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New KY Immunization Requirements coming in 2018

Effective July 1, 2018 all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school, and students age 16 or older, must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school.  Please refer to the attached document for more information.

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements

Ashland Independent Schools Registration Set

Registration for Head Start, Preschool and Primary School (formerly kindergarten and first grade students) will be held in the Ashland Independent School District during the week of March 26- March 30, 2018.  Registration hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.   Evening hours are available on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Ashland Middle School needs your vote!

Ashland Middle School needs your vote!  In February AMS was named the Kentucky winner in the National Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition!  Now they are a National Top 10 Finalist!  As a Finalist they have won $50,000 and are now in a social media competition to win one of three national spots and a $150,000 grand prize. 

Please visit http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/ and vote for Ashland Middle School.  It takes a Facebook account and second of your time.  To earn extra votes you can post the link on Facebook and Twitter.

 You can vote once a day from now until April 2nd.  Thanks for supporting AMS!

McKinney-Vento Grant available for homeless assistance

The Ashland Independent School District receives the McKinney-Vento grant. This grant allows our schools to help families who are in transition or homeless. If you are homeless or in transition and you need assistance please call Christine Scott, homeless coordinator at 606-327-2706.

A message from the Superintendent

Our district has received multiple threats towards our schools. Each threat has been taken seriously and investigated fully with the assistance of the Ashland Police Dept. Arrests have been made in connection to these threats. As always, our first priority is the safety of our students, staff, and families. Feel free to call central office at 606-327-2706 if you have any additional questions or concerns.

No School Monday, February 19th presidents day
FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey

It’s time for our FRYSCKy Public Policy Survey!  

The Public Policy Committee is seeking your input on the importance of the Family Resource Youth Service Centers in our schools..  The committee is looking for firsthand accounts of the importance of FRYSC. The survey will be available for one week only, and will end at 10:00 am (ET) on Friday, February 16, 2018

SURVEY LINK:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKBJ9T7

AYBL Regular Season and City Tournament Champions. Congrats on an undefeated season!!!
Email Migration

On Thursday evening, 1/25/18, the Ashand Independent Schools will be migrating to a new email system.  Public communication via email for all staff and students will be down starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday and could possibly last in to the day on Friday.  Please check this post for the progress of the conversion.  Updates will be added as they come to us from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Attention Staff, KDE had a successful evening and webmail is already up and running.  To check you mail simply click above under LINKS, then EMAIL or by using this link: https://login.microsoftonline.com



2 Hour Delay on Friday, January 19, 2018

Ashland Independent Schools will be on a 2 hour delay, Friday, January 19. 2018. Please be reminded that buses will pick up students exactly 2 hours later than their normal time. All staff, with the exception of our district maintenance department, will report to work under the 2 hour delay schedule.

Food Service Menu Survey

The Ashland Independent Food Service Department will begin working on menus for next year.  We are seeking input from students, parents, and staff.  Please take a few minutes to access the link below and help us create nutritious and delicious menus for the upcoming school year.  The survey will be open through January 26, 2018.

2018-19 Food Service Survey


FOCUS Newsletter - December 2017 Edition

The December edition of the FOCUS Newsletter is now available at the following link: Focus - December 2017.  We hope you enjoy reading about all the great things that happened in the Ashland Independent School District.  Newsletter archives can be found under the OUR DISTRICT link on the main page.

Head Start / Preschool Schedule for Wednesday, 1/3/18

‚ÄčThe Ashland Head Start schedule for Wednesday, January 3rd will be as follows:

  • Morning only classes will be cancelled.
  • All day classes will report on a two hour delay.
  • Afternoon only classes will report on a regular schedule.
2 Hour Delay on Wednesday, 1/3/18

Due to a main water break on 13th Street and Blackburn Ave., which will result in road closure in the morning, school will be in session tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 3rd, on a 2 hour delay.  Please be reminded that buses will pick up students exactly 2 hours later than their normal time. All staff, with the exception of our district maintenance department, will report to work under the 2 hour delay schedule.


Christmas/Winter BREAK DEC. 21-JANUARY 2! winter break
Report Cards come home Wednesday, December 20th! Report cards
Beta Club Induction Practice

Beta Club Induction Practice will be Wednesday, December 13th from 3:15-4:15.

Beta Ceremony

Beta Ceremony will be Thursday, December 14th at 1:30 pm

Breakfast with Santa Chirstmas with Santa

Safety Patrol is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9th from 10 am to 12 pm.  Come join the fun!

Thanksgiving Break thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break will be from November 20th-November 24th!  Have a wonderful break and we will see you back on Monday, November 27th.

5th Grade Field Trip

5th Grade will be going to Shawnee University on Friday, November 17th. Students are leaving school around 8:30 a.m. and returning around 2:00 p.m.

Hager's 9th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony veterans day

Date:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time:  1:30 P.M.

Place:  Hager’s Gymnasium

Audience:  Local Veterans, Public, Hager Students 3-5 and Family Members

Kindergarten, first, and second grade students will attend a shortened ceremony at 9:30 A.M.

Veterans and family members of these students are welcome to attend!


