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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


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:

8/16-9/8 Kinders out @11:55am

9/4/17 NO SCHOOL Labor Day holiday

Office Hours

The Laurelwood Office Hours are as follows-

10am-12pm for Registering New Students

8am-3pm for all other business

2017-2018 Student Supply Lists


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

Key Dates: August & September 2017


August 1-3: Required Proof of Residency dates

August 15: Class lists for 2017-18 posted in the office windows AFTER 5pm

August 16: First Day of the 2017-18 school year

                  Kindergarten special Early dismissal at 9:55am TODAY only

                  Grades 1-5, EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:21pm

August 17-18: Grades 1-5, Special EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:21pm

August 17-September 8: Kindergarten SPECIAL early dismissal at 11:55am DAILY

August 25: Volunteer Orientation at 8:15am in the cafeteria


September 1-September 8: Continue Kindergarten SPECIAL early dismissal at 11:55am DAILY

September 4: NO SCHOOL due to the Labor Day holiday

September 11: Kindergarten begins regular, "full day" schedule

September 12: Back-to-School Night for PARENTS of students in grades K, 2, & 4 at 6:00pm

September 12: PTA Executive Board & General Association Meeting at 7:15pm

September 15: Individual Pictures taken of all students

September 19: Back-to-School Night for PARENTS of students in grades 1, 3, & 5 at 6:00pm

September 19: School Site Council meeting at 7:15pm

September 25: PTA Reflections entries DUE

September 25-29: Special EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:21pm each day for Fall Parent-Teacher Conferencing

September 29: Community 8:00-8:30am in the cafeteria.  Go green and bring your own, reusable mug!

September 29: BLUE Day

Receive Important Communications From Laurelwood


1) 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.

When you start receiving your School loop email updates each night, be sure to scroll down them in order to see the school communication updates in the "NEWS" section of your daily Schoolloop emails.


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: @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

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

New Student Registration

Click HERE to be redirected to Laurelwood's Registration page



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!

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.)

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.


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.   

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.

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!