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 Robotics Girls show their Mettle
On Saturday, November 16th, Capac's Robotics team, Metal and Soul, competed in the 2013 Bloomfield Girls Robotics Competition held at Bloomfield High School. While the game was the same as all the other competitions this past season, this event was very unique. At this competition only Girl team members were allowed to comprise the drive team and only the girls were allowed to work on the robot. The boys on the team took on supportive and advisory roles to give the girls an opportunity to get their hands dirty, so to speak. While FIRST's mission is to inspire all students to pursue careers in STEM fields, it is especially interested in seeing more girls entering those fields dominated by boys. "Many girls are intimidated by the hands on mechanical side of the program ", said Mentor Janet Antilla, "so this will help them step out of their comfort zone and really challenge themselves. The girls were really excited and even sported special PINK team shirts with "Girls Drive FIRST" on the back."
The girls of Metal and Soul rose to the occasion, alternating drive team and pit crew duties and taking on each challenge as it presented itself. Diagnosing technical problems and making repairs as needed. After all was said and done the team was chosen by the #2 alliance of #245 Adambots and #469 Las Guerrillas to compete with them in the elimination rounds.
The elimination rounds ran smoothly leaving the #2 alliance undefeated and the Winners of the Bloomfield Girls Robotics Competition. The team returned to school on Monday with some new "Hardware" for their trophy case and a group of very confident girls eager to take on the 2014 FIRST Robotics Challenge, which will be revealed on January 4, 2014.
The team currently has a membership of 32% girls and is hoping to encourage more girls to join the team. They have been very proactive in the other STEM activities the team has conducted across the county and state and are eager to learn new things. For more information on the teams' activities and how you can help support this program, visit www.metalandsoul.org.
Long Term Substitute Teacher Needed with
Special Education and Early Childhood Endorsements
Capac Community Schools is seeking a long term substitute teacher who is certified in special education and early childhood. Assignment is for approximately 3-4 months. For a job description and application information, view the posting: Special Education Teacher with Early Childhood Endorsement
COUNTY-WIDE AND CONTIGUOUS ISD
SCHOOLS 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 2nd semester of 2013-2014 schools of choice transfers will be accepted through December 17, 2013, 4:30 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 0
Capac Elementary School 1st 4
Capac Elementary School 2nd 5
Capac Elementary School 3rd 4
Capac Elementary School 4th 7
Capac Elementary School 5th 4
Capac Middle School 8th 0
Capac Middle School 7th 0
Capac Middle School 6th 10
Capac High School 9th-12th 10 each grade
Crossroads Alternative 9th-12th 6 slots for building
Capac Virtual Program 6th-12th Unlimited
NOTE: Students do not need to reapply for admission to the same choice school each year once approved for transfer. It is no longer necessary to reapply when a student changes buildings (elementary to middle, middle to high) within the same district.
Capac Schools Newsletter
Here is the September 2013 edition of the Capac Schools Newsletter. You will find information about school starting times, lunch prices, open houses, preschool and child care, etc. High school orientation will be held August 21. The "Backpack Giveaway" will be in the elementary school parking lot on August 23, from 10 a.m.-12 noon. The PEAK Club is sponsoring a "Schoolapolooza" on August 28 from 4- 8 p.m. in conjunction with the elementary school open house/curriculum night which will be from 5-6 p.m. the same night.
Free and reduced lunch applications are available now at the Capac Schools' Central Office, 403 N. Glassford St., Capac. Applications will be distributed to all students the first day of school. You may also run off a free and reduced lunch application and complete and return it to the central office for processing.
The newsletter also contains athletic schedules and the school year calendar. Our first day of school will be Tuesday, September 3. The grade ranges for each building are as follows: Capac Jr./Sr. High School - Grades 9-12, Capac Middle School - Grades 6-8, Capac Elementary School - Grades Preschool-5, Crossroads - Grades 9-12 and Capac Virtual Education Program - Grades 6-12.
Welcome back to the 2013-14 school year!
Capac Board of Education Upcoming Meeting Schedule
December 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting - Elementary School Library - 7 p.m.
To view the monthly meeting schedule click here: Regular Board Meeting Schedule 2013-14
Annual Report 2012-13 for Capac Schools Now Available
Jobs Currently Posted
Administrative Assistant - View posting for details: Administrative Assistant
Long Term Substitute Teacher - View posting for details: Special Education Teacher with Early Childhood Endorsement
Child Care Aide - View posting for details: Child Care Aide
Instructional Aide - View posting for details: Special Education Instructional Aide Elementary
View posting for details: Title I Instructional Aide Elementary
View posting for details: Special Education Instructional Aide Elementary
Lunch Monitor - View posting for details: Lunch Monitor High School
Coaches - Head Varsity Girls' Track
Head Varsity Girls' Soccer (volunteer)
7th Grade Boys' Basketball
Contact Athletic Director, Arnie VandeMark at 810-395-3802 for more information about coaching positions.
The school district also still needs substitute bus drivers. This position pays $17.90 per run.
Applications are available in the Capac Board of Education Office, 403 N. Glassford Street, Capac. For more information about bus driving, contact Jeri Moody at 810/395-3693.
Revised 2013-14 School Calendar
The link below is for the Revised 2013-14 School Calendar. The changes are in the beginning and ending date of marking periods to better balance the number of days in each semester and are highlighted in yellow. Revised 2013-14 School Calendar
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.
To view more district news...please see the news page. You can access it by selecting District -> News or by clicking here.
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 te Great Start website:
Capac Schools Offers School Closing Alerts Via Text
Capac Community Schools has the capability of sending out text alerts directly to active subscribers only. The district plans to mainly use this to notify you of school closings in order to supplement our current method of having it announced on television and radio stations. It may also be used to provide you with reminders of school events such as conferences, school breaks, etc.
To receive Capac Schools' text broadcasts, you must subscribe.
1. Open a new message in your texting application.
2. Put this number in the "To" line: 368266
3. Send this message: app313 ChiefAlerts
(Note: Be sure to leave the space between app313 and ChiefAlerts and no space between Chief and Alerts.)
Once you do this, you will receive a text asking if you want to subscribe. Send a "yes" message back and the process is complete. If you ever want to opt out, you can do that with every text we send. Your text messages will come from APP313.COM so you may want to name the contact Capac Schools or Chief Alerts for your personal reference.
I hope that you will take advantage of this additional opportunity to improve our district's communications with you .
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.