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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 speak slowly & clearly & include the following:

*your child's full name (spell last 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 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.

Peachjar eFlyers

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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


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.

Winter Break 2/20-2/24

Open Enrollment ENDS 2/17/17

Kindergarten Registration 1/17/17-2/17/17

Open Enrollment & NEW Registrations for TK-5th Grade for 2017-2018


The OPEN ENROLLMENT* and NEW Registrations Window

for TK-5th Grade for the 2017-2018 school year is 

9:00am January 17, 2017, through 4:30pm February 17, 2017


Current Laurelwood students who do not wish to apply for Open Enrollment for a different school do NOT need to take any action at this time. Registration for the 2017-2018 will occur automatically.


*The Santa Clara Unified Board of Trustees has established a policy of limited Open Enrollment. Although some of our schools are already at capacity, this policy allows parents who reside within the boundaries of the district to request enrollment of their children at "any District school which may have space available for additional students."  You must complete Open Enrollment at your "Home School" site- see below. You will let your Home School site know which school you are applying for Open Enrollment.  Transitional Kindergarten (TK) does not have Open Enrollment. A school with Transitional Kindergarten (TK) on campus will be chosen for your student. You will still need to follow the same process starting at Step 1. below-



Open Enrollment & NEW Registrations for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)-5th Grade 

for 2017-2018 PROCESS:


Step 1.)  COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION  -  From your own home or personal device, apply for Open Enrollment/Registration ONLINE.  Submit by clicking  and then print, sign and bring to the Laurelwood office along with copies* of the rest of the required documents (see Step 2).  Note that Laurelwood's registration hours are M-F, 10:00am to 12:30pm.


Click HERE for the NEXT Steps

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year


Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin 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.  

LW Staff: Halloween 2016

Halloween: We're So Very Scientific!

Key Dates: February 2017

February 2 Student Council President Voting

February 6-10 Recycle Week at LW

February 7 PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:15pm

February 14 Valentines Day

February 17 Open Enrollment for 2017-18 Window CLOSES at 4:30pm

February 20-24 NO SCHOOL: President's Week Break

Laurelwood Calendar

Receive Important Communications From Laurelwood


1) Sign up for Laurelwood's Schoolloop-

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, on the "Register Now" box in the upper left of this web page, or on the form in the file locker on the Resources page.


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


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.  

SCUSD Open Enrollment*/New Registration for 2017-2018


The Open Open Enrollment*/New Registration window for the 2017-2018 school year is 

9:00am January 17, 2017 

through 4:30pm February 17, 2017

*The Santa Clara Unified Board of Trustees has established a policy of limited Open Enrollment. Although some of our schools are already at capacity, this policy allows parents who reside within the boundaries of the district to request enrollment of their children at "any District school which may have space available for additional students."


Open Enrollment Steps:

1) Prior to applying for Open Enrollment, you must FIRST pick up an appointment time from the Laurelwood office on January 17th starting at 7:45am.  Note that there WILL be a line prior to the door opening at 7:45am.  No paperwork is necessary at this time.

2) From your own home or personal device, starting at 9:00am on 1/17/17, submit ONLINE Open Enrollment.  NOTE that any Open Enrollment registrations submitted online prior to 9:00am on 1/17/17 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED even though you did not received an error message.  You MUST submit after 9:00am on 1/17/17 clicking HERE, and then scrolling all the way to the bottom of the webpage and clicking on "Open Enroll Now" button.

3) Return to the Laurelwood office on the day/time of your assigned appointment WITH COPIES of all required paperwork.  Use Laurelwood's Registration link below to find out what paperwork is required.   


You must register at your school of residence ("Home School site") before applying for Open Enrollment. If you do not know your school of residence, please refer to the District's School Finder.  Let your Home School Site know which school you are applying for Open Enrollment. You will need to take copies of all that is required for Proof of Residency to your Home School site.  

Click HERE for more information about Open Enrollment.

Click HERE to reach Laurelwood's Registration Page.  



NO SCHOOL Feb. 20-24 Presidents Day/Winter Break

NO SCHOOL 2/20/17-2/24/17 Presidents Day/Winter Break

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 Laurelwood Preschool's website, click HERE.

Laurelwood Extended Day (Before & After School Care)


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

Tours for INCOMING Kindergarten Parents*

*Please note that these tours are for ADULTS ONLY.

Please choose only one of the following dates to attend a tour-

• January 12, 2017  9:00 am

• January 13, 2017  9:00 am

Arive and check into the office by 9:00am

LW vs. Sutter

LW vs. Hughes

LW vs. Ponderosa

2016-17 Handbooks


Laurelwood Handbook-

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


District Handbook-

Click HERE for a copy of the SCUSD Student & Parent Information Handbook for 2016-2017

Note that Page 2 is the REQUIRED signature page.

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

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.   

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.

Report Card Parent Brochure


Please click HERE for the Parent Brochure that explains the markings and expectations for this time of year.  A Spanish version can be accessed through the file locker on our "Resources" page.

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: