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Upcoming Events
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:
We Are Excited for Return to School 2020-2021
We will begin our soft opening next week. Our In-Person Knights will be joining us in our buildings a little at a time based on their last name. The schedule is as follows:

August 31st - letters A-F
September 1st - letters G-L
September 2nd - letters M-R
September 3rd - letters S-Z

Friday, September 4 will be a remote day for ALL In-Person Knights. In-Person and Online Knights will follow their traditional schedule. This is a practice run for all students in case we need to send everyone home for a full day or more for remote learning.

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

If you haven't already, it is CRUCIAL that all Kings School District parents/guardians complete FinalForms ASAP! Click here to access FinalForms now.

Share your first day of school pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #KnightSelfie.
Outdoor Hand Washing Station at SLE
South Lebanon Elementary students will find something new outside at the playground when they arrive next week!

Thinking about the challenges of COVID-19, South Lebanon Elementary third grade Teacher, Rachel Manley and her Engineer father, Rick Merritt set out to create an outdoor hand washing station. When Mrs. Manley told him of her dilemma of trying to get 60 children back into school from recess, wash their hands, and get to the cafeteria for lunch in 15 minutes with only one sink in her classroom, they got to work.

The brainstorming began and Mrs. Manley, who had a prior career as a Research and Development Engineer, had three things in mind while creating the project: safety, efficiency, and cost.

Through trial and error, they came up with a design that puts out just the right amount of water and drains so the students don't get wet. Mrs. Manley said, "I am committed to making this school year as safe as possible for our students and this is one example of finding innovative ways to enable us to stay in school as long as we can."

Thanks Mrs. Manley and Mr. Merritt for your innovative and creative project that will make a difference and help stop the spread of germs! #KINGSSTRONG
Bus Routes
Bus routes are are changing daily. Please be sure to double check your student's bus route the night before school to be sure that it hasn't changed!

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
Art Aprons
Kings Mills Elementary and South Lebanon Elementary students have the opportunity to purchase an apron for use in art. 

This apron comes in two different children sizes and an adult size. This is optional, but all students will need to bring an apron or paint shirt to art due to COV19.

Orders are due by September 7. Online only orders at the link below! Thanks for supporting the arts at KME and SLE!

Kings/Hoxworth Blood Drive
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 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 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.

Kings Board of Education
Find details about upcoming Board of Education meetings, including notices, agendas, and minutes by clicking here.
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.
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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.
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. 
Tonight's Football Game CANCELED
The Kings Football Knights have canceled the Friday, August 28, 2020 game vs. Winton Woods due to a positive COVID-19 case on the team. Next week's game vs. Anderson is tentatively scheduled for Saturday. More details to come.
This year's Kings Homecoming 5K is going "Virtual." Please save the date(s) of September 26-October 4th (a window of time to run your 5K). Details to come!

Thanks for supporting the Kings Cross Country program!
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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at 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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