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Posted on October 8, 2020

Schedule Change for October 12-14

Reminder – Schedule change for October 12-14


Next week (October 12-14) is a short week because of educator conferences.

A-Day students will attend on Monday, October 12.
B-Day students will attend school on Tuesday, October 13.

Wednesday, October 14 is a C-Day for remote learning and school cleaning.

Posted on September 11, 2020

NFHS Live Stream of Activities

Both high schools  in Helena, along with our partner schools across the Montana AA Conference are working to live stream as many of our activities as possible this fall.  The AA conference along with the NFHS network are excited to come together to use this technology to expand the opportunity for fans of our  programs to watch various events taking place our communities.  There are some limitations for what can be streamed given location of the event and technology availability but efforts are being made across the AA Conference to get all possible events streamed.

A single private account will allow fans to not only follow their favorite team from our Helena facilities but also provides access to all events scheduled on the network throughout the state.

The links below will allow fans to access the NFHS network, establish an account and immediately have access to watch events on their computer or mobile device.  A portion of the subscription fee is returned to the schools.  Sign up, follow your favorite teams and support your school!

The following is Capital High School NFHS subscription page: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/support/helena-capital-high-school-helena-mt

The following is Helena High School NFHS subscription page: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/support/helena-high-school-helena-mt


Tim McMahon
Activities Director
Helena Public Schools

Posted on September 11, 2020

Attention Parents – Pay Online and Save Time with RevTrak

Attention Families!

Helena Public Schools is now taking payments online!

Pay when it’s most convenient for you with a computer or mobile device at:

Save time and be confident that your payment makes it where it needs to go. You can pay online with eCheck, debit, or credit cards.

Helena Public Schools is currently accepting online payment for the following:

AP Exam Fees
DECA Apparel
Field Trips
Out-of-District Tuition
Student Club Fees

Posted on August 31, 2020

Logging into Office365 & Powerschool on a Personal Device

Office 365

Go to office365.helenaschools.org

  • Click on sign in
  • Type your username + @helenastudent.org (ex: jsmith@helenastudent.org)
  • Type your password (same as on campus)

PowerSchool App district code: XKLS

Posted on August 25, 2020

Welcome Back!

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome back to another school year!  First off, thank you for your patience as we work through these unprecedented times.  This past summer, parents, administrators, teachers, and support staff met in various committees to focus on areas such as school operations, facilities, instruction, technology, and social-emotional health- all worked to produce plans depending upon what phase we are in at various times this year.  Such effort was worth it as we try to do everything to get students re-connected and to keep students, staff, and families safe.

This year, we will…

Stay Positive

Stay Healthy

Stay Engaged

Stay BRUINS!!!!!!

If you have not reviewed Dr. Ream’s re-opening plan presented at a recent school board meeting, you can access it at



Here are some of the terms found within the plan:

So what is an “A” or “B” student, and what is “DLI”?

If in Phase 1, we are operating buildings with half of the students in-person, and half of the students learning at home. Meanwhile, we have DLI (Digital Learning Initiative) students who have indicated that they want to be engaged in an entirely remote fashion.

“A” Students–  After the district reviewed the demographic data of all students, the most logical split for our district students lies between the last names starting with K and L.  Therefore an “A” student is a student with the last name of A-K.  This includes DLI students. On an “A” day, “A” students are in the building, and all DLI and all “B” students are responsible for remote instruction on this day.

“B” Students– A “B” student is a student with the last name found between L- Z. This includes DLI students. On a “B” day, “B” students are in the building and all DLI and all “A” students are responsible for remote instruction on this day.

Meanwhile, according to the Phase 1 schedule, Wednesdays are noted as “C” days, or, days that include remote learning for all- including all “A”, “B”, and “DLI” students.  Students are not in the building on such days.

The Digital Learning Initiative– DLI- is for students that have made the determination to stay 100% remote. They will have a schedule that is the same as their peers. Information was previously sent out and many of you expressed interest.  If you would still like this option OR you would like to switch to our hybrid or in-person model (depending upon phase), please contact your Assistant Principal:  9th and 11th grade- Mrs. Kathy Kidder  kkidder@helenaschools.org    ,  10th and 12th grade-  Mr. Walt Chancy     wchancy@helenaschools.org


High School Daily Schedule:

0 8:09 AM 8:51 AM
1 8:55 AM 9:37 AM
2 9:41 AM 10:23 AM
3 10:27 AM 11:09 AM
4 11:13 AM 11:55 AM
Lunch 11:55 AM 12:15 PM
5 12:19 PM 1:01 PM
6 1:05 PM 1:47 PM
7 1:51 PM 2:33 PM


Teachers will be using contractual time after the end of the 7th period to connect with remote learners- whether they be “A”, “B”, or “DLI” learners depending upon the day of the week and the phase that we are in.



