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Feedback requested for CDIP

Kenton County School District employees, parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend an open feedback meeting regarding our Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) at 4:30 on Tuesday, December 18 at Twenhofel Middle School.  The draft CDIP will be posted for review in advance on the district website in the “About Us” section on Monday, December 17.

Kindergarten Registration set for Feb. 14, 2019

Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Registration in the Kenton County School District!

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at all KCSD elementary schools.

KCSD cafeterias are going green!

Six KCSD cafeterias are going green and transitioning away from single use plastic.

Weather Decisions in the Kenton County School District

It's the time of year when inclement weather could impact daily operations in the Kenton County School District. Please take a moment to review our inclement weather policy here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/786

Treat-N-Eat Treat n eat
The Kenton County School District Continues Excellence in Accountability

KCSD is committed to providing high quality instruction to all students and once again the 2018 state assessment indicates that our amazing students are performing among the best in Kentucky.    

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018 and October is Bullying Prevention Month. Safe Schools Week
Safe Schools Parent Survey Link

Please click here to take the KY Safe Schools Audit survey.  The survey is open until September 24th. 

Inside Kenton County

Here is a list of Inside Kenton County editions for this school year. Watch for new episodes every Friday!

District Disclosure Form and Code of Conduct Sign off Sheet

Please review the Code of Conduct with your Student and sign this form and return to your Child’s school. Our district disclosures are listed on this form with links to opt out if interested.


Back to School Tip: My Bus Buddie Parent Portal

With school back now back in session, it is a good idea to use My Bus Buddie for the first few days to track your child's school bus!

Drivers reminded to use caution with school back in session School bus safety

As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.

Readifest 2018! Rylie Parachute

Don't forget to report for duty at Readifest on August 9th!

A-I will meet from 5-6
J-Q will meet from 6-7
R-Z will meet from 7-8
There will be no shuttle bus running this year.

A note from our Superintendent on proposed boundary changes

Please click here for a note from Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb regarding the proposed boundary changes.

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.

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!

Preschool Summer Enrollment Days

Enrollment in the Kenton County School District's preschool program will take place at various dates over the summer.

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.

Kim Mott, Michelle Cobb named new principals

The Kenton County School District is pleased to announce two new principals in our district beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Kim Mott will be the principal at Caywood Elementary, and Michelle Cobb will be the principal at Ryland Heights Elementary.

Wonder Movie Night Wonder

This movie night will take place immediately after school on March 23rd. Permission Slip forms are due March 19th. All students will receive a piece of pizza and drink before the movie. Click here for the permission slip and more info.

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.

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.

SK Annual Elementary and Middle School night basketball

Girls' basketball teams are invited to come to SK for their Annual Elementary and Middle School night on January the 3rd. They will announce each team at half time of the varsity game. Click here to view the flyer.

Spirit Wear Due Thursday Nov. 16th spirit wear
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

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


2017 Fall Community Education

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


Yearbook and more on sale now! Yearbook

Click here to order your 2017-18 Ryland Heights yearbook and other items from Jostens.  Save $2 on your yearbook if you order on or before December 22nd.  Regular price $15, on sale for $13 until December 22nd.

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.

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.

Kenton Co. preschools earn 5-star rating!

The Kenton County Preschool Programs have achieved 5 Stars in Kentucky’s All Star Rating System through the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education. 

Communication Information Contact us
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!

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.

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.

ASCENT Arts Application Deadline is March 23

Don't forget the ASCENT Arts application deadline is Thursday, March 23!

Open Swim at Scott High School Aquatics Center Open Swim times

The Kenton County Aquatics Center at Scott High School is offering Open Swim on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, February 10th: 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 17th: 6-7:30 PM
  • Friday, February 24th: 4-7 PM
  • Monday, February 27th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM
  • Tuesday, February 28th: 4-6:30; 7-9 PM

$1– Kids/$2– Adults — No Registration Necessary


Kenton County School District school board saluted this month Kenton County School Board

Across the state this month, local school board members, including those in the Kenton County school district, will be saluted by their administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month

Winter/Spring Community Education Opportunities KCSD Community Education

Here is a list of Community Education courses available for this winter/spring. All courses are open to the public.

