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

Welcome Back Bears!

Welcome Back Bears!

Although we are not all together we  are all thinking of you at Beresford. 

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

Family resources

  • Workshop for parents to help kids manage stress during Covid-19

                                                  Tuesday, October 20th 6:30-7:15

 If you would like to attend please RSPV here:  https://forms.gle/s8ASe5f6mbUg1Xs99 

                       

 

  •   For free to low- cost immunizations please click here for link information

 

Upcoming Beresford Events

 

  • Monday, October 26th from 8:30-9:30-Virtual PTA meeting and Principal Coffee Chat- click here for link
  • Wednesday, October 28th-Teacher Professional Development, *student asynchronous work from 9-12:30
  • Thursday, October 29th from 12:30-3:30- October distribution drive-through
  • Monday, November 2nd from 6:30-7:30pm- Virtual ELAC meeting- click here for flier
  • Wednesday, November 4th- Optional Lifetouch Student Picture Day- 1:00-5:00 pm, *students will be assigned a time slot based on last name
  • November 9, 10, 12, 13- Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences, *look for information from your teacher when the date gets closer

 

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

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

Distant Learning Attendance Policy

Attendance will be taken for all students starting the first day of school. Attendance is a state requirement during Distance Learning. Students are expected to participate with their classroom teacher everyday. Absent robo call will go out to families by 10am. Specific schedules will be shared by your teacher in your welcome letter and in Google Classroom. After 3 absences or lack of participation, the school/district will contact families to see how we can support your child to attend and participate in Distance Learning. Please communicate with your classroom teacher or principal if you have further questions.

   AERieS PARENT PORTAL LINK

                                   

The parent portal is vital for us to have the most updated information so the school and district can communicate with you via email, text and phone calls. All families must update the parent portal even if you are a returning family. 

When it is safe to return to campus, you will have two choices. Each family must select one of the options below by Monday the 27th at midnight. Your choice will be a commitment through the mid-January semester break. If no selection is made, students will automatically be placed in the hybrid model.
Option 1: Student remains in Distance Learning Model 
Option 2: Student begins Paired-Days Hybrid Learning Model 
For more information, see the Fall Reopening Plan for SMFCSD

Please click the link above to log in to the Parent Portal

For the latest update from the SMFCSD please click this link 

Troubleshooting:

****Click 'Forgot Password' to reset your password****

FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCH        APPLICATION 

 While the fall semester will begin in Full Time Distance Learning for all SMFCSD schools, meals will be available for pickup for enrolled students at College Park, Foster City, Laurel, LEAD, and Sunnybrae. When staff and students are allowed to return to campus, all school sites will serve meals.

As a reminder, households need to apply each school year for free and reduced-price meals. Those who do not qualify for free or reduced-price benefits can purchase breakfast ($1.50) and lunch (elementary-$2.50; middle school-$3.00). 

Complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals online. Families are notified of eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits via letter. If you need assistance, have questions or need a paper application, please contact Child Nutrition Services at (650) 312-1968.


Kindergarten and New Student Registration Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

To register your TK- 5th grade student please visit the SMFCSD website for the Enrollment process. 

Fill out the online Aeries New Student pre- registration form  and email the school administrator at itorres@smfcsd.net to provide the necessary documents to complete registration.  

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AND FORMS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN THE SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Printout of the signed Aeries online pre-registration form and submission confirmation page
  • Child’s birth certificate (original or certified copy) or passport.  Alternative forms of verification of child's age may be provided, such as: a duly attested baptism certificate, or a statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth.
  • Child's original, up-to-date immunization record - http://www.shotsforschool.org/
  • Child's original Report of Health Examination for School Entry
    (encouraged at Kindergarten but not required until 1st grade)
  • Parent identification - driver license or other photo I.D.
  • Proof of residency - One ORIGINAL and current proof of residency is required from each of the following groups:

    Group One

    • Current property tax bill
    • Current rental/lease agreement listing the parent/guardian name, child name(s), and name of property manager/owner and telephone number
    • Current homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
    • State or federal tax return with a W-2 attached (please remove social security number and income information from these documents before submitting)
    • Payroll/check stub with name and address

    Group Two

    • Current utility bill (e.g. PG&E, landline telephone, water, garbage, or cable TV),
      Bill must be dated within the past 60 days. New residents will have 30 days following enrollment to bring a utility bill.
      Please note: all registration documents need to be current and up-to-date in order to be processed by the school of assignment.  School office contact information sheet

Beresford TK & Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

Aeries online New Student Pre-registration Form for 2020-2021 opened January 6, 2020  at noon through Friday, Jan 31, 2020. When the form has been completed, print two copies of the confirmation of the submission, bring printed forms to the school office, along with all necessary up-to-date registration documents

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?

Please visit Beresford PTA's newly launched website: www.beresfordpta.com


Beresford's Family Literacy Night Video