We are committed to ensuring our students and families have everything they need to ensure students’ distance learning experience is a success. To that end, we have compiled a list of resources and tools that are available to our Capitol High School Family during this time.
Below is a complete listing of resources for our families as we leverage our distance learning capabilities.
DISTANCE LEARNING PACKETS
Click here to access online packets. These packets are intended for students who were not able to get school issued Google Chromebooks and do not have access to a computer or tablet that would allow them to complete Google Classroom lessons. These lessons can be viewed on phones and will be distributed in print as necessary.
Click here to access the school’s staff directory. Students and families can utilize the information here to directly communicate with teachers and administrators regarding instruction and other pertinent updates.
TEACHER OFFICE HOURS
Our teachers are available via phone, text, email, and Google classroom to students during all hours of our regular school day. However, in these unique circumstances it is our goal to provide dedicated time to review material and provide support to students and families without devices and to students who may be doing their work outside of normal hours due to the extenuating circumstances. Click here to view office hours.
FREE INTERNET SERVICES
Cox is now offering their low-cost internet service, Connect2Compete, free for 30 days including premium remote desktop support. To get these students an internet connection as fast as possible, Cox wants to fast-tract the qualification process. Click here to apply for services.
CURRENT FEEDING SITES
Below is a list of feeding sites in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Baker Heights Elementary, 3750 Harding St., Baker — 8 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon.
Baker High, 5903 Groom Road, Baker — 8 to 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Baker Middle, 2550 South St., Baker — 8 to 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Baker Municipal Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road, Baker — 8 to 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
BREC Park Chamberlain, 16900 Chamberlain St. — 8 to 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
IDEA Bridge, 1500 N. Airway Drive, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
IDEA Innovation, 7800 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Impact Charter School, 4815 Lavey Lane, Baker — 8 to 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Louisiana Key Academy, 3172 Government St., Baton Rouge — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St., Baker — 8 to 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Capitol Middle, 5100 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Collegiate Baton Rouge, 1900 Lobdell Blvd., Baton Rouge — 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Dalton Charter School, 3605 Ontario Blvd., Baton Rouge — 7 to 10 a.m.
Democracy Prep Charter School, 4055 Prescott Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to noon.
GEO Prep Academy of Greater Baton Rouge, 2311 N Sherwood Forest, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
GEO Prep Mid-City of Greater Baton Rouge, 1900 Lobdell Blvd., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
McKinley Middle, 1550 Eddie Robinson Senior Drive, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northeast Elementary, 13801 Pride/Port Hudson Road, Pride — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Park Forest Middle, 3760 Aletha Drive, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Progress Elementary, 855 Progress Road, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wildwood Elementary, 444 Halfway Tree Road, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Woodlawn Elementary, 8160 Antioch Road, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In alignment with the Louisiana Governor’s Office, Capitol be closing until at least April 13, 2020. Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff.
We are making the transition to distance learning beginning Wednesday, March 18. Monday, March 16 will be a staff workday to prepare for the launch of our distance learning program.
Tuesday, March 17 will be Chromebook distribution day.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
For any tech related or student email issues please contact [email protected] or text 225-773- 3781.
Students should be logging on to their Google Classrooms daily, as if they were physically at school.
If you do not have access to, Cox Connect2Compete, is offering free internet service for 30 days for eligible families.
Hard copy packets for work will be distributed as needed. If your student is in need of hard copies of work please email [email protected]
Students will receive at least three (3) grades per week, including an assessment. They must log on every day to complete their work individually.
Grades will be issued weekly. These grades will be uploaded to PowerSchool weekly.
Assignments will be issued daily.
Students can contact their teachers directly via Google Classroom.
For any instructional help please message teachers directly through Google classroom or their Capitol High School email address.
Again, Tuesday, March 17 will be Chromebook distribution day for all students who need a computer. The school will be open from 8 AM to 4 PM.
We are writing to provide an update on our efforts to keep our school campus healthy and safe while
preparing for the possibility of ongoing impacts due to Coronavirus (COVID 19).
Our school continues to take the proper precautions to educate faculty and staff on how to prevent the
spread of viruses in schools, monitoring student, faculty and staff health and ensuring that all
procedures to isolate or send individuals home who demonstrate flu or cold like symptoms.
