Christ The King School News Notes

October 20, 2020

Letter from the Principal

October 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

It is Oktoberfest time! Even though it will look different this year, it is always an exciting time of celebration and community. A big thank-you goes to our Oktoberfest chairs and committee members for all their hard work and creativity in preserving this event as a parish presence in our community and means of support for our parish ministries.

This year, most fundraising at Christ the King School will look different than in years past. We appreciate all your support for Charleston Wrap which was quite successful -- over $19,000 was raised! Thanks go to Lori Tiede, Andrea Shelton, and Ellen Luckett for leading this important school fundraiser.

In addition to Charleston Wrap and Oktoberfest, we will have Sip-and-Shop and Big Blue Fling, though they will probably look different. There will likely be fewer fundraising events this year due to safety precautions; therefore, we ask for your support of the ones we are able to have -- especially Oktoberfest, as it greatly supports our parish and school. All fundraising for the school helps to keep tuition costs down, so that we can make Catholic school education attainable for more families in our community.

Due to the extra costs necessary to keep our school open and safe for our students and staff, fundraising is particularly important this year. We have been made aware recently that state and federal funds from the Cares Act for extra costs due to COVID-19 will be considerably less than we were initially told. So we are very appreciative of your support of our fundraising efforts this year. Thank you for doing what you can.

Stay safe and many blessings to all,

Paula Smith


Christ the King School

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Important Dates

10/23/20 No School

10/29/20 Virtual Saints Alive

10/30/20 Halloween Fun Day

10/30/20 Virtual Oktoberfest

11/2/20 Registration for 2021-22 school year

11/3/20 Election Day, No School

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 26-30

Monday, October 26

Our School is Drug Free: CKS Spirit Wear –pants and shirts are allowed

Tuesday, October 27

Too Bright for Drugs: Neon or bright colored shirts with uniform bottoms

Wednesday, October 28

From Head to Toe I’m Drug Free: Crazy hat and sock day with uniform

Thursday, October 29

Voting for a Drug Free Future: Red, white, or blue shirt with uniform bottoms

Friday, October 30

Don’t be TRICKED—Drugs are no TREAT: Halloween or Black/Orange shirt with uniform bottoms (PK-K can wear Halloween costumes as directed by teachers)

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.

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

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Bike Riders

If your child rides their bike to school, please note that they will use the Cochran Rd. crosswalk for morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Students should walk their bike through the crosswalk, on the sidewalk and to the bike rack that is located by the gym entrance. Bike riders will NOT be dismissed until the afternoon carline has completely cleared. If you wish for your child to be a bike rider, please fill out a Bike Rider Permission Slip.

Walker Permission Slip

Students MUST have a signed permission slip to be allowed to walk home following afternoon dismissal. Here is the Walker Pemission Slip.

Reopening Plan

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

Lunch Menu

DONATIONS NEEDED For Our New Staff Infant/Toddler Classroom

Small table and chairs for toddlers

High Chair (1 or 2 depending on how many infants)



Play kitchen for toddlers

Plastic food

Drying rack

Reusable spoons and bowls

Bibs with the scoop bottom to catch food

Cloth bibs

Cloth books

Hard shell books

Plastic mat to go under table and high chairs to catch food

Wooden puzzles with 4-12 pieces

Transportation toys (cars, trucks, ect)

Crock Pot


Feeding teacher chair (rocking chair or similar for bottle feeding)

Musical toys (xylophone, piano, ect)


Chalk board/painting easel with large chalk pieces

Large Balls (appropriate for infant/toddlers)


Organization bins

Dark curtains (for nap time)

Teething toys

Stacking rings

Shape sorter toys

Teacher height table

Baby Gate

Baby Cribs (in need of two)

If you have any of the needed items that you would like to donate, please email Tracy Cupolo at THANK YOU!!!

Accessing Family Portal

RenWeb is our student management system that allows parents to view academic information specific to their children, attendance, homework, and a host of other information. It is of utmost importance that new families access the family portal.

A PDF with instruction on setting up a parent or student account in RenWeb, follow these links:

Parent login creation:

Student login creation:

Also, check out the RenWeb Tips section on the Web Notes section of our web site ( for other useful information regarding RenWeb.

Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in subbing in your child's class or grade level, please contact Amy Smith at We greatly appreciate your consideration.

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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,

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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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