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LEAD Elementary

A TK-5 Magnet School of Literacy, Enrichment, 
Academics, and Digital Arts

Resource Teacher - Ms. Obias-Enrique



LEAD is emerging as a new K-5 magnet school with a focus on Literacy and Digital Arts - an emerging field of study that uses technology to facilitate literacy, writing and creative arts through recording, video production, graphic design, coding and other mediums. Watch for Pilot Digital Portfolios and Teacher Web Pages during this school year! Lead Elementary is a dual platform school that currently houses an iPad LAB, 3 iPad carts utilized by all grade levels and teachers, and 3 Chrome Book carts. Each teacher is also equipped with an iPad and MacBook Pro. Current technology in classrooms includes E-Beam, document cameras and teacher microphones. In 2015-2016 Nexus Tablets will be provided to primary grades and corporate funding is being sought for additional chrome books, tablets and classroom, lab technology. All LEAD students are expected to be responsible and competent digital citizens.

2nd Grade students teaching at parent education meeting

2nd Grade students teaching at parent education meeting

Research shows that reading and writing proficiency is directly linked to student success. Children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a high school diploma (Early Warning Confirmed: A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013 LINK TO http://www.aecf.org/resources/early-warning-confirmed/). At LEAD, our goal is to empower students by prioritizing literacy and ensuring that all students graduate withthe reading and writing skills needed to be successful throughout their education.

Technology &

Technology & <br />LITERACY

International Bike and Walk to School Day


TECHNOLOGY & <br />Literacy

International Bike and Walk to School Day

From the San-Mateo Foster City School District

  • Income Eligibilty Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Announced

    Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • How To Register

    If you have a child that will be NEW to the SMFCSD next year, you should pre-register using our online registration system. Current students should not use this system. For parents who do not have access to the internet, paper registration forms are available at all school sites and the District Office. Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • Emergency Preparedness

    In the event of an emergency disaster, our Emergency Operations Center will be activated. We will be linked to local fire, police and medical personnel. Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • Employment & Human Resources

    There are a variety of positions open within the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Read more on the SMFCSD website

  • Annex Program

    The San Mateo-Foster City School District offers before and after school child care at all schools in the District. The Annex provides a safe environment where students can receive homework support, participate in organized group activities and enjoy a variety enrichment opportunities. Read more on the SMFCSD website


  • August 2016

    Dear LEAD Elementary School Parents, Guardians and Families, Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year at LEAD, A Magnet School of Literacy, Enrichment, Academics and Digital Arts/Technology. We look forward to a year rich with tradition, community, academics, and social/emotional responsibility learning.

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  • Rigor + Relevance + Relationships = Increased Student Performance

    Empowering the students and families of LEAD Elementary is our mission, and we as teachers and role models are passionate about and committed to doing whatever it takes to effect change. We are proud to introduce LEAD as an innovative center for learning and an incubator for this region’s future talent. Read more...

  • Student Programs at LEAD

    All student programs at LEAD foster a culture of respect, empathy, responsibility, reporting and healthy play. Our LEAD community and family member are guided by the following: Take care of yourself - Take care of each other - Take care of this place.

  • LEAD School Uniforms

    We had a successful start to wearing common dress at LEAD last year. Several parents and community members said that our students look so sharp in their uniforms! As a staff we feel it adds an academic tone and reduces distractions in and out of the classroom.

    Where to buy LEAD uniforms:
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