Capitol Hill Headliner

Friday, May 14, 2021

Message from Principal Hodges


This week we have important content in our newsletter!

  • Update on Masks at Recess
  • 8th Grade Celebration Planning Meetings!
  • Instrument Return Dates
  • PTO Updates
  • HEALTH REPORTING - Keep our Community Safe
  • 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 or 612-398-9579.

Update on Masks at Recess

This week SPPS announced that students are no longer required to wear masks while at recess or during activities that occur outdoors. We will continue to work with students on proper distancing, hand washing, sanitizing, and wearing masks indoors.

8th Grade Celebration Planning Meetings!

We have 4 weeks to plan an amazing celebration WITH our 8th grade Capitol Hill students! A dedicated, small but mighty group of students have been working to create a vision and plan. Let's meet and listen to the students and offer up ways to support. Also, please lock in the next four Thursdays for these planning meetings. ALL are welcome!

Topic: CH 8th Grade Celebration Planning

This will be a recurring one-hour meeting from 7-8 pm on May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27th.

Meeting ID: 262 205 9199

Questions - Sunny Kase, 651.307.0536

School-Owned Band and Orchestra Instrument Return Dates

Elementary and middle school students with school-owned band and orchestra instruments who are not currently enrolled in band need to return them to Mr. Fulton's or Mr. Middleton's classrooms by Friday, May 14th. Currently enrolled band and orchestra students should plan on returning school instruments the last week of May. Virtual-learning students may drop instruments off at the Capitol Hill office Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Please be sure cases have all the equipment that came with the instrument and are cleaned of any non-essential items. Thank you!

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

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

Please join us for the last PTO meeting of the year on Google Meet using the link: CH staff will share info about Litmobile and GLOW.

Join the PTO Board!

Passionate about helping Capitol Hill? Like energizing others to help out? We're looking for a new Co-chair and Secretary. Please e-mail Jen at if you (or someone you know) may be interested.

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 If you prefer, you may also contact Dr. Veglia directly

at 651-888-7609 or

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/late arrivals:

Please make sure to always report your child's absence or late arrivals. 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.


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.