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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    enrollment UPDATES

    To enroll your child for the 2022-2023 school year please click for access to pre-enrollment forms and call the front office to set up an appointment to complete the process.  If you are interested in enrolling in grades 1-6 you also need to complete a magnet application at  and contact our Magnet Coordinator, Xenia Frangeskou, at   

    Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates
    These dates & times are subject to change.
    Please check in regularly for updates.

    Click Here for the 2022-2023 Yearly Calendar for Rockdale VAPA Magnet

    Click Here for the Most Recent Rocket Review

    September 2
    CA Admission Day (School & Playground Closed)
    September 5
    Labor Day (School & Playground Closed)
    September 7 @ 9:00am
    Share and Care Parent Workshop:
    Tips on Digital Safety & Preparing for a Healthy School Year
    Meeting ID: 973 6700 0616 Password: 689172
    September 13 
    Virtual School Site Council (SSC) Orientations @ 4:00pm
    Virtual School Site Council (SSC) Parent Elections @ 4:30pm
    Virtual School Site Council (SSC) Officer Elections @ 4:45pm
    Zoom Meeting-
    Meeting ID: 881 4258 0086
    Click Here for Agendas 
    Click Here for Meeting Notes from the Parent Elections
    September 15 
    Virtual Monthly Student Recognition Assembly
    September 20 
    Ice Cream Social from 5:00-6:00pm (In person)
    September 21 
    Virtual PTA Meeting @ 6:00 pm
    Meeting ID: 405 850 2432 / Passcode: Rockets
    September 26 
    Unassigned Day (School & Playground Closed) 
    September 27 
    School Site Council @ 4:30pm
    Zoom Meeting-
    Meeting ID: 881 4258 0086
    Click Here For Agenda
    September 28 
    Señor Fish (Eagle Rock) Restaurant FUNraiser from 9am-9pm 15% of receipts go to Rockdale to support the arts and community programming. Drop receipts at the register to participate.
    September 29 
    Rock ‘N Talk (Topics: Special Education, Gifted & Talented, Title I, School-wide Positive Behavior Supports & Updates) 
    September 30
    Meal Application Deadline
    * All dates subject to change
    Our Vision

    The vision of Rockdale VAPA Magnet is nurturing the potential of all children by having them CREATE.  Through Collaboration, Rigor, Empathy, Arts, 

    Talents, and Engagement, we build a community committed to weaving the arts and standard curricula together to create a richer and more meaningful learning experience for our students. Research indicates that the arts lead to greater academic progress as well as social and emotional growth in students. The visual arts, vocal, drama and dance are discretely taught at each grade level, and are also integrated throughout the curriculum. 


    What Makes Rockdale Great?
    • 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award
    • 2020 California Distinguished School 
    • API Honor School

    • 2006 ARTS BRAVO Award Winning School

    • Arts Program School with credentialed Arts Teachers in Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, and Vocal Music

    • Small school setting with differentiated instruction 

    • Strong individualized academic program 

    • Exemplary Gifted/Talented Program 

    • Innovative Arts Wheel Program

    • Classroom teachers integrate the arts throughout the curriculum

    • After School Youth Services Program and Clubs

    • Student Leadership Council and Spirit Days

    • Model School Library and Reading Garden

    • Sustainable Learning and Edible Gardens

    • State of the Art Technology in Classrooms

    • Learning through Design/Project Based Learning and Field Trips

    • Partnerships with DreamWorks Television, Inner-City Arts, Barnsdall Art Park, LA Opera, Francisco Martinez DanceTheater

    Recess & Lunch Schedules
    School Schedule for 2022-2023 School Year
    8:00AM-2:30PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:00AM-1:30PM on Tuesday
    Recess Schedules 2022-2023 School Year
    9:20am-9:40am: UTK, K/1, Grade 1, & Grade 2
    9:45am-10:05am: K, Grade 3, & Grade 4
    10:10am-10:30am: Grade 5 & Grade 6
    Lunch Schedules 2022-2023 School Year
    11:30am-12:15pm: UTK - Grade 4
    12:20pm-1:05pm: Grade 5 & Grade 6

    Sneak Peek into Rockdale VAPA Magnet

    Virtual Tour

    Sign Up Here for Magnet

    For questions regarding our Magnet (Grades 1-6) please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Xenia Frangeskou, at (323) 388-3563.

    2020 California Distinguished School 

    Rockdale VAPA Magnet is one of 39 elementary schools in Los Angeles Unified being named as a California Distinguished School.  California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students. It recognizes schools based on performance and progress on the state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard.  

    Do you want your child  to attend Rockdale?

    All new students wishing to attend Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet in grades 1-6 must complete an application.  Transportation  to Rockdale may be available.  Apply online at:  For questions regarding magnet please contact our Magnet Coordinator at For questions regarding enrollment or any of our Kindergarten programs please reach out to our office at (323)255-6793. 

    2018-19 Honor Roll School

    Rockdale VAPA Magnet has been named a 2018-19 Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). The 2018-19 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate evidence-based instructional practices that yield high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.