Open Doors Community School

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Open Doors is becoming La Paloma Academy Marana for the 2022-23 School Year!

Click the link below to register your student today ⬇️

https://lpatucson.org/marana/enrollment-registration/

#OpenDoorsCommunitySchool #LaPalomaAcademyMarana #Register
Did you see this? Open Doors becomes La Paloma Academy Marana next year! We’re getting excited for all that’s new! This is going to be great for our kids and families.
Hello, parents and friends. It is time to celebrate! On Monday, the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools (ASBCS) approved Liberty Traditional Charter School's application to expand at our site. What this means is that the school will be open next year and moving forward, but under a new name - La Paloma Academy Marana.

Having La Paloma Academy operate the school is going to be a wonderful opportunity for our children, their families and the greater Marana community. The new leadership loves the school and wants the essence of it to remain. They plan to continue free before and after school programming and ramp up new programs and activities at the school.

La Paloma's group of educators is deeply committed to high quality education. As I shared with you before, they run three charter school groups with eight total schools throughout the state. They are a highly experienced, warm, and welcoming group, with a passion for children and their education. Best of all, they want to lead with continuity, and plan to keep the essence of Open Doors and the teaching staff in place. This is great news for our Open Doors family.

In the coming weeks, we will be working with each family to enroll your children in school next year, and to open enrollment from the community at-large. La Paloma school administrators will also send a survey to parents to hear your hopes, dreams and needs for future programming. And before the end of the year, we will hold a celebration to honor the history and legacy of Open Doors Community School as well as an Open House with the team from La Paloma.

Thank you, so much, for your commitment to Open Doors, for your love of our school, and for trusting in us to educate your children - even in a year of transition. It's been a true honor walking this mile together; we look forward to an amazing end to the school year.
Hello ODCS families!

MPA has partnered with the Phoenix Suns in offering tickets at a discounted price that will also have proceeds come back directly to MPA through a personal QR code. When you use it, it will offer you tickets for the Sacramento Kings v. Phoenix Suns game on Sunday April 10th. With enough ticket purchases we may be able to have an experience of watching a pre-game warm up and a sport career panel! Please let us know if you do buy tickets from our link so that we can keep track and gather a group of students if it is big enough to meet the team before the game. Hope you can make it, let’s Rally the Valley!! 🏀🔥

*you can dm us for the personal link of the QR code

*this is not exclusive to just ODCS so feel free to share to your friends/family in your community

Appreciatively,
Mrs. Sabori & Ms. Salazar
A Proposal for a New Charter Home with
La Paloma Academy

Hello, parents and friends. We have important news to share that will shape the future of the school. As many of you know, the school was faced with significant transitions last year, both in leadership and financially as Open Doors did our best to cope with the pandemic. Being a small school has a lot of benefits for children and families, but the downside is that we are often faced with a lack of financial resources necessary to run the school. Last year, I was asked to join the school to lead it through transition and find options for a better future.

By late summer, AZYP, the nonprofit that founded the school, decided they wanted to make a change, to focus on the strength of their prevention programs and cease supporting the operations of the school. Knowing this, I began a search to find a charter school group that would be interested in bringing Open Doors under its wing. I believe we have found that with the La Paloma Academy group, and have been in discussions with their charter holder and the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools (ASBCS) to determine our next steps.

The Charter Holder of La Paloma Academy, through their Liberty Traditional Charter Schools, has submitted an application to the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools for a site expansion. They would like to add our school to their family and operate their charter at our site. The Arizona State Board of Charter Schools is considering their proposal at their board meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00am. If approved, this group would operate the school next year.

Having La Paloma Academy take us on board is a wonderful opportunity to ensure the long-term viability of our school, and for the children, families, and community who have come to rely on us. If the state board approves, they will assume the leadership and ownership of the school and breathe new life into our programming and your child's education. Their family of schools is comprised of a group of educators deeply committed to high quality education. They run three charter school groups with eight total schools throughout the state: La Paloma Academy, Liberty Traditional, and Heritage Schools. They are a highly experienced, warm, and welcoming group, with a passion for children and their education. Best of all, they want to lead with continuity, and plan to keep the essence of Open Doors and the teaching staff in place. This is great news for our Open Doors family.

