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Contacts

Carrie Doyle, Parent Coordinator:

carriewoodsdoyle@gmail.com

Stephanie Davenport, CJSF Teacher Advisor: sdavenport@srvusd.net

Membership List

Click on the link below to see if your on time application was approved by our registrar for Fall 2020 semester using your Spring 2020 grades.  Spreadsheet last updated: 11/17/20.  8th graders show as default.  To view 7th graders, click on the tab labeled "7th grade" at the bottom of the spreadsheet.

Membership Spreadsheet

Forms

Fall 2020 Application available here: Link  - Due 10/15/20!  

HOW TO PRINT YOUR GRADES

CJSF VOLUNTEER LOG

All Volunteer Logs due:  ON HOLD DUE TO COVID

for Fall 2019 semester. Count all volunteer hours from 5/10/19 through 12/8/19.

 

 

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: apply in August/Sept & then again in 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 eligible semesters in 7th & 8th grade become CJSF HONOR MEMBERS and will receive special recognition at 8th grade promotion & can apply to CSF in high school as a Freshman instead of waiting for Sophomore year to apply (see HONOR MEMBERS section for more details). *

Officers:

President - 

Vice President - 

Secretary - 

Treasurer - 

Activities Directors:

 

California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)

2020 Application requirements

Fall of 2020 CJSF membership is for current 8th grade students only using Spring Semester 2020 Pass / No Mark grading system. You must have received a P/Pass in ALL classes, academic and elective, to become a member of CJSF.

6th graders are not eligible for CJSF.

7th graders must wait until Jan/Feb and apply for Spring semester membership.  This is the first semester that 7th graders are eligible to apply for CJSF.

8th graders may apply now using their Spring 2020 Pass/No Mark grades. Apply using this google form.

If you meet the grade requirements, please use the google form link on the left of this page below in the Forms section. This is the only form you will need to submit for this one application cycle.

You are automatically a semester member if you meet the requirements.  There is no notification process, but you can check the Member Spreadsheet in the left margin of this webpage a week after the due date to verify 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 * 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS ARE ON HOLD DURING REMOTE SCHOOL

Make sure you complete your 5 hours of volunteer service for the Fall 2019 Semester and turn in your Volunteer Logs by 12/9.  Count any hours in which you volunteered from 5/10/19  through 12/8/19 for Fall semester.  For the Spring Semester you can include any volunteer work completed by 4/27/2020.                                                       

* 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 apply for CSF 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, Carrie Doyle, at:

carriewoodsdoyle@gmail.com

How do I Apply?
  1. Wait for previous semester grades to post in Infinite Campus.
  2. Fill out the CJSF APPLICATION (link is in left margin of this webpage).  Attach:  the application to a printout of your previous semester grades (instructions on how to print your grades are on the last page of the CJSF application), and an optional $5 membership donation.  Drop it all off in the CWMS office by the APPLICATION DUE DATE each semester (listed above & on the CJSF application).
    • optional $5 membership fee pays for Charlotte Wood's CJSF Annual State 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 in the past.
What is CJSF?

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 community while creating pride in scholastic achievement.  Click here to view the CJSF/CSF State Website.

Who is eligible for membership?

7th grade students are eligible to apply in Jan/Feb of their 7th grade year after previous Fall semester grades are posted in Infinite Campus.

8th grade students apply in Aug/Sