Capital High School Newsletter
Boise School Board Votes to Start School Year Virtually
Boise, ID -- 08/05/2020 -- In a Special Board Meeting held on August 4, 2020, members of the Boise School Board voted unanimously to begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually for all Boise School District students after considering guidance from medical professionals, a recommendation from Central District Health, a recommendation from the Boise School District administration, as well as oral and written public comments received.
“We don’t make this decision lightly,” explained Board President Nancy Gregory. “We thank everyone who provided us input. It’s clear our community values education. We understand the level of stress, anxiety and uncertainty our families, staff members and community are feeling because of this latest surge in COVID-19 cases in our community. We will heed the advice of medical experts who recommend to us that the safest way to begin this school year is for our students to attend virtually at this time.”
In making the decision, the Board and District administration are committed to taking a measured approach to returning safely to school, possibly as early as September 8, 2020, depending on guidance from health experts. “We will continue to meet weekly with medical professionals, including Central District Health, to monitor and evaluate the latest information in making any future decisions about returning to in-person learning,” added Gregory.
The Board also approved following recommendations from the Southern Idaho Conference (SIC) regarding athletics. Currently, the SIC recommends postponing the start of athletic practices from August 10 to August 17. SIC superintendents will continue meeting to evaluate the postponement of practices and when competitions can be held safely.
“Each of us has an important responsibility to control those things that will help get our students back in school safely,” said Boise School District Superintendent Coby Dennis. “That includes wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, washing your hands regularly and disinfecting surfaces. By practicing those safety precautions we can mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and get our students back to learning in school.”
Board members are aware that their decision has implications for families. To assist families with child care, food, social and emotional support, the Boise School District is working with local community child care providers, Boise Community Schools and Boise Food & Nutrition Services, to address the needs of families. Families with immediate basic needs can also call the Boise Schools Foundation’s SAFE Hotline at (208) 472-2233 to be connected with a Boise Schools social worker. The SAFE Hotline is available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Swahili.
Social Worker Scott Crandell - Supporting Capital Families
Capital’s school social worker Scott Crandell is here to assist our families and students. He can assist with any of the following:
· Basic Needs (clothing, food, rent, school supplies or utilities)
· Case Management
· Community Resources
· Google Meet Sessions
· Sidewalk Visits
· Situations that Negatively Impact your Family or Student
· Social/Emotional Support for you Student
If you need assistance, please email Mr. Crandell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 208-472-3478. His office hours are 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m
S.A.T Cancelled at Capital on August 29th
STUDENT DROP OFF ZONE
Attention Parents & Students, the student drop off zone is in the East Parking lot.
Parents and Students will no longer be able to drop off/pickup students at the front of the School, due to continued issues with buses not being able to gain access to the bus pickup/drop off zone. Please help keep the drop off area running smoothly by pulling all the way up to the student entrance double doors near the south end of the east student parking lot.
Thank you for all your help with this matter.
Welcome to Capital - New Staff
Before participating in any practice or game, student-athletes must complete the required documents required by the Boise School District and the Idaho High School Activities Association.