Dec. 9, 2022 Newsletter

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Dec. 9, 2022 Newsletter


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Capital High School Family Communication 



Upcoming Events

  • December 13 - Winter Concert #1, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 15 - Winter Concert #2, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 16 - All School Winter Assembly
  • December 17 - January 2 - Winter Break


Friday, December 16th - CHS Winter Music Assembly

Friday, December 16th Split Assembly Schedule:

  • Period 1 8:55 – 9:35    
  • Period 2A 9:40 Report to class for attendance.
  • Assembly 2A 9:45- 10:35   (POD A,B,G,H,E,F)
  • Return to 2nd period by 10:45 and stay there until 11:40.
  • Period 2B  9:40 Report to class for attendance.  Stay there until 10:40 and then report to PAC.
  • Assembly 2B 10:50 – 11:40 (POD C,D,I, PE/HEALTH)
  • Period 3 11:45 – 12:25 
  • 1st Lunch 12:30 – 1:00  
  • 4th Period B 1:05 – 1:55 
  • 4th Period A 12:30 – 1:20  
  • 2nd Lunch 1:25 – 1:55
  • Period 5 2:00 – 2:40 
  • Period 6 2:45 – 3:25
  • All visitors who will be attending the music assembly, must check in with the main office prior to the assembly.

Parent Pick-Up Information

Parents, please help us keep our students and staff safe by pulling forward as far as possible at the student drop off area.  Do not stop in front of the building when there is room to pull forward.  Our goal is to relieve congestion on Conger Ave. Thank you for your cooperation!


Career Center News



Alex Weber has been nominated by CHS for the DAR Good Citizen’s Award Competition!

CHS has nominated Annabelle Samson and Alexander Grader for the US Presidential Scholars Award Competition! 

Merja Haatanen is CHS’s recipient of the WSU Regents Scholar Award Nomination and Scholarship! 

Daynniella Hansen has been selected as CHS’s 2023 Capital Lakefair Court Representative!

Please join us in wishing all of these accomplished students success going forward, as they compete at the next level for these honors, awards and scholarships!  


A list of scholarships and search tools can be found in Naviance.  There are scholarships for everyone! You must apply to be considered! Deadlines come and go each month. See Ms. Kimari and Mrs. Proctor in the CCRC for help. 

There are many scholarship resources available including

Gear Up ;

2023 Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship Nomination

The Carson Scholars deadline for applicants was this week. We applaud all of our contestants for their achievements and wish them each the best going forward! One student from CHS will be nominated to compete for the Award. We will make this announcement next week. 

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is pleased to offer the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. High school seniors in the state of Washington are eligible. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, academic achievement, and financial need. Each award is worth $2,500 and winners will be notified in April.

Link to the 2022 Manual Form (to print, then handwrite answers, and mail in): 

 Link to the 2022 Fillable Form (can type directly in the document, then print, and mail in): 

All applications (with ALL attachments) must be postmarked by March 10, 2023. (Late or incomplete applications will not be judged). We do not mail applications to individuals. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our scholarship hotline at (206) 706-8486 or email me at [email protected]


Need help on your FAFSA or WASFA before winter break? Stop by the CCRC next week during lunch for help. 

Want to work on your FAFSA or WASFA over break? Visit the 12th Year Campaign website for resources and support.


Capital High School Attendance Information


ATTENDANCE OFFICE (360) 596-8019 Attendance Secretary: Rebekah Grods  


When calling the office voicemail, please speak clearly and include the following information in your message: 

  • Student name (please spell last name) 
  • Parent or guardian name 
  • Reason for the absence/specific type of appointment (it is not excused without a reason) 

EXCUSING YOUR STUDENT: A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST CALL THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE TO EXCUSE A STUDENT’S ABSENCE OR AN EXCUSED TARDY (excused tardy: late from medical appointment, dental). Calls must be received within 48 hours of a student’s absence or tardy. The voice mail is available at any time of the day to leave a message. For attendance purposes a note will not be accepted. 

ARRIVING LATE or REMOVING YOUR STUDENT FOR AN APPOINTMENT: Advanced notification to the attendance office saves disruption to the teachers, students and staff in trying to locate the student on short notice. It is very important to understand that a parent/guardian must call AND the student must sign out AND back in with the Attendance Office.  PLEASE CALL the attendance office ahead of time to arrange those details-the earlier the better. 

