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 must first plant a seed.



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

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 



For additional housing and food resources- click here


Upcoming Beresford Events


  • Monday, January 11th- New Student Priority Registration Opens- click here
  • Monday, January 18th- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- No School Day
  • Wednesday, January 20th 6:00-7:00 pm- General PTA Meeting- click here for meeting link
  • Thursday, January 21st at 9:30-10:00 am or 5:30-6:00pm- Virtual Kindergarten Information meeting- click here for the meeting link
  • Thursday, January 21st- 1:00-3:00 pm- Beresford Distribution Day!
  • Tuesday, January 26th 5:00-6:3 0pm- District DAC/DELAC Meeting- click here for meeting link
  • Wednesday, February 3rd- Teacher Professional Development (morning meeting for all students then asynchronous work)



2021-2022 Kindergarten at Beresford!


                              Please click here to learn more about our program!


**Virtual Kindergarten Information meeting on Thursday, January 21st at 9:30-10:00 am or 5:30-6:00pm- click here for the meeting link



Welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District (SMFCSD)!


We are excited to welcome you to our school and help guide you through the process of registering your child.


2021-2022 New Student Registration Assistance for Spanish-Speaking Families
Spanish-speaking families registering new students in grades TK-8 for the 2021-2022 school year may make an appointment for Spanish-language registration assistance.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

2021-2022 Asistencia Para La Inscripción De Nuevos Estudiantes Para Familias De Habla Hispana. Las familias de habla hispana que deseen inscribir nuevos estudiantes en los grados TK-8 para el año escolar 2021-2022 pueden hacer una cita para recibir asistencia para la inscripción en español. Por favor vea el volante adjunto para más información.


For the 2021-2022 school year, students are eligible to enter:
Kindergarten if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if they have reached 5 years of age on or between September 2 – December 2, 2021
Students who do not turn 5 by December 2, 2021 are not eligible to enter Kindergarten or TK for the 2021-2022 school year.


STEP 1: Determine your child’s school of assignment based on your address of residence
To find your child’s school of assignment: > Registration / Enrollment & Transfers > School Assignments

STEP 2: Collect all required registration documents
Required registration documents must be complete and up-to-date in order to be accepted by the school office.

STEP 3: Complete the Aeries Online New Student Pre-Registration Form
The form opens on this page of the District website at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, January 11, 2021
The form will be available in the upper-right corner of this page if viewing on a desktop or tablet; at the bottom of the page if viewing on a mobile phone or small tablet
STEP 4: Submit all required registration documents (document upload in Aeries online pre-registration form or email to the school of assignment) to complete the registration  process.
Submit the required registration documents via the document upload available in the Aeries online pre-registration form. Alternatively, you may email (scan or photo) the required registration documents to the office staff of the school of assignment.
The office staff of the school of assignment will review and verify the required registration documents.


The Priority Registration window will open on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon) and closes on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon).
-School sites will continue to accept new student registrations after Priority Registration has ended on January 29. Those registrations are not considered to have priority.
-Registration is considered complete only after you have completed document verification in Step #4.
-Step #4 must be completed by 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, January 29 in order to be considered within priority.
-The Aeries online pre-registration form can be completed on any internet-enabled device (cell phone, tablet, laptop, computer).
-If your school of assignment does not have a TK program, your child will be placed at a school that does for their TK year and then return to their school of assignment for Kindergarten the following school year.
Click here to learn more about District Magnet Schools & Programs
Click here for information about the Transfer Request Process
If you have additional questions regarding the new student registration process, please explore the Registration & Enrollment pages of the District website, contact your school of assignment, or call the Student Services Department at (650) 312-7345.
Please contact the school of assignment directly with questions specific to the school site or visit their website for more information.



Is your student currently enrolled in a SMFCSD school? 

The 6th Grade Verification Process for all current SMFCSD 5th grade students will be shared with all current 5th grade families after Winter Break.  We ask that all 5th grade families do the following at this time:
  • Enter your child’s address of residence in SchoolFinder to look up the middle school assigned to your address of residence.
  • Login to the Aeries Parent Portal (click "Forgot Password" if unable to login) to confirm that the address in your child’s record is correct and up-to-date. If the address of residence is not correct and up-to-date, please contact your child’s current school office and present current proofs of residence.


Transfer Requests

If you are interested in submitting a transfer request for the 2021-2022 school year to a school other than the middle school of assignment, please submit your transfer request any time between 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, January 11, 2021 and the transfer lottery deadline of 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Transfer notification emails will be sent out by the end of the business day on Friday, February 26, 2021 to families that submitted a transfer request by the lottery deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently enrolled 5th grade families do not complete the 2021-2022 new student registration process.  The 2021-2022 new student registration process is only for students who are not currently enrolled in the SMFCSD and will be new to the District next school year.


Lifetouch will be doing individual photos that will be used in the yearbook and available in photo packages.  If you are unable to make either picture day there will be an alternative way to take a student photo for the yearbook. 

December Picture Day:

Click here to order photos online: 

Picture Day ID (for ordering online): EVTXJQX6M


November Picture Day:

Click here to order photos online:
Picture Day ID (for ordering online): EVTMGPBZ7

If a student was unable to attend we will have an alternative way to submit a photo for the yearbook or the Lifetouch make up day in December (date TBD)

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

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 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




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.

how to register for 2020-2021 (current) school year

For the full registration process  please visit the SMFCSD website .


Step 1:  Fill out the online Aeries New Student pre- registration form  and email the school administrator at to provide the necessary documents to complete registration.  

Step 2: 


  • 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 -
  • 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 home owner’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


Step 3: Submit all required registration documents (document upload in Aeries online pre-registration form or email to the school of assignment) to complete the registration  process.

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:

Beresford's Family Literacy Night Video