CHS Newsletter


Rolling out the Red Carpet for a "Premier New Year"

Welcome to the 1st day of 2017-2018 School Year
Grading in Schools Today - Speaker Tom Schimmer

Flyer with information about Grading in Schools Today

Capital High Office Phone numbers

Main Office 854-4490

Counseling Office 854-4499

Attendance Office 854-4493

Attendance office PTL Line 854-4494



Parents please be aware of the two phone lines for the attendance office.

854-4493-This is the phone line to leave student absences ONLY.

854-4494-This is the PTL line for students who need permits to leave ONLY, as these are time sensitive they are retrieved as soon as the message is left on the voice mail to deliver to your student as soon as possible.

Please help our student assistants that deliver these PTL’S by giving them plenty of time to get these permits to your students. One hour’s notice is much appreciated!

Remember: Parent phone calls cannot excuse a tardy, only medical notes or an official appointment notice will excuse a tardy.

Public Focus Group Meetings for Calendar Modification

September 5 & 6: The public is invited to attend two public focus group meetings to discuss the Boise School District'sproposed modification to the 2018-19 school year. The meetings will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Whitney Elementary School, 1609 S. Owyhee St., Boise
  • Wednesday, September 6th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Lowell Elementary School, 1507 N. 28th St., Boise

With a focus on student achievement, the Boise School District's Board of Trustees in October of 2017 will consider modifying the 2018-19 school year calendar to end the First Semester prior to the Winter Holiday Break, which will result in ending the school year before Memorial Day weekend, the last week of May. Currently, First Semester ends about two weeks after Winter Break and secondary students spend that 'break' studying and preparing for their final exams. The school year currently ends after Memorial Day in June. A public comments website has been created to accept input from Boise School District parents/guardians, students, staff members and patrons.

No School

September 4th - Labor Day

October 5th -Teacher In-Service

October 6th - Teacher In-Service

PSAT Test on October 11th ***Start time will be 7:45 am ***

Due to our PSAT Test on Wednesday, October 11th we will have a start time of 7:45 am

Daily Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

0 Hour 6:48 am to 7:40 am

1st period 7:45 am to 8:37 am

2nd period 8:42 am to 9:37 am

Break 9:37 am to 9:52 am

3rd period 9:52 am to 10:44 am

4th period 10:49 am to 11:41 am

Lunch 11:41 am to 12:21 pm

5th period 12:21 pm to 1:13 pm

6th period 1:18 pm to 2:10 pm

7th period 2:15 pm to 3:07 pm

****Tech Center Bus Schedule**** Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Tech Center Bus (416) Leaves at 7:35 am for 1st Block

Tech Center Bus (416) Leaves at 9:47 am for 2nd Block

Tech Center Bus (418) Leaves at 1:18 pm for 3rd Block

Every Wednesday PLC Schedule

0 Hour 6:48 am to 7:30 am

PLC 7:30 am to 8:15 am (For Teacher's Only)

1st period 8:20 am to 9:07 am

2nd period 9:12 am to 10:02 am

Break 10:02 am to 10:17 am

3rd period 10:17 am to 11:04 am

4th period 11:09 am to 11:56 am

Lunch 11:56 am to 12:36 pm

5th period 12:36 pm to 1:23 pm

6th period 1:28 pm to 2:15 pm

7th period 2:20 pm to 3:07 pm

*** Morning Buses will run on Daily Schedule everyday*** Cafeteria & Library will be open ***

(please go to your bus stop at regular time on Wednesday mornings, below is a link to bus schedules)

***Wednesday Tech Center Bus****

Tech Center Bus (416) Leaves at 7:35 am for 1st Block

Tech Center Bus (416) Leaves at 10:12 am for 2nd Block

Tech Center Bus (418) Leaves at 1:28 pm for 3rd Block

Capital High School Busing Schedule

Reminder Buses run at normal times on Wednesdays

Back to School Night

September 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Back to School Night Form

Information on Back to School night and Form to fill out Student's schedule

College & Career Information

A few important dates…

September 20: NCAA Presentation, 7-8 p.m. at Borah High’s Little Theatre (We are joining with Borah for this presentation and encourage all athletes to attend. Presenting will be the ISU Athletic Director and he will be bringing student athletes with him to share their experiences. We are also hoping to include the NAIA in this presentation and are working on getting the Athletic Director from The College of Idaho.)

