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Camp Covington 2021
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Delivering Meals to Students
Delivering Meals to Students
Delivering Meals to Students
Delivering Meals to Students
Academic Team 2019-2020
Burlington donates $11,000 through Adopt a Classroom!
Great Clips Donates $1,000 to Latonia Elementary
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First Day of School 2018
First Day of School 2018
Latonia Elementary cheerleaders win 2nd place in the cheerleading competition.
Latonia Elementary cheerleaders win 2nd place in the cheerleading competition.
Latonia Elementary girls basketball team wins 1st place.
Latonia Elementary girls basketball team wins 1st place.
Students are hard at work on the first day of school.
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Students in the Latonia Elementary Herbmania and Garden Club.
Herbmania and Urban Garden Club
Students are hard at work on the first day of school.
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Student picks flowers for the flower arrangements the garden club is selling.
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Students are hard at work on the first day of school.
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Student picks green tomatoes for a customer.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Student is ready to learn after attending Meet the Teacher Night.
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Students in the garden club, work on moving a pile of dirt.
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Latonia Elementary School News

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1st Grade Week 13 - 1st Grade

The awesome learning continues in first grade! In OG we have been learning digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh) and did a fun Thanksgiving digraph sort. In Reading we have been learning about the central idea and key details in stories. We read so many short stories and learned many fun facts about these central ideas in the process. In Math we have started comparing numbers and the kiddos are doing a great job remembering that the alligator always wants to eat the greater number. This is such an easy concept to incorporate at home; whenever you and your child are presented with two numbers, ask them "which number is greater?" With Thanksgiving coming up, try this when you are out grocery shopping! Look at the prices of two items and ask your child to tell you which item is more expensive. And in Social Studies we have been learning about wants, needs, goods, and services.

2nd Grade Week 12 - 2nd Grade

Check out our awesome 2nd graders! They are working hard to strengthen their reading and math skills and are learning quite a bit through science explorations. And don't forget about the fun they are having building friendships!

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to our Covington families

Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24-26, 2021 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools will reopen on Monday, November 29. Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend!

Mayor's Holiday Reading Challenge Read More – Get Smarter- Win Prizes!

Announcing the Mayor’s 2021 Holiday Reading Challenge

Sunday, November 21 – Friday, December 31, 2021

PreK – Grade 3 children using Footsteps2Brilliance & Clever Kids University

Week 11 Week 11 - 3rd Grade

What a great week we had in third grade! Students have been working cooperatively in the classroom, during morning meetings, at recess and working towards earning house points (ask them what house they’re in and how they earn points)!

What's happening in the third grade classrooms:

In writing, students have been working on 6+1 traits. They have been learning how to strengthen their sentences using detail and descriptive words.

In math, students have been working on multiplication using strategies such as skip counting and the distributive property. We have also been working on memorizing facts.

In ELA, we are identifying details to determine the theme of a story. We read a play called "The ants and the grasshoppers" and the students read the parts of the fictional characters.

In science, Students are actively observing patterns of motion in the classroom and at the playground!

Take a look at our photo gallery!

COVID-19 Vaccine Children Ages 5-11 Can Now Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

Children ages 5-11 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have approved the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for 5-11 year olds. Children aged 12 and up are already eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Angela Hamilton LES Mourns the Loss of a Beloved Volunteer

Angela Hamilton volunteered for Muffins with Moms, school dances, carnivals, craft nights, Popcorn Fridays, Girls with Grit, Girl Scouts, family literacy nights and book fairs.  She also served as the parent volunteer on the School-Base Decision Making Council.  We really appreciate Angela being a part of our family, and she will be sorely missed.

Happy National School Psychology Week! Happy National School Psychology Week!

Happy National School Psychology Week!

Thank you, Jill Baird, Julie Capeci, Shelby Montgomery, Susan Parsons, Teresa Rose, Kathy Alexander, Candace Bone, and Julie Stava, for all you do for our students. We appreciate you!

Meet Teacher Don't Miss Our Meet the Teacher Night!

Thursday, August 12, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m..  Join us this Thursday to get information about the upcoming school year and meet your teachers.  We will be holding the event outside.  To avoid overcrowding, we are suggesting that students with a last name beginning with A-M join us from 4:00 - 5:00 and students with a last name beginning with N-Z join us from 5:00 - 6:00.  See you there!

Baseball Camp Free Summer Baseball Camp, June 14-16, 2021
Device School Issued Device Q&A

SCHOOL-ISSUED DEVICE Q&A

WHEN: November 4th - 1pm – 2pm -or- 5pm – 6pm
WHERE: Latonia Café

Due to COVID-19 Concerns, we are limiting attendance to 2 people per family

RSVP BY NOVEMBER 2, 2020
to mike.mencsik@covington.kyschools.us or
(859) 292-5825 ext. 1836
Be sure to include the time you are attending and number of people
GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

This event is for families that are having trouble using the school-issued devices or accounts.
We encourage you to bring in your iPad or Chromebook to work though solutions and examples.
Please make sure devices are fully charged, as outlets will not be available due to spacing considerations.

Day 39

Today is Day 39 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

 

NTI Day 38 Day 38

Today is Day 38 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

 

NTI Day 37 Day 37

Today is Day 37 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

 

NTI Day 36 Day 36

Today is Day 36 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.

NTI Day 35 Day 35

Today is Day 35 of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Learning. For your child's assignments, please go to https://sites.google.com/covington.kyscho…/covingtonnti/home.
 

Covington schools are on a normal schedule today

Covington schools are on a normal schedule

Covington Board of Education 2020 members School Board Recognition Month
As School Board Recognition Month winds down, we would like to thank the members of the Covington Board of Education for their dedication to our students.
 
Left to right: Tom Wherry, chair; Sarah Flerlage, vice-chair; Glenda Huff, member; Jerry Avery, member, and April Brockhoff, member. #LoveKySchoolBoards
Get out and Vote! Election Day Tuesday, No School!

Schools will be closed on Tuesday.  Don't for get to vote!

Fall Back Change Your Clocks This Weekend!

Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend.  Sunday morning the clocks will Fall Back an hour.

KY Standards Logo Want to know what your child is learning this year?

Want to know what your child is learning this year? The Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) Family Guides have been developed to help families familiarize themselves with the content of each grade level’s standards. Each guide contains a standards overview for Reading & Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  https://kystandards.org/standards-family-guides/

Basketball Don't Forget Boys Basketball Tryouts Next Week

Boys Basketball Tryouts are next week.  All boys must have a signed permission form with them at the tryouts.  Good Luck Boys!

Tuesday, October 1, 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Try Outs Girls Tryouts This Week!

Don't forget, all tryouts require a signed permission slip.  

Burlington Burlington Donates $11,000 to LES through Adopt a Class!

Newport Burlington Store Manager, Mark Morgan presented Mrs. James with a check for $11,000 from an Adopt a Classroom fund that Burlington started at their former Latonia site.  We would like to thank all the members of the Latonia community and everywhere for donating to this fund, and especially Burlington for organizing the fund.

Book Fair Setup Getting Ready for Book Fair

We are really excited about Book Fair next week.  Here's some pictures of the teachers getting ready.

Burlington $11,000 donation from Burlington and Adopt A Classroom!
book fair Book Fair is Coming!
Meet the Teacher Meet the Teacher Night

Join us Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., to meet your teachers!

Kprep Testing Starts Tomorrow

Testing starts on Wednesday, May 8.  Everybody get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast!

Soccer Clipart Soccer Game Saturday Cancelled - Tournament Schedule Announced for Next Week!

All games scheduled Saturday, May 4, have been cancelled due to field conditions.  The Latonia Cardinals will play their first End of Season Tournament game on Wednesday, May 8, at 4:15 p.m..  All tournament games will be held at 9th District. Congratulations to our Cardinals for their 5-1-1 regular season record and for being seeded 2nd in the tournament.  Take a look at our soccer page for the complete tournament schedule.  Go Cardinals!

Rock the K-Prep K-Prep and End of Year Assessments

Wednesday, May 8, we begin our K-Prep Assessment for 3rd, 4th, and 5th -graders and our end of year assessments for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd -graders.   Check out our prep brochure for more information.  In order to help your child to prepare, make sure they:

Get a good night’s sleep?

Have a good breakfast?

Arrive to school on time?

Remember to wear their glasses?

Hear me say, “Do your best, and Think Positively about the test?”

Teacher Appreciation Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to all of our teachers and staff members that make Latonia Elementary a fantastic school!

Herbamania Herbamania Flower Sale

Don't miss the flower and plant sale on Friday, May 10, at 3:00 p.m.  Check the Herbamania Facebook page for more information.

Carnival Announce Carnival is Coming!

CARNIVAL IS COMING!!! One of students' and staff's favorite days of the year!  We could really use your help with any of these items.  Thank You!

FRC Logo Family Resource Center Advisory Council Meeting - Register to Attend

Attention all parents! Please join the Latonia Elementary School Family Resource Center at our next Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.. The meeting will be held in the Family Resource Center at Latonia Elementary. The primary goal of the Advisory Council meeting is to help the Family Resource Center in evaluating  programs and services that support student success.

If you plan to attend the next Advisory Council meeting, please RSVP with Mrs. Blackwell at 859-652-6879 by Monday April 22, 2019.

Easter Egg Hunt Egg Hunt - Thursday, April 11

We hope you can join us on Thursday, April 11th at 4:00 for The Big Egg Hunt! Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring a basket or bag for eggs. Thank you to 7 Hills Church for their partnership on this event!

Weather Skate Night and all After School Events Cancelled on 3/14/19!

Due to conditions for possible severe weather, we have cancelled all evening events. Please be safe!

All after school programming canceled today

All evening activities in Covington Independent Public Schools will be canceled today, March 14, due to the predicted weather.

Two Hour Delay

Covington Independent Public Schools will be on a two hour delay today, Friday, March 8. Transportation will run two hours later.

Holmes vs CovingtonCatholic basketball game canceled

The Friday evening basketball game between Holmes High School and Covington Catholic High School has been canceled and will be played at a later date.

School Supplies Getting Ready for School!

Counting down to August 16! We hope everyone is having a terrific Summer Break, and can't wait to get back to school.  If you would like to donate materials to our classrooms, take a look at our Supply List Page.

Carnival 2018 2018 Cardinal Carnival was Awesome!

Today we celebrated the school-year with our annual Cardinal Carnival.  Thank you to all of our staff members and volunteers for making it a huge success.  Your support helped us reward the students for working hard all year.  Take a look at some of the events!

K-Prep Class Presentations Students Encouraging Each Other to Do Well

Each of our classes has been presenting inspirational routines to support our K-Prep testing.  Our morning assemblies feature a different grade-level each day and will continue through the our testing window.  Take a look at some pictures of the performances.

Election Day No School Tuesday, May 22
Soccer Team Finishes Winning Season

Congratulations to our Soocer Team on having a fantastic year.  Your hard work and sportsmanship have made us very proud.  Thank you to Coach Strinko and Coach Dunn on leading us to a winnig season of 4-1-3!  Click here to see their schedule.

KPrepCover Kicking off the K-Prep with Families

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students gave terrific K-Prep inspired performances to our families.  Great job guys!  Although, not all the teachers were crazy about the Silly String - surprise  Take a look a the photo gallery.

Chop 2018 Chop 2018 a Huge Success
Schools Closed Tuesday, April 3

 All Covington Schools will close Tuesday, April 3  due to high teacher absenteeism and lack of substitute coverage. 

Email Disruption

The email system for Covington Independent Public Schools will be down beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 and ending on Monday, March 26. Parents will be unable to email district staff members during this time.

For more information, please call (859) 392-1000.

Family Literacy Night Family Literacy Night a Big Success!

Our Family Literacy Night was fantastic! With Bingo, Family Reading Time, Pizza, and Prizes, how could it not be?!  Take a look at our photo album.

Register for Kindergarten Register for Kindergarten
Read Across America Week Celebrity Readers for Read Across America Week

Thank you to all the community members that donated their time to read to our students.  Your support allowed us to have guests share their joy of reading with every student in the school!  We would like to extend a great big Cardinal Thank You to following individuals and organizations:

Ms. Arce
Ms. Westkamp 
Mrs. Yeager
Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. McGivern
Mrs. Blackwell
Mrs. King
Ms. Kessel
Ms. Hamilton
Mrs. Mains
Mr. Mencsik
The NKU Soccer Team
Covington Partners
North Key
The Community Action Commission

Water Main Break

Attention Latonia Elementary School Families
 

Latonia Elementary School will be closed at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, February 22, because of a water main break.  Please know, first and foremost, that our number one concern is the safety and health of our students. Parents may begin to pick up students any time after 1 p.m.

Valentine Happy Valentine's Day from LES

Thank you to all our families for supporting the Valentine's activities!

RockCincy Opera RockCincy Visits Latonia Elementary

RockCincy performed a "Choose Your Own Adventure" Opera at the school today.  The performance instructed students about aspects of Opera as well as entertaininging them in mystery story.

Arrest Made in Threat

Covington Independent Public Schools was made aware of a threat to Holmes High School this morning. Covington police were notified immediately. We cooperated with police throughout the day. This evening police made an arrest in the matter. A juvenile has been charged with terroristic threatening. We are thankful for the quick work of our police department as school safety is our priority. Have a good evening and we will see everyone at school tomorrow.

Celebrating 25 Years! Celebrating 25 Years!

It's been 25 years since the first Holmes girls' basketball team went to the state tournament. The 1993 Lady Bulldogs will be honored during halftime of the varsity game on Tuesday, February 6 when the current Lady Bulldogs take on the Highlands Bluebirds. 

Come out and support the Lady Bulldogs of 2018 and 1993! The JV game will start at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:30.

Basketeball Holmes basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled

The Holmes Lady Bulldogs Varsity and JV basketball games scheduled for this evening, Tuesday, January 16, have been canceled.

Early Dismissal

Covington Schools will dismiss early on Friday, January 12 due to weather.

Walkers, drivers and pick-ups will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. 

The below schedule is for bus riders: 

· Adult High School: 12:00
· TLC: 12:15 
· Holmes High School: 12:20
· Holmes Middle School: 12:45
· Elementary Schools: 1:15

All after school programs and activities are canceled. Holmes High School's boys basketball game at BB&T Arena is canceled.

Weather Concerns

Because weather can change quickly and forecasts aren't always certain, our district may be faced with early dismissal on Friday, January 12. As of now, the National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for our area for tomorrow. Snow is expected to begin falling in the afternoon.

No School Monday January 8

Covington Independent Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 8, due to inclement weather.

Nutrition Report

The results of the district Nutrition and Physical Activity Report will be discussed at the board meeting Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Latonia Elementary School.  The public is invited to join the discussion with any comments or suggestions.

Cheerleading Competition Saturday
Board of Education Meeting Held at Latonia Elementary
Family Technology Survey Open!

Click Here to Take the 5-Minute Survey from Oct. 30 - Nov. 10.

3rd Grade Reading Coaches

Our 3rd Graders have been working with 1st Grade students to help them become a better readers.  They are going to be meeting monthly to do a variety of activities.  Take a look!

Family Literacy Night

Our Family Literacy Night was a great hit!  Thank you to all the staff members that worked to make this happen.  Take a look at the pictures.

October 2017 Skating Party

We had a great time at our first Skating Party of the year, at Lloyd's Skating Rink.  Take a look at the pictures.

Back to School School Starts Wednesday, August 23!

Covington Independent Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday, August 23. Elementary school students should report to school before 8 a.m., middle school students 7:45 a.m., and high school students 8:10 a.m.

Let's make this the best school year yet in our district!

Latonia Elementary Classroom Supply Lists

At Latonia Elementary we strive to provide for the social, emotional, and instructional needs of all students.  As a part of that goal, we do our very best to provide the appropriate learning materials.  If you would like to contribute to our classroom materials, please refer to the materials suggested by each grade level below.  -Thank you!

Meet the Teacher Night

Come meet your next teacher!!  Doors are open from 4pm - 7pm. 

Update!! June and July's SBDM Meeting news

June SBDM meeting has been canceled. The July SBDM meeting has been changed to July 25th at 4:00. 

Elementary Soccer Games

Due to the weather forecast that includes severe weather and potential flooding, all elementary soccer games are cancelled for April 29.

Jaynice Stovall Vote for Jaynice

Each week during the winter season, Enquirer readers have the chance to vote on the top players of the week in basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling and bowling.  This week Holmes Lady Bulldog Jaynice Stovall is nominated.  Jaynice is a senior at Holmes High School and a member of the Lady Bulldog basketball team.  She recently scored her 1,000th career point and is helping lead the Lady Bulldogs to a second straight Ninth Region Championship.

Ballots come out early in the week and voting ends at 3 p.m. Fridays, with the results posted by 5 p.m. Vote for Jaynice!

Girls having fun at NKU Our Trip to an NKU Men's Basketball Game

Students headed to NKU to watch an NKU Men's Basketball game and to get a feel for what a real college campus looks like.

Covington Board of Education Special Meeting Notice

CIPS LogoNOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

COVINGTON BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Pursuant to KRS 160.270 the Covington Board of Education has been called to a special meeting by Mr. Alvin L. Garrison, Secretary to the Board, upon petition of Ms. Julie Geisen Scheper, Chairman of the Board.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m., at the Instructional Service Center, 212 Levassor Avenue, Covington, Kentucky  41014.  Should a request for accommodations due to physical disability be received, then such meeting will be conducted at another site in the Covington Independent Public School District at the above time and date or as soon thereafter as may be convenient.

Covington Board of Education Meeting Cancelled

December 5, 2016

Covington Board of Education 

Meeting Cancellation Notice

 

 

Latonia Elementary students are over-achieving Latonia Students are Over-Achieving

WCPO Cincinnati Channel 9 News visits Latonia Elementary to see exactly how the staff gives its students wings. 

Police searching for suspicious man near Covington schools

Covington Police reported Tuesday that a suspicious person has been seen in the area of two local schools and may have attempted to abduct a child.

In a news release, the police department stated that the incidents were reported near Sixth District School in Austinburg and John G. Carlisle School downtown. One young victim reported that the suspicious person attempted to take her by the arm on the 1700 block of Maryland Avenue near Sixth District. 

The girl was able to kick the man and run away.

Student makes up story about being attacked

This morning, (Friday, September 30), a student from Covington Independent Public Schools falsely reported that she was attacked by a clown while on her way to school.  After being interviewed by district officials, the student admitted that she made up the story.
 