We have been conducting thorough cleanings of the school facility – which has been being fully
sanitized and will receive daily disinfectant cleanings as well as ensuring custodian crews sanitize
frequently touched surfaces, such as bathrooms, water coolers, desks, countertops, doorknobs,
computer keyboard, hands on learning items, and faucet handles. In addition, we continue to consult
with and follow guidance from our local and state health agencies to guide our decision making.
As always, our primary priority is the safety and well-being of our scholars and their families and we
appreciate your cooperation and assistance. We will continue to diligently monitor the situation and
communicate with families in a timely manner. Please feel free to reach out to our office (225) 239-7506.
Please click here for additional guidance and best practices for dealing with COVID 19.
A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and positive saying of your aspirations and desires. They are designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. The new year is the perfect time to create one. Here are a few tips on how to get started–
Create a list of goals you would like to complete this year.
It is critical to know what your goals are for 2020. Take time to reflect on what you would like to see happen in this school year and what accomplishments you would like to make in the next 12 months.
If you have no idea where to start, seek inspiration on Pinterest. Search for “vision boards examples”. You may notice some people have created digital boards instead of poster boards. Some people even create vision booklets. What do people leave out? What themes do they include? It is also very helpful to see how people have benefitted from this practice.
Gather your materials.
If you plan on using a physical poster board, you will need several materials:
- Beautiful pictures. You can find these online or from magazines.
- Poster board or cork board
- Cutouts of positive words, such as “powerful”, “happy”, or “peaceful”.
Look at it often.
Consider placing your vision board in a place where you will see it often, such as your bedroom or your locker. You may even want to take time every evening to contemplate your vision board and reflect on your progress.
Vision boards are a great way to help you reach your goals as scholars and leaders in our community. Check out our Story to learn more about our school culture.
With social media platforms, such as Twitter and Instagram, journaling may seem old-fashioned. However, research shows that writing your thoughts down is beneficial in many ways. Here are four reasons why you need to commit to noting your ideas and goals.
It will help you remember your thoughts.
Your memory isn’t the most reliable thing, especially as you get older. Writing thoughts and goals will place them in your mental archive. Capture them while you can!
It helps you get your ideas clear.
Writing thoughts down forces you to clarify what you really need. If you are upset, writing out your anger not only relieves your stress, but it helps you think rationally about why you are upset. If you are writing down your goals, it will help you articulate what exactly you are seeking to achieve.
It will give you better focus and motivation.
Written goals and ideas can serve as powerful reminders that will keep you on the right track. Whether you journal or set goals, writing your thoughts will give you the direction and clarity to help you achieve your goals!
It will help you visualize and celebrate your progress.
People often say that “abstract goals turn into concrete work”, and it is very true! Writing while you’re goal-setting will help you see what needs to be done to reach your goal and what your life will look like when you reach it. Also, you will be able to look back on your written goals as mile-markers and think about how far you have gotten.
Definitely consider writing your goals and ideas down when you are planning for 2020. Your thoughts may come and go, but your written words are long-lasting. Interested in learning more about our historic Pride? Check out our Story!
November 5th is Election Day. Although the legal age for voting is 18, high schoolers should know why voting is important. Here are five things you need to hear before it’s your time to vote:
It’s YOUR right.
People will make you think that your vote does not matter or that you’re too young to engage in the political process. Don’t let others discourage you from voting. It is your right as an American to participate in our democracy.
When you vote, you honor past sacrifices.
Many men and women have sacrificed a great deal for you to get an education and have the opportunity to vote today. Honor those sacrifices by voting and becoming a leader in your community.
Young voters account for half of the voting population.
Young people make up the largest group of voters in the U.S. Your group has the potential to influence and make a difference in this country.
Voting is easier than you think.
We live in a tech-savvy world. The information you need about candidates, voting registration, and locations are at the tip of your fingers. Also, it takes less than 2 minutes to register to vote. Don’t take this privilege for granted.
