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Important Dates


27th - International Night

27th - Variety/Talent Show


6th   - Movie Night

10th - Class Pictures

11th - Science Fair Workshop

14th - 22nd - Mid Winter Break

24th - Art and Literacy Night

27th - Trimester Ends

27th - Minimum Day








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 K-5 students and 12:00 for TK.  Please make arrangements to have your child picked up on time.




Briarwood's Annual Variety/Talent Show - January 27th

Briarwood will be holding auditions for the Annual Briarwood Variety/Talent show on Wednesday, January 14th and January 21st.  Auditions will be held in the cafeteria from 1:45 - 3:30.  To sign-up, please go to the office. 

The Briarwood Variety/Talent Show will be held on Tuesday, January 27th during the PTA's International Night Event.


Congratulations on the following students making Proficiency in all three areas on the Winter NWEA! 

Kuhn: David Gonzalez, Jonathan Ruiz  Rojas: Lucy Cooper, Natasha Mendoza, Manual Moreno Cabrera, Aysha Mujeeb, Caliana Raiche Kott, Josue Saiguero  Wyatt/Garcia: Melody Bouldt, Sebastian Cruz-Barrera, Lucas Cvitanich, Hamdi Ibrahim, Shakira Marouf, Laura Ortiz Atyade, Reyna Marie Vasquez  Pisapia: Kenneth Brown, Jared Cabildo, Jordan Zamora, Tamanna Kaur, Natalie Malin, Jerdan Medina, Dylan Olsen, Junior Ruiz, Tiba Sameer, Karandeep Singh, Jocelyn Wells  Larsen/Marsalli-Smith:  Melanie Brackins, Karina Brown, Samantha Gong, Maya Grandy, Emillioi Moreno-Sacellano, Sienna Roper, Dianna Reyes, Kingston Rydzik, Zemikael Teka  Wolfe/Rechin: Genesis Comino, Sean Espiritu, Filipo Leatigaga, Dexter Mapanao, Cheyene Ruiz, Kaylee Stone, Carly Tillman  Kanani: Madden Amituanai, Amanda Atayde, Angelica Bettencourt, Ella Couch, Jonathan Fugal, Jordan Galvez. Shak Guruswami, Aremel Sulayao  Kelly: Ysabelle Catungal, Amanda Garrison, Kyli Kuykendall, Jaydon Malin, Kateleen Manait, Ricardo Mendoza, Stephanie Mendoza, Pamela Cabrera, Warren Ngo, Ayanna Pizano  Chirico: Edgar Calderon, Diego Dacaret, Luis Jauregui, Isabella Kanemura, Kennedi Kuykendall, Kyle Leonard, Julian Loredo, Jada Santana, Marissa Santos, Gianna Yslava



Open Enrollment/Registration for 2015-2016 Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Open Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year will be from January 7, 2015 – February 4, 2015. Students requesting to attend a middle school other than their school of residence must submit a new application for middle school placement through the Open Enrollment process. Information regarding Open Enrollment is available through the District website at

Click here to learn more:



Parent Meetings and school tours


Transition to Middle School Information for 5th Graders

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 2015, 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.

Middle Schools will be holding parent /student informational meetings to facilitate this transition. The dates of these meetings can be found on the District website at You may also find the information listed below to be of assistance during this process.

Click here to learn more.

Information about Parent Meetings and school tours: click here


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.

Substitutes Needed

The Santa Clara USD needs certificated substitute teachers!

If you have a bachelor’s degree and would like to substitute-all you need is your Emergency Credential thru the Santa Clara County Office of Education,

SCUSD has increased the substitute rate to $140/day. Please apply to or contact the Substitute Office at 408-423-2020 if interested.

Panda Press

Briarwood's Handbook 2014-15

Click the blue link to download a pdf. copy of Briarwood's Handbook for 2014-2015:  14-15_Handbook.pdf

Rising Above in Silicon Valley - 2015-2010 Strategic Plan

Apply to join one of our strategic planning teams.

Click here to learn more.

Individuals that are co-chairs click here

School Days - Community Newsletter

Download copies of School Days

Fall 2014

Open Enrollment and Kindergarten Registration

It will be time for kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year.  Kindergarten enrollment begins in January. Parents of TK students must re-register your child at your home school for kindergarten enrollment. 

Open Enrollment for K - 12 grade for the 2015-2016 school year will be conducted from January 7 to February 4, 2015.


To learn more click here.

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

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Form

Application for Volunteers


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
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