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There are two options to reporting your child's absence.

1) You may email



2) call (408) 423-1605 to report that your child is going to be absent.  This is a 24 hour voicemail line.  


When reporting your child's absence (via email or phone) please include the following:

*your child's full name

*your child's room number

*reason for their absence. 


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' is excused.

Thank you!

Peachjar eFlyers


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: http://get.adobe.com/reader

2016-17 Laurelwood Parent-Student Handbook


Click HERE for Laurelwood's 2016-2017 Student-Parent Handbook (Revised 8-24-16)

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 https://onlinemealapps.scusd.net 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 Calendar

Key Dates: Sept. & Oct. 2016

September 5 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

September 6 4th/5th Back-to-School Night 6 PM

September 12 Kindergarten Back-to-School Night 6 PM

September 13 1st, 2nd, 3rd Back-to-School Night 6 PM /PTA Exec. Bd. Mtg. & General Association Mtg. 7:15 PM

September 19 Silent Auction 6:00 pm – 8 PM /Ice Cream Social 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

September 20 School Site Council Meeting 6 PM

September 23 Individual Picture Day

September 26 PTA Reflections Entries DUE

Sept 26-30 Parent-Teacher Conferences /Gr K-5 SPECIAL Early Dismissal 1:21 PM ALL WEEK

September 27 Hearing Screening Gr. K-2-5

September 30 Blue Day (Awards Assembly / PTA Community Coffee)

October 4 School Site Council Mtg. (6 PM) /PTA Exec. Bd. Mtg. (7:15 PM)

October 7 Multicultural Festival PM

October 11 PTA Reflections Reception 6:30 PM

October 17-18 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Days

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

October 28 Blue Day (Awards Assembly)

October 31 Halloween Parade 8:30 AM

2016-17 SCUSD District Student/Parent Handbook


Click HERE for a copy of the District Parent Handbook for 2016-2017

Note that Page 2 is the REQUIRED signature page.

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

Receive Important Communications From Laurelwood

1) Sign up for Laurelwood's Schoolloop (only need to do once) to receive emails with important school notices and updates.  Be sure to scroll down to check the "news" section of your daily Schoolloop emails.  To sign up, click HERE or on the form on the Resources page in the file locker.


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


To Sign Up:

1. Open a new text message on your phone

2. In the TO box type: 81010

3. In the Message box type: @lwood1617

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

Accessing/Receiving Information from the 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 http://laurelwoodpta.wixsite.com/home 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.  

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.

SCUSD Policy

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.

NEW Biometrics (Finnger Scanning) Program at Laurelwood

Our school is implementing 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.