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Gift of Words Book Drive at Burlingame High

Get into the spcat-in-the-hat.jpgirit of giving with the help of Students in Action at Burlingame High School (BHS). From December 1-12, BHS will be collecting books to support the San Francisco-based non-profit Children's Book Project. This wonderful project collects children's books for Northern California teachers and childcare professionals who serve disadvantaged children who would not otherwise have access to books. Donations can be dropped off in the main office at BHS. For more information contact, Sue Glick of BHS at sglick@smuhsd.org or 650-558-2873.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/25/14

Winter Happenings at Capuchino High

Winter Happenings.jpgJoin Capuchino High on December 4th for "Winter Happenings" -- an afternoon of nature, art and music. At 3:30pm, Capuchino will be planting a tree at the Main Office Circle to celebrate the 100th Tree Planting. From 4-6pm, you can view student art at the Adventure by Air Art Show and Reception in the Sky Gallery Art Building. Finally, the night would not be complete without some music. At 7pm, enjoy the Winter Music Concert taking place at the Samuel Johnson, Jr. Main Theater. Enjoy all or just one winter happening. Hope to see you there!

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/25/14

San Mateo High's "Guinness Book of World Records" Food Drive

San Mateo logoThis year, San Mateo High School, as part of the Jefferson Public Service Awards “Youth Service Challenge,” will be conducting their annual holiday food drive from November 14th through December 1st to benefit Samaritan House in San Mateo and Second Harvest Food Bank. The students’ goal this year will be to collect over 250,000 pounds and continue their tradition of being one of the largest food drives in the country. In 2005, San Mateo High School students collected 372,000 pounds of food during its canned food drive, which set a new school record and surpassed the school’s previous Guinness World Record set in 1999. Watch the SMHS video of this amazing record-setting food drive.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/7/14

Interpreter Service

The A/W Office provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) speakers.  Limited English Proficient (“LEP”) parent/guardians speaking languages other than Spanish and Cantonese/Mandarin will be provided language assistance services by the Attendance and Welfare Office.  Please contact:  KindyLee Mackamul, Director of Attendance and Welfare, if you need assistance regarding enrollment and school assignment matters.

Interpreter available in any language upon request.

Response to the Grand Jury Report

On July 11, 2013 the San Mateo Union High School District received a Grand Jury Report, "Capital Appreciation Bonds: Ticking Time Bombs."  At the September 12, 2013 board meeting the Board of Trustees approved the response letter from the district to the Grand Jury Report "Capital Appreciation Bonds: Ticking Time Bombs."  To read the response letter click on "Response Letter." 

Public Notice-First Five-Year Review for Burlingame High School

The Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) will conduct the First Five-Year Review of the effectiveness of the remedy for the Burlingame High School site (Site) located at 400 Carolan Avenue, Burlingame, California 94010.  For more information click on the attached notice. Public Notice for First Five-Year Review Burlingame High School 


District Calendar

Local Control Accountability Plan: SMUHSD

LCAP Year 2014-2015

SMUHSD LCAP and Annual Update Template (English)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (Spanish)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (Chinese)

San Mateo Union High School's commitment to monitoring progress as we move forward with LCAP is a high priority for all stakeholders - staff, families, and community members.  The foundation of this LCAP is to improve the education and achievement outcomes for all students in the San Mateo Union High School District.  

District Policies

The District Policies are now on-line.  To access click on "District Policies."

Local Educational Agency Plan

Title III Improvement Plan

2014 SMUHSD Title II Improvement Plan

Title III Year 2 and Year 4 Improvement Plan Assurance

The goal of the Title III Improvement Plan is to identify the challenges the SMUHSD has had in raising English Learner achievement and to provide a guide on how to implement a sound and effective instructional program for all English Learners. 


The San Mateo Union High School District continues to be in Program Improvement for 2012-2013 school year.  For more information click on "SMUHSD Program Improvement."  "SMUHSD Program Improvement letter (Spanish)" "SMUHSD Program Improvement Letter (Chinese)"

Student Nutrition Services

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