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August, 2015

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Daily Bulletin

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CHS Summer Office Hours

CHS summer office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, August 11th through September 8th. The first day of school is Wednesday, September 9th!

Fall Athletic Parent Night

If you have a student that will be participating in an upcoming fall sport, please plan on attending the Fall Athletic Parent Night on Monday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m. in the theatre.

Freshmen/New Student Orientation - September 1st

Freshmen and new students – Please plan on attending our CHS orientation on Tuesday, September 1st at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Come to the lower parking lot to the entrance of the main gym. There will also be a student social that evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for CHS freshmen and new students only. The cost is $5.00 per person.

Administrative Changes

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Hewitt and Michelle Anderson will be acting as Co-Principals at Capital High School for the 2015-2016 school year with Mr. Gordon Chamberlin (current Assistant Principal at Reeves Middle School and former Assistant Principal at CHS)in the role of Assistant Principal. Mr. Grimm will continue as our Dean of Student.

Our community will be able to assist the Superintendent next year to conduct a search for the new Principal of CHS for the 2016 school year and beyond. If you have questions/concerns for either one of the CHS Principals, please continue to contact the main office and our staff will direct you to the appropriate Principal based upon your needs.

We are excited to be able to continue the great work of making Capital High School the best school in Thurston County.

Bus Routes

Bus route information is now available! For details visit Online Bus Route Finder. You can also download a printable version of your bus routes.

IB Information Night - October 7th

On Wednesday, October 7th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Pod A, there will be an informational meeting for 11th and 12th grade parents, guardians and their students concerning the upcoming IB year. This meeting will provide basic information about the program as well as specifics concerning the upcoming registration process.

Safe Schools Alert

Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.

Ingersoll Stadium Closed for Turf Replacement

Ingersoll Stadium is closed through early September for installation of new field turf. During the closure there is no public access to Ingersoll, including key card access, due to the work that is ongoing across the entire turf area and staging of the work in the area along the track. There is a football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 (CHS vs. Tumwater - Go Cougars!), which will be conducted as planned, but the stadium likely will not be open to the public until school starts as the finishing touches are put on the project. The new turf will replace an 11-year-old surface that has exceeded its eight-year life span. Thanks to everyone for their patience as the district undertakes this important safety project! 

2015-16 School Calendar

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been finalized. Here are some of the significant changes: 

  • A recent survey showed elementary and middle school families preferred early releases to late starts for teacher collaboration time. The new calendar honors that request by ending late starts and moving to early releases for elementary and middle schools.
  • There will be fewer of these early releases than there were late starts this year. This will present fewer disruptions to learning time and provide larger time blocks for teacher collaboration in elementary and middle schools.
  • There will be more consistency in that all early releases will be a half day.
  • High schools will not have early releases except for Friday, Nov. 13, Friday, Jan. 29 and Friday, June 17 (for grading).
  • The spring elementary conference week has been moved to be right before spring break, much like our neighboring districts. 

Click the link below to view the 2015-16 calendar.