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Contacts

Nicky Jewett, Parent Coordinator: mnjewett@comcast.net 

Tracie Tatz, CJSF Teacher Advisor: ttatz@srvusd.net 

Membership List

Click on the link below to see if we received your application timely and if you qualified for CJSF.  Last update: 10/8/18. Updated with all Fall 2018 applications.

Membership Spreadsheet

Forms

CJSF FALL 2018 APPLICATION - Due 9/28/18!  

 

CJSF VOLUNTEER LOG

All Volunteer Logs due 12/7/18 for FALL 2018 semester.

 

HOW TO PRINT YOUR GRADES

Important Information

* CJSF memberships are for one semester only.

* You must apply each semester and meet the grade and volunteer requirements each semester.

* You must volunteer 5 hours for the Fall semester and another 5 hours in the Spring Semester to attend both the Holiday Party and the End of the Year Party.

* 8TH GRADERS APPLY TWICE IN THEIR 8TH GRADE YEAR: FALL (August/Sept) & SPRING (Jan/Feb) * 

* 6th graders are not eligible for CJSF.  The first time you are eligible to apply for CJSF is in Jan/Feb of your 7th grade year after your Fall grades have been posted.  

* Students who are members for at least 3 of 4 semesters in 7th & 8th grade become CJSF HONOR MEMBERS and will receive special recognition at 8th grade promotion (see HONOR MEMBERS section above for more details). *

California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)

Applications for Fall 2018 Semester Due 9/28/18

If you meet the grade requirements and turn in your application to the CWMS office by 9/28/18, you are automatically a semester member.  There is no notification process, but you can check the Member Spreadsheet in the left margin of this webpage to check membership status.

 

* YOU MUST REAPPLY EVERY SEMESTER! *

  • Remember you need 3 semesters of CJSF membership to become a CJSF HONOR MEMBER 

* CJSF MEMBERS MUST ALSO VOLUNTEER AT LEAST 5 HOURS EACH SEMESTER *

Make sure you complete your 5 hours of volunteer service for the Fall 2018 Semester and turn in your Volunteer Logs by 12/7/18.  Count any hours in which you volunteered from 5/11/18 through 12/17/18 for this semester.

 

* CJSF "HONOR MEMBERS":

Your goal should be to become a CJSF HONOR MEMBER which is at least 3 out of 4 semesters during your 7th & 8th grade years.  If you accomplish this, you will be an "Honor Member" and will get:

  1. a CJSF Honor member pin to wear at 8th Grade Promotion
  2. an asterisk (*) next to your name in the 8th Grade Promotion Program
  3. a gold seal on your Promotion Certificate
  4. your school records will be marked CJSF and you will be eligible to attend CSF meetings at your high school your freshman year instead of having to wait until your sophomore year.

If you have questions, please have your STUDENT email the CJSF Coordinator, Nicky Jewett, at mnjewett@comcast.net.  

How do I Apply?
  1. Wait for previous semester grades to post in Infinite Campus
  2. Fill out the CJSF APPLICATION.  Attach the application to a printout of your previous semester grades an optional $5 membership fee.  Drop it all off in the CWMS office by the DUE DATE.
    • optional $5 membership fee pays for Charlotte Wood's CJSF Annual Membership fees, gold seals for promotion certificates, CJSF Honor Member pins, and snacks for meetings.
    • $5 optional check should be made payable to Charlotte Wood Middle School
  3. You cannot apply for any semesters that you missed application due dates for in the past.

CJSF stands for California Junior Scholarship Federation.  It is the Middle School's version of High School's CSF (California Scholarship Federation).  

CJSF is a statewide organization founded for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the middle grades.  CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while creating pride in scholastic achievement.  Click here to view the CJSF/CSF State Website.

 

Who is eligible for membership?

7th and 8th grade students who qualify with the appropriate grades are eligible.  Students must re-apply each semester.

 

When does CJSF meet?

After school approximately once a month from October through May (no January or February meetings).  See posted schedule for specific meeting dates and times.  Please try your best to attend as many meetings as possible.

 

What are the academic requirements for CJSF?

 

To qualify for membership each semester, follow these guidelines:

           

1. The only courses that qualify for membership are Math, Science, English, History, Social Studies and Spanish/French (if taken).

 

2. No points are earned for PE, a remedial or repeated course, summer school, or electives (except Spanish/French) like Robotics, Video Production, Band, or Leadership.

 

3. CJSF points are granted as follows:

            A         =           3 points

            B          =          1 point

            C          =          0 points
            D/F       =          will disqualify membership if received in ANY class.

 

4. You must earn TWICE the number of points than courses that meet the requirements.

(ex: 4 Qualifying courses x 2 = 8; 8 points are required for the semester).  If you meet this requirement, you are eligible for CJSF membership for that semester only.

 

Why a membership donation?

There is a $5 optional membership donation per semester which will be used for Honor Member pins, gold seals, meeting expenses and annual dues for California State affiliation and meeting expenses.

 

What volunteer work is required?

