Christ The King School News Notes

February 23, 2021

Important Message from the Principal

February 23, 2021

Dear Families,

As we enter into re-enrollment season for next year, we offer our appreciation, and pledge our continued dedication to you and your children. We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful school, and value your confidence in our important work of preparing our students for their future. Christ the King is a school where we have ever in mind our educational mission, and the needs of our students drive us to provide them with the very best education possible. We are dedicated to providing a faith-based education that develops character, knowledge, and spirit in our students.

This week, you will receive an email regarding re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. The email will include a link to our online re-enrollment form. You will need to submit that form by March 15th; that form allows you to update address and phone information, and it includes Aftercare, EDP, and other elections. A $300 family re-enrollment fee, which will be applied toward next year’s tuition, will be charged to your FACTS account on March 30th, unless you choose to pay the fee by check before then.

Please contact us if you have any questions about re-enrollment. Thank you for continuing your child’s education with Christ the King School.

Many blessings,

Paula Smith, Ed.S.


Please be sure to check your email for K-8 Handbook sign off!

Important Reminders

  • If you test positive or quarantine, please notify the school's COVID contact. We are required to report these during virtual and in-person instruction.
  • If you are in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period, you must quarantine. For the most accurate results, it is recommended that you get tested no sooner than 5 days after your known exposure to the positive case.
  • Quarantining is defined as staying at home for 10 days after the known exposure, watching symptoms and checking temperature twice a day. This means not just quarantining from school, but all public locations.
  • When dropping off students' forgotten materials at school, please leave them outside the school's door, and buzz the front desk to arrange retrieval.
  • Masks must be worn on school property at all times. Please make sure to wear your mask when coming to the front door.

COVID Contact

As questions arise about the policies and procedures that we have put in place due to COVID-19, we wish for our parents to have a point of contact for their questions. For the upcoming year, our nurse, Shayna Elmore, will be available full-time during the school day. She will be our school’s COVID Contact. Please direct your COVID-related questions via email to or call (859) 266-5641.

If you have any questions about whether your child can be in attendance, please reach out to Nurse Elmore, our COVID contact. It is of utmost importance that we maintain the health and safety of our school community.

If your child is in isolation or quarantine, please contact Nurse Elmore, so that we can ensure that students can continue learning via the hybrid plan if they are well enough to do so. Her contact information is

COVID Testing Locations

Lexington Fayette County Health Department FAQ's about COVID Vaccine

1). Once I receive the 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to quarantine if I come in contact with a positive case? Yes

2). If I am positive, can I still get a COVID-19 vaccine? Once you test positive and are finished with your Isolation period (released from Isolation), you can then receive a vaccine.

3). Once I test positive, will I still have to quarantine if I come in contact with a positive case? Not if the subsequent exposure is within 90 days after your initial infection date; however, there could be a stipulation if you become symptomatic after the subsequent exposure.

4). If I am in quarantine from being exposed, can I still get the vaccine? We advise that you stay in quarantine and wait until your quarantine period has ended before getting out to be vaccinated.

5). Do I still have to wear a mask and distance 6 feet even after I receive a COVID-19 vaccine? Yes

6). Is it recommended that I quarantine after traveling to other states or countries after receiving both doses of the vaccine? Yes

Carline Drop-off & Pick-up Refresher

Just as a refresher, please review our carline diagrams and videos, available at

CKS Travel Policy

Many have come to us concerned about families traveling. We all have to be protective of our cohorts.

In order for us to preserve face-to-face instruction of our students at school, we have to be extra careful with the choices we each make. We, of course, want our children to have all the typical experiences; however, we have to remember that making sacrifices for the short term will help prevent the spread of the virus, and reduce long-term negative effects on the school’s reopening and the health and safety of our children, faculty, and staff.

If you travel to or through any current hotspots, students have to quarantine for two weeks. The best place to go to check hotspots, which are states with 15% positive testing rates, is

Keep in mind that there are considerable swings and changes in all states and they can change even while you are traveling.

