Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools within the San Mateo/Foster City School District began the 2020/2021 school year with full time distance learning. On November 16th, the SMFCSD Reopening Plan was approved by San Mateo County Office and San Mateo County Health and the final copy can be found here. Families have the choice of continuing distance learning or sending their children to school two days a week (hybrid learning). On Monday, March 8th, San Mateo Park is opening in the Hybrid model for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, and on March 15th, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will reopen.

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The Google G-Suite Resources are being used for distant learning for your child.  For some helpful instructions, check out SMFCSD Distant Learning Resource page below, where you can find cheat sheets on using the following areas within G-Suite that your child will be using. 

  • Google Classroom

  • Google Meets

  • Google Drive

If you are still having problems connecting or have other access problems please reach out to the Main Office for assistance. 



The Hybrid Model for elementary-aged students will be an AA/BB schedule. There will be two consecutive In-Person Days which consist of a 3.5 hour instructional block including a morning meeting for about 30 minutes. Students at home will join this morning meeting. There will be three At-Home Days. Two of these days will include synchronous and asynchronous learning where students will see their teacher during the morning meeting for about 30 minutes, followed by independent Google Classroom / Seesaw assignments that reflect in-person learning. There will then be a 30-minute final check in with the teacher, after the In-Person students are dismissed. The third At-home Day is Wednesday where all students within the Hybrid schedule (both A and B cohorts) will be in Distance Learning like they are now, with a combination of Google Meets with their teacher and independent work. Students will follow a similar schedule to what students have in Full-time Distance Learning. 

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