21st Century Enrichment Program 21st
Alert: Snow Removal Maintenance Changes for Some Kenton County Roads

With winter approaching, the Kenton County School District wanted to make parents, students and the community aware of changes coming to snow removal maintenance on some roads.

Thank you, Veterans! Thank you, veterans!

The Kenton School District expresses sincere gratitude to all who have served our country. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!

Kenton County School District ranked Distinguished again!

Upon further review from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kenton County School District is now ranked Distinguished again, according to the 2015-16 School Report Card.

Download the KCSD Mobile App! KCSD Mobile App

The Kenton County School District is proud to announce that we have launched a mobile app.

Treat-N-Eat treat-n-eat

Friday October 28th from 6-8pm.

Shuttle from Mills Rd. Park from 5:30-8:15pm

Click here for more details.

Yearbooks are on sale now!

Order by November 11.

Three ways to order:


Online - www.smart-pay.com


Phone - 1.800.853.1337


Mail -   Balfour

PO Box 150069

Austin, TX 78715



4th Grade Boys Basketball Coaches needed! Basketball

Ryland Heights Elementary 4th grade boys Basketball Program is seeking coaches for their season. Teams practice once a week and play games on Saturday -- week of October 17 through end of January. Interested individuals are asked to contact Erin Cozatchy as soon as possible at erin.cozatchy@kenton.kyschools.us

2016 Fall Community Education Classes

All events are open to the public.

Fall 2016 Community Education Offerings / Events:

  • Course:    Zumba
  • Course:    American Sign Language for Beginners
  • Course:    Photography – Introductory Course
  • Course:    Photography – Advanced Course Class:
  • Course:    Adult Instructional Basketball – Intermediate Level
  • Course:    Yoga
  • Event:       Community Health Fair (No Registration Necessary)

Please consider participating in a Community Education course this fall.  Click the headline for more information and a registration form.

Schools recognized for PBIS

It is with great honor that the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline/KY PBIS Network recognizes the following schools in the Kenton County Schools with the Fidelity Sticker to place on their PBIS banner. 

Project ASCENT and ASCENT Arts Open House

Please join us for a Project ASCENT and ASCENT Arts Open House on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 at Summit View Academy.

KCSD hosts parent education nights to talk about social media

The Kenton County School District hosted several parent education nights to inform parents about social media. Online materials and video is now available.

Ryland FRYSC receives Kynect Partner of the Year Award

Susan Martin, Coordinator for the Ryland Heights Elementary Family Resource Center, received the Kynect Partner of the Year Award from the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission for her work with the Kynect Program and Ryland Families.

Back to School Health Requirements

It’s time for parents to start thinking about health requirements for back to school! Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.  These requirements provide the assurance that your child is not only up-to-date on necessary immunizations, but also that he/she is healthy to attend school.  Keep your child “on track” by making sure that he/she meets the health requirements every school year.

School Supply LIst
Stuff the Bus is July 26

Chick-fil-A Houston Road is sponsoring the annual Stuff the Bus Competition on Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone donating three or more school supplies will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich!

KCSD offering Summer Meal Program

The Kenton County School District is offering free summer meals to school-aged children.

Summer Hours

Before you stop by school, click here to view our summer hours.

Registration now open for Camp Invention

Registration is now open for Camp Invention, a summer enrichment program where children will innovate, problem solve and build teamwork. 

Field Day! Field Day

FRIDAY, May 20


(Rain Date: MONDAY, May 23)

Click here to access the volunteer form

Summer camp open house on April 7

Looking for summer programs or child care for your children? Come to our Summer Camp Open House to get information from local agencies on their summer programs!

The event is Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie Heights High School cafeteria.

KCSD Community Education Classes

Kenton County School District Community Education is offering a photography class as well as an American Sign Language class.


Monday, February 15 will NOT be used as a snow make up day in Kenton County. Therefore, Kenton County Schools will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2016.


Lunes, el 15 de febrero es el Día de los Presidentes.  Aunque se cancelaron clases esta semana debido al tiempo, el lunes sigue siendo día de fiesta. ESTE MENSAJE CONFIRMA QUE NO HABRA CLASE LUNES, EL 15 DE FEBRERO EN LAS ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE KENTON.


Introducing "MyBusBuddie" parent portal

Parents and guardians are always interested in the status of the bus that transports their children.  While everything possible is done to assure that the buses operate on schedule, situations arise that can cause delays in their arrival times at a student’s stop.

The Kenton County School District desires to keep parents and guardians informed of the current status and location of their bus, and to make it as easy as possible to provide this communication without interfering with parents’ normal schedule.

Yearbook Orderform

Click here to order your Ryland Yearbook!

KCSD Community Education Classes

The Winter 2016 Community Education Schedule is now available.

Kenton County school board saluted this month

Throughout this month of January, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Kenton County school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

Kindergarten Registration is February 11

Kindergarten Registration dates have been set in the Kenton County School District.

KCSD honors outstanding teachers

The Kenton County School District honored some of our outstanding teachers during our first 'Excellence is Everywhere' banquet on Nov. 5.

It's School Bus Safety Week

October 19-23 is School Bus Safety Week. Please 'Give Our Drivers a Break!'


Treat-N-Eat is Friday, October 23rd from 6pm-8pm.  Click here to view the flyer!

Kenton Co. Community Education offering yoga course

Kenton County Schools Community Education Program is offering a Yoga course starting on October 20.

Six KCSD schools recognized by Children, Inc.

Children, Inc. Service Learning Initiative, its sponsors and The Jefferson Award Foundation, with help from the Kenton County public library branches, will be recognizing six Kenton County District schools as 2014-2015 Schools of Contribution in a public poster exhibit.

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign Up Month? Students and staff in the Kenton County School District are encouraged to get and use their library card.

Prep+ Math Informational Meeting

There will be a Prep+ Math 5th grade student/parent information meeting on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Summit View Academy cafeteria.

KCSD receives grant from Duke Energy

Duke Energy has given a $25,000 grant to the Kenton County School District in support of the E=WISE and Elementary STEM programs.

Help us Stuff the Bus!

Join the Kenton County School District at the annual 'Stuff the Bus' event and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich!

Register here for PGA

Registration is open for Kenton County School District staff members to attend the Professional Growth Academy (PGA).

Thank you, teachers!

Note: May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The following is a message to all Kenton County School District Teachers from Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey.

Ryland student collectes items for Welcome House

Over Christmas Break, Ryland Heights Elementary School 5th grade student Kylee Poe decided she wanted to do something good for her community.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Our school Book Fair is quickly approaching and in order to make it a success for our students we are looking for vol-unteers! For each shift worked, volunteers will receive a five dollar credit for the book fair (Max $15). Click here for information!

Ryland students learn science of baseball with the Reds

Third graders from Ryland Heights Elementary School got a lesson on the science of baseball.

Family Counts Night Family Counts Night

Friday, April 24th 6pm-8pm.  Click here for more info.

Governor's Commonwealth Institute


2015 APPLICATIONS Now Being Accepted!

Deadline to submit an application or reference form is April 17, 2015.  Click here for more details.

Kenton County FRYSC hosting Summer Camp fair

The Kenton County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are hosting a Summer Camp Open House at Summit View Middle School on Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Ryland teacher named one of NSBA '20 to watch'

Congratulations to Ryland Heights teacher Amy Braunwart, who has been named one of the National School Board Assocation's '20 To Watch' Education Technology Leaders.

Click here for Student Survey

Please click here to access the Student Voice Survey.

