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San Mateo-Foster City School District

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    The San Mateo-Foster City School District educates and inspires students 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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Superintendent's Letter - February 2018

Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

Dear San Mateo–Foster City Community,

I wanted to take the time to update you on recent changes to the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees.

Election of Officers
At the February 8, 2018 SMFCSD Board Meeting, the Board held an election of officers and we are pleased to announce that Audrey Ng will serve as President, Shara Watkins as Vice President and Noelia Corzo as Clerk for the upcoming year.

School Board Candidate Application Now Available
As you may be aware, effective January 31, 2018, Trustee Nancy Kohn Hsieh resigned from the San Mateo–Foster City School District Board.  At a special meeting held on February 1, 2018, SMFCSD Trustees took action to fill the Board vacancy through an appointment process.  The term of this appointment would end November 2019.  All eligible candidates may apply to be considered for the vacancy.  Eligibility for appointment can be found in CA Education Code 35107:
     (a) Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications.
     (b) (1) An employee of a school district may not be sworn into office as an elected or appointed member of that school district’s governing board unless and until he or she resigns as an employee.  If the employee does not resign, the employment will automatically terminate upon being sworn into office.

Regular board meetings are held twice a month on Thursday evening with occasional special meetings called.  Some personal time is also necessary for study, visitations and possible committee meetings.  If you have any questions about what being a member of the school board might require in terms of additional time and responsibility, please contact me or any one of our Trustees.

If you would like to be considered and are willing to serve, please submit a Candidate Application by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Applications may be emailed or mailed to:

San Mateo-Foster City School District
Attn: Amber Farinha
1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404

All applicants will be reviewed for eligibility and interviews will be held starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Joan Rosas, Ed.D.

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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.

District Offering Teen Talk Interactive Family Workshops for 7th Grade Parents

The San Mateo-Foster City School District invites parents of 7th grade students to join us for two meetings on sexual health, the first meeting on...

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Measure X Update - March 2018

Shovels in the Ground in 2018! The new facilities projects at Abbott, Bayside and Borel Middle Schools and the new elementary school in Fost...

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SMFCSD Welcomes New School Board Member!

Congratulations to new School Board Member Kenneth Chin!  Sixteen members of our community submitted applications to be considered for the op...

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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

February 2018 - 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 archived editions in English and Spanish, visit our Newsletter page.  

Read our February 2018 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:

• Superintendent's Letter
• School Board Candidate Application Now Available - Due Mar 9
• Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Stakeholder Engagement
• 5th Grade Puberty Informational Workshop - Feb 20
• School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) Now Available
• Flu Season Is Here
• San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation Read-A-Thon - Starts Feb 26
• School Board Meeting Summaries & Upcoming Agendas
• School Calendars 2017-2018 | 2018-2019

Fall 2017 - SMFCSD Community REPORT

Read the latest edition Fall 2017 SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include: 
•  Message From the Superintendent 
•  Superintendent's Fiscal Advisory Committee
•  2017-2018 Coffee Chat Schedule
•  Thank you to our Community Partners
•  New English Language Arts Program
•  New Interactive Financial Transparency Platform - OpenGov
•  Physical Education Program Highlights
•  Kindergarten and TK Information Meetings

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

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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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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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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