Daily Prescreening

Parents will need to fill out this pre-screening form daily with respect to their children who attend Christ the King School. You may submit this either the evening before your child(ren) will attend class on campus, or in the morning before bringing your child(ren) to school; HOWEVER, if you submit this form the evening before and circumstances change between then and the morning, you should resubmit and take action accordingly. A SYMPTOMATIC CHILD, OR ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 100.4° OR ABOVE, SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL.

On the school website:

Alternate link if the website is offline:

  • When a cohort goes into quarantine, including the teacher, the students will use the full online plan that includes synchronous (or live-streamed video) learning.
  • When individual students quarantine, without their cohort/teacher, or chooses to learn from home, he/she will use the hybrid plan that includes asynchronous (pre-recorded video) learning ONLY.
  • When a student is sick with allergies, strep etc. or on a trip he/she will complete missing work as normal, using Google Classroom and Ren-Web to keep up. The student has as many days as he/she misses to make up the work.
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Reopening Plan

Please see the CKS Reopening Operations Plan for all important information.

COVID-19 Response


Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources:


Prayer list:

Prayer Request Form:


If you would like to make a donation to those struggling during this time or if you need help, please contact us:

Adopt an 8th Grader

To do something special for our 8th graders' last few months at CKS, a SURPRISE has been created for them: Operation Adopt an 8th Grader!

Feel free to click on the link listed below to get more details. It is requested to only sign up for 1 student. Many families enjoyed doing this last year and would like to participate in this again this year.

Lunch Menu

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Parking on the Street

Please park in the lot and utilize designated traffic patterns for drop-off and pick-up. If you must park on the street, please be cognizant of our neighbors' driveways!

Uniform Policy Reminder



  • Grades PreK through 5th may wear a CKS plaid jumper or CKS plaid skort

  • Grades 6th through 8th may wear CKS navy skort

  • Grades PreK through 8th may wear CKS slacks or CKS shorts

  • CKS shorts/slacks MUST include a navy, brown, needlepoint, or black belt worn in belt loops at the waist.

Tops (PreK-8th):

  • CKS blouse (short- or long-sleeve) worn tucked in

  • CKS white or red knit polo shirt (short- or long-sleeve) worn tucked in

  • CKS sweater or CKS sweater vest

  • CKS grey sweatshirt or fleece


  • Navy/white/nude tights, navy/white knee socks, or plain white ankle-length socks.

  • Leggings may be worn in grades PreK-3rd as undergarments ONLY (under a uniform skort or uniform jumper). They MUST be NAVY in color and they MUST be ankle length. Navy leggings may be purchased at Shaheens.


  • Shoes must cover the entire foot (e.g., dress or tennis shoes). Sandals, slip-on, and clogs are not allowed.
  • PE Day attire: Tennis shoes must be worn on PE days with CKS uniform.



  • CKS slacks or CKS shorts—must be worn with a navy, brown, needlepoint or black belt worn in belt loops at the waist


  • CKS oxford cloth shirt (short- or long-sleeve) worn tucked in

  • CKS white or red knit polo shirt (short- or long-sleeve) worn tucked in

  • CKS sweater or CKS sweater vest

  • CKS grey sweatshirt or fleece


  • Plain white ankle-length socks

  • CKS socks


  • Shoes must cover the entire foot (e.g., dress or tennis shoes). Sandals, slip-on, and clogs are not allowed.
  • PE Day attire: Tennis shoes must be worn on PE days with CKS uniform.
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Yearbook Help!

Would you like to help with the Yearbook this year?

Please contact Ms. Z at to let her know.

We need help with formatting and designing pages. Work from home !!!!

CTK Bulletin

Be sure to fill out this year's parish commitment form. This helps to ensure you are an active parishioner!

Here is the Link to the Commitment Card:

Flipbook Ministry Guide:

Summer Catechesis Opportunities for Children

Before you book your 2021 summer vacations, be sure to plan around the Cathedral’s

amazing Catechesis opportunities for children!

