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Kindergarten Transition Visit Preschoolers Get a Taste of Kindergarten

Preschoolers from James E. Biggs Class of 2023 got a look at their future yesterday as they took a tour of the elementary school where they will attend kindergarten. The students, along with their parents, visited key areas of the schools including the cafeteria, gym, playground, library and nurse's office. They also got a taste of kindergarten with a coloring activity, with assistance from current kindergarten students.

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. If your child turns 5 before August 1, 2023, call the District Enrollment Office or register online at You will receive a free backpack with supplies upon full completion of enrollment.

James E. Biggs Preschool to Kindergarten transition

James E. Biggs students and families will visit Sixth District on March 23.  Any James E. Biggs student who's address is in our school zone will attend the visit.  The families will participate in a principal's presentation, a tour of the school and do an activity with a kindergarten class.  Welcome future Dolphins!

Holmes Baseball Baseball Sign Ups

Sign up to play Baseball

Grades 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

1st year players encouraged  

No Equipment needed

Call Jason Moore


Click here for more info!

Muffins with Moms will be cancelled

Unfortunately, Our Muffins with Moms event scheduled for May 11, 2023 will need to be cancelled due to the newly released state testing dates.

St. Patrick's Day dance St. Patricks dance was a hit

Our first St. Patricks' Day Dance was a hit!  Families enjoyed themselves, the students were dancing the evening away.  Thanks to the second grade teaching team for sponsoring the dance.  Thanks to The Family Resource Center for sponsoring the refreshments!

Dominique Turner Mrs. Webb's Kindergarten class receives a special visit

A special recognition to Mrs. Webb's class who won a special treat.  They were rewarded with a special visit from Author, Dominique Turner.  Dominique gave each student one of her books and signed each of them with a special message.

Book Fair Book Fair

Book Fair will be March 20-24 2023 during your child's lunch time Book Fair Family Night will be March 22 from 5:30-7:00. Each family in attendance will receive $10 to use at the bookfair that night or during regular bookfair hours (1 per family)


Covington Schools Vendor-Related Food Incident

Dear Parents/Guardians:  

We are writing to inform you of an unfortunate incident this week regarding fruit cups in our cafeterias. The district has pulled all fruit cups related to this matter from cafeterias after worm-like insects were discovered by students in four cups on Wednesday.  

Nearly 6,000 pre-packaged fruit cups were recently delivered to the school district from Tabatchnick Fine Foods, Inc. in Somerset, New Jersey. The district has filed a complaint with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which will forward the complaint to the United States Department of Agriculture.  

Ms. Millson Read Across America Read Across America celebration

Read Across America was a huge success!  We had several guest readers, a parade and a celebration of literacy activities in the gym on Friday.  Each class in grades kindergarten through second grade had an opportunity to come to the gym on Friday March 3rd to do the activities.  Grades 3-5 were not able to do the activities because of an unexpected early dismissal.  All students that participated received a new book to take home as well as a book they checked out from the Kenton County Public Library who was one of our guest.  Students in grades 3-5 received their book gift on Wednesday.

A special recognition to Mrs. Webb's class who won a special reward.  They were rewarded with a special visit from Author, Dominique Turner.  Dominique gave each student one of her books and signed each of them.

Kindergarten registration Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration is now open.  If you know of a child who will be 5 on or after August 1, 2023 send them to sign up for kindergarten.  You can register by calling 859-292-5864 Ext. 1.  Once you enroll the student will receive a backpack with plenty of supplies.

Dance School Dance

Sixth District will host our school dance on March 16th from 5:30-7:00.  Flyers were sent home with information.  Door prizes will be announced at 6:15.  We hope you all can make it!

No School Thursday or Friday No School Thursday and Friday

Students in Covington Schools do not have school on Thursday, March 9, or Friday, March 10. Staff must report to work as normal on Thursday for a Staff Equivalency Day. Enjoy your long weekend.

2023 Baseball Jamboree Students Learn Fundamentals at Baseball Jamboree

Students were all smiles as they took to Meinken Field on Sunday for the 2023 Baseball Jamboree. Covington elementary students learned fundamental ball skills from Holmes baseball and softball players and coaches. The students took turns at different stations to work on hitting, fielding, throwing and base running. Ninety students attended the free event and took home a hat and wristbands provided by the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund. The perfect weather also allowed for a special visit by Mr. Red.

Covington Schools Dismissing Early Covington Schools Dismissing Early Due to Weather

Covington Independent Public Schools will be closing early today, Friday, March 3, due to weather-related conditions. The governor has declared a state of emergency and has closed all government offices. Parents may begin picking up their children at 12:45. Walkers will be dismissed beginning at 12:45 and bus riders will be dismissed beginning at 1:30. If you should have questions, please call your child's school. 

All after-school programs and activities are canceled.

dismissal picture New dismissal procedures are to start March 6

Our new dismissal procedures are to start March 6, 2023.  Please make sure all of your dismissal information is on file.  You can contact the front office if you have any questions.

Guest readers Sixth District welcomes all guest readers for Read Across America 2023

Sixth District is celebrating Read Across America this week.  The Read Across America committee recruited guest readers for every classroom.  The students enjoyed the guest and the books read to them.  We will have a parade on Wednesday, March 1st and lots of fun literacy activities in the gym on Friday March 3rd.  Thanks to all of our guest readers.

Baseball Jamboree

It's that time of the year for the Holmes High School Baseball Jamboree.  Check out the flyer here.  You can also complete the registration link below to enroll your student.  Mr. Red from the Cincinnati Reds will be in attendance!

Covington Elementary Schools Youth Baseball League (

popcorn Friday Popcorn Friday

Reminder popcorn Friday is this Friday February 24.  All money is due on Thursday February 23rd.  Thanks for your continued support!

Library Kenton County Public Library to give every student a library card

The Kenton County Public Library is teaming up with Sixth District Elementary School to give each student a fee free library card.  Parents will receive a letter explaining how the cards work.   You can also click here to read the letter in english and click here to read it in spanish.  This is an awesome step to ensure our students are literacy ready.

Mrs. Blackwood Holmes Middle School Teacher Named Finalist

Congratulations to Rachel Blackwood, a Holmes Middle School science teacher, who was named a finalist for the Gold Star Chili Teacher Award.

Mrs. Blackwood was surprised yesterday, February 15, when representatives of Gold Star visited Holmes and announced that she was among the ten finalists selected from 800 nominations. Mrs. Blackwood was surrounded by students and staff when the announcement was made.

Dismissal document New Dismissal procedures

Sixth District will be changing dismissal procedures.  Paperwork was sent home to be completed.  We need assistance from our families to ensure the process is smooth.  We are still awaiting quite a few forms to be returned.  Please fill out the form and return to school as soon as possible.  Also we have quite a few forms that have multiple responses on them.  We are asking that you choose your top answer and if you need to change the way your student is picked up, you contact the school before 1:00 to make changes for that day.

Choose love calendar Choose Love Awareness Month

February is National Choose Love Awareness month.  Check out the calendar here to see how you and your family can practice showing love to others.  

Read Across America Read Across America

Sixth District Elementary will celebrate Read Across America during the week of February 27- March 3 2023.  Students will participate in several reading activities throughout the week.  We will have guest readers, a student parade in the school and activities in the gym on Friday March 3.  Also, be on the lookout for the flyer with the Read Across America spirit week details.  

We Appreciate our School Counselors National School Counselor's Week

Happy National School Counselor's Week

The role of a school counselor is often overlooked, but these professionals play a vital role in the well-being and success of students. They provide a listening ear, guidance, and resources to help students overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. In Covington Schools, our counselors go above and beyond to make sure that our students receive the support they need to thrive. They offer individual counseling, manage students' schedules, and collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to ensure that every student has access to the resources they need.

Happy FRYSC Week! Happy FRYSC Week!

It is Family Resource and Youth Service Center Appreciation week and we are grateful to have some of the very best in Covington Schools. These individuals go above and beyond to ensure our students and their families have the resources they need. Please join us in thanking our FRYSC team for all they do for our kids, families, and our community.

Denise Brown, Sixth District

Kionte Earley, Ninth District

Sarah Hunt, Glenn O. Swing

Abbie Gillespie, John G. Carlisle

Jennifer Rusconi, Latonia Elementary

Renata Watts, Holmes Middle School

Jarrett Spisak, Holmes High School

Stephanie Fieler, James E. Biggs

Holly Dickens, Holmes High School, Holmes Middle School, and Sixth District

Grace Owen National School Counselor week

National School Counselors week is February 5-11.  Our school counselor is Grace Owen.  Grace collaborates with The FRC and utilizes the FRC's GEER grant to offer extended services through MEBS counseling at school.  Here are some stats so far through this collaboration.

We are in year two of our grant with MEBS. Last year they serviced 161 students for small groups. This year they’ve already met with 100 students and completed 24 groups with two more rounds to go! As far as individual students: 23 referrals have been given out this school year and 37 students are currently being seen.

FRC staff FRYSC week

The week of February 5-11 is FRYSC week in the state of KY.  Our Family Resource Center Coordinator is Denise Dandridge-Brown our Family Advocate is Holly Dickens.  The goal of The Family Resource Center is to help reduce barriers to learning.  Some of the things the FRC implements range from, coordinating family nights, organizing volunteers, basic needs assistance, organizing various assemblies and collaborating with our school counselor.

water tornado Kindergarten & Fifth Grade Family Night

Kindergarten & Fifth grade will host their family STEM night on February 9th from 5:30-7:00.  Families will enjoy making water tornadoes, planting flowers and making OObleck.  We look forward to seeing our families for a great time.

Dismissal document Dismissal procedures are changing

Sixth District is changing our dismissal procedures.  Parents and guardians were sent home information sheets.  Please return these as soon as possible in order to finalize the plan.

Ms. Li Mandarin teacher Students learn Mandarin

Ms. Li has been teaching students about the Lunar New Year in Mandarin! Some students have earned red envelopes and red knots.

Black History Month Black History month

Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February.  Sixth District is celebrating by having various locations in the school that display famous and important people. Some of the locations have QR codes so that people can get further information about the person or topic. 

2nd quarter pay day Fifth Grade gets paid

A majority of our fifth grade students have a job at school.  Every quarter they get "paid".  The students get paid based off of their evaluation from their employer.  January 20th was a "pay day".  Student who received an excellent evaluation received 3 gifts, students who received good evaluations received 2 gifts and students who received a fair evaluation received 1 gift and notes on how to improve for the next quarter.  

Staff wellness Staff Wellness

We all know that being an educator is a calling and tough job at times.  Staff were treated to massages and a smoothie/parfait bar as a thank you for all of their hard work. Thanks to SKOOL AID for providing the services. 

Crosstown shoot out mentor-Mentee game High School Seniors serve as mentors to Sixth District students

High School Seniors serve as mentors to Sixth District students.  Our Counselor Grace Owen collaborated with The Holmes High School Counselor to offer a mentorship program.  The student meet at least once a week to do activities.  This past Friday the mentors and mentees went to The Crosstown shootout basketball game.  Everyone received concessions and free admission to the game.  Some of the parents showed up to meet their students mentor.  Some of the mentors played on the basketball team.  It was an exciting night.  Thanks to Nadine Long with concessions and Tina Stevens in the Athletic Department for your assistance to make tonight a success.

Tom Haggard Haggard Elected as Board Chair

At its organizational meeting this week the Covington Board of Education elected Tom Haggard as board chair and Stephen Gastright as board vice-chair. The following members will serve on the selected committees for 2023:

Budget Committee - Tom Haggard and Kareem Simpson

Covington Education Foundation Committee - Stephen Gastright and Tom Haggard

TEAM Foundation Committee - Kareem Simpson and Stephen Gastright

Calendar Committee - Hannah Edelen and Glenda Huff

Student Code of Conduct Committee - Hannah Edelen and Kareem Simpson

Local Planning Committee - Stephen Gastright and Tom Haggard

popcorn machine donation Grandparent donates a popcorn machine to Sixth DIstrict

Once the word got out that we could not do popcorn Friday due to our popcorn machine being broken, a grandparent rose to the occasion. Adam Wietholter, who is the grandparent of one of our students, wanted to help Popcorn Friday start back up. He has an amusement business and decided to donate a popcorn machine to our school. We are now ready to continue Popcorn Friday. Thanks, Mr. Wietholter, we truly appreciate your kindness! 

Quote Aubree Students are excited to start 2023 with goals of academic achievement

Students were asked what are some of their goals for 2023. Aubrey a 5th grade student said "I would like to win the girls basketball tournament and maintain straight "A's for the rest of the year"  Aubree a 1st grade student said, "I want to keep doing good in gym class".  Michael, a 5th grade student said "I want to continue to enjoy school".  Students have been asked to push themselves academically and they have answered the call.  Welcome back Dolphins!!!

Board of Education Covington Schools Welcomes Two New Board Members

Covington Schools is proud to welcome Hannah Edelen and Kareem Simpson to the Covington Board of Education. Edelen and Simpson were sworn-in in December and will serve in their first meeting tonight, Wednesday, January 4. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at 25 East Seventh Street in Covington.

Hannah Edelen       Kareem Simpson

Winter Break Winter Break 12/21-1/3

Winter break is Wednesday, December 21, 2022, through Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Students return to school on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Happy Holidays and have a safe and healthy break.

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. The time has come to recognize and honor our alumni. The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Class Act Awards Class Act Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Class Act Awards. Each year Covington Schools recognizes the “Class Acts” in our school system. These classified employees go beyond the call of duty. They change ordinary moments into memorable ones. They are self-motivated and lead by example. They demonstrate every day that they value the Covington community, students, and co-workers. These “Class Acts” know that others are counting on them, so they seldom miss work. They know that their contributions are important and truly stand out as exemplary staff members. They see each day as an opportunity to make a difference.

Play Primary students enjoyed a winter play

Grades K-2 were treated to a winter play.  The students traveled to Taft Theatre to watch Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.  The kids were filled with holiday joy and excitement.

Christmas Winter Wonderland Talent Show

Our Winter Wonderland Talent Show will be this Tuesday December 20th at 9:15.  Parents were sent information to join us via Facebook to enjoy the show.  

Seeking Feedback on Covington Schools' Improvement Plan

December 15, 2022 ~ Covington Independent Public Schools is in the process of developing a plan to identify district priority needs, strategically allocate resources, and monitor results to meet the needs of all students and close achievement gaps among identified subgroups.  We would like your feedback on the plan, called the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP). 

When developed through a collaborative process involving multiple stakeholders and implemented with fidelity, the plan cultivates an environment that promotes student growth and achievement. That’s why we would love your feedback as a family, staff and community member of Covington Schools.  Your input is vital to our success.

Click below to review the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP). 

CDIP English Version
CDIP Spanish Version

Click below to provide your input:

Feedback ~ English Form
Feedback ~ Spanish Form

Breakfast with Santa

Come meet the big guy himself and enjoy breakfast with your family!  Breakfast with Santa will be December 10 from 9:00-10:30. Santa will be here from 9:00-10:15.  Flyers were sent home before the Thanksgiving Holiday break.  Plenty of activities will be available to enjoy.  Hope to see you there!  

Breakfast with Santa flyer english

Breakfast with Santa flyer spanish

Hygiene talks Fourth & Fifth grade students get treated to hygiene presentation

Fourth and fifth grade students were treated to a hygiene refresher by The FRC, Nurse and Assistant principal.  The students were separated by sex and were able to ask questions.  The presenters gave every student a travel size hygiene pack to use at home.  

Holiday Spirit Week Holiday Spirit Weeks

Happy Holidays! Help us celebrate the holidays as a family.  Sixth District Spirit weeks will be December 12-20.  Click on the link to see the schedule!

first grade science nighty first Grade Family Night

First grade families attended their very own science night.  Families were able to engage in various science experiments.  Some experiments were parent led.  The other experiments were teacher led.  Crystal Clear Science hosted and sponsored the event.  The topic of the evening was "may the force be with you".  Families learned how energy has various powers.

popcorn Friday Popcorn Friday helps Family Resource Center

Popcorn Friday assist The Family Resource Center due to budget cut. 

The Family Resource Center assist students and families on various levels from Family Engagement to Basic Needs assistance to scheduling assemblies and community partners to visit.  This school year The Family Resource Center's budget went from $8,000 to $500.  The school decided to have all proceeds from Popcorn Friday to go to The Family Resource Center to continue implementing programming.  It takes a village to pull of popcorn Friday.  The Johnson family has been volunteering at Sixth District for over 15 years.  They are dedicated to making and bagging the popcorn every month.  They take pride in making sure the popcorn is hot and fresh for our students and families.  Thanks for all that support popcorn Friday! 

Covington Board of Education is looking for Covington business or community leaders Covington Board of Education is looking for Covington business or community leaders

The Covington Board of Education is looking for three Covington business or community leaders to serve on the district's facilities planning committee. The committee is charged with setting priorities and needs for facilities in the district. This committee will meet no more than 5 times between December 2022 and April 2023. At the first meeting, the committee will establish meeting times.

If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of interest by November 22, 2022, to Ken Kippenbrock, 25 E. Seventh Street, Covington, Ky 41011.

boys basketball Sports teams at Sixth District are undefeated

Need a sports fix come check out one of our basketball games.  Our boys and girls teams are undefeated.  Our cheerleaders have been cheering them to victory.  Check out the schedule below to catch a game.

Galerie to donate seven Apple Computers to Sixth District

Galerie Candy & Gifts is a brand sold at most national and regional retailers and Amazon.  If you recall your student coming home with awesome goodies during the holidays throughout the year, chances are it was a gift from Galerie.  Galerie has brought gifts to our students for every holiday for the past 10 plus years.  They host a Christmas toy drive and has had students come visit their warehouse for fieldtrips.  

This month they are donating 7 Apple computers to our school.  We are so excited to receive the computers.  We are very thankful to have such a great community partner in Galerie Candy & Gifts!

Care closet Care Closet Coat Giveaway was a success!

The Care Closet visited our school to assist students and families with coats.  Each student that participated was greeted by a personal shopper.  The personal shopper assisted the student to find the perfect size coat, hat, gloves and boots if requested.  Thanks Care Closet for all you do in the community!

No School on Monday and Tuesday No school Monday and Tuesday

There is no school for students on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8. Monday is a Staff Equivalency Day and staff is to report to work as normal. Tuesday is Election Day and all schools and offices are closed. Enjoy your long weekend.

coats Coat Giveaway

The Care Closet of will sponsor a coat giveaway for our students and families at Sixth District Elementary on November 9th.  Flyers were sent home last week.  The coat giveaway RSVP flyers are due back by November 4th.  Please read the entire flyer for instructions and if siblings or other family members need a coat.  You can print off a copy of the flyer below along with the teacher schedule.Thanks Care Closet!

Coat Flyer English

Coat Flyer Spanish

Teacher schedule

Snacks Anonymous donor drops off snacks for 4th & 5th grade students

A community partner who wishes to be left anonymous recently heard about the new lunch schedule for our 4th and 5th grade students.  Our 4th and 5th grade students now eat first in the morning which typically leads to them being a little hungry in the afternoon.  The donor has dropped off two shipments of snacks for the students.  If you would like to donate store bought prepackaged snacks for our students contact the Family Resource Center at the school.

Book Fair Fall The Book Fair was a hit

Our fall Book Fair was a success.  We had $4100 in sales.  We also met our goal of selling at least 200 books!  Way to go Dolphins!!  we will have another Book Fair in the Spring.  See you then.  Check out the Thank You letter below.

Thank you letter

Spirit Week October Spirit Week October 24-28

Celebrate your Dolphin Spirit October 24-28.  

  • Monday is Crazy Sock day!  How crazy are your socks????
  • Tuesday is Dolphin Day, wear Sixth District clothes
  • Wednesday is PJ day.  Wear your favorite PJ's to school!
  • Thursday is hat day, throw on your favorite hat!
  • Friday is Sports team day.  wear your favorite sports team!
Family Fitness Night Family Fitness and Wellness Night

Third grade invites all Sixth District families to their Family Fitness & Wellness Night on October 20th from 5:30-7:00.  Students will have a chance to win a bicycle and a gymnastic pass.  We will also have an inflatable, Zumba and many more fall activities.


Book Fair Family Night

Come join us on October 26th from 5:30-7:00 for our Book Fair Family Night.  All families who attend will receive a $10 gift card to use at the book fair!!

Book Fair Family Night flyer

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair will be October 24-28.  Students can shop during lunch and 3:00-3:30.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!  

