The Reopening Task Force has been working with TEA, CSEA, and management consultation teams since May and will continue to meet as changes and new guidance are released from the San Joaquin County Public Health Department Officer, San Joaquin County Office of Education, and California Department of Education
Offices will be open during the summer and will follow social distance guidelines. Anyone visiting one of our offices MUST wear a mask. All guidelines will be posted at each site. If you can handle your needs through phone or email, we encourage you to do so as your first option.
Summer office hours will be as follows:
Tracy, West & Kimball High School Offices:
Office Doors Open Tuesday May 26, 2020 to Friday July 31st, 2020
Elementary and Middle School Offices:
Office Doors Re-Open Monday July 22nd, 2020 to Friday July 31st, 2020
Stein/DR: Closed for summer. Reopens July 28th
Closed for lunch: 12:00-1:00 and 4th of July holiday.
Starting August 3rd schools will be open for their regular scheduled hours.
District Office Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except July 3-6.
Staff Retirements and Goodbyes
We have a couple of staff members who are retiring this year. I know that when they both started over 30 years ago, they never would have pictured an ending quite like this!
Ms. Yasemsky has been teacher and leaders in the district for 34 years! She’s taught at Villalovoz, Hirsch, and Poet in 5th, 7th and 8th grade. She was also honored as D.A.R.E Teacher of the year, Sow A Seed Mentor of the Year, TUSD Teacher of the Year, and County of San Joaquin Teacher of the year. She’s had an amazing career and impacted the lives of hundreds of students and educators over the years. We will miss her dearly!
Ms. Ernest has been teaching for 40 years and has taught Spanish as a Second Language, Kindergarten, 2nd/3rd combo, 3rd/4th combo, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th grade. Ms. Ernest was a Mentor Teacher, a BTSA Support Provider for new teachers, PAR Support Provider, and Instructional Coach. She has been an amazing force in education and she will be missed!!!
Mrs. Evans is leaving us this year as well. She has been an incredible teacher and has left a lasting mark on our school and community. She is moving on to continue her love of writing and to build on the success of her book writing career. She’s an amazing teacher and writer and we are grateful for her time at Poet.
We are also losing another fabulous member of our team - Ms. Bradley. Ms. Bradley is taking on a new challenge as the Assistant Principal at Monte Vista Middle School. Ms. Bradley has done an amazing job at both Hirsch and Poet for the past few years. She’s has done a tremendous job of working with students, families, and staff members at both schools. Monte Vista is very lucky to have her on their team. We will miss her and we wish her the best in her new position.