Centennial Middle School
November 17 2022
Letter from Principal Rosenbach
Dear Centennial Families,
Thank you to all of our Veterans in our Patriot Community who were able to attend our assembly last week. We honored our Veterans last Thursday and our ASB students, CMS band, and Snohomish High School MCJROTC Color Guard did an outstanding job in the assembly. I was a proud principal seeing how well behaved and respectful our students were overall. Thank you Veterans!
We are also continuing this year with our motto of Being Safe, Being Responsible, and Being Respectful. Overall, our students do an amazing job of being and doing these three things. At times, as we all do, some of our students make mistakes and need to be re-taught the expectations here at CMS. Please know that the staff is committed to being consistent with all students, providing them high support, and holding them accountable as needed. We believe the more consistent we are with our students the easier it will be for our students to be successful.
Lastly, next week is Thanksgiving and I sincerely hope you are all able to have some time together with friends and/or family, get some rest, and rejuvenate for when we return from the holiday break. We have an altered schedule on Wednesday with it being a half day ending at 10:30 a.m. Also, a reminder that our December calendar is a little different than it has been in years past and our last day of school in 2022 is Tuesday, December 20th.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read the newsletter in its entirety as it is the primary way we are able to communicate with the CMS community as a whole. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.
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/
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:
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.
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
Important 22-23 School Year Dates
- Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
- Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break
- 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
Centennial Middle School - Contact Us
Attendance Line: 360-563-4534
Registrar Fax: 360-563-4588
Josh Rosenbach, Principal
Christy Martin, Main Office Secretary/ Attendance
Loren Childers, Counselor A-K
Erica Fortune, Counselor L-Z
Location: 3000 South Machias Road, Snohomish, WA, USA
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