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FSPS Sets Cap and Gown Distribution Dates for Seniors


May 13, 2020 Update

Reminder: Chromebooks for students who need them to complete AP testing or credit recovery will be collected on May 28. . If you need to retain your Chromebook, please complete this form:

If a senior wasn't able to stop by to pick up graduation items, they may contact Balfour Graduate Sales Office by phone at 479-444-8822 or by email at Additionally, seniors who weren't able to stop by today to return their Chromebook device (and aren't using it for AP testing or credit recovery), should return the device to the FSPS Technology Department located at the Rogers Center (address below) from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. If you need to make arrangements outside those hours, please email the Technology Department at

Rogers Center - Fort Smith Public Schools
2901 Kinkead Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901


Fort Smith Public Schools has set cap and gown distribution dates for Northside and Southside High School Class of 2020 Seniors. Seniors will be able to pick up caps and gowns on Wednesday, May 13 (Northside only) and Thursday, May 14 (Southside only). Due to construction at both high schools, pick-up will occur at the Jenny Lind entrance of Ramsey Junior High, 3201 Jenny Lind Road. Graduating seniors will be invited to drive by at a scheduled time according to their last name. School principals will provide students further details, including their scheduled pick-up time.

Production plant shutdowns during the COVID-19 crisis have delayed the delivery of some graduation items, diplomas and diploma covers. Because of this delay, graduation regalia including cords and stoles will not be distributed until the day of graduation. Seniors who cannot participate in a late graduation because of other commitments should contact their school counselor to make arrangements for pick-up. Final transcripts for all seniors will be available upon request through Naviance after May 15.

Seniors Returning Chromebooks
FSPS Information Technology staff will be present to receive each senior’s district-issued Chromebook device, Chromebook adapter, and FSPS bag before the cap and gown pick-up. 

Seniors Returning Instruments 
Graduating seniors should also turn in their school-issued instrument(s) on May 13 and 14. Band and orchestra personnel will be available at Northside and Southside to receive these instruments before the student’s scheduled cap/gown pick-up time. Band and orchestra instructions will provide senior students with a verification form that documents the receipt of the instrument. This verification will be required to pick up a cap and gown on the scheduled day.