E.P. Ward Elementary News

Accountability System Feedback Sought

Dear Education Shareholders,

The contents of our new accountability system, which citizens provided input on in my recent Town Hall Meetings held across the state, also must conform to the regulations that the U.S. Department of Education (USED) generates to provide the implementation details by which states must abide. These regulations, in draft form, have been made public by USED for the purpose of public feedback. We need as many folks as possible to send in feedback to USED on the draft regulations to make known the areas where changes must be addressed.I am hoping that we can get at least 1,000 Kentucky citizens to submit comments and make our state the one with the most submissions.

FES Assistant Principal Selection

Dear Flemingsburg Elementary Faculty, Staff, Parents and Community:

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the SBDM council at Flemingsburg Elementary School for their work as they continue to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year. The team  has provided great leadership and they are in the final stages of ensuring the school is ready to start strong on day one.

Kindergarten Health Requirements

Health Requirements for Kindergarten Enrollment

These records should be sent to the appropriate school as soon as possible:

Up to Date Kentucky Immunization Certificate...
Check with your health department or wherever your child has received their immunizations to make sure they have received all required immunizations for entering school. Out of state certificates must be taken to the health department and transferred to Kentucky forms.

KRS 158.035 Current up to date immunization certificate must be obtained within the first 2 weeks of enrollment.
KRS 214.990 Any person in violation of KRS 158.035 shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

Physical Examination
Fleming County Health Department charges for physicals according to income guidelines if you are self-pay. They do accept Wellcare, Coventry Cares, KY Spirit, Medicaid, and Humana. If you have other insurance, you only are responsible for copay at your physician’s office.

Each student enrolled in a KY public school must show evidence of an initial entry exam (Headstart, Preschool, Kindergarten) prior to October 15, 2016.


Eye Examination
Done by an optometrist or ophthalmologist
Must have taken place prior to December 31, 2016.

Dental Examination
To be completed by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician assistant, APRN, physician or Local Health Department nurse with SMILE training. Must have taken place within the calendar year of the student’s enrollment.
Date range January 1, 2016-December 31, 2016

6th Grade Students Health Requirements

Message for parents of students entering the 6th grade:

Below is a list of items that will need to be completed prior to enrolling your child in the sixth grade. It is a state law in Kentucky that the following health documents be obtained.

KRS 158.035 Current up to date immunization certificate must be obtained within the first 2 weeks of enrollment.

KRS 214.990 Any person in violation of KRS 158.035 shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

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 11, 2015-October 15, 2016)

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

Thanks!
Health Services Staff

July 2016 Calendar of Events

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

FES Principal Selection

Dear Flemingsburg Elementary Faculty, Staff, Parents and Community:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the SBDM council at Flemingsburg Elementary School for their work as they selected their new principal. The team provided great leadership throughout the selection process and ensured that all voices were heard and considered. The SBDM council reviewed the principal survey results and all of the comments that were provided as they made their decision.

As superintendent it is with great pleasure to introduce Kristen Manning, the current Assistant Principal at Flemingsburg Elementary School, as the new principal. The SBDM council and I believe Kristen has met our goal of finding an exceptional school leader who will be a valuable, instructional leader and active member of the school community. Kristen brings enthusiasm and an exceptional instructional mindset to the principal’s chair. The faculty/staff and parents were highly complementary about her leadership and focus on students. Her experiences, enthusiasm, and leadership qualities will be a great asset to the students, faculty/staff and to the larger school community. The SBDM council has taken a major step in helping the school become a “School of Distinction.”

Please join me in congratulating Kristen, the new principal of Flemingsburg Elementary School.

Brian K. Creasman

To view the FES Principal Survey results, click here.

FES SBDM Meeting 6-24-16

Flemingsburg Elementary School
SBDM Agenda
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
5:00 pm – Library/Media Center

Special Called Meeting- Since this is a Special Called Meeting, this will be the working agenda for the meeting and the council can only take action on those items listed on the agenda

1.  Welcome and Call Meeting to Order

2.  Meeting to discuss Principal Selection

3.  Executive Session – Personnel

KRS 61.180 (1)(f) Discussions or hearings which might lead to the appointment, discipline, or dismissal of an individual employee, member, or student without restricting that employee’s, member’s, or student’s right to a public hearing if requested. This exception shall not be interpreted to permit discussion of general personnel matters in secret.

