CMS Newsletter

Week April 5, 2021

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Message from the Principal

Hello All,

Thanks to everyone who has fill out our Centennial Middle School Hybrid/CDL survey to indicate what instructional model you and your family would like your CMS student to continue in. In the next couple of weeks you will be receiving the following information:

-Confirmation of the instructional model your student was assigned to: CDL or Hybrid. This information will be shared via email, on your synergy parent vue, or student google classroom.

-School schedule, this will change in order to accommodate both students that will be attending in person instruction and those continuing with CDL.

If you have any questions about our hybrid and CDL model please do not hesitate to call us to our main CMS office.

Our next family meeting will be :

Wednesday April 7, 2021

English 10:30 am

Spanish 5:30 pm

Johanna Castillo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CMS Family Meeting
Time: Feb 3, 2021 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Feb 3, 2021 10:30 AM
Mar 3, 2021 10:30 AM
Apr 7, 2021 10:30 AM
May 5, 2021 10:30 AM

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In this issue you will find:

  • NEW!!! Return to Learn Survey
  • NEW!!! 2020-21Notice for Statewide Tests
  • NEW!!! Track Season is Coming!
  • Reminder!!! Yearbook 2020-2021
  • NEW!!! NWFS Family Support: STAY ON TRACK
  • NEW!!! Community Meal Distribution Schedule Starting Week of April 5th
  • NEW!!! Schedule a Meeting with the CMS Principal
  • Taking Care of Ourselves and Other: A COVID-19 Guide for Youth and Families
  • Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms

  • 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!!! 2020-21Notice for Statewide Tests

NEW!!! Track Season is Coming!

Our track season this year will run April 26 - May 20. It is shorter than normal due to Covid, but it will be just as much fun!If you're interested, read this letter from Coach Olson for more information.

The High School is holding a track and field clinic March 29 - April 1 at the HS Stadium starting at 3:00 pm. It will run 60-70 minutes. The clinic is open to any CMS students interested in track and field. Click this flyer for more information.

Please call or come to our main office for more information on how to register. Our contact person is Mrs. Wendy Hazen and she works in our main office, please don't hesitate to call us (503) 762-3206.

Reminder!!! Yearbook 2020-2021

Please send me pictures of your student in virtual learning to add you our yearbook 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
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NEW!!! Schedule a 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!

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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.

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