Christ The King School News Notes
April 14, 2020
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31
Message from the Principal
April 14, 2020
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.
Happy Birthday from Christ the King School!
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
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Title 1 Survey for K-8th Families due Wednesday, April 22
Help the Parish Raise Money for St. Joesph Health Care 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!
Pray with us each day - Coronavirus Novena
Thank and support our Big Blue Fling Sponsors!
Web Etiquette and Filters
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:
A Message From Faith First
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.
Dean of Students
Christ the King School
"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.
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!
Find another platform: https://anchor.fm/catholiconpurpose
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!
Lexington Catholic High School
Counseling Office Assistant
Whom to Contact
Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS- David Stromquist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions- Amy Smith, email@example.com
Technology Support- Vince Mongiardo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications- Kelley Taylor, email@example.com
Absence- Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org