News 2021-2022

Regular School Board Meeting

Thursday, January 27, 2021 VIA Zoom or In-Person


View Full Meeting Agenda, to submit feedback, and to join via zoom or in-person

For the full agendas and information on how to join via zoom, please see the Board (…)

Community Listening Sessions

SMFCSD Community Listening Sessions

The San Mateo-Foster City School District will hold a series of community listening sessions in the coming weeks. These listening sessions are for families to share their experiences at SMFCSD (…)

SEDAC Meeting

SEDAC Meeting Tuesday, JANUARY 18, 2021 at 7 pm, via zoom

The Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) will be having a meeting updating our families and community on the state of Special Education in our District and an open (…)

Youtube - Town Hall Meetings

SMFCSD Youtube Channel Town Hall updates

SMFCSD is constantly looking for seamless ways to communicate directly with our families. Superintendent Ochoa will be hosting a YouTube Live Stream Town Hall meetings once a month to (…)

School Board Community Workshops

School Board Community Workshops Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6pm - via Zoom


Zoom Video Meeting link

We currently engage parents through emails, automated (…)

DELAC Meeting

Join us for the next District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Meeting Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 7:00 - 8:30 PM VIA Google Meets

The San Mateo-Foster City School District invites students, parents, staff, family and community (…)

COVID Pooled Testing

Pooled Testing - a letter from superintendent Ochoa

Dear SMFCSD Families,

 In the San Mateo-Foster City School District, we seek to maintain a safe environment for employees, students, families, and the community. To support those (…)

COVID Vaccinations at College Park

Vaccinations at College Park Elementary

In partnership with the County of San Mateo Office of Education and San Mateo County Department of Health, the San Mateo-Foster City School District will be hosting a series of Vaccination Clinics for our (…)

SMFCSD Awards Recognition!

Recognizing Students and Staff

Congratulations to this week’s SMFCSD Recognition Awards recipients from Laurel Elementary and Child Nutrition Services! View the recipients

Each week awards will be given out to recipients from one (…)

The OneSMFC Podcast

Episode 15 is now live!

 Click here to listen and view full list of upcoming episodes


New Student Registration!

2022-2023 New Student Registration


Visit HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022-2023 (NEXT) SCHOOL YEAR to learn more! (…)

Fiesta de opciones! | Festival of Options!

Fiesta de Opciones | Festival of Options!

Join us on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 11 am - 4 pm for our Fiesta de Opciones | Festival of Options! This event is an opportunity for families in the North Central San Mateo area to (…)

SMFCSD PTA Council Meeting

Navigating the new normal - SMFC PTA Council Meeting

The SMFC PTA Council is excited to host StarVista for a 45-minute workshop on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm, for families to help kids and parents manage the current (…)

Café con Diego

Dates for Café con Diego


 Borel & Bowdtich


Join us for our upcoming Café con Diego events starting at 9:30 am

Moonlight Masquerade Gala - SMC Ed Foundation

Silent Auction is now open!

It’s the last week before our virtual Moonlight Masquerade Gala, and today marks the opening of our Silent Auction! You won’t want to miss the chance to bid on some very (…)

Meet Our New District Leaders!

Meet Our New District Leaders!

We are excited to announce the recent appointments of seven experienced administrators to District Director positions. The District selected these outstanding leaders because of their proven track (…)

Please Attend Public Hearing on By-Trustee Area Elections, Aug 26, 2021, 6:30 pm

Please attend the third public hearing about by-trustee area elections, thursday, 8/26/21, 6:30 pm

Dear SMFCSD Community,Please review this information (English | Spanish) regarding the switch to elections by-trustee areas. (…)

Please Attend Monday's Meeting about By-Trustee Area Elections, Aug 16, 2021, 5:30 pm

Please attend Monday’s Meeting, 8/16/21, 5:30 pm about By-Trustee Area Elections

Dear SMFCSD Community,Please review this information (English | Spanish) regarding the switch to elections by trustee areas. Your participation (…)

Next School Board Meeting Is Thurs, Aug 12, 6:30 pm

The next regular meeting of the School Board is Thursday, August 12, 6:30 pm 

View Full Meeting Agenda

For the full meeting agenda and more information, please see the Board Agendas, Minutes and Summaries web (…)

Special Board Meeting/Public Hearing, Aug 6, 2021, 5:30 pm

Special meeting/public hearing via Zoom

A Special Meeting/Public Hearing of the School Board is scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2021, 5:30 pm. The full agenda, attachments and additional information can be found on Board Agendas, (…)

