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description of long-term independent study (LTIS) 2021-2022

Due to the COVID pandemic, the state of California now requires that all California school districts offer a long-term independent study option for 2021-2022 school year. After this year, offering independent study again becomes optional for California school districts. Following these directives, the San Mateo Foster City School District will offer a long-term independent studies option for this 2021-22 school year only.

How to Enroll Your Child in LTIS for 2021-2022

To learn more about LTIS or to enroll your child in this program, please follow these steps:

  1. REVIEW the program description  in the Master Learning Agreement (English | Spanish) completely. Hard copies of this document are also available at your neighborhood school. 
  2. COMPLETE the page 2 of the Master Learning Agreement including student and guardian signatures. 
  3. PRINT and sign a hard copy OR INSERT your electronic signatures in the digital copy. 
  4. RETURN the completed Master Learning Agreement as follows:
  • Mail or drop off signed hardcopy at the District Office, 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404, C/O Education Services - Long-Term Independent Studies 

  • Email signed digital copy to

submission of forms for 2021-2022

For enrollment in LTIS to begin on August 12, the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year, the signed Master Learning Agreement must be received by Wednesday, August 4, 2021.


If you have questions, please contact:

Spanish language support /  Soporte en español: Tatiana Sandoval,, 650-312-7341 

English language support: Gloria Erlick,, 650-312-7236

Master learning Agreement Documents

Image of Master Learning Agreement Document - English Image of Master Learning Agreement - Spanish