Capitol Hill Headliner

Friday, May 28, 2021

Message from Principal Hodges

Hello!


This week we have important content in our newsletter!


  • 8th Grade Celebration on June 9!
  • Litmobile Update
  • PTO Updates
  • 4th Grade EOY Celebration Information
  • HEALTH REPORTING - Keep our Community Safe
  • 4th Grade EOY Event Information
  • COVID Testing recommendations for students
  • Office Updates: 9:15 drop-off time, attendance reporting, early dismissal, changes in dismissal plan.


Feel free to contact me with any questions at andrew.hodges@spps.org or 612-398-9579.

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8th Grade Celebration Planning Meetings!

The 8th Grade Fun Day is happening on June 9th!


9:30 to 4:00 pm at the Capitol Hill fields.

(Rain date will be June 10.)


This is a student-led, parent and teacher supported event filled with social time, activities, food, and prizes.


Open and free to all Capitol Hill 8th graders, regardless of in-person or virtual-learning status. It's outdoors, covid-safe, and school transportation is provided. More information regarding transportation needs will be forthcoming.


Come and CELEBRATE your time at Capitol Hill and LAUNCH your next journey!

Questions can go to chgrad2021@gmail.com or students can ask their 8th Grade Foundations teachers.

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Litmobile t-shirt interest form!

Please fill this out if you’d like to order t-shirts for you, your students, family, friends, etc! It’s a great way to remember this wild year and the little corner of joy we created as a Capitol Hill community! https://forms.gle/bWLTr77bAGLJTJqw6

Plus, you can wear it at one of our summer get togethers!

PTO Meeting - Monday, May 24th from 7 - 8p

PTO Meeting Ballot Results


Thanks to all who attended the last PTO meeting of the year, especially our presenters - teachers, students, and parents. The minutes and slides can be found on the Meetings tab of the PTO Hub. The results of the vote taken during the meeting are as follows:


  • PTO funds were approved to purchase heart monitors requested by middle school Phy Ed teachers.
  • PTO funds were approved for a laminating machine for Capitol Hill staff.
  • The preliminary PTO budget for 2021-2022 was approved.
  • Alex Kotze was re-elected for a second 2-year term as PTO Treasurer.

Read-a-Thon!

The PTO would like to hold a Read-a-thon fundraiser instead of Apex in 2021 - 22. We're looking for volunteers to start making a Read-a-thon a reality! Join us for the planning kick-off on Wed, 6/2 from 3 - 3:45p at Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84177437004?pwd=V09xU3ExaDIzaEFMZzhVUFR1aGpVZz09.
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HEALTH REPORTING - Keep our Capitol Hill Community Safe and Healthy.

The Capitol Hill Health Office is working hard to keep students healthy and families updated with information.


Please see this update regarding when the keep your child home from school and how we determine if a student needs to remain home from school for an extended period of time. Find the SPPS COVID Reporting Form here


If your child is ill, please contact the Capitol Hill attendance line at 651-325-2599 or capitolhill.attendance@spps.org. If you prefer, you may also contact Dr. Veglia directly

at 651-888-7609 or carolyn.vegliayoung@spps.org.


Please expect a follow up call from our nurse or nurse designees during these unique times.

COVID Testing for Students

MDH announced a recommendation for all school-age youth returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.


Schools and youth organizations can send messages and resources available on COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families to families to encourage testing. Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.


Testing locations can be found here.

Office Updates & Procedures: Drop-off time, attendance reporting, early dismissal, changes in dismissal.

Morning Drop-off Time

We want to ensure each child is safe when arriving for school. Staff supervision begins at 9:15am. The earliest time to drop off your child for school is 9:15am. Please do not drop off your child any earlier.


Parent Drop-Off takes place along Concordia Ave. We ask that you pull as far forward as possible to drop off and remain in your car while your child exits out of the passenger side of the car. If you need additional time to drop off or assist your child please pull along Mackubin Ave. by the Green Capitol Hill doors to do so.


Attendance:

Please make sure to always report your child's absence. You can do this in two ways:

Please include your child's name, grade, the reason for their absence, your relationship to the child, and a return phone number that you can be reached at if we should have questions.


Health Related Absences: If your child is ill, please expect a follow up call from our nurse or nurse designee during these unique times. Please see current health considerations here.


Calling Your Child

When calling the school to speak to your child, the office staff will deliver your message to have your child call you back. Teachers are teaching during the day and we are trying our best to lessen the interruptions during instructional time. Thanks for understanding.


Dismissal

Please call the Capitol Hill office at 651-325-2500 if you are are picking up your child early or letting your child go home any other way than their normal route. Please make sure to call the office no later than 1:00 pm for grades 6-8 or 3:00pm for grades 1-5 if you have to make changes. If you call later than these times, we cannot guarantee that your child will get the message.