Summer Resources

All Parents

Events

Preschool

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • What must my child have to begin school?

    • A current immunization form from your pediatrician must be on file for all students before the first day of school. As immunizations are updated throughout the summer or school year, you may ask the doctor to fax the new form to Kristin Beers at 859-278-8604.
    • Before August 20, 2018, it is the responsibility of each family to contact your pediatrician and request either an appointment for Hepatitis A immunizations or a copy of the immunization form which provides proof of coverage.
    • All students new to The Lexington School shall present documentation of a physical examination prior to initial entry or 30 days after enrollment.
    • You must complete your Medical Form and Pick Up Authorization & Emergency Contact Information Form in Files & Forms on the school website before the first day of school.
  • What about extra requirements for Kindergarten/Montessori III?

    An eye exam, including dilation, is required for all students within 30 days of entering K/Montessori III.
  • Have you seen a copy of our Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Parent Information Form for Reunification?

    If TLS needs to evacuate students, this download tells you where to find your child.
  • May my child stay for the whole day if he/she is signed up for only half days?

    You must make a contract change with the Admission Office for this to occur, and it must be on a regular basis. If your child misses a scheduled day, those days cannot be made up on an unscheduled day.  In the event of an emergency, please contact Donna Hutton for permission for your child to stay on an unscheduled day. Please do not put me in an uncomfortable position by asking for an exception to this rule unless it is a true emergency.
  • Do I bring my child in or let him/her out in carline in the morning?

    Administrators greet children from 7:40-8:00 every morning in front of the school, and we are happy to help your child out of the car. We encourage children to feel confident entering the school on their own. You may choose to park and walk your child in. If you arrive after an administrator is present, please sign your child in and walk your child all the way to his/her classroom. We have some early specials or may be out of the room for another reason, and we don’t want a child walking into an empty classroom.

Lower School

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • First Grade

    First grade is a time of learning, growth, and excitement. We look forward to sharing this year with you and your children.

    Your child is now part of the Lower School. Please consult the student handbook, Information and Guidelines. These guidelines will include lunch, carline, and any other procedures unique to the Lower School Division.
    A sturdy, full-sized backpack (no wheeled book bags, please) is needed to simplify carrying articles to and from school.
    All school supplies needed for first graders will be furnished by the school. Please do not send any school supplies with your child.
    Whenever you have questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a first grade teacher. We look forward to working together as we begin your child's Lower School journey.
     
  • Second Grade

    The school provides all supplies needed in the classroom. Please do not purchase rolling backpacks because of limited space in the children’s cubbies.
    Providing supplies for home will be your responsibility as well as replenishing supplies as needed. The home supplies are as follows:
    • Markers
    • Scissors
    • Ruler for standard and metric measurement
    • Dictionary
    • Calculator
    The summer reading and writing requirements are available online. Encourage your child to read as much as possible.
  • Third Grade

    The school provides everything the students need in the classroom including an assignment book. Please do not purchase rolling backpacks because of limited space in the third grade cubbies.

    Optional School Supplies:
    • Chromebook (We will be using Chromebooks every day of the week. We have a limited amount available on a cart)
    • Headphones/earbuds/over-the-ear buds to be kept in backpacks
    Suggested Home Supplies:
    • Lined loose-leaf paper
    • Plain Paper
    • Pencils
    • Colored Pencils
    • Markers
    The summer reading and writing requirements are available online this summer. A copy of the reading log is available here for download.
  • Fourth Grade

    To make the purchase of school supplies easier for you, we are ordering all supplies for school for your child. These will be given to your child at the beginning of the school year. The portable pencil case will be your responsibility, as will be replenishing supplies as needed. Let us know if you have any questions.

    Optional School Supplies:
    • Chromebook (We will be using Chromebooks every day of the week. We have a limited amount available on a cart)
    • Headphones/earbuds/over-the-ear buds to be kept in backpacks
    Supplies Brought From Home:
    • Portable pencil case that can move from class to class

    We will supply your child with a Lexington School assignment book, so there is no need to purchase another one.
     
  • Fifth Grade

    Supplies brought from  home:
    • Supply of pencils
    • Notebook filler paper
    • Portable pencil case that can move from class to class
    • Optional: Chromebook/laptop*

    Teachers will provide everything else needed for their individual classes. We WILL NOT be using Trappers in 5th grade this year.

    *You’ll want a device that allows access to the Internet for tools like Google Docs, Quizlet, a dictionary, and YouTube. We have found that many of our online curriculum websites do not work on iPads., You might want a comfy pair of over-the-ear headphones instead of earbuds to listen to some online content that teachers will publish. Students are allowed and encouraged to bring devices into the classroom in 5th grade. Visit the school’s policy on student-owned devices to learn more.www.thelexingtonschool.org/byod Any type of device with a keyboard is welcome in the classroom, but we have found that 5th grade is a great year to own a Chromebook!

    As a reminder, please make sure your child has completed the summer reading requirements and summer writing requirement and brings the completed responses and questions the first day of school.

Summer Reading

Summer Writing

Students entering grades 2-5:

Summer is a time to slow down and enjoy yourself…but you're probably also going to start to wonder what your teachers will be like next year. We will be wondering about you.
Please take some time and write your new teachers a letter telling about yourself.
It does not have to be a certain length; just make it a thoughtful effort.
Here are a few ideas to get you started. If that is all you need, great! In no way should you feel limited to these ideas:
  • Hobbies
  • Interests
  • Pets
  • Your strengths or weaknesses
  • Your wishes or fears
  • What you are looking forward to in your new classes
Your teachers look forward to receiving your letter on the first day of school.
The mission of The Lexington School is to provide an education of the highest quality to students in preschool through middle school. In a structured, nurturing environment, The Lexington School seeks to instill integrity, a life-long enthusiasm for learning, and a strong work ethic.
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Lexington, KY 40504
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 859.278.0501
Fax:
 859.278.8604
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