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Important Dates


14th - 18th Spring Break


1st ~ 5th Grade Pan Picture

9th ~ PTA Movie Night

13th ~ SSC Meeting

13th ~ PTA Meeting

14th ~ District Science Fair

20th ~ Open House

20th ~ Minimum Day

26th - Memorial Day - No School

28th ~ Volunteer Breakfast

30th ~ Minimum Day


5th ~ Variety Show

6th ~ 5th Grade Ceremony

6th ~ Minimum Day

6th - Report Cards go home









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


 School is dismissed every Wednesday at 1:42 for ALL students. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up on time.


Spring After School Sports and Summer World Cup Camps

US Sports Coaching (USSC) is excited to offer Briarwood Elementary students a recreational after school soccer and basketball program.  Players will be coached on the key fundamental skills of the game, through the use of drills, fun games, small-sided play and scrimmages. In addition to the sports classes, players will also receive a T-shirt, certificate, and we’ll email you a group photo!

Learn more click here!

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Briarwood Science Fair

The following students are the finalists for the Briarwood Science Fair.  The 5th and 4th grade students  will be moving on to the District Science Fair in May14th at Wilcox High School.  Congratulations!!

5th Grade
Nicole Abinsay - Rocks and Weather
Robby Belong - Blood Flow
Anthony Castro and Angelo Yslava - The Great Dissolve
Anwar Mujeeb - A Balloon Car Experiment
Riley Tillman - Bacteria Growth
Sarah Yum - Melting Ice

4th Grade
Ysabelle Catungal - Young and Lovely Petal
Amanda Garrison - Levees
Gianna Yslava - Sugar Crystals
Zoraiz Syed - Balloon Car - How to Reduce Friction

3rd Grade
Emma Coelho - Heads or Tails
Bethanie Rosales and Machelle Ruz- Go Away Stain
Carly Tillman - Growing Crystals

Also Congratulations to Kennedi Kykendall for designing the Briarwood Science Button!!

New Testing Program - to replace STAR 2014-2015

The district is pleased to announce the availability of the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests. Smarter Balanced is the system of academic tests that is expected to replace the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program tests in English–language arts and math beginning in the 2014–15 school year.

To read more click here.

Transitional Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015 / Matrícula al Programa Transición al Kinder para el 2014-2015

If your child's birthday falls on or between 9/2/2009 - 12/2/2009, your child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten in Santa Clara Unified School District.  To learn more click here.

Si la fecha de nacimiento de su hijo/a es entre 9/2/2009 - 12/2/2009, él/ella es elegible para el programa Transición al Kínder en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Clara.  Para aprender más cllick aqui.

Open Enrollment Parent Visits

Briarwood Elementary School

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Tours – ADULTS ONLY

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – 9:00 am
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – 9:00 am

Click here to download information

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

After School Opportunities At Briarwood

Kids Club
Kids Club will be starting on November 5, 2013. Kids Club is an after school program sponsored by Bethel Church of Santa Clara. The program runs from 2:30-4:15pm every Tuesday. Please pick up a flyer in the school office if you would like more information or are interested in registering for the program.

The YMCA after school program runs five days per week. The program runs from the time students are dismissed from school until 6:00pm. Students play games, get assistance with homework and socialize during this time. Please pick up a flyer in the school office if you would like more information or are interested in registering for the program.

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Registration for 2014-2015 School Year Begins January 9th

Registration for students new to the District and students new to a school for the 2014-2015 school year begins on January 9, 2014. Click here for more information and registration forms and process.

SCUSD's Policy - Open Enrollment

Click to download SCUSD's policy covering Open Enrollment.

Prepay for School Lunches On-line

Please take advantage of the options
to prepay your student's meal accounts.
Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch
line go faster and gives students more
time to eat,relax, and play.  It also gives
you the peace of mind of not having to
worry about looking for lunch money
everyday or worry that it might get lost.

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your student's account 24 hours a day at your convenience.  Visit
to sign up.


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

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.

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Volunteers Needed