News 2020-2021

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

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

Superintendent Update, Feb 26, 2021 - Reopening Timelines

Read the most recent Superintendent Update from Dr. Joan Rosas Friday, FEBRUARY 26, 2021: TIMELINE FOR REOPENING IN HYBRID

Please Note:

This message is for all elementary families and all families with students (…)

Special Board Meeting Is Mon, Mar 1, 3:00 pm

A special meeting of the board of trustees is monday, march 1, 3:00 pm

Agenda Highlights:

The agenda for the Special Meeting includes:

Execution of the contract with McPherson and Jacobson for their superintendent search (…)

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

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

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


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

Special Board Meeting Is Fri, Feb 26, 3:30 pm

A special meeting of the board of trustees is friday, february 26, 3:30 pm

Agenda Highlights:

The agenda for the Special Meeting includes the review of the tentative agreement between the San Mateo-Foster City School District (…)

Join a Virtual Superintendent Coffee Chat, February 2021

Four Coffee chats will be held beginning Friday, February 19 

We hope you can participate in a Coffee Chat with Dr. Joan Rosas, SMFCSD Superintendent. After a brief District presentation, there will be time for Q & A. All (…)

Next School Board Meeting Is Thurs, Feb 18, 6:30 pm

The next regular meeting of the School Board is Thursday, February 18, 6:30 pm 

Agenda Highlights:

Agenda highlights include:  

Update on Elementary and Middle School Reopening Plans Update of the (…)

Celebrating Black History Month, February 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with your family

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

 hanks to Baywood Assistant Principal Deborah Roberts for (…)

Care Solace Services Available to All SMFCSD Staff and Families

What is Care Solace?

Care Solace is an online resource that provides a 24/7 multilingual Care Concierge team to connect students, families and staff with available, verified mental health providers and substance use treatment programs matched to (…)

Superintendent Search Is Underway

SUPERINTENDENT ROSAS ANNOUNCES HER RETIREMENT How to Stay Informed on the superintendent search

We will post regular updates on status of the Superintendent Search by watching for announcements from the Board of Trustees and checking the (…)

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

food benefits for families

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

What are P-EBT and who is eligible?

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

Today's the Last Day of Readathon 2021!

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

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

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

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


Help Is Available - New...Public Library Resources in Spanish

Need translation?

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

Community resources including food, housing support, etc

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

2021-22 New Student Registration Is Now Open!

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

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

Next SEDAC Meeting, Tues, Jan 12, 7 pm, via Zoom

Tuesday, january 12, 2021, 7 pm, via zoom

The Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) meeting is hosting a training for SMFCSD parents / guardians on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm. Please join us once again (…)

Superintendent Updates: Events in Wash, D.C.

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

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

2021-22 New Student Registration Information

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

Go to > Registration/Enrollment & Transfers

Learn about: New Student Registration Transfer Request (…)

2021-22 Registration for Preschool

Preschool Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

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

Please (…)

Seeking More Members for Citizen's Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

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

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

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

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

Community Listening Session—School and Community Safety

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

School and Community Safety


Provide (…)

The Gala Is TONIGHT, Oct 23!

The gala is tonight! Fri, Oct 23, 7 pm

Gala News for Friday, October 23, 2020

Tonight's the night! Can I still get tickets?

YES…it’s FREE! Click on “Get Started” at Greater Giving and create your (…)

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

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

Parent Education Event, Wed, Oct 21, 7 pm

parent education night: "What every parent should know about vaping" Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7-8 pm

Learn from an expert! Dr. Halpern-Felsher, Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford (…)

School Meals Are Free to Youth, 18 Years and Under!

Grab-and-Go school meals, including breakfast and lunch, are FREE to all community youth aged 18 and under. 

Thanks to the approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, any (…)

Please Join DELAC Meeting, Tues, Sept 15, 5 pm, via Zoom.

district english Learner advisory committee (delac) Meeting join us on Tuesday, September 15, 5:00 - 6:30 pm via zoom

IVia Zoom: (Join by phone: +1 669 900 6833; Meeting ID:  980 8838 2405.

