Frequently Asked Questions
In Centerville Schools, our goal is to provide quality, useful and clear information.
Click on a topic to see related questions and answers. If you have additional questions, please call the Board of Education Office at 937-433-8841.
- Board of Education
- Building Use
- Distributing Information about Community Activities
- Financial Information
- Golden Elk Passes
- Home Access Center
- Meal Accounts & Menus
- School Hours & Contact Information
- Work Permits
Written policies and bylaws, all approved by the board, serve as guidelines for operation of the schools. Click here to view the Board Policy Manual. Once the BoardDocs website has opened, click on the Policies button in the top right corner to search the manual.
Any group wishing to reserve space in one of our facilities (other than Centerville High School) must complete the complete the Building Use Form. This form includes information about rental group categories. Before submitting your form to the school where you would like to reserve a space, please check with the appropriate building for availability. Click here for contact information for each building.
Groups wishing to reserve space at Centerville High School should complete the complete the CHS Building Use Form and return it to the high school.
- My company/organization would like to distribute flyers to Centerville students. What do we need to do?
As a service to the community, the district shares information about special events, camps, sports leagues and other activities with our families.
Centerville City Schools uses ParentSquare to distribute information to families. All parents/guardians and community member will have access to a group where they can find information about community activities. You can join this group here.
Information from community organizations will ONLY be distributed in electronic format through ParentSquare. Approved information will be shared with parents/guardians through the ParentSquare app each Wednesday during the school year (and on select dates during the summer) and will remain available to users once posted, both through the app and on the district website.
Community organizations wishing to share information with families in Centerville Schools must complete a Request to Distribute Information form at least three days prior to your requested post date.
- Where can I find job postings for Centerville City Schools?
- Where I can find information about substitute positions?
Centerville Schools need many substitutes throughout the school year. Positions include substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries and office aides, bus drivers and aides, custodians, and kitchen workers. Click here to learn more about the different substitute positions that are available in our district.
- We just moved to Centerville-Washington Township. How do I register my child(ren)?
- If I give you my address, could you tell me which school my child will attend?
- We are currently living with a relative in Centerville-Washington Township. Can I still enroll my child?
- We do not live in Centerville. Can my child attend Centerville Schools?
- How old does my child need to be to start kindergarten?
The latest five-year forecast, audit report and monthly report are available on the Treasurer web page. In addition, the district treasurer provides a financial update at each Board of Education meeting.
The Golden Elk Pass was established for any resident of the Centerville School District, age 62 and older, and their spouse. Card holders may attend any Centerville regular season home athletic contest, grades 7-12, and school musicals free of charge.
The Home Access Center (HAC) is an online portal for parents and students to access information that includes demographic data (emergency info and contacts), transportation (bus routes), attendance (absence and tardies), fees (balance and fee history), classes (scheduled courses and teachers), grades and report cards.
Note: The following information is for parents. Student HAC accounts are issued at school.
If you have never accessed the Home Access Center (HAC), use the Register link to create your account. This link can be found in the Login box. In order for this process to work, we must have a valid email address on record for you. You also will need to confirm the parent/guardian name and the ZIP code we have on file. If you have trouble completing the registration process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each parent/guardian will be able to create their own account and unique password.
Information about homeschooling in Ohio is available on the Ohio Department of Education website. Parents interested in educating their children at home must complete the Home Education Notification Form found on that website and return it to Tammy Drerup, Director of Student Services, at email@example.com. A list of frequently asked questions about homeschooling is also available on the ODE website.
- What time does my child's school day begin and end?
- Where can I find contact information for my child's school?
Centerville's schools operate on the following times:
- AM Preschool: 8:10-10:50 a.m.
- PM Preschool: 11:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
- AM Kindergarten: 8:10-10:50 a.m.
- PM Kindergarten: 11:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
- Grade 1: 8:10 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
- Grades 2-5: 8 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
- Grades 6-8: 8:50 a.m.-3:35 p.m.
- CHS Grades 9-12: 7:50 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
- Morning SOP: 8:15-11:15 a.m.
- Afternoon SOP: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
- Evening SOP: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday
Students must be 14 years of age to obtain a work permit. A student may obtain a work permit application at all three middle schools, Centerville High School, the Student Services Department in the Board of Education Office or online at the Ohio Department of Commerce.
The student must present in person a completed application when requesting a work permit. An application consists of parental permission/signature, pledge of employer and a physician's certificate (a copy of current athletic physical certification is acceptable). Proof of age in the form of a birth certificate, hospital certificate, birth affidavit or passport must be presented at the time of application. Driver’s licenses are not acceptable as proof of age in accordance with Ohio Wage & Hour regulations.
High school students may present their completed work permit application for processing at their Unit Guidance Office during regular school hours to obtain a permit. Work permit applications for all students may be processed at the Student Services Office, 111 Virginia Ave., Centerville 45458, 937-433-8841 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. STUDENTS MUST BE PRESENT TO SIGN THE WORK PERMIT.
Students 14-15 years of age are required to have a work permit year round for employment. Students 16-17 years of age are required to have a work permit on file only if they are employed during the school year. Students 16-17 years of age will not be issued a work permit for employment during summer months or when school is not in session.
For each new job under a new employer, the student must present a new Pledge of Employer (OHIO Form III) to obtain a new permit.