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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.

When may families begin enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year?

SMUHSD will be accepting enrollments for the 2015-2016 school year on January 7, 2015, at the Attendance and Welfare Office located at 640 North Delaware Street, San Mateo.

What is the Priority 1 Enrollment window?

Priority 1 Enrollment Window opens 8:30 AM on January 7, 2015 and closes 11:59 PM February 20, 2015. Students who have completed the residency verification and on-line enrollment form during the Priority 1 Enrollment Window will be eligible to:

  • Receive priority assignment to their school of residence
  • Apply for a Sibling Transfer to another school within the District
  • Apply for an Intra-District Transfer to a non-resident school within the District 

Priority Enrollment Hours:

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)

Extended Hours: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays from January 7th through February 20th.

Saturday Hours: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM January 10th, 24th, 31st and February 7th.

HOW TO ENROLL

Make an appointment

Call the District Office at 650-558-2299 to schedule an appointment.  Scheduling an appointment  will begin on November 18, 2014.

*Appointments are not required; however, they are strongly recommended.  Walk-in appointments will be served after families with appointments.

Gather Your Information

All families will need to provide documentation. For a list of documents needed for enrollment click on "Proof of Document ". 

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.  

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

Students residing in a Shared Residence or with a Caregiver must submit notarized copies of the Shared Residency and/or Caregiver Affidavits, in addition to the above documents.  These forms are also available at the Attendance and Welfare Office or on-line at www.smuhsd.org.  Both documents must be notarized. 

Visit us at Attendance & Welfare

  • Come in at the time of your scheduled appointment or simply Walk-in during Priority Enrollment (January 7th - February 20th) with all required documents.
  • 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.

Register Online

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

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 will e automatically granted if the residency verification and on-line enrollment form have been completed during the Priority 1 Enrollment Window (8:00 AM January 7, 2015 through 11:59 PM February 20, 2015).  Sibling transfers may be requested while enrolling and completing the on-line enrollment form - no separate application is needed.  Failure to complete and submit the on-line enrollment form prior to 11:59 PM on February 20, 2015 will result in automatic denial of the sibling transfer request.

How do families apply for an Intra-District Transfer?

Intra-District Transfer request is now part of the on-line enrollment.  No transfer application is needed to apply for a transfer.  Failure to complete and submit the on-line enrollment form prior to 11:59 PM on February 20, 2015, will result in automatic denial of the Intra-District Transfer request.  Students living with a caregiver or in a shared residence are not eligible to participate in the Intra-District Transfer program

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 20, 2015) must still complete the residency verification and on-line enrollment form before receiving a school of assignment.  Students enrolling after February 20, 2015:

  • 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.

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. 

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.