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San Mateo-Foster City School District

  • COVID-19

    Read the latest SMFCSD updates regarding COVID-19

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  • Distance Learning

    Get the latest information and resources for families

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  • Measure X Information

    Thank you for supporting Measure X! Construction at all sites resumed May 4 in accordance with new Health Order. We're excited to see the progress!

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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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 See the current SMFCSD board agenda.

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REOPENING PLAN: Approved, November 16, 2020

SMFCSD's Reopening Plan (English | Spanish) was approved by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and San Mateo County Health (SMCH) on Monday, November 16, 2020.  

MOST RECENT superintendents updates, November 20 and 24, 2020

Please review the most recent letters from Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

resources for families

Distance Learning

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Archive

covid-19-related reports

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, 2020-2021 (English Spanish)

COVID-19 Operations Report

NOT GETTING DISTRICT MESSAGES?

If you are an SMFCSD family and are not receiving messages from our SchoolMessenger system, please see our SchoolMessenger Communications web page or contact your school's main office. Please leave your name, your student's name and a call back number.

Want to opt-in to text messages? Please follow the instructions on the SchoolMessenger Communications web page.

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

Superintendent Updates, November 20 and 24, 2020

Please read the latest updates from Superintendent Rosas.

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2021-22 New Student Registration Information

2021-22 New Student Registration Information

Registration info for 2021-22 will become available at noon, Wed, Nov 18, 2020.

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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

Parents Ask

Q:  How do I register my children for school?

A: Please visit the How to Register page for information about school registration.

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.

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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 20 elementary and middle schools in San Mateo and Foster City. The Board of Directors 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

Building for the Future

Through the generous support of our taxpayers, we are creating learning spaces that develop the minds, hearts and bodies of our students.

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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.

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