News 2018

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 Registration Now Open!

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 Distinguished (…)

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 (…)

Stay in Touch with SMFCSD

The San Mateo-Foster City School District prides itself on our communication with our parents, staff and community. We communicate regularly through a variety of mediums including:

• District Website – (…)

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: (…)

Welcome Back! SMFCSD First Day is Tuesday, August 14th

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 (…)

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 (…)