Cardinal Valley Elementary

Lexington, Kentucky

Escuela en el valle de Cardenales

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  • Redistricting: Our newest elementary school, at 4801 Athens Boonesboro Rd., will open in the fall of 2019. The board's School Zoning Committee is working out the details this summer, and its meetings are open to the public. Visit for updates.


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School Announcements

  • K prep

    K-Prep testing dates are set!

    May 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th.

    Please make sure your child is not absent or has no doctor appointments.

    Be sure to get plenty of sleep, eat breakfast and come ready to test

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  • Preschool Program

    Registration for 2018-2019 Preschool program begins April 23rd, 2018.

    A child who meets the following guidelines is eligible for preschool:

    • Lives in Fayette County, and
    • Is 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, and
    • Falls under federal income guidelines.

    Or if the child:

    • Lives in Fayette County, and
    • Is 3 or 4 years old, and
    • Has a diagnosed special need.

    Screening: Families with concerns about a child's development may request screening. Call (859) 381-4080 for an appointment.

    Enrollment requirements     English Enrollment Packet/ Spanish Enrollment Packet         

    • Reliable proof of identity, such as an official copy of the child's birth certificate
    • Proof of residency in Fayette County
    • Verification of household income
    • Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate
    • Medical examination / physical check-up
    • Eye exam (due by Jan. 1)



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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Countdown to Kindergarten logo

    Kentucky law requires children between 6 and 18 years old to attend school, and the birthday cutoff for enrolling in kindergarten is age 5 on or before Aug. 1. Also, families may apply for preschool if their child turns 4 on or before Aug. 1 and is income-eligible. Three- and 4-year-olds who have a special need may also apply for preschool in the Fayette County program.

        Sign up for 2018-19

    To enroll a new, first-time student in grades K-12, families may begin the process online here. A parent or guardian may also go straight to the school their neighborhood is assigned to and fill out a registration packet. To determine your child's school, which is based on home address, use the SchoolSite Locator tool.


    Registration windows: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6-23, April 10-27, June 7-8, and July 24 through Aug. 15 (first day of school). Evening sign-up from 5 to 7 p.m. is offered on Feb. 13 and April 17.


        Note: The Fayette County Preschool Program has a separate application process; please visit for details.

        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)
    • Proof of a dental exam (due by Jan. 1)
    • Court documents pertaining to your child, if applicable
    • Health requirements: Exams, immunizations, and forms

        ** You may register without these two documents, but your child may not attend school until they are on file with FCPS.

        * 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. Among the acceptable alternatives:

            Adoption records;

            Valid passport or other federal government identification like a Social Security card;

            Military identification or immigration card;

            Valid Kentucky driver's license or permit;

            Prior school records (other than FCPS) identifying student by name and date of birth; or

    Statement: "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.

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  • Cardinal Valley would like to extend a special thank you to our local Panera Bread Bakery who donates bread to our school that we offer to the community every Friday. Cardinal Valley families are welcome to visit the front office and enjoy a FREE bread care package!


    Free Bread


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  • We need volunteers!

    We encourage families to get involved in their children's education. One way is through volunteering; before you can volunteer in any school, you must first fill out a volunteer application.

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