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A California Distinguished School
Where Learning is the Key to Success

Mr. Chris Lipsey, Principal
Mrs. Lisa Jones, Assistant Principal
21364 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503

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


MADRONA MIDDLE SCHOOL is currently closed for summer. 
We will reopen on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Beginning August 4, 2014, all new student enrollments,
including permit students will be processed at 

Torrance Unified School District’s Family Welcome Enrollment Center,  located at 2336 Plaza del Amo, directly across from the main District Office. For more information please call 310-972-6280 or visit the website at www.tusd.org.


REPORT CARDS QUARTER 4 have been mailed from the District Offices to the address on file in the TUSD computer system. If your address is incorrect or you have moved, you will NOT receive the report card NOR the registration packet by the end of July.

Write madronawebsite@gmail.com if neither item was received by August 1.   In order for you to receive any U.S. mail OR to pre-register, proof of residence must be provided with copies of two utility bills during the week of August 18 - August 21.


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE FOR: RETURNING MADRONA STUDENTS which includes returning Madrona seventh and eighth grade students, and incoming sixth grade students from FERN/HICKORY elementary schools, approved Open Enrollment and new TUSD students to TUSD who ALREADY filled out papers in June at the Madrona Offices. 

An ON-LINE pre-registration step is now REQUIRED and MUST be completed before Monday, August 25 in order to participate in early registration at Madrona which will take place on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 during the times of 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


An early registration envelope will be mailed to households of returning students beginning the week of July 21.  This packet will contain a PINK sheet with all of the instructions needed for both the ON-LINE portion of registration and the forms necessary to fill out completely and bring with you to early registration on August 26.   


In order to complete registration for your students, Parents and Guardians MUST have a valid email address to receive a Parent/Connect PIN and Password.  Your mailed packet will have a small half sheet with your assigned email, pin and password.  If the email address is incorrect, or NONE is shown at all, you will be required to obtain a personal email address and email madronawebsite@gmail.com, so we may send you’re your PIN and Password.


Beginning on or after AUGUST 5, 2014, a parent/guardian for each student MUST log on to ParentConnect and pre-register by updating and verifying student/parent profiles and emergency contact information for your student(s) for the upcoming school year.   Even if you have already updated your information earlier this year, you MUST do it once more on or after August 5, 2014.  


Note to approved OPEN ENROLLMENT TUSD students who did not fill out papers at Madrona in June will need to call our offices for an appointment after August 18 in order to participate in early registration.


Note to BRAND NEW students to TUSD or approved Permit Students who did not fill out papers at Madrona in June will need to complete their registration beginning August 4, at Torrance Unified School District’s Family Welcome Enrollment Center, located at 2336 Plaza del Amo, directly across from the main District Office. For more information please call 310-972-6280 or visit the website at www.tusd.org.



Holidays and Student Free Days, Report Cards/Progress Reports

Click CALENDAR to be directed to all events

September 4            First Day of School
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 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 by District in July)
June 18                         Last Day of School – early dismissal; 8th Grade Promotion 6pm



Attendance Procedures:  click here for an overview  http://madrona.tusd.org/Administration/AttendanceOffice/tabid/1931/Default.aspx Any student who has had a fever of 100 or higher in the past 24 hours, must remain 24 hours.at home.  Before students can return to school, they must be without a fever and fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol) for a full 24 hours.

Policy for Requesting Homework:  If a student is absent for 3 or more days, parents please call the office early in the day.  If your student is absent for less than three days, PARENTS are to email the teachers before 9am.  If time permits, they may be able to send homework to the "homework box" in the office.  Call the office after 3pm to inquire if homework has been sent.

TUESDAYS - LATE START - Students should arrive to campus after 9:00 am.  The tardy bell is at 9:23.  Only those students whose parents signed them up for Study Hall may come to the cafeteria by 8:05am. 

Emergency Preparedness:  If a real emergency or disaster occurs, we rely on parents to support us. Schools are one of the safest places for a child. In a real emergency, we will only release students to individuals who are included on the Emergency Contacts listed through your ParentConnect profile.  f we have an emergency during school time, students will be released from the gate at Opal Street once the situation is stabilized. Please be familiar with the process. Thank you everyone for your continuing support.




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