Christ The King School News Notes
February 9, 2021
Important Message From Principal Smith
It is wonderful to be able to see improvements in our community and state with lower numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and a lower positivity rate. Keep the faith! We will get through this together!
We ask everyone to continue to be diligent in following the precautions that have helped us to keep our families and staff safe. Remember, when someone in your family is instructed to quarantine please follow these guidelines: Those in quarantine should not go anywhere or be near anyone outside their home, and students who are quarantined should not be in contact with other students in their cohort, and definitely not in contact with students in other cohorts. A lack of quarantine compliance could cause multiple cohort closures or worse, so it is important that we remain committed to protecting one another and our staff until we get through this difficult time.
When a quarantine release date is calculated, the exposure date is day zero. Then, when counting through the ten days of quarantine, the release date is the eleventh day following the exposure date. If you or someone in your family tests positive, that person should isolate within the home; this means that the person is to stay in a separate room as much as possible and away from the rest of the family who are quarantining.
Please see the letter from the Lexington-Fayette Health Department regarding measures that should be followed if you are quarantined. If you need a COVID test, here is a list of testing locations. It is recommended that you wait 5-7 days from the date of exposure before you get tested. Even if you test negative during the quarantine period, you should quarantine the full 10 days; not be engaged in activities outside the home; and be symptom-free before returning to regular activities once your quarantine period has ended.
Christ the King School’s priority is the health and well-being of all our students, faculty, and staff. We will do everything possible to fulfill this commitment while continuing to provide a quality education for our students.
Paula Smith, Ed.S
Christ the King School
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- 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.
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
COVID Testing Locations
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 it is within 90 days after your initial infection date; however, there could be a stipulation if you become symptomatic.
4). If I am in quarantine from being exposed, can I still get the vaccine? We advise that you stay in quarantine and not leave your quarantine to get a vaccine until your quarantine period has ended.
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 vaccines? Yes
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.
On the school website: https://ctkschool.net/covid-19/prescreening
Alternate link if the website is offline: https://forms.gle/ULdZnyJdmUrLsUtb8
- 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
As winter continues, the possibility of inclement weather remains present. In the event we are not able to attend school safely, CKS will utilize E-Days as in previous years. There is always the possibility of a delayed start; therefore, please stay weather-aware and check all communication outlets (website, email, social media, etc.).
Just as they do during virtual learning, teachers will utilize Google Classroom, as their platform of choice if we are forced to use an E-Day. There, you can find all assignments, resources, and other pertinent information for your child(ren). We encourage you to use the schedule provided during virtual instruction to assist your child(ren) with time management and breaks. For E-Days, you can expect all assignments to be posted by 9:00 a.m., and teachers will be available for questions via email from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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
The CTK Marriage Ministry invites you to our upcoming marriage enrichment event called, "Listening in Love." The evening will open with on-line fellowship on February 19th at 7:30 p.m., and then we will welcome our speaker, Lesley Iwinski, MD, of Growing Peaceful Families, at 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Iwinski is a retired family physician, wife, and mother. Lesley spends much of her time passionately sharing her faith through her love for parents, families, and children through many retreats, talks, and workshops.
We hope you will join us on the 19th! Please share with your friends and family!
Topic: Listening in Love
Time: Feb 19, 2021 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 6290 7601
February 11, 2021- State of the School (Virtual)
February 15, 2021-President’s Day - No School
February 16, 2021-Professional Development - No School
February 17, 2021- Ash Wednesday
February 26, 2021- End of Tri 2
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