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Laurelwood School Calendar

Click here for our updated calendar of events for the 2015-2016 school year. 

2015-16 District Student/Parent Handbook

Click here for a copy of our district handbook.

Page 2 is the required signature page.

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



Click here for the latest information.


Santa Clara Unified 2016 Summer Programs

For information on Santa Clara Unified's summer program offerings, please click here: www.santaclarausd.org/parents.cfm?subpage=2066185


Parent Survey

Dear Laurelwood Families,

Please take part in our Communications Survey via Survey Monkey, so that we can best maximize our communications with you as a community.  Thank you!



Class photos are happening on Tuesday, February 2nd.  The photographer would like some help managing the kids that morning.  If you are available that morning, please sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090E4AABA722A64-class

Thanks so much for your help. 



Kelly Neary (PTA Communications)


There are two options to reporting your child's absence.  You may email laurelwoodattendance@scusd.net  or 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 your child's full name, room number, and reason for their absence. 

Attendance Reminders

School does start AT 8:15.  Please plan on being here before 8:10.

Also, 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's office, so that your child's late is excused.

Thank you!

Laurelwood's Mission Statement

Laurelwood School is a caring community of learners


   whose STUDENTS:

  • Respect and trust themselves and others.
  • Acquire and practice life-long learning skills.
  • Meet or exceed district academic performance standards.
  • Mature physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.
  • Become self-directed, responsible, life-long learners.

   whose STAFF and TEACHERS:

  • Value the diverse backgrounds and strengths each child brings to school and to learning.
  • Collaborate to incorporate best practices based on current research into their teaching.
  • Reflect attitudes of professionalism and dedication.
  • Work with students and the community in an environment of mutual trust and respect.


  • Support the vision and mission of the school.
  • Value diversity and treat others with respect.
  • Participate actively in the education of our children.
  • Appreciate the role of the public school in the life of our democracy.


Traffic Message from Officer Tracy

Dear Appleseed Montessori, Laurelwood Elementary, and Silicon Valley Academy Parents,

My name is Officer J. Tracy, and I am a police officer for the City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.  I am writing this very important letter because of the concern that I, the residents whom live in the area, the school administrations, and school parents, have about traffic violations, and unsafe driving in the residential zones around the school campuses.  There have been numerous reports of parents speeding and not making full stops at clearly posted stop signs.  

Please help us to be good neighbors by being courteous drivers and by obeying the law. Especially be alert
to pedestrians and bicyclists. There are many children and families using the crosswalks at Teal Drive and Dunford Way, in front of the school and near the park.

Please slow down! The speed limit on Dunford Way is 25 mph.  Come to a complete stop at the stop signs and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians entering crosswalks.  Remember, children do not always know the rules of the road.  Be especially vigilant when you observe children walking and riding bikes.

In order to keep the areas around our schools safe, the Sunnyvale Police department will be aggressively monitoring streets and intersections around the schools, and will be issuing citations.  There will be zero tolerance for traffic law violations!

Thank you for keeping our neighborhood safe.


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.

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New, 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.   

5th Grade DARE graduation