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Spectrum Internet Assist

Covid-19 Update: For households with a K-12 or college student who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps: Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. 

In order to quality for this offer, at least one person in the applying household must participate in the National School Lunch Program, Community Eligibility Provision, or receive Supplemental Security Income (65 years old or older only).

Low-cost internet is available to TUSD families through a partnership with non-profits California Emerging Technology Fund and human-I-T.

To apply, please text or call the numbers below or complete the online application.

During the school shutdown, many comapnies are providing free access to ebooks and audiobooks for students. Click the folliwng links to access them:

Parents who are in need of child care support can contact these agencies/organizations to inquire about daycare programs:

  • California Child Care Resource & Referral Network:

https://rrnetwork.org/family-services/find-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: https://go.aws/33wTTJT

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

What if I have symptoms?

If a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, and has reason to believe they may have been exposed, they should call their health care provider before seeking care. Contacting them in advance will make sure that people can get the care they need without putting others at risk. Please be sure to tell your health care provider about your travel history. You can also take the following precautionary measures: avoid contact with sick individuals, wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

How can people protect themselves?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

Following guidance from public health officials.

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Information provided by the California Department of Public Health: California Department of Public Health

Dear TUSD TK-12 Parents,

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. These meals will be available for pick-up between the hours of 8 am and 1 pm at the following school cafeterias:

●      Torrance Elementary School

●      Carr Elementary School

●      Edison Elementary School

●      J. H. Hull Middle School

●      Magruder Middle School

●      Shery High School (breakfast only)

ANYONE under the age of 18 can pick-up two meals (2 breakfasts or breakfast/lunch). Students must be present to receive these meals. Parents will not be able to pick up meals for their students.

Because our campuses are closed, these meals are “grab and go” as there will not be available seating on campuses for students. Meal service will be available at these locations on school days until March 27, unless otherwise stated.

Sincerely,

Tim Stowe, Ed. D.

Deputy Superintendent, Administrative Services

Kathleen Cole, RD

Director, Nutrition Services