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Kenton County Board of Education Approves Full Day Kindergarten

Full day kindergarten will begin at SVA during the 2018-2019 school year!  

At a special board meeting on Monday, May 14, the Kenton County School District Board of Education approved full-day kindergarten beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

This change will affect all KCSD elementary schools.

The mission of the Kenton County School District is to provide a world-class education ensuring ALL students are college and/or career ready and prepared for the 21st Century Economy. This begins with our youngest learners.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions About Full-Day Kindergarten


Student recognized through Duke TIP Program


Dakota Sawyers, a seventh grade student at Summit View Academy in Independence is being honored at Western Ky University on May 23, for his excellent score on the ACT taken through the Duke TIP program. Dakota also has been accepted to Wake Forest University in June to take a college course based on those scores.  Dakota was one of several students at SVA that particiated in the Duke TIP program. We are very proud of all of them!  

A message from our Superintendent on 13 Reasons Why

In the Kenton County School District, our students’ safety and security are one of our utmost priorities. Last year, we made you aware of a controversial Netflix series about suicide called 13 Reasons Why. Netflix will release the second season of the series on May 18, 2018. This series may raise different emotions, concerns, and questions for our students.

2018 K-Prep Video

Good luck on K-Prep SVA! Let's shoot for distinguished!

2018 K-Prep Video 

2018-2019 School Supply Lists
Junior Golf Instruction Opportunity for 2nd/3rd Graders

Junior Golf Instruction ~ Spring 2018

The Kenton County School District


The Golf Courses of Kenton County

We are excited to offer a golf instruction opportunity for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Our primary goal is to help students develop a lifelong interest in the game of golf. Students will be introduced to the game of golf in a fun atmosphere. 

SVA Student Recognized by the Mayor of Independence

Congratulations to Parker Willman for his community service work done through Parker's Pet Project.

Parker collected items for many animal shelters throughout the year, including the Kenton County Animal Shelter. 

Tuesday, May 8th, was officially declared Parker WIllman Day in Independence, Kentucky.

Proclamation Video 

Thank you, Nurses! Nurses Day

Wednesday, May 9 is National School Nurse Day. The Kenton County School District is thankful for all of our school nurses who help keep our students safe and healthy!

Pete Minor Father/Child Basketball Camp

June 16th, 2018
3 pm - 7 pm
Griffin Elite

Registration Flyer 

37th Annual Basketball Camp at Simon Kenton

DATES:  June 11-15, 2018

ELIGIBILITY:  Any boy or girl entering grades 1–10 for the 2018-19 school year.

LOCATION:  Campers start and end each day at Simon Kenton High School. Fourth-Seventh grade campers will be transported to SVA.  

Registration Flyer

Bowling Opportunity - Grades 3-5

The 2018 Spring Bowling packet is attached.  This is a great opportunity for students in  grades 3rd-5th.  

(The form need to be postmarked by January 15th if you choose to send payment through the mail. )

Bowling Registration Form

Lady Pioneers Elementary and Middle School Night at SK

January 3rd at Simon Kenton 

Click HERE for more information

Thank You Veterans

Thank You Video to all Veterans from Summit View Academy.

Mission and Goals of the Kenton County School District KCSD logo

The Kenton County School District has released an updated version of the mission, goals and core beliefs of our district.

Please take a look here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24682

Buy Your Tickets Today!

Summit View Academy presents Shrek, Jr. the Musical, November 9th-11th.

Purchase tickets now!

Shop the Scholastic Book Fair

October 19th - October 28th!

We will EXTENDED HOURS on Thursday, October 19th from5:00pm-7:30pm

We will be open from 7:30-2:30 October 19th-26th. We will close on the October 27th at 12:30.

You can also shop from home!  All orders will be shipped to the school at NO Charge.

Shop from home now! SVA Scholastic Online Book Fair


2017 Fall Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this fall!!  All courses are open to the public.


4th and 5th Grade Basketball

There will not be a mandatory parent meeting for this year's 4th and 5th grade basketball program.  However, there will be a mandatory parent meeting with your son or daughter's coach at the end of their first practice.  Please review the attached documents before the week of October 16th (practices begin).  Parents will be contacted by the coach the week of October 10th.

KCSD Basketball Parent Contract

KCSD Basketball Student Contract

Kenton County celebrates state test scores

The 2017 Kentucky State Report Card has been released, and once again, the Kenton County School District is classified as Distinguished!  

The Kentucky Department of Education did not label schools based on the 2017 data as the state accountability model is transitioning to a new accountability model.  However, to honor the work and maintain continuity in the interim, the district utilized the same formula to assign designations to the schools and district. 

NKY Rally for Public Pensions is Oct. 24 Pension Rally

The NKY Public Pension rally isTuesday, Oct. 24 at Dixie Heights at 6 p.m.. Come for a discussion of current pension issues in Kentucky. Everyone is welcome.

