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Supporting One Another: Wishing You Health and Happiness (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 22 (last updated Apr 23)


Supporting One Another: Community Resources to Help During the Pandemic (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 19 (last updated Apr 19)

Hello Open School Families,

Everyday, even though I am finding a little bit of a better rhythm with working from home and this notion of #saferathome, I still feel isolated from everyone and everything that I enjoy so much. And I know I am not alone in these feelings. These are indeed trying times. It is such a polarizing feeling to be torn in so many ways, with so many emotions. However, I find comfort in knowing that my Open School family is ONE and I know we will all prevail, together. These are times that call for the best in all of us.

Principal's Message: School Closed the Remainder of the Year (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 16 (last updated Apr 16)

Hello Open School Families,

Supporting One Another: Welcome Back (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Apr 8 (last updated Apr 13)

Dear Open School Families,

Welcome Back

Hopefully everyone had a much needed Spring Break to calibrate all the newness in all of our lives. This has been a time like no other for all of us. Gratitude, still fills my heart every day. And I hope it does the same for you! 

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

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Mar 25 (last updated Apr 1)

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

Extended Home Learning (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Mar 16 (last updated Mar 16)

Dear Red Cluster Parents and Families,

On Friday we sent a folder of work for your child to complete while at home. We know that this can be an uncertain and stressful time and we hope to support your child’s at home learning as best as we can by providing helpful resources and tools for your family to use.

Writing: Please encourage your child to practice writing each day. We have listed a few ideas below on how your child can use the writing journal we sent home.

Respond to one writing prompt/day:

Red Cluster Update (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Mar 16 (last updated Mar 16)

Hello Red Cluster Families,

One School, One Book - Building a Community of Literacy (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Mar 11 (last updated Mar 18)

Following the huge success of our Read-a-thon, we launched the One School, One Book project today at assembly. 

What is One School, One Book?  It's when the whole community shares the same literary experience: the students, parents, volunteers, and staff - our WHOLE community - will be reading the same book over a four-week period, from March 5th to April 1st.

Open School - COVID-19 Update 3-11-2020 (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Mar 11 (last updated Mar 11)

Dear Open School Families,

STAR Spring and Summer Camp Opportunities (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Mar 8 (last updated Mar 9)

STAR Spring Camp will be offered April 6 - 10, 2020 at Paseo del Rey Elementary.

STAR Summer Camp will be offering various enriching and fun camps throughout Los Angeles from June 15 - August 14. The local STAR Summer Program will be at Loyola Village Elementary School. 
Early bird discounts are available.  Save the most by signing up earlier.

Go to to register.