September 2020

September 2020

Centennial Elementary School

Shannon Ritter, Principal

September 2020

A Few Additional Pieces…

1.     All students in kindergarten and grades 1-5 need either a Chrome book, computer, laptop or iPad with a camera and microphone feature. See below if you need a chrome book laptop.


2.     If you have an OSD Chromebook, log into the computer with your student’s school email information. Open Chrome and it will automatically take you to the home page – OSD Portal. In the upper top left corner your child will see the Schoology link. If you have a computer you are using from home go to This is the student and staff login in site. Student logs in with their school email information. Then proceed to the links they need on the OSD Portal page.


3.     Visit the new Technology Family Resource Center webpage

This site will help you with trouble shooting if you are having difficulties with your computer or login.


4.     Attendance will be taken every day. If your child is sick and will not be participating with their class, call the school by 9:15 a.m. to report their absence. Your child’s teacher will work with you to make up missed worked.


5.     In the event that you have questions or problems regarding your Family Access account, contact the Student Information Office at 360-596-6150 or you can e-mail them. If you forgot your password or feel it has been compromised, let them know and a new one will be issued or call the school office and we will see if we can re-send the password.


Wonders Textbooks and Packet Pick-up --Mark your calendars!

Please continue reading for important information about picking up textbooks, grade level specific teacher created paper packets and library book check out. 

Distribution dates: 

Instructional materials aka “packets” will be available for pick-up every two weeks beginning September 24th - 25th.   Please note 5th grade student packets will begin October 8th - 9th. Completed packets can be turned back in when you collect the new packets 2 weeks later. Make sure your child’s name and teacher is on the packet.


September 24, 25 (*except 5th grade)

October 8, 9

October 22, 23

November 5, 6

November 19, 20

December 3, 4


Pick-up schedule:  Drive to the Bus Loading Zone to pick up items on these days and times

  • Morning pick-up time 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Thursday and Friday)
  • Lunch time 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Thursday and Friday) 
  • Evening 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Thursday only)


How to Check out CES Library Books - Starts September 21st

Do you need a new book to read? Try our library’s Books to Go – Your, to-go library service! View the slide show by clicking on the link below or visit Mrs. Slater’s Schoology page under “Books to Go”.


Books need to be placed on hold. Click on the link to walk you through the process Books to Go. When the books are ready for pick up, an email will be sent to you with the date you can pick them up.  Walk around to the back of the school to the backdoor entrance of the library, to pick up your books. The library back door is across from the three portables, behind the school.  Follow the signs.


Does your child need a ChromeBook/Laptop?

Families can schedule an appointment with the OSD Technology Department to get a device at: The parents can make one appointment for all of their currently enrolled children. The Technology Department is located at Olympia School District Office at 111 Bethel Street in Olympia.


School Office

Centennial is open by appointment. Call us at 360-596-8300.  We will not be able to have volunteers or visitors at the school at this time. Further information will be provided. We really have appreciated our families and community volunteers’ assistances in the classroom over the years and look forward to you returning.


Immunizations, Birth Certificates and Medication

All missing birth certificates, and immunizations forms need to be turned into the school office, prior to the first day of school. Medication and Medication Orders can be brought in closer to when the school opens in the Hybrid A/B Model. Please call to set up an appointment to stop by the school office with any of the forms that are missing.


Fall Forms UpdateGoes Live Monday, September 21st until Monday, October 12th

Parents will need to update their child’s “Fall Start of School Forms” in Skyward-Family Access.  

Look for 2020-21 School Registration Tab and then click on your child’s name. Start clicking on the forms located on the right side: updating your phone numbers and emergency contacts, Housing Survey, Military Family Status Form, Residency Verification, OSD Handbook (with Acknowledgement), and Health Information. Other forms are listed there for you to complete. If you need to make an address correction you will need to contact the school office. Follow the instructions; most forms you fill out and then click submit, several may require you to scan and download information. If you do not have ability to download the form in Skyward, send those forms via fax 360-596-8301 or email to Rosalind Olsen at [email protected].  A quick video to help families


Food Service

Free and Reduce Lunch Applications for the 2020-21 school year can be found online through your Skyward Family Access account. 

Log into your Family Access Account:

·      select one of your students from the dropdown list

·      select Food Service

·      click on Applications at the top of the Food Service wall

·      click on Add Application follow prompts to complete and submit

It is very simple and quick and goes directly to the Child Nutrition Department for the Olympia School District once you submit the form.


Our Child Nutrition (Food Service) will provide sack lunches and breakfast that can be picked up and heated at home from 11:30-1:00 p.m. at the curb at the front of the school, by the kitchen. Check out the menu online for the entrée for that day or choose instead a sun butter and jelly sandwich or deli meat sandwich as the other options. Check out the district’s webpage Fall Meal Distribution Begins September 9th


The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on August 31, 2020 that it will allow school districts to serve free meals to all students through December 31, 2020. 


Curriculum Information

There will be no parent Curriculum Information Night in September. Families can view the OSD Curriculum Information for your grade level at>Departments>K-12 Teaching and Learning.  Or click on


School Hours

Distance Learning Model

Online School 9:00 a.m. 3:05 p.m.

Students log into their Chromebook (or computers) and then go to the OSD Portal home page and click into Schoology. Look for the large S icon in the upper left corner of the OSD Portal page.


Credit Cards/Debit Cards

OSD does not charge a processing fee to our credit card users who make payments at the school buildings or online payments.

Student Handbook and Monthly Newsletters Online

Centennial’s Student Handbook will be available by mid-September online at  Centennial’s monthly newsletter is posted on the school’s website and sent to your email via Skyward-Message Center. If you need a hard copy let your child’s teacher know.


Food Bank Weekend Food Bags

The food bank, in conjunction with the local school districts, has created a weekend program, which provides a bag of food items for kids to eat on the weekend. The food bank realizes that families sometimes have trouble getting to the food bank due to transportation and/or work schedules. They want to ensure that students have kid friendly food items that they can eat with minimal adult support if needed over the weekend. The food bank will take into account your child’s age to create a weekend food supply. They are happy to provide siblings, both older and younger, a bag of food also. Food will go home on Fridays. If you would like to have your children participate in this program, contact the school office at 596-8300.

Students that were on this program last year can continue to pick up their “Weekend Food Bag” on Friday.  Mention that you are picking up the “Weekend Food Bag” to the staff that is handing out the Grab and Go lunches from 11:30-1:00 p.m. and they will give you your bags.


Walk ‘N’ Roll

In October, Walk “N” Roll usually helps schools celebrate International Walk to School Day and Walk to School Month. Since school is remote this fall, they are replacing these events with the first ever Youth Walk Challenge


All Thurston County youth can participate by walking ten days during the month of October. They encourage individual youth, families, childcare facilities and in-person and remote learning classrooms to participate in the event. Participants record the minutes walked each day, then email a photo of themselves walking or a picture of their completed challenge to [email protected] . They will mail all participants a small prize and enter them in a prize drawing for a $50 gift card.

OSD 2020-21 Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Olympia School District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, reports of alleged sexual harassment, concerns about compliance, and/or grievance procedures: 

·      Autumn Lara, Executive Director of Elementary Education, [email protected] (360)596-8534

·      Ken Turcotte, Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, [email protected], (360) 596-7530

·      Michael Hart, Title IX Officer, [email protected], (360) 596-8545

·      Scott Niemann, Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, [email protected], (360) 596-6185.  All four individuals may also be contacted at 111 Bethel Street N.E., Olympia, WA, 98506.

·      Pat Cusack, Director of College and Career Readiness, [email protected] (360) 596-6102