Because of the attention that this issue has generated, we would like to emphasize that there was no clown and no attack whatsoever. If you should have questions or concerns, please call central office, 859-392-1000.

Sincerely,
Alvin Garrison,
Superintendent
Covington Independent Public Schools 

Overcoming a poverty of words, Covington kids improve skills with free web-based literacy program

While studies show that socioeconomic factors can have significant impact on a child’s vocabulary, and ultimately, their success in school, a whole new equalizer may well be found in the palm of a child’s hand.

Covington children are demonstrating that access to achievement can be found on a Smart phone and iPad.

In December 2015, Covington Independent Schools, along with help from generous members of the community, launched Footsteps2Brilliance, a free web-based literacy program app that is loaded with more than 1,000 children’s books, nursery rhymes, songs and educational games.

The program, which is available to children in preschool through the third grade and can be accessed on cell phones, computers, iPads and other mobile devices, is free to families in Covington with children in preschool through third grade.

Covington to celebrate progress  in community-wide initiative that promotes reading Covington to celebrate progress in community-wide initiative that promotes reading

Since Covington Independent Public Schools launched a free web based literacy program in December,  Covington children are reading and playing more games that help them improve their reading skills. 

Covington children have read 139,190 books for a total of 37,739,348 words. They have logged 9,836 hours on the community-wide initiative -   footsteps2brilliance.

The district, private and parochial schools and day care centers throughout the Covington community will celebrate the progress that children are making on the program when it meets today, September 21, at 5 p.m. at the Life Learning Center, 20 W. 18th St., Covington.

Vote for Seth! Vote for Seth!

Vote for Seth!

Holmes High School senior football player, Seth Hille, has been nominated for the Mercy Ortho/WCPO 9 On Your Side Player of the Week.

Covington schools advocate to discuss district's progress at CBC luncheon

Former Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper says local businesses have a huge stake in the achievement growth of Covington Schools.

Scheper, an advocate for Covington Independent Schools (CIPS), will discuss the issue Thursday, September 15th when he moderates a discussion with Superintendent Alvin Garrison and Covington Partners Executive Director Stacie Strotman at the Covington Business Council monthly luncheon at the Madison Events Center.

Scheper says the latest state testing scores shows Covington Independent Schools boasts the highest rated elementary school in Kenton County in Glenn O. Swing Elementary

Covington Board of Education Makes it 5 Years Without Raising Tax Rate

The Covington Board of Education voted unanimously to take the compensating rate, and not to increase its property tax rate by up to the 4 percent allowed without a public vote.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Covington Independent Public School District has opted to take the compensating rate - which adjusts the tax rate to meet the increase in property value so as to collect close to the similar amount as the previous year - instead of the full 4 percent.

Board member Glenda Huff cited the district's implementation of an ongoing process of reviewing the budget, which she says has "netted great results".

“We have been diligent and responsible in making sure taxpayers’ money is well spent,’’ Huff said in a statement. “By adopting the compensating rate, we will actually lower the tax rates.’’

Holmes football field getting artificial turf  - no home games this fall Holmes football field getting artificial turf - no home games this fall

I am excited to share some great news with you!  Work will soon begin to bring major upgrades to the Holmes High School stadium. The track will be replaced, the football field is getting artificial turf and a new press box and scoreboard will be installed.

With this project in mind, we will not be able to host any home games this fall.  However, we still want you to come out and support the Bulldogs. Our first football game is tonight, Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m., at Covington Catholic.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding.  Have a great school year.  Go Bulldogs!

Sincerely,


Stan Steidel,
Director of Athletics and Student Activities

Wednesday, August 17, is the first day of school for Covington students Wednesday, August 17, is the first day of school for Covington students

We hope you enjoyed your time off during the summer break, but it's time for school again. The first day of school for students in Covington Independent Public Schools is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17.  

Elementary schools begin at 8 a.m, Holmes Middle School starts at 7:45 a.m. and Holmes High School starts at 8:05 a.m.

Welcome back.

Mayor proclaims Summer Learning Day in Covington Mayor proclaims Summer Learning Day in Covington

Covington Mayor Sherry Carran on Thursday proclaimed "Summer Learning Day,'' in the city after touring the Covington Summer Scholars Program at John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

Every elementary school in Covington Independent Public Schools hosts a five week Summer Scholars Program where students have fun learning about different countries and cultures while practicing reading skills and math facts. Summer learning programs, like Covington Summer Scholars, are proven to maintain and advance students’ academic and social growth, keep children safe and healthy during the summer, and send young people back to school ready to learn.

Covington Education Foundation names Spike Jones "Person of the Year" Covington Education Foundation names Spike Jones "Person of the Year"

Kenton County Police Chief Col. Michael "Spike" Jones has been selected as the Covington Education Foundation’s 2016 Person of the Year.

The foundation, which awards college scholarships to students at Holmes High School and program support for Covington Independent Public Schools, will honor Jones at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Dress Pavilion in Covington’s Devou Park.

Covington educators, students recognized for education excellence Covington educators, students recognized for education excellence

Educators and students from Covington Independent Public Schools were among the those receiving awards during the 2016 Education in Excellence Celebration sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Scott Alter, principal of Glenn O. Swing Elementary School, received the A.D. Albright Outstanding Administrator Leader Award. Alter was recognized for leading his school to academic success.  For the past two testing cycles, Glenn O. ranked in the 99th percentile of all schools statewide. The school is Distinguished. Only three elementary schools in Northern Kentucky and 29 of the 720 elementary schools throughout the state posted higher scores than Glenn O. Swing in 2013-14.

Sherry Lindberg, who works as a teacher and assistant principal at Glenn O. Swing was honored with the Golden Apple award.. Ms. Lindberg teaches social studies.  For several years, students in her class have scored 100 percent on the social studies portion on the state test.
 

Cross Country Sign-Ups

The Holmes Cross Country Team will be signing up 5th grade students who will be attending Holmes Middle School as 6th graders next school year (2016-2017).  Students that will be in grades 6-12 next school year and are interested in competing should sign-up. Sign-ups will be held on Holmes Campus, Thursday, May 12th at 3:15 p.m. between the field house and football field. 

Coach Joe Mueller
Coach Nicole Winkler
Cross Country Boys & Girls Coach
"To be successful on the field you must first be successful in the classroom"
http://www.covington.kyschools.us
Facebook (search): Holmes Cross Country

Million Word Challenge Million Word Challenge Winners

The March Madness Million Word Challenge at our elementary schools was a huge success. Between March 17- April 6, the children of Covington were exposed to 18,623,297 words which correlates to 4,008 hours, 31 minutes and 48 seconds of students being engaged in literacy activities.

School Winner: John G. Carlisle Word Total : 6,092,019 Usage: 1,034 hr 19 min 6 seconds

 

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration

Covington Independent Public Schools announces its annual Kindergarten Registration event for the 2016-17 school year.  Registration will be open April 4 - 8 from 9 - 11 a.m. at all five elementary schools in the district.

An Evening of Kindergarten event will be held at each school on Wednesday, April 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. to allow parents to learn about the kindergarten experience as well as the school your child will attend. A special presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Parents and children will be able to meet principals, teachers, and staff, tour the school, visit kindergarten classrooms, and ask questions.

Elementary schools in the Covington district include:
     Glenn O. Swing Elementary - 501 W. 19th Street
     John G. Carlisle Elementary - 910 Holman Avenue
     Sixth District Elementary - 1910 Maryland Avenue
     Latonia Elementary - 3901 Huntington Avenue
     Ninth District Elementary - 2800 Indiana Avenue

Students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2016 to be eligible for kindergarten.

To register your child please bring your child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency, and a parent/guardian's driver's license.

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Thompson (859) 669-1105.

 

March Madness Million Word Challenge March Madness Million Word Challenge

Covington Independent Schools is sponsoring a Million Word Challenge March 17 – April 5, 2016 during March Madness for Preschool - 2nd grade students.

Students and families are encouraged to log on to Footsteps2Brilliance to “Shoot for a Million Words.”

The school that reads the most words by April 5 will win a KONA ICE party and an extra recess.

Each student participant will be entered in a drawing to win a tablet.

The winner will be announced on April 6.

Early dismissal Friday for all Covington schools Early dismissal Friday for all Covington schools

To give our students and staff an opportunity to support the Holmes Girls’ Basketball Team in its quest in the Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, the district will release early on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Help us send off the Lady Bulldogs Help us send off the Lady Bulldogs

In honor of the Lady Bulldogs winning the Ninth Region Basketball Championship and earning a berth in the state Sweet 16 Tournament, we are declaring Wednesday, March 9, as Red and White Day in all of Covington Independent Public Schools. 

Students and staff are encouraged to wear the Holmes High School colors as we celebrate the Lady Bulldogs with an exciting sendoff.  The sendoff begins at 9:15 Wednesday morning as the team is greeted by the community and middle and high school students and staff.

Congratulations Lady Bulldogs - 9th Region Basketball Champions Congratulations Lady Bulldogs - 9th Region Basketball Champions

The stage was set for a stunning upset when Ryle took an eight-point lead over Holmes early in the fourth quarter of the 9th Region girls’ basketball championship game on Sunday at BB&T Arena.

Ryle forward Jenna Carothers, left, blocks a shot by Holmes guard Jynea Harris during the 9th Region championship game. (Photo by Jackson Sports Photography)

Holmes, the top-ranked team in Northern Kentucky, and had not lost to a local opponent all season, but Ryle had just run off five straight points to take control of the title game.

That’s when Holmes coach Tony Perkins called a timeout to give his players a chance to regroup and they launched a comeback that resulted in a 45-42 win

Governor's Cup Winners Governor's Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Covington Independent Pulic Schools elementary students who competed in the Governor's Cup competition. The winnners are:

Covington launches footsteps2brilliance Covington launches footsteps2brilliance

Covington Independent Public Schools, with the help of generous members of our community, is providing FREE unlimited access to the program, Footsteps2Brilliance, to every child who lives in Covington or attends a preschool or school in the city. The program is designed to help Covington children to become proficient readers by third grade. 

The district launched the city-wide initiative in December at the Life Learning Center in Covington with parents, school and city officials, students from Covington public and parochial schools, day care centers and preschools.
 
The web-based platform accelerates learning through more than 1,000 interactive books, games, and songs, and is available any time of day, every day, to maximize learning opportunities.  It is designed for children pre-K through third grade.

 

9/11 survivor speaks to Latonia students 9/11 survivor speaks to Latonia students

 

Students in Mr. Runyan's fifth grade class at Latonia Elementary School got to hear a firsthand account of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center 14 years ago. Jim Kronicz, a survivor of the attack, spoke to the students about his experience of working on the 62nd floor of World Trade Center Tower Two when the tragedy occurred. He described what he saw, felt, and thought as the events unfolded.

Kronicz was joined by Janice Robinson who was a Red Cross volunteer in New York in the days that followed the attack. Students looked at pictures describing the event and were able to ask questions.

For story on Channel 9 News ciick here. 
For story on Channel 5 News click here. 

Covington Board of Education lowers tax rate Covington Board of Education lowers tax rate

For the fourth year in a row, the Covington Board of Education has decided not to increase its property tax rate.  At its meeting Wednesday night, the board voted 5-0 to take the minimum compensating tax instead of an allowable 4 percent increase. 

Superintendent Alvin Garrison credited board leadership with not having to increase the tax rate. He said the district's budget committee, which includes two board members, the district's finance director and other district personnel, meets throughout the year to review the budget - looking at spending patterns and ways to reduce costs. 

Letter to Parents Regarding ACLU Lawsuit
KPREP PROFICIENT AND TOP 25% SCHOOL IN STATE!
SOM October 2021 Students of the Month

Congratulations to all of our Students of the Month and their families. These kids are really working hard!  Click here to see the students.

Week 10 4th Grade Week 10 - 4th Grade

 

What a fun week we have had in fourth grade! We have been learning about being brave and having courage in various situations. Check out some of our students' brave poses that help them feel courageous and strong! 

In science we have been learning about sound waves!

In ELA class we have been learning how to compare and contrast themes, topics and events using two different texts!

New Immunization Requirements New Immunization Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2018, all students in kindergarten through grade twelve must have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. Additionally, all students age 16 years or older must have two doses of Meningococcal ACWY. These are new requirements in Kentucky's law.

Halloween 2021 Halloween Pictures

Last Friday we had a great time learning in Halloween Costumes.  Take a look at our photo gallery.

School Board Member Recognition Month

January is School Board Member Recognition Month. Here in Covington we appreciate our school board members. Thank you for all you do for the children of Covington.

If you see a school board member, take a minute to give your thanks.

Family Night 10 27 21 Family Night Literacy Drive-Thru

We had a fantastic Literacy Night as a Halloween Drive-Thru.  Thank you to everyone for making this activity so much fun!  Take a look at the pictures and be sure to picture walk the hidden story and complete the word scramble.

Survey Title One Annual Parent Survey

To better serve the students of our school, we would like your feedback. The input from this survey will help us best meet the needs of your student. Please fill out one for each of the schools your children attend. This form can be used multiple times. We appreciate your time, comments and suggestions.

https://forms.gle/EVZ5VvTqBaxWjiAr5

 

 

Schools Closed Schools are Closed on Monday and Tuesday

This is a reminder that all Covington schools are closed on Monday, November 1, and Tuesday, November 2. Staff members must report as normal on Monday. School will resume on Wednesday, November 3. Have a safe weekend!

April Brockhoff and Tom Wherry Board of Education Elects New Chair

April Brockhoff is the new chairperson of the Covington Board of Education. During a special board meeting last week, the board voted 5-0 for Mrs. Brockhoff to lead the group. The board also selected board member, Tom Wherry, to serve as vice chair.

Halloween Happy Halloween!

Friday will be a normal instructional day, but students may wear costumes on Friday, October 29.  No masks (that cover the top half of their faces) or accessories (weapons, wands, etc...).  If your teacher requests treats for the classroom, please remember that only store-bought and sealed food items may be sent to school.  Thank you and have a Spooooooooooky day!

Requesting Professional Qualifications of Instructors

Please click on the links below to view letters from our Superintendent notifying parents of steps for requesting information about the professional qualifications of teachers.  English  -  Spanish

Alvin Garrison School board votes to extend Supt. Alvin Garrison’s contract another four years

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison is staying at the helm of Covington Independent Public Schools for at least another four years.

The Covington Board of Education approved a four-year contract extension for Garrison at its board meeting Thursday.

Parents please select instructional options for next semester

PARENTS PLEASE SELECT INSTRUCTIONAL OPTIONS FOR NEXT SEMESTER

Covington school bus Changes in City Heights bus stops

Due to continued construction work and uncertainty of road conditions in the City Heights area, beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the Transportation Department of Covington Schools will use the following schedule.

 

Week 9 Week 9 - 5th Grade

This week in 5th grade, students have been showing gains in their practice of division.  They are also continuing their exploration in DreamBox.  As a result, they are experiencing great successes.  It is such a joy to see students' faces light up when they master something new! Finally, we celebrated students as the end of the first grade period came to a close.  Students who received A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll and Citizenship were celebrated and will be receiving their certificates this week 😊 Take a look at the pictures.

Luke Flowers Author Luke Flowers Visits Students

Our First and Second Grade students were delighted to meet Luke Flowers.  Author of the Moby Shinobi series.  Thank you to Scholastic for making this visit possible.  For more information about Mr. Flowers, click here.

Tom Haggard, board member Board member Haggard honored by Cincinnati Business Courier

Congratulations to Covington Board of Education member, Tom Haggard, who was recognized Thursday, October 21, 2021, by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the region's young talent through its Forty Under 40 Award.

Congratulations to the Latonia Elementary Basketball Teams and Cheerleaders!

Both Basketball Teams ended the year with fantastic records.  The Girls Team had a perfect 8-0 regular season and won the District Championship.  The Cheerlearders took Second Place in the District Tournament, and the boys completed a terrific 5-3 regular season.  We are very proud of all of them! Click here to see the season recap.

Parent Conferences. Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences October 25 - 29, 2021

This year we will hold all conferences remotely.  Please contact your teacher to schedule a phone or video conference. 

Meeting with your child's teacher
really makes a difference!

We Pledge to Make a Difference Students Have Special Visitor

It’s a day Latonia Elementary students and Carlos Dunlap won’t soon forget. Dunlap is a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals and he is tackling bullying one AFC city at a time. 

Students in the after school program at Latonia read the book “Malik, the Difference Maker” by Cincinnati author LaMarque Ward. The book is about a young boy who was bullied and how he handled the situation. Dunlap and Ward met with the students to discuss the book and how it can relate to their own situations.

Week 8 Specials Week 8 - Specials
Library Search Search the School Library from Home
Vaccine Event at Holmes Free clinic Oct 16 at Holmes to feature players, COVID-19 shots

Several Cincinnati Bengal legends will join forces with local health officials on Oct. 16 in Covington to encourage Northern Kentuckians to protect themselves and those around them from COVID-19.

A free vaccination clinic at Holmes High School -- that will also include food, music and giveaways – will feature the chance for photographs and autographs with former star players Anthony Muñoz, Jim Breech, David Fulcher, Solomon Wilcots, Robert Jackson, and David Wilkins.

 

Learning is Cool Learning is Cool

The Marvin Lewis Learning is Cool program has kicked off another year in Covington Schools. This program recognizes students for their "A" honor roll achievements by sending quarterly rewards. Students achieving "A" honor roll twice in a school year will be invited to join Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Calendar Covington Board of Education Approves Amended 2021-2022 School Calendar

Last evening, the Covington Board of Education so graciously approved the amending of the district calendar by adding four teacher-planning days.

Homecoming 2017 Homecoming 2017
Fall Break Fall Break

Schools will be closed Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11.  Everybody enjoy a nice 4-day weekend and we will see you back on Tuesday!

Stamp of Approval Stamp of Approval

Covington Independent Public Schools received its official accreditation today during the Continuous Improvement Summit sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED. 

Picture Day Picture Day - Tuesday, 10/12/21

Don't forget picture day is next Tuesday!  You can order your pictures before Picture Day on Mylifetouch.com. Contact your teacher for the correct code. 

Sports Walk Sports Walk-a-Thon

Come out to support our Sports Teams on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m.  They will be doing a walk-a-thon on the school playground.

