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Important Dates


•  First Day of School - 17th

•  TK/K Parent Meet and Greet - 17th

•  Spirit Day - Rock Your Red - 26th



•  No School - 5th

•  PTA Meeting - 6th

•  Community Gathering - 7th

•  Back to School Night - 13th

•  PTA Movie Night - 23rd

•  Parent Conferences - 26th - 30th

•  Minimum Days - 26th - 30th

•  Spirit Day - Sports Day - 30th



•  Community Gathering - 5th

•  Picture Day - 6th

*  PTA Meeting - 11th

*  No School - 17th & 18th

•  Spirit Day - Crazy Sock Day - 28th

•  Minimum Day - 31st

•  Halloween Parade - 31st








Attendance Line:
(408) 423-1305

Please keep your child at home if:

  • They do not feel well
  • Have a fever above 100°
    within the last 24 hours
  • Have vomited or had
    diarrhea within the
    last 24 hours
  • Have severe cough or
    cold symptoms


Parent Handbook 2016-2017

Before School Drop-Off Procedure

Morning Reminders - 
~  Students are not to arrive on campus before 8:10 am. 
~  From 8:10-8:25 am students and families on campus must wait in the picnic table area.
~  At 8:25am students are dismissed the playground.
~  At 8:25am families must stay behind the yellow line in the main hallway - families are not allowed in the classroom hallways or on the blacktop.
Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.



School begins Wednesday, August 17th!

School Hours for the Summer

•  Office closed Monday, June 20th through Friday, August 5th

•  Office re-opens  Monday, August 8th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Welcome Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Families

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! Mrs. Chiampas, Briarwood’s amazing Transitional Kindergarten teacher, is excited to meet you and your student. Our Transitional Kindergarteners have a unique schedule the first week of school.  For TK Parent Letter and starting and dismissal times:

Click here for English

Click here for Spanish


Families are invited to join the Principal, Susan Jezyk, in the Library at 9:00am on the first day of school. This will be a time to learn a little about the transitional kindergarten program and the school. You are then invited to join the PTA in the Faculty Room (Room 13) for some refreshments and a chance to connect with other families. All are welcome to wait in the Faculty Room until the students are dismissed at 10:25am.


For the first three days of school, the students will be dismissed before lunch; your student will not need to bring a lunch to school. However, we do suggest packing your student a healthy snack to eat during their recess time.

Kindergarten Letter and Schedule (1st four weeks)

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school  year!  The awesome Kindergarten Team:  Mrs. Tan, Ms. Erickson and Mrs. Murphy, are excited  to meet you and your student. Our kindergarteners have a unique schedule the first four weeks of school.   For the Kindergarten Letter and starting and dismissal times:

Click here for English

Click here for Spanish


Kindergarten families  are invited  to join Ms. Jezyk in the Library at 9:00am on the first day of school, August 17th.  This will be a time to learn a little about the kindergarten program and the school.  You are then invited to join the PTA in the Faculty Room for some refreshments and a chance to connect with other kindergarten families. All are welcome to wait in the Faculty Room until the kindergarten classes are dismissed at 10:20am.


Bell Schedule/ Horario de clases 2016-2017

Free and Reduced-Price Meals at Briarwood

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

We are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Your child can receive low cost meals if your household income is within the reduced price limits on the Eligibility Guidelines which you can find by clicking here. If interested, please fill out an application.


Notice from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Dear Parents, Families and Community Members,

Santa Clara Unified School District recently received notices from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson with information about a pending lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) which you may have heard about. A link to the notices can be found here. The case is a federal district court case entitled Morgan Hill Concerned Parents’ Association and Concerned Parents Association v. California Department of Education, and the CDE notification indicates that various student records are being ordered to be produced by the CDE to the relevant parties involved as part of the lawsuit which alleges that CDE violated students’ and parents’ rights under specific laws related to disabled children, including, but not limited to, former and present special education students.

The Court has ordered the CDE to release numerous documents and student data for children who are attending or who have attended a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. It is our understanding that these records contain personally identifiable information on a vast number of public education students. A protective order by the court is in place restricting use of the information for the specific purposes of the lawsuit alone and noting that no such records are to be released to the public. It is important to note that in no way is our District involved in this litigation and the District is neither being required to release any student information as a result of this lawsuit, nor will the District be releasing any student information.

The release of these records by CDE is out of the District’s hands given the current court order. However, we are offering this information to you as a courtesy to make you aware that, pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the California Education Code, you can file an Objection Form directly to the court which will preserve your right to object to the ordered release of your child’s information and records. The Objection Forms can be found
English and Spanish below or via this link.

Objection Forms must be submitted to the court by April 1, 2016, via regular mail, as follows:

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller c/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200

Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Document Filed Under Seal

While the lawsuit is specifically concerned with CDE’s compliance in regards to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, there is no indication that the information to be released by CDE to the court pertains only to students who actually participated in one of these programs during the relevant timeframe.

