Beresford Elementary School

Know the past, shape the future

Know the past, shape the future

Black History Month

Black History Month

Recognizing all the voices in history and the new voices that make Black History 

Book fair is here!

Book fair is here!

Beresford's e-Book Fair is ready (see details below)

Love for reading

Love for reading

Beresford Bears love to read

Beresford Garden

Beresford Garden

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



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

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.



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 outreach/Support 


Upcoming Beresford Events

February - Celebrating Black and African American History 


  • February 22nd-26th- Literacy Week and Virtual Book Fair
  • February 24th- 4:00-8:00pm- 5th grade Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Wednesday, March 3rd, Thursday, March 4th and Friday, March 5th- Morning Meeting for all students then asynchronous work day for students
  • Friday, March 5th- Welcome email sent to all families for reopening
  • Week of  March 8th- First day with new classes for all, Preschool-2nd grade Hybrid come to campus (paired days schedule M/T and Th/F)
  • Week of March 15th- 3rd-5th grade Hybrid students come to campus (paired days schedule M/T and Th/F)



Beresford's virtual book Fair (February 22-26th)

We are excited to partner with a new online book fair company: Follett.   Proceeds from the fair will support expanding our library collection.

For every purchase made, our school earns 25% back in rewards to support our literacy mission.

Please see the following links for more information 

Book Fair Follet Main Page- Code: 8L421


Report 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

  • If you are unable to login during class time due to technology issues please call the office 650-312-7551 to report the issue
  • Any doctors appointment will require a doctors note to be turned into the office administrators , please call to notify  


Distance 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 student 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.

distance Learning  Technology help 

Please click link below if you are having technology issues i.e. Camera, Speaker, Wifi, etc.

District Tech Support for Families

Soporte Técnico para Familias


parent portal

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. 

Student remains in Distance Learning Model 
Student begins Paired-Days Hybrid Learning Model 
For more information, see the 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 




 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.

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