Centennial Middle School

January 19, 2023

Letter from Principal Rosenbach

Hello Centennial Families,

We are almost to the halfway point of the school year and are very excited with how the first half has gone. Overall, the students have been working hard and behaving well, so now we need to finish the first semester strong. Please have a conversation with your student(s) on the importance of completing the semester on a positive note. Encourage them to check their grades in Skyward. They should also be reaching out to their teachers on what they can do to finish in the best way possible.

A reminder that students do not have school on January 30th. This day in between semesters is a teacher workday to wrap up first semester and prepare for second semester. The first day of semester two will be Tuesday, January 31st and students will start their new schedule on that day. Please see below for more information regarding student schedules from our counseling department.

As we have gone deeper into this school year, we have seen an increase of parent traffic in the morning bus drop off area. The bus and parent drop off are designed to be in different areas to help with student safety. All families dropping in the morning please use the north drop area. See below for a visual and we thank you for your cooperation and helping our students stay safe.

Finally let me say how much of an honor it is to serve the students, staff, and families of Centennial. I enjoy coming to work at CMS every day. There is not much better than to see one of the students make a connection, learn something new, make a new friend, get supported by a staff member, or just smile and say good morning. I am grateful for your continued support of your student and CMS.

Thank you,

Josh Rosenbach


Important Upcoming Dates:

Monday, January 23 Student Schedules available online

Thursday, January 26 Schedules handed out in class.

Monday, January 30 Non-student Day, NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 31Winter Sports Begin/Payment for Wrestling Opens


Co-ed Wrestling and Girls Basketball

Tuesday, January 31, we will begin our winter sports, co-ed wrestling and girls basketball. Girls basketball will be a cut sport. If you have any questions, please come to the front office and talk with Mrs. Smith.

Both sports will begin Tuesday, January 31st.

Both sports end at Spring Break.

Wrestling payment will be available, January 31st.

Girls basketball payment will open after cuts are made.

Semester Two Schedule Information

Second semester schedules will be viewable in Skyward starting Monday January 23rd, and then students will receive a paper copy of their schedules on Thursday January 26th during Patriot Period.

Just a few reminders about schedules:

  • Students will have the same teachers but different periods for all classes except math and language arts. This allows more students to receive the electives they chose.
  • All students are required to take one semester of Health & Fitness.
  • 7th grade students are required to take one semester of Character & Technology, but those classes are each a term-long (half of one semester) and they alternate.

Schedule change policy:

  • We work very hard to make sure students receive the electives they requested, and to make sure classes are balanced and not overloaded. For that reason, we follow schedule change policy.
  • There will be a clipboard in the Counseling Center during the first 3 days of second semester (January 31st-February 2nd)
  • You can sign up on the clipboard before school, after school, or during lunch to possibly change your elective only.
  • We will not be looking at schedule changes before February 2nd. Since most classes are full, we have to wait to see if anyone wants to swap classes with you. We will let you know whether or not we can accommodate your request by Friday Feb 3rd.

Transportation Update:

There are two designated parking lots here at Centennial. One is for bus pick up and drop off and the other for parents pick up and drop off. Please remember when you are pulling into the lot that if you see a bus, you are in the wrong lot and need to move to the other lot to be sure not to block or hinder our transportation system. We know it can be confusing at times; however, it is very important for the safety of our students and efficiency of our busing that we follow these guides. Please see below for clarification and refer to the photo for a visual.

Parent Pick Up Lot: NORTH LOT (Green)

Bus Pick Up Lot: SOUTH LOT (Red)

(Click on the photo to enlarge the image)


Grace Shivvers, 8th grade, has been awarded with an Honorable Mention at the Scholastic Art Awards for her ceramic artwork, Komorebi.

Grace's ceramic artwork will be on display at the Schack Art Center from January 24 - February 12.

Click Here for More Information

Counselor Corner January 2023: College Bound Scholarship

Your child may be eligible to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship! This early promise of financial aid is funded by Washington state to encourage students to continue their education after high school. The CMS Counselors will be helping students during 8th grade Health classes and 7th grade Technology classes to update their High School & Beyond Plan (HSBP) online portfolios in Career Planner.

College Bound Scholarship Information

Students to receive Panorama survey in spring

We will again be asking our 3rd through 12th grade students to participate in the Panorama survey for social-emotional learning. This survey was given to students last school year and in the fall 2022.

Panorama helps schools and districts transform their approach to education, so that every student thrives in school, every student benefits from an excellent education, and every student graduates prepared with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets they need to thrive in the modern, ever-changing world. Through our work to improve education, we help create a world where every child has equitable access to opportunities in school and in society more broadly. Panorama is a tool used by the district in conjunction with multiple other resources, such as attendance, behavior, grades, etc.

For elementary, the Panorama questions center on their current knowledge, how they feel about the school environment, and whether they have access to staff and resources to feel safe and successful. For secondary, the questions center on the same areas and further explore whether students feel they have the skills, opportunity, or ability for personal and academic growth along with social awareness and positive relationships. The survey window will be open during February. Survey results will be available in March after the survey window closes. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's principal.

Our goal as a district and community is to ensure that each student feels safe, welcomed, and supported in our schools and while attending school activities. The information provided through this survey is one tool we can use to hear student voice and perspective. Other considerations will continue to include conversations with students, families, and staff along with monitoring of academic progress and social-emotional awareness. It is ok to not feel ok, but please know that there is help and support so that it does not have to remain that way.

Click here for a link to more information about the Panorama survey.

Power up before school!

Just a friendly reminder that each student needs to be plugging their laptop in at night to make sure it is fully charged and ready each day when they arrive at school. The reason for this is that there would not be enough outlets for every student to charge when they arrive, and they need to be ready to use these devices upon arrival. Thank you for your help in reminding them and encouraging them toward this end.

Interested in serving as a substitute teacher and/or substitute paraeducator?

Our district is actively hiring certificated substitute teachers, emergency substitute teachers, and substitute paraeducators. Please visit https://www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs and click on the first link under Employment Opportunities to learn more about these open positions. If you have any questions regarding becoming a substitute, please contact the district's Guest Teacher & Substitute Services Coordinator, Shana Hainzinger, at shana.hainzinger@sno.wednet.edu.

Human Resource Services / Employment Opportunities

Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families; Canvas and Seesaw Resources & Tools; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Schools and Child Care Programs


School Closures/Inclement Weather

As we head into winter, a reminder regarding school closures, delayed starts and limited transportation (snow) routes and schedules. If inclement weather conditions occur, the district office will decide whether to:

  • Hold school (regular hours)
  • Hold school (delayed start) - All schools will start two hours late
  • Close school

Important links:

Important 22-23 School Year Dates

  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Tuesday, January 31- Winter Sports begin. Girls Basketball, Co-ed Wrestling
  • 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

Phone: 360-563-4525

Attendance Line: 360-563-4534
Fax: 360-563-4585
Registrar: 360-563-4528
Registrar Fax: 360-563-4588

Josh Rosenbach, Principal

Angela Collins, Assistant Principal A-K
Julian Parker, Assistant Principal L-Z
Wendy Floyd, Administrative Assistant and Registrar

Kerry Plantz, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper
Debbie Smith, Administrative Assistant and Athletics

Christy Martin, Main Office Secretary/ Attendance

Loren Childers, Counselor A-K

Erica Fortune, Counselor L-Z

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.