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Open Enrollment - January 8 - February 28

Open Enrollment is for Torrance residents who want to transfer to different Torrance schools.

Per Ed Code 35160.5b, Torrance Unified School District established a policy allowing Parents/Guardians who live within the Torrance Unified School District boundaries to apply to have their children attend a school other than their home school.   Once a year, during a specific period of time, applications are accepted for the following school year. Once the procedure is complete, the Open Enrollment school becomes the permanent home school for that student. Procedures are summarized below:

Step 1: Apply for Grades K-8

Parent/Guardian must complete and submit the Open Enrollment application between January 8th, 2018- February 28th, 2018 at 4:00pm to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center at 2336 Plaza del Amo. Late applications will not be accepted.

Step 2: Lottery

A computer generated lottery will be run assigning a random unbiased order to all applicants.

Step 3: Notification

Letters indicating approval or waitlist status will be sent out via U.S. mail by the end of the 2017/18 school year. If your student was placed on a waitlist the letter will indicate their number on the list.

Step 4: Confirmation

If approved, the parent/guardian must fill out the Confirmation Letter and return it to the appropriate office. Please be advised: You must return the signed Confirmation Letter by the date specified or your students spot at the requested school will be forfeited. Also, if your student is not currently attending school in the Torrance Unified School District you will be required to complete the enrollment process at the time you submit your Confirmation Letter.

Enrollment Procedures

  • If your student is NOT currently enrolled in TUSD, you must go to the Family Welcome Enrollment Center to complete the enrollment process by the date specified.
    • Failure to enroll by the specified date will result in the forfeiture or your students placement at the selected school.

Important Information about Open Enrollment:

  • Submitting the application does not guarantee approval.
  • Only one application per student will be accepted.
  • Younger siblings will not automatically follow older siblings that are already on Open Enrollment. All students must apply for and be accepted individually.
  • Transportation will not be provided.

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

February - 

1 - 5th Grade Panoramic Picture at 9 am

1 - 5th Grade Physical Fitness Test window opens

12 - No School in honor of President Lincoln

14 - Valentine Grams and Friendship Dance

15 - HSA/PTA Assoc. Meeting 6 pm

16 - Crazy Hair Day

19 - No School in honor of President's Day

22 - 4th and 5th Grade GATE Testing (Opt-in only)

26 - Kindergarten Enrollment at FWEC begins

 

March - 

1 - 4th and 5th grade GATE testing make-ups

1 - TUSD Spelling Bee @ JH Hull 5 pm

2 - Dr. Seuss Day

8 - PTA Board 6pm

9 - Achievement Reports go home

9 - Multicultural Assembly

12 - SSC 3:30 @ staff lounge

14-16 2:12 Dismissal for Parent Conferences

16 - Crazy Hat Parade in am

16 - 5th Grade Waltz 1:15

19 - Spring Pictures

21 - Wear Funky Socks for World Down Syndrome Awareness

22 - Wood Talent Show @ 6pm

26 - 30 Spring Break

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