Change in Birthday Cutoff Date for Kindergarten
In 2012, the Kentucky Legislature changed the birthday eligibility cutoff date for kindergarteners effective in the 2017-2018 school year. Children entering kindergarten must now turn 5 on or before August 1. Registration for these students will be held at the Fort Thomas Elementary Schools on February 16, 2017.
For students in the Fort Thomas Independent School District, who turn 5 between August 2 and September 30, there is a process to petition the school district for early enrollment in kindergarten. This petition, as well as other guidelines, will be posted on our website by Friday, November 18, 2016. The application deadline for this process is January 31. Children petitioning the district for early entry should exhibit high levels of academic, social, and emotional aptitude.