Ribbon Cutting Events Celebrate New SMFCSD Buildings

    Four Ribbon Cutting Events August 9 and 10, 2021

In events that will showcase four new facilities in the San Mateo-Foster City School District, the Board of Trustees and Superintendent Diego Ochoa will hold Ribbon Cutting (…)

SMFCSD Will Hold Hearings on By-Trustee Area Proposed Voting Area Maps

 Public Hearing on by-trustee area elections - proposed voting area maps

At their meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution affirming their intention to transition from at-large to a by-trustee area (…)

News 2020-2021

Free Meals Continue during Summer, Jun 16- Aug 6, 2021

Free Grab-and-Go meals will continue Monday through Friday during summer 2021, June 16 - August 6. Meals are free to all community youth aged 18 and under, and under USDA guidelines in effect at this time, may be picked up by (…)

New District Superintendent Appointed!

SMFCSD Board of Trustees Appoints Diego R. Ochoa as New Superintendent May 20, 2021


At their May 20, 2021 meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed Diego R. Ochoa as the District’s new superintendent and approved his (…)

Superintendent Update, June 25, 2021

Read the most recent Superintendent Updates from Dr. Joan Rosas FRIDAY, June 25, 2021

Hello Everyone,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying these early days of summer. I want to take an opportunity to update you on a number of (…)

Special Board Meeting - Public Hearing, Jun 28, 2021, 6:00 pm

monday, June 28, 2021, 6:00 pm, via Zoom

Agenda Highlights

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is in the process of transitioning to a by-trustee area voting system for its 2022 Governing Board Elections. On June 28, 2021, at (…)

Next School Board Meeting Is Thurs, June 24, 6:30 pm

The next regular meeting of the School Board is Thursday, june 24, 6:30 pm 

Agenda Highlights

The next Regular Meeting of the School Board is this Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:30 pm. 

Agenda highlights (…)

SMFCSD Will Hold Hearings on By-Trustee Area Election System


Board of Trustees Approved Resolution

The Board of Trustees of the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD) approved a resolution affirming their intention to transition from at-large to a by-trustee area election system and (…)

Upcoming Events, Services and Opportunities!

Upcoming District events, Services and opportunities

Watch this page for information about upcoming meetings, events and opportunities including seminars and contest offerings from SMFCSD and the San Mateo County Office of Education (…)

Help Is Available - New...Rent Assistance

Need translation?

Please use our Google translate button at top of this page or any page on our website!

Community resources including food, housing support, etc

We will provide our families with information on food, housing, financial (…)

COVID-19 FREE Vaccine Clinic - This Saturday


506 North Delaware Street, San Mateo

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for all people ages 12+ in San Mateo County. Hosted by San Mateo County, City of (…)

Superintendent Search Is Underway

diego R. Ochoa appointed as next superintendent May 20, 2021

At their meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Board of Trustees appointed Hollister School District Superintendent Diego R. Ochoa as the next superintendent of (…)

Come to a Coffee Chat, Wed, May 26, 2021, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

led by School board President Ken chin, Vice president alison proctor and superintendent rosas

  All SMFCSD community members are invited. After a brief presentation, there will be time for Q & A. 

JOIN via (…)

School Board Study Session Is Sat, May 15, 1-3 pm

The Board of trustees will hold a study session this saturday, may 15, from 1-3 pm

Agenda Highlights:

A Board Study Session, “Discussion of Governance and Equity with Nicole Anderson,” is scheduled for this Saturday, May (…)

CAASPP Notification for Families In-Person, May2021

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, Summative Assessments and California Science Test PARENT AND GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION LETTER - in-Person INSTRUCTION, May 2021 (PARA ESPAÑOL: CONTINÚE HACIA ABAJO O (…)

CAASPP Notification for Families-Remote Learning, May 2021

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, Summative Assessments and California Science Test Parent and Guardian Notification Letter - Remote Instruction, MAY 2021. (PARA ESPAÑOL: CONTINÚE HACIA ABAJO O UTILICE LA (…)

Partner with Us - LCAP Community Engagement Meetings, May 4 (Spanish), 5 or 10

come to a community lcap meeting!

