Important Back to School and Registration Information

 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.


Attendance Areas and Enrollment Requirements

Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis comprise the geographic boundaries of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District. Children of military personnel residing on these Installations are eligible to attend Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. Parents who do not meet this eligibility criteria may be eligible to apply for the Non-Resident Transfer (NRT) program and can learn more about the program at Fort Sam Houston Elementary School, 4351 Nursery Road, serves grades PK-5. Robert G. Cole Middle and High School serves grades 6 – 12 and is located at 4001 Winans Road.

Children must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016 to enroll in pre-kindergarten and meet eligibility criteria established by State law. Children five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016 may enroll in kindergarten and those six years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016 may enroll in first grade. District transportation is not provided for pre-kindergarten students.

Online Registration

Fort Sam Houston ISD will use an online process to facilitate the registration process for all students, both current and new to the District. Parents benefit as they can complete registration documents 24/7 in the convenience of their home, eliminating the need to wait in lines to fill out paper forms. The process also helps the District reduce paper waste while creating a convenient, fast and accurate online registration experience.

Returning Student Online Registration Process

Parents of students who attended FSHISD schools in the 2015-2016 school year will complete an abbreviated online registration process unless the student was withdrawn at the end of the school year or if the parents have not been assigned quarters as of August 22, 2016.

Parents will update their student’s registration using their secure txConnect parent portal account password at While some parents are already utilizing the parent portal to check grades and attendance, account passwords will be mailed home to all parents meeting attendance area requirements the week of July 18. Once documents are completed and submitted in the parent portal, parents will be directed to the Chalk Schools site where they will complete forms for annual updates. Parents with questions regarding access may call 210-368-8707 through July 25. Parents should contact the elementary registrar beginning July 26 and the middle/high school registrar beginning July 28. Step-by-step instructions are available via links below.

New Student Online Registration Process - (for students living on JBSA and/or Approved NRTs)

Parents must meet attendance area eligibility requirements to register to attend FSHISD schools. Registering students new to FSHISD, requires a two-step process. First, parents must create a txConnect parent portal account at and complete enrollment forms.   Once completed and submitted, parents will be directed to the Chalk School website to complete the remaining forms for registration. Step-by-step instructions are available via the links below.

The second step in the registration process requires that parents registering student new to FSHISD bring the following documents to the school to verify eligibility and complete the registration process:

  1. Proof of residency
    (On the Installation - Copy of LMH Lease; Off the Installation - Water, electric or mortgage/lease)
  2. Copy of birth certificate
  3. Immunization Record, immunization information available at
  4. Social Security card
  5. Last report card/withdrawal from previous school (if applicable)
  6. Any legal documentation pertaining to your student (if applicable)
  7. Enrolling parent’s driver’s license and military ID


Pre-kindergarten – Grade 5

Parents of students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 are asked to bring the required documents to the Robert G. Cole Middle School on July 25, any time between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to ensure their student will be registered and assigned to a class prior to the first day of school. Parents who are unable to attend New Student Registration on July 25th are encouraged to register as soon as possible during regular business hours on Monday through Friday. Beginning July 26th, elementary registration will occur at Fort Sam Houston Elementary School.


Grade 6 - 12

New student registration will be conducted by appointment with a counselor. Prior to the appointment, parents should complete all online forms for registration. Beginning July 25, parents can schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling the high school office at 368-8733.


July 26/27/28 – All Grade Levels

August 8 – 6th and 9th grade

August 9 – 7th and 10th grade

August 10 – 8th and 11th grade

August 11 – 6th, 7th, 8th, and 12th grade

August 12 – All Levels