In addition to the grade requirements above, students are required to complete 5 hours of volunteer service per semester to obtain all benefits of CJSF membership.  Tutoring, coaching, volunteer work at school and within the community can all be counted.  Any service that is not compensated and helps others qualifies. Work can be done at home or at another location.  Be creative, help people & have fun!! The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.  Hours completed for Superchargers, NCL, Boy/Girl Scouts all count towards your 5 hours as long as you turn in the signed CJSF Volunteer Log to get credit for them.  Transportation time to/from each activity can be counted as well.  See CJSF homepage for links to some volunteer opportunities close to home. 

 

However, you cannot count any activities that are required in a class (ie:  if you are in Leadership and you work at Charger Camp, candy grams, and/or CWMS dances).

 

What are the benefits of CJSF membership?

CJSF Semester Members can attend all semester meetings and participate in planning the events/activities for the year.  

 

CJSF Honor Members:   Students who qualify for CJSF for 3 or more semesters during 7th & 8th grade, will promote "With Honors" at 8th grade promotion.  All CJSF Honor Members receive a CJSF gold pin that they can wear to Promotion, a gold seal on their Promotion Certificate, an asterisk (*) next to their name in the Promotion Program, will have their school records marked with CJSF, and they will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school California Scholarship Federation) during their Freshman year and able to attend CSF meetings instead of having to wait until their sophomore year.  

 

When do students apply?

 

8TH GRADERS:  Your Fall membership application is due in September and is based on your previous semester grades.  Check the Important Dates section of the CJSF webpage.  No late applications can be accepted.  Don't forget to apply again in January for the SPRING SEMESTER of your 8th grade year.*

* For 8th graders who have 2 of 3 semesters in Spring of their 8th grade year and only need 1 more semester to be an Honor Member:  You can do a "special application process" wherein the CJSF Teacher Coordinator will give you a form to take to your teachers in early May to see if your Spring grades qualify.  If they do and you get your teachers to sign off on your grades, you will get that final 3rd semester and become an Honor Member.

 

7TH GRADERS:  The first time that you can apply for CJSF membership is in your 7th grade year after your FALL SEMESTER grades have been posted in Infinite Campus at the end of January.  Check the Important Dates section of the CJSF webpage.  Then apply again in Sept of your 8th grade year and a 3rd time in January of your 8th grade year.

 

6TH GRADERS are not eligible for CJSF.  

 

Applications are available on the CJSF webpage in the left hand margin.

 

How do students apply?

1.  Students complete an application, attach a copy of their grades from the previous semester  (see page 2 of the application), consider donating the optional $5 per semester donation and turn it into the office by the application deadline.  Checks are payable to Charlotte Wood Middle School.

 

2.  The CJSF Teacher Coordinator analyzes the semester report card and the applications.  Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.  Full membership will also be based on completing service hour requirements each semester (5 hours of service per semester & turning in the proper logs).  

 

To apply for MEMBERSHIP:  

  • fill out the CJSF APPLICATION 
  • attach your Grades from the previous SEMESTER (see page 2 of application for instructions)
  • attach a $5 optional application donation (checks payable to Charlotte Wood Middle School)

Drop off everything in the Charlotte Wood Office.

Important Dates

FALL 2018 SEMESTER APPLICATIONS DUE - 8th graders only apply

(Turn into CJSF box inside office) 

Sept 28       

1ST MEETING & OFFICER ELECTIONS

(2:50pm-3:15pm in Room #701)

Oct 18

MEETING 

(2:50pm-3:15pm, Room #701)

Nov 15

VOLUNTEER LOGS DUE

(must complete 5 hours of Volunteer work this semester)


HOLIDAY PARTY & MEETING

Come ONLY if you have completed 5 Volunteer Hours AND turned in all of your Logs by 12/7/18

(2:50pm-3:15pm, Room #701)

Dec 7

 

 

Dec 13

SPRING SEMESTER APPLICATIONS DUE - 7th & 8th Graders apply

(Turn into CJSF box inside office) 

Feb 25

MEETING - 7th & 8th grade applicants/members should attend. Officer Elections.

(2:50pm-3:15pm, Room #701) 

Mar 28

MEETING 

(2:50pm-3:15pm, Room #701)

Apr 25

VOLUNTEER LOGS DUE

(must complete 5 hours of Volunteer work this semester)


END OF THE YEAR PARTY

Come ONLY if you have completed 5 Volunteer Hours this semester AND turned in all of your

Volunteer Logs by 5/16/19

(2:50pm-3:15pm, Room #701)

May 10

 

 

 

May 16

CJSF VOLUNTEER HOURS REQUIREMENT! 

CJSF members must volunteer at least 5 hours each semester to attend the Holiday Party in December and the End of the Year party in May.  * Volunteer Logs for the Fall semester must be completed & turned into the CWMS office by the due date. *

Your volunteer hours begin the moment you leave your house and end when you get home.  Include your travel time.  If you purchase supplies or something needed for your volunteer session, include the time it took to purchase those supplies.  You may also do work at home for a teacher, librarian or community service member.  There are a bunch of volunteer ideas & opportunities in the right margin of the CJSF webpage along with links.  But these are not all inclusive - be creative, help people & HAVE FUN!  You cannot include any activities that are required as part of a class or as part of Leadership such as Charger Camp, candy grams or dances.

Unfortunately, CJSF or Charlotte Wood is unable to reimburse for any supplies or costs related to volunteering so please make sure you are aware of any upfront costs before you volunteer.  Other than the animal shelters, there is rarely a cost associated with volunteering.