Online Registration Begins April 11 *

If you don’t have access to a computer, the Board of Education is hosting a sign-up day on April 11 from 8 am – 5 pm at 790 Shaw Station Road in Leitchfield. No appointment necessary. If that date doesn’t work for you, the Elementary Schools will host ongoing sign-ups starting on April 14.

You are encouraged to register for preschool/Head Start if your child will be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 1, 2022. Once registered, someone will call you to set up a screening date to see if they qualify for preschool services.

Your child is eligible for Kindergarten if he/she is 5 years old on or before August 1, 2022.

* See instructions to right or scroll to PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION on mobile.

Questions? Call the Grayson County Board of Education, 270-259-4011.

KINDERGARTEN EARLY ENROLLMENT

Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before August 1 of the given school year. If your child will not be five by August 1, but you’d like to enroll them in kindergarten early, please complete this Early Entrance Packet and return it to:

Carla Purcell, Grayson County Schools, PO Box 4009, Leitchfield, KY 42755

Or, you may also drop it by the Board of Education office at 790 Shaw Station Road in Leitchfield.

SCHOOLS AND COUNSELORS

Our schools and counselors are always happy to help. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have. You can also call the Board office at 270-259-4011.

Caneyville Elementary, 270-879-4211

Billie Wieland

Clarkson Elementary, 270-242-3061

Angie Geary

Lawler Elementary, 270-259-9322

Ali Clemons

Wilkey Elementary, 270-259-4058

Jennifer Stikeleather

Grayson County Middle School, 270-259-4175

Sahale ChristianAggie Manion

Grayson County High School, 270-259-4078

Shannon JohnstonDiane HarnedBelinda Harlow

ENROLLMENT RESOURCES

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Online registration* for 2022-23 preschool and kindergarten opens April 11 and can be completed online. You’ll have the best experience on a device with at least a 10” screen and a keyboard. Or, starting April 14, you can visit your elementary school to complete it in person on a school device if you prefer.

Student(s) currently enrolled and know your username and password:
If you currently have students enrolled at GCS and know your username and password to access the Parent Portal you can enroll your preschool or kindergarten child by accessing the online registration from within the Parent Portal. Log in to Parent Portal, expand the menu in the top left corner, select More, select Online Registration and follow the prompts. Be sure to Submit when complete.

Student(s) enrolled but don't know username and password:
If you have a student enrolled but don’t know your username and password, please fill out this Intent to Register Form and your school or the school district will email you regarding your specific situation.

Student(s) not currently enrolled:
If you do not currently have a student enrolled, please fill out this Intent to Register Form and your school or the school district will email you regarding your specific situation.

* 4-year-old preschool students currently enrolled at a Grayson County school and entering Kindergarten during the 2022-23 school year will not need to enroll again. Your school will be in contact with you.

GUIDE TO STUDENT ENROLLMENT

EARLY CHILDHOOD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

If a child qualifies, the following items will be needed:

1. Proof of age – A copy of your child’s birth certificate

2. Current Kentucky immunization certificate is due within (2) two weeks of your child’s first day of enrollment.

3. Physical Exam form (well-child visit) dated within 1 year prior to your child’s first day of enrollment and meeting the requirements of the Preventive Health Care Exam Form.4. Vision Exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no later than January 1 of the current school year Social Security numbers are not collected at this age (Optional) but are required before entering high school for Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) funding.

KINDERGARTEN REQUIREMENTS:

1. Proof of age – Upon enrollment for the first time in any elementary or secondary school, a student or student’s parent shall provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate.

2. A current Kentucky immunization certification form shall be on file within (2) two weeks of a student’s enrollment in school.

3. The preventive health care exam dated within 1 year prior to initial admission to school and shall be reported on the Preventive Student Health Care Form, KDESHS002, or an electronic medical record that includes all of the data equivalent to that on the Preventive Student Health Care Form.

4. Social Security Number is required before entering high school for KEES funding.

5. KRS 156.160 states all children entering at 3, 4, 5, or 6 years of age public preschool and Head Start or public school for the first time to have an eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist no later than January 1 of the school year.

6. Must be 5 years of age on or before August 1 of the given school year.

7. KRS 156.160(i) requires a Dental Exam/Screening when a student enters kindergarten. The Dental Exam/Screening must be between January 1st and December 31st of the year the student enrolls in kindergarten.

SIXTH GRADE ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must have a second preventive health care exam within one year prior to entering 6th grade (first exam was given upon initial admission to Kentucky schools) or within 30 days of enrollment.

2. A Kentucky Immunization Certificate is required within two weeks of enrollment showing all age-appropriate vaccines. This includes Tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap), meningococcal vaccine, the 2nd dose of varicella vaccine or physician proof of past varicella disease.

IMMUNIZATION REGULATIONS

Amendments to the state law regarding immunization schedules (902 KAR 2:060) required for attending school took effect in the 2018-19 school year. There is a timing requirement for the vaccination schedule, so families should plan on an early start in order to be prepared for the upcoming school year.

  • All students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school (doses are administered 6 months or more apart), and

  • Students 16 or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. However, if the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to see their child’s medical provider or local health department as soon as possible regarding immunizations. Updated and current immunization certificates are to be submitted to the school before the start of the new school year.