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Welcome to Briarwood Elementary!

Located in Renton, WA, Briarwood Elementary serves approximately 615 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, as well as the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Briarwood is also one of three schools in the ISD to host the Science Technology Magnet Program. Read more about Our School.

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Kindergarten Registration

We are excited to welcome you and your student to our school! Information on registering for kindergarten for fall 2022 can be found on our kindergarten registration webpage.

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School Supply Lists

Be sure to select the correct grade level before shopping! Please check out the School Supply Lists.

Upcoming Events

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Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

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Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

all day
Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

all day
Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

all day
Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

all day
Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

all day
Family Access

The Enrollment Verification Process (EVP)* will be open from August 8-14, 2022. Families will be able to complete the process through Family AccessFor assistance or questions, please contact your student's school.

*EVP was previously known as Back to School Check In (BTSCI) for Middle School families and Registration School Verification Process (RSVP) for high school families. This is the same process families have completed in the past via Family Access each August.

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Briarwood Elementary

Meet the Teacher
August 29, 2022
11:30-12:30 

Please join us August 29 from 11:30-12:30 to meet your new teacher! This is a great time to bring your school supplies to your new classroom so you are all set for the first day! 

School pictures will also be held on this day in the gym. 

Please check the Briarwood Weekly Bulletin for updates and more information! 

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Kindergarten Connection Meetings
August 30 - September 1, 2022
9:15-3:40pm

Welcome to Briarwood! Your child's kindergarten teacher will be in contact with you to schedule your meeting.

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Briarwood Elementary

Curriculum Night 
August 30, 2022
5:30 - 7:20pm

Please join your child's teacher for Curriculum Night in their classroom. 
5:30 - 6:15pm 1st and 2nd Grade presentations
6:15 - 6:35pm Briarwood Presentation (in gym)
6:35 - 7:20pm 3rd, 4th, 5th presentations 

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Briarwood Elementary

Kindergarten Connection Meetings
August 30 - September 1, 2022
9:15-3:40pm

Welcome to Briarwood! Your child's kindergarten teacher will be in contact with you to schedule your meeting.

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Briarwood Elementary

Kindergarten Connection Meetings
August 30 - September 1, 2022
9:15-3:40pm

Welcome to Briarwood! Your child's kindergarten teacher will be in contact with you to schedule your meeting.

Happening Now at Briarwood Elementary

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Briarwood Celebrates 'Music in Our Schools' Month

A group of Briarwood Elementary fifth grade students enters the music room, which is bedecked with paper chains, musical note decorations, pompoms and other festive touches. The students take their seats, and then select a ukulele to play during class with teacher Reanne Nakapaahu. When they get to a tricky combination, Nakapaahu – who goes by “Ms. N,” encourages the students to take 30 seconds to practice on their own before they all dive in together again. “Remember, the ring finger just slides – switch!” she calls, demonstrating on her own ukulele. “This is like a ring-finger workout!” 

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By the Numbers

664

Students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.

At Briarwood we provide a safe, supportive environment, which promotes respectful, responsible behavior and challenges students, staff and parents to reach their potential as learners.

49

Classroom teachers in the 2019-2020 school year.

In the 2019-2020 school year, our teachers had an average of 11.9 years of teaching experience.

73.5%

Of our teachers have a master's degree or higher.

To find the contact information for one of our teachers or staff, visit the directory (use the menu option at the top right to access the directory).

97%

Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2019-2020 school year, the most recent year available from OSPI.

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School Highlights & Programs

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

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Meet Principal Tia Kleinkopf

Hi, Briarwood families! I have been in education for 30 years, and have spent 20 of those right here in the ISD. A few fun facts about me: I love the “Harry Potter” series, my favorite kind of music is 80s, and my son got married in July! 

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS is shaping the student experience at our school and throughout our district. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is a nationally recognized, evidence-based framework guiding our approach to academics, social emotional learning, behavior and attendance.

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Briarwood Bears Chorus

Briarwood Bear Activities

Music and the arts are very important at Briarwood and each grade level performs an evening concert. In addition to the regular music classroom where students learn how to play marimbas, keyboards and recorders, third, fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in the Briarwood Bear Chorus. Students can also participate in a number of other school sponsored activities. 

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