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 more than 1,400 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.
IMPORTANT - SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE
Due to the excessive number of snow days we had during the 2012-13 school year, it will be necessary to extend the school year one day to meet state attendance requirements:
JUNE 12, 2013 - FULL DAY OF CLASSES FOR ALL STUDENTS
JUNE 13, 2013 - 1/2 DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS, 1/2 DAY TEACHER RECORDS PM
Your cooperation in making sure your children attend school on June 13, 2013 will be greatly appreciated.
STRANGER DANGER ALERT
Friday afternoon, May 10, 2013 we became aware of some possible stranger danger in the Village of Capac. We want parents and students to please be aware and alert of anything suspicious. Please notify the Capac Police Department at 395-4351 or Capac Schools at 395-3705. If it's an emergency, dial 911.
For more details, please read the attached letter from the superintendent which includes incidents, description of individual, and vehicle: Stranger Danger Details
Capac Board of Education Upcoming Meeting Schedule
May 23, 2013 - Special Meeting - 7 p.m. High School Library
June 27, 2013 - Regular Meeting - 7 p.m. High School Library
Capac Schools Bond Election Guide
On Tuesday, August 6, local voters will cast ballots on a $9.76 million bond issue to finance 56 renovation, security, technology and facility projects throughout the school district. The proposal is for a 2.44 mill tax rate increase which will be completely offset by a 2.44 mill debt tax rate for past district renovations that expires soon.
The Bond Election Guide includes the Ballot Proposal, Explanation of Ballot Issue, Voter Registration, Bond Issue Needs, Specific Improvements to Capac Schools, and Election Questions and Answers.
Voter Registration Available at All Capac Schools Events
The Capac Community Schools is now conducting a voter registration drive at its facilities and all its public events up to July 8, Superintendent Dr. Charles Smith announced today.
Smith said the registration program is being held to encourage all district residents to vote on a $9.76 million bond issue proposal to update the district's two schools and technology in the August 6 Primary Election. The deadline for registrations is Monday, July 8.
"Every vote matters," Smith declared. "The election outcome will affect the educational contributions of our graduates to our total community life, so we hope everyone will vote on this important issue," he explained.
Voter Registration forms are now available in the offices of Capac Elementary School, Capac Middle School and Junior-Senior High School, and at all public events of the district. After June 27, forms will continue to be available at the superintendent's office.
They also continue to be available in the district's clerks offices, Secretary of State locations, as well as online. To obtain voter registration and absentee ballot forms, plus to determine your voting location, you can go online to www.michigan.gov/vote Once on the state website, find your topic and enter information as requested.
The registrations will entitle persons to cast ballots in the school district, as well as local, state and national government elections.
All U.S. citizens who are more than 18 years of age and residents of the school district can be registered at all schools of the district.
Persons who cannot attend the events, but wish to register, can make arrangement by calling the school superintendent's office at 395-3700.
The August 6 bond proposal will not result in a tax payment increase. It will be financed by a 2.44 mill tax rate that is expiring soon, according to Superintendent Dr. Charles Smith.
A link to board policies has been added to the column on the right. Please keep in mind that board policies are constantly being updated to comply with new laws and guidelines for public schools. Once the board has reviewed proposed changes and approved them, it can take several weeks for them to be processed and appear on our website.
Lawn Mowing Services Bid Package
Capac Community Schools is accepting bids for lawn mowing services for a 2-year contract. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held May 13, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Capac High School, District Learning Room, 541 N. Glassford St., Capac. Bids will be opened on May 17, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the same location. Click on the links below for the complete bid document package and for the diagrams indicating all the areas to be mowed.
Capac Schools May 2013 Newsletter
What have our students been doing lately? See our top ten scholars. Read about what a bond issue could do for our schools. Capac Newsletter May 2013
NOTE: Due to recent changes in the 5-year St. Clair County Common Calendar, the marking periods shown in the May 2013 Newsletter for the 2013-14 school year will change. Corrections will be shown here as soon as they become 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 High School Band at State Festival
Wow! What a weekend!
