News 2017

Superintendent Coffee Chats - January 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, (…)

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 (…)

News 2016

SMFCSD Board of Trustees Unanimously Votes to Place Quality Education Renewal Measure on March Ballot

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Thursday, November 17, 2016 to place a quality education renewal measure on the March ballot.

Since 2010 San Mateo and Foster City residents have supported (…)

Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings

The SMFCSD will hold Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings on Thursday, December 1st at the Bayside Performing Arts Center - 2025 Kehoe Drive, San Mateo.  Three sessions will be offered from (…)

SMFCSD Successfully Negotiates to Purchase a Fourth Elementary School in Foster City

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to announce that at its Thursday, November 3, 2016 meeting the School Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement to purchase a fourth elementary school in Foster City on the Charter (…)

Help SMFCSD Envision the Future! Community Information Meetings for the new Foster City School start this week.

Join us to envision a new elementary school in Foster City.  SMFCSD will hold Community Information Meetings to engage community members, parents and staff in the design of the new school.  

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Superintendent Coffee Chats

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.  Now is your (…)

SMFCSD Schools Out for Fall Break

All SMFCSD schools will be out for Fall Break from Monday, October 24 - Monday, October 31, 2016.School resumes on Tuesday, November 1st.Have a wonderful break!

 

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SMFCSD Community Favors Renewing Quality Education Funding

San Mateo-Foster City School District Community Favors Renewing Quality Education Funding to Protect Core Academic Programs

A recently commissioned independent public opinion research survey of San Mateo-Foster City School District (…)

Bayside STEM to host Julia Robinson Math Festival Saturday, 10/8

On Saturday, October 8, the Bayside STEM PTSA will be hosting the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival.All 5th grade students in the San Mateo-Foster City School District are invited to attend.  The cost is $10.00 per student.

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International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, 10/5

Do you want to change the world?  Walking or rolling to school twice a week for one school year keeps 131 pounds of pollution out of our air.  That's like keeping 13 big bags of garbage out of the environment.

Special Board Meeting on Thursday, 9/29

The SMFCSD will hold a Special Board Meeting on parcel tax survey results on Thursday, 9/29 at 5:00 pm at the District Office.  All Board meetings are open to the public and our community is encouraged to attend.

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Dine at The Counter & Support Our Schools - September 12-15

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation is having a Family Dining Fundraiser at The Counter!

Monday, September 12 through Thursday, September 15

Bike Rodeo

Join the City of San Mateo at the Annual Bike Rodeo!September 24, 201610:00-12:00 pm - Borel Middle School

The City of San Mateo has invited all San Mateo-Foster City School District families to join them in their Third (…)

Poplar Avenue Construction Notice

Attention Parents, Students and Staff of SMFCSD Major City of San Mateo Street Construction Coming August 2016 Near College Park Elementary, North Central Bus Stop & Turnbull CDC

Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 5:30pmProject Duration: August (…)

Summer Enrichment Theatre Program Production of Peter Pan

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Summer Enrichment Theatre Program will be showcasing their production of Disney's Peter Pan JR. this month at the Bayside Performing Arts Center.  

Invite all your friends and family!  Admission (…)

Touchdown! Bayside STEM Students Tackle the 49ers!

A field trip to Levi Stadium on April 15 was a success for 150 7th grade Bayside STEM students. Students participated in a STEM/Design Thinking lesson entitled Gridiron Engineering and worked within groups to use engineering skills in order to (…)

San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation Update

Imagine if all students had the tools, technology and opportunities for success - you can be part of the solution!  The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation Board recruitment is wrapping up! The interest has been strong and there are many (…)

J. Russell Kent Exemplary Program Awards

In 1980, San Mateo County School Boards Association created the J. Russell Kent Award (named after the past San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools) to recognize outstanding programs being implemented in school districts, the County office of (…)

Bryan Stow Visits San Mateo Park

As a part of Bullying Prevention efforts at San Mateo Park School, students in grades 3-5 had the rare opportunity to meet and learn from Bryan Stow, the Giants Fan who was brutally attacked and left permanently disabled by after a Baseball game (…)

New Principals Named for Foster City Elementary & Abbott Middle School

At it's Thursday, May 6th meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed two new principals for the 2016-17 school year.

Foster City Elementary

We are pleased to welcome Patrick Hurley as the new Principal of Foster City Elementary (…)

Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, May 4!

Are you tired of the same boring route to school in the morning in the car?  Try something new and walk or ride your bike! Give yourself a boost of energy before school so that you can be more alert.  Walking or riding your bike is great for (…)

Chief Business Official & Three New Principals Named at April 21 Board Meeting

The San Mateo–Foster City School District has several personnel vacancies for the 2016-2017 school year including a Chief Business Official (CBO) and five school site principals. At the Board meeting on April 21, 2016, I had the very great (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chats - May & June 2016

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 (…)

Summer Theater/Drama & Music Enrichment Program Registration Opens April 15

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to offer Theatre/Drama and Music Summer Enrichment programs for students this summer.  The program runs June 27 - July 22 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (July 4-no school for (…)

A G.R.E.A.T. Thing for San Mateo's Sixth Graders

A G.R.E.A.T. Thing for San Mateo's Sixth Graders

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is a curriculum consisting of 13 lessons, each lasting approximately one hour, taught by San Mateo PD’s School Resource Officers to all (…)

Don't Miss the S.PO.R.T. Fun Run April 16th!

Come out to support your middle school sports programs at our 7th Annual Fun Run!

April 16, 2016 3:00-6:00 pm Aragon High School Track

Help raise funds for after-school sports in our middle schools! After-school sports are (…)

Round 2 Transfer Deadline is April 15

Attention parents! The SMFCSD Round 2 transfer application deadline is Friday, April 15 at 12:00 pm noon. The window opened on Monday, March 14 and parents can apply anytime between March 14-April 15 to be entered into the lottery.

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WANTED: Rock Star Teachers! SMFCSD is Hiring!

