Yates Elementary School

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The first registration window for the 2017-18 academic year in Fayette County Public Schools runs Feb. 7-23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, plus 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 16. (If schools are closed because of bad weather, then registration is canceled.) Per state regulations, any child who turns 5 on or before Aug. 1 may start kindergarten this fall, and Kentucky law requires youth between 6 and 18 years old to attend school. Please take note of this state change to the cut-off date for kindergarten.
To enroll a kindergartener or other first-time student, families should go to the school their neighborhood is assigned to and complete a registration packet. To determine which school, use the SchoolSite Locator tool. For a list of required paperwork and health forms, visit www.fcps.net/registration.
  • Families with kindergarteners may begin their registration online; visit www.fcps.net/kinder for instructions.
The second district wide sign-up window is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays April 11-27, plus 5 to 7 p.m. on April 18. Registration continues June 6-7 and from July 25 through Aug. 16, the first day of school.

For registration questions, please call the Pupil Personnel office at (859) 381-4130. For resources to help kindergarteners transition to school, call the Early Childhood office at (859) 381-4307.

Also, note that applications for next year's Fayette County Preschool Program will be accepted beginning in late April. Families may apply if their child turns 4 on or before Aug. 1 and is income-eligible. Three- and 4-year-olds who have a diagnosed special need may also qualify. Call (859) 381-4105 for details.
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En Espanol: Matricula de kindergarten


Kindergarten Registration




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MiX -It Up DaY 2015-2016!!

Like a lot of students, children at Yates Elementary tend to sit with close friends at lunch. But on Mix It Up Day, they shifted out of that comfort zone to connect with new schoolmates – particularly those from different socioeconomic backgrounds, races, and cultures. The aim was to rebuff misconceptions and to illustrate tolerance and acceptance at a level the fourth- and fifth-graders could easily grasp. “It is a simple act with a profound implication. Interactions across ‘lines of difference’ can help reduce prejudice,” said PGES coach Katina Brown, who organized the cafeteria activities.