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Everyday Counts: Attendance is Key

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

Dear Open School Families,

I am excited to report that 95.7 % of our students have been categorized as being ADVANCED in the area of attendance. Which means all of these students have been present for remote learning at least 24 of the first 25 days of school. That is spectacular! We are aiming for 100% of our students to reach this goal (absent no more than one day)  for the next 25 day period. Everyone can do it!

For remote learning purposes, your child is counted present if he/she is in at least one Zoom and/or active on Schoology that day. However, we are striving to have full participation from all of our students to optimize their learning.

Also, by law, LAUSD requires a written or verbal explanation from a parent/guardian when a student is absent for part or all of a school day.  Please be aware that if notification is not received within 4 school days of the absence, it will be recorded as unexcused and may lead to your child being classified as truant.  You may notify the school of the reason for your child's absence in any of the following ways:

  • Send an email explaining the absence to your cluster teacher.
  • Send an (email )directly to the front office.
  • Send a message using the side bar button on our Home Page marked "Child Attendance" for your convenience.

Thank you for helping us keep our records accurate.

In Partnership,


Agenda for October 1st Governing Council Meeting

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 28 (last updated Sep 28)

Please click here for the agenda for the October 1st Governing Council Meeting.

Community Help for Families: Grab-N-Go Care Packages

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

We know that these are challenging times for many families, so we will pass along information that may be helpful to our community.

As part of their Thankful Thursday Fall Campaign, Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation is offering two opportunities for families in need.  Go to their website to learn more, or contact them if you would like to help with the events.

--> Please email (Peggy Lew) by Friday, October 2nd if you would like to be added to a priority list and mention which packages you would be interested in picking up. 


This organization would like to help as many families as possible at Open, so please reach out to Ms. Lew. Click on the links below for more information. 

  • A Grab-N-Go Care Package Available To Families Filled With A Week’s Supply Of Food Items on Oct. 15th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • A Grab-N-Go Care Package for School-Aged Children filled with food items, household items, backpacks with school supplies, and personal protective equipment all for school-aged children on Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, and Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

COMING SOON! Holiday Shopping!

Submitted by Friends on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

September is nearly over and we are getting ready to launch our Charleston Wrap Holiday Shopping fundraiser.

Keep watch for a separate email next week with our link and all the info needed to get started, including - new this year - rewards for parents! 


COMING SOON! Open School #Respect Spirit Gear

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

Aren't these the cutest, coziest PJs for fall?

Keep an eye on your emails... soon we will have #Respect Hoodies and Pajama Bottoms available for sale. Until then, check out our online shop for Open School Swag!

Visit LAUSD's Grab and Go Locations

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 24 (last updated Sep 24)

This is a reminder that Food Services’ Grab and Go locations offer free breakfast, lunch and supper meals to LAUSD students, parents and community members to take home.  Please visit a Grab and Go location near you anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on weekdays and take advantage of these meals.

Menus are available here. Menu highlights for next week include Chinese chicken salad, chicken tenders with corn, fresh submarine sandwich, LAUSD’s Famous coffee cake and Salisbury steak. Fresh fruits and vegetables plus milk offered daily.

Click here for more information.

October 2nd: Join us for Vitual BINGO!

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 23 (last updated Sep 24)

Join Friends of Open and our amazing teachers for fun, community building, prizes and BINGO on October 2nd, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sign-up today using this link!   

Each Cluster will host their own game and Cluster reps will provide details to everyone who signs up. If you have children in multiple clusters, you are welcome to attend in each, but please keep in mind that every Cluster will hold their games at the same time. 

This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. Thank you for helping us bridge the gap and stay connected during these unprecedented times.

Questions? (Email Friends of the Open School).


LAUSD Grab & Go Food Centers

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Sep 17 (last updated Sep 17)

Please remember that if you or an LAUSD family that you know are in need of food, LAUSD is here to help. Please log onto the District website for information about the Grab and Go Centers. They are open daily from 7am-10am and two meals will be provided per person every day.

Please spread the word!

Click the link for a list of Grad and GO Center locations.


Westchester Community of Schools September 2020 Newsletter

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 16 (last updated Sep 16)

Please click here to read the Westchester Community of Schools September 2020 Newsletter. For more information about the Westchester Community of Schools, please visit their website.

ISO Open School Reps for The Superintendent's Collaborative

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on Sep 16 (last updated Sep 16)

We have received this flyer from Dr. Adiana Brown, Superintendent Local District West, seeking two parent representatives from all schools in Local District West to serve as members of "The Superintendent's Collaborative".

The Collaborative is a group of individuals who will work with the Superintendent to build on LAUSD's strategic plan for family engagement and provide advocacy on behalf of families. The group is expected to meet for an hour, two times a semester. 

Please review the flyer for more information and (email Ms. Lew) if you would like to volunteer to be one of the Open School Representatives.

Tech Help With Ms. Erica Terry

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 15 (last updated Sep 16)

If you are experiencing any tech issues regarding school or having trouble with the technology your child is using for distance learning, SIGN UP for dedicated help.  Ms. Erica currently will be able to between 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

Please include where you need help in the description and your email and cell.