January 10, 2020
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Upcoming Events
January 14, 2020 Kings Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center.
January 15, 2020 — Kings Celebration, 7:00 p.m., Kings High School.
January 17, 2020 NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day.
January 20, 2020 NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday .

Looking Ahead...
February 14, 2020 NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day.
February 17, 2020 NO SCHOOL, President's Day
March 30- April 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK .
More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Kings Board Members Sworn In
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the Kings Board of Education held its annual budget hearing and organizational meeting.

Newly elected Board members Peggy Phillips and Stacie Belfrom were sworn in by Treasurer Cary Furniss.

At the meeting, Peggy Phillips was elected president of the board and Stacie Belfrom was elected vice president for 2020. In addition, meeting dates were set for 2020.

The next regular board meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14 in the Kings Education Center.
Kings Treasurer Oversees Bond Refinancing
In a continuing effort to provide high quality services at a low cost, the District, under the direction of Treasurer/CFO Cary Furniss, completed a refinancing of a portion of its outstanding debt this week. The District refinanced $14,760,000 of its current debt, achieving a savings of $1,555,862!

The successful bond refinancing locked in savings for the District at interest rates near historic lows.

Standard & Poor's Financial Services provided a ratings report for the District. In that report it was noted that the District's debt is considered low and amortization is rapid, with 65% of the District's direct debt scheduled to be retired within 10 years.

Thank you, Mr. Furniss for being so diligent and looking for opportunities to save the District money.

For more information on school finance, please contact Mr. Furniss at cfurniss@kingslocal.net.
Community Learning Series
Our next Community Learning Series entitled "My Child and the Internet; Growing Up in the Digital Age, will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kings Junior High Multipurpose Room.
 
Dr. Chris Tuell from the Lindner Center of HOPE will discuss the role of addictive brain, and how the Internet contributes to this disorder, as well as the relationship that Internet Use Disorder has with mental illness and addiction.
 
Dr. Tuell is a clinical psychotherapist and a chemical and behavioral addiction specialist with over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. Presently he serves as Clinical Director of Addiction Services at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio.

Click here for the CLS Schedule for the rest of the year.
KHS Student Wins Local Award

Congratulations to Kings High School Junior, Ben Riesenberg who recently won the Jason Holt Technician Award from the Mason Community Players.

Ben received the award for his work as a set builder, for running lights in 2 shows, ushering, set work, and for acting, dancing and singing in Mama Mia.

Way to go, Ben!
Community Suicide Prevention Training
Later this month, Kings invites our community to learn how to recognize and intervene with someone who may be having thoughts of suicide through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) process. 

This training will be lead by staff from Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers.  All are welcome to participate, though the content may not be appropriate for younger students.

Join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 6:30-8:00 p.m in the Kings Junior High Multipurpose Room.

Space is limited so please sign up  here .
Kids Kids Holiday Toy Drive
South Lebanon Elementary Kings Kids Before and Afternoon School Care had their second annual Holiday Toy Drive which benefited Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. 

The Holiday Toy Drive ran for two weeks and all donations were delivered December 20th just in time for Christmas. Students that attend SLE Kings Kids, along with their family and friends donated an overwhelming amounts of games, toys, and other items on Cincinnati Children’s Gift in Kind Wish List.

Patients and their parents at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will be able to shop for gifts for their little ones and their families. SLE Kings Kids looks forward to partnering with Children’s again next year. 

Pictured L-R: SLE Kings Kids Staff Members - Alyssa Wykle, Bethany Thompson, and Danielle Smith, and KHS Student, Isaiah Mojica.
Kings Spiritwear Available ONLINE
You can now support your school or organization by purchasing your Kings spiritwear online!

Visit  https://springdotapparel.com/kings  and at the top click "Find Your Shop." A drop down menu will appear and you can click on the school or organization you would like to support. 20% of your purchase goes back to that organization!
Kings Preschool Registration for 2020-2021
It's that time of year again to begin registration for Kings Preschool! Registrations will be accepted beginning January 21. The preschool/childcare program meets in the Kings Education Center (KEC).

Kings Preschool offers both preschool and childcare for 3-5 year olds. All programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

More information may be obtained on the Kings Local Schools website by clicking here or to schedule a tour or ask questions call 513-398-8050, ext. 10043.
Cold & Flu Season
As we head into the cold and flu season please remember the following:
Your child should not attend school if:

 Your child has a fever of 100 degrees or above the previous evening or in the morning.
 Your child has experienced vomiting or diarrhea during the night or in the morning.
 Your child has a persistent cough.
 Your child has a widespread rash.
 Your child’s eye is irritated and there is drainage from the eye.

Please remember your child needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication and diarrhea and vomiting free for 24 hours before returning to school    Also, if your child has been prescribed antibiotics for a contagious illness he or she must remain at home until receiving a full 24 hours of the medication. 

Thank your for helping to prevent illnesses!
HELP WANTED!
The Kings School District is in great need of the following:

Substitute teachers and aides . To become a substitute aide click here . If you are interested in substitute teaching click here .

Substitute Nurses for the Kings Local School District. Requirements include RN with Ohio Board of Nursing License and a Bachelor's degree. For further information please contact Eva Garchar at  egarchar@kingslocal.net .

Food Service Floaters, Food Service Workers, and Food Service Subs . Please contact Jennifer Arlinghaus at 513-398-8050, ext. 10027.
Don't miss one bit of news! Make sure to follow us on social media!
We can't possibly put all of the news in the weekly newsletter so we hope you will join us on our social media channels where we will be posting great things happening in our District daily.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram to keep in the loop!
VIRTUAL BACKPACK
We have gone green and eliminated flyers going home in backpacks.

Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on our newly added activities and fundraisers like Men's Lacrosse Panda Express Fundraiser on January 15 !
Kings Athletic News

Check out Kings Athletics website ! You can find out schedule information, upcoming events, news about teams, and even get directions to away venues. 
KNIGHT MADNESS
Save the Date!
SAY Soccer Registration
Kings Soccer Club is registering for the Spring season. Children in grades kindergarten through high school are invited to register online at www.kingssoccer.org . The registration fee is $90 per player, with a maximum of $270 per family. Early registration will run through January 18.
Girls Youth Lacrosse Registration

Kings Girls Youth Lacrosse registration is now open for grades K - 6.
Parents can register their kids at  www.kingslax.info   
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