All Kanawha County High School Proms Are Cancelled For 2020

Regrettably, KCS will be canceling all eight high school proms due to the COVID-19 outbreak in our community. Our proms had been scheduled to begin  We are sorry to have to make this announcement. Thank you for your continued support, engagement, and patience.   

March 18, 2020 Distance Learning Message

Parents, Students, and Capital Family,

Greetings!  First, I sincerely hope that you and your families are safe right now and have all that you need during these unsettling times. Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, parents, and the entire community. Your Capital High School administration and support team want you to know that even though school is not in session, we are here for you and have resources available to help our student and their families.

As we enter these uncharted waters of distance learning and social distance, we want to make sure that we answer as many of your questions as we possibly can. We have written this letter to help answer questions and point you in the appropriate direction for assistance.   Please keep in mind that information is changing not just by the day, but by the hour.  With that being said, we ask for your patience, flexibility, and trust as we transition to distance learning.  I also ask that you regularly review Schoology, Facebook, and website pages for Capital High School and Kanawha County Schools. During these trying times, communication is vital to the success of our students.

Please remain safe and please follow the directives handed down by the governor, mayor, and other leaders.  If you have any questions, please call or email.  

Sincerely,

Capital High School Administration and Support Team

 Resources:

School Facilities/Activities (Co-curricular and Extra-curricular):

  • All school activities are canceled until further notice
  • Call to make appointment to gain access to your child’s locker, personal instrument, etc.
  • Please contact teachers via Schoology or thru school email listed our CHS Website
  • No one will be permitted into the building without an escort. 
  • There will be no face to face meetings scheduled regarding your 2020-2021 scheduling for next year until further notice (See counselor section)

Athletics:

            WVSSAC Rules (specifically Rule 127-2-10-Non School Participation) still apply:

  • Students cannot participate with travel teams
  • No organized practices or conditioning
  • No Coach or student athlete may be on school property (fields, practice buildings, weight rooms, gymnasiums)
  • Coaches cannot hold practice
  • WVSSAC will determine practice days required once school resumes
  • New Information will be shared as the situation develops

Curriculum and Technology Support

We are very proud of our teachers and staff in transitioning to our 100% digital platform for teaching and learning.  In order to better guide you on curriculum and technology support, please see the information below:

Counseling, Nursing, and Social Services Support:

We are here to help with any support service questions or issues you may have.  Email or call 304-348-6500.

Health and Wellness

The following is information about health and wellness resources and services that may be useful during the current school closure due to Covid-19.

  • If you have medications at school that you need to pick up please call or email school nurse to schedule an appointment.
  • Our Family Care school based clinic staff are currently seeing patients at the Patrick Street clinic in Charleston.  If you had an appointment scheduled or need to schedule an appointment please call 304-720-4466. 
  • Remember the best way to prevent the spread of infection is to wash hands.  If you are feeling sick please avoid others and practice social distancing
  • Enjoy outside activities with your families as days begin to get warmer and weather gets better.  Going for walks is a great way to stay mentally and physically healthy.


Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7:

  • -National Parent Hotline (1-855-427-2736)
  • -United Way 211
  • -Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • -Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
  • -Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
  • -Call 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678-678 to chat with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
  • -Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Food

The following places will be providing bag lunches for KCS students and families in the Capital High School area. We are also here to help, please let us know if you need help accessing food. 

  • Union Mission Family Services: Provides food to families in need, call (304)925-0366 to make an appointment
  • Manna Meal (1105 Quarrier st.): Call Tina at (304)345-7121.  Open Monday-Sunday, breakfast served at 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m
  • Corner Kitchen: Providing packed brown bag lunches to school aged children by request
  • Kanawha Valley Senior Services: Provides assistance with supplemental food and nutrition, including access to senior meal centers and home meal delivery.  Call (304)348-0707 to see if you qualify for services
  • Subway: Free 6’ sub for school aged children

Financial Assistance

The following resources are available to you for financial assistance, such as help with bills, rent, housing assistance, prescription medication vouchers, as well as a variety of other basic needs assistance.

  • Mountain Mission social services:  3631 7th Avenue Charleston, WV or call (304)-720-7391
  • Salvation Army 301 Mary Street Charleston, WV (call 681-265-9203) and 301 Tennessee Avenue Charleston, WV (call 304-343-4548)
  • United Way Covid-19 Community and Economic Relief Fund call

1-866-211-9966

Emails for Essential CHS Personnel:

Administration:

Mr. Bailey, Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Cruikshank, Assistant Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Ramezan, Assistant Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Swayne, Curriculum Assistant Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Worker:

Mrs. Davis, School Social Worker:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nurse:

Ms. Moore, School Nurse:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Counselors:

Mrs. Flynt, School Counselor (K-Q): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Phillips, School Counselor (F-J):  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Poore, School Counselor (R-Z): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Vickers, School Counselor (A-E):  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technologist:

Mr. Lilly, School Technologist: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helpful Links:

WVSU Healthy Grand Families: http://healthygrandfamilies.com/

WV Relatives as Parents Program: FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/WVRELATIVESASPARENTS

WWW.MISSIONWV.ORG/RAPP     or call 1-866-Call MWV

                        LEGAL AID of WV:

                                    www.lawv.net

Teachers have shared additional links on Schoology that are specific to your child’ 

FamilyCare School-Based Center Access

Students, families and staff of Capital High School:

 
Please note that during this time of school closures, our FamilyCare School-Based Health Centers at the schools will also be closed.  We do want to continue to accommodate services for both Behavioral Health and Medical needs for the schools' students and staff at both schools, however.  Our School-Based Staff will be offering services at the Patrick Street office of FamilyCare in the interim.  You may reach this office at 304-720-4466 to schedule an appointment with either Derrick Gibson (therapy) or Dawn Grigsby (medical needs).  We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this uncertain and unsettling time.  Thank you!
 
 Larry D. Bailey, Principal 
1500 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 348-6500
Fax: (304) 348-6509
Twitter: @CHS_Cougars1989
 
 
 
 
 
 

Albert Yanni Scholarship

Purpose:

The Abert Yanni Scholarship provides high quality career and technical education (CTE) students an opportunity to pursue advanced education and /or training related to their career aspirations.

General Information:

Scholarships of $2,000.00 each will be awarded to students seleced by committee of West Virginia Department of Education personnel.  Applicants must present proof that they have maintaine d their eligilbility requirements before wasrds are presented.

 

Use this google docs link to view and download the application.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12ky7YwgEC0nM_GkgNPj7j9uvMZJqAiVt/view?usp=sharing

 For additional questions contact:

Rick Gillman at 304 558-2348 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eydie Payne at 304 558-3703 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

PB&J Scholarship

For the first time, PB&J is offering Capital High School students a $1,000.00 scholarship for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed!

Apply at;

http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship

This scholarship is open to all college-bound seniors at Capital High School that plan on attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.

Contact Traven Watase, Director of the fund, at (808) 450-9988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Priority Deadline: May 31, 2020

Army ROTC Scholarship Opportunity

The Army ROTC program offers more scholarships than any other organization in America. Benefits include scholarships to assist with tuition, housing, books, and monthly allowances.

March 9, 2020, is the DEADLINE TO APPLY.

Students can apply online:

https://m.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.m.html

For the first time, PB&J is offering Capital High School students a $1,000.00 scholarship for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed!

Apply at;

http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship

This scholarship is open to all college-bound seniors at Capital High School that plan on attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.

Contact Traven Watase, Director of the fund, at (808) 450-9988 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Priority Deadline: May 31, 2020