Join your school community and District leaders to:

REVIEW our district LCAP progress REFLECT on the ROOT causes of that progress RECOMMEND District IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES

The Local Control and (…)

Family Talk - Vaping, April 29 and May 4

SMFCSD and SMUHSD invite you to a facilitated workshop on vaping multiple dates and times available Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4 pm or 7 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 4 pm or 7 pm who should attend?

families and children should (…)

PTA Council Invites You to Digital Wellness, Wed, April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm

"Digital Wellness: REdefining Your Child's Time Online" wednesday, april 28, 2021, 6:30-7:15 pm SMFCSD PTA Council invites all members of the SMFCSD community to join Common Sense as they share practical tips for parents (…)

Virtual Community Engagement on Middle School Math Pathways and Resources

Virtual Community Engagement on Middle School Math Pathways

Community Engagement meetings on Middle School Math Pathways were held in April, 2021. Please find resources from those meetings below.


Frequently Asked Questions (…)

Care Solace Services Available to All SMFCSD Staff and Families

mental health services are available

The San Mateo-Foster City School District fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety and well-being of students, parents and staff.  The service is sponsored for SMFCSD by the Peninsula (…)

Seeking Volunteers for Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee, Measures L, X and T

The Board of trustees of the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is seeking qualified, interested individuals to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the independent Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (…)

Children's Annex Spring Break Camp Registration Is Open for TK-Grade 5

register online today for children's annex spring break camp When:

March 29 - April 9, 2021, during Spring Break; Join for one week or two! REGISTER NOW!


Sunnybrae Elementary School, 1031 S. Delaware, San (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chat In Spanish - Wed, Mar 3, 2021, 7 pm

Acompáñenos a una Plática y Café – en español  Con la Dra. Joan Rosas, Superintendente de SMFCSD & David Chambliss, Superintendente Asistente de Servicios (…)

Celebrating Black History Month, February 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with your family

February is Black History Month and the 2021 Theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.”

 hanks to Baywood Assistant Principal Deborah Roberts for (…)

Pandemic-EBT: COVID-19 Food Benefit for Families Pending Approval

food benefits for families

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) has been extended to June 2021; approval by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pending as of Feb 3, 2021.

What are P-EBT and who is eligible?

Due to COVID0-19, children who receive (…)

Today's the Last Day of Readathon 2021!

Readathon 2021 Is almost over! January 22 - February 5, 2021

This beloved annual SMFC Education Foundation event runs from January 22 through February 5, 2021. It will feature community members reading and reviewing culturally relevant (…)

Next Two School Board Meetings Are Thurs, Feb 4, 6:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 5, 2:00 pm

the board of trustees will hold two meetings this week Regular meeting: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:30 pm  Special Meeting: Friday, February 5, 2021, 2:00 pm


2021-22 New Student Registration Is Now Open!

New student registration for grades TK-8 do you have a student coming to SMFCSD in the fall of 2021?

If you or someone you know have a student in grades TK-8 who will be new to the San Mateo-Foster City School District in the fall of 2021, this (…)

Superintendent Updates: Events in Wash, D.C.

Read the most recent Superintendent Updates from Dr. Joan Rosas (English | Spanish) January 7, 2021: Reflection on Washington D.C. Events

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,Yesterday, I wrote a short note (below) to you in (…)

2021-22 New Student Registration Information

New Student Registration Information for 2021-2022 School Year Information launch is available

Go to > Registration/Enrollment & Transfers

Learn about: New Student Registration Transfer Request (…)

2021-22 Registration for Preschool

Preschool Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

New preschool student registration information for the 2021-2022 school year is now available on the District's preschool webpage (state subsidized and fee-based information).

Please (…)

Seeking More Members for Citizen's Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

The Citizens’ Parcel Tax Oversight Committee consists of five community members who apply and are appointed by the District’s Board of Trustees to validate that the parcel tax proceeds that are spent comply with the stated purpose of (…)

Become a Teacher! First Deadline: Mon, Nov 9!

thinking about becoming a teacher?  know of someone who might be interested?

