November 14, 2018

17800 Van Ness Avenue
Torrance, CA 90504

Tel: (310) 533-4510  

Fax: (310) 972-6387


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that is not answered here, use the Contact link above to e-mail the Webmaster or call the school at the phone number on the bottom of this page.


Q. What time does school start/end?
A. The normal school day starts at 8:50 AM for all students grades TK - 5.  The normal day ends at 1:50 PM for TK and K.  3:03 for grades 1st - 3rd Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 2:18 on Wednesdays. Grades 4th and 5th end at 3:12 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 2:27 PM on Wednesdays.
Q. What are the school office hours?
A. The school office is open from 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday (except, of course, for holidays).  You can call the school office at (310) 533-4510.
Q. Where can I find out what's for lunch at Arlington?
A. You can view the elementary school lunch menu (PDF file) by following this link to the TUSD website. For your future visits to our site, this link is also conveniently located on the main page for the site.
Q. How do I add money to my child's breakfast/lunch account?
A. Parents may add money to their child's debit account by bringing cash or checks made payable to TUSD to the school office or cafeteria. You will be notified when your child's lunch account balance falls below $5 so that you can replenish it.  For a 3% convenience charge, you can also add money to their debit account online at the Titan website.
Q. If my child is absent from school, do I need to send a note with them upon their return?
A. Schools are required by law to account for student absences. When a pupil returns to school following an absence, he/she must bring a note signed by a parent or guardian giving exact dates and reason for absence. See the School Policies web page for more information.
Q. Is there any childcare on campus?
A. The Torrance-South Bay YMCA has a childcare site on the Arlington Elementary campus. It is open for before-school care from 6:30AM to 8:30AM, then reopens for after-school care from 1:30PM to 6:00PM. You can contact the center at (310) 352-1135, or go to the Torrance-South Bay YMCA website for more information.
Q. My child will attend Kindergarten next school year, who can I call for enrollment info?
A. For enrollment info, call Arlington Elementary School at (310) 533-4510. You can also read the TUSD web page about enrolling new students.
Q. Which middle school do Arlington Super Stars attend?
A. When Arlington graduates enter the 6th grade, their default school is Casmir Middle School.
Q. I have some information that I would like to share with other Arlington parents. How do I submit info for this website?
A. If you notice any errors or would like to share information with other Arlington parents on this website, e-mail the webmaster at webmaster@arlingtonpta.com with the relevant details  You can also call the school at (310) 533-4510. New information will be reviewed by the PTA/school staff before it can be posted on this site.
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