Fall Break Fall Break is this week

Fall Break is this week. There is no school for students on Thursday, October 6, Friday, October 7, or Monday, October 10. We will see everyone back in school on Tuesday, October 11. Have a safe and healthy break.

parent council meeting Family Resource Center is looking for parent members

The Family Resource Center is seeking parent representatives for the FRC Advisory Board.  They meet 5 times a year at 11:00 A.M. at school. If you are interested in being on the council please contact Mrs. Dee Dee in the Family Resource Center at school.  The remaining dates for this school year are:

  • October 19,
  • December 14
  • February 15
  • April 19
cooking class Cooking Classes

Kenton County Extension Office is will offer cooking and nutrition classes at Sixth District.  This event is for adults only.   Come join us on the following dates:

  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 17

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Family Fun Fitness Third grade host Family Fitness & Wellness Night

Third grade families will be able to come enjoy activities and gain resources around wellness.  This event is for third grade students and their families only.  

Homecoming 2022 Join us for Homecoming 2022

It's Homecoming Week 2022!

Holmes High School will celebrate Homecoming 2022 on Friday, September 30. Don't miss all the action beginning with the parade at 5 p.m. followed by the football game vs. Rowan County at 7:30, and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen at halftime.

The parade route will follow Eastern Avenue to Wallace, to Greenup, to 20th Street, to Madison Avenue, and return to campus.

Join us for an exciting day of events.

yoga SKOOL Aid is back!

We are pleased to have SKOOL AID back this school year to offer lots of Social Emotional Learning activities.  SKOOL AID will meet with every student once a month in classrooms throughout the school year.  This month will be yoga!

Parent teacher Conference Parent teacher conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be October 3rd-5th.  Be on the look out for information to schedule a time for your conference.  Contact the school if you have any questions.

boys basketball Winter Sports is in full swing!

Try outs for winter sports is in full swing.  We will have a boys and girls basketball team as well as a cheer leading squad.  Come support your Dolphins as the compete this season.  A schedule will be posted soon.

Hispanic Heritage Month Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Don't miss a chance to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Holmes High School. A fun-filled event including music, dancing, and arts and crafts will take place on Monday, September 26, 4-6 p.m. The event is being coordinated by the family resource offices of Holmes High School, Holmes Middle School, Ninth District Elementary, and Newport High School.

District IT Department Covington Schools Recognizes the Best IT Group

Happy National IT Professional Day to the best IT group in the business. We appreciate you, Jamarcus White, Rick Brock, Joe White, Jared Laney (not pictured), and Brian Baird (not pictured).

Ms. Meyers class is excelling

Ms. Meyers entire Class averaged 80% on their math assessment.  Students were asked to recite their math knowledge in the assessment.  Way to go students, keep up the good work!

Dolphin Fest winners announced

Congratulations to the following families for winning the Dolphin Fest door prizes:

Cash Mason, Breylyn Cook, Madalynn & Oliver Wooton.  They were able to pick out a prize to take home and enjoy with family.

Vineyard Vineyard shows appreciation to staff

Thanks to The Vineyard Covington for the gift to staff as the new school year starts!  Thanks for thinking of us! We appreciate great community partners like you!

Alvin Garrison, Superintendent Covington school board lowers property tax rate by 17%, approves major renovation project

The Covington Independent Schools board of education lowered its property tax rate by 17% Thursday evening. But because of rising property assessments in the city, the district will see an increase in revenue to its general fund for teacher and staff salaries, updated technology and other student needs. 

Superintendent Alvin Garrison said the district's tax rate has not been this low since 2003. He recommended a tax rate of 89.5 cents, 18.6 cents less than last year’s property tax rate. But Covington’s finance director Annette Burtschy said not all property owners will see a tax decrease, since the rate is determined by the value assessment of individual homes. 

Club essential Teacher wish list donations

Thanks to Club Essentials for sponsoring our teachers wish list items for the second year in a row.  We appreciate you thinking of our staff!

Team building Team Building Day

Team Building Day!  Students and staff enjoyed opportunities to learn about each other in a fun day filled with team building activities.

Popcorn Friday's are back!
Board of Education Covington board of education to hold public hearing to consider lowering tax rate by 17 percent

Covington Independent Public Schools is expected to lower its property tax rate.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison is recommending a tax rate of 89.5 cents, a reduction of 18.6 cents from last year’s rate of 108.1 cents on real property.

Dolphin Zone Dolphin Zone is back

We're so excited that Dolphin Zone is back!  Check out the information below for details!

Registration for Dolphin Zone is now open!

Sixth District after school program

Program begins September 12

Monday - Thursday starts at 3:05 with two dismissal times: 4:30 or 5:35

Academic assistance, clubs, enrichment activities and afterschool fun!


Contact Adriana Silva, Dolphin Zone Coordinator

859-609-4444 (call or text)


You can find paper registrations in the front office.

ReadiFest Welcome back

Sixth District welcomed back all students on August 29th.  Students and staff were excited to be back in the building.  We practiced procedures and discussed code of conduct information.  Welcome back Dolphins!

Grandparents day Grandparents Retro Game Night

Grandparents Day is right around the corner!  Sixth District Grandparents are invited to come to school on September 8th from 5:30-7:00. We will enjoy a retro game night of fun! Enjoy popular games to play with your grandchild.  See the attached flyer for details.  A flyer was also sent home with all students.

QR Code for Survey Please take a moment to complete our survey

We are in the process of collecting survey information to develop our new strategic plan. Please use the QR code or link to complete the survey. The survey will close on September 9.

Larry Bell Staff Members Kick Off the School Year with Opening Day

More than 700 Covington Independent Public Schools employees kicked off the school year at the Opening Day ceremonies at Holmes High School on Monday. Staff members heard from Superintendent Alvin Garrison, KEA representatives and guest speaker Larry Bell, a national presenter, author and educator working in the field of education for over 30 years.

Eastern Kentucky Flooding Ways You Can Help Eastern Kentucky Flood Victims

The Family Resource and Youth Services Coalition of Kentucky (FRYSCKy) encourages you to support the EKY flood relief and recovery effort.   

Back-to-School Event Schedule Back-to-school Events Schedule is Released

Check the schedule for your back-to-school events.

Join our team, choose Covington

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Sean Bohannon Bohannon Named new principal at Transformational Learning Center

Covington Independent Schools has found the next leader of their Transformational Learning Center.

Sean Bohannon, a 26-year veteran of Covington Schools is replacing Lorie Duffy, who recently retired. Bohannon is a graduate of Holmes High School.

Covington Schools Please Complete the Annual Title One Parent Survey

To better serve the students at our school, we would like your feedback. The input from this survey will help us best meet the needs of your student. Please fill out one for each of the schools your children attend. This form can be used multiple times. We appreciate your time, comments, and suggestions.

Class of 2022 Holmes High School Graduates the Class of 2022

Congratulations to the Holmes High School Class of 2022 who graduated on Friday, June 3. Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog!

Bob Sanders Recognized as Person of the Year Holmes Alumni Recognized at Hall of Honors Dinner

The Covington Education Foundation recognized some outstanding Holmes High School alumni on Wednesday evening at the Hall of Honors Dinner.

Dr. Kayla Kinker Suma, Class of 2007, and Georgetta Rice, Class of 2005, were recognized as Outstanding Young Alumni. William H. Blackburn, Class of 1965, Judge Steven Jaeger, Sr, Class of 1970, and Faith Tupman, Class of 1990, were inducted into the Holmes Hall of Distinction.

Bob Sanders, Class of 1965, was honored as the Person of the Year.


Covington Schools School Board Approves 5% Raise

The Covington Board of Education approved a 5 percent salary increase for all employees at its board meeting Thursday night. The salary increase takes effect July 1. 

Bulldogs Summer Skills Competition - June 1 - 2

HMS Summer Skills Competition

June 1st and June 2nd 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Incoming 6th , 7th, 8th grade students interested in showing off their athletic skills, competing and having fun.

Holmes seniors 2022 Holmes Seniors visit Sixth District

Holmes High School seniors did a walk through to visit all of their past elementary schools.  Teachers were excited to see their former students complete such an important milestone.  Students were just as excited.  This event is always something staff look forward to every year.

Sports banquet Sports banquet was a success

Sixth District held their sports banquet on May 20 to honor all the sports offered at school.  Community leader Braeon Avery was the guest speaker.  All the student athletes received awards and medals.  Families enjoyed dinner, snow cones, desserts and giveaways.  Way to go Dolphins!

Stacie Strotman, executive director, Covington Partners Strotman honored with the Helen Carroll Champion of Education award

Congratulations to Stacie Strotman, executive director of Covington Partners, who was honored with the 2022 Helen Carroll Champion of Education award.  

No School No School on Tuesday, May 17

Schools and offices are CLOSED on Tuesday, May 17, for the primary election.

Joe Moran Covington’s Sixth District school to get new principal

by Northern Kentucky Tribune

Sixth District Elementary School in Covington will have a new leader next school year. Joe Moran, who now serves as the school’s assistant principal, will be the principal of the school. He replaces Brian Walz, who is retiring after 27 years in education.

PCAK Hockney Sixth District presents Prevent Child Abuse KY with a check

Prevent Child Abuse KY (PCAK) was the recipient of our schools penny war fundraiser.  PCAK sent a representative from Lexington, KY to receive the donation.  Amanda Royer from PCAK came to celebrate with Mrs. Hockney's class.  Amanda and the class enjoyed a pizza party for being the top fundraising class. We are so proud of our students for wanting to give back to the community 

Boys basketball team SEL service project Boys basketball team gives back

The boy's basketball team conducted an SEL project with all the kindergarten student's.  The team did an activity about sharing, team work and being kind.  Each member of the boys basketball team had a group of 5-6 students to implement the activities with. At the conclusion the basketball team presented each kindergarten student with a shirt with their high school graduation year as token to look towards the future.  It was an exciting event.

Lori Knochelmann Project Home Coordinator Receives Service Award

Congratulations to Lori Knochelmann, who received the Thomas More Service Award this past weekend. Lori is the Project Home Coordinator for Covington Schools, where she manages the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program. She works with over 680 students and their families in the program, and partners with outside resources to assist families in crisis. Lori is a 2015 graduate of Thomas More University.

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration is Now Open for 2022-23

Do you know a child who will be 5 on or before August 1? If so, now is the time to register for kindergarten. Please visit the District Enrollment Center, 212 Lavassor Place, Covington, to register in person. To register online, click here and follow the steps described. Make sure you have the proper paperwork before you try to register. For questions, contact the District Enrollment Center at 859-292-5864.

Spring Break Spring Break is April 11-15.

Spring Break 2022 is April 11-15. School will resume on Monday, April 18. Enjoy your break.

Jazz Sweet Treats Sweet Jazz Treats reward staff

Sweet Jazz treats brought their dessert truck to reward staff at Sixth District Elementary by giving every staff person a treat.  The treats were a thank you for the hard work and flexibility it took to maintain such a professional and caring school environment.

7 Hills Church Thank You to 7 Hills Church

Thank you to 7 Hills Church for a great Egg Hunt last night!  They brought over 2000 eggs, games and treats!  Each family also had an opportunity to get a picture with the Easter Bunny.  It was a great time for all!

Board of Education Board Meeting Times Changing to 5:30 p.m.

Effective April 7, 2022, Covington Board of Education meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. Regular meetings will be held at 25 East 7th Street, Covington, Kentucky, and streamed by video teleconferencing via our website

Evening with the experts Evening with the experts

Evening with the Experts was held on March 24th.  A link to the live version of the event is available.  Please use the link below.  If the link does not work, please copy and paste it to your web browser.  If you would like a bag of the resources handed out that night please contact Mrs. Dee Dee in the FRC at school.



Penny War Sixth District students raise $1500 for Prevent Child Abuse KY

Sixth District students raised over $1500 for Prevent Child Abuse KY!  During kindness week our students held a penny war.  It was very competitive and exciting!  The proceeds from the penny war will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse KY.  The winning classroom from each grade level will receive a pizza party. We are so excited about the support our students and families have for such an important topic!  Way to go Dolphins!

Ken Kippenbrock NKU, Covington Schools partner on new scholarship for potential teachers

As part of an effort to attract diverse educators, Northern Kentucky University and Covington Independent Public Schools (CIPS) announced a new partnership offering a scholarship for students in the university’s master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.

NKU will contribute $10,000 towards the scholarship while CIPS will add $4,000. The total $14,000 is the approximate cost of the full MAT program.

Baseball Jamboree Baseball Jamboree was a Hit

The majority of Covington students who showed up for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday had never played the game and don’t own a baseball glove. But the Baseball Jamboree, created by Holmes High School teacher Jason Moore, changed that. After the cold weather postponed the event on Saturday, nearly 150 students in grades K-5 took to Meinken Field and learned some fundamentals of the game.

Baseball Jamboree Baseball Jamboree Postponed to Sunday

Attention registrants: Due to the weather, the Baseball Jamboree has been postponed to Sunday, March 20 at the same place and time.

Covington Schools Friday is a school day

Reminder:  School is in session Friday, March 18. All students must report to school. 

Covington schools get positive news from Cognia accreditation report: big improvements, on right track

At the Covington Independent Public Schools board meeting Thursday, Cognia, a nonprofit organization that accredits primary and secondary schools presented the findings of its newest accreditation report — and it was good news for the district.

school bus Covington students no longer required to wear masks on school buses

Beginning, Monday, March 14, 2022, Covington Independent Public Schools students will no longer be required to wear masks on school buses.

coffee cart The student led coffee cart is back

Ms. Collins' class brings a little bit of joy to staff with their coffee cart on Fridays.  Students organize, make and deliver staff drinks.  This helps build life skills, communication and money skills.

Youth mental health An Evening with the Experts

Sixth District will host a mental health discussion on March 24th from 5:30-7:00.  We will have experts available to answer some of your questions regarding your child's mental health.  Be on the lookout for the flyer that came home with your student.  We are asking for families to submit questions before the event to ensure we have resources available. RSVP's and questions are due back on March 15.

Covington Schools Changes to Covington Mask Mandate

Citing a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, Covington Independent Public Schools is changing its mask policy from mandatory to recommended.

The mask recommended policy becomes effective Monday, February 28, 2022. Students and staff can still wear masks if they prefer, but they are not required to. The Covington Board of Education approved the change at its board meeting Thursday night.

Class Act Awards Class Act Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Class Act Awards. Each year Covington Schools recognizes the “Class Acts” in our school system. These classified employees go beyond the call of duty. They change ordinary moments into memorable ones. They are self-motivated and lead by example. They demonstrate every day that they value the Covington community, students, and co-workers. These “Class Acts” know that others are counting on them, so they seldom miss work. They know that their contributions are important and truly stand out as exemplary staff members. They see each day as an opportunity to make a difference.

Lincoln Grant Night Holmes Basketball Hosts Lincoln Grant Night

As a tribute to Black History Month, Holmes High School invites you to attend Lincoln Grant Night, Friday, February 18. The Lady Bulldogs varsity team plays at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity at 7:30. Alumni from Lincoln Grant High School will be recognized between the two games along with our senior athletes. A reception will take place at 6 p.m. in the Hartman Room. If you attended Lincoln Grant High School, please contact Coach Brad Carr at for more information.

Bengals Fun! Sixth District host a tailgating party for students and staff

Students and staff were treated to popcorn as part of a tailgating party in honor of the Bengals going to the Super Bowl.This is one of the activities planned throughout the week. GO Bengal!

Cash Mason 4th grade as Joe Burrow Who Dey!

The students and staff at Sixth District celebrated the Bengals all week long.  We had a WHO DEY spirit week.

  • Monday was Blackout Monday. Students and staff wore black in support of the Bengals wearing their black jerseys in the Super Bowl
  • Tuesday was Team Tuesday.  Students and staff wore Sixth District clothing
  • Wednesday was Coach Taylor Wednesday.  Students and staff wore a hat in honor of Coach Taylor
  • Thursday was Burrow Bling Thursday.  Students and staff wore jewelry and sunglasses
  • Friday was WinCincinnati Friday.  Students and staff wore orange and black or any Bengals gear.
We Appreciate our School Counselors Celebrating our School Counselors During National School Counselors' Week

It is National School Counselors' Week!
We are excited to recognize our school counselors for the incredible job they do supporting our students, families and schools.

cancel Athletic events canceled due to weather

The following athletic events involving Covington Independent Public Schools  have been canceled due to the inclement weather.

calendar update Covington Schools going to NTI Thursday, Friday. Please note other calendar changes.

Covington Independent Public Schools is making changes to its schedule due to the upcoming winter weather and other events. Please make the following changes to your calendar:


Two Hour Delay Friday, January 28

Due to inclement weather, Covington Independent Public Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay today, Friday, January 28.

Response Chart New Covid-19 Guidelines Released

Kentucky has released new guidance for schools amid the omicron surge. The following is what it means for Covington Independent Public Schools:

In-person instruction will resume Monday, January 24. In-person instruction will resume Monday, January 24

As we return to in-person instruction, please continue to follow the district protocols outlined below:


CIPS logo Covington Schools Extends Remote Learning until January 24, 2022

Covington Independent Public Schools has made the decision to extend remote learning for another week.

Mr. Huhn Night January 21 is Mr. Huhn Night

We invite all current and former teachers, students, players, coaches and friends to join us as we honor a Holmes High School legend.

Friday, January 21, 2022 is Mr. Huhn Night as the Bulldogs take on the Camels of Campbell County. Mr. Huhn will be recognized between the JV and varsity games for his 50 years of dedication to Holmes High School scorekeeping and statistics.

Wear red and show your support for everyone's favorite math teacher and statistician.

Sarah Flerlage School Board Selects New Chair

At its organizational meeting last week, the Covington Board of Education selected Sarah Flerlage as the board chair and Jerry Avery as vice-chair. Flerlage, who has been on the board for three years, said "I'm excited about the challenge, and opportunity to continue to serve the Covington community in this new capacity. I look forward to teaming with Mr. Garrison, the leadership team, and our incredible board, to keep improving the lives and education of the children in our district."

Covington Schools Schools Closed January 10-14


As you may know, the safety of our students and staff is a priority of Covington Independent Public Schools. Therefore, the district has decided to remain closed to in-person instruction next week due to the high number of COVID-19 related illness. Monday, January 10, 2022, will be a teacher/staff workday. Students will not report.  The district has opted to use NTI (non-traditional instruction, or remote learning) days Tuesday – Friday, January 11-14, 2022Monday, January 17, 2022 is a holiday. As of now, students are expected to return to in-person classes on Tuesday, January 18.

Vaccine Clinic at GOS Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday at GOS

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday, January 8 at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School, 501 W. 19th St., Covington, KY. This clinic is for children ages 5-11. Children may receive their first or second dose. Hours for the clinic are 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The clinic originally scheduled at Ninth District Elementary School has been canceled. Students who have an appointment scheduled at Ninth District should report to Glenn O. Swing.

Schools Closed on Thursday and Friday Schools to Close Thursday and Friday


Covington Independent Public Schools has made the difficult decision to close schools Thursday and Friday, January 6 and 7, due to the high number of staff COVID-19 related illnesses.

We hope this time will allow our employees to get well and return to the important work of teaching and learning on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Thank you and see you Monday.

Alvin L. Garrison,

Welcome Back to School COVID-19 Safety Protocols Remain in Place for Start of 2022

Greetings Parents/Caregivers,

Happy New Year! I hope all had a wonderful, restful holiday season with family and a few friends.

As we begin the second half of the school year, we want to remind everyone that the health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. During this pandemic, our goal is to keep our children and employees safe and our schools open.

Sleigh Bells and Sirens Sleigh Bells and Sirens

Sleigh Bells and Sirens took place on December 15th for four lucky students.  The program formerly known as Shop with a Cop allows students to shop for Christmas gifts while being escorted by a police officer.  The students were able to ride in a police car and learn about the sirens and other things about the police car.  

Ms. Duvall Sixth District recognizes dedicated retiree

Congratulations to Linda Duvall who will retire this month.  Linda has been in our school district for 20 years.  She has worked at the bus lot, GOS, Thomas Edison Elementary and Sixth District.  Congratulations LInda, we will miss you!

Tornado Flyer Covington Schools helping Western Kentucky communities affected by tornadoes

Covington Independent Public Schools is partnering with the Northern Kentucky Educational Services Cooperative to help the communities in Western Kentucky impacted by the tornadoes.

Vaccine Clinic for Children ages 5-11

Students, friends, and community members who are ages 5-11 can get a Covid-19 vaccine at Glenn O. Swing or Ninth District Elementary School on Saturday, December 18.

Use the website or QR code below to register for the vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.

Please note that the vaccine will only be given to children between the ages of 5-11. Adult vaccine doses will not be available.

Water Main Break Cancels Events Water Main Break Cancels Events

Due to a water main break on campus, the Holmes vs. Newport boys' basketball games tonight have been canceled.

The Bulldog Battle for the Bone wrestling tournament scheduled for Saturday, December 3 has also been canceled.

We will let you know when these events are rescheduled.

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to our Covington families

Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24-26, 2021 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools will reopen on Monday, November 29. Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend!

MEBS afterschool Dolphin Zone is up and running

Dolphin Zone after school program is running and full of enrichment activities.  Students who are enrolled enjoy academic enrichment from 3:30-4:30 and fun enrichment from 4:30-5:30.  Students also receive a snack after school and dinner at 5:30.  Contact Adriana Silva at (859) 292-5819 for more details.

school fun SEL and Mental Health Activities are in full swing at Sixth District

We understand the COVID Pandemic has had a tremendous effect on our students mentally, socially and emotionally. We have enlisted several community partners to give our staff the tools to assist our students needs.  Our Family Resource Center (FRC) received a grant to address SEL (social and emotional learning) and mental health support for students, families and staff.  Our school counselor has begun implementing several self help and social skill activities.  Our school psychologist continues to see students who may be struggling in school.  We also have a school based therapist from MEBS to see students.  Our teachers, staff and our administrator teams support and encourage families to reach out to the school if you feel your student is struggling emotionally or mentally.  We our trying to address our students needs individually and as a group as needed.

Mayor's Holiday Reading Challenge Read More – Get Smarter- Win Prizes!

Announcing the Mayor’s 2021 Holiday Reading Challenge

Sunday, November 21 – Friday, December 31, 2021

PreK – Grade 3 children using Footsteps2Brilliance & Clever Kids University

COVID-19 Vaccine Children Ages 5-11 Can Now Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

Children ages 5-11 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have approved the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds. Children aged 12 and up are already eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Happy National School Psychology Week! Happy National School Psychology Week!

Happy National School Psychology Week!

Thank you, Jill Baird, Julie Capeci, Shelby Montgomery, Susan Parsons, Teresa Rose, Kathy Alexander, Candace Bone, and Julie Stava, for all you do for our students. We appreciate you!

Passport Night winners Passport to Covington Family Night

Sixth District Elementary collaborated with The City Of Covington and Kenton County Public Library to host our Passport To Covington Family Night.  Congratulations to the winners of our door prizes.  Kemanii Robbins, Elias Morales and Andry Chun!

5th grade jobs Fifth grade students paid for school duties

Every fifth grade student was interviewed and hired for a job at Sixth District.  The student jobs range from Principal assistant to Birthday club organizers.  Students were paid in treats based off of the evaluation that each employer had to fill out.  Great job fifth grade dolphins! 

Galerie Halloween Galerie donates fall treats to students

Galerie Candy and Gifts donated gifts for each student for a fall treat.  Students were able to shop for 3 gifts at the "Galerie Shop".  Thanks Galerie for always supporting our school.

Schools Closed Schools are Closed on Monday and Tuesday

This is a reminder that all Covington schools are closed on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2. Staff members must report as normal on Monday. School will resume on Wednesday, November 3. Have a safe weekend!

Alvin Garrison School board votes to extend Supt. Alvin Garrison’s contract another four years

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison is staying at the helm of Covington Independent Public Schools for at least another four years.

The Covington Board of Education approved a four-year contract extension for Garrison at its board meeting Thursday.

Tom Haggard, board member Board member Haggard honored by Cincinnati Business Courier

Congratulations to Covington Board of Education member, Tom Haggard, who was recognized Thursday, October 21, 2021, by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the region's young talent through its Forty Under 40 Award.

Passport Passport to Covington Family Night

Sixth District Elementary collaborates with The City Of Covington and Kenton County Public Library to host our Passport To Covington Family Night.  The event will be October 28th from 5:00-6:30.  There will be an opportunity for two families to win a reading nook!  Flyers were sent home with students.  Contact the school for more information.  

Disability Awareness Students learn about disability awareness

Students were treated to an amazing program from SKOOL Aid about disability awareness.  Students in grades K-2 were presented with a puppet show to teach them about inclusivity.  Students in grades 3-5 attended an assembly about inclusivity from paralympian Jake Counts.  Grades 3-5 were also able to participate in wheel chair basketball with Mr. Counts .

school Spirit Sixth District Spirit Week
Vaccine Event at Holmes Free clinic Oct 16 at Holmes to feature players, COVID-19 shots

Several Cincinnati Bengal legends will join forces with local health officials on Oct. 16 in Covington to encourage Northern Kentuckians to protect themselves and those around them from COVID-19.

A free vaccination clinic at Holmes High School -- that will also include food, music and giveaways – will feature the chance for photographs and autographs with former star players Anthony Muñoz, Jim Breech, David Fulcher, Solomon Wilcots, Robert Jackson, and David Wilkins.


Calendar Covington Board of Education Approves Amended 2021-2022 School Calendar

Last evening, the Covington Board of Education so graciously approved the amending of the district calendar by adding four teacher-planning days.

Fall Break is Quickly Approaching


Fall Break - Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11

Solar Panels on Chapman Building Covington schools solar energy project with Performance Services results in terrific cost savings

Since completing its energy savings project three years ago, Covington Independent Public Schools has saved over $818,000 in utility costs. The district’s project included: renovating building systems, converting its interior and exterior lights to LED high-efficiency lighting, and installing solar panels at two schools.

Covington Schools Increase Substitute Teacher Pay Covington Schools Increase Substitute Teacher Pay

The Covington board of education voted unanimously Thursday to increase the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers in the school district.

Many districts are struggling to find substitute teachers, so Covington Independent Public Schools will now offer $200 per day, up from the previous daily rate of $135.

Congratulations to the 2021 Class Act Award Winners

This is the 13th year for the Class Act Awards, where Covington Independent Public Schools recognizes classified employees who go beyond the call of duty. The Class Act awards were started because we have so many wonderful employees who often go unrecognized for the great work that they do. A committee determines the criteria for the award and selects the winners. Some of the criteria include being self-motivated, leading by example, demonstrating every day that they value the Covington community, students, and co-workers, and seeing each day as an opportunity to make a difference. The employees also must have good attitudes and good attendance.

Sixth District chosen as a host site for EL family Engagement Night

 Covington Schools will host an EL parent engagement night on Sept. 20th & 23rd at JGC and the 21st at Sixth District Elementary from 5:00-7:00 P.M.

Kevin DePablo DePaz Student wins award from City Of Covington

Congratulations to Kevin Pablo De Paz for winning a prize from The City Of Covington's EL festival.  The festival was an opportunity for families to gather resources.  Covington Schools hosted an EL parent engagement night on Sept. 20th & 23rd at JGC and the 21st at Sixth District Elementary from 5:00-7:00 P.M.

Maurice Brown Custodian, Maurice Brown honored with School District award

Superintendent Alvin Garrison presented our current Custodial Supervisor Maurice Brown with the "Class Act" award this week.  The award is a district wide award.  Only four people receive the honor.  Maurice has been a custodian at Sixth District Elementary for 23 years.  He is also the boys basketball coach and mentor to former students.  Congratulations Maurice!

Reminder:  Mandate Continues for Covington Schools  Mask Mandate Continues for Covington Schools 

September 15, 2021 - The Covington Board of Education approved the mask mandate for Covington Schools on August 12, 2021. The district will continue to require masks or face coverings for all students and staff while inside of district buildings and on all school and TANK buses. COVID-19 is still present in our community, and we must do what we can to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible. We will update you with any changes. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pokemon/Lexia Pokemon and Lexia team up to help with student success

Lexia is a K-5 computer-based program adopted by our school to promote literacy skills.  Within the Lexia program, as our students progress, they attain new levels and abilities, much like Pokemon.  As Pokemon evolve they become smarter, stronger and master new levels.  Mr. Walz and Mr. Moran thought it would be fun to tie Lexia and Pokemon together to create a "Leveling Up With Lexia" wall.  Each classroom teacher chose a Pokemon character to represent their class.  Each student, in turn, has that Pokemon character with their name, that will advance along the 21 levels of the Lexia wall as they advance through the program.  Upon completion of their grade level, our students will be rewarded with an awesome "Leveling Up at Sixth District" t-shirt.  


So far, the feedback has been  positive.  The kids like seeing their names on the wall attached to their Pokemon and the progress they are making towards their t-shirt

SKool Aid Skool AId provides a day of team building for students and teachers

Skool Aid came to our school to provide a day of team building for students and teachers.  Teachers interacted with students as they completed several activities.  Some activities included wheel chair relay races in which teachers had to guide the students.  Another popular event was "don't touch the lava" in which teachers were the anchors as students crossed over platforms being sure to not touch the lava.  It was a great day of teacher and student interaction. 

SKool AId was brought to our school as a part of the GEER grant that the Family Resource Center received. Skool AId will work with the school throughout the year.  

Clubessential Clubessential donates teacher supplies

Thanks to Clubessential for the very generous donation of supplies for our teachers, staff and students!  Our teachers and staff created a wish list of items. Items ranged from indoor recess activities to office supplies. They also had a backpack drive for our students. We are very grateful for your kindness

Renata Watts Covington Schools Receive Grant to Assist Students with Pandemic Trauma

At Holmes Middle School, one student said he could not concentrate while online, another worried that he would not pass to 8th grade as he failed many classes, while yet another did not want to come back in in-person classes.

When school starts this week, a team of teachers and counselors at Holmes will be on hand to help students navigate through the trauma they experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Services Team honored for work Covington's health services team honored for outstanding work during the pandemic

The Covington Board of Education Thursday evening recognized members of the district’s health services team for their outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination Clinic Covid Vaccine Clinic at Holmes High School

Get your COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday at Holmes High School. No appointment is necessary.

ESSER Funds Survey Survey Results Show How ESSER Funds Will be Spent

Parents, staff, students, and community members believe Covington Independent Public Schools should use COVID-19 funds to meet the needs and provide activities for a range of children in the district.

Scott Alter, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, said the district will do just that.

Meet the teacher 21-22 Meet the Teacher

Mark your calendars for Sixth District's meet the teacher night.  It will be held on August 10th from 5:00-6:30. We will also have some of our local community agencies in attendance to give you resources.  We look forward to seeing our families on August 10th.  

Back to School Event Schedule Don't Miss Your Back to School Event

Summer is coming to an end and it's time for our Back to School events to begin.

Ninth District - August 3, 4 - 6 p.m.

Sixth District - August 10, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Holmes Middle School - August 11 & 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

Latonia - August 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

Holmes High School - August 12, Grades 9 and 12, August 13, Grades 10 and 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

John G. Carlisle - August 16, 4 - 7 p.m.

Glenn O. Swing - August 17, 3 - 5 p.m.

TLC & Biggs Early Childhood Center, August Individual parent orientation meetings

Vaccination Clinic Second Vaccination Clinic Coming to Holmes High School

Here is a chance to get your child vaccinated before school starts on August 19.

Wild Health will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Holmes High School in partnership with Team Kentucky. This vaccination clinic is for anyone ages 12 and older, including students, staff, and members of the community.

Reopening Plan Reopening Plan Released for 2021-2022 School Year

Covington Independent Public Schools looks forward to the start of the new school year on August 19, 2021. Team Covington is committed to in-person instruction, five days a week for the 2021-22 school year. The team developed this plan with our guiding principle at the forefront: The safety and well-being of our students, staff, families and community will always be our top priority. As we venture into another school year with COVID-19, we wanted to address some common questions and concerns regarding the upcoming school year. Please note: our reopening plan is a living document and is subject to change throughout the school year. We will update this document as needed.

Job openings Looking for a job? Covington Independent has openings

Covington Independent Public Schools has job openings for teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, bus drivers, monitors, nutrition assistants and more. 

Alvin L. Garrison, superintendent Superintendent Garrison delivers keynote address at Diversity Workshop

Covington Superintendent Alvin L. Garrison delivered the keynote address Monday at Northern Kentucky University’s workshop entitled “Courageous Conversations: A One-Day Workshop on Diversity and Equity in Education

COVID-19 Vaccine Holmes Vaccination Clinic is a Success

In collaboration with Wild Health, 43 people received the COVID-19 vaccine at Holmes High School today. Staff members, students, parents, community members, and even students from 4 other school districts came to Holmes to be vaccinated.

The next clinic is August 12 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. Anyone 12 and older is welcome, by appointment or walk-in, regardless of needing the first or second dose. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

CIPS logo Bulldog Virtual Academy Application for Grades 6-12

Holmes High School and Holmes Middle School are excited to announce the continuation of our online learning option for students in grades 6-12. Over the past two years, we have learned how to provide a quality education for our students virtually, and we are proud to offer this solution for students and families who learn better virtually.

Please see the information about the online program below along with the student profile to determine if this is the best learning environment for your student. If it is, please complete the application process.

Vaccination Clinic Walk-ins Welcome at Free Vaccination Clinic

Here is a chance to get your child vaccinated before school starts on August 19.

Wild Health will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Holmes High School in partnership with Team Kentucky. This vaccination clinic is for anyone ages 12 and older, including students, staff, and members of the community.

Lee Turner Turner Returns to Covington as Holmes Middle School Principal

Lee Turner was named principal at Holmes Middle School, Covington Independent Public Schools announced Friday.

He previously worked in the district for seventeen years and is currently assistant principal at Scott High School in Taylor Mill, part of the Kenton County School District.

Backpack Giveaway Registration Underway for Backpack Giveaway

1,008 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies will be given away in drive-thru appointments August 14-15 at Be Concerned, 1100 Pike St., Covington. If more than 1,008 students sign up, winners will be chosen by random drawing in early August. Winners will be emailed or texted pick-up times for their kids’ backpacks the week of August 9.

Please note that parents will have to register this year for the backpack giveaway.

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. The time has come to recognize and honor our alumni. The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Covington Schools Input Needed on How to Spend ESSER III Funds

Covington Independent Public Schools (CIPS) will apply for ESSER III funds by the application deadline of July 31, 2021. The purpose of these funds is to address the impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools and students. The district is seeking input from its students, families, teachers and staff, administrators, other school-level leaders, and community members on how to spend these funds.

Please complete the survey below:

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Covington Schools Honors its 2021Retirees

Congratulations to the Covington Independent Public Schools 2021 retirees! Enjoy your retirement.

Camp Covington Covington schools offering double pay for summer school teachers

Covington Independent Public Schools is doubling the amount it pays summer school teachers in an effort to keep them on board during an unusually crowded summer semester.

Senior Walk Class of 2021 Visits Elementary Schools During Senior Walk

Holmes High School's Class of 2021 took a walk in the past today as they went back to where it all began. The seniors visited the district's elementary schools and were greeted with signs, cheering, and lots of hugs. Many happy tears were shed by students and teachers alike. At one stop the seniors were able to view their graduation video from back in the fifth grade.

Walk proudly Class of 2021!

fifth grade food truck Fifth grade project based learning activity

Fifth grade students participated in a partner project based learning activity.  The topic was food trucks.  It was a four part project.  They had to make a menu, design a menu and decide how to launch it.  Students were paired based on their menu choice. The students came up with a logo, name, tagline and pricing.  This project covered all subject areas.  For the menu they had to research other restaurants to compare pricing.  The actual food truck size was created based off of the area and perimeter.  Check out Rex's food truck in the picture.

Former Sixth District students Holmes graduation 2021 Holmes High School graduation walk

Seniors from Holmes High School visited our school for their annual graduation walk.  We have several former students graduating this year.  Congratulations to all!

Ice cream celebration Ice Cream celebration for all students

Our counselor, Ms. Owen celebrated every student with an ice cream sundae celebration this week.  Students were rewarded for their strength and tenacity during the pandemic.  Way to go Dolphins!

fourth grade t-shirt design winner T-shirt design contest winning classroom

Congratulations to Mrs. Solano's 4th grade class for winning the t-shirt design contest.  The shirts read, " Sixth District Elementary Our connection is strong".  What a true statement for this year.  

Survey Title One Annual Parent Survey

To better serve the students of our school, we would like your feedback. The input from this survey will help us best meet the needs of your student. Please fill out one for each of the schools your children attend. This form can be used multiple times. We appreciate your time, comments and suggestions.



Happy Nurses' Week Happy Nurses' Week

Happy Nurses' Week to our school nurses!

Thank you for all you do to keep our students safe and healthy!

Family Thank You Parents!

We want to thank all of our parents for the support, flexibility and collaboration to make it through the school year.  With the support of our parents we were able to get students back in school and continue teaching and learning.  Thanks again for being the biggest part of education!

KPREP state testing starts May 11

KPREP state testing starts May 11.  Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest.  Students should arrive to school no later than 7:45.  Contact the school if you have any questions.  Good luck on the state KPREP test!

Thank you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Covington Schools has the best employees. It has been a pleasure to treat our teachers and staff members with food, treats and gifts this week in observance of Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teacher Appreciation Teacher Appreciation week

Teachers and staff were celebrated the week of May 3-7 for National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Every day they received a gift.  Gifts were sponsored by Galerie Candy & Gifts, The Family Resource Center & Administration. Students and families sent in thank you cards and our superintendent sent over a gift as well.  Everyone enjoyed the week long celebration.  

COVID update Update: Regarding wearing masks while outside

Covington Schools has received updated guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education and the state health department regarding wearing masks while outside

Free WiFi Covington offers Free Public Wi-Fi Zones

Covington now offers free Wi-Fi for students and their families in areas of these neighborhoods: Eastside, Helentown, Austinburg, Peaselburg, Levassor Park, Lewisburg, Latonia, and West Covington.

Excellence in Education 2021 Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced

Covington Schools is proud to announce our 2021 Excellence in Education award winners:

T-Shirt design winner T-Shirt design winner

Congratulations to Ms. Solano's fourth grade class for winning the T-Shirt design contest.  Staff were asked to come up with a creative shirt slogan that explains this school year.  Ms. Solano enlisted the help of her students and they came up with the winning slogan.  Check out the winning slogan in the picture.  Every student will receive a shirt in May.

Meal Pick-up Important Notice: A Change in Meal Pickup Days

Beginning the week of April 26, weekly meal bags can be picked up on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meal pickup is will no longer be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

Back to the classroom Return to School on Monday

Reminder: All students in all grades return to school on Monday, April 19. All Covington Virtual Academy students will remain in remote learning.

All Students in All Grades Return to School on Monday, April 19

Camp Covington Covington Schools ready for 70% increase in students in summer program

Covington City Schools Director of Community and Family Engagement Stacie Strotman says the district has 3,800 students.

Student in Classroom District releases information on the Supplemental School Year Program

The Covington Board of Education is accepting applications from families who are interested in having their children repeat this school year. Submitting an application is      not automatic approval as the board has until June 1 to decide to accept all or none of the the submitted applications.  


Galerie Easter gifts Galerie showers students with gifts

We are always grateful for the wonderful donations we receive from Galerie Candy and Gifts. The kids enjoyed the wonderful spring gifts.  Students were able to shop for four gifts to enjoy.

cooking class pic Cooking Fun with The Dolphins

Cooking Fun with Dolphins was a huge success.  Thanks to Ms. Dorisa Johnson with the Kenton County Extension Office for collaborating with our school to offer the program.  Families learned about how to measure ingredients, nutritional information, proper cooking times and much more.  If you are interested in programs offered through the Kenton County Extension office please e-mail Ms. Dorisa at


Spring Break April 12-16 No Meal Pickups During Spring Break

Meal pickups will not be available during Spring Break. Regular meal pickup times will resume on April 19.

Students Return to School Students to Return to School Four Days a Week Beginning April 19

I am pleased to announce that students in Covington Independent Public Schools will have the opportunity to attend school four days a week when they return from Spring Break.

Class Act Awards Class Act Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Do you know a classified employee who goes beyond the call of duty? Then nominate him or her for the district’s Class Act Award. Covington Independent Public Schools is now accepting nominations for this award. The winners will be recognized during opening day in August 2021. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2021. For more information and nomination forms, go to

Galerie Easter Galerie provides Easter gifts for students

Galerie Candy and Gifts continues to support our student with seasonal gifts.  All students will receive 4 Spring gifts courtesy of Galerie Candy and Gifts.  Students will have the opportunity to shop for their 4 gifts during school on Tuesday March 30 and Friday April 2 after recess.  Galerie has provided gifts for students for the past 10 years.  

Powerpacks Freestore FoodBank continues to support students

The Freestore Foodbank continues to support students over the weekends.  The organization provides 10% of our students with snack food packs over the weekends.  They have partnered with our school district for the past 12 years to provide the program. They also provide popup shops and holiday food assistance for families. 

Kindergarten Registration Begins March 29

Welcome Class of 2034. We can’t wait for you to start Kindergarten next fall. You can enroll Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 9 for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year one of two ways:

No School on Friday No School Friday, March 19

There is no school or remote learning on Friday, March 19 due to a professional development day. Classes will resume on Monday, March 22 with Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 12th graders attending in-person every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. All other Group A students continue to attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and Group B students on Thursdays and Fridays.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Back to School Some Covington students returning four days a week beginning March 22

In our quest to get students back in our school buildings, Covington Independent Public Schools will begin a phased-in approach to return more children to in-person learning.  

Pink Link Pink Link kits are coming to our school

Pink Link is a movement created from one of our community angels, Covington Partners.  Pink Link will provide kits of feminine products for students who may not have a product when in need.  The kits will be placed in areas where girls can access it without any worries.  Our female students in grades four and five will be given a introductory tour of where they will be placed in the building.  The kits will be ready to be accessed in March 2021.

