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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

Traci Mitchell, Assistant Principal
164 W. Grant Line Rd., Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209) 830-3357
Fax: (209) 830-3358




School hours are 8:00-2:20 p.m.
There are no early release days.
 May 24         Last Day of School



Hello Parents and Students,
I am ecstatic about joining the Willow Community Day School Family!
I am your new Assistant Principal, Traci L Mitchell.  I come to serve you with 20 years of experience working with youths from a wide variety of populations as a High School Counselor (9th – 12th grade), Classroom Teacher (7th/8th grade), Social Work Intern/Child Care Worker for minors in juvenile hall and youths in a non-profit probation group home, and a Case Manager for pregnant and parenting teens (non-profit).  My Alma Mater’s are California State University, Hayward (before it became East Bay) - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology-Social Services. I went on to earn a K-12 Teaching Credential from Patton University, a Master of Science in Educational Counseling, from National University, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential and an Educational Administrative Credential from the state of California.  
I am committed to student strength-based focused teaching and dedicated to creating a positive learning environment and making a difference in students’ lives. 
Students attending Willow Community Day School are given the opportunity to succeed academically and behaviorally in a positive classroom setting, free of many of the distractions that are often times associated with traditional schools.
Founded in 1999, Willow Community Day School has a high teacher to student ratio that helps to meet our students’ needs. Counseling is also an integral component that helps students learn positive responses to some of the more difficult situations that they may face.
In addition to behavioral supports, Willow Community Day School’s curriculum is aligned with California’s State Standards.  The alignment to standards helps our students achieve grade level success when they return to their resident schools.
As the Assistant Principal I look forward to working with you and your students in planning and facilitating a pathway where students are able to full their dreams and goals.  Please feel free to contact me should you have questions, concerns or you just want to get to know the Assistant Principal.
Welcome to Willow Community Day School!
Grateful for the opportunity to serve,
Traci L Mitchell
Assistant Principal
Duncan Russell Continuation High School
(209) 830-3357