SMFCSD is currently interviewing teachers for next year!  Be part of an progressive, dedicated and innovative team of teachers who educate and inspire all students to live, lead and learn with integrity and (…)

Round 2 Transfer Window Opens on Monday, March 14

Attention parents!  The SMFCSD Round 2 transfer application deadline is Friday, April 15 at 12:00 pm noon.  The appliction window opened on Monday, March 14 at 10:00 am.  Apply anytime between March 14 - April 15 to be entered into the (…)

Borel Students Make a Positive Impact During “We Are One” Month

What does our motto, “We are one” mean to Borel’s students and staff? In order to find out, we asked. We learned it means that “each of us matters and, when we work together, we have the power to make a (…)

San Mateo Mayor Goethals Serves as LEAD “Principal for A Day”

LEAD Elementary School welcomed newly elected San Mateo Mayor, Joe Goethals, who served as “Principal for a Day” on Tuesday, March 1st as part of an annual project sponsored by the San Mateo County Office of Education.

Mayor Goethals (…)

Update on Morgan Hill Lawsuit Relating to Release of Confidential Student Data

Update on the Morgan Hill lawsuit relating to release of confidential student data

On March 1, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller noted in her order the large number of objections to the potential release of student data (…)

2016-2017 District Calendar

Calendar Update - February 19, 2016

The SMFCSD Board of Trustees approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at its meeting last night - see attached.

2016-2017 SMFCSD Calendar

Round 1 Transfer Deadline for Magnet Schools/Programs Jan. 15

Attention parents! If you are interested in transferring to one of our fantastic Magnet Schools/Programs for next year, the application window will close on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm noon.

This year the SMFCSD is conducting two (…)

6th Grade Registration for Current 5th Grade Students

Registration for all current SMFCSD 5th grade students will begin on January 11, 2017.  Visit your assigned school to complete your 6th grade registration on the dates and times listed below.  Sixth grade school assignment letters were (…)

SMFCSD is Hiring - Sub Teachers, Classified Aides & Translators/ Interpreters Needed

Help Wanted:  Support our Students and Apply for A Job!

We still have many part time and full time classified jobs available.  Please consider supporting our students and teachers by working a few hours a day or more as a (…)

Welcome Back!

Superintedent Rosas welcomes families and staff back-to-school for the 2016-2017 school year. 

The excitement of a new year is here and we are enjoying the positive energy!

Please join me in thanking our Facilities and (…)

Income Eligibilty Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Announced

The San Mateo-Foster City School District announces income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.  

See the Free/Reduced Price (…)

FREE Summer Lunch Program June 20-July 29

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 June 20th -July 29th from 12:00-12:30 pm, Monday- Friday (no lunch served on (…)

Turnbull Preschoolers Get a Visit from the Eye Bus

On May 19th, the See Well to Learn Eye Bus visited families at the Turnbull Child Development Center to provide free vision screenings, eye exams, doctor referrals and prescription glasses to students who need them. They were able (…)

Laurel Elementary - Helping Homeless Children Have Sweeter Dreams

Laurel Elementary’s Student Council collected approximately 30 “Night-Night Packages” assembled after a month-long collection of blankets, stuffed animals, and books to donate to children in local homeless shelters in San Mateo. The (…)

Employee Appreciation Week - Thank you!

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a (…)

Family Life Parent Workshops

Please join us for an information session & workshop on how to talk with your pre-adolescent about puberty and sexual health.  Workshops are open to all 5th Grade and 7th grade parents.  Seating is limited, please RSVP by the deadline (…)

Measure X Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

The SMFCSD is accepting applications for the upcoming Measure X Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (BOC). The BOC members serve a two year term, meet at a minimum 4 times a year, and attend site visits of the Measure X projects. BOC members (…)

6th Grade Re-registration for Current 5th Grade Students

Re-registration for all current SMFCSD 5th grade students will begin in March.  Visit your school to complete your 6th grade registration on the dates and times listed below.  

Please bring completed registration form, 2 original (…)

It's February - Time to Register for Kindergarten!

New student registration for all incoming Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students will take place in February at a Kindergarten Roundup.  Roundups are held at all elementary schools on the dates listed below.  Complete your (…)

February 2016 SMFCSD Newsletter Now Available

The February 2016 edition of the SMFCSD Newsletter is now available!  To see archieved editions in English and Spanish or sign up to receive newsletters by email, visit our Newsletter page.

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2016-2017 New Student Re-registration Portal Opens on Feb. 8

The New Student Pre-registration portal will open on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:00 am for parents to register students that will be NEW to the San Mateo-Foster City School District in the 2016-2017 school year.

Superintendent Coffee Chats - January & February 2016

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.  Now is your chance to (…)

News 2015

Magnet School/Program Transfer Window NOW OPEN - Closes Jan. 15

Attention parents of 5th graders and new students! If you are interested in transferring to one of our fantastic Magnet Schools/Programs for next year, the application window is NOW OPEN.

This year the SMFCSD is conducting two rounds of (…)

Thank You for Your Support of Measure X

Dear San Mateo and Foster City Community,

On November 3rd our community showed it values the importance of a quality education by approving a $148 million bond measure for our District. We greatly appreciate the support for our students (…)

Little Free Library at LEAD Elementary School

Little Free Library at LEAD Elementary SchoolLEAD Elementary School is putting the "L" into literacy with its new "Little Free Library" located at the front entrance to the school. "Little Free Library" has been called "a global literacy (…)

Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings

SMFCSD will hold Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings for parents on Monday, December 7, 2015 please see the K & TK Meeting page to review the presentation and download documents.

 

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International Walk to School Day - Wednesday, 10/7

Fourteen San Mateo-Foster City School District schools celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 7th to promote the environmental, health, and safety benefits of students walking to school. Beresford and Highlands Elementary Schools (…)

Fall Break for All SMFCSD Schools

All SMFCSD schools are out for Fall Break from Monday, October 12 - Monday, October 26, 2015.  School will resume on Tuesday, October 27th.  Have a wonderful break!

