Beginning in Grade 4, students are permitted to ride bicycles to school. We require (as by state law) that students wear helmets when riding bikes to and from school, and that all students lock their bike when on campus. They must get off the bike and push it once they are on school grounds. Helmets are also required to participate in the annual Bike Rodeo. After the annual bike rodeo, those third grade students receiving a certificate of participation may begin to
ride their bike to school.
Scooter, Skateboard and Razor Scooters
Scooters, skateboards and razor scooters may not be ridden on school grounds at any time (TMC 63.4.3). Students may ride these items to school, but must carry them once on the school grounds. The school or school district does not assume any liability for lost items. Students must also wear protective helmets when riding these items, as deemed by the state law. If students are not riding these items safely after school, they will be confiscated and taken to the office where their parents can pick them up.
Drop off and pick up from school
School supervision begins at 8:35 a.m. Students may arrive at this time and play on the yard before school begins. If you need to drop your child off earlier, please contact the YMCA next door or arrange for private babysitting or a
Drop off in the morning
4th and 5th grade students should be dropped off on Sharynne Lane in the valet zone on the street in front of their classrooms. Younger siblings can be walked to the yard when dropped off with older siblings.
1st—3rd grade students may be dropped off in the teacher’s parking lot valet area on Sharynne Lane. Students should be ready to exit the vehicle with backpacks and lunchboxes in hand to facilitate the flow of traffic. Please do NOT store student materials in the trunk. When parents need to leave the car and open the trunk, traffic is stalled and a street backup occurs.
Students may walk or ride a bike/scooter (helmet required) or parents may park on the street and walk students onto campus.
After school pick up
Parents may park on the street and walk onto campus to pick up their child at the end of the school day. Please wait for the dismissal bell to ring prior to entering campus. This will help us keep the school safe and quiet for children.1st—3rd grade: Parents may drive through the teacher’s parking lot on Sharynne Lane and load students from the valet area. Older siblings may wait with younger brothers and sisters.
4th and 5th grade: Parents may pick up their students from the valet area on Sharynne Lane in front of the classrooms.
Kindergarten: Parents must park and pick up students from the kindergarten gate on Sharynne Lane. Once your child is dismissed, you may take them home. If you need to wait for the release of an older sibling, please wait off campus. You can walk to Sea Aire Park or around the neighborhood or have a snack in the car and read a book.
PLEASE NOTE: It is now illegal to make a left turn into or out of the Seaside Parking lot. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21460, double lines, please enter the school in a manner that allows you to turn right into the lot.
Please observe the following Valet guidelines:
The valet operates from 8:35 – 9:00 a.m. M through F and from 3:12 – 3:42 p.m. M, T, Th and F. Wednesday afternoons the valet operates from 2:27 – 2:57 p.m., and on minimum days from 2:12 – 2:42 p.m.
- Vehicles entering the teacher’s parking lot must travel slowly (5 mph), single file to the drop off area.
- District buses entering the lot will be given the right-of-way. Please keep clear and do not use the bus lane for parking.
- AM Drop Off: All students are to stay in the cars until the vehicle immediately when the vehicle stops in the safety zone. Lunches, money, backpacks, homework, hugs and kisses should all be taken care of before entering the parking lot.
- PM Pick Up: If your children are not in the pick-up zone when you arrive, circle around until your child is waiting at the cone zone. For the safety of drivers and pedestrians, make a right turn onto Sharynne when exiting the school and circle back through the neighborhood to the school. In planning your departure time to school, it may be helpful to allot some time to assure your children are waiting in front of the cone zone.
- DO NOT park in the red or yellow zones, bus zones or staff spaces in the front parking lot or in the Dennis Road lot. Due to limited space, both lots are reserved for the Seaside staff.
- There is no parent parking on campus.
- NEVER drop-off or pick-up your child/children across the street from school. Sharynne Lane is dangerous due to the poor visibility as cars round the curve. Please drop off students ONLY in the Valet drop off area on Sharynne Lane or in the teacher parking lot.
- Parents/Guardians are requested to say good byes and greet their children by the front parking lot or the Reynolds Street gate. Please do not stand by the classroom doors or the playgrounds before and after school. This will ensure a safe and orderly entrance and exit from classrooms for your child/children.
- For the safety of the children, please refrain from cell phone use when in the Valet drop off/pick up zone.
Parking at the Sea-Aire Golf Course is prohibited. Please be courteous and park on surrounding streets and walk to the school.
Safe Routes to School
Students are to enter the school only by the two front gates on Sharynne Lane, or the back gate by Reynolds Street. The gate by Dennis Road is not to be used to enter or exit the school by students or by parents/guardians to drop off or park autos.
School Partnerships for Education
As of December 2010, Seaside Elementary School was adopted by Doubletree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay as a business partner. The hotel is located at 21333 Hawthorne Blvd. between Carson and Torrance Blvds. Our primary contact is Stephanie Yee of the hotel's catering department. Her phone number is (310) 765-4424. The hotel's generosity has provided supplies and support for various PTA events and the students of Seaside. If you happen in to the Doubletree, tell the front desk you are a Seaside student, and you will be welcomed with one of their signature warm cookies!
Student Dress and Hygiene
Students must wear clothing appropriate for school and the activities in which they must participate. Student hygiene according to Administrative Code, Title 5, Section 302 states: “A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself/herself for the school room before entering.”
- Closed toed, soft-soled shoes should be worn for all physical education activities.
- No Wheelie Shoes
- Sandals or dress shoes are not allowed as they do not provide enough support for students and make it difficult for them to participate in physical education.
- Midriffs or crop tops or pants or shorts that are extremely low at the hip line are not appropriate dress for school.
- Dangling earrings are not permitted for safety reasons.
- Waist packs are not permitted.
- Any clothing that is unsafe, unhealthy or will be disruptive to the educational process will not be acceptable.
- Baseball caps and hats are allowed only on the playground, not in the classroom.
- If problems persist for non-compliance to the dress code, parent/guardian will be contacted.
Volunteer—Parent Dress & Safety
Parents and volunteers must wear clothing appropriate for working with students. Securely covered cups are required for hot beverages. Bottled water is allowed.