FCPS registration requirements
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To enroll a new student in Fayette County Public Schools, families should go to the school their neighborhood is assigned to and fill out a registration packet. To determine your school, use the online street directory or call (859) 381-4315 for help.
The first registration window runs Feb. 3-26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4. The second window is April 7-30, plus 5 to 7 p.m. April 8. Registration continues on these summer Tuesdays for grades K-5: June 2, July 7, 14, 21 and 28. The final window, for grades K-12, is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays Aug. 3 through Aug. 12, the first day of school.
Note: For incoming kindergartners, after each registration window closes, families will receive a letter either confirming a student’s enrollment in the neighborhood school or advising that their school is full and explaining their options.
Call the Pupil Personnel office at (859) 381-4130.
Please bring the following to registration:
- Child's birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity (see below*)
- Two proofs of residence, such as a property deed or current lease agreement in your name and a secondary document such as a current utility bill or a current tax bill or receipt
- Proof of child's recent preventative health care exam **
- Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate **
- Proof of an eye exam (due by Jan. 1, 2016)
- Proof of a dental exam (due by Jan. 1, 2016)
- Court documents pertaining to your child, if applicable
** You may register without these two documents, but your child may not attend school until they are on file with FCPS.
Health requirements for K-12 school entry
* Proof of identity & birth date
A legal copy of the child's birth certificate or another official document proving the child's identity and date of birth is required for school registration. These are acceptable alternatives:
- Student's valid passport or other federal government identification;
- Custody decree or court order of dissolution of marriage of the student's parents, identifying the child by name and date of birth;
- Student's valid Kentucky driver's license or permit (if 16 or older);
- Prior school records (other than FCPS) identifying student by name and date of birth; or
- "At this time, I am unable to provide the school with one of the acceptable forms of proof listed above. I understand that this constitutes written notice that Kentucky state law requires that I provide the certified birth certificate or one of the above-listed items to the school within 30 days of student enrollment. If I fail to do so, I understand that I will be reported to local law enforcement or the Kentucky State Police for investigation."
You can get a birth-certificate application from the assigned school or from the Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike; call (859) 252-2371.
Preschool & kindergarten
Fayette County Preschool - Families may sign up for preschool if their child turns 4 on or before Aug. 1 and is income-eligible. Three- and 4-year-olds with a special need may also attend.
Kindergarten in FCPS - Any child who turns 5 on or before Oct. 1 may enroll in full-day kindergarten.