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Welcome to Nesbit!

A 2014 California Distinguished School

A 2014-16 Columbia University's TCRWP Project School

A 2015 Kent Award Recipient

A 2014 CBEE Honor Roll Star School


500 Biddulph Way
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4860 (office)
(650) 637-4867 (fax)

Robin K. Pang-Maganaris

Stephanie McMaster

Linda Fonseca
Administrative Assistant


Important Dates at a Glance

May 16-27 -- CAASPP testing for grades 3-6
May 17 -- PTA meeting at 7:00 p.m.
May 25 -- Discovery Day

May 26 -- Open House Incoming 2016-2017 TK and K at 5:45 p.m.

May 26 -- Open House for current TK-6 students at 7:00 p.m.

May 27 -- Minimum Day for grades 1-6 at 12:20.
May 31 -- Music Concert at 6:30 p.m. at Ralston
June 10 -- Last day of School -- Dismissal at 12:20 p.m.



Earlier this spring, our Board of Trustees authorized a new volunteer clearance process, which will improve student safety, reduce volunteer paperwork, and keep our practices in line with other neighboring districts, including the Sequoia Union High School District.  Importantly, volunteers who may be unsupervised with students (field trip chaperones, afterschool tutoring and clubs, playground supervision, book fair, etc.) will be required to have fingerprint clearance through the California Department of Justice and the FBI.  Fortunately, volunteers will only need to go through the clearance process once for their entire stay in our school district! 


Thanks to the partnership of our seven school PTAs, all volunteers who go through the fingerprint process by September 30, 2016, will do so at the District's expense.  You can complete the volunteer form online, and if you choose to be cleared for volunteer roles that require fingerprinting, you can print the necessary Live Scan fingerprint form and take it to a designated local vendor during business hours (Mon-Sat). 


Thank you for participating in this new process.  We're excited that this new approach will enhance student safety while doing away with annual volunteer clearance processes. 


Please do not procrastinate.  Starting with the 2016-17 school year, all volunteers must complete this process before they are allowed to volunteer.  To begin the clearance process, please go to the District's volunteer webpage.    


Please send questions to me or the Educational Services Department at


CAASPP Testing Schedule

5/17 - 5/21
ELA testing for grades 3-6


5/24 - 5/27

Math testing for grades 3-6

Incoming 2016-2017 TK and K Important Dates

Orientations and Meet & Greets

5/26 -- Incoming TK and K Orientation at 5:45 p.m.  K's in Room 7 and TKs in Library.

8/14 -- Incoming Kindergarten Meet and Greet with teachers at 4:00 p.m. at Nesbit's K playground

8/19 -- Incoming TK Meet and Greet with teachers.  Last Names A-F between 9:00 - 9:20 a.m.; G-M between 9:30 - 9:50 a.m.; N-Z between 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. at Nesbit's K playground

8/20 -- Incoming Kindergarten Meet and Greet with teachers at 10:30 a.m. at Nesbit's K playground.

8/23 -- Incoming TK and Kindergarten Meet and Greet in assigned classrooms.  Drop to give your child an opportunity to see their classroom and meet their teacher prior to the first day of school.  10:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.


Incoming Kindergarten Summer Playdates -- hosted by Katie Weber at Nesbit's K playground.

Sunday, June 19 10-11:30

Saturday, July 9 3:30-5

Sunday, July 31 3:30-5

Saturday, August 6 10-11:30


We are seeking parent volunteers to arrange summer playdates for TK students.  If you are willing to coordinate dates and host the playdates at Nesbit's playground, please email

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Our History

A quaint school with a bright future opened its doors in 1953 with only five classrooms and almost 200 students. On January 28, 1954, this school was named after Mrs. Mae Nesbit. Mrs. Nesbit came to Belmont in 1932 as a teaching principal. She then became a supervising principal and in 1942 she was appointed superintendent of Belmont Elementary School, now Nesbit.

In 1996, Nesbit received its first California Distinguished School Award.

In 2004, Nesbit celebrated its 50th birthday.

In 2008, Nesbit was honored for a second time with a California Distinguished School Award.

In 2014, Nesbit was honored for a third time with a California Distinguished Schools Award.

In 2015, Nesbit was honored with a San Mateo County's School Board Kent Award.

Nesbit has come a long way since it first opened its doors.  There are now over 575 students in special education pre-school, TK, K-6 and SDC classes, as well as, 50 staff members who call Nesbit School their home.


Nesbit's Mission and Values

Nesbit School seeks to create a safe, nurturing and respectful learning environment where diversity is valued. To achieve this vision, Nesbit students, parents, and staff work collaboratively to help students acquire a solid academic foundation, build strong character, resolve conflicts, develop confidence, set and achieve challenging goals, communicate effectively, and develop a love of learning. Nesbit Elementary School is committed to equipping our students with the tools they need for academic, personal and social achievement.



2014 California Distinguished School


Achieved in 1996, 2008 and 2014.