Capital High Newsletter


DECA's 2019 Make-A-Wish kid is a 7 year old named Wyatt

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Main Office 854-4490

Counseling Office 854-4499

Attendance Office 854-4493

Attendance office PTL Line 854-4494

Senior Formal Pictures

Senior Formal Pictures September 4th

CHS Senior Yearbook Photo Requirements

All seniors get a 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 4 with retakes on October 2. If students wish to replace that photograph with one taken by another photographer, the replacement photo must be emailed to by November 1, 2019.

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 a different photographer? The following requirements must be followed:

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

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 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 colors.

8. Do not use soft focus.

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

10. File size no less than 1 MB.


You remember the years, now help them not forget! A Senior Ad in the Talon yearbook is such a special way to document the fun, hardwork and success over the years! Lotsa price options (as low as $25!) Now is the best price...until October 15!

For more information and for answers to frequently asked questions, please visit or call 951-274-9561

Form for Senior Parents-Ads for Grads

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10th & 11th Grade Picture Retake Day

September 25th
DTech Bus Schedule

Dennis Technical Education Center Bus pickup and drop off times for blocks 1, 2 & 3.

3rd Block DTEC Buses After School Drop Off Locations

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Wednesday is late start, class starts at 8:20 am. Morning bus routes will pickup at normal time. Click on DTech Bus Schedule above for Wednesday DTech bus schedule.

Back to School Night

Back-To-School Night Parent Information

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Memo to Parents Re: Emergency Response Procedures

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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.

All Visitors please check-in at Main Office for ID Badge

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Student Parking Permits


Students parking at Capital must have a parking permit. Parking Tickets will be issued to any vehicle parked at Capital that does NOT have a parking permit starting Tuesday September 3rd thru the rest of the school year (May 22nd).

Parking Permit $15.00 (Please bring: car registration, drivers license & proof of insurance)

Please do NOT park in numbered spots, those are reserved for Capital Staff.

Attendance Information


Students are allowed 9 absences per semester in each class period; this includes both excused and unexcused absences. A student is considered absent if they miss 20 or more minutes of the class. All absences must be excused by a parent or guardian within 48 hours of the absence in order to avoid a truancy. Parents or guardians can call the attendance office 24 hours a day 7 days a week to excuse absences. The direct phone number to the attendance office is 208-854-4493. Voicemails in the attendance office are checked regularly during school hours.

Absences that do not count toward the total 9 absences include: medical absences excused with documentation from a health care provider, legal absences excused with documentation from a court appearance or if a student is participating in a school sponsored activity.

Truancies occur when absences are not excused. Reasons for truancies may include leaving campus without permission (PTL), intentionally missing class, arriving to class more than 20 minutes late without a parent/guardian excusal or any absences that is not excused within 48 hours.

If a student exceeds the allowed 9 total absences in a class during the semester they may be at jeopardy for losing credit for that class.

PTL’s (Permit to Leave)

If your student needs to leave school early for any reason they must first obtain a permit to leave (PTL). Permits to leave can be requested by a parent or guardian by calling 208-854-4494. We kindly ask that you allow at least 1 hour of notice for a PTL but more advanced notice is always appreciated.


Students are considered tardy if they are not seated in class when the bell rings at the beginning of each class period up until 20 minutes into class. If a student is more than 20 minutes late they are considered absent.

Students are allowed 5 tardies per semester in each class period without consequence. If a student receives 6 tardies in a class period they will receive 180 minutes of detention time that must be served before the end of the semester. 7 or more tardies will result in the student receiving an additional 30 minutes of detention for every tardy acquired.

Be cool! Stay in school. Don’t be late. Graduate!

Information from the Counseling Office

Parents/Guardians of Capital students,

If you move outside the Capital high school boundaries, please have your student pick up an Open Enrollment application in the counseling office. It is important to fill it out and have it signed by Parents/Guardians then returned to the counseling office so we can update your address in Infinite Campus and any mail correspondence will make it to the right address. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

If your student is absent for 3 days or more because of illness or medical condition and you wish to have homework requested, please call the counseling office at 208-854-4499 BEFORE 10:00 a.m. on the third day of being absent.

College & Career Center News

College & Career Center News for September

Capital is now using to help students with the college process. All students are welcome to set up their account and begin searching for schools and making their list of schools they may want to apply to.

Seniors will be requesting their transcripts from Scoir once they have applied to the colleges of their choice.

Parents are welcome to create an account on Scoir, as well. You can have your student invite you, once they have an account or contact Mrs. Cupps and she will help you get an account set up.

