FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up for ALL Students

FREE meals for ALL children, ages 18 and younger, through the remainder of the school year! Click on "Read More" to find the meal pick-up schedule and locations which include curbside and 25 bus stops throughout the district. Children do not need to attend Centennial Schools.

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Elementary Return-to-School Schedule and Information

A PHASED-IN RETURN TO LEARNING/SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS

Returning to schools for in-person learning must be conducted in a gradual roll-out. In order to safely transition to an in-person or hybrid learning model, the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education require schools to implement a rolling start process in which students will gradually be brought back in the building. Students will return to full-time, in-person learning, Monday through Friday.

What is the transition schedule from distance learning to all back, full-time, in person?

Schedule for K-2 students
(students will continue in distance learning until the date noted below):

  • January 18: No school for all students; previously scheduled staff professional development day.
  • January 20: Last day of distance learning for students in grades K-2.
  • January 21 and January 22: No school for students in grades K-2. These two days are transition prep days for staff per the Governor’s Order.
  • January 25: No school for students/Grading, content development, and family communication day.
  • January 26: Students in grades k-2 return to full-time, in-person learning. Students attend school all day, five days a week (Monday through Friday). Students in grades 3-5 remain in distance learning.
  • February 1: No school for K-2 students; planning day for K-2 teachers. (This is a distance learning day for grades 3-12.)

Schedule for 3-5 students (students will continue in distance learning until the date noted below):

  • January 18: No school; previously scheduled staff professional development day.
  • January 25: No school for students/Grading, content development, and family communication day.
  • February 3: Last day of distance learning for students in grades 3-5.
  • February 4 and February 5: No school for students in grades 3-5. These two days are transition prep days for staff per the Governor’s Order.
  • February 8: Students in grades 3-5 return to full-time, in-person learning. Students attend school all day, five days a week (Monday through Friday).

Why are students phased in and not returning all together?
Centennial will follow Governor Walz’ recommendation to have students in kindergarten through 5th grade return to full-time, in-person learning beginning in phases.

Why do students have two days off before their first in-person day?
Per the Governor’s Order, staff will have two days for prep before the first day of in-person learning.

Why aren’t secondary students returning to in-person learning?
These changes for elementary students do not affect students in grades 6-12 who will remain in distance learning. The 6-12 learning model is required to follow the same protocol and parameters already in place. We will continue to work with the Regional Support Team to determine when to bring students in grades 6-12 back.