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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.


February 2018:

Feb. 1, 2018:                                Fitness gram begins

                                                     ELPAC begins

Feb. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27:    K & 5th grade to Inner-City Arts

Feb. 2, 2018:                                DIBELS MOY ends

                                                     Ms. Lansdown's 7th grade elective class - Community Walking Tour, Part 2

Feb. 2, , 9, 16, 23, 2018:              Ms. Ortega's elective class to Inner-City Arts

Feb. 5, 2018:                               100th Day of School

Feb. 6, 2018:                               ELAC Mtg @ 8:10 a.m. (library)               

Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018:             Dismissal for K-5 @ 1:24 p.m., 6-8 @ 1:33 p.m.

                                                     Mad Science After School Classes

Feb. 7, 2018:                                K & 3rd to Huntington Library

                                                     Ms. Moreno's Ceramics Museum

Feb. 8, 2018:                               MS. Friendship Dance from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ Ramona Hall

Feb. 9, 2018:                               5th grade Astrocamp Parent Mtg @ 5 p.m. (library)

                                                    MS 5 week Progress Reports

                                                    Moreno & Varga to the Huntington Library

Feb. 12, 2018:                             SSC Mtg @ 2:30 p.m. (library)    

Feb. 13, 2018:                             5th grade to Children's Festival @ the Music Center

Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2018:                  Imagine Studio After School Classes

Feb. 14, 2018:                              5th grade to Huntington Library

                                                     PTA Board Mtg

Feb. 15, 2018:                             Coffee with the Principal @ 8:10 a.m.                                               

                                                     LSLC Mtg @ 3:15 p.m. (library)

Feb. 16, 2018:                              PTA Fundraiser @ Chuck E Cheese

Feb. 16 - 18, 2018:                       7th & 8th grade trip to Point Fermin

Feb. 19, 2018:                              Presidents' Day- No School!  

Feb. 20, 2018:                              ELAC Mtg @ 8:10 a.m.

Feb. 21, 2018:                              Fire Drill

                                                     PTA Chocolate Sale DJ Party & Picnic

Feb. 22, 2018:                             Kopp to Huntington Library

Feb. 23, 2018:                             MS Science Fair @ Ramona Hall from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Feb. 26 - March 2, 2018:              Student Lead Conferences- Dismissal @ 12:55 p.m.            

Feb. 27, 2018:                              Spring Drill- Shelter in Place

Feb. 28, 2018:                              Student of the Month





Assembly Bill 500 & Employee Code of Conduct

Click here to read the District's Code of Conduct with Students. 

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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Arroyo Seco at VEX IQ Competition

On Friday, December 1, our elementary robotics team successfully competed in their first robotics competition of the year in the newly formed LAUSD East Robotics League. Our second year team, led once again by Mr. Koneazny, entered the tournament against a diverse field of 20 teams, mostly from Local District East and a few, including us, from other local districts.


VEX IQ competition brings STEM skills and concepts to life by tasking teams of students with designing, building, and programming a robot to play with and against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. To prepare for competition, our 3rd to 5th robotics students have been working diligently every Friday after school since the beginning of the school year. Their dedication was rewarded with an outstanding 4th place finish at last Friday's tournament. 


We are very proud of our elementary robotics team for representing Arroyo Seco and Local District Central in VEX IQ competition. Your leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, perseverance, and professionalism were on full display. Thank you for representing our museum school's core values and commitment to excellence.


Next round of competition is January 12, 2018, at Elizabeth Learning Center with a chance to advance to state competition. Go Cougars!

Free Museum Days in Los Angeles

Events Calendar







Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017

Feb. 26, 27, 28, March 1, 2, 2018


Minimum Days

Nov.  6, 7, 8, 9, 2017

Feb. 26, 27, 28, March 1, 2, 2018

June 7, 2018

Back to School

August 22, 2017  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Night at the Museum

May 18, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Special Events

Academic Night


October 5, 2017

Red Ribbon Week

October 23, 2017

Halloween Parade/Harvest Festival (PTA)

October 27, 2017

Career Day

November 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Program

December 14, 2017

Pajama Day

December 15, 2017

Fitness Gram

February 1, 2018- March 16, 2018


February 1, 2018- May 31, 2018

100th Day of School

120th Day of School

February 5, 2018

March 6, 2018

Science Fair

February 23, 2018


March 5, 2018 – June 7, 2018


Arroyo Idol

March 16, 2018

Health Care Partners Day of Service

Today: 2/25/18


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!

Health Care Partners Day of Service

On Friday, August 12th, Operation Project HOPE helped facilitate a "Day of Service" for the employees of Health Care Partners. Their volunteers beautified our school by painting new, positive murals. The group also brightened up the landscaping and installed a new awning for the bulletin area. In just a few hours, the campus was ready for the new school year. Thank you, Health Care Partners, for your kind donation, and for helping us achieve "World Peace, One Child at a Time."





Upload your photos to our 2017-2018 yearbook!

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5th Grade Astrocamp

Please help our 5th graders achieve their goal of attending Astrocamp in April. 


Click here to donate!