CMS Newsletter

Week January 25, 2021

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No School Friday January 29, 2021

In this issue you will find:

  • NEW!!! Yearbook Update
  • Next Learning Packet Pick Up: This Wednesday January 27
  • NEW!!! CMS Family Meeting
  • NWFS Family Support
  • January Community Class Themes

  • Support with School: Northwest Family Services

  • Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

  • Taking Care of Ourselves and Others: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families
  • Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms
  • Centennial School District - Dental Sealants - Multnomah County
  • Mondays Meal Service
  • Yearboook 2020-2021
  • CMS Library Corner
  • CMS Regular School Bell Schedule
  • CMS Wednesday School Bell Schedule
  • Purpose: Wednesday Applied Learning
  • Attendance Information
  • CMS Student Email Form: Activated Thursday October 8, 2020
  • Chromebook Device Tech Support for Families
  • Index of Previous CMS Newsletters

NEW!!! Yearbook Update

Save the Date for the following Yearbook Pictures @Centennial Middle School

  • Friday February 5, 2021
  • Monday February 8, 2021

More information is forthcoming with staggered scheduled time to come in. This information will be forthcoming with specific health and safety guidelines in place.

This Wednesday January 27, 2021: 7th & 8th Grade Next Learning Packet Pick Up

Next Learning Packet Pick Up

Wednesday January 27, 2021

  • 9:00 am-11:30 am A-L (last name)
  • 1:00 pm-3:30 pm M-Z (last name)

Pick up is located on the on the WEST end of the school in the parking lot closest to 176th Pl. Please enter the parking lot closest to the cafeteria and school gyms.

NEW!!! CMS Family Meeting

Our Next CMS Family Meeting will be held over Zoom

  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 10:30 am (English)
  • Wednesday February 3, 2021 5:30 pm (Spanish)

Johanna Castillo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CMS Family Meeting

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Join Zoom Meeting

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NWFS Family Support

This 2020-2021 academic year, we are offering four Multifamily Workshops for parents and teens each month about vaping, cannabis, alcohol and family empowerment, every Tuesday night from 6:00pm-8:00pm via Microsoft teams (English) and Zoom (Spanish). These workshops are available in both English and Spanish.

  • Alcohol/ Cannabis and Youth - health effects of alcohol and cannabis, trends, laws, and advertisement tactics that can affect young people
  • Vaping and your Health — Nicotine and Cannabis facts, trends, and interventions
  • Family Empowerment — Teen brain development, connecting, and exploring values and goals together as a family

Families can register online or by calling me

English link

Spanish link

Maritza Leon Gutierrez (503) 593-0014

NEW Multifamily Workshops for Parents and Teens:

January 2021

Vaping and your Health 1/5/2021 6-8pm Online

Cannabis and Youth 1/12/2021 6-8pm

Alcohol and Youth 1/19/2021 6-8pm

Family Empowerment 1/26/2021 6-8pm

February 2021

Vaping and your Health 2/2/2021 6-8pm Online

Cannabis and Youth 2/9/2021 6-8pm

Alcohol and Youth 2/16/2021 6-8pm

Family Empowerment 2/23/2021 6-8pm

Meeting with the CMS Principal

If you would like to set up a meeting with me please go to the link below and choose a time and date that is convenient for you. Sometimes you are needing to reach out and just don't know how to, this is a very convenient and easy tool to use. This tool will set up a meeting in your calendar and mine; it will also automatically set up a meeting via zoom but if you prefer a phone meeting just add a note or email me. I do speak Spanish and I can also set up a meeting with an interpreter of any language if needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

Calendar Link

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Support with School: Northwest Family Services

Northwest is continuing to offer the Stay On Track Group ( SOT) this Winter beginning January 7th, 2021. We will continue to host a weekly, hour session specifically for our identifying female Middle School students.

Every Tuesday we meet from 3:00pm- 4:00pm, and we have discussions on life skills. Such as: homework help, drug prevention, positive coping skills. We formed it in an engaging way for our students, all while using research evidence based curriculum. We will have guest speakers, have arts and crafts, and after 10 sessions, we will have a fun virtual winter party! It is a small, intimate group, no more than 12 students. This way it can stay small and we all are able to have valuable conversations. This group is such a great opportunity for students to still “social” interact with students their own age, while learning real life skills.

I have attached our flyer if you’d like to share it in your newsletter, with other co-workers, or with families that you believe will benefit from this program. If students are interested in registering, please send them my way and I can help with the registration process.