SMFCSD has joined as a partner in the Alder Graduate School of Education’s "Teacher Residency Program at San Mateo County Office of Education." The (…)

Community Listening Session—School and Community Safety

San Mateo-Foster City School District welcomes you to a Community Listening Session Monday,  November 2, 2020,  6 – 8 pm Topic

School and Community Safety


Provide (…)

Parent Education Event, Tues, Oct 20, 6:30 pm

"the 3 R's: Regulation, Routines and relationship -- HELPING OUR KIDS MANAGE STRESS DURING COVID-19" Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:30-7:15 pm Star Vista, SMFCSD and SMFC PTA Council will host this part presentation, part panel (…)

Join Parent Education with Star Vista and SMFCSD, Wed and Thurs, Aug 12 (English) and 13 (Spanish)

parent education event: kick off a successful academic year

In partnership, Star Vista and SMFCSD bring you a 45-minute workshop for families to help get the school year off to a positive start. This event will discuss stress, strategies for (…)

All Schools Will Begin 2020-21 School Year in Full Time Distance Learning

At the July 16, 2020 Board meeting, Trustees directed staff to begin the year in Distance Learning due to the recent escalation of COVID 19 cases and to continue in that mode through the October intercession at which time we will reevaluate (…)

Save-the-Date for SMFC Ed Foundation's Virtual Auction!

 save the date - Friday, october 23, 2020. 

Greetings Community Leaders & Champions for Education! 

We would like to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for a historical night, as we (…)

SMFC Ed Foundation Seeks Part-Time Executive Director

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation is seeking a part-time Executive Director!

The Executive Director will be the main point of contact for all Foundation relationships and programs and will (…)

News 2019-2020

Next Two School Board Meetings Are Thurs, June 25 and Sat, June 27

the next two school board meetings are this week


The next two meetings of the School Board are a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:30 pm and a Special Meeting – Board Governance Workshop, on Saturday, (…)

Reflecting on the Death of George Floyd, Social Justice Resources (Spanish Added)

A Message to the smfcsd community

June 1, 2020

 Dear San Mateo-Foster City School District Community,

The Trustees of the Board of Education and I would like to take a moment to reflect on the tragic death of George (…)

Make Some Noise for Class of 2020

Friday, June 12, 7:00 - 7:15 pm The cities of Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Bruno and San Mateo as well as the Burlingame, Hillsborough City, Millbrae, San Bruno Park, San Mateo-Foster City and San Mateo Union High School (…)

Pandemic-EBT: New COVID-19 Food Benefit for Families

What are Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Food Benefits?

Due to COVID0-19, children who receive or are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school can receive a one-time payment of $365 per eligible child to help families in California buy food when (…)

Celebrating Staff Appreciation Throughout the Month of May


May 17-23 is Classified School Employee Appreciation Week, and our gratitude is overflowing. At their May 21 Board meeting, the Trustees read this Resolution and the video below was shared. Thank you to our (…)

Senator Jerry Hill Visits Eighth-Grade Social Studies Class

Lesson Comes to Life During Distance Learning

Students in an eighth-grade class at Bayside Academy are learning about how to make things happen thanks to Senator Jerry Hill, Representative Elmer Martinez and the modeling of their social studies (…)

Announcing New Principal of Beresford Elementary School


We are so excited that Erin Felix will be the new Principal at Beresford Elementary School this fall, replacing Principal Amy Snow who will move on to be the Principal of the New School in Foster (…)

Love from Lead!

enjoy this message from the staff at lead elementary!


Board Approves Transition to Distance Learning

MOST RECENT SMFCSD CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES TO FAMILIES March 23, 2020, Distance Learning Update, coming soon. March 17, 2020, Special Education Services Procedural (…)

SMFCSD Needs Your Input!

Family and community engagement is one of our key goals. Several opportunities to get involved in SMFCSD through feedback or participation will end this week. Your opinions are important to us—they will help us shape the District’s (…)

Facilities Master Plan—Survey Closes Feb 28

Facilities master planning for the next decade is well on its way across the District, with input being collected from parents, students, teachers and staff. 

Site meetings are wrapping up, but you still have the opportunity (…)

Join the Fun! Name the New School in Foster City

You're invited to Submit a name for consideration!

The District's New School in Foster City will soon be a reality and you're invited to participate in this exciting phase of the project.

Suggest at name using this online form (…)

District Names Principal for New School in Foster City

There was great interest in the position of Principal of the New School in Foster City.  After three rigorous panel interviews, Mrs. Amy Snow was selected. She was accepted by the Board of Trustees at their December 19, 2019 meeting.  (…)

Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

On December 19, 2019, during their Annual Organizational Meeting, the Board of Trustees welcomed new trustees Kenneth Chin and Alison Proctor. After the ceremonial swearing in, the Board elected new officers:

President: Noelia (…)

Check out the December 2019 Newsletter!

Read our December 2019 Newsletter!