Abstinence Education Program

Parent Night 

Informational session for 6th-8th grade parents brought to you by New Hope Center's Abstinence Education Program.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.


3rd Grade Golf Instruction

Junior Golf Opportunity - Please see attachment for details

Golf Instruction

Come celebrate our academic accomplishments District logo

Staff, students, parents and the community are all invited to a celebration of our academic accomplishments on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School

Beginning Sept. 18, students allowed to enter buildings 50 minutes before start

Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, students will be allowed to enter their school building up to 50 minutes before the start of school.

After School Karate Club

Attention K-5th Grade Students! Please check out this free karate club opportunity!

Karate Club Information

Elementary Intramural Activities


Grade 4th-5th ONLY

Deadline is Sept 18th

Pay online



Grades 3rd-5th

Deadline is September 9th

3 options to register:  pay online at SOAS website, send payment to SOAS, or pay in person



Grade 4th-5th ONLY

Deadline is Sept 15th

Payment made to your school

Intramural Basketball

Sign Up Now!  

Registration runs until September 1st. Please complete the attached form.

Intramural Basketball 2017

Special Board Meeting

The Kenton County Board of Education will meet in open session at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM to annouce the new Superintendent.  The meeting will be held at 1045 Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Support your school at KCSD night with the Florence Freedom!

Support your school by attending the Florence Freedom game on Friday, May 18. Tickets are just $10 (which includes all fees), and $4 from every ticket sold will come back to your school! In addition, the Team Kenton Foundation will receive a portion of the profits. 

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

School supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year:


Grades 1-5

Grades 6-8

Scholastic Book Fair is at SVA

Shop the ONLINE book fair now!  

The book fair will be open in the Media Center on the following dates:

Saturday, February 10th from 12:00-4:00 during WinterFest

Monday, February 12th - Thursday, February 15th from 7:30-2:30

Friday, February 16th from 7:30-12:30




4th and 5th Grade Volleyball Opportunity

The Kenton County School District

Elementary Volleyball Program

4th and 5th Grade Girls and Boys


The Kenton County Elementary Volleyball Program is proud to be in their ninth season. We are excited to give Kenton County students an opportunity to improve their volleyball knowledge and skills.  Please click on the informational packet below for more information on this wonderful program.

Informational Packet


Summer Camp Opportunity at SVA

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! 

All children living in the Kenton County school district area are invited- public, private or home schooled to Summit View Academy Camp Invention’s summer program to explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces.

SVA educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay.

Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and Ideas15 to save $15 (expires 5/4). Camp will be held week of June 18-22, 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. KCSD Employees receive special discount!  Please email Krista Miller, Camp Director at krista.miller@kenton.kyschools.us with additional questions.

Here is a short video highlighting the camp  -  Camp Invention 2018

Office Summer Hours

Summer Hours

(Closed for Lunch 11:30-12:30 p.m.)

Aug. 9-11          8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Aug. 14             12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aug. 15             8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aug. 16             8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Aug. 17             8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Aug. 21             8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Aug. 22             8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Big Smiles Dental Program

Papers are going home this week with students for dental care coming to SVA.  The “Big Smiles” program will be here on February 22nd and 23rd.   This is available to everyone!!  Big Smiles accepts medicaid, private insurance, and out of pocket care for $70.  Free services may be available for those why cannot afford to pay.   

A Kentucky-licensed dentist, hygienist and dental assistant will be at SVA on those days to provide dental exams to students who sign up.  This may include cleaning, fluoride treatment, x-rays, sealants (if needed) and simple restorative care.  This is a great way for parents and kids not to have to miss work and school.  All paperwork is due back on Tuesday, January 16th.  If you have any questions please contact Amber O’Brien at 859-359-9695 or amber.obrien@kenton.kyschools.us   

Road to the Olympics...SVA Reading Challenge

Please select your grade level and get started on the reading challenge!  Remember, once you have completed the reading activity, be sure to click on the completed link to fill out the survey.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th-8th Grade


4th/5th Grade Golf Instruction
Health requirements for school attendance

Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.

Spring Community Education Courses Community Education

Please consider participating in a Kenton County Community Education course this Spring!!  All courses are open to the public.

Dealing with Defiance Event


WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th

WHERE: Summit View Academy/ Middle school Cafeteria

TIME: 6:00pm-7:30pm

COST: $5.00 per person/cash only accepted the night of the event

*This event is sponsored by the Summit View Academy Family Resource and Youth Service Center

Please contact Amber O’Brien to RSVP

Phone: 859-359-9695

Informational Flyer

Back to School Bash

Back to School Community Bash, Sunday, August 6th @ 6pm in partnership with Community Family Church.  Registration REQUIRED. Please Contact Amber O'Brien, 859-359-9695 to register by July 31st and to receive specific location information. 

Camp SVA

An orientation program for incoming 6th grade Summit View Academy students on Thursday, August 10th. Please see the flyer for additional details.