Stay On Track English Flyer

Stay On Track Spanish Flyer

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Taking Care of Ourselves and Other: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families

Taking Care of Ourselves and Others: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families. Created by Multnomah County students, parents, and public health communicators, this new toolkit uniquely empowers youth and families to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

It includes tips on dealing with peer pressure, conversation starters for family members who may not be following COVID-19 precautions, information on where and how to get tested, mental and physical health resources as well as strategies for safer socializing and general prevention guidelines.

Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms

Flyer for Educator & Parent Wellness Rooms

Lines for Life through its Helpers Helping Helpers programming has launched a variety of “wellness room” spaces on Zoom for folks to attend freely and seek support, share resources, and overall sit together in community during the pandemic. This is a statewide and FREE resource that is meant to support – please spread the word!

Some Wellness Rooms are also available in Spanish.

Parents Wellness Room: Tuesdays at 3 pm.

Parent Wellness Room: Thursdays at 3 pm.

Centennial School District - Dental Sealants - Multnomah County

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screenings at a satellite location near you. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:


Saludos Patres/Tutores,

El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos en ubicación cercana a usted. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores.

Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, cuarto, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:


Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по


Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

Mondays Meal Service

Meals are served on Mondays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the following locations.

Centennial High School

Parklane Elem

Patrick Lynch Elem

Powell Butte Elem

Meadows Elem

Bus routes.

Routes are listed on the District website.

Yearbook 2020-2021

This school year creating a yearbook will not be easy. We must be creative and ensure to have a 2020-2021 CMS yearbook that is reflective of our new way of school, at least for now. This is a year to remember. Please send me pictures of your students attending school from home to include in the yearbook. You can email me at

CMS Library Corner

We've got new ebooks and audiobooks you can check out right now, no library card needed!

Go to, choose Centennial School District 28 as your school, and get reading today!

Need more information to get started? Check out our short getting started video.

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Getting started with Sora 1

CMS 2020-2021 Regular Bell Schedule

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CMS Wednesdays 2020-2021 Bell Schedule & Attendance

There are no live class meetings on Wednesdays. This schedule is available for students to follow and login to google classroom to complete assignments.

There is attendance being taken on Wednesdays for all CLASSES 1-6 (no community).

Students must show up on google classroom and submit an assignment for every class in order to be counted present. Some teams and teachers have students log into an activity log or attendance log. Please ensure to ask your student what they are doing on Wednesday for EVERY CLASS.

Wednesday Late Start

Please ensure that students login to all of their classes indicated in the Wednesday Bell Schedule, above. They must login to google classroom and complete an assignment or follow teacher directions for that day to be counted present.
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Applied Learning: Wednesdays

Here are a list of activities your child will potentially be doing on Wednesdays:

-Formative Assessments

-Specialized Small Group Instruction

-PE Journals

-Finishing up a project from class.

-Extension of the work they do Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday

-Independent work

-Paddlet Messages

-Student Discussion with peers or with teacher


-Silent Sustained Reading

Whatever they do engage in doing, please ensure that your child enters google classroom and communicates with teacher via an attendance form, submitting an assignment, or communication. This is applicable for every class periods 1-6.

IMPORTANT Attendance Information

Update NEW!

If you do not want to receive attendance calls at the end of the day as indicated below your, please have your student follow the attendance procedure mentioned above under Wednesday Bell Schedule, Attendance and Late Start by 4pm for EVERY CLASS, periods 1-6.


Beginning, Monday, September 28th, you will receive a call informing you that your student has an unexcused absence if they did not participate in class activities or have interaction with their teacher, an educational assistant or paraprofessional during the school day. Interaction can include:

  • Participating in a video class, communication from the student to the teacher via chat, text message, a communication app or email;
  • A phone call between the teacher, educational assistants or paraprofessionals and the student, or, for younger students, with the parent or guardian of the student; or
  • Posting completed coursework on a given day.

Please ensure that your student follows the information above on WEDNESDAY Schedule, attendance and late start.

Centennial Middle School Email Permission Form

Email for students will be turned on sometimes this week and if you would like your student to have this essential communication tool, please fill out this form and submit. Submit the FORM which is the second link in this section, not the first. The first link provides information about student emails.

THESE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ACTIVATED FOR STUDENTS. If your student does not have these activated this form MUST be completed. Click on the URL two links below.


Hello CMS Families,

Please consider filling out this form for your student, if you have not done so already. This will allow students to access their school email and it will facilitate communication between teachers and students.




Please fill out permission form below (IMPORTANT):

English (Agree/Disagree From):

Spanish (De acuerdo/en desacuerdo de Documento) :

Russian (Согласен / Не согласен с):

Chromebook Devise Tech Support

Please go to this website to receive Chromebook Tech Support when Needed.

CSD Technology Support for Students and Families