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Upcoming Events
August 3  — Kings Kloset Stuff the Bus Event, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., J.F. Burns Elementary.
August 13  — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conf. Rm. 2.
August 14  — First Day of School 1-12
August 16  — First Day of School for Kindergarten
August 20  — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conf. Rm. 2. First Day of School 1-12

More event information can be found at: ht tp://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Our Weekly Newsletter Has a New Name!
We are back with a new name!

Thank to our our community for voting to name our weekly newsletter - KNIGHT NATION NEWS ! We can't put all of the news in the weekly newsletter so we hope you will join us on our social media channels where we will be posting great things happening in our District daily.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram to keep in the loop!
August is Here!
Hey KNIGHTS-
It was an action-packed summer of enriching experiences in and around our District! Our Knights have traveled globally, engaged in summer learning opportunities, played summer sports, summer camps, student internships, staff professional development, and group fundraising.
We have also been busy with campus construction projects all around our buildings and are gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year!

We can't wait to see you for the first day of class (grades 1-12) Wednesday, August 14!
Important Back to School Dates
Many back to school events begin next week!

Take a look below to make sure you don't miss any back-to-school activities!
Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend
Catch some tax-free deals this weekend!


If you're doing any back-to-school shopping, don't forget that this weekend is Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday.

Visit www.tax.ohio.gov for more information.
Kings Kloset Stuff-the-Bus - This Saturday
The Kings Kloset is hosting their annual Stuff-the-Bus event on Saturday, August 3.

The Kloset will be open on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Click here to see the Kings Kloset dates for the 2019-2020 school year.
Need Help Filling Out FinalForms?
Get some help completing your FinalForms and have some pizza, too!

Joshua's Place is hosting a FinalForms/Pizza Night on Monday, August 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the South Lebanon Community Center.

As you know, the Kings School District is making changes district wide with our back-to- school forms. All schools in the District (except Preschool) will be using a system called FinalForms. This system will allow you to complete registration forms online. You should have received an email from FinalForms to activate your account.*Free and reduced lunch forms will be available, too.
 
Please join the folks at Joshua's Place if you have questions regarding this process. There will have teachers, staff, and numerous computers available during this time to help get your student registered. And, the best part, stay for pizza once you have finished your forms.

Thank you to Joshua's Place for their community service and for being such a great community partner! #KINGSSTRONG
KHS Students Visit Peru
Fifteen Kings High School students had the opportunity to visit Peru this June.

The trip, led and organized by KHS Spanish Teacher, Valerie Eldridge, with KHS English Teacher, Jonathan Bitzer participating as a chaperone, was an unforgettable series of adventures.

The students had opportunities to explore new cultures, practice their Spanish speaking skills, and broaden their worldview. They toured the many cathedrals, monasteries, and catacombs of the country, as well as the spiraling  architecture at Moray, breathtaking walls at Sacsayhuamán, the Maras Salt Mines, and Machu Picchu. Ms. Eldridge said, "I feel so blessed and lucky to have had this amazing experience with my awesome students. The world truly is a classroom and we were all so lucky and fortunate to take this little 'field trip.'"

In addition, the students had a number of opportunities to connect with the culture through food such as alpaca meat, ceviche, and local trout. Somewhat less popular was  cuy , a local delicacy that everyone tried.  While the  cuy  was well seasoned and expertly prepared, no one could forget that  cuy  is the local word for guinea pig. Mr. Bitzer said, "While we appreciated the experience, eating our childhood pets was a little disconcerting for some in the group!"

Most importantly, though, Mr. Bitzer noted that the students on the trip represented Kings in the most #KingsStrong way. He said, "Every single one of the students on the trip has been, at every opportunity, generous, respectful, and kind. A number of the guides have mentioned to me how the Kings students are one of the best groups they have seen. Parents and teachers of these students should be very proud of how they have conducted themselves over the past several days."
2019-2020 Immunizations Requirements
If you have a student entering 7th and/or 12th grade, you will need to be sure they are up-to-date on vaccines.

Click here for more information.

Kings Night at FC Cincinnati
Let's represent at FC Cincinnati!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21 to celebrate Kings Night as FC Cincinnati takes on Chicago! Game time is 7:30 p.m. Cost of tickets are $15 per person.

Buy tickets here .
VIRTUAL BACKPACK


Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on the latest activities within the District and Community.

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 Season Passes
Don't miss one second of this year's athletic seasons. Get your all-athletic pass today!

Order your athletic season pass for the 2019-2020 season. For all season pass options visit GOFan on your computer or on the free GoFan app on your mobile device.
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