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Message from the Superintendent

dr batesFort Sam Houston ISD Parents,

I’d like to welcome each of you to the Fort Sam Houston ISD 2021-22 school year.

As I walk the halls of the campuses, the enthusiasm around the district is energizing. Our faculty and staff have been hard at work preparing and focusing on our shared values based upon caring and respect for self and others, integrity and the belief that every child can excel. This year, as every year, we commit ourselves to providing the very best educational experience possible as we work towards creating an environment of safety, support and success for our military students and staff.

Our faculty and staff will teach to the best of their ability every day; guiding your student on a path that will give him/her the skills necessary for a productive future in college, military, or career after high school. We are fortunate to have a school district in which students, staff, families, and the community work together and we are looking forward to meeting and working with you to improve our district and the positive educational experience for our students.

As I start my fourth year as Superintendent of Fort Sam Houston ISD, I am proud to represent and lead this great district. I am blessed to be starting this new school year with you and look forward to continuing to serve you and the community of Fort Sam Houston ISD.

In closing, for the latest news and updates please go to our website and follow us on our social media platforms and make sure the school office has up-to-date phone numbers and email addresses for your family so that you can receive important notifications in a timely manner. We look forward to you being a part of our Fort Sam Houston ISD family and welcome you to become involved in our schools.

Gary Bates, Ph.D.
Fort Sam Houston ISD
Superintendent of Schools