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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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    Thank you for supporting Measure X!

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  • FAQs - School Choice

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

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Superintendent's Update - April 2018

Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

At our April 19 Board Meeting, we had much to celebrate as we enter into Spring!

CSEA President, Sue Olinger, will be recognized by the California School Employees Association as a 2018 Award Honoree. Congratulations to Sue!

Congratulations to Jadelyn Chang (Foster City Elementary) and Anita Sol (Fiesta Gardens) who completed the rigorous National Board Certification program!

Welcome New Sunnybrae Principal
We also welcome Aleyda Barrera-Cruz to the District. Aleyda was approved by the Board of Trustees as the next Principal of Sunnybrae Elementary. Aleyda is coming to the District from North Hillsborough School where she currently serves as their Principal. Her educational background has focused on the study of language learning. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a BCLAD and a Master’s from Stanford and another Master’s from the University of California at Berkeley.

Labor Relations
The first District/SMETA negotiations session was held last week. A District update has been posted on the website where you can follow the process – see our Labor Relations page.

Potential Parcel Tax 
During the Board Meeting, the Trustees discussed the parameters of a potential parcel tax and asked staff to bring a Resolution calling for a parcel tax back to the May 7 Board meeting. Program elements are still being discussed and may include such areas as attracting and retaining staff, STEM opportunities, supporting reading and writing, supporting the arts and keeping our libraries open.

Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month and the Trustees read and passed a Resolution to recognize the importance of supporting and including students with autism and, in fact, all of our students with disabilities. Along these lines, our local SELPA runs a Resource Parent Council-Community Advisory Committee (RPC-CAC) which holds a variety of meetings throughout the year to support parents and students with disabilities. They welcome both General Education and Special Education staff and parents to the meetings. The Trustees approved the appointment of five parents from our community to the RPC-CAC: Steve Davis, Jenny McPherson, Melissa LaRue, Maggie Chen and Lisa Warren. Please see the SELPA RPC-CAC website and feel free to share it with anyone else that you think might be interested.

Upcoming Events
• Annual Reclassification of English Learners celebration - May 14 starting at 6:30 pm at the Bayside Performing Arts Center.
• “Love North Central” clean-up day - June 9 starting at 9:00 am at the King Center.

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.

School's out for summer!

Wishing everyone a fun-filled summer break!  The first day of school is Tuesday, August 14 - mark your calendars! #WeAreSMFCSD   ...

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Student Registration During Summer Months

Moving to the San Mateo-Foster City School District during the summer? Need to register your children for the 2018-2019 school year? School off...

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

SMFCSD is offering FREE lunch during the summer for all children 18 and under, Monday-Friday at the following schools: 12:00-12:30 pm at LEAD E...

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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

May 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 May 2018 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:

• Superintendent's Update
• Abbott Drama Program Presents Mulan
• Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
• Borel Drama Program Honored by San Mateo City Council 
• Borel Student Competing in National Spelling Bee
• National Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day
• Love North Central Clean Up Day
• FREE Tickets to the San Mateo County Fair!
• Education Foundation Read-A-Thon Success!
• School Board Meeting Summaries & Upcoming Agendas
• School Calendars 2017-2018 | 2018-2019


Read the Spring 2018 SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include:
•  Message From the Superintendent
•  AVID Program Highlights
•  Measure X Update
•  Counting Collections Early Learning Math Initiative

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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San Mateo Foster City School District

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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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.  View the 2015-2018 Plan.

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