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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.

    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.

    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

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    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.

    Resources for Planning a Safe Return

    School Presentation Video

    Family Guide (English)

    Family Guide (Spanish)


    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.
    February 1 - 5
    Black Lives Matter at Schools: Week of Action Monday,
    Rock 'N Talk with the Principal
    Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 pm
    ZOOM ID: 857 0187 9626
    Passcode: ROCK
    Thursday, February 4 at 6:00pm 
    PTA Led Anti-Racist Conversation @ 6:00 pm We will be discussing “Between the World & Me”
    Friday, February 5
    School Experience Survey DUE (Your Opinion Matters-If you have not yet completed this Survey, please do so.
    Friday, February 12
    Lunar New Year 
    School Spirit: Pajama Day! 
    Monday, February 15
    Presidents' Day- School Closed (No Instruction)
    PTA Meeting
    Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 pm
    You can register for the zoom link here.
    NELA Town Hall Meeting
    Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 pm
    ZOOM ID: 964 4825 2998 
    School Site Council
    Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30 pm
    ZOOM ID: 521 829 9720
    Password: GoRockets
    Rock 'N Talk with the Principal
    Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 pm
    ZOOM ID: 822 1343 8090
    Passcode: ROCKETS
    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.