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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


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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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school reopening status

As of March 29, 2021: All District schools are on Spring Break. When we reopen on Monday, April 12,  grades TK-5 and all students in Special Day Classes will continue in the Hybrid Model. Middle Schools, grades 6-8, will return in Hybrid on Monday, April 19.

daily HEALTH CHECK - download the frontline app today!

As of Monday, March 8, a daily health screening questionnaire must be answered by all staff coming to campus or to work at a District site AND parents/guardians for each student every day in Hybrid before they arrive at school.  The District has licensed the Frontline Health App to complete this check. You can review the questions here in English or Spanish. We encourage you to LEARN MORE; find instructions to download and use the app.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Please see our COVID-19 Safety Plan including the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Plan (CPP), the COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist and the District's Reopening Plan for In-Person Instruction. 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The District continues to add to our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

Reopening Health and Safety Handbook 

Please review the District's "Reopening Health and Safety Handbook, 2020-2021"

Superintendent Updates

Please view the Superintendent Updates and Letters from Dr. Joan Rosas.

COVID-19 testing and vaccine information

Please see information about COVID-19 testing and vaccines in San Mateo County.

help for our community

We will do our best to keep our "Help Is Available" web page up-to-date.

covid-19 guidance

Please see our COVID-19 Resources page for links to 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

Please see our COVID-19 Archive for links to all District COVID19 Updates since January 2020.

Distance Learning

Please see our Distance Learning page for resources to help you support your student in Distance Learning. 

covid-19-related reports


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. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name, your student's name and a phone number.

Want to opt-in to text messages? TEXT "Yes" to 67587 from a phone number on file with the District! More instructions are on our 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

SMFCSD Title IX Compliance Officer

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

Virtual Community Engagement on Middle School Math Pathways and Resources

Please join us for a Virtual Community Engagement on Middle School Math Pathways. Presentations in English with Spanish Translation and Spanish with English Translation.

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Superintendent Update, April 12, 2021

Please see the most recent letters from Superintendent Rosas.

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Help Is Available - New...Rent Assistance

Help Is Available - New...Rent Assistance

New Housing Assistance Is 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

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–Measures X and T

Building for the Future–Measures X and T

Through the generous support of our taxpayers, we are creating learning spaces that develop the minds, hearts and bodies of our students.

To learn more, please view the Measure X and Measure T web pages under Bond Measures on our menu at left.

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San Mateo Foster City School District

21 Great Schools

21 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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