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district reopening Health and safety handbook, December 21, 2020

The SMFCSD Reopening Health and Safety Handbook, 2020-2021dated December 18, 2020 was distributed to all SMFCSD staff and families on Monday, December 21. (English | Spanish) This Handbook will continue to be updated as new information becomes available; we recommend you use these links to the online copies to ensure that you access the most current version. Site-specific handbook will be provided in January 2021.

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Please review the most recent letter from Dr. Joan Rosas, Superintendent. (English Spanish)


Revisions to pages 8, 9, 10 and 23 were approved by SMCOE and SMCH on 1/7/21. (English | Spanish)


At their meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2020, the School Board Trustees determined that reopening in the Hybrid Model for elementary and SDC students should occur after San Mateo County returns to the Red Tier under the Governor's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. In addition, they provided directions to staff regarding the middle school plans. Please review this Superintendent Update (English Spanish) for full details.

california's regional Stay-at-Home Order, San Mateo County and the impact on schools, december 4, 2020

In a joint press release on Friday, December 4, the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and San Mateo County Health (SMCH) explain the impact on schools of the Governor’s recent announcement of regional stay-at-home restrictions. Please review the full joint press release

On November 16, 2020, SMFCSD received approval of our Reopening Plan (English | Spanish) from SMCOE and SMCH. In accordance with the requirements outlined in the press release (above) and the Governor’s order, on Thursday, December 3, SMFCSD submitted a Waiver Request to open in Hybrid Learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, beginning with TK-1 and SDC students, as outlined in the Reopening Plan. As of December 7, 2020, this Waiver Request is under review by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH); the District will update our Reopening Plan in response to any comments that result from their review.


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. 


Past key updates

AUGUST 11, 2020 (English | Spanish)

  • First Day of School is Monday, August 17. Please see NEW 2020-2021 School Calendar.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with San Mateo Elementary Teachers’ Association (SMETA) approved. (Agenda Item 9.1)

  • School Resource Officer Contract cancelled.

  • Resolution Authorizing a Bond Election for November 3 passed (Agenda item 6.4).

JULY 18, 2020   (English Spanish)

  • All SMFCSD Schools Will Begin Fall Semester in Full Time Distance Learning 

COVID-19 UPDATE archive

Want to see ALL SMFCSD COVID-19 announcements? Please go to our COVID-19 Update Archive page. These announcements can also be found on the Superintendent Updates and Letters page.