Office Info.- SMHS

Main Office: (650) 558 - 2398

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday - Friday

Room A 215 - top of the main stairwell


Getting to Summer School in the Morning - THE BUS!!!


Students can ride the yellow school bus to and from their home school to Summer School each day.

Please come to the summer school office to pick up an application, get it signed by a parent, and return it to the office the next day to get a bus pass.


Here is the morning schedule:


  Leave time Location
BUS A 7:55 Hillsdale HS (31'st Ave lot)
  8:05 Aragon HS (Alemeda at Sam Trans stop)
BUS B 7:50 Capuchino HS (Lower Loop by Gym)
  8:00 Mills HS (front of school)



Hello All Hungry Summer School Students!

Learning does not end when school lets out.  Neither does the need for good nutrition.  Please click here for June's menu or here for July's menu.    


There is also the 2017 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program available to all students and children in the San Mateo-Foster City community. Please click here for more information - it is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18 & runs through July 29th.  Para espanol, marque aqui.  




Welcome to San Mateo Union High School District's Summer School 2017

Located this summer at San Mateo High School

506 North Delaware

San Mateo, CA 94401


Summer school is organized into two separate sessions.  


  • Session 1: June 12th - June 27th, Monday through Friday (it ends on a Tuesday) .  

  • Session 2: June 28th - July 14th, Monday through Friday (it begins on a Wednesday 

  • The first bell rings at 8:25 and students must be in class by 8:30 for the 1st half of the day.  Students have brunch from 10:30-10:45 and then need to return to the same class by 10:50.  Students are excused from summer school at 12:50.  

Attendance policy and other information can be found here: Parent Information (English)Parent Information (Spanish) & Parent Information (Chinese)


Students can miss  one day of school.  If they miss two days they will be dropped.  Keep in mind three tardies equal an absence, so three tardies and one absence will result in being dropped from summer school.  Please be in class and take advantage of this opportunity.

Compass Learning Overview

COMPASS LEARNING: This class will utilize an online website as the primary source of material.  The website is http://compasslearningodyssey.com/ .  Your username will be your permanent student ID # and your password will be your home school.  Also, please note that when you login you need to enter PeninsulaHS as the school code.  Please be careful with this information as you would not want someone to be able to access your account. 

When you first log in, you will see your class as well as other icons (these other icons, such as portfolio will be explained by your teacher) on the left side of the screen.  You can click on your class to access assignments, be sure to only do work for classes for which there are assignments.

The information is presented by topic (Compass calls them assignments) & for most topics there is a quiz (called AQs).  In addition, after a few assignments and AQs, there will probably be a Lesson Quiz or Chapter Test.  These are assessments that will cover a number of activities.  One of the best ways to review for Lesson Quizzes and Chapter Tests is by looking at the My Portfolio section of Compass, in which you can review previous quizzes.

Generally, classes are organized into folders, with a number of activities within folders.  The content within the activities themselves is mostly video lectures and other media within videos (graphics and cartoons are the most engaging).   In addition, there are reading sections with more details than the videos and review sections that test comprehension.  There are often key ideas that are highlighted within the videos and review sections that would serve as notes for the class

DIRECT INSTRUCTION: In order to support you and to ensure that students are completing their own work, you are required to come into your class every day to complete your work in addition to compass learning.  Your teacher will have specific activities for you to complete on these days.

ATTENDANCE : As stated in the handbook, you are required to attend class five  days a week.  Students may be dismissed for excessive tardies and/or absences. Students will be dropped after their 2nd absence.  Keep in mind that three tardies equal one absence.

PARENT LOG IN: Parents can access the Compass system if they contact their student's teacher via email or phone.  A parent can monitor a student's progress by looking at student reports once teachers have made a parent log in.

CHEATING: Any student caught cheating will automatically be dropped  from the summer Compass program. All incidents will be reported to your home school and become a part of you permanent academic record. There are no exceptions or second chances.



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Today: 11/24/17

Lunch Program

The cafeteria is open during  brunch every day from 10:30-10:45.  Click here  for more information.