Costume Dress Up Day costumes

Students may wear their Costumes to school on Monday, October 30th!  Please remember that students should have No facepaint, mask, or toy weapons!

We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful costumes!

Report Cards report cards

The first nine weeks report card will be sent home on October 23rd in your childs Monday folder!

THANK YOU! thank you

Thank you for making Hager's Open House a success!  We couldn't do it without your support!

We also want to thank those who sent in donations for our Food Feud!  The food will be donated to local food banks!

Kindergarten Field trip to Noble Farms noble farms

Student/Teacher field trip on Wednesday, October 18th to Noble Farms from 8:30-1.  Students need to wear tennis shoes and old clothes.  Students need to wear layers as it will be cool in the morning and warm up during the day.

Hager Hat Day hat day

Bring in a food item for our Food Fued and you get to wear a hat on Friday, October 13th!

Hager Fall Festival fall festival

Come join us for Hagers Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 11am - 2pm. 

Kindergarten Grandparent Lunch grandparents

Grandparents are welcome to eat with their grandchild(ren) on Friday, October 13th at 11:30 a.m.!

Walk to School Day!

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 The Ashland Independent School District will be participating in International Walk to School Day. All students are encouraged to participate.

No School, Friday October 6th, 2017

No school for Ashland Independent School District on Friday, October 6th.

Kindergarten Field Trip to Firestation fire station

Kindergarteners take a field trip to the Ashland Fire Station on Thursday, October 5th. 

4th Grade Grandparent Lunch grandparents

Come eat with your grandchild on Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:30 a.m.!

1st Grade Field Trip Apple Orchard

1st graders will visit the Apple Orchard on Wednesday, September 27th from 8:30-1:30.  Children need to wear tennis shoes!

Food Fued Food fued

Food Fued: October 2nd through October 13, 2017.  Hager students and staff donate nonperishable items to help local charities. Send your donations in today!



2nd Grade Grandparent Lunch 2nd grade grandparent lunch

Wednesday, September 27th at 11:30 am

Local Planning Committee Meeting

The local planning committee will meet at Central Office at 5:30 pm on September 19, 2017.  Any interested community member is welcome to attend.

3rd Grade Grandparent Luncheon


3rd Grade Grandparents are welcome to join their grandchild(ren) for lunch on Thursday, September 21st

School Picture Day

School Picture Day Tueaday, September 19th.  Bring your pretty face and smile.picture day

High Attendance Day

High Attendance day Wednesday September 20th. Perfect Attendance classes will be invited to our traditional "Pie in the Face" activity.  attendance day

5th Grade Grandparent Lunch on Friday Grandparents

Grandparent Lunch for 5th graders at 11:30 on Friday September 15th! 

Hager Open House Monday! Kona Ice

Come join Hager for Open house 6pm-7pm Monday, Sept 11, 2017.  Free Kona Ice!!! 

Public hearing for tax levy

The Ashland Independent Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Gymnasium of the Ashland Board of Education Office at 1820 Hickman Street on September 15, 2017, at 5:30pm to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 67.8 cents on real property and 67.8 cents on personal property.

What's for Lunch?

The Ashland Independent School District Food Service Department is excited about the 2017- 2018 school year! We have adjusted all school menus to include tastier versions of entrees and added new items while still staying within the United State Department of Agriculture’s nutritional guidelines. All Ashland schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision program. ALL students will receive ONE FREE breakfast and ONE FREE lunch at no charge each day.  Parents may still deposit money on their child’s meal account through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal which will allow students to purchase an additional meal, entrée, side, milk, and/or a’ la-carte item(s).  A second breakfast will be $1.50 and a second lunch will be $2.00.  Breakfast and Lunch menus are listed below.

FOCUS Newsletter - October Edition

The October edition of the FOCUS Newsletter has been posted.  Please take a moment to read about all the great things happening in our school district.

2017-18 Supply Lists

Click here to view the 2017-18 school supply list.  

2017-18 Bus Routes

School buses in the Ashland Independent School Dstrict will follow the attached schedule during the 2017-18 school year.  Questions regarding bus transportation should be directed to the department supervisor, Mac McDonald at 606-327-2717 or mac.mcdonald@ashland.kyschools.us.

2017-18 Bus Schedules

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Ashland School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator (Mark Swift) or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator (Lisa Henson) at Ashland Independent School District, 1820 Hickman Street, Ashland, Ky. 41101.

Voluntary Student Insurance

Each school year the district offers voluntary student insurance coverage to interested parents.  Information as well as a current enrollment form can be found using the link below. 


Enrollment Forms now Available Online

Each year students recieve an enrollment packet for parents to complete prior to the start of school.  The forms are required by state law/district prodecure and must be updated each year.  If you would like to save time and complete the forms electroncially prior to the start of school, all of our documents are now accessible online.  

To access forms visit the Enrollment link from the left menu.  The entire set of forms must be completed for each child in your family (except for the household income form) and brought to the school.  Elementary enrollment forms are due the first day of school.  Secondary enrollment forms are due at time of schedule pickup.

Forms can be downloaded and printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (https://get.adobe.com/reader/).  Google Chrome is the preferred and easiest browser for this task.