Kenton County Academies of Innovation & Technology holding Open House Feb. 10

Students: Interested in joining the Academies for the 2015-2016 school year? Do you want to know more about the Academies in a fun hands-on experience and talk to current Academy scholars? Do you want to meet the teachers for each Academy? Now is your chance! You and your parents are invited to an Academy Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Edgewood Campus, 3234 Turkeyfoot Road.

Love Your Heart Celebrations Heart Healthy

Click here for healthy celebration ideas.

Thank you, Kenton County School Board!

By Superintendent Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey

The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Kenton County School District deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.


Ryland Heights Elementary will be hosting an enrollment event for Kynect.  Click here to see the flyer.

Hasbro Game Night

Ryland Heights PTO presents a night of fun for the entire family with the Hasbro Game Night!  Click here for more details.

Veterans Day 2014 events in Kenton County School District

The following events are taking place in the Kenton County School District in honor of Veterans Day.

Ryland Heights hosting Town Hall meeting on drugs, alcohol

Ryland Heights Elementary is hosting a town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 to discuss how drugs and alcohol affect the brain.

Born Learning

Born Learning is a great opportunity for Ryland families with very young children.  Click here to find more information.

Preschool teacher, Jody Keeley, honored by Gov. Beshear

Amazing article from WCPO about our one and only, Jody Keeley. 

Read More

Ryland Heights teacher is published author

Congratulations to Ryland Heights teacher Amy Braunwart, who is now a published author.

Stuff the Bus is July 29

You can donate school supplies to the Kenton County School District at the 'Stuff the Bus Challenge' on July 29 at the Florence Chick-fil-A.

Kenton County Fair is July 14-19

The annual Kenton County Fair is July 14-19.

Sara Callahan named new principal at Ryland Heights Elementary

Sara Callahan has been named the new principal at Ryland Heights Elementary.

Ryland Heights principal retiring

Congratulations to Ryland Heights principal Cathy Barwell, who is retiring at the end of June.

Elementary schools participate in Arts for Life Night

All Kenton County School District Elementary Schools participated in an Arts for Life Night on May 7.

End of year calendar information from KCSD

By Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, Superintendent, Kenton County School District

It has been a long winter and I appreciate everyone’s patience while we waited for the General Assembly to decide how we would be permitted to handle the excessive missed school days.

Jane Beshear visits Ryland Heights Elementary

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear made a visit to Ryland Heights Elementary on March 19.

Ryland Heights 4th graders visit Ronald McDonald House

Ryland Heights fourth grade students have created a 'Hall of Cranes' to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Ryland chorus sings at Florence Mall

The Ryland Heights chorus sang at Florence Mall on Sunday, March 16.

Summer Camp Open House is March 18

The Kenton County Family Resource/Youth Service Centers are sponsoring at Summer Camp Open House on Tuesday, March 18.

Congratulations, Ryland 5th grade boys basketball team!

Congratulations to the Ryland 5th grade boys basketball team, who won the Kenton County Elementary basketball tournament. The team will have a banner hanging in the gym, which was unveiled at the athletic honors night on March 7.

Elementary students compete in Academic Challenge

Students from all 11 Kenton County elementary schools competed in the Academic Challenge on March 4 at Dixie Heights High School.

Important information about make up days

At the March Kenton County School Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following plan for snow make up days.

Ryland Heights students collect books for service learning project

Ryland’s a.m. and p.m. preschool students in Mrs. Keeley’s class and students in Mrs. Floyd’s first grade class were very excited about helping Mrs. Susan Martin, Ryland’s FRC Coordinator with a very special Service Learning Project called “Reach Out and Read.”

Congrats to Ryland's 5th grade boys basketball team!

Congratulations to the 5th grade boys basketball team, who won the District Elementary Basketball Tournament!

Ryland Heights student makes donation to Children's Hospital

A Ryland Heights student has made a generous donation to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Project ASCENT students team up to help Welcome House

Project ASCENT students from all 11 Kenton County elementary schools teamed up this week to help out the Welcome House.

