Citizen, Scholar, Steward

❑ Buy Books (MS/US only)

The Online Bookstore link will be available on July 12. Look for an email from Anne Glosky on July 12  announcing the bookstore launch and outlining the ordering process. Please review this information carefully before ordering your books. Lower school students do not need to purchase books.

❑ Complete Required Forms on Magnus Health

Medical and other required forms must be submitted online through the Magnus Health system by August 1. See the Magnus Health page for more information.

❑ Classroom Supplies (Grades JK–4)

School supplies for lower school students are ordered through SchoolKidz. The only item we ask you to provide is a backpack large enough to hold folders. No wheels, please.

❑ Buy Classroom Supplies (Grades 5–9 only)

2019–20 supply lists for grades 5–9 are posted on this page.

This year, the Parent Association is offering easy, online school supply ordering for grades 5–8 (no online ordering for grade 9). This optional order process is meant to simplify school supply shopping by offering all required items for each grade in one place. You can order online by clicking here or via the link below. Please note that:

  • Remember that when you add all the items required for a grade to your shopping cart, it's possible there are items you already own and do not need. Please be sure to remove these items from your cart prior to checking out.
  • New this year: A heavy duty binder option. If you would like to opt for a sturdier version of the binder required for your classes, you can find heavy duty binders in the "Optional Items" section. Remember to then remove the economy binder from your cart before checking out. You do not need both.
  • If you choose to not use our one-click shopping option and would prefer to print the supply lists for your grade, you can find the teachers' complete lists posted on this page.
The Parent Association thanks you for your support of this fundraiser and hopes that it simplifies school supply shopping for you this year. Please contact Shane Shaps if you have any questions.

❑ Review the 2019–20 Student-Parent Handbook

The Student-Parent Handbook contains rules and guidelines for each division, including dress code.

❑ Do Your Summer Reading

See the Summer Reading page for more information.

❑ Get Your Gym Clothes (Grades 5–9 only)

Students in grades JK–4 do not change for PE. All students in the Lower School are required to have sneakers for PE, however. We define a sneaker as a shoe with a rubber sole and closed top that is usually cloth. Students should not wear shoes with wheels in the heel, shoes with light up toes, or toe shoes. The sneaker should also be made of a non-marking material if rubbed against the floor.

In grades 5–9, students change into athletic attire. Specific guidelines for boys and girls are:

Shirt: Any t-shirt without a pocket. This must be a separate shirt from the one worn to school for the day.
Shorts: Gym or running shorts with an elastic waistband. No buttons, snaps or zippers.
Footwear: Socks and appropriate athletic shoes. In cooler weather, a warmup or sweatsuit may be worn over PE clothes.

On the first day of PE class, students in grades 5–8 should bring the above items along with

  1. A combination lock (MS boys do not need a lock).
  2. A 3 x 5 index card with name, grade, and lock combination.
  3. A small durable bag of cloth or plastic in which students may carry their PE attire home for weekly washing and which can be easily folded in the bottom of their locker.

❑ Order Your Laptop (new US families only)

Current families should have already ordered their laptop before the end of the 2017–18 school year. New families should review the laptop model information found via the Laptop Program Information & Ordering link on this page.

❑ Chromebooks (MS only)

KCD will order all student Chromebooks, which students will receive during new student orientation in August. See the Chromebook Program Information link on this page for further details.

❑ Complete your Summer Math Practice (optional)

Lower School Learning Specialist Becky Kennedy has created a series of optional summer math packets for students entering grades 1–4. See the Summer Math Practice page for details.

The math department has created a series of optional summer math workbooks for students entering fifth, sixth, and seventh grades; Algebra; and regular Geometry. See the Summer Math Practice page for details.

❑ Complete the Summer Science Packet (optional, 7th grade only)

This option summer practice packet will help students hit the ground running in 7th grade science. See the link on this page.

❑ Learn About LS Screenings or Let Us Know About Accommodations

To learn more about screenings (LS) or let us know about accommodations, please see the Learning Services page.

KCD Bus Info

As you begin to put your plans together for the next school year, please consider the bus. The bus is a KCD parent initiative that can save you a significant amount of time. This year’s bus has been a terrific success and loved by those who ride it. For more information, please contact Bob Poston ( or Brendan Cahill (502.523.6429 or
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.