September 21: Senior and Parent College Information Night, 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium (I’ll be going over the application process, scholarships, financial aid, Naviance.)

October 3: Financial Aid Information Night, 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium (A financial aid officer will talk about the financial aid process.)

Tuesdays in October: Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24…I will have extended hours and will be in the Career Center helping families complete their FAFSA, from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

October 16-October 20: College Application Week…Through the student’s American Government class I will have all students complete a college application. I will be encouraging all students to complete the application for Idaho colleges…it’s easy and it’s free. More information will be coming later.

November 1: Boise National College Fair at the Expo Idaho…9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Over 130 colleges and universities will be present to speak with students about their respective schools. This is a free event.

College visits: All are in the Career Center unless noted…

Aug. 31: Valparaiso University, 11:40 (lunch)

Sept. 5: New York University, 9:40 (break)

Sept. 7: Boise State, 11:40 (lunch)

Sept. 10: Exploring College Options: Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Georgetown, and UPenn, 7 p.m. Oxford Suites, Boise (rsvp:

Sept. 13: Pomona College, 3:05 (after school)

Sept. 19: Gonzaga University and Whitman College, 9:40 (break)

Sept. 21: University of Idaho, 11:40 (lunch)

Sept. 25: Dartmouth College, 7:30 a.m. (before school); Pacific University, 11:40 (lunch)

Sept. 26: University of Southern California, 9:40 (break); Lewis-Clark State College, 11:40 (lunch)

Sept. 29: Swarthmore College, 11:40 (lunch)

Military Visits: All visits are in the Career Center and at lunch unless noted.

NAVY: Every Monday, beginning Sept. 11

NATIONAL GUARD: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

AIR FORCE: Third Tuesday of every month

ARMY and MARINES…have not contacted me yet but you are welcome to go to the recruiting station to visit the recruiter. I’m sure they will be contacting me soon.

Staffulty of the Month Nomination link

To nominate a Staffulty member for Staffulty of the Month

Homecoming Week October 9th - 14th

Homecoming Dance Saturday October 14th 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Make-A-Wish week during homecoming

This is Capital's 11th year participating in Make-A-Wish.

More information to come! We just wanted to remind everyone to start saving your change!

Stars will be available for purchase for $1.00 during homecoming week and on Friday October 13th we will have the Miracle Minute.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes for 10th & 11th graders will be on September 27th

CHS Senior Yearbook Photo Requirements

All seniors get a FREE professional, high quality, formal photo taken with our official photographer during the in-school studio days so that there is a reserved spot on our layout. Dates are scheduled for September 6th with retakes on October 11th.

If students wish to replace that photograph with one taken by another photographer, the replacement photo must be emailed to by November 1, 2017.

The studio will provide everything needed for a professional, high quality photograph and will submit the picture to the yearbook staff. There will be no sitting fee, no charge for the yearbook photo submission and there will be the option to purchase more prints.

The studio will provide the tux jacket and shirt for boys and the drape for girls.

To help keep mistakes to a minimum, we post yearbook proof pages TWO TIMES in the hallway outside room 230. This usually happens in December and January. STUDENTS MUST CHECK THESE PROOF PAGES to confirm that we have their photo, name is spelled correctly and photo is placed in correct spot.

Using an off-campus photographer? Your photographer must use the following requirements:

****Attire must be school appropriate and not in violation of dress code.******

We use a FORMAL, traditional photograph for our yearbook. Please read the following carefully.

1. Send digital file to by Nov. 1.

2. Gentleman should have a black tux or suit jacket

3. Ladies’ attire should consist of a black drape. For modesty, covered shoulders and head coverings are acceptable.

4. No feathers, turtlenecks, or fluff.

5. No props (football, roses, etc.)

6. No hands.

7. Use a simple, uncluttered background. Use only soft, muted colors and avoid bright background colors. Do not use trees, bushes, etc. for the background.

8. DO NOT use soft focus.

9. Make sure that the picture shows from mid-chest to the top of the head with some space above the head.

Questions? Email:

Fall Community Education Classes

Register NOW for

FALL Community Education Classes

Whether you're a parent, student, patron or staff member, you are invited to register NOW for Boise School District's FALL Community Education classes. We are excited to offer you nearly 300 personal enrichment courses, many of them new & affordable lifelong learning classes that are sure to enrich your life! We have classes for all ages! Hurry, courses fill quickly! Enroll online at

FALL Community Education session begins Monday, September 11, 2017 and runs through Thursday, October 19, 2017.

