Mar. 3, 2023 Newsletter

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Mar. 3, 2023 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • 3/10 - Renaissance Assembly
  • 3/14 - Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3/16 - Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.
  • April 3-7 - Spring Break, No School


1st Semester Report Cards

  • OSD has now uploaded 1st semester report cards into Skyward Family Access under the portfolio tab.  Hard copy report cards will not be mailed home to families this year.


Parents on Deck in School (PODS) - Parents on Deck at School

Capital High School recognizes the importance of parents and guardians and the role they play in a successful educational experience for our students. We would like to invite parent/guardian volunteers – you - to be part of our Parents on Deck at School (PoDS) program.


The goal is to have more adult presence in our hallways to meet, greet and encourage students. The time commitment on your part would be very flexible, but we will focus on the key transition times: school day, lunch times and the end of the day. If you are interested in being a participant in the PoDS program, please submit a volunteer application on the district website. Here is the link to the online volunteer application, along with some other information about volunteering in the Olympia School



We also ask that you call the school directly and let Suzanne or Val (our trusty office professionals) at 360-596-8000 and let them know you are interested. Once we have established a short list – we will arrange a meeting to discuss the particulars! This is a work in progress. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Thank you for your willingness to engage and help Capital High School.

If you have any questions please contact assistant principal Doug Anderson, ([email protected]).


Skyward Family Access


Student Parking

  • Student parking is located in parking lot 3 and 4, the tennis courts and the parking lot located next to C/D pods. No student parking is allowed in parking lot 1 (in the upper lot by the main entrance) as it is reserved for staff parking only.  Any violators will be ticketed. 


FIRE Youth Summit

  • Students with Native American heritage have the opportunity to attend the FIRE Youth Summit at SPSCC on March 14. Lunch and transportation to and from SPSCC from Capital will be provided. Reach out to Mx. Mikinaak to register ([email protected]).


CHS Host Families Needed

  • Another great opportunity to host Japanese Students!!
  • Capital High School is hosting up to forty 9th graders from Japan in May.  These students are from Shukutoku Sugamo Jr. High School, a private school in Tokyo. 
  • Here are additional details.
    • From Friday, May 19th  (pick up @CHS after school) to Monday, May 22nd
    • (Drop off @CHS before school) – We can help transport students from Capital to your house and back if needed.
    • Must host 2 students – 2 boys or 2 girls (they may share a room but must have separate beds)
    • A stipend of $30/student/night (= $180 for each family)
    • Students will be staying and doing some sightseeing in the Seattle area before coming to the Capital.  If your family is interested, please email me at [email protected] ASAP!


Food Deliveries

  • Friendly reminder: No food deliveries allowed for students (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, etc)


Support for CHS Students

Capital High School Counseling Center


School Social Worker

Kim Senger is the Olympia School District Social Worker assigned to Capital High School.  She can provide students and families with community and school based connections such as mental health referrals and resource navigation.  Kim works in collaboration with our school counselors, administration, families/caregivers and community organizations to remove barriers and create equitable opportunities for student success.  If  families.caregivers or students have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call her or your students counselor.  

Sea Mar Community Health Center

In an effort to support student wellbeing and mental health, Olympia School District has a partnership with Sea Mar Community Health Centers to provide mental health services.  A Mental Health Therapist with Sea Mar will be onsite at Capital High School to provide ongoing therapy to students who are enrolled in their services.   Sea Mar is able to accept clients who have Washington Apple Health plans.  If you or your student is interested in hearing more about this service, please direct questions to your school counselor or Kim Senger, School Social Worker, at 360-239-7413 or [email protected].


Counseling Center News

We are sad we needed to cancel the 9th -11th Grade Information Night that was set for 2/23/23.  We will return to our virtual information and registration support


Registration for the 2023-24 school year at CHS is now open! The CHS Counseling Center has developed a comprehensive, step-by-step registration process to guide you. In the below link, you will find videos and links that will inform you about post-high school options, the programs we offer through CHS, and how to request your classes for next year. 


