Christ The King School News Notes

April 7, 2020

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:31

A MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF ... THE PRINCIPAL

April 7, 2020


Dear Families,


I hope this letter finds you all well, happy, and healthy. We are doing a great job of getting through this trying time together. I greatly miss the students' smiling faces, but I have enjoyed seeing pictures and videos of everyone online, forging through the challenges and continuing to grow and learn.


We continue to pray for one another; this is one way we can continue to support each other. Prayer is certainly powerful, and is a sign of our faith in God, who will help us through these troubled waters. If you have a prayer request, share it with us so we can pray as a community. Many of our families want to help in some way, and prayer is something everyone can offer.


Almost every day, I receive emails from families who need help with the financial burdens and challenges that they are dealing with due to this pandemic. Whether these are difficulties with tuition obligations or struggles meeting basic needs, we will make sure that those who are requesting help do receive it. If you are able to assist in any way, please visit our website where you’ll find a link to provide financial support for our parish ministries, including those needing help with basic needs due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


With respect to continuing your children’s education, it is important to set guidelines and schedules for your children, as it provides structure and security. For our school days to be beneficial to students and to qualify as NTI days, students need to be present for all Google Meets class sessions, unless there is a legitimate reason. Teachers and students are to be using their time from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for student learning. Please reiterate this important point to your children, just as our faculty do during instruction time.


I realize that you are receiving lots of information, and we want to help you navigate through all this and to make sure your children continue their educational journey. We have established a COVID-19 page on our website where you can find all recent communication from the school, as well as a collection of links to COVID-19 and other resources to help you and your children while schooling at home. If you need help, please reach out to me at pmith@ckslex.org.


My thoughts and prayers are with you all and all those who are affected by this pandemic.


God bless,

Paula

2020-2021 RE-ENROLLMENT

For the handful of families that have not already done so, please submit the 2020-21 online re-enrollment form for your children returning to Chris the King School in the fall. Since the extended deadline of March 20th has passed, a FACTS draw of your family re-enrollment fee has been scheduled for those who have not submitted that form or otherwise chosen via that form to pay the re-enrollment fee by check.


Christ the King School operates on continuous enrollment, meaning we presume your children will be re-enrolling from year-to-year through graduation, unless we hear affirmatively otherwise. The online re-enrollment form includes links to important documents, such as tuition, Aftercare, and EDP information; allows you to indicate your tuition payment and Aftercare/EDP choices; and records your choices. If your intent is for your child not to return in the fall, please contact Amy Smith at admissions@ckslex.org so that we can make admissions, staffing, and budgetary plans accurately; otherwise, please submit the online re-enrollment form as soon as possible.


Please direct any questions about FACTS account or re-enrollment fee matters to our business manager, David Stromquist, at dstromquist@ckslex.org.

We want to see the amazing things our students are doing!

We know you have all been hard at work. Please continue to share pictures and tag @ckslex. We have been using #ckslove, #ckslearn, #ckspray. We are committed to continuing the growth of your chid's character, knowledge, and spirit during this time.

Pray with us each day

Coronavirus Novena

#CKSPray
Big picture

Specials Classes Information

Preschool-2nd grades are provided resources through their closed Facebook groups.


Intermediate Grades (3-5th), via email on Sunday, were provided with a specials rotation schedule utilizing Google Classroom.


Also via email on Sunday, Middle Grades were provided with a specials rotation schedule utilizing pre-established Google Classroom sessions.


Please email the appropriate specials teacher with questions.

Web Etiquette and Filters

Parents,


Our teachers are working hard, with new resources during these unprecedented times. We are so blessed as a school community to have all the resources we do to make this work. At the beginning of each year, students spend time learning how to be good digital citizens. During the course of the year, teachers reinforce these expectations. They began establishing expectations for new online forums like FlipGrid, Google Hangouts, and Google Meet during the first days of remote instruction. Please partner with us in this endeavor to reinforce these expectations at home.


For students 6-8 using Chromebooks, the following filters are in place:

Big picture
Big picture

A Message From Faith First

Dear Parents:


Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate new information and directives concerning COVID-19. Our prayers and thoughts are with those throughout the world who have been affected by this situation.



All Lexington Diocesan Schools are current CLOSED, tentatively until May 4th. This includes all extracurricular activities.


Due to this closure, we will be delaying the Faith First Season. Practices will tentatively resume on May 4th, and games will resume May 11th. Assuming that schedule hold, we will ensure that your child plays 6 games.


As always, our number-one priority is the safety and well-being of our players. During these unprecedented times, we pray for the grace to act with patience and flexibility. Please continue to keep all who are sick in your thoughts and prayers. We thank you for your continued partnership and support.


God Bless,

Kelley Taylor

Dean of Students

Christ the King School

Big picture
Big picture

Catholic on Purpose

Catholic on Purpose is a podcast exploring WHAT Catholics believe and HOW we can live it intentionally. Listen in as two former Protestants, Casey and Erin Phillips, attempt to bring Catholicism to bear on our everyday lives. It is high time to be Catholic on purpose! "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena


Join us during Lent as we launch a 6 part series discussing the different aspects of building and cultivating the domestic church. Together we will focus on making our homes into places where prayer is natural and the faith is centerstage. Join us!


Subscribe on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/catholic-on-purpose/id1493671826?ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Find another platform: https://anchor.fm/catholiconpurpose

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

ALL LC Spring Football Activities are Cancelled


Hello Partner Schools!


Can you please pass along that all LC spring football activities are cancelled until further notice, mandated from the KHSAA. We will send out more when it is available.


Thank you and be safe!




Thank you,
Leslie Hinkle
Lexington Catholic High School
Counseling Office Assistant

Textbook Coordinator


Big picture
Big picture

Whom to Contact

Renrollment/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

Absence- Child's Teacher and Kelley Taylor, ktaylor@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.
Big picture