Christ The King School News Notes

November 18, 2020

Important Message From the Principal

November 18, 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you for your participation in our survey. We appreciate your feedback, as your input is important as we navigate through these challenging times. Between parents, faculty, and staff, we had approximately 450 responses. Below is a general overview of the results.

Q1. How has school been for you, your family and children so far?

Staff 94% Good or Very Good

Parents 97% Good or Very Good

Q2. Would you ever consider virtual learning?

Staff 60% Yes or Maybe

Parents 27% Yes or Maybe

Q3. Due to high positivity rates, what are your thoughts about face to face instruction at this time?

Staff 65% No concerns, or some concerns but let’s keep going

Parents 88% No concerns, or some concerns but let’s keep going

Q4. What are your thoughts on considering virtual instruction after Christmas?

Staff 55% Yes, consider (35% Yes & also consider after Thanksgiving)

27% Consider if worse

18% Don't consider

Parents 17% Yes, consider (12% Yes & also consider after Thanksgiving)

33% Consider if worse

50% Don’t consider

At this time, we will continue to keep an eye on our situation. In addition to our families and staff, I am regularly keeping Tom Brown, our diocesan Superintendent, and Fr. Paul up to date. I will let you know as soon as possible whether virtual days will be added after the holidays.

Thank you again for your input. Please continue to keep everyone’s health and safety in your prayers.


Paula Smith, Ed.S.


Christ the King School

Important Reminders

  • 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.

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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Important Dates

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

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.
  • 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.
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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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Click flyer above or the following link for our FAQ regarding 2021-22 registration:
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Catholic Action Center Christmas Store

PreK2: infant toys, soft plush toys, & sippy cups

PreK3: Hungry, Hungry, Hippo, Mr. Potato Head, sidewalk chalk, stuffed animals, blankets

PreK4: Craft/Art Kits, Hi Ho Cherrio, Candy Land, Operation, Mr. Potato Head, puzzles, play dough

K: Slime, Craft/Art Kits, Chutes and Ladders, Guess Who

First Grade: Legos, Guess Who, Zingo, Craft/Art Kits, Science Kits

Second Grade: Yoyo, Sports equipment, Jr. Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, Craft/Art Kits

Third Grade: Science/Experiment Kits, Amazon Gift Card, iTunes Gift Card, UNO, Scrabble, Monopoly

Fourth Grade: Playing Cards, Amazon Gift Card, iTunes Gift Card, Life, Monopoly, Clue

Fifth Grade: Monopoly, Amazon Gift Card, iTunes Gift Card, Battleship, Science Kits

Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Grade: Board Games, Amazon Gift Card, iTunes Gift Card, Book Store (Joseph Beth/Barnes and Noble), Graeter’s Gift Card, Dick’s Gift Card, Target Gift Card

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.

Yearbook Help!

Would you like to help with the Yearbook this year?

Please contact Ms. Z at to let her know.

We need help with formatting and designing pages. Work from home !!!!

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CTK Bulletin

Be sure to fill out this year's parish commitment form. This helps to ensure you are an active parishioner!

Here is the Link to the Commitment Card:

Flipbook Ministry Guide:

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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,

COVID Exposure, Positive, Health Related Questions: Shayna Elmore,


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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