Highlights include: 

• Superintendent's Update• School Board Meeting Highlights • New Student Registration Process• Parent Education Night, Feb 20, 2020• Talk with (…)

Mark Your Calendar for Middle School Info Sessions

If you are interested in learning about SMFCSD’s Middle Schools, mark your calendar for upcoming Middle School Information Meetings. Each meeting is held at the school site.


Monday, January 13, 2020, 8:30-9:30 (…)

Check out the November 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter!

Read our November 2019 Newsletter - Highlights include: 

• Superintendent's Update• Upcoming Events• School Board Meeting Highlights • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Information (…)

K and TK Information Meetings, Dec 3, 2019

Are you a parent or guardian of an incoming K or TK student?

Come to an information meeting, Tuesday, December 3, to learn about:

School Registration School Transfer Options Magnet School Programs When & Where?

Meetings will (…)

News 2018 - 2019

Welcome Back! SMFCSD First Day is Tuesday, August 13th.

SMFCSD first day is Tuesday, August 14th - are you ready? 

See back-to-school resources for parents on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in (…)

SMFCSD Wants to Stay in Touch!

The San Mateo-Foster City School District wants to stay in touch!  Follow/Like us on social media to keep current on fun events and happenings in our schools:

Facebook - Like @SanMateoFosterCitySD Twitter - Follow us (…)

Check out the June 2019 edition of our SMFCSD Newsletter!

Read our SMFCSD June 2019 Newsletter - Highlights include: 

• Superintendent's Update - New School in Foster City, Welcome New Principals• Stay in Touch with SMFCSD on Social Media pages• (…)

SMFCSD Awards Bid for the Construction of a New School in Foster City

San Mateo-Foster City School District Awards Bid for the Construction of a New School in Foster City       

June 7, 2019 - Foster City - The Board of Trustees of the San (…)

Looking for a job? The SMFCSD Children's Annex after school program is hiring!

Looking for a job? The SMFCSD Children's Annex after school program is hiring!

Visit our Employment Opportunities page and download an application or pick one up at the District Office - 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City.


Special Board Study Sessions Planned for May 28 & June 6

Join us for two Special Study Sessions on Tue, 5/28 & Thu, 6/6 at 5:00 pm to review our Cultural Pluralism Policy, draft Equity Policy, Montessori Magnet enrollment practices & receive an update on the Vision/Mission review (…)

SMFCSD Summer Enrichment Theater Program - Register TODAY

Join us for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious summer! Registration for the SMFCSD Enrichment Theatre Program "Mary Poppins Jr." is now open! Space is limited, so enroll your incoming 3rd-8th grade student ASAP - go (…)

Proposed Update to SMFCSD Vision & Mission

Join School Board Trustees Watkins & Corzo to engage in conversation about a proposed update to the SMFCSD Vision and Mission Statements.

Choose from four meeting dates:

May 22 at Bayside Academy May 29 at Borel Middle (…)

SMFCSD Opens Bids for the Construction of a New School in Foster City

San Mateo-Foster City School District Opens Bids for the Construction of a New School in Foster City 

May 13, 2019

Foster City - San Mateo-Foster City School District officials took another step forward this week in the (…)

We LOVE our teachers!

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Visit the National PTA's website for 10 ways to show your teacher some LOVE!  #ThankATeacher #WeAreSMFCSD



Partner with Us - LCAP Special Education Family Engagement Meeting

Join your school, District, and Special Education leaders to:

REVIEW our district LCAP progress REFLECT on the ROOT causes of that progress RECOMMEND district IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) (…)

Special Study Session Planned for Thursday, May 2nd

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

Please join us for an important Special Board Study Session to review our equity policies, magnet school policies/enrollment, and the process for updating the Mission & Vision statement on (…)

Check out the April 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter

Check out our April 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter. Highlights include: 

• Superintendent's Update - Measure X Projects• Audubon #READ• Bayside Family Literacy Night• SF Gay Men's Chorus Visits (…)

Read our Spring 2019 SMFCSD Community Report

Read the Spring 2019 SMFCSD Community Report.  Highlights include:•  Message From the Superintendent•  Thank you for your support of Measure V •  Borel & Bowditch Named CA (…)

SMFCSD Free & Reduced Tuition Preschool Has Openings!

