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Principal's Page

Welcome to the Gateway of the Orange Elementary School System

Dear Mary L. Tracy Families,

Welcome to Mary L. Tracy School, “The place where the love of learning and the love of children are celebrated every day!”   I am eager to meet the smiling faces of our students and to partner with you in providing an environment where academic and social growth occurs. I look forward to helping children from our district achieve their dreams. As the principal of MLT, I will work tirelessly to create a love of learning in our students and to support your needs. 

There are many exciting events that take place throughout the school year.  Family participation and parent input are critical factors in the successes of our students.  To help you stay informed, we have a variety of resources available. The Mary L. Tracy School website www.oess.org and PowerSchool are two places that are key to school-home communication.  It is essential that contact information such as phone numbers and email address are up to date.  Mary L. Tracy School sends e-blasts and secure email downloads, which are part of PowerSchool, to communicate teacher placement, report cards, and weather delays and closures.  Also, The Weekly Buzz, which is a weekly newsletter sent to valid emails in PowerSchool, is posted to our website and sent out every Friday afternoon.  This newsletter has weekly updates from me and information on PTO happenings to help you stay abreast of upcoming events.  On the district website, parents will find the Virtual Backpack where notices can be viewed online and downloaded at your convenience. 

I am fortunate to be the principal of the Mary L. Tracy School community.  I have the opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and talented staff, partner with caring and involved parents, and challenge and cheer for our inspired children. 

Please feel free to stop in to introduce yourself and share your thoughts. I always will be here for you.

Elaine Watson
Principal, Mary L. Tracy School