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Kindergarten ReadyFest To Be Held Saturday

Students attending kindergarten this school year will have the opportunity to receive free dental screenings and school supplies beginning Saturday at Kindergarten ReadyFest.

The annual festival, which is hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and the district’s southwest cluster of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, will be held from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at Farnsley Middle School (3400 Lees Lane).

ReadyFest kicks off a series of back-to-school events sponsored by JCPS and various community partners, including Neighborhood Place and the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services, that provide free school and health supplies to students.

Kindergarten ReadyFest features music, games and other activities for students and their families. JCPS representatives will be on hand to provide students with free workbooks and supplies, help families complete paperwork for free and reduced school meals, let students take a ride on a school bus and schedule appointments for free uniforms through the Clothing Assistance Program. Students will also be able to receive a free dental screening, which is required for incoming kindergarteners.

Additionally, Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) representatives will be available to sign students up for library cards and share information about LFPL’s summer reading program.

The first day of school for JCPS students is August 16.

2017-18 Back-to-School Events List

The following events are free and open to the public. Students must be accompanied by an adult to receive supplies, and supplies are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Saturday, July 15, Kindergarten ReadyFest at Farnsley Middle School, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Located at 3400 Lees Lane. The following schools will also be participating in the festival and will provide information about dress codes and school supplies: Auburndale, Brandeis, Cane Run, Carter, Dixie, Eisenhower, Engelhard, Foster, Frayser, Greenwood, Gutermuth, Hazelwood, Jacob, Johnsontown, Kennedy, Kenwood, Kerrick, Layne, Medora, McFerran, Mill Creek, Rutherford, Sanders, Shacklette, Stonestreet, Trunnell, Watson Lane, Wellington and Wilkerson.
  • Thursday, July 27, Valley High School, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Located at 10200 Dixie Highway.
  • Saturday, July 29, Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Located at 5701 Johnsontown Road.
  • Thursday, August 3, Academy @ Shawnee, 1– 4 p.m.
    • Located at 4018 West Market Street.
  • Friday, August 4, Cochran Elementary, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Located at 500 West Gaulbert Avenue
  • Saturday, August 5, Lighthouse Community Center, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Located at 5312 Shepherdsville Road.
  • Saturday, August 5, Meyzeek Middle School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Located at 828 South Jackson Street
  • Saturday, August 5, Southwick Community Center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Located at 3621 Southern Avenue.
  • Thursday, August 10, Olmsted Academy North, 1 – 7 p.m.
    • Located at 4530 Bellevue Avenue.
  • Saturday, August 12, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Located at 4401 Rangeland Road.
  • Sunday, August 13, Cane Run Elementary, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Located at 3951 Cane Run Road.

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