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February 2015 Calendar of Events

The February 2015 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools is available online - click here to access.


School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.


School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, January 26th due to adverse weather conditions.


School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.


School Closing

Due to adverse weather conditions, there will be no school for students or staff on Thursday, January 8th.  We will continue to monitor weather conditions as necessary.


School Attendance Area Transfer Request

Parents or guardians who wish to request that their child attend school outside of their residential attendance zone must complete and submit a School Attendance Area Transfer Request form to the superintendent by February 1, 2015.  This is required annually.

The form is available at the superintendent’s office, any Fleming County elementary school, or may be downloaded and printed from the district’s website (click here).  The attendance area zone map is available for viewing at the district office.

 


District Strategic Plan Survey

Fleming County Schools is embarking on the important process of developing a strategic plan. The strategic plan serves as a road map; it outlines the goals that the school district strives to achieve and the steps to reaching those goals. To accomplish this task, we need your feedback. To be as inclusive as possible, the district will reach out to everyone in the community via the Strategic Plan Survey. This survey will be conducted from January 7, 2015 to January 21, 2015 to gain an understanding of the community's view to the proposed strategic plan. The survey will be open to all parents, guardians and members of the community. The Strategic Plan Survey contains 32 questions designed to evaluate the strategic framework. Your responses will provide the district useful information as we prepare for the next steps.

Please access the survey here.  Thank you for your input.


Cold Weather is Here!

Attention Parents & Guardians:

Our area will be experiencing very cold temperatures over the next several days.  The safety of our students and staff is our top priority when making the decision to close or delay school.  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.  Parents should make sure that their child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather.  The district urges students to wear winter hats, gloves, heavy coats and boots.  Frostbite and hypothermia are serious risks and need to be taken into consideration.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately in layers over the next several days.  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.


Student Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Fleming County is conducting a Student Survey (Elementary).  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0994876

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

The survey will remain open through January 30, 2015.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


District Improvement Plan Parent Survey

 In an effort to improve system practices, Fleming County is conducting a Parent Survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/5247808

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.

The survey will remain open through January 30, 2015.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


FCS January Calendar of Events

The FCS January 2015 Calendar of Events is available online - click here to access.


School Calendar Update

Legislation passed last spring allows districts to have instructional days on no less than 170 days AND have at least 1062 hours of instruction in all schools.  Based on this change, students will not have to make up the day dismissed on November 17 because all schools in Fleming County had enough time built in to still meet the minimum instructional time and day requirements.  December 22nd will not be a school day for students at the present time.


FCS December Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools December Calendar of Events is available online.  Click here to access the calendar.


Fleming County Schools Mission Statement

The mission of Fleming County Schools is to unite with family and community to provide an equitable, high quality education that meets the needs of each student in a caring and safe learning environment, which will ensure that students become successful throughout life.

Fleming County Schools...where kids are first and learning never ends!


School Delay

At the present time, Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay on Tuesday, November 18th.


November Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools Calendar of Events for November, 2014 is available online.  Click here to view the calendar.


iPhone & iPod Touch Donation Program

Do you have an old iPhone or iPod Touch you are no longer using?  We are seeking donations of used iPhones and iPod Touch devices to utilize for instructional support.  These devices can be erased and used for educational purposes on the district Wi-Fi network.  For more information on how you can help, click here.


October STARS

Staff & Teacher Achieving Results with Students

October STARS

 

The following staff members have been recognized for their dedication to the students of Fleming County Schools.

 


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Former Ewing Elementary for Sale

Fleming County Board of Education has declared the former Ewing school building and parking lot surplus property and will be auctioning this property at public auction.

Date/Time:  October 1st, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Location:  School Street/Euclid Avenue, Ewing, KY  41039.  Auction signs will be posted.

Tract 1 – consists of a 3 story brick structure with 4 +/- acres of land.  This structure is a typical school building with several rooms and normal facilities.  This property could have several uses.

Tract 2 – consists of a .53 +/- asphalt parking lot.

Tract 1 and 2 will be offered individually, and then combined, selling whichever produces the highest selling price.

There will be some personal property offered in quantity lots.  Some of the items included are:  filing cabinets, wooden desks, chairs, overhead projectors, student desks and chairs, tables, industrial mixer, TV’s, and other miscellaneous items.

Chuck Marshall Auction and Real Estate Company will conduct the auction.  For inspection prior to the auction, contact Chuck Marshall at 606-782-0374.


Fleming County Schools Rank 6th in State in Attendance Improvement

KDE recently announced that Fleming County Schools, district-wide, increased in overall attendance percentage by + 1.102%.  Our district percentage attendance was 95.21% for the 2013-2014 school year.

This increase was the 6th highest attendance percentage increase in the state.  That kind of increase is an accomplishment for students, parents and staff.  Fleming County students made great gains in attendance because the district, as a whole, had a heightened emphasis on promoting good attendance; and each school’s leadership took more ownership of their school’s attendance.  This was accomplished, in part, by adhering to and implementing the policy with more consistency, without changing it.  The district had a greater awareness and focus of student attendance.

