FAQ


Q: Are we within Roscomare’s Boundaries?
A: The majority of LAUSD schools accept potential students based on the student’s resident residency within established school attendance boundaries; such a school is considered to be a student’s resident resident neighborhood school. To visit the Resident School Identification website click here..

 

Q: How do I find out more about LAUSD?
A: Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California.

All youth achieving, the mission of LAUSD, is reflected in continued double-digit growth on the state Academic Performance Index (API); the upward trend in the graduation rate, progress in the pass rate on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and other academic indicators.

LA schools boast more winners of the United States Academic Decathlon championships-12-than any other District in this country. Add to those impressive victories, outstanding individual student and team achievements in: science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, foreign and dual languages, business and entrepreneurial skills, the visual and performing arts, and athletics.

Nationally recognized by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for serving healthy, low fat and vegetarian school lunches, LAUSD’s standards also call for: whole grains, low sodium, locally grown fruits and vegetables and no trans fat; flavored milk or carbonated beverages.

Founded in 1853, the District, today, counts more than 115 new schools and campuses, thanks to the nation’s largest public works project, funded by bond measures, a testament to broad voter support. To read more about LAUSD, visit their website.

 

Q: What’s A ‘California Distinguished School’?
A: In California, there currently exists an “achievement gap” among student subgroups that threatens their future and the future of California. Access to high-quality educational experiences should be the right of every student in California and it is the responsibility of the schools, districts, county offices of education, and the California Department of Education (CDE) to work together toward that end. The CDE has made closing the achievement gap a top priority and strongly believes that making schools work for all students, regardless of their background, condition, or circumstances, is an imperative for a strong education system and a strong California.

The 2012 Program directly focuses on California’s students and their entitlement to an equitable and rigorous education. The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.

In order to be invited to apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including designated federal and state accountability measures based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Academic Performance Index (API) requirements. To read more about the California Distinguished Schools program, visit their website.

 

Q: Where do we pick up an enrollment package?
A: Enrollment Packages for families living within the Roscomare Road School District are available at the school office. Click here to find out if your address is located within the Roscomare Road School District.

Roscomare Road Elementary School is located at
2425 Roscomare Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Office hours are: Monday – Friday 7:30am -4:30pm
Phone: 310-472-9829

The cut off date for children entering kindergarten is December 2nd. Student’s need to turn 5 by December 2nd.

 

Q: What do we need if we’re new to LAUSD?

A: The following items are required for students new to the Los Angeles School Unified School District and must be filled out in the English Language:
-Original birth certificate or passport
-Verification of address in the form of an original current utility bill (only electric or gas bills are accepted)
-Original Immunization card (provided by the child’s pediatrician) including the dates of the following required immunizations:
-Required immunizations are: 4 Polio (OPV), 5DTP, 2MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, 1 Varicella (Chicken Pox), Mantoux TB test (must be within one year of starting kindergarten)
-Polio vacination exception: 3 Polio are accepted if the 3rd Polio was given on or after the 4th birthday
-DTP vacination exception: 4 DTP are accepted if the 4th DTP was given on or after the 4th birthday
-MMR vacination exception: 1 Measles only and 1 MMR are accepted if both were given on or after the first birthday
-Copy of student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), if applicable
-The following items and forms are provided by the school office as part of the enrollment package
-Permanent Health History (white card) – completed and signed by the child’s pediatrician
-Proof of examination by a private physician (orange) – only for incoming kindergarten students
-Dental Health Assessment – completed by a dental health professional and parent/guardian
-LAUSD student enrollment Forms – pages 1 & 2
-LAUSD emergency information card (cream)
-Disaster-Emergency information card (pink)
-Parent education level questionnaire
-Record of prior special programs (attach copy of child’s IEP) if applicable

 

Q: Students transferring from another LAUSD school?
A: Pupil Accounting Report (PAR) provided by last school attended
Completed enrollment forms provided by the school office

 

Q: Can we schedule a campus tour?
A: Please contact our administrative office for more information.

Roscomare Road Elementary School is located at
2425 Roscomare Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Office hours are: Monday – Friday 7:30am -4:30pm
Phone: 310-472-9829

 

Q: How many kindergarten classes do you have?
A: It depends on the number of students enrolled, we currently have 4 kindergarten classrooms.

 

Q: How many classes for the 1st (2,3,4,5) grade do you have?
A: Depending on the enrollment, we usually have 3 or so classrooms per grade.

 

Q: How many students does the school have?
A: This year we have 472 students

 

Q: What is the split class? Why does the school have split classes?
A: Split classes are needed to keep our class sizes small. We currently have 2/3 and 4/5 split.

 

Q: What if my child has food allergies?

A: School food-allergy management requires a team approach, with parents, students and school staff working to reduce the risk of students ingesting an allergen; and procedures to recognize and treat allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.

LAUSD Schools shall accept emergency medication orders, have trained staff to provide treatment for anaphylaxis, develop written care plans to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis, and implement emergency treatment plans in the event of an allergic reaction. No school can be completely allergen-free (e.g., “peanut-free”), but schools can partner with parents and medical providers to be prepared in appropriate management and care of students with severe allergies.

To read more about LAUSD Student Health and Human Services regarding Food Allergies, visit their website.

 

Q: Do kids need to bring their own lunch and snack?

A: Kids can bring their own lunch and snack, or buy it from our cafeteria. Menu is available.
Snack is $1 and lunch is $1.50.

 

Q: Which middle school kids go to after graduating from Roscomare?

A: There are lots of choices for the aftermath of Roscomare. The most popular choices are Millikan math and performing arts academies, Walter Reed IHP, Civics, Honors Humanities Academies, Paul Revere, as well as multitude of private schools (Mirman, Berkeley Hall, Buckley, Chaminade, etc.).

 

Q: What is the tentative schedule in kindergarten?
A: The Kindergarten schedule is flexible. Kids usually do academics in the morning and social science, art, free play, etc in the afternoon.

 

Q:  How often each day Kindergarten kids get to move around?
A: They get to move around a lot. During Recess, before or after lunch, motor breaks when switching from one rotation table to the next, PE twice a week and whenever the teacher feels like kids need it. Towards the end of the school year the teachers bring the kids to play on the big yard (apparatus).

 

Q: Are there any opportunities for parents to volunteer in the classroom?
A: Yes, parents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom.

 

Q: Can I request a certain teacher?
A: You can only request a certain Kindergarten teacher if the older sibling was in that classroom.

 

Q: Can I put my twins in the same kindergarten class?
A: Yes you can, even though quite often families choose to put their twins in separate classrooms.

 

Q: What kind of enrichment classes kids have?
A: Kids have art, music, computer and PE classes once a week.

 

Q: Is there uniform?
A: No. However, we do expect parents and children to follow LAUSD’s guidelines regarding proper dress attire when on campus.

 

Q: I live in Sherman Oaks much closer to Roscomare than to Sherman Oaks Elementary. I want my child to go to Roscomare. How do I get my child in?
A: You can apply via lottery. Please call the school’s office in March to find out when the application is available.

 

Q: How many spaces do you have this year for an Open Enrollment?
A: Number of spots change yearly. Last year we had 10 open enrollment (lottery) spots for all grades.

 

Q: Is there an after school program?
A: Yes, it’s provided by Star and includes multitude of classes. Soccer, woodworking, computer, theatre, homework club, science, dance and more. Brochures are in the office and online at www.starinc.org

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