The (…)

Expanded Meal Pickup Times Began Monday, Aug 24


expanded meal pickup times

As of Monday, August 24, the pickup times for school meals are from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 

These meals can be picked up during Distance Learning at (…)

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

parent education event: kick off a successful academic year

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

Grab-and-Go Meals During Distance Learning

meal service for smfcsd students - new extended pickup hours  MEAL SERVING TIME:  7:30 am - 1:30 pm

 Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch are available to all youth aged 18 and under on all school days beginning on Monday, August (…)

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

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

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

 save the date - Friday, october 23, 2020. 

Greetings Community Leaders & Champions for Education! 

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

SMFC Ed Foundation Seeks Part-Time Executive Director

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

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

News 2019-2020

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

the next two school board meetings are this week


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

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

A Message to the smfcsd community

June 1, 2020

 Dear San Mateo-Foster City School District Community,

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

Make Some Noise for Class of 2020

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Staff Appreciation Throughout the Month of May


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

Senator Jerry Hill Visits Eighth-Grade Social Studies Class

Lesson Comes to Life During Distance Learning

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

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Our Coronavirus web page will be updated regularly to provide the most current information and resources.


Announcing New Principal of Beresford Elementary School


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

Love from Lead!

enjoy this message from the staff at lead elementary!


Duplicate of Board Approves Transition to Distance Learning

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

SMFCSD Needs Your Input!

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

Facilities Master Plan—Survey Closes Feb 28

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

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

Join the Fun! Name the New School in Foster City

You're invited to Submit a name for consideration!

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

Suggest at name using this online form (…)

District Names Principal for New School in Foster City

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

Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

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

President: Noelia (…)

Check out the December 2019 Newsletter!

Read our December 2019 Newsletter!

Highlights include: 

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

Mark Your Calendar for Middle School Info Sessions

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


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

Check out the November 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter!

Read our November 2019 Newsletter - Highlights include: 

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

K and TK Information Meetings, Dec 3, 2019

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

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

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

Meetings will (…)

News 2018 - 2019

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

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

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

SMFCSD Wants to Stay in Touch!

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

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

Check out the June 2019 edition of our SMFCSD Newsletter!

Read our SMFCSD June 2019 Newsletter - Highlights include: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Special Board Study Sessions Planned for May 28 & June 6

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

SMFCSD Summer Enrichment Theater Program - Register TODAY

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

Proposed Update to SMFCSD Vision & Mission

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

Choose from four meeting dates:

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

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

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

May 13, 2019

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

We LOVE our teachers!

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



Partner with Us - LCAP Special Education Family Engagement Meeting

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

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

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

Special Study Session Planned for Thursday, May 2nd

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

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

Check out the April 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter

Check out our April 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter. Highlights include: 

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

Read our Spring 2019 SMFCSD Community Report

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

SMFCSD Free & Reduced Tuition Preschool Has Openings!

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

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

Spring Break

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


LOVE North Central Clean Up Day - April 12

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



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

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

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

Check out our March 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter

Check out our March 2019 SMFCSD Newsletter.  Highlights include: 

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

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

Where science and technology come to life!

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



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

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


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

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

Ready, set, READ!

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

Partner with Us - LCAP Family & Community Engagement Meetings

Join your school community & district leaders to:

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

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

Air Quality Precautions

November 19, 2018 (4:00 pm Update)

Dear SMFCSD Families,

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

2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Student Calendars Now Available

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


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

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

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



Kindergarten & TK Information Meeting for Incoming Students

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

We Are Hiring! Become a Substitute Today!

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

Teachers Clerical (…)

Measure V Passes!


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

Superintendent Coffee Chat, Thursday, March 28

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

SMFC Education Foundation Run2Fund is Coming September 23rd!

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

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

Register for 5th grade music class!

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

AERIES Parent Portal Closes on August 31

Attention Parents/Guardians!

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

An email invitation was (…)

Measure X Update - March 2018

Shovels in the Ground in 2018!

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

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) Now Available

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