Daviess County Public Schools: Back-To-School Information

Students are headed back to school soon, and the Daviess County School District just released some important dates.  These are lists of screenings, orientations, Kindergarten jump starts, PTO events, and general open house postings – organized by school.

The first day of school for DCPS students is Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Elementary Schools

Audubon Elementary School – 852-7150

Kindergarten screening – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23

Preschool orientation – 6 to 7 p.m. July 29

Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. July 30

Back to school picnic – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Open house and orientation for grades P1-5 – 6 p.m. Aug. 13

Burns Elementary School – 852-7170

Kindergarten screening – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22; 9 a.m. to noon July 24

Preschool orientation – 4 to 6 p.m. July 31

Open registration - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 for grades 1-5

Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 1

Country Heights Elementary School – 852-7250

Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. July 31

Back-to-school picnic – 4 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Grades K-1 parent information meeting – 6 p.m. Aug. 15

Grades 2-3 parent information meeting – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15

Grades 4-5 parent information meeting – 7 p.m. Aug. 15

Deer Park Elementary School – 852-7270

Kindergarten screening – July 24 (8 a.m. for last names A-I; 9 a.m. for last names J-Q; 10 a.m. for last names R-Z)

Preschool orientation – 10:30 a.m. or noon July 30

Kindergarten jump start – 8 to 11 a.m. July 31

Kindergarten parent meeting – 11 a.m. to noon July 31

First grade parent only night – 6 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Second grade parent only night – 6:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1

Primary open house – 5:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5

Intermediate open house – 6:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5

East View Elementary School – 852-7350

Kindergarten jump start – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23

Preschool orientation – 4 to 6 p.m. July 30

Registration packet pick-up, fee payment and school supply sale – 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 30 for grades 1-5

Kindergarten parent orientation – 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1, followed by classroom visits

Open house – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 – Return registration packets, sign up for clubs, set up lunch accounts, buy school supplies.

Head Start orientation – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1

"Leaders meet future leaders" (EVES staff will meet/greet students and families in their neighborhoods with special treats) – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5

Grades 3-5 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 19

Grades 1-2 parent orientation – 6 p.m. Aug. 20

Highland Elementary School – 852-7370

Fifth-grade picnic – 5:30 p.m. July 29 at Yellow Creek Park

Kindergarten orientation – 6 p.m. July 30

Preschool orientation – 5:30 p.m. July 31

PTO Early Bird supply sale – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1

Back to school celebration – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Kindergarten jump start – 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2

NOTE: Highland schedule may change because of construction taking place at the school. Please call 852-7370 to confirm events.

Meadow Lands Elementary School – 852-7450

Kindergarten Jump Start – 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. July 29-30

"Meet in the Meadows" – Staff will make home visits to MLES families with welcome packets and special treats – July 31

Back to school Family Night – 5 p.m. Aug. 1 for kindergarten; 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 for grades 1-5

Family picnic and PTO meeting – serving at 5 p.m. Aug. 22; meetings in classrooms at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22

Sorgho Elementary School – 852-7470

Kindergarten screening (last names A-K) – 2 to 6 p.m. July 22

Kindergarten screening (last names L-Z) – 2 to 6 p.m. July 24

Preschool orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 29

Back to school open house – 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1

Kindergarten orientation – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12

Fifth-grade orientation – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12

First-grade orientation – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15

Second-grade orientation – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15

Third-grade orientation – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19

Fourth-grade orientation – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19

Southern Oaks Elementary School – 852-7570

Kindergarten screening – 9 to 11 a.m. July 29

Back to school bash – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Tamarack Elementary School – 852-7550

Kindergarten registration – 6 p.m. July 25

"Rock the Block" back to school home visit blitz – begins at 11:30 a.m. July 31

Open house for preschool, grades 1-5 and special services – 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5

West Louisville Elementary School – 852-7650

Kindergarten screenings – 3 to 6 p.m. July 23; 9 a.m. to noon July 24

Summer art camp – July 30

Back to school Family Scavenger Night – 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 (Families will search through WLES to gather important information for school year and meet our staff)
Tigers Tour the Town – Aug. 6 – Half-day bus tour – Staff will tour the WLES district to meet and greet families at different points along the route

Whitesville Elementary School – 852-7670

Kindergarten screening – 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. July 24

Kindergarten jump start – 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2

Back to school orientation – 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5

Middle Schools

Burns Middle School – 852-7400

Open registration – 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. July 29-30

Sixth-grade jumpstart for students and parents – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 1

Schedule pickup for grades 7-8 (includes fee payments and yearbook distribution) – 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1; 7 a.m. to noon Aug. 2

College View Middle School – 852-7500

New student registration – Daily beginning July 29

Grade 6 orientation – 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 1

Grades 7-8 schedule pickup – 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2

Daviess County Middle School – 852-7600

New student registration – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29

Grade 8 schedule pick-up – 8 to 10 a.m. July 31

Grade 7 schedule pick-up – 10 a.m. to noon July 31

Grade 6 schedule pick-up – 1 to 3 p.m. July 31

Grade 6 Plan for Success – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1

Grade 6 back-to-school picnic – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13

Grades 7-8 back-to-school picnic – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20

High Schools

Apollo High School – 852-7100

Freshman fee payments – 2 to 7 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1

Fee payments for grades 10-12 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1

Freshman orientation – 8:15 a.m. to noon Aug. 2

Beacon High School – 852-7200

Fee payment – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2

Back-to-school picnic (serving hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soft drinks) with school tours and opportunity for students and families to meet staff – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5

Daviess County High School – 852-7300

Schedule pickup and fee payment – 8 a.m. to noon July 30-Aug. 2; and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1. During fee week, parents may pay school fees, learn about bus schedules, pay lunch accounts, join PAWS (parent/student organization) and sign up as a parent volunteer.

Senior parking and lockers – 8 a.m. to noon July 30. Seniors must show valid Kentucky drivers license, pay fees in full, and provide license plate number. $5 parking fee.

Junior and senior parking and lockers – 8 a.m. to noon July 31. Students must show valid Kentucky drivers license, pay fees in full, and provide license plate number. $5 parking fee.

Freshman orientation – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 1. Orientation includes locker assignments. Freshman parent meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the DCHS auditorium.

Sophomore locker assignments – 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 2.

Parents and students are encouraged to attend these events.

For more information, contact the school your child will attend.  Students who are new to the district (first time attending a DCPS school) may register between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at their school (call school for appointment). The following documents are required:

Birth certificate

Social Security card

Medical exam

Kentucky immunization certificate

Kentucky eye exam

Dental exam

Proof of address.

Call your school at the numbers listed above or the DCPS Central Office at 270-852-7000 for more information.

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