Partner's Executive Director Stacie Strotman and Dr. Janice Wilkerson, Founder, Covington Partners celebrates 18 incredible years of supporting Covington kids

At Covington Partners’ Founder’s Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club this week, a full house celebrated 18 years of student support services for students and families in Covington Independent Public Schools. 

The event, attended by education, community and business leaders from around the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, highlighted the stories behind the numbers. 

Dr. Janice Wilkerson, founder of Covington Partners, presented Johnna Reeder with the Founder’s Award to recognize her incredible dedication to students, families and the organization. Ms. Reeder was the first Chair of the Covington Partners Board of Directors. 
 
Covington Partners Executive Director and Dr. Wilkerson then led the audience through the history of the organization while highlighting the impact for students and families.

SOM Sept 2021 September Students of the Month

Congratulations to all of our Students of the Month for September!  These kids have really been working hard and doing a fantastic job!

Student in Classroom District releases information on the Supplemental School Year Program

The Covington Board of Education is accepting applications from families who are interested in having their children repeat this school year. Submitting an application is      not automatic approval as the board has until June 1 to decide to accept all or none of the the submitted applications.  


 

Halloween Ghost Halloween Family Night - October 22

Join us for the Family Night on Tuesday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Wear your costumes to the Family Night, not to school on Tuesday.  

Superintendent Garrison Welcome to the 2017-18 school year

It is with sincere enthusiasm and great pride that I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. For parents and guardians whose children are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.

As we look forward to the first day of school for students on Wednesday, August 23, I would like to take this opportunity to share information about the upcoming school year. Our Board of Education, teachers, staff and administrators have worked hard throughout the summer to improve outcomes for our students by attending workshops, upgrading schools and planning for the future.

Week 6 K Week 6 - Kindergarten
Student from John G. Carlisle at board Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

All schools in Covington Independent are working concertedly to tackle poverty in education.

It’s hard to argue that poverty does not adversely affect education. Would you agree that a child who has the burden of worrying about where she is going to receive her next meal, or a child who doesn’t know where he is going to sleep that night, may have increased difficulty learning their ABCs?

Fall Break is Quickly Approaching

REMINDER:

Fall Break - Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11

Meet the Teacher Events 2017 School starts August 23; Back-to-School events scheduled

The first day of school for students in Covington Independent Public Schools is August 23.  Schools are hosting Back-to-School events for students/parents/guardians to meet teachers, principals and administrators, tour schools, learn requirements and expectations and to make sure all paperwork is completed so students can start school the first day.

 

Solar Panels on Chapman Building Covington schools solar energy project with Performance Services results in terrific cost savings

Since completing its energy savings project three years ago, Covington Independent Public Schools has saved over $818,000 in utility costs. The district’s project included: renovating building systems, converting its interior and exterior lights to LED high-efficiency lighting, and installing solar panels at two schools.

Holmes Golf Flyer The Holmes High School Golf Team is looking for members

The Holmes High School Golf Team is looking for members. Team is open to Covington Independent Public School students in grades 6-12. This is an excellent opportunity for your son or daughter to learn and play golf. 

All golfers, beginners and advanced, are welcome to participate.  Clubs will be provided and there is no charge for playing. 

Week 5 - 1st Grade Week 5 - 1st Grade
Covington's Family Resource and Youth Services Centers coordinators and advocates Covington Schools FRYSCs featured at statewide conference

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers coordinators and advocates from Covington Schools presented today, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, during the statewide conference entitled “Victory Over Violence.”   The conference, sponsored the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, was held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. 

Playing off the theme “More than a Caterer,” Covington FRYCs discussed ways they engage staff, use resources, initiatives and volunteers to help families and students to be successful and to overcome barriers.  Congratulations and thanks for representing Covington well – Shelly Duncan, Holmes High School; Renata Watts, Holmes Middle; Denise Brown, Sixth District; Kerry McHugh, John G; Marilynn Arnold, Ninth District; Marshelle Blackwell, Latonia;  Stephanie Fieler, Biggs; Holly Dickens Sixth District & Holmes Campus, Wanda Hoeter, Biggs, and Sarah Hunt, Glenn O. Swing.
 

Covington Schools Increase Substitute Teacher Pay Covington Schools Increase Substitute Teacher Pay

The Covington board of education voted unanimously Thursday to increase the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers in the school district.

Many districts are struggling to find substitute teachers, so Covington Independent Public Schools will now offer $200 per day, up from the previous daily rate of $135.

Holmes High School new stadium Holmes to open new stadium with community celebration

The Covington Board of Education is extremely proud to announce the opening of the new Holmes High School Stadium.  We would like to invite you and the entire Covington community to join us as we celebrate the opening of the upgraded stadium at 7 p.m., on August 24.

The celebration will continue on August 25 at 7 p.m. with the Bulldogs playing their first football game at the new stadium and on August 26 with the first soccer games on the field starting at 7 p.m. p.m.

It’s been nearly a year since work began on the athletic complex that now includes artificial turf, a new press box, a new track surface and new fencing.

In Covington, we believe that facilities such as this new stadium have a place in education.  Facilities like this play a role in keeping our students engaged and active in the classroom and on the field.  Actually, this upgraded facility does much more than that.  It sends a message that our students and community are worth it.

We are so proud of the new stadium.  Please, come and celebrate with us.


Sincerely,




Alvin Garrison
Superintendent
Covington Independent Public Schools


 

Congratulations to the 2021 Class Act Award Winners

This is the 13th year for the Class Act Awards, where Covington Independent Public Schools recognizes classified employees who go beyond the call of duty. The Class Act awards were started because we have so many wonderful employees who often go unrecognized for the great work that they do. A committee determines the criteria for the award and selects the winners. Some of the criteria include being self-motivated, leading by example, demonstrating every day that they value the Covington community, students, and co-workers, and seeing each day as an opportunity to make a difference. The employees also must have good attitudes and good attendance.

Covington tours Summer Scholars Program Covington Partners brings National Summer Learning Day to Covington schools, uniting for success

Covington Partners, in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), highlighted the importance of summer learning opportunities at a Summer Success Tour last week.

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer.

On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups – all to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer. This year’s goal was to reach two million youth.
 
Community and business leaders joined Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools for a Summer Success Tour on Thursday.

Week 4 Week 4 - 2nd Grade
Covington employees receive award at the state Board of Education meeting. Covington Alternative Programs earn Distinguished Award

The alternative program of Covington Independent Public Schools was recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as an Alternative Program of Distinction.

The program was among 11 recognized at the board meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education last month.

Covington Alternative Program include the Transformational Learning Center, Computer Based Learning, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Classes, Youth Build, Work Force, Covington Adult High School, Covington’s Alternative to Suspension (CATS), Substance Use Disorder Program and Graduation Track.

 

 

Playground Week 3 - 3rd Grade
Tom Ellis 18th Annual Golf Outing TEAM Foundation to host its 18th Annual Golf Classic on August 5

It's still time to get your foursome ready for the 18th annual Tom Ellis Golf Classic sponsored by the TEAM Foundation.  The outing will take place at Twin Oaks Golf Course starting at 8 a.m. on August 5, 2017.

Cost is $90 per golfer.  Proceeds will benefit Holmes HIgh School athletics. 

Should you have questions, please contact Ray Murphy, 859 431-5250.     

Week 2 Week 2 - 4th Grade

We are wrapping up the second full week of school and learning new things! Students were eager to have some silent reading time and practice their reading stamina!

Things that are happening in 4th Grade:

In English Language Arts students are learning about story elements and reading a variety of stories and dramas. We are focusing on analyzing characters' thoughts and feelings and actions. In Math students have been working in stations and furthering their knowledge on place value. Lastly, in Science, students are learning about various types of energy and how energy transfers. We are excited to see how 4th grade learns and grows this year!

Click here to see photo gallery.

Latino Youth Leadership Summit

The Latino Youth Leadership Summit will be held June 5-9 at Gateway Community and Technical College in Covington. The week is a joint effort between 21st Century and the HHS EL department. Approximately 16 Covington students will participate.

The mornings will consist of additional instruction in English and Math led by Marina Burchett and Dr. Vivian Gonzalez-Bodden.  The afternoons will include leadership and cultural events led by Mayra Guzman and Christian Reyes.

Reminder:  Mandate Continues for Covington Schools  Mask Mandate Continues for Covington Schools 

September 15, 2021 - The Covington Board of Education approved the mask mandate for Covington Schools on August 12, 2021. The district will continue to require masks or face coverings for all students and staff while inside of district buildings and on all school and TANK buses. COVID-19 is still present in our community, and we must do what we can to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible. We will update you with any changes. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinators Recognized Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinators Recognized

Covington Independent Public Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Center Coordinators were recognized at a Celebration of 25 Years of FRYSC in Kentucky.  Our Center Coordinators and Family Advocates provide much needed support for our children and their families.  We are most fortunate to have them in our schools.

Week 1 Week 1 - 5th Grade

Each week, we will highlight different grade levels/classrooms and the awesome things happening. This week, check out what fifth grade has been up to:

What a fantastic first week of fifth grade!!!!

Things that are happening:

Students are learning about the 5 themes of geography in Social Studies. In Math, they are learning about large numbers and the values of those numbers to the hundred millions in math class. In English Language Arts, the focus has been on comparing and contrasting literary elements. Ask students about SPAF in writing!

Students have engaged in various activities both inside and outside of the classroom. We have tetherball now as well as disc golf. And, the girls have been learning how to “jump in” when jumping rope!

Fun times in and out of the class!! We are looking forward to an equally successful second week ☺

Click here to see photo gallery.

Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, children must turn age five on or before August 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten (KRS 158.031). In accordance with the law and Board of Education policy, the following procedures are in place for consideration for early entrance for those children who have mastered kindergarten readiness standards. It is important to note that young children develop at different rates and very few children are ready to begin school early.

Renata Watts Covington Schools Receive Grant to Assist Students with Pandemic Trauma

At Holmes Middle School, one student said he could not concentrate while online, another worried that he would not pass to 8th grade as he failed many classes, while yet another did not want to come back in in-person classes.

When school starts this week, a team of teachers and counselors at Holmes will be on hand to help students navigate through the trauma they experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back to School School is Starting!

Tomorrow is finally the big day! We can't wait to see our Cardinals in the morning. Parent drop off doors will open at 7:20. Remember if you wish to enter the building with your child, you must have your driver's license or state issued ID card for our Raptor System and enter through the front doors. It will likely be crowded, thank you in advance for being patient with this required process. Please don't forget to return the afternoon dismissal form so we know your preference. We are looking forward to an awesome school year!

Tara Bell John G. Carlisle Names New Principal

When Tara Bell moved to Kentucky 16 years ago to begin her teaching career, she immediately fell in love with the students and families of Covington.

“My desire has always been to see the students of Covington reach their full potential and achieve their dreams,’’ she said. “I believe that all students can learn at high levels and that all students deserve to attend high performing schools. Several years ago my passion and love for teaching and the students of Covington led me to seek a degree in administration and move to Covington to help serve the community.‘’

Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp

Sign up now for the Lady Bulldog Summer Basketball Camp.

Health Services Team honored for work Covington's health services team honored for outstanding work during the pandemic

The Covington Board of Education Thursday evening recognized members of the district’s health services team for their outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayra Guzman Covington Schools interpreter among the finalists for the 2017 Next Generation Leader Award

Mayra Sidler Guzman, a community liaison and interpreter for Covington Independent  Public Schools, is among the finalists for the LEGACY 2017 Next Generation Leader Award in the education catgory.    

The Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLA) are designed to salute the region’s young professionals under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, demonstrated leadership, as well as their contribution to the community.

The NGLAs are sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Executive Leadership and Organizational Change graduate program

Vaccination Clinic Covid Vaccine Clinic at Holmes High School

Get your COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday at Holmes High School. No appointment is necessary.

Soccer Congratulations to the Soccer Team on their 3-1 win over 6th District.
Student reading Covington Schools awarded more than $1 million in reading, math and early childhood grants

Covington Independent Public Schools has been awarded more than $1 million in grants for reading, math and early childhood initiatives.

“We are thrilled to receive these grants as they will help us continue to meet the needs of our students,’’ said Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison.  “The grants will not only support reading and math, but will help us increase school readiness for our youngest learners.’’
 
Two schools, Sixth District Elementary and Ninth District Elementary - were awarded the Math Achievement Fund Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. The grant provides teacher training and programming for intervention services for primary students.  The grant is for $50,000 per year over a four year period totaling $200,000 per school. The district will use the grant funds to hire a full time math interventionist who will use a research-based math intervention program to meet the needs of students. 
 

ESSER Funds Survey Survey Results Show How ESSER Funds Will be Spent

Parents, staff, students, and community members believe Covington Independent Public Schools should use COVID-19 funds to meet the needs and provide activities for a range of children in the district.

Scott Alter, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, said the district will do just that.

Solar panels Covington Independent Public Schools saves money by going solar

Covington Independent Public Schools will save an estimated $65,000 a year in electrical costs with the installation of two solar panel systems. The roof-top mounted solar panels were recently installed at John G. Carlisle Elementary School and at the Science Building of Holmes High School. The solar panels will improve the schools’ energy efficiency and environmental quality.

 “The return on the district’s investment into solar is already evident with the reduction in electrical costs,’’ said Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison.  “Over time the savings could amount to millions of dollars in reduced costs.’’

The solar panels are part of a larger guaranteed energy savings project that the district is completing with Performance Services, an Indiana-based company specializing in construction, energy savings and optimal learning environments. The project is expected to be completed in September

School Supplies Getting Ready for School!

We are really excited about getting ready for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you are beginning to think about school supplies, please consider the classroom lists.  They can be found on our School Supply List Page  -Thank you!

Soccer Gif Soccer Team Starts Season with a Tie

Our team kicked off the season with a 2-2 Tie against 9th District.  Good start.  Let's go out and get a win on Saturday.

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison Covington Independent Public Schools Awarded AdvancED School System Accreditation

Superintendent Alvin Garrison announced today that Covington Independent Public Schools was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.

This means that the system and all of its schools are accredited, and that Covington Independent Public Schools is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

“I am extremely elated about our accreditation,’’ Mr. Garrison said.  “It validates our board’s leadership and the work of our faculty and staff who show up daily to do what’s best for students.  This is another piece of evidence that confirms Covington is on the right track to district improvement.”

Back to School Event Schedule Don't Miss Your Back to School Event

Summer is coming to an end and it's time for our Back to School events to begin.

Ninth District - August 3, 4 - 6 p.m.

Sixth District - August 10, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Holmes Middle School - August 11 & 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

Latonia - August 12, 4 - 6 p.m.

Holmes High School - August 12, Grades 9 and 12, August 13, Grades 10 and 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

John G. Carlisle - August 16, 4 - 7 p.m.

Glenn O. Swing - August 17, 3 - 5 p.m.

TLC & Biggs Early Childhood Center, August Individual parent orientation meetings

Schedule of Events Back to School Events Revised Schedule

Due to the change in the start of the school year, some Back to School events have been changed.  The schedule is as follows:

Holmes High School, August 7, 4-6 p.m.

Happy New Year School resumes Thursday, January 3

Happy New Year. School resumes Thursday, January 3. 

Championship Week Soccer Championship Week

Covington Independent Public Schools Elementary Soccer Championship Week is here! Thanks to our players, coaches, and parents for a great (and weather-challenged) regular season.

Vaccination Clinic Second Vaccination Clinic Coming to Holmes High School

Here is a chance to get your child vaccinated before school starts on August 19.

Wild Health will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Holmes High School in partnership with Team Kentucky. This vaccination clinic is for anyone ages 12 and older, including students, staff, and members of the community.

Hall of Honors Hall of Honors Award Winners

A bomber pilot, a doctor, a philanthropist, a lawyer and a public relations expert will be inducted into the Holmes High School Hall of Distinction in June. The hall was established in 2000 to honor distinguished graduates and/or friends of Covington Schools for their achievements and contributions to society.

Reopening Plan Reopening Plan Released for 2021-2022 School Year

Covington Independent Public Schools looks forward to the start of the new school year on August 19, 2021. Team Covington is committed to in-person instruction, five days a week for the 2021-22 school year. The team developed this plan with our guiding principle at the forefront: The safety and well-being of our students, staff, families and community will always be our top priority. As we venture into another school year with COVID-19, we wanted to address some common questions and concerns regarding the upcoming school year. Please note: our reopening plan is a living document and is subject to change throughout the school year. We will update this document as needed.

Now Hiring Summer Scholars Program Hiring

The Covington Summer Scholars program, a collaborative effort between Covington Independent Public Schools, Covington Partners and the City of Covington is hiring Summer Youth Workers.  The position is open to any student who attends school (Holmes, Holy Cross, and Covington Latin) and/or lives in the city of Covington. 

Slide Fantastic Summer Program!

Thank you to our students and teachers for a fantastic Summer Program.  We wrapped up today with awards and water fun.  Take a look at the Photo Gallery!

March Madness Winners March Madness Winners

March Madness has come to an end and the scores are in.

The winner of the F2B March Madness, with a 2,073,065 word total is JOHN G. CARLISLE!

The tablet winner is MALIYAH MAYS from Ninth District Elementary in Ms. Harnishfeger's class.

Congratulations to all!

Job openings Looking for a job? Covington Independent has openings

Covington Independent Public Schools has job openings for teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, bus drivers, monitors, nutrition assistants and more. 

K Reg Kindergarten Registration March 25-29

If your child will turn 5 years old by August 1, 2019, you can register them for free, all-day Kindergarten during the 2019-2020 School Year.  Come to Latonia Elementary from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., March 25-29 to register!

Kindergarten Registration It’s Kindergarten Registration Week at Covington schools; ‘Evening of Kindergarten’ Wednesday

Parents and guardians of 5-year-old children are encouraged to attend Covington Independent Public Schools’ “Evening of Kindergarten,’’ at 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 at each of the district’s elementary schools.

During the evening, parents will receive details about the kindergarten program and a registration packet. They can take a tour the schools and, talk to teachers.

