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MAY

•  Volunteer Breakfast-20th

•  Memorial Day - No School

   30th

 

JUNE

•  Minimum Day - 3rd

•  Last day of School - 10th

   Minimum Day - 12:40

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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

Calendar

Bell Schedule/ Horario de clases 15-16

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Join us for lunch!

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Parents - Join us for lunch!

Date:  Friday, May 20th

Cost:  Adult $3.25, kids not enrolled at Briarwood $2.75

 

Information for Summer Programs

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

 

For information in Spanish, please click here: www.santaclarausd.org/popup_info.cfm?story=171840

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
in
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.

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.


 

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.


 

Open House

Save the date: 

Open House Tuesday, May 17th.

6:00-7:30 PM

Briarwood's Handbook 2015-16

Click the blue link to download a pdf. copy of Briarwood's Handbook for 2015-16:

English

Spanish

Santa Clara Unified 2016 Summer Programs

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

 

Escuela de Verano y Programas de Verano, please click here: www.santaclarausd.org/popup_info.cfm?story=171840

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UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

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.

Learn more about a M.A. in teaching/Credential Program

USF Advantage

San Jose Experience

 

Learn more about the M.A. in Teaching/Credential Program

(classes 1 night a week and some Saturdays)

 

Monday, May 2 @ 5:30 pm

Monday, June 6 @ noon

 

RSVP:  sanjosecampus@usfca.edu

408.343.7100

usfca.edu/san-jose

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.
 
Members of this committee will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm on the following dates:
March 1, 2016
April 19, 2016 
 
Parents, students, community members and staff are invited. Please contact Fernanda Wilson, fwilson@scusd.net408-423-2126 if you are interested in participating.

5th Grade Transition to Middle School

Dear parents of prospective sixth grade students:  the transition to middle school is on the horizon for fifth grade students.  All incoming middle school students will receive a letter in the Spring of 2016, from the school of residence, confirming your student's placement and informing you of a time period in the summer when you will need to personally come to the middle school and provide continued proof of residency and register your student for Fall placement.

 

Open Enrollment for parents requesting enrollment of their student at any District school will be from January 13, 2016 to February 10, 2016.

 

To learn more about this transition click here.

Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

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
for EVERYONE!!
  Click here.

Volunteers Needed

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YMCA Registration packet

English Registration Forms

Form 0    Form 1   Form 2    Form 3    Form 4   Form 5   Form 6   Form 7  Form 8   Form 9   Form 10  

Spanish Registration Forms

Form 0   Form 1   Form 2    Form 3     Form 4    Form 5    Form 7   Form 8  Form 9

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

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.