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school office staff are away from the office until tuesday, July 21, 2020.  you are able to complete steps 1-3 of the new student registration process now.

Step 4 is overseen by the school of assignment, and you will be able to complete that final step of the new student registration process when office staff return.


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: Scan and email all required registration documents to the office staff of the school of assignment to complete the registration process. *Please see note at the top of this page regarding this step.*

  • 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.