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A California Distinguished School

Mr. Chris Lipsey, Principal
Mr. Efren Ponce, Assistant Principal
21364 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503

Office:  310-533-4562
Fax:     310-972-6402



ALL new student enrollments are processed at
TUSD's Family Welcome Enrollment Center
2336 Plaza del Amo
, across from the District Office.

Click Tab Above for Instructions

"Regular Day Schedule"
(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

7:45 Campus Opens
8:05 First Bell
8:10 Tardy Bell 
  8:10 – 8:11    Pledge
  8:11 – 9:03    Period 1
  9:06 – 9:58    Period 2
  9:58 – 10:13  Recess
10:16 – 11:08  Period 3
11:11 – 11:13  Bulletin
11:13 – 12:05  4th Period
12:05 – 12:47  Lunch
12:52 – 1:07    SSR
  1:10 – 2:02     Period 5
  2:05 – 2:57     Period 6
  3:15     Students Cleared from Campus
"LATE Start Tuesday"

 8:05 – 9:00     Study Hall      
 9:20                 Campus Opens
 9:25                 Tardy Bell
 9:25 – 9:26     Pledge
 9:26 – 10:09   Period 1
10:12 – 10:55  Period 2 
10:55 – 11:10  Recess
11:13 – 11:15  Bulletin
11:15 – 11:58  Period 3
12:01 – 12:44  Period 4
12:44 – 1:24    Lunch
 1:27 –  2:10    Period 5
 2:14 -  2:57     Period 6



First day of school are regular school hours: 8:05 - 2:57. Students are not permitted on campus until 7:45. 

Parents and students should review both the red Handbook & Directory and Student Planner for the daily bell schedules and other important information such as school rules and policies.

IMPORTANT REQUEST regarding the on-line emergency contacts. We have noticed that many families did not include Emergency Contact Information in should your child be ill or if there is any emergency we MUST have some additional contact names and phone numbers besides the parent to call. Please review AGAIN, especially if the on-line area lists NO EMERGENCY CONTACTS. This is for the safety of all students. 

Go to  then click on Pre-Registration at the top right and make sure to double check the Student Information in the 2nd section. This is where you will enter all information previously collected on the Green Emergency Card. 

1. Review and enter your student’s information. 

 2. Enter student’s email address as STUDENT

3. Enter Emergency contacts in the order you would like them to be contacted.

4. Telephone numbers of parents & contacts need to be DAYTIME numbers 8am-3pm. 

5. Then scroll down and enter ALL Student Emergency and Disaster Information. 

6. When finished, click “Submit” button to save your changes. 



Important Dates –
click CALENDAR to be directed to all events

September 4              First Day of School
September 8              Discipline Assemblies for Students
September 10            Quest for Respect Aseemblies for 
September 23      Early Start/Early Out/
                                    PTSA Assoc & Back to School Night

October 13                  NO School – Student Free Day
October 3                    End of Progress Reporting Period
October 14                  Progress Reports issued to students
October 16                  Cookie Dough/Magazine Fundraiser kick-off
October 30                  Fundraiser Orders Due
October 31                 Q1 Ends – All Assignments Due
November 10-11       NO School – Veterans Day
November 12             Q1 Report Cards issued to students
November 26-28       NO School – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 5               End of Progress Reporting Period
December 16             Progress Reports issued to students
December 22-Jan 2   NO School – Winter Holidays
January 5                    School Resumes
January 19                 NO School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23                 Q2/Semester 1 Ends – All Assignments Due
February 3                 Q2 Report Cards issued to students
February 9                 Student Free Day – NO School
February 16               NO School – President’s Day
February 27               End of Progress Reporting Period
March 10                    Progress Reports issued to students
March 27                    Q3 Ends – All Assignments Due
April 3                         NO School – Student Free Day
April 6-10                   NO School – Spring Break Holidays
April 13                       School Resumes
April 14                       Q3 Report Cards issued to students
May 8                          End of Progress Reporting Period
May 12                        Early Start/Early Out – Open House
May 19                        Progress Reports issued to students
May 25                        NO School – Memorial Day
June 12                      All Assignments Due
June 18                      Q4 Ends (Report Cards Mailed July
June 18                      Last Day of School –
                                    early dismissal; 8th Grade Promotion 6pm

Principal’s Message

Madrona would also like to take this opportunity to welcome some new faces to our campus.  Mr. Efren Ponce is our new Assistant Principal and comes to us from Hawthorne’s Bud Carson Middle School where he served in several Special Projects position including intervention, technology and parent outreach for the past five years.  Mrs. Jones has moved on to help out at Jefferson Middle School and while we will miss her presence on the campus, we are excited to get Mr. Ponce on our campus. 

Ms. Tsue taken a new position at another District and we want to welcome in Jennifer Radie who joins us as a new psychologist but also as a familiar face having worked at Fern Elementary as their school counselor. 

Mr. Evan Snow joins us from Ohio where he worked with Title 1 students and a Technology Academy. Mr. Snow will be working to develop a fun Fine Arts course as well as English / Language Arts.  

Mr. Rothman will be moving in to SC3 to replace Ms. Stillittano who took a position at district office as a BTSA support teacher, so we are looking to hire a new 6th grade teacher or two if our class numbers continue to rise.

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