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SMFCSD New Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year

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.


For the 2020-2021 school year, students are eligible to enter:

  • Kindergarten if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2020

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if they have reached 5 years of age on or between September 2 – December 2, 2020

  • Students who do not turn 5 by December 2, 2020 are not eligible to enter Kindergarten or TK for the 2020-2021 school year.


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

  • To find your child’s school of assignment: visit the School Assignments page

  • All students in the District are assigned to a school based on their address of residence

STEP 2: Complete the Aeries Online New Student Pre-Registration Form

  • The form opened on the District website at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, January 6, 2020

  • 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

  • When the form has been completed and submitted, print two copies of the pre-registration submission confirmation

STEP 3: Collect all required registration documents

STEP 4: AFTER Step #3 is completed - Scan and email all required registration documents to the office staff of the school of assignment to complete the registration process.

  • School office contact information sheet
  • The Priority Registration window opened on January 13, 2020 and closed on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    • The school sites will continue to accept new student registrations after Priority Registration ended on January 31. Those registrations are not considered to have priority.


  • Registration is considered complete only after you have completed document verification at the school of assignment.

  • 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.


Click here to learn more about District Magnet Schools & Programs

Click here for information about the Transfer Request Process


If you have additional questions regarding the new student registration process, please explore the Registration & Enrollment pages of the District website, contact your school of assignment, or call the Student Services Department at (650) 312-7345.

Please contact the school of assignment directly with questions specific to the school site or visit their website for more information.