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What's Going On In The World Of Cougars - December 18, 2020

SPPS Return to School Announcement

SPPS is planning to bring some students back for full-time in-person learning on Monday, February 1, starting with our young learners.

On Monday, February 1, the following students will begin full-time in-person learning at Capitol Hill:

  • 1st and 2nd Grade

On Tuesday, February 16, the following students will begin full-time in-person learning at Capitol Hill:

  • 3rd -5th grade

First-Fifth grade families, including students who receive special education services that wish to stay in
distance learning for the remainder of the school year, may enroll in the Virtual Learning School by Friday, January 8, if you've not done so already. Follow this link to apply: link.

If you have already enrolled in Virtual Learning School (VLS) and wish to change to go back to in-person instruction, contact the SPPS Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760 or by email at

We are working on a plan to bring back some middle school students for academic and social emotional support as well. This will not be the same as hybrid or fully returning to school. We will have more information on this plan as well soon.

More information about the announcement can be found here.

We will have more information specific to our plan at Capitol Hill in the coming days and weeks. Please reach out to Principal Hodges at 612-398-9579 or for any questions as well.

PTO News

Thanks to all who attended the December PTO Meeting. In addition to learning about school updates, we discussed the district approach for identifying Advanced Learners this year and brainstormed some strategies and content to market Capitol Hill to families. The minutes, recording, and slides can be found on the Meetings tab of the PTO Hub. We're taking a break from PTO meetings in January, so we'll see you on February 8th!

Counselor's Corner

Looking for some meaningful family connection over winter break? Try out some of these screen-free SEL activities to do at home:

Grades 4-8 - Schoology Parent Report

Did you know that you can get a weekly report on your child's progress, including grades and missing work!? Ms. Johnson, a teacher at Capitol Hill and a parent of three SPPS students has made a video to show you how to set this up!

Watch the video here