Christ The King School News Notes

April 14, 2020

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

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Message from the Principal

April 14, 2020

Dear Parents,


I hope this finds you and your family in good health and in good spirits; I’m sending happy thoughts and prayers to you all. I also hope that you were able to have time for rest and fun with your family during our spring break. I know all our faculty and staff were glad to connect back with our students in their Google Meets, and to see pictures and videos of one another.


I realize our extended spring break has some students off their schedules - schedules that are already challenging and very different from what they are accustomed to. In my last letter, I encouraged students to keep to a routine, and I emphasized how important it is for them to be engaged with their teachers from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each weekday, just as they would be during a regular school day. We want to make sure our students remain productive, just as our faculty endeavor to provide as much quality instruction as possible to foster student growth.


I meet each day with groups of our faculty and staff. We discuss a variety of things, including engaging students in learning; student needs; digital resources and strategies; grading; etc. The academic progress of your children during this unsettling time remains our focus.


Each of you is dealing with unique circumstances, just as your children have unique needs. At Christ the King School, we are blessed with a caring and hard working staff who stand ready to provide additional support whenever needed. To that end, our faculty, Success team, Guidance Counselor, Dean of Students, Dean of Faculty, and I have been reaching out to families; we are calling and meeting with parents and students to find out what more we can do to help. Please reach out to us, too.


You are working so hard and doing an awesome job of partnering with us in supporting your children's academic growth! We will overcome this challenge and be together again soon. God bless you all and take care.


Many blessings,

Paula

Happy Birthday from Christ the King School!

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Here you'll find links to important information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as copies of correspondence from CKS and the Diocese regarding our policies and response to COVID-19. Press CTRL-D (on a PC) or Command-D (on a Mac) to bookmark this page.

https://ctkschool.net/covid-19

Fayette County COVID Relief Resources

See this link for resources provided by Fayette County:


https://ctkschool.net/download_file/1088/317

Help us keep CKS families in the loop!

Particularly during these times of extended eDays, our ability to communicate with parents is very important. From recent reports from faculty, it is apparent that we don't have both parents' email addresses on file in RenWeb for a number of families. To make sure both parents can fully participate in their child(ren)'s education, we would like you to update your RenWeb family record with all pertinent contact information. Luckily, this is easy to do.


Any parent with RenWeb access can use either the RenWeb Home app or the ParentsWeb portal (https://logins2.renweb.com/logins/ParentsWeb-Login.aspx) to update his/her family's demographic information, such as address, phone, and email information for a parent or student, but also emergency contact and authorized pickup information. Follow the instructions at the following link to use the CKS Family Demographic Web Form to make these sorts of updates:


https://ctkschool.net/download_file/1025/214


One thing to keep in mind: Whereas emergency contact information applies across all students in a multi-student family, student pickup ("transportation") information for each student is independent of that of the others in the same family, so for families with multiple students you should update the authorized pickup information separately for each student.

2020-2021 RE-ENROLLMENT

For the handful of families that have not already done so, please submit the 2020-21 online re-enrollment form for your children returning to Chris the King School in the fall. Since the extended deadline of March 20th has passed, a FACTS draw of your family re-enrollment fee has been scheduled for those who have not submitted that form or otherwise chosen via that form to pay the re-enrollment fee by check.


Christ the King School operates on continuous enrollment, meaning we presume your children will be re-enrolling from year-to-year through graduation, unless we hear affirmatively otherwise. The online re-enrollment form includes links to important documents, such as tuition, Aftercare, and EDP information; allows you to indicate your tuition payment and Aftercare/EDP choices; and records your choices. If your intent is for your child not to return in the fall, please contact Amy Smith at admissions@ckslex.org so that we can make admissions, staffing, and budgetary plans accurately; otherwise, please submit the online re-enrollment form as soon as possible.


Please direct any questions about FACTS account or re-enrollment fee matters to our business manager, David Stromquist, at dstromquist@ckslex.org.

Title 1 Survey for K-8th Families due Wednesday, April 22

The purpose of this survey is to collect data that will be used to determine the amount of funds available from the public school district to provide Title I services to eligible students in our school. Determining the number of our students, by public school district of residence, who would qualify for free and reduced-price meals, accomplishes this. The information requested below is confidential. It is not necessary to provide your family name. Thank you for your cooperation and prompt return of this form.

