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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. 

Vision Statement for Ward Elementary

It is the vision of Ward Elementary to become a SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION that meets the needs of the individual learner and prepares them for the 21st Century.

November Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

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

October Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

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

Test Scores Released Distinguished Test Scores

September 29, 2016

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.

E.P. Ward Born Learning Academy

EP Ward Elementary is proud to announce the dates for the United Way Born Learning Academy for 2016-2017.

FCS Staff Health & Wellness Expo

Fleming County Schools is excited to announce a Health & Wellness Expo for our employees and their families. 

Girls Junior Pro Basketball

Announcement for those interested in Girls Junior Pro Basketball:

Please fill out registration form and return form and fee money to your child’s school or to Tina Fearin, at Flemingsburg Elementary School, by September 9, 2016.

September Calendar of Events

The September 2016 Calendar of Events for Fleming County Schools may be accessed here.

New Traffic Pattern at FCHS

Beginning August 11, 2016, a new traffic pattern will be used at FCHS.

 

School Bus Safety

As the first day of school approaches for Fleming County Schools, school officials and the school system’s transportation department are urging drivers to be aware of a higher volume of traffic in the county beginning Thursday, August 11, the first day of school for students.

School Days are Here Again

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  On Thursday, August 11, 2016, our students will return to what is going to be an awesome year.

August Calendar of Events

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

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:

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.

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

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