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Information About Measure X

Dear Community Members,

The San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is committed to improving education for all students in every school in San Mateo and Foster City.  However, many of our elementary and middle schools are (…)

Superintendent Coffee Chats

San Mateo-Foster City School District’s new Superintendent Dr. Joan 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 (…)

Middle School Math Night

The Future of Math!

Don’t miss this informative and interactive presentation for middle school students, parents and guardians about the new College Preparatory Math (CPM) curriculum.

Thursday, October 1, 2015Bayside Performing Arts (…)

CAASPP Update - September 2015

CAASPP Update - September 2015 Smarter Balanced Results to Arrive Soon

This past spring, our third through eighth grade students participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). We often refer to the test (…)

New Administrative Appointments for the 2015-2016 School Year

San Mateo-Foster City School District Announces Administrative Appointments for the 2015-2016 School Year

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce several new administrative appointments for the (…)

2015-16 Transportation / Bus Schedules Available

2015-16 Bus Schedules are now available on the Bus Schedule page.

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School Board Unanimously Places Bond Measure on November 2015 Ballot

San Mateo-Foster City School District School Board Unanimously Places Bond Measure on the November 2015 Ballot

Measure addresses student overcrowding in local schools Independent survey shows over 66% of (…)

First Day of School - August 12

The first day for all 20 San Mateo-Foster City schools is Wednesday, August 12, 2015. For information on how to register new students, please see Enrollment & Student Registration or contact your school for more (…)

Board Takes Initial Steps to Address Student Overcrowding in Local Schools

The San Mateo-Foster City School District conducted a board study session on Monday night to consider increasing enrollment and classroom overcrowding solutions in both San Mateo and Foster City. The school district has seen enrollment rise for (…)

Summer Enrichment Theater/Drama Students Take Center Stage!

Join us for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. - playing at the Bayside Performing Arts Center on July 23 and 24 at 10:00 am for only 2 performances; a preview on Thursday and one performance on Friday. The 60-minute musical, designed for (…)

Student Registration During Summer Break

As of Monday, June 29, all regular school offices are now closed for the summer and will re-open to the public on Thursday, July 23rd.

To register a new student, please see directions on the How to Register page. Schools will accept (…)

Business Community Recognizes SMFC Schools for Student Academic Achievement

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that three schools, Beresford Elementary, Foster City and George Hall Elementary Schools, have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) as 2014 Honor Roll (…)

FREE Summer Lunch Program at LEAD Elementary June 15 - July 31

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 June 15th - July 31st from 12:15-1:00 pm, Monday- Friday (no lunch served on (…)

CAASPP Test Results Will Set a New Bar

SMFCSD is happy to report that we have completed our CAASPP state testing for the 2014-15 School Year for Traditional Calendar schools and close to complete for our Year Round calendar schools!  We will continue to gather feedback from staff to (…)

Last Chance to Register for SMFCSD Summer Enrichment Classes

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to once again offer a variety Summer Enrichment programs for students from June 30 - July 24 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. This year’s Theatre/Drama Production at the Bayside Theatre is open to (…)

School Board Announces Dr. Joan Rosas as Finalist for Superintendent Position

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees announces the selection of Dr. Joan Rosas as the finalist to be the next Superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

Pending finalization of an employment (…)

SMFCSD Director George Kaufer

It is with heavy heart that the San Mateo-Foster City School District confirms that George Kaufer, our Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, and Transportation, was riding his bicycle on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 5, 2015 when he (…)

Next Steps Advisory Committee Update

Phase Two of the Next Steps Advisory Committee's (NSC) community engagement process was launched and conducted in April. The Committee returned to the San Mateo-Foster City communities with components and options that the NSC determined were the (…)

May 2015 SMFCSD E-newsletter Now Available

Check out the May 2015 (English | Spanish) edition of the San Mateo-Foster City School District E-Newsletter, highlights include:

Superintendent's Message Update from the Next Steps Community Engagement iZone Silicon Valley Gives to (…)

iZone SMC and Silicon Valley Gives Needs YOUR Help to Support our Students

Help bring robust digital learning into San Mateo-Foster City schools so all students can better explore their passions, learn at their pace and become more confident, creative, life-long learners.

As part of the “Redesigning School (…)

2015 Summer Enrichment Registration Now Open

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to once again offer Summer Enrichment programs for students. Online registration opens April 13, 2015. To register online go to MySchoolBucks. For more information please see:

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Tdap Requirement for Incoming 7th Graders: 2015-2016

Attention parents of incoming 7th graders! Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, continues to threaten students in California. To help stop its spread, all incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster (…)

Bayside STEM's turn-around featured in California School Board Association's Magazine

Congratulations to Bayside STEM Academy who's turn-around is poised to serve as a model for districts well beyond San Mateo County. Find the article on page 16 of the California School Board Association California Schools Magazine.

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2015 Superintendent Search

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees has begun the process of searching for a new superintendent. Working with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), they are conducting an extensive search for the (…)

Next Steps Advisory Committee Launches Phase Two Community Engagement

Continuing with its process to engage every voice in San Mateo and Foster City in the conversation about the impact of increasing student enrollment on school capacity and equity, the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s Next Steps Advisory (…)

UPDATED INFORMATION From the District's Next Steps Advisory Committee on Phase Two of the Community Engagement Process

Since December, the District's Next Steps Advisory Committee (NSC) has been reviewing the over 3,000 ideas, comments, and suggestions received during our Phase One engagement last Fall to develop viable options for providing needed classrooms to (…)

SMFCSD Superintendent Search - Open Forums & Online Survey

Online survey deadline extended to Wednesday, April 8!