In addition, principals and administrators will be on hand to answer questions about Covington’s Free All-Day Kindergarten program. Parents who attend will receive a Kindergarten Activity Kit and will be entered into a drawing for a Tablet 

Alvin L. Garrison, superintendent Superintendent Garrison delivers keynote address at Diversity Workshop

Covington Superintendent Alvin L. Garrison delivered the keynote address Monday at Northern Kentucky University’s workshop entitled “Courageous Conversations: A One-Day Workshop on Diversity and Equity in Education

March Madness March Madness

Covington Independent Public Schools is sponsoring a Million Word Challenge March 27 – April 6, 2017 during March Madness.

Students and families are encouraged to log onto Footsteps2Brilliance to “Shoot for a Million Words.”

The school that reads the most words by April 6 will win a KONA ICE party and an extra recess.

Each student participant will be entered in a drawing to win a tablet.

The winner will be announced on April 7.

COVID-19 Vaccine Holmes Vaccination Clinic is a Success

In collaboration with Wild Health, 43 people received the COVID-19 vaccine at Holmes High School today. Staff members, students, parents, community members, and even students from 4 other school districts came to Holmes to be vaccinated.

The next clinic is August 12 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. Anyone 12 and older is welcome, by appointment or walk-in, regardless of needing the first or second dose. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Feb Incentive February Attendance and Behavior Incentive

Congratulations to all of our students that earned the behavior and attendance award for February. We are really proud of you and hope you enjoyed the sundaes.  More Pictures. 

Boys' Win in the First Round of the Tournament!

The Boys' Team won their first round game against JGC.  They will play in the semi-finals on Wednesday against 6th District.  The game will take place at JGC Elementary at 5:30.  Good luck to the Girls in their first round match today at 4:30!

Hall of Honors Nominations sought for Holmes distinguished graduates    

The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations to the Holmes Hall of Distinction. This year, the board has added a new honor for the Hall – the Holmes High School Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. It is designed to honor Holmes graduates who are 35 years and younger who have made outstanding contributions to society.  

CIPS logo Bulldog Virtual Academy Application for Grades 6-12

Holmes High School and Holmes Middle School are excited to announce the continuation of our online learning option for students in grades 6-12. Over the past two years, we have learned how to provide a quality education for our students virtually, and we are proud to offer this solution for students and families who learn better virtually.

Please see the information about the online program below along with the student profile to determine if this is the best learning environment for your student. If it is, please complete the application process.

Jaynice Stovall Stovall finishes storied high school career with Holmes

Jaynice Stovall ended her high school career Saturday, one of the winningest careers of anyone in the history of Holmes girls basketball or the state of Kentucky, period.

Stovall and the Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with the high-flying Flyers of Franklin County in the state semifinals of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Sweet 16 at BB&T Arena. Franklin (33-5) won 51-36 and advanced to Sunday’s 2 p.m. final against Mercer County. Holmes, in its second trip to the state semis (2002), finished 29-6.

Vaccination Clinic Walk-ins Welcome at Free Vaccination Clinic

Here is a chance to get your child vaccinated before school starts on August 19.

Wild Health will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Holmes High School in partnership with Team Kentucky. This vaccination clinic is for anyone ages 12 and older, including students, staff, and members of the community.

Basketball Games Moved to 9th District on Saturday

The Basketball games for Saturday, Dec. 1, have been moved to 9th District.  The Girls will still play at 9:00 a.m. and the Boys at 10:00 a.m.  This will be our last regular season games, and we will post the tournament schedule, when it becomes available.  

Battle of the Bulldogs Battle of the Bulldogs

The 2017 Battle of the Bulldogs Talent Show is here. Mark your calendars, write it in your planners, and type reminders on your phones—on Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m., Holmes High School students will strut their stuff across the Jack Moreland Auditorium stage. Acts include singing sophomores, dancing dudes, guitar-strumming seniors, and acts so incredible you may not even believe your eyes and ears. Do not miss this once in a lifetime experience. Be there. #DropTheMic #DidWeSayItIsFree #BulldogTalent

Lee Turner Turner Returns to Covington as Holmes Middle School Principal

Lee Turner was named principal at Holmes Middle School, Covington Independent Public Schools announced Friday.

He previously worked in the district for seventeen years and is currently assistant principal at Scott High School in Taylor Mill, part of the Kenton County School District.

Wear Red and Support the Lady Bulldogs in the Final Four Wear Red and Support the Lady Bulldogs in the Final Four

When his team fell behind in the first quarter, Holmes girls’ basketball coach Tony Perkins realized he made a mistake coming out in a zone defense against Henderson County in a quarterfinal game of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA state tournament on Friday at BB&T Arena.

Holmes guard Kamari Graham launches a jump shot during her team’s state tournament game against Henderson County.

Backpack Giveaway Registration Underway for Backpack Giveaway

1,008 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies will be given away in drive-thru appointments August 14-15 at Be Concerned, 1100 Pike St., Covington. If more than 1,008 students sign up, winners will be chosen by random drawing in early August. Winners will be emailed or texted pick-up times for their kids’ backpacks the week of August 9.

Please note that parents will have to register this year for the backpack giveaway.

Make-up Day Make-up Day

School will be in session on Friday, March 15 to make up for the snow day on Thursday, January 31.

Laila Johnson Leads Bulldogs Holmes junior guard gets job done at both ends of floor in first-round win at girls’ state tournament

Holmes junior guard Laila Johnson is one of the best defensive players in the state, according to coach Tony Perkins. He should be pretty happy with what she can do on the offensive side as well.

Holmes junior guard Laila Johnson scored six points during a 13-0 run in the third quarter against Grayson County. 

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. The time has come to recognize and honor our alumni. The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Ticket Sales Update

Ticket sales for the Lady Bulldogs' Sweet 16 tournament game tonight at 8 p.m. at NKU will end at 12:30 today. Regional championship t-shirts are sold out, but other spirit wear is available in the bookstore.

Covington Schools Input Needed on How to Spend ESSER III Funds

Covington Independent Public Schools (CIPS) will apply for ESSER III funds by the application deadline of July 31, 2021. The purpose of these funds is to address the impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools and students. The district is seeking input from its students, families, teachers and staff, administrators, other school-level leaders, and community members on how to spend these funds.

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Holmes girls’ basketball team wins 9th Region championship for second consecutive year

Holmes basketball players got together in a circle and did a little victory dance after their 58-52 win over Cooper in the championship game of the 9th Region girls’ tournament on Sunday at BB&T Arena. After being ranked No. 1 in the region all season, they were excited about taking the title for the second consecutive year — and a little relieved.

“We’ve had a target on our back since game one,” said Holmes senior point guard Jaynice Stovall. “We just had to stay strong and finish strong.”

This is the first time that Holmes has won back-to-back 9th Region championships in girls’ basketball. The last team to do that was Boone County in 2009 and 2010. The Bulldogs will return to the state tournament at BB&T Arena and play 3rd Region champion Grayson County in a first-round game at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stovall is the only senior among the Holmes starting five that’s on the court for nearly every minute in every game. Her play-making ability and aggressive defense have been a big part of the team’s success this season. No one was surprised when she was named most valuable player after the regional final.

But it was a good team effort that carried Holmes to the win over Cooper. The Bulldogs had three players score in double figures and they passed the ball well enough to get 14 assists on 21 field goals. They also played solid half-court defense after their usual full-court pressure didn’t work.

Covington Schools Mask Mandate Lifted for Covington Students and Staff

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:

Effective immediately, Covington Independent Public Schools will no longer require masks or face coverings to be worn by students or staff while inside our buildings and on our campuses. Last Friday, Governor Andy Beshear ended the mask mandate in Kentucky including in our schools and our central office buildings. The Kentucky Department of Education also ended its COVID-19 mitigation requirements including wearing masks and social distancing in public schools.

Bulldog Madness Bulldog Madness November 15

Meet the Holmes High School basketball players, coaches and cheerleaders at Bulldog Madness on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

Free Lunch Free Lunch

With the collaborative efforts of Covington Partners, district educators, and members of National Honor Society and Bulldogs GIVE Back at Holmes High School, a free brown bag lunch will be provided to our students and families on Monday, April 2, 2018. Students and families can stop by the Holmes High School cafeteria between 11:30 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, April 2 to receive the lunch.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison School board renews Supt. Garrison’s contract for another four years

Alvin L. Garrison will continue his work as superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools for at least 4 more years.



The Covington Board of Education Thursday night approved a new 4-year contract that will extend his services through June 2021.

Garrison’s salary will be $140,000, an increase of $11,000.



Board Chairman Julie Geisen Scheper said the district is making progress under Garrison’s leadership.  She noted that the district has schools that are distinguished and proficient.  The district recently purchased laptops for all students at Holmes High School, she said.



“We are renovating our athletic field and making energy improvements in all of our buildings to enhance the learning environment,’’ Geisen Scheper said.  “We want to keep these successes moving forward, and we believe Superintendent Garrison is leading us in the right direction.’’


                                  

Mrs James Saying Goodbye to Mrs. James

After 7 years as our Principal, Mrs. James is retiring.  During the last week of school, the staff and students held a parade to thank her. 

 

 

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. Time has come to recognize and honor our alumni.  The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Covington Schools Honors its 2021Retirees

Congratulations to the Covington Independent Public Schools 2021 retirees! Enjoy your retirement.

Read Across America Week Read Across America Week February 25-29

Celebrate Reading with our Theme Days:

Monday, Feb. 25th - Fox and Socks: Wear Crazy Socks

Tuesday, Feb. 26th - Cat and the Hat: Wear Crazy Hat

Wednesday, Feb. 27th - Lorax Lox: Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, Feb. 28th - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Wear Red and Blue

Friday, Mar. 1 - Green Eggs and Ham: Join us for the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast

Camp Covington Covington schools offering double pay for summer school teachers

Covington Independent Public Schools is doubling the amount it pays summer school teachers in an effort to keep them on board during an unusually crowded summer semester.

Change in Calendar

Dear Families: 

Please be advised that Covington Independent Public Schools has made changes to its academic calendar for this school year to make up for time missed due to inclement weather.

5th Grade Promotion Fifth-Grade Promotion

Congratulations to all of our 5th Grade students moving on to Middle School!  We have loved having you here at LES and wish you and your families the best.  We will miss you!  Photo Album.

HHS Band Holmes Band Performance

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders enjoyed a performance from the Holmes Middle School Band.  

The Little Mermaid Jr. The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Holmes Middle School Drama Club witll present "The Little Mermaid Jr." on March 14 and 15 at 6 p.m. in the Holmes High School auditorium. Admission is FREE so bring your family and friends for a splashing good time.

Field Day Field Day 2021

Field Day 2021 was a terrific way to finish out our year. A big thanks to Mr. Kincaid and all the teachers and staff that worked to make this a wonderful day! Take a look at our day.

National School Nurse Day National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 8, 2019. School nurses lead the way in advocating for the health needs of their students, as well as supporting education, by ensuring that students are safe, healthy & ready to learn. Let’s celebrate our Covington school nurses today and always!

Homecoming 2018 Homecoming 2018

Holmes High School's Homecoming 2018 is Friday, September 21.  The celebration will include a full day of fun with a pep rally, parade, tailgate party, football game, crowning ceremony, and a dance. 

Self-Defense Seminar Free Self-Defense Seminar

A self-defense seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Holmes High School Fieldhouse. 

Maranda Meyer New Principal Named at Latonia Elementary

Covington Independent Public Schools announced Wednesday that Maranda Meyer will be the new principal at Latonia Elementary.

5th Grade 5th Grade Promotion - May 26, 2021
Information regarding safety plans for Covington Schools

A letter regarding enhanced school  safety in Covington Independent Public Schools was sent home with students last week. If you did not receive the letter, please click here to read a copy. 

Thank You.

 

Alvin Garrison, Superintendent Letter From Superintendent

February 20, 2018

 

Dear families,

 

As we continue to think about the schools and families affected by the tragedies in Parkland, Fla. and in Marshall County, we most certainly understand that these events can cause anxiety among our students, parents and staff members.  

Herbmania and Urban Garden Fifth-graders operate garden at Latonia Elementary

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LATONIA, Ky. - Fifth-graders get real-life lessons in growing plants and selling them in Bob Runyan's economics class at Latonia Elementary.

Every student has a job to do.

"I keep track of the water temps, the PH levels," says Carsan Hehman as he shows off the garden. "Basil, cilantro, chives, parsley…"

Senior Walk Class of 2021 Visits Elementary Schools During Senior Walk

Holmes High School's Class of 2021 took a walk in the past today as they went back to where it all began. The seniors visited the district's elementary schools and were greeted with signs, cheering, and lots of hugs. Many happy tears were shed by students and teachers alike. At one stop the seniors were able to view their graduation video from back in the fifth grade.

Walk proudly Class of 2021!

Cash Machine March Behavior and Attendance Incentive

Congratulations to our students that earned the Cardinal Cash Machine incentive!  These students earned the opportunity to grab Cardinal bucks for their great behavior and attendance for the month of March. 

Garry Edmondson Attorney Garry Edmondson to be honored by Covington Education Foundation as "Person of Year"

Holmes High School graduate Garry Edmondson will be honored by the Covington Education Foundation as its 2018 “Person of the Year.”

The foundation raises funds and awards college scholarships to students at Holmes High School. It also provides program support for Covington Independent Public Schools.



Last Day of School June 5 Last Day of School is June 5

The Covington Board of Education approved the district's plan to make up the days we missed due to inclement weather. 

Covington Schools closed January 5, 8, 16 and February 7, 2018 due to inclement weather.

Make up days are Friday, March 16, Friday, June 1, Monday, June 4 and Tuesday June 5.

June 5, 2018 will be the last attendance day for students.

Students will not make up the two missed days due to high teacher absenteeism.

We most certainly appreciate your understanding our efforts to ensure students are in school for the full calendar year. Should you have questions, please contact your child’s school. For changes or important dates, please visit our website at covington.kyschools.us.

Testing KPREP State Testing Starts May 10, 2021!

 

 

First day of school Welcome back students

The first day of school for students isThursday,  August 16, 2018.  Welcome back.  

Ms. Chuhran Ms. Chuhran Named Golden Apple Award Winner

Congratulations to Donna Chuhran on being awarded a 2018 Golden Apple Award. Ms. Chuhran is a Special Education teacher at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School.

Happy Nurses' Week Happy Nurses' Week

Happy Nurses' Week to our school nurses!

Thank you for all you do to keep our students safe and healthy!

Kindergarten Transition Next Stop - Kindergarten

Preschoolers from James E. Biggs took a trip to visit the elementary school where they will attend kindergarten next year. The students and their parents participated in a current kindergarten class and toured the gym, cafeteria, and computer lab.

Stuff the bus challenge Thousands of school supplies collected

Thanks to everyone who contributed pencils, papers, glue, binders and other school supplies during Chick Fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge yesterday. Covington and other river city school districts will share the nearly 7,000 items collected at the Chick-Fil-A Newport Pavilion.

Latonia Elementary After-School Program Covington Schools Awarded $1.1 Million for After-School Programs

Covington Independent Public Schools was awarded $1.165 million in grants from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program.

Thank you! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Covington Schools has the best employees. It has been a pleasure to treat our teachers and staff members with food, treats and gifts this week in observance of Teacher Appreciation Week.

COVID update Update: Regarding wearing masks while outside

Covington Schools has received updated guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education and the state health department regarding wearing masks while outside

Ryan Fischer, Young Alumnus Award Recipient Accepting Nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. Time has come to recognize and honor our alumni.  The Covington Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Free WiFi Covington offers Free Public Wi-Fi Zones

Covington now offers free Wi-Fi for students and their families in areas of these neighborhoods: Eastside, Helentown, Austinburg, Peaselburg, Levassor Park, Lewisburg, Latonia, and West Covington.

Schedule of Services Extended Summer Services

Summer services are being extended in Covington due to the delay in the start of school.

Chopped Chopped Family Night

Some chefs will find themselves on the chopping block as parents and students of Latonia Elementary School will decide which cook prepares the healthiest after school snacks. 

Stuff the bus challenge Help Covington Stuff the Bus with School Supplies

Covington Independent Public Schools will participate in Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge this year. Please join us on Tuesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help fill our bus with school supplies at the Chick-fil-A in Newport.  We will be part of the river city school districts.  Stop by with three or more items and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich.  All proceeds go to students.  In addition, the school district that collects the most supplies will win a monetary donation.  Please come and help Covington stuff the bus.


 

Excellence in Education 2021 Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced

Covington Schools is proud to announce our 2021 Excellence in Education award winners:

Superintendent Alvin Garrison Superintendent Garrison to lead cooperative

Congratulations to Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison who will serve as president of the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services for the 2018-19 school year. Garrison, who is beginning his sixth year as Covington’s superintendent, said he is thankful for the trust that his fellow superintendents have placed in him.

Meal Pick-up Important Notice: A Change in Meal Pickup Days

Beginning the week of April 26, weekly meal bags can be picked up on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meal pickup is will no longer be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

Rosie's girls Rosie's Girls Summer Camp at Holmes High School still has open spots.

Rosie’s Girls® is a unique summer program for 11-13-year-old girls designed to introduce girls to STEM-related careers and build self-esteem, physical confidence, interpersonal cooperation and leadership through learning and applying basic skills in carpentry and other technical trades.

Back to the classroom Return to School on Monday

Reminder: All students in all grades return to school on Monday, April 19. All Covington Virtual Academy students will remain in remote learning.

All Students in All Grades Return to School on Monday, April 19

Summer learning Covington Schools to Host Multiple Summer Learning Opportunities for Students

Covington Independent Public Schools is proud to collaborate with Covington Partners this summer to host multiple summer learning opportunities for students of all ages at school sites throughout the district.  The summer fun begins this week. Free breakfast and lunch ill also be provided. 

Camp Covington Covington Schools ready for 70% increase in students in summer program

Covington City Schools Director of Community and Family Engagement Stacie Strotman says the district has 3,800 students.

Senior Walk Class of 2018 Senior Walk

The Holmes High School Class of 2018 spent some time on the last day of school visiting their past and encouraging future Bulldogs. The students took one last walk through the halls of the district's five elementary schools and Holmes Middle School. The Class of 2018 will graduate on Friday, June 8.

Spring Break April 12-16 No Meal Pickups During Spring Break

Meal pickups will not be available during Spring Break. Regular meal pickup times will resume on April 19.

Report Card Report Cards Sent Home Today

2nd Quarter Report Cards went home today!

