Knightly News

January 21st

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As COVID-19 continues to be a challenge in our community, it is important Fulton County Schools (FCS) communicate updates and/or changes to COVID-related protocols within the district. This past week, face-to-face instruction resumed, and the district began amending some operational guidelines. As previously stated, maintaining face-to-face instruction is a top priority for our district. Though some employees have been out due to COVID, we intend to stay open providing we have the staff to safely operate our schools. Continuing this mitigation strategy, all schools will follow the instructions below for the upcoming week of January 24-28, 2022:

  • Masks are optional in all Fulton County Schools buildings effective Saturday, 1/22.
  • Beginning Monday, 1/24 Fulton County Schools will conduct contact tracing for positive cases only.
  • Parents should report only positive cases to the Parent portal. Do not submit a report if you are waiting on a pending test result or for an exposure/direct contact.

At Centennial: We will return to our regular bell schedule beginning Tuesday January 25th.

Please be safe, and as always:

  • Do not come to school/work if you are sick.
  • If you test positive, stay home and isolate.
  • We strongly encourage families to participate in vaccination and testing opportunities.
  • Please follow public health guidelines and report any COVID-19 related cases to the Employee or Parent portals.

Thank you to all students, parents and staff for your continued patience in addressing the challenges of COVID and dedication to our mission of teaching and learning.

Early Release Day January 24th

Monday January 24th will be an early release day for all Fulton County Schools. Fulton high schools will dismiss at 1:30. Students will have the opportunity to attend all class periods and will have lunch. Our Early release bell schedule is below.
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Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday team is kicking off the semester with some extra encouragement in the form of many student's love language...candy! We plan to greet the students as they enter the building Wednesday morning with candy and non-candy goodies to start their day off right and lift their mood. We want each student to know they are seen and cared for. Looking forward to kicking off Wellness Wednesday this semester on January 26th!
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Student Leadership Johns Creek

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Freshman Parent Night Part 2 - February 2

Freshman Parent Night Part 2 - February 2

REMINDER: The Centennial Counseling department will be hosting our Class of 2025 Freshman Parent Night – Part 2 on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:00 pm. This event is for parents of CURRENT 9th graders. Counselors will review graduation requirements and provide a template for students/parents to use to develop a four-year plan. Mr. Williams, our Curriculum Assistant Principal, will also provide an overview of the course registration process for the 2022-2023 school year.

RECORDATORIO: El departamento de consejería de Centennial será el anfitrión de nuestra Noche de Padres de la Clase de 2025 - Parte 2 el miércoles, 2 de febrero a las 6:00 pm. Este evento es para los padres de los actuales estudiantes de 9º grado. Los consejeros revisarán los requisitos de graduación y proveerán una plantilla para que los estudiantes/padres usen para desarrollar un plan de cuatro años.

El Sr. Williams, nuestro Director Asistente de Currículo, también proporcionará una visión general del proceso de inscripción de cursos para el año escolar 2022-2023.

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Attendance Matters ALL DAY, EVERYDAY. Keep Your Child On Track in School: Pay Attention to Attendance

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD STAY ENGAGED:

  1. Find out if your child feels engaged and safe from bullies or other threats.
  2. Make sure your child is not missing class because of challenges with behavioral issues. Reach out to school administrators to find a solution.
  3. Monitor you child’s academic progress and seek help from teachers. Make sure teachers know best way to communicate information to you.
  4. Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  5. Encourage your child to join meaningful after-school activities, including sports and clubs.
  6. Notice and support your children if they are showing signs of stress, anxiety or depression. Listen to their concerns and reach out to the school counselor or social worker for help.

Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care and other free/reduced-cost help starts here:

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Tickets for ALL Athletic events available through GoFan.

Season tickets available next week! Students $50 and Adults $100

CEN 10 Basketball

Counselors' Corner

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Upcoming College Visits at Centennial



Upcoming Centennial College Visits:

1/26 12:15pm Long Island University - apply for free AND learn decision during visit. Scholarships available for high achieving students.

1/27 11:45am Georgia College (GCSU)

1/27 12:15pm Gwinnett Tech

2/1 9:15am SCAD

2/1 10:15am University of North Georgia

2/3 11:45am Faulkner University

2/17 9:15am University of Alabama at Huntsville

3/1 12:15pm University of Mississippi

3/15 10:15am Lynn University

Sign up in Naviance and stop by the Counseling office for a pass.

Juniors - GCSU, Gwinnett Tech, and North GA are all really good GA HOPE eligible public colleges for you to learn about.

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Class of 2022 -Seniors

January 28th Herff Jones Graduation Cap and Gown

On January 28th , during all lunches Herff Jones will be outside the cafeteria to answer any cap and gown questions and taking orders.
Applications found here
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Buy Your 2022 Yearbook! http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01025414

PARENTS OF SENIORS: It’s time to create and purchase your student’s Senior Recognition Ad. Follow this link to create and purchase your ad: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1029312

9th Grade Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements

Fulton County Schools Board of Education School Admission Policy Requires submission of 2 proof of Residency (from the district -approved list) upon initial enrollment in Fulton County Schools or upon entry into 9th grade. If you have not already do so, please email your 2 Proofs of Residency to Nancy Stickel at stickeln@fultonschools.org.

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Centennial’s IB Diploma Programme Course Registration Info 2022-2023


Centennial’s IB Diploma Programme is open to all rising 11th grade students (current 10th grade students).

To learn more about the IB Diploma Programme and how to register for IB courses for the 2022-2023 school year, see the information below.

IB Parent Night – Spring 2022

When: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Where: Centennial High School

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Details: IB Parent Night (Spring 2022) will be combined with AP Night. This will be a night to talk to IB Teachers and our IB Student Ambassadors about the IB program. There will be an informative session at the start of the evening detailing the unique differences between IB & AP classes. More info regarding the night will be communicated in January – Stay tuned! 😊

IB Course Registration Process (2022-2023)

1. Setup a meeting with Mrs. Lee in January 2022 (link is open now – see below)

· Student & Parent must be present

· Meeting can be over the phone, virtual through TEAMS or F2F.

· In this meeting we will discuss your student’s IB courses for the 2022-23 school year, your student’s interest in IB and go over expectations for IB courses.

· Note: This meeting supersedes a formal application to the IB Diploma Programme. Centennial’s IB Diploma Programme is open to all students, regardless of current GPA or other restrictions.

2. Mrs. Lee will reach out to your child’s counselor and current 10th grade teachers to let them know to register your student for the selected IB Courses

3. Mrs. Lee will follow up with IB Students/Parents in February to confirm all schedules have been made

Schedule a meeting with Mrs. Lee for January 2022

IB Shadow Days

  • What: Prospective IB Students will have the opportunity to shadow our current IB students in their IB classes.
  • How: Prospective IB Students will get their 10th grade teachers to sign a permission slip in January.
  • Follow up: Prospective IB Students sign up to attend IB Shadow Days using the link below. Mrs. Lee will send the permission slip to the students in January along with the date of the shadow days.

Link to Sign-Up For Shadow Days in January 2022

Please reach Mrs. Lee at LeeTB@fultonschools.org if you have any questions.