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San Mateo-Foster City School District

  • Coronavirus Impacts

    Spring break begins Monday, April 6. Distance Learning resumes on Wednesday, April 22. Please read Dr. Rosas, Superintendent, Spring Break Letter to Families (link below).

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  • Measure X Information

    Thank you for supporting Measure X!

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  • San Mateo-Foster City School District

     Welcome!  

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  • Our Vision

    The San Mateo-Foster City School District educates, inspires and empowers every student in every school every day to live, lead and learn with integrity and joy.

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  • FAQs - School Choice

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

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 See the current SMFCSD board agenda

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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.

The San Mateo-Foster City School District does not allow discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality/national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification/ethnicity, age, religion, marital status/ pregnancy/ parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, medical information or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

For questions or complaints, please contact:

SMFCSD Equity Officer

Dr. Sarah Drinkwater
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 312-7341
sdrinkwater@smfcsd.net

SMFCSD Title IX Compliance Officer

Lori Fukumoto
Prevention Services Coordinator
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 312-7340
lfukumoto@smfcsd.net

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Schools Are Closed through Fri, May 1, 2020. Please visit this webpage for SMFCSD updates and resources.

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Free Meals Available during School Closure, through Friday, May 1, 2020

Free meals for all students under 18 will be for pickup at four schools during our closure.

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Board Approves Transition to Distance Learning

All schools closed to students from March 16 - April 3. Distance learning will begin on Thursday, March 19.

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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

most current coronavirus (Covid-19) Announcements

april 3, 2020: spring break Message from Dr. rosas, superintendent

Please read today's Spring Break message (English | Spanish) from Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent. It includes details of Distance Learning Phase II which will begin after Spring Break, Frequently Asked Questions about Distance Learning and other topics, Spring Break resources for families, and Health, Wellness, Housing and other resources. 

Please NOTE: When we return from Spring Break, Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21 will be dedicated to professional development and instructional planning. Distance Learning will resume on Wednesday, April 22.

April 1, 2020: TODAY is Census Day! BE COUNTED!

It’s never been more important to complete the 2020 census so that San Mateo County will get the important resources we need.

Visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020. For other languages, please visit

2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html.

 

COVID-19 Message to Staff and Families

On Tuesday, March 31, two important COVID-19 developments were released:

  • San Mateo County Health Officer Extended the Stay-at-Home Order
  • State Superintendent Announcement Regarding Returning to School

Read our March 31 message to SMFCSD staff and families which links to all original documents

want to see all coronavirus (covid-19) announcements?

Please go to our Coronavirus Updates and Resources page!

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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. We look forward to keeping you up-to-date!

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SMFC Ed Foundation Logo

The San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1989. The mission of the Foundation is to support and enhance public education in the 20 elementary and middle schools in San Mateo and Foster City. The Board of Directors is comprised of business professionals, educators, parents and community members. There are currently five ex-oficio members and an Advisory Board of community leaders to guide and assist the Board. 

Visit the San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation website for more information.

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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San Mateo Foster City School District

Building for the Future

Building for the Future

Through the generous support of our taxpayers, we are creating learning spaces that develop the minds, hearts and bodies of our students.

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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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San Mateo Foster City School District

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.

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