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    Helpful District Information

    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.

    open enrollment is coming!

    New! Kindergarten Meet & Greet

    Smiling cartoon appleOn Tuesday, January 17 from 6:30pm-7:45pm, our fabulous Kindergarten team will be hosting a "Meet & Greet" in the Washington Open Library. This event is for interested adults who have students entering kindergarten in Santa Clara Unified School District in 2023.

    There will be a short overview presentation about our program at Washington Open followed by a question-and-answer session with the Kindergarten teachers to answer specific questions you have.  We hope you can join us!

    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

    We are pleased to be able to once again offer in-person Parent Information Tours of our program to help you decide if it is the right fit for your family.  You will have a chance to observe multiple classroom grade levels and talk with the current parents who will be your tour guides.  At the end of the tour, you will hear from our principal and have a chance to ask questions.

    Participation in a tour is required before you submit an Open Enrollment request for Washington Open.

    Please arrive at Washington Open’s main office by 8:30 am so that you can sign in.  Tours are adult-only and will begin promptly at 8:45 am.  There is parking in the big lot between Buchser Middle School and Washington Open or on the street nearby.  Do not park in either of the two marked staff parking lots.

    The tour ends  approximately between  11:00 am and 11:30 am.  Please plan to attend the entire tour.

    Tours will be held  on the following dates.  You do not need to register for a particular date, but please plan on arriving on time.

    • Tuesday, January 10
    • Thursday, January 12
    • Wednesday, January 18
    • Friday, January 20
    • Tuesday, January 24
    • Thursday, January 26
    • Monday, January 30
    • Wednesday, February 1
    • Friday, February 3

    We look forward to seeing you on one of the tours!

    Welcome Back!

    Principal Pilawski

    Hello Washington Open Community,

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  I am so excited to be here as your new principal - it already feels like home. :)  I am looking forward to meeting each of you and your children throughout the year and getting to know this fabulous community.  If you are ever in the office or see me out around campus, please say "hi"!  

    :)  Heidi

    New! Ticket Information

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    Tickets and ticketing information are now available for Beauty and the Beast!  Washington Open families, please check your email for information on how to find out which cast individual students are in.  All shows will be at the Santa Clara High School Performing Arts Center at 3000 Benton Street.

    For your convenience, here is a list of the showtimes for each cast:

    Marseille Cast 

    • Fri. January 27 at 7:00 pm 
    • Sat. January 28 at 3:00 pm
    • Sat. February 4 at 11:00 am
    • Sun. February 5 at 11:00 am

    Versailles Cast  

    • Sat. January 28 at 11:00 am  
    • Sun. January 29 at 11:00am  
    • Fri. February 3 at 7:00 pm 
    • Sat. February 4 at 3:00 pm

    Moulin Rouge Cast 

    • Sat. January 28  at 7:00pm 
    • Sun. January 29 at 3:00pm
    • Sat. February 4 at 7:00pm

    Below are the student and adult cast lists for Washington Open's Shining Stars and Beauty and the Beast.  You should have received the password via email or Wednesday envelope.  If not, please email for help.

    As always, whether you are excited or disappointed (or both!), we ask everyone to remember above all to be kind - every role in this show truly is important!  We also ask that you not post these lists anywhere public in order to protect the privacy of our students.

    We can't wait to get started!




    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!