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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.

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.

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.

Special Min. Day Tues. 4/25

Open House 4/25 6-7pm

Scholastic Book Fair 4/25-4/27

Open House April 25, 2017, 6-7pm

We look forward to seeing all of the Laurelwood families during our annual Open House on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Please note that 4/25 is also a special minimum day for students with an early dismissal time of 1:21pm for all grades.

For Open House, students are encouraged to bring their parents, siblings, grandparents and other significant family/friends to see their classrooms and take a look at some of the fun and exciting curriculum they have been working on this year.  Please remember that students are to remain inside the classrooms WITH their parents/guests at ALL times.  As this night is planned for current students to showcase all of their hard work and activities, we ask that if you would like to discuss your child's progress or specific issues/concerns, to please make an appointment for a conference to do so with their teacher at a time other than during Open House.  Please also note that Open House is NOT a night to “shop” for future teachers, though you may visit any classroom to simply take a peek at topics that are taught in that grade.


Key Dates: April and May 2017

April 6 Volleyball at HOME VS Mayne

April 10-14 NO SCHOOL due to Spring Break

April 17-21 Earth Week

April 18 School Site Council (SSC) Meeting 6pm

April 18 PTA Meeting 7:15pm

April 20 Volleyball AWAY VS Washington Open

April 20 Mandatory orientation meeting for KidVenture Summer Camp, by LW Extended Day, 6:30pm

April 21 Special Pancake Breakfast, PARENTS WELCOME, 8am; Adults $2.50, children $2

April 23 LAST day to order your 2016-17 LW Yearbook- see "News" section for link to place order

April 25 Special MINIMUM DAY- Dismissal at 1:21pm today (Open House tonight)

April 25 Open House 6pm-7pm- All are welcome to attend

April 25-27 Spring Book Fair

April 26 Administrative Professionals Day

April 27 Volleyball AWAY VS Sutter

April 28 Blue Day

April 28 Multicultural Festival- Performances

April 30 LAST day to order your 2016-17 LW Yearbook- see "News" section for link to place order (re-extended from 4/23/17)


May 1-5 Recycle Week

May 1-5 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 1-12 CAASPP Testing, Grades 3-5

May 4 Volleyball at HOME VS Braly

May 9 School Site Council (SSC) Meeting 6pm

May 9 PTA Meeting 7:15pm

May 24 Special BBQ Lunch, PARENTS WELCOME! Adults $4, Students $3 (or use lunch card)

May 26 Community Coffee 8:00am

May 26 Blue Day

May 26 4th Grade California History Day

May 29 NO SCHOOL due to Memorial Day Holiday




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.  

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Halloween: We're So Very Scientific!

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.  



Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Book Fair also open tonight

Yearbook Orders DUE by 4-30-17 (new date)


The deadline to purchase your yearbook has now been re-extended to 4/30/17.  To order your 2016-17 Laurelwood yearbook, go to: 

and click on the Yearbook icon.  Note that you must log in first at the bottom of the page before being able to get to the ordering 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 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*

The tours during 2016-17 have already taken place.


*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

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LW vs. Hughes

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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.

Opening PDF Files/Documents


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