Kindergarten Registration is February 13

Kindergarten Registration in the Kenton County School District is February 13, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.mand 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to our National Board Certified Teachers

Congratulations to eleven newly National Board Certified teachers in the Kenton County School District.

Ryland Runners begin training for Flying Pig

A group of Ryland Heights Elementary students are preparing to run in the Flying Pig Marathon.

Ryland Heights students adopt zoo animals as part of read-a-thon

Ryland Heights Elementary second graders raised $400 during their 'Wild About Reading' read-a-thon!

Ryland Heights Elementary honors its Veteran

Ryland Heights Elementary honors Veteran, LaCherese Brient. Thank you for your service!

ALICE Presentation being held on Nov. 12

Any parents or adults who are interesting in learning more about the ALICE program are invited to a presentation on Nov. 12 at Dixie Heights High School.

Kenton Co. elementary artwork on display at Thomas More

Artwork from elementary school students in the Kenton County School District is on display at Thomas More College.

Ryland Elem. celebrates Random Acts of Kindness
Ryland Heights Elementary is promoting Random Acts of Kindness to support the school's PBIS program.
Students participate in Elementary Leadership Conference
Fourth and fifth graders from all 11 elementary schools in the Kenton County School District participated in a leadership conference on Sept. 20.
Picture Day Information!

Don't forget to bring your smile for fall picture day which is set for Wednesday, September 25th at Ryland!

Constitution Day

Students will be learning about the United States Constitution today. This event is state-wide.

5th Grade Fieldtrip

THe 5th graders will be going to Camp Joy in Ohio.

PTO Meeting

The PTO meeting will be recognizing the Student of the Month at their meeting.  These students were recognized for being kind and welcoming to all students.

Free school supplies- Turfway Aug 3 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Ryland CSIP for 2013

The Ryland Comprehensive School Improvement Plan is now posted on our website under building links. Be sure to take at look.

Book Fair is coming!
Ryland's Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Book Fair will be here Nov. 19 - 30. Book Fair will be open during the school day and during parent conferences on the 19th and 20th until 6:30 pm. Book Fair will also be open during the school day from Nov. 26 - 30.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on November 19 & 20. Please watch for upcoming information about scheduling for your child's conference.
Treat and Eat Night
Treat and Eat Night is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26
Homework Help
The Kenton County Public Library offers many free online databases which may be used to help with homework. Go to www.kentonlibrary.org, click on Homework and Research and then choose Databases.
Life Insurance for Free/Reduced Lunch families

Community yard sale

Stuff the Bus Challenge

Back to School Palooza
Student Handbook
Readifest Grades 1 - 5 on 8/13
Grades 1 - 5 will have Readifest on Monday August 13.
Last names that begin A- M: 5:45 - 6:45 pm
Last names that begin N - A: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Kindergarten Readifest is on 8/10
Kindergarten Readifest will be Friday August 10.  *AM/PM is determined by district transportation
AM classes: 5:45 - 6:45 pm
PM classes: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Classroom Supply Lists
Classroom Supply Lists for 2012-13 are as listed below:
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Ryland Heights fifth-graders raise money for Piner Community

Online Bookfair
Didn't see what you wanted at the book fair? Many more books are available online through our Online Scholastic book fair. Click the link to check it out!

