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

AND

  • 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 tforner@isd12.org or (763) 792-5423.

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Homeschool

HOMESCHOOL OPTIONS FOR PARENTS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

Minnesota’s  Compulsory Instruction Law requires all students ages 7-17 to receive instruction. Families may choose to withdraw their children from public school and provide instruction in a homeschool setting. Families who plan to home-school their children are required to register with the school district in which they reside. If a student is open enrolled or attending a charter school, the family must register the student with the school district in which the family resides, not the school from which the student unenrolled.

A sample registration form is available from the MDE website. A Homeschool Questions and Answers document is also available; it provides additional information about homeschooling in Minnesota.

MDE’s Ombudsperson is  available to answer questions about  homeschooling from families, districts, or  charter schools. Please contact Cindy S. Jackson at (651) 582-8572 or mde.school-choice@state.mn.us

 

In accordance with state law, we are required to ensure that all school-age children living within the boundaries of the Centennial School District are being educated.  Minnesota’s compulsory instruction law requires all children age 7-17 to attend a public or private school.  Homeschools are a type of private school. 

As a resource to homeschool parents residing in the Centennial School District, the following links have been put together that contain many of the resources, deadlines and forms you will need. 

Minnesota Department of Education Homeschool Information for Parents

Homeschool Initial Registration Form– Submitted by October 1 of the first year of homeschooling within a resident district, or within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school.

Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction – Submitted by October 1 of each year after the instructor has provided the same district with a Homeschool Full Report.

Pupil Immunization Record – Immunization records or notarized statement of Conscientious Objection must be submitted with the homeschool full report and updated in 7th grade (age 12) for each student by October 1.

Student Report for Aids to Nonpublic Students (Optional) – Students who are educated in an approved homeschool program are eligible for aid to non-public school funds.  In order to be eligible, the form must be submitted by October 1.

Reimbursement Check Request – Eligible homeschool families who have submitted a Student Report for Aids to Nonpublic Students use this form to obtain reimbursement for eligible purchases made during the current school year (purchased on or after July 1, 2020).  This form must be submitted by June 1, 2021

Minnesota Statewide Testing Services (Optional) – MSTP provides testing materials for home school educators in Minnesota.  The program’s services meet the State of Minnesota yearly requirement for nationally norm-referenced standardized achievement examinations for home schools.

It is imperative that you return all the documents listed above by the due date.  The dates listed are mandated by the state and late submissions may result in an inability of the District to reimburse parents for expenses for the school year.

Submit all required reporting forms by mail or email no later than October 1, 2020:

Centennial School District 12
Attn:  Nancy Oberg
4707 North Rd
Circle Pines, MN  55014
noberg@isd12.org