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    Washington Open Highlights



    Helpful District Information

    Returning to School

    Below is a copy of Washington Open's letter on returning to school after an illness.  Please refer to this to determine what documentation your child will need.

    24-Hour Attendance Line

    (408) 423-3905

    Please be sure to call the
    attendance line no later than 9AM of any/every day that your child will not be in school and leave the following information:

    • The student's name
    • Your name and relationship to the student
    • The student's teacher and/or room number
    • The reason for the absence, including specific symptoms of illness.  Note:  If you do not include information on symptoms, the office will contact you to follow up.

    See Board Policy for details regarding excused and unexcused absences.

    Information for Prospective Parents


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    Are you considering whether Washington Open is right for your family?  Here is more information about our program

    It is strongly recommended that you attend one of our two upcoming virtual information meetings.  You will hear from Principal Barbara Berman, teachers, and our Washington Open Parent Faculty Group (WOPFG) President.  You will have a chance to ask questions.

    At this time we are not planning on having in-person campus tours.  Please check back for information on additional virtual information sessions and events.

    CVRA Public Hearing Notice
    Below is the Public Hearing Notice for the CVRA information at the September 9, 2021 Board meeting.
    This is the first of 5 Public Hearing meetings for the community. CVRA is the California Voter Rights Act of 2001. This is regarding By Trustee Area Voting.
    Please see the Official Notice and, for additional information, the  CVRA: By Trustee Area - Voting page on the district website.
    School Opening Information

    Here is a link to our most recent School Opening Information for Washington Open.  

    School Opening Information

    A Message From Barbara

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    Dear Washington Open Community,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!  

    Again we are truly in an unprecedented times. When faced with a situation like the one we are currently experiencing, we have to take the opportunity to be innovative, be creative, and focus on ways to approach teaching and learning in new and thoughtful ways.

    I call on you, our wonderful parents, to approach this time with a growth mindset and  be our partners in learning. We are all focused on the best outcomes for our students.  Let’s be flexible like Gumby!




    The new Washington Open Elementary web site is responsive to mobile devices and accessible to individuals with disabilities. 


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    Washington Open is a parent-participation school that nurtures the whole child, offering a collaborative community that allows for a rich variety of hands-on, real-world learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.  We balance academic, social, physical, and emotional needs, while encouraging creativity, curiosity, and a life-long love of learning.  Washington Open students aim for their personal best.

    Be Open!