It took the board’s support, the school staff being on the front line informing and enforcing the policy in place, and the cooperation of the parents and students.

Just imagine what the possibility is of increasing Fleming County’s attendance percentage even more this year with the changes in the attendance policy.


Superintendent Announcement

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Brian Creasman was named as the new Superintendent for Fleming County Schools.  Creasman will begin his new duties on Tuesday, September 2nd.  A native of North Carolina, Dr. Creasman currently is serving as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and Instructional Support for the Vance County School District in North Carolina.   “One of the reasons I applied for this position,” said Creasman, “is the small town atmosphere.  I was raised in a small town and want my daughter to have those same roots.  Fleming County has some of the best teachers and students in the state.  I'm excited to be here and I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting started.  I want to thank Vance County Schools as it has provided me excellent training and experiences that has prepared me to step into this position.  As I toured the schools and met students, teachers and the staff today, I am truly confident we can be the best in Kentucky.”

 

Dr. Creasman will be in the district intermittently until he begins his full-time duties on September 2nd.  Bill Morgan will remain as Interim Superintendent until that time.


Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Please be advised that due to the rising cost of student accident insurance Fleming Co. Schools have discontinued blanket student accident coverage for the 2014-2015 school year.  This means as a parent, you are responsible for all medical treatment for your child in the event of an accident.

 


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School Days are Here Again!

 

Fleming County Schools will open for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, August 7, 2014, to approximately 2300 students.  August 7 is a full day for students, with both breakfast and lunch being served.

District-wide professional development will take place for all certified staff on Monday, August 4, and Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Fleming County High School, with the first session beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day.  Opening Day for staff will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  All staff are to report to their home school principal.

This year’s school calendar can be viewed on the Fleming County Schools’ web page using the following link:  http://www.fleming.kyschools.us/userfiles/4/2014-2015%20Approved%20Calendar.pdf


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Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The Superintendent Screening Committee for Fleming County Schools will meet July 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fleming County Board of Education office.  Click here for the agenda.


Superintendent Screening Committee Parent Representative

The Fleming County School District is taking nominations for a parent representative to be involved with the District Screening Committee which will assist the Board of Education in the selection of a new Superintendent of Schools.  The district screening committee is comprised of one board member, one principal, two certified staff members, one classified staff member, and one parent member who is elected by the presidents of the parent teacher organizations of the schools in the district.  All interested parents need to submit their name, address and contact phone number in writing with the school secretary at the school in which your child is currently enrolled.  Nominations will end on Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00 p.m.  If you have questions, you may contact Greg Emmons, Director of Personnel at 845-5851.


State STLP Competition

Fleming County Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) students participated in the state STLP Championship at Rupp Arena on April 22nd, 2014.  Congratulations to all students involved for competing at the state level.

 


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Notice of Vacant Fleming County Board of Education Seat

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applicants to be considered for appointment to the Fleming County Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Fleming County Board of Education representing Educational District # 3, Fleming County School District.


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Kindergarten Registration

Fleming County Schools Kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year is set for Tuesday, May 20th in the Fleming County High School multipurpose room.


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2014-2015 Approved Calendar

The FC Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 District Calendar during the monthly board meeting on April 9th, 2014.  To view the approved calendar, click here.


Calendar Options Survey

Fleming County Schools’ calendar committee is conducting a survey to obtain input from stakeholders on 2014-2015 calendar options to help develop calendar proposals.

Click here to take the survey.

The survey will close at 11:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014.


Infinite Campus Student Portal Passwords Changed

Parents and students - all Infinite Campus student portal account passwords have been reset.  Parents may sign up for their own Parent Portal accounts in person at their child's school beginning March 24th.  These accounts allow you to see student attendance information and grades.  Account information will not be given out over the phone.  Parent Portal accounts allow parents to see all students in the household from one login.  


School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay Thursday, March 6th.  We will also stay one hour later at the end of the day today to make it a full school day.  Buses will operate on Plan B and bus routes will be delayed by one hour this morning and afternoon.


Parents: Educational Enhancement Opportunity Forms & Procedures

Parents,

Procedures and forms for Educational Enhancement Opportunities (EHO) are posted under the Parent Resources page on this site.  They may also be accessed via the links below.

EHO Procedures

EHO Request Form


61st District Basketball Tournament Bracket

The 61st District Basketball Tournament bracket may be viewed here.


Important: School Calendar Update

IMPORTANT:  FLEMING COUNTY SCHOOLS CALENDAR UPDATE

Please see the following news article for more information.


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School Delay

Fleming County schools will operate on a one hour delay today.  We will also stay one hour later this afternoon.  Buses will operate on Plan B and will be delayed by one hour this morning and afternoon as well.  With the possibility of incoming inclement weather this afternoon, we will be monitoring that situation.  If it becomes necessary to dismiss school early, we will announce that using the district notification system.