KCSD Inclement Weather Policy

With winter approaching, please take time to review the Kenton County School District's Inclement Weather Policy: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786


8th Grade Required Reading Sale

Joseph Beth will be at SVA on 2/1 and 2/2 from 10:30am- 12:30 pm selling the 8th grade required reading novels at a discounted price. 
Four Perfect Pebbles, $5.00
Night, $8.00  ( Advanced Students ONLY)

Kindergarten Registration

Mark your calendar!  Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then again from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the 2018-19 school year.  Please note:  Even if your child is enrolled in a KCSD preschool, you are required to register them for Kindergarten at your home school.


Age Requirements:

In order to enter The Kenton County School District Kindergarten Program, Kentucky law requires that your child be 5 years of age on or before August 1.

All forms will be available for download on February 15, 2018, from The Kenton County School District Web site at www.kenton.kyschools.us under Parents - "How Do I Enroll a Child?", or may be obtained at the school office or at registration.  For questions regarding Kindergarten Registration, please contact the school office at 859-359-9600. 

KCSD Board approves School Resource Officers in all schools

The Kenton County School District Board of Education has approved security coverage by police officers in all schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.


Meet the Teacher and Schedule Pick Up Dates

Mark Your Calendars:

Royal Winterfest

Mark your calendars to attend the SVA Royal Winterfest on Saturday, February 10th from 12-4 p.m. sponsored by PTSA.  The Royal Winterfest will have fun games for all ages as well as a photo booth, chili & soup cook-off, bake sale, cake walk, food, shopping with vendors & crafters, meet & greet with princess and other special guests, school book fair, silent auction, the famous basket raffle and more!  Join the fun and plan to attend this wonderful event.  PTSA makes sure all families have a terrific time!  We hope to see you there!

Stuff the Bus is July 31 Stuff the Bus

Help the Kenton County School District Stuff the Bus! Head to the Chick-fil-A in Fort Wright on Monday, July 31 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., donate three or more school supplies, and get a coupon for a free Original Chicken Sandwich!

Preschool 5 Star Award

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Careand the Kentucky Department of Education certify that:
Summit View Academy Preschool has earned a 5 STAR RATING!


School Board Recognition Month

Summit View Academy would like to thank our KCSD leaders during School Board Recognition Month.

The Kenton County School District Board of Education is composed of Carl Wicklund, Karen Collins, Jesica Jehn, Joshua Crabtree and Carla Egan.

“The voters of our community have created a special group of education leaders in this board,” said Superintendent Henry Webb. “They are true partners in the work to ensure every child in every classroom can experience high quality teaching and learning.

“When you consider how state and federal funding is shrinking, our school board has faced tremendous challenges, and members haven’t flinched from their responsibilities,” he said. “Our community can be very proud of this team of board members, and I’m proud to be their partner working for education excellence for our children.”

Across the Commonwealth, Kentucky’s 173 public school systems will use January to recognize the work of the state’s 867 local school board members.

“School board members across Kentucky have faced numerous and growing challenges the past few years, and this year has been a particularly challenging one,” said KSBA President David Webster, chairman of the Simpson County Board of Education. “As I traveled the state last fall, I saw the dedication in every local school board member to make Kentucky’s schools among the tops in the nation to ensure our children can be competitive wherever they may go. I am very proud to be a local school board member in Kentucky.”

Make A Difference Week

Join Student Council in celebrating Make a Difference Week at SVA. See the flyer below for themed days.


Camp Dixie Day

Class of 2021

Kenton County School District to honor leaders during School Board Recognition Month Kenton County School Board

Kentucky will again observe January as School Board Recognition Month and the Kenton County School District is joining in the celebration.

Registration now open for spring swim lessons at Kenton County Aquatic Center

Registration is now open for spring swim lessons at the Kenton County Aquatic Center at Scott High School.

KCSD participating in Summer Feeding Program

Student Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Frequently Asked Transportation Questions school bus

As we get ready to begin a new school year, here are some frequently asked transportation questions.

Hand in Hand Seminar Final Registration

April 28, 2018

Please click the link below for additional information.

Hand in Hand Seminar Flyer

Summer Food Service Program

Student Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program which provides meals to all children without charge.  Meals will be provided at various locations throughout the summer. For a detailed schedule, please click on the link below.

Summer Food Service Program

Inside Kenton County: May 18

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 


Community Yard Sale Sponsored by FRYSC

There will be a Community Yard Sale on Friday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Twenhofel Middle School.  This event is open to families who have students enrolled in the Kenton County School District. The sale is not open to students enrolled in independent districts within the county.  Clothing and household items -- all items free!  TWM school is located at 11846 Taylor Mill Road.  Please enter through he cafeteria doors, located on the right side of the school.Doors open at 9:00 a.m., families will enter on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own bags to place items into!  

How Do I Enroll a Student? District logo

Click here for information on how to enroll a student in the Kenton County School District.