Centerville High School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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  • SMP announces plans to implement Phase 3 guidelines with students returning to school on Monday, Sept. 28.  More information can be found on the district homepage

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  • Families who had not previously applied for P-EBT benefits have the opportunity to do so at this time. Applications are accessible online at pebt.doe.louisiana.gov and must be completed by September 29, 2020. The benefits are intended to assist children who missed meal service as a result of school closures and are available for student who received free or reduced meals during the 2019-20 school year. 

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  • St. Mary Schools Transition to Phase 3 Guidelines

    Posted by CHS Websmaster on 9/16/2020
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  • Computer Pickup Info for Virtual Students

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 9/2/2020

    From Ms, Estay:

    Good afternoon! I apologize for not sending this out earlier but we wanted to make sure everything was ready for certain grades before sending information to you. 

    Below is the schedule for laptop pickup for virtual students:

    Thursday, September 3 from 12pm-1:30pm, we will hand out laptops to 6th-8th grade parents/students. From 1:30-3:00 we will hand out laptops to 9th-10th grade parents/students. 

     Friday, September 4 we will hand out kindergarten - 2nd grade virtual devices, supplies, and paperwork from 11:00-12:30.  From 12:30-2:00  we will hand out 3rd-5th grade devices and from 2:00-3:00 we will hand out 11th-12th grader devices.

    Remember, the parent/guardian must sign the paperwork before the laptop can be turned over to the student. 

    Parents will receive all the first day paperwork when they arrive.  We will need the following documents signed before receiving a laptop:

    • State Medicaid Parent Permission Consent
    • St. Mary Parish Video and teleconferencing Consent form
    • Home Language Survey
    • Louisiana Residency Questionnaire form
    • Louisiana Migrant Education Program form
    • St. Mary Parish Student Technology Equipment Check-Out Agreement

     Other forms we will need before October 1st are the student handbook form and the St. Mary Parish Newsletter form.

     If a parent/guardian is unable to come at the designated times, please call to schedule a time to pick up your child's laptop and paperwork. 

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  • Back to School Information Video

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 9/2/2020

    Ms. Estay has posted a back to school video for parents and students. It is available in the For Parents channel

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  • Orientation for Virtual Students

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 9/2/2020

    The Video tutorial for parents and virtual students should be watched in its entirety before the start of school can be accessed at https://www.stmaryk12.net/domain/3119

    See the memo posted in Peach Jar E Flyers section for full details. 

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  • Updates for the start of school at CHS

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 8/28/2020

    The Office of Public Health has NOT APPROVED neck gaiters or vented masks. Please do not allow your child to wear either of those types of face coverings. We apologize for this inconvenience; we are only following the protocols from the CDC, as information seems to change daily.


    With the opening of school approaching, we want to be sure your child shows up on the correct days. For junior high and high school students, Group B will return to school on Tuesday and Friday (September 8th and 11th). Group A will return to school on Wednesday and Thursday (September 9th and 10th). The groups will continue as normal after the first week with Group A coming to school on Mondays and Thursdays, and Group B coming to school on Tuesdays and Fridays. No junior high or high school students will attend school on Wednesdays.


    For elementary students, on Sept. 8 half the students will attend (Group B). On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the other half will attend (Group A). Thursday and Friday, all elementary students will attend school. The following week all elementary will attend everyday.


    If you have questions, please call the school or email Ms. Estay at kestay@stmaryk12.net

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  • Parent Overview Sessions for Virtual Education Scheduled

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 8/10/2020

    As part of ongoing preparations to launch a successful start to the school year, St. Mary Parish Schools will be conducting a series of overview sessions for parents who have elected virtual (online) learning for their children. Each session is dedicated to helping prepare students and parents for the daily instruction and routines that will be required at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

    Parents who have elected to enroll their children in the district’s virtual education program should attend overview sessions according to their child’s grade level. Since each overview is different, parents may need to attend more than one session.  All trainings will be delivered online and can be accessed from any device that has internet access, including mobile phones.

