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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    enrollment UPDATES

    We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are interested in enrolling in grades K-6 you need to complete a magnet application at echoices and contact our Magnet Coordinator, Xenia Frangeskou, at or (323)255-6793.     

    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
    March 1 - 21, Wednesday 
    PTA Sponsored Read-a-Thon Begins
    March 2, Thursday 
    Read Across America Day 
    Developing Your Child's Reading Skills: Tips for Every Age 
    March 6 - March 10 
    PTA Sponsored Read-a-Thon
    2nd Reporting Period Parent-Teacher Conferences
    (Early Dismissal at 12:30 pm except Tuesday, with dismissal at 1:30.) 
    Scholastic Book Fair
    March 14, Tuesday
    Rock 'N Talk with Principal @ 8:30am
    Topic: Acceleration Days
    Meeting ID: 842 5787 6446
    125th Day of School
    March 15, Wednesday 
    Virtual PTA Meeting @ 6:00 pm
    March 21, Tuesday 
    Virtual Student of the Month Recognition Assembly
    March 24, Friday 
    Virtual Parent Workshop: 7 Strategies-Responding to Behaviors (Presented by Ana Maciel, LAUSD)
    School Spirit Day:  Dress as Your Favorite Literary Character
    PTA Sponsored Literacy Night from 5:00-7:00 pm
    March 28, Tuesday
    SSC Meeting
    Click Here for Agenda 
    Click Here for Minutes from the Last Meeting
    March 30, Thursday
    Data Collection Day: 75% ST Math Goal
    March 31, Friday
    Cesar Chavez Day (School & Playground Closed)
    Mark Your Calendar for Important Upcoming Dates 
    Spring Break:  April 3-7 (School & Playground Closed)
    * 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

    COVID-19 Protocols

    Sneak Peek into Rockdale VAPA Magnet

    Virtual Tour

    Sign Up Here for Magnet

    For questions regarding our Magnet (Grades K-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 K-6 must complete an application.  Transportation  to Rockdale may be available.  Apply online at: Echoices.  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.

                                         Honor Roll