Christ The King School News Notes

April 27, 2021

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,


As we wind down our re-enrollment period for the 2021-2022 school year, we want to thank you for your confidence in providing your children with a Catholic school filled with academic success and a faith-filled environment. May is the first month for FACTS tuition drafts for the 2021-2022 school year. Your FACTS draft day will remain the same as it has been for this year -- the 5th or 20th -- so if you’d like that changed, please email to let us know. Also, please make sure you have submitted your online re-enrollment form, updating any information as needed, as that form serves as your electronic signature for re-enrollment. Another reminder message went out today to those families who have yet to submit the online re-enrollment form.


Mr. David Stromquist, our Business Manager, is currently under the weather and will be out of the office for a while. Please remember him in your prayers. During David’s absence, Marian DeMoss from the diocese central office is assisting us with finalizing each family's re-enrollment details in FACTS, as well as with other duties in the business office.


Many of Mr. Stromquist’s duties will be covered by a number of us, so processing checks and responding to emails may take a little additional time, and we appreciate all your patience, help, and support during this time. Please reach out to me directly if you need any assistance or have any concerns.


Many blessings to you all and please continue to stay safe.


Sincerely,


Paula Smith, Ed.S.

Principal

Christ the King School

Seeking Donations for Spring Fling

We are in need of donations for the Spring Fling silent auction. If you have a donation you can make or a business you can solicit, please contact Jennifer Bennett at jenniferqbennett@gmail.com. All donations must be received by 4/29.

Thank you!

Boosterthon!


CKS families!


We’re only 1 week away from our Christ the King DanceFit and our students and staff are so excited! Donating is officially open on funrun.com! Please support our school today - here’s how:

  1. REGISTER your student(s) on funrun.com today. It takes 30 seconds!
  2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on funrun.com (Facebook, Text Message or Email)
  3. GIVE a donation if you are able to give.
  • Every share and donation makes a difference! And, don’t forget…
    Students can receive rewards when parents share fromfunrun.com
  • All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation
  • This fundraiser comes with an incredible character development program for students where they’ll be learning about the importance of teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration

Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

Lunch Menu

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Reopening Plan

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

Lexington Fayette County Health Department FAQ's about COVID Vaccine

1). Once I receive the 2nd COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to quarantine if I come in contact with a positive case? Yes


2). If I am positive, can I still get a COVID-19 vaccine? Once you test positive and are finished with your Isolation period (released from Isolation), you can then receive a vaccine.


3). Once I test positive, will I still have to quarantine if I come in contact with a positive case? Not if the subsequent exposure is within 90 days after your initial infection date; however, there could be a stipulation if you become symptomatic after the subsequent exposure.


4). If I am in quarantine from being exposed, can I still get the vaccine? We advise that you stay in quarantine and wait until your quarantine period has ended before getting out to be vaccinated.


5). Do I still have to wear a mask and distance 6 feet even after I receive a COVID-19 vaccine? Yes


6). Is it recommended that I quarantine after traveling to other states or countries after receiving both doses of the vaccine? Yes

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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: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prescreening


Alternate link if the website is offline: https://forms.gle/ULdZnyJdmUrLsUtb8

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, Kylee Greer, 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 clinic@ckslex.org or call (859) 266-5641.


If you have any questions about whether your child can be in attendance, please reach out to Nurse Greer, 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 Greer, 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 clinic@ckslex.org

COVID Testing Locations

COVID-19 Response


RESOURCES:

Recent communications from CKS, along with links to COVID-19 Resources: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19


PRAYERS:

Prayer list: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-list

Prayer Request Form: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prayer-request-form


HELP:

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

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 10 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.

CKS BENEFITS & YOU WON’T MISS IT!

CTK Bulletin

Fr. Wheeler will be giving three talks on Contemporary Problems in Human Sexuality

God's plan for us and our bodies are important parts of how we live out the Christian life. Please come and join Fr. Wheeler for a three-part series on Contemporary Problems in Human Sexuality.


These talks are designed for parents and children in middle school and high school to navigate the confusion that exists in contemporary society about the human person, sexual identity, and how to live fully and authentic Christian lives.


These talks aim to help parents and children to have the tools to have important conversations about God's plan for sexuality and the human body. All are welcome to attend, but please be advised that because of the sensitive nature of the subject material parental discernment is encouraged.


The goal of this series is to address the real life issues and questions that people are facing in the light of the Gospel and of Church teaching throughout history. If you have particular questions, ideas or material that you would like to see addressed in these talks, please reach out to Fr. David Wheeler at dwheeler@cdlex.org.

  • Tuesday, May 4th 7-8 pm - Made by God: Creation and Gender Identity
  • Tuesday, June 1st 7-8 pm - Made for Others: Sexual attraction and Communion of Persons
  • Tuesday, June 29th 7-8 pm - Made for God: A Theology of the Body and Sexual Communion


The talks will take place in Hehman Hall but they will be available by way of ZOOM as well. Due to the pandemic, seating in Hehman Hall is limited to 50 people. We will be using Eventbrite to manage the seating in Hehman Hall.

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: www.cathedralctk.org

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Important Dates

April 19-30, 2021- MAP Testing

April 30, 2021- No School

May 3, 2021- $2.00 Jean's Day

May 4, 2021- Boosterthon Kick Off

May 5, 2021- 7th Grade Mother's Day Mass

May 7, 2021- May Crowning

May 7, 2021- Spring Fling

May 10, 2021-$2. Jean's Day for Burkley Ford

May 12, 2021- Boosterthon Dance Off

CKS Contacts

Principal: Paula Smith, psmith@ckslex.org

Re-enrollment/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

COVID Exposure, Positive, Health Related Questions: Kylee Greer clinic@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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