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Last Week of School



Monday, June 18

  • 3rd grade field day beginning at 9:30
  • Kinder performance at 1:30 in the cafeteria

Tuesday, June 19

  • 1st grade field day
  • 5th grade recognition at 1:30 in the cafeteria

Wednesday, June 20

  • 5th grade field day

Thursday, June 21

  • Last day of school is from 9:00 to 12:00

 

Summer Office Hours

Wood Office will reopen on Monday, August 20

Hours will be from 9 am to 2 pm

California School Dashboard


 

What is the California School Dashboard?

  • The Dashboard is a new website that shows how LEAs (Local Educational Agencies) and schools are performing on the indicators included in CA’s new school accountability system.

Why was the Dashboard created?

  • It was created to give parents and the public a better understanding of what is happening in schools/districts across the state, as well as identify schools/districts that may need extra help.
  • Additionally, the Dashboard is a component of the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) Law passed in 2013 that changed how CA provides funding to public schools and holds LEAs accountable for student performance. The LCFF law required that the State Board of Education adopt a new accountability tool that reflects performance in different priority areas identified in the law.

What information does the Dashboard include?

  • The Dashboard is made up of reports that show how LEAs or schools perform on 6 state indicators and 4 local indicators.

What are the state indicators?

  • State indicators are based on data collected from LEAs through CALPADS (California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System):
    •           Academic Indicator
    •           EL Progress
    •           Chronic Absenteeism
    •           Graduation Rate
    •           Suspension Rate
    •           College/Career Readiness
  • State indicators are quantitative measures where status and change is reported.

What are the local indicators?

  •  State data is not available for some priority areas identified in the LCFF law. For this reason, the State Board of Education approved the local indicators, which are based on information that the LEAs collect locally.
  • Local indicators:
    •            Basic Services (in the future will be collected from the SARC – School Accountability Report  Card)
    •            Implementation of State Academic Standards
    •            Parent Engagement
    •            School Climate
    •            2 other local indicators which only apply to COE (County Offices of Education) – Coordination of Services for Foster & Expelled Youth (does not apply to ECR)

 

Power School for Families

We are happy to announce the launch of our new student information system, PowerSchool.

 

PowerSchool will be replacing Parent Connect this fall of 2017. In order to access the new portal you will need to create a new account. This can be done by visiting https://torrance.powerschool.com and selecting the Create Account tab. It is very important that you submit an accurate email address. We recommend the Google Chrome or Firefox browser to access the portal.

 

You will need your student's Access ID and Password to link your child to your account. If you have multiple children in the district, you will receive a separate letter for each child, which you can link to your newly created account.

 

Example of Student Access ID and Password

[NAME OF CHILD] Access ID is XXXXXXXXX

[NAME OF CHILD] Access Password is #####

 

Please keep your passwords confidential so that only you can access the information.

 

Once you have your account created and child(ren) linked, we ask that you click on the Registration link to update your information and review district agreements.

 

Visit www.tusd.org/parents/powerschool for more detailed information. Please contact the school directly should you have further questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Torrance Unified School District

Upcoming Events

June

1 - TUSD track meet @ El Camino

4 - SSC #5 3:30 in Staff Lounge

7 - Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 in cafe

8 - 5th grade field trip

13 - Music Class Assembly 1:15 on blacktop

14 - PTA Board meeting @ 6pm

15 - College Spirit Day

18 - Kindergarten performance @ 1:30

19 - 5th grade recognition @ 1:30

21 - Last Day of School 9 am - 12 pm

 

Regular School Hours

  • TK and Kindergarten --  8:59 - 1:59
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades --  8:59 - 3:12
  • 4th and 5th grades 8:50 -- 3:12

Early dismissal every Wednesday for Grades 1-5 at 2:27 pm

Campus Opens at 8:30 AM

Safety is a top concern at Wood Elementary. It is with this in mind that I need to remind all families that campus does not open until 8:30 am. 

  • At 8:30 the front and back gates will be opened and staff will begin supervision
  • Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 8:30 to 8:50

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

2:27 Dismissal Every Wednesday

Grades 1 - 5 are dismissed every Wednesday at 2:27.

 

This provides the teachers time to collaborate on student achievement.

 

Kindergartners are still dismissed at 1:59.

 

Please make arrangements to pick up your children at 2:27  every Wednesday.

ENROLLMENT

If you just moved into the area and need to enroll your child,

please visit the Family Welcome Enrollment Center:

 

2336 Plaza del Amo

Torrance, CA 90509

(310) 972-6280

 

Enrollment Hours: 8:00-3:00 M-F

Go to www.tusd.org for more detailed information