December 4, 2020
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UPCOMING EVENTS
December 8 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conf. Rm.2.
December 21- January 1 — NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK.


More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Food Service Continues to Provide for ALL Students
As soon as the pandemic pulled us out of school in March, our Kings Food Service Department went into overdrive to make sure our students were fed, even while they were at home.

Each week they provided 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for anyone who needed it. That service continues even now for our online and virtual learners.

Currently, the Food Service Department is serving approximately 200 online and virtual students weekly, which equates to 2000 meals per week. Breakfast Meals include a variety of breakfast items such as Nutrigrain bars, cereal, and fruit. For lunch, the food service staff prepares meals that they serve frozen. Meals this week included roast turkey with potatoes and vegetables. Other offerings include chicken nuggets which are served with a whole grain dinner roll and vegetables, and other favorites like mini corn dogs and pizza. They also provide fresh raw vegetables and assorted fresh fruit, as well as juice and milk.

Kings Food Service Director, Jennifer Arlinghaus said, "Our food service team works endless hours to pack and distribute these meals for our families. It is a team effort and the food service employees do an outstanding job!"

For all Online Learners (Virtual Knights, Online Knights, APEX Knights) the Kings Food Service Department will continue the weekly drive-up meal pickup program. Meal packs are provided that include a week of breakfast meals and lunch meals, that offer a variety of fresh and ready to prepare foods. Please use the meal order form to pre-order.

Additionally, FREE meals will continue to be provided for ALL in-person students, as well. Our District is thankful for the continued support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to the Ohio Department of Education for providing this opportunity for the students. 

If you have questions please contact Jennifer S Arlinghaus, R.D., L.D., Food Service Director Kings Local School District at 1-398-8050, extension 10027.
December Board of Education Meeting
The Kings Board of Education will meet only one time in December. Their regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Education Center.

This meeting will be livestreamed on the Kings YouTube channel. Community members are encouraged to watch our Board meetings from home. If you would like to comment during the Public Participation portion of the meeting, there are guidelines that need to be followed due to social distancing orders.

Click here for the meeting link and more information about attending the meeting in person.
Kings Preschool Registration
Kings Preschool registration for next school year is just around the corner! The Preschool will begin accepting registrations new students for the 2020-2021 school year beginning January 19.

The preschool/childcare program meets in the Kings Education Center located in Kings Mills. Kings Preschool offers both preschool and childcare for 3-5 year olds. All programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

For more information click here.
Social Emotional Update
More great information from Kings Social & Emotional Coordinator, Kim Sellers.

Students are at increased risk for mental health challenges while out of school during winter break. Our partners at Mindpeace developed these resources to support students in their time away.

Additionally, wait lists have been longer for some outside outpatient therapists. Beckett Springs has just opened a Telehealth Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient for more intensive needs for youth ages 15-17 (and 18 if still in high school). Therapist James Lattimore will be leading and there is still current availability. If your adolescent could benefit, please call 513.942.9500, or feel free to reach out to me if you need assistance getting connected to school based or outside mental health resources. 
KHS PTO Academic Achievers - Week 9
Kings High School top students are being recognized each week by the Kings High School Parent Teacher Organization.

Week 9 honorees are Joshua Lee and Payton Schult. To learn more about Joshua and Payton click here.  

Typically, these students are recognized at half-time of the Friday night home football games, but this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this annual tradition wasn't able to happen in person.

Congratulations!
Kings is Seeking Substitue Nurses
Kings is seeking available nurses with RN certification that are interested in an extended substitute positing starting immediately through the winter holiday.

If you or anyone you know are interested, please contact Matt Luecke at mluecke@kingslocal.net.
Kings COVID-19 Dashboard
We continue to monitor exposures and positive cases of COVID-19. Please continue to contact your student's building if you believe that they have symptoms or have been exposed. Additionally, please remember to keep you child home from school if they are exhibiting symptoms of the virus. Also, if your child is being tested, please keep them home from school until you receive results. Please familiarize yourself with our daily health assessment and Decision Tree to help decide if you should send your child to school.

Each week the COVID-19 Dashboard is updated with number of positive cases and quarantines.

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.
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VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on our newly added activities and fundraisers such as Boys Youth Lacrosse Registration, and Kings Apparel from SpringDot Apparel, 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 Girls Lacrosse 2021 Registration
If you have a daughter in K-6th grade interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, please visit https://www.kingslax.info to register.

With the uncertainty of Covid-19, we are asking everyone to register now, but we will not be asking for payment until end of January. To avoid having to pay now, everyone will be placed on a wait list until we are 100% confident we will have a season. 
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