Glenn O. Swing Student Work Drives Improvement

Third graders in Karissa Pickens’ classroom at Glenn O. Swing Elementary are reading an article about the flu — how to avoid it, or, should a scratchy throat or bleary eyes strike, how to respond to the symptoms. Graphs and tables accompany the piece, and they are the point of the morning’s review.

Students Return to School Students to Return to School Four Days a Week Beginning April 19

I am pleased to announce that students in Covington Independent Public Schools will have the opportunity to attend school four days a week when they return from Spring Break.

Rotary Students Covington Rotary selects 2 Holmes students to Study Abroad

 

The Covington Rotary Club selected two students from Holmes High School to participate in this year's Rotary International Youth Exchange.
 
The organization has selected local students to participate for the past four years.
 
This year, Holmes High students Molly Morgan and Jacob Dye were chosen. They will depart for international destinations (to be announced later) in the fall. The Rotary pays the full $6,000 estimated cost for each exchange.
 
 
Previous recipients have gone to Spain, Germany, and Turkey to promote peace and goodwill in the world, a news release said.
 
Class Act Awards Class Act Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Do you know a classified employee who goes beyond the call of duty? Then nominate him or her for the district’s Class Act Award. Covington Independent Public Schools is now accepting nominations for this award. The winners will be recognized during opening day in August 2021. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2021. For more information and nomination forms, go to https://www.covington.kyschools.us/Content2/1530.

Kindergarten Registration Begins March 29

Welcome Class of 2034. We can’t wait for you to start Kindergarten next fall. You can enroll Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 9 for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year one of two ways:

Willy Wonka Jr. Willy Wonka, Jr.

Join us as we watch students from the Holmes Middle School Community Learning Center after-school program turn dreams into gobstoppers on stage at Jack Moreland Auditorium. Directed by The Carnegie, students will light up the stage in a captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. There are two chances to witness the magic of Willy Wonka Jr.: Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Please note that the dates have been changed!

No School on Friday No School Friday, March 19

There is no school or remote learning on Friday, March 19 due to a professional development day. Classes will resume on Monday, March 22 with Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 12th graders attending in-person every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. All other Group A students continue to attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and Group B students on Thursdays and Fridays.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Tin Foil Art Tin Foil Art

Students in grades 1st through 3rd have been learning about sculptures through our ongoing partnership with the Carnegie Arts Center. These past few weeks they created their own tinfoil sculptures. Check them out!

Back to School Some Covington students returning four days a week beginning March 22

In our quest to get students back in our school buildings, Covington Independent Public Schools will begin a phased-in approach to return more children to in-person learning.  

Valentine's Day Dance Valentine's Day Dance

We had quite the turn out on Tuesday, February 12th for our Valentine's dance with close to 200 people attending. Thanks for joining us for such a fun evening!  Take a look at the photo gallery.

Drive-Thru Literacy Pictures from Last Week's Drive-Thru Literacy Night

Last Week's Drive-Thru Literacy Night was a huge success!  Thank you to Mrs. Ross and a team of outstanding teachers for putting together a terrific activity for Read Across America Week.  Take a look at the Photo Gallery!

Winter Break Winter Break Begins

Winter Break is December 20, 2018 - January 2, 2019.  School will resume on Thursday, January 3.

Guest Readers Have a Story Read to You!

To celebrate Read Across America Week, friends of Latonia Elementary have recorded themselves reading some of their favorite books.  Visit the Read Across America Website to hear some great stories!

Academic Team Congratulations to the Academic Team

Congratulations to Latonia's Academic Team! On Saturday, February 10, our students did a phenomenal job representing Latonia Elementary at the district Governor's Cup, which also included Ninth District Elementary, Ft. Wright Elementary, and Taylor Mill Elementary.

Bikes Bike Giveaways!

We would like to thank the Covington Freemasons for donating two bikes to our school. Today we had a drawing to reward two students for their great behavior and attendance.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Read Across America 2021 Read Across America Week

Join us this week for Read Across America.  We will be doing fun activities to celebrate reading all week long, including a Drive-Thru Literacy Night on Tuesday and Spirit Wear Days all week long!

Monday - Cat in the Hat - Wear a fun hat

Tuesday - Fox in Socks - Wear Crazy or Fun Socks

Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday - Wear Wacky or Mismatched Clothes

Thursday - Oh, the Places You'll Go - Wear a College Jersey or Shirt

Friday - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish - Wear Red and Blue

March 1st - March 5th, 2021

JanInc January Incentive

Congratulations to all the students who attended the January incentive for great attendance and behavior! Students watched the movie Small Foot while enjoying some delicious popcorn.  Next month's incentive is icecream sundaes!

Back to School Welcome Back Group B

Welcome Back!

Group B students were excited to see their teachers, friends and the sun as they returned to in-person instruction today, Thursday, February 25.

Covington Schools remains on a hybrid schedule. Group A students attend in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays while Group B students attend on Thursdays and Fridays.

Covington's Mobile App Download Covington's mobile app for events and news at your child's school

Covington Independent Public Schools is excited to announce the release of the district’s new mobile app.

Board Meeting Dec 2018 December Board of Education Meeting

December 2018 Board Meeting at Latonia

Temperatures are checked as students arrive Back to School - Again

It's the first day of school, again. Schools welcomed back Group A students today, Monday, February 22. Group B students return to in-person instruction on Thursday, February 25.

Commissioner's Visit Commissioner's Visit

Yesterday, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles, visited Latonia Elementary Herbmania and Urban Garden

Cheerleaders Cheerleading Competition

Cheerleaders from the five Covington elementary schools participated in the annual cheerleading competition on Saturday. Each team showed tremendous spirit and skill. Glenn O. Swing Elementary School finished in first place followed by John G. Carlisle Elementary School in second. Congratulations to all the cheerleaders involved!

Students return to school Monday, February 22. Students return to school Monday, February 22.

Reminder:

Students return to school Monday, February 22.

Group A students attend in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Group B students attend in-person instruction on Thursdays and Fridays.

100th Day 100th Day Celebration

This week we celebrated our 100th Day of School.  Take a look at how some of our Kindergarten studens celebrated. - Click Here

Basketball Tournament and Cheerleading Competition Schedule Announced

Best of luck to our Basketball Teams and Cheerleading Squad in the end of year compettions.  We are very proud of all of you! Tournaments kick-off today with the Boys playing at 5:30 and ends on Saturday with the Cheerleading Competion and Championship.  Check our Teams Page for the full Tournament Schedule.

Back to School Back to School Video

Check out our video as we welcome students back to school on Monday, February 22.

https://youtu.be/RN384qRpnqw

Billboards Pay Tribute to Seniors and Staff

A tribute to the 2020 class and our wonderful staff.

Salute to Class of 2020

Thank you teachers and staff

Sarah Flerlage School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

GOTR GOTR 5K Race

Congratulations to our Girls on the Run group for the terrific showing at the 5K race this past weekend!

Jennifer Fowee, Director of Health Services for Covington Schools Please Follow Best Health Practices

As Covington Independent Public Schools prepares to return to in-person instruction on Monday, February, 22, we kindly ask that all staff, students, families, and community members continue to follow the best health practices as recommended by the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

Video - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Covington Independent Public Schools appreciates our teachers and staff. Thank you for all you do.

 

Tom Wherry What Would Covington Look Like if We Embraced Our Kids?

I recently read the book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam.   

The author of this New York Times bestseller follows his 1959 high school graduating class from Port Clinton, Ohio. He discovered his class as a whole was successful. However, the kids and grandkids of his classmates seemed to have less opportunity to improve on that success. Hard work and talent were not paying off. This opportunity gap reminded me Covington and our students in Covington Independent Public Schools.

Family Fitness - 2019 Family Fitness Night was Awesome!

Thank you to all the families that braved the wet weather to join us for Family Fitness Night.  It was a terrific event!

Thanksgiving Donation Thanksgiving Donation

A big thank you to Toyota Boshoku America for donating 160 bags of food to Covington students. This yearly donation helps relieve a burden for some of our families during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Alvin Garrison A Message From Superintendent Garrison

I can truly say, I have missed seeing our wonderful students in Covington Independent Public Schools. The administration, board, teachers and staff look forward to having our students in classrooms on Monday, February 22, 2021 (weather permitting) as we return to in-person instruction under the “A/B” Hybrid Model.

Spirit Friday Spirit Friday - Fight Song

We've got spirit--yes we do. We've got spirit--how about you? Get your spirit wear ready for #FiredUpFriday. Show us your school & district pride! Feeling creative? Complete today's daily challenge by creating a new cheer or fight song. #GoFightWin #VirtualSpiritWeek

Tom Wherry School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Taco Book Night Family Night - Cook with a Book

Cook with a Book was a great time.  Thank you to all of our staff members and families that joined us.  Click here to see our photo gallery.

Thursday, February 17 Remote Learning for Thursday, February 18

All Covington Schools will remain on remote learning for Thursday, February 18 with no in-person instruction.

Meal pickup services will be offered, but due to inclement weather, transportation services will not be offered.

Spirit Thursday Wearing Green for KY

On this #ThankfulThursday during #VirtualSpiritWeek, wear green to represent #TeamKentucky and show your support for all during COVID-19. Show us your pictures in the comments below. Want to go the extra mile? Complete a socially distant act of kindness. #TogetherKY

Covington schools hosting "An Evening of Kindergarten" on Wednesday

Covington Independent Public Schools has set aside a special evening so that parents of incoming kindergarten children can meet principals and teachers, tour schools, ask questions and complete enrollment forms.


Looking for Substitute Teachers Furloughed employee looking for work? Become a Substitute Teacher

Covington Independent Public Schools is always looking for substitute teachers to work in our system
 

Cheer Cheerleaders are Rockin' the Basketball Games

The Cardinal Cheerlearders have been putting on fantastic shows during the half-times at our Boys' and Girls' Basketball games.  Take a look at our schedule to see them perform.

Meal Pick Up Available But No Transportation Meal Pick Up Offered, But No Transportation

Meal pick up services will be offered Wednesday, February 17, but due to inclement weather, transportation services will not be offered, including meal deliveries to City Heights.

Books Books, Books, Books

Don't forget about our Book Give-away.  You can still come up on Thursday and Friday from 11:00 - 12:00.  Take a look at our photos of families participating earlier this week.

Place:     Latonia Elementary School 
When:    Monday - Friday, May 4 - 8 
Time:     11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come choose a few books for your child or children to keep. Starting May 4th, there will be a table set up outside, at the back of school, with books sorted by grade levels, K-5. 
DON’T miss this chance to get fabulous books for all to enjoy!  We are so excited to give you this opportunity.

Garrison and scholarship recipient Covington student, employee honored during Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Congratulations to Tatiana Phillips and Barbara Hill who were recognized during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday afternoon,

Hall of Honors event to recognize Holmes alumni

Five former Holmes students will be recognized at Hall of Honors event from 6-9 p.m., October 10, at the Drees Pavilion.

No Meal Pickup or Bus Service Important Information for Tuesday, February 16

All Covington Schools students will remain on remote learning for Tuesday, February 16.

There will be no meal pickup or bus service due to inclement weather.

 

Spirit Wednesday What Are You Reading Wednesday

It's #WhatAreYouReading? Wednesday. Whether you're a Potterhead or an avid Dr. Seuss fan, we want to see you dressed as your favorite book or story character. Dress up, snap a pic, and post it in the comments. #OneFishTwoFishRedFishBlueFish #WhatIsYourHogwartsHouse

Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison Congratulations Mr. Garrison

Elizabethtown Inde­­pen­dent Schools recognized eight of its graduates, including Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison,  Saturday night during its annual Tra­di­tion of  Excellence Alu­mni Awards ceremony. The honorees toured the school Friday and attended a pep rally as part of the festivities.

Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Employees Receive Vaccine for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Many Covington Schools employees received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, February 14.

There is no school or remote learning on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Remote learning continues Tuesday thru Friday, February 16-19.

Students return to the A/B hybrid schedule on Monday, February 22.

Spirit Tuesday Talented Tuesday

Make way for new talents and dream careers on #TalentedTuesday. Dress for your dream career and post your picture in the comments. Feeling creative? Complete today's daily challenge by practicing a new talent. #IfYouDreamItYouCanDoIt

April Brockhoff School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

High Attendance Day John G. Carlisle, Holmes Middle winners of "High Attendance Day"


Covington Schools celebrated "High Attendance Day" yesterday with pajama and popcorn parties. The overall attendance rate for the district was 96.52 percent. Great job everyone.

Alvin Garrison Celebrating Black History Month - Leaders in Our Community: Alvin Garrison

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in recognizing the leaders making history in our region.

Last Day of School Last Day of School - May 15

The last day of school for students and the last day of NTI work is Friday, May 15. Nutrition Services will continue distribution of student meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Friday, May 22. 

Willy Wonka Willy Wonka Play Rescheduled

Holmes Middle School CLC's presentation of Willy Wonka, Jr. has been rescheduled for March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Holmes High School auditorium. Please come out to see these students in this great performance. You don't want to miss it! 

Jerry Avery School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

High Attendance Day September 20 is "High Attendance Day"

The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel has designated September 20 as “High Attendance Day” across the state of Kentucky.
Elementary, middle and high schools will compete for the highest percentage of attendance that day.   The school with the highest attendance rate will be awarded $500 from the state. 

No School Friday or Monday No School Friday or Monday

There is no school or remote learning on Friday, February 12 or Monday, February 15. Meal pickup is available on Friday only. Enjoy your long weekend.

Teacher Appreciation Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  We would like to thank all of our team members for the countless ways they support or students and families!

Willie Wonka Watch these remarkable Holmes students sing and act

Holmes students captivated the audience as they performed the musical, Willy Wonka, Jr., Tuesday afternoon

Officer Petri Thank an officer

Thank you Officer Petri and the Covington police department for all you do to keep our students, staff, and schools safe! 

Today is National Law-Enforcement Appreciation Day. Take time to say thank you!

Superintendent Alvin Garrison Superintendent Garrison to be honored by his alma mater
Covington Superintendent Alvin Garrison is one of the eight alumni who will be recognized next month by Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

 

Celebrating FRYSC Week We celebrate our Family Resource Youth Services Center Coordinators

Thirty years ago, Marilynn Arnold was a stay-at-home mom volunteering at the district’s preschool center where her four-year-old attended. During this time, the Kentucky General Assembly created the Family Resource Youth Services Centers as an integral part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. A year later, Ms. Arnold decided to join the workforce and use her education and experience to help Covington families. 

Mindful Monday Mindful Monday

Parents this Mindful Monday post is specifically for YOU! Parenting has always been a hard job. But in these times, when so many of your supports and resources are not available to you, it's that much harder. Fatigue, worry, frustration, disappointment--these emotions may be magnified right now. So take this Mindful Monday for you: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/2268-mindfulness-for-parents

Glenda Huff School Board Recognition

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to celebrate and thank board members for the countless hours they spend working to provide the best possible education for our students. We most certainly appreciate members of the Covington Board of Education who not only serve as advocates for children but also for public schools.

Stuff the bus challenge Reminder: The school supplies challenge is today


Reminder: The Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge is today, Tuesday, July 31. Please join Covington Schools from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. by bringing school supplies to the Chick-fil-A in Newport.  We will are part of the river city school districts.  

No Meal Pickup or Bus Service No Meal Pickup or Bus Service on Thursday, February 11

Due to inclement weather, there will be no meal pickup or bus service on Thursday, February 11.

Students will remain on remote learning.

Spirit Monday Be a Super Hero!

Dress as your favourite superhero (Superman, Wonder Woman, a nurse, a parent, a teacher)  Create your own superhero.  what are his/her talents?  What about a costume?  Where does he/she live?  And what makes them Super?!

Tom Wherry Tom Wherry named board chairman

Congratulations to Tom Wherry, who was elected chairman of the Covington Board of Education at a special meeting Thursday night. Glenda Huff was elected vice chair of the board.

No Meal Pickup or Bus Service No Meal Pickup or Bus Service on Wednesday, February 10

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to impending inclement weather, there will be no meal pickup or bus service on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Students will remain on remote learning.

Work at Home Working at Home Gallery

Take a look at our students working from home last week.  It is really impressive to see all their awesome activities.  This week, be sure to send your teacher a Spirit Week Picture!  Click here for Pictures.

Street Hockey Street Hockey at LES

The Covington Street Hockey League stopped by LES today to show the third, fourth, and fifth-graders some hockey basics.  A big thanks to Jessie, Jeff, and Mr. Runyan for showing us how it is done!  Take a look at their web page for more information about street hockey in Covington: https://hockeyforcovington.com/ 

Click here for photo album.

No Meal or Bus Service Today

All Covington Schools are on remote learning today, Tuesday, February 9. Due to inclement weather, there is no meal pickup or bus service.

Kindness Random Act of Kindness

Join Mrs. Frank as she provides an example of a random act of kindness that can be completed while social distancing during COVID-19. Click here to see Mrs. Frank's video.

dinner with santa Dinner with Santa Family Night

It was great to see so many family's at our Dinner with Santa this week.  You can see by the pictures that it was a joyous occasion!  Take a look.

National School Counselors Week We Appreciate Our School Counselors

In recognition of National School Counselors' Week, we honor the counselors for Covington Independent Public Schools. They are the best!

Virttual  VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK

Just because we are not physically at school, does not mean we can’t have a little fun!

Covington Partners and Covington Schools have collaborated to create a district-wide Spirit Week, May 4-8, 2020. Each day presents a new theme and a daily challenge for students. Please show your district and school pride by participating in this virtual spirit week. Your spirit week selfies and snapshots can be shared with your teachers to be posted on our web page and social media outlets. 

Virtual Spirit Week

Girls Basketball Cheer on the Girls Basketball Team in the Second Round of the Playoffs

Come out to support the girls at John G. Carlisle School Wednesday, December 11th against GOS at 4:30 p.m.

Tax Time Free Tax Preparation Classes - Virtual!

The Center for Great Neighborhoods is holding a virtual class on February 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on the class and click here for Espanol.

Owen Tobergta- James E. Biggs Read Across Covington Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Read Across Covington Mayor’s Challenge.

1st Prize: Owen Tobergta- James E. Biggs

2nd Prize: Cris Perez Tomas- Glenn O. Swing

3rd Prize: Alithea Gates – Sixth District

4th Prize: Micah Lewis – John G. Carlisle

November Lunch2 November Lunch Rewards

Congratulations to our November Lunch with the Principals winners.  This reward is earned by the classes that do the best job of following lunchroom procedures each month.

