Thursday, August 25, 2016

Skyward Student Information Verification

Dear Parent/Guardian:

In preparation for the 2016-2017 school year, we have opened the Student Information Verification process in the Skyward Family Access portal.  Please log into your Skyward Family Access account to update Family and Emergency Contact data, as well as set-up your Skylert calling notification preferences for this school year.

As you work through the verification process, after completing a step, be sure to click on the bottom box to mark that step as complete.

Please complete this online verification process before your school’s schedule pick up day.

Watch for a separate email coming shortly after this one with the details of your Family Access username and a link to set your password for your Family Access Account.  Please disregard that email if you already know your user name and password.

If you know you already have an account and are uncertain of your login id or password, please click on the ‘Forgot your Login/Password?” and enter your email address or your username.  (This process will not work for district staff.  Your district login/password must be used and cannot be changed in this section.)

**If you are a former RPS staff person and a parent, please note we are having technical issues with how you access your Family Access account.  Please email: or call 328-4417 for assistance.

If you have not received a Skyward Family Access account at this time, you will have the opportunity to register for access during schedule pickup day at your student’s school.   You will be able to update your family/child’s data at that time as well.

To get to the Student Information Verification – use the link for Family Access:

** TO CHANGE AN ADDRESS**    Please visit the District Website at:  Please print the change of address form, complete the form, and attach proof of residency.  Proof of residency can be a copy off the front page of a purchase agreement, lease, or current utility bill. Address change forms and proof of residency can be returned in person or mailed to 615 7th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902, faxed to the Registration and Records Office at (507) 281-6086, or emailed to: .

Thank you.
Contact with any questions or concerns.

Monday, August 22, 2016

9th Grade Schedule Pickup Power Point

9th grade parents had the opportunity to attend a presentation during schedule pickup night on August 22. 
If you were not able to attend or would like a copy of the presentation,

Booster Club Welcomes You to Century!

The Century Booster Club raises money through concession sales and the Panther School Store. All money raised is given back to benefit a variety of students, clubs and sports at Century. We donate not only to athletics, but also to various academic programs, arts, music, science and technology. Booster Club also offers a $500 scholarship each year to six seniors whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are members of Booster Club (as of December 31, 2016).

All members are encouraged to volunteer by helping in the school store, working in concessions at the varsity football games or sitting on the board. Volunteer commitments can be as minimal as a few hours for the entire school year! Volunteering is not necessary to being a member of the Booster Club.

All members are given a $5 coupon for the school store and their names are entered in a drawing to win a CHS sweat shirt at this year's Homecoming Football Game!

If you have any questions, please contact Tara Thomas at 507-254-1832 or
Clickhere for the Booster Club Membership form.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Back to School Information 2016-17

School is just around the corner! I hope this message finds you in good health and good spirits! Every year, summer seems to fly by faster and faster. We are really excited to have you back in school and hear about the memories you made throughout the summer. As August approaches, I ask that you continue to enjoy your summer time with family and friends and routinely check the website and/or Century Panther Press for the latest updates related to Century.


9th Grade - Monday, August 22 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Century planners will be available for purchase for $5.00. Students are encouraged, but not required, to purchase a Century planner.
CLICK HERE for 9th Grade Schedule Pick Up Information and Checklist
Please print this checklist, read it before schedule pickup day and bring it with you to schedule pickup.
NOTE - 9th grade students must turn in a Student Health Form before receiving their schedule.
CLICK HERE for the 9th Grade Student Health Form
9th Graders and their parents will attend a presentation by Principal Fogarty and Century organizational representatives during schedule pick-up.
CLICK HERE for the 9th Grade PowerPoint presentation (Will be posted after Schedule Pickup).

10th, 11th, 12th Grades - Tuesday, August 23 9:00am to 2:00pm
Century planners will be available for purchase for $5.00. Students are encouraged, but not required, to purchase a Century planner.
CLICK HERE for detailed 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Schedule Pick Up Information and Checklist.
Please print this checklist, read it before schedule pickup day and bring it with you to schedule pickup.

Class schedules will NOT be available on Skyward prior to the first day of school. If you cannot attend your schedule pick-up night, schedules can be picked up at the Century Main Office beginning August 24. You will be able to purchase planners, get athletic passes and add lunch money to your account. You will NOT be able to take your yearbook/ID picture until Absent Picture Day on September 12, from 7:00am to 10:00am.

