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Kindergarten registration open for this fall

A child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to start kindergarten this fall in Fayette County Public Schools. To register for 2020-21, families may begin online. Afterward, a parent/guardian must then go to their neighborhood’s assigned school with their form number and two proofs of residence (e.g. deed or lease and a utility bill) to complete the registration process. To determine which school, use the SchoolSite Locator tool. For a list of required paperwork and health forms, please visit the district’s registration/enrollment webpage.   

The first in-person registration window is Feb. 4-28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 11. (If schools are closed, then registration is canceled.) The second window is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays April 7-30, plus 5 to 7 p.m. on April 14. These sign-up periods are for this fall’s incoming kindergarteners. Older students joining FCPS in 2020-21 may register starting July 30 through Aug. 12, which is the first day of school.  

For registration questions, please call the Pupil Personnel office at (859) 381-4130. For resources to help youngsters transition to school, visit the kindergarten webpage.   

New this fall: Families may also apply for the district's newest magnet school. Find details on the Girls STEM School page. (This window closed Feb. 18.)

Preschool process for 2020-21 

Families may apply for the Fayette County Preschool Program 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. A parent/guardian can begin with the online form this spring. They must then visit the FCPS Early Childhood Department at 701 E. Main St. to complete the paperwork; the 2020-21 packets will be available starting April 27. Families without computer access may fill out the entire application at the district office or at their local elementary school. 



Tammy L. Lane, district webmaster
(859) 381-4236