Now all of your child’s back to school information is in one place!

open houseBardstown Early Childhood
August 2
5:00 – 6:00 pm (AM Students)
6:00 – 7:00 pm (PM Students)

Bardstown Primary
August 1
4:00 – 6:00 pm (Kindergarten Kick Off)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (1st Grade Orientation)

Bardstown Elementary
August 1
3:30 – 4:45 pm (2nd Grade)
4:30 – 5:15 pm (3rd Grade)
5:30 – 6:15 pm (4th Grade)
6:30 – 7:15 pm (5th Grade)

Bardstown Middle
6th Grade Open House
July 26
5:00 – 7:00 pm

7th/8th Grade Open House
July 27
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Bardstown High
July 31
1:30 – 3:30 pm (Freshman Orientation)
3:30 – 6:30 pm (Back-to-School Bash open to 9-12 grade students)

bus routes 2023-24 bus routes are now available.  Routes are below:

Find routes year round here.

chromebooksInformation regarding Chromebooks for incoming 6th and 9th grade students will be available soon.

school nutritionThrough the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) all BCS preschool through 12th grade students receive breakfast and lunch at no cost for the 2023-24 school year.

You can view our breakfast and lunch menus throughout the school year on our school nutrition page.

While breakfast and lunch are free our School Nutrition team offers additional items available for purchase through a la carte program. Money can be added to your student’s account for these items. Learn how to by visiting our school nutrition page.


The BCS Health Services team in collaboration with the Bardstown Healthy Kids Clinic will offer a vaccine clinic at Bardstown Middle and Bardstown High open houses on July 26, 27 and 31. At the vaccine clinic students (with permission from guardians) may receive the hepatitis, Meningococcal ACWY, TDaP and/or HPV vaccines. 
Kentucky’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include the following:
  • All students must have two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine. The two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine must be given 6 months apart.
  • Students entering preschool must have a physical exam, an eye exam, and completed age appropriate immunizations.
  • Students entering kindergarten must have a physical exam, a dental exam, an eye exam, and completed age appropriate immunizations.
  • Students going into sixth grade must have their immunizations updated and a physical exam. 
  • All students who are 16 years or older are also required to have two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine. If the first dose of Meningococcal ACWY was received at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

For more information regarding immunizations please visit our Health Services page.


To ensure that you receive important messages including winter weather closures and delays BCS asks all primary household families to complete the Back-to-School Annual Update. Completing this will also allow you to update emergency contact information, required school and district annual forms including, media opt-out, permission to see a school nurse or access the Healthy Kids Clinic, and more.

All primary household families must complete this update by August 10.

To complete your Annual Update you will need access to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account. Click here to begin your Annual Update. If you don’t have a Parent Portal Account contact your student’s school secretary or our district registrar.

Need help completing your Annual Update? Watch this video guide for parents or guardians to learn how to use the tool.

We can't wait to see you back!


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