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School Begins  8:01 a.m.

Dismissal Grades K-6 - 2:20 p.m.  

Tuesday dismissal - 1:20 p.m.

Dismissal Grades 7-8 -  3:03 p.m.  

Tuesday dismissal - 1:33 p.m.

ELEMENTARY Banked Tuesday

1:20 P.M. Dismissal on


August 23, 30

September 6, 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 29

December 6, 13

January 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4


MIDDLE SCHOOL Banked Tuesday

1:33 P.M. Dismissal on


August 23

September 6, 20

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 29

December 6, 13

January 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4


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Students and staff of Arroyo Seco are welcome at The Huntington Library FREE OF CHARGE on any day it is open. Simply show your Arroyo Seco ID and you may admit a total of six guests at no charge.  

School Schedules

Elementary Schedule Grades K-6




Supervision 7:30 a.m.  
Mon. -  Fri. (K-6) 8:01 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
Lunch (K - 4) 11:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (5 -6) 12: 30 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Tues. (see schedule) 8:01 a.m. 1:20 p.m.
Tues. Lunch (K-4)   12:03 p.m.  12:43 p.m. 
Tues. Lunch  (5-6) 11:23 a.m. 12:03 p.m.

Middle School Schedule Grades 7-8




Supervision 7:30 a.m.  
Mon. - Fri. (K-8) 8:01 a.m. 3:03 p.m.
Lunch (7-8) 12:33 p.m. 1:03 p.m.
Tuesday (see schedule) 8:01 a.m. 1:33 p.m.
Tues. Lunch (7-8) 11:33 a.m. 12:03 p.m.




March 2017:

March 1-2, 2017:                       OLSAT (2nd grade)

March 2, 2017:                          Music Center via Metro (5th grade)

March 3, 2017:                          8th grade Culmination Photos and Panoramic Photo

March 3, 10, 17, 2017:              Ortega & Moore to Inner-City Arts

March 7, 2017:                          My Safe LA (4th grade)

                                                  Board of Education Recognition (L. Griffith and Daniel Paredes)

March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017:        Dismissal @ 1:20 p.m. for ES, 1:33 p.m. for MS

March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017:        Center for the Arts - after school program for 1st & 2nd grade

March 8, 2017:                          K-2 Awards Assembly

                                                  Lockdown Drill

March 10, 2017:                        PTA Board Mtg

                                                  Academic Night - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

March 11, 2017:                        School Beautification Day- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 13, 2017:                        SSC Mtg @ 2:30 p.m.

                                                  Arroyo Idol Auditions @ 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

March 14, 2017:                        Arroyo Idol Auditions @2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

March 15, 2017:                        Parent Mtg @ 8:10 a.m.

                                                  Arroyo Idol Auditions @ 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

                                                  EF Explore America @ 5:00 p.m.

March 16, 2017:                        Arroyo Idol Auditions @ 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

March 17, 2017:                        10 week Reporting Period (MS)

                                                  Coffee with the Principal @  8:10 a.m.

                                                  Arroyo Idol Auditions @ 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

March 20, 2017:                        LSLC Mtg @ 3:15 p.m.

March 21, 2017:                        My Safe LA (4th grade)

March 23, 2017:                        Tovar to the Huntington Library

                                                  Ortega to Disney Studios

March 24, 2017:                        PTA Membership Mtg- 2:45 p.m.

March 30, 2017:                        Student of the Month

March 31, 2017:                        No School- Cesar Chavez Day



Website Accessibility

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Help Secure Funds for Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet

A new grant program from Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare plans to award $300,000 to California's K-8 public and charter schools in 2017.  Arroyo Seco is competing for a $25, 000 grant to fund our after school Robotics program.  Be sure to vote for our school today by clicking this link to help us secure these funds:  http://www.myscholardollars.com/?school=320

You can vote one time per day until 03/24/17. 



Late Applications

Choices Late Applications are NOW being accepted!

