Cardinal Valley Elementary

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Presidents Day

    Schools and FCPS offices are closed Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

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  • Read Across America week is the last week in February

    Monday Feb 26th - Sleep book- wear Pjs to school
    Tuesday Feb 27th- Fox in Socks- wear crazy socks
    Wednesday Feb. 28th-Wacky Wednesday- wear clothes backwards or inside out
    Thursday Mar. 1st - Cat and the Hat day - wear a hat to school and title one night
    Friday Mar. 2nd-Green eggs and ham- wear the color green to school
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  • Kindergarten Regristration

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    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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  • Library events

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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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