Parish Bulletin

Help the Parish Raise Money for St. Joesph Health Care Workers

Feed & Appreciate our Healthcare Workers

Christ the King Parish is partnering with Catholic business owners, the proprietors of a.p. Suggins on Romany Rd, to provide 200 lunches the week of April 20th. Please help us make a difference in the lives of those who stand ready to care for us and support local business at the same time! Use the link below and submit your donation specifically to the "Healthcare Workers Appreciation Lunch," or text your donation to 859-554-2310 (in the subject line enter the amount you want to donate and the word lunch; e.g., "$10 lunch" to provide one lunch to a healthcare hero).

We want to see the amazing things our students are doing!

We know you have all been hard at work. Please continue to share pictures and tag @ckslex. We have been using #ckslove, #ckslearn, #ckspray. We are committed to continuing the growth of your chid's character, knowledge, and spirit during this time.

You can also email photos to ktaylor@ckslex.org

Pray with us each day - Coronavirus Novena

#CKSPray

Thank and support our Big Blue Fling Sponsors!

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Web Etiquette and Filters

Parents,


Our teachers are working hard, with new resources during these unprecedented times. We are so blessed as a school community to have all the resources we do to make this work. At the beginning of each year, students spend time learning how to be good digital citizens. During the course of the year, teachers reinforce these expectations. They began establishing expectations for new online forums like FlipGrid, Google Hangouts, and Google Meet during the first days of remote instruction. Please partner with us in this endeavor to reinforce these expectations at home.


For students 6-8 using Chromebooks, the following filters are in place:

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A Message From Faith First

Dear Parents:


Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate new information and directives concerning COVID-19. Our prayers and thoughts are with those throughout the world who have been affected by this situation.



All Lexington Diocesan Schools are current CLOSED, tentatively until May 4th. This includes all extracurricular activities.


Due to this closure, we will be delaying the Faith First Season. Practices will tentatively resume on May 4th, and games will resume May 11th. Assuming that schedule hold, we will ensure that your child plays 6 games.


As always, our number-one priority is the safety and well-being of our players. During these unprecedented times, we pray for the grace to act with patience and flexibility. Please continue to keep all who are sick in your thoughts and prayers. We thank you for your continued partnership and support.


God Bless,

Kelley Taylor

Dean of Students

Christ the King School

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"Set Your House in Order" Bible Study

As parents we need a plan to provide for our children if something were to happen to us. This is not a topic we often think about about when we are young and healthy. One thing this pandemic has taught us is how little control we have over our lives. And yet God gives us the instructions and the tools to plan. Set Your House In Order is a bible study that leads you through how to take care of your family if something were to happen to you. It is a gift to do this pre-planning whether you are 30 or 73 years old.


https://compasscatholic.org/set-house-order-mean/

Catholic on Purpose

Catholic on Purpose is a podcast exploring WHAT Catholics believe and HOW we can live it intentionally. Listen in as two former Protestants, Casey and Erin Phillips, attempt to bring Catholicism to bear on our everyday lives. It is high time to be Catholic on purpose! "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena


Join us during Lent as we launch a 6 part series discussing the different aspects of building and cultivating the domestic church. Together we will focus on making our homes into places where prayer is natural and the faith is centerstage. Join us!


Subscribe on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/catholic-on-purpose/id1493671826?ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Find another platform: https://anchor.fm/catholiconpurpose

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ALL LC Spring Football Activities are Cancelled


Hello Partner Schools!


Can you please pass along that all LC spring football activities are cancelled until further notice, mandated from the KHSAA. We will send out more when it is available.


Thank you and be safe!




Thank you,
Leslie Hinkle
Lexington Catholic High School
Counseling Office Assistant

Textbook Coordinator


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Whom to Contact

Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS- David Stromquist, dstromquist@ckslex.org

Admissions- Amy Smith, admissions@ckslex.org

Technology Support- Vince Mongiardo, it@ckslex.org

Communications- Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

Student Concerns-Christine Gibson, cgibson@ckslex.og and Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

Absence- Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@ckslex.org

CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

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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