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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Rockdale & LAUSD COVID-19 Updates

    We would like to wish you all a safe and restful Memorial Day Weekend. If you did not have an opportunity to join us for our Annual Memorial Day Program please click here to watch!

    Our office hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pm daily. However, please note, as we continue to practice strict social distancing protocols, all office visits are by appointment only at this time.  If you need to contact us, please do so at (323)255-6793 or you can leave us a message at (323)407-8699 and your call will be returned in a timely manner. If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend Rockdale for the 2021-2022 school year please complete our Interest Form

    This summer, schools in our community will be hosting full-day on-campus programs, and many enrichment activities will be available online. Your child may have the opportunity to learn a new language, take an art class or learn to play an instrument. Please visit https://achieve.lausd.net/summer2021 to find out the latest information about all summer programs.

    Resources For Current LAUSD Families

    For more information about parent meetings presented by our Local District please click on eaglerockhighlandparkcos.lausd.net.

    LAUSD Family Student Handbook

    Manual Para Las Familias y Los Estudiantes

    For Technological Issues: (213) 443-1300

    For Mental Health Support: (213) 241-3840

    "Staying Healthy Tips" for the best practices

    Most Updated LAUSD information: https://achieve.lausd.net/latestnews 

    Click to read our most recent Rockdale Rocket Review.  We have also recently finalized our School Parent Compact and our Parent and Family Engagement Policy.

    Please make sure you scroll down and look at the Updates and Upcoming Meetings Section for some important dates.

    enrollment UPDATES

    To enroll your child for the 2020-2021 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 an magnet application at http://echoices.lausd.net and contact our Magnet Coordinator, Xenia Frangeskou, at xenia.frangeskou@lausd.net.   

    Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates
     
    These dates & times are subject to change.
    Please check in regularly for updates.
     
     
    Thursday, June 3
    PTA Led Anti-Racist Conversation @ 6:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 846 0230 6550 
    Passcode: FUTURES
     
    Tueday, June 8
    Virtual Open House @ 6:00 pm
     
    Thursday, June 10
    In-Person 6th Grade Culmination @ 9:30 am 
    Virtual 6th Grade Culmination @ 1:30 pm
     
    Friday, June 11
    Last Day of Instruction 
    Congratulations Rockdale Rockets!
     
    June 14 - July 30
    Beyond the Bell Summer Programs
     
    June 22 - July 23
    Summer Enrichment Programs
     
    Monday, August 16
    First Day of Instruction for 2021-2022 School Year
     
    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?
    • 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

    We Miss You!

    Rockdale Teachers & Staff miss you all!  Keep reading and stay connected...

    MAGNET RESOURCES

    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?

    While we work remotely you can contact us at (323) 407-8699. The 2020-21 Magnet Application period is now closed, but you can still submit a late application for Fall 2020All 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: http://echoices.lausd.net/.  For questions regarding magnet please contact our Magnet Coordinator at xenia.frangeskou@lausd.net.  

    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.