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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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Students:
Below please find the link to participate in our district LCAP survey.
This survey will provide input to our district programs and services for
the 2019-2020 to better serve our students and staff.
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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.

 

 

 
 



 

 

 
 
 

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 CURRENT EVENTS

 

  

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IMMUNIZATION CHANGES EFFECTIVE 07.01.19

 

FEBRUARY

Feb 1     Coffee with the Principal for Parents
                8:40 am-9:10 am in the Office
                Last day to Purchase Lunar New Year 
                Envelopes with Candy.
Feb 2     GATE Testing for 2nd-7th grade
Feb 5     Chinese New Year Envelope Delivery
Feb 6     GATE Open House at 6:30 pm in the Library
Feb 7     Parent Café 8:30-10:00 am in Rm A105
              Parent Club Mtg. at 4:15 pm in Library
Feb 8     End of 2nd Trimester-MINIMUM DAY
                Dismissal at 12:30 pm
                Last Day to Purchase Valentine’s Day Grams
Feb 11   NO SCHOOL-Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb 14   Parent Café 8:30-10:00 am in Rm A105
                Valentine Grams Delivered
Feb 15   Report Cards Go Home with Students
                GATE Letter of Intent for 1st -7th grade DUE
Feb 18   NO SCHOOL-President’s Day
Feb 19   Talent Show Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 pm
Feb 20   4th Grade Fieldtrip to Mission San Juan  
               Bautista (7:30 am-2:30 pm)
   Talent Show 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Feb 21   Parent Café 8:30-10:00 am in Rm A105
                (Last Session)
Feb 22   Family Dance Night at 6:00 pm
Feb 25   Student of the Trimester Assemblies:
                1st-8:45 am
                2nd-9:30 am
                TK/K-1:00 pm in classrooms
Feb 26 Student of the Trimester Assemblies:
                4th-8:45 am
                3rd- 9:30 am
                5th-10:15 am
Feb 27   Students of the Trimester eat lunch               
               with Principal/Assistant Principal
   School Site Council Mtg. at 4:00 pm
 
 
 
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 at 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 moved 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