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Monday, June 4, 2018: Elementary 2:24 p.m. / Middle School 3:03 p.m.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018:  Elementary 1:24 p.m. / Middle School 1:33 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018:  Elementary 1:30 p.m. / Middle School 1:33 p.m.

Thursday, June 7, 2018:  Elementary 1:30 p.m. / Middle School 1:33 p.m.

Friday, June 8, 2018:  No School - Pupil Free Day

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Night at the Museum


Earth Day Tree Planting with the Dodgers


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.




May 2018:

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:      Dismissal for K-5 @ 1:24  Dismissal for 6-8 @ 1:33 

May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 30:  Calixto & Deluna to Inner-City Arts

May 4, 11, 18, 25:               Ms. Ortega's elective class to Inner-City Arts


May 1                               Parent Workshop

May 3                                  Field Trip - Kindergarten    Parent Meeting                     LSLC mtg.

May 4                                  Star Wars Day                     Field Trip - 3rd grade

May 7                            Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8                              ELAC mtg. @ 8:00 a.m.

May 9                                  PTA Board Mtg @ 6:00 p.m.

May 10                           Coffee with the Principal      Field Trip-7th grade

May 14                             Book Fair begins               SSC meeting

May 16                               Fire Drill

May 18                              Night at the Museum

May 19                                Field Trip-8th grade

May 22                             ELAC meeting

May 23                               PTA meeting                         New Parent Orientation mtg.

May 24                              New Parent Orientation mtg.   Volunteer Breakfast            Lego-rama afterschool prog.

May 25                               Field Trip-1st grade

May 28                                 No School-Holiday

May 30                               Field Trip-5th grade

May 31                               Field Trip-4th grade             MS Spring Dance


June 2018

June 4                           Kinder. Celebration

June 5                           Dismissal for K-5 @ 1:24         Dismissal for 6-8 @ 1:33

June 6                           Dismissal for K-5 @ 1:30     Dismissal for 6-8 @ 1:33        Fire Drill                               8th grade Breakfast           Field Trip-5th grade                 PTA Board mtg.    

June 7                           Dismissal for K-5 @ 1:30  Dismissal for 6-8 @ 1:33        Walk of Tears                      8th gr. Culmination              ***Last Day of Instruction***


August 2018

August 14                              First day of Instruction


2017-2018 Calendar

Click here to view the 2017-2018 school calendar.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


  • The pedestrian gate opens at 7:25 a.m.  If your child arrives prior to 7:25 a.m., your child will be on the sidewalk unsupervised.
  • Do not send your child in through the driveway gate; this is very dangerous.
  • Follow all posted city signs so children can be safe when entering school.


  • The pedestrian gate opens at 1:24 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 2:24 p.m. on all other days.
  • Please do not block the yellow walkway while you are waiting in the parking lot.
  • Please supervise your younger children while walking through the parking lot and remain in the yellow safety walkway.
  • No children should be playing in the parking lot, in the offices or on the stairs or left unsupervised after the bell rings.
  • If you have elementary and middle school students and you pick them up, then you can wait for the second dismissal in the park; there is no waiting on campus.
  • If you have a K or 1st grade student, you can enroll them in LACC (see Ms. Gudino), the Boys and Girls Club, Ramona Hall, Montecito Heights, etc. They cannot wait for their middle school siblings for 39 minutes unsupervised.
  • If you have 2nd-5th grade students who are waiting for their middle school siblings, you can enroll them in EYS (see Ms. Lita).  They cannot wait for their middle school siblings for 39 minutes unsupervised.
  • If you have middle schoolers, after school they are either in a club, in intervention, in EYS, in LACC or in another program.  They cannot remain on campus unsupervised.
  • NO students can wait by the front gate unsupervised after school.  Every single child must be either enrolled in a program or on their way home at dismissal time.

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 23, 2018

Today: 5/23/18


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!



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