4.  Approval/Selection of Principal, if needed

5.  Adjourn

FES SBDM Meeting

Flemingsburg Elementary School's SBDM (Site Based Decision Making) Council will meet in executive (closed) session on Sunday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the school's library to discuss the principal vacancy and applications.

FCHS Graduation

Graduation ceremonies for the Fleming County High School Class of 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the gymnasium of Fleming County High School.  We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of these young men & women and wish them all the best in their future endeavors. 

Hillsboro Elementary Presents Elf, Jr.

Elf, Jr. will be performed at Hillsboro Elementary on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. each evening.

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-see holiday musical. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Elf The Musical, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks or registered trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.

Ewing Elementary Presents the Lion King, Jr.

The Lion King, Jr. will be performed at Ewing Elementary on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the evening.

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind musical in our community. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Script, music, and all other material copyright 2015 Disney. Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks or registered trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.

FCHS Yearbooks for Sale

FCHS parents - the last day to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook is Friday, May 6th. Additional orders cannot be accepted after May 6th per LifeTouch. If you would like to purchase online, you may at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the code 12212916, or you can have your student bring in a check or cash to Mrs. Snedegar by Friday. She will be EOC testing on Wednesday, so they will need to see her prior to 1st period or after 4th period.

April Calendar of Events

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

FC Head Start/FCS Preschool Registration

Registration for Fleming County Head Start & Fleming County Schools Preschool for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the auditorium of Fleming Mason Energy.  For more information, click here.

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled

Kindergarten Registration for Fleming County Schools will be held on May 3rd, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Fleming Mason Energy Auditorium.

We appreciate your support!

Fleming County Schools invites you to join us at the Fleming County Public Library on March 24th, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to thank you for your support and involvement as we strive to become a District of Distinction.  Join us for coffee, donuts, & conversation!

Influenza Prevention

Fleming County Schools has seen a drop in attendance percent since March 1 of a little over 3%.  Prior to March 1, the attendance percent was 95.61%, and for March 1-15, the % was 92.3%.

Over the last few weeks we have seen a spike in flu like illnesses and doctor confirmed flu cases.  Here are a few simple steps that can help prevent the spread of germs. 

2016-2017 Academic Calendar Approved

The Fleming County Schools Academic Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year has been approved - click here to view.

Commissioner of Education to Host Town Hall Meetings

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt today announced he will host a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across the state to gather feedback from Kentuckians on how they define school success. Read more in KDE's news release: http://1.usa.gov/1R3pGZP ?#‎KyEdListens

School Delay - March 4th, 2016

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

March 2016 Calendar of Events

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

Additional Academic Calendar Input Sought

FCS Stakeholders,

Thank you for providing feedback on the 2016-2017 academic calendar for Fleming County Schools. According to the responses, Option 1, which had the week long break at Thanksgiving received the most favorable rating; however, based on the comments we ask that you provide us additional input.

1095c Form FAQ

The 1095 is a new tax form that is sent to you by the district that includes information about your healthcare insurance coverage. Almost all employees will get this. It serves as a “proof of insurance statement” that shows the IRS that you have been properly covered by your company. You’ll take information from it to use in your tax filing, similar to how you take information from your W-2 form and transfer it to your tax forms.  For more information, click here.

School Delay - February 18, 2016
School Closing - February 17, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 due to inclement weather conditions.

School Closing - February 16, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 16, 2016 due to inclement weather.

School Closing - February 15, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Monday, February 15th, 2016 due to inclement weather conditions.

School Delay - February 11, 2016

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay on Thursday, February 11th, 2016.

School Closing - February 9, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 9th due to inclement weather.

2016-2017 Academic Calendar Proposals

FCS Stakeholders:

Fleming County Schools is in the process of planning its academic school year calendar for 2016-2017. The district has developed three options (see the attachments) 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.

 

February Calendar of Events

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

School Delay - January 26th, 2016

Fleming County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay (Plan B) on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016.

School Closing - January 25th, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed on Monday, January 25th, 2016 due to weather and road conditions.

School Closing - January 22nd, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Friday, January 22nd due to adverse weather and road conditions.

