Reminders/Updates (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 8 (last updated Sep 15)

9/16 - NO SCHOOL - Unassigned Day
9/17 - Covid-19 Testing
9/27 - 10/3 - Sharky's Dine Out Days
9/28 - Make-up Picture Day 
9/30 - GATE Parent Meeting
10/7 - Minimum Day
10/8 - Minimum Day

Westchester Community of Schools' September Newsletter (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Sep 8 (last updated Sep 15)

Please click here to read the Westchester Community of Schools' September Newsletter. 

For more information about the Westchester Community of Schools, please visit their website.

Weekly News - September 2, 2021 (Article)

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

Thank you so much for coming to our Back to School Night Presentation.  We missed meeting you in person but hope we gave you a lot of information about what we’re planning for our year.  Click on the following links for a copy of any of these materials that you’re interested in.

Back to School Night Slides

Big Three - 3rd grade

Online Directory Update (Article)

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Sep 2 (last updated Sep 9)

We are phasing out the online directory and are in the process of creating a shared spreadsheet for each cluster.  More details to come!

Get your Open Magnet TODAY! (Article)

Submitted by Ann Kaatz on Sep 2 (last updated Sep 9)

Get your 2021/22 Open Magnet by making a donation of any amount to Annual Giving during our Back-to-School fundraising drive.  Big THANKS to everyone who has already donated!  Your magnets will be delivered to your child's cluster (oldest if you have multiple) to bring home soon.

After School Zoom Violin Classes (Article)

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Aug 26 (last updated Sep 9)

Mr. Adkins is offering Zoom violin classes and private lessons!

Beginning Violin - 2nd through 5th graders will learn the violin basics of holding the instrument and bow correctly, how to finger the instrument, read notes and will learn basic rhythms.  

Intermediate/Advanced Strings - Students who have at least one year of experience will learn advanced rhythms, third positions, harmonics and vibrato.

After School Music Lessons with Mr. & Mrs. Cline (Article)

Submitted by Cindy Matsubayashi on Aug 26 (last updated Sep 9)

Our Open School Music Specialist, Matthew Cline, and his wife Joana, will again be offering after-school music lessons.  They are passionate about teaching music and have created a program that ensures every student succeeds at learning an instrument.  In the process, students also learn important life skills such as confidence, creativity, focus, perseverance, dedication

Keeping Everyone Safe (Article)

Submitted by Antoinette Cass on Aug 26 (last updated Aug 30)

Hello Open School Families,

As we close the second week of school, I know there are many questions and concerns about COVID-19, school safety and quarantine policies. Still our number one commitment is the health and safety of our school community. Our commitment is to the wellness of our kids so that they can learn and prosper because learning and happiness cannot be fostered in an unsafe environment.

Shortened Tuesdays Reminder (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 25 (last updated Sep 2)

Reminder that all Tuesdays will be on a shortened schedule with dismissal as follows:

  • 1:10 pm for Green, Silver, Red, and Orange
  • 1:25 pm dismissal for Indigo, Yellow, Blue and Purple

Attention Bus Riders:  Make sure to pick up 1 hour and 15 minutes earlier at bus stops.

COVID-19 Testing and Reminders (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 20 (last updated Aug 20)

On-site Testing at Open School

Success! Today we were able to test all students who had guardian consent at school today. Results should be available by Monday. 

Proper Mask Wearing

It is important for everyone to help slow the spread of the virus by wearing masks. Wearing a mask over your mouth and nose lowers the number of respiratory droplets and particles that you release into the air when you breathe or talk.

It's important that our unvaccinated students wear proper fitting mask. Please note: