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Upcoming Events
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:
School Starts Next Week
We will welcome our grades 1-12 students on Wednesday, August 14 and our Kindergarten students on Friday, August 16. We can't wait to see your smiling faces!
Share your first day of school pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #KnightSelfie.
Bond Information Website
Get all the information you need about the Kings Local School District Bond Issue that will be on the November 5, 2019 ballot.

Today, the District launched a new website that solely focuses on the Kings Local School District's Master Facilities Plan. The site includes information about the 4.96 mill bond issue that will be on the November 5, 2019 ballot, as well as building plans, information on enrollment, finances, timeline, FAQ's, and the Thoughtexchange process.

This website will also give the community the opportunity to contact the District with any questions surrounding the facilities Master Plan and Bond. Please check back frequently as we will be adding updates pre and post election and updating FAQ's as we receive them.

Feel free to share the link with your neighbors who may not be closely associated with the District. It is important that all taxpayers in the District receive the facts.
Important Back to School Dates

There are still a lot of back-to-school events next week!

Click here to view the back-to-school event calendar!
Bus Routes
Bus routes are changing each day!

Please be sure to double check your student's bus route the night before school to be sure that it hasn't changed!
Food Service Launches New Website
Lunch menus and more are available on the new website!

The Kings Food and Nutrition Department has released a new interactive and user- friendly Food and Nutrition website. Food Service Director, Jennifer Arlinghaus and her staff are committed to educating and inspiring excellence for our students.

The new site includes interactive menus, features to apply for meal assistance online, and making online payments. Additionally, the site features interactive nutrition lesson plans, videos, games, fitness calculators, fun activities, healthy recipes and more!

To learn more about the new site, check lunch menus, and learn about the Mobile App on the go click here .
New Teachers
Eighteen new teachers were hired for the 2019-2020 school year.

There has been a lot of excitement around the Kings District recently. The teachers have been in their classrooms getting ready for their students’ arrival for the first day of school next week. The Teaching and Learning Teams from each school building have held meetings, and many of our staff have attended Professional Development seminars this summer to be ready for the school year. Our Maintenance Staff has been involved in several projects around the District and our Technology Staff has been busy getting all of the District's computer and technology ready to go. Additionally, all schools buildings have been welcoming students back from summer break with special events and fee pay days.

Our Human Resources Department has been busy filling staff positions throughout this summer. Eighteen new teachers join us this school year, as well as dozens of aides and support staff. Be sure to give these new staff members a warm Knight welcome when you see them!

This week they spent two days of new staff orientation. Visit our social media pages where each new teacher is being introduced!

Pictured L-R: Leighanne Fountain-Butler, Kristin Gardner, Xanthe McCoy, Linsday Lopinto, Kerry Chevalier, Stacy Duckworth, Kristin Rudy, Haley Johnston, Katy Shafer, Mary Szendrey, Justin Randolph, Caleb Devore, Allie Castrejon, Sherisse Washington, and Abby Jackson. Not pictured: Emily Powell, Samantha Gruber, and Christy Eichhold.
Kings Kloset Stuff-the-Bus a Success!
The Kings Kloset hosted a Stuff the Bus event last weekend.

The Kings Kloset Stuff-the-Bus event last Saturday saw nearly 70 vehicle drop offs which included cash donations and 8 boxes of non-perishables for the Kings Local Food Pantry.

Bus Driver, Bob, one of the students' favorites and Kim Milazzo, one of Kings Kloset volunteers told us that lots of school supplies were purchased with cash donations.

The Kings Kloset Staff would like to thank the Kings Community for their generosity, especially the kids from the South Cove neighborhood who hosted a Lemonade Stand to benefit the Kloset this summer! (pictured below left)

The Kloset will be open on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for anyone needing back-to-school clothing and school supplies. Click here to see the Kings Kloset dates for the 2019-2020 school year.
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 our files in order to be contacted in case of emergency. Feel free to check your account in School Messenger for accuracy, as well.

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 Alumnus Creates Mural for KJH
Don't miss the new mural installation between KHS and KJH!

Darren Goodman, Kings High School Class of 1999 Alum collaborated with Kings Junior High School Art Teacher, Jan Thomann and students from the class of 2023 to create a beautiful mural that lines the hallway between Kings High School and KJH.

The mural entitled, "Peace Begins With Us" is based on a song the Goodman wrote and performed at the 2016 Kings High School Commencement during his speech as the Distinguished Kings Alumni. Some of the lines from the song were used in the mural, such as "Peace begins with you, Peace begins with me, Peace begins with us, and we all hold that key." Goodman said, "Peace ultimately begins with us."

"Using broken glass and discarded materials as a starting point, this project is a metaphor of our ability to pick up the pieces when things don’t work as planned, and reconfigure the pieces in a new and meaningful way," he said.   

“Not everything in our lives is supposed to flow as smoothly as glass,” Goodman says, “and as uncomfortable as it may be at times, we as humans must shatter and break, to learn, grow, and form into who we are to become.”

We hope you get a chance to see the beautiful work of Mr. Goodman, Mrs. Thomann and the KJH students. #KingsStrong
SLE Students Participate in Warren County Fair

Congratulations to rising 5th grader, Olivia Liu for Best in Show!

Congratulations to the students of South Lebanon Elementary whose artwork represented our community well at this year's Warren County Fair. They earned lots of ribbons and Olivia Liu received Best in Show! The students were under the direction of South Lebanon Elementary Art Teacher, Stacy Hoffert.

Nice job!
Follow Us on Social Media
Don't miss one bit of news! Make sure to follow us on social media!

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!
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 .

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.
Youth Basketball Registration
Early bird registration ends 8/31!

Registration for Kings Basketball Association (KBA) has begun. Boys and Girls in grades 2-6 can register to play basketball. Early bird registration runs until August 31 with the cost of $145. Prices increase to $170 until registration closing on September 13. For more information visit .
Send Us the News You Want to See!

Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at or phone: 513-459-2925.

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