News 2017

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, (…)

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 (…)

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 - Phase I Project Update

MARCH 2017 - MEASURE X BOND UPDATE 

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 Police Department’s School (…)

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.

Round 2 (…)

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 application window opened on Monday, March 14 at 10:00 am.  Apply anytime between March 14 - April 15 to be (…)

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!

Superintendent 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 Eligibility 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 archived 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:

2015 (…)

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 (…)