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New Student Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year

WELCOME

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.

GETTING STARTED

All students are assigned to a school based on their home address. To find your child’s school of assignment, visit our District website School Assignment page.

Residency - Students must be physically living with their parent/guardian within district boundaries at the time of registration (BP 5111/Education Code 48200).  Ownership of real property within the district does not in and of itself constitute residency.

Transfers - Parents who would like their child to attend a school other than their assigned school can go through the transfer process. To find out more, visit our District website Transfers & School Choice page. There you will find information about school options, the application process and application deadlines.

AGE & GRADE LEVEL ELIGIBILITY

  • Kindergarten: Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK):  Children entering Transitional Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or between September 2 – December 2, 2017.

  • Students who do not turn 5 by December 2, 2017 are not eligible to enroll in school for the 2017-2018 school year.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY KINDERGARTEN & TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN AGED CHILD?

The Priority Registration Period for the 2017-2018 school year begins Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and ends Friday, February 10, 2017.  First, Parents will attend Kindergarten Registration Day at their neighborhood school in December 2016 to submit all required registration documents and have their address verified before being given a unique 15-digit code, called a snapcode, after presenting completed registration documents to their school site.  Parents will then use their snapcode to complete the InfoSnap online registration process at home or on a mobile device (see right for the InfoSnap online registration form link).  Registration is considered complete only after you have entered and submitted all data into InfoSnap.  Please note:  the snapcode is unique to each child, and it is the expectation that all families are responsible for recording and remembering each child's snap code.

If parents cannot attend the Kindergarten Registration Day, they may go into their neighborhood school at any time starting the week of December 12, 2016.  Families need to check their school website for registration hours, days, and additional information.  All required registration documents must be received by the school before receiving a snapcode to complete registration or apply for a transfer online.

WHEN AND WHERE DO I REGISTER MY KINDERGARTEN & TK CHILD?

Registration for all new Kindergarten & TK students will take place at Kindergarten Registration Day at each neighborhood school.  Registration days and times are scheduled by each individual elementary school, so please check your school's website for specific times and requirements.  If parents are unable to attend a Kindergarten Registration Day, they should contact their school for information.

WHICH SCHOOLS HAVE A TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK) PROGRAM?

The following schools have a Transitional Kindergarten program – Audubon, Baywood, Brewer Island, Foster City, George Hall, Highlands, Laurel, LEAD, Meadow Heights, San Mateo Park & Sunnybrae. If your neighborhood school 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 neighborhood school for Kindergarten.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR 1st - 8th GRADE?

Families need to check their school website for registration hours, days, and additional information.  Schools will be accepting new student registrations, grades 1-8, starting the week of December 12, 2016.  All required registration documents must be received by the school before receiving a snapcode to complete registration or apply for a transfer online.

WHAT IF I WANT MY CHILD TO ATTEND A DISTRICT-WIDE MAGNET SCHOOL WITH THEIR SIBLING?

District-wide magnet schools (College Park, Fiesta Gardens, North Shoreview Montessori & Parkside Montessori) will not be taking registration at their school sites.  You must first register your incoming student at their neighborhood school and then apply for a transfer, requesting sibling preference, to attend the magnet school by February 10, 2017.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING TO REGISTER MY CHILD?

Please visit the Required Registration Documents page for more information.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SCHOOL?

Please visit our Transfers & School Choice page for more information. 

If you have any additional questions regarding registration, 
please contact your school
 or call the 
Student Services Department at (650) 312-7345.