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New Student Registration

Moves are never easy. However, the faculty and staff of FSHISD are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for you and your children. New student registration will be held in the elementary school cafeteria:
Last Name: A-L July 25th 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Last Name: M-Z July 26th 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
We look forward to meeting our new families!

2nd Annual Operation R.I.S.E. Event

Rise event flier

Open to all DoD ID Card Holders - join JBSA, UTSA, Operation Home Front, EFMP, and MCEC representatives for games, prizes, entertainment, information, and resources! Click the headline for more information!

Operation Home Front Back-to-School Brigade

Aug 18th 9:00am to 12:00pm
Eligibility: Active duty, E1-E6 or post 9/11 wounded, ill or injured, all ranks.
Register today for a FREE backpack AND school supplies for each of your children!

Dr. Gary Bates Named FSHISD Superintendent Finalist

Dr. Bates

With enthusiasm and great optimism, the Fort Sam Houston ISD Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have selected Dr. Gary Bates as our Finalist for the position of Superintendent. The Board was pleased to receive forty-four applications for the position, from which it selected four candidates to interview, two of which ultimately rose to the top. The Board interviewed those two outstanding candidates on Thursday night, and unanimously chose Dr. Bates.

Dr. Bates comes to us as the current Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, having previously served as Junior High Principal in Royal ISD and High School Principal in Hempstead ISD. Dr. Bates earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M in 2007 and a Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Dr. Bates holds both Principal and Superintendent certification and has served as a leader in education for over eighteen years.

Dr. Bates considers himself a servant leader and is proud to have led Goodrich ISD schools to achieve a “Met Standard” rating, which is the highest rating awarded by TEA, for the last four years. Dr. Bates is excited about joining us at Fort Sam Houston ISD and for the opportunity to serve our military community and its children, having served himself in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1990-2010.

Dr. Bates cannot be officially hired as Superintendent until after a 21-day waiting period which is required by state law, and the Board anticipates doing so at its regular meeting on July 26, 2018.

Notice for Special Education Records Request

Records that are over five years old related to students receiving special education services may be requested prior to records destruction. Click the headline above for additional information.

2018-2019 Non-Resident Transfer Application

The Non-Resident Transfer Program application is now available to apply for the 2018-2019 school year. Please submit your on-line application using the link provide on the Non-Resident Transfer page.

Please make sure to submit all necessary documents requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For questions or concerns, please contact Rachel Munoz at or 210-368-8725

Don't Forget to Order Your EduKit! Make Back-to-School Easy!

Did you forget to order your EduKit last year and spent the day before school started staring at wiped out shelves at the local store? Order your EduKit today to guarantee an enjoyable last day of summer! Order online now through June 15th to get these great prices. Orders placed from June 16-July 27 are subject to a shipping & handling fee and will be delivered to your home. Click for more information...

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