Centennial Elementary School

38501 Centennial Road • Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 524-5000 • Principal: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd

Centennial Elementary School

Principal: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd
38501 Centennial Road
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 524-5000

Centennial Elementary School
Principal: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd
38501 Centennial Road
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 524-5000

STEAM Magnet Transition Frequently Asked Questions

To: Centennial Elementary Families
From: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd
Re: STEAM Magnet Transition Frequently Asked Questions

Hello, Centennial Families,

This communication is intended to clear up any confusion about our school’s transition to a STEAM magnet in 2022. Making a transition like this requires several steps. Some are significant, while others are formalities that have no impact on students. Nevertheless, the steps are necessary to successfully transform our school.

Here are some questions that have arisen.

Will our school have to close?

Technically, this is true. But the “closure” will have no impact on students or the normal campus schedule. In order to make the transition to a STEAM magnet, our school will temporarily close at the end of the 2021-2022 school year, and reopen in time for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. The closing does not involve any renovations or other physical changes. So the closing of Centennial Elementary School will occur “on paper” and will not affect the operation of the campus.

Will parents have to apply to have their student remain at the school?

Parents who wish for their child to remain at Centennial Elementary can make their wishes known by applying via School Choice. They will have “preferred” status and should have every expectation of having their student remain at the school.

Why is a rezoning necessary?

Because magnet schools do not have traditional zones and attract students from around the district, the school boundaries will have to be redrawn. Nearby attendance zones expanding to include the current Centennial Elementary School attendance zone.

Will the current teachers lose their jobs?

No one will lose their job as a result of the transition to a STEAM magnet. However, there will be some staff changes as a result of the transition to a STEAM magnet. The district has asked teachers to declare whether they wish to remain at the school. Many teachers have expressed interest and enthusiasm in remaining, and we expect most of them will remain. A smaller number have opted to pursue a teaching position in other schools. Those who wish to transfer to a more traditional position will be permitted to do so.

When will the changes take place?

Full implementation will occur at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. The remainder of this school year and the 2021-2022 school year will be devoted to preparing for the transition. It will involve identifying staff, providing the professional development needed to make the STEAM magnet school a success, and working through the rezoning process. Once again, Centennial Elementary will become a STEAM magnet in 2022-2023 school year.

Sincerely,

Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd Principal, Centennial Elementary

 

 

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    2. Click Parents.
    3. Click myStudent.
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WHO: Pasco County Schools will be offering curbside meal pick up to children not attending school brick and mortar. At this time, meals will be FREE for all children per the most recent USDA school nutrition meal program waivers.

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STEAM Magnet Transition Frequently Asked Questions

STEAM Magnet Transition Frequently Asked Questions

To: Centennial Elementary Families From: Gretchen Rudolph-Fladd Re: STEAM Magnet Transition Frequently Asked Questions Hello, Centennial Families, This communication is intended to clear up any confusion about our school’s transition to a STEAM magnet in 2022. Making...

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Parent Portal Directions

Parent Portal Directions

Click Here to Access the Parent Portal  Parent Access for myStudent Access FSA test scores, Progress Reports, information cards, and Report Cards If you do not have a Parent Portal Account Navigate to https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/?skipSAML=true by...

read more
Click to See Additional Curbside Meal Pick Up Information

Click to See Additional Curbside Meal Pick Up Information

Pasco County Schools Curbside Meal Pick Up Information WHO: Pasco County Schools will be offering curbside meal pick up to children not attending school brick and mortar. At this time, meals will be FREE for all children per the most recent USDA school nutrition meal...

read more