I know this is a lot to think about as you return from Rodeo Break, so I am inviting you to a Town Hall where you can hear first hand more information about this opportunity, and so that I can answer any questions you may have. I think you'll find that this move to join a larger school community, while maintaining our small school family, will turn out to be a wonderful opportunity for our school.

Topic: ODCS Proposed Charter Change
Time: Mar 2, 2022 06:00 - 7:30 PM Arizona

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 254 061 4810
Passcode: ZT73LP
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As a parent of a 6-year-old myself, I know just how important the future of their school and education is to you, and I'm here to help as we move forward together. It has been a true joy to meet you and your children, and lead the school through transition this year. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
Time to stock up on some easy-to-pack foods for your kids’ school lunches!

Snack Ideas:
- Pretzels and hummus
- Yogurt and granola
- Banana and peanut butter bites
- Fruits: mixed berries, apples, oranges, grapes
- Make your own snack mix: pretzels, peanuts, Chex, cheese crackers

They will be fueled all day and ready to learn!

#BackToSchool #SchoolSnackTips
Having a fun hobby is a great way for kids to express themselves in their free time! Hobbies can help kids to learn new skills, make friends with others who have the same interests, explore creativity, boost self-esteem, alleviate stress, and more.

Talk with your kids about what they are interested in and explore activities and hobbies together. This can also be a great way to spend quality time with your kiddos. Linked below is a list of 35 different hobby ideas for all interests.

What are your child's hobbies? Comment below!

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/good-hobbies-for-kids-children-list_00641501/

#OpenDoorsCommunitySchool #KidsHobby
Don’t forget your mask!

A reminder that Pima County now requires all visitors, students and staff to wear masks during school. People must cover their mouth and nose at all times. Please make sure your kiddo has a mask with them when they get dropped off.

Your child's health is important to us and we will continue to take precautions to ensure the safety of each and every student in our care.

#OpenDoorsCommunitySchool #DontForgetYourMask
Please give a warm welcome to our new teacher, Zina Soheny! She will be taking over teaching our Kinder-1st class from the wonderful Fernanda Sandoval who is leaving for her maternity leave.

Give Fernanda Sandoval your well wishes and say hi to Zina Soheny in the comments ⬇️

#OpenDoorsCommunitySchool #NewTeacher
It is recommended that children get 60 minutes of movement each day. This may seem difficult, but daily activity doesn't have to happen all at once. Here are some easy ideas to make movement fun for your kids and the entire family!

https://health.gov/moveyourway/get-kids-active

#DailyMovement #KidsMovement #OpenDoorsCommunitySchool
We are finishing the school year off strong! Shout out to all of our amazing teachers who work hard to help our kiddos learn each and every day. We know it has been a difficult couple of years, and we appreciate all that you do!

#TeacherAppreciation #CharterSchool #OpenDoorsCommunitySchool
We are currently accepting transfers for the next half of the 2021-22 school year! Open Doors is a small K-8 charter school in Marana. We have small class sizes, free after-school care, and are open to all. Contact us and secure your child’s spot today!

#OpenDoorsCommunitySchool #AcceptingTransfers

*Tuition-free charter school in Marana, AZ.
*K-8th grade, inclusive self contained classrooms.
*A supportive, nurturing environment for your child.

K-8 Tuition Free Charter School
Opened August 2013
Unlocking Doors to Bright Futures for Marana Families

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

Open Doors is becoming La Paloma Academy Marana for the 2022-23 School Year!

Click the link below to register your student today ⬇️

https://lpatucson.org/marana/enrollment-registration/

03/30/2022

Did you see this? Open Doors becomes La Paloma Academy Marana next year! We’re getting excited for all that’s new! This is going to be great for our kids and families.

Photos from Open Doors Community School's post 03/24/2022

Hello, parents and friends. It is time to celebrate! On Monday, the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools (ASBCS) approved Liberty Traditional Charter School's application to expand at our site. What this means is that the school will be open next year and moving forward, but under a new name - La Paloma Academy Marana.

Having La Paloma Academy operate the school is going to be a wonderful opportunity for our children, their families and the greater Marana community. The new leadership loves the school and wants the essence of it to remain. They plan to continue free before and after school programming and ramp up new programs and activities at the school.

La Paloma's group of educators is deeply committed to high quality education. As I shared with you before, they run three charter school groups with eight total schools throughout the state. They are a highly experienced, warm, and welcoming group, with a passion for children and their education. Best of all, they want to lead with continuity, and plan to keep the essence of Open Doors and the teaching staff in place. This is great news for our Open Doors family.