    Parent overview sessions will be hosted over the course of several days beginning Tuesday, August 11, with two timeslots to accommodate a parent’s schedule.

    • Elementary School:  Tuesday, August 11 (1:00-2:00 PM) and (5:30-6:30 PM)
    • Middle School: Thursday, August 13 (1:00-2:00 PM.) and (5:30-6:30 PM
    • High School:  Wednesday, August 12tand Monday, August 17 (5:30-6:30 PM)

    At the conclusion of these overview sessions, parents will have until August 19 to make adjustments to their selection of online learning. The district will not be able to honor any educational option changes after August 19 as student schedules for both on-campus and virtual schooling will be finalized.

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  • Updates to 2020-21 School Calendar

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 8/7/2020

     

    The St. Mary Parish School Board has voted to enact the changes to the district's School Calendar proposed by Dr. Teresa Bagwell at the Special Session held on Thursday, August 6, at 4:00 PM. 

    The changes to the school calendar were based on several factors, including

    • the importance of providing additional preparation time as teachers transition to virtual instruction.
    • the desire to share more information with parents about their role when choosing a virtual education for their children.
    • the concerns of parents about returning their children to traditional learning in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic.
    • the need to ensure that the technology to make online learning work was ready to be deployed.

    The Board's vote postpones the first day of school for St. Mary Parish students to Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

    View Calendar

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  • Student Transfer Request Applications

    Posted by Webmaster on 6/9/2020

    Student transfer request applications are now being accepted by the St. Mary Parish School Board. The deadline to submit student transfer request applications is July 1, 2020.  All transfer requests and the required supporting documentation must be submitted each year on or before the published deadline. Failure to submit the application on or before the deadline of July 1, 2020, and/or to provide full and accurate information as required may result in denial of the transfer request. Submit completed form to: Mr. Kenneth Holmes, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, P. O. Box 170, Centerville, LA 70522-0170 or  email to kholmes@stmaryk12.net

    Student Transfer Request Form

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  • Census 2020: It's not too late!

    Posted by Webmaster on 5/26/2020

    Centerville High School is participating in the U. S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to unite schools around the country in an effort to count every child in the 2020 Census. 

    The national census is conducted every 10 years. Data from this census is used to determine funding for many programs including special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, and school lunch assistance. 

    In mid-March, your family should have received official Census 2020 mail with instructions on how to respond. By April 1, 2020, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You had three options for responding:

    • Online.
    • By phone.
    • By mail.

    If you have not yet done so, Centerville High School urges every family to participate. The Statistics in Schools flyer in English  link the word English to the appropriate document) and Spanish (link the word Spanish to the appropriate document) can provide you with additional information for this important event. You can also find these flyers in our Peachjar E-Flyers area.

    https://stmaryk12.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1026398-dt-content-rid-7076312_1/xid-7076312_1

    https://stmaryk12.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-1026398-dt-content-rid-7076313_1/xid-7076313_1 

    Everyone Counts

     

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  • CHS Ceremonies

    Posted by Webmaster on 5/22/2020

    CHS Graduation Ceremony: May 22 at 6:00 pm - ticket admission only

    CHS Ring Ceremony: May 23 at 10:00 a.m. - ticket admission only 

    Both ceremonies will be held at the CHS Football stadium. 

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  • St. Mary Parish Families Eligible for Emergency Food Benefits

    Posted by Webmaster on 5/21/2020

    The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is offering families assistance in purchasing food to help offset school meals missed during the COVID-19 closures. The emergency food benefit is available to ALL children who would normally receive free or reduced meals at school and to ALL students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. 

    St. Mary Parish CEP schools include all schools except Berwick Junior and Berwick High. Therefore, a parent whose child attends any one of these schools is eligible to apply, as well as any parent whose child is eligible for free/reduced meals at Berwick High and Berwick Jr. High

    This is an incredible opportunity for families to obtain assistance in a quick and easy process. The portal for applying opens on Monday, May 18th. Applications are due by June 8, 2020. More information about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program can be accessed through the state's digital flyer. The flyer includes links to the application portal and frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the program.

