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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Rockdale & LAUSD COVID-19 Updates

    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) 407-8699, leave a message 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

    Resources for Planning a Safe Return

    We are pleased to share this Return to Campus Family Guide_FINAL.pdf or click here for the Spanish version. For the most current information click here to watch the Rock 'N Talk presented Thursday, April 8th at 5:00pm. Once you have a full understanding of the choices, we ask you to let us know whether your child will return to the classroom or complete the semester online. Schools will need that information to finalize plans to make sure every student gets the best possible education.

    You may complete the questionnaire online at If you have NOT completed this selection your child's placement will default to the online platform.

    Thank you for your continued patience and support.

    Resources For Current LAUSD Families

    For more information about parent meetings presented by our Local District please click on

    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: 

    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.


    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 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.
    Wednesday, May 5
    Teacher Appreciation Day!
    Thursday, May 6
    School Staff Appreciation Day!
    PTA Led Anti-Racist Conversation @ 6:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 846 0230 6550 
    Passcode: FUTURES
    Friday, May 7
    PTA Sponsored Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch
    Yearbook Contest Submissions Due @ 5:00pm
    Monday, May 10
    Last Day to Purchase Yearbook with Free Shipping
    Tuesday, May 11 @ 5:00 pm
    Rock 'N Talk with the Principal
    ZOOM ID: 822 1343 8090
    Passcode: ROCKETS 
    May 18-19
    OLSAT Testing for 3rd Grade Students
    Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm
    PTA Meeting
    You can register for the zoom link here.
    Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 pm
    NELA Town Hall Meeting
    ZOOM ID: 964 4825 2998 
    Friday, May 28
    Virtual Memorial Day Celebration 
    Monday, May 31 
    Memorial Day (School & Playground Closed)
    Thursday, June 10
    6th Grade Culmination Ceremony 
    Friday, June 11
    Final Day of Instruction for 2020-2021 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...


    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:  For questions regarding magnet please contact our Magnet Coordinator at  

    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.