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Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD)!

We are excited to welcome you to our schools and help guide you through the process of registering your child.  The information on this page explains the process to register a new student for the 2021-2022 school year in grades TK-8.


For the 2021-2022 school year, students are eligible to enter:

  • Kindergarten if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if they have reached 5 years of age on or between September 2 – December 2, 2021

  • Students who do not turn 5 by December 2, 2021 are not eligible to enter Kindergarten or TK for the 2021-2022 school year.

the steps to register

STEP 1: Determine your child’s school of assignment based on your address of residence

STEP 2: Collect all required registration documents

  • Required registration documents must be complete and up-to-date in order to be accepted by the school office.

STEP 3: Complete the Aeries Online New Student Pre-Registration Form

  • The form opened on this page of the District website at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, January 11, 2021

  • The form is available in the upper-right corner of this page if viewing on a desktop or tablet; at the bottom of the page if viewing on a mobile phone or small tablet

STEP 4: Submit all required registration documents (document upload in Aeries online pre-registration form or email to the school of assignment) to complete the registration  process.

  • Submit the required registration documents via the document upload available in the Aeries online pre-registration form. Alternatively, you may email (scan or photo) the required registration documents to the office staff of the school of assignment.  School Office Contact Information
  • The office staff of the school of assignment will review and verify the required registration documents.

important information

  • If you have not previously used Aeries Registration to register a new student in the SMFCSD, you will need to create an Aeries Registration  account.  Please use the Create New Account option when prompted in the registration form.  If you have an Aeries Parent Portal account for another student, that login information will not work for Aeries Registration.
  • Foster City residents within the boundary of Beach Park Elementary: click here for information about registration.
  • The Priority Registration window will opened on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon) and closed on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon).
  • School sites will continue to accept new student registrations after Priority Registration has ended on January 29. Those registrations are not considered to have priority.
  • Registration is considered complete only after you have completed document verification in Step #4.
  • Step #4 must be completed by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, January 29 in order to be considered within priority.
  • The Aeries online pre-registration form can be completed on any internet-enabled device (cell phone, tablet, laptop, computer).
  • If your school of assignment does not have a TK program, your child will be placed at a school that does for their TK year and then return to their school of assignment for Kindergarten the following school year.


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Click here for information about the Transfer Request Process

Click here for School Registration & Transfer FAQs