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San Mateo-Foster City School District

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  • Measures X and T

    Thank you for supporting Measures X and T! Through your generous support the District is creating learning spaces that benefit every student. 

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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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Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD)!

We are excited to welcome you to our schools and help guide you through the process of registering your child.  Please follow the links below to learn more about the process to register your child in the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

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.

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

Partner with Us - LCAP Community Engagement Meetings, May 4 (Spanish), 5 or 10

Partner with Us - LCAP Community Engagement Meetings, May 4 (Spanish), 5 or 10

Help us plan and prepare your student to be ready for the future. Come to an LCAP Community Meeting!

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Upcoming Events, Services and Opportunities!

Watch this page for information about upcoming meetings, events, etc, including contests for students!

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Come to a Coffee Chat, Wed, May 26, 2021, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Come to a Coffee Chat, Wed, May 26, 2021, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

With Trustees Chin and Proctors and Superintendent Rosas via Zoom.

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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

Upcoming events

CARE SOLACE: Mental Health Services Available to All SMFCSD Staff, Students and Families

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COVID-19 Testing - BAYSIDE ACADEMY - (For anyone who lives or works in San Mateo County, including children)

Bayside Academy, 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

Every other Saturday through June 2021, 10 am to 6 pm. Dates are: May 1, May 15, May 29, June 12 and June 26, 2021.

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SMCOE Offerings for Students and Families

The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) offer opportunities and events for students and families: 

Angst Film Screening and Discussion (For All K-12 Parents, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Community Members)

May 4, 2021, 6:00pm-8:00pm

The San Mateo County Office of Education will be offering a free virtual screening of IndieFlix's short film Angst, a documentary about how students experience and manage anxiety. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session with the filmmakers and mental health experts. Learn more and register here.

Break the Vape PSA Contest (For All 6-12 Students)

Due May 10, 2021

Get creative and submit an audio clip, video, or poster to educate fellow teens about the dangers of nicotine addiction and how they can break away from their addition. Educational hip hop group Music Notes will be hosting two writing workshops for students who are interested in submitting a song. Learn more. Contest Rules.

Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigs, and Social Media (For All K-12 Parents, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Community Members)

May 17, 2021, 5:30pm-6:30pm

How has teenage use of e-cigarettes and vapes changed during COVID-19? How does social media influence the health behaviors of adolescents? Is tobacco use rising or falling? Attend this online session to learn about vaping, e-cigarettes, social media, and their effects on teenagers’ health and well-being. Learn more and register here.

Submit Solutionary Fair Projects (For All K-12 Students and Classrooms)

Due May 14, 2021, 5:00pm

Students can showcase their solutions to local and global problems at the First Annual San Mateo County Solutionary Fair on May 22nd. The fair highlights student leaders who identify inhumane, unsustainable systems and develop solutions that are healthy for people, animals, and the environment. Learn more. Even More Info on the Solutionary Fair Website.

The Big Five Art Contest (For All K-12 Students and Classrooms)

Due May 21, 2021

The San Mateo County Office of Education is hosting a contest for students to help design the look of two main characters in books on The Big Five, San Mateo County’s five immediate action emergency responses. The winning entries will be put into The Big Five books and will be shared with schools county-wide! Learn more.

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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