Jr. High Weekly News | Feb 10

Please contact Janet Hicks at jhicks@kingsschools.org if you have any questions.

Brrr, it’s cold out!
We’ve had a few snowy days this school year. As we’ve experienced, inclement weather or unexpected events can cause school closures or late starts. When a decision is made to close school or to schedule a late start, that information is disseminated to the King’s Community as soon as possible via the following methods:

  • The Public Schools Emergency Communication System (PSECS) – this service allows us to broadcast late starts or closures on most local TV and radio stations. On TV, these messages are usually scrolled across the screen during local programming.
  • Parent Alert text message to King’s families.
  • Email message to King’s families.
  • Our information line 206-289-7997 – the message on this line will be updated, typically by 6:00 a.m., if there is a change in the normal school schedule.

Information will include any changes in bus routes and whether school is two hours late or closed. If school begins two hours late, all programs – King’s Preschool, King’s Kids Club, Elementary, Jr. High and High School – will begin at 10:10am. Please note that if the school is operating with a late start due to weather conditions, any King’s student may use the school’s bus system on a one-time basis (at no charge), even a student who is not a regular subscriber to this service. If no announcements are made, please assume that school is in session as normal and that buses are on their regular routes.

Attached is the school’s Snow/Ice Bus Route Information sheet for those interested.

If you have any questions about our process or the services available, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Jo Keeley, at 206-546-7211 or the Director of Transportation, Stan Bear, at 206-546-7278.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 20, No School – President’s Day

Thurs – Sat, February 23-25 – Annie

Good 2B Girl – Growing in God and Becoming Me
This special lunch time workshop for junior high girls has been postponed until March.  More information will be coming.

CRISTA Prayer Week
This year during CRISTA prayer week, our Junior High had a chapel devoted to worship and prayer.  11 students and teachers participated in prayer for specific topics: our nation, cultural expressions, King’s students/parents, student athletes, health of students/families, keeping the faith, perseverance for students, public school students/teachers, stewardship of God’s creation, persecuted people/refugees, and churches/leaders. We closed by praying for those with specific needs.

Annie Jr.
King’s Jr. High Advanced Drama class will be performing Annie on February 23 (3:30 p.m.),  24 (7:00 p.m.) & 25 (7:00 p.m.).  Jr. High students will have the opportunity to purchase $5.00 tickets for the February 23 matinee performance and sit in a student section together.  Students can purchase their $5.00 matinee tickets from the junior high office.  Concessions will be available and students can be picked up at Schirmer auditorium at 5:00 p.m. after the play.  There are 48 matinee tickets available for junior high students.

All other tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com

King’s Open House This Sunday – Invite your friends!
We could use your help to spread the word about King’s. Please invite your friends to attend our open houses for elementary and preschool this Sunday, February 12th, at 2:00 p.m. Because so many of our referrals come from King’s families, we offer the Win-Win Program for our domestic students. The Win-Win program is designed to thank King’s families for referring friends and families.  A tuition discount of $500 per new student is available. For more information or personal tours please contact Sarah Christensen in our admissions office at schristensen@kingsschools.org or 206-289-7783. You can also visit kingsschools.org/admissions/events/.