Looking for a free & reduced tuition preschool? The San Mateo-Foster City School District has openings at for 3 & 4-year-olds at:

Turnbull Child Development Center - 715B Indian Avenue, San Mateo Fiesta Gardens - 1001 Bermuda (…)

Spring Break

All San Mateo-Foster City School District schools will be closed April 1 - April 12, 2019. Students return on Monday, April 15. Have a great break!


LOVE North Central Clean Up Day - April 12

Don't miss LOVE North Central Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 13 from 9am - 12pm. Keep North Central Beautiful! #WeAreSMFCSD



7th & 8th Grade Families - Join Us for Family Talk: What Am I Feeling?

Join us for a FREE presentation designed to promote healthy communication within families that lasts a lifetime! 

Wednesday, March 20, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pmAbbott Middle School Library600 36th Avenue (…)

Check out our March 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter

Check out our March 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include: 

• 2018-2019 Superintendent Coffee Chat• Bayside STEM Student Excel at Science Fair• Beresford Kicks of Literacy (…)

Don't miss Bayside's FAB LAB, Friday, March 22

Where science and technology come to life!

Friday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bayside Academy



Looking for a teaching job? Come to the SMCOE Educator Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 9.

Are you a current, aspiring, or substitute teacher? Come visit our SMFCSD table at the San Mateo County Educator Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 9 from 10 am - 2 pm. Register here - #WeAreSMFCSD


Join us for Family Talk: What's Happening to Me?

Join us for a presentation designed to promote healthy communication within families that lasts a lifetime! Through drawings, multimedia, and activities, families will explore the physical changes of puberty. In a relaxed and friendly setting, (…)

Ready, set, READ!

Ready, set, READ! From January 26 – February 9, elementary schools across the district will join the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation to raise money for our schools.  The Readathon is an educational, equitable, fun way (…)

Partner with Us - LCAP Family & Community Engagement Meetings

Join your school community & district leaders to:

REVIEW our district LCAP progress REFLECT on the ROOT causes of that progress RECOMMEND district IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a (…)

Air Quality Precautions

November 19, 2018 (4:00 pm Update)

Dear SMFCSD Families,

Since our District closure on Friday, November 16 due to very unhealthy air quality (AQI over 200), we have been monitoring the situation and (…)

2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Student Calendars Now Available

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 SMFCSD Student Calendars are now available on our District Calendar page.  


Are you tired of manually entering important dates into your calendar? (…)

Curious About the New Elementary School Being Built in Foster City?

Check out the New Elementary School in Foster City page for the latest news and updates along with a list of major milestones and anticipated construction dates!  #WeAreSMFCSD



Kindergarten & TK Information Meeting for Incoming Students

New student registration for the 2019-20 school year is about to begin...are you ready? Join the SMFCSD for its annual Kindergarten & TK Information Meeting on Mon, 10/29 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 6:00-7:30 pm. For more (…)

We Are Hiring! Become a Substitute Today!

Become a Substitute and Make a Difference in a Student’s Life Today!  The San Mateo-Foster City School District is hiring and has immediate openings for the following positions:

Teachers Clerical (…)

Measure V Passes!


On Thursday, December 6, the Elections Office certified that Measure V passed! On behalf of the San Mateo–Foster City School District, I want to thank you for your support of this Measure. (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chat, Thursday, March 28

Join Superintendent Rosas for coffee and conversation on Tuesday, March 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Baywood Elementary School.  Meetings are designed to provide an avenue for school families and community members to stay informed about District (…)

SMFC Education Foundation Run2Fund is Coming September 23rd!

Please join us on Sunday, September 23rd, for a run, Wellness Fair, yoga, dance, martial arts, jump rope, noodle hockey, and more! 

For more information, please visit our event page at (…)

Register for 5th grade music class!

It’s time to register for 5th grade music class!  After your child attends the school demonstrations, please complete the online request form. The form can be accessed by computer or cell phone from this link: (…)

AERIES Parent Portal Closes on August 31

Attention Parents/Guardians!

The SMFCSD Aeries Parent Portal to update your child’s information closes on August 31, 2018. The link to the Parent Portal is

An email invitation was (…)

Measure X Update - March 2018

Shovels in the Ground in 2018!

The new facilities projects at Abbott, Bayside and Borel Middle Schools and the new elementary school in Foster City will enter a much-anticipated stage of actual construction in 2018.  Reaching this (…)

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) Now Available

A School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is published for all school sites each February with the focus on the previous academic year.  These report cards provide information about each school and its students (…)