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Melville S. Jacobson Elementary School
W. Kavanagh Ave., Tracy, CA 95376 
209.830.3315 - Main Office
209.830.3316 - FAX



Announcements and Events

Universal Breakfast Program  

Jacobson has a universal breakfast program where every child has the opportunity for a free breakfast. Breakfast starts at 7:55 a.m. for kindergartners and 8:05 a.m. for grades 1-5. There is no cost for this breakfast
Student Lunch Dropoff 
If you are dropping off lunch for a student, we ask that all lunches are in the office by 11:15 a.m. regardless of the grade level. We have a pen/post-it for you to mark your Childs lunch. We tell all the students that if you do not have a lunch, please check the office on your way to the cafeteria. We do not call the classrooms to let them know there is a lunch in the office.
Arrival/Dismissal Car Line
At dismissal, all students will proceed through the front gates to the car line up. All bus students will report to the side of the school (Camilia Drive) where the bus pick-up is. Students are not allowed to be picked up on the side of the school. 
  • We are asking parents of 3:00 p.m. students to please wait until 2:50 p.m. to enter the car pick-up line. This gives the parents of 2:30 dismissal time to pick up their students.
  • We are asking kindergarten PM parents to please wait until 3:10 p.m. before getting in the car pick-up line, so that our 3:00 pm students can be picked up.

If cars are in line before their time and during dismissal, it causes a major back up.

Character Pillar of the Month:  FAIRNESS

Students displaying FAIRNESS will be acknowledged during our Student of the Month Assemblies on March 6th.  These students: 

  •  play by the rules.
  • take turns and share.
  • are open-minded; they listen to others.
  • don't take advantage of others.
  • don't blame others carelessly.





Jan. 30     Home Basketball Game vs. McKinley, 4:45

Feb. 3       ELAC, 3:15

Feb. 4       Family Science Night with Sandia Lab, 6:00-7:30

Feb. 6       Student of the Month Assemblies

                  Home Basketball Game vs. Villalovoz, 4:45

Feb. 9       Lincoln's Birthday Holiday - No School

Feb. 10-20    GECAC Technology Buss at Jacobson

Feb. 13     Parent Cafe', 8:30

                   Minimum Day, 23:30 Dismissal

                   Basketball Game at Central, 4:45

Feb. 16     President's Day Holiday - No School

Feb. 20     Parent Cafe', 8:30

                  Twin Day

                   Basketball Game at South West Park, 4:45

Feb. 25     JSPA, 3:00

                  School Site Council, 3:30

Feb. 27     Parent Cafe', 8:30

                  Basketball Game at North, 4:45



Dear Jacobson Families,
January marks the halfway point in our school year.  It is important that your child is in class every day.  Classrooms will be getting into more difficult lessons based upon earlier lessons from which they build.  School attendance is one of the most important elements of a student’s success at school.  So far for this school year, our year to date total is 94.93%, which is down from last year.  We ended our school year with 95.46% attendance last May.  Did you know that school funding is based on actual student attendance, not student enrollment?  For every day (or partial day) a student is in the classroom, the state of California pays school districts for student attendance.  This money is what is used to pay for the operation of schools.  The state pays approximately $44.00 per day per child that the child is in school.  If your child is absent for one day, the district loses $44.00 for that day.  We have approximately 650 students at Jacobson.  If each child missed just one day, that would mean we would be losing approximately $28,629.00 that could go to the education of the children. The flu is going around, so of course, students need to stay home if they are sick.  Thank you for making sure your children are in school as much as possible.
February 10-20, you will see the Give Every Child A Chance TOP (Technology Outreach Program) bus on our playground.  This is a solar-powered bus that is a mobile technology classroom.  Selected fifth grade students will learn how to build websites after school.  We appreciate this opportunity for our students!
Our basketball season has begun, and our players won their first game 26-3.  We are very proud of our players and the cheerleaders for their hard work, good sportsmanship, and spirit!  We play a total of 8 games.  Games are on Friday afternoons at 4:45.  Please see our school calendar and/or marquee for the location of each game.  Come on out to the games and root for the Jaguars!
Cindy Sasser