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

Open House Dates

open houseBardstown Early Childhood
July 29
5:00 – 6:00 pm (AM Students)
6:00 – 7:00 pm (PM Students)

Bardstown Primary
July 30
4:30 – 7:00 pm 

Bardstown Elementary
July 29
3:30 – 6:30 pm

Bardstown Middle
6th Grade Open House
July 24
4:30 – 6:00 pm

7th/8th Grade Open House
July 24
6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Bardstown High
Schedule Changes (upperclassmen only)
July 25 & 26

Freshman Focus
July 30
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Family meeting at 5:00 pm

School Supply Lists

school supplyBardstown Early Childhood

Bardstown Primary School

Bardstown Elementary School

Bardstown Middle School

Bardstown High School

Bus Routes

bus routes 2024-25 bus routes will be available at a later date.

Check for bus routes here.

Chromebooks (Transition Years)

chromebooksStarting in 2nd grade, all students are provided with a Chromebook to enhance their learning experience. New Chromebooks are issued at key transition years: 2nd, 6th, and 9th grades. Detailed information on how Chromebooks will be distributed to new and returning students in these grades will be available soon.

School Nutrition

school nutritionThrough the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) all BCS preschool through 12th grade students receive breakfast and lunch at no cost for the 2024-25 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 invites families to bring prescription medications and emergency medicines to their student’s open house. We will provide necessary medical forms, including action plans for allergies, asthma, and seizures, as well as self-carry consents and registration forms.

Kentucky School Vaccine Requirements
Kentucky’s school entry vaccine requirements, modeled after the CDC guidelines, include the following:

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: All students must receive two doses, given 6 months apart.
  • Preschool: Students must have a physical exam, eye exam, and complete age-appropriate immunizations.
  • Kindergarten: Students must have a physical exam, dental exam, eye exam, and complete age-appropriate immunizations.
  • Sixth Grade: Students must update their immunizations and have a physical exam.
  • Students 16 and Older: Two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine are required. If the first dose was administered at age 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

For more information about 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 16.

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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