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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)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

    We’re excited as the start of the 2021-22 school year approaches on August 16. At present, we are making plans to be back in school, in-person with full-day instruction five days a week. This includes after school programs and extracurricular activities! Los Angeles Unified is prepared to welcome everyone back with the highest standard of safety protocols at every campus. Some of you may be interested in having your child continue learning in a virtual environment. An online independent study program will also be available and LAUSD is asking that you enroll by Friday, July 30th.  Students will receive daily live online instruction for part of the day and complete independent work when not learning directly with a teacher. This program is run through the City of Angels school, meaning students may not be learning from teachers at their current school.  (Please review the Family Guide for more information, link included below). 

    I will hold a Rock ‘N Talk webinar on Wednesday, July 27th at 5:00 pm, where I will provide you with the latest LAUSD and Rockdale updates, and provide a little time for some of your questions.  I hope you will be able to join us.

    Resources For Current LAUSD Families

    LAUSD’s Back To School Family Guide (2021-2022)

    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: 

     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 2021-2022 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.
    June 14 - July 30
    Beyond the Bell Summer Programs
    Wednesday, July 28
    Rock 'N Talk: LAUSD & Rockdale Updates
    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

    Have a great summer Rockdale rockets!

    Stay safe, have fun, and make everyday the BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!


    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?

    The 2021-22 Magnet Application period is now closed, but you can still submit a late application for Fall 2021All 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.