Capitol Hill School

A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th AvePortland, OR 97219Ph 503-916-6303Fx 503-916-2616

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  • MAP Assessments in grades 3-5

    MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test.  Please see the attached parent guide to MAP growth for additional information.  
      
     https://drive.google.com/file/d/19cKVEpq9nesaxTac6I64UDkEugkOXg9P/view
  • Important News to Note

     A change to after school plans

    September 12, 2018

    As many of you know, we are trying very hard to get our buses out on time at the end of the day.  After school plans change often for students.  You can help us when your students have a change by:

     If your student has a change to their Champions plan please see information below.  The school and Champions are separate and both school and Champions need to be contacted.

     If you will not be attending Champions, please make sure to let us know. Below are some options:

    Site email: ch001366@klcorp.com

    Site Phone: (503) 913-2429 (text is okay and sometimes preferred as the hours have us unavailable from 9-1:30)

    Aiko’s email: asato@klcorp.com

      Aiko’s phone: (503) 642 3991

    If your student’s change in plan includes an after school enrichment course, the enrichment course instructor needs to be added to the after school plan for your student with the classroom teacher. Those courses are not a part of Capitol Hill Elementary and  rent our classrooms to offer the classes.  We are not allowed to release your students to the enrichment course without having your permission to do so.         

     If your student is riding a bus home with a friend please send a note with your student with the following information:

     Who your student is

    1. Who your student is going home with
    2. The date
    3. The bus number
    4. The stop they will be getting off at

     These notes will come to the office for approval and signature and become their pass to ride the bus.  Per the student handbook, bus passes should not be used for birthday parties etc.  This becomes a supervision issue for bus drivers.

     Thank you so much for helping us keep our students safe and in the correct place.  If there is an emergency/last minute change in plan that cannot be communicated at the beginning of the day, please email the classroom teacher, Heidi (hreichel@pps.net) and Mike (meskew@pps.net).  You can also call 503.916.6303 but the phones sometimes get very busy.

      TRAFFIC INFORMATION 

             I want to encourage you to follow our Capitol Hill Traffic Plan. Remember that you are welcome to park in any available space in the parking lot and that you're welcome to come early to school. The drop-off is not busy at 7:45. Here are some general suggestions from our traffic plan:

    DO: 

    • Pedestrians and bikes only on Carson 7:30 - 8:15; 2:00 - 2:30
    • Cross only at crosswalks
    • Drop students off school curbside only
    • Keep 17th One Way - south during drop-off times
    • Be mindful of students crossing at 16th and Carson

    Please Don't: 

    • Make U turns in front of the school (it's unsafe and illegal)
    • Load/unload students at the crosswalk/yellow curbs
    • Block the parking lot entrance/exit
    • Park in the wrong direction

     

     Pick up and drop off on 17th in the designated Drop Off Only Zone in front of school

    • Drop students school curbside
    • Do NOT drop at yellow curbs
    • If you are parking to bring your student into the building, do NOT park in the front of the school.  You must remain at the wheel when in the yellow curbside area in the front of the school.
    • Limit vehicle traffic on Carson 7:45 – 8:05; 2:05 – 2:30

     

    • Please no U-Turns
    • Please park the correct direction
    • Please park the correct direction

    traffic pattern


    After School Dismissal Plan

     

    Kindergarten: Bus Riders and after-school care (Champions) will be walked to Bus Dismissal area or picked up by Champions Staff. For students not riding a bus or attending afterschool care a parent or individual verified by student registration will pick up their student(s) from their classroom teacher after the bell rings at 2:15pm. We politely ask families to wait until after 2:15pm to pick up their students from the classrooms.

     

    1st-2nd Grade: Bus riders and afterschool care will be released from their classrooms to the bus pick up area (under the covered area on our blacktop) or to Champions (in the cafeteria) after the bell rings. Students are expected to go straight to these designated areas after the bell rings and check in with staff. For students not riding a bus or attending afterschool care a parent or individual verified by student registration will pick up their student from their classroom teacher after the bell rings at 2:15pm. We politely ask families to wait until after 2:15pm to pick up their students from the classrooms.

