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DACA Informational Letter

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Informational Letter

Dear Parents, Families, and Community Members,

The Trump administration recently announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA

program is being rescinded (canceled). This action has caused great concern among the immigrant community.

November Calendar of Events Calendar

The November 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

How Pension Issues Impact Our Students Fleming County Schools

For Immediate Release 10.11.2017

Retiring the Attention on Little Johnny and Susie

The health of our public pension system is extremely important to the Commonwealth educationally and economically. As a state with a top-tier public education system, our success depends upon our ability to retain and recruit top educators and staff members. Unless you have had the privilege to be entrusted with the growth and development of our Commonwealth’s most precious asset, our children, it’s difficult to understand the demands of today's educators fully.

October 2017 Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The October 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

District Accountability Data FCS Distinctively Bold

September 28, 2017

Dear Fleming County Stakeholders:

Today, the Kentucky Department of Education released test scores for each school district and each public K-12 school in Kentucky. I would like to share details about where we are and where we are going. First, we value the strong support from our parents and community members, and we are proud to provide you with an overview of the test scores that are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s accountability web page.

News Release FCS Logo

September 5, 2017

Fleming Countians,

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, it was brought to my attention that some trophies at the high school had been discarded and thrown in the garbage. To be clear, this was never the intention, but a result of poor communication coming from the district office. When the decision was made to throw items away that had been stored for more than a year in storage containers, due to mold and moisture concerns, we were unaware that trophies were in the construction storage containers.

School Closing - August 21, 2018 School Closed

Fleming County Schools will be closed on Monday, August 21, 2017, as a result of the upcoming Solar Eclipse. This decision was made with a focus on student safety after reviewing information from our insurance agent, discussions with other leaders in Kentucky, and monitoring decisions made by other school districts across the state. Early dismissal was not an option as buses would have been on the road during or close to the end of the Solar Eclipse which places students and bus drivers in harm’s way unnecessarily.

VBS Appreciation VBS Appreciation

Dear Fleming Countians,

As the start of school, quickly approaches and summer fun, camps, and vacations end, I wanted to take the time to express my appreciation to the many individuals, organizations, and, in particular, the churches involved in providing summer learning and engagement opportunities for students. Vacation Bible School, a piece of America’s fabric, still provides enrichment opportunities for youth that are needed in their development to become good students and model citizens.

Junior Pro Announcement Attention FCS

Attention Parents and Guardians,

Fleming County Schools is currently reviewing fees for students to participate in Junior Pro for the 2017-2018 school year. No fees have been set for the upcoming school year. The Board of Education is also reviewing policies that will result in a better Junior Pro program for students. The district will announce and post online and on social media when the board has approved fees and if any policy changes occur that pertain to Junior Pro for the 2017-2018 school year.

Website Redesign We are FC

Dear Fleming Countians,

The new Fleming County Schools website is designed for students, teachers, staff members, parents/guardians and the community. The website is the information center for the district. As you may notice, the district’s homepage has undergone an extensive remodel.  During the 2016-2017 school year, the district met with several parents, teachers, staff and community members to collect feedback on the information they felt should be posted on the district’s homepage. Using this feedback, the information anchored on the website garnered the most support and interest. To be clear, we listened to our people, parents, and community, as we wanted to create a site that was used extensively by all.

Fleming County Preschool & Head Start Registration FCS Logo

The Fleming County Schools Preschool and Fleming County Head Start are still taking applications for 3 and 4 year olds for the State Funded Preschool and Head Start Programs for the 2017-18 school year.  To be eligible for either program, a child must be four years of age on or before August 1st and meet income guidelines.  Children ages three or four who can be identified through testing as having special needs or developmental delays, or who may already have an IEP in place may also be eligible.  Tuition preschool may be offered, depending on parental interest and availability of slots.

Holiday Closing FCS Logo

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Attention Student Athletes, Parents, and Guardians: FCS Drug Free

Attention Student Athletes, Parents, and Guardians:

Fleming County Schools will begin random drug testing student-athletes beginning July 1, 2017. During the regular board meeting this month, the Fleming County Board of Education approved, unanimously, to start drug testing student athletes randomly to ensure that students are making healthy decisions that can affect their academics.