School Schedule Change

Fleming County Schools will be in session Monday, February 17th.  This will be used as makeup day #15, and all students should be in attendance.


One Hour Delay Today

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one hour delay today.  We will stay one hour later at the end of the day to make it a full school day.  Buses will operate on Plan B, and bus routes will be delayed by one hour this morning and afternoon as well.


School Delay Schedule Change

FLEMING COUNTY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCEMENT

State law requires all school districts to have no less than 170 full 6-hour days during a school year.  To be in compliance with this, Fleming County Board of Education approved a plan that if there is more inclement weather prohibiting school from being in session on a normal schedule, there will be 2 options, effective after Tuesday, February 11, 2014:

  1. NO SCHOOLWeather is too treacherous to attempt to have school.   Any days dismissed will be made up according to state laws and regulations.
  2. 1-For-1 Plan(1 Hour Delay/1 Hour Extension)If it is determined, in the interest of student safety, to run buses at a later than normal starting time, a 1 hour delay will be announced.  This will result in school starting one hour later AND dismissing one hour later than regular schedule, but the school day will be a full day.  Also, bus service will operate on the 1-For-1 Plan, observing the delay bus routes.

Note:  If no announcement is made, school will operate on a normal schedule.

For questions, please contact Karen Kirby, DPP, Fleming County Schools, at

606-845-5851 or via email at Karen.kirby1@fleming.kyschools.us.


Pictures in Place

Students from Simons Middle School and Fleming County High School recently participated in the Pictures in Place project in conjunction with the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead.  This project encourages students to explore their place in Appalachia through pictures and a personal narrative.  To view these photos and narratives, visit http://picturesinplace.com/.  Several of these pictures also appear on the header of the district website.


Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The Superintendent Screening Committee for the Fleming County Schools will meet July 22, 6:00 pm. at Hillsboro Elementary.

 

 


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Fall Festival at Ward Elementary School this Friday night!!!

Chili supper starts at 4:00 p.m.

Games are from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Auction starts at 7:30 p.m.

Come out and support your school, and have fun at the same time!!


Accountability Scores Released

October 3, 2014

Today, the Kentucky Department of Education released test scores for each school district and each public K-12 school in Kentucky. I wanted to take the opportunity to share details about where we are and where we are going. But first, we value the strong support that our parents and community members provide and are pleased to provide you with these school report cards that outline the facts about our schools and district for the 2013-2014 school year. The information will assist you in helping us to strengthen and raise the academic achievement bar and to continue to provide educational opportunities for the future. Click here to read more.


Superintendent Screening Committee Meeting

The Superintendent Screening Committee for the Fleming County Schools will meet July 17, 6:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Elementary.

 

 

 


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Required Training for Substitutes

Please read below for more information regarding required training for substitutes.

Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools II is now available! 

At the start of the 2013-14 school year, all Kentucky school personnel were required to have annual training in positive behavioral interventions and supports pursuant to 704 KAR 7:160, The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools. In response to the new regulation, KDE and KET worked collaboratively to provide Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools I, a free online professional learning resource that would satisfy the annual training requirement of all school personnel. More than 55,000 people have participated in this training and received certificates.

 


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Region 9 High Attendance Winners

Results are in for the KDPP (Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel) Region 9 Statewide High Attendance Day contest held on September 18, 2014. Region 9 consists of Augusta, Bath, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Menifee, Robertson, and Rowan counties.  Of the 4 categories for which we were eligible (small elementary, large elementary, middle school, & high school), we had 3 regional winners!  Each of these schools will receive a $100 award from the Region 9 KDDP association.

Small elementary division winner:       Hillsboro Elementary

Large elementary division winner:       Flemingsburg Elementary

Small high school division winner:        Fleming County High School

CONGRATULATIONS!  These schools will be reported to the state KDPP association to be in the running for the statewide winner for their division!


Bus Drivers Wanted

We are seeking individuals interested in becoming substitute bus drivers for Fleming County Schools.  Training will be provided for eligible individuals.  For more information, contact Willy Campbell at 606-845-5851 or willy.campbell@fleming.kyschools.us.


Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Wow! You have a child entering the 6th Grade, where has time gone? Below is a list of items that will need to be completed prior to enrolling your child in school. Students who are non-compliant can and will be excluded from school according to Kentucky State Law.

  1. Up to date Kentucky Immunization Certificate
  2. Physical Examination

(Date range: August 7, 2013-October 15, 2014)

Upon completion, these items should be turned into the student’s school in which they will be attending. These can be completed at the Fleming County Health Department if you have Humana, KY Spirit, Coventry Cares, Medicaid, or are self-pay which they have a plan based on income, or at your family physician’s office. You can contact the Fleming County Health Department at 606-845-6511 to schedule an appointment.

Thanks!

Jennie Applegate, RN


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FCS October Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools October Calendar of Events is available online.  Click here to access it.


The Fleming County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, age or disabling condition in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.