In-person Learning Resumes February 22 In-person Instruction Resumes on February 22

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff: 

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person instruction on February 22 operating on the “A/B” Hybrid Model. 

This means students who are assigned to the “A” rotation will attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students assigned to the “B” rotation will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays. Students will continue to log in and complete assignments online on days in which they are not scheduled to attend in person.

Worry Warrior Create a Worry Warrior

Good morning students! Over the last several weeks, you may have been experiencing a wide variety of uncomfortable feelings and worries associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Today's school counseling activity focuses on creating your own worry warrior to help you combat those uncomfortable feelings and worries.  

Write any of your heavy feelings or worries down, and "feed" them to your warrior.  Your warrior will keep them, and you can focus on other, happier moments. Remember, you are not alone! Many people are thinking of you, and want you to be safe and smiling during this time apart.  You ARE a warrior! 

All you need is some art supplies, and your imagination!  https://www.crayola.com/for-educators/lesson-plans/lesson-plan/worry-warriors--courage-connections.aspx

Let your imagination and creative sides run wild. Post your Worry Warriors to your ClassDojo page or email to me. Looking forward to seeing your creations! Have a great day! Mr. Shipley-School Counselor

DinnerSanta Dinner with Santa

Dinner with Santa is coming!  Please be sure return your  reservation by December 6th so we have an accurate count to accommodate everyone.  Hope to see you here!

Parent Portal Find Out What is Going On!

Campus Parent and Campus Student put school information at your fingertips with real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules, and more.

Students will be given access to their portal account by the school. 

If you are a parent/guardian and would to get setup with a parent portal to your child(ren) account, please contact your school for your activation key and watch the video below to get started.

https://kb.infinitecampus.com/help/getting-started-with-campus-parent-and-campus-student-video

Book Giveaway Free Books!

LATONIA  Families
Free Books!

Place:     Latonia Elementary School 
When:    Monday - Friday, May 4 - 8 
Time:     11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come choose a few books for your child or children to keep. Starting May 4th, there will be a table set up outside, at the back of school, with books sorted by grade levels, K-5. 
DON’T miss this chance to get fabulous books for all to enjoy!  We are so excited to give you this opportunity.

Carol Russell Carol Russell Retiring

We would like to congratulate Carol on her retirement and thank her for her many years of service.  During her time at Latonia, Carol has had a tremendous impact on our students and staff.  Her dedication to nourishing students and warming the hearts of children and staff members alike will be sorely missed.  Best of luck to you Carol and Thank You!

Thursday is Virtual Learning Day

All Covington Independent Public Schools will be on a virtual learning schedule today, Thursday, January 28. No bus services or in-person services will be offered. Families can still pick up meals between 8 - 11 a.m. at the high school and elementary schools only.

New Location New Student Meal Location

Beginning Wednesday, April 29, Covington Schools will distribute student meals and NTI packets at Rosedale Mobile Home Park in Latonia. Meals and packets will be available for pickup at the normal bus stop on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information call 859-392-1028 or 859-655-5299.

TG Happy Thanksgiving

School is Closed November 27-29.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Read Ready Covington Challenge Winners Reading Pays Off for Covington Students

Congratulations to the winners of the Mayor's Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Read Ready Covington.

Students in preschool thru third grade were challenged to use the apps Footsteps2Brilliance and Clever Kids University to improve their reading skills. The challenge took place November 16 - December 31, 2020 and was open to any student attending school in the city of Covington.

Working at Home We Miss You, Keep Working Hard!

We would like all of our students to know that we miss you very much!  Thank you for being such great kids and working so hard to get through these tough times.  Here's some pictures of how some of our students are finding ways to do their school work at home.  Keep up the good work and keep sending those pictures to your teacher! Photo Gallery.

Thanksgiving Schedule Thanksgiving Week Schedule

No After-School Program on 11/25/19 or 11/26/19

School is closed 11/27/19 - 11/29/19 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Superintendent Alvin Garrison School Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Superintendent Garrison and Covington Schools employees received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. Thank you St. Elizabeth Healthcare for making educators a priority.

 

 

Kid Peace Spreading Joy!

Hello students!
Today we're going to continue adding color to the world and spreading JOY. 

Attendance Attendance Goal!

Check out this week's attendance. Please help us reach our goal of 98% for every week of the year.

11/18/2019 - 11/22/2019 Latonia Elementary had:

11 Early Dismissals

36 Tardies

96.5% Attendance Rate

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Schools Closed on Monday, January 18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all schools and offices are closed Monday, January 18.

Queen McGee Thank you Ms. McGee!

Today we recognize the hard work and dedication of Administrative Assistants. THANK YOU Ms. McGee for all you do to keep our school running.  You are truly the Queen of Our Nile!

NKU HOSTS “AN EVENING OF HOPE” NKU HOSTS “AN EVENING OF HOPE” WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Northern Kentucky University partners with local schools to shine a light on barriers to education facing youth experiencing homelessness. The event, “An Evening of Hope,” takes place on Nov. 19, in Greaves Hall. 

Lunch Lunch Provided for Students

Free lunch is being provided for any child under the age of 18, Monday - Friday, August 19-30, at Latonia Elementary, Sixth District Elementary, Ninth District Elementary, Glenn O. Swing Elementary and John G. Carlisle Elementary. The hours for the lunch are 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Any questions, contact 859-392-1028.

Remote Learning Continues Remote Learning is Extended

Citing active COVID cases and the number of staff under quarantine, the Covington Board of Education in conjunction with Superintendent Alvin Garrison decided that all students would continue with virtual learning and not transition to the hybrid schedule at this time. During the board meeting Thursday, board members said they would further discuss return-to-school options when the board meets again on January 28.

Resolving Conflicts April 22 - Resolving Conflicts Activity

Good morning students! I hope you all are doing well. Today’s school counseling activity focuses on resolving conflicts. We all encountered conflicts throughout the day, whether it is having an argument with your parents and siblings, fighting with friends over not playing a game fairly, or any other situation in where you feel you don’t get what you want. What feelings do you experience? What actions do you take to resolve the conflict? How do you calm down and express your feelings in a positive way? Watch the video and see how Tim and Moby handle conflict situations.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TQBDwm_V47-02gUawIFc8FAQofVZCT-8s-u-2u1Gwes/edit?usp=sharing

I really miss you all! Please contact me by email, ClassDojo or phone if you all need anything. Best wishes and have a great day! Mr. Shipley – School Counselor

Will Hillenbrand Author Will Hillenbrand Visiting LES

We are thrilled to have Will Hillenbrand Visiting our school this week.  Click here for all the information!

Nurse Felicia LES Welcomes Felicia Wilson as the new School Nurse!

My name is Felicia Wilson, and I am so excited to join Latonia Elementary School as your School Nurse. I am from a small community Dayton, KY, and received a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University. I have a passion to work with young learners and it is important for our young learners to stay healthy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, crafting, and just being outdoors.

NTI Update KY schools to stay closed for rest of academic year, no in-person classes, Beshear says

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday told superintendents that K-12 schools would not reopen for in-person classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

At his daily news conference, Beshear said he knew the news was hard, especially for high school seniors.

Snow Day Snow Day Reminder

As a reminder, in the event of a school delay or closing, Latonia Elementary is a part of Covington Independent Schools. Please make sure your correct phone number is on file so you are contacted via our One Call system.

COVID-19 Dashboard Provides Updated Information

To keep our staff and families informed, Covington Independent Public Schools has emailed or called the appropriate group each time a student or staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

April 20 Kindness April 20 - Kindness Activity

Good morning students! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend! Today's school counseling activity focuses on kindness. How do you spread kindness and color to the world around you? Watch the short video and then write a letter convincing someone to help color the world by spreading kindness. I can't wait to read all your reasons why it is important to spread kindness. Have an awesome day! Mr.Shipley
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1O99lnP17K04GW-jKjoCG5eJ_vk_VRybJqaVSzapwu54/edit?usp=sharing

Poster Students Present Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. We smell another wonderful fairytale brought to life by the students of Holmes Middle School's Community Learning Center.

Glenda Huff Huff Selected as Board Chair

Long time board member Glenda Huff was selected as chair of the Covington Board of Education at its organizational meeting on Tuesday.

Reading at Home Learning at Home

LES students and teachers are working very hard to keep the learning process alive during our non-traditional learning days.  Click here to see what they are doing.   If you have pictures of your child learning that you would like posted to our social media sites, please send them to your teacher.

Academic Team 2019-2020 Academic Team Begins Their Season

We would like to wish our Academic Team great success!  They began their season last night against Lincoln Elementary and had an impressive showing.  To see their schedule for the year, take a look at their web page.

Holmes Bulldogs Holmes High School Needs YouTube Subscribers

Holmes High School has created a YouTube channel to allow you to view a live-stream of sporting events. However, the channel must have 1,000 subscribers to make this happen. Please go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqADJHSkriIE2XWQQcnHNOA and subscribe to the channel.

 

Thanks for your support! Go Bulldogs!

Donation Helps Families Schools Receive Donation to Help Families During Crisis

Covington Independent Public Schools will be able to provide more help for families during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to donations from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid.

Reminder No School on Election Day

Schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 5 in observance of Election Day.

Schools and offices will be open as normal on Monday, November 4.

MsLinepensel LES Welcomes Ms. Linepensel to Our Team

Hello!  I’m Claire Linepensel, the new CLC Coordinator for Cardinal Club.  I am so excited to get to know all of you!! If you have any questions or need anything at all, please reach out to me by calling or texting 859-609-0862.  

Champion Mindset April 15 - Mindset of a Champion Activity

Good morning students! Do you have the mindset of a champion? Today's activity focuses on understanding the difference between a fixed mindset and growth mindset. After watching the video, write something you can not do "yet" (ride a bike, swim, tie your shoes, multiply, read etc) and then write steps you can take to get closer to achieving it. You can post your responses to ClassDojo or Google Classroom. Have a great day! Mr. Shipley

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16scrK2okvicFOhYBbhicyXSr7nCsNLUkztRHnFWxbag/edit?usp=sharing

Spooky Readers Spooky Readers!

The 5th Graders in Ms. Strinko's class pulled out the flashlights today for some Spoooooky Reading.  What a great activity!

MrsFrank LES Welcomes Mrs. Frank to Our Team

If you have called school recently and heard an unfamiliar voice on the other end, it was probably me, Mrs. Frank. Much of my life I have worked with children in varying capacities.  After a 6-year hiatus due to medical reasons, I was very eager to get back to doing what I love and working with children. I was drawn to LES because it was in my neighborhood and had a big gorgeous garden. I began volunteering in the garden in Spring 2018 and Fall of 2018 I joined the CLC after school program as activity leader. I was doing what I love and was eager for more. In December 2019 I became a Math interventionist and continued to stay with CLC working on the after school and summer programs. Now in December 2020 I have made yet another change, filling the shoes of Mrs. McGee, and becoming the new administrative assistant. I will continue to work with our students in the CLC program both after school and during the summer program. It is the best of both worlds for me. I get to use my organizational and leadership skills and still get to work with our students in small group settings. I look forward to meeting so many more families in 2021.

Remote Learning Help Useful Links for Parents During Remote Learning

The 2020-21 school year has started. Be sure to check out our Parents Resources page for information on helping your child during remote learning. Also, check out this useful link on logging in to our learning management systems.

Parent Resources

Learning Management Systems login information

Lunch Cooking Instructions Updated Cooking Instructions for Student Meals

A few items included in the student meals must be heated at home. Cooking instructions are included in the meal bag as well as here for your convenience.

Cooking Instructions

BB Basketball and Cheerleading Schedules

The 2019-2020 Basketball and Cheerleading season is underway.  Make sure you check the website for schedules and updates.

Covington Board of Education Holmes Alumni Join Covington Board of Education

When the Covington Board of Education meets on January 5, two graduates of Holmes High School will attend their first official meeting as board members.

Covington Schools Return to School Roadmap Released

Covington Schools begins school remotely on Tuesday, September 1. The district has posted its Return to School Roadmap that addresses school plans during the pandemic. Click here to view the roadmap.

Choose Love6 April 14 - Choose Love Activity

(K-2) Draw a picture for a special friend letting them know how special they are for you.

(3-5) Write a letter to a special friend letting them know how special they are for you.

Cardinal CLC Questions?

The Cardinal Club Community Learning Center (CLC) hosts before and after school learning opportunities.  Click here to for more information.

Soccer Clipart Spring Soccer Schedule Announced!

We are excited to get started with our 2018-2019 Soccer Team.  Miss Strinko and Mr. Shipley are working hard with the kids to get them ready for a great season! Take a look at the Soccer Page for details.

Winter Break is Over Back to Learning as Winter Break Comes to an End

Remote Learning will resume on Monday, January 4 for all students.

Home Delivery Food Service Home Deliveries Available to Students

Dear Families:

Covington Independent Public Schools’ Nutrition Services and Transportation departments will partner to deliver meals to our students while they are learning remotely. The deliveries will be made three days a week beginning Wednesday, September 9. To receive meals, parents/guardians must complete the Google form at the link below by September 4. By completing this form, you are opting to receive meal deliveries of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. We ask that families complete a form for each child that you are requesting meals for, even if the children reside in the same household.

Welcome Back

Alvin Garrison

A message from Covington Superintendent Garrison:

Hello students, staff and teachers - welcome back.  I hope your Spring Break was restful and enjoyable.  We are now back in session – that means we are back to our NTI days – working on packets at home or online with our computers. We also will continue feeding our students at the school and community sites.

I must say that I am proud of the work that we are doing. This has been a learning experience for us all and we have come together to do what is best for our students and families.  Please keep up the good work at completing school assignments and staying safe.

Meal Service Resumes January 4 Meal Service Will Not Be Available During the Holiday Break

Meal pickup will resume on January 4. Families can pick up meals 8 - 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the high school and elementary schools only.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Call 859-392-1028 OR 859-655-5299

Go Bulldogs! High School Cheerleading Tryouts Announced

Come show your support for the Bulldogs. Holmes High School varsity/JV cheerleading tryouts for grades 9 thru12 are Tuesday, September 1, and Thursday, September 3, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Students must attend both sessions. Please bring a copy of a current sports physical to be eligible to tryout.

Choose Love5 April 13 - Choose Love Activity

(K-5) Practice Self-Compassion. Make a list of 10 things that you love about yourself!

Lights On Afterschool Lights On Afterschool Event

Please join us in celebrating our afterschool programs on Friday, October 18. All students, staff, and families are invited to stop by the Holmes High School gazebo before the football game. The event will offer trivia questions related to afterschool programs, prizes, and an opportunity to learn about teenage alcohol use. Everyone will be able to participate in a simulation activity using fatal vision goggles.

Remote Learning Continues Remote Learning to Continue Until January 19, 2021

Covington Independent Public Schools is adjusting its schedule once again. With COVID-19 positive cases rising, the district has made the difficult decision for all students to remain on remote learning January 4-15, 2021. We are targeting the return to in-person instruction on January 19, 2021 if health conditions allow.

Win a Free Computer Win a Free Computer

Be ready for remote learning. Register to win a free computer.

For more information contact Jon Adkins at jadkins@hacov.org.

Spanish version

Spring Break Fun More Spring Break Fun

1. Using an iPhone or Android go to Google.com.Type the word "lion" into the Google search bar and then hit search.

2. Scroll down to where it says "Meet a life-sized..." and press "View in 3D."

3. After accessing your camera, a few seconds later you have that animal in your house.

4. Take a photo with the animal and allow it to walk around.

5. Also try it with a tiger, cheetah, shark, hedgehog, duck, emperor penguin, wolf, angler fish, rottweiler, snakes, eagle, bear, alligator, horse, shetland pony, macaw, pug, turtle, cat, octopus, dog, and golden retriever.

Fall Break Fall Break

Covington Schools will be closed on Friday, October 11 and Monday, October 14. Have a safe and enjoyable extended weekend. School will resume on Tuesday, October 15.

Read Across America Week 2 Read Across America Week

Thank you all for making Read Across Week Successful.  We really appreciate the NKU students coming in a guest readers.  Take a look at the photo gallery.

MrsMcGee Congratulations Mrs. McGee on your Retirement!

Mrs. McGee has been a critical member of the LES team for 25 years! 

I started here in the PTA in 1993.  I was hired for a new position at the schools, Health Assistant, in 1995. I moved to the Administrative Assistant desk in 2008.

 All four of my children attended Latonia and graduated from Holmes High School.  I have so many fond memories of my time here, but especially value the friendships and seeing the smiling faces of the children through the years. 

I hope to travel in the future, especially to see my son Nathan and his wife Sam in Germany, and to Denver where my oldest, Ian, lives, and spending more time with my daughters Robin and Cassie.  I will also have an awesome garden next year!

No goodbyes, just see you later!

Covington students to begin remote learning on September 1

Covington Independent Public Schools will follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation to delay the start of in-person classes until September 28.

Spring Break Fun Spring Break Fun

Stay home and have some fun on spring break.

ART AND CULTURE

Take tours of famous museums, locales, and national parks.

https://artsandculture.google.com/explore

NATURE

Watch nature-themed streams that include

weather, domestic animals, safaris and ocean creatures.

https://explore.org/livecams

 

Balloons September Attendance and Behavior Incentive

Congratulations to all of our students that got to throw water balloons at Mrs. James and Mrs. Meyer as a reward for perfect attendance and good behavior through the month of September. 

NurseKarl Congratulations Nurse Karl on your Retirement!

We have been fortunate to have Nurse Karl at LES for the last 5 years!

I was raised in rural Campbell County and attended Covington Latin School. After graduation, I attended Thomas More College, then transferred to Northern Kentucky State College (now NKU), graduating with an AAS in Nursing. I began working at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1972 and held several positions during my time there. I obtained a Batchelor of Science in Nursing in 2007 and a Doctor of Divinity in 2009. I retired from St. Elizabeth in 2012, but retirement didn't seem quite right for me. I had a few odd jobs, but none provided the satisfaction of serving others.