Red Ribbon Week
The theme for Red Ribbon week this year will be "Say PEACE out to drugs."
Family Resource Center Newsletter info
Too late to put into the Family Resource Center's newsletter is the Everything for Kids Sale on 9/24/11. Click on the flyer for more information.Sale_flyer
Meet Superintendent Dr. Cox-Cruey
Dr. Cox-Cruey would like to invite you to come and meet her as well as learn about the new Kentucky Core Academic Standards.
Scott Football Fireworks
Friday Night Fireworks tradition begins at Scott High School Football Home Opener, Friday, August 26th
FREE Community Yard Sale
Please see the attached flyer for more information.Community Yard Sale
Rev Up Reading
Ryland - Rev Up Reading is in full swing! If you have misplaced your summer reading information or your summer reading log, check out these links!
Rev Up Reading information
Summer Reading log
Summer Office Hours
Our summer office hours are listed in the attachment.
School Supply Lists 2011-12
The school supply lists for the 2011-12 school year are now posted. These may be accessed by clicking the Supply List link to the left in our navigation bar.
Shop the Online Book Fair Carnival
If you're not able to attend our  in building Book Fair (May 20 - 27), here is another great way to shop for books for your child: The Scholastic Online Book Fair Carnival!
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Nov. 8 - Nov. 12. Students will shop on their library day during specials classes. Students may bring money other days and shop with teacher permission. Parents/Guardians may shop anytime during the school day from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm. Book Fair will be open during Family Reading Night, Tuesday, Nov. 9th from 3:30 - 7:00 pm.
September is Digital Citizenship Month
September is Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety Month in Kenton County Schools. Students at Ryland will learn about the nine themes of digital citizenship and how to stay safe on the Internet. A special informative session for parents is also planned on Monday, September 27.
Accelerated Reader - What do I need to know?
If you have questions about what Accelerated Reader is or how we use Accelerated Reader at Ryland - please read the attached informational brochure. Still have questions? Please contact Dr. Sheril King, Library Media Specialist for more information.
Inclement Weather
Winter begins the time of the year when weather conditions are uncertain and could make it necessary to close schools or call delays.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences to be held on Monday, Nov. 23rd and Tuesday, Nov. 24th. Please call the office 859-356-9270 to schedule an appointment to pick up your child's report card and assessment information. Conference times begin at 4 p.m. and may be on Monday or Tuesday depending on your child's teacher.
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. 

Sign Up for Constant Contact Constant Contact

Click here to sign up for our digital newsletter.

Kenton Application for Free and Reduced Benefits

To fill out the application for Free/Reduce benefits, click here.

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear: We have our spirit wear now available at an online store. Please view the store at: http://www.companycasuals.com/ryland/start.jsp  Click on “Spirit wear Selection” to see the shirt choices. You will order and pay directly online. The store will close on 10/24.

Welcome back to school!

Upcoming Events

September 2, 2013 (Monday)- School Closed for Labor Day
September 24, 2013 (Tuesday)- 7:30 AM All Pro Dads
September 25, 2013 (Wednesday)- School Pictures


Spring Play

The Spring play will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm.

I'm distinguished and I know it! I\\\'m Distinguished and I Know It! - YouTube.flv
Ryland Heights 3rd graders present their K-Prep testing song - I'm Distinguished and I Know it!
4th and 5th grades to hear Kentucky Symphony
The 4th and 5th grade students at Ryland will be attending a performance by the Kentucky Symphony on either Oct. 24th or Oct. 25th. Information should come home with your student.
Kona Ice Day
Kona Ice will be at Ryland Heights today. Cost will be $2/student.
Arts for Life Night is May 2 Art

The Kenton County School District will celebrate its young artists during Arts for Life Night on May 2.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application paw print

Click here to fill out the application.


Readifest- August 12th!

Readifest (Open House) August 12th - This evening is a great time to meet the teacher(s) and learn about resources and programs available for you and your child.

Work Ethic Work Ethic

Work ethic award documents can be found here.

Bornlearning program launches at Ryland Heights

Ryland Heights Elementary has launched a bornlearning program for the 2014-15 school year.

Community Yard Sale is Aug. 7

The Kenton County Community Yard Sale is Friday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Caywood Elementary School.

One to One Volunteers Needed

Do you want to change a child’s life and make a meaningful contribution to our school?

Become a volunteer Reading Coach!

One to One: Practicing Reading with Students invite Ryland Heights Elementary parents, grandparents, caregivers and community volunteers to play an integral role in helping struggling young readers with the support they need to be successful in reading.  Each volunteer “reading coach” will commit to meet with a 1st-3rd grade student just 35 minutes per week during the 2013-14 academic year.  Coaches provide children with the time, attention, and the opportunity to practice reading which will make a difference in their lives.  One to One requires new coaches to complete six hours of training in September 2013 and complete a background check.

