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January 11 —In-Person Learning Resumes.
January 12 — Kings Board of Education Organizational Meeting and Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2. (Also live on Kings Youtube channel)
January 18 NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.

More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
REMINDER - The Kings School District will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Please watch your email this weekend for updates regarding transportation, updated quarantine guidelines, and more!
College Credit Plus Informational Meeting
Any families interested in participating in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program for the next school year are highly encouraged to attend a Virtual Information Fair on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:00 pm.

Those who are interested in the Fair can prepare in advance by viewing the different college presentations and register for a live Q&A session via Zoom.

Potential students are not required to participate in this event to be eligible for College Credit Plus but this is a convenient way to gather more information as you consider CCP as part of your high school experience. 

College Credit Plus is Ohio's dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities.
D&I Task Force to Meet
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. for the first Kings Diversity and Inclusion Task Force meeting of the new year. 

All meetings will be held virtually. Zoom links will be provided a few days prior to the meeting on the D&I page of the Kings website and can be found on Kings social media.
Welcome Ollie to SLE
South Lebanon Elementary is very excited to introduce their newest SLE staff member (in training) - Ollie. Ollie is a Standard Poodle. He is hypoallergenic and non-shedding to minimize the risk of allergies.

He is a new family member in second-grade teacher, Megan Reese's family.
Ollie will be starting therapy dog training. When he completes his training, he will be a therapy dog who will be assisting SLE Principal, Belinda Atkins in supporting students. He will not start interacting with students until he has completed all of his training and passed his certification test (hopefully this Spring). Upon completing training,

Ollie will have received extensive training on how to interact with elementary students in a school environment as well as undergone temperament and obedience training. In addition, to Mrs. Atkins, SLE School Counselor, Tom Snyder will be trained as a handler for Ollie. 

Ollie joins Raven and Gily, therapy dogs at J.F. Burns Elementary and Kings Mills Elementary, respectively. Welcome, Ollie!
Kings Cares Calls Program
In order to keep connected with our Kings Online Knights, the Kings High School National Honor Society has created an initiative called, Kings Cares Calls.

This initiative was created to provide some positive communication via Zoom with our online learners. NHS students are assigned a family to connect with. The NHS students reach out to the family and set times to call their assigned students. The calls last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, and are taking place every few weeks.

The idea came from Indian Hill student, Sophia Chabris. Sophia came up with the idea and students at Indian Hill have been doing the same type of program. Sophia helped Kings NHS to get the idea up and running. 

KHS School Counselor, Erika Volker said, "So far we have received wonderful reviews from both NHS students and families participating about the relief it has provided for many of our students facing isolation from working remotely." 
Kings Board of Education
The Kings Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. to hold their Organizational Meeting. A Work Session will follow at 6:00 p.m. Community members can watch the meeting live here

The Regular Kings Board of Education Meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. All Kings Board of Education meetings can be watched live on the Kings YouTube Channel

All agendas and past meetings can be found on the Kings Website
KHS Recycling Drive #2
Kings Preschool Registration
Kings Preschool Registration for next school year is just around the corner! The Preschool will begin accepting registrations of new students for the 2020-2021 school year beginning January 19.

For more information 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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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. 
Kings Athletics Community Pump Program
The Kings Athletic Department and Kings Athletic Booster Club have partnered with the Gilligan Company for a Community Pump program. Through December 2021, for every gallon of gas that is sold at the Kings pump (pictured), the Kings Athletic Department will receive 1 cent per gallon for the entire year!

The pump is located at the Shell Gas Station on Kings Mills Road (near I-71). Stop by and get your fill up at the Kings pump and help support our student-athletes!
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.
Kings Soccer Club Registration 2021
Registration is open for Spring soccer for all age divisions. Registration will run until January 10, 2021. Visit www.kingssoccer.org to register or visit Kings Soccer Club's Facebook page for more up-to-date information.
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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at
dgould@kingslocal.net or phone: 513-459-2925.

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