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San Mateo-Foster City School District

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    The San Mateo-Foster City School District educates and inspires students to live, lead and learn with integrity and joy.

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    The SMFCSD offers a combination of assigned schools and magnet schools. 

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Superintendent's Letter - February 2018

Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

Dear San Mateo–Foster City Community,

I wanted to take the time to update you on recent changes to the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees.

Election of Officers
At the February 8, 2018 SMFCSD Board Meeting, the Board held an election of officers and we are pleased to announce that Audrey Ng will serve as President, Shara Watkins as Vice President and Noelia Corzo as Clerk for the upcoming year.

School Board Candidate Application Now Available
As you may be aware, effective January 31, 2018, Trustee Nancy Kohn Hsieh resigned from the San Mateo–Foster City School District Board.  At a special meeting held on February 1, 2018, SMFCSD Trustees took action to fill the Board vacancy through an appointment process.  The term of this appointment would end November 2019.  All eligible candidates may apply to be considered for the vacancy.  Eligibility for appointment can be found in CA Education Code 35107:
     (a) Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications.
     (b) (1) An employee of a school district may not be sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that school district’s governing board unless and until he or she resigns as an employee.  If the employee does not resign, the employment will automatically terminate upon being sworn into office.

Regular board meetings are held twice a month on Thursday evening with occasional special meetings called.  Some personal time is also necessary for study, visitations and possible committee meetings.  If you have any questions about what being a member of the school board might require in terms of additional time and responsibility, please contact me or any one of our Trustees.

If you would like to be considered and are willing to serve, please submit a Candidate Application by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Applications may be emailed or mailed to:

San Mateo-Foster City School District
Attn: Amber Farinha
1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404

All applicants will be reviewed for eligibility and interviews will be held starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Joan Rosas, Ed.D.

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Q:  How do I register my children for school?

A: Please visit the How to Register page for information about school registration.

Q: What Is my School of Assignment?

A: Use the SchoolFinder to find out. You can also look at the district map.

Q: What are SMFCSD's Magnet Schools/Programs?

A: The SMFCSD has many specialized programs. Visit the Magnet Schools page.

Q: How old must a child be to enter Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

A: To be eligible for Kindergarten, the student’s 5th birthday must be on or before September 1.  To be eligible for TK, the student’s 5th birthday must fall on or between September 2 – December 2.  Attend a SMFCSD Kindergarten Information Meeting in October to find out more about what to expect - Enrollment & Student Registration.

Join SMFCSD for a Presentation on Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain - April 26th

Join SMFCSD for a presentation on Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain with presenter Dean Blumberg, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist When...

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Summer Theatre / Drama Enrichment Registration is Now Open

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to offer a summer Theatre/Drama Enrichment program for students June 27-July 24, 2018 from 8:...

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SMFCSD and SMETA Negotiations Update

SMFCSD AND SMETA NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - APRIL 17, 2018 The District and SMETA negotiations teams returned to begin re-opener negotiations for...

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San Mateo-Foster City School District is hiring. View openings:

Substitute Teaching Positions

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and teaching, coaching or other experiences working with students? Consider becoming a substitute teacher for our District. View details

March 2018 - District Newsletter

The SMFCSD Newsletter is a publication of the San Mateo-Foster City School District covering events and sharing important information about the school district and its students.  Sign up now to receive our next newsletter SMFCSD Newsletter sign-up. To see archived editions in English and Spanish, visit our Newsletter page.  

Read our March 2018 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:

• Superintendent's Letter
• New School Board Member - Welcome on board Mr. Kenneth Chin!
• Special Board Meeting on Polling Results - March 26
• Borel Drama Production - Tickets Now Available
• Congratulations to our Teacher Leaders!
• Local Control Accountability Plan Stakeholder Engagement - Deadline to complete survey extended to March 30
• 7th Grade Puberty Informational Workshop - March 29
• Month of Community Building & Kindness at Borel
• CA Voter's Choice Act - Voting in San Mateo County is Changing in June!
• San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation - Middle School Athletics needs your help!
• School Board Meeting Summaries & Upcoming Agendas
• School Calendars 2017-2018 | 2018-2019

Fall 2017 - SMFCSD Community REPORT

Read the latest edition Fall 2017 SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include: 
•  Message From the Superintendent 
•  Superintendent's Fiscal Advisory Committee
•  2017-2018 Coffee Chat Schedule
•  Thank you to our Community Partners
•  New English Language Arts Program
•  New Interactive Financial Transparency Platform - OpenGov
•  Physical Education Program Highlights
•  Kindergarten and TK Information Meetings

To see archived editions of the Community Report, visit our Community Report page.  

San Mateo Foster City School District

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our students are prepared to positively impact a dynamic and diverse world as they...

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Strategic Plan addresses three key areas: Academic Achievement, Twenty-First Century Learning, and Citizenship & Character Education.

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San Mateo Foster City School District

20 Great Schools

20 Great Schools

The San Mateo-Foster City School District's 20 schools successfully educate approximately 12,000 students in preschool through eighth grades.

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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP provides important new ways for parents to engage in decision making. Plans describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  View the 2015-2018 Plan.

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