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Great Shake Out 10/19 at 10:19

Wood Elementary will be participating in the CA Shake Out Earthquake Drill on October 19 at 10:19. This is our monthly emergency drill where students will practice procedures in case of an earthquake and staff will conduct an evacuation drill to stay prepared in case of a real emergency.

GATE Testing for 3rd Grade October 26

Universal third grade GATE testing will take place at Wood on October 26th.  


An electronic copy of the parent notification is also available here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IwKMtR06KW7Sq8S6uIxtUUY5XhsIlpxXztPn8O3P_is/edit 


No form or application for participation in third grade GATE testing is necessary.

If you choose to withdraw your student from GATE testing, you will need to complete and sign a Withdraw from GATE Testing Form (on the reverse side of the parent notification) and return it to your student’s teacher by October 2, 2017.  

More information regarding GATE testing for grades 4 and 5 will be coming at a later date.


Join us for a great event on Sunday, October 29th at 9:00 am.  This annual Pier-to-Pier walk is a fun way to raise money for our school and you can sign up to be a real or virtual walker!  Please register by going to http://www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com , the cost is $30, and our team name is Wood Elementary School.  Thanks to Ms. Tyler for organizing our group!  

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 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.




Torrance Unified School District

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.