The high school band traveled to Port Huron Northern HS to perform at the MSBOA State Band and Orchestra Festival. ONCE AGAIN THEY HAVE SMASHED RECORDS! As far back as I can find in the recorded history of Capac High School, never has a band gotten straight ones at State Festival. Guess what! This group did. Not only did they get straight ones, they got straight "A"s in EVERY CATEGORY from EVERY JUDGE! I was so very proud. You should've heard them! Amazing.
By the next day I had received this email from a judge on the panel:
"Way to go, Lady!! Your band was simply superb. Everything was in its proper place, but what I really enjoyed was the phrasing and balance across the band. You should, and do, feel a great sense of accomplishment. Again, BRAVO!!!"
If you see a band kid, congratulate them. They earned it!
Capac Director of Bands
VP of Adjudication - District 3
Capac Athletes and Youth Sports Committee Members Volunteer
On Saturday, May 4th, 10 Capac track athletes went door to door in the town of Capac collecting food. At the end of the day, the people of Capac generously donated a pickup load full of canned food to help restock the shelves of the local food Pantry run by Joyce Kaufman. Thank you track athletes and people of Capac for being so generous to help others less fortunate.
The rest of the Capac track athletes and coaches worked at the school to clean up and beautify the school grounds. The boys track team in conjunction with our local youth sports committee lead by Mike Lauwers helped clean up the woods and back area of all the metal and debris so that the youth sports committee can proceed with their plans to get bull dozers into that space to build a sledding hill for the youth of Capac so these grounds can be used next winter. The girls track team, did painting, leaf raking, weed pulling, and cleaning and organizing of sheds and the press box. All told, over 50 athletes made a difference in Capac in one day. Thanks to all the members of the youth sports committee, the boys and girls track team, the track coaches, and to the fine residents of Capac for their help in making Saturday such a success.
Arnie VandeMark, Athletic Director
Metal and Soul Robotics at St. Louis 2013
The Capac HS Robotics Team returned early Monday morning from the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis. The team was one of 400 teams competing, 37 of which were from Michigan.
Upon their arrival in St. Louis, the team shared breakfast and took in the sights seeing the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch, a monument erected to commemorate the US Expansion westward 200 years ago. Many rode up to the top of the Arch to take in the spectacular view. Our next stop was the Delmar Loop, a stretch of shops and restaurants where the team could do some souvenir shopping and pick up lunch. To end their first day in St. Louis, the team had dinner at the historic 1860's Saloon.
Thursday began at 5am with the Venue opening at 7am. As the bus approached the Edward Jones Dome, Home to the St. Louis Rams, "Wow that place is huge" was heard from the back of the bus. Metal and Soul unloaded and filed into the dome along with 399 other excited teams. Upon finding seats at our field, Archimedes, the team set out to work hard at competing. After a morning of practice matches, Metal and Soul was up in the first qualification match of the competition. The robot performed well, making shots in Auton and Teleop resulting in a win 120-33.It was an excellent start to the weekend. Subsequent matches showed the wear on the robot from previous events. Difficulties forced the team to make repairs and play a defensive strategy when on the field. Through it all the team cheered on.
The Championship also offered the students and chaperones the opportunity to meet others from around the world. Teams had come from the UK, Israel, China, and Saudi Arabia, Australia and Brazil as well as other countries. Meeting these teams and sharing their cultures as well as team successes was an important part of this trip. Students swapped team shirts, buttons and other SWAG.
After Thursday's matches were over the team headed back to the hotel where some of the students prepared to attend the 2013 RoboProm, an event hosted by another team. In 2007, several students from Team 399 missed their Senior Prom going to Atlanta for the world championships. As excited as they were about winning the prestigious Chairman's award that year, they were equally disappointed that they couldn't go to prom. This small group of students decided to take matters into their own hands and put together their own prom there in Atlanta. Since then they have hosted "RoboProm ". As Capac's Prom took place the same weekend this year, it offered the students the opportunity to still attend in a different way. Fun was had by all who attended.
