Christ The King School News Notes

October 27, 2020

Message from the Principal

October 27, 2020

Dear CKS Families,

On Monday, November 2nd, we will open our new Infant/Toddler room. We announced our new room to our faculty and staff several weeks ago. Our main goal for opening the room is to provide an option for our employees to bring their youngest to CKS, thus eliminating their families’ potential COVID-19 exposure from another location. The Infant/Toddler room is located where the church library was previously, at the end of the hall by the fifth grade classrooms.

Our Infant/Toddler teacher, Amy Brantley, is hard at work setting up the room. Please help us welcome her to our school community. Amy has worked in professional child care for four years. She comes to us from The Centenary School, where she worked for three years with the infant and toddler classes. Previously, she worked as a nanny in Colorado. Before her work in professional child care, she babysat for many years for children of all ages.

Ms. Brantley is also working on her degree in Elementary Education at the University of the Cumberlands, where she is a second year student. She is certified in First Aid and CPR. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with friends and family, as well as reading and painting. Ms. Brantley is so excited to join the Christ the King School family and to help us begin this new chapter with our infants and toddlers.

Last week, we put a list of needed items for the Infant/Toddler room in News Notes. There are still a few more things we are lacking. Please see the list below if you have items you would like to donate.

We do have a couple more remaining spots in our Infant/Toddler room that we will open to our CKS families. Please contact Amy Smith at if you are interested in securing a spot. Thank you for your support, and have a great week.

Stay safe,

Paula Smith, Ed.S.


Christ the King School

Welcome Mrs. Brantley!

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Donations Needed This Week for our Infant/Toddler Classroom


Baby swing

Baby rocker

Drying rack

Reusable spoons and bowls

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

Crock Pot



Organization bins

Baby Gate

Diaper Bin

Rocker cushion

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

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Important Dates

10/26/20 Red Ribbon Week, See below

10/29/20 Virtual Saints Alive

10/30/20 Halloween Fun Day

10/30/20 Virtual Oktoberfest

11/3/20 Election Day, No School

11/16/20 Registration for 2021-22 school year

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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.

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

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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.

Spread the Word! Preschool Virtual Coffee for Interested Families

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Yearbook Info

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:

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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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Message from EdChoice!

Good afternoon, friends—

It's been a challenging year for families across Kentucky, particularly in regard to finding the best possible education options for their children during an unprecedented disturbance of “normal” routines. But did you know there's a plan to make things better for families in the Commonwealth?

We're excited to welcome EdChoice, national experts on educational choice, for a very special virtual meeting on October 29th at 5:30 pm Eastern. They'll discuss how proposed programs like Education Opportunity Accounts will give Kentucky families more educational options —and allow us the opportunity to speak with families who are already using this type of program in other states!

RSVP today by clicking here! The first ten parents to RSVP "yes" will receive a special Halloween treat basket, so make sure to sign up quick!

As always, thank you for everything you do to advocate on behalf of Kentucky families and children—Looking forward to seeing you all!

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CTK Bulletin

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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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