Arlington Elementary School Superstars2010 California Distinguished School


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 8:50AM for grades K and 4-5 and at 8:59AM for grades 1-3.  The normal day ends at 1:50PM for grade K and at 3:12PM (M,Tu,Th,F) / 2:27PM (W) for grades 1-5.  The complete bell schedule can be found under the School Info link to the left or by clicking here.
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 MySchoolBucks 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 graduates 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, use the Contact link above to e-mail the webmaster with the relevant details. New information will be reviewed by the PTA/school staff before it can be posted on this site.

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