Capac is a village of about 2,000 residents in western St. Clair County. In the past 20 years, Capac has grown from a small farming community to a thriving business and residential area. The district's buses transport approximately 851 of our students from their homes to school every day. The school system is the hub of many activities in this peaceful community. We invite you to come grow with us.
Capac Community Schools Supports Launch of New Statewide Student Safety Initiative, OK2SAY
Partnership with AG, MSP, State Agencies, Schools, and Law Enforcement Creates Comprehensive Safety Initiative for Michigan Kids
Dr. Charles C. Smith, Interim Superintendent, supports the launch of OK2SAY, a new hotline and student safety initiative available to Michigan students beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. OK2SAY enables students and others to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities aimed at students, teachers, staff or other school employees. The program will operate as an early warning system in our schools to thwart tragedies before they occur. Created as a result of the Student Safety Act (183 PA 2013), OK2SAY's focus is on early intervention and prevention.
"Our students learn best in a safe environment, but dangerous behaviors threaten to disrupt our schools and, in the worst cases, take the lives of our students," said Attorney General Bill Schuette. "OK2SAY will create an early warning system in our schools and communities to stop tragedies before they start. We cannot sit and wait for the next Columbine or Sandy Hook. We must be proactive to ensure our kids are safe, both inside and outside the classroom. If even one child is saved, this program will be a success."
Fighting the Culture of Silence
According to the U.S. Secret Service, for 81% of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker had knowledge of the attacker's plan, but failed to report it. OK2SAY will discourage the persistent culture of silence among students who fear reporting threatening behavior will lead to retaliation or result in stigmatization as a "snitch."
Key features of OK2SAY include:
• Confidential Reporting: State law protects the confidentiality of the reporter's identity. The identity of the reporting party will not be disclosed to local law enforcement, school officials, or the person against whom a tip is offered, unless the reporter voluntarily chooses to disclose his or her identity. If the reporter is a minor, the parent or guardian must also consent. However, to address any false reports to the program, prosecutors do have authority to seek a court order to review records when investigating false reports.
• Comprehensive Technology: OK2SAY will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. The program will accept tips by phone, text message, email, mobile application, and website form, accessible at www.mi.gov/ok2say. Multimedia attachments with additional information are encouraged.
• Coordinated Intervention: Upon receipt of a tip, specially trained OK2SAY operators at the Michigan State Police will address the immediate need and, as necessary, forward the information to the appropriate responding agency or organization. Most tips are expected to go to schools and local law enforcement agencies, but in some instances, tips may go to local community mental health agencies or the Michigan Department of Human Services.
• Accountability & Complete Disposition: To ensure tips are acted upon, agencies receiving tips are asked to submit outcome reports to the Department of Attorney General. An annual report on the program's impact will detail the types and numbers of tips handled throughout the year.
OK2SAY is anticipated to log tips on a variety of issues involving student safety, including: weapons possession, bullying, substance abuse, and suicide threats.
OK2SAY will be operated through a partnership between the Department of Attorney General, the Michigan State Police, state agencies, schools, parents, law enforcement and community leaders. A full list of OK2SAY partners and stakeholders can be found at www.mi.gov/ok2say.
How to Submit a Tip
Students, teachers, parents, school workers, friends and neighbors can all submit tips, if they are aware of a threat in school. Tips can be submitted though the following ways:
Call: 1-8-555-OK2SAY, 1-855-565-2729
Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
OK2SAY Mobile App: Available for download in app stores for iPhone and Android.
Capac Community Schools Mission Statement:
To prepare all of our students to be life-long learners educating them for success in the 21st Century.
Capac High School Parents:
Meg LaLonde, Capac's College Adviser, and SCCRESA KnowHow2Go are hosting a great event this November! "Parents, Kids, and College" is geared toward freshman, sophomores, juniors and their parents. Come get an overview of the college search process and leave with a free handbook to guide you through the next few years! The date for this event is Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30 - 8pm, and will be held in the Media Center at the high school. There will be pizza and beverages provided - no need to worry about dinner! Please register by following this link:
Elementary & High School Evacuation
October 7, 2014
This morning contractors were working on the addition to the elementary and hit a gas line causing a leak. As a precaution, the elementary school and high school were evacuated for approximately 35 minutes. Consumers Energy came and capped the line that was leaking. Levels were checked prior to re-entry of the buildings.
Students and staff of both the elementary and high school buildings managed the unexpected situation well. Normal schedules were resumed from the point of disruption.
Dr. Charles C. Smith
The 2014-2015 school year has begun with children in the classrooms and school buses on the road. School buses are like traffic signals, when the lights are flashing yellow-prepare to stop, when the lights flash red-stop, and when the hazard warning lights are flashing-proceed cautiously. For everyone's safety, heed the flashers on the school buses.
Capac Board of Education Upcoming Meeting Schedule
October 23, 2014 - Regular Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Capac High School Library, 541 N. Glassford St., Capac
To view the monthly meeting schedule click here: Regular Board Meeting Schedule
Enterovirus Press Release
Parents and Community Members – Please see this important press release regarding Cases of Enterovirus from the Michigan Department of Community Health:
New School Start / End Times for 2014-2015
This year all buildings at Capac Community Schools will be attending for the same amount of instructional time per day (6.2 hours). Please note that because of this change, some start/end times have changed.
