FCPS registration requirements
To enroll a child 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 our online street directory or call (859) 381-4315. Any child who turns 5 on or before Oct. 1 can enroll in full-day kindergarten. Families may sign up for the district’s preschool program if their child turns 4 before Oct. 1 and is income-eligible. Three- and 4-year-olds who will turn 5 after Oct. 1 and who have a special need may also attend preschool.
For the 2014-2015 school year
Registration for kindergarteners and other new students will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays during these windows:
- April 8-25; plus evening registration 4 to 7 p.m. on April 9
- Tuesdays from June 17 through July 22, excluding July 1 (elementary only)
- July 29 through Aug. 13, the first day of school
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.
Health requirements for school entry
Please bring the following to registration:
- Child's birth certificate or other reliable proof of identity
- 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, 2015)
- Proof of a dental exam (due by Jan. 1, 2015)
- Court documents pertaining to your child, if applicable
* You may register without these documents, but your child may not attend school until they are provided.
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.
Call the district's kindergarten/preschool office at (859) 381-4105 or the Pupil Personnel office at (859) 381-4130.