School Information

Centennial Office Hours:

• On school days, the office opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.

• On days that students are not in school but the staff are present (e.g., inservice days, conference days, etc.), the office is generally open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with potential breaks for lunch. Call first to be sure.

Normal School Hours:

  • For all grades K-5, school begins each day at 8:35 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:50 p.m.
  • Mornings: The cafeteria is open for breakfast at 8:00. Students not eating breakfast may arrive as early as 8:15, assembling in the gym. The first bell rings at 8:25, when students are allowed to head to their classrooms. Please note that there is NO supervision outside of the school before 8:15. Families who need to drop off students as early as 7 a.m. should scroll down for information about Willamalane’s Early Start program.
  • Afternoons: Kinder parents may pick up their children directly from their teachers in the courtyard. All other families may wait outside the school for their children to be released.

Early Release Hours:

  • For all grades K-5, school begins at 8:35 a.m. and is dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Summer Hours:

  • The school office is closed for the summer the Friday after the last day of school, and reopens the third week in August.

General School Information

Our mission statement is: “To provide a safe, encouraging and accepting environment where everyone is treated with kindness, dignity and respect and where all students are helped to achieve success.”

Centennial Elementary School serves approximately 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This is Springfield’s closest school to Eugene, located less than a mile away from Autzen Stadium.

Parent Involvement

Our fantastic PTO is a great way to get involved in school activities. The PTO has regular meetings the first Thursday of each month. PTO spearheads a number of fundraisers that help support our classrooms, including book fairs and bingo nights. PTO parents also sponsor numerous movie nights throughout the year, the annual SPLASH! day,

We also encourage parents and families to volunteer in the classrooms, for special events, or for helping teachers and staff with special projects. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you. Stop by our front office to pick up a Volunteer Form and return it to school with your student.


For the upcoming school year, students at Centennial will be focusing on the following academics and arts:

  • 90 minutes of core reading daily
  • 60 minutes of math instruction daily
  • Intervention groups for reading and math
  • Music twice a week
  • Library twice a week
  • Physical education twice a week.
Reading and Math Services

Every fall, winter, and spring, Springfield Public Schools administers reading and math assessments to every student. Students scoring below the 20th percentile may be recommended by the building  team to receive instructional interventions in reading and/or math. Students receiving interventions will have their progress monitored during regular intervals. At our school, all students receive a minimum of 90 minutes of reading instruction and 60 minutes of math instruction each day.

Before and After-School Care

Willamalane Park & Recreation District sponsors before- and after-school care for our students on site. Early Start supervision opens at 7 and Kids Club is available until 6 p.m. Registration is through Willamalane, and students enter via Willamalane through the north gate.

In the morning, the doors open to students who would like breakfast at 8 a.m. Breakfast is free to students who qualify for the federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program.

Currently, students can participate in after-school activities organized by various external groups:

Our Partners

Centennial also has many wonderful community partners that work to improve our staff, student and families lives.

  • The Springfield Elks Lodge partners with us by delivering Snack Packs to students in need on a weekly basis with the intent of keeping bellies full and minds ready for learning. We at Centennial are very thankful for everything they do to support our students!
  • The Elks also provide Christmas Baskets each year to families in need. The baskets contain everything that a family would need to make a wonderful holiday meal and still have extra food for meals to come. Each basket also contains a small gift for the children in the family. For more information about what the baskets contain or how you can help the Elks with their efforts, please click here.
  • Saint Alice Catholic Church provides holiday gifts and clothing to students in need throughout the year.
  • Springfield High School students have a giving program for provide holiday gifts to students in need each year.
  • Food for Lane County Cereal for Youth Program donates blueberry granola to our school for students that may have missed breakfast or need a snack throughout the day. The granola is also offered to students as a snack during state testing when students will need a little extra fuel for their brains.
  • Many other organizations contribute in various ways throughout the school year to help our students be successful!

Other School Programs

Centennial also houses:

Families must meet the requirements to attend either of these programs.

Many Thanks to a Spectacular Community

A huge THANK YOU to everyone in our community that works together to ensure our students are ready to learn every day!

Our Positive Behavior Support system is recognized by the University of Oregon Department of Education, and we have three school rules we adhere to:

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Centennial’s student population includes about 29% minority students of which 25% are Hispanic/Latino. ¡Hablamos español aquí! (we have multiple staff members who are bilingual and speak Spanish). Centennial teachers are 100% highly qualified with more than 50% holding advanced degrees and have an average of 17 years of classroom teaching experience. For the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years, Centennial Elementary was recognized by the Oregon Department of Education as a model school. At Centennial, we are life-long learners and helpers. We welcome questions, concerns, volunteer inquiries, and everything in-between.

cropped-blue-jay-transp.pngOur mascot is the Blue Jays and we love to fly in formation! We believe that, working together, we can accomplish everything we need to for EVERY student to have success.

“Centennial Elementary is home to Some of the Greatest Staff, Students and Families on Planet Earth!”

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