For more than 45 years, Boise School District's Community ED program has served as Boise's first choice for lifelong learning. Continue your journey with us!

Unpaid Meal Charge Procedure

Boise School District

Unpaid Meal Charge Procedure


1. To provide parents/guardians with access to information to assure their students have food service funds available.

2. To assure students have access to a limited amount of meals until adequate funds are deposited on the students account or until the student brings cash for a meal.

Payment options:

1. Parents/guardians can make prepayments to their students’ food service accounts at any time with cash or check. Checks should be made out to BSD Food & Nutrition Services and include their students’ names and/or 9 digit (or 5 digit) student account number.

2. Parents/guardians can set up a free account on using their student’s 9 digit student account. This service allows families to check students’ food service account balances and make one time or reoccurring deposits (for a small fee).

3. Any funds remaining on a student’s food service account at the end of the school year will be available to the student the next school year, regardless of any school changes within Boise School District.

Notification of low balances:

1. Parents/guardians can utilize to check students’ food service account balances or set up free low balance text or email notification.

2. Food & Nutrition Services cashiers notify senior high students when their food service account balances are getting low, typically when the account is under $5.00. Elementary and junior high students are only told their account balance if a student asks for their information.

Notification of negative balances:

1. Food & Nutrition Services assists with funding an automated notification system that contacts families via telephone and email when their students’ account balances becomes negative.

  1. The system uses the primary phone number and email address listed in Infinite Campus. Parent/guardians must assure this information is up-to-date at all times.
  2. The automated system is set up to notify families five days a week by phone and twice a week via email.

2. Negative balance letters are sent home on a weekly basis by the Food Service Manager. These letters are either mailed to the student’s home address or, at some elementary schools, folded and stapled (to assure the information remains confidential) and provided to the student in the classroom to take home to parents/guardians.

Extending credit – students without funds:

1. As a courtesy, the Boise School District extends credit to students in the following amounts: Elementary and junior high credit limit is $15.00, senior high credit limit is $5.00.

a. Regardless of the amount owed to Food & Nutrition Services, a student can pay cash at the point of sale for a meal.

b. The student is allowed to charge only ‘first meal’ purchases as long as they do not exceed the credit limit. Ala carte items, including milk, second entrees or second meals cannot be purchased on credit. Funds must be on a student’s food service account or a student must have cash when purchasing ala carte items.

c. All extended credit amounts are to be repaid by the student (family).

2. If a parent/guardian does not want their student to charge meals, they must contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 854-4090. When requested by the parent/guardian, a notification will be added to the student’s food service account.

Emergency meals - when students exceed the credit limit:

1. Elementary and junior high schools:

a. Emergency meals will be offered to a student when their account exceeds the $15.00 credit limit offered by the District.

b. Emergency meal usage reports will be provided to the Principal (or designee) for follow up with the parent/guardian of the student using the account.

c. Emergency meals are for extenuating circumstances and must not be depended upon by a family.

d. Families needing to access emergency meals should contact the Principal to explain their need for emergency meals.

2. Senior high schools:

a. When a student has exceeded the credit limit, the student will be asked if they want the meal held until they can get the sufficient funds. If the student chooses not to pay for the meal, the meal will be held until after meal service.

b. The Food Service Manager will notify their Area Manager and the Business Technician at the end of meal service of any student who did not return with funds to pay for their meal. When notified, the Food Service Business Technician will research if the phone number in the system is accurate and to check if the family has been receiving notification. The school administrative assistant will be notified if the primary phone number in Infinite Campus is incorrect.

Repayment for unpaid meals:

1. Food & Nutrition Services will continue to collect unpaid meal charges as long as the student remains at the District.

2. Food & Nutrition Services may use a collection agency for the purpose of collecting funds owed.

3. The District may choose to carry over any debt owed into the new school year.

4. Families with students in a paid status can donate unused funds when their student leave the District (moves or graduates). These funds assist other families having difficulty making repayment to their students’ food service accounts.

Annual Notification Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to, and go to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. You may also pick up a FERPA form at your school, or call the Clerk of the Board at 854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.

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