Dear Parents and Community Members,

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees is beginning the process of searching for a new superintendent and has asked (…)

March Edition of the SMFCSD E-Newsletter Now Available

Check out the March 2015 (English | Spanish) edition of the San Mateo-Foster City School District E-Newsletter, highlights include:

Superintendent's Message Next Steps Community Engagement - Phase Two 2015-2016 New Student Priority (…)

SMFCSD New Student Priority Registration Begins at All School Sites on Monday, 3/9

New student registration for the 2015-2016 school year has begun. If you have a child that will be NEW to SMFCSD next year, you should pre-register using our online registration system, please see Register Online to enter the online portal. The (…)

Report to the Community - Winter Issue

To better connect the San Mateo-Foster City School District community around the vision for our students to “live, lead, and learn”, the third in a series of Reports to the Community was mailed to residents and businesses (…)

New Student Pre-registration for the 2015-2016 School Year

New student pre-registration for the 2015-2016 school year has begun. If you have a child that will be NEW to the SMFCSD next year, you should pre-register using our online registration system, please see the Register Online page to enter the (…)

New Magnet Theme to LEAD the Way at Horrall

LEAD Elementary School is leading the way while emerging in the 2015-2016 school year as a new TK-5 magnet school with an integrated and balanced focus on Literacy and Digital Arts. At LEAD, the goal is to empower students by prioritizing (…)

Preschool Parent Information Night

Preschool Parent Information NightTuesday, November 10 from 6:00-7:00 pmDistrict Office - 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City

Come to the Preschool Parent Information Night to receive information on:

Types of preschool programs offered in (…)

News 2014

All SMFCSD Schools Will Be Open Friday, December 12

All San Mateo-Foster City schools will be open on Friday, December 12th as San Mateo County is expected to experience less severe weather tomorrow.  All schools have been inspected and are safe for students and staff to occupy.  Please allow (…)

SMFCSD School Board Meeting Tonight, 12/11

The regularly scheduled SMFCSD School Board meeting will still take place tonight, Thursday, December 11th at 7:00 pm at the District Office. The agenda is available on the School Board Agendas page.

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Winter Storm Update

Dear SMFCSD Families & Staff - As the Bay Area is expecting a major storm tomorrow, I want you to know the steps we will take to keep your children and our staff safe. As of today, Wednesday, December 10th, we are planning that our schools (…)

ALL SMFCSD Schools Will Be Closed Thursday, December 11

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is closing all schools for Thursday, December 11th, due to severe weather conditions.  Please keep your students home and stay safe.  We will continue to update our District website and social media (…)

Winter Storm Information

The National Weather Service has issued a storm advisory for Northern California —including San Mateo and Foster City — from the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 12. SMFCSD is working closely with city agencies to prepare (…)

2015-2016 Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Information Meetings

The San Mateo-Foster City School District would like to invite parents to attend one of our upcoming Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Information Meetings on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Bayside Performing Arts Center - 2025 (…)

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Math Pathways Presentation

The following presentation was shared at Highlands PTA meeting on November 25, 2014.  The presentation was presented by Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Mary Kay Going and Secondary Math Teacher on Special Assignment from SMUHSD, (…)

November Edition of the SMFCSD E-Newsletter Now Available

Check out the November 2014 District E-newsletter.  Highlights include:

Superintendent's Message New Common SMFCSD Calendar for 2015-2016 Reading Recovery Program Common Core Report Cards Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow SPORT Fun (…)

2015-16 Preschool Enrollment Information Now Available

Sign up for tours and attend our Parent Information Night on Tuesday, November 4 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the District Office - 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City.  See the Preschool page for more information.

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Abbott Middle School Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

Save the date!  Abbott Middle School will celebrate 60 great years on Sunday, November 2nd from 11:00 am -3:00 pm.  Come join the party with delicious food and desserts, DJ, karaoke, games, raffle prizes, and more!  If you would like to help (…)

Next Steps Critical to Our Children’s Futures - Watch the NSC Information Video - Then Let Us Hear From You

Become Part of the Conversation to Resolve the Challenge of Increasing Enrollment on School Capacity and EquityThe District’s Next Steps Advisory Committee (NSC), in collaboration with the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, seeks to engage (…)

International Walk to School Day is Today, October 8th!

It's International Walk to School Day! Time to get your shoes, scooter and bike rolling! For more information, go to http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/.

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2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

The San Mateo-Foster City School Board of Trustees has approved a common calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.

During the month of March, 17 forums were held throughout the District on the current school year calendars and the (…)

Don't Miss the 6th Annual Sport Fun Run!

Come out to support our middle school sport programs on Saturday, September 27 from 3:00–6:00 pm at the Aragon High School Track.  The District's S.P.O.R.T. (Sage Parents Organizing Resources for our Teams) fundraiser supports our middle (…)

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Help Your Child Succeed in School:  Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early  

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

DID YOU KNOW? Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind (…)

Register Now for Annex October Intersession

Not sure what to do with your kids during break?  Have them join their friends at The Children's Annex Fall Intersession Camp for three weeks of fun in San Francisco!  Students participate in weekly theme related activities and attend one field (…)

Special Education PTA Ice Cream Social

Attention Parents of Special Education Students,

Please join us for fun and ice cream this Sunday, September 14 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Central Park play area in San Mateo. Meet the Special Education Council Board Members and families (…)

September E-Newsletter Now Available

Check out the September 2014 edition of the SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived and Spanish editions are available on the Community Relations page.

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District Welcomes New Administrators

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce several new administrative appointments for the 2014-2015 school year:

Director of Technology, Denis Guerrero – Mr. Guerrero served as Director of Technology with the Morgan (…)

Welcome Back Traditional Calendar Students, Parents & Staff!

All schools in the San Mateo-Foster City School District are now open for the 2014-2015 school year with the beginning of our traditional calendar schools on Wednesday, August 27. Our year-round calendar schools began on Wednesday, July (…)

SMFCSD is Now Hiring

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is hiring to fill a variety of vacancies. Please see the postings below and contact the Human Resources Department at (650) 312-7700 to apply today!

