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End-of-Year Procedures

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, Fort Smith Public Schools has developed the following end-of-year guidance for elementary and secondary schools, respectively. 

End of Year Procedures will follow current physical distancing guidelines directed by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Chromebooks

FSPS will not collect district-issued Chromebooks from current K - 11 FSPS students who are returning to Fort Smith Public Schools in August 2020. Please encourage your children to care for them and use them to support everyday learning throughout the summer. Fort Smith Public Schools will apply the appropriate maintenance to student Chromebooks in the Fall.

If your child will not be returning to FSPS in the fall, please call their school to make an appointment to return the Chromebook before May 28. If you learn that you are moving after May 28, please call FSPS Technology, (479) 784-8130, 2303 or email studenthelpdesk@fortsmithschools.org to make an appointment to return your device to the Rogers Center, 2901 Kinkead Avenue.

Elementary Schools End-of-Year Guidance

From Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22, and on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, parents of elementary school students (K-6) are invited to drive to their student’s school and pick up any personal belongings and return any items that belong to the school, such as textbooks and library books. Parents will be contacted by their students’ Principal or teacher for a scheduled time to pick up and return items. Parents and/or students will not be able to go inside the school when picking up or dropping off items. Staff members will have students’ personal belongings packaged and ready for easy pick-up.

If a parent cannot attend on these dates to pick up or return items, they may call the school until May 28 to schedule an appointment during the summer. 

Secondary Schools End-of-Year Guidance

From Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22, and on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, secondary school students (7-12) will be scheduled and invited to visit their school and pick up any personal personal belongings and return any items belonging to the school, such as textbooks, instruments and uniforms. Students may visit the school on these dates as scheduled by the principal. Students will be able to go inside the school to pick up and drop off items. During student access dates, buildings may have no more than 10 staff members and no more than 39 students at any time.

If a student cannot attend on these dates to pick up or return items, they may call the school until May 28 to schedule an appointment during the summer.