Schedule change forms and information will be available on schedule pickup day.


Students are assigned to counselors based on their grade and the beginning letter of their last name.

Counselor9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th GradeExchange Students & ELL Students
Eileen Strabala-Backus

Julie Austinson

Brett Ness
I-NI-NI-NEnglish Language Learners
Darren Couillard

O-ZO-ZO-ZExchange Students

All freshmen should report to school by 7:40am. LINK Crew will meet them and guide them through their first day at Century High School.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors should report to school at 11:10am. If they arrive prior to 11:10am they should report to the cafeteria.
Lunch will be served for all students at 10:15.

The Century Daily Schedule indicates the period schedule for Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. First hour begins at 7:40am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Century Tuesday Schedule is different due to Teacher Collaboration and Advisement.
First hour begins at 8:10am EVERY Tuesday.
CLICK HERE for the Century Daily and Tuesday Schedules.

Families should update their contact information and notification preferences on Skyward if there have been any changes over the summer.
CLICK HERE to access the Skyward website.

Panther Parent Schedule Orientation will be held on Monday, September 12 from 6:00-8:40pm. First hour begins promptly at 6:05 pm. Panther Parent Schedule Orientation gives parents/families the opportunity to follow your student's schedule hour by hour and meet with their teachers.
Please bring a copy of your child's schedule with you. You can access your child's schedule through Skyward.

Where can you get up-to-date information about Century High School news, announcements and events?
"How to Be an Informed Century Parent/Family" for a printable pdf article with information on each source listed below.

  1. Check the Century Panther Press Online Newsletter frequently and/or sign up for article updates via email
  2. Visit the Century website frequently
  3. Read the Daily Announcements
  4. “Like” the Rochester Century High School Facebook Page
  5. Check the Important Dates and Activities Calendars for dates of specific Century events. CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT DATES
  6. Check your student’s performance and the Message Center on Skyward Family Access

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Schedule Pick Up 2016

Monday  August 22 – 9 Grade -  4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday August 23 – 10-11-12 Grade -  9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Class schedules will NOT be available on Skyward prior to the first day of school. If you cannot attend your schedule pick-up time, schedules can be picked up in the Century Main Office beginning August 24. You will be able to purchase planners, get athletic passes, and add lunch money to your account. 

You will NOT be able to take your yearbook/ID picture until Absent Picture Day on September 12, from 7:00am to 10:00am.

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Fall Sports Registration - August 3 - August 5

2016 Fall Sports Registration will be open 
Wednesday, August 3
and close

Friday, August
 5, 12:00 midnight

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Attention Parents of Juniors

Senior Party Clean-Up – Parents of Juniors

On Sunday morning, June 12th, 2016, we will need your help with the Senior Party clean-up. The party ends at 5:00 a.m. and this is when the clean-up begins. Please arrive between 5 - 6 a.m. at the main entrance. With enough help we hope to be done by 9 a.m.

Wear old clothes appropriate for clean-up work. Some wheel-barrow work will be required to remove landscaping decorations. Please come and make this a fun event to end the 2016 school year! This is a great opportunity to set the stage and start planning for the Class of 2017 Senior Party!

Hope to see you there! Contact Scott Feigal (507)923-6044 with any questions.

Attention Seniors.

Seniors are required to take the shuttle bus from Century to Mayo Civic Center for graduation practice.
Busses leave Century promptly at 8:30 and 8:45 AM on Friday, June 10.  

The return busses will leave Mayo Civic Center after graduation practice.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Century finals are June 7, 8, and 9.  
School begins promptly at 7:40 AM on Tuesday, June 7.

Check the Century Panther Press for further details regarding the finals schedule.

Mock Crash - Parent Coordinator Needed

We need a coordinator for the 2016 Mock Crash, to be held during Homecoming Week 2016 (first week of October).  The Mock Crash dramatizes an emergency caused by driving under the influence or texting while driving.  Rochester Police Department, Emergency Services, and Mayo One participate in this realistic and effective event.  We need to schedule the participants this Spring, so we need a coordinator soon.  Training and contact information will be provided.
Please contact Beth Kosta ( or Jane Schmidt ( if you are interested. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Century Families,

We are conditionally extending the opportunity to order a 2016 yearbook from Jostens until June 10, 2016.  The condition Jostens requires is a minimum order of 25 yearbooks to justify an order.  The price of the yearbook is $120.00.  Here is what you need to do:
  •           Submit a check for $120.00 made out to Century High School
  •        Tracy Milligan in the Century Main Office is collecting checks
  •        Deadline is Friday, June 10, 2016
If we don’t receive the minimum number of orders, we will contact you to get permission to destroy your check or have you come and pick it up.  Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fogarty by email.