Again, the District is not, and will not be, releasing confidential pupil information. Only CDE is the subject of the court order. We are providing this notice so that you can determine whether or not you wish to object to the release of records by CDE as a parent of a currently enrolled child or as a formerly enrolled adult student. If you have additional questions please contact the CDE at (916) 319- 0800 or visit their website.

Notificación del Superintendente de Instrucción Pública del Estado

Estimados padres, familias y miembros de la comunidad,

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Clara recientemente recibió los avisos del superintendente de Instrucción Pública del Estado Tom Torlakson con información sobre una demanda pendiente en contra del Departamento de Educación de California (CDE), quizás ya haya oído hablar de esta. Un enlace a los avisos se puede encontrar aquí. El caso es un juicio en la corte federal de distrito titulado Asociación de Padres Preocupados de Morgan Hill y Asociación de Padres Preocupados contra el Departamento de Educación de California, y la notificación del CDE indica que varios registros de los estudiantes se han ordenado a ser producidos por el CDE para las partes relevantes involucradas como parte de la demanda, que alega que el CDE violó los derechos de los estudiantes y de los padres las leyes específicas relacionadas con los niños con discapacidad, incluyendo pero no limitado a las corrientes de educación especial pasadas y actuales.

La Corte ha ordenado al CDE a liberar numerosos documentos y datos de los estudiantes de aquellos niños que asisten o que han asistido a una escuela de California en cualquier momento desde el 1 de enero del 2008. Es de nuestro conocimiento que estos registros contienen información de identificación personal de un gran número de estudiantes de educación pública. Se estableció una orden de protección por el tribunal la cual restringe el uso de la información para los fines específicos de la demanda por sí solos y observando que no hay tales registros se darán a conocer al público. Es importante tener en cuenta que de ninguna manera nuestro Distrito está involucrado en este litigio y el Distrito no está obligado a divulgar ninguna información de estudiantes como resultado de este juicio, ni el Distrito divulgara información de estudiantes.

La liberación de estos registros por CDE está fuera de las manos del Distrito dada la orden judicial actual. Sin embargo, les estamos ofreciendo esta información como una cortesía para hacerles saber que, de conformidad con los Derechos Educativos y Privacidad (FERPA) y el Código de Educación de California, usted puede presentar la Forma de Objeción directamente a la corte que preservará su derecho a oponerse a la liberación de la información y los registros de su hijo(a). Las formas de objeción se pueden encontrar a continuación en Inglés y Español o a través de este enlace.

La Formas de Objeción deberán ser enviadas a la corte antes del 1 de abril del 2016, por correo, de la siguiente manera:

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller c/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200

Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Document Filed Under Seal

Mientras que la demanda se refiere específicamente con el cumplimiento del CDE en lo que respecta a Ley para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, no hay ninguna indicación de que la información que sea liberada por el CDE a la corte se refiere sólo a los estudiantes que participaron en uno de estos programas durante el período de tiempo relevante. Una vez más, el Distrito no está liberando estos registros. Les estamos notificando para que usted pueda determinar si o no desea objetar a la divulgación de los registros por el CDE como padre de un niño(a) actualmente inscrito o como un estudiante adulto anteriormente inscrito. Si tiene alguna pregunta adicional, por favor comuníquese con el CDE al (916) 319-0800 o visite su sitio web.

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Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

SCUSD School Calendar 2016-2017

Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) / Comité Asesor Comunitario (CAC)

SCUSD has entered into a contract for the implementation of the Circle of Friends program (www.circleofriends.org), for anti-bullying and inclusion benefiting both students in special & general education. Congratulations and thank you to our district and principals of the five schools who will begin the program this fall: Laurelwood, Westwood, Peterson MS, Wilcox HS, & Santa Clara HS.

To learn more about the Circle of Friends program check here:





The Governing Board recognizes that the district is primarily responsible to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs.   Click to read more.


At the board meeting of May 12, 2016 the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Education adopted newly revised policies concerning Uniform Complaint Procedures BP 1312.3  Click to read more.


District Advisory Committee

District Advisory Committee
As part of the LCAP and Strategic Planning Process, a District Advisory Committee is being formed. The purpose of the committee will be to make programmatic recommendations to the budget advisory committee based on LCAP and Strategic Plan goals and identified needs related to educating the “whole child”. The committee will be facilitated by Assistant Superintendent, Kathie Kanavel.
Parents, students, community members and staff are invited. Please contact Fernanda Wilson, fwilson@scusd.net408-423-2126 if you are interested in participating.

Why become a PTA Member?

Please be a part of our community by participating in school events. We want to make it a great year
  Click here.



Volunteers Needed