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Welcome To George Hall Elementary School!

First Day of School is Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome back!  We are excited about the 2015 - 2016 school year.  There are a few changes this year and the most evident is our blended calendar.  This means we had a longer summer break and three breaks during the year - October, winter and spring.  All the schools in the San Mateo Foster City School District are on the same calendar.

 First day of school Schedule:

TK and Kindergarten 8:00 - 12:25 p.m.

First - Third Grade 8:00 - 12:25 p.m.

Fourth and Fifth Grade 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please make sure you child is on time to school every day and has good attendance.  Students should not be absent more than six days per school year.  High absentee and tardy rates impact student learning, behavior, and social emotional well-being. This year we continue to focus on attendance in all grades, especially TK and Kindergarten.   Teaching children to be on time and with regular attendance builds positive habits that are necessary life skills. When students are absent, they are missing out on important instruction, collaboration and experiences that are preparing them for the future.  If your child is sick, please call the school office to report the absence.  Vacations and trips are considered unexcused absences.  We look forward to working collaboratively with students and families to improve attendance.  Please keep us informed about absences so we can form a supportive partnership.

We look forward to another engaging year filled with fun, friendships, projects and collaboration.  The school office is open daily until 4:00 p.m, so please call or stop by if you have questions or forms to return.  


Mrs. Ugrin, Principal

Posted by: Kristen Ugrin
Published: 7/30/15

2015-2016 School Supply Lists

Please look under the Student Section at the top of the Homepage for your child's list.

Upcoming Events...

Mark your calendars for these upcoming George Hall events... 

  • Have a fun summer!
  • TK/K Playdate - Aug. 2 at 3 p.m.
  • Class Assignments posted - Aug. 11 at 5 p.m.
  • First Day of School is August 12!  School starts at 8 a.m. and it is a minimum day for first - fifth grade
  • Welcome Back Meet & Greet - Aug. 12 at 8 a.m. in LGI
  • Back to School Night/PTA Meeting - Aug. 18 at 6 p.m.

Walk-A-Thon 2013!!

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Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission...All students learn to read, write, think, and communicate with purpose, making continuous progress towards meeting goals.

Our Vision...All students become productive citizens, prepared for college and career through project-based learning.

Our Values and collective commitments...At George Hall, students, staff, parents/guardians will:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful of people, property, and the learning environment
  • Be Responsible for learning and behavior
  • Be Collaborative

School Contact Info

George Hall Elementary

130 San Miguel Way

San Mateo, CA 94403


650.312.7533 (Office)

650.312.7533 (Attendance)

650.312.7637 (Fax)

School Hours

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten:

8:00am - 12:25pm

Grades 1-3:

8:00am - 2:30pm

Grades 4-5:

8:00am - 2:35pm

Wednesday Early Release:

TK - 3  8:00am - 12:25pm

4-5      8:00am - 12:30pm


Preschool Enrollment

2015-2016 School Year

Information will be posted in November!

For the dates and time of tours and

parent information

night please visit the website



Enrollment & Transfer Dates

2014-2015 School Year

Please find below Important Enrollment & Transfer Applications Dates for the 2014-15 school year in English and Spanish. You can also find more information on our district ...more