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The Greater Anaheim SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) provides educational offerings throughout the year to families of special needs students. 

Offerings for January and February include:

Workshops most often held at the Greater Anaheim SELPA Board Room, 7300 La Palma, Bldg. 6 Buena Park, CA 90620. Contact lbeighton@ocde.us or (714) 828-1766, ext. 0 for more information or visit our Student Services page for the current offerings.


Do you have a child who turns five ON or BEFORE September 1, 2017 to enroll in a Kindergarten Program? Kindergarten enrollment begins in Centralia on January 23, 2017.

We offer two programs:

  • Transitional Kindergarten- TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law, EC 48000(c), a child is eligible for TK if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 (inclusive).
  • Kindergarten-  Kindergarten Registration is for students born between 09/02/2011 -09/01/2012. 

For more information, please see the KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS page


Every Thursday evening starting January 26 until May 18, Raymond Temple Elementary School will be providing FREE American Sign Language classes to the community. Classes will be held in the Multipurpose room at 7800 Holder St., Buena Park and will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. There will be a Spanish interpreter provided as well. Child Care will be provided for children ages 3 and up. Please see the flyer for more information. 


Starting JANUARY 23 to FEBRUARY 23, 2017, Centralia Elementary School District will be conducting annual Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment refers to the process of applying to a school “out-of-zone” (a school zoned for an address other than the physical address in which the student currently resides).

Centralia Elementary School District’s (CESD) open enrollment period is January 23-February 23, 2017. During this time, parents have the opportunity to request either an Interdistrict transfer (to or from a school outside CESD) or an Intradistrict transfer (from one school to another school within CESD).

The procedures for submitting an Interdistrict or Intradistrict transfers are as follows:

· Obtain and complete the appropriate form (Interdistrict or Intradistrict). Forms may be obtained by clicking HERE

· Deliver your completed form to the District Office at 6625 La Palma Avenue, Building A, Buena Park, during the open enrollment period. On January 23, 2017, the first day of Open Enrollment for 2017/18 school year, the hours to accept transfers will be as follows: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All transfer applications will be logged in and parents will receive a receipt upon submission of the transfer request form. Permits received by mail will be logged in as they are received. Requests will be granted by lottery with priority given to returning students, students with siblings attending the school and Intradistrict Transfers based on available space.

Parents will receive notification at the end of the current school year as to the status of their request for transfer.

For more information, please call the Student Services Department at 714-228-3141


This is a FREE four-session educational series designed for Vietnamese parents of children who are newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sessions will be presented by Vietnamese speaking professionals or with the help of Vietnamese interpreters. We encourage parents, family members, caregivers, and professionals to attend, as well as individuals who would like more education about
ASD. Session topics will include the following:

• What is autism?
• Schools and Special Education
• Speech and communication in children with ASD
• Behavior Basics
• Impact on Family and Family Resilience
• And YOUR Questions!


Dates (all sessions will take place during the month of February):
- Saturday, 02/04/2017 (10am-12pm)
- Sunday, 02/05/2017, 2017 (10am-12pm)
- Sunday, 02/12/2017 (10am-12pm)
- Saturday, 02/18/2017 (10am-12pm)


Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Welcome to Centralia School District

The Centralia School District is located in beautiful Southern California in the northern part of Orange County, located between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Centralia School District was established in 1875 and was the first school district in California to provide free textbooks to students.  Today, the district's eight elementary schools are located in the cities of Buena Park, Anaheim and La Palma. Enrollment is approximately 4,500 students. 


6625 La Palma Avenue
Buena Park, CA


Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 daily


Email: Ruth Ann McMillen,
Assistant to the Superintendent

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Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. 

Autograph your work with excellence.” --Author Unknown


Dear Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, staff and myself, I welcome our new and returning families to the start of what promises to be another exciting year of learning in the Centralia Elementary School District.   As I begin my second year as your superintendent, I wish to share my appreciation for your tremendous support and belief in the great work that happens in each of our schools. 

For more, click on the link 


Important Dates & Events
19 DELAC Meeting - 9:00 a.m. District Office Building B - AGENDA

Open Enrollment begins

TK and Kindergarten Registration 2017/2018 begins

8 Board of Trustees Meeting- 5:30 p.m. District Office
13 Lincoln's Birthday - Schools and District Office Closed
20 Washington's Birthday - Schools and District Office Closed
23 Open Enrollment Ends