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  • CHS Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony Date

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 5/12/2020

    UPDATE: After careful consideration, we will have our graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22nd at 6 PM at he Centerville High School football field.

    EDIT / UPDATE: Due to 45% of the graduating class being on a senior trip May 28th we are wanting to move graduation to May 22nd. Seniors or the parent of the senior need to email Ms. Estay ( kestay@stmaryk12.net ) ASAP if May 22nd is a date their child will be on a senior trip.

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    A date has been set for our CHS CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION CEREMONY! Our new graduation date is May 28th at 6:00 pm at the CHS football field. We are still working out the details. Our graduation ceremony will be different than in the past due to having to follow the social distancing rules. Ms. Estay will have a Zoom meeting Friday at 12:00 PM for all seniors. Parents are welcome to join their child in the Zoom meeting. We will go over details of how graduation will be set up and the procedures we will follow.

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  • CHS Teacher Parade

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 5/5/2020
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  • End of Year Information

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 4/24/2020

    There will NOT be a 3rd packet of work.

    The date set by the district to return packets 1 and 2 is May 8th. We will send more information for the pick-up at a later time. Parents, please do not stress. If your child's grades struggled throughout the year, the packet may be used to help grades. If your child has done fine with grades, just turn in what you have completed.

    If you need either of the packets, we will be at school Monday-Friday from 8AM-12PM starting April 27. You can pick up the packets during those times.

    Seniors will have a graduation ceremony; however, no date has been set at this time.

    We will have a Junior Ring Ceremony at a later date. We will make arrangements for juniors to pick up their rings before the actual ceremony so they can wear their rings this summer.

    At this time, PreK, kindergarten, and 8th grade ceremonies are not being rescheduled.

    Teachers will clean out student desks and bag all personal items. We will then set a pick up date for parents to pick up student's items. We will follow a similar procedure for high school and junior high students to get their belongings out of their lockers.

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  • Leader in Me Survey

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 4/22/2020

    We want to hear from you!

    Our school is conducting a Leader in Me survey to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking all full-time staff members, parents/guardians, and students in Grade 4 and up to participate.

    So I am asking all parents and students in grades 4-12 who have not completed the Leader in Me survey to complete the online survey to share your opinion, but you do not have to share who you are on the survey. We look forward to hearing your voice on how you feel about our school! Please do your best to answer honestly, so we can work together to improve our school community.

     

    This is a different survey than the parish parental involvement survey.

    To complete the survey click on one of the links below: Student survey: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/centerville-high-la/student

    Parent survey: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/centerville-high-la/parent

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  • update from Ms. Estay

    Posted by CHS webmaster on 4/16/2020

    Good morning,

    I hope everyone is staying safe and are healthy. As most of you know by now, we will not be returning to school for the 2019–2020 school year. I know there are many questions and we are hoping to have some answers by Tuesday. Our district leaders will meet Monday to decide on our next steps.

    We do know there will be a high school graduation, and we will send out dates and times once have the details. Junior ring ceremony will also take place at a later date.

    Those who want to purchase a yearbook can do so online. If you are unable to order online, I will be at school Monday, April 20 so you can bring the order forms and cash or money order to school then. If you need an order form I will have some available at the entrance on the Hwy 182 side of school.

    Once we have the senior shirts and autism shirts, we will let you know the procedures for getting your shirts.

     More details about students placement for next year is coming, however, if your child was passing the school year through the third nine weeks he/she will move to the next grade level. If you have any questions in reference to your child , please email your child’s teacher or Ms. Estay. 

     Plans are in place to host pre-k and kindergarten registration in early May, more details will come soon. You can start gathering needed documentation. 

     

    Your Bulldog family misses you!

