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Upcoming Events
May 12, 2020 — Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m.
May 19, 2020 — Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

All District events canceled through the remainder of the school year.

More event information can be found at:
Update on the Coronavirus
The decision has been made to make a change to the end of the school year. The original last day for pre-K-11 students was May 21. The new last day of instruction for pre-K through 11th grade is May 15. Students will have the entire following week to make-up any assignments or complete any work assigned through May 15. All assignments and work must be completed by May 21.

The last day of instruction for Seniors is May 8. Students will have the following week to make up any assignments or complete work assigned through May 15. All assignments and work must be completed by May 15.

We will be holding a district-wide material pickup and textbook drop off on May 20. More information on times and the process will be communicated soon.

Governor Mike DeWine ordered extended closure through the remainder of 2019-2020 school year.

  • Campus remains closed 
  • All District events are canceled through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • During this time, access to all facilities, including athletic fields, will be restricted for staff, students, parents, and community members. 
  • Only essential operational staff members will be allowed to access our facilities to continue to provide food and services to our students who need those resources. 

Please continue to monitor the District website and access our COVID-19 webpage for information on important resources. We will continue to keep you updated by our School Messenger system and also utilize our social media channels.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit the CDC website .
FREE Feeding Program
Today is School Lunch Hero Day! We would like to recognize and thank our Kings School Food Service employees who have always been our heroes, but even so during this pandemic.

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, we will celebrate the 8th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

Kings Superintendent, Tim Ackermann said, "The efforts of our school nutrition program to keep children fed during this public health crisis have truly been heroic."

To date, Kings Food Service has served 33,000 meals since the middle of March .
The FREE Feeding program will continue through May 18. This program is for all children 18 and under, not just for those on free or reduced meals. Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches at NO COST to the parent.

There are two locations available for food pickup; Joshua's Place or Columbia Intermediate School. Both locations will hold pickup from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Thank you to the Kings Food Service Department and Kings Staff volunteers for feeding our community! #KingsStrong
Kings Bond Update
The Kings Local School District’s bond issue on the April 28 Primary Election ballot appears to have failed pending final certified results on May 8. 

The District would like to extend gratitude to the countless volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make sure our community was informed about the needs we face as a school district. 

It appears the issue lost by 227 votes, according to unofficial results released on Tuesday, April 28. Even though there are provisional and mail-in ballots that have not been counted, the results do not look promising. 

We will continue to work with the Board and community to find ways to address our enrollment growth and crowded buildings. 
Staff Appreciation Week
Next week, May 4-8 is Staff Appreciation Week. We hope you'll join us on our Facebook page and Instagram page to share your appreciation for our Kings Staff. Don't forget custodians, cafeteria workers, specials teachers, technology, aides, and our maintenance staff who work hard daily for our students! 
May is Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month, and it has never been more important than this year. Kings Social & Emotional Health Coordinator, Kim Sellers will be sharing resources with us all month long to help us to focus on what we need to do to thrive in uncertain times.

Check out the video below to learn more.
Kings Board of Education
The Kings Board of Education May Work Session and Regular meetings will be virtual. We will send the link as it gets closer to the meeting date.

Find details about upcoming Board of Education meetings, agendas, and minutes by clicking the link below:

Remote Learning Art from JFB
Checkout some of the "Shape Week" creations from J.F. Burns Elementary students while remote learning.
Look for the Helpers

A huge thank you to our Kings Community and Joshua's Place who have generously donated nearly $8,000 through the Kings Carry-Out program and an additional $5,000 in Kroger gift cards to help our families in need.

Pictured is Kings School Resource Coordinator, Becky Lemon with a batch of cards to be mailed to 68 families last week.

To make a donation to Kings Carry Out click here.
Anxiety Support Group for Girls
Kings Parent and Child & Adolescent Therapist, Hannah Fay is hosting another anxiety support group for girls.

The group will be in virtual format beginning on Monday, May 4. The group will help teenage girls find new coping strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety while growing up.

There are also additional classes available for adults and kids from adoptive parenting classes to relationship boot camps.

Kings Kids Before & After School Care Program

Kings Kids Before/After School program is now accepting registration for the 2020-2021 school year. This is for grades Kindergarten-6. The registration form is located on the Kings website at . Go to Schools/Kings Kids/Before After School Registration.

Email the form to Tammy Nelson at .
S. Lebanon Historical Society Honoring Seniors
ATTENTION ALL KINGS SENIORS. The South Lebanon Historical Society would like to honor our 2020 Graduates in a video. Please submit your senior photo and full name to   by May the 15th and the video will be played on May the 23rd.

We are so proud of all you have accomplished this school year.
If you aren't following us on our social media channels, you are missing out! Our teachers are posting great things about #remotelearning. 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 this post where the MH Team from Kings High School celebrated their students birthday with a car caravan.

Pictured is Isaiah receiving his birthday treats.
Be Counted Ohio
The Census is counted once every decade. It is important that every Ohioan is counted so our state receives the appropriate amount of federal funding that helps support our communities, schools, public safety resources, and improve our roads.

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs. Pay rates in Ohio range from $14.00 to $23.50 per hour.

Learn more and fill out your Census form online at .
FC Cincinnati Kings Night
Get your tickets for FC Cincinnati Kings Night on Saturday, June 27, 2020 as FC takes on FC Dallas. Get your family together for a fun night of soccer and a chance to see our Kings Women's Soccer Team in a shoot-out against Deer Park at halftime!

Tickets are $15.00 per person. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 13.

Click here to order tickets!
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. 
Summer Athletic Camps - CANCELED
With the recent order from the Ohio Department of Health regarding the extended closure of school facilities through June 30th, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Kings Athletic Youth Summer Camps for the 2020 season. 

This is a decision we did not take lightly as we know how important our youth camps are for our community and each of our programs. Our summer camps are some of our favorite events of the year as we get to see young Knights enjoy learning their favorite sports from our high school coaches, athletes, and get to see the future of our programs!! 

With the recent direction from the Ohio Department of Health regarding school facility closures among other factors, we felt this was the best decision for our camps this year. We are very disappointed we will not be able to see all of our future Knights at their favorite sport camps. Their health and safety, however, will always be our highest priority. 
Our coaching staff and department are working on alternative plans to provide virtual skill instruction to our future Knights! Stay tuned for more information coming from our programs and department. 

Thank you for your understanding during these unknown times and support of Kings Athletics. 
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