FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up Available for All Students

Free meals and curbside pick-up are available for all children ages 18 and younger.

Updated Information on FREE Meals and Meal Pick-Ups

The United States Department of Agriculture announced an extension for schools to continue serving students under the Summer Feeding Program. Centennial will continue to provide FREE meals through December 31, 2020, or earlier if federal funding runs out. 

Hybrid Learners
Students, ages 18 and younger regardless of eligibility, may receive FREE meals when learning in-person at school.

All families of hybrid learners may pick up three (3) FREE meals on WEDNESDAYS for those days students are learning remotely. Meals are for all children 18 years and younger regardless of eligibility or what district children attend. Your student does not need to be present with you when you pick up meals and a neighbor or friend can also pick up for you. Let staff know you have hybrid learners and you need bulked meals for three (3) days.

Distance Learners

All families of distance learners may pick up five (5) FREE meals on WEDNESDAYS for all children 18 years and younger regardless of eligibility or what district children attend. Your student does not need to be present with you when you pick up meals and a neighbor or friend can also pick up for you. Let the staff know you will need bulked meals for five (5) days. 

Pick-up days are on WEDNESDAYS beginning September 16, 2020
at the following locations and times:

  • Blue Heron Elementary, 405 Elm St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Centerville Elementary, 1721 Westview, Centerville, MN 55038: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Golden Lake Elementary, 1 School Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Rice Lake Elementary, 575 Birch St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Centennial High School (West Building), 4757 North Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm


  • Centennial Middle School, 399 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014: 3:30pm-5:30pm


Menus will be posted online here or download the Nutrislice app (search for ISD 12).

Click here for commonly asked questions. If you have further questions or need any special diet requests please contact or (763) 792-5423.

Strategic Planning

On November 21 and 22, 2016, the Centennial School District engaged in a Strategic Planning process with the goal of setting a course for success in the future. For the first time in our district’s history, we facilitated a planning process that was inclusive of community members and district employees. More than 50 individuals collaborated on the plan and arrived at eight tangible goals that will reshape the district and move us into the future.

View a PowerPoint on the planning process and Centennial's Strategic Plan 2016.

How you can help shape the future of Centennial Schools?

We only get better working together. Sign up to serve on a committee. Be a voice in the room and interact with others in the community. Assist in putting together the strategies to achieve the goals. Contact Jody Josephson at 763.792.6010 for more information.

Do you want to receive updates on the strategic plan goal progress?

Sign up to receive timely updates to the strategic plan goal progress. Information will also be reported out in The Observer and in the Annual Report.

Goal 1: Identify, value and engage the community

Identify our current practices, using surveys to determine what our communities want, and developing events that truly represent our community.

Goal 2: Analyze causes of the achievement gap and provide accessibility at all levels and for all stakeholders

Research current and best practices and implement new strategies to address the achievement gap.

Goal 3: Find strategic ways to communicate using staff, students, and community

Use a variety of strategies to communicate and connect with all stakeholders in our communities as well as developing others.

Goal 4: Establish a "Plan-Do-Check" model for all areas

Continue to evaluate, assess, and improve all systems within our organization. Ensure timely and concise communication to staff and stakeholders.

Goal 5: Professional development

Balancing  wellness vs. relevance, efficiency, and inclusiveness, continue to utilize our current professional development model while incorporating more voice in the process for all stakeholders.

Goal 6: Expand programming and infrastructure to address the vocational, college prep, and remedial needs of each student

Create a sub group to evaluate potential options in this area that aren't necessarily driven by cost.

Goal 7: Develop a partnership between students and community on a service level and on a business level

Identify current partnerships and create new ones that connect us in many ways to our communities.

Goal 8: Develop a two-pronged approach to lobbying and fundraising

Establish a lobbying group to promote legislative changes and a fundraising group tasked with raising dollars for local initiatives.