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Recently, you should have received a letter from the San Mateo Union High School District informing you that the 2016-17 Online Annual Enrollment System is now open. The On-Line Annual Enrollment process performs two important functions. First, it gives you the opportunity to verify for us that the information we have about your student is correct. Second, it gives you the opportunity to provide us with important items such as Health and Medical information which will allow us to better serve your student. It is very important that the Parent/Guardian complete this information. Our on-line enrollment site is safe and secure! Please note: ALL students, grades 9-12, MUST complete the On-Line Annual Enrollment process! The deadline for completing the On-Line Annual Enrollment is Friday, July 29, 2016. Again, it is very important that the On-Line Annual Enrollment be completed by the student’s parent/guardian! Please be advised that the On-line Annual Enrollment must be completed prior to picking up your student’s class schedule!


iStock_71897961_MEDIUM.jpgSMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invites you to a Board meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016. During the meeting, staff will present the Superintendent Goals for the 2016-2017 school year, request the Board award the construction bid for the Stadium Light and Public Address System Project, and will share information about a new community college course to be offered at Peninsula Alternative High School. A link to the complete agenda packet can be found here. The public meeting will be held at the San Mateo Adult School, 789 E Poplar Ave, San Mateo, starting at 7pm.


SMHS Mock Trial Captain Janani with Team Advisor Patsy Fergusson.jpgThe SMUHSD team is honored to announce that a recent San Mateo High grad, Janani Krishnan (photographed left), is on her way to Harvard this fall and is already making her mark. She has been selected as only one of six finalists in the TEDxHarvardCollege Prefrosh-Graduate Speaker Competition! On September 18th, professors, research experts, and all-around inspiring people will take the stage at Sanders Theater at Harvard University to share their ideas with the world at the annual renowned TEDxHarvardCollege conference. The Prefrosh-Graduate Speaker Competition finalist who receives the most votes will have the opportunity to join them in spreading their vision at this incredible event. If given the opportunity to present at TEDxHarvardCollege, Janini will perform her award-winning original slam poem "Power," outlining the reaction of an individual watching acts of police brutality on her television screen, and discussing the emerging role of spoken word in talking about the increasingly pressing issues of racism and police brutality. But to make it to the stage on September 18th, Janini will need your vote! Voting closes this Friday, July 29th. Don't delay. Vote for Janini now by clicking here.



The City of San Mateo shared the following information with the SMUHSD and the District team wants to be sure you have the details of this construction project. During this upcoming fall semester, the City of San Mateo and its contractor will be performing major roadway and median installation work on Poplar, from US 101 to Humboldt. Pedestrian safety improvements will also be performed on Humboldt, Poplar Avenue to College Avenue.  What does this mean for you?

Traffic Delays:

  • Expect delays and detours. Although the City’s contractor will post detour signage, driving through the construction zone will be challenging. We highly recommend you do the following:
  • Use carpools
  • Allow extra time to arrive to school
  • Plan an alternative route to entirely avoid Poplar/US101 and Humboldt.
  • Have you ever considered biking to work or getting to work via SamTrans? Take advantage of these options if they are right for you.

Limited Parking:

  • If you park on the streets around the Adult School and San Mateo High, expect greater “competition” for those spots as there will be NO PARKING on Humboldt.

To learn more about the scope of work and to see a copy of the City’s notice to residents and organizations in the area, click here. To see the flyer that the District created for parents/guardians, staff and students, click here. Questions? Call the City of San Mateo at 650.522.7344.


Runners on a track at nightAt the June 23, 2016 Board of Trustee meeting, the Board approved the Stadium Improvement Project and certified the draft EIR as the final EIR as there were no public comments to the draft EIR.  A Notice of Determination was filed with the County Clerk on June 28, 2016, which starts a 30-day challenge period to the final EIR. If a challenge is not filed, the District will thereafter issue a notice to proceed and the project will move forward. Check www.smuhsd.org/stadiumlights for updates.


Interpreter Service

The Office of Student Services provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) speakers. Interpreter Service available in any language upon request. Learn the details.

La Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles ofrece servicios de interpretación en el mismo lugar para las personas que hablan español y chino (mandarín). Se dispone de intérpretes de cualquier otro idioma previa solicitud. Averigüe los detalles.




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