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  

  • May 19th-June 3rd- CAASPP Testing for all 3-5th graders
  • June 2nd 6:00-7:30pm- Talent Show in the LGI
  • June 8th 6:00-7:00pm- General PTA Virtual Meeting
  • June 10th 6:00-8:00pm- All grades family Dance Party
  • June 15th 11:15-12:15am- 5th grade promotion
  • June 15th- Last day of school for students, dismissal @12:40

 

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

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 .  
  • 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 

 

Covid-19 information

 

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):

Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM800 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 

  • 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

testing locations

 

 iHealth At-Home Rapid Test Kit Video Instructions

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