August 21, 2020
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Upcoming Events
August 24-28, 2020 — Building Open Houses.
August 31-September 3, 2020 — Soft Opening for students.
September 4, 2020 — Remote Learning Day for ALL students.
September 7, 2020 LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL
September 8, 2020 — First full-day of Instruction for ALL students.


More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
We Are Excited for Return to School 2020-2021
We have been preparing to welcome our students back! We will begin our soft opening next week as we welcome students and parents into our buildings for open houses, socially distanced, of course!

For details on back to school, please visit our Reopening Plan website resource page. You will find information on safety protocols, online learning resources, what you can expect, FAQ's, and more

All Kings School District parents/guardians need to ensure FinalForms are updated ASAP! Click here to access FinalForms now.
Diversity & Inclusion
The Kings Local School District has been on a journey of cultural competency for over two years. The Kings Board of Education recently passed an Anti-Racism Resolution.

This resolution will serve as our guiding principles in determining how we can create a more equitable and inclusive environment for our students and staff. It will also hold us accountable for our commitment to our district's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals moving forward. We also want to ensure that all reports of discriminatory language, behaviors and action are responded to following district policy referenced in the resolution. We will be sharing this with our community in a more public way in the upcoming weeks, with the assistance of our Diversity and Inclusion Parent Task Force.

We encourage you to check out our Cultural Competence and Equity page where you can view the new Anti-Racism Resolution and take a look at the many resources that are included, as well as take a few minutes to take the Implicit Bias Test. 
Bus Routes
The Kings Transportation Department has been very busy putting the bus schedules together. This year's transportation is a three-tier system so that we can physically distance students as much as possible.

Bus routes are ready. Visit the transportation page on our website and follow the directions on how to find your student's bus route.

If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Fields at jfields1@petermannbus.com.
2020-2021 Immunization 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 Using New Social & Emotional Program
We are very excited to announce that Kings is rolling out a new universal social emotional learning program for our K-6 Knights. Watch for an email next week as we introduce the new program.

If you'd like a sneak peek click here.
Kings Band Boosters Need Your Help!
The Kings Marching Band Boosters are hosting a fundraiser this fall - a jigsaw puzzle sale and they need a design for the puzzle!

They are asking Kings students, in any grade, to submit a design for the puzzle.

What they need:

A design that reflects school spirit at Kings. Design must be 200 dpi resolution and in color. he design must be inclusive. Not specific to any one group (no photos of students) but rather reflective of the different activities offered at Kings, and what makes Kings a great district. Students must sign their name at the bottom right corner of the image.

One submission per student and must include name, school, grade, and brief paragraph about their creation. Only currently enrolled Kings students K-12 may participate.

Designs are due on September 4, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.One design will be chosen. Prize for winning design $250. The student chosen will also have a headshot and bio printed on a sticker that will be attached to the bottom of the box (with parent's permission).

Please submit design to kbbvpdevelopment@gmail.com. In the subject line write "Puzzle Design Contest."
Parent/Student Emergency Notification Protocol
Please read this important information regarding District emergency plans.

The Kings Local School District takes the safety and security of our staff and students very seriously. As a part of an Ohio Revised Code requirement, the District is required to inform students and parents/guardians before the first day of school each year of our emergency parental notification protocols.

In the event of an emergency where an evacuation of the school building is necessary, we have identified off-site locations (reunification sites) to transport students to safety. In emergency situations, we will disseminate information through our All-Call system, as well as use email, text messages, website, and district social media. Additionally, we will continue to provide updates through the above avenues as needed.

The Kings Local School District believes it is as important for parents to know the resources the district will use in the event of an emergency. It should be noted that an evacuation from any given campus may cause your children to be picked up at a secondary location. If this circumstance occurs, we will utilize a parent reunification form to reunite you with your child. 

We will ask parents to be sure that their emergency contact information is up to date in FinalForms in order to be contacted in case of emergency. 

A Reunification Information Document  will be used in the event of an emergency where a reunification process is required. This document will assist us in releasing your child to you at the reunification site. Please take some time to fill out the form and put it in a safe place in your vehicle to be used as necessary.
Kings Board of Education
Find details about upcoming Board of Education meetings, including notices, agendas, and minutes by clicking the links below:
2020 Board Meetings - Agendas & Minutes
The Board of Education meets meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a Work Session at 5:30 p.m. and the 3rd Tuesday of every month for a Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Meetings will continue to be virtual in order for more community members to be in attendance.
Parents, staff members, and community members are encouraged to attend these monthly meetings.
Click here to view video recordings of past Board of Education meetings held during COVID-19. 
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!

Visit our Facebook page to see all of the great posts from Senior Week!
VIRTUAL BACKPACK


Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on our newly added activities.
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. 
Fall Sports UPDATE
Thanks to the Kings Athletic Department for their hard work in getting our fall sports season up and running. Unfortunately, the governor has ordered that spectators will be limited for all events. Please watch your email for an update from the Athletic Department.
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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at
dgould@kingslocal.net or phone: 513-459-2925.

Knight Nation News is a publication of the Kings Local School District Communications Department.
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Kings Mills, Ohio 45034
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