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Reporting Absences

The PREFERRED method for reporting your child's

absence* is to notify us by clicking HERE and

filling out the electronic form.


*If you know in advance that your child will be absent for 5 or more school days, in addition to reporting the absence as stated above, you also need to fill out the Absence Notification Form located HERE and submit a hard copy of the completed form to the office prior to the absence.


If the electronic form is not working for your device,

then you may call (408) 423-1605 to report your child's

absence, BUT please be sure to

speak slowly & clearly and 

provide us with the following-

*your child's full name (spell last name)

*your child's room number

*reason for their absence

*your name and relationship to the child


See Board Policy for details regarding excused and unexcused absences.

Attendance Reminders

School starts promptly AT 8:15 AM.  Please plan on being here before 8:10 AM.  Students may be dropped off starting at 7:55 AM.

If your child has a morning appointment (which we know you are trying to avoid) please be sure to bring a note from the doctor/dental office, so that your child's tardy can be excused.

Thank you!

School Supplies


Laurelwood Spirit apparel and more will be available for purchase on campus once a month, the Wednesday before Blue Day.  Order online ANYTIME via our new Student Store and we will deliver your order to your child's classroom.

To order visit the link below, login and click on "Student Store".



Please click HERE to get to the 2016-17 Student Supply lists for each grade level.

Student Supply Lists

Click HERE to reach the page for the 2017-2018 Student Supply Donation Lists

Peachjar eFlyers for after school programs, classes, contests, scouting, etc.






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Dogs on Campus?

No DOGS are allowed on school grounds at any time (Per Santa Clara City Ordinance #1424 Section 3-11).  Laurelwood is SCUSD property and not a public park. The city has dog parks and public parks. Dogs are not permitted off leash in Santa Clara nor Sunnyvale by city ordinance. Dogs are not allowed on school grounds at any time.

SCUSD Board Policy 0410

Board Policy 0410

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics. 


The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.
The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Opening PDF Files/Documents


Some files on this website are in PDF format, which opens using Adobe Reader.  Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free on Adobe’s website at:

10/23 & 10/24: NO SCHOOL (Prof. Dev. Days)

10/25-27 Red Ribbon Week

10/25 Wear RED day

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Office Hours

The Laurelwood Office Hours are on school days as follows-

10am-12pm for Registering New Students

8am-3pm for all other business

Key Dates: October 2017


October 2  PTA Reflections entries DUE

October 3  6:00pm School Site Council Meeting

October 3  7:15pm PTA Executive Board Meeting

October 6  2:15-4:15pm PTA Multicultural Festiva

October 10 6:00-8:00pm PTA Silent Auction (Date changed from 10/16)

October 10 6:30-7:30pm PTA Ice Cream Social (Date changed from 10/16)

October 12 Hearing Screening for grades K, 2, 5

October 13 Fire truck Visit (K, 1, 2)- RESCHEDULED to 10/27

October 19 Earthquake drill “Great Shakeout”

October 23 NO SCHOOL- Professional Development days

October 24 NO SCHOOL- Professional Development days

October 25 Red Ribbon Week (“Healthy Choices”): Wear RED today

October 25 PTA Reflections Reception (Date changed from 10/10/17)

October 26 Red Ribbon Week (“Healthy Choices”): Door decorating contest

October 27 Red Ribbon Week (“Healthy Choices”)

October 27 8:00-8:30am Community Coffee

October 27 8:30am Blue Day Assembly

October 27 Fire truck Visit (K, 1, 2)-RESCHEDULED from 10/13 due to North Bay Fires/Air quality

October 31 8:30am Halloween Costume Parade

Receive Important Communications From Laurelwood

In order to keep fully informed about Laurelwood, each family will need to sign up for ALL 3 of the options listed below, as each source sends you different types of school updates-

1) Accessing/Receiving Information from the SCHOOL, sign up for Laurelwood's Schoolloop-

Signing up for Laurelwood's Schoolloop is the only way to receive SCHOOL email communication with important notices and updates (Note that school email communication is SEPARATE from the PTA email communication).  To sign up, click HERE, or click on the "Register Now" box in the upper left of this web page, and select "Parent Registration" and complete.  More detailed instructions can be found by clicking HERE.  You will only need to do this process once for each student (it carries over from year to year).

When you start receiving your School loop email updates each day, be sure to scroll down (beyond the schoolloop "trending up/down" section) in order to see the school communication updates in the "NEWS" section. The email will show as by "sender" with the subject line of "LE: Course Info and Publishing".

