• 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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  • Summer Programs and Supports

    San Mateo-Foster City offers several summer programs and extended learning opportunities.

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  • Measure L Projects

    District Wide Play Structures, 35 sites and 13 schools & District Wide Security Fencing

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  • FAQs - School Choice

    The SMFCSD offers a combination of assigned schools and magnet schools. 

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Superintendent

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to welcome our new Superintendent, Dr. Joan Rosas, effective July 1, 2015.

Dr. Joan RosasDr. Rosas has dedicated over 30 years to students, parents and staff in the field of education.  She has served as a bilingual elementary school teacher, middle school teacher and an administrator.  In 1993, Dr. Rosas opened Fiesta Gardens International School, a K-5 magnet program, in the San Mateo-Foster City School District.  She continued her work in the San Mateo-Foster City School District as the Director of Education Services, the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.  In 2011, Dr. Rosas joined the San Mateo County Office of Education as the Associate Superintendent of Student Services. Her mission is to support all students in reaching their academic and personal goals.

Dr. Rosas earned her doctorate from the University of San Francisco in Organizational Leadership.  She has received the Latino Community Education Award, Pupil Personnel Administrator of the Year from the Association of California School Administrators and the 17th District PTA Honorary Service Award.

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

A: Please visit the how to register page for information about pre-registration.

Q: What school is closest to me?

A: Use the school lookup tool to find out. You can also look at the district map.

Q: Does SMFCSD have any magnet schools?

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, 2015.  To be eligible for TK, the student’s 5th birthday must fall on or between September 2 – December 2, 2015.

Business Community Recognizes SMFC Schools for Student Academic Achievement

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that three schools, Beresford Elementary, Foster City and George Hall Elementary Schools, have been selected by California Business A

FREE Summer Lunch Program at LEAD Elementary June 15 - July 31

The Child Nutrition Services Department is offering a FREE Lunch Program for all kids and teens 18 and under - no paperwork necessary.

Lunch will be served June 15th - July 31st from

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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

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

LCAP provides important new ways for parents to engage in decision making. Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes. View the 2014-2017 Plan.

Next Steps Advisory Committee

The Next Steps Advisory Committee (NSC) was appointed as an advisory committee in February 2014 following the failure of Measure P last November. Measure P addressed school capacity challenges, updating classroom technology, and improving energy efficiency at each school.

The Next Steps Committee’s charge was to engage the external and internal communities of the San Mateo-Foster City School District and listen to other options for addressing school capacity and equity issues created as student enrollment continues to grow.   Phase I asked community and staff members to suggest options at six (6) Town Hall meetings and 20 school forums, or through an online survey in September and October 2014.   These community engagement sessions were facilitated by the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC).  The options suggested are found in the Phase I report compiled by PCRC and available through the link below.  The Next Steps Committee identified a series of viable options and asked for the communities’ input during Phase II of the community engagement process. Input from seven (7) Town Hall meetings, 23 school forums, and an online survey occurred during April 2015 and is compiled in the Phase II report prepared by PCRC. The Next Steps Committee considered over 4,000 pieces of input and created three (3) packages of viable options that address the school capacity and equity issues created by increasing student enrollment.

On June 4, 2015, the Next Steps Advisory Committee presented a series of recommendations to the Board of Trustees for their consideration in the NSAC Report to the Board.  

Read more About the Next Steps Advisory Committee and view the Next Steps Final Report (June 4, 2015).

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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