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Submitted by Peggy Lew on Mar 22 (last updated Mar 22)

If you are interested in sparking the young minds of students and having a voice in the educational lives of our students, then RUN FOR GOVERNING COUNCIL for the 2020/21 School Year. 

2020 Friends of Open School Alumni College Scholarship (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Feb 12 (last updated Mar 9)

Are you a current high school senior who culminated from Open Magnet Charter School? If so, Friends of Open School invites you to apply for a $500 scholarship celebrating your achievements that align with Open School's Mission and our Community of Respect. Please use BOTH links below to get more information and to access the application and recommendation form.

Supporting One Another: Virtual Learning Officially Begins at Open School -3/30/2020 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Mar 27 (last updated Mar 29)

Dear Open School Families,

Thank you for your patience, as we embark on this very unusual situation. This is not normal for any of us, parents or teachers (and some of us are both) are all, CRISIS Schooling! And all we can ask of one another is to do so with EMPATHY and GRACE, for our children are watching. Be kind, be understanding, and know that every single one of us is trying our absolute best for ourselves and our kids!

A Welcome Surprise: Square 1 Art is Back! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Mar 26 (last updated Mar 26)

Here's something wonderful we hope will lift everyone’s spirit!

A few weeks ago, your children created beautiful artwork that can now be printed on hundreds of high-quality, useful products through Square 1 Art.  The company has now streamlined the process to make it 100% online! 

Search for your child's art code for our school's Square 1 Art fundraiser online! 

Coming Soon: Open's ONLINE Spring Book Fair! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Mar 26 (last updated Mar 26)

Save the Date for Open's ONLINE Spring Book Fair!  

***Open's designated link to shop coming soon***

Shop online from April 13th to 26th and have books delivered directly to your door. Open School will receive 25% of sales.

We thank you for your support!

Celebrating the Wonderful Open School Learning Happening At Home (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Mar 26 (last updated Mar 26)

As we settle into being away from one another, we cannot forget - as Bailey L. reminds us in her poem - that we are all in this together. In these surreal times, our children rely on our ability to truly collaborate on their education, and the parents and teachers in our community couldn't have asked for better collaborators.

Support Open School As You Shop! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Mar 26 (last updated Mar 26)

With school closure impacting our ability to organize large end of year event fundraisers, it will help Open School tremendously to have your support while you shop.  Your generosity inures to the benefit of our children.  Here are a few ways in which you can do this, at no additional cost, when you shop for yourself: 

Supporting One Another: Remote Learning for 3/26/2020 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Mar 25 (last updated Mar 25)

Dear Open School Families:

So many resources have been shared with you with in a short amount of time, I wanted to make sure you had some of the key ones again.

LAUSD Grab & Go Meals Centers

Grab and Go Food Sites are at the following ESC West Locations from 7am-11am daily. Please note the hours have been extended for food pick up:

Audubon MS, Bernstein HS, Bret Harte Prep MS, Cochran MS, Dorsey HS, Fairfax HS, Marina Del Rey MS, Muir MS, Palms MS, University MS & Washington Prep HS

Open School Acceptance Letters for the 2020-2021 School Year (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Mar 25 (last updated Mar 26)

Please pass this message on to any families that you know applied to Open School for the 2020-2021 School Year:

Why I Served on Governing Council: Anne-Marie Cziko (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Mar 24 (last updated Mar 26)

A productive and supportive school community has to be built and maintained. This requires active and involved parent partners working with admin, staff and faculty. My name is Anne-Marie and I have been working closely with or as a leader of the Site Committee since my sons' arrival at Open in 2016.