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Student Registration

Summer New Student Registration


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 of school for year round calendar schools is Wednesday, July 30th.


Traditional Calendar Schools

New student registration for Traditional Calendar Schools (Audubon, Baywood, Borel, Bowditch, Foster City, George Hall, Highlands, Horrall, Laurel, Meadow Heights, San Mateo Park & Sunnybrae) will take place Wednesday, July 16th - Thursday, July 31st.  Parents wishing to register their children should complete the online pre-registration process outlined below.  

Completed registration packets for traditional calendar schools will be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 am–4:30 pm at the District Office - located at 1170 Chess Drive in Foster City.  Please call for an appointment and register new students as soon as possible, as they are enrolled on a first come, space available basis - (650) 312-7700 or (650) 312-7250.  

The first day of school for traditional calendar schools is Wednesday, August 27th. 

New Student Registration

Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD).  Please take a moment to review our 2014-2015 SMFCSD Welcome Handbook for an overview of our District, important information on new student registration and highlights of our outstanding magnet school programs.

All students in the District are assigned to a school based on their home address, however, actual enrollment is based on space availability at the school site.  Parents may use the School Finder Lookup Tool to determine their school of assignment or contact the District Office at (650) 312-7700.  The School Finder Lookup Tool provides a preliminary school assignment based on the address provided.  Actual enrollment is based on space availability at the school site.  


To register your child in the San Mateo-Foster City School District:

1) Review the 2014-2015 SMFCSD Welcome Handbook

2) Complete the online pre-registration process

Students that are NEW to the District in the 2014-2015 school year will pre-register online.  If you have a child that currently attends an elementary school in our District, you should not use this system.  Current 5th grade students will complete their 6th grade registration at a different time.

All students in the District are assigned to a school based on their home address, however, actual enrollment is based on space availability at the school site.  You will be pre-registering your student for the school assigned to your home address.  Online pre-registration is not a guarantee of enrollment - you are still required to go to your school with all required forms and original documents to complete the registration in person during the New Student Priority Registration period beginning March 10, 2014.

Intradistrict Transfer Notice: If you receive an approved intradistrict transfer before priority registration begins, you will complete your pre-registration online based on your home address but register at your new, approved transfer school during priority registration.  In addition to your registration documents, please bring your letter of acceptance for verification. 

For parents who do not have access to the internet, paper applications will be available at the District Office and school sites.  At this time, the online system is only available in English.


3) If you are unable to complete the online pre-registration process, complete paper registration materials

Open the 2014-2015 New Student Registration Packet and complete all required forms. If you do not have access to a computer or if you need forms in Spanish, open the 2014-2015 New Student Registration Packet and complete the pdf fillable forms in (English or Spanish) or pick up a paper packet at your school office.

4) Print out a copy of your registration forms and sign them

5) Go to your school of assignment to register in person during Priority Registration beginning March 10, 2014

You will need to bring all original documents as well as a completed copy of all required registration forms - either your pre-registration confirmation or paper registration forms.

Registration Forms and Documents

The following forms and original documents are required to register in the San Mateo-Foster City School District:

New Student Registration Forms or Online Pre-registration Confirmation Form for ...more

2014 Important Dates


July 30  |  First Day of School for Year Round Calendar Schools

August 27  |  First Day of School for Traditional Calendar Schools

December 2  |  Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Information Night

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 presentation and documents here:

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding Kindergarten - 8th grade registration, please contact the Student Services Department at (650) 312-7345 or (650) 312-7250.