Totus Tuus - June 20-25 (changed)

Vacation Bible School – July 26 - 30

More information to come:

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Marriage Ministry

The CTK Marriage Ministry invites you to our upcoming marriage enrichment event called, "Listening in Love." The evening will open with on-line fellowship on February 19th at 7:30 p.m., and then we will welcome our speaker, Lesley Iwinski, MD, of Growing Peaceful Families, at 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Iwinski is a retired family physician, wife, and mother. Lesley spends much of her time passionately sharing her faith through her love for parents, families, and children through many retreats, talks, and workshops.

We hope you will join us on the 19th! Please share with your friends and family!

Topic: Listening in Love
Time: Feb 19, 2021 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 865 6290 7601

Passcode: 585326

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From Lexington Catholic High School Head Football Coach Mr. Nigel Smith:

8th Graders interested in playing Football for Lexington Catholic High School next school year, please email Head Coach Nigel Smith

Attached is a workout program that can be used to help physical prepare to play at Lexington Catholic. If you have questions about the workout program, or other general questions, Coach Smith will answer them as well.

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Lexington Catholic Middle School Athletics Survey

Lexington Catholic is busy preparing for summer camp and a new year of Middle School Athletics. We are always seeking to grow and improve all that we do, and would appreciate the feedback and suggestions of your school community.


· Open to students at any Diocese of Lexington Elementary/ Middle School in grades 5-8. 7-8th grade Athletes from affiliated Diocesan Schools ONLY MAY be “pulled up” to participate with the High School team if qualified. 5-6th graders may run in KTCCA “Youth meets” as well as Middle School

· Parents meeting at practice on March 1st

· Practice Begins March 1st, location TBD

· Fee is $200- Includes uniform, track rental fee, and meet entry fees. Fees collected after second week of practice

· Events are: 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M, 3200M, 100M Hurdles, 300M Hurdles, 4x100M Relay, 4x200M Relay, 4x400M Relay, 4x800M Relay, Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump

· Lex Cath High School Event Coaches will be the primary trainers for participants, we co-practice with the High School team

· Middle School Head Coach is Jonathan Kovach, Cell #: 859-489-5845

· To sign up, email Student Name, Grade, School, Birth Date, Parent Name, Parent Phone, and Parent Email to Any parents interested in assisting, please indicate that in your email as well.

Past Program Highlights:

* Middle School State Championship: 3rd Place High Jump (Hunter Foster, Seton 2019), 6th place 1600m (John Reinhart, St John 2019)

* Elementary School State Meet: 2nd Place 1600m (Joanna Bryant, Christ the King 2019), 2nd Place Shot Put (Thomas Gerke, Christ the King 2019)

*Boys Middle School State qualifiers in 100m, 200m, Long Jump (Walker Hall, Seton), 400m (Sam Clements, Sts Peter and Paul), 800m (Chris Kern, Mary Queen), 1600m (John Reinhart, St John and Chris Kern, Mary Queen), 3200m (Rowan Williams, Christ the King), High Jump (Hunter Foster, Seton)

* Girls Middle School State qualifiers in 100m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, High Jump (Kate Regard, Sts Peter and Paul), 1600m (Joanna Bryant, Christ the King), and Long Jump (Cassidy Smith, Christ the King)

Important Dates

February 17, 2021- Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2021- End of Tri 2

March 3, 2021- Reconciliation (3rd-8th Grades)

March 3, 2021- First Holy Communion Virtual Parent Meeting - (6:30 p.m.)

March 1, 2021- Jean's Day

March 5, 2021- No School

March 8-9, 2021- Spring Conferences

March 10, 2021- Spirit Day

CKS Contacts

Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS: David Stromquist,

Admissions: Amy Smith,

Technology Support: Vince Mongiardo,

Communications: Kelley Taylor,

Student Concerns: Christine Gibson, cgibson@ckslex.og and Kelley Taylor,

COVID Exposure, Positive, Health Related Questions: Shayna Elmore,


Christ the King School develops Character, Knowledge, and Spirit in its students and community by living the Catholic faith through sharing the sacraments, promoting academic excellence, and engaging in service.
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