FCPS: Back to School Basics

Registration for students entering Fayette County Public Schools for the first time is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays from July 25 through Aug. 11 (the first day of school).

The following documents are required at registration: Child’s birth certificate and two proofs of residence such as a property deed, sale agreement or current lease agreement in your name and a secondary document such as a utility bill.

“Countdown to Kindergarten” has run all summer long. Make sure to make an appointment at your school to attend a session on Monday, Aug. 1. Celebrate “Countdown to Kindergarten” with the Lexington Legends on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m., and attend “Countdown to Kindergarten” Pool Day at Southland, Tates Creek, Woodland and Castlewood pools on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Middle School………………………… Tuesday, Aug. 2
High School……………………………. Wednesday, Aug. 3
Elementary School………………….. Thursday, Aug. 4
Contact your individual school for times.
Info: 381-4130 or www.fcps.net.

Medical Requirements
All students must have a valid Kentucky immunization certificate. For a list of required immunizations, call 381-4130 or visit www.fcps.net.
Medical Examinations
Every student, including transfers, must have a medical exam within one year of entering school. All incoming sixth-graders must have another physical within one year of school’s start.
Eye Exam
All children, ages 3-6, entering school for the first time must have an exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no later than Jan. 1.
Dental Exam
All children, ages 5-6, entering school for the first time must have an exam by a dentist no later than Jan. 1.

School Calendar
Aug. 11    First Day of Classes for Students
Aug. 19    Professional Development Day, No Classes
Sept. 5    Labor Day, No Classes
Oct. 13-14    Records Days, No Classes
Nov. 8        Election Day, No Classes
Nov. 23-25    Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes
Dec. 17-Jan. 1    Winter Break
Jan. 16    MLK Day Holiday, No Classes
Feb. 20    President’s Day, No Classes
Mar. 16    Professional Development Day, No Classes
April 2-6    Spring Break
April 27    Records Day, No Classes
May 4         Professional Development, No Classes
May 22    Records Day, No Classes
May 24    Last Day of Classes for Students