Back To School Basics

Back To School Basics

Registration for students entering Fayette County Public Schools for the first time is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays from July 29 through Aug. 13 (the first day of school).

Parents can find their school district using the FCPS Street Directory at

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. Families may sign up for their district’s preschool program if their child turns 4 on or before Aug. 1 and is income eligible.

FCPS fall school orientations are:

  • Middle schools: Tuesday, Aug. 5
  • High schools: Wednesday, Aug. 6
  • Elementary schools: Thursday, Aug. 7

Countdown to Kindergarten

Kindergarten students entering Fayette County Public Schools in August can look forward to a variety of fun, free and educational activities this summer through the Countdown to Kindergarten program.

By visiting at least six of the 11 events, a child will be eligible for a prize drawing including a new bicycle.

Events in August include “Nature Scavenger Hunt Bingo at McConnell Springs Park” on Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

“Legends Game with Fireworks,” Friday, Aug. 8 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. Free ticket for K2C students. Additional tickets for family members are at the group discounted rate of $7. Info: 859-422-7858 or

“Dance into Kindergarten,” Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. at Lexington Ballet Company, 161 N. Mill St. Children will witness and participate in an active lecture demonstration, including learning fun moves and putting them to music.


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.

Eye Exam
All children entering school for the first time must have an exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no later than Jan. 1.

Dental Exam
All children entering school for the first time must have an exam by a dentist no later than Jan. 1