To obtain additional information on One to One, please visit the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s website at www.nkyec.org.  If you’d like to be contacted when specific training dates and locations are confirmed, please contact Nancy Costello at the Council, ncostello@nkyec.org or (859)282-9214. 

Thank you for your willingness to make a difference and support our school’s strong commitment to education!

Spring MAP Testing

Spring MAP Testing will begin on Monday April 1st and continue through the end of April. Students are encouraged to get plenty of rest in order to do their best and show what they know!

Walk-a-thon for Piner Relief Fund


The Kenton County School District Youth Advisory Board will sponsor a Walk-a-Thon to

raise money for the Piner Relief Fund on Saturday, May 19 at Simon Kenton High



Registration is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The walk is  from 10:00 a.m. to

1:00 p.m. Other activities will include T-shirts to purchase (while supplies last), Food and Drinks, Raffles and Games for Children.


Entry fee on May 19 is $5 per person (free for children 3 years old and under).  Walkers

are encouraged to get pledge support. 


Pre-registration is available at www.kenton.kyschools.us, under Kenton County News.

Regional Governor's Cup Competition
Ryland Heights Elementary School will be the host of the  Region 17 Governor's Cup competition at Twenhofel Middle School. The event occurs over two days. Written Composition and Future Problem Solving competition will take place on Tuesday, March 13th. Quick Recall and Written Assessments will occur on Saturday, March 17th.
Treat and Eat Night
The Ryland PTO will again sponsor the Ryland Treat and Eat Night. Please be aware that this event is not open to the public. All families in attendance should be affiliated with Ryland (student/staff).
Spring Play
The spring play is coming with the following performance dates:

MAY 20th - WHITE DRAMA GROUP & Meyer & Hughes Classes perform at 6:30
MAY 23rd - GREEN DRAMA GROUP & Olds & Fike's Classes perform at 6:30
Family Counts Night
Family Counts night is Friday, February 22nd from 6-8. Admission is $2 per child. Adults and Children Under 2 are Free.
Updated Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct

At the August 6 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the Kenton County School District Code of Expected Behavior and Conduct for the 2018-2019 school year.

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.


Health requirements for school attendance

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

Ryland's Carla Oetinger is semifinalist for KY Teacher of the Year Carla Oetinger

Carla Oetinger from Ryland Heights Elementary is a semifinalist for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.

Important Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration is just around the corner in the Kenton County School District!

Constant Contact

Help us save some trees!  Sign up to receive the Ryland Tribune and other newsletters electronically.  Click here to sign up with Constant Contact.

Treat-N-Eat Night Treat-N-Eat

Fall Family Event,Friday,Oct 24th 6-8 PM.  Click here for more information.

Story Laboratory is Coming!

The Story Laboratory is coming to our Library on Thursday April 25th! What is a Story Laboratory? Why the spring Scholastic Book Fair theme of course! Watch your Monday folders for more information soon.

Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Super Power! – is part of an incredible energy source for reading that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read.

Can't wait? Preview the books or shop as soon as April 4th online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/rylandheights

Ryland Heights Academic Team takes 1st place! Academic Team
The Ryland Heights Academic Team took 1st place overall at the District 63 Governor's Cup on Saturday, February 25. Checkout the newsletter for more information about individual events.
Book Character Dress Up Day
On Monday, October 31, students are invited to dress like their favorite book character. Students should bring their book depicting the book character with them.
Ryland Idol
Ryland Idol is coming! Students and staff will show what they're made of on Monday, May 2nd at 6 p.m. at Scott High School.
I Love to READ Month!

Ryland Heights celebrates I LOVE to READ month with Reach for the Stars Read-a-thon. Our school goal this year is to exceed 150,000 minutes! Check the information from your child's Monday folder to learn more!

