Fort Sam Houston Elementary School

Welcome

Welcome to Fort Sam Houston Elementary! 

If you need assistance with registration, please do not hesitate to call me at 210-368-8803 or email me at rdevries@fshisd.net. 

If you need to request a student record, please fax a records request to 210-368-8831, Attention: Becky deVries.


Fort Sam Houston ISD

Student Registration Fact and Information Sheet 

Welcome to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District! We are honored that you have chosen

to enroll your child in our schools and look forward to working with you to ensure your child has an

exceptional academic and extracurricular experience here at Fort Sam Houston ISD.

The items listed below will be requested at the time of enrollment:

 

Proof of residency within District boundaries

The District will accept a gas bill, water bill, electric bill, or a lease agreement in the parent or

guardian’s name as proof of residency within district boundaries.

 

Birth certificate

A birth certificate is used only for verifying the student’s legal name, date of birth, and the

parent’s name.

 

Immunizations

The law requires that students be fully vaccinated against the specified diseases. For a list,

please see the Fort Sam Houston ISD website at www.fshisd.net. Students enrolling in the

District for the first time must provide evidence of required immunizations. All immunizations

should be completed by the first day of attendance. Please contact the school nurse for

information or assistance with immunization requirements.

 

Social Security card

The Texas Education Agency asks us to collect the student’s Social Security Number for school

purposes. This information will be kept confidential.

 

Last report card/withdrawal form from previous school (if applicable)

Providing access to these documents helps us to place your child in the appropriate grade level,

courses or programs. For grades 9 – 12, a copy of the latest transcript.

 

Any legal documentation pertaining to your student (if applicable)

Examples of these documents may include Power of Attorney, custody orders, restraining

orders, or other legal documents.

 

Enrolling parent’s driver’s license and military ID

The Texas Education Agency in its Student Accounting Handbook requires that we record

information from the enrolling parent’s driver’s license and military ID. This information is

considered confidential and will be used to verify identify.



As part of the registration process, you will also be asked to complete several forms to ensure we can

contact you, can secure your child’s educational records from their previous school, and know your

preferences in response to several questions.

 

Student Enrollment

This form provides important information about your student, how we contact you, any special

programs your child might need, other siblings, and emergency contact information.

 

Authorization to Secure School Records

Completion of this form expedites the process to secure your child’s educational records from

your previous school. In Texas, schools have 10 days from the date of notice to provide this

information to the new school.

 

Ethnicity and Race Data Questionnaire

The United States Department of Education requires all state and local education institutions to

collect data on ethnicity and race for students and staff. This information is used for state and

federal accountability reporting as well as for reporting to the Office of Civil Rights and the Equal

Employment Opportunity Commission. If the ethnicity form is not completed, school personnel

will be left to determine the student’s ethnicity and race.

 

Emergency Care Authorization and Food Allergy Information

In an effort to provide safe, informed care for your child at school, each year Fort Sam Houston

ISD requires updated health information as part of student enrollment. Fort Sam Houston ISD

keeps all medical information about your child confidential as required by the Family

Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable laws. However, health

information about your child will be communicated to Fort Sam Houston ISD school personnel

who require the information to better serve your child. If your child has an acute or chronic

medical condition, or any medical changes occur during the school year, it is your responsibility

to notify the school nurse and update this information.

 

Home Language Survey

The State of Texas requires each school district to conduct a language background survey of all

students upon entrance into a public school. To comply with this mandate and better serve

your child, please complete this form for your child who is enrolling in Fort Sam Houston ISD for

the first time.

 

Student Residency Questionnaire

The information on this form is required to meet the law known as the McKinney‐Vento Act 42

U.S.C.11434a(2), which is also known as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act. The

answers you give will help Fort Sam Houston ISD determine the services the student may be

eligible to receive.

 

Family Survey

The U.S. Department of Education requires each school district to collect information to help

identify students whose parents work in seasonal agricultural or fishing employment.

 

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