Thank you,

Principal Fogarty

Graduation 2016 DVD

DVDs of the graduation ceremony will be available for $15.00 on a prepaid basis. Please sign up in the main office at Century by June 19. Please make checks payable to ISD 535.

Book Returns

Dear CHS Families,

We need to partner with you to ensure all CHS books are returned in a timely manner.  Please work with your CHS student(s) and be sure they have all textbooks, library books, etc. ready to return to school during finals next week-June 7th- 9th.  Parents of seniors, please be sure this is in place by June 6th.  Should you find a CHS resource at your home after school lets out for the summer, please return to the CHS main office.

Thank you for your attention to this matter,

Principal Fogarty

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Orchestra Concert

The Century Orchestra Concert scheduled for Thursday, May 26, has been postponed.   Parents/families please check Skyward for a message from Ms. Dahlin.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Seniors - Report Your Post High School Plans and Awards - Due May 27

Seniors and Parents - CLICK HERE to report your post high-school plans and award/honors information.
  • Post high-school plan information will be used to create a Power Point of college/university, community/technical college, vocational school, apprenticeship, branch of the military, employer or other plans of the members of the Class of 2016. 
  • Awards information will be used at the Senior Academic and Scholarship Awards Ceremony on June 7. Seniors will be recognized for their academic accomplishments and scholarships they received. Reporting this information is optional. 

 The deadline for completing this form is Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.


Olmsted County Public Health Services has received five reports of lab confirmed diagnosis of pertussis during the week of May 16th . There is a possibility that students and staff have been exposed to pertussis over the past four weeks. Olmsted County Public Health recommends that all students and staff be alert for symptoms of pertussis. If any symptoms are present, contact your health care provider to discuss this possible exposure and the steps that should be taken to prevent illness and the possibility of further spread of the disease.

If you or your student is experiencing a persistent cough lasting more than one week, develops a cough over the next three weeks, coughing in uncontrollable fits, vomits or gags after coughing, and/or has difficulty breathing, keep the student at home and contact your health care provider to request a test for pertussis. Anyone who is tested should be kept home until test results are known or antibiotic regimen is complete (if applicable).

Click here for pertussis letter from Olmsted County Public Health

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Chat With the Principal - Last One This Year - May 12

The next Chat With the Principal will be on Thursday, May 12 from 7:15 – 8:15 AM in the Forum.
All Century parents/guardians are invited to attend.
Mr. Fogarty will share the latest Century news and take feedback and questions from parents.
Can't make Chat With the Principal but would like to submit a question for Principal Fogarty to address?  Use this online form (below) to send in your question! 
All Chat With the Principal events will be held at the Century High School Forum.
Chat With the Principal is sponsored by the Century PTSA. 

Volunteers in Education - New Century ViE Coordinators Needed for 2016-17

Century needs a new VIE coordinator(s) for the next school year.  One or two "people" of an underclassman are ideal.  The current ViE coordinator is willing to pass on her "expertise" and email files!
Contact Denise Swinbank at if you are interested!

Hey Senior Parents! It's that time of year to host the senior party on graduation night!

We still have plenty of open spots to fill. If you've already signed up for one, please consider signing up in another spot too! If you haven't signed up yet, please do so!! We've got casino games, archery, concession stands, hot dog vendor, midway...lots of fun areas that still need tending!
 If you have any questions, please let me know -- Jodie Meurer
Sign up online at

CALLING ALL JUNIOR PARENTS!! We need you on June 12th!

You're close to being a senior parent - which means next year at this time, you'll be busy finishing up plans for the senior party!
That's next year...but THIS year, it's tradition that each year, junior parents show up at the school around 5:00 am to remove the sets and clean up after the party. The length of time it takes depends on the number of volunteers. Bring a coffee and some work gloves and come help make light work of an awesome event! 
If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Meurer at Spread the word!!