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Mark Your Calendars


April 20-May 24

CAASPP State Testing Window

Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6

Spring 2017 State Testing Calendar


April 24

Read-A-Thon Kick Off


April 27

Magnet Schools of America Tour

8:30 am


May 1-14

4th Annual Read-a-Thon


May 13

Rockdale Family Day at

The Huntington


May 8-27

Rockdale Family Arts Festival

(Various Times)


May 19

Rockdale's Got Talent

4:00-6:00 pm


May 29

Memorial Day Holiday

School & Playground Closed

Events at Rockdale


What Makes Rockdale Different?

orange-star.gif API Honor School – 2012 API of 847
orange-star.gif 2006 ARTS BRAVO Award Winning School
orange-star.gif Arts Program School with credentialed Arts Teachers specializing in Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Vocal Music, and Instrumental Music
orange-star.gif Small school setting with differentiated instruction
orange-star.gif Strong individualized academic program
orange-star.gif Exemplary Gifted/Talented Program beginning in Kindergarten
orange-star.gif Innovative Arts Wheel Program
orange-star.gif Classroom teachers integrate the arts throughout the curriculum
orange-star.gif After School Youth Services Program and Clubs
orange-star.gif Student Leadership Council and Spirit Days
orange-star.gif Model School Library and Reading Garden
orange-star.gif Sustainable Learning and Edible Gardens
orange-star.gif State of the Art Technology in Classrooms
orange-star.gif Learning through Design/Project Based Learning and Field Trips


Octavia E. Butler Pilot Project with The Huntington:

Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a renowned, award-winning, local, African American, female science fiction writer.  Her papers have resided at The Huntington since 2008. The Huntington’s Education Department worked with our entire student body on a creative art project in which the students became the illustrators of Octavia E. Butler’s work. In addition, our fifth and sixth graders worked with The Huntington’s educators on a science fiction writing project, using Butler’s work as inspiration for their own writing. This once in a lifetime opportunity will conclude with an exhibit of selected Rockdale students’ artwork, at the first exhibition of Butler’s work at The Huntington from April 8- August 7, 2017. For more information about Octavia E. Butler at The Huntington go to: http://www.huntington.org/octaviabutler/  We thank The Huntington for their generous, ongoing support.  

Rockdale VAPA Magnet Ranks #5 on in the LAUSD's Arts Equity Index

In a LA Times article, http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-lausd-arts-20151102-story.html it was reported that "Research shows that arts education bolsters student achievement and contributes to stronger participation in student activities."  Rockdale is proud to rank #5 out of just 35 schools in LAUSD to receive an "A" rating on LAUSD's Art Equity Index.  At Rockdale, our entire community is committed to making sure that the arts is an integral part of our students' education.  http://schools.latimes.com/en/grading-the-arts/

4th Annual Read-A-Thon


Research indicates that the arts lead to greater academic progress as well as social and emotional growth in students.  That is why the Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet community is committed to weaving the arts and standard curricula together to create a richer and more meaningful learning experience for our students. The visual arts, vocal and instrumental music,drama and dance are discretely taught at each grade level, and are also integrated throughout the curriculum. 


Do you want your child to attend Rockdale?  Call our Main Office at (323) 255-6793 to schedule a tour. The 2016-17 Magnet Application is now closed, however you can submit a late application.  All new students wishing to attend Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet in grades 1-6 must complete an application.  Transportation  to Rockdale is not available.  Apply online at: http://echoices.lausd.net/

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8:00 am                       Line-up Bell

8:02 am                       School Day Begins

9:45 am-10:05 am       Recess- ETK-3rd

10:10-10:30 am           Recess-4th-6th

11:45 am-12:30 pm     Lunch-ETK-3rd

12:15-1:00 pm             Lunch-4th-6th

2:30 pm                        Dismissal 


       (Tuesdays: Dismissal at 1:30) 

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