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December
Behavior Expectations

2:12 Dismissal for Conferences

Grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 2:12

December 4 - December 15

4th and 5th Grade GATE Testing

GATE testing for 4th and 5th grade students will take place on Thursday, February 22 at Wood. 

We will be offering GATE testing to 4th and 5th grade students who:

  1. Have never been GATE tested in TUSD
  2. Have only taken the GATE test in TUSD once before

Students who have already been administered GATE testing through TUSD twice are not eligible for testing. If your child qualifies for 4th and 5th grade testing and you would like your child to participate, please complete and return your signed permission slip to your child's teacher as soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2017. Permission slips will be sent home with all 4th and 5th grade students on Monday, December 4, however students who are already identified GATE in TUSD do not need to retest.

Kindergarten Enrollment


Mark your calendars for Kindergarten enrollment the week of February, 26 through March, 2. Wood Elementary enrollment days will occur at the Family Welcome and Enrollment Center at 2336 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 972-6280

5th Grade Pathway to Biliteracy


Calling all biliterate 5th graders. If you are a fifth grader that can read, write and speak in two or more languages--this is for you! 

 

The Pathway to Biliteracy Award Application went home with all 5th graders in December. If you are interested, you need to return the completed application and reading log to the office by April 13, 2018.

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

December - 

1 - Achievement Reports Go Home

4-15 2:12 Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

7 - Winter Performance at THS 6 pm

15 - 4th/5th GATE permission slips are due

21 - Pajama Day

21 - Winter Pajamarama performance 9:15 am

22 - Winter Break Begins

January -

8 - 1st Day Back from Winter Break

11 - Vision/Hearing/Dental Screenings

11 - Bingo Family Night 6 pm in cafe

15 - No School in honor of Dr. King

19 - Progress Reports Go Home

22 - Mustache Monday

25 - ELMAC #2 9am in Room 2

26 - Wood Spelling Bee (4th/5th grades)

29 - SSC #3 3:30 in Staff Lounge

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