NEW: After registering for Schoolloop, download the free app and be able to EASILY access/see all of Laurelwood's news items from your smart device!


2) Receive TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS for Laurelwood news and updates: Join REMIND!

To Sign Up:

1. Open a new text message on your cell phone

2. In the TO box type: 81010

3. In the Message box type: @laurelwood 

4. You will be asked to enter your name to finish signing up


3)  Accessing/Receiving Information from the Laurelwood PTA-

In an effort to save valuable resources, including money and the number of flyers that go home in Thursday Envelopes, the Laurelwood PTA will be relying on email communication with the school community.  Please register on Laurelwood's PTA website at and then sign-up to be on the PTA email communication list in order to receive important school updates from Laurelwood's PTA.  Be sure to check the website often for up-to-date information about events, as well as how-to get involved.  

Laurelwood Calendar

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year


Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year began on January 17, 2017, at elementary schools throughout the District. Kindergarten registration is ongoing for new students entering the District any time after the initial enrollment period. Please register your child at your school of residence. If you do not know your school of residence, please refer to the District's School Finder

As the potential for new kindergarten enrollments in some of the District’s elementary schools may exceed the school’s capacity, parents are encouraged to register their incoming kindergarten student as early as possible, as students are placed based on their registration date.

Click HERE to reach Laurelwood's Registration Page.  

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Halloween: We're So Very Scientific!

Red Ribbon Week at LW: October 25-27

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Daily Schedule 2017-18


Click HERE to be redirected to Laurelwood's Daily Bell Schedule

2017-18 Parent/Student Handbooks

Laurelwood Handbook-

Click HERE for Laurelwood's Student-Family Handbook for 2017-2018


District Handbook-

Click HERE for a copy of the SCUSD Student & Parent Information Handbook for 2017-2018

Note that Page 2 is the REQUIRED signature page.

(Spanish and Vietnamese versions are available on our Resources page.)

New Student Registration

Click HERE to be redirected to Laurelwood's Registration page


Laurelwood Extended Day (Before & After School Care)


Click HERE to be redirected to Laurelwood's on-campus before and after school care program

Online process for Free/Reduced Meal Applications


SCUSD announces an exciting way of applying for free and reduced meals. The Online Free/Reduced Meal Application process is available for all families in English as well as Spanish for the school year.  Please submit applications for the school year AFTER July 1st or they will be invalid.  All families will be able to go to anywhere they would like…libraries, home, school sites, etc.  Only ONE application is needed per household and so if you apply online you do not need to fill out a paper application.   

Laurelwood Preschool

Although Laurelwood Preschool shares the same campus as Laurelwood Elementary, they are separate, UNRELATED entities. Laurelwood Preschool is a PRIVATE, non-profit, non-sectarian cooperative organization. To be directed to the Laurelwood Preschool website, click HERE or phone 408-656-8795.

Biometrics (Finger Scanning) Program at Laurelwood


During the 2016-2017 school year, Laurelwood began a biometric finger scanning identification system for our cafeteria meal program in an effort to provide accurate student identification as well as security for our student accounts. This will replace our meal cards and students inputting their pin numbers. We want to eliminate identification errors and clerical errors and provide an easy and accurate way to identify students and be sure no one else can charge items to their accounts. Students will scan their fingers as they come through the cafeteria to account for their meal.  

Please click HERE for more information.

Incoming KINDERGARTEN Families


Welcome to Laurelwood!  Many of you many be wondering what you can do to help make sure your precious little one is ready for this big step. Please take some time to read through the LIST OF THINGS your child should know to make the beginning of kindergarten a breeze! Of course, we at Laurelwood always welcome all children and will meet them where they are and help them to get to the next step on their learning journey, but making sure your child knows these few things can help make the kindergarten experience a successful one from the very first day! Also, you can make sure your kindergartner comes to school with all of his or her supplies by checking out our Supply List HERE .


For more information about kindergarten at Laurelwood, please visit our Kindergarten Information web page at

Green Team Wins First Place!

On May 18th it was announced to the students that Laurelwood Elementary School was named as the First Place Winner of the Sixth Annual Bike Rack Decorating Contest! The judges chose Laurelwood's decorated bike rack entry out of the 13 submissions received from elementary and middle schools across Santa Clara County. Laurelwood will be receiving the Golden Bike Award and of course bragging rights until next year’s competition. Congratulations, Laurelwood, and special thanks to the GREEN Team!