Beresford Elementary School

Love for reading

Love for reading

Beresford Bears love to read

Beresford Garden

Beresford Garden

If you want a child's mind to grow...you must first plant a seed.

Art

Art

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” -Pablo Picasso

Developing Healthy
Citizens at Beresford

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens at Beresford

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens.  Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

Developing Healthy
Citizens

Developing Healthy<br />Citizens

At Beresford, we teach to the whole child, balancing the need to excel academically with a child’s need to develop into healthy citizens.  Learn more about Beresford's academic progress.

Lifeskills

Lifeskills

Beresford is a school focused on HET (Highly Effective Teaching). A major component of this philosophy is teaching LIFESKILLS. They provide a safe environment for creating and maintaining a sense of community.  Read more about LIFESKILLS

Upcoming Beresford Events

SMFCSD 2021-2022 School Calendar *click here 

January 21-February 4th- SMFCEF Readathon- click here

January 25th @ 9:00am- Coffee Chat with Principal Felix and Counselor Ms. K

meet.google.com/eza-zwsz-jii 
Join by phone
‪(US) +1 574-404-9888‬ PIN: ‪849 223 166‬#

January 31st- Inspire Your Heart With Art (classroom art activities)

February 7th 3:30-4:30pm- School Site Council Meeting

Middle School Informational Meetings for Incoming 6th

 

Abbott Middle School- Wednesday, January 5th   2-3 pm @ Abbott

Borel Middle School- Wednesday, January 12th   5-6pm Online (see Borel's website for link)

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

 

Beresford is excited to hold two Kindergarten information meetings for the 2022-2023 school year for interested parents or guardians.  Spanish translation will be provided.  These informational meetings are for adults only.  Please wear a mask.

Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00-3:00pm in our outdoor lunch area or Wednesday, January 12th from 4:00-5:00pm online on Google Meet

meet.google.com/fmt-ysyc-uio 

Join by phone
‪(US) +1 401-753-8956‬ PIN: ‪841 520 497‬#

School Covid pool testing

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 entire school community.

  • Please click the link for more Pool Testing information in English and Spanish 
  • To get started on  please fill out the consent form with your permission to perform a COVID-19 pooled test for your student at Beresford here.  
  • Please see Ms. Felix's email for the school code or call the office at 650-312-7551
  • Testing is conducted every Monday 
  • Results will be provided 24-48 hrs
  • Sign up will continue throughout the school year

 

COVID-19 Resources 

 

For more Covid-19 information please click link

 

District testing calendar: 

 

 

     

Other San Mateo County Testing Sites:

San Mateo, Bayside Academy (OptumServe/LHI): 

Rotating 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
2025 Kehoe Ave. San Mateo, CA 94403

PCR testing only .  Walk up testing site 
Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older 
Those without appointments should arrive at least an hour before the end of the shift
 LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center
Online -Make an appointment


San Mateo, College of San Mateo (OptumServe/LHI):

Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
PCR testing only . Drive up and walk up testing site
Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older
Those without appointments not accepted after 5:00 PM
LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center
Online- Make an appointment


San Mateo, San Mateo Central Courthouse (OptumServe/LHI):

800 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 

Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
PCR testing only       .       Walk up testing site
Appointments are available for adults and children ages 1 and older 
Those without appointments not accepted after an hour before closing
LHI Call Center at (888) 634-1123 to make an appointment
Appointments for children under 13 years old cannot be made online and must be made by calling the LHI Call Center
Online- Make an appointment


San Mateo, San Mateo County Event Center (Virus Geeks):

Every day from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
2701 South Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
PCR testing only
APPOINTMENT ALWAYS REQUIRED. 
Make an appointment

 

Click here for the direct link to the testing locations https://www.smcgov.org/testing

 

 iHealth At-Home Rapid Test Kit Video Instructions:

English 

Spanish 

Absences 

Please report all student absences at 650-312-7546 before 9:00 am

Leave a message  with:

Your Name
Student First & Last Name 
Reason for Absence
A telephone number for contact

Any doctors appointment will require a doctors note to be turned into the office administrators , please call to notify 


Beresford is a really great place because ...

  • We have a friendly, dedicated staff that works passionately to develop the whole child: academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Beresford is a safe environment with a small and diverse student population
  • Families and staff team up to create a supportive community
  • It’s a small school in a large district
  • It’s a supportive, diverse, loving community
  • The teachers are invested in knowing all students and in participating in their growth
  • We know each student and their abilities.
  • We use PBIS
  • We hold high standards for all our kids.
  • We are the hidden gem of SMFC
  • We offer rigorous, differentiated instruction while offering the social-emotional development and community that small schools have to offer

 

How Do I Get Involved?

 Beresford PTA

Please visit Beresford PTA's newly launched website


Beresford's Family Literacy Night Video