Magnet Application

True Grit

We were nominated by Educators 4 Excellence for their True Grit Award for increasing our enrollment in students meeting A-G requirements.  We were honored at their True Grit Gala on February 16.  Congratulations to Ms. Liu and all of our Middle School teachers!

2016-2017 calendar

Click here to view the school year calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.

2017-2018 Calendar

Click here to view the 2017-2018 school calendar.

"I believe profoundly in the importance of museums; I would go

as far as to say that you can judge a society by the quality of its museums.–R. Fortey

Free Museum Days in Los Angeles

Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA)

Click here for information on MOTA 2017. 

Welcome to Arroyo Seco . . .

Arroyo Seco Museum Magnet School is a beacon for educational innovation and academic excellence.  From our unique magnet focus to the unequaled museum experiences it provides, we are committed to providing our students with a brand of elite academic preparation.  The hallmark of our success is not only limited to the intelligent, capable students we produce but it is also found in our remarkable corps of highly qualified, dedicated and caring faculty and staff.

As our reputation for academic excellence has grown, so has the prospective interest.  We recognize the special gifts and talents of every one of our students and work diligently to help them realize their potential as future leaders and innovators of the world.  Our students will go on to enjoy the privileges earned by their individual achievements but will do so with a motivation greater than material reward.  Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet strives to produce talented, thoughtful leaders capable of entering the world on their own terms and leaving it better for us all.

Museum Day

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10, 2016

Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2, 3, 2017


Minimum Days

Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10, 2016

Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2, 3, 2017

June 9, 2017

Back to School

September 8, 2016  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Night at the Museum

May 19, 2017 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Special Events

Annual CELDT

August 16, 2016- October 21, 2016

Red Ribbon Week

October 24, 2016

Halloween Parade/Harvest Festival (PTA)

October 28, 2016

Holiday Program

December 15, 2016

Pajama Day

December 16, 2016

100th Day of School

February 7, 2017

Science Fair

February 24, 2017

Fitness Gram

February , 2017 – March 17, 2017


March 20, 2017 – May 19, 2017


Academic Night March 10, 2017


April 5, 2017 – May 18, 2017

Arroyo Idol

April 7, 2017

SSC Agenda

Los Angeles Unified School District

Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet

School Site Council

March 13, 2017


  • Welcome / Call to Order…………………………………………………………N. Flores

Bienvenida / Llamada al Orden   


  • Flag Salute/Saludo a la Bandera………………………………………………….N. Flores


  • Public Comment/Comentarios del Público


  • Roll Call/Llamada al Orden……………………………………………………..B. Miller       


  • Minutes/Actas


  • Budget


  • SPSA


  • ELAC Recommendations/Recomendaciones del ELAC


    XI.       Announcements /Anuncios

   XII.     Adjournment / Clausura 

    Next Meeting/ Fecha de la próxima reunion-  April 17, 2017/17 de abril de 2017

Person wishing to address the School Site Council on a subject to be considered at this meeting, are asked to sign the speaker’s list before the scheduled meeting, stating the subject they wish to address, the organization they represent (if any), and the nature of their testimony.  Time is set aside for individuals so desiring to speak on any topic NOT otherwise on the agenda (please see the detailed agenda for the public session).  In any case, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.


 APPROVED BY:  Norma Flores

Arroyo Seco at Vex Robotics- MS and HS Division

Over the weekend, our M.S. robotics team led by Mrs. Griffith successfully competed in the middle/high school VEX Robotics Competition at John Glenn H.S. in Norwalk. We were the only LAUSD middle school competing against 29 other middle 

and high schools throughout Southern California. 

Despite some early programming difficulties, Team Arroyo persevered and eventually placed 17th of 30th in overall team ranking. 

