CMS Family Newsletter
Week June 01, 2021
No School Monday May 31, 2021
In this issue you will find:
- NEW!!! 8th Grade Promotion 2021
- NEW!! Communication Post 7th Grade Family Orientation 5/26/2021
- NEW!!! Family Meeting
- NEW!!! Family Orientation Presentation Click HERE
- NEW!!! Summer School & SUN Programing Registration (ONLY 7th Grade)
- NEW!!! REAP Family Night; June 2nd
- NEW!!! COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- CDL Fire/Safety Information
- Transfer Timeline for 2021-22
- Schedule a Meeting with the CMS Principal
- Chromebook Device Tech Support for Families
- Index of Previous CMS Newsletters
NEW!!! 8th Grade Promotion 2021
Hello 8th grade CMS families!
The end of the year is quickly approaching, and our 8th grade students are getting excited about the start of a new chapter in their lives. Our CMS class of 2021 has had a middle school experience unlike any other. They have persevered through historic obstacles with flexibility and grit. We want to celebrate the resilience and adaptability they have shown these past two years. Please join the Centennial staff for a Covid-safe, drive thru Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday, June 16th. Your student will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and there will be an opportunity for photos.
Each 8th grade team will have its own designated time for the ceremony.
In order to ensure a smooth traffic flow, please enter the CMS parking lot through the entrance on 182nd Ave. Cars will only be allowed to move in one direction through the lot.
We know how proud you are of your student(s). If you would like to decorate your car with window paint and signs to show off your pride, we would love to see your spirit.
Thank you for helping us celebrate our 8th graders.
NEW!! COMMUNICATION POST 7TH GRADE FAMILY ORIENTATION 5/26/2021
May 28, 2021
Many thanks to everyone that was able to make our 7th Grade Family Orientation night this past Wednesday May 26, 2021. It was exciting to see many families joining and I hope that the information provided is beneficial to support the upcoming school year.
However, we do realize that not all families had the same experience. Some were able to navigate the platform and join our teacher break out rooms according to plan. Others experienced technical difficulties and issues. We profoundly apologize for the inconvenience and frustration you may have experienced. I feel incredibly frustrated and embarrassed about the issues myself, and wish to address them. Our CMS Assistant Principal and I did some investigating to identify what went wrong, and ensure that this does not happen again. Here is what we found out:
Different email addresses: Our guests meeting invitation reflects a Zoom account email address different from the one that organized the meeting (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org was the invited email address, and the user joins from their personal Zoom account associated with email@example.com).
Guest (anonymous) participation: The participant has not logged into a Zoom account before joining, and appears as a guest.
Outdated Zoom Account: The participant has an older version of Zoom.
Now that we know this, and since we cannot guarantee or control how guests login to zoom meetings, we will be addressing these issues by:
Not having breakout rooms for family meetings.
Host webinars as opposed to regular zoom meetings.
Host grade level specific meetings.
Host language specific meetings to support translation services.
It is my responsibility and commitment to ensure that our families experience positive and informative meetings. This was the first time we hosted a meeting with break out rooms, and we have since learned a big lesson from it. We appreciate your grace and understanding as we continue to navigate our digital platforms while becoming more proficient in them.
I do not anticipate an end to our virtual meetings, but an increase in accessibility as well as ease. It is touching to see so many families participate in this manner, and it is my promise as principal to continue supporting you all as best as I can.
NEW!!! Family Meeting
- Wednesday, June 2⋅10:30 – 11:30am (English)
Wednesday, June 2⋅5:30 – 6:30pm (Spanish)
Update: Both grade levels will meet together.
10: 30 am: 7th & 8th Grade Zoom LINK (with Mrs. Castillo & Mr. Buck)
Make Up Family Orientation from Wednesday May 26, 2021
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 957 8151 4349
5: 30 pm: 7th & 8th Grade Family Meeting in Spanish (with Mrs. Castillo)
Including: Make Up Family Orientation from Wednesday May 26, 2021
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 957 8151 4349
NEW!!! Summer School & SUN Programing Registration (ONLY 7th Grade)
Centennial Middle School
Location: Centennial High School
6th & 7th Grade students (current)
Prepare for middle school!
Meet new friends and go on fun field trips (as allowed by the state)!
June 28th, 2021 to July 16th, 2021
8:30am to 2:30 pm
Middle School Summer School & SUN Programing is Monday-Friday
SUN programing available until July 22, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)
8:30am to 2:30 pm
This is a free program to support students who have had limited to no attendance or engagement during the 2020-2021 school year. The program, school supplies, meals and field trips are all free for every accepted student. All students will participate in academic learning and SUN enrichment opportunities.
Space is limited to 20 spots for each grade level– sign up now!
If you have any questions please call or email Rowan Parker our Secretary at
There are a limited number of spaces in the program, so if you are interested in having your student considered to be selected for the CSD Middle School Summer Programming, please fill out the Middle School Summer Programming Registration on the CSD website at https://www.csd28j.org/Page/894 or click on the online registration link below.
You can also download and fill out the Middle School Summer Program Registration on paper and return to your student’s school.
All Middle School Summer Programming registration requests are due by June 7th at 4 PM.
Priority will be given to students who had minimal attendance or engagement during the 2020-21 school year. Get your student’s Middle School Summer Programming in as soon as possible so they can be considered for the limited number of spaces we have available for this great summer learning experience.
Program Partners Below:
NEW!!! REAP Family Night
REAP Inc. is hosting a virtual family night on Wednesday, June 2nd 5-6PM on Zoom, and you're invited!
- We have loved working with your students this year, both in-person and online, and we want to celebrate all of your collective hard work!.
- The first 10 families to sign up will get a free pizza for the night of the 2nd.
- You will also receive a box with goodies for the whole family if you attend!
- There will be games and a raffle to win a gift card for your family.
>>>SIGN UP FORM<<<
*Come celebrate the end of the year with other families from the Centennial School District with games, a raffle with prizes, and information about our programming and how we can support your children and family into the summer!*
Please let me know if you have any questions. I will send more reminders and updates as the weeks continue. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom soon!"
Hope to hear from you all soon!