State your student’s name, spelling the last name. 

State the type of appointment: Doctor, Dentist, Legal, Professional etc… 

State the time your student needs to leave or approximate time your student will be arriving at school.

When given advance notice we will send a note to have your student dismissed for their appointment. Your student then goes to the Attendance Office to SIGN OUT. When your student returns from their appointment they will sign back in at the Attendance Office and receive a pass to class. 

EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCE: ANY ABSENCE OVER THREE DAYS (NOT INCLUDING ILLNESS) MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL THROUGH THE Extended Leave of Absence form. Signatures from the Dean of Students, parents and teachers are all required. This process may take a couple days to complete so please plan in advance. Forms may be obtained in the attendance office. 

EXCESSIVE EXCUSED ABSENCES: Excessive excused absences MAY result in a Dr Note being required to excuse all absences. CHS Administration will contact the parent/guardian


CHS Parent Organization Links


CHS Annual Giving Tree

For the past 14 years, the staff, students and community of Capital High School have spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate through the CHS Giving Tree. Your donations go towards the purchase of gift cards for deserving CHS students just in time for the holidays.


Too many CHS students are struggling to meet even their most basic needs. It is a blessing to let these students know that they are seen and cared for by doing a little special something for them during a tough time in their lives. For some, this may be the only gift they receive this year. We could not do this without the support of our staff, students and community members. We have found over the years that the best way to gift these students is with a $25 gift card selected especially for them. This way, they can truly get the gift they have been wanting or something they need.


Annually we serve approximately 250 students through the Giving Tree. Each year the need seems to rise - from the pandemic to increases in the cost of living, from utilities to gasoline - and this year is no exception for our families. What we've learned is that having a visible website to collect donations for the CHS Giving Tree is the most convenient solution, allowing us to quickly and fully provide to our CHS students. 100% of your donation will go to CHS students in need.


If you have any questions regarding the CHS Giving Tree, please contact Janet Anderson, CHS Counseling Office, at [email protected]


We will gladly accept donations at:   This donation link is sponsored by the CHS Parent Organization.  We thank you for all your generous support during this Holiday Season.


OSD Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2022-23 School Year

A Federal USDA waiver that permitted school districts to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students during the pandemic expires in August 2022. Therefore, for the 2022-23 school year, the Olympia School District will resume charging regular prices for school meals, with free/reduced price meals for qualified families with an approved application on file.  For more information, please visit:


Senior Information

Seniors, please complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Many Scholarships will need this information. To complete your FAFSA go to:


If a teacher recommendation is needed for your college applications, please speak to the teacher two(2) weeks in advance and provide them your resume. Update your Naviance account, so that teachers will be able to send your letter by the due date through Naviance.


If a counselor recommendation or a "Secondary School Report" is needed, please send/deliver answered questions from the Counselor Recommendation Letter Directions document on the CHS website, including a copy of your resume to your counselor at least two(2)weeks before any deadlines.

Ordering caps, gowns and other graduation items: go to .  Don't forget to order ASAP to save on the prices.


Please see the message from Josten’s below:

Class of 2023 Seniors and Families, it is not too late!!

You still have the opportunity to take advantage of the reduced pricing for your graduation items/  We invite you to join us at our in-person order event to place your order with just a deposit and your final payment would then be due by March 1, 2023.

We have two locations to choose from on December 10th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:

  • Graham Kapowsin High School Parking Lot
  • 22100 108th Ave. E. 
  • Graham, WA 98338
  • Henry Foss High School Parking Lot
  • 2112 S. Tyler St.
  • Tacoma, WA 98405

We hope to see you at the event!  You may still order online as well.


Grad Night 2023 - Sponsored by the CHSPO

Don’t miss this long standing CHS tradition!  Grad Night is an epic, professionally produced, overnight celebration for graduating Seniors only!  Buses will depart from Saint Martin’s at approximately 10 pm the night of Graduation. After an all-night extravaganza with incredible games and activities, professional entertainment, great food, and much more, students will return to Capital High School the following morning at 5:30 am.  Tickets will go on sale in January, and we cannot wait to celebrate you - our CHS Grads of 2023


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