In 2015 I started a second career with Covington Schools at Latonia Elementary and have been here since.  I have many memories of my time at Latonia, but fondest are my memories of the students. My profession is one of caring and of service. Those qualities have become ingrained into my work as a school nurse. I've given a lot of medicine and put on a lot of band-aids, but most essential is the ability to serve others. To be helpful. To be kind. To demonstrate love for another. Sometimes that involves documenting the heartbreak of child abuse and neglect, sometimes it's just listening when someone needs a friend. I complete my career at Latonia knowing that I have done my best to serve both students and staff. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had, the things I have accomplished, the experiences I've had, the people I met, and the people I have served. 

In retirement, I will spend more time with my wife, children, and grandchildren. I have a lot of projects at home and will now have time to work on them. I will re-arrange my workshop and plan to resume my woodworking hobby. There are always lots of things to do, but never enough time to do them. I'm looking forward to the next chapter.

 

Packet Pick-up Kindergarten and Preschool Packet Pick-up

Please join us for packet pick-up for all incoming kindergarten and preschool students at the District Enrollment Center (212 Levassor Place). Packet pick up will be held on Tuesday, August 4 from 8 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, August 5 from 10 am to 2 pm. and Thursday, August 6 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Video: Students Complete NTI Assignments

Thank you for working so hard on NTI the past two weeks. Spring Break is April 6-10.

 

 

Kessel Married Miss Kessel is Getting Married

Congratulations to Miss Kessel on her wedding!  We wish you and your husband a life-time of happiness.

Board of Education Two Board Members Recognized for Years of Service

Two members of the Covington Board of Education were recognized for their outstanding service at the board meeting Thursday evening.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison praised outgoing board members April Brockhoff and Tom Wherry for their years of dedication to the students of Covington.

Supplies Getting Ready for School

At Latonia Elementary we strive to provide for the social, emotional, and instructional needs of all students.  As a part of that goal, we do our very best to provide the appropriate learning materials.  If you would like to contribute to our classroom materials, please refer to the materials suggested by each grade level below.  -Thank you!

Kindergarten Supply List

1st Grade Supply List

2nd Grade Supply List

3rd Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

choose love4 April 3 - Choose Love Activity

(K-2) Pick 1 Random Act of Kindness to carry out today. Draw a picture of 1 random act of kindness that you completed today.

(3-5) Pick 3 Random Acts of Kindness to carry out today. Explain what you did and how it made the other person feel.

Book Fair 2 Snuggle Up and Read Pictures

To finish out our Book Fair Week, we held the Snuggle Up and Read Family Night at LES.  Thank you to everyone that participated.  Take a look at some of the images.

Remote Learning Deadline Approaching Remote Learning Application Deadline is December 16

As we look to the second half of the school year beginning on January 4, 2021, we would like to start planning at the school and district level for hybrid in-person learners and full remote learners who enroll in the Covington Virtual Academy. Covington Independent Public Schools will offer again the option for students to be in person or fully remote. Below explains the options and how to apply for each. The deadline to fill out the application is Wednesday, December 16. 

Biggs Logo Biggs offering in-person and remote classes for pre school students

Children enrolling at the James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center will have options for attending the pre school this fall

School Closure Extended School Closure Extended

Governor Andy Beshear today recommended that all Kentucky schools extend their closures until May 1. Once again, Covington Independent Public Schools will follow the governor's recommendation. 

Covington Schools Covington Board of Education opts not to increase property tax rate for eighth straight year

For the eighth consecutive year, Covington Board of Education opted not to increase its property tax rate.

At its meeting earlier this month, the board voted to take the minimum compensating tax rate, instead of the allowable 4 percent tax increase.

Canes Holiday Fun Weeks!

Join us for our Virtual Spirit Weeks December 7th - 18th while you are doing your online learning and meetings.  Be sure to send a participation picture to Mrs. Meyer, so we can put them on our web page and Facebook.  Here is what we are doing:

 

Holiday Fun

Jena Armstrong Three Covington Employees and a Student Receive Excellence in Education Awards

Congratulations to our Excellence in Education award winners.

Choose Love3 April 2 - Choose Love Activity

Compassion:

(K-5) Write down the word Compassion. Then decorate the page with pictures and words that show what it means to you.

District Enrollment Center Covington Schools Opens District Enrollment Center

Covington Independent Public Schools has opened its District Enrollment Center so that parents/guardians can register all their children at the same time and place.



All Covington Students Receive Digital Device All Covington Students Receive Digital Device

All students in grades K-12 in Covington Independent Public Schools will soon have an I-pad or Chromebook to work on from home. The Covington Board of Education at its meeting on Thursday, November 19, approved the purchase of an additional 600 Chromebooks.

School Reopening Plan Covington Will Reopen With In-person and Remote Learning

Dear Families:

For the past several months, Covington Independent Public Schools has been planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Because of COVID-19, we will begin school on September 1 in an unprecedented way that includes new health protocols, physical distancing and more. The Covington Board of Education approved the district’s reopening plan at its board meeting on July 23.

Choose Love2 April 1 - Choose Love Activity

Courage:

(K-2) Draw a picture of something you would like to try, but may be feeling afraid to try it.

(3-5) Make a list of things you would do if you weren’t afraid to do them.

Hall of Honors Hall of Honors Event October 9

You are cordially invited to the Covington Education Foundation’s Hall of Honors – an amazing event that combines the foundation’s Person of the Year and the Hall of Distinction honorees.

Self Regulation Self-Regulation Strategies

December is all about self-regulation. Big feelings are okay, but remember, we are in control of our bodies. We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond!  Visit Mr. Shipley's Self-Regulation Site.

Tech Support Need Help with Devices and Programs?

Take a look at our Instructional Technology site for links to apps, overviews of your device, and where to get support. Click here for the Instructional Technology Page.

Fall Break Schools Will Close for Fall Break

Schools will close Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12 for Fall Break. Students will not report to school in person or remotely on these days. Enjoy your days off.

Letter About Remote Learning Remote Option for Parents Not Comfortable With Sending Children to School

As Covington Independent Public Schools returns to some form of in-person instruction, we understand that not all families will want to send their children to school. Based on your feedback from our surveys this summer, we learned that approximately 30% of our families would choose a remote option for their children.

Send us your pictures

Send us pictures of your child doing NTI work

Great Clips Great Clips Donates $1,000 to LES!

We would like to thank Great clips for our $1,000 educational award!  Our school was nominated to receive the award by Jim Frank, a former LES student current Great Clips employee.  Great Clips has also sponsored our Back to School Night by providing haircuts for our students.  We truly appreciate their support!

Dr. Janice Wilkerson Accepts Donation from Gateway Lodge Covington Schools is Thankful for Community Support

Covington Independent Public Schools is grateful for the support it has been receiving from community partners this school year - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners have always been generous, but as needs have increased, so has the giving.

Covid Cancelled School Issued Device Q&A Cancelled Due to NTI Schedule

Please contact Mr. Mencsik, if you need support with your device.  mike.mencsik@covington.kyschools.us

 

City looking for Hotspot Hosts Covington is looking for "hotspot hosts"
 Covington is looking for "hotspot hosts" to help its schoolchildren learn and their families "get ahead."

 

Camp Covington Camp Covington summer program has been a big success

As the school year ended with remote learning and the focus turned to summer programming, two big questions emerged for Covington Independent Public Schools: How does the district provide a virtual summer program and will students attend after all the weeks of online learning?

Choose Love March 31 - Choose Love Activity

Courage:

(K-5) Write down the word Courage. Then decorate the page with pictures and words that show what it means to you.

Measles Prevention Letter Measles Prevention Letter
Remote Learning Continues Important Update on Learning During Inclement Weather

Since Covington Independent Public Schools are working remotely until January 4, 2021, snow days will not be granted. Students and staff will continue to work remotely in times of inclement weather.

Meal Pick-up Meals Can Be Picked Up During Remote Learning Days

During the two weeks that Covington Independent Public Schools students are on remote learning, families can pick up meals at their child's school 8 - 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Student Meals Student Meals Will Continue

Covington Schools will continue to feed students while in school or working remotely. Parents need to pick up meals once per week following the schedule below:

$2.5m Covington Connect to close digital divide with Wi-Fi hotspots, free computers, internet access

The City of Covington and six partners are investing over $2.5 million in an aggressive push to demolish one of the biggest obstacles to economic opportunity for its families — the lack of ready and reliable internet access.

Lunch Cooking Directions for New Student Meals

A few items included in the student meals must be heated at home. Cooking instructions are included in the meal bag as well as here for your convenience.

 

Box Tops Box Tops for Education

Welcome back to school—let's make it a great year with Box Tops! 😊 Click Here to get started.

Superintendent Alvin Garrison A Thanksgiving Message from Superintendent Garrison

During this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to take the time to give thanks and express my personal gratitude to the teachers and staff, volunteers, students and families of Covington Independent Public Schools. I am grateful to work in such a supportive community that deeply cares about our students.

Halloween2020 Happy Halloween!

Hoping everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween.  Here are some pictures from celebrations earlier this week.

OrthoCincy "Coverings For Kids" Brings Large Donations

OrthoCincy and others delivered over 2,000 masks to Covington Schools this week as part of Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear’s “Coverings for Kids” initiative to bring in mask donations for each school district state-wide. 

Alvin Garrison, Superintendent Superintendent Garrison Appointed by Governor to State Board

Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Garrison was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear as a member of the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage.

Choose Love6 March 30 - Choose Love Activity

Forgiveness

(K-2) Make a list of people at home and school that you can talk to when you are having difficulty handling your feelings of hurt and anger. 

(3-5) Make a list of people at home and school that you can talk to when you are having difficulty handling your feelings of hurt and anger. Next, tell how each of these people can help you.

2019-20 Calendar School Starts Tuesday

A reminder to all students and parents that Covington Independent Public Schools starts on Tuesday, September 3. We are excited to begin the 2019-20 school year.  

October SOM October Students of the Month

Last week we made surprise visits to the homes of our October SOMs.  They were rewarded for their efforts to continue learning in the virtual world.  Congratulations boys and girls!  We are super proud of you!  Click here to see picures.

Rain Out Literacy Night Cancelled

Thursday, Nov. 29th, Literacy Night Drive-Thru Parade cancelled do to predicted weather.

Back to the classroom Return to In-person Learning on September 28

September 21, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person learning on September 28, operating on the “A/B” Hybrid Model.

Backpacks and Breakfast Sweepstakes
Update to Student Meals beginning March 30

Beginning March 30 - Pick up will happen ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at all sites and from 11:30-12:00, there will not be a morning pickup. 

 On Mondays, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 meals).

 On Wednesdays, each child will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches (4 meals)

 On Fridays, each child will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches (6 meals)

 

Meet Teacher Awesome Year Ahead!

Last week we had a terrific Meet the Teacher night!  Thank you to all the staff members and families the came out to start of the 2019-2020 School Year on a positive note.  We would especially like to thank all the local agencies and business that donated their time, services, and materials to get us ready for a what promises to be an awesome year! Click her for pictures.

Student Meals Student Meals Schedule Altered During Thanksgiving Week

Student meals will continue during remote instruction. However, next week, pickups will only take place on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, from 8 - 11 a.m. due to the Thanksgiving holiday. These pickups will be at James E. Biggs and the elementary schools only.

 

COVID Dashboard Dashboard Tracks Covington Schools COVID Cases

In an effort to keep our families and community informed, Covington Independent Public Schools is publishing its COVID-related cases on a dashboard that can be accessed on the district website, www.covington.kyschools.us by clicking COVID dashboard. The dashboard will show the number of cases by each school.

Remote Learning Remote Learning Video

We miss our students and hope to see you in the building soon.  In the meantime, our team is working hard to provide the best remote instruction possible. 

Commissioner Brown’s letter regarding the reopening of schools

Dear Kentucky Public School Families:

As discussions continue about reopening schools in the fall, I am sharing with you Kentucky’s Healthy at School guidance released Wednesday.

The Department for Public Health guidelines state that all students will be expected to wear a mask on buses and at school except for kindergartners and students with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing masks. Masks will be required when 6 feet of space can’t be maintained in classrooms and while moving through buildings. Schools will be asked to mark 6 feet in distance, much like what is occurring now in our stores, groceries and other businesses.

Metro Parent More Activities for Home

We have revised our Additional At Home Learning Resources to make it easier to find interesting and engaging activities.  Check back here often as we will be continuing to add new resources. Have a great suggestion for our resources?  Let us know: mike.mencsik@covington.kyschools.us

First day of school delayed until September 3, 2019

As a result of several facility-related complications in our district, the start of school has been changed to Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
 

6 Tips Virtual 6 Tips for Parents about Virtual Learning

Click Here for Video from Common Sense Media.  The video outlines 6 great tips for motivating and supporting your children while they learn at home. 

1. Establish a Structure and Routine

2. Praise Effort 

3. Break up the Day

4. Check-in Regularly

5. Be Willing to Experiment

6. Adjust Expectations

For more information, visit commonsensemedia.org.

Halloween Drive Thru Literacy Night Drive-Thru

Latonia Families - Join Us Thursday, October 29, 2020 for the Halloween Themed Literacy Drive Thru.  RSVP Required.  Click here for details

REGISTER NOW FOR THE ALL-NEW 21CCLC VIRTUAL PROGRAM

CCLC

The after school program is going virtual.

Additional information can be found at the registration link HERE.

Already registered? Ready to begin your virtual program journey? Click HERE for the all-new virtual program site.

Superintendent  Garrison Superintendent Garrison discusses new state guidelines to reopen schools

“We’re going to make sure that our families have confidence that the schools are safe and ready for students to return. We miss them.”

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration Instructions

As you may know, in-person kindergarten registration had to be canceled because of COVID-19.  However, we have several options to register your child for kindergarten and preschool. 

Choose Love5 March 27 - Choose Love Activity

 

Forgiveness:

(K-2) Write down 1 thing that you do when you are angry that is not healthy (throw things, hit, break toys, call people names etc). Next, write 1 thing you can do to that is healthy (positive) to replace the angry actions. 

(3-5) Write down 3 things that you do when you are angry that are not healthy (throw things, hit, break toys, call people names etc). Next, write 3 things you can do to that are healthy (positive) alternatives to replace the angry actions.

School supplies Thanks for the school supplies for Covington students

Thanks to our many supporters and employees who brought by school supplies for Covington students during the Chick-fil-A “Stuff the Bus” challenge on Monday, July 29.

Fill the Cruiser Food Drive Holmes students feel their friends’ pain and are collecting food to help them through Thanksgiving

Seventeen-year-old Gavriel Null knows classmates who are homeless.
 A mother with an infant has moved in with 17-year-old Kaylee McManama’s family because of hard times.
 Amir Rice, 18, sees the pain on students’ faces and recognizes the pressure.



Literacy Lady Literacy Newsletter - October 2020
Hub Introducing the Latonia Hub!

Many of our staff members have begun creating interactive versions of the programs.  In the hub you can select areas of interest at the top of the page to see their pages or view our Instructional Technology information.  Click here to visit the Latonia Hub!

COVID-19 Update District forms committees to plan for reopening of schools
Proud of You Congratulations 5th Graders!
choose love4 March 26 - Choose Love Activity

Forgiveness

(K-2) Write down 1 thing that is causing you to feel angry. Then, rip it up and throw it away. Imagine throwing away your anger.

(3-5) Write down all the things that are causing you to feel angry. Then, rip up the list and throw it away. Imagine throwing away your anger.

Rosie's girls Rosie's Girls to host Open House on Friday

Middle school students worked on projects that involved welding, plumbing, surveying, laser measuring and construction during the Rosie's Girls’ three week camp on the Holmes High School campus. 

Reading Challenge $500 Reading Challenge
Digital Hotspots Volunteers needed as Covington installs WiFi devices on homes to bridge digital divide

The city of Covington is smashing the digital divide by installing WiFi hotspots throughout its neighborhoods.

So far, 12 devices have been installed on the outside of various homes and buildings, including the Covington Fire Department.

"Coverings For Kids" "Coverings for Kids" Initiative Begins

Covington Independent Public Schools will participate in Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear’s “Coverings for Kids” initiative to bring in mask donations for each school district state-wide. Covington is now collecting mask donations at Central Office.

Camp Covington Enroll in Camp Covington today

Camp Covington may not be in-person this year, but that doesn't mean the exciting, hands-on activities stop.

Student Meal Distribution Student Meal Distribution Ends Friday

Reminder:

Friday, May 22 is the last day of student meal distribution.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call 859-392-1028 or 859-655-5299

Sports Matter Sports Matter Essay Contest - Grades 4-7

Scholastic Magazine and Dick's Sports are sponsoring a $500 prize for the best essay about Why Sports Matter.  The submission deadline is April 24, 2020.  Click here for more information.

Scott Alter, Assistant Superintendent Glenn O. Swing Principal promoted to Assistant Superintendent

The principal and assistant principal at Glenn O. Swing Elementary School are taking on greater leadership roles in Covington Independent Public Schools.

Virtual Learning Button NTI Schedules

Schedules have been updated for the 4-Day Virtual Learning Schedule.  Visit NTI Schedules to see your child's schedule.

Digital Assistance Workshop Digital Assistance Workshop Offered to Help Families with Tech Questions

Are you having a difficult time helping your child with remote learning? Be sure to attend the Digital Assistance Workshop at Holmes High School on Wednesday, October 14. Choose from two sessions, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. For a virtual option, please contact the high school at 859-655-9545.

Ross Literacy Newsletter - September 2020

Click here to see what is happening this month.

Holmes High School graduation Time to watch the Holmes High School graduation

Watch the Holmes High School Class of 2020 graduate Friday at 7 p.m.

James E. Biggs Pre-registration James E. Biggs Pre-registration is Now Available

James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center is now accepting pre-registration information for the 2020-2021 school year. The free, half-day preschool program is for 3- and 4-year-olds who qualify based on screening results. Children who are 4 on or before August 1, 2020, may qualify based on family income. 

Choose Love3 March 25 - Choose Love Activity

Forgiveness:

(K-5) Write down the word Forgiveness. Then decorate the page with pictures and words that show what it means to you.

born learning schedule Workshops held to help parents turn everyday moments into learning opportunities

It is not too late to sign up and attend the next Born Learning Communities workshop, which will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday July 9.

Remote Learning Until January Covington Students Fully Remote Until January

When Covington Independent Public Schools communicated with you a few days ago, we were hopeful of having our students return to in-person instruction. Unfortunately, this is not possible at this time. Covington Schools will continue with remote-only instruction until the end of winter break. We return on January 4, 2021.

