January 22, 2021
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January 28-30 — KJH Theatre Presents "Broadway Knights," 7:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Matinee on January 30.
February 9 — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2. (Live on Kings Youtube channel)
February 15 NO SCHOOL, President's Day
February 16 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2. (Live on Kings Youtube channel)

More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Board Recognition Month
The Kings Local School District joins more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month.

Our school board members are civil servants who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult decisions for our District. They serve as a link between the community and classroom and are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools.  

We would like to thank Stacie Belfrom, Deb Cowan, Dan Egan, Peggy Phillips, and Rona Walter for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.

At Tuesday, January 19 Board of Education Meeting, the five Board Members were recognized with certificates and cards made by students in Miss Pagan, Mrs. Clements, Mrs. Westley, and Mrs. Thomases classes. Thank you, Kings Board of Education. Your dedicated service is recognized and appreciated!

FREE Meals Continue for ALL Students
All students, whether they are In-Person Knights or Remote/Distance Learning (Virtual Knights, Online Knights, or Homeschoolers) will continue to be offered free meal opportunities.
For those learning remotely, our Meal Distribution will be held on Mondays through the end of the school year, except for holiday or school closures, dates may alter. 

For the safety and convenience of parents and students, meals will be pre-bagged and will be provided through a drive-up service. Meals Distribution is from 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. at Columbia Intermediate School, 8263 Columbia Road.

To help our Kings Food Service Department plan meals, if you are interested in the month of February, please enter your requests here.

Sign up for meals is not required but is helpful for planning purposes.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Arlinghaus, Food Service Director at 513-398-8050, ext. 10027. We are thankful to the Food Service Department and the Ohio Department of Education for allowing us the opportunity to provide FREE meals for all of our students. 
Kings Celebration
There are always reasons to celebrate at Kings! On Wednesday, January 20, we honored our students of the quarter and other outstanding students at our second of three yearly District Celebrations. Due to COVID, the celebration was virtual. Watch it below.

Congratulations to everyone recognized!
BPA Regional Winners Advance to State

Members of the Kings High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) recently competed in the 2021 BPA Regional competition. Good luck to the fifteen KHS students who have qualified to compete at the State level in March.

The students who qualified for State are Zachary Spring, Adam Hertlein, Isaac Miller, Ethan Bennett, Julian Brito-Alexander, Matthew Barnett, Kaylee Musoline, Nate Edwards, Eric Klaber, Anniston Youn, Aiden Hart, Sarah Dykuizen, Savannah Silva, Jillian Middleton, and Caleb Chunn.

The Kings High School BPA students are taught by Cassandra Barnes, Reggie Holtrey, Stephen Lickert, and Kelly Shields.

Click here to view all of the results from the Regional competition. Good luck at State, Kings BPA!

Pictured are some of the top 3 finalists.
Free Community Art Night
Don't miss the next Community Art Night sponsored by the Kings Foundation!

This FREE event is an opportunity for adults, young children, and families to come and enjoy a free activity involving the arts.

Due to the pandemic, this free art night will be enjoyed at home. Supply bags will be sent home with any student in the Kings School District containing supplies to decorate your own picture frame.

This FREE Art Night will give families the chance to bond while creating a beautiful piece of custom art.

Click here to register.
Social-Emotional Health Tip on Sleep
Kings Social & Emotional Health Coordinator, Kim Sellers offers parenting tips during a pandemic.

Parenting has reached a whole new level of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and many parents are without their usual ways of knowing how their kids are actually doing—especially when it comes to their mental health. Brightline offers a free, online COVID-19 Behavioral Health Indicator (COBI) to equip you with information about the potential impact of the pandemic on kids’ behavioral health. It will take you about 10 minutes to complete, and your responses can then help you to have a conversation with a healthcare provider. Take it here.  
KJH Musical Next Weekend
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this year’s Junior High musical “Broadway Knights.” Join us for an evening filled with some of the greatest and most memorable Broadway music. Our revue-style musical will feature songs from some of Broadway’s most famous musicals including Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Cinderella, and many more. 

Showtimes are 7:00 p.m. on January 28 and 29, and 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on January 30. Due to the current capacity restrictions from the health department, there are only a limited number of tickets available for each performance. Purchase online now at kingstheatre.net/tickets 
JFB Care Packages for the Troops
This year's Valentine's packages for the troops project at J.F. Burns Elementary will show appreciation and support for a JFB parent. Sgt. Drew Macke was deployed right before Veterans Day.

This year's collection will directly benefit him and his unit. If you would like to donate any of these items, please get them to J.F. Burns Elementary by Friday, February 5.

Pictured is Jillian Macke with a cardboard cutout of her dad, Drew at the JFB Veterans Day parade.
KJH Yearbooks On Sale
Kings Junior High School yearbooks are now on sale for the special price of only $15. The sale ends on January 29. The price will go up after 1/29.

The yearbook is an 80-page book of color photos of students and activities. The special sale price is brought to you by the KJH Yearbook Staff who donated money to bring this Covid book to you. Don't miss out! Order yours today!
Mobile Mammography Van at Kings
The Mercy Health/Jewish Hospital mobile mammography van will be in the Kings Local School District to offer screening mammograms for our female community members. Mammography screening takes approximately 10-15 minutes and will be available at our schools on March 22 and 23.

Kindergarten Registration Begins Feb.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year will begin in on March 8. All registrations will be completed online. Watch for more information in February. Remember, your child must turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2021.

Online registration for grades 1-12 for the 2021-2022 school year will begin June 1.
Kings Preschool Registration
If you would like to register for Kings Preschool for the 2020-2021 school year click here.
Kings COVID-19 Dashboard
We appreciate all of the patience and care shown by our Knight Nation while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are continuing to monitor positive cases and quarantines. If you or your children exhibit symptoms or are waiting for a test result, please contact Kings Contact Tracer, Christy Salek at csalek@kingslocal.net.

For more information, you can refer to our daily health assessment and Decision Tree to help decide if you should send your child to school. Additionally, each week the COVID-19 Dashboard is updated with the number of positive cases and quarantines.

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Our social media conversation is growing and we don't want you to miss out!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep in the loop!

Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on our newly added activities and fundraisers.
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. 
KJH & KHS Women's Lacrosse
Kings High School and Kings Junior High School Women's Lacrosse programs are open for new registrations.

Interested students need to update their Final Forms account accordingly and then email the coaches below:

Kings Youth Baseball & Softball Registration
Kings Youth Baseball and Softball registration is underway. Boys and girls ages 5-18 are invited to sign up.

They are also seeking businesses or individuals to advertise on the windscreens at Landen Park.

For more information click here.
Kings Boys Lacrosse 2021 Registration

If you have a son in K-6th grade interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, visit www.kingsyouthlax.com. You can also find them on Facebook at Kyolax and Twitter @kingsyouthlax.
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