As previously shared will all of you, a reminder that masks must be worn at all times in the school building.  More specifically, per new information, gators and bandana coverings are not acceptable as face coverings for the purposes of school attendance.

When should students arrive at the building?:

To keep everyone as socially distanced as possible, please do not drop off your student, or remind your student not to arrive, until a little before their first class of the day. Likewise, students need to use the nearest entrance to their first period class, rather than automatically going in one of the “main” entrances.

A reminder that social distancing is required at all times on Helproperties.

Bus questions:

If you have questions regarding transportation, please contact them directly at: transportation@helenaschools.org or at 324-2100.


There will be no meals served in our cafeteria. However, breakfast kiosks will be available around the school for students to get a grab and go breakfast that students can eat during their first period class.

Lunch will be a closed campus. Students will remain in their 4th period class for lunch. Students need to bring their own lunch or students will be able to individually go to a nearby Sodexo lunch cart to pick up their lunch.  We are still working with Sodexo to solidify how this will look.  There will not be any access to vending machines.


Students will not be issued lockers. We are doing everything we can to minimize hallway traffic. One way traffic, shortened passing time.

There are much more detailed plans for health and sanitation, technology expectations, school operations, special education, etc. We will send these frequently so as not to overwhelm everyone.   I simply want to take this moment to welcome you back and get you some details as you start preparing for the new academic year.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

As always, GO BRU!

Brett Zanto
Capital High School

Posted on May 15, 2017

Transcript Requests

To make it easier for you to request transcripts, Capital High School has partnered with Parchment to provide secure online transcript ordering available 24/7. Creating an account is free and only takes a few steps. Get started now!

Go to: 

Transcript Requests: In order to send transcripts for college applications, scholarship programs, N.C.A.A. eligibility, or almost anything else you would need a transcript for, past and present students must register with Parchment to send their transcripts electronically. Transcripts include A.C.T. scores taken at Capital High School during a student’s junior year. A.C.T.,  retake scores are added after scores are received by A.C.T.

  • Graduated students: If you graduated after 2009, you may register with Parchment and can request your transcripts electronically. If you graduated before 2009, you must request a hard copy of your official transcript by calling Mary Rehm at 406-324-2477

We have created unique registration codes for all current students, you can access the site without one, but it streamlines the process and makes it easier to get your transcript sent on time.

With this new program, you can send your official secure transcript to anywhere in the world. It will be free for as many as you need while you are still enrolled at CHS as long as you are sending it to a college or university. ( the state only supplements requests to higher ed at this point)

Parchment : Formerly called Docufide, Parchment is a secure way to send your official, high school transcript electronically. Transcripts are sent, usually within 24 hours, and are received instantly by the college. Parchment also confirms the receipt of the transcript. No more wondering if all of your materials sent through the mail have been received and processed! Transcripts are free to send to all public universities in the state of Montana and to many other colleges throughout the country. Sending transcripts to certain colleges, scholarship programs, or specialized locations may result in a processing fee through Parchment. This is a fast, easy, and convenient way to ensure that your transcripts are received in a timely manner along with your online college applications. Once you are registered with Parchment, you can request transcripts anytime in the future, even after you graduate. Follow these simple steps to get your transcripts sent:

Register with Parchment : Every senior needs to register! Follow these Parchment Screenshots to complete your registration. If you need some assistance registering with Parchment see Mr. Robinson in the Counseling Office.

Complete College Applications : Students should have their college applications completed and submitted before requesting transcripts be sent. College applications should be completed online through the college’s website.

Request Transcripts : Login to your Parchment account and search for the colleges you would like your transcripts sent to. Select each college you want your transcripts sent to and complete your request. Follow these Parchment Transcript Request Screenshots  to send your transcripts to schools. If you need some assistance requesting transcripts with Parchment see Mr. Robinson in the Counseling Office.

Posted on August 16, 2016

Need to Excuse Your Student?

Please call the Attendance Office at 406-324-2499 if your student will be absent or late.  If you are not able to speak with someone directly, please leave a message. Thank You!

Posted on March 11, 2015

Traffic Education information here!

For information about Traffic Education, please email trafficeducation@helenaschools.org or visit the District Page by clicking here.