Christ The King School News Notes
November 10, 2020
Important Message from the Principal
I can’t believe it is November already! We have been blessed beyond belief to have maintained face-to-face instruction for this amount of time. As we continue with our school year, we carry on the process of making plans for continuous improvement for the school year. Even though the pandemic has forced us to make numerous changes, we still wish to focus on various aspects of our school and to move forward with improvements and updates.
Each year, our Strategic Planning Committee comes together to review our five-year Strategic Plan, and to derive from that a Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) that will define the improvements targeted for the current year. Even in the midst of everything going on with the pandemic, it is important continuously to make improvements to the operations and learning environment of our school.
As always, we continue to focus on our mission, and to be guided by our faith, which provides us direction and strength. We are CKS Strong! With God, we can overcome all things. He is our source of strength and will help us in living our mission. We have also continued to focus on some of our goals from last year -- promoting a culture of love, kindness, and compassion, and teaching students how to be servant leaders.
Below you can see the visualization of our new CSIP. We will keep you updated on our progress throughout the school year:
Thank you for your support. We are here for you, and we will get through this together, #CKSStrong!
Paula Smith, Ed.S.
Christ the King School
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Thank you to our Oktoberfest Sponsors and Chairs!
11/11/20 Lexington Catholic Placement Exam (at CKS)
11/13/20 End of 1st Trimester
11/16/20 Registration for 2021-22 school year, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11/20/20 Report cards available after 5:00 p.m.
11/25-27/20 Thanksgiving Break
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 https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/.
Keep in mind that there are considerable swings and changes in all states and they can change even while you are traveling.
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.
- 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.
Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19
Prayer list: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-list
Prayer Request Form: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/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: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/covid-19-tuition-relief-fund
Spread the Word! CKS New Student Registration for 2021-22
Catholic Action Center Christmas Store
Yearbook Sales are live!! Get your yearbook before the prices go up!
Attention 8th grade Parents: Photos for your 8th grader should have been submitted. If you haven't had the chance please read:
Square 1 Art
CKS - These make Great Christmas gifts! Please check in your childs back-pack!
Don’t forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person. With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child's artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration. Nothing says “you’re loved” like “I made this art keepsake just for you!”
It’s the final days of the fundraiser, so don’t delay. The school benefits with every order!
LAST DAY TO ORDER: 11/10/2020
Information from Lexington Catholic
Dear Future Knights,
Please join us via Zoom Wednesday, November 4, at 6pm, for our Virtual Open House. Learn about all Lexington Catholic has to offer, meet the faculty and staff, and enjoy student musical performances. This event is intended for families to view together from the comfort of their home.
Meeting ID: 865 7410 9680
Due to high levels of interest, we have added another virtual information session on our Exemplar Scholars Program onThursday, November 5, at 6pm. Mrs. Ann Bruggeman, Director of Exemplar Scholars, will provide an overview of all three programs of study, Math/Science/Technology, Fine Arts, and Liberal Arts, and give attendees the opportunity to ask questions. The application window for all three programs is October 6-December 11.
Meeting ID: 878 8731 3230
Saturday, November 14, from 10am-11am we are offering tours with our Student Ambassadors. This is a fun way to get to know Lexington Catholic through the eyes of current students. Guests must wear cloth face coverings and have temperatures checked to enter the building. Social distancing and additional safety protocols will be used as well to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being. Please RSVP to Anna Mullis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Enrollment Team with questions or for additional information. We are here to help and make your student’s transition to Lexington Catholic as smooth and easy as possible.
Anna Mullis, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, email@example.com
Lea Anne Box, Admissions Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie McGraw, Admission Operations, email@example.com
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
COVID Exposure, Positive, Health Related Questions: Shayna Elmore, firstname.lastname@example.org