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San Mateo-Foster City School District

  • Measure X Information

    Thank you for supporting Measure X!

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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 students 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

District Names Principal for New School in Foster City

There was great interest in the position of Principal of the New School in Foster City.  After three rigorous panel interviews, Mrs.

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Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

On December 19, 2019, during their Annual Organizational Meeting, the Board of Trustees welcomed new trustees Kenneth Chin and Alison Proctor.

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Check out the December 2019 Newsletter!

Read our December 2019 Newsletter! Highlights include:  • Superintendent's Update• School Board Meeting Highlights • New Stu...

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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

nOVEMBER 2019 - SMFCSD 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. 

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Read our SMFCSD November 2019 Newsletter - Highlights include: 

• Superintendent's Update
• Upcoming Events
• School Board Meeting Highlights 
• Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings, December 3
• Audrey Ng, Trustee, Is Honored as She Retires from School Board
• SMFCSD is Hiring! Become a Substitute Teacher
• Update on New Science Instructional Materials
• Two Grants Received for Mathematics and Literacy
• YBike Events Promote Smart Biking Habits
• Gym Construction at Bayside is a Learning Opportunity 
• Borel Middle School Students Take a Stand
• A Word about Safe Storage of Firearms
• San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation News - New Chromebooks Delivered

To see archived editions in English and Spanish, visit our Newsletter page.  

SPRING 2019 - SMFCSD COMMUNITY REPORT Spring 2019 SMFCSD Community Report

Read the Spring 2019 SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include:
•  Message From the Superintendent
•  Thank you for your support of Measure V 
•  Borel & Bowditch Named CA Distinguished Schools
•  Equity Task Force Work
•  Measure X Facilities Bond Update
•  LCAP Spotlight with Asst. Superintendent, David Chambliss

To see archived editions of the Community Report, visit our Community Report page.  


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

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.

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