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 29 through Aug. 14 (the first day of school).

Required documents are: child’s birth certificate and two proofs of residence such as a property deed, current lease agreement or utility bill.

Any child who turns 5 on or before Oct. 1 can enroll in full-day kindergarten.

Countdown to Kindergarten
Celebrate “Countdown to Kindergarten” by attending Pool Day at Southland, Tates Creek, Woodland and Castlewood pools and special events at the Explorium on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Other events include “Dance in to Kindergarten” workshop with the Lexington Ballet Company, on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m.-noon, and a “Going to School” rally at the Lexington Legends game on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6:15 p.m.

Children wearing their “Countdown to Kindergarten” t-shirts will receive free admission to the game.

All children who have registered for Kindergarten will receive a coupon in the mail that can be traded for a t-shirt at any Fayette County public library.


Medical Requirements

All students must have a valid Kentucky immunization certificate. For a list of required immunizations, call 381-4130 or visit

Medical Examinations
Every student, including transfers, must have a medical exam within one year of entering school. Incoming sixth graders must have a 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.