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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 4:30pm 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.

    Even though our school year has not begun, Rockdale teachers are already collaborating to make this a great year and engaging year for your child(ren).  We are finalizing class lists, and we will provide you with your child's class assignment by next Thursday, August 13th.  We have also been calling each Rockdale family, and will continue to do so, in order to make sure that your child has the technology and connectivity needed on day one of instructions. Technology Distribution will begin next Thursday.  Additionally, we are setting up Grab and Gos so that your child(ren) will have the appropriate materials he/she/they will need for his/her/their home classroom during the week of August 24th.  We will be providing you with more specific details as they become available. 

    Parents and families are invited to the upcoming Tech Talks series this week. This series will help familiarize you with the technological platforms that will be needed during your child’s online learning to help your child be ready on Day 1 of instruction. Just like our students, parents are faced with the reality of a new world where teaching and learning is happening in a virtual world.  This requires a working knowledge and skills of the technology and platforms used. Together, we will move forward in acquiring these skills and knowledge!  I hope you can join one or some of the sessions that are taking place this week.

    Tech Talks: 

    Finally, please review the LAUSD Family Student Handbook which will act as a guide as we prepare for the school year and the first few weeks of remote learning. 

    Family Student Handbook (English)

    If you are a current LAUSD student or parent and have questions regarding current resources available for LAUSD Families or need help with technological issues please call (213) 443-1300.  For Mental Health support please reach out to LAUSD Mental Health Hotline at (213) 241-3840. They are able to provide consultations, support, and referrals from 6am to 6pm daily. 

    Please refer to the "Staying Healthy Tips," for the best practices and see some  of the "Parent Resources" provided by LAUSD.  In the meantime, you can get the most up-to-date LAUSD information at

    Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times!  We know that this year will be "different" however, we are working hard to ensure that the Rockdale Experience will continue to be an amazing one!  Stay safe and healthy!

    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.
    Kindergarten & New Student Orientations
    Thursday, August 13 at 5pm

    FLYER & Zoom Info for Orientations

    Virtual Back to School Night Hosted by Jackie Goldberg 
    Thursday, August 13 at 7pm
    Meeting ID: 955 8095 7202
    Rock 'N Talk with the Principal
    Friday, August 14th at 3pm &
    Tuesday, August 18th at 1:30pm  

    ZOOM Information to Follow Shortly

    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...

    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.