These elections affect your community
College tuition, affordable health care coverage, minimum wage regulations–these are all hot button issues that are and will continue to affect your life. It is wise (and necessary) to do research on candidates that will implement policies that will positively impact your life.
Students–your voice matters! Continue being leaders by anticipating your first time voting. Check out our Events page to view more ways you can enhance the Capitol community.
Parents Right to Know –~$19-2020 Parents Right to Know
Derecho de los padres a saber – 2019-2020 Parents Right to Know – Spanish
Parent Compact – 2019-2020 School-Parent Compact
Compacto de padres –
ESL – Capitol High EL Parent Notification Letter
ESL (Spanish) – Capitol EL Parent Notification Letter (Spanish)
Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness –
Niños y jóvenes que viven sin hogar
It’s fall, y’all! Grab your friends and check out these five fun activities to do this autumn:
Cajun Country Corn Maze
Are you interested in enjoying kettle corn, cow train rides, and an exciting corn maze? The Cajun Country Corn Maze is for you! Located 45 minutes outside of Baton Rouge, this corn maze offers a full range of fun activities for you and your friends. During the evenings in October, you can experience the spooky and haunted features of the corn maze, such as the Haunted Trail. Beware of the goblins!
LSU Tigers Football Games
Do you bleed purple and gold? Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the football games this fall. Who knows? They might make it to the College Football Playoff this year.
Live After Five
Known as the free premier seasonal live music event series, Live After Five presents musicians and hosts local restaurants in downtown Baton Rouge’s North Boulevard Town Square at Galvez Plaza every Friday from 5pm – 8pm. Experience the lively crowd and diverse range of entertainment with your friends and family.
Boo at the Zoo
Starting in late October, Boo at the Zoo is a family-oriented, merry Halloween event. Enjoy the Hay Maze, a hands-on animal station, and good ole trick or treating.
13th Gate Haunted House
Gather your bravest friends and head to the 13th Gate Haunted House for the scariest Haunted House experience of your life! Buy your tickets today for an unforgettable Halloween. Please note that this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart!
We hope that you enjoy this season with your friends and family. Please visit our Events page to learn how you can get involved in our rich culture.
Reading is an inexpensive, relaxing, and fun activity. Here are five reasons why you need to stop by the library and make reading your new hobby:
It makes you a better writer.
Just like listening to music makes you a better musician, reading shapes you a better writer. If you aspire to be a best-selling author, journalist, or English professor, start reading to learn from the masters.
It increases your cultural knowledge.
When you read books, you open yourself to worlds and perspectives that you have probably never even considered. Reading broadens your horizons.
It builds your vocabulary.
When you read, you come across new words, writing styles, and phrases. You can amaze your English teacher in your next writing assignment!
It’s good for your brain.
Joseph Addison once reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It improves your focus, concentration, and memory.
It’s a fun activity.
Overall, reading is a low-cost and simple way to have FUN. There are so many genres to choose from, such as romance, history, and drama. There is never a shortage of entertaining books.
We encourage all of our scholars to read and become leaders in the community. Check out our Event pages to get involved in our Capitol community.
Shirley Chisholm once said that service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Here are five ways you can get involved in Baton Rouge.
After school tutoring
Tutoring strengthens confidence, helps others overcome learning difficulties, and improves work ethic. You could be an invaluable resource to someone by simply providing your knowledge. Ask one of your teachers if you can offer tutoring services.
Start a community garden
Make Baton Rouge beautiful! Community gardens provide access to fresh and healthy vegetables and dietary education. Try it out–you might discover that you have a green thumb.
Volunteer at an animal shelter
If you have an interest in becoming a veterinary, or if you just love animals, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. Volunteer duties include cleaning up, feeding, and exercising rescued dogs and cats. Visit the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society website for more information on promoting the well-being of animals.
Provide meals for the homeless
Homelessness is a major issue in Baton Rouge, so considering serving hot meals to those who desperately need them. There are many soup kitchens and food banks that are searching for volunteers, such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Join the Big Buddy Program
Make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a mentor in the Big Buddy Program. This one is a time commitment, but you won’t regret changing someone’s life in a positive way.
Start this year off by becoming a leader in the community. Ask your teacher or guidance counselor if you need help signing up for any of these programs.