     

    3-5th Grade: Bus riders and afterschool care will be released from their classrooms to the bus pick up area (under the covered area on our blacktop) or to Champions (in the cafeteria) after the bell rings. Students are expected to go straight to these designated areas after the bell rings and check in with staff. All students not riding a bus or attending afterschool care will be released after the bell rings at 2:15pm. Parents may pick their child up from the classroom or ask their child to meet them in a specific spot (other than playground due to bus dismissal) for pick up. Both the teacher and parent should know where the student is expected to be picked up at. If the teacher does not know where the designated pick up location is the student will remain in the classroom with the teacher until this information is communicated. Any individual picking up a student must be verified as having permission to do so by the parent via the student registration form.

     

     

     

  • Champions will be new child care provider for Capitol Hill

    For the 2018-19 school year, Capitol Hill School will have a new child care provider – Champions. Champions will provide high-quality before- and after-school child care services. This is a known and well-regarded organization, providing child care in schools in the Portland area and across the country.

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  • New Student Registration (Including Kindergarten 2018-2019)

    Below you will find enrollment paperwork and requirements for students new to Capitol Hill.  This is for grades K-5. Only completed packets will be accepted for enrollment.  If you would like a hard copy of registration paperwork we have it available in the office. Completed registration packets can be turned in to the Capitol Hill office between the hours of 7:30-3:00 Monday-Friday.
     
    Immunization Form ( Grades K - 5)
    Request for Records  (Grades 1-5)
     
        
     
     
     
     

Principal's
Message

  •                                                                            Capitol Hill Elementary 

                                                                              “A Great Place to Grow!”

     

    Dear Capitol Hill Families,

     

    On behalf of the staff at Capitol Hill Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! It has been a great start to the school year and we are so excited to host all our families at our Back to School Night. This event will be held this Thursday, September 20th starting at 6:00pm in your child’s classroom. We will ring the bell at 6:30pm so families can transition to their second classroom if they have more than one child attending Capitol Hill. The bell will ring again at 6:35pm to signal the start of the second session. We will conclude at 7:05pm and look forward to seeing everyone at school the next day.

     

    We are looking forward to a positive productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

     

    1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

    2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

    3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

    4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

    5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

    6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college or a career of their choice

     

    Please consider joining our school’s PTA and volunteering at our school as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

     

          1)Teacher-led instructional support

          2) Lunch and Recess Support

    3) Reading with children who need extra help

    4) School-wide events

    5) Student recognition events

    6) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

     

    Our School’s climate plan and school wide expectations can be found on The Capitol Hill Website at: https://www.pps.net/Page/11438 . While our teachers have already gone over these with our students I encourage you and your child to review them together. If you have any questions about the school wide expectations, please feel free to contact me, discuss them with your child’s teacher or our school’s counselor. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate school behavior for a safe, respectful, responsible and productive school year. Please feel free to review the Portland Public Schools Student Responsibilities, Rights and Discipline Handbook which can be accessed https://www.pps.net/Page/5459 . The wonderful staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, September 20th at 6:00pm. 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kevin Walker

     

    Capitol Hill Elementary Principal

     

     

      

    Mr. Kevin Walker

     Capitol Hill Elementary Principal


     

     

    TRAFFIC INFORMATION 

             I also want to encourage you to follow our Capitol Hill Traffic Plan. Remember that you are welcome to park in any available space in the parking lot and that you're welcom to come early to school. The drop-off is not busy at 7:45. Here are some general suggestions from our traffic plan:

    DO: 

    • Pedestrians and bikes only on Carson 7:30 - 8:15; 2:00 - 2:30
    • Cross only at crosswalks
    • Drop students off school curbside only
    • Keep 17th One Way - south during drop-off times
    • Be mindful of students crossing at 16th and Carson

    Please Don't: 

    • Make U turns in front of the school (it's unsafe and illegal)
    • Load/unload students at the crosswalk/yellow curbs
    • Block the parking lot entrance/exit
    • Park in the wrong direction

     

     Pick up and drop off on 17th in the designated Drop Off Only Zone in front of school

    • Drop students school curbside
    • Do NOT drop at yellow curbs
      • Limit vehicle traffic on Carson 7:45 – 8:05; 2:05 – 2:30

     

    • Please no U-Turns
    • Please park the correct direction

    traffic pattern

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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