At Fredericksburg Independent School District (FISD), we wholeheartedly embrace the principle that parents and families are integral, engaged partners in the educational process. This partnership involves a mutual exchange of essential support and effective communication, fostering an environment where all parties are held accountable.
Recognizing that parents and families play a vital role in a child's educational journey, we firmly believe that their involvement is crucial. To enhance this collaboration and ensure optimal student development, FISD is delighted to introduce the "Families Resources" page—a dedicated resource hub designed to facilitate the flow of support, communication, and accountability between all stakeholders.
The district strives to prevent bullying, in accordance with the district’s policies, by promoting a respectful school climate; encouraging reporting of bullying incidents, including anonymous reporting; and investigating and addressing reported bullying incidents.
- What is Bullying?
- Where and When Does Bullying Happen?
- What is Cyberbullying?
- Types of Bullying
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and bully others may have serious lasting problems.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Bullying is defined in state law as a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that:
Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property;
Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;
Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or
Infringes on the rights of the victim at school.
Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:
- Imbalance of Power: People who bully use their power to control or harm, and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
- Intent to Cause Harm: Actions done (committed) by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm
- Repetition: Incidents of bullying happen to the same person over and over by the same person or group.
Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like playgrounds or buses. It can also happen when traveling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood, or on the internet (social media).
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Saying or writing mean things
- Inappropriate sexual comments
- Threatening to cause harm
Hurting someone’s reputation or relationships
- Leaving someone out on purpose
- Telling other children not to be friends with someone
- Spreading rumors about someone
- Embarrassing someone in public
Hurting a person’s body or possessions
- Taking or breaking someone’s things
- Making mean or rude hand gestures
Weather in Central Texas can be unpredictable and bring conditions that may impact our community and subsequently bring changes to the instructional day at Fredericksburg ISD campuses.
As inclement weather is predicated and approaches, the District will follow its Inclement Weather Protocols to determine if an adjustment to the instructional day is necessary to ensure student, staff, and community safety.
In the event school must be canceled, delayed, or dismissed early due to inclement weather, the decision to do so will be made by 5:00 a.m. Once the decision has been made to close, delay, or dismiss early, the media will be notified and communication will be sent to all parents and guardians. Please check the local news, radio stations, or the FISD website www.fisd.org for the most current information.
If the normal schedule is followed, but there is inclement weather, staff, students, and parents are urged to use caution when traveling to school. Be safe and take your time. Click here for more info...
- Addiction Resources
- Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
- Mental Health Toolkit
- Self Harm Information
- Vaping Information
NEED HELP NOW?
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741
- Local MHDD Center: 877-466-0660
"Suicide is a layered, complex issue. It's not simple, and we all need to work together."- Jonathan Frecceri
Your children may be eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Families are encouraged to submit an application anytime during the school year. Applying for this benefit is easy and confidential using our online application system. A new application must be submitted each school year.
You will need the following information to apply online:
- Child’s name as it appears on the birth certificate
- Child's school name & grade level
- Child's student ID number
- Household before-tax income or SNAP/TANF number
The cafeteria offers a prepayment plan in all schools. Any amount may be deposited into the student's account and the balance is reduced each time an item is purchased.
Payments can be made by cash or check at the school cafeteria or by credit/debit card online at MySchoolBucks.com.
MySchoolBucks has a small convenience fee that will be charged for credit/debit card transactions.
You can check your student's account balance or set up low balance alerts at MySchoolBucks.com. There is no charge for this service.
Fredericksburg ISD School Nutrition may still have some continued supply shortages throughout the 2023-24 school year. The supply chain shortages have been a nationwide issue. These shortages may affect the breakfast and lunch menus. Menus may not be correct at all times, but we will do our best to make sure substitutions are noted. Also, you can check with your school cafeteria for any daily menu changes.
- Family Access (Skyward)
- FHS Testing Information
- Adding Absences in Skyward
- Enrollment & Registration
- Student Information/Media Release
- Transcript Requests/Education Verification
- School Health Services
- Student Handbook and Code of Conduct
- Texas Assessments
New to skyward or want to learn more? Click here for to access the Toolkit for Parents & Guardians...
New to skyward or want to learn more? Click here for to access the Toolkit for Parents & Guardians in Spanish...
Need to translate to another language for Skyward Student Software? Right click your mouse; then scroll down to translate to preferred language.
Please choose the option below that best describes your situation:
- What information do I need to enroll or re-enroll a student?
- New to the FISD family and want to enroll?
- Part of the FISD family and need to enroll a new student?
- Need to re-enroll a student who used to attend FISD?
- Are you unsure if you live in Fredericksburg ISD boundaries
- Need to translate to another language for Skyward Student Software?
- Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate (a hospital copy is not acceptable)
- Social Security Card of child being registered
- Parent or Guardian’s valid driver’s license/ID
- Withdrawal form from previous school, if available
- Current immunization records
- Previous School Information
- Emergency Contact Information
- Contact Information for Student's Physician
- Information Regarding any Medical Conditions
- Information Regarding any Food Allergies
- Proof of Residency (no subleasing or room rentals permitted)
- Homeowner – provide a copy of the top portion of a water, gas, or electric bill showing the address within the past 30 days.
- Leaser/Renter – provide a current signed lease agreement – parent/guardian must be listed as the leaseholder or occupant;
- If the parent/guardian is not listed as homeowner, leaser, or occupant, then an “Letter of Residency” must be completed by the parent/guardian/homeowner and/or leaseholder: Download Proof of Residency
If you have NEVER had a student enrolled in Fredericksburg ISD and need to enroll a New Student,
- Click this link: 2023-2024 STUDENT ENROLLMENT.
- Fill out a one-page document.
- You will then receive an email with an additional link to complete the 2023-2024 enrollment for your child.
A Transfer Student is any student who does not reside in Fredericksburg ISD boundaries.
If you currently have a student within your family enrolled in Fredericksburg ISD and need to enroll a New Student:
- Click Here: SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS
- Click the down arrow next to the house.
- Select new student enrollment.
Remember: All documents must be completed and on file with the school district to receive a schedule and seat within a campus.
For further questions regarding the registration process, please contact your child's campus registrar.
Please Note: Online Registration and Enrollment is not available on the Skyward App. Please use a computer or Chromebook type device to log in and complete the process
Media Release Information:
- District - Throughout the school year, students may be highlighted in efforts to promote activities and achievements. For example, students may be featured in materials to train teachers and/or increase public awareness of our schools through the web, social media post, videos, displays, brochures, and other types of media.
- Higher Ed – Release of information to Colleges, Universities, Trade Schools and others
- Local - Release of information to PTO, Project Graduation, Academic Boosters and others
- Media - Throughout the school year, students may be highlighted in efforts to promote activities and achievements. For example, students may be featured in materials to train teachers and/or increase public awareness of our schools through newspapers, radio, TV, the web, displays, brochures, and other types of media
- Military - Federal law requires districts to provide a list of student names, addresses and telephone numbers to military recruiters. Parents have the right to request that their child’s name be omitted from that list.
- Public – Release directory information in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act (PIA) to requestor outside of Fredericksburg ISD
- Trips - Release of information for school related trips
- Vendors – if not allowed the student will not be in the YEARBOOK, no name or image will be used.
FREDERICKSBURG ISD SCHOOL ALUMNI:
If you are an FHS or GCHS graduate, please use Parchment to request your transcript or to receive verification of education.
Please click the link below:
Transcripts are processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
CURRENT FHS STUDENTS:
All transcript requests are processed through the student's Schoolinks account.
ALL SENIORS ARE TO REQUEST THEIR FINAL TRANSCRIPT TO BE SENT TO THE DESTINATION OF THEIR CHOICE, IN THEIR SCHOOLINKS ACCOUNT USING THE END OF YEAR SENIOR SURVEY.
Please come by the FHS Counseling Center if you need any assistance.
There's an App for that!! Available for FREE on iPhone and Android Devices.
- Easy access to online grades
- Lunch menus and meal account management
- Athletic schedules
- Receive school and district alerts via push notifications
- Link to school calendars, media and more...
Google Play Download
The links below will assist you with translating your Chrome browser to another language.
*Please note that the translation service collects data. The district is not responsible for information shared via the translator.
Translate to Spanish for Skyward Student Software
A. Right click your mouse; then scroll down to translate to Spanish
B. On your computer, open Chrome
- At the top right,
- At thebottom left, click Advanced.
- Under 'Languages', click Language. You may have to click the down arrow.
- Click Add languages; find the language you speak and click in the box. Click
- Click the by the language you prefer.
- Click on the by your preferred language. click in the box Display Google Chrome in this language
Traducir al español para Skyward Student Software
- Haga clic con el botón derecho del ratón de su computadora; luego desplácese hacia abajo para traducir al español
- En tu computadora, abre el navegador Chrome
- En la parte superior derecha, Configuración.
- En la parte inferior izquierda, haz clic en ‘Advanced’.
- Under 'Languages', haga clic Language. Es posible que tenga que hacer clic en la flecha hacia abajo.
- Haga clic en ‘Add languages’; busque el idioma que habla y haga clic en el cuadro. Clic
- Haga clic en el botón por el idioma que prefieras.
- Haga clic en el botón por su idioma preferido. haga clic en el cuadro ‘Display Google Chrome in this language’