• 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 - November 2016

Dear SMFCSD Families, 

Dr. Joan Rosas Photo

Traditionally, this is a time when we pause to consider all that we are thankful for and to spend special moments with our family and friends. I know that I continue to be thankful for the supportive communities that I serve as your Superintendent. Every day I appreciate hearing stories of generosity of spirit and genuine caring for one another.

We are excited about the acquisition of property and the new elementary school in Foster City! We appreciate the generous support of our community and are excited to move on to the next stage of planning and engagement for the design of the new school. We invite you to join us for our upcoming Community Information Meetings, see dates below.

  • Wednesday, November 16 at Audubon Elementary School – 841 Gull Avenue, Foster City

  • Tuesday, November 29 at Foster City Elementary School – 461 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City

  • Wednesday, November 30 at the SMFCSD District Office – 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City

 School measures were well supported throughout California during this recent election. Propositions 51 and 55 will positively impact our district.

At the same time, I know that following the election many of you expressed concern about the future of our country. Whether we disagree with the outcome of the election or support it, we are fortunate to live in a democracy where we can have these conversations. And…it is through education that we can better understand our past and address the issues of today and the future.

I also know that some of our children expressed fear about their future to the staff in our schools. Please know that our staff will continue to assure our students that we care for all of our families. In fact, we teach our students how to understand each other, how to solve conflicts and how to live with diverse and sometimes conflicting ideologies every day. We will continue to work together to ensure that our students are safe and welcome at school.

Even though we cannot always control what is going on in the larger world around us, we can define our own school and our own community. We have always been a special, caring district and we will continue this proud tradition.

With best wishes this Thanksgiving,
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.

SMFCSD Schools Out for Winter Break

All SMFCSD schools will be out for Winter Break Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2017. School resumes on Tuesday, Jan 10. Have a wonderful break! 

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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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SMFCSD Board of Trustees Unanimously Votes to Place Quality Education Renewal Measure on March Ballot

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Thursday, November 17, 2016 to place a quality education renewal mea...

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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

November 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 November 2016 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include:
Superintendent's Letter
• New Foster City Elementary School Community Information Meetings

• Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings
• Stress Workshop at Bayside Theater
• Head Lice Facts
• LEAD Elementary Scholastic Magazine Poster Contest
• United Nations Day at Foster City Children's Annex
• International Walk-to-School Day
• Samaritan House Holiday Program
• SMFCSD Education Foundation Volunteering Opportunities
• 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


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Our Mission

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Our students are prepared to positively impact a dynamic and diverse world as they...

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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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20 Great Schools

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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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Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

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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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