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Back to School 2021-2022

Back to School Information

New to Smithville ISD?


To register your child for school (or to update contact information) select the link below
to access the Ascender Parent Portal


The registration portal, Ascender Parent Portal, can be accessed 

here and on the front page of the website.




Smithville ISD New Student Registration

Registration is available online or in person.
The online portal opens Friday, July 30th at 9:00 am
Registration Portal can be accessed by clicking Ascender Parent Portal.
(If you register online you are not required to attend the in-person registration.) 


All new and returning families should complete the Household Income Survey for the 2021-2022 school year.

Click the link to access the Household Income Survey Information



Documents Required for Registering New Students

Parents will need to provide the following documents during registration:  student’s certified birth certificate, student’s social security card, proof of residency, driver’s license, and up-to-date shot records.   Parents of Pre-K students must also provide documentation that meets one of the qualifying criteria that is listed in the chart below.

PK Eligibility Documentation


Required Documents


If a student speaks more than one language, the student will need to take an Oral Language Proficiency Test to verify eligibility.  A campus counselor will arrange a time for the student to visit the school to complete the assessment. 

Economically Disadvantaged

The following must be provided for all members of the household:

  All July2021 paycheck stubs.  Paycheck stubs must be dated and show gross income for the pay period.

  All July 2021 Unemployment, Worker’s Compensation, or Disability payment stubs

  2020 Tax Return (Self-Employment Only)

  Current  SNAP Eligibility Documentation – Will be verified through direct certification.

  Current TANF Eligibility Documentation – Will be verified through direct certification.

  Medicaid Free or Reduced Eligibility Documentation– Will be verified through direct certification.


Must fill out required documentation during registration.

Active Duty Military

Parents must provide one of the following:

  Student’s US Department of Defense Photo ID for Children of Active Duty Service Members

  Military member’s US Department of Defense Photo ID

  A statement of service from the installation adjutant general director of human resources for children of active members, mobilized reservists, or members of the Texas National Guard.

  A copy of the death certificate using the service-appropriate DoD form, or a DoD form that indicates death as the reason for the separation from service, for children of service members who died or were killed.

  Other forms of documentation may be accepted.  If you do not have any of the above, please contact the campus for other acceptable forms.

Be in or have been in DFPS Custody

Verification Letter of Prekindergarten Eligibility from DFPS

Child of Texas Star Award Recipient

Copy of resolution (certificate) awarded to parent



Smithville ISD School Boundary Map
School Supply Lists for 2021-2022 / Listas de útiles escolares para 2020-2021
Meet the Teacher / Open House
Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • Brown Primary (PreK-K)  4:30pm-5:15pm
    • Elementary (1st - 3rd)      5:15pm-6:00pm
      Elementary (4th & 5th)     5:45pm-6:30pm
    • Junior High (6th - 8th)      5:30pm-6:30pm for 6th Graders
                                                    6:00pm-7:00pm for 7th & 8th Graders
School Calendar Schedules: The Academic School Calendar for 2021-2022.
(Approved at the Board Meeting on March 1, 2021)
    • First Day of School
Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
    • Meet the Tiger
Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Tiger Stadium, beginning at 7:30 pm
    • SHS Freshman Orientation
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Smithville High School from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
District & Campus Contact information 
Miscellaneous Information