News from the Nest ~ September 24, 2021

 News from Mr. Hartmann...

 I want to make you aware of an attendance reporting change that will take place Monday, September 27th.  We will be moving to an attendance form that is currently being used at the middle school and high school. The Blue Heron attendance email and phone line will no longer be operational. Here are some of the reasons we will be changing the way we do our attendance.

Common user experience across the district for submitting attendance

  • Parents will only need to submit attendance in one place
  • Submitting the google form also notifies the teacher of any early release or late arrivals

Beginning on Monday, September 27th parents will need to go to and click on the Attendance Form (in red) to report any absence, late arrival, or early release.

 The form will allow parents to report absences, late arrivals, and early dismissals.  Thank you for helping us to improve our attendance reporting procedures.

As always, if you have any questions or need any help with the new process, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 763-792-6200.  

If students are absent for a longer period due to an illness or quarantining:
Once the teacher is made aware of the extended absence, the teacher will initiate communication when the assignments are available . (e.g. Schoology/Seesaw, e-mail, phone call)
If out for a longer period of time, the teacher will work alongside families to provide work. Please note that they won’t be able to provide all the work ahead of time as they are modifying instructional pacing as they work with kids in class.
Students will access their work via K-2 Seesaw, 3-5 Schoology, email and/or pick up in the office.

Important Dates

Sept. 27:  Blue Heron PTO Virtual Meeting 6:30pm - 7:30pm  
Oct. 4:      No School/Staff Development
Oct. 7:     Jostens Picture Retake Day  click HERE to order pictures, code FE5221

Happy Retirement to one of our custodians, Marge Nenow!  

Congratulations on 32 years with the Centennial School District and best wishes!
We will miss your smiling face at Blue Heron Elementary.

Health Office News

Opportunities for Nurse Subs

Are you a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)? Do you enjoy working with students? Would you like to work the same hours your children are in school? If so, we would love to talk to you about opportunities to sub in our school health offices and/or go on field trips with students with health-related needs. Paid training is provided; there is no minimum amount required to sub each month. There are also opportunities to be a nurse sub with early childhood screening, which takes place once a month. CPR and First Aid certification is required; applicants must have a current nursing license.

Please use the link below to find a full posting and online application. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Noha, district nurse, at 763-792-5011, or email her at

We are excited to invite our students and families to the homecoming football game on Friday, September 24 at 7:00 PM to cheer on the Cougar football team.
Please be reminded of the following stadium policies and information:

  • Elementary-aged children need to be accompanied and supervised by their parents/guardians.
  • To maintain a safe environment, students are expected to be in the stands or with their parents.
  • Outside food, drinks and balls are not permitted into the stadium.

We appreciate our fans! Thank you for your support!

We wish our players, staff, and fans a safe and enjoyable football season. Go Cougars! 

District News

Updating Annual Student Information

Centennial has moved to an online, contactless method using Campus Portal so families can update annual information for students. This process closes today on Friday, September 24, 2021.   This new process eliminates the many beginning-of-the-year paper documents that would typically be collected during the first few weeks of school.
Please review and update the data on file for you as parent/guardians as well as your students by
Friday, September 24, 2021.
Below are some links to help you login to your Parent Portal account: 

Link to Parent Portal
How do I log into Parent Portal?
How do I start the annual data review in Parent Portal?

Community Education

Halloween Hustle 5K (all ages/family)
The Halloween Hustle 5K is happening Saturday, October 30 at Centerville Elementary.  Bring the whole family, including pets, to enjoy this fun walk/run.  Be sure to wear your costumes and stay for fun kids activities.  Go online HERE to register. 

Happening soon:

Oct. 9-   Skyhawks Flag Football (ages 6-10)         
              Tenicity Junior Tennis Program Camp (gr. 1-5)
Oct. 17- Wrestling Camp (gr. 3-5)
Oct. 23- Game Coding: Super Mario (online)(gr. 1-4)
Oct. 30- Halloween Hustle 5K (family/all ages)
Nov. 1Private Voice Lessons (ages 10+)
              Beginning Banjo, Guitar, Violin (gr. 4+)

Go ONLINE to view all activities and to register.

Welcome to the Digital Backpack, the district’s central posting place for community flyers.  If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact the organizations directly.  Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.