PEBT March 2021 The Government has approved another round of P-EBT food benefits

Another round of P-EBT benefits have been approved for families that qualify.  Check out the chart to see when benefits will start to be disbursed.  

Cooking class Virtual Cooking Classes
lifetouch School picture retake days

Back in the fall we had Lifetouch Picture Day. Due to NTI days we had to postpone our Retake Day in November. We have the new dates scheduled for March 9th and March 11th. Group AA students will get their picture taken or retaken on Tuesday, March 9th. Group BB students will get theirs taken on Thursday, March 11th. All CVA students can call the office for an appointment time after school from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on either of those two days. Forms will be available in the office or you can go online for Lifetouch to order pictures. If your child hasn’t had a picture taken at our school this year yet due to being new or absent the first time, they will get their picture taken.

Bricking 2 March is National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month. Each year in honor of this, schools celebrate “Read Across America Week” starting March 1st. While reading is at the forefront of education and school, we encourage you to continue fostering the love of reading at home. You can make reading exciting by creating a theme, reading in a fun spot, or reading to a pet, sibling, or toy. When enjoying a book with your child encourage them to read the book to you as well.

Sixth District students will receive special surprises from the FRC to help foster the love of reading.


Children of all ages can read in many ways.

Reading the pictures - children can tell the story based on pictures alone. This is great for our young children and early readers.

Shared Reading - As a child is read to, have them read words they may already know. This is a great way to keep them engaged and practice reading.

Retelling - Children can retell a story they've previously been read.

Going to the local library – make a visit to your library and sign up your child for a library card.

1st grade Students are up to the task of being back in person

Students seem up to the task of being back in school.  While talking to students they seem to be excited to see friends and staff.  In addition, some students have started back in our Dolphin Zone after school program.  

Parenting Parenting tip

Tips to deal with behavior issues:

"Don't forget your jacket." "Don't run in the street." Sometimes it seems like adults fill kids' heads with all the things they're not supposed to do. The problem is that young children often tune out the word "don't." Instead, tell your child what you DO want him to do: "Take your jacket. Stay on the sidewalk."

Back to School Welcome Back Group B

Welcome Back!

Group B students were excited to see their teachers, friends and the sun as they returned to in-person instruction today, Thursday, February 25.

Covington Schools remains on a hybrid schedule. Group A students attend in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays while Group B students attend on Thursdays and Fridays.

Temperatures are checked as students arrive Back to School - Again

It's the first day of school, again. Schools welcomed back Group A students today, Monday, February 22. Group B students return to in-person instruction on Thursday, February 25.

Students return to school Monday, February 22. Students return to school Monday, February 22.


Students return to school Monday, February 22.

Group A students attend in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Group B students attend in-person instruction on Thursdays and Fridays.

Back to School Back to School Video

Check out our video as we welcome students back to school on Monday, February 22.

Jennifer Fowee, Director of Health Services for Covington Schools Please Follow Best Health Practices

As Covington Independent Public Schools prepares to return to in-person instruction on Monday, February, 22, we kindly ask that all staff, students, families, and community members continue to follow the best health practices as recommended by the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

Alvin Garrison A Message From Superintendent Garrison

I can truly say, I have missed seeing our wonderful students in Covington Independent Public Schools. The administration, board, teachers and staff look forward to having our students in classrooms on Monday, February 22, 2021 (weather permitting) as we return to in-person instruction under the “A/B” Hybrid Model.

Thursday, February 17 Remote Learning for Thursday, February 18

All Covington Schools will remain on remote learning for Thursday, February 18 with no in-person instruction.

Meal pickup services will be offered, but due to inclement weather, transportation services will not be offered.

Meal Pick Up Available But No Transportation Meal Pick Up Offered, But No Transportation

Meal pick up services will be offered Wednesday, February 17, but due to inclement weather, transportation services will not be offered, including meal deliveries to City Heights.

No Meal Pickup or Bus Service Important Information for Tuesday, February 16

All Covington Schools students will remain on remote learning for Tuesday, February 16.

There will be no meal pickup or bus service due to inclement weather.


Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Employees Receive Vaccine for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Many Covington Schools employees received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, February 14.

There is no school or remote learning on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Remote learning continues Tuesday thru Friday, February 16-19.

Students return to the A/B hybrid schedule on Monday, February 22.

No school Reminder no school Friday February 12 & Monday February 15

Just a reminder, 

No school Friday February 12 and Monday February 15.  Lunch pick up will not be available on Monday February 15.  

Alvin Garrison Celebrating Black History Month - Leaders in Our Community: Alvin Garrison

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in recognizing the leaders making history in our region.

No School Friday or Monday No School Friday or Monday

There is no school or remote learning on Friday, February 12 or Monday, February 15. Meal pickup is available on Friday only. Enjoy your long weekend.

Celebrating FRYSC Week We celebrate our Family Resource Youth Services Center Coordinators

Thirty years ago, Marilynn Arnold was a stay-at-home mom volunteering at the district’s preschool center where her four-year-old attended. During this time, the Kentucky General Assembly created the Family Resource Youth Services Centers as an integral part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. A year later, Ms. Arnold decided to join the workforce and use her education and experience to help Covington families. 

No Meal Pickup or Bus Service No Meal Pickup or Bus Service on Thursday, February 11

Due to inclement weather, there will be no meal pickup or bus service on Thursday, February 11.

Students will remain on remote learning.

No Meal Pickup or Bus Service No Meal Pickup or Bus Service on Wednesday, February 10


Due to impending inclement weather, there will be no meal pickup or bus service on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Students will remain on remote learning.

No Meal or Bus Service Today

All Covington Schools are on remote learning today, Tuesday, February 9. Due to inclement weather, there is no meal pickup or bus service.

National School Counselors Week We Appreciate Our School Counselors

In recognition of National School Counselors' Week, we honor the counselors for Covington Independent Public Schools. They are the best!

Parent portal Parent and student portal information

Campus Parent and Campus Student put school information at your fingertips with real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules, and more.

Students will be given access to their portal account by the school. 

If you are a parent/guardian and would to get setup with a parent portal to your child(ren) account, please contact your school for your activation key and watch the video below to get started.

In-person Learning Resumes February 22 In-person Instruction Resumes on February 22

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff: 

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person instruction on February 22 operating on the “A/B” Hybrid Model. 

This means students who are assigned to the “A” rotation will attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students assigned to the “B” rotation will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays. Students will continue to log in and complete assignments online on days in which they are not scheduled to attend in person.

Thursday is Virtual Learning Day

All Covington Independent Public Schools will be on a virtual learning schedule today, Thursday, January 28. No bus services or in-person services will be offered. Families can still pick up meals between 8 - 11 a.m. at the high school and elementary schools only.

Read Ready Covington Challenge Winners Reading Pays Off for Covington Students

Congratulations to the winners of the Mayor's Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Read Ready Covington.

Students in preschool thru third grade were challenged to use the apps Footsteps2Brilliance and Clever Kids University to improve their reading skills. The challenge took place November 16 - December 31, 2020 and was open to any student attending school in the city of Covington.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison School Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Superintendent Garrison and Covington Schools employees received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. Thank you St. Elizabeth Healthcare for making educators a priority.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Schools Closed on Monday, January 18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all schools and offices are closed Monday, January 18.

Remote Learning Continues Remote Learning is Extended

Citing active COVID cases and the number of staff under quarantine, the Covington Board of Education in conjunction with Superintendent Alvin Garrison decided that all students would continue with virtual learning and not transition to the hybrid schedule at this time. During the board meeting Thursday, board members said they would further discuss return-to-school options when the board meets again on January 28.

Family Resource Center is still open

Reminder to contact the Family Resource Center (FRC) if you are in need of where to go for community resources.

Building will be closed on Friday January 15th

Teachers are excited to see the students return to school.  To give teachers and staff time to set up their classrooms, the building will be closed on January 15th.  

COVID-19 Dashboard Provides Updated Information

To keep our staff and families informed, Covington Independent Public Schools has emailed or called the appropriate group each time a student or staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

Glenda Huff Huff Selected as Board Chair

Long time board member Glenda Huff was selected as chair of the Covington Board of Education at its organizational meeting on Tuesday.

Holmes Bulldogs Holmes High School Needs YouTube Subscribers

Holmes High School has created a YouTube channel to allow you to view a live-stream of sporting events. However, the channel must have 1,000 subscribers to make this happen. Please go to and subscribe to the channel.


Thanks for your support! Go Bulldogs!

Covington Board of Education Holmes Alumni Join Covington Board of Education

When the Covington Board of Education meets on January 5, two graduates of Holmes High School will attend their first official meeting as board members.

Winter Break is Over Back to Learning as Winter Break Comes to an End

Remote Learning will resume on Monday, January 4 for all students.

Meal Service Resumes January 4 Meal Service Will Not Be Available During the Holiday Break

Meal pickup will resume on January 4. Families can pick up meals 8 - 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the high school and elementary schools only.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Call 859-392-1028 OR 859-655-5299

Holiday Announcements

We will be distributing holiday goody bags for Sixth District students this Thursday December 17th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Thanks to Galerie Candy and gifts for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway.  It will be on a first come first serve basis.  Please remember to wear a mask.  We will be on the 18th street side of the school by the main student entrance.  Hope you can stop by!

Also Come outside your door later on Thursday from 4:30-5:30 to view the Sixth District teacher and staff holiday parade.  Teachers and staff will drive by in their vehicles to spread holiday cheer!


Also all school work picked up the week of December 14th doesn't get returned until we return in January.  Winter break starts Monday December 21 and students return on January 4.  Thanks for being a Sixth District Family and enjoy your break.

Remote Learning Continues Remote Learning to Continue Until January 19, 2021

Covington Independent Public Schools is adjusting its schedule once again. With COVID-19 positive cases rising, the district has made the difficult decision for all students to remain on remote learning January 4-15, 2021. We are targeting the return to in-person instruction on January 19, 2021 if health conditions allow.

Sixth District Parade Sixth District Staff Parades Through Streets to See Students

When COVID-19 keeps students away from school, the staff members at Sixth District Elementary School go to the students. Teachers, principals, Santa and the Grinch paraded through the streets of Covington to wish the Dolphin students a very Merry Christmas. It was hard to tell who was more excited - the students or the teachers.

Friday, December 18 is the last day of school before winter break. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Parade Holiday Parade!

Sixth District would like to spread some holiday cheer.  Come out your houses from 4:30-5:30 on Dec. 17th to see the parade filled with teachers, staff and fun!

Board of Education Two Board Members Recognized for Years of Service

Two members of the Covington Board of Education were recognized for their outstanding service at the board meeting Thursday evening.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison praised outgoing board members April Brockhoff and Tom Wherry for their years of dedication to the students of Covington.

Galerie Candy and Gifts donate goodies to students

We are so lucky to have such a dedicated community partner like Galerie Candy and Gifts.  They delivered over 600 items for our students and families.  The FRC and Administration are working on a social distance friendly way to distribute the gifts to our students.  Details will be released soon!

PEBT information

H​ello Sixth District Families!
Just wanted to share some info regarding PEBT.  If you have had issues with receiving your PEBT please read the following:
There was a computer mix up on the state level.  The system automatically assumed that if the kid lived in Kenton County they were a part of Kenton County Schools.  Some students have received benefits but a majority of the students in our school district have not. Unfortunately our school district along with 32 other school districts are having the same issue.  Feel free to contact PEBT at 1-855-306-8959 so that they can manually enter your kids information. If they say your kid is not in the system let them know that your child attends Covington Independent Schools. Otherwise you have the option of waiting until it gets figured out.

Remote Learning Deadline Approaching Remote Learning Application Deadline is December 16

As we look to the second half of the school year beginning on January 4, 2021, we would like to start planning at the school and district level for hybrid in-person learners and full remote learners who enroll in the Covington Virtual Academy. Covington Independent Public Schools will offer again the option for students to be in person or fully remote. Below explains the options and how to apply for each. The deadline to fill out the application is Wednesday, December 16. 

All Covington Students Receive Digital Device All Covington Students Receive Digital Device

All students in grades K-12 in Covington Independent Public Schools will soon have an I-pad or Chromebook to work on from home. The Covington Board of Education at its meeting on Thursday, November 19, approved the purchase of an additional 600 Chromebooks.

Parents please select instructional options for next semester


virtual learning Students continue to work hard during virtual learning

Feedback from teachers show that students overall are trying to adjust to this new way of education.  There have been some bumps along the road but overall the teachers are having great communication from parents and students.  If you need assistance with virtual learning please contact the school at 859-292-5819 or contract your child's teacher.

1 to 1 Chrome Books Sixth District completes our goal of each student having technology

We felt it was important to assist students in having the tools they need to be successful in a virtual atmosphere.  We set a goal to make sure every student in our school has the appropriate technology.  The week of Dec. 7th will be the final week of technology distribution ensuring that every student has a technology device.



Dr. Janice Wilkerson Accepts Donation from Gateway Lodge Covington Schools is Thankful for Community Support

Covington Independent Public Schools is grateful for the support it has been receiving from community partners this school year - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners have always been generous, but as needs have increased, so has the giving.

Remote Learning Continues Important Update on Learning During Inclement Weather

Since Covington Independent Public Schools are working remotely until January 4, 2021, snow days will not be granted. Students and staff will continue to work remotely in times of inclement weather.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison A Thanksgiving Message from Superintendent Garrison

During this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to take the time to give thanks and express my personal gratitude to the teachers and staff, volunteers, students and families of Covington Independent Public Schools. I am grateful to work in such a supportive community that deeply cares about our students.

Thanksgiving baskets Seven Hills Church and St. Barnbas Anglican Church donate Thanksgiving baskets to SIxth District

Thanks to Seven Hills Church and St. Barnbas Anglican Church for donating Thanksgiving baskets to Sixth District families.  This will help remove a barrier for some of our families.  Both churches reached out to our school to show community support during these trying times.  

Kindergarten teachers Ipad Teachers prepare new student technology

Teachers are working hard to program the new technology that will be issued to students.  If your student has been informed that they will get a new device.  A representative from the school will contact students once they are ready for pick up.

Student Meals Student Meals Schedule Altered During Thanksgiving Week

Student meals will continue during remote instruction. However, next week, pickups will only take place on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, from 8 - 11 a.m. due to the Thanksgiving holiday. These pickups will be at James E. Biggs and the elementary schools only.


Fill the Cruiser Food Drive Holmes students feel their friends’ pain and are collecting food to help them through Thanksgiving

Seventeen-year-old Gavriel Null knows classmates who are homeless.
 A mother with an infant has moved in with 17-year-old Kaylee McManama’s family because of hard times.
 Amir Rice, 18, sees the pain on students’ faces and recognizes the pressure.

Nutrition Services Food Pick up information

Food pickup is at the loading dock on the 18th street side of the school. You can pick up food for every student in your household even if they don't attend Sixth District.  Spread the word.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00-11:00

Wednesday 9:00-4:00.

Family Resource Center is still open

The Family Resource Center will remain open during our school district closure.  If you need any services from The Family Resource Center contact Mrs. Dee Dee at 859-292-5819 Ext. 31605.  Check out the link below for The FRC brochure.

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Packet pick up School work pick date

Student work may be picked up on Tuesday November 17th between the hours of 8:00-2:30.  Teachers have been reaching out to families.  Contact the school if you need to get in touch with a teacher.

Internet Internet service opportunity

If your student is in need of internet service please contact the school.  We have several options available to get you internet service.  Mrs. Claire at the front office has the forms for you to fill out.

Remote Learning Until January Covington Students Fully Remote Until January

When Covington Independent Public Schools communicated with you a few days ago, we were hopeful of having our students return to in-person instruction. Unfortunately, this is not possible at this time. Covington Schools will continue with remote-only instruction until the end of winter break. We return on January 4, 2021.

In-person Instruction Resumes November 16 In-person instruction resumes Monday, November 16

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person instruction on Monday, November 16, 2020, for families who opted for the hybrid model. Families that selected the Covington Virtual Academy will continue with remote learning.

Read Ready Covington Challenge Read Ready Covington to kick off Mayor’s Challenge for schoolkids 

It’s said that reading supercharges the imagination. For Covington schoolchildren over the next few months, it could energize their piggybanks as well – in a big way.

Meal Pick-up Meals Can Be Picked Up During Remote Learning Days

During the two weeks that Covington Independent Public Schools students are on remote learning, families can pick up meals at their child's school 8 - 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Read Ready Covington Passport Read Ready Covington is launching their passport program!

The City Of Covington is launching their passport program to encourage youth to read and learn more about their community.  The passport has the various neighborhoods in Covington in it.  They will chose which neighborhood they would like to learn about.  The passport will allow them to tour the selected neighborhood to search for metal reading signs from their passport book.  Once they located the sign they will write in the name of the picture from the sign.  Once they have the passport book completed they can turn it in for a prize from The City Of Covington.  Youth in Covington can obtain a passport from Mrs. Dee Dee at school, The City Of Covington building or Kenton County Public Library. 

Halloween Galerie Galerie Candy and Gifts helps make Spooktacular week!

Galerie Candy and Gifts donated goodies to our students and staff at Sixth District.  The donation made it possible for the school to allow celebrations for Fall and Halloween in very creative ways.  Monday and Thursday was PJ days.  Tuesday and Friday was costume and Galerie gifts days.  Students & staff enjoyed the celebrations.  Thanks Galerie!

COVID Dashboard Dashboard Tracks Covington Schools COVID Cases

In an effort to keep our families and community informed, Covington Independent Public Schools is publishing its COVID-related cases on a dashboard that can be accessed on the district website, by clicking COVID dashboard. The dashboard will show the number of cases by each school.

World Affairs Council World Affairs Council donates 30 brand new laptops to students

The World Affairs Council collaborated with Sixth District FRC to donate 30 new Chrome Books for students.  The students will get to keep the laptops.  The goal is to remove the technology barrier that some of our families may be facing.  Thanks World Affairs Council

Digital Hotspots Volunteers needed as Covington installs WiFi devices on homes to bridge digital divide

The city of Covington is smashing the digital divide by installing WiFi hotspots throughout its neighborhoods.

So far, 12 devices have been installed on the outside of various homes and buildings, including the Covington Fire Department.

Digital Assistance Workshop Digital Assistance Workshop Offered to Help Families with Tech Questions

Are you having a difficult time helping your child with remote learning? Be sure to attend the Digital Assistance Workshop at Holmes High School on Wednesday, October 14. Choose from two sessions, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. For a virtual option, please contact the high school at 859-655-9545.

Fall Break No Meal Service During Fall Break

Schools will be closed for Fall Break on Friday, October 9, and Monday, October 12. Meals will not be available on these days. Regular meal service will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

Retirees Three dedicated staff from Sixth District Elementary prepare for retirement.

Congratulations to our three retirees!  Angela Schwartz has work for Covington Independent schools all 27 years of her career.  Dyanne Coates has worked in education for 25 years.  Paula Roll has been in education for 27 years.  Thanks for your time and dedication to our students.  We will miss you! 

Retirees Three staff from Sixth District Elementary prepare for retirement. Happy Retirement

Congratulations to our three retirees!  Angela Schwartz has work for Covington Independent schools all 27 years of her career.  Dyanne Coates has worked in education for 25 years.  Paula Roll has been in education for 27 years.  Thanks for your time and dedication to our students.  We will miss you! 

Mrs. Brooks jeeps Classrooms and teachers are ready and excited for students to fill them

Teachers have been working hard getting their classrooms ready for students to occupy them.  Pictured is Mrs. Brooks kindergarten classroom.

Fall Break Schools Will Close for Fall Break

Schools will close Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12 for Fall Break. Students will not report to school in person or remotely on these days. Enjoy your days off.

City looking for Hotspot Hosts Covington is looking for "hotspot hosts"
 Covington is looking for "hotspot hosts" to help its schoolchildren learn and their families "get ahead."


Kindergarten social distancing Teachers are excited to see students in person

Welcome back students!  Students and teachers are excited to be back in school.  Contact the front office at (859) 292-5819 if you have any questions about students returning to school.

Pick up and drop off Virtual Students pick up drop off days

If you are a virtual student pick up and drop of days will be Wednesdays.  You will also be able to schedule a time to speak with your child's teacher.  Contact the school for more information at (859) 292-5819

Student Meals Student Meals Will Continue

Covington Schools will continue to feed students while in school or working remotely. Parents need to pick up meals once per week following the schedule below:

OrthoCincy "Coverings For Kids" Brings Large Donations

OrthoCincy and others delivered over 2,000 masks to Covington Schools this week as part of Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear’s “Coverings for Kids” initiative to bring in mask donations for each school district state-wide. 

Back to the classroom Return to In-person Learning on September 28

September 21, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person learning on September 28, operating on the “A/B” Hybrid Model.



The after school program is going virtual.

Additional information can be found at the registration link HERE.

Already registered? Ready to begin your virtual program journey? Click HERE for the all-new virtual program site.

"Coverings For Kids" "Coverings for Kids" Initiative Begins

Covington Independent Public Schools will participate in Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear’s “Coverings for Kids” initiative to bring in mask donations for each school district state-wide. Covington is now collecting mask donations at Central Office.

Teachers come out to support Virtual learning

Teachers decided to make Mondays during the month of September meet and greet families day outside.  Their goal is to answer questions, allow families to pickup and drop off school work.  The Family Resource Center will also distribute basic needs.

WLWT Covington school buses deliver meals right to students’ doorstep

In the era of coronavirus, schools have to make split-second decisions based on the latest information they're given.

At Covington Schools, they recognized a need. They have now found a solution.

school work pick up and drop off School work pick up and drop off

Families may pick up and drop off school work on Sept. 14, 21 & 28 between the hours of 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.  Please come to the 18th street side of the school.

Remote Learning Second Week of School Begins

Dear Families:

First and foremost thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we are starting the second week of school amid COVID-19. Last week, schools held orientation, passed out laptops, conducted testing and met new parents and students. This week, online learning begins.

Remote Learning Help Useful Links for Parents During Remote Learning

The 2020-21 school year has started. Be sure to check out our Parents Resources page for information on helping your child during remote learning. Also, check out this useful link on logging in to our learning management systems.

Parent Resources

Learning Management Systems login information

Covington Schools Return to School Roadmap Released

Covington Schools begins school remotely on Tuesday, September 1. The district has posted its Return to School Roadmap that addresses school plans during the pandemic. Click here to view the roadmap.

Home Delivery Food Service Home Deliveries Available to Students

Dear Families:

Covington Independent Public Schools’ Nutrition Services and Transportation departments will partner to deliver meals to our students while they are learning remotely. The deliveries will be made three days a week beginning Wednesday, September 9. To receive meals, parents/guardians must complete the Google form at the link below by September 4. By completing this form, you are opting to receive meal deliveries of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. We ask that families complete a form for each child that you are requesting meals for, even if the children reside in the same household.

Go Bulldogs! High School Cheerleading Tryouts Announced

Come show your support for the Bulldogs. Holmes High School varsity/JV cheerleading tryouts for grades 9 thru12 are Tuesday, September 1, and Thursday, September 3, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Students must attend both sessions. Please bring a copy of a current sports physical to be eligible to tryout.

Win a Free Computer Win a Free Computer

Be ready for remote learning. Register to win a free computer.

For more information contact Jon Adkins at

Spanish version

Covington students to begin remote learning on September 1

Covington Independent Public Schools will follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation to delay the start of in-person classes until September 28.

Packet Pick-up Kindergarten and Preschool Packet Pick-up

Please join us for packet pick-up for all incoming kindergarten and preschool students at the District Enrollment Center (212 Levassor Place). Packet pick up will be held on Tuesday, August 4 from 8 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, August 5 from 10 am to 2 pm. and Thursday, August 6 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Biggs Logo Biggs offering in-person and remote classes for pre school students

Children enrolling at the James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center will have options for attending the pre school this fall

Jena Armstrong Three Covington Employees and a Student Receive Excellence in Education Awards

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education award winners.

School Reopening Plan Covington Will Reopen With In-person and Remote Learning

Dear Families:

For the past several months, Covington Independent Public Schools has been planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Because of COVID-19, we will begin school on September 1 in an unprecedented way that includes new health protocols, physical distancing and more. The Covington Board of Education approved the district’s reopening plan at its board meeting on July 23.

Letter About Remote Learning Remote Option for Parents Not Comfortable With Sending Children to School

As Covington Independent Public Schools returns to some form of in-person instruction, we understand that not all families will want to send their children to school. Based on your feedback from our surveys this summer, we learned that approximately 30% of our families would choose a remote option for their children.

Camp Covington Camp Covington summer program has been a big success

As the school year ended with remote learning and the focus turned to summer programming, two big questions emerged for Covington Independent Public Schools: How does the district provide a virtual summer program and will students attend after all the weeks of online learning?

$2.5m Covington Connect to close digital divide with Wi-Fi hotspots, free computers, internet access

The City of Covington and six partners are investing over $2.5 million in an aggressive push to demolish one of the biggest obstacles to economic opportunity for its families — the lack of ready and reliable internet access.

Alvin Garrison, Superintendent Superintendent Garrison Appointed by Governor to State Board

Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Garrison was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear as a member of the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage.

Backpacks and Breakfast Sweepstakes
Commissioner Brown’s letter regarding the reopening of schools

Dear Kentucky Public School Families:

As discussions continue about reopening schools in the fall, I am sharing with you Kentucky’s Healthy at School guidance released Wednesday.

The Department for Public Health guidelines state that all students will be expected to wear a mask on buses and at school except for kindergartners and students with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing masks. Masks will be required when 6 feet of space can’t be maintained in classrooms and while moving through buildings. Schools will be asked to mark 6 feet in distance, much like what is occurring now in our stores, groceries and other businesses.

Superintendent  Garrison Superintendent Garrison discusses new state guidelines to reopen schools

“We’re going to make sure that our families have confidence that the schools are safe and ready for students to return. We miss them.”

COVID-19 Update District forms committees to plan for reopening of schools
Camp Covington Enroll in Camp Covington today

Camp Covington may not be in-person this year, but that doesn't mean the exciting, hands-on activities stop.

Holmes High School graduation Time to watch the Holmes High School graduation

Watch the Holmes High School Class of 2020 graduate Friday at 7 p.m.

Summer feeding program Summer feeding program begins today, June 1.

Summer feeding program begins today, Monday, June 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

Camp Covington Register for Camp Covington

Covington Schools and community partners are working diligently to provide an alternative two-week virtual program.

Kindergarten registration

Please follow the links below for Kindergarten registration information.



Important Summer Program information

Camp Covington Goes Virtual: Registration Open


Per guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education, Covington Independent Public Schools will be unable to offer an in-person program this summer; however, the school district and community partners are working diligently to provide an alternative two-week virtual program.


Camp Covington 2020: #TeamKentucky, open to incoming kindergarten through eighth grade students in Covington Schools (20/21 school year), will take place July 7-July 17 (Tuesday-Friday weekly). The program will be divided into two divisions: Elementary (grades K-5) and Middle (grades 6-8).

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration Instructions

As you may know, in-person kindergarten registration had to be canceled because of COVID-19.  However, we have several options to register your child for kindergarten and preschool. 

Student Meal Distribution Student Meal Distribution Ends Friday


Friday, May 22 is the last day of student meal distribution.


Call 859-392-1028 or 859-655-5299

James E. Biggs Pre-registration James E. Biggs Pre-registration is Now Available

James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center is now accepting pre-registration information for the 2020-2021 school year. The free, half-day preschool program is for 3- and 4-year-olds who qualify based on screening results. Children who are 4 on or before August 1, 2020, may qualify based on family income. 

Day 39

Today is Day 39 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to…/covingtonnti/home.


Deborah Winkler Winkler Awarded Professional of the Year

Deborah Winkler, media specialist at Holmes Middle School, was recently selected as the 2020 Kentucky Education Association’s Education Support Professional of the Year. This award is given annually to a KEA member who exhibits excellence in areas such as professional practice, member advocacy and association involvement and community engagement.

NTI Day 38 Day 38

Today is Day 38 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to…/covingtonnti/home.


NTI Day 37 Day 37

Today is Day 37 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to…/covingtonnti/home.


Interview with Kris Knochelmann Dr. Wilkerson Discusses the Next Few Months of COVID-19

Dr. Janice Wilkerson, Assistant Superintendent for Covington Independent Public Schools, discussed COVID-19’s impact on public education and what the next few months look like for Covington’s schools with Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.  

NTI Day 36 Day 36

Today is Day 36 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to…/covingtonnti/home.

NTI Day 35 Day 35

Today is Day 35 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to…/covingtonnti/home.

Billboards Pay Tribute to Seniors and Staff

A tribute to the 2020 class and our wonderful staff.

Salute to Class of 2020

Thank you teachers and staff

Video - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Covington Independent Public Schools appreciates our teachers and staff. Thank you for all you do.


Last Day of School Last Day of School - May 15

The last day of school for students and the last day of NTI work is Friday, May 15. Nutrition Services will continue distribution of student meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Friday, May 22. 

Alithea Gates Read Across Covington winner

Congratulations to Alithea Gates for winning third place in the Mayor's Read Across Covington contest!  The contest was a part of the City's Read Ready Covington campaign.  Alithea is a kindergarten student at Sixth District Elementary.  We are so proud of her.  Way to go Alithea!

Owen Tobergta- James E. Biggs Read Across Covington Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Read Across Covington Mayor’s Challenge.

1st Prize: Owen Tobergta- James E. Biggs

2nd Prize: Cris Perez Tomas- Glenn O. Swing

3rd Prize: Alithea Gates – Sixth District

4th Prize: Micah Lewis – John G. Carlisle

New Location New Student Meal Location

Beginning Wednesday, April 29, Covington Schools will distribute student meals and NTI packets at Rosedale Mobile Home Park in Latonia. Meals and packets will be available for pickup at the normal bus stop on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information call 859-392-1028 or 859-655-5299.

Wacky Wednesday Wacky Wednesday Family Fun Questions

Hello Sixth District Families! Starting Wednesday April 29th, check out our Facebook page to participate in our Wacky Wednesday Family Fun questions.  One family every week will be awarded a family game night basket with all the goodies to have an awesome family game night.  All you need to do is comment your answer to enter.  Families will be announced on the following Wednesday.  All responses need to be in by 8:00 P.M. the following Tuesday. Good luck and have fun!!!  There are a couple different fake Sixth District Elementary Facebook pages.  Our official Facebook page is the one with the turquoise blue "D" with yellow background.

NTI Update KY schools to stay closed for rest of academic year, no in-person classes, Beshear says

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday told superintendents that K-12 schools would not reopen for in-person classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

At his daily news conference, Beshear said he knew the news was hard, especially for high school seniors.

Donation Helps Families Schools Receive Donation to Help Families During Crisis

Covington Independent Public Schools will be able to provide more help for families during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to donations from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid.

Lunch Cooking Instructions Updated Cooking Instructions for Student Meals

A few items included in the student meals must be heated at home. Cooking instructions are included in the meal bag as well as here for your convenience.

Cooking Instructions

Welcome Back

Alvin Garrison

A message from Covington Superintendent Garrison:

Hello students, staff and teachers - welcome back.  I hope your Spring Break was restful and enjoyable.  We are now back in session – that means we are back to our NTI days – working on packets at home or online with our computers. We also will continue feeding our students at the school and community sites.

I must say that I am proud of the work that we are doing. This has been a learning experience for us all and we have come together to do what is best for our students and families.  Please keep up the good work at completing school assignments and staying safe.

Spring Break Fun More Spring Break Fun

1. Using an iPhone or Android go to the word "lion" into the Google search bar and then hit search.

2. Scroll down to where it says "Meet a life-sized..." and press "View in 3D."

3. After accessing your camera, a few seconds later you have that animal in your house.

4. Take a photo with the animal and allow it to walk around.

5. Also try it with a tiger, cheetah, shark, hedgehog, duck, emperor penguin, wolf, angler fish, rottweiler, snakes, eagle, bear, alligator, horse, shetland pony, macaw, pug, turtle, cat, octopus, dog, and golden retriever.

Spring Break Fun Spring Break Fun

Stay home and have some fun on spring break.


Take tours of famous museums, locales, and national parks.


Watch nature-themed streams that include

weather, domestic animals, safaris and ocean creatures.


Video: Students Complete NTI Assignments

Thank you for working so hard on NTI the past two weeks. Spring Break is April 6-10.



School Closure Extended School Closure Extended

Governor Andy Beshear today recommended that all Kentucky schools extend their closures until May 1. Once again, Covington Independent Public Schools will follow the governor's recommendation. 

Send us your pictures

Send us pictures of your child doing NTI work

Lunch Cooking Directions for New Student Meals

A few items included in the student meals must be heated at home. Cooking instructions are included in the meal bag as well as here for your convenience.


Update to Student Meals beginning March 30

Beginning March 30 - Pick up will happen ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at all sites and from 11:30-12:00, there will not be a morning pickup. 

 On Mondays, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 meals).

 On Wednesdays, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 meals)

 On Fridays, each child will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches (6 meals)


Sean Bohannon and Lorie Duffy TLC Named Program of Distinction

For the fifth time, the alternative program of Covington Independent Public Schools is being recognized for its high quality educational services. The program has been designated an Alternative Program of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Local 12 Covington schools ensuring all their students get fed during pandemic

Lunchtime brings a new kind of sound these days.

A Covington Independent Schools bus filled with something close to magic -- the magic of another meal rolling in.

Kim Kennett has four children in Covington Independent Schools.

School Closure Extended to April 20

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday recommended that all schools in Kentucky extend their closure dates until at least April 20. Covington Independent Public Schools will follow his recommendation.

Exercise Mr. P's workouts for home

Mr. P, with the help from other PE teachers created a list of activities you can do from home to stay fit.  Remember if you are exercising with a friend to stay 6 feet away from each other.  Click on the link below for Mr. P's workouts.  Exercising and staying healthy and fit  is a good way to manage extra time.

 /userfiles/4/my files/mr. p's workouts for home.pdf?id=8792

WLWT Story Covington schools working to help students during closure

As schools across the area remain closed, districts are facing challenges making sure children continue learning.

Staff members at John G. Carlisle school in Covington are working to make sure kids get what they need during this uncertain time.

No School Friday, March 20 No School/NTI Friday, March 20

Please note, as scheduled on our school calendar, Friday, March 20 is a Schools Closed Day. No NTI assignments will be due, tomorrow March 20. 

Student meals will continue to be provided on Friday, March 20 at the same locations.

We will resume NTI assignments on Monday, March 23 for NTI day #5.

For information on student meal locations and times, visit our website at If you have any questions, you can email your child’s teacher, call your child’s school or call our Central Office at 859-392-1000.

lunch bag Additional lunch/breakfast pick up time

We've added an additional lunch/breakfast pick up time.  If you can't make it at the 11:30-12:00 pick up time consider coming at our additional time from 7:30-8:00 A.M.

We miss our little Dolphins!!!

Operation MVP Operation MVP

During this vital time, please consider helping us meet the needs of our Most Valuable People: our children and families. There are three ways you can help:

Mon.  | Tues. | Wed.
10 AM - 2 PM

Lakeside Christian Church
195 Buttermilk Pike | Lakeside Park, KY

Latonia Baptist Church
3800 Church St. | Covington, KY

Covington Partners
257 W. Pike St. | Covington, KY

List of accepted items can be found on the Covington Partners Page.
Please note that only new items can be accepted and updates will be made to the list weekly.

Purchase items from the wishlist on Amazon.
Items will be delivered directly to Covington Partners.

Make a monetary donation to Covington Partners
All donations will directly benefit our Most Valuable People through Operation: MVP.

For more information, please visit the Covington Partners Page.

Thank you!

Picking Up Food Food Distribution Day 2

It's great to see our students and to check on them as they pick up their meals. 

Remember, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, an additional food distribution time of 7:30 – 8 a.m. is being added to accommodate numerous requests from working parents. This distribution will be at elementary schools only – NOT at the community sites.

Any child under the age of 19 can pick up a free breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the following locations:
All Covington Independent Public Elementary Covington Schools, Latonia Terrace Parking Lot, City Heights Parking Lot, Ninth Street Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church, and St. John's Congregational Church.

Bagged meals can be picked up and taken from the site. Children cannot eat at the pick-up location.

Food distribution at Ninth Street Baptist Student meals can be picked up in the morning beginning Wednesday


Beginning Wednesday, March 18, an additional food distribution time of 7:30 – 8 a.m. is being added to accommodate numerous requests from working parents. This distribution will be at elementary schools only – NOT at the community sites.


Join the Mayor's Reading Challenge

Mayor Joe Meyer is offering children in PreK- 3rd grade a reading challenge.

Using F2B/CKU, Covington kids will keep their learning on track, especially during the school shutdown timeframe and as part of the 2020 Read Across Covington Challenge

Top five students will receive monetary awards!
1st place: $500.00   
2nd place: $400.00
3rd place: $300.00
4nd place: $200.00
5th place: $100.00

Click here for more information

March 13 Letter About NTI Days

Dear Parents:

As you may know, the governor of Kentucky Thursday recommended that all schools in the commonwealth cease in-person instruction for 10 days to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Covington Schools will follow the governor’s recommendation. The district will close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. As of now, students will return to school on Monday, March 30.   

Student Meals During Closure

Student Meals Information

Beshear Schools to Close Monday, March 16

The governor of Kentucky today recommended that all schools in the commonwealth cease in-person classes for 10 days to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Covington Schools will follow the governor’s recommendation. The district will close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.


Covington plans for school closures

In the event that schools close, we have prepared action plans to provide required grade-appropriate educational activities for students. 

BLOCK tour Learning about your community

Select third through fifth grade students took a community tour to learn about the history of their neighborhood.  The students are in the school's leadership group.  The students had a longtime community resident Ms. Lori as the tour guide.  Students learned about historic landmarks, different play areas, walking trails and much more.  The students also filled out a scavenger hunt as they went on the tour.

Petting Zoo Good Green Earth Petting Zoo visits Sixth District

Sixth District Alumni Mike Delaney sponsored Good green Earth Petting Zoo to come to Sixth District Elementary on March 6th.  Mr. Delaney has been working with our 4th & 5th grade students.  He provided the resource of having a petting zoo come to the school for the students he has been working with.  He has collaborated with community partners to bring the community into the school.  This exposure will provide students the opportunity to meet our community helpers and make them aware of resources in the neighborhood.

Covid-19 How to Prepare for Covid-19

The Northern Kentucky Health Department has released a fact sheet to help you prepare in the event the virus begins to spread.

Volleyball Volleyball skills

Students have been requesting to learn about volleyball.  We do not offer volleyball as a sport at school.  The students are eager to learn the skills.  One of our third grade teachers, Ms. Reynolds is conducting a volleyball skills camp for interested students. 

Leading Ladies & Boys to Men Leading Ladies & Boys to Men

Leading Ladies & Boys to Men is a group of students who are learning leadership skills.  The students meet weekly to enhance and share leadership characteristics.  Activities include etiquette skills, manners & being involved in school. 

Sixth DIstrict teacher Anita Everett spearheads Hug days!

Many years ago teacher, Anita Everett began free hug day.  She has now made it a tradition to offer hug days a few times a year.  The best part is that they are unexpected and the students are so excited to receive this wonderful act of humanity and kindness.  The first one of 2020 was on Valentines Day.  Anita recruits staff to give students hugs as they come into the school for the day.  On Valentines Day she added a Hershey Kiss! 

Abagail and Henson Former SIxth District students ask former teacher to give them their high school diploma

Former student Abigail Johnson and LeShawn Simmons graduates from Holmes High School this year.  Holmes allows seniors to ask a staff person to give them their diploma.  Abigail & LeShawn asked their former Kindergarten Instructional Assistant Vickie Henson.  Vickie has been in the same kindergarten classroom for 25 years.  Abigail was so excited for the opportunity to ask her.  She created a poster of treats asking her to accept the honor of graduating her from High School.  Vickie so kindly accepted the invitation.  Vickie said: "It was an honor to be asked".  LeShawn asked Mrs. Vickie 6 years ago if she could do the honor.  Vickie is a treasure to have at Sixth District and shows commitment to our students and families.


Kindergarten Family Night KIndergarten Family Night

Kindergarten families gathered at school for an amazing family night.  Student and their families worked on creating Valentine boxes.  The students were able to display some of their writing, reading and art skills to complete the projects.  Students were excited to display the skills they learned in school. 

4th grade sanitation Sanitation District visits Sixth District Elementary

Sixth District Alum Mike Delaney arranged for The Sanitation Department to visit our 4th grade students.  The presenter brought a mock neighborhood and gave the students an opportunity to pollute the neighborhood with pretend oil, waste, fertilizer and other harmful items.  She then gave a speech and demonstration of how water is cleaned through the Sanitation Department.  The students were very excited to see the process of how the water was cleaned.

Covington schools are on a normal schedule today

Covington schools are on a normal schedule

Covington Board of Education 2020 members School Board Recognition Month
As School Board Recognition Month winds down, we would like to thank the members of the Covington Board of Education for their dedication to our students.
Left to right: Tom Wherry, chair; Sarah Flerlage, vice-chair; Glenda Huff, member; Jerry Avery, member, and April Brockhoff, member. #LoveKySchoolBoards
Block students playing name game B.L.O.C.K. students engage in leadership activities

Sixth District's B.L.O.C.K. leadership program began their Spring session on Jan. 22.  The program is offered in collaboration with The Center for Great Neighborhoods, Covington Partners and the school.  The students will meet to gain civil and leadership skills and responsibilities.  B.L.O.C.K. stands for Born Leaders Of Covington KY. 

