Foster City Elementary School

Book Fair

Book Fair

National computer science week

National computer science week

First Grade Students coding 

Engineering at Foster City School

Engineering at Foster City School

Parents volunteer with Lawrence Hall of Science 

Diwali Celebration

Diwali Celebration

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Halloween Parade at Foster City School

Halloween Parade at Foster City School

kindness week

kindness week

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Playworks Parent Education Night

Playworks Parent Education Night

PTA Sponsored Parent Education Night 

Sunrise at Foster City School

Sunrise at Foster City School

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Kindergarten students celebrating 1950's on the 50th day of school

Kindergarten students celebrating 1950s on the 50th day of school

PTA-Sponsored Assembly

PTA-Sponsored Assembly

Grades 3-5 Talent Show

Grades 3-5 Talent Show

Foster City Elementary School Staff Dancing to "Can't Stop This Feeling" 

Room 20 Art in action

Room 20 Art in action

4th Grade Teacher Dave Aberg and AiA Chair Venita Naik 

PTA Sponsored "Predators and Prey" Assembly

PTA Sponsored Predators and Prey Assembly

TK, K and GR1 Learning about Predators and Prey 

Fifth Grade Colonial Days (PTA Assembly)

Fifth Grade Colonial Days (PTA Assembly)

PTA Sponsored School Assembly for fifth grade students. 


                               Foster City School Science Fair:

                                                    Wednesday, May 25th from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm in the MPR.

                                                           Science Fair

                                                                   Science Fair 2022 Application Form here.

                                                                                              Science Fair Application Packet



5th Grade Promotion for Foster City Elementary:

 Tuesday, June 14th 8:30am





25 - Science Fair (6:00 pm - 7:45 pm in the MPR)

27- Wee Care Pickup m- (Morning Time)

30 - Memorial Day (Holiday)




14-  5th Grade Promotion

15 - Last Day of School



                           PROJECT WEE CARE


Thank you so much for your generosity in March! We filled two Wee Care bins of cleaning items!

Our final collection for this school year will be on Friday, May 27Breakfast Items (cereal - hot or cold, granola, pancake mix, waffle mix, cocoa mix, instant coffee, creamer, tea).


Because this is the last collection until the fall,  please consider donating items from the above list for families and individuals in need. Thank you so much for your support and generosity this school year! We have made a tremendous difference in our community!

Please put all donation items into the Wee Care barrels, which are located in the hallway next to the school office.

Items may be dropped off anytime between now and Friday, March 27th.

Thanks again for your support and kindness!



                              May Menu





New student registration is OPEN! To learn more, visit How to Register for the 2022-2023 School Year.

2022-2023 Student Registration



Updated Protocol For Pick Up   -  2/22/2022

Dear Foster City Families, 
I am writing you today with an updated protocol for pick-up only beginning on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Morning drop-off remains the same. Over the course of this school year I have been asked about moving to our original start time for grades 1-5 as well as having families on campus in the afternoons. This is the update! Please take a moment to read about our updates. Thank you! 

1. Beginning on Tuesday (2/22/22) we are moving to the original dismissal time*. 

TKK Dismissal remain the same. TKK Dismissal time continues to be 12:30, M/Tu/Thrs/Fr and will be dismissed at the gates. TKK dismissal on Wednesday will be 12:20 and from the gates for consistency
1st/2nd/3rd: 2:40 Dismissal**
4th/5th: 2:45 Dismissal** 
** Wednesday dismissal time continues to be 12:30 for students in grades 1-5
2. For pick-up only: Families may go directly to a child's classroom for dismissal 

Gates will open at 2:40pm & 12:30 on Wednesdays
Drive through pick-up is still an option! Students in grades 1/2/3 getting picked up by car will go directly to the front of the MPR Staff & volunteers will assist children getting into their cars and to MPR
Students in grades 4&5: Please continue to pick up on Polaris. Students will walk to the gate.
3. Drive through pick-up on Edgewater & Polaris: You must remain in your vehicle so that we can safely move the line and get children into cars. You may not park and pick up your child-- this will cause more traffic.

Staff and volunteers will assist getting children into their cars. 
4. If you walk onto campus to your child's classroom, please park on the street. The parking lot is for staff only. 

5. Parking lot is staff parking only 

6. After School Care Providers will continue to pick up in the small yard (no changes)

We know, from experience, when we have new routines on campus, it takes a few days to adjust! It will likely be very busy and while it’ll be nice to welcome families back onto campus in the afternoons, please continue to have patience with us. 

If you choose to walk onto campus to pick-up your child, we ask that you pick them up and then exit campus rather quickly. Our staff have meetings after school and if you’d like to meet with your teacher for an extended period of time, please reach out to him or her directly. 

Finally, as a reminder, masks continue to be required indoors. Masks outdoors for all adults and students are optional. 

Thank you for working with us, thank you for your patience, and thank you for your support in welcoming families back onto campus in the afternoons! 



Covid Testing and Location Sites                   

Families can register via MyTurn with this link provided, or the QR code located on the flyer below. We are excited for another opportunity to provide COVID vaccines to our community!    Register Link



Please see the link if you have questions regarding pooled testing: POOLED TESTING


Implementing a safe return to in-person instruction for all is our priority. We are encouraged about increases in San Mateo County vaccination rates and yet we remain cautious about COVID-19. Vaccination remains the leading prevention strategy to address the spread of the COVI-19 pandemic. 

Foster City School is following the Travel Pandemic Recovery Framework.pdf for unvaccinated people, which suggests getting tested with 3-5 days after travel AND staying home on self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.

Travel Guidance


Travel Guidances





Please call the attendance line @ 650-312-7520.  It is important that you call this number when you are calling your child is sick or absent.  It is a 24-hour hotline so you can leave a message at any time of the day.  When leaving a message, please leave your child's full name, classroom number, and the reason for your child's absence.


For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on testing available in San Mateo County, visit the SMC COVID-19 Testing website:  COVID TESTING WEBSITE


Please upload the results of your COVID-19 test. If your child tests positive, or someone in your household tests positive, please contact us immediately. 650.312.7522 or        COVID 19 SUBMISSION FORM


 In the San Mateo-Foster City School District, we seek to maintain a safe environment for employees, students, families, and the community. To support those goals, the district has partnered with Concentric by Ginkgo to provide an optional and free COVID-19 pooled testing program.  Participating in this program will help safeguard the well-being of our community.  We are planning to launch this program on September 20, 2021.

Pooling can test 25 people using one test and provide results within 2 days. The testing is simple: students in a class will swab their own noses and place their swabs in a single tube (that’s the pooling step). The samples in that tube are then run as a single sample, using one test. If a positive test is received, Concentric staff will return to individually rapid test the pool to locate the positive individual(s). The pooled testing will take place weekly, on Mondays and Tuesdays, with any necessary rapid follow-up testing on Thursdays or Fridays.

Only students with completed consent forms are able to participate in testing. We strongly encourage your child’s participation because the pooled testing program is a valuable tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Pooled testing allows students, teachers, and staff to come to school with peace of mind.

Your child’s principal will send you information about how to sign-up for the pooled testing program.

Learn more about pooled testing in the SMFCSD by checking out our Pooled Testing Plan.  Additionally, you can click here to be directed to pooled testing resources available on the District website. Our Youtube Town Hall's briefly covered pool testing, view those conversations here.

For more information, visit Concentric by Ginkgo’s website. Any further questions can be directed to:


Phone:  650-312-7345


Long Term Independent Study -  SMFC DISTRICT

Short Term Independent Study Guidance/Directions.                            

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