An Updated Message From Our Superintendent
Dear Fort Sam Houston School Community,
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we respond to the threat of violence at an unidentified elementary school in San Antonio on April 24. Because the FBI and local law enforcement agencies believe the threat is not credible, they indicate it is safe to send your children to school.
However, our district takes the situation seriously and will remain on high alert. Both Fort Sam Houston Elementary School and Robert G. Cole Middle and High School will be open April 24 and will limit visitor access to our schools. The 502d Security Forces Squadron will continue to have a law enforcement presence at our schools.
We encourage the public to call the SAPD tip line at 225-TIPS (8477) if they have any information on this threat, even if you think it may be insignificant.
Dr. Gail Siller
Dr. Morgan Receives Trinity Prize for Excellence in Education
Congratulations to FSH Elementary School teacher Dr. Melanie Morgan who was named this year's recipient of the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Education. Each year, Trinity University honors teachers from each of the 20 school districts in the San Antonio area as "distinguished" educators. Two of those teachers are named recipients of their highest honor and are named the winners of the Trinity Prize. At the award ceremony held on April 11th, Dr. Morgan received a Tiffany & Co. crystal apple, an H-E-B cash award, and a commendation from Mayor Julian Castro.
Request for Proposals
Fort Sam Houston ISD is accepting sealed proposals for Workers Compensation Fixed Program Cost. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the FSHISD Central Office, 4005 Winans Road, San Antonio, TX 78234. Proposal specifications area vailable by contacting Julie Novak, Chief Financial Officer, at 210-368-8705 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate "Month of the Military Child"!
Since 1986, installations, schools, and communities have designated April as, “The Month of the Military Child”. The celebration recognizes the contribution that military children make as their parent or parents serve our nation. At FSHISD, we are honored to serve our military children and their families. Please join us this April in celebrating our Military Kids with a full calendar of activities! Click HERE to see our planned activities.
WEATHER MAKE UP DAY APRIL 25TH
Due to the school inclement weather closures on January 24, Fort Sam Houston ISD schools will be in session on Friday, April 25th for a make up day. Classes will begin at the normally scheduled time, but will dismiss early that day. The Ft. Sam Houston Elementary School will dismiss at 11:45. Cole Middle and High School and the Military Coop will dismiss at 12:30. All regular bus routes will run at those times.
Board Approves 2014-2015 School Year Calendar
At its regular board meeting in February, the FSHISD School Board unanimously approved the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. A copy of the calendar can be found HERE. It can also be found under the calendar tab on the district website.
District Introduces Safety Tracker App
In our continuing efforts to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students and staff, the Ft. Sam Houston Independent School District introduces our new FSHISD Safety Tracker App. The app, available for iPhones and Android devices, allows users to submit safety concerns they might have with the district and our schools. Users can submit text messages, images, or video and the submissions can be anonymous if desired. School administrators will receive notification of the submissions and will review all tips entered through the system. Directions for download (including the school codes needed for using the app) can be found HERE. Thanks for your continued support of FSHISD!
Stay Connected with Remind101!
FSHISD is using a mass text messaging service to inform and engage our community throughout our district. Teachers can use the service to keep parents and students abreast of what's happening in their classrooms and the district is using it to keep you up-to-date on district events and news. To subscribe to the district's text messaging, send the message @fshisd to (805)322-8111 or download this FLIER for more specific directions. If your child's teacher is using Remind101, they will send you instructions on how to join their class service. Enjoy!
New to Ft. Sam Houston ISD?
First, welcome to the FSHISD family! We hope to make your transition to the district as smooth as possible. Our website provides valuable information to make your move easy. For your convenience, use the links below to jump directly to key pages in our site.
PCS Central - Our "one stop" shop for new families. Here you'll find information about new student registration, including needed documents and forms.
Military Student Transition Coordinator - Our Military Student Transition Coordinator is here to help students and their families with any transition issues. Visit her page to find out how she can help you!
Registration Information Article - This article will soon be published in the FSH NewsLeader and contain important information on how to set up registration for your child.
Immunization Information - Important information about required immunizations for the 2013-2014 school year.
Substitute teachers needed for Fort Sam Houston Schools
The Fort Sam Houston Independent School District is looking for a few good substitutes. If you are looking for a challenging experience, excellent work environment and a gratifying opportunity to work with the young people of our community, this could be the job for you! Read more...
Free Technology Training Online!
The Fort Sam Houston ISD recently purchased a site license with Atomic Learning, an online resource for technology video tutorials. The service provides "as needed" access to over 40,000 video tutorials covering over 120 software applications. Read more...