Mrs. De Dee Family Resource Center Coordinator, Denise Dandridge-Brown (Mrs. Dee Dee) will be inducted into The Holmes High School Hall Of Fame

Sixth District Elementary's Family Resource Center Coordinator, Denise Dandridge-Brown (Mrs. Dee Dee) will be inducted into The Holmes High School Athletic Hall Of Fame in March 2020.  Mrs. Dee Dee had a high school basketball career at Holmes that enabled her to receive a basketball scholarship. The scholarship gave her the opportunity to play college basketball.  She was a part of the 1st Holmes High School girls basketball team to go to the state tournament.  She was also the starting forward on the 1st Thomas More College womens basketball team to make it to the NCAA national basketball tournament. 

2009 State Champions What a Night

The Holmes High School 2009 Boys Basketball State Champions were celebrated on Friday night. The team was recognized at halftime of the Holmes vs Scott basketball game. During the ceremony Covington Mayor Joe Meyer presented the team with a road sign. The sign will be placed near 5th and Philadelphia Streets in Covington.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School Monday, January 20

Schools and offices are closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Students and staff will return on Tuesday, January 21.

Cubscouts Cubscouts

Sixth District Cub Scouts are working hard at being good citizens.  Students in Cub Scouts are learning about how to be resourceful, kind to others and thoughtful.  For every lesson they do an interactive hands on activity to go with it.

Mike Delaney Mike Delaney 1966 Sixth DIstrict Alumni brings Community programming to Sixth District

Alumni, Mike Delaney has showered our students with community visitors every Friday from 9:00-11:00.  He is very vocal about his thoughts on "it takes a village to raise a child".  Past visitors include Fire Department, Police officers, Democratic & Republican party representatives, authors and many more.  Our fifth grade students were treated to a traveling disabilities museum.  Students are excited about a visit in March from a traveling Petting Zoo sponsored by Mr. Delaney.

Board Member Appreciation  January is School Board Appreciation Month

Members of the Covington Board of Education at their last meeting were treated to chocolate and cake in celebration of School Board Member Appreciation Month.

2009 State Champs Celebrating Champions

Help us celebrate the Holmes High School 2009 State Basketball Champions on Friday, January 17 during the Holmes vs. Scott basketball game at 7:30 p.m.

It's a RED OUT - The first 200 fans wearing a red shirt to the game will receive a FREE slice of pizza!

Winter art Winter Art

Our Art teacher, Mrs. Farrell is working hard with our students to create innovative ways to express art.  Check out some of our art designs from this winter

FC Cincinnati FC Cincinnati takes over MArvin Lewis Learning Is Cool program

In the past The Cincinnati Bengals and The Marvin Lewis Foundation have sponsored the "A" honor roll program.  This Year our local professional Soccer team FC Cincinnati has taken on the responsibility of continuing this wonderful program.  The program is for students in grades 3-5.  Thanks FC Cincinnati and good luck with your upcoming season! 

Celebrating Champions

It's been more than 10 years since the 2009 Holmes High School basketball team went on a magical run that ended with a double overtime victory over Louisville Central to take home the trophy for the best high school team in the entire state of Kentucky.

To recognize and remember this remarkable feat, Covington Independent Public Schools will honor the championship squad on January 17, 2020 at the Holmes vs. Scott basketball game.

Holiday stockings Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings from the teachers and staff of Sixth District Elementary.  Thanks to all of our parents, community partners who make Sixth District Elementary a wonder place.  Remember the last day of school for winter break is Friday December 20.  Students return January 6th. 

Karen Lowe Assistant Principal Karen Lowe is retiring

We would would to thank Karen Lowe for being an awesome Assistant Principal for the past 6 years at Sixth District Elementary.  Karen will retire during the holiday break.  We will miss her and all that she brings to our school.

Galerie Galerie gifts

Galerie will visit Sixth District on December 20th to bring all of the students a holiday treat from their store.  Please consider making a thank you card to pass on to this wonderful company.  Galerie brings a treat to every student for every holiday.  We truly appreciate their partnership and kindness.  All cards can be turned into Mrs. Dee Dee in the Family Resource Center (FRC).

Breakfast with Santa Holiday cheer at Breakfast with Santa

Our annual Breakfast with Santa was a huge hit.  Families came to enjoy breakfast, meet Santa and enjoy doing lots of holiday learning activities and arts & crafts.  Thanks to all the staff and community partners who always make the event a huge success.

Online Library Online library at Sixth District Elementary

Sixth District Elementary now has an online library.  Follow the link below to access the online library.

Click on the word Display next to your school name.  When you get to the site you will see a search box where you can type title, author, or subject and then click on the appropriate box.  In the records, if a book has the word IN in the upper right hand corner that book is currently in our library.  Out means it has been checked out. 

PTO PTO coming to Sixth District Elementary

Congratulations to a few of our parents who have banned together to start the process of having a PTO at school.  They presented the idea to SBDM and got approval to have a PTO.  Information will come home in January, so be on the look out.  They had their first outreach event at the November 20th Science Night.  It was a huge success!  They had several parents sign up to be a part of the PTO.

First grade Science Night First Grade Family Night was a success

First grade teachers collaborated with The Family Resource Center to host a Science Night.  Science Matters came to Sixth District School to provide lots of hands on fun science experiments.  "This is one of the best family nights my family has been to," said Kelly Lewis, parent at Sixth District Elementary.  Holmes High School National Honor Society and students helped run the science stations.  We also had a mentor and her mentees assist with the science stations.

Superintendent lunch Superintendent and other District Directors serve Sixth District staff lunch

For the remarkable improvement in our state test scores, Our Superintendent, Alvin Garrison sponsored lunch for all Sixth District staff.  Along with him were Assistant Superintendent Dr. Janice Wilkerson and many more District Directors.  The lunch was well received by staff.  All the staff were appreciative. Sixth District is now a three star school with high growth.  "It was nice to be recognized for the hard work our teachers put into teaching our students," said Brian Walz, Principal of Sixth District Elementary


Northern Kentucky University partners with local schools to shine a light on barriers to education facing youth experiencing homelessness. The event, “An Evening of Hope,” takes place on Nov. 19, in Greaves Hall. 

Poster Students Present Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. We smell another wonderful fairytale brought to life by the students of Holmes Middle School's Community Learning Center.

kindergarten recycling pizza party Congratulations to Mrs. Brooks class for winning the kindergarten recycling challenge

Congratulations to Mrs. Brooks class for winning the kindergarten recycling bin challenge!  Mrs. Brooks class had the most students in kindergarten apply for a recycling bin at their home.  Students sent in selfies of them and their new recycling bin to get credit.  The project was in collaboration with The Center For Great Neighborhoods and Morgan Davenport.  The class won a pizza party. 

fifth grade payday Fifth grade students recieve "pay day" for fifth grade jobs

Every fifth grade student at Sixth District Elementary has a job at school.  The students applied and interviewed for the job.  They had to participate in a traditional job interview from their soon to be employer at school.  The students report to their job monthly.  An evaluation will take place at the end of every grade quarter by their employer.  Their were various jobs for the students to interview for.   Some of the jobs include, Birthday club sponsors, art assistant, front office clerk and fifth grade/kindergarten mentor.  Students will receive a payday at the end of every quarter based on their evaluation

Reminder No School on Election Day

Schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 5 in observance of Election Day.

Schools and offices will be open as normal on Monday, November 4.

Career week Career Week

Professionals from across the tri-state area visited Sixth District for Career Week.  Each classroom had a visitor speak to the students about different careers.  The professionals also spoke to them about what path they took to reach their profession.  We had professionals from the following fields: mechanics, military, law enforcement, government employee, health care field, civil rights, interpreter services and many more. The students appreciated the interactive activities that some of the professionals brought with them. 

Kindergarten recycling Sixth District Kindergarten students enter a recycling contest

Sixth District Kindergarten students entered a recycling contest.  The students collaborated with Morgan Davenport. Morgan is working with The Center For Great Neighborhoods to help citizens launch a neighborhood recycling program.  She visited all the kindergarten classrooms to teach them about recycling and shared a video with them.  The classroom with the most recycling bins requested will receive a pizza party!

Lights On Afterschool Lights On Afterschool Event

Please join us in celebrating our afterschool programs on Friday, October 18. All students, staff, and families are invited to stop by the Holmes High School gazebo before the football game. The event will offer trivia questions related to afterschool programs, prizes, and an opportunity to learn about teenage alcohol use. Everyone will be able to participate in a simulation activity using fatal vision goggles.

Kenton County Extension Office bowl Fun Foods with Families

The University Of Kentucky Kenton County Extension Office will offer a five session series to give families an opportunity to gain or refresh their cooking skills.  Parents will participate in the class and the children will be in childcare.  Childcare will be provided for ages 5 and up.  All participants will receive kitchen utensils.  If you attend all five classes you will receive a Thanksgiving Dinner.  Flyers were sent home.  The classes will be on the following Mondays from 5:30-7:00:

  • October 28
  • November 4
  • November 11
  • November 18
  • November 25

Hope to see you there! Check out the link below for the flyer.


Spirit Wear school year 19-20 Spirit Wear sale

School spirit wear will be available for purchase from October 21 and will conclude Tuesday November 5th.  Order forms must be returned by November 5th in order receive them by Christmas break.  Order forms were sent home Friday October 16. 

You can order three different ways. 

  1. Complete the order form and return to school with money
  2. Order online (instructions are on the order form)
  3. Use the link below to print off the order form and return to school.

Feel free to contact Mrs. Dee Dee at Sixth District in the Family Resource Center for more details



Fall Break Fall Break

Covington Schools will be closed on Friday, October 11 and Monday, October 14. Have a safe and enjoyable extended weekend. School will resume on Tuesday, October 15.

Family Fitness Night Family Fitness Night

Mark your calendars for our annual Family Fitness Night.  The event will be October 24th from 5:00-6:30.  Activities include make & take healthy snacks, information about nutrition and community visitors.  We will also giveaway jump ropes, pedometers and much more.  Refer to the flyer that was sent home for more details. 

Life touch Picture day is October 2, 2019

Picture day is October 2, 2019.  Order forms were sent home with students. Please click on the link to see the order form./userfiles/4/my files/october 2 picture day.pdf?id=8051 

NKU Fifth grade students visit Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

Fifth grade students visited Northern Kentucky University (NKU).  Students were introduced to the idea of college.  The students were able to visit a dorm, the planetarium, technology department, and many more departments.  Students were also excited to speak to current students . 

Care Closet Care Closet will bring mobile unit to Sixth District Elementary

The Care Closet will bring their mobile unit to Sixth District Elementary on October 9th free of charge.  The Care Closet will allow each student of Sixth District Elementary to shop for clothes  (clothing items are gently used).  Undergarments are new!  There will be personal shoppers available to assist the students.

Each class will have a designated time to shop.  Please see the flyer and permission slip that was sent home for more details.  Parents are welcome to come help their student shop at the designated time.  Parents will have the opportunity to sign up for Sweet Cheeks which is a program to help with diapers & pull ups.  Hygiene items will also be available for families as well.
*** if you have a student at James E. Biggs preschool, The Middle School or High School in need of clothing, attach a piece of paper with the clothing sizes to this form.  The Care Closet will prepare the items and have them ready for you to pick up on October 9th.  If you have any questions contact Mrs. Dee Dee at school in the FRC at 859-292-5819 Ext. 31605 or The Care Closet at   859-379-5363


Covington Schools Covington Board of Education opts not to increase property tax rate for eighth straight year

For the eighth consecutive year, Covington Board of Education opted not to increase its property tax rate.

At its meeting earlier this month, the board voted to take the minimum compensating tax rate, instead of the allowable 4 percent tax increase.

District Enrollment Center Covington Schools Opens District Enrollment Center

Covington Independent Public Schools has opened its District Enrollment Center so that parents/guardians can register all their children at the same time and place.

Hall of Honors Hall of Honors Event October 9

You are cordially invited to the Covington Education Foundation’s Hall of Honors – an amazing event that combines the foundation’s Person of the Year and the Hall of Distinction honorees.

Happy Heart Cart Little Heart Cart

Our MSD teacher and Instructional Assistants will continue to have the Little Heart Cart.  It is a coffee cart to service Sixth District staff.  The cart runs every Friday.  The students sell hot coffee, iced coffee, hot cocoa, green tea, and hot tea for $1.00.  They also sell sweet croissant cookies for an additional 50 cents. The order forms will be collected all week up until Thursday at 2pm.  Students retrieve the order forms in the staff lounge and mail room. The students then count, and prepare orders for Friday morning. The students will then make the orders Friday morning and walk "The little Heart Cart" around the school Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 delivering orders to staff. They will collect, count, make change, and deliver the drinks and goods all while using their communication skills throughout the entire process.



Northern KY Dental Northern Kentucky Dental will provide services to students

Northern Kentucky Dental will visit Sixth District Elementary to provide services to students from November 6-13.  Students in grades 1,2 and 5 are eligible to participate.  Permission slips were sent home the first week of school.  Permission slips are due back no later than October 4th.  Please contact our school nurse Mrs. Combs at (859) 292-5819 Ext. 31602 if you have questions or would like more information. 

Measles Prevention Letter Measles Prevention Letter
Pick up & drop off sign Sixth District adopts a new pick up and drop off procedure

Sixth District adopted a new pick up and drop off procedure.  Parents are asked to follow the instructions on the parking lot signs to ensure a safe and productive drop off and pick up experience. 

cafeteria procedures Students practice daily procedures

We are excited to have our students back at school!  The first week of school will entail practicing school procedures and expectations.  Students will practice morning assembly, cafeteria and recess routines.  They will also practice going to their safe spots in case of an emergency.  Students will also practice behavior expectations.

2019-20 Calendar School Starts Tuesday

A reminder to all students and parents that Covington Independent Public Schools starts on Tuesday, September 3. We are excited to begin the 2019-20 school year.  

FRC Family Resource Center has a new location

The Family Resource Center has moved to room 12.  It is located on the 1st floor across from the main office.  The move is stage one of moving the main office to the old FRC area.  Details will be available soon regarding the main office move.

Clubessential Ashleigh Sanders Clubessential sponsors Community School Supply Drive for Sixth District Elementary
The initiative started out with one of our parents Ashleigh Sanders reaching out to our school to inquire about assisting the school.  Ashleigh works for a company named Clubessential in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Ashleigh reached out to co-worker Danielle Donley.  Danielle is former adjunct professor at NKU and education is very close to her heart. Together they held a very successful school supply drive.  Clubessential ran the Community Impact School Supply Drive from July 1st to August 7th. They ended up with over $300 in financial donations.  They also created a back-to-school angel tree, with tags from our school wish list.  Employees took the tag and return with that item to donate. 
Clubessential has between 60-70 employees in their Cincinnati Office, and are a multi-service software company.  They offer websites, club management/back office accounting software, banquet management,  CRM, mobile apps, and reservations systems.
Lunch Lunch Provided for Students

Free lunch is being provided for any child under the age of 18, Monday - Friday, August 19-30, at Latonia Elementary, Sixth District Elementary, Ninth District Elementary, Glenn O. Swing Elementary and John G. Carlisle Elementary. The hours for the lunch are 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Any questions, contact 859-392-1028.

Schedule of Services Extended Summer Services

Summer services are being extended in Covington due to the delay in the start of school.

Home Depot Home Depot adopts Sixth District Elementary for school supplies

Amber Lowe and Melissa Tackett, Holmes graduates and employees of Home Depot organized a school supply drive for our school.  It started off as an effort with their store but quickly turned into a community initiative.  The school supply drive gave us enough supplies to ensure every teacher had enough school supplies for every student in their classroom.  All other staff received plenty of supplies as well.  Supplies were also given out at our back to school Dolphin Fest.  Many thanks to Home Depot!

Dolphin Fest Dolphin Fest back to school night

Dolphin Fest for school year 2019-2020 was a huge success.  We had over 400 people in attendance.  Thanks to our community partners who helped make this a successful event.  If you were not able to make it to Dolphin Fest, please contact the school to get the name of your student's teacher.

Home Depot Donates School Supplies Students Receive Generous Donation

Amber Lowe and Mel Tackett, Holmes graduates and employees of the Crescent Springs Home Depot, are responsible for what started out as a store event but turned into a huge community project.

Schedule of Events Back to School Events Revised Schedule

Due to the change in the start of the school year, some Back to School events have been changed.  The schedule is as follows:

Holmes High School, August 7, 4-6 p.m.

First day of school delayed until September 3, 2019

As a result of several facility-related complications in our district, the start of school has been changed to Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Custodian summer work Custodians hard at work

Custodians have been working hard this summer getting the buildings ready for school.  Our custodians are responsible for cleaning and unloading all furniture and supplies in each classroom.  They also wax the floors and putt everything back.  This requires the custodians to work some weekends in the summer.  The building is back to normal and ready for our students to have a great school year.

Ms. Smallwood Literacy Night Hailey Smallwood's first grade class will receive books monthly thanks to family and friends

First grade teacher Hailey Smallwood put out a call to family and friends on social media in hopes of obtaining a book for each of her 28 students monthly for the entire school year. Her village responded with no hesitation.  Each of her 28 students will receive a new book monthly for school year 19-20. She decided to host the book drive this school year after having success with it last school year.

School supplies Thanks for the school supplies for Covington students

Thanks to our many supporters and employees who brought by school supplies for Covington students during the Chick-fil-A “Stuff the Bus” challenge on Monday, July 29.

Kona Ice Summer Program

Our summer program had another successful summer.  Students were engaged in summer learning while enjoying other typical summer activities.  Students enjoyed field trips to places such as Zip City and AMC Theatre.  We also offered a family day title Kona & a Kid.  Families were able to receive Kona Ice while learning about the summer program benefits.

Sixth District Dolphin Fest back to school night

Mark your calendars for August 8th from 4:30-6:30 for Dolphin Fest 2019!  Come meet your teacher, enjoy inflatables, hotdogs, community resources and much more!  School supplies will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Rosie's girls Rosie's Girls to host Open House on Friday

Middle school students worked on projects that involved welding, plumbing, surveying, laser measuring and construction during the Rosie's Girls’ three week camp on the Holmes High School campus. 

Scott Alter, Assistant Superintendent Glenn O. Swing Principal promoted to Assistant Superintendent

The principal and assistant principal at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School are taking on greater leadership roles in Covington Independent Public Schools.

born learning schedule Workshops held to help parents turn everyday moments into learning opportunities

It is not too late to sign up and attend the next Born Learning Communities workshop, which will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday July 9.

lori eifert Project Home is helping students experiencing homelessness to stay in school

Covington students and families experiencing homelessness receive help to stay in school.

stuff the bus challenge Please stop by Chick-fil-A in Newport to help Covington students with school supplies

Covington Independent Public Schools will again participate in Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge to provide school supplies for  students

Volleyball Lady Bulldogs Volleyball set practice and try-out schedule

The Holmes High School 2019-20 volleyball season begins on July 15.

Polly Page Covington Education Foundation names Polly Page as Person of the Year

The Covington Education Foundation has named Polly Lusk Page, a longtime advocate for education, as the organization’s 2019 Person of the Year.

Job Openings Covington is looking for talented people to join our team

Covington Independent Public Schools is looking for talented people to join our team.

Solar panels Covington already reaping benefits from its energy savings project

Covington Independent Public Schools is already reaping benefits from its energy savings project,

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. Time has come to recognize and honor our alumni.  The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Ice cream social School wide behavior program rewards

Our school Counselor, Grace Owen has been running a CHAMPS contest.  CHAMPS is our school wide behavior model.  Classrooms earned "ice cream scoops" weekly towards the party.  The classrooms who reached their goal were rewarded with an ice cream party. 

Kindergarten butterfly release Kindergarten Butterfly release

Kindergarten students released butterflies into the wild.  Kindergarten students nursed butterflies from egg to adult stage.  The students learned about the life cycle . They also  learned the scientific stages and what type of food they eat.  The butterfly program has become a tradition at Sixth District.

KPREP posters KPREP posters

Families were encouraged to make an inspirational poster for their student as they prepared for the KPREP state test.  Every student in grades 3-5 had a poster made for them.

KPREP parent Parents show support for KPREP testing

The KPREP state testing window is May 8-20.  Parents lined the hallways to show support for students who will take the test. 

Faith Jackson Fifth grade student wins county essay contest

Fifth grade student Faith Jackson won the Kenton County AARP Grandparent Essay contest.  Faith wrote an inspiring essay about her grandmother.  Faith was one of many entries into the contest.  The entries had to meet many requirements including components of a formal essay.Congratulations Faith!

