• 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 - December 2016

Dear SMFCSD Families, 

Dr. Joan Rosas Photo

Happy Holidays Everyone!  The winter break is fast approaching and I wish you a restful holiday season with your family and friends.
I would like to extend a thank you to members of the community who attended one of the three outreach meetings we held to provide information on the new elementary school in Foster City and to receive input as we begin to design the school.  While this first round of Community Meetings for the new school is now over, there is still an opportunity to provide any additional input and/or questions by emailing them to newschool@smfcsd.net
Beyond the new school in Foster City, preliminary design meetings are in process for the new, additional middle school gyms at Abbott, Borel and Bayside STEM Academy.  After the New Year, Community Meetings will be held to share information about potential designs and to gather community input.  Watch for the dates on our website.
Remember that it is time to register your child for Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten!  Check out your assigned school and the magnet programs in our District to find the right fit for your child and read the article in our December newsletter about how to register during the priority window.  As you may be aware, the District is expanding the Montessori program and creating a kindergarten to eighth grade STEAM / STEM program at Bayside Academy starting in the 2017-2018 school year.  This provides yet another set of innovative educational options for students in the San Mateo–Foster City School District.
I look forward to seeing your students back in school on January 10, 2017!

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 - Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings.

InfoSnap New Student Registration and Transfer Portals Now Open!

The San Mateo-Foster City School District InfoSnap registration and transfer portals to register new students and/or apply for a transfer for...

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Superintendent Coffee Chats - January 2017

Superintendent Rosas welcomes members of the community to join her for coffee and conversation about the District - its goals, challenges, ac...

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The Parent Project

The Parent Project is a free, 12-week course designed for parents and caregivers with adolescents who display challenging behaviors (families with...

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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

December 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 archived editions in English and Spanish, visit our Newsletter page.  

Read our December 2016 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:
Superintendent's Letter
• Superintendent Coffee Chat Dates

• Names of Newly Tenured Teachers
• Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Stakeholder Engagement
• InfoSnap New Student Registration Information
• Schools Support Local Charities This Holiday Season
• Google Expedition Visits Meadow Heights Elementary
• Election Fun at the Baywood Annex
• A Tip From the Nurses on Flu Season
• SMFCSD Education Foundation End-of-Year Donation Opportunity
• School Board Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Fall 2016 Report to the Community

Read the latest edition of our SMFCSD Report to the Community.  Read our Fall 2016 Report to the Community.  Highlights include: 
• Message From the Superintendent 
• Superintendent Coffee Chat Dates 2016-2017
• Math and English-Language Arts Curriculum Highlights
• Educational Priorities and Financial Needs - Measure A
• Student Wellness
• Toyonaka Sister City Friendship with Borel Middle School
• Community Survey Highlights
• Kindergarten and TK Information Meetings
• Technology Network Refresh


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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