Kindergarten registration window for 2022-2023 school year will be open Tuesday, January 18 through Thursday January 20, 2022.
During this window, parents will use Infinite Campus to provide the district with important registration information. Fort Thomas Schools will only be offering a full day program pending the approval of funding for full day Kindergarten during the upcoming legislative session (Legislative session runs from 1/4/22 to 4/14/22). There will not be an option to register for a half day program at any elementary. When registering in January, no deposit or contract will be needed to complete the process.
If it is determined that the state will not fund the full day Kindergarten program for 22-23, we will revert back to the processes we had previously and prioritize the full day program for those that have registered within the window of 1/18-1/20. If full day requests exceed capacity, we will move to a lottery drawing for those who have registered outside of the window for full vs. half day. We will offer contracts and collect deposits at that time. Again, this is only if state funding is NOT approved.
Parents needing help with registration may contact Janine Sharp, FTIS Student Services, at 859.815.2010 for additional support.
Change in Birthday Cutoff Date for Kindergarten
In 2012, the Kentucky Legislature changed the birthday eligibility cutoff date for kindergarteners effective for the 2017-2018 school year. Children entering kindergarten must now turn 5 on or before August 1.
Early Kindergarten Entry
Parents of a child who turns 5 between August 2 and September 30 and exhibits high levels of cognitive, academic, and social/emotional aptitude may petition the school district for early enrollment in kindergarten. The process begins with the application which must be completed and returned to the district office by January 31. Once the application is received, parents will be notified of the next steps for admission.
Required Documents -
- 2 Proofs of Residency (examples include lease, mortgage, utility bills)
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card (required for state-funded student scholarship program called KEES)
- Kentucky Immunization Form
- Physical Examination Form*
- Dental Form*
- Vision Form*
- Court documentation for shared parenting situations
For Explanation of Medical Requirements click here
*For Physical, Dental, Vision Forms click here
**Those listed above in bold are required to be submitted before any placement can be considered. Other documents may be submitted at a later date prior to the first day of school.**
Link to District boundaries map: http://www.fortthomas.kyschools.us/Content/districtboundaries