Back To School 2020-21

Orientation Sessions

All orientation sessions will occur virtually.  Links to join the virtual sessions will be emailed to families approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled time below.

For kindergarten families, our staff will conduct a drive-through process to provide a packet of NTI resources on Friday, August 21st from 11-1 PM.  Click the link below to sign up.
Drive-Through Process Signup

Kindergarten Camp & Parent Orientation
Parent Orientation (Parents/guardians only attend one session.)
Monday August 10th (6-7 PM or 7-8 PM) 
Tuesday, August 11th (12:30-1:30 PM or 1:30-2:30 PM)

Kindergarten Camp (Families attend only one session.)
Thursday, August 13th (6-7 PM or 7-8 PM)
Friday, August 14th (12:30-1:30 PM or 1:30-2:30 PM)

Click here for a special message from our kindergarten teachers, Ms. Carrie and Ms. Mayra.

Kindergarten Intake & Brigance Assessment
The BRIGANCE assessment has been postponed while the district awaits guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education.  

New Elementary (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) Student & Parent Orientation
Monday, August 17th
12:30 - 1:00 PM (Parent/Student 1st-3rd Grades)

1:30 - 2:00 PM (Parent 4th-5th Grades)

2:00 - 2:30 PM (Student 4th-5th Grades)

6th Grade Student & Parent Orientation
Wednesday, August 19th
12:30 - 1:00 PM (Parent Orientation)

1:30 - 2:30 PM (Student Orientation)

New 7th/8th Grade Student & Parent Orientation
Wednesday, August 19th
1:30 -2:00 PM (Parent/Student Orientation)

9th Grade and New High School Student and Parent Orientation
Thursday, August 20th
12:30 - 1:00 PM (Parent/Student Orientation) (Zoom Link)

Virtual Meet & Greet
Monday, August 24th 
1:30-3:00 PM (A link will be communicated to families via email on the day of the event.  It will also be available on the home page of our website.)

Orientations vs. Registrations

What's the difference between an orientation and a registration session?

An orientation session is a time to meet with teachers and/or staff to learn new procedures and expectations. Participants in an orientation session would need to arrive at the starting time of the session in order to receive all the information being presented. Classroom teachers and administrators are available to share information with you and answer questions. Not all grade levels at Brown have orientations scheduled.

Registration sessions provide opportunities for parents to come in and take care of obligations prior to the start of school. You'll receive a copy of your child's course schedule (middle and high), and you'll be able to pay for school fees by writing only one check. If your child has any outstanding obligations from the previous school year (i.e., lost textbooks, cafeteria charges) you'll be able to take care of those as well.

Other Announcements

By Thursday, August 20th, elementary families will receive a welcome letter via email from their teacher welcoming them to their class.  Due to privacy, class lists will not be shared.  

Required kindergarten paperwork can be submitted the following ways:

  • Required kindergarten paperwork
    • Scan the documents in PDF format and email them to our records clerk, Stacey Powell, at
    • Mail the documents to our school address: 546 S. First St. Louisville, KY 40202
    • Bring the documents to our kindergarten NTI 2.0 resource pack distribution on Friday, August 21st from 11-1

Required 6th grade paperwork can be submitted the following ways:


Sign up for notifications!

School Messenger is the phone, email and text messaging system used by Brown and JCPS to communicate our weekly newsletter, school cancellations, and safety alerts to you. It replaces our previous system. The following process will show you how to enter your contact information, set your preferences and “opt in” to continue receiving these messages from JCPS and/or your child’s school.

If you are a JCPS employee only, please click HERE for opt-in instructions.
If you are a JCPS parent or a JCPS employee AND parent, you may opt in by texting the letter "Y" to 67587.
If you are a Brown School student, please click HERE to sign up.
If you'd like to customize the type of communications you'd like to receive on your phone or email, visit and create an account. You can also set up and manage your contact information and preferences by downloading the [Blue] SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you have any issues with the attached instructions or require further assistance, please call the JCPS Technology Service Desk at (502) 485-3552.

Google Calendars

You can now subscribe to our school's Google calendar, and you can view it using the calendar app on your phone!

To add our school-wide event calendar, using your phone, click THIS LINK.

To add our school-wide athletic calendar, using your phone, click THIS LINK.

School Fee Information

At this time, no school fees will be collected with the exception of obligations and advanced placement test fees.

Beginning of Year Parent Paperwork

For the 2020-21 school year, all required school paperwork will be completed and submitted online.  JCPS is using an online portal called Parent Place for you to find and fill out every form required of you and your child.  To access the forms, you will need to set up a Parent Place account and login that is different than your Parent Portal login information.  If you need help setting up this account or accessing the forms, watch this Parent Place video.  You may get more guidance on student forms and online registration here

Online Portal for Required Paperwork