May 13th: Friends of Open Meeting (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 6 (last updated May 6)

Join us on May 13th 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for Friends' May meeting. It is the last Friends meeting of the 2020-21 school year. 

Use this direct link or Meeting ID: 862 6386 4491 and Passcode: friends to attend. 

COVID-19 Testing- Today was a Good Day! (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on May 6 (last updated May 6)

Success! We were able to get all of our cohorts of students and all staff tested today. All AM and PM cohorts were tested. So grateful for the flexibility of our teachers and aides who continuously had to pivot and change directions based on the needs to the whole school to get this task complete.

I also would like to thank all of our parents and guardians that in a second's notice, sent in consent forms or came to the office to fill out the forms to make sure that our kids could get tested today.

Gratitude for Your Participation in Book Drive (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 6 (last updated May 6)

A few months ago, our Open School community, donated books for a book drive organized by Caleb A. (Blue) and his family. We have received this message of gratitude from them:

Dear Open families,

After School Fun: Around the World in 30 Minutes (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 6 (last updated May 6)

Let's go on a (virtual) trip!

On Wednesday, May 12th, join your friends on a trip around the globe on Google Earth. We'll follow mystery coordinates to amazing places where we'll find some fun.

We will explore from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join, enter through Schoology and click on the After School Fun course.

Happy travels! 

Sign Up for Swim Lessons at the YMCA (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 5 (last updated May 5)

Nobody teaches more Angelenos to swim than the YMCA! And with summer coming, there’s never been a better time to learn to swim! The Y's swim program has been modified with added health and safety measures to help ensure the safety of your students and parents.  

A Decision about the Play Structure (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on May 5 (last updated May 5)

Open School works as a very collaborative team, and our Reimagine Team has worked tirelessly over this past year to chart a path for our virtual learning program, as well as our current hybrid program. As a team of teachers, parents and aides that meets weekly, we were tasked with figuring out if opening the play structures at Open School would be feasible this school year. As a collective team, we decided the following:

Open Expressions Variety Show - May 15 (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on May 5 (last updated May 5)

Get your ticket to the hottest show on the Internet - Open Expressions Variety Show: Virtual Edition!

Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 a.m.

You will see amazing magic and science tricks, awe-inspiring sports routines, incredible singing and dancing, hilarious comedians, as well as a wide variety of musical instruments played with passion and style!

Last and Final Call for Open School Music Class Projects! (Article)

Submitted by Shazneen Gandhi on May 5 (last updated May 5)

So far, we have received many great submissions for the Music Class Projects. But, we are still a distance away from 100% participation across the school. As such, we are extending the deadline one last and final time.

Weekly Update - May 2, 2021 (Article)

Submitted by Yellow Teacher on May 2 (last updated May 2)

Schedule Info:

Mondays:  Remember that Mondays are shorter than the rest of the week.  So Monday’s AM cohorts still arrive at 8:15, but get picked up at 10:45.  The PM cohorts then arrive at 11:45 and get picked up at 2:15.  

Every Monday Follows a Shortened Schedule (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 29 (last updated Apr 29)

Schedule for ALL Mondays
Just a friendly reminder that we have a shortened schedule on Mondays. Please be on time for pick up as gates close promptly.

AM Cohort (30 minute earlier dismissal)
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. for Green, Silver, Red, and Orange
8:15 - 10:45 a.m. for Indigo, Yellow, Blue, and Purple
PM Cohort (30 minute earlier arrival)
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for Green, Silver, Red, and Orange
11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. for Indigo, Yellow, Blue, and Purple