In the coming weeks, we will be working with each family to enroll your children in school next year, and to open enrollment from the community at-large. La Paloma school administrators will also send a survey to parents to hear your hopes, dreams and needs for future programming. And before the end of the year, we will hold a celebration to honor the history and legacy of Open Doors Community School as well as an Open House with the team from La Paloma.

Thank you, so much, for your commitment to Open Doors, for your love of our school, and for trusting in us to educate your children - even in a year of transition. It's been a true honor walking this mile together; we look forward to an amazing end to the school year.

03/03/2022

Hello ODCS families!

MPA has partnered with the Phoenix Suns in offering tickets at a discounted price that will also have proceeds come back directly to MPA through a personal QR code. When you use it, it will offer you tickets for the Sacramento Kings v. Phoenix Suns game on Sunday April 10th. With enough ticket purchases we may be able to have an experience of watching a pre-game warm up and a sport career panel! Please let us know if you do buy tickets from our link so that we can keep track and gather a group of students if it is big enough to meet the team before the game. Hope you can make it, let’s Rally the Valley!! 🏀🔥

*you can dm us for the personal link of the QR code

*this is not exclusive to just ODCS so feel free to share to your friends/family in your community

Appreciatively,
Mrs. Sabori & Ms. Salazar

Photos from Open Doors Community School's post 03/01/2022

A Proposal for a New Charter Home with
La Paloma Academy

Hello, parents and friends. We have important news to share that will shape the future of the school. As many of you know, the school was faced with significant transitions last year, both in leadership and financially as Open Doors did our best to cope with the pandemic. Being a small school has a lot of benefits for children and families, but the downside is that we are often faced with a lack of financial resources necessary to run the school. Last year, I was asked to join the school to lead it through transition and find options for a better future.

By late summer, AZYP, the nonprofit that founded the school, decided they wanted to make a change, to focus on the strength of their prevention programs and cease supporting the operations of the school. Knowing this, I began a search to find a charter school group that would be interested in bringing Open Doors under its wing. I believe we have found that with the La Paloma Academy group, and have been in discussions with their charter holder and the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools (ASBCS) to determine our next steps.

The Charter Holder of La Paloma Academy, through their Liberty Traditional Charter Schools, has submitted an application to the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools for a site expansion. They would like to add our school to their family and operate their charter at our site. The Arizona State Board of Charter Schools is considering their proposal at their board meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:00am. If approved, this group would operate the school next year.

Having La Paloma Academy take us on board is a wonderful opportunity to ensure the long-term viability of our school, and for the children, families, and community who have come to rely on us. If the state board approves, they will assume the leadership and ownership of the school and breathe new life into our programming and your child's education. Their family of schools is comprised of a group of educators deeply committed to high quality education. They run three charter school groups with eight total schools throughout the state: La Paloma Academy, Liberty Traditional, and Heritage Schools. They are a highly experienced, warm, and welcoming group, with a passion for children and their education. Best of all, they want to lead with continuity, and plan to keep the essence of Open Doors and the teaching staff in place. This is great news for our Open Doors family.

I know this is a lot to think about as you return from Rodeo Break, so I am inviting you to a Town Hall where you can hear first hand more information about this opportunity, and so that I can answer any questions you may have. I think you'll find that this move to join a larger school community, while maintaining our small school family, will turn out to be a wonderful opportunity for our school.

Topic: ODCS Proposed Charter Change
Time: Mar 2, 2022 06:00 - 7:30 PM Arizona

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/2540614810?pwd=aWszaFZnbkRyREVqRi8vVUhiNzhRQT09

Meeting ID: 254 061 4810
Passcode: ZT73LP
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,2540614810#,,,,*867518# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,2540614810#,,,,*867518# US (Tacoma)

As a parent of a 6-year-old myself, I know just how important the future of their school and education is to you, and I'm here to help as we move forward together. It has been a true joy to meet you and your children, and lead the school through transition this year. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Timeline photos 02/21/2022

Time to stock up on some easy-to-pack foods for your kids’ school lunches!

Snack Ideas:
- Pretzels and hummus
- Yogurt and granola
- Banana and peanut butter bites
- Fruits: mixed berries, apples, oranges, grapes
- Make your own snack mix: pretzels, peanuts, Chex, cheese crackers

They will be fueled all day and ready to learn!

