• 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's Letter - October 2016

Dear SMFCSD Families, 

Dr. Joan Rosas Photo

I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of fall and the many upcoming activities of the season!
I have enjoyed visiting a number of our schools over the past few weeks and have been excited to see the active teaching and learning in classrooms.  Thanks to our dedicated staff, our new elementary math program is being positively received by our students.  English Language materials are also being piloted and will be purchased for the 2017-2018 school year.  Additionally, new library books are being purchased to refresh our school libraries across the District.

I have also appreciated our Parent Teacher Associations and the Education Foundation who are actively involved in setting up parent education nights, fundraising and providing special events for our students.  A thank you to all of you who support the students in our 20 schools!  
As you know, Measure X was passed by voters in November 2015.  By February 25th the first half of these approved facility bonds were sold so that the District could begin our Phase I Projects.  Since that time, an architect pool was approved and the first project teams interviewed these architects.  Abbott Middle School selected the Cody, Anderson, Wasney Group, Borel Middle School selected CSDA Design Group, and Bayside STEM Academy is in the interview process.  Site utility surveys and topographic surveys are being executed by BKF Engineers and BAGG Engineers respectively.  Design committees, which include parents and staff, are in full swing.  As all designs are finalized, they will be shared via our website and communications home to families.
Negotiations are continuing for a fourth elementary school in Foster City.  Should these negotiations be completed, a process of community outreach will begin in order to plan for the design of the new school site.  Stay tuned for further information on this exciting opportunity.
Measure A is a parcel tax that was approved by voters in 2010 and generates $7 million annually for our local education programs.  This stable funding supports the following activities: 

  • Preserving quality education by attracting and retaining qualified teachers and staff
  • Maintaining school libraries
  • Providing middle school art programs
  • Providing music programs
  • Supporting programs which will enhance student achievement
  • Providing funding for P.E. programs, student counseling programs & magnet schools
  • Supporting small class sizes in grades 4-8

This funding is scheduled to expire in June 2017.  A recent community survey revealed that as many as 76% of respondents were interested in renewing existing voter-approved local education funding to protect core academic programs.  We look forward to continued engagement with the community regarding financial priorities and budgetary decisions.  To view the full presentation and executive summary visit our Community Survey page. 
I invite you to keep up with the latest San Mateo–Foster City news throughout the year by utilizing the District website and by visiting with me at one of our upcoming Coffee Chats on October 11th and October 18th.

Dr. Joan Rosas

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

A: Please visit the How to Register page for information about school 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.

SMFCSD Schools Out for Fall Break

All SMFCSD schools will be out for Fall Break from Monday, October 24 - Monday, October 31, 2016.School resumes on Tuesday, November 1st.Have a wo...

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Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings

The SMFCSD will hold Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings on Thursday, December 1st at the Bayside Performing Art...

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SMFCSD Community Favors Renewing Quality Education Funding

San Mateo-Foster City School District Community Favors Renewing Quality Education Funding to Protect Core Academic Programs A recently commission...

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Substitute Teaching Positions

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October 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 October 2016 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:
Superintendent's Letter
Superintendent's Coffee Chat Dates
• Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings
• SMFCSD is Hiring!
• Golden Seed Award for Child Nutrition Department
• Bayside STEM Student Donation
• Benjamin Franklin Visits Baywood
• Foster City PD Bike Safety
• Ed Foundation Elects New Board
• School Board Meeting Agendas and Summaries

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


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Our Mission

Our Mission

Our students are prepared to positively impact a dynamic and diverse world as they...

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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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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.  View the 2015-2018 Plan.

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