Teacher Substitutes Needed

Do you have a (…)

Local Control and Accountability Plan

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is isused to provide details regarding local educational agencies’ (LEAs) actions and expenditures to support pupil outcomes and overall performance.  Please see attached plan for more detail (…)

Summer Registration for New Students

Year Round Calendar Schools

Beginning Tuesday, July 15th new student registration for Year Round Calendar Schools (Abbott, Bayside STEM, Brewer Island, George Hall & Parkside) will be accepted at each of these school sites.  The first day (…)

Report to the Community

To better connect the San Mateo-Foster City School District community around the vision for our students to “live, lead, and learn”, the first in a series of Reports to the Community was mailed to residents and businesses in mid June. The (…)

School Board Approves Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

In the current school year (2013-14) the state of California changed the way school districts are funded. The new model, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), allows districts more flexibility in how funds are spent but also requires (…)

Next Steps Advisory Committee Collaborates with Mayors of San Mateo & Foster City

"The next steps we take as a school district and a community are critical to the future of the young people in San Mateo and Foster City”, was the topic under discussion on Monday, June 9, 2014, when San Mateo Mayor Robert Ross and Foster City (…)

FREE Summer Lunch Program at Sunnybrae & Horrall - June 16 - August 15

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 June 16th - August 15th from 12:15-1:00 pm, Monday- Friday (no lunch served on (…)

2015-16 Calendar Considerations Update

In response to inquiries about the status of the school year calendar for 2015-16, the calendar is part of the negotiations between the District and the San Mateo Elementary Teachers' Association.  The negotiations over a new contract of which (…)

Middle School S.P.O.R.T.(s) Need You!

Volunteers needed! Come join us Monday, June 9 at 7:00 pm at the District Office (1170 Chess Drive, Foster City) to learn how you can be involved with helping Abbott, Bayside STEM, Borel and Bowditch’s after school sports programs (Volleyball, (…)

June E-Newsletter Now Available

Check out our June 2014 SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived and Spanish editions can be found on the Community Relations page.

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Upcoming Board Study Sessions

Don't miss our two upcoming Board Study Sessions to be held at the District Office - 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City on the following days:

Magnet Schools - Wednesday, May 28 from 7:00-9:00 pm Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) - (…)

Update on School Calendar Considerations for 2015-2016

During the month of March, 17 Forums were held throughout the District on the current school year calendars and the District's interest in having one calendar beginning in the 2015-2016 school year which is aligned for Winter and Spring Breaks (…)

College Park Elementary School Named California Distinguished School

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has named College Park Elementary School as a 2014 California Distinguished School for their strong commitment and (…)

Common Core & 21st Century Learning Parent Night Videos

Don't miss the SMFCSD Common Core & 21st Century Learning Parent Night videos now available on the Common Core Parent Resources page.

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Cyclists Visit 20 San Mateo and Foster City Schools During the Tour de SMFCSD to Promote National Bike to School Day

To celebrate National Walk/Bike to School Day, this Friday, 5/2 we will host our 2nd Annual Tour de San Mateo-Foster City (SMFC) Schools.  Cyclists will be riding to all 20 of our schools, stopping at each to provide a brief message to students (…)

Laurel Principal Honored as Region V Principal of the Year

The SMFCSD District is proud to announce that Laurel Elementary Principal Susan Glines was honored as the Association of School Administrators (ACSA) Region V Principal of the Year at an awards banquet on Monday, April 28th.  Congratulations (…)

Board Study Session on Magnet Schools - April 29

The SMFCSD School Board will be holding a Board Study Session on Magnet Schools next Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 pm in the District Office.  Please see the Board Agendas page for more information.

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6th Grade Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year

Students currently enrolled in 5th grade in one of our District elementary schools must register for 6th grade at their middle school on one the following four Wednesdays.  Please see your middle school's website for more specific (…)

April 2014 E-Newsletter Now Available

Check out our April 2014 SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived and Spanish editions can be found on the Community Relations page.

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Abbott Middle School Participates in We Day California

Students participating in the We Act program at Abbott Middle School didn’t have to look very far to find local issues and problems that they wanted to change.

One issue that they saw needed changing was the litter on their school’s (…)

Special Board Meeting to be held on Saturday, March 29

On Saturday, March 29 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm the Next Steps Committee will be part of a Special Board Meeting to conduct a tour of District schools - Part I for Next Steps committee members and interested members of the public.  Bus (…)

Calendar Forums and Survey Opportunity Have Ended

Thank you to everyone who participated in the District's Calendar Forums and Survey.  If you weren't able to attend a Forum, the presentation done by the independent facilitator along with a summary of the comments she made orally are available (…)

District to Hold Calendar Forums Seeking Input from Parents & Staff Beginning March 3

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is looking at possible calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year including the consideration of a single calendar for all schools in the District.  A Calendar (…)

El Distrito Tendrá un Foro de Calendario para Solicitar el Aporte de los Padres y Personal

Estimados padres/tutores & personal,

El Distrito Escolar de SMFC está mirando por posibles opciones de calendario, para el año escolar del 2015-2016 incluyendo la consideración de un calendario único, para todas las escuelas en el (…)

2014-2015 New Student Priority Registration Begins March 10

New Student Priority Registration for entering Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade students will take place at all San Mateo and Foster City schools Monday, March 10 - Friday, March 28, 2014.  Priority registration is used to determine school (…)

Asistencia con las Matriculaciones de Nuevos Estudiantes para las Familias que hablan Español - 4 de marzo

Asistencia con las Matriculaciones de Nuevos Estudiantes para las Familias que hablan Español 4:30-7:00 pm - Sunnybrae Elementary School - 1031 S. Delaware, San Mateo.  Traducción en Español y cuidado de niños será provisto.

Para el (…)

2014-2015 New Student Pre-registration Portal Now Open!

The New Student Pre-registration portal is now open for parents to register students that will be NEW to the San Mateo-Foster City School District in the 2014-2015 school year.  Please see the Student Registration page for more information.

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February 2014 E-Newsletter

Check out our February 2014 SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived and Spanish editions can be found on the Community Relations page.

SMFCSD E-News February 2014.pdf

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School Accountability Report Cards

The 2012-2013 school year School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are now available on the SARC page.

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NEW! Common Core Parent Education Nights

NEW!  Parent Education Nights - Our Students. Their Future.

Please join us for an informative presentation for parents and guardians about the Common Core State Standards at the Bayside Performing Arts Center - 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo.  (…)

Welcome New SMFCSD Staff!

