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 open from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Normal School Hours:
•Grades KG-5, school begins each day at 8:35 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:50 p.m.
Early Release Hours:
•Grades KG-5, school begins at 8:35 a.m. and is dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
General School Information
Centennial Elementary School serves approximately 430 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. This Springfield Public School is the closest to Eugene, located less than a mile away from Autzen Stadium. Here at Centennial, we love our supportive Parent Teacher Association. We also encourage our 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. Please stop by our front office to obtain a Volunteer Form or print one at home here and send it to school with your student.
For the 2016-2017 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.
Every fall, winter, and spring, Springfield School District administers reading and math assessments to each of our students. 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.
In addition, Willamalane sponsored after-school care called Kids Club, is offered for our students. The list of our current clubs available for students to participate in are:
Centennial also has many wonderful community partners that work to improve our staff, student and families lives.
- The Springfield Elks Lodge is in its 4th year of partnering 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. The program costs approximately $8,500 or so a year so that means that the Springfield Elks have invested $34,000 into our school alone! We at Centennial are very thankful for everything they do to support our students!
- Alpine Mortgage is in its 5th year helping Centennial deliver blessing baskets to families at our school in need over the long Thanksgiving break. This year they were able to donate 15 laundry baskets full of food to feed the families. Thank you Melissa and the crew at Alpine!
- The Springfield Elks Lodge #2145 also partners with us each year to provide Christmas Baskets to families in need at our school. 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.
- This will be the second year that Saint Alice Catholic Church will sponsor up to 25 students from our school at the holiday time to provide a want and a needed gift to help support families in our community. On top of this they also provide clothing to students in need throughout the year and assist the school in keeping our clothing closet stocked with items for students that have accidents during the school day.
- Springfield High School partners with our school each year to help up to 10 students with gifts for the holiday season. The program is run by students, with a teacher leader, to help students in our community.
- 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.
- Wells Fargo donates money and school supplies to Centennial each year to kick start our school year and make sure students have everything they need to learn and grow.
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 which we adhere to:
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. Our 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!”