to one student to teacher ratio. Students at Willow CDS receive the same academic courses, including physical education, as students in other District schools.  Students who are placed at Willow CDS are evaluated to determine their current academic skill level. Students are then placed appropriately with Willow CDS teachers so they can focus on each student's needs.  Students are taught basic study skills to help fill in the gaps-in-learning that may have occurred prior to being enrolled in Willow CDS.  Positive student behavior is a must for students attending Willow CDS. Students are provided counseling and training in positive behavior to help them learn to react to situations in a positive and constructive manner. Willow CDS encourages parental involvement and considers parent/guardian student support as crucial to each student's long term success. 

Willow Community Day School Helps Students Succeed 

Program Overview

Students are given the opportunity to improve their academic abilities, behavioral interactions with other students, and school attendance, thus preparing them for a successful future.
Willow CDS Provides
      • Low student-to-teacher ratios
      • Individualized assessment and instruction
      • Collaboration with school district support services
      • Teamwork with other community resources

Dave Pickering, Director/Principal
164 W. Grant Line Rd., Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209) 830-3357
Fax: (209) 830-3358




​August 1st through 5th --Registration
August 8 -- First Day of School 
School hours are 8:00-2:15 p.m.
There are no early release days.


Dear Willow Parents and Students:
The Willow Staff and I hope you are enjoying your summer, however, we will be back in school before you know it. I am writing to you, parents and students, in the hope that we can start off the new school year ready to learn on the first day.
Registration Information
Included in this letter is the Registration Packet for Willow Community Day School.
·         Beginning and returning Willow Students must complete the registration packet.
o   The completed Registration form must be returned to the Willow Office before students can begin the new school year.
·         The Willow Office will be open for registration from:  Monday, August 1, 2016 until Friday, August 5, 2016.
·         The Willow Office hours are:  8:00am to 3:00pm; closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00pm.
Below is additional important information to help you start the new school year:
The first day of the 2016-2017 school year is:  Monday, August 8, 2016
Willow Community Day School is in session:  Monday thru Friday
Willow Community Day School begins each day at:  8:00am
Willow Community Day School ends each day at:  2:15pm*
           *There are no Early Release Mondays or Minimum Days at Willow.
Attendance will be counted starting on the first day of school. This includes being on time. Your student should arrive at Willow by 7:45am and walk to the cafeteria before the bell rings. Willow Students must be in their classroom seats when the bell rings or they will be marked tardy.
Students must enter and exit Willow via the Grant Line Road parking lot entrance.
Students arriving early must go directly to the Willow Cafeteria.
No loitering will be allowed in the front of the Willow Campus or near the entrance gate.
Please review the Willow Dress Code carefully. It will be enforced on the first day of school. 
Attending Willow Community Day School’s Back On Track (BOT) Program is a privilege. Students who violate the policies and procedures found in the Willow Community Day School (CDS) Student Handbook are subject to discipline, which may include dropping that student from the program and returning them to their home school or referral by Student Services to the county schools.
Driving to school is a privilege. Willow CDS students driving to school, or persons giving rides to Willow CDS students must obey the rules of the road as defined in the California Vehicle Code at all times, whether in the parking lot or on the street. Any dangerous driving, including spinning tires or high speeds will not be tolerated and those involved will lose the privilege to enter onto school property while in a motor vehicle, and those students attending Willow CDS will be subject to discipline and removal from Willow CDS.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and fill out the registration packet.
We hope that you and your student have a successful year with us at Willow.
Dave Pickering,