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San Mateo-Foster City School District


    Stay well and enjoy the sunshine. We'll try not to bother you, but due to COVID-19 we will be communicating with our families regularly throughout the summer. Please watch for our announcements in your email, below on our home page or click on Read More for Coronavirus Updates.

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  • Measure X Information

    Thank you for supporting Measure X! Construction at all sites resumed May 4 in accordance with new Health Order. We're excited to see the progress!

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  • San Mateo-Foster City School District


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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

SMFCSD Title IX Compliance Officer

Lori Fukumoto
Prevention Services Coordinator
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 312-7340

Next School Board Meeting Is Thursday, July 9, 6:30 pm

Next School Board Meeting Is Thursday, July 9, 6:30 pm

View agenda highlights of the next meeting of the School Board. Learn how you can participate.

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SMFC Ed Foundation Seeks Part-Time Executive Director

SMFC Ed Foundation Seeks Part-Time Executive Director

SMFC Education Foundation will hire an ED to serve as the main point of contact for all Foundation relationships and programs.

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Reflecting on the Death of George Floyd, Social Justice Resources (Spanish Added)

Reflecting on the Death of George Floyd, Social Justice Resources (Spanish Added)

Please read this message from Superintendent Rosas and access the link to Social Justice resources for families.

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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

coronavirus Updates and resources page

The most recent announcements from our District are below, but all Coronavirus information can be found on our Coronavirus Updates and Resources web page.


SMFCSD's COVID-19 Operations Report, required by Executive Order N-56-20, was approved by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on June 18, 2020. This report explains the changes to program offerings made by the District in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 emergency, the major impacts of such closures on students and families and a description of how the District is meeting the needs of its unduplicated students

most current Announcements from Superintendent Rosas


Please review the update letters sent on Wednesday evening, 6/24/20. For your convenience, we also include below links to the Thursday, June 25, Fall Reopening Plans presentation to the Board of Trustees. 

June 24, 2020 Update to Families, #2: (English | Spanish)

June 25, 2020 Fall Presentation to the Board: (English | Spanish)


june 24, 2020: Fall Reopening Update - VIDEO ACCESS corrected!

Please read today's letter (English | Spanish) from Dr. Rosas. It includes a link to a video of the Fall Reopening Presentation to the Board on June 18, 2020.  Click on the images below to access the videos. 

Slide Deck : English                                          Slide Deck : Spanish

Image to Fall Reopening Update Video - English  Plan Para el Programa de Otoño


JUNE 19, 2020: Welcome new families!

Welcome Letter to TK / K Families: English | Spanish

Welcome Letter to Grade 1 and above: English | Spanish


JUNE 19, 2020: Please complete distance learning survey

Thank you for completing the Distance Learning Survey (Version 2.0) by Monday, June 29, 2020.  Please review community notice for more details: English | Spanish.



Happy Summer Everyone! We will continue to be in touch with you over the coming weeks, but please read Dr. Rosas's End of Year Message.  English | Spanish


JUNE 4, 2020: resources available: Talking to children about race

Please go to our Supporting Social Justice page {English | Spanish) on our Family Resources website to find many resources on how to have conversations with children about race.

Image of Family Resources Social Justice website Image of Spanish Social Justice Resources webpage


June 2, 2020: Update from Dr. Rosas

In this update you will find information about:

  • Resources for Discussing Race with Our Children (Resources Coming Soon)
  • End of Year Pickup and Drop off of Materials
  • Grading and Report Cards
  • Meeting Date Change: Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) 
  • Summer Program
  • Fall Reopening Plans
  • Virtual Coffee Chat & FAQs
  • Resources for Discussing Race with Our Children
  • SMFC Education Foundation
  • Save the Date for a Community “MAKE SOME NOISE” Celebration for our Fifth and Eighth Graders
  • APPENDIX: FAQ re: Google Meet Security Questions

Please read the full message in English and Spanish.  


Please read the letter to the community from Dr. Rosas. In addition, please see our Supporting Social Justice page on our Family Resource website to find resources to assist you in having conversations about race with your children.

may 22, 2020: Update to families

In this update you will find:

  • Thank you to our Classified Staff with Resolution and thank you video
  • Virtual Coffee Chat: Next Date, May 27, 7-8:30 pm (extended 30 Minutes)
  • Distance Learning Survey: Currently closed pending review
  • Summer Program: Limited program due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • SEDAC: Invitation to participate in Workgroups, give input on draft bylaws and attend their next meeting, Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 pm 
  • Assistance for Families: Disaster Relief for Immigrants (English | Spanish) and Pandemic-EBT
  • Save the Date:June 12, 7:00–7:15 pm for “MAKE SOME NOISE,” a multi-city celebration honoring all fifth, eighth and twelfth graders. More info coming soon.
  • SMFC Education Foundation earns over $113,000 on their way to their $260,000 goal. 

Please read the full message in English and Spanish.

MAY 20, 2020: Pandemic-ebt (P-ebt): new food benefits available to children

Due to COVID0-19, children who receive, or are eligible to receive, free or reduced-price meals at school can receive a one-time payment of $365 per eligible child to help families in California buy food when school is closed. 

Most families with children already receiving CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or other social services benefits should receive payment cards in the mail by Friday, May 22. Others will need to apply at between May 22 and June 30 to determine eligibility and receive benefits.

Learn more here. 

MAY 18, 2020: Coronavirus update to families from superintendent rosas.

Please review Dr. Rosas message to families providing updates on various topics. (English | Spanish)

MAY 15, 2020: ca disaster relief for immigrants (DRAI) - applications begin Monday, may 18.

If you are an undocumented Californian over age 18 in need of assistance, please read about the qualifications for and instructions to apply for the CA Disaster Relief for Immigrants (DRAI). One-time cash benefit is $500 per adult or cap of $1,000 per household. 

Application period begins Monday, May 18 and those who qualify are encourage to apply PROMPTLY as funds are limited. You must apply by phone: 866-490-3899 or 415-324-1011. 


Image of Disaster Relief for Immigrants Flyer - English Image of Disaster Relief for Immigrants Flyer - Spanish

 You are eligible if you can verify that you:

  • Are an undocumented adult over the age of 18;
  • Are not eligible for federal COVID-19 assistance such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) stimulus payment or pandemic unemployment benefits; and
  • Have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

 GET MORE INFO AT: Catholic Charities of San Francisco.


MAY 13, 2020: Superintendent virtual coffee chat dates announced

Superintendent Rosas will host Virtual Coffee Chats on:

  • Tuesday, May 19
  • Wednesday, May 27
  • Tuesday, June 2

Please find all details you need to know on the Coffee Chat webpage.

April 22, 2020: SMFC Education Foundation Launches Campaign to Close the Digital Divide

You can help! Please read this Message to Families or go to SMFC Education Foundation's website to find out how easy it is to donate!

Education Foundation  Inspiritng students to dream & create their best tomorrow

April 21, 2020: distance learning phase ii resources for families

As she welcomes families back from Spring Break, Dr. Rosas shares a number of Distance Learning Phase II resources with families in her April 21 letter

  • Curriculum Content “Placemats”
  • Family Resources Distance Learning Website 
  • Technology Resources and Student/Family Help Request Form 
  • Community Resource section including meal program, housing, etc.


Family Resource Website Image - English

Family Resource Website Image - Spanish

 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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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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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.

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