After a late night, the team was up early again and headed to the Dome. Friday and Saturday's matches brought more issues with the robot which ultimately prevented us from advancing to the Elimination Rounds. The team, however enjoyed cheering on fellow Michigan Teams 469 (Las Guerrillas) and 33 (The Killer Bees), to an Archimedes Division Championship.
Saturday afternoon had us cheering at the Einstein Field, hoping for Champions from Michigan. Team 862 (Lightning Robotics) fell in the semi- finals to the Archimedes Champs. As tension built the teams enjoyed dancing and cheering as the Awards were given out between the finals matches. Ultimately, the Archimedes champions succumbed to the Alliance from Galileo.
While Metal and Soul did not walk away with any awards they took with them something more important the adventure and lessons of a lifetime. To quote team member Gabe Hayes "Words cannot describe what it feels like to be in a stadium filled with people who, each and every one, restore my faith in humanity. Thank you everyone for an incredible trip and an amazing experience." FIRST inspires students and adults alike to really make a positive difference in the world.
The team would like to thank the many sponsors and individuals who made donations to help these students achieve all they have this season, including the trip to the Championship. Special thanks to the parents and chaperones for all of their time and support.
As the team's competition season comes to a close, Metal and Soul will still be hard at work, throughout the spring, summer and fall, participating in demos, events and STEM related issues for the advancement of all students. If you are interested in supporting Metal and Soul in their Mission, donations can be made to:
Capac Community Schools/ FRC #2604 Metal and Soul Robotics, 403 N. Glassford Street Capac, MI 48014, *All donations are Tax deductible
Metal and Soul
Business Team/ Partnership Liaison
Capac Robotics Metal & Soul Newsletter
What have our robotics teams been doing lately? Lots of preparation and practice for competitions. Check our their latest newsletter for an update.
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.
Bus Routes 2012-13
The bus routes for 2012-13 are now available on this link: Bus Routes 2012-13
Paper copies of the routes are available in each school office and at the Capac Public Library.
Jobs Currently Posted
Coaches - Varsity Girls' Volleyball
7th Grade Boys' Basketball
8th Grade Girls' Basketball
Assistant Varsity Football
Contact Athletic Director, Arnie VandeMark at 810-395-3802 for more information about coaching positions.
2 Playground Aides
For the playground aide positons, apply at Capac Elementary School, 351 W. Kempf Ct.., Capac. Please bring letter of interest and resume or you will be asked to fill out an application. A criminal history records check and drug testing are required for this position. Playground Aide Job Posting
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.
Annual Reports 2011-12
You may view the district and building annual reports for the past school year by selecting the appropriate link.
Great Start Enrollment
Great Start (known as Be 4s in Capac) 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 brochure:
Great Start - Early Childhood Website
There is a NEW website for Great Start in our county. Visit http://www.greatstartstclair.org/ to see everything it has to offer from a community calendar, training opportunities, community resources, and so much more.
Great Start is a resource for families with children in our county as well as the providers that serve our families. The new website is one more opportunity to streamline services and make life a little easier on the parents and children we serve every day. Parents can go to this website to sign up for the Great Start newsletter. The monthly newsletter will give families and providers an update on what is happening through Great Start, in the community as well as much needed information and resources.
St. Clair County Great Start Collaborative Director
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 .
Now Accepting Registration for Crossroads Alternative High School
If you are interested in enrolling for Crossroads alternative high school for the 2012-13 school year, please download our application packet and mail to Crossroads High School at 541 N. Glassford St., Capac, MI 48014---or drop off your paper work at the district central office at 403 N. Glassford St., Capac, MI 48014. Also, complete and return the last 2 pages of the technology acceptable use and user agreement.
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.
Check out the alumni page on the website. Click on district above and then alumni. These pages are being updated and expanded. Your class reunion information can be posted on the site by sending the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Email Address Update
The KnowHow2Go Initiative is a partnership between schools and community leaders to increase the number of St. Clair County graduates who continue their education beyond high school. Capac Community Schools is proud to work alongside KnowHow2Go staff as we strive to help more Capac graduates transition into higher education. Click on the above KnowHowtoGo Logo for additional information and resources.