Important Dates for September:

September 19:

Senior and Parent College Information Night, 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium

College Visits to Capital and the Treasure Valley (all visits will be in the Career Center unless noted)

September 4:

Idaho State University @ lunch

September 8:

Exploring College Options (Duke, Georgetown, Stanford, UPenn, Harvard) @ the Grove Hotel, 7 p.m. RSVP:

September 10:

New York University @ Break

Four Fantastic Colleges (Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore) @ Inn @ 500, 6-8 p.m. RSVP:

September 11:

Coast to Coast Tour (UC-Berkeley, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, Vanderbilt) @ Boise High School, 7 p.m. RSVP:

September 12:

Boise State University @ lunch

September 17:

Whitman College @ Break

Exploring Educational Options (Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Rice, University of Chicago) @ Columbia High School, Nampa, 7 p.m. RSVP:

September 19:

Washington University in St. Louis @ lunch

September 24:

Oregon State University @ Break

University of Idaho @ lunch

Military Visits:

Navy: Every Monday @ lunch

Army: Every Tuesday @ lunch

Marines: First and Third Thursday @ lunch

Air Force: Second Wednesday of the month

Looking Ahead Dates:

October 1: FAFSA opens

October 7: Financial Aid Night @ 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium

October 16: PSAT (all sophomores and juniors will take this exam during the school day)

October 30: Boise National College Fair @ Expo Idaho, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

Band Information

The Capital Band will have the Annual 'Nine and Dine' Golf Scramble on September 14th. Golf starts at 4pm and dinner starts at 7pm at Shadow Valley Golf Course. Here is a registration link!
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September 4th and 5th at lunch.

Club Rush provides a great way for students to see all of the available clubs here at Capital. It will take place in Eagle Square (the middle courtyard).

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Capital Eagles Athletic Dept. - Strength & Conditioning Program

Capital is sponsoring a donation drive to help us replace outdated and unsafe equipment in our weight room. We currently run 7 Athletic Fitness classes throughout the day meeting the needs of approximately 240 of our athletes as well as having an after school program Monday –Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30.

Our after school program is under the direction of Coach Pat Corbett. Coach Corbett is a USA Level 2 certified coach, Advanced Sports Performance Instructor and has coached the USA National Team, Toronto Blue Jays strength and conditioning staff and at the Olympic Training Center. He has 30 + years of experience in coaching and training high school athletes and has also coached football, wrestling and track. He is one of the most knowledgeable coaches in the State of Idaho and your student athlete will have full access to him for FREE! Coach Corbett will be assisted by Coach Dustin Golden who is a new instructor on our staff this year.

Coach Corbett and Coach Golden will work closely with our fitness instructors and coaches to align everything we do in our classes and after school to build the most comprehensive Strength & Conditioning program in the northwest and meet the needs of all of our teams and athletes. Better trained athletes mean safer athletes that are less susceptible to injury and can recover quicker if injuries happen.

Please help us build our program. Your donation is needed and appreciated. Donations can be made through the Boise Ed Foundation.


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 navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, you may pick up a FERPA form at your school, or call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form

Travel Opportunities

If travel is something you have always wanted to do, consider two amazing opportunities coming up! Italy spring of 2020 and Austria/Switzerland/Germany spring of 2022!

Send your student on a trip of a lifetime, or travel as a family! Interested? Contact Mrs. Carter at: for more information!


Happy September Capital! September brings Fall Ball for Lacrosse. This year we are fielding a combined team with Borah. We have 6 weeks of games coming up starting September 7 on our home field at Riverglen. Please see the schedule below and come out to support your Eagle lacrosse players. IF you have any lacrosse questions please email me at or


Date Time Place Opposing team

Sept. 7th, 11:00 am Riverglen Timberline

Sept. 7th, 1:00 pm Riverglen Valley View/Middleton

Sept. 14th, 11:00 am Timberline Valley View/Middleton

Sept. 14th, 2:00 pm Timberline Timberline

Sept. 21st, 10:00 am Riverglen Valley View/Middleton

Sept. 21st, 1:00 pm Riverglen Kuna/Mountain View

Sept. 28th, 11:00 am Meridian Meridian

Sept. 28th, 1:00 pm Meridian Valley View/Middleton

Oct. 5th, 11:00 am Meridian Kuna/Mountain View

Oct. 5th, 1:00 pm Meridian Rocky Mountain

Oct. 12th, 11:00 am Centennial Kuna/Mountain View

Oct. 12th, 1:00 pm Centennial Centennial