FLEMING COUNTY PRESCHOOL & HEAD START REGISTRATION Fleming County Schools Logo

The Fleming County Schools Preschool and Fleming County Head Start are currently registering 3 and 4 year olds for the State Funded Preschool and Head Start Programs for the 2017 – 2018 school year. To attend preschool or Head Start in the 2017-18 school year, a child must be four years of age on or before August 1, 2017 and meet income eligibility to enroll in these programs. Children ages three or four who can be identified through testing as having special needs or developmental delays, or who may already have an IEP in place, may also register. Tuition preschool may be offered, depending on parent interest and availability of slots.

Notice of Special Education Records Destruction Fleming County Schools

In accordance  with the state and federal regulations implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform you of our intent to destroy personally identifiable information related to special education services maintained in Fleming County School special education records.

Fleming County School District Recognized by KDE and AdvancEd for Growth and Accreditation; Recommended to Exit State Assistance Distinguished District

(Flemingsburg, Ky. – May 25, 2017) – During the week of March 12, 2017, the Fleming County School District hosted a team of external reviewers from the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancEd who completed a diagnostic review, a management audit and an external review for systems accreditation.  By completing three reviews simultaneously, the district was able to better connect the many processes within the system.  The outcome of the three reviews highlights the work that the district has done to become a District of Distinction.   

FCS Summer Feeding Program Summer Feeding Program

The Fleming County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: 

Gifted Services Survey Fleming County Schools Logo

GT Students & Parents of GT Students,

Please take a few moments to provide feedback about our gifted/talented services in Fleming County Schools.  This short survey will help us to know what we are doing well and what we can do to improve.  We value your input.  Survey Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QNZTJK  The survey will close on June 2.

E.P. Ward Elementary to Present “The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition)” Wizard of Oz

“We’re off to see the Wizard!” You won’t want to miss E.P. Ward Elementary School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers Edition).” This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. 

Ewing Elementary to Present “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

May Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The May 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

Fleming County Schools investigates Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Technology Solar Panel

Fleming County, KY. Fleming County Public Schools recently completed a small solar PV installation at the high school to further investigate this technology.

Spring Focus & Thank You Spring Focus & Thank You

Dear Fleming Countians:


As we approach the end of the school year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you (parents, guardians and the community) for your continued support of Fleming County Schools, especially your support for our students. Our students are amazing, doing great things and performing at an all-time high, largely because of your support. We are the envy of other school districts due to our community support. Each time we ask for your support, there is an army of volunteers waiting to assist. Your support is invaluable and changes the lives of our students each day.  

April Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The April 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

Amended 2016-2017 School Calendar School Calendar Amended

The Board of Education for Fleming County Schools has amended the current (2016-2017) school calendar.  School will be in session on Tuesday, May 16th (Election Day), and the tentative last day for students is Thursday, May 25th (half-day).  Closing Day for staff will be on Friday, May 26th.  To view the amended calendar, click here.

March 2017 Calendar of Events Calendar

The March 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

FCS Approved Calendar 2017-2018 School Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been approved by the Fleming County Schools Board of Education.  We appreciate the input from the our stakeholders in the development of this calendar and look forward to another great school year in 2017-2018.  To view the calendar, click here

School Closing - 2/24/17 FCS Logo

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, February 24th due to ongoing illness in the district and electrical upgrades in the high school renovation project.  School will be in session on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

School Cancellation - Illness Out Sick

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, February 10th, and Monday, February 13th due to illness throughout the district. 

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration

Fleming County Schools Kindergarten Registration will be held on March 7th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Double S Entertainment Bowling Alley in Flemingsburg.

FCS Photo Collage Weekly Pic Cloud

This year, Fleming County Schools is documenting all the great things that occur in classrooms and schools and why we are quickly becoming a “District of Distinction!”

February 2017 Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The February 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is online - click here to access.

Combi-Oven Request for Proposals Combi-Oven

Fleming County Schools Nutrition program is now accepting bids for one double stacked gas combi oven for Flemingsburg Elementary School.  Bid proposals close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10th.  To view the Request for Proposal, click here.

