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San Mateo-Foster City School District

  • San Mateo-Foster City School District

     Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!  

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  • Celebrating New Facilities!

    The District celebrated the completion of three new gyms and a new school with Ribbon Cutting Events. Thank you to the taxpayers for Measures X & T.

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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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  • 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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 See the current SMFCSD board agenda.

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Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District

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

Café con Diego

Café con Diego

Join us at Abbott Middle School for Café con Diego!

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COVID Pooled Testing

COVID Pooled Testing

The COVID Pooled testing will begin September 20, 2021!

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Youtube - Town Hall Meetings

Youtube - Town Hall Meetings

Join us as Superintendent Ochoa hosts Live Youtube Town Hall Meetings

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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

Covid-19 dashboard

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For the list of schools with confirmed cases click here, for list of Staff click here. To learn more, visit Safe Return to School page.

View previous last weeks data

4 - week new covid cases report

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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 21 schools successfully educate approximately 11,000 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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