Christ The King School News Notes

May 4, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Families,


As always, we always wish to keep you informed of any changes for the next school year. Mrs. Yost has informed us that she will not be returning to CKS next year. We want to take this opportunity to thank her for her contributions to Christ the King Middle School. Please help us in thanking Mrs. Yost and wishing her the best in her future endeavors!


As we continue to work through the various phases of our reopening plan, we want to share some important information as it relates to our middle school schedule. It is our plan to return to a more normal schedule next year, which will include a dedicated science teacher for grades 6-8.


We are excited to announce our new middle school science teacher. Mr. Crump comes to us with over 20 years of experience in education. He has spent the majority of his career serving as a science teacher at Morton Middle School. He has three years of experience working for the Kentucky Department of Education as a regional science Instructional Specialist. In addition to being a middle school science and engineering teacher, he has also been an online high school Physics and Earth/Space Science instructor for a state-wide Virtual High School. Mr. Crump loves Science and enjoys helping kids understand how things work, conducting experiments and analyzing data.


Mr. Crump looks forward to teaching at Christ the King School. He is excited to help implement the school’s mission of developing Character, Knowledge and Spirit along with serving our school community. Most importantly, he looks forward to sharing his passion of science with a new group of students and hopes to be a positive influence as they prepare for high school and beyond.


Mr. Crump enjoys spending time with his family. Besides science, he loves playing tennis and skiing. To relax, he enjoys canoeing and fishing. In the past, he coached football, track, cross country and baseball. He is expecting his first grandchild in July, and he and his wife couldn’t be more excited to welcome this new addition to their family.


Please help us in welcoming Mr. Kevin Crump to the CKS family. He is looking forward to preparing engaging lessons and seeing our students in the science lab this August.


Thank you,

Paula Smith, Ed.S.

Principal

Christ the King School

Welcome Mr. Crump!

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We still need volunteers for Spring Fling!

Boosterthon!

Parents, today we kicked off our Christ the King DanceFit! This year our goal is $25,000 for enhancing our school. Our DanceFit will be on 5/12! The first step to helping your school is to register your student on FUNRUN.COM, by searching for our school name or using our school’s registration code: 431-271. Stay tuned for nightly challenges and more updates along the way! Thank you so much for supporting CKS!

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

May 4, 2021- Boosterthon Kick Off

May 5, 2021-Spirit Day

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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