News 2017

SMFCSD Teacher Negotiation Update

June 2017

Dear San Mateo and Foster City Community,

Spring has brought unexpected challenges to the San Mateo-Foster City School District.  Measure Y did not receive sufficient voter approval to renew the Measure A parcel (…)

California Department of Education Selects Borel Middle School as a 2017 Gold Ribbon School

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that Borel Middle School has been selected as a 2017 California Gold Ribbon School.  The California Department of Education (CDE) recognizes outstanding educational programs (…)

Grab Your Sneakers and Friends and Head to the SMFC Education Foundation Run2FunD Education!

Sunday, September 24, 2017Hillsdale High School Track 2:00 – 5:00 pmGet a Homework Pass (elementary students) or a PE Mile Pass (middle school students) just for participating!Support us by RUNNING, (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chats Start in September 2017

You are invited to share coffee and conversation with San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Joan Rosas. Come share your ideas and discuss the latest topics impacting SMFCSD and public education.  All parents and community (…)

Renew Student Meal Applications by September 26th! Schools Benefit When YOU Complete Your Application

Having every family complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application not only helps ensure all students in need have the opportunity to receive nutritious school meals, but also helps determine the District's and each school site's LCFF (…)

International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Join people worldwide in promoting health and community by walking to school on International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 4!  Walking or bicycling to school is an opportunity for kids to be outdoors and provides time to connect (…)

Bike Safety and Safe Routes to School

Join Youth Services Officer Marcus Terry and his trusty partner Officer Kelly as they show you important bike safety tips, and learn about the Safe Routes to School Program from Wini McMichael from the San Mateo-Foster City School (…)

Send Us Your #SMFCSDFirstDay Photos!

Email your Back to School photos to to have them featured in our Facebook @SanMateoFosterCitySD photo album! Welcome back to all of our students and (…)

Welcome New SMFCSD Administrators

SMFCSD is proud to welcome these new administrators to our family - Andrew Campbell (Abbott AP), Alexis O'Flaherty (Brewer Island Principal), Sue Wieser (Human Resources Asst. (…)

Building a Sense of Belonging at Bayside Academy

Elementary school opening in San Mateo presents officials unique challenge.

Even after nearly 20 years as an educator, John Cosmos is still finding new professional challenges.  The coming opening of Bayside Academy (…)

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Report for New Foster City School

The San Mateo-Foster City School District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the SMFCSD Board Room - 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City.

As of August 2, 2017 a draft is available for review and (…)

SMFCSD Hosts Toyonaka Sister City Visitors

Officials in the San Mateo-Foster City School District spent Monday, 8/7 visiting with their Toyonaka, Japan Sister City counterparts.  Visitors were greeted at the District Office in the morning and then spent the day touring schools (…)

FREE Summer Lunch Program

The Child Nutrition Services Department is offering a FREE Lunch Program for all kids and teens 18 and under - no paperwork necessary.

Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30 pm, Monday- Friday (no lunch served on July 4th) (…)

San Mateo Park Saving Lives One Step at at Time!

Students at San Mateo Park Elementary are making the world a better place one step at a time!  This year they participated in the UNICEF Kid Power program which motivate kids and families across the United States to get active and help (…)

Parkside Elementary Student is a STAR!

Parkside Elementary has much to be proud of in student AJ Heinicke.  Not only does AJ perform motorcycle stunts for fun but he also gives back to his community.

AJ has been riding a motorcycle since the age of 3. (…)

Foster City Community Presentation & Input Meetings

Join us for our next round of information meetings to envision a new elementary school in Foster City.  

Community Presentation & Input MeetingsAll sessions will repeat — choose the date which works best for (…)

Summer Theatre / Drama & Instrumental Music Enrichment Registration is Now Open

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to offer summer Theatre/Drama & Instrumental Music Enrichment programs for students June 20-July 14, 2017 from 8:30am-12:00pm (July 4-no program/holiday).

Theatre/Drama (…)

Free Tickets to the San Mateo County Fair!

