Dear Centennial Families,
This election season has been full of emotions. Some people are experiencing fear, pain and confusion, while others are experiencing confidence and success.
We want to ensure students, parents and our school community that Centennial School District will continue working diligently at all schools to provide a safe, welcoming and respectful learning environment for all.
Our Board policy has explicit language stating that any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment of individuals or groups is strictly prohibited. This kind of behavior toward anyone in our schools will be dealt with promptly and appropriately.
Centennial is an amazing community with strong traditions, growing opportunities and an increasingly diverse population of students and families. We are committed to the success of every student in each of our schools and achieving our mission: “All students think, achieve and make a difference in the world.” At Centennial, we believe that race, ethnicity, economic circumstance, primary language and special needs do not predict academic success; but rather culturally responsive staff and effective use of research based instructional strategies predict academic success.
Throughout the coming days, many people will continue to express emotions. Please encourage your student to speak with a counselor or trusted staff member if needed and utilize the resources at their school.
Thank you for your support.
Dr. Paul E. Coakley, Superintendent