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School Tours for 2017– 2018

 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8:15 AM


Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8:15 AM


Monday, October 23, 2017 at 8:15 AM


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM


Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:15 AM


For more information, contact Ms. Dixon at 323/254-5141.

Museum Day

Museum Day

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Arroyo Seco is College Bound

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School Schedules

Elementary Schedule Grades K-5




Supervision 7:30 a.m.  
Mon. -  Fri. (K-5) 8:01 a.m. 2:24 p.m.
Lunch (K - 4) 11:45 a.m. 12:25 p.m.
Lunch (5) 12: 30 p.m. 1:10 p.m.
Tues. 8:01 a.m. 1:24 p.m.
Tues. Lunch (K-4)   12:08 p.m.  12:48 p.m. 
Tues. Lunch  (5 11:23 a.m. 12:03 p.m.

Middle School Schedule Grades 6-8




Supervision 7:30 a.m.  
Mon. - Fri. (6-8) 8:01 a.m. 3:03 p.m.
Lunch (6-8) 12:33 p.m. 1:03 p.m.
Tuesday 8:01 a.m. 1:33 p.m.
Tues. Lunch (6-8) 11:33 a.m. 12:03 p.m.



Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • On the first day of school only, Kindergarten parents may escort their children to the line, then the classroom for an orientation.   1st grade parents may escort their children to the line, then the classroom.  2nd – 5th grade parents may escort their children to the line.  On the second day of school, and every day after that, parents may drop their K-8th grade students in the valet line, at the front gate, or at the yellow line by the water machine.
  • New Dismissal procedures:You will meet your children either at the yellow line by the water machine or at the front gate.  Kindergarten and first grade parents may continue to meet their children outside the classroom door.

2017-2018 Calendar

Click here to view the 2017-2018 school calendar.


September 2017:


Sept. 1, 2017:      Admission's Day Holiday- No School!

Sept. 4, 2017:      Labor Day Holiday- No School!

Sept. 5, 2017:      Master Plan Programs Options Mtg @ 8:15 a.m. (library)

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017:1st grade to Inner-City Arts

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017:  Dismissal @ 1:24 p.m. for K-5, 1:33 p.m. for 6-8

Sept. 6, 2017:      Metro Safety Assemblies

Sept. 7, 14, 28, 2017:  1st grade to Inner-City Arts

Sept. 8, 2017:      MS 5 Week Report Cards Mailed Home

Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017:  R. Ortega's Block 6 to Inner-City Arts

Sept. 11, 2017:    ELAC/LSLC/SSC Orientation and Elections @ 8:15 a.m. (library)

                            SSC Mtg @ 2:30 p.m. (library)

Sept. 13, 2017:    8th grade Parent Mtg @ 8:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. (library)

                            Washington, D.C./NY Trip Mtg @ 5:00 p.m. (library)

Sept. 14, 2017:    DIBELS BOY ends

Sept. 19, 2017:     My Safe LA (4th grade)

Sept. 19, 26, 2017:  Mad Science 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Sept, 20, 2017:     Fire Drill

                             Parent Volunteer Training @ 8:15 a.m. (library)

Sept. 21, 2017:     Unassigned Day- No School!

Sept. 22, 2017:     Coffee with the Principal (New ES Progress Report/Schoology) @ 8:00 a.m. in the library

Sept. 29, 2017:     Student of the Month

                             Picture Day




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.

"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


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.


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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.  

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Free Museum Days in Los Angeles

Today: 9/24/17

Late Applications

Choices Late Applications are NOW being accepted!

Magnet Application


August 15, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians:


On behalf of all of our staff, I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!  We welcome Mrs. Angelica Garcia, TSP Coordinator, Mr. Christian Perez, Building and Grounds Worker, Mr. Bryan De Leon, Teacher Assistant, Ms. Nathalie Ramirez, Teacher Assistant, Mr. Arlen Ruelas, Teacher Assistant, Mr. Jason Ruiz, Teacher Assistant and Ms. Brach Cabral, 6th grade Math/Science teacher.  We wish Ms. Laura Tovar the best as she transfers to Nimitz Middle School. 

Today, your child will receive a large white envelope with information for you to read, keep or return.  For your child’s safety, read the entire contents of the envelope and return all forms by Friday, August 25, 2017.  It is extremely important that we have emergency information for your child. 

Students in grades 2-8 will receive a Daily Agenda (planner) for communication between the school and home and to help your child organize and plan his/her studies.  Be certain to review the Daily Agenda every day.  Parents will be informed about school events and activities through monthly newsletters, fliers, phone calls and on our website at http://arroyoseco-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/

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 again this year.  Additionally, we are excited that our Visual Arts teacher will be here two days a week and our Music teacher one day a week for the entire year.  The opportunities for connections and learning and growing our knowledge of Museum Science are endless. 

We will be establishing our Local School Leadership Council, ELAC and SSC in the next month, as well as holding our Back to School Night on August 22, 2017.  Please feel free to contact us at 323/254-5141 or via email at robin.polito-shuffer@lausd.net if you have any questions. 


Thank you and I look forward to meeting you at Back to School Night!


Robin Polito-Shuffer


Website Accessibility

Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, please click here to learn how.

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


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!