Inside Centennial Schools
September 15, 2023
Connecting. Achieving. Preparing.
A sneak peek into the first week of school!
We are "back to school" and are so glad to have students and staff back in the classrooms!
Get involved in your school!
Volunteering in the classroom, attending conferences, and school events are all ways to support your student. You are also encouraged to get involved in your school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Participation offers several benefits and opportunities:
- Contribute to improving educational resources, programs, and facilities.
- Fosters a sense of belonging and community among parents, teachers, and students.
- Shows your commitment to education and emphasizes the importance of involvement and dedication.
- Gives you a platform to voice opinions, ideas, and concerns and can help improve our schools.
- Facilitates better communication between parents and teachers ensuring alignment in goals and expectations.
- Supports extracurricular activities and other educational opportunities that enrich students’ experiences through fundraising.
- Connecting with other parents and educators to expand your social network and develop new skills such as event planning, leadership, and teamwork.
For more information see the Parent Hub on your student’s school website.
School Board hosts Listening Session for the public
In the District's ongoing efforts to gather feedback from our stakeholders, the Centennial School Board is hosting a Listening Session for the public on October 16, 5:30pm-6:15pm. The session will be held in the District Board Room prior to the regularly scheduled School Board meeting.
Listening Sessions are held quarterly to provide the opportunity for community members, staff, parents, and students to meet informally with Board representatives and the superintendent to discuss topics in the schools.
Nominations for Centennial's Hall of Fame due November 1
Do you know of someone who has a longstanding history of providing services of time and commitment to the Centennial education? Or, do you know a Centennial graduate who has demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments and/or has used their education to impact society? Nominations for the Class of 2024 are due November 1.
Annual review of student information
Please review and complete the annual data review for your student/s in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by Friday, September 22, 2023.
Minnesota law requires children enrolled in childcare, early childhood education, or school to be immunized against certain diseases, unless the child is medically or non-medically exempt.
If proper documentation is not provided, students will be unable to attend school after November 1st, 2023. What you need to do:
- Contact your health care provider and review your student’s immunization status to make sure they are up to date.
- If you missed a required vaccination, make an appointment with a healthcare provider or local clinic as soon as possible.
- Follow up with your students’ school if they have reached out to you regarding your student’s immunization status.
- Turn in medical (must be signed by health care provider) and non-medical (must be notarized) exemption forms to your child’s school.
Visit the MDH website for vaccine schedules, exemption forms and more information including where to get free/low cost immunizations today. Please reach out to your student’s school for any questions. Please note, K-12 immunization status is available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Free meals for all students
Students can have one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day through the state's Free School Meals for Kids Program. Students purchasing Ala Carte items must have a positive account balance.
Although no application is required to receive the free meals, filling out the Application for Educational Benefits is still important. Your student may qualify for free and reduced benefits such as reduced fees at school. The application can be found online.
Helpful website tips
Looking for the attendance form so you can report an absence? Looking for school lunch menus, announcements, and your school's calendar? Check out the Parent Hub on your school website.
A few reminders:
- Each campus has separate websites from the district! Navigate to each of the sites by clicking on the Schools dropdown menu in the top right corner.
- Navigation is a little different than our previous site. Click on the three stacked lines in the upper right-hand corner to view the main navigation. This will be consistent whether you're on a desktop or your mobile device so your navigation experience will be seamless.
- Each school has its own Parent Hub, Student Hub, and Staff Hub which are intended to be a one-stop-shop for all your go-to needs. You can look for important updates and announcements from your school in the Hubs, so be sure to bookmark the Hub page relevant to you!
Make a difference and be a substitute in our schools!
Don’t miss this chance to get involved and make a difference in the Centennial School District! No experience necessary; training provided!
This is a great opportunity to:
- Be involved in your child’s education and help out in the schools.
- Turn your volunteer hours into extra income.
- Work a schedule that fits with your student’s schedule.
- Get paid weekly and take advantage of bonus opportunities.
• Substitute Teachers: To qualify, you must have bachelor’s degree with MN Teaching or Substitute License; you can obtain a Short Call License if you have a bachelor’s degree.
• Substitute Paraprofessionals: To qualify, you must have a HS Diploma/GED.
Apply at Teachers on Call, or by phone, 800-713-4439.
Substitutes are also needed for Kids Club, food service, custodial, administrative assistants, and nurses. More information can be found on the Centennial website.
View the calendar by going to the Parent Hub of your student's school.
Important Dates to Note on the District Calendar
October 9: No school for students/staff development
October 19-20: No schools/professional organizational meetings
3: End of first quarter
6: No school for students/Staff grading, parent communication, course development
23-24: No school/Thanksgiving
The Halloween Hustle, a fun family 5K, is a great chance to wear you best costumes and enjoy a morning stroll or jog around Centerville Elementary. There will also be alumni activities and a "Trunk or Treat" and "Touch Big Truck" event after the run. Proceeds will benefit the Centennial School District and the Centennial Alumni Scholarship Fund. The Halloween Hustle is held Saturday, October 28 at Centerville Elementary.
More happening soon
More happening soon:
Sept. 25: Swing Dance Sampler (adult)
Sept. 28: Music Together (newborn to Pre-K with adult)
Oct. 5: Air Fryer Advanced (adult)(virtual)
Oct. 8: Skyhawks Pickleball (ages 5-11)
Centennial ISD 12
District Mission: Our Core Purpose
By providing high quality educational opportunities, emotional support, and social development, Centennial School District prepares learners for excellence in their future.