District News

Wellness Wednesdays

July 29, 2020

Parents are invited to participate in a free Wellness Wednesdays Workshop Series during the month of August. As we all continue to find balance in our lives during the ongoing pandemic, it is essential to find ways to manage stress and anxiety with care and balance.

Friday Update

July 24, 2020

Dear TUSD Families, I hope you have had a good week and that you are all staying safe. I am reaching out to let you know that we continue to plan for the upcoming school year...

Dear TUSD Staff and Families, Today, Governor Newsom addressed the physical reopening of schools in California. He stated schools may not reopen for in-person instruction unt...

A Guide for Parents

July 15, 2020

On Monday night, July 13, 2020, our Board of Education approved the instructional delivery models for the 2020-2021 school year: a distance learning model for families wishing to learn from home five days per week and a blended learning model for families wishing to safely return to school for part of the week and learn from home part of the week.

2020-2021 Reopening of Schools Parent Information Session with Question and Answers Dear TUSD Families,   Thank you for your interest, input, and questions during...

Summer Camps and Other Resources Torrance, CA – On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12 pm, please join the Torrance Unified School District in a Lunch and Learn webinar sess...

Dear TUSD Families, I hope you and your families are healthy during this time and are finding ways to enjoy summer break. Yesterday marked my first day as Interim Superintend...

Dear Torrance Unified School District Families, Thank you for your response to our initial Return to School survey. Over 11,000 parents responded, with 76% of families indica...

End of the Year Message

June 10, 2020

It goes without saying, the 2019-2020 school year has been like no other! Nearly three months ago, our lives shifted, and our normal routines halted in a collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Seemingly overnight, we transitioned to being physically apart while maintaining learning for our students and providing essential services to our families.

Dear Torrance USD Families, We hope that as you read this, you and your family continue to be healthy and safe. Over the weekend, many cities nationwide, including some in...

Public safety and the safety of our students, employees, and families continues to be our priority. Torrance Unified has convened a Reopening of School Task Force to develop options and plans for the 2020-2021 school year. While it is our strong belief that students have a better experience when physically in school as they grow - academically, physically, and social-emotionally, we are planning on providing families other options as well.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) announced late last week that the Safer-At-Home order would continue indefinitely, which means, students WILL NOT RETURN to school for this academic year. We hoped this situation would improve and our students could return to their schools; unfortunately this is no longer possible for this school year.

Dear TUSD Families, These past several weeks of education have truly been unprecedented, and on behalf of all of TUSD, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for your ...

Grading Policy

April 25, 2020

Dear TUSD Families, I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy. As week two of our Distance Learning Plan wraps up, we are thrilled to see students engaged in th...

A veteran educator who has served as the District’s Deputy Superintendent since 2016, Dr. Tim Stowe will take on the role of Interim Superintendent, effective July 1, 2020. He succeeds Dr. George Mannon, who in December 2019 announced his plans to retire by the end of the current academic year. Dr. Stowe will be the eighth TUSD Superintendent since the District formed in 1947.

With so much fluidity and uncertainty tied to the COVID-19 situation, the District will be closed until further notice. We are monitoring the situation continually based on the latest information provided by governmental agencies. We would like nothing more than to have our students back in school.

Late yesterday (March 31), California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, sent a letter to all California County Superintendents stating, “Due to the current safety concer...

Virtual Learning Plan

March 27, 2020

Throughout the past two weeks our goal was to ensure students had some academic support through a continuity of learning format. This will continue through next Wednesday, April 1st.

Dear Torrance Unified Families, I hope that our students and their families are feeling healthy and are managing the transition from a classroom setting to distance learning....

We realize that our schools provide families with many essential resources, including meal service. Beginning on Tuesday March 17 and until our schools are open again, all students are welcome to visit the schools listed below for FREE breakfast and lunch each day.

This morning at 10am, the Superintendent of the Los Angeles County Department of Education directed ALL LA County schools close for students effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until March 27, 2020. We will reassess within this time.

The Torrance Unified School District continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as it progresses. We received updated information from the Department of Public Health today, March 12th, to share with you.

The District would like to share the most recent update sent to us from the Los Angeles County of Education Superintendent, Debra Duardo. Once again, currently there are no confirmed student or staff cases of COVID-19 in TUSD.

COVID-19 Update #3

March 10, 2020

As we closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families remains our top priority. Though there are some cases of COVID-19 in LA County, the risk to the region remains low. There are no known cases within TUSD and our schools remain open.

Coronavirus Update #2

March 4, 2020

The Torrance Unified School District, in partnership with Los Angeles County Public Health and other state and regional agencies, continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to keep our students, staff, and families informed as we receive guidance from public health officials to ensure we are providing our community with medically accurate and timely information.