Daily Announcements 4/2/21

Today is Friday, April 2, 202 and here are today's announcements.

(A-Group Students - PLEASE make your Lunch Choice ASAP.. I goofed up the form yesterday, but it is fixed now. )

As we complete our first 7 days of in-person instruction, I
want to thank everyone for their patience as we transition back to school.
This is not an easy task, and it involved a number of new procedures and ways of teaching.  We are all trail blazers using technology not easily accessed until a few years ago.  Over the past 7 days I have seen some amazing lessons as our faculty and staff continue to work on new ways providing "concurrent" instruction to all of our
students.  With all this in mind, and understanding change is difficult, I encouraged everyone to reenergize over our Spring Break by unplugging from the computer.  Consider building models, cooking,
cleaning, gardening, learning how to play the kazoo. :-)HAVE A GREAT BREAK!!! 

Bert Lynn Student News
Check out Bert Lynn's "The Spot"

Toda is the last day of the 3rd Quarter!!!!
Check for missing assignments and make sure to submit work.

Spring Break
April 5 - 9.

Periods 2, 3, and6 - 2nd Period Starts 9AM

Year Book Photo Opportunity
April Fool's Day
Install funny backgrounds on you computer, a funny icon.
(Student Access) 

Mew Bell Schedule 

Need help? Check in with your teacher during Tutorial. 2:00pm on the following days.
Monday = Science Tuesday = Math Thursday = SS Friday = ELA

If you have connectivity issues please feel free to call the office or check in with us using the Contemporary Issues Link. (310) 533-4495

Have a GREAT day! Today we learn, tomorrow we le

"The Spot" 3/30/31

Check out our new Bert Lynn publication called "The Spot."

"The Spot" covers various news around campus by our very own students!

This edition highlights our returning day, gymnasium, student opinions, and more!

"The Spot"

the spot

THE ELECTIONS ARE IN!!!  10/16/2020


Congratulations to ALL of our students who ran for this year's 6th Grade Student Council. The race was close, 75% of our 6th grade students voted. This years election videos were very creative the messages were positive. Here are this year's elected representatives. Mason Tsai (President) Ayush Agarwal (Vice President) Aanya Tripathi (Member at Large Winner) Shree Karthikeyan (Secretary) (Please note: ALL students who ran for student council become active members of student council and help will improve our school and programs through active participation. Make sure to congratulate everyone on a job well done.)

Torrance logoVirtual Learning Plan

Posted March 27, 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our TUSD family for working together as an entire community to support our transition from school to home learning.

Our exceptional teachers and administrators have been working tirelessly as we shifted (almost overnight) from classroom teaching to virtual (home) learning. I recognize how difficult this transformation is for our teaching staff and for you and your child(ren). For many of our teachers, this will be the first time they have had to deliver curriculum and instruction online or virtually.

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. We will utilize April 2nd and 3rd to give our teachers the opportunity to plan, receive professional development, and meet (virtually) in teams. This means there will not be instruction (or assignments) next Thursday and Friday. After Spring Break, beginning on April 13th, teachers will begin implementing a virtual learning plan that although will not replicate school, will provide a more stable schedule.

TUSD logoSchool Closure Extended Through May 4, 2020

Posted March 20, 2020

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. As we wrap up our first week of school closures, I want to reassure parents that we remain committed to providing our students with academic support and learning opportunities. We understand how challenging these decisions are for our families and we appreciate your support and patience.

Yesterday Governor Newsom and the LA County Board of Supervisors implemented the Safer At Home Order. On the recommendation of The LA County Office of Education Superintendent, Debra Durado, schools will remain closed at least through Monday, May 4, 2020.

Here are a few updates and reminders:

  • Clever Log on help can be found here:  How to use Clever at Home
  • “Grab & Go” meal service will continue while school is closed at the following locations from 8am-1pm: Carr, Edison, and Torrance Elementary Schools and Hull and Magruder Middle Schools. Over 12,500 meals were served during our first week!
  • Email is the quickest way to contact your school or someone at the District office. District Offices are staffed, but will be closed to the public.
  • Parents who are in need of child care support can contact these agencies/organizations to inquire about day care programs:
    • California Child Care Resource & Referral Network: Child Care
    • Department of Social Services Regional Offices:  El Segundo Regional Office: (424) 301-3077
    • Community Development Center can be reached at (310) 518-0776 or view the flyer here: Day Care Flyer

By now, you and your child should be in contact with their teachers. Please reach out directly to your child’s teachers or the school principal if you are experiencing any challenges in connecting with teachers. We will continue to update you as things progress.


George Mannon, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Important Dates for Incoming 6th Grade Families

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • Incoming 6th Grade information (9:15am or 6:00pm)
  • Tour Dates: Towers June 3rd; Victor May 6th 10:30am
  • Schedule Pick-up Registration: Wednesday, August 19th 9-Noon
  • 6th grade welcome Aug 20th 10:30am
  • First day of school: Wednesday, August 26th

Congratulations to Bert Lynn's Geography Bee Champion for the 2019-2020 school year!!!

Student in front of school

Congratulations to Ethan Lam, our Bert Lynn Geography Bee champion for the 2019-2020 school year. Also, congratulations to Irenka Ni and Samprita Chakraborty for coming in second and third place. Ethan is going on to the state qualification on Monday. Good luck Ethan!


UPDATE! Incoming Sixth Grade Student Scheduling, Electives and Math Paths Presentation

Tuesday, April 23, 2019; 9am, 10:30am or 6pm in the Cafeteria
Tuesday, April 29, 2019; 6pm in Cafe (sessions added)

Dear Parents/Guardians of incoming 6th graders,

You are invited to attend our Parent Introduction to PowerSchool, Electives and Math Pathway Presentation for the 2019-20 school year.
This one-hour presentation will demonstrate how our students enter course requests for classes using the PowerSchool website.  During this presentation we will:

  • Learn how to log into PowerSchool
  • Highlight PowerSchool tools and notification settings (by period, daily, weekly)
  • Learn how to enter course requests,
  • Check grades.
  • Review elective choices (Band, chorus, elective wheel)
  • Review math path option (6th Grade Math or 6th Grade Accelerated)  

This is a significant change from how we scheduled in the past and reflects increases our request accuracy. Our hope is to have all students'
course requests confirmed by the end of May.

Additional Notes:

Student Tour & Student Visits

            Towers May 1st 
            Victor, May 2nd

Please note: This presentation is geared toward parents/guardians, and we do not have child care for this event. (No students please.) 

Feel free to call our office or Mary Beth Spadafino if you have any questions (310) 533-4495