National School Nurse Day National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 8, 2019. School nurses lead the way in advocating for the health needs of their students, as well as supporting education, by ensuring that students are safe, healthy & ready to learn. Let’s celebrate our Covington school nurses today and always!

Muffins with moms Muffins with Moms

Thanks to all the parents who came out to Muffins with Moms!  Please contact the school if you need any support understanding the test and assessment results.

fifth grade art show Fifth grade art show

Fifth grade students displayed their art work from this school year.  Fifth grade students were tasked by our art teacher Shawn Farrell to be creative and use art as a vehicle to express themselves.  Samples of the students work were on display Thursday for the public to see.

Covington Summer Program

Mark your calendars!  The summer program will run June 17-July 19.  Registration forms were sent home.  Please complete the registration form and return it to school.

Beautiful Babies Kindergarten baby display

Kindergarten students and their families completed a project titled Beautiful Babies.  The families completed a biography of the students from birth to their present age.  The Kindergarten classrooms had 100% participation. All the biography's are on display in the main hallway of the school.

Child getting a shot Immunization records due by May 24

Don’t forget to get your shots and turn in your immunization records to your school by May 24.

Muffins with moms Muffins with Moms

Mark your calendars!  may 2nd is Muffins with Moms from 9:00-10:00 A.M.  Sixth District Elementary would like to provide opportunities for parents to become more familiar with their students’ learning.  Experience first hand the teaching strategies your child is receiving daily.  Your kids will enjoy muffins and  do a fun activity with you . We will also have individualized assessment scores to show your children’s progress throughout the years as a student.  Classroom observations will take place from 9:40-10:00.  Staff will be in the cafeteria at 10:00 if you have any questions or want to discuss anything.  We will answer questions/concerns you may have regarding the implementation of our programs, and offer strategies you can use at home.  Due to limited funding there will be a maximum of 1 registered adult per family.  Please fill out registration form below.  Please remind your student to turn the form into their teacher and not leave it in their backpack.  Please make sure all siblings are registered.











Reality Store Reality Store helps student learn about responsibility

Sixth District 4th & 5th grade students participated in the Reality Store.  The Reality Store is an opportunity for them the get a job & salary based on their grade point average.  The students then go around to different stations to pay "bills".  Their goal was to make it out with a positive balance.  The simulation teaches math skills, how to budget.  An extra benefit is to show them how their parents try to make ends meet.  We had several community and parent volunteers.  

Child Abuse awareness BLOCK leadership group raises money for Child Abuse prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention month.  Our youth leadership group B.L.O.C.K. have sold blue slime kits to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.  A representative from Prevent Child Abuse KY will come to a presentation from BLOCK to receive the check.


Cat in the Hat Dr. Suess visits Sixth District Elementary

Sixth District Families received a special visit from The Cat In The Hat at our Book Fair Literacy Night.  All families in attendance received a gift certificate to buy books from the book fair.

1st grade art First grade students enjoy art

Students in Mrs. Henson first grade class enjoy art class.  They were eager to show off their fish creations.  Our arts & humanities teacher Mrs. Farrell implemented the curriculum to ignite their imagination.

BLOCK B.L.O.C.K. (Born Leaders Of Covington KY) leadership group support Child Abuse Prevention

Students from our BLOCK leadership group are developing a community project around child abuse prevention.  The BLOCK students will have an information and slime booth set up afterschool.  The slime kits will be $5.00.  The booths will be set up afterschool on Monday's & Wednesday's from April 1st-10th.  All proceeds will go to an organization called Prevent Child Abuse KY.  The group is also asking students and families to wear blue on April 5th in support of Child Abuse Prevention.

Kindergarten Transition Next Stop - Kindergarten

Preschoolers from James E. Biggs took a trip to visit the elementary school where they will attend kindergarten next year. The students and their parents participated in a current kindergarten class and toured the gym, cafeteria, and computer lab.

Covington schools hosting "An Evening of Kindergarten" on Wednesday

Covington Independent Public Schools has set aside a special evening so that parents of incoming kindergarten children can meet principals and teachers, tour schools, ask questions and complete enrollment forms.

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. It honors its alumni with the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus awards.

Transfer Student transfer application

The window to apply for school transfers is March 18-April 26, 2019.  If your address does not fall within Sixth District Elementary School boundaries you will need to apply for a transfer to continue coming to Sixth District Elementary school.  Contact the main office at 859-292-5819 for more information. 

Kindergarten registration week Kindergarten registration week

Mark your calendars! Kindergarten registration week is March 25-29 from 9:00-11:00.  Kindergarten registration night is March 27th from 4:30-6:30

Willy Wonka Willy Wonka Play Rescheduled

Holmes Middle School CLC's presentation of Willy Wonka, Jr. has been rescheduled for March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Holmes High School auditorium. Please come out to see these students in this great performance. You don't want to miss it! 

Literacy Night Family NIght

Come to the PJ’s & Literacy Night and earn a gift certificate to use at the Book Fair!  You can receive a gift certificate for $7.00 to use in the book fair on books if you come to the literacy night on April 3rd from 5:30-6:30.





Book Fair Book Fair

Sixth District's Book Fair will be held from April 1st-5th from 3:00-5:00.  This year the Book Fair will be hosted by Joseph Beth Booksellers.  You can receive a gift certificate for $7.00 to use in the book fair if you come to the literacy night on April 3rd from 5:30-6:30.

5th grade Student Led Technology Night Fifth Grade Student Led Technology Night

Fifth Grade Student Led Technology Night will be held on March 27th from 3:30-5:30.  Parents and Guardians are encouraged to Come spend time in their child’s classroom! This is your opportunity to see how technology is being used to impact learning. Students will act as a guide as they visit online sites used during the school day.  They can also look at data that is used to help their student improve and succeed



5ht grade visit to NKU Fifth grade visit to NKU

Fifth grade student had an exciting and enriching visit to NKU.  Students were able to tour the campus and get a glimpse of college life.  Students were able to enjoy a movie at the planetarium, visit the new Digiroom, enjoy a college lunch experience and much more.

All after school programming canceled today

All evening activities in Covington Independent Public Schools will be canceled today, March 14, due to the predicted weather.

Willie Wonka Watch these remarkable Holmes students sing and act

Holmes students captivated the audience as they performed the musical, Willy Wonka, Jr., Tuesday afternoon

Make-up Day Make-up Day

School will be in session on Friday, March 15 to make up for the snow day on Thursday, January 31.

Reading time Reading is Fundamental

Reading is fundamental

Sixth District students enjoyed having guest readers visit their classrooms during Read Across America week in March.  They also enjoy having private reading times throughout the day. 

Dolphin Zone students Dolphin Zone students increase academic scores

Our after school program, Dolphin Zone has helped students increase academic skills.  Dolphin Zone offers WIN (What I Need) time.  This is offered to help students academically.  They currently have 169 students enrolled.Sixth two percent of those student have an A/B average.  Great work Dolphin Zone.  If you are interested in more information about Dolphin Zone, contact Derek Winebrenner at school.

Two Hour Delay

Covington Independent Public Schools will be on a two hour delay today, Friday, March 8. Transportation will run two hours later.

Covington Board Retreat Working on the Work

Members of the Covington Board of Education and district administrators met on Saturday, March 2,  for a board retreat.

Galerie Valentine Galerie gifts

Galerie Candy & Gifts has continued to be our school partner for several years. They bring the students a very nice gift or two for every holiday.  Take the time to visit their clearance center to purchase some of their treats at a clearance rate.  Galerie is located at 3880 Langley Dr. Hebron, KY 41048.  Thanks Galerie for your continued support. 

B.L.O.C.K. B.L.O.C.K. (Born Leaders Of Covington KY)

B.L.O.C.K. (Born Leaders Of Covington KY)

Students in the school leadership group BLOCK went on a neighborhood tour with neighborhood leader Lori Boerger.  The tour was the first step to gain ideas for a community project.  They will continue to do research in order to agree upon a project. The students will conduct a community project during the month of April.

Willy Wonka Jr. Willy Wonka, Jr.

Join us as we watch students from the Holmes Middle School Community Learning Center after-school program turn dreams into gobstoppers on stage at Jack Moreland Auditorium. Directed by The Carnegie, students will light up the stage in a captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. There are two chances to witness the magic of Willy Wonka Jr.: Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Please note that the dates have been changed!

Slime kits Slime Kits for sale
Read Across America week Read Across America Week

Next week February 25th-March 1st is Read Across America week and the celebration of Dr. Suess's birthday. We are asking students to help us celebrate by doing the following things honoring Dr. Seuss books.  Monday Wear a hat in honor of the book Cat in The Hat.  Tuesday Wear crazy Socks for the book Fox in Socks.  Wednesday wear green in honor of the book Green Eggs & Ham.  Thursday wear red or blue for the book 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish.  Friday wear mismatched shoes in honor of the Foot Book

FREE app Stay connected with our new app

Stay connected and download the Covington Independent Public Schools new app. Search "Covington Independent" in the App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading the FREE app, you can customize which schools you wish to follow.

mentor project Fifth grade students mentor kindergarten students

A group of fifth grade students mentor kindergarten students.  Fifth grade students meet with a kindergarten student every month.  They work on a project to gift to their teacher.  The student's look forward to meeting up with each other onFridays.  They discuss the project and how things are going in their everyday life.

The First Tee Dolphin Zone offers Golf program

The First Tee is a youth development organization introducing the game of golf to kids.  Students in Dolphin Zone are able to participate.  The students will complete various golfing activities.  The students visited the Devou Park golf course.  They will continue to learn the game and values of golf.

Covington's Mobile App Download Covington's mobile app for events and news at your child's school

Covington Independent Public Schools is excited to announce the release of the district’s new mobile app.

Sarah Flerlage School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Cold Weather Covington schools closed Wednesday due to inclement weather

Covington Independent Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 30, due to inclement weather.

Tom Wherry What Would Covington Look Like if We Embraced Our Kids?

I recently read the book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam.   

The author of this New York Times bestseller follows his 1959 high school graduating class from Port Clinton, Ohio. He discovered his class as a whole was successful. However, the kids and grandkids of his classmates seemed to have less opportunity to improve on that success. Hard work and talent were not paying off. This opportunity gap reminded me Covington and our students in Covington Independent Public Schools.

Holmes vs CovingtonCatholic basketball game canceled

The Friday evening basketball game between Holmes High School and Covington Catholic High School has been canceled and will be played at a later date.

Tom Wherry School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Looking for Substitute Teachers Furloughed employee looking for work? Become a Substitute Teacher

Covington Independent Public Schools is always looking for substitute teachers to work in our system

The Recess Queen The Recess Queen!

With the assistance of Ruthie Staley, Kindergarten students reenacted the book, The Recess Queen.  Ruthie helped the students learn how to label and describe the book.

Dolphin Zone Dolphin Zone resumes Jan. 7

Dolphin Zone resumes January 7

Ukulele girls Students & Parents enjoy Holiday Program

Students & families enjoyed the holiday program at school

Dolphins finish strong Basketball & cheerleading teams had an awseome season

Dolphins finish strong!

Brandon Wilson Cincinnati Bengals player Brandon Wilson visits school

Cincinnati Bengal, Brandon Wilson visits Sixth District!

Santa Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8

Bring your family to Breakfast with Santa

Dolphin Zone is closed on Oct. 22 & 23

All Dolphin Zone activities will be cancelled on Oct. 22nd & 23rd.

Grades 3-5 Dolphin Zone Lights On & registration Night for 2nd quarter

Dolphin Zone registration night & Lights On initiative will be Oct. 9th from 5:30-7:00 for grades 3-5

Bowl prize Fun Foods with Families nights

Want to learn more recipes??? Recieve recipes, cook the recipe and enjoy it while learning new cooking tips.

Volunteer Orientation

Interested in volunteering? Come to the Volunteer Orientation at Sixth District Elementary

Lloyds Skating Party

Lloyds Skating party for Sixth District Families!

Back to school Dolphin Fest

Back to School Dolphin Fest August 7th from 4:30-6:30!

Kindergarten syudents look on as they prepare for the butterfly release Kindergarten Butterfly release

Friday, May 18 was Kindergartens' Butterfly release day. 

Alvin Randlett Kentucky Attorney General visits Sixth District Elementary to honor former Custodian

Alvin Randlett was a custodian at Sixth District Elementary for 32 years.  Read below how he touched the lives of Children at Sixth District Elementary and the state of KY.

Election Day No School Tuesday, May 22
Schools Closed Tuesday, April 3

 All Covington Schools will close Tuesday, April 3  due to high teacher absenteeism and lack of substitute coverage. 

Email Disruption

The email system for Covington Independent Public Schools will be down beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 and ending on Monday, March 26. Parents will be unable to email district staff members during this time.

For more information, please call (859) 392-1000.

Basketeball Holmes basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled

The Holmes Lady Bulldogs Varsity and JV basketball games scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, January 16, have been canceled.

Early Dismissal

Covington Schools will dismiss early on Friday, January 12 due to weather.

Walkers, drivers and pick-ups will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. 

The below schedule is for bus riders: 

· Adult High School: 12:00
· TLC: 12:15 
· Holmes High School: 12:20
· Holmes Middle School: 12:45
· Elementary Schools: 1:15

All after school programs and activities are canceled. Holmes High School's boys basketball game at BB&T Arena is canceled.

Weather Concerns

Because weather can change quickly and forecasts aren't always certain, our district may be faced with early dismissal on Friday, January 12. As of now, the National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for our area for tomorrow. Snow is expected to begin falling in the afternoon.

No School Monday January 8

Covington Independent Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 8, due to inclement weather.

Nutrition Report

The results of the district Nutrition and Physical Activity Report will be discussed at the board meeting Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Latonia Elementary School.  The public is invited to join the discussion with any comments or suggestions.

Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy breakfast and meet Santa!

Donuts with Dads

Calling all dads! Donuts with Dads will be November 9th from 9:00-10:00

Volunteer Orientation

Interested in volunteering at Sixth District Elementary? Come to our volunteer orientation on October 18, 2017 from 5:30-6:30

Back to School School Starts Wednesday, August 23!

Covington Independent Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday, August 23. Elementary school students should report to school before 8 a.m., middle school students 7:45 a.m., and high school students 8:10 a.m.

Let's make this the best school year yet in our district!

Elementary Soccer Games

Due to the weather forecast that includes severe weather and potential flooding, all elementary soccer games are cancelled for April 29.

Fifth grade Art Show

Fifth grade art show coming on March 30th! 

Coffee & a Counselor

Curious about the counseling services we offer at Sixth District School?  Come join us on March 23rd for Coffee & a Counselor.

Grandparent's Appreciation Retro Game Night

Grandparent's, do you miss games from when you were younger?

Yearbook orders

Order your 2016-2017 yearbook. 

Sixth District Elementary celebrates Black History Month

The Sixth District community will collaborate to make Black History Month one to celebrate. The month will entail contributions from BLOCK, The Freedom Center, The Harriet Tubman Project & giveaways. 

Jaynice Stovall Vote for Jaynice

Each week during the winter season, Enquirer readers have the chance to vote on the top players of the week in basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling and bowling.  This week Holmes Lady Bulldog Jaynice Stovall is nominated.  Jaynice is a senior at Holmes High School and a member of the Lady Bulldog basketball team.  She recently scored her 1,000th career point and is helping lead the Lady Bulldogs to a second straight Ninth Region Championship.

Ballots come out early in the week and voting ends at 3 p.m. Fridays, with the results posted by 5 p.m. Vote for Jaynice!

Covington Board of Education Special Meeting Notice




Pursuant to KRS 160.270 the Covington Board of Education has been called to a special meeting by Mr. Alvin L. Garrison, Secretary to the Board, upon petition of Ms. Julie Geisen Scheper, Chairman of the Board.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m., at the Instructional Service Center, 212 Levassor Avenue, Covington, Kentucky  41014.  Should a request for accommodations due to physical disability be received, then such meeting will be conducted at another site in the Covington Independent Public School District at the above time and date or as soon thereafter as may be convenient.

Covington Board of Education Meeting Cancelled

December 5, 2016

Covington Board of Education 

Meeting Cancellation Notice



Breakfast with Santa

Santa is coming to Sixth District Elementary!

Sixth District Students Honored at Board of Education Meeting Covington Schools Give OK to 501 Main Development & Other Notes
The Covington Board of Education agreed to accept a lower tax amount from the developers of the new apartment project near Mainstrasse Village.
The board unanimously approved the "payment in lieu of taxes", or PILOT, plan for the project, which is expected to begin construction in the spring and be completed in 2018. The Covington city commission approved the PILOT last week, too.
The project will place a new residential building and parking garage where the 501 Main building and adjacent parking lot currently sit along 5th Street between Main and Philadelphia Streets.
In other business, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Charlene Ball offered an update on the effort to put Macbooks in the hands of all students at the high school. 880 Macbooks and 70 flat laptops were ordered. 
Family Fitness Night

Annual Family Fitness Night at Sixth District Elementary

Police searching for suspicious man near Covington schools

Covington Police reported Tuesday that a suspicious person has been seen in the area of two local schools and may have attempted to abduct a child.

In a news release, the police department stated that the incidents were reported near Sixth District School in Austinburg and John G. Carlisle School downtown. One young victim reported that the suspicious person attempted to take her by the arm on the 1700 block of Maryland Avenue near Sixth District. 

The girl was able to kick the man and run away.

Student makes up story about being attacked

This morning, (Friday, September 30), a student from Covington Independent Public Schools falsely reported that she was attacked by a clown while on her way to school.  After being interviewed by district officials, the student admitted that she made up the story.

Because of the attention that this issue has generated, we would like to emphasize that there was no clown and no attack whatsoever. If you should have questions or concerns, please call central office, 859-392-1000.

Alvin Garrison,
Covington Independent Public Schools 

Overcoming a poverty of words, Covington kids improve skills with free web-based literacy program

While studies show that socioeconomic factors can have significant impact on a child’s vocabulary, and ultimately, their success in school, a whole new equalizer may well be found in the palm of a child’s hand.

Covington children are demonstrating that access to achievement can be found on a Smart phone and iPad.

In December 2015, Covington Independent Schools, along with help from generous members of the community, launched Footsteps2Brilliance, a free web-based literacy program app that is loaded with more than 1,000 children’s books, nursery rhymes, songs and educational games.

The program, which is available to children in preschool through the third grade and can be accessed on cell phones, computers, iPads and other mobile devices, is free to families in Covington with children in preschool through third grade.

Covington to celebrate progress  in community-wide initiative that promotes reading Covington to celebrate progress in community-wide initiative that promotes reading

Since Covington Independent Public Schools launched a free web based literacy program in December,  Covington children are reading and playing more games that help them improve their reading skills. 

Covington children have read 139,190 books for a total of 37,739,348 words. They have logged 9,836 hours on the community-wide initiative -   footsteps2brilliance.

The district, private and parochial schools and day care centers throughout the Covington community will celebrate the progress that children are making on the program when it meets today, September 21, at 5 p.m. at the Life Learning Center, 20 W. 18th St., Covington.

Vote for Seth! Vote for Seth!

Vote for Seth!

Holmes High School senior football player, Seth Hille, has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

Covington schools advocate to discuss district's progress at CBC luncheon

Former Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper says local businesses have a huge stake in the achievement growth of Covington Schools.

Scheper, an advocate for Covington Independent Schools (CIPS), will discuss the issue Thursday, September 15th when he moderates a discussion with Superintendent Alvin Garrison and Covington Partners Executive Director Stacie Strotman at the Covington Business Council monthly luncheon at the Madison Events Center.

Scheper says the latest state testing scores shows Covington Independent Schools boasts the highest rated elementary school in Kenton County in Glenn O. Swing Elementary

Covington Board of Education Makes it 5 Years Without Raising Tax Rate

The Covington Board of Education voted unanimously to take the compensating rate, and not to increase its property tax rate by up to the 4 percent allowed without a public vote.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Covington Independent Public School District has opted to take the compensating rate - which adjusts the tax rate to meet the increase in property value so as to collect close to the similar amount as the previous year - instead of the full 4 percent.

Board member Glenda Huff cited the district's implementation of an ongoing process of reviewing the budget, which she says has "netted great results".

“We have been diligent and responsible in making sure taxpayers’ money is well spent,’’ Huff said in a statement. “By adopting the compensating rate, we will actually lower the tax rates.’’

Holmes football field getting artificial turf  - no home games this fall Holmes football field getting artificial turf - no home games this fall

I am excited to share some great news with you!  Work will soon begin to bring major upgrades to the Holmes High School stadium. The track will be replaced, the football field is getting artificial turf and a new press box and scoreboard will be installed.

With this project in mind, we will not be able to host any home games this fall.  However, we still want you to come out and support the Bulldogs. Our first football game is tonight, Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m., at Covington Catholic.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding.  Have a great school year.  Go Bulldogs!