Once the class registration form is completed, students will have a one-on-one meeting with their counselor to review their choices, answer questions , check for accuracy and make adjustments.  These meetings will take place at different times based on the student’s grade level.  Directions and dates for scheduling your meeting will be emailed when we are ready for you (11th graders: beginning of March;  10th graders: mid March;  9th graders: Mid April).  Although these meetings are generally just for students, parents/guardians are welcome especially when there are extensive questions!

You can also find this information on the CHS Website under the “Counseling” Tab.


CHSPO Craft Fair

Our CHSPO is sponsoring an upcoming craft fair.  Attention Shoppers and Crafters! Mark your calendars for the first Cougar Craft Fair: April 22, 10 AM- 3 PM at CHS. The Cougar Craft Fair is the perfect event to pick up your gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grads. Click the link to apply for a table. Special pricing is available for students!


Career Center News

The CHS Foundation Scholarship application is now open! Apply for dozens of local scholarships with just one application. See the CHS CCRC Newsletter below for more information about this and other scholarship opportunities!

The CHS College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC) now has a Monthly Newsletter that is full of easy to access information! It will be updated throughout each month with fresh news, so please check it out frequently. It can be found below and on the CHS website>Counseling>College and Career Readiness Center>CCRC Newsletters for up to date information.

To view full CCRC Newsletter Click Here

  • Topics Include
  • Calendar
  • Naviance - High School & Beyond Plan
  • Senior Exit Interviews
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid
  • Career Map Meetups
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Guaranteed Admissions Program

High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP)

  • If you have completed your HSBP Tasks in Naviance, Congratulations! If not: Naviance Tasks Are Now Past Due!
  • If you missed the due date, keep working on them. It is likely less work than you think. Although the due date has come and gone, you still must meet this graduation requirement to receive a diploma. The CCRC can help!
  • The HSBP is a  Washington State mandated graduation requirement. It is a program designed to help students answer three guiding questions: Who am I? What can I become? And How do I become that? 8-12 graders have HSBP tasks each year. The Olympia School District employs a program called Naviance, where college and career exploration tools are available and these tasks are completed. For Seniors, an Exit Interview, in the Spring, is the final step of the HSBP. Seniors will be answering the above guiding questions. 
  • For more information on how to 
  • Please stay tuned for more information.


Sign-up in Naviance> College>Visits

  • Mar 07 - ASVAB Career Exploration Program (AKA Test) - For 10th-12th graders who want to assess their career aptitudes for civilian and Military pathways - CCRC, 9am-12pm.
  • Mar 08 - SPSCC Early Bird Admissions - CCRC 9:31am-10:37am
  • Mar 08 - Minneapolis College of Art and Design- Virtual Rep visit - CCRC, 12pm & 1pm.
  • Mar 08 - SPSCC Early Bird Admissions- CCRC, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Mar 09 - Seattle Pacific University- Rep visit - CCRC, 12pm 
  • Mar 09 - University of Oregon - Rep visit - CCRC, 1pm
  • Mar 10 - United States Marine Corps- Rep visit - CCRC, 12pm & 1pm
  • Mar 10 - ASVAB 9am- 12pm *OSD KNOX building, 111 Bethel St. NE 
  • Mar 14 - ASVAB Score Explanation and Information - National Guard Rep- CCRC, 12pm & 1PM
  • Mar 15 - Running Start Application Assistance - SPSCC Rep- CCRC, 12pm & 1pm
  • Mar 15 - US Navy Rep visit- CCRC, 12 & 1pm
  • Mar 17 - University of Utah - Virtual Rep visit - CCRC, 12pm
  • Mar 21 - Yale University - Rep Visit - CCRC, 12pm & 1pm
  • Mar 22 - Career Map Meetup- Olympia city Employees - CCRC, Club time, 9:31am

Updates for Seniors

Grad Night Sponsored by the CHSPO

  • Tickets on sale for Grad Night at
  • Grad Night, a longstanding CHS tradition, is an epic, professionally-produced, overnight celebration for graduating Seniors only. Scholarship requests are also available through the website. Save $20 and buy your ticket before March 31st!
  • Venues and activities will be revealed over the next few months, but the fun is guaranteed to be non-stop. Follow classof2023gradnight on Instagram for more details.


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