• Our Vision

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

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  • Measure X Information

    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

Superintendent's Welcome - September 2016

Dear SMFCSD Families, 

Dr. Joan Rosas PhotoWelcome Back!  This year we continue our two-pronged focus on student wellness and achievement.  We have made great strides in the area of wellness with additional counseling support, upgrades in our physical education program, increased use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support programming in the elementary schools and Restorative Practices in the middle schools and continued attention to overall student safety and security.  This year, we are laser focused on improving student achievement for all students in our District.  Our action steps are delineated in the San Mateo-Foster City School District LCAP - see theDistrict's LCAP page for more information.  We look forward to a very productive year ahead! 
 
Of course, none of this work is done without a talented staff and we are pleased to welcome back close to 1,200 staff members, 130 of whom are new to the district this year.  Recently, Amy Snow was approved by the Board of Trustees to be the next Principal of Beresford Elementary School.  Previously she served as a district Teacher on Special Assignment for English Language Arts and prior to this assignment, she was the Newcomer teacher at Abbott Middle School.  She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the University of San Diego.  She obtained her Masters in Policy of Language and Cross Cultural Education from San Diego State University. 

As Amy Snow moves into Beresford Elementary School, Principal Cristina Haley will move to San Mateo Park Elementary School.  Cristina has enjoyed her time with the staff, parents and especially the students at Beresford Elementary School.  At the same time, she will bring her Latina heritage, bilingual language skills, expertise with building student achievement for all students and her passion for education to the San Mateo Park community.  She is excited about building a program that supports student achievement for all students.  Both principals look forward to supporting their new school teams.
 
Enjoy the variety of articles in our September Newsletter related to the beginning of this school year.

 
Sincerely,
Dr. Joan Rosas
Superintendent

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Q:  How do I pre-register my children for school?

A: Please visit the Registration page for information about pre-registration.

Q: What school is closest to me?

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

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

A: Yes. View the list of Magnet Schools.

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 November/January to find out more about what to expect - Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings.

Superintendent Coffee Chats

Superintendent Coffee Chats You are invited to share coffee and conversation with San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Joan Rosas.

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Bike Rodeo

Join the City of San Mateo at the Annual Bike Rodeo!September 24, 201610:00-12:00 pm - Borel Middle School The City of San Mateo has invited all ...

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SMFCSD is Hiring - Sub Teachers, Classified Aides & Translators/ Interpreters Needed

Help Wanted:  Support our Students and Apply for A Job! We still have many part time and full time classified jobs available.

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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

September 2016 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 archieved editions in English and Spanish, visit our Newsletter page.  

Read our September 2016 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:
• 
Superintendent's Letter
• 
Superintendent's Coffee Chat Dates
• 2015-2016 CAASPP Student Score Report Information
• 
Free & Reduced-price Meal Application
• Add Health Coverage to Your Back-to-School Checklist
• SMFCSD is Hiring!
• International Walk to School Day - October 5
• District Wellness Taskforce Meeting
• Ed Foundation Fundraiser at The Counter
• RAFT Honors Jan Esaki with the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award
• Toyonaka Sister City Schools Visit SMFCSD

 

Spring 2016 Report to the Community

Read the latest edition of our SMFCSD Report to the Community.  Read our Spring 2016 Report to the Community.  Highlights include: 
• Measure X Update
• Honoring Retiring Principals
• J. Russell Kent Exemplary Award Winning Schools
• Introduction of New Chief Business Official
• Community Support for Students and Schools
• Health and Safety - Components for Students Success

 

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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