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  • myON Family free digital library access

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 4/3/2020

    Dear Families,
    Our students will have free access to the myON digital library and daily news articles they can access from home during the current COVID-19 school closure period.
    This will help them continue reading and learning—and provide additional opportunities for them to explore topics they are interested in.

    What’s available
    Thousands of digital books with optional reading supports for students from pre-K through grade 12.
    Five daily myON News articles, which are written by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist, along with an archive of previous issues.
    These resources can be accessed on any digital device that is connected to the Internet and are available 24/7. myON books can also be downloaded onto mobile devices for offline reading.
    How to log into myON
    Go to: https://www.myon.com/school/stmaryparismyonreaderprogram
    Log in with the following credentials
    Student Username: stmary
    Student Password: stmary
    Resources to support reading with myON at home
    • What is myON?—provides more information about these resources
    • Welcome to myON video—provides step-by-step instructions for logging in and reading with myON
    • Offline reading tip sheet—provides instructions for accessing, setting up, and reading offline using free myON mobile apps
    • Reading myON books offline video—offers step-by-step instructions for selecting and using the appropriate myON mobile app
    • At-home family reading activities—provides suggestions for supporting and sharing in your students’ reading experiences
    Thank you for the important role you play every day to support our students’ learning.

    Please see the E-Flyers for a downloadable flyer with all the above information. 

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  • A message from Mrs. Estay for our CHS students and parents...

    Posted by CHS webmaster on 3/31/2020
    I hope this message finds you well.
    I wanted to let you all know we miss our students and are still available to help you and your child/children.
    We will have a second packet of work for students to hand out next week. I will send the date out once I have all information but the time will be from 3:30pm-6:30pm. We will hand out as we did for report cards. Again, I will send the date later this week.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at kestay@stmaryk12.net
    or send a DoJo message through your child’s teacher.
    Teachers will be contacting you checking on students. If you have questions about your child’s log in information for Clever, Kahn Academy, etc. you can get that information from teachers when they contact you or can email/Dojo the teacher. 
     
    The LDOE is working with ACT to reschedule the state wide March ACT test date for June 2, pending a lift of the stay-at-home order. Seniors who paid to test in March will also be able to test on the rescheduled June date. We will post updated information and details as we receive it. 
     
    Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We miss out CHS family!
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  • FAFSA help for Seniors

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 3/24/2020

    Career Compass is committed to their goal of helping graduating seniors make a realistic post-secondary plan, as well as help them in FAFSA completion.  They have begun reaching out to students via email, text and phone calls to continue their work with the students.  They are also trying to see which ones need some additional help with the FAFSA application.  The following link allows Career Compass to gather contact information from those who would like to take advantage of the access to their FAFSA coaches.

    https://forms.gle/KhaK3p1SqAq7rcxt9

    There is also a flyer with this information posted in the Peach Jar E-Flyers section. 

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  • Meals for students

    Posted by CHS Webmaster on 3/19/2020

    Beginning on March 23, 2020 a limited number of Grab & Go emergency student meals will be provided at Raintree, Franklin Junior High, Patterson Junior High and Morgan City Junior High for children 18 and under.  Children must be present to receive the meals.  Serving will begin at 10:30 until 12:00 or until supplies are depleted.  Please be patient as we do our best to provide for our children.   Additional information on procedures at each location will be sent later in the week.  Walkers and car rider locations will be determined for each site.

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  • Centerville High School

    "At Centerville High School we work together to develop academic potential,

    to instill leadership qualities, and to provide a safe and friendly learning environment." 

     Centerville School Front

    Accredited by  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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The Leader in Me

  • The Leader in Me

     

    CHS is a 'Leader in Me' School! 

    'The Leader in Me' is aligned with best-in-class content and concepts practiced by global education thought leaders. It provides a logical, sequential and balanced process to help schools proactively design the culture that reflects their vision of the ideal school. 

    'The Leader in Me' Website

     

Character Counts!

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 9/18/2020

    Student: "When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." -Elon Musk

    Staff: "If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."  -Barbara Colorose

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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