2023-24 School Year New Student Registration
New Student Registration And Open Enrollment For Kindergarten
Fort Smith Public Schools announces New Student Pre-Registration for the 2023-24 school year begins Monday, April 3, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. and remains open until June 1, 2023. The online portal closes on June 2, 2023, and remains closed until late July 2023.
To Pre-Register for the 2023-24 school year, follow these steps:
- Click one of the links below to take you to PowerSchool (our online enrollment platform).
- You will be asked to create an account with a username and password.
- IMPORTANT: Write down the username and password you created for future use.
- Follow the instructions to register your student.
REGISTER YOUR KINDERGARTEN OR NEW STUDENT FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR (ENGLISH)
REGISTER YOUR KINDERGARTEN OR NEW STUDENT FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR (SPANISH)
ENROLLMENT IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL A POWERSCHOOL APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED AND ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN FURNISHED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Up-to-date Immunization Record
- Proof of Residency
- Comprehensive Physical Exam (Kindergarten Only)
After you submit your student's registration online, the record will be processed and reviewed by the school Office Administrative Assistant. Once the review is complete, you will receive an email to schedule your appointment to complete the enrollment process.
Registration information is needed by our district in order to make important decisions regarding staffing at our schools. Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) class-size standards limit the number of children in a classroom for each teacher based on the grade-level of students. Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms are limited to 20 or fewer students. Classrooms of students in Grades 1-3 are limited to 25 students. Classes of students in Grades 4-6 are limited to 28. Because of this, we ask that you promptly and accurately fill out this registration information. Decisions regarding where children attend will be made as soon as possible and are based on seat availability. Transportation for students displaced from their home school due to over enrollment will be provided district transportation.
Zone Maps and Address Search - View the entire zone map or enter an address in Fort Smith and
see what school your child will attend.
Students who live in Barling are assigned to Barling Elementary School, Chaffin Middle School and Northside High School.
In-District Waivers (Attendance Area Exceptions) - Between school zones within FSPS — Contact Student Services, 479-785-2501
School Choice Act 2015 - Between districts (i.e. Greenwood to Fort Smith) — Contact Student Services, 479-785-2501 (Deadline is May 1, 2023)
Kindergarten Waiver - This form is for withholding a Kindergarten-age child — Contact Student Services, 479-785-2501