Students will shop for Reach for the Stars during Library classes the week of February 18th.

Essential Enrollment Information

Click here for information on enrolling a child in the Kenton County School District: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content/1744

For questions about all-day kindergarten, please click here: http://www.kenton.kyschools.us/Content2/24778

School Supply List 2017-18 School supplies
Family Day is Sept. 28th

Family Day is September 28, 2015.  Ryland’s students will be bringing home the placemats they made in art class and asking their families to celebrate by eating dinner together.  Family dinners are a great way to “celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free.”  Check out the web site for more good ideas and to view  monthly blogs.

Register now for Community Education!

The Kenton County School District offers Community Education Classes. Click to learn more and to register!

March at the Kenton County Library
<p > See the attached flyer for all of the activities available this month at the Kenton County Public Library.</p > <p > <a href="/userfiles/939/KCPL%20Calendar_March%202013.pdf" >KCPL March Calendar</a ></p >
Sports/Activity Sign Ups

Please go to the links to learn more information about these opportunities for your child. Please do not contact the school as these are not affiliated with Kenton County Schools.

Book Fair is coming!
The Scholastic book fair for fall will arrive at Ryland on Thursday, November 10 and be here through Friday, November 18. Book Fair fliers went home the week of October 10th with students during library class.
Book Fair Carnival is coming!
Here ye! Here ye! Step right up and enjoy the Scholastic Book Fair Carnival coming to Ryland Heights from Friday May 20th - Friday May 27th. See attached document for further details regarding Book Fair Carnival tickets.
Preschool Screenings Scheduled

The next Preschool Screenings are scheduled for Friday, March 23 and Friday, May 4, 2018.  If you have concerns about your 3 or 4 year old’s development please call the Preschool Office 859-957-2632.

The Kenton County School District offers an engaging preschool program to area children. The preschool program is available to 3- and 4-year-old children who live in the district and meet eligibility requirements

Important message regarding immunization changes

On July 27, 2018, a Bright Arrow message was sent to all students in the district from our Health Services Department as a reminder of the new immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Frequently Asked Transportation Questions school bus

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

Document destruction notice

As per the approved record retention schedule of the STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS COMMISSION, be it known to all parents and adult students that the Kenton County School District is required to maintain special education records for three (3) years after the date of the last activity. Therefore, the school district will destroy all records it no longer needs three (3) years after graduation or three years after a student exits the district.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held at Ryland on Monday, March 18  from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 6;00 - 7:30 pm. District Essential Enrollment information can be found here.


Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night has concluded for the 2010-11 School Year. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed or helped with Family Reading Night.
2018-19 School Supply List School supplies
Inside Kenton County: May 25

Here is the latest edition of Inside Kenton County: 


Summer Hours Summer Office Hours
Summer Office Hours Summer Hours

Click here to view our Summer Office Hours.

Market Day
Order your groceries through Market Day and 10% of the proceeds return back to help Ryland Heights Elementary. Our account number is 7645. Order forms are sent home monthly with students or orders may be placed online at www.marketday.com.
Kenton County School Board Approves Full-Day Kindergarten

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.

Summer Food Program Information

The Kenton Couny School District Student Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

How Do I Enroll a Student? District logo

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

CB Learn Program
Ryland began an effort to register our families and friends for the CB Learn Program through Cincinnati Bell this past year.  To date we have earned $2,120!  
You can register for this FREE program by clicking on the link provided below and filling out the registration form – it only takes a minute.  Please encourage your family, friends, an neighbors to sign up as well  http://www.cbts.cinbell.com/CBLearn/?id=5
The Kenton County School District is hiring!

The Kenton County School District is hiring for bus drivers.

Health regulations for the 2015-16 school year

The Kenton County School District, in compliance with Kentucky State Law and regulations from the Board of Health and the Department of Education, would like to remind parents that all children must have certain Health Records on file.

World Choir Games
World Choir Games schedule: