Here is your Fort Bend ISD guide for back to school

School starts for students at Fort Bend ISD on Aug. 14.

School starts for students at Fort Bend ISD on Aug. 14.

As Fort Bend ISD students head back to school Aug. 14, the district is helping parents prepare for the new school year.

In addition to the calendar, the district kicked off its programs, including access to the bus route locator and a new child nutrition program.

Student verification


The window for student verification is open for all new and returning FBISD students. Parents must verify the contact and emergency information for all students through Family Access.

Parents can also verify their student’s information and learn more about district resources including Child Nutrition and Extended Learning. Those without Family Access accounts will need to contact their child’s campus for assistance.

Calendar


Here are the important dates to know for the 2019-20 school year:
Aug. 14: first day of classes
Sept. 2: Labor Day, no school
Sept. 27: Fort Bend County Fair Day, no school
Oct. 10: elementary parent conference, early release
Oct. 11: professional learning day, no school
Oct. 14: Columbus Day, no school
Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 18: middle and high school early release
Dec. 19: all schools early release
Dec. 20-Jan. 7: winter break
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school
Feb. 13: elementary parent conference, early release
Feb. 14: professional learning day, no school
Feb. 17: Presidents Day, no school
March 9-13: spring break
April 10: Good Friday, no school
April 13: professional learning day, no school
May 25: Memorial Day, no school
May 27: middle and high school early release
May 28: last day of school, early release

Graduation dates will be determined at a later date. The school district has posted the full calendar on its website.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness testing dates will also be determined by the state at a later date.

Child nutrition


FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department has new software program called SchoolCafe. It allows parents to create an account, make online payments, apply for free and reduced meals, view school menus and set account restrictions. SchoolCafe can be accessed via the website or an app that can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play store.

Menus will be temporarily available through MealViewer. The district will communicate once menus are available through SchoolCafe.

Parents can no longer make online meal payments through RevTrak. All funds currently on RevTrak meal accounts were transferred automatically into SchoolCafe on Aug. 5.

Parents can now make payments through the website or the SchoolCafe app.

Transportation


On Aug. 5, the district opened access its school bus locator website. Parents will need to enter address information in order to find the route. Bus routes are subject to change.
By Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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