School Closing 1-30-17 School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, January 30th due to road conditions and anticipated morning commute issues as the temperature continues to fall.

School Board Appreciation School Board Appreciation Month

Dear Fleming Countians, 

January is a special month as we recognize a group of citizens who serve students and represent the Fleming County community. January is National School Board Appreciation Month. We recognize the five elected board members and the board attorney who govern and provide leadership in the district. As I have said publicly across the commonwealth and nationally, Fleming County has a phenomenal board of education – a model for others. 

FCS Board Meeting Dates 2017 Board of Education

The Fleming County Schools Board of Education regular meeting dates have been set for the 2017 calendar year.  All regular meetings will occur on the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.  For the complete schedule with locations, please click here.

2016-2017 Academic Calendar Calendar

The 2016-2017 Academic Calendar for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar Survey Academic Calendar

FCS Stakeholders:

From the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar Survey that was released in December, we used the responses to develop additional calendar options. Calendar Options 1 and 4 are the two options that had the highest level of agreement – based on survey responses and comments. Options 2 and 3 did not garner enough responses to make it to the second round of stakeholder input. Options 5 and 6 were created based on the survey results and comments received. The options are presented in the links below:

Student Spotlight Student Spotlight

Each week, Fleming County Schools recognizes one of our outstanding students in the Student Spotlight - click here to view the recipients.

School Delay 1-9-17 School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a 1-hr. delay on Plan B on Monday, January 9th. Click here for more information on the Inclement Weather Plan.

January Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The January 2017 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

School Closing School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, January 6th, 2017 due to inclement weather conditions.

School Closing School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Thursday, January 5th, 2017 due to impending weather conditions.

Infinite Campus Portal Update Infinite Campus Logo

Parents & Students: Infinite Campus will be unavailable December 23 - December 30th for maintenance. After December 30th, the links for the parent & student portal will change. The new links will be updated on the district website under the Parent Resources & Student Resources sections. If you currently use the mobile app, those settings will continue to work after December 30th.

FCS Christmas Message FCS Christmas & New Year

Dear Fleming Countians,

As we approach the end of 2016, it is important that we celebrate the holiday season. This time of the year is the perfect time to reflect, appreciate and celebrate the many things that we have accomplished in our lives. This is also a great time of the year to recognize the many things that we have accomplished together as a community. It seems like yesterday that students returned from summer break, yet, we have reached the midpoint of the academic year.

FCS Staff Spotlight FCS Staff Spotlight

Each week, Fleming County Schools recognizes one outstanding employee in the Staff Spotlight - click here to view the recipients.

2017-2018 Calendar Options Survey Calendar

FCS Stakeholders:

Fleming County Schools is in the process of planning its academic school year calendar for 2017-2018. The district has developed four calendar options (click the links below) and is seeking input from students, teachers, staff members, parents and members of the community. This is not a vote but rather an opportunity to receive input from all stakeholders. We want your input and feedback to share with members of the Fleming County Board of Education. The district reviews and values all comments as we utilize to develop a calendar that is the best for the teaching and learning process in Fleming County.

 

Cold Weather Advisory Winter Chill

Attention Parents & Guardians:

Our area will be experiencing very cold temperatures over the next several days.  We can assure you that our school buildings are warm, safe, and an ideal place for students to be when it is extremely cold outside.  The district urges students to wear winter hats, gloves, heavy coats and boots.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately in layers over the next several days, especially if they will be waiting outside for a bus.  We will continue to monitor weather reports and send updates as necessary.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the district office at 845-5851.

 

December Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

The December 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Fleming Countians,


The 2016-2017 school year is well underway and we are off to a great start to what promises to be a year of many student successes. As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, we all must pause and give thanks for all of our many blessings. We are fortunate to live in the best community, commonwealth and nation. Our freedoms and liberties are the envy of others and those freedoms are exactly what provides us the opportunity to give thanks. 

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E.P. Ward Elementary
12811 Morehead Road
Wallingford, KY 41093
Phone:606-876-2061
Fax:606-876-4487