Fall Break No Meal Service During Fall Break

Schools will be closed for Fall Break on Friday, October 9, and Monday, October 12. Meals will not be available on these days. Regular meal service will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

WLWT Covington school buses deliver meals right to students’ doorstep

In the era of coronavirus, schools have to make split-second decisions based on the latest information they're given.

At Covington Schools, they recognized a need. They have now found a solution.

Summer feeding program Summer feeding program begins today, June 1.


Summer feeding program begins today, Monday, June 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John G. Carlisle Elementary School.

NTI 0515 Working at Home to Finish the Year

We would like to thank all the students, families, teachers, staff, and community members for working through these difficult weeks.  Although this is not the way we imagined ending the 2019-2020 school year, thanks to the hard work and dedication of all it has been a success!  Here are some more pictures of how some of that happened.  Thank You All!

Common Sense Media Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

Common Sense Media is a terrific resource for parents that want to evaluate all forms of media for appropriateness and messages.  Additionally, they are creating a list of daily activities for children to complete at home. Click here to see today's list.

In-person Instruction Resumes November 16 In-person instruction resumes Monday, November 16

Covington Independent Public Schools will return to in-person instruction on Monday, November 16, 2020, for families who opted for the hybrid model. Families that selected the Covington Virtual Academy will continue with remote learning.

Remote Learning Second Week of School Begins

Dear Families:

First and foremost thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we are starting the second week of school amid COVID-19. Last week, schools held orientation, passed out laptops, conducted testing and met new parents and students. This week, online learning begins.

Camp Covington Register for Camp Covington

Covington Schools and community partners are working diligently to provide an alternative two-week virtual program.

Deborah Winkler Winkler Awarded Professional of the Year

Deborah Winkler, media specialist at Holmes Middle School, was recently selected as the 2020 Kentucky Education Association’s Education Support Professional of the Year. This award is given annually to a KEA member who exhibits excellence in areas such as professional practice, member advocacy and association involvement and community engagement.

Sean Bohannon and Lorie Duffy TLC Named Program of Distinction

For the fifth time, the alternative program of Covington Independent Public Schools is being recognized for its high quality educational services. The program has been designated an Alternative Program of Distinction by the Kentucky Department of Education.

lori eifert Project Home is helping students experiencing homelessness to stay in school

Covington students and families experiencing homelessness receive help to stay in school.
 

Read Ready Covington Challenge Read Ready Covington to kick off Mayor’s Challenge for schoolkids 

It’s said that reading supercharges the imagination. For Covington schoolchildren over the next few months, it could energize their piggybanks as well – in a big way.

Work Turn-In Turning in NTI Work

All NTI work can be turned in from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15.  Work may be turned in at any Covington School, regardles off which school your child attends.

ChooseLove2 March 24 - Choose Love Activity

Gratitude:

(K-2) Draw a picture of one special moment in your life so far.

(3-5) Create a “Top 10” list. Write down the top 10 best moments of your life so far.

stuff the bus challenge Please stop by Chick-fil-A in Newport to help Covington students with school supplies

Covington Independent Public Schools will again participate in Chick-fil-A’s Stuff the Bus challenge to provide school supplies for  students

Interview with Kris Knochelmann Dr. Wilkerson Discusses the Next Few Months of COVID-19

Dr. Janice Wilkerson, Assistant Superintendent for Covington Independent Public Schools, discussed COVID-19’s impact on public education and what the next few months look like for Covington’s schools with Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.  

Choose Love March 23 - Choose Love Activity

Gratitude:

(K-2) Draw a picture of yourself and label what you like most about yourself (strengths, talents, qualities).

(3-5) Describe yourself in words to someone who has never met you before. What do you like most about yourself; be sure to include your strengths, talents, qualities.

School Supplies Getting Ready for School!

We are really excited about getting ready for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you are beginning to think about school supplies, please consider the classroom lists.  They can be found on our School Supply List Page  -Thank you!

Volleyball Lady Bulldogs Volleyball set practice and try-out schedule

The Holmes High School 2019-20 volleyball season begins on July 15.

Last Day Last Day of School - May 15, 2020

The last day of school for students will be Friday, May 15th. We will collect NTI work from Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th from 10:00 - 2:00 each day. Please turn work in at the morning drop off door in the back of the building. Student's personal belongings will also be available for pick up on these days. Don't forget to pick up books for summer reading as well. Final report cards will be mailed on June 2nd.

School Closure Extended to April 20

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday recommended that all schools in Kentucky extend their closure dates until at least April 20. Covington Independent Public Schools will follow his recommendation.

Polly Page Covington Education Foundation names Polly Page as Person of the Year

The Covington Education Foundation has named Polly Lusk Page, a longtime advocate for education, as the organization’s 2019 Person of the Year.

Local 12 Covington schools ensuring all their students get fed during pandemic

Lunchtime brings a new kind of sound these days.

A Covington Independent Schools bus filled with something close to magic -- the magic of another meal rolling in.

Kim Kennett has four children in Covington Independent Schools.

Job Openings Covington is looking for talented people to join our team

Covington Independent Public Schools is looking for talented people to join our team.

COVID Questions Looking for Information about COVID-19?
Herbmania sale Latonia students selling plants and flowers

Latonia students in the Herbmania program will be selling flowers and plants Friday, June 14,  5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday,  June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 

No School Friday, March 20 No School/NTI Friday, March 20

Please note, as scheduled on our school calendar, Friday, March 20 is a Schools Closed Day. No NTI assignments will be due, tomorrow March 20. 

Student meals will continue to be provided on Friday, March 20 at the same locations.

We will resume NTI assignments on Monday, March 23 for NTI day #5.

For information on student meal locations and times, visit our website at covington.kyschools.us. If you have any questions, you can email your child’s teacher, call your child’s school or call our Central Office at 859-392-1000.

Solar panels Covington already reaping benefits from its energy savings project

Covington Independent Public Schools is already reaping benefits from its energy savings project,

WLWT Story Covington schools working to help students during closure

As schools across the area remain closed, districts are facing challenges making sure children continue learning.

Staff members at John G. Carlisle school in Covington are working to make sure kids get what they need during this uncertain time.

Field Day 2019 Field Day 2019

Thank you to everyone that made Field Day 2019 a huge success.  A big thank you to Mr. Kincaid for organizing the event.  Take a look at our photo album!

Operation MVP Operation MVP

During this vital time, please consider helping us meet the needs of our Most Valuable People: our children and families. There are three ways you can help:

1.) DONATE ITEMS AT DROP-OFF SITES
Mon.  | Tues. | Wed.
10 AM - 2 PM

Lakeside Christian Church
195 Buttermilk Pike | Lakeside Park, KY
859.577.7518

Latonia Baptist Church
3800 Church St. | Covington, KY
859.431.8004

Covington Partners
257 W. Pike St. | Covington, KY
859.392.3172

List of accepted items can be found on the Covington Partners Page.
Please note that only new items can be accepted and updates will be made to the list weekly.

2.) PURCHASE ITEMS FROM AMAZON WISHLIST
Purchase items from the wishlist on Amazon.
Items will be delivered directly to Covington Partners.

3.) MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
Make a monetary donation to Covington Partners
All donations will directly benefit our Most Valuable People through Operation: MVP.

For more information, please visit the Covington Partners Page.

Thank you!

Nose Relay Taking Time for a Little Fun

For PPA, our 1st-graders learned to do Nose Relays today. How fun!

Choose Love March 19 - Choose Love Activity

Gratitude: 

(K-2) Think of someone you are grateful for and draw a picture showing why they are special to you.

(3-5) Think of 3 people you are grateful for and give 1 reason telling why each of those people are special to you.

Soccer Team Congratulations to the Cardinals Soccer Team on their 2-1 Win over JGC in the Semifinals!

Join us at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, for the Championship match at 9th District Elementary.  More Pictures.

Career Fair 2019 Career Fair was Amazing

We would like to thank all of the people that shared their careers with our students.  It was a terrific fair and the students learned so much!  Take a look at the gallery.  We would also like to send out a big Thank You to Mr. Shipley for organizing such a successful event!

Choose Love Choose Love Activities

Throughout the year, students have been participating in the Jesse Lewis Choose Love program which has been teaching them how to choose love in any situation through classroom activities and discussions. The program focuses on 4 components: Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion in Action = Choosing Love. In an effort to continue to reinforce the components of Choosing Love, activities will be shared for you and your student to complete during the designated NTI days.

March 18  Choose Love Activity - Gratitude:

(K-5) Write down the word Gratitude. Then decorate the page with pictures and words that show what it means to you.

Child getting a shot Immunization records due by May 24

Don’t forget to get your shots and turn in your immunization records to your school by May 24.

BCM Behringer-Crawford Museum Offers Virtual Tour

Although the museum will be closed until April 7, students can take a virtual tour from home! The tour allows students to virtual walk through the museum, select floors to examine, and even make measurements of the spaces.  Click here to begin your tour!

Capitol 5th Grade Tour of State Capitol

We The 5th Grade had a great tour of the State Capitol Building and Historical Society Museum.  Here are some images from their visit.

Picking Up Food Food Distribution Day 2

It's great to see our students and to check on them as they pick up their meals. 

Remember, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, an additional food distribution time of 7:30 – 8 a.m. is being added to accommodate numerous requests from working parents. This distribution will be at elementary schools only – NOT at the community sites.

Any child under the age of 19 can pick up a free breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the following locations:
All Covington Independent Public Elementary Covington Schools, Latonia Terrace Parking Lot, City Heights Parking Lot, Ninth Street Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church, and St. John's Congregational Church.

Bagged meals can be picked up and taken from the site. Children cannot eat at the pick-up location.

Food distribution at Ninth Street Baptist Student meals can be picked up in the morning beginning Wednesday

 

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, an additional food distribution time of 7:30 – 8 a.m. is being added to accommodate numerous requests from working parents. This distribution will be at elementary schools only – NOT at the community sites.

 

Literacy Family Literacy Night

Latonia Elementary had another wonderful Family Literacy Night! Families enjoyed donuts with hot chocolate and cuddled up in a cozy spot to read a good book.  Every student also received a free book with a stuffed animal and pledged to read every night to their new reading buddies. Thanks to all our families fir attending.

Join the Mayor's Reading Challenge

Mayor Joe Meyer is offering children in PreK- 3rd grade a reading challenge.

Using F2B/CKU, Covington kids will keep their learning on track, especially during the school shutdown timeframe and as part of the 2020 Read Across Covington Challenge

Top five students will receive monetary awards!
1st place: $500.00   
2nd place: $400.00
3rd place: $300.00
4nd place: $200.00
5th place: $100.00

Click here for more information

Produce Make Way for The Produce Man

This week, the Produce Man visited our students and taught them about balance diets.  Take a look at the gallery.

March 13 Letter About NTI Days

Dear Parents:

As you may know, the governor of Kentucky Thursday recommended that all schools in the commonwealth cease in-person instruction for 10 days to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Covington Schools will follow the governor’s recommendation. The district will close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. As of now, students will return to school on Monday, March 30.   

Covington Board Retreat Working on the Work

Members of the Covington Board of Education and district administrators met on Saturday, March 2,  for a board retreat.

Student Meals During Closure

Student Meals Information

MyOnF2BLexia Electronic Resources for Home

With students being home for an extended period of time, it will be helpful for them to work in MyON, Lexia Core 5, and Footsteps2Brilliance (K-3).  Last week all the information for accessing the electronic resources was sent home in a red folder, or given to you at our Family Literacy Night. 

If you are unable to locate your child’s login information, you can request that information from Mr. Mencsik at mike.mencsik@covington.kyschools.us or contact the homeroom teacher. Please understand that login information can only be provided to legal guardians.

Winter Weather Information Winter Weather Information

With winter weather upon us, we would like to remind you how Covington Independent Public Schools makes decisions about school closings, delays, or early dismissals, and communicates weather-related announcements.  We always try to make weather-related decisions in a timely fashion.

Beshear Schools to Close Monday, March 16

The governor of Kentucky today recommended that all schools in the commonwealth cease in-person classes for 10 days to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. Covington Schools will follow the governor’s recommendation. The district will close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.

 

Covington plans for school closures

In the event that schools close, we have prepared action plans to provide required grade-appropriate educational activities for students. 
 

Read Week Read Across America Week

Read Across America was AMAZING last week! Students had so much fun with our theme days, shopping at the book fair, eating green eggs and ham, and enjoying guest readers. Special thanks to our guest readers from Northern Kentucky University and to Mrs. Ross for organizing such a wonderful week!  Click here for pictures.

Water Water Treatment Presentation

We would like to thank the Northern Kentucky Water District for visiting our 4th Graders today.  We really appreciate the information on water treatment and conservation!

Covid-19 How to Prepare for Covid-19

The Northern Kentucky Health Department has released a fact sheet to help you prepare in the event the virus begins to spread.

Atlanta LES Presents in Atlanta

So proud of our school counselor, Mr. Shipley, and school-based NorthKey counselor Ms. Paige for sharing our journey at the Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference in Atlanta. Latonia Elementary has benefited greatly from their leadership and now other educators across the nation can too.

Lit Night Family Night Tonight!

Join us tonight for our Literacy Night Family Night from 5:00 - 6:30. 

Read Across America Read Across America Week

Join us this week as we celebrate Read Across America Week:

Monday  - Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday  - Hat Day
Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day
Thursday  - Wear Red and Blue Day
Friday  - Green Eggs and Ham for Breakfast

Soccer Ball Soccer Tryouts this Week

Tryouts for 4th and 5th Graders will be held in the gym this week:

Tuesday, 3/25/20, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, 3/27/20, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m

AA History Projects 4th Grade African American History Project

Fourth graders have been researching various African Americans of their choice for an informational writing piece and were given the option to create a Biography Bottle to represent their person.  Really creative!

5PP 5th Grade Presentations

The students in Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Maley’s class created presentation on their informational writing pieces about cheetahs and manatees!  Take a look at their presentations.

President's Day No School February 17, 2020

Schools will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President's Day.  Have a great 3-day weekend!

Valentines Sign Happy Valentines Day from LES

CLC students wishing you a Happy Valentines Day in Sign Language.

Microbit Microbot Olympics

Check out the Microbot project our Gifted and Talented program completed.  

Ice Cream Ice Cream Social to Celebrate Success

To celebrate good attendance and good behavior, we had 211 students earn their January incentive.  This month we celebrated with ice cream sundaes, as a thank you to all of our students that come to school everyday and do their best.  Way to go!  Click here for some pictures.

Attandance 012720 Great Attendance Week

This week's attendance: 97%! Wow, we hit it out of the park! Thank you for your support!

 

FRC Logo Latonia Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council Meeting

All parent and guardians are welcomed to participate in Latonia Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council Meeting.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 29th from 3:30p.m- 4:30 pm the Family Resource Center.

FunReading Reading Fun

1st grade students in Mrs. Ritter's classroom became "number snatchers" today. One partner built an addition equation, snatched and hid one of the addends, and their partner had to use one of the learned strategies to figure out the missing addend. Fun while learning!

attendance011820 Last Week's Attendance

We had 96% attendance last week.  That's Great!

2009 State Champions What a Night

The Holmes High School 2009 Boys Basketball State Champions were celebrated on Friday night. The team was recognized at halftime of the Holmes vs Scott basketball game. During the ceremony Covington Mayor Joe Meyer presented the team with a road sign. The sign will be placed near 5th and Philadelphia Streets in Covington.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School Monday, January 20

Schools and offices are closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Students and staff will return on Tuesday, January 21.

Climate Climate Change Presentation

3rd and 4th grade students attended a pretty awesome assembly today focused on the science behind climate change and what they can do to help the future of our planet. Be sure to ask them what they learned.

MLK No School Monday

We will be out of school Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  Have a great weekend!

Board Member Appreciation  January is School Board Appreciation Month

Members of the Covington Board of Education at their last meeting were treated to chocolate and cake in celebration of School Board Member Appreciation Month.

Jan 6 Attendance Weekly Attendance

We started the New Year with 94% attendance rate.  Please help us reach our goal of 98% by making sure students are at school on-time every day, and by scheduling appointments after the school day.

Lunch Lunchroom Reward for December

Congrats to Mrs. Bogg's and Ms. Adams' classes for winning our monthly lunchroom reward.

2009 State Champs Celebrating Champions

Help us celebrate the Holmes High School 2009 State Basketball Champions on Friday, January 17 during the Holmes vs. Scott basketball game at 7:30 p.m.

It's a RED OUT - The first 200 fans wearing a red shirt to the game will receive a FREE slice of pizza!

Celebrating Champions

It's been more than 10 years since the 2009 Holmes High School basketball team went on a magical run that ended with a double overtime victory over Louisville Central to take home the trophy for the best high school team in the entire state of Kentucky.

To recognize and remember this remarkable feat, Covington Independent Public Schools will honor the championship squad on January 17, 2020 at the Holmes vs. Scott basketball game.

RunyansRoots Latonia Garden Named for Mr. Runyan

At the Board of Education Meeting last week, the Latonia Garden was renamed Runyan's Roots in honor of Mr. Runyan.  The naming of the garden is in recognition of Mr. Runyan's dedication to turning a rough patch of ground into a flourishing garden that services the community and several local business.  Over the years Mr. Runyan has used this garden as a opportunity for students to learn about horticulture and entrepreneurship.  We look forward to this program continuing on in his name.

Judy Congratulations Judy Walz on Your Retirement!

At the end of this week Judy Walz is retiring.  Judy has been working and supporting our students for a little more than 20 years.  During her time at Latonia, she has most enjoyed being able to work with students to help them learn.  Judy has also been extremely supportive as a team member, and remembered for her role as "Judeolph" each year as she organizes the Secret Santa program.  We love you Judy, and you will be sorely missed!

Carl the Cardinal Carl the Cardinal!

We would like to welcome our new mascot, Carl, to the Latonia Family.  He was named through a student vote earlier this week and made his debut at the basketball games on Thursday.

Hall of Distinction Hall of Distinction Nominations Being Accepted

Holmes High School has an outstanding history of students who have made significant differences in their communities. It honors its alumni with the Holmes Hall of Distinction and the Holmes Outstanding Young Alumnus awards.

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Latonia Elementary School  |  3901 Huntington Ave.  |  Covington, KY 41015
Phone:859.292.5825  |  Fax:859.292.5918