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San Mateo-Foster City School District

  • COVID-19

    Read the latest SMFCSD updates regarding COVID-19

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  • Distance Learning

    Get the latest information and resources for families

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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

     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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resources for families

COVID-19 Updates

  • COVID-19 Safety Plan required for reopening which includes:
    • Cal/OSHA Covid-19 Prevention Plan (CPP)
    • COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
    • Reopening Plan for In-Person Instruction
  • District Reopening Health and Safety Handbook 
  • Link to most recent Superintendent Update, February 19, 2021, COVID-19 Resources, Archives and District Reports

COVID-19 Resources

  • Covid-19 Testing Locations
  • Links to COVID19 guidance from organizations including State of CA, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), San Mateo County Health (SMCH), San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

COVID-19 Archive

  • Links to all District COVID19 Updates since January 2020.
  • Information on how to opt into the District's SchoolMessenger to obtain District Messages.  

Distance Learning

  • Links to Distance Learning resources, MOU with SMETA

covid-19-related reports

NOT GETTING DISTRICT MESSAGES?

If you are an SMFCSD family and are not receiving messages from our SchoolMessenger system, please see our SchoolMessenger Communications web page or contact your school's main office. Please leave your name, your student's name and a call back number.

Want to opt-in to text messages? Please follow the instructions on the SchoolMessenger Communications web page.

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

Children's Annex Spring Break Camp Registration Is Open for TK-Grade 5

Children's Annex Spring Break Camp Registration Is Open for TK-Grade 5

Spring Break Camp is March 29 - April 9 at Sunnybrae Elementary School. Join for one or two weeks!

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Special Board Meeting Is Fri, Feb 26, 3:30 pm

Special Board Meeting Is Fri, Feb 26, 3:30 pm

View the agenda highlights and learn how you can participate.

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Join a Virtual Superintendent Coffee Chat, February 2021

Join a Virtual Superintendent Coffee Chat, February 2021

Join Dr. Rosas for a Reopening Update and Q&A.

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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

Parents Ask

Q:  How do I register my children for school?

A: Please visit the How to Register page for information about school registration for the 2021-2022 school year or visit Key Dates to learn more about the process.

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.

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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 21 elementary and middle schools in San Mateo and Foster City. The Board of Trustees 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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