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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: → Registration & Enrollment → School Assignments

  • 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

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

  • The required registration documents can be found by clicking here.

STEP 4: Bring all required registration documents to the school of assignment to complete registration in person

  • The Priority Registration window will open on January 13, 2020 and close on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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

  • Present originals of the registration documents, as well as one set of copies, to the school of assignment

  • Check the school of assignment’s website for their scheduled document verification dates/times



  • 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.