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Ponderosa Elementary

Santa Clara Unified School District 

  • A California Distinguished School


    Supply Lists 2018-19
    • Kindergarten
    • 1st Grade
    • 2nd Grade
    • 3rd Grade
    • 4th Grade
    • 5th Grade
    Please report student absences by phone or email. You will need to report student's first and last name, room number, and reason for absence. If a student is absent for three or more days a doctor's note is required to excuse the absence. Please email or call (408) 423-4005 to report an absence.

    Volunteer Applications are Online Now!

    Does it take too long to fill out the volunteer packet by hand? Try the new online version! Easy to type in your answers, upload your TB test and click 'submit' and it will come right to our inboxes! Faster & easier for all!

    Give it a spin! Click here to access our online volunteer packet in English:

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    Ponderosa Elementary School is a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to academic excellence. We provide instruction in a respectful, responsible, safe and kind learning environment through collaboration with faculty, families and community.


    The mission of Ponderosa Elementary School is to develop a caring community of life-long learners that fosters continual growth.


    2018-19 Residency Verification Dates

    August 6th: 11am -3pm
    August 7th: 11am -3pm
    August 8th: 10am-3pm (Spanish Only)
    August 9th: 12pm-7pm
    August 10th: 11am-3pm
    *Come to the front office to provide your paperwork.


    About Us

    Ponderosa provides our students with a strong academic curriculum in a safe and caring environment, supported by an enthusiastic, hard working parent community, many business partners and a talented and devoted staff. Each year we welcome about 100 new families to Ponderosa, many from countries around the world.   There are over 30 different languages spoken by our students.  All students leave Ponderosa well prepared for their higher education. Our International Night events are one fun way to celebrate the diversity at our school. We strive to educate the whole child who will be equipped with competitive life skills for the future.  We are proud to be a part of one of the most progressive school districts in our nation.  We look forward to a productive and memorable year together.  We will keep you up to date with our weekly Ponderosa Press