Attention Current 5th Grade and Transitional Kindergarten Students - Registration Announcement
Parents of current 5th grade students and current Transitional Kindergarten (TK) should complete this New Student Registration Form and take all required documentation to your school during Priority Registration / your assigned day in March. The SMFCSD online pre-registration system is for students who are NEW to the district, not current 5th grade or TK students. Thank you.
New Student Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year
Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD). Please take a moment to review our 2015-2016 SMFCSD Welcome Handbook for an overview of our District, important information on new student registration and highlights of our outstanding magnet school programs.
To register your child in the San Mateo-Foster City School District:
1) Complete the online pre-registration process
If you have a child that will be NEW to the SMFCSD next year, you should pre-register using our online registration system. Current students should not use this system. The system is available in English and Spanish. For parents who do not have access to the internet, paper registration forms are available at all school sites and the District Office.
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 for the school assigned to your home address. 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.
Online pre-registration is not a guarantee of enrollment - you are still required to go to your school with all forms and original documents to complete the registration in person.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child is Transitional Kindergarten (TK) aged, September 2 - December 2, you will be registering online for Kindergarten, as TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. The school will enroll you in a TK class once you complete your registration at the school site.
2) Once you have completed your online pre-registration, print out a copy of your registration forms and sign them
3) If you are unable to complete the pre-registration process online, complete paper registration materials
Open the 2015-2016 New Student Registration Packet and complete all required forms. If you do not have access to a computer, open the 2015-2016 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) Go to your school of assignment and complete your registration during the New Student Priority Registration Period March 9 - March 27
Please bring all original registration documents (see required documents below) and forms to your school in order to complete your registration.
Intradistrict Transfer Notice: If you receive an approved intradistrict transfer before priority registration begins, you will complete your pre-registration online based on your 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.
Required Registration Documents
The following forms and original documents are required to register in the San Mateo-Foster City School District:
• Online Pre-registration Confirmation form or New Student Registration Forms
Health Exam and Required Immunizations
Under California's kindergarten immunization requirements, even four-year old children need their pre-kindergarten immunizations prior to the first day of Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten where they could potentially be exposed to vaccine preventable diseases. The Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy Family Physicians recommend pre-kindergarten immunizations starting as young as four years of age.