Capac Elementary School---8:00 a.m. - 2:52 p.m.
Capac Middle School---7:50 a.m. - 2:42 p.m.
Capac High School---8:00 a.m. - 2:52 p.m.
Crossroads Alternative High School---8:00 a.m. - 2:52 p.m.
Capac Community Schools District Calendar
Here is the Capac Community Schools Calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.
August 2014 District Newsletter
COUNTY-WIDE AND CONTIGUOUS ISD CHOOLS OF CHOICE NOTIFICATION
Students residing in a public school district that is a part of the St. Clair County RESA, or in a public school district contiguous to the Capac School District boundaries, or in a public school district which is part of any intermediate school district that is contiguous to the St. Clair County RESA boundaries may apply to attend school in the Capac School District.
Applications for the 1st semester of 2014-2015 schools of choice transfers will be accepted through July 25, 2014, 4 p.m. Applications are available at Capac Community Schools Central Office, 403 North Glassford Street, Capac, or by calling (810) 395-3705.
The Capac School District is now taking applications for the following buildings and grade levels:
Building Grade Available Slots
Capac Elementary School K 7
Capac Elementary School 1 0
Capac Elementary School 2 5
Capac Elementary School 3 10
Capac Elementary School 4 7
Capac Elementary School 5 4
Capac Middle School 6 0
Capac Middle School 7 10
Capac Middle School 8 20
Capac High School 9 10
Capac High School 10 10
Capac High School 11 10
Capac High School 12 10
Crossroads Alter. High School 9-12 35
Capac Virtual School 6-12 unlimited
NOTE: Students do not need to reapply for admission to the same choice school each year once approved for transfer and it is no longer necessary to reapply when a student changes buildings (elementary to middle, middle to high) within the same district.
To view more district news...please see the news page. You can access it by selecting District -> News or by clicking here.
Capac Youth Baseball
Capac Youth Baseball registration information is now available at the following website: www.capacbaseball.org
American Youth Soccer Organization's Region 1296 serves Capac and surrounding communities to provide a safe, fun and affordable sport for our children to play. Any information including registration for the Capac AYSO Region can now be found on the following website:
Annual Report 2013-2014 for Capac Schools Now Available
Host a Youth for Understanding Exchange Student
Would you like to invite a Youth for Understanding exchange student to join your household? YFU is looking for host families. For more information, view Youth for Understanding Flyer For a list of students interested in participating in the program, view Student Participants
Foster Someone's Dreams
The Department of Human Services of St. Clair County is in need of caring individuals who can provide a safe and nurturing home for children who have been placed out of their home due to
abuse or neglect. If you are interested, please contact Melissa Gunn at 810-956-4540.
Capac Food Pantry Offers Food and Clothing Assistance to Families
If you live in the Capac School District and you or your family are in need of assistance for food and clothing needs, visit the Capac Food Pantry on 117 S. Main Street, Capac. Hours are Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 5-7 p.m.
Did You Know?
Under federal law, you as parents may request the following specific information about the professional qualifications of your children's teachers:
• Whether the teacher has met the state qualifications/licensing for their grade level/ subjects.
• Whether the teacher is on a temporary permit or waiver.
• The teacher's majors, graduate certificates/degrees, and discipline fields.
• Paraprofessional services and qualifications.
For further information, please call Capac Community Schools at (810) 395-3710.
Great Start Enrollment - Early Childhood
We are pleased to announce we are moving to full day GSRP beginning December 3, 2013. Slot(s) are still available. Contact Chris Knoblock at Capac Elementary School 810-395-3648 if interested in more information. Great Start is a free program for eligible 4 year old children. For more information about this opportunity for your child, click on the below flyer and visit the Great Start website:
Blue Water Middle College Learning Opportunity
Capac High School students will now have the opportunity to earn 2 free years college credits while in high school. To learn more about the new, free 3-year program created by St. Clair County RESA, St. Clair County Community College, and the Capac, Yale, Memphis and Port Huron School Districts, visit the following website: www.sccresa.org/bwmc
If you were unable to attend our previously held informational meetings, you may call Pete Spencer or Terry Parks at St. Clair County RESA 810/364-8990 to ask specific questions.
Opportunities for Home School Students
Parents of home school students living in the Capac School District are invited to explore the option of enrolling your home school student in Capac Community Schools for part or full-time attendance. All of the courses available at any of our schools are available to home schooled students who might wish to attend as a supplement to their home school curriculum.
If you would like more information about classes that might be available to your students, please feel free to contact Capac Community Schools at 810-395-4321 and you will be connected with the appropriate counselor or administrator in the building that would serve your student. We would be pleased to talk with you about how we could help your student.
Capac Virtual Program also provides students Grades 6-12 the opportunity to take a full schedule of virtual classes without attending the schools with the exception of orientation/enrollment and completing state testing.