As newcomers to robotics, both our E.S. and M.S. teams exceeded expectations and performed exceptionally well at the VEX events. Our novice group of aspiring 
engineers, programmers, and designers showed great poise and 
pride in representing our school and district at competition this year.
With this great learning experience under our belt, we're determined
to do better next year!
Kudos to Mr. Koneazny and Mrs. Griffith for providing our students STEM leadership and opportunity to engage in robotics at Arroyo Seco!



Dear Parents:


I welcome you and your students to the 2016-2017 school year.  It is a pleasure and an honor to have been chosen as the principal here at Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet.  I am very excited about getting to know each and every one of you and working together as a team to ensure the safety and academic success of our students.  There is an African proverb that states: It takes a village to raise a child.  I am proud to now be a part of the Arroyo Seco village.   


This is my thirteenth year as a principal.  I come to you with a variety of experiences.  I have had the opportunity to hone my organizational skills in large, year round schools in South Los Angeles.  I am bilingual in Spanish.  I have worked tirelessly on social emotional learning and anti-bullying.  I have ensured that all students have access to the full curriculum, including the arts.  And I am a proponent of developing the leader in each and every student. 


This year, we will focus on safety.  I have already met with district personnel regarding the access to the school through the parking lot, the need for a security gate, the need for a window in the main office and the need for a restroom on the upper campus for Middle School use.  I was informed that we are a candidate for the Light up your Library program, which is a refurbishment of the library.  I am working with a printer to get banners that explain the difference between rudeness, meanness and bullying, which is such an important concept for our students to learn. 


Our academic focus this year will be on the Next Generation Science Standards and how they relate to Museum Science and, of course, literacy and numeracy.  I am excited that all students, grades K-8, will have the opportunity to visit the Huntington Library this year.  Additionally, we will have a Visual Arts teacher here one day a week for the entire year, and a music teacher here two days a week for the entire year.  The opportunities for connections and learning and growing our knowledge of Museum Science are endless.  


I look forward to meeting you in person.  We will be establishing our Local School Leadership Council, ELAC and SSC, as well as holding our Open House as soon as possible, so please stay tuned.  Please feel free to contact me at 323-245-5141 or via email at robin.polito-shuffer@lausd.net.





Robin Polito-Shuffer



In Museum Science Studies courses students will learn the roles that museums play in our society. They will learn about specific museums.  They will learn why they were created and how they are funded, managed, and organized.  Students will visit and evaluate museums in Los Angeles, including virtual exhibits.  They will develop analytical and critical skills by reading, discussing and debating different museum exhibit collections.  Student will have the opportunity to work directly with staff from the Autry National Center to learn the seven key roles that museums must fulfill in society and the types of jobs that can be found in museums.  Once students have a strong foundation in California history, they will begin working to develop a field trip program for fourth grader students in Los Angeles area schools.  They will provide history tours of the Casa de Adobe, a replica of a traditional California rancho home.


Title IX

The Title IX Complaint Managers at our school are:


Jenny Liu, Secondary Counselor, jjk8862@lausd.net

Robin Polito-Shuffer, Principal, robin.polito-shuffer@lausd.net

Edward Torrero, AP, EIS, ext5160@lausd.net


All can be reached by phone at 323/254-5141.  Additionally, for more information, please click here: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/3654



Save the Drop Contest Entry

Look at our 8th graders:




They won $10, 000 for a project here at Arroyo Seco!  Way to go!!


Click here to read about the details!

Arroyo Seco at VEX IQ Robotics

Our elementary robotics team led by Mr. Koneazny successfully competed in the VEX IQ Robotics Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 4, at El Camino College in Torrance. Being a rookie team, our Cougars robotics team outcompeted many teams from other districts, some with more experience and resources, and did an outstanding job placing 15th of 34 in Skills and 19th in Teamwork rankings.  We're very proud of you for representing Arroyo Seco of Highland Park and LAUSD at our first ever VEX Robotics Competition. Your perseverance, teamwork, problem-solving, and passion for robotics were on full display throughout the event. Great effort, Cougars!