Timeline photos 02/14/2022

Having a fun hobby is a great way for kids to express themselves in their free time! Hobbies can help kids to learn new skills, make friends with others who have the same interests, explore creativity, boost self-esteem, alleviate stress, and more.

Talk with your kids about what they are interested in and explore activities and hobbies together. This can also be a great way to spend quality time with your kiddos. Linked below is a list of 35 different hobby ideas for all interests.

What are your child's hobbies? Comment below!

https://www.momjunction.com/articles/good-hobbies-for-kids-children-list_00641501/

Timeline photos 02/07/2022

Don’t forget your mask!

A reminder that Pima County now requires all visitors, students and staff to wear masks during school. People must cover their mouth and nose at all times. Please make sure your kiddo has a mask with them when they get dropped off.

Your child's health is important to us and we will continue to take precautions to ensure the safety of each and every student in our care.

Timeline photos 02/02/2022

Please give a warm welcome to our new teacher, Zina Soheny! She will be taking over teaching our Kinder-1st class from the wonderful Fernanda Sandoval who is leaving for her maternity leave.

Give Fernanda Sandoval your well wishes and say hi to Zina Soheny in the comments ⬇️

Timeline photos 01/24/2022

It is recommended that children get 60 minutes of movement each day. This may seem difficult, but daily activity doesn't have to happen all at once. Here are some easy ideas to make movement fun for your kids and the entire family!

https://health.gov/moveyourway/get-kids-active

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

We are finishing the school year off strong! Shout out to all of our amazing teachers who work hard to help our kiddos learn each and every day. We know it has been a difficult couple of years, and we appreciate all that you do!

Timeline photos 01/10/2022

We are currently accepting transfers for the next half of the 2021-22 school year! Open Doors is a small K-8 charter school in Marana. We have small class sizes, free after-school care, and are open to all. Contact us and secure your child’s spot today!

Photos from Open Doors Community School's post 01/03/2022

UPDATE: Hi parents, we noticed an error in the previous letter, please see the updated version below. Students will be expected to quarantine. Let us know if you have any questions!

Hello to all of our wonderful parents and families! A lot has changed on the COVID-19 front and we want to keep you updated. Here is the new Close Contact letter from the Pima County Health Department. Along with the letter, there is a mask mandate in place in Pima County until March 1st. Please make sure your kiddo has a mask when they come to school!

We will continue to post any new COVID-19 updates and information on Facebook. Please keep a look out for future updates and let us know if you have any questions.

As always, our goal is to ensure the health and safety of all the children in our care and we will continue to take precautions to do so.

Photos from Open Doors Community School's post 01/03/2022

Happy New Year ODCS Family!!

Here is a few memories of our last day of school.

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season, welcome back! ☺️

Timeline photos 01/01/2022

Don’t forget your mask!

New Pima County mandates will require students and staff to wear masks at school when we return from winter break. Please make sure your kiddo has a mask with them when they come to school.

Your child's health is important to us and we will continue to take precautions to ensure the safety of each and every student in our care.

Timeline photos 12/31/2021

What’s a cow’s favorite holiday?

Moo Year’s Eve!

See you next year, have a great time ringing in 2022! 🐮

Photos from Open Doors Community School's post 12/28/2021

Say Alohamora and take a peek with us inside the wizarding world of our 6th-grade class! Our sixth graders and Ms. Dutton are hard at work finishing up an assignment.

Ms. Dutton loves Harry Potter and shares that with her class! Drop an 🦉, 🔮, or 🌟 to show some love for our 6th-graders!

Timeline photos 12/25/2021

Happy Holiday’s from our gingerbread family to yours! Are you making a gingerbread house (or school) this year? 🍬

Photos from Open Doors Community School's post 12/22/2021

Next up on our classroom tour is 4th-grade!

Our fantastic fourth graders are great musicians; here they are showing off their desk drumming skills!

What’s your child’s favorite part of Coach’s class? Let us know below! ⬇️

Videos (show all)

Desk Drumming Reel
Middle school learning, fun! 2.0
Lip Sync Solo 2020
Kindergarten Graduation
Look at how pretty they are in the wind, too!

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13644 N Sandario Rd
Marana, AZ
85653

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 3pm
3pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 3pm
3pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 3pm
3pm - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 3pm
3pm - 5pm

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