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San Mateo-Foster City School District

  • 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 - May 2017

Superintendent Joan Rosas

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

May is a time of appreciations. I am particularly thankful for the dedication of our San Mateo–Foster City School District staff and their commitment to the success of every student. They support our students in doing their best academically and provide encouragement and guidance. They are role models and understand the profound influence that they have in the lives of our students. It is my privilege to extend a heartfelt message of gratitude to our staff and I encourage our community to join me in appreciating our staff members during Certificated and Classified Appreciation Weeks and throughout the year.

I am excited to announce that Jeannette Ramirez has been selected as the next principal of Fiesta Gardens International School. Ms. Ramirez is coming to the San Mateo-Foster City School District from the Greenfield Union School District where she is the principal of Oak Avenue Elementary. Previously, she was a Principal in the West Contra Costa Unified School District and Vice Principal in the Pittsburg Unified School District. She has been a bilingual and dual immersion teacher and is looking forward to the opportunity to return to an immersion program and relocate to be closer to family here in the area. Her son, San Mateo Police Officer Julio Jolivette, is a graduate of Parkside Elementary School! We welcome Jeannette Ramirez to the Fiesta Gardens family. It is a busy time of the year and I hope that you are able to enjoy the end of year festivities. Sincerely, Joan Rosas, Ed.D. Superintendent

Joan Rosas, Ed.D.

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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 - Enrollment & Student Registration.

SMFCSD Special Meeting: Parcel Tax / Budget Study & School Board Candidate Information Session

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community, Please join me and the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s Board of Trustees at the Dis...

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Free Tickets to the San Mateo County Fair!

San Mateo County Fair School Ticket Program The San Mateo County Fair is excited to announce the Ticket to Fair School Program, an outreach progr...

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

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

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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

MAY 2017 - 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 SMFCSD May 2017 Newsletter.  Highlights include:

  • Superintendent's Letter - Staff Appreciation & new Fiesta Gardens Principal
  • Summer Theatre/Drama & Instrumental Music Enrichment Registration Is Now Open!
  • California Department of Education Selects Borel Middle School as a 2017 Gold Ribbon School
  • San Mateo Park Elementary School Receives Kent Award for Panther Reading Program
  • Bayside STEM Academy Celebrates Earth Day with Campus Clean Up
  • Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day - May 10th
  • Student Health Education Series for Parents
  • San Mateo County Fair School Ticket Program
  • San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation Update
  • Help Wanted - SMFCSD IS HIRING!!
  • School Board Meeting Summaries & Upcoming Agendas



Read the latest edition - Winter 2017 - SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include: 
•  Message From the Superintendent 
•  Superintendent Coffee Chat Dates - March/April
•  San Mateo Rotary dictionary donations
•  Bayside Academy Update
•  Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
•  Information on Measure Y
•  Update on Measure X Facilities Projects
•  SMFCSD is Hiring!

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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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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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.  View the 2015-2018 Plan.

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