FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up on Wednesdays 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

Centennial will continue to provide FREE meals through December 23, 2020, or earlier if federal funding runs out. You can pick up meals even on days students do not have school (October 7 and November 11).

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. 

Curbside Pick-Up Every Wednesday!
Families may pick up FREE meals every Wednesday, even on days there is no school for students. Let staff know if you need a three (3) meal pack for hybrid learners or a five (5) meal pack for distance learners.

Pick-up days are on WEDNESDAYS—even on days there is no school for students!

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.

World's Best Workforce District Plan

What is the World's Best Workforce?

The World’s Best Workforce bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance. Centennial School District has developed a plan that addresses the following five goals:
    • All children are ready for school.

    • All third-graders can read at grade level.

    • All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.

    • All students are ready for career and college.

    • All students graduate from high school.


Why is Minnesota focused on this idea?

For Minnesota to be competitive, we must have students who are college and career ready, students who are poised to lead the state’s workforce. This is important for a number of reasons: 
    • Our population is aging.

    • Seventy percent (70%) of jobs will require more than a high school diploma.

    • We don’t have qualified candidates to fill many good-paying jobs.

    • The fastest growing segment of our future workforce is students of color, and they currently have the state’s lowest graduation rate.

    • Minnesota has one of the worst black-white achievement gaps in the country.


Presentations for Advisement and Action

    • Systems Accountability Committee – October 3, 2019
    • Systems Accountability Committee – November 7, 2019
    • School Board Work Study Session/Board Meeting – November 18, 2019

WBWF Overview

Overview of district programming, advisory committee membership, and links to departments, programs, and services related to goals areas of the World's Best Workforce plan.

Goal Area 1: All Students Ready for Kindergarten

The Early Childhood program, serving students from birth to kindergarten entry, helps children develop the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life through guided play, interaction with peers, and parent/child activities. The Parent and Family Education program supports families through classes, speakers, handouts, and parenting sessions.

Goal Area 2: All Students in 3rd Grade Achieve Grade-Level Literacy

The Centennial School District strongly believes in the importance of early intervention in reading, as in other core areas as well.

Goal Area 3: Close the Achievement Gaps Among Groups

Centennial School District is committed to equity and access for all:

    1. We will raise the achievement of all students while eliminating the predictability of
      academic achievement based upon class, race, gender, or disability.
    2. We will implement culturally responsive teaching and leadership practices that reflect the
      contributions and perspectives of all people.
    3. We will identify and address institutional barriers that perpetuate opportunity and
      achievement gaps.
    4. We will foster inclusive relationships across all Centennial communities.

Goal Area 4: All Students Career- and College-Ready by Graduation

There are a variety of measures being used by the Centennial School District to ensure students are college and career ready prior to graduation. 

Goal Area 5: All Students Graduate

We take seriously the unique learning needs of every child and we have made and continue to make investments in staffing, programming and services that enhance the academic, social and emotional needs of students.


School and District Professional Development

All teachers, paraprofessionals and principals participate in a robust professional development program. This programming is designed to provide staff with the knowledge and skills they need to maximize their impact on student learning and the culture for learning. 

Equitable Access to Excellent Teachers

2016 legislation requires WBWF plans to include a process to examine the equitable distribution of teachers and strategies to ensure low-income and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, ineffective, or out-of-field teachers as well as a system to periodically review and evaluate students' access to effective teachers who are members of populations underrepresented among the licensed teachers in the district or school and who reflect the diversity of enrolled students. 

Gifted and Talented

The Centennial School District recognizes that gifted learners are a population with special educational needs. These learners are capable of high performance when compared to others of similar age, experience, and environment, and represent the diverse populations of our communities.  These learners have potential that requires differentiated and challenging educational programming beyond those provided in the general school program.

Systems, Strategies, & Supports for Improvement

In order to make progress toward achieving goals in the five areas above, the World's Best Workforce Plan includes systems, strategies, and supports to implement with students and families, teachers and administrators, and across district programs and services.