Christ The King School News Notes
November 18, 2020
Important Message From the Principal
November 18, 2020
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
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
- 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
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
Renrollment/Tuition/ FACTS: David Stromquist, email@example.com
Admissions: Amy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology Support: Vince Mongiardo, email@example.com
Communications: Kelley Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Exposure, Positive, Health Related Questions: Shayna Elmore, email@example.com