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San Mateo-Foster City School District

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Superintendent's Letter - November 2017

Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wish the San Mateo-Foster City School District community a restful time of sharing with family and friends.

At the November 16, 2017 Board Meeting 51 teachers and certificated staff moved from probationary to permanent status. It was exciting to celebrate this milestone in their careers.  We also honored outgoing Board Members Chelsea Bonini and Ed Coady for their service and the guidance they have provided the District during their tenure.  At our next Board Meeting we will welcome our incoming Board Members: Noelia Corzo, Rebecca Hitchcock and Shara Watkins.  We are looking forward to working with our new team!

Community Input Sought at Town Hall Meetings in December Regarding School FinanceTown Hall Meeting Logo
We will be holding Town Hall Meetings regarding school finance. As our District is chronically underfunded and currently experiencing a structural deficit caused by increased pension liability, escalating costs of doing business and the loss of the $7 million in parcel tax funds last year, we are concerned that any proposed cuts will negatively affect outcomes for our students. Raising revenues would require a new parcel tax.  We invite our community to share ideas related to the District's fiscal deficit at our Town Hall meetings.

Four Town Hall Meetings will be held in December on the following dates from 6:30-7:30 pm:
• Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Abbott Middle School 
- 600 36th Avenue, San Mateo 
• Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Bowditch Middle School 
- 1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City 
• Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Borel Middle School 
- 425 Barneson Avenue, San Mateo 
• Monday, December 18, 2017 at Bayside Academy 
- 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo

For those who cannot attend a Town Hall meeting, we will have an online survey for gathering information that will be opened in December.  We hope you are able to attend one of our meetings or participate in the survey to share your thoughts and perspectives.

With best wishes for a lovely Thanksgiving,
Joan Rosas, Ed.D.

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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.

Community Input Sought at Town Hall Meetings in December on School Finance

Join us on Wednesday, December 13th from 6:30-7:30 at Bowditch Middle School for our next Town Hall Meeting. The San Mateo-Foster City School Dis...

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Superintendent Coffee Chat Schedule for 2017-18

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30-7:30 at Bayside Academy for coffee and conversation with San Mateo-Foster City School Distr...

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San Mateo-Foster City School District and San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association (SMETA) Settle On Three Year Contract

The San Mateo-Foster City School District and the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association (SMETA) are pleased to announce that a tentative agree...

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Substitute Teaching Positions

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November 2017 - 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 SMFCSD Newsletter - November 2017.  Highlights include:

• Superintendent's Letter
• Superintendent Coffee Chat Schedule for 2017-2018
• Town Hall Meetings on School Finance
• Congratulations to Teachers and Certificated Staff
• Thank you to outgoing Trustees Bonini & Coady
• Elementary School Report Card Update
• Farmer & Food Day
• Meadow Heights Buddy Bench
• Senator Jerry Hill Visits San Mateo Park
• Bayside Academy Math Festival
• SMFC Education Foundation Update
• School Board Meeting Summaries & Upcoming Agendas
• School Calendars 2017-2018 | 2018-2019

Fall 2017 - SMFCSD Community REPORT

Read the latest edition Fall 2017 SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include: 
•  Message From the Superintendent 
•  Superintendent's Fiscal Advisory Committee
•  2017-2018 Coffee Chat Schedule
•  Thank you to our Community Partners
•  New English Language Arts Program
•  New Interactive Financial Transparency Platform - OpenGov
•  Physical Education Program Highlights
•  Kindergarten and TK Information Meetings

To see archived editions of the Community Report, visit our Community Report page.  

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Our Mission

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Strategic Plan

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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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