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Supplemental School Year Request Information for Parents

Last month, Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 128 into law that allows each school district in Kentucky the opportunity to allow "a supplemental school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to help them get back on track academically" if the local board of education approves the new legislation.  

In addition, the new law would allow current high school student-athletes (current grades 9 through 12 in 2020-21 school year) a fifth year of eligibility if they do not turn nineteen (19) before August 1 of their fifth year of high school.  

The Supplemental School Year is available to all students grades K-12. 

Paducah Public School students have until May 1 to submit this request to the Paducah Independent Board of Education. The board of education has until June 1 to decide whether to accept all requests, or no requests.  

If you are the parent or guardian of a student in Paducah Public Schools, please complete the form to indicate your interest or lack of interest in the supplemental school year program. Please complete the form for each student in your household. 
You can connect to the form here: https://forms.office.com/r/9yBBBXpvkt

For more information, please contact Dr. Donald Shively at 270-444-5600 or [email protected]

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Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Community-Wide Kindergarten Ready Drive-Thru Event April 24

The McCracken County Early Childhood Council is hosting a Kindergarten Ready Drive Thru event on Saturday, April 24 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the parking lot of Heartland Church, 4777Alben Barkley Drive.
This is the 8th year the local Early Childhood Council has hosted a community-wide kindergarten event for families with children starting school in August.  Last year’s event was cancelled due to covid-19.  This year, the Council felt compelled to safely reach out to families in order to give information about getting ready to start school for these young children.
Kristy Lewis, Chairperson for the McCracken County Early Childhood Council said, “The purpose of the McCracken Co Early Childhood Council is to build innovative, collaborative partnerships that promote school readiness for children so that all children can begin school ready to learn or have the proper supports in place to be successful.  Our Council felt that a drive thru event was the safest way to get this important school readiness information to our families.”

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Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021

Spring Break Meals Info

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Posted Friday, April 2, 2021

Paducah Head Start Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Open for 2021-22 School Year

Paducah Head Start/Preschool is now taking applications for 2021-22 school year.  Families should call 270-444-5780 to make an appointment for screening and to complete an application. Preschool screening appointments are required. You may register your child for preschool if they will be three or four years old before August 1, 2021.

Clark Elementary, McNabb Elementary, and Morgan Elementary are taking kindergarten applications for the 2021-22 school year. Call the school where you live to get specific information on how to register your child for kindergarten. If you are unsure about what school your child attends, click here.

Clark Elementary: 270-444-5730
McNabb Elementary: 270-444-5750
Morgan Elementary: 270-444-5760
You may register your child for preschool if they will be five years old before August 1, 2021.

For more information, click on "More" to see the flyer.

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Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Strenthening Families and Communities" Event at Morgan Elemementary March 21

A "Strengthening Families and Communities" event will take place at Morgan Elementary Sunday, March 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Walk up or drive thru for five days of meals for kids 0 - 18 + a free book and take home activity. 

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Posted Thursday, March 18, 2021

A "Thank You" From Paducah Public Schools and McCracken County Schools

Through good times, bad times, and all the times in between, public schools do so much more than educate children. Public schools are community schools. We offer vital resources and support to families, because that’s what’s best for kids. Often, it’s easy to overlook the good things going on behind the scenes and beyond the classroom. Here’s a snapshot of why public schools matter, by the numbers: 

As we mark the one-year anniversary of our schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McCracken County Schools and Paducah Public Schools want to thank our faculty, staff, and community for the determination and flexibility they displayed as we worked together to reach beyond our classrooms and schools into our communities to continue the mission of reaching each student to provide the resources needed to continue to learn and succeed. 

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Posted Friday, March 12, 2021

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