San Mateo County Fair School Ticket Program

The San Mateo County Fair is excited to announce the Ticket to Fair School Program, an outreach program that works directly with schools in San Mateo County to providing meaningful, educational fun for (…)

SMFCSD Special Meeting: Parcel Tax / Budget Study & School Board Candidate Information Session

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

Please join me and the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s Board of Trustees at the District Office (1170 Chess Drive, Foster City) on Thursday, June 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm (…)

Join SMFCSD on Tuesday, 5/23 for a Parent Presentation - Families in Action: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is offering a presentation on how families can build a supportive environment addressing gender identification and sexual orientation. 

Families in Action:  Sexual Orientation & (…)

Five Part Student Health Education Series

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is offering five informational sessions that provide parents/guardians with the skills to address sensitive health topics with their children at home.  

Please RSVP in order to save your (…)

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

They guide us, support us, inspire us, and teach us - please thank a teacher who has made a difference in your life! #ThankATeacher 

College Park Farmers Market Teacher Appreciation (…)

San Mateo Park Elementary School Receives Kent Award for Panther Reading Program

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that the San Mateo County School Boards Association has awarded San Mateo Park Elementary School the J. Russell Kent Award for its outstanding Panther Reading (…)

Bayside STEM Academy Celebrates Earth Day with Campus Clean Up

Bayside STEM Academy students, parents and staff celebrated Earth Day with a campus clean up held on Saturday, April 22.  Over 50+ volunteers, including 30 students, showed for the Earth Day cleanup - (…)

Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day Is Coming May 10th!

On Wednesday, May 10th, put on your comfy shoes and join your school community in promoting health, fitness, and clean air by walking or rolling to school.  Ideas for families include:

Encouraging your student to use (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chats - March & April 2017

You are invited to share coffee and conversation with San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Joan Rosas. Come share your ideas and discuss the latest topics impacting SMFCSD and public education.  All parents and community (…)

SMFCSD Measure Y Parcel Tax Results

April 10, 2017

The San Mateo–Foster City School District wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Measure Y election.  The required percentage to pass a parcel tax is 66.67% and as of April 7, there were 65.2% in favor (…)

Information About Measure Y

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is committed to maintaining quality education in our local schools with the community’s help.  Since 2010, your public funds have maintained (…)

Measure X - Phase I Project Update

March 2017

Dear Community Members,

It has been 16 months since the voters of San Mateo and Foster City passed the Measure X facilities bond to provide funds to relieve overcrowding at schools in the San (…)

SMFCSD Community Meeting March 27 - New Foster City School

The San Mateo-Foster City School District will hold a Community Meeting Regarding the Scope and Content of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to be prepared for the New Elementary School in Foster City.

The Scoping (…)

Measure X - Abbott Community Meeting

The SMFCSD invites community members from the area surrounding Abbott Middle School as well as families that currently attend Abbott and its feeder schools (Beresford, Fiesta Gardens, George Hall, Laurel & Meadow Heights) to learn about the (…)

NEW Parkside Montessori Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Class Slated to Open in 2017

The SMFCSD is excited to announce that Parkside Montessori has been given the opportunity to start a Montessori Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class in the fall of 2017, provided a sufficient number of students enroll.  

If you know (…)

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) for the 2015-2016 School Year Now Available

Public schools throughout California are required to provide information to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC).  These report cards provide a variety of data to allow the public to evaluate and (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chats - January & February 2017

Superintendent Rosas welcomes members of the community to join her for coffee and conversation about the District - its goals, challenges, accomplishments and any issue related to education and the welfare of youth.  Parents, (…)

2017-2018 & 2018-2019 School Calendars Are Now Available

The District and the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association (SMETA) Bargaining Teams have successfully concluded the negotiation of the school the calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.  The team worked diligently to (…)

InfoSnap New Student Registration and Transfer Portals Now Open

The San Mateo-Foster City School District InfoSnap registration and transfer portals to register new students and/or apply for a transfer for the 2017-2018 school year are now open!

New Student Registration and Transfer (…)

The Parent Project

The Parent Project is a free, 12-week course designed for parents and caregivers with adolescents who display challenging behaviors (families with elementary-aged children can also attend). Offered in both English and Spanish, the classes teach (…)

Join us for a Presentation on the Physiology of Addiction & the Health Risks of Drug Use in Adolescents on Jan. 11th

Please join us for a presentation by Ralph Cantor, a substance abuse expert for the Alameda County Office of Education.  He will discuss the physiology of addiction and the health risks of drug use in adolescents.  He will also present (…)