Centennial Middle School
November 30, 2022
Letter from Principal Rosenbach
Dear Centennial Families,
I hope this newsletter finds you and your family as healthy as possible. This is a tough time of the year for illness, and we are asking you all to partner with us to keep Centennial as healthy as we are able to. Please see the article below for ways we can all do our part to keep students healthy and safe while here at school.
One of the ways to describe how well a school is doing is to look at the after school/ extracurricular activities that are offered, and we here at CMS are very proud of our programs. Second season sports have started. The boys basketball and girls volleyball team have begun playing their games. We wish them the best of luck this season. Additionally, our clubs are in full swing, and it is great to see our students gather together during lunch and after school around shared interest and activities. Please encourage your student not to miss the opportunity to get involved during their time here at Centennial.
I hope you are all enjoying the wild weather we are having as we enter the last month of 2022. So far, we have had delays or cancellations of school, as well as after school activities canceled for wind, rain, smoke and now snow. Some of these are new to me so we never know what the next day may bring. Please keep up to date and watch for information coming from the district office via phone calls and emails.
CMS Holiday Food Drive
Students are being encouraged to bring in the following items to help:
Soups (cream of mushroom, vegetable, chicken noodle, or tomato)
Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, peas)
Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, mandarin oranges)
All donations will be delivered to the Snohomish county food bank.
The top 7th and 8th grade 1st period classes that collect the most donations will win a donut party!!!
Partner with us for healthy schools
In the last several weeks we have had several students coming to school with symptoms of respiratory and other illness. Because these illnesses spread quickly through the classroom, we are asking you to observe the following guidelines when deciding whether to send your child to school.
Please keep your child home if they have:
- A fever (>100.4 F) or chills. Your child should stay home for 24 hours after the fever is gone, without taking fever-reducing medication (ie.Tylenol/Advil);
- A cough, muscle or body aches, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell;
- Significant congestion or runny nose, sore throat, reddened eyes, green or yellow drainage from the nose;
- Fatigue or headache;
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (24 hours free - before returning to school).
If your child has any of the above symptoms, please reach out to your health care provider. It is encouraged that those with symptoms be tested for COVID-19. If testing positive, please reach out to your school nurse/health room for further guidance.
One of the most effective ways to control the spread of illness in school is to keep your child home when symptoms first appear. Frequent hand washing, covering mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing, wearing masks, socially distancing, and receiving preventable vaccines, help prevent the spread of germs, viruses and illness.
Holiday Assistance and Donations
There are many resources available to our community and we would love to help connect families in need to these supplies. With the holidays upon us, we are very aware that some families may need assistance to make the season bright. If you or your family might have a need, we would like the opportunity to help. Please reach out to our school student support advocate:
Also, if you would like to donate to help families this season, please feel free to support our community by offering gift cards in $25 increments to places like grocery stores, or multipurpose stores. This allows families to buy groceries, gifts, and gas freely with one card. We appreciate your care and support for others. Helping others is a gift in itself. If you are planning to donate, please reach out to Chynna Loeffler as well.
November Counselor's Corner
As we approach the holidays, many of us look forward to spending time with family and friends and sharing in the joys of the season. However, for some, the holiday season brings up negative feelings. At this time of year, more than any other, we think about loved ones we have lost, how to finance the gifts and experiences we want to give our family, how to “make the rounds” to all the places people expect us to be, how to survive hours in the car with small children, and the list goes on. Here are some tips and resources to help with the holidays:
School Closures/Inclement Weather
As we head into winter, a reminder regarding school closures, delayed starts and limited transportation (snow) routes and schedules. If inclement weather conditions occur, the district office will decide whether to:
- Hold school (regular hours)
- Hold school (delayed start) - All schools will start two hours late
- Close school
- District weather info - www.sno.wednet.edu/weather
- Limited transportation (snow) bus routes & schedules - www.sno.wednet.edu/snowroutes
- FlashAlert - http://www.flashalertseattle.net/closures-cats.html
- Puget Sound Energy outage map - https://pse.com/accoun.../servicealert/pages/outage-map.aspx
- Snohomish County PUD outage map - https://outagemap.snopud.com/
- Snohomish County road closure information - https://snohomishcountywa.gov/518/Road-Closures
- Snohomish County snow and ice response - https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2113/Snow-and-Ice-Response
Transportation Update: Student Scan Cards
Students to receive scan cards to ride the bus
To accompany our district's conversion to the Traversa Ride 360 program, all district students will be receiving a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) scan card, which will act as their ID when riding the bus during the 2022-2023 school year. These scan ridership cards will be distributed to every student throughout the school year. Distribution of the scan ridership cards at Centennial Middle School have begun and will continue until each bus rider has a card.
At each bus stop, the driver will be able see a display of the names and photos of students assigned to that stop so they can confirm that the correct students are boarding or getting off the bus. We recommend the zip reels and card be attached to the right side of their backpacks. Please note that these scan cards are not trackers. No student information is stored on these cards, and they are not used to track a student’s location. The school buses are used to locate students while on the route. The student RFID cards simply help to accelerate the process of recording student check-ins while also mitigating errors. Knowing where and when a student is during a bus route is paramount to ensuring the safety of every child in real-time. Click here to download a handout for parents/guardians with more information about scan ridership cards.
What Is Traversa Ride 360?
Traversa Ride 360 provides secure access to student routing information. Traversa Ride 360 provides quick access to your child's routing information, which can include the bus stop, route, and bus number. This is accessible on mobile devices, and confidential and secure. This program can be accessed via the web or mobile app and is free to download and use. The user guide can be downloaded by clicking one of the links below:
- How to access the Traversa Ride 360 website - English
- How to access the Traversa Ride 360 website - Spanish
Parents/guardians will still need to use their student ID# and student date of birth to add their student to the app.
Traversa Ride 360 website - https://wasnohomishsd201.traversaride360.com/
Payments and Online Purchases
Click here to go directly to Touchbase online payments.
ASB Cards $15
Yearbooks $25 - They will be sold from August - November 23 for pre-sales. After that time we will sell them at the end of the year on a first come, first serve basis.
Athletic fees $50 (Cost is zero if you qualify for free lunch)
PE/Health Fitness Uniforms $15 (shorts $7/shirt $8)
Need Help With Clothes, Shoes, Backpacks, Haircuts, or School Supplies?
Do you know a Centennial Middle School student who needs help getting school clothes, shoes, backpacks, a hair cut, or school supplies? If so, please contact your CMS School Counselor! You can stop by the main office or email us at
- email@example.com (students with last names A-K)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (students with last names L-Z)
Important 22-23 School Year Dates
- Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
- Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break
- Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
- Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
- Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
- Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
- Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
- Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
- Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
- Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
- Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
- Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days
Calendar of Events/District Calendar
Centennial Middle School - Contact Us
Attendance Line: 360-563-4534
Registrar Fax: 360-563-4588
Josh Rosenbach, Principal
Angela Collins, Assistant Principal A-K
Julian Parker, Assistant Principal L-Z
Wendy Floyd, Administrative Assistant and Registrar
Kerry Plantz, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper
Debbie Smith, Administrative Assistant and Athletics
Christy Martin, Main Office Secretary/ Attendance
Loren Childers, Counselor A-K
Erica Fortune, Counselor L-Z
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