October 9, 2020
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Upcoming Events
October 13, 2020 — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
October 16, 2020 NO SCHOOL.
October 20, 2020 — 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
Don't forget - NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 16 and Monday, October 19.

Knight Nation News will be back on Friday, October 23.
KHS 2020 Homecoming King and Queen
Congratulations to Mekenna Thibodeau and Jackson Kwasniewski, your 2020 Kings High School Homecoming Queen and King!
Kings Board of Education Meetings
The Kings Board of Education will begin meeting in person beginning in October. All meetings will be live-streamed on the Kings YouTube channel. In acknowledgment of the social distancing order by Governor DeWine, Board Members and attendees will maintain six feet of distance and wear face coverings during the meeting.

There is limited space in the Board Room which will limit the number of community attendees to 18 for Regular Meetings and 6 for Work Sessions. However, we are encouraging our community members to watch our Board meetings from home.

Community members wishing to comment during the Public Participation portion of the Regular Board meetings will only be accommodated in person. Learn more about Public Participation guidelines by clicking here.

To watch the Work Session on Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. click here.
National Principals Month
It's National Principals Month! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our Kings Principals for their dedication and commitment to our students.

Often principals are the least recognized in the profession. We want to honor and recognize Doug Leist - KHS Principal, Eric Dunn - KJH Principal, Shelley Detmer-Bogaert - CIS Principal, Cheryl Montag - JFB Principal, Shawn Rosekrans - KME Principal, Belinda Atkins - SLE Principal, and Mary Beth Fosse - Kings Preschool Principal.

Thank you for your hard work and for all you do for students, staff, and our community!

Pictured below L-R: Shawn Rosekrans, Cheryl Montag, Eric Dunn, Shelley Detmer-Bogaert, Doug Leist, Belinda Atkins, and Mary Beth Fosse.
KHS Academic Achievers
We are celebrating two more Kings High School Parent Teacher Organization Academic Achievers!

This week, two of the highest academic achieving seniors being recognized are Morgan Smith and Robert Bruns.

Typically, these students are recognized at half-time of the football games, but this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this annual tradition will not be able to happen.

Click below to learn more about this week's KHS PTO Academic Achievers, Morgan and Robert.
Don't Forget to Wash Your Masks!
Our students and staff are adhering to the Kings Mask Policy and wearing their masks like champs! Because we don't know what germs we've been in contact with or how long the germs have been active on the cloth fibers, masks should be washed routinely depending on the frequency of use. Especially though, if your mask is visibly soiled, or you have coughed and sneezed into it.

Consider sending an extra mask with your student to school so there is a clean one on hand. To learn more about the proper washing of masks, please visit the CDC Coronavirus webpage.
Kings Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to Meet
The Kings Diversity and Inclusion Task Force will meet on Monday, October 12 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Kings High School.

Guest speaker, Dr. Kristilynn Turney who specializes in school district diversity plans, as well as professional development around diversity topics such as implicit bias, and cultural competence. Dr. Turney will present the results of the Climate Survey that was recently sent out to parents, students, and staff. She will also discuss next steps as the district moves forward with it’s Diversity and Inclusion work.

Due to social distancing guidelines, the space can only safely and compliantly fit 15 people at the in person meeting. It is highly encouraged that attendees join via this Zoom link.
Preschoolers Visit Kings Mills Farm
The Legault family invited the Kings Preschool classrooms to visit their house and learn about chickens, gardens, and even pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch they created. 

The outdoor experience taught the children where chickens sleep, play, and lay eggs. The eggs were even white, brown, and green! 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, field trips using busing is prohibited. However, the Legault family lives right next door to the preschool. The preschoolers enjoyed a short walk on a beautiful day to experience some fall fun. Thank you Legault family for an amazing learning adventure.
World Mental Health Day - Saturday
This year, Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place from October 4-10, 20202. October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Seven of the most common mental health conditions include anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, eating disorders, depression, PTSD and addiction/substance use disorders. Each condition coincides with Mental Health America's free online screening tool.

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether someone is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Click here to learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week. 

You can also check in with yourself. For a free, anonymous and secure mental health screen, click here.
KHS Community Service
Kings High School students continue to make their mark by serving our community. In the month of September, they served 1,193 hours in 353 service activities. Keep up the great work, KHS students!
Flower Pot Auction to Benefit Joshua's Place
Last spring the Kings High School Art and Kindness Club created a Flower Pot Auction to Benefit Joshua's Place and ultimately had to shut down the auction due to the Coronavirus. 

Joshua's Place works hard all year round to feed our students in need, so please consider placing a bid on one of the flower pots for sale. The flower pots come in 3 different sizes and would make a great gift to let someone know you care!

Click the BID NOW button to view a 360 YouTube video of the pot you like!
Kings Spiritwear
If you're looking for Kings Spiritwear, visit the Kings page at SpringDot Apparel. Every purchase benefits your school. Shop from any category and make sure to include your school (JFB, KME, SLE, CIS, KJH, or KHS) at the checkout to ensure your rebate is delivered to the correct school. Holiday orders must be placed by Dec 15th in order to guarantee holiday delivery.

Contact liz@springdot.com for questions or assistance.
Kings COVID-19 Dashboard
Each week the COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated with number of positive cases and quarantines. The dashboard can be found on the home page of the Kings website or found on the Coronavirus page on the Kings website.

Please continue to perform a daily health assessment on your student before coming to school. You can utilize this Decision Tree to help decide if you should send your child to school.

We appreciate all of the patience and care shown by our Knight Nation while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on safety protocols and our back to school plan please visit our Reopening Plan website resource page.
Join Our Team!
Hey Parents!

We are really in need of substitute teachers in the district. If you or you know someone who has a bachelor's degree and would like to join our team please click here.
If you aren't following us on our social media channels, you are missing out! Don't miss one bit of news! Make sure to follow us on social media!

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 such as KHS Softball and CIS PTO fundraisers, and more!
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 Homecoming Virtual 5k Results
The Kings Homecoming 5K took place this year, only virtual! Forty-eight runners and walkers signed up to commit to running or walking 3.2 miles on their own.

This year's winners are:
Top Male Finisher: Ron Walters (from Davidson, NC)
Top Female Finisher: Lindsay Dodyk (from Mishawaka, IN)

Top Male Staff: Tyler Miller
Top Female Staff: Kathy Schroer

Top Male Student: Andrew Skerl
Top Female Student: Maddie Larson

Thank you for your support of our first ever Virtual Hoco 5K. A special thank you to our event sponsors: Loveland Canoe & Kayak, Cartridge Brewing, Source-Omega & Springdot, Inc.

The Kings Cross Country Program is thankful for everyone who participated, supported, and donated. A special thanks to Kyle Jepson for helping to organize this amazing event!

See all of the final results here.
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