Christ The King School News Notes

January 26, 2020

Message from Principal Smith

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend. For our faculty and staff, we are excited and looking forward to receiving our vaccinations. The diocesan schools heard from UK Healthcare this weekend about starting the process, and several faculty and staff have scheduled their initial vaccination appointment. Thank you to many who reached out to make sure we were included in the opportunity.

As we maneuver through a life with the risk of Covid-19, we continue to abide by updated safety guidelines to diminish the risk of the virus. We are steadfast in asking everyone to wear their mask, to wear the mask properly, and to practice social distancing. We remind all to wash their hands and continue to participate in daily health screenings.

We ask that you assist us with our responsibility to keep everyone safe by being vigilant yourselves. We greatly appreciate all you have done to protect our students, staff, and all our CKS families during this time.

Many blessings to you all,

Paula Smith


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 14 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

Carline Drop-off & Pick-up Refresher

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

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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:

Inclement Weather

As we enter January, the possibility of inclement weather approaches. In the event we are not able to safely attend school, CKS will utilize E-Days as in previous years. There is always the possibility of a delay; therefore, please stay weather aware and check all communication outlets (website, email, social media, etc.).

Teachers will utilize Google Classroom, as they do during virtual learning, as their platform of choice if we are forced to use an E-Day. There, you can find all assignments, resources, and other pertinent information. We encourage you to use the schedule provided during virtual instruction to assist your child(ren) with time management and breaks. You can expect all work to be posted by 9 a.m. Teachers are available, via email, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lunch Menu

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Catholic Schools Week Dress Up Days!

Catholic Schools Week

January 31-February 5

Sunday: Celebrating Our Parish!

Attend or tune in to the 11:30 am Mass where Father Paul will speak about our beloved CKS!

Monday: Celebrating our Community!

CKS Is Super! Wear your favorite superhero shirt with appropriate pants. (It is the first Monday of the month, so it is also Jeans Day. As always, if leggings are worn, bottoms should be covered.)

Tuesday: Celebrating our Clergy!

Hats Off To CKS! Wear a hat of your choice.

Wednesday: Celebrating Our Families!

CKS Has Spirit! Wear CKS spiritwear.

Thursday: Celebrating Our Teachers!

CKS Is a Dream Come True! Wear cozy PJ’s. Make sure they follow uniform guidelines for length and modesty.

Friday: Celebrating Our Students!

We Are the Army of the Lord! Wear a camouflage

shirt with uniform bottoms.

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The winter apparel options will be available to shop today through January 22nd. Items will be available for pickup or shipment on February 1st! ORDER BY JANUARY 22nd! Uniform options like fleece and socks will be available for purchase anytime.

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 !!!!

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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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Important Dates

January 15, 2021 2nd Trimester Midterm

January 12- February 5, 2021 MAP testing

January 11-12-13, 2021 2nd Grade First Reconciliation

January 13, 2021 8th Grade Confirmation Virtual Sponsor Night

January 18, 2021 MLK Day, No School

January 31st- February 5, 2021- Catholic Schools Week

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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