Capitol Hill Headliner

Friday, January 29, 2021

Message from Principal Hodges


I hope you all are doing well! This week you have received a lot of communications from SPPS and Capitol Hill and teachers, so we will keep the Headliner short:

  • 1st and 2nd Grade In-Person Learning Begins on Monday, February 1. Families received more information regarding this in an e-mail on Wednesday.
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Virtual Learning begins on Monday, February 1. PLEASE NOTE YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER MAY HAVE CHANGED.
  • 3rd through 5th grade In-Person Learning Begins on Tuesday, February 16. ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5 BEGIN VIRTUALLY ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1. PLEASE NOTE YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER MAY HAVE CHANGED.
  • Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) DO NOT have school Monday February 1st through Wednesday February 3rd. More information regarding middle school was e-mailed on Thursday of this week.

Feel free to contact me with any questions at or 612-398-9579.

PTO Meeting Rescheduled

The February PTO meeting is being postponed a couple of weeks. Look for the rescheduled date in upcoming communications.

Tips for Transitioning Back to School, Part 2

  • Practice proper hand washing - wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • If your child rides a bus, plan for your child to wear a mask on the bus and talk to your child about the importance of following bus rules and staying in their assigned seat.

  • If your child is enrolled in VLS, talk with them about any questions, feelings, or concerns they have about joining a new class. All feelings are valid! While some things will change, you can remind them of what will stay the same.

  • Make sure your contact information is up to date with the school. If it isn’t, please contact the main office 651-325-2500.

This document includes this week’s and last week’s tips as well as more detailed suggestions for preparing your child for this transition.

Valentines Day Fundraiser!

Get ready to send your love to the first group of in-person staff by sending flowers and messages for Valentine's Day. The proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards rebuilding our classroom libraries post-pandemic teaching.

More information coming soon!

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The LitMobile is coming back! We will be heading to parks in St. Paul Feb 10th, 11th and 12th. Help us determine which parks to go to by letting us know which parks work best for you!

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