Stan Steidel,
Director of Athletics and Student Activities

Wednesday, August 17, is the first day of school for Covington students Wednesday, August 17, is the first day of school for Covington students

We hope you enjoyed your time off during the summer break, but it's time for school again. The first day of school for students in Covington Independent Public Schools is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17.  

Elementary schools begin at 8 a.m, Holmes Middle School starts at 7:45 a.m. and Holmes High School starts at 8:05 a.m.

Welcome back.

Mayor proclaims Summer Learning Day in Covington Mayor proclaims Summer Learning Day in Covington

Covington Mayor Sherry Carran on Thursday proclaimed "Summer Learning Day,'' in the city after touring the Covington Summer Scholars Program at John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

Every elementary school in Covington Independent Public Schools hosts a five week Summer Scholars Program where students have fun learning about different countries and cultures while practicing reading skills and math facts. Summer learning programs, like Covington Summer Scholars, are proven to maintain and advance students’ academic and social growth, keep children safe and healthy during the summer, and send young people back to school ready to learn.

Community Restorative Justice Covington

Community Restorative Justice Covington invites you, the residents of Austinburg, Eastside and Helentown, to take part in a neighborhood gathering.

This FREE event will be Saturday, June 25 at 1pm at the Sixth District Elementary School at 19th and Maryland. Enjoy music, conversation, light food and childrenʼs activities.

•Learn more about CRJC and how it got started.

•See how Community and Restorative Justice works when solving problems between citizens and organizations.

•Be heard as you tell us what would make the quality of life in your neighborhood better.

As a token of our appreciation, you will receive a potted plant for participating. We look forward to seeing you on June 25! | 859-803-0789

Covington Education Foundation names Spike Jones "Person of the Year" Covington Education Foundation names Spike Jones "Person of the Year"

Kenton County Police Chief Col. Michael "Spike" Jones has been selected as the Covington Education Foundation’s 2016 Person of the Year.

The foundation, which awards college scholarships to students at Holmes High School and program support for Covington Independent Public Schools, will honor Jones at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Dress Pavilion in Covington’s Devou Park.

Holmes Middle School SBDM Council Elections

Attention all 5th grade parents! Holmes Middle School will be holding their SBDM Council parent elections on May 25th from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Click here to see attached letter for more information.

Covington educators, students recognized for education excellence Covington educators, students recognized for education excellence

Educators and students from Covington Independent Public Schools were among the those receiving awards during the 2016 Education in Excellence Celebration sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Scott Alter, principal of Glenn O. Swing Elementary School, received the A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader Award. Alter was recognized for leading his school to academic success.  For the past two testing cycles, Glenn O. ranked in the 99th percentile of all schools statewide. The school is Distinguished. Only three elementary schools in Northern Kentucky and 29 of the 720 elementary schools throughout the state posted higher scores than Glenn O. Swing in 2013-14.

Sherry Lindberg, who works as a teacher and assistant principal at Glenn O. Swing was honored with the Golden Apple award.. Ms. Lindberg teaches social studies.  For several years, students in her class have scored 100 percent on the social studies portion on the state test.

Cross Country Sign-Ups

The Holmes Cross Country Team will be signing up 5th grade students who will be attending Holmes Middle School as 6th graders next school year (2016-2017).  Students that will be in grades 6-12 next school year and are interested in competing should sign-up. Sign-ups will be held on Holmes Campus, Thursday, May 12th at 3:15 p.m. between the field house and football field. 

Coach Joe Mueller
Coach Nicole Winkler
Cross Country Boys & Girls Coach
"To be successful on the field you must first be successful in the classroom"
Facebook (search): Holmes Cross Country

Million Word Challenge Million Word Challenge Winners

The March Madness Million Word Challenge at our elementary schools was a huge success. Between March 17- April 6, the children of Covington were exposed to 18,623,297 words which correlates to 4,008 hours, 31 minutes and 48 seconds of students being engaged in literacy activities.

School Winner: John G. Carlisle Word Total : 6,092,019 Usage: 1,034 hr 19 min 6 seconds


Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration

Covington Independent Public Schools announces its annual Kindergarten Registration event for the 2016-17 school year.  Registration will be open April 4 - 8 from 9 - 11 a.m. at all five elementary schools in the district.

An Evening of Kindergarten event will be held at each school on Wednesday, April 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. to allow parents to learn about the kindergarten experience as well as the school your child will attend. A special presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Parents and children will be able to meet principals, teachers, and staff, tour the school, visit kindergarten classrooms, and ask questions.

Elementary schools in the Covington district include:
     Glenn O. Swing Elementary - 501 W. 19th Street
     John G. Carlisle Elementary - 910 Holman Avenue
     Sixth District Elementary - 1910 Maryland Avenue
     Latonia Elementary - 3901 Huntington Avenue
     Ninth District Elementary - 2800 Indiana Avenue

Students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2016 to be eligible for kindergarten.

To register your child please bring your child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency, and a parent/guardian's driver's license.

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Thompson (859) 669-1105.


March Madness Million Word Challenge March Madness Million Word Challenge

Covington Independent Schools is sponsoring a Million Word Challenge March 17 – April 5, 2016 during March Madness for Preschool - 2nd grade students.

Students and families are encouraged to log on to Footsteps2Brilliance to “Shoot for a Million Words.”

The school that reads the most words by April 5 will win a KONA ICE party and an extra recess.

Each student participant will be entered in a drawing to win a tablet.

The winner will be announced on April 6.

Early dismissal Friday for all Covington schools Early dismissal Friday for all Covington schools

To give our students and staff an opportunity to support the Holmes Girls’ Basketball Team in its quest in the Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, the district will release early on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Help us send off the Lady Bulldogs Help us send off the Lady Bulldogs

In honor of the Lady Bulldogs winning the Ninth Region Basketball Championship and earning a berth in the state Sweet 16 Tournament, we are declaring Wednesday, March 9, as Red and White Day in all of Covington Independent Public Schools. 

Students and staff are encouraged to wear the Holmes High School colors as we celebrate the Lady Bulldogs with an exciting sendoff.  The sendoff begins at 9:15 Wednesday morning as the team is greeted by the community and middle and high school students and staff.

Congratulations Lady Bulldogs - 9th Region Basketball Champions Congratulations Lady Bulldogs - 9th Region Basketball Champions

The stage was set for a stunning upset when Ryle took an eight-point lead over Holmes early in the fourth quarter of the 9th Region girls’ basketball championship game on Sunday at BB&T Arena.

Ryle forward Jenna Carothers, left, blocks a shot by Holmes guard Jynea Harris during the 9th Region championship game. (Photo by Jackson Sports Photography)

Holmes, the top-ranked team in Northern Kentucky, and had not lost to a local opponent all season, but Ryle had just run off five straight points to take control of the title game.

That’s when Holmes coach Tony Perkins called a timeout to give his players a chance to regroup and they launched a comeback that resulted in a 45-42 win

Governor's Cup Winners Governor's Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Covington Independent Pulic Schools elementary students who competed in the Governor's Cup competition. The winnners are:

Covington launches footsteps2brilliance Covington launches footsteps2brilliance

Covington Independent Public Schools, with the help of generous members of our community, is providing FREE unlimited access to the program, Footsteps2Brilliance, to every child who lives in Covington or attends a preschool or school in the city. The program is designed to help Covington children to become proficient readers by third grade. 

The district launched the city-wide initiative in December at the Life Learning Center in Covington with parents, school and city officials, students from Covington public and parochial schools, day care centers and preschools.
The web-based platform accelerates learning through more than 1,000 interactive books, games, and songs, and is available any time of day, every day, to maximize learning opportunities.  It is designed for children pre-K through third grade.


Covington Board of Education lowers tax rate Covington Board of Education lowers tax rate

For the fourth year in a row, the Covington Board of Education has decided not to increase its property tax rate.  At its meeting Wednesday night, the board voted 5-0 to take the minimum compensating tax instead of an allowable 4 percent increase. 

Superintendent Alvin Garrison credited board leadership with not having to increase the tax rate. He said the district's budget committee, which includes two board members, the district's finance director and other district personnel, meets throughout the year to review the budget - looking at spending patterns and ways to reduce costs. 

Letter to Parents Regarding ACLU Lawsuit
Family Fitness  NIght Family Fun & Fitness Night

Come enjoy Family Fun Fitness & Wellness Night!

Girl Scouts Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Troop from Sixth District Elementary are excited to represent Sixth District Elementary.  The students are busy taking orders for Girl Scout cookies.  If interested in ordering cookies contact the school.

Dolphin Zone Dolphin Zone ready to start new quarter

Dolphin Zone will begin 3rd quarter activities and clubs on January 7.  Contact Derek Winebrenner at 859-609-4444 for further information about Dolphin Zone.

1st grade Students are excited to return to school

Students are excited to return from winter break.  We look forward to teaching and enriching the students!

Seven Hills Church to sponsor Egg Hunt

Seven Hills Church has signed on to sponsor our annual egg hunt

Garrison and scholarship recipient Covington student, employee honored during Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Congratulations to Tatiana Phillips and Barbara Hill who were recognized during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday afternoon,

Reading Caravan at Barnes & Noble at Newport On The Levee

Recieve a certificate to shop at Barnes & Noble while attending our Reading Caravan on April 5th.

Register for Kindergarten Register for Kindergarten
Champions! Sixth District Boys basketball teams wins championship!

Dolphins pull out the win!

Winter Weather Information Winter Weather Information

With winter weather upon us, we would like to remind you how Covington Independent Public Schools makes decisions about school closings, delays, or early dismissals, and communicates weather-related announcements.  We always try to make weather-related decisions in a timely fashion.

New Immunization Requirements New Immunization Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2018, all students in kindergarten through grade twelve must have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. Additionally, all students age 16 years or older must have two doses of Meningococcal ACWY. These are new requirements in Kentucky's law.

April Brockhoff School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Jerry Avery School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Officer Petri Thank an officer

Thank you Officer Petri and the Covington police department for all you do to keep our students, staff, and schools safe! 

Today is National Law-Enforcement Appreciation Day. Take time to say thank you!

Arrest Made in Threat

Covington Independent Public Schools was made aware of a threat to Holmes High School this morning. Covington police were notified immediately. We cooperated with police throughout the day. This evening police made an arrest in the matter. A juvenile has been charged with terroristic threatening. We are thankful for the quick work of our police department as school safety is our priority. Have a good evening and we will see everyone at school tomorrow.

Tom Wherry Tom Wherry named board chairman

Congratulations to Tom Wherry, who was elected chairman of the Covington Board of Education at a special meeting Thursday night. Glenda Huff was elected vice chair of the board.

Celebrating 25 Years! Celebrating 25 Years!

It's been 25 years since the first Holmes girls' basketball team went to the state tournament. The 1993 Lady Bulldogs will be honored during halftime of the varsity game on Tuesday, February 6 when the current Lady Bulldogs take on the Highlands Bluebirds. 

Come out and support the Lady Bulldogs of 2018 and 1993! The JV game will start at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:30.

Glenda Huff School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

School Board Member Recognition Month

January is School Board Member Recognition Month. Here in Covington we appreciate our school board members. Thank you for all you do for the children of Covington.

If you see a school board member, take a minute to give your thanks.

Happy New Year School resumes Thursday, January 3

Happy New Year. School resumes Thursday, January 3. 

Winter Break Winter Break Begins

Winter Break is December 20, 2018 - January 2, 2019.  School will resume on Thursday, January 3.

April Brockhoff and Tom Wherry Board of Education Elects New Chair

April Brockhoff is the new chairperson of the Covington Board of Education. During a special board meeting last week, the board voted 5-0 for Mrs. Brockhoff to lead the group. The board also selected board member, Tom Wherry, to serve as vice chair.

Covington school bus Changes in City Heights bus stops

Due to continued construction work and uncertainty of road conditions in the City Heights area, beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the Transportation Department of Covington Schools will use the following schedule.


Science Matters Science Matters

Students at Sixth District Elementary School enjoyed "Wild Science,"  at an assembly Friday, December 12.

Learning is Cool Learning is Cool

The Marvin Lewis Learning is Cool program has kicked off another year in Covington Schools. This program recognizes students for their "A" honor roll achievements by sending quarterly rewards. Students achieving "A" honor roll twice in a school year will be invited to join Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Cheerleading Competition Cheerleading Competition

Cheerleaders from the five Covington elementary schools participated in the annual cheerleading competition on Saturday. Each team showed tremendous spirit and skill. Glenn O. Swing Elementary School finished in first place followed by John G. Carlisle Elementary School in second. Congratulations to all the cheerleaders involved!

Homecoming 2017 Homecoming 2017
Thanksgiving Donation Thanksgiving Donation

A big thank you to Toyota Boshoku America for donating 160 bags of food to Covington students. This yearly donation helps relieve a burden for some of our families during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Stamp of Approval Stamp of Approval

Covington Independent Public Schools received its official accreditation today during the Continuous Improvement Summit sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED. 

Bulldog Madness Bulldog Madness November 15

Meet the Holmes High School basketball players, coaches and cheerleaders at Bulldog Madness on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

Partner's Executive Director Stacie Strotman and Dr. Janice Wilkerson, Founder, Covington Partners celebrates 18 incredible years of supporting Covington kids

At Covington Partners’ Founder’s Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club this week, a full house celebrated 18 years of student support services for students and families in Covington Independent Public Schools. 

The event, attended by education, community and business leaders from around the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, highlighted the stories behind the numbers. 

Dr. Janice Wilkerson, founder of Covington Partners, presented Johnna Reeder with the Founder’s Award to recognize her incredible dedication to students, families and the organization. Ms. Reeder was the first Chair of the Covington Partners Board of Directors. 
Covington Partners Executive Director and Dr. Wilkerson then led the audience through the history of the organization while highlighting the impact for students and families.

Hall of Honors event to recognize Holmes alumni

Five former Holmes students will be recognized at Hall of Honors event from 6-9 p.m., October 10, at the Drees Pavilion.

Superintendent Garrison Welcome to the 2017-18 school year

It is with sincere enthusiasm and great pride that I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. For parents and guardians whose children are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.

As we look forward to the first day of school for students on Wednesday, August 23, I would like to take this opportunity to share information about the upcoming school year. Our Board of Education, teachers, staff and administrators have worked hard throughout the summer to improve outcomes for our students by attending workshops, upgrading schools and planning for the future.

Class of 1966 Sixth District Class of 1966 Alumni visits school

Former students from Sixth District Elementary visited to reminise about childhood.

Student from John G. Carlisle at board Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

All schools in Covington Independent are working concertedly to tackle poverty in education.

It’s hard to argue that poverty does not adversely affect education. Would you agree that a child who has the burden of worrying about where she is going to receive her next meal, or a child who doesn’t know where he is going to sleep that night, may have increased difficulty learning their ABCs?

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison Congratulations Mr. Garrison

Elizabethtown Inde­­pen­dent Schools recognized eight of its graduates, including Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison,  Saturday night during its annual Tra­di­tion of  Excellence Alu­mni Awards ceremony. The honorees toured the school Friday and attended a pep rally as part of the festivities.

Meet the Teacher Events 2017 School starts August 23; Back-to-School events scheduled

The first day of school for students in Covington Independent Public Schools is August 23.  Schools are hosting Back-to-School events for students/parents/guardians to meet teachers, principals and administrators, tour schools, learn requirements and expectations and to make sure all paperwork is completed so students can start school the first day.


High Attendance Day John G. Carlisle, Holmes Middle winners of "High Attendance Day"

Covington Schools celebrated "High Attendance Day" yesterday with pajama and popcorn parties. The overall attendance rate for the district was 96.52 percent. Great job everyone.

Holmes Golf Flyer The Holmes High School Golf Team is looking for members

The Holmes High School Golf Team is looking for members. Team is open to Covington Independent Public School students in grades 6-12. This is an excellent opportunity for your son or daughter to learn and play golf. 

All golfers, beginners and advanced, are welcome to participate.  Clubs will be provided and there is no charge for playing. 

High Attendance Day September 20 is "High Attendance Day"

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel has designated September 20 as “High Attendance Day” across the state of Kentucky.
Elementary, middle and high schools will compete for the highest percentage of attendance that day.   The school with the highest attendance rate will be awarded $500 from the state. 

Covington's Family Resource and Youth Services Centers coordinators and advocates Covington Schools FRYSCs featured at statewide conference

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers coordinators and advocates from Covington Schools presented today, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, during the statewide conference entitled “Victory Over Violence.”   The conference, sponsored the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, was held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. 

Playing off the theme “More than a Caterer,” Covington FRYCs discussed ways they engage staff, use resources, initiatives and volunteers to help families and students to be successful and to overcome barriers.  Congratulations and thanks for representing Covington well – Shelly Duncan, Holmes High School; Renata Watts, Holmes Middle; Denise Brown, Sixth District; Kerry McHugh, John G; Marilynn Arnold, Ninth District; Marshelle Blackwell, Latonia;  Stephanie Fieler, Biggs; Holly Dickens Sixth District & Holmes Campus, Wanda Hoeter, Biggs, and Sarah Hunt, Glenn O. Swing.

Homecoming 2018 Homecoming 2018

Holmes High School's Homecoming 2018 is Friday, September 21.  The celebration will include a full day of fun with a pep rally, parade, tailgate party, football game, crowning ceremony, and a dance. 

Holmes High School new stadium Holmes to open new stadium with community celebration

The Covington Board of Education is extremely proud to announce the opening of the new Holmes High School Stadium.  We would like to invite you and the entire Covington community to join us as we celebrate the opening of the upgraded stadium at 7 p.m., on August 24.

The celebration will continue on August 25 at 7 p.m. with the Bulldogs playing their first football game at the new stadium and on August 26 with the first soccer games on the field starting at 7 p.m. p.m.

It’s been nearly a year since work began on the athletic complex that now includes artificial turf, a new press box, a new track surface and new fencing.

In Covington, we believe that facilities such as this new stadium have a place in education.  Facilities like this play a role in keeping our students engaged and active in the classroom and on the field.  Actually, this upgraded facility does much more than that.  It sends a message that our students and community are worth it.

We are so proud of the new stadium.  Please, come and celebrate with us.


Alvin Garrison
Covington Independent Public Schools


Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp

Sign up now for the Lady Bulldog Summer Basketball Camp.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison Superintendent Garrison to be honored by his alma mater
Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison is one of the eight alumni who will be recognized next month by Elizabethtown Independent Schools.


Covington tours Summer Scholars Program Covington Partners brings National Summer Learning Day to Covington schools, uniting for success

Covington Partners, in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), highlighted the importance of summer learning opportunities at a Summer Success Tour last week.

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer.

On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups – all to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer. This year’s goal was to reach two million youth.
Community and business leaders joined Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools for a Summer Success Tour on Thursday.

Information regarding safety plans for Covington Schools

A letter regarding enhanced school  safety in Covington Independent Public Schools was sent home with students last week. If you did not receive the letter, please click here to read a copy. 

Thank You.


Covington employees receive award at the state Board of Education meeting. Covington Alternative Programs earn Distinguished Award

The alternative program of Covington Independent Public Schools was recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as an Alternative Program of Distinction.

The program was among 11 recognized at the board meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education last month.

Covington Alternative Program include the Transformational Learning Center, Computer Based Learning, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Classes, Youth Build, Work Force, Covington Adult High School, Covington’s Alternative to Suspension (CATS), Substance Use Disorder Program and Graduation Track.



Garry Edmondson Attorney Garry Edmondson to be honored by Covington Education Foundation as "Person of Year"

Holmes High School graduate Garry Edmondson will be honored by the Covington Education Foundation as its 2018 “Person of the Year.”

The foundation raises funds and awards college scholarships to students at Holmes High School. It also provides program support for Covington Independent Public Schools.

Tom Ellis 18th Annual Golf Outing TEAM Foundation to host its 18th Annual Golf Classic on August 5

It's still time to get your foursome ready for the 18th annual Tom Ellis Golf Classic sponsored by the TEAM Foundation.  The outing will take place at Twin Oaks Golf Course starting at 8 a.m. on August 5, 2017.

Cost is $90 per golfer.  Proceeds will benefit Holmes HIgh School athletics. 

Should you have questions, please contact Ray Murphy, 859 431-5250.     

First day of school Welcome back students

The first day of school for students isThursday,  August 16, 2018.  Welcome back.  

Latino Youth Leadership Summit

The Latino Youth Leadership Summit will be held June 5-9 at Gateway Community and Technical College in Covington. The week is a joint effort between 21st Century and the HHS EL department. Approximately 16 Covington students will participate.

The mornings will consist of additional instruction in English and Math led by Marina Burchett and Dr. Vivian Gonzalez-Bodden.  The afternoons will include leadership and cultural events led by Mayra Guzman and Christian Reyes.

Stuff the bus challenge Thousands of school supplies collected

Thanks to everyone who contributed pencils, papers, glue, binders and other school supplies during Chick Fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge yesterday. Covington and other river city school distr