• 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

Superintendent's Letter - June 2016

Dear SMFCSD Community, 

The end of the school year is here and we have much to be thankful for as we send our students forward on the next step in their academic careers.  Congratulations to the families of our graduating eighth graders.  Thank you for giving us the privilege of educating and nurturing your children, preparing them for success in high school and beyond.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank our staff members for another excellent year and to wish our retirees all the best in their next endeavors.  Their service and dedication to our students and community will be appreciated for years to come.

I am pleased to announce that Gregg Elliott has been approved by the Board to be the next principal of Brewer Island Elementary.  Gregg comes to us from Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District where he served as both a K-8 principal and a principal of an alternative high school.  He also served as a principal at two K-5 schools in Modesto.  He is highly regarded and known for setting up effective and innovative practices to support student achievement.  Gregg Elliott is personable and student centered and we welcome him to the SMFCSD community.

We will be emailing out a separate update on our Measure X Bond Program.  We are currently in the process of preparing for design and construction and are excited to get started on projects that will benefit our students. 
 
As we enter the summer months, I encourage you to take the time to relax, spend time with friends and family and read some good books.  The San Mateo Public Library is a wonderful resource that offers the Amazing Summer Learning Challenge where students can enter to win prizes every time they visit the Library and when they complete the reading challenge.  It's a great way to keep our student's minds fresh and engaged all summer.  Learn more about the program on the City of San Mateo's website.

I look forward to welcoming our students back on August 17th!  

Have a safe and wonderful summer.

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Joan Rosas
Superintendent

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

A: Please visit the Registration page for information about pre-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.

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On May 19th, the See Well to Learn Eye Bus visited families at the Turnbull Child Development Center to provide free vision screenings, eye exa...

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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

June 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 June 2016 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights inlcude:
• SMFCSD Retirees
• Free Summer Lunch Program
• Turnbull Eye Bus Visit
• Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day Winners at LEAD
• Abbott Current Events Club
• "Pi Guys" at Bowditch Win Honorable Mention
• George Kaufer Playground Dedication
• Brewer Island and Foster City Elementary Win 2015 Honor Roll

 

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

 

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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