FCPS response to the COVID-19 pandemic
At central office
District offices are partially open with limited staff adhering to recommended precautions. Buildings are also open to the public with necessary restrictions, and appointments are recommended. (Families should not drop off preschool application materials downtown; the staff will contact them as needed. Meanwhile, to share documents electronically, email the preschool staff for instructions.)
For general FCPS information or questions, you may call (859) 381-4100 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Interpreters are available.
Free meals for children
Individuals age 18 and younger may pick up boxed meals through Aug. 19 (excluding Aug. 3 and 5). Please help us do our part to limit social interaction and maintain social distancing to protect our students, families, and employees.
During the state of emergency, many children lost their free and reduced-price school meals. Eligible families can now receive funds to spend on food at home through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. The deadline to apply is extended to Aug. 31.
For professional assistance with social/emotional or mental health needs, please call (859) 381-4100 for a connection.
Family Resource Centers and Youth Services Centers are available by phone to make referrals and assist with basic needs.
"Face It: a series of family chats" is an interactive, online community of support coordinated by FCPS and the 16th District PTA.
- 'Face It' on Facebook -- Thursday evenings (in English and Spanish)
HealthFirst Bluegrass can provide medical, behavioral, and dental health care for students and families throughout the summer. The school-based clinic at Tates Creek Elementary remains open for in-person visits. Please call (859) 381-3774 prior to arrival to ensure staff are onsite. The clinic entrance is at the back of the school building, at 1113 Centre Parkway.
- If you are experiencing an emergency: Call 911
- If your child is a clinic patient and you need services: Call (859) 381-3774 or (859) 288-2425
- To speak to a nurse or provider after regular hours: Call (859) 288-2425
Telehealth visits (video or phone)
- Behavioral health
- Medical needs
- Dental care
- Medical: Tates Creek School Clinic at 1113 Centre Parkway or clinic at 496 Southland Drive
- Dental: 496 Southland Drive or 650 Newtown Pike
- Pharmacy: 496 Southland Drive or 1640 Bryan Station Rd.
The district has set up a temporary help desk for families who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook. The Student Tech Support line, (859) 381-4410, is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Kentucky's hotline: (800) 722-5725
City of Lexington - with updates in multiple languages
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this site is fcps.net/covid19
This FCPS webpage was last updated July 28, 2020
FCPS contact: Lisa Deffendall, district spokeswoman; (859) 699-1441
FCPS is sharing important resources about COVID-19 and suggestions on keeping children healthy. As national, state, and local health officials have noted, universal precautions such as proper handwashing and hygiene are the best way to prevent the spread of any disease.