School Closing - January 21st, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Thursday, January 21st due to adverse weather & road conditions.

School Closing - January 20th, 2016

Fleming County Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 20th due to impending weather conditions.

School Delay

Fleming County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016.

FCHS Students Serve as Volunteer Tutors

Fleming County High School students from the Student Council, Beta Club, and Girls & Boys basketball teams have been providing tutoring services to students at Flemingsburg Elementary & Ewing Elementary on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Mrs. Jackson & Mrs. Hunt are very pleased with the outcomes for the students involved - many of them scored very well on recent benchmark assessments.  We appreciate these student volunteers for giving back to our schools and community.

School Closing

Fleming County Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 12th due to impending inclement weather conditions.

FCHS Library Receives Patterson Grant

December 16, 2015

Fleming County High School received a grant today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic reading club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for the library. Fleming County High School was selected from 27, 924 application for funding grants.

January Calendar of Events

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

Superintendent's Message

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

As we are just days away from Christmas, I want to thank each of you for what you do for the school district, but more importantly, what you do for the Fleming County community. We truly live and work in a great community – there are few places left in Kentucky and the United States of America where families are fortunate enough to live in a community that values family, friends, education and its community.

 

December 2015 Calendar of Events

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

November 2015 Calendar of Events

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

National School Lunch Week

It's National School Lunch Week!  All students and staff are encouraged to participate in our breakfast and lunch program.  We appreciate our school nutrition staff for their dedication to providing our students and staff with great meals every day!

October 2015 Calendar of Events

The Fleming County Schools Calendar of Events for October, 2015 is now available online - click here to view.

State Test Scores Released
October 1, 2015

Dear Fleming County Parents and Citizens:

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. But first, we value the strong support that our parents and community members provide and are pleased to provide you with an overview of the test scores that are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s accountability webpage. The information from last year’s test scores will assist us in strengthening and raising the academic achievement bar and to continue to provide students with educational opportunities for the future. To simplify the reports, below are the district’s and each school’s Overall Accountability Score for the past two academic years:

Nutrislice Menu Information

FCHS Homecoming Court

FCHS Homecoming Court 2015

 

Ewing Elementary Receives Energy Star Recognition

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced Ewing Elementary School earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. A certificate, signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, was presented to school officials during the Sept. 9 meeting of the Fleming County Board of Education.

FEMA Assistance Available

If you suffered damages related to the July storms, you may be eligible for assistance through FEMA.  Click here to learn more.

September Calendar of Events

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

FCHS ACT Scores Improve

Students in Fleming County Schools continue to show increases on the 2015 ACT exam, according to recent data released by the ACT. “Though we continue to see increases on the ACT in English, reading and the overall composite, we must continue to have a laser focus on preparing students to be college and career ready,” according to Brian Creasman, Superintendent of Fleming County Schools. “The increases on the ACT show we are making progress in the classroom, but we must raise expectations even higher so that all students are prepared for an ever-changing global economy.”

Welcome Back to School!

 

August 10, 2015

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:

Welcome to the start of the 2015-2016 school year! The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, not only for students, but for families and our staff as well. It is my pleasure to welcome the students, families, the community and staff of Fleming County Schools back, ready to continue the important work of our district’s vision, to become a "District of Distinction."

School Days are Here Again

Fleming County Schools will open for the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, to approximately 2350 students.  August 12 is a full day for students, with both breakfast and lunch being served.

Aladdin, Jr. Photo Gallery

E. P. Ward Elementary 6th grade students are outstanding!  To view a photo gallery of their amazing production of Aladdin, Jr., click here.

Ward Elementary Presents Aladdin, Jr.

Aladdin, Jr. will be performed at E.P. Ward Elementary on Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m. each evening.

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. 

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Script, music, and all other material copyright 2006 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Disney’s Aladdin, Jr is a registered trademark of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Positions Available

Join a Winning Faculty and Staff. Be Part of the Journey of Becoming a District of Distinction! Contact Greg Emmons @ greg.emmons@fleming.kyschools.us for more information.

 

May 2016 Calendar of Events

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

It is the mission of Ersil P. Ward Elementary School to provide leadership and guidance, promote research based instruction in all content areas, and to prepare all students to become productive members of society.

 

 

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