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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 Mandarin Chinese 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 service is available upon request.

Inter District Transfers and Foreign Exchange Program Applications

Inter District Transfer Requests and Foreign Exchange Program Applications for 2013-14 school year will be accepted but the Attendance and Welfare Department will not begin to process these requests until May 2013.  Students applying for an Inter District Transfer Request or Foreign Exchange Program if the request is approved will be placed at a school at the discretion of the District.

Enrollment

RESIDENCY & ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

The District is accepting enrollments for the 2014-2015 school year, at the Attendance and Welfare Office located at 640 North Delaware Street, San Mateo.

The Attendance and Welfare Office is open:

Regular Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Thursday (Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 PM), Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

Priority Enrollment window

Priority 1 Enrollment Window has closed.. 

What happens if students enroll after the Priority 1 Enrollment window?

Incoming students enrolling after the close of the Priority 1 Enrollment window (11:59 PM on February 21, 2014) must still complete the residency verification and on-line enrollment before receiving a school of assignment.  Students enrolling after February 21, 2014:

  • May be placed at a non-resident school at the discretion of the District if the resident school has reached its capacity
  • May not participate in the sibling transfer program.
  • May not participate in the intra-district transfer process
  • May not participate in high school programming until cleared by the Attendance and Welfare Office and given a school of assignment.

How do families enroll a student?

Bring the proof of residency and additional registration documents to the enrollment appointment.  After providing proof of residency, families will be given a personalized ‘snapcode’ that will allow access to the District’s on-line enrollment system.  For a list of documents needed for enrollment click on "Proof of Document ". 

Use the personalized ‘snapcode’ to log-on to the on-line enrollment system. Upon completion of the on-line enrollment  the Attendance and Welfare Office will verify submission.

Once the residency verification and enrollment process is complete student’s are eligible to participate in high school programming. 

How will the District retain the residency and enrollment documents?

Copies of all residency and enrollment documents will be maintained at the Attendance and Welfare Office.  The same standards of confidentiality that applies to all student records will govern the security of these documents as well.  The District has no desire to see personal information such as amount of earnings, taxes, or social security numbers.  Preferably such items should be or will be blacked-out prior to submission.

Will the District prevent students from enrolling until proof of residency is demonstrated?

Yes! All students enrolling within the District must satisfy the proof of residency verification and complete the on-line enrollment  prior to receiving their school of assignment.

How do families apply for a sibling transfer?

Sibling transfer requests are closed.

The Intra-District Transfer request is closed for the 2014-2015 School Year.

What if families don’t have access to a computer or the internet?

Attendance and Welfare Office will have computers available for use during our regular business hours. Attendance technicians will be available to provide additional assistance, as required. 

Where can I get more information?

Attendance & Welfare Office is committed to assisting our families in completing the residency verification and enrollment process in a timely, efficient manner.  You may e-mail us at enrollment@smuhsd.org or call us at 650-558-2259.

What happens if families have a change of address?

Board Policy AR 5111.1 specifically states that "When the residence of a pupil has been changed for more than nine weeks without notification to the office of Attendance and Welfare, this shall be considered falsification of address."  Families are required to come into the Attendance and Welfare office to complete a change of address immediately after they have relocated.  Students will be reassigned to their new school of residency, if the change in residency results in a change in school boundaries.