The District held its annual New Teacher Institute on Monday, September 26 to get our staff up and running. Welcome new teachers and staff - we are so happy to have you!

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News 2013

December 2013 SMFCSD E-Newsletter

Check out the December 2013 edition of the SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived editions can be found on the Community Relations page.

December 2013 E-News.pdf

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November 2013 SMFCSD E-Newsletter

Check out the November 2013 edition of the SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived editions can be found on the Community Relations page.

November 2013 E-News.pdf November 2013 E-News SPA.pdf (…)

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Information Night

If you were unable to attend the Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Information Night on December 4, you can review the PowerPoint presentation here.

For more information on Student Registration, go to the Student Registration (…)

October SMFCSD E-Newsletter

Check out the October 2013 edition of the SMFCSD E-Newsletter.  Archived editions can be found on the Community Relations page.

October 2013 E-News.pdf October 2013 E-News SPA.pdf

 

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2014-15 Preschool Enrollment Information Now Available

Sign up for tours and/or Parent Information Night.  Applications will be available December 2, 2013.  See the Preschool page for more information.

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S.P.O.R.T. Fun Run this Sunday!

Help raise funds for after-school sports in our middle schools! After-school sports are critical to the well-being of our children and our community, but they are not free. S.P.O.R.T. is a non-profit fundraising organization that supports (…)

Register Now for Annex Fall Intersession Camp

The Children's Annex Fall Intersession Camps have something fun for everyone!  Join us for 1, 2 or 3 weeks of fun.  Students will sharpen their creative and imaginative skills by participating in our exciting camp we have planned.  Students (…)

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Attendance Counts - Every Student, Every Day

Did you know that missing just 10% of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school? Or that by 6th grade, missing that much school is (…)

Looking for a Quality Preschool?

Come to the SMFCSD PRESCHOOL FAIR!

The Child Development Department will host a Preschool Fair on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This event will be held at the Beresford Recreation Department, 2720 Alameda de las (…)

2013-2014 School Year Begins

All schools in the San Mateo-Foster City School District will be open for the 2013-2014 school year with the beginning of our traditional calendar schools on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  Our year-round calendar schools began on Wednesday, July (…)

12 District Schools to Serve Breakfast

Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!

Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready (…)

School Board Approves Ballot Measure

The San Mateo-Foster City Board of Trustees has voted to place a local school improvement bond measure on the November 2013 ballot to upgrade classrooms and instructional technology and relieve school overcrowding.  Please see the press release (…)

2013-14 School Bus Schedules Now Available

UPDATED - The Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Department is committed to providing safe, efficient and courteous bus transportation services. Parents/Guardians need to be at their respective bus stops 10 minutes prior to pick-up and (…)

FREE Lunch Program at Sunnybrae Elementary June 17 - August 16

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 June 17th - August 16th at the lunch tables on the Sunnybrae Elementary playground (…)

Bayside STEM ACADEMY and Beresford Elementary to Receive San Mateo County School Boards Association Kent Awards

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that on Monday, May 20th, THE Bayside STEM ACADEMY and Beresford Elementary School will be honored as recipients of the 2012-2013 J. Russell Kent Exemplary Program Award.  The awards (…)

Six Schools Recognized by Business Community for Student Academic Achievement

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that six schools, Bowditch Middle School, Audubon Elementary, Baywood Elementary, Brewer Island Elementary, Foster City Elementary, and Meadow Heights Elementary, have been selected (…)

Board Study Session Rescheduled

The May 9th Board Study Session on Magnet Schools has been rescheduled to May 30 at 7:15 p.m.

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Cyclists Visit 20 San Mateo and Foster City Schools During the Tour de SMFCSD to Promote National Bike to School Day

The San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD) is proud to announce that cyclists from San Mateo County completed the Tour de San Mateo-Foster City Schools on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 to promote National Bike to School Day (May 8th).  The (…)

Abbott Middle School Principal Cathy Ennon Honored as ACSA Region 5 Administrator of the Year

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that on April 29, 2013 Abbott Middle School Principal Cathy Ennon was named the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 5 Middle School Administrator of the (…)

Bowditch Middle School Named California Distinguished School

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has named Bowditch Middle School a 2013 California Distinguished School for their strong commitment and innovative (…)

STEM Design Thinking Camp Produces Fun Ideas

Embracing design thinking: Bayside STEM students help teacher fly to work. Read article on the Daily Journal.

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Sign-up Now for Annex Summer Camps

Annex Summer Camp

The Children’s Annex presents Endless Summer Camp!  Beat the heat, come and cool off during summer and have a blast.  Incoming 1st-5th grade students can join their friends to participate in fun games, projects and (…)

Bowditch Middle School Students are G.R.E.A.T.

On March 8th, 300 6th grade students from Bowditch Middle School will graduate from the Foster City Police Department’s G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program.

The G.R.E.A.T. program is about more than staying out of (…)

Parkside Elementary School Update

After careful consideration, Superintendent Simms will be recommending that the Board of Trustees not take action on the Parkside magnet school grant application at the Thursday, February 21, 2013 Board meeting.  This will provide an opportunity (…)

2013-14 New Student Registration begins February 25th

New Student Priority Registration for entering Transitional Kindergarten - 8th grade students will take place at all San Mateo and Foster City schools Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 15, 2013.  Priority registration is used to determine (…)

District to Pilot Online Pre-regstration System

Beginning February 1, 2013, students that will be NEW to the San Mateo-Foster City School District in the 2013-14 school year can pre-register online for selected schools.  Please see the New Student Registration page for more information

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School Board Meeting Agendas Now Available Online

The San Mateo-Foster City School Board of Trustees' meeting agendas will now be available online the Friday before each regular Board Meeting.  See the Board of Trustees Agenda, Minutes and Summaries page for more information.

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San Mateo and Foster City Rotarians Spread Goodwill

** Update - The District would also like to thank the Foster City Rotary Club who presented dictionaries to all third grade students at Audubon, Brewer Island, and Foster City elementary schools on Wednesday, December 18. President Noemi Avram (…)

News 2012

Superintendent's Letter to Parents Regarding Tragedy in Newtown, CT

Dear Parents,

I am deeply troubled to hear about the shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning that resulted in the deaths of students and staff members.  My heart goes out to the (…)

Abbott Middle School Students Participate in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education

Students from Abbott Middle School participated in the San Mateo County Office of Education, Safe Routes to School (SR2S) student education program from Safe Moves Company on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.  The education is part of a $300,000 grant (…)

2013-14 School Year Calendars Now Available

The 2013-14 school year calendars are now available.  See our District Calendar page for more information.

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Free flu shots for kids

Go to the Shoo the Flu website for more information - http://shootheflu.org/

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District to Hold Annual Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten & Magnet School Information Night

The San Mateo-Foster City School District will hold its annual Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten & Magnet School Information Night on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Bayside Performing Arts Center - 2025 Kehoe (…)

San Mateo-Foster City School District Gears Up for 2013-14 Preschool Enrollment

San Mateo-Foster City School District Preschools are beginning their tours for the 2013-14 school year and have posted Parent Information Night dates, tuition rates and priority information on the Preschool Programs page.

Applications (…)

San Mateo Schools Participate in International Walk to School Day

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to announce that students from four San Mateo elementary schools - Baywood, Beresford, Highlands and Laurel - joined students from around the world to celebrate International Walk-to-School Day (…)

District Welcomes New Music Program, Continues 5th Grade Program

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce they have partnered with the Music for Minors (MFM) program to provide a comprehensive music program for the 2012-13 school year.  Collaboration between the District and MFM will (…)

Register Now for Annex October Intersession Camp

Join your Annex friends for 3 weeks of fun at our Fall Sports and Fitness Camp!  Kindergarten through 5th grade students will enjoy a variety of activities including sports, games, theme based art projects, healthy nutrition facts and student (…)

Board Votes to Postpone Bond Measure

On August 9, 2012 the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees met in a special Board Study Session to receive information and make a decision regarding placing a general obligation construction bond on the November 2012 ballot.  (…)

District Announces New Administrative Appointments for the 2012-13 School Year

*Updated as of 8/20/12

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce several new administrative appointments for the upcoming school year:

Laura Tran Phan, Chief Business Official – Ms. Phan comes to us from the (…)

2012-13 School Year Begins - Year-round schools open on Wednesday, August 1

 The San Mateo-Foster City School District will begin the 2012-13 school year with the opening of our year-round calendar schools on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.  Traditional calendar schools will begin on Wednesday, August 29, (…)

Got Books? Visit our Summer Bookmobile!

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to sponsor the 12th Annual Summer Bookmobile. Stocked with a wonderful selection of reading materials in both English and Spanish, the Bookmobile is open to all San Mateo – Foster City (…)

NBC Class Action Talk Show Highlights Year-Round Calendar Schools

Our very own Dr. Cyndy Simms and Abbott Middle School Principal Cathy Ennon were interviewed by NBC News Anchor Jessica Aguirre for her weekly talk show, Class Action, which covers hot topics in education.  They did an amazing job highlighting (…)

Highlands Students Honored for their Support

On Monday, June 11th, as a kick off to Highland Elementary School’s field day event, Student Body President Matthew Phua was presented with a very special American Flag.  As a token of the 297th Area Support Medical Company’s (…)

Laurel Elementary Students Shine at Math Olympiad

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that several students from Laurel Elementary School were among nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program.

Laurel (…)

Superintendent’s Committee on Overcrowding RElief (SCORE)

The San Mateo-Foster City School District, in partnership with the City of Foster City, has appointed a group of parent and community leaders to participate in the Superintendent’s Committee on Overcrowding RElief (SCORE) to address student (…)

Foster City Elementary School Donates Over $7,000 to to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that Foster City Elementary School students and families have generously donated over $7,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its Pennies for Patients (P4P) campaign.  (…)

Audubon Elementary and Brewer Island Elementary to Receive SMCSBA Kent Awards

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that Audubon Elementary and Brewer Island Elementary are the recipients of the 2011-2012 J. Russell Kent Exemplary Program Award.  The awards are given to outstanding and innovative (…)

District Seeks Foster City Parent and Community Leaders to Join Superintendent’s Committee on Overcrowding RElief (SCORE)

The San Mateo-Foster City School District, in partnership with the City of Foster City, is seeking parent and community leaders to participate in the Superintendent’s Committee on Overcrowding RElief (SCORE) to address student capacity (…)

Laurel Elementary School and North Shoreview Montessori School Named California Distinguished Schools

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson named Laurel Elementary School and North Shoreview Montessori School as 2012 California Distinguished Schools for their (…)

Bond Oversight Committee Members Needed

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is looking for Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) Members for Measure L implementation.  BOC members serve a two-year term for no more than two consecutive terms and cannot be employed by the District.  The (…)

Transitional Kindergarten Parent Meeting

For parents with children turning 5 between November 2 - December 2, the District is holding a second Transitional Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm at the District Office – 1170 Chess Drive, Foster (…)

District Enrollment Continues to Increase - January 2012 Report

Since 2002, the San Mateo-Foster City School District has contracted with Enrollment Projection Consultants to provide an annual report for the District.  Attached is the January 27, 2012 report that was highlighted at the February 2nd Board (…)

District Invites Parents & Community Members to Participate in Strategic Planning Process

Each year at the end of February, the San Mateo-Foster City School District reviews its Strategic Plan and makes revisions for the coming school year.  The Strategic Planning process focuses our work to ensure that the needs of our students are (…)

School Accountability Report Cards 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 (…)

Transitional Kindergarten Update

DATE CHANGE :  For parents with children turning 5 between November 2 - December 2, the District will hold a parent information meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm at the District Office – 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City.

In the (…)

2012-2013 Transitional Kindergarten Sites Announced

We are currently planning to open Transitional Kindergarten classes at Audubon Elementary, Parkside Elementary and San Mateo Park Elementary for the 2012-13 school year.  Beginning in March, parents will register at their school of assignment (…)

January 2012 SMFC School District Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the San Mateo-Foster City School District newsletter located on the Community Relations page.  Sign up to receive the newsletter on the home page of the District website, click on the SMFC Newsletter Sign Up button to (…)

2012-2013 New Student Enrollment

Registration in the San Mateo-Foster City School District for the 2012-2013 school year is about to begin.  Parents registering new students or wishing to transfer their student to another school within the district should familiarize themselves (…)

News 2011

THE Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy Math Team Takes Top Honors

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that The Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy Math Team won more awards than any other participating middle school at the Serra High School Math Competition this past weekend.  S.T.E.M. students (…)

San Mateo-Foster City Parents and Staff Occupy School District Office

Parents, teachers and staff volunteers have occupied the school district office this week in an effort to support the San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation’s efforts to bring back the elementary school music program and support middle (…)

Schools Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Students from five San Mateo elementary schools - Baywood, Beresford, George Hall, Highlands, and Laurel - will be joining students from around the world to celebrate International Walk-to-School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  Please see (…)

Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) Members Needed

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is looking for Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) Members for Measure L implementation.  BOC members serve a two-year term for no more than two consecutive terms and cannot be employed by the District.  The (…)

September 2011 District Newsletter is Now Available!

Go to the Community Relations page to read the September 2011 edition of Currents.  Highlights include:

Dr. Simms' Message and Top Ten Back to School Tips Tdap Notice to Parents STAR Test Results Measure L Facilities Bond Update Site (…)

Two San Mateo Teachers Honored as Classroom Heroes

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that two San Mateo school teachers, Valerie Davidson and Danielle Tremain, were honored as “Symetra Heroes in the Classroom”by Symetra Financial, Wells Fargo and the San Francisco (…)

THE Bayside S.T.E.M. ACADEMY Receives Book Donation

THE Bayside S.T.E.M. ACADEMY has received a $500 book donation from Target and First Book.  Assistant Principal Lorin Wilson, students Alberto Hernandez, Mary Taufoou-Tongamoa, Ariel Sullivan and Andrew Abbott, along with teachers Tamara Hunt (…)

Site for 4th Foster City Elementary School Identified

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees announced at their meeting on September 8, 2011 that they have identified a preferred site for the 4th Foster City Elementary School - the Charter Square Shopping Center, located at (…)

Whole Foods Partners with the SMFC Education Foundation for Fundraiser

On Wednesday, September 14th, Whole Foods Market in San Mateo will donate 5% of sales to benefit the San Mateo Foster City Education Foundation.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

SMFC Ed Foundation Whole Foods (…)

San Mateo-Foster City Schools Begin the 2011-2012 School Year

The San Mateo-Foster City School District began the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, August 2, 2011 with year-round calendar schools opening their doors. Traditional calendar schools will begin on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

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District Announces New Superintendent of Schools

The Board of Trustees for the San Mateo-Foster City School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cynthia (Cyndy) Simms as the new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 6, 2011.  She will replace Dr. Pendery Clark, who is (…)

San Mateo-Foster City Schools Raise over $14,500 for Japan

Over the past two months, schools in the San Mateo-Foster City School District have been working hard to raise money for victims of the earthquake / tsunami that occurred in Japan in March 2011.  We are proud to announce that district-wide, our (…)

District to Open 2 New Preschools in August 2011

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce the opening of 2 new, fee-based preschools in August 2011; Parkside Montessori Preschool and Helping Hands Integrated Preschool.  For more information, see our Preschool page.

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Borel Middle School Hosts 2nd Annual Career Day

Borel Middle School will hold it’s 2nd annual Career Day for 8th grade students on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 8:30 – 10:00 am at several locations across Borel’s campus, located at 425 Barneson Avenue in San Mateo. The event will draw over (…)

New Everyday Mathematics Curriculum Resources for Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A new addition to the San Mateo-Foster City School District website has been added under Curriculum Resources for the Everyday Mathematics program, grades K-5. The Curriculum Resources page contains overview (…)

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) 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 compare (…)

Borel Middle School Receives International Baccalaureate Authorization

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that Borel Middle School has been accepted by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization as an IB World School.  Borel Principal John Cosmos commented, “IB has brought some (…)

Abbott Middle School Students Shine in Three Local Math Competitions

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce students from Abbott Middle School recently took top honors in three local math competitions.  Under the direction of 8th grade Abbott Middle School teacher Ms. Inesa (…)

Horrall Elementary Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School Presents 2011 Annual Art Exhibition

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that Horrall Elementary Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School will present its 2011 Annual Art Exhibition on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 6:00–8:00 pm - 949 Ocean View Avenue, (…)

District Announces Meetings Regarding Superintendent Search

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm the San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at the San Mateo-Foster City School District Office – 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City.  Leadership Associates Executive (…)

Audubon Elementary School Donates Over $4100 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that Audubon Elementary School students and families have generously donated over $4,100 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with its first-ever, Pennies for Patients campaign.  (…)

Special Board Study Session Regarding Enrollment and Capacity in the Foster City Schools - Saturday, March 5, 2011

The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees will be meeting in a special session on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the District Office - 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City.  This important study session was called (…)

San Mateo Park Elementary School Teachers Awarded Innovative Math & Science Grant

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that in November 2010 San Mateo Park Elementary School 5th grade teachers David Silver, Jane Stein, and Catherine Waldeck were awarded $5,000 from the Math and Science Innovation (…)

New Student Priority Registration Period and Kindergarten Information Nights

The San Mateo-Foster City School District registration process for the 2011-2012 school year is about to begin.  Parents registering new students should familiarize themselves with these important dates.  Please see the attached press release (…)

San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Announces Retirement

After 10 years of service in the San Mateo-Foster City School District, Dr. Pendery Clark will be retiring as Superintendent in June 2011.  Under Dr. Clark’s leadership the District has made progress in a number of areas, including significant (…)

Bowditch Middle School Teacher Named Educator of the Year for Region IV

The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to announce that 7th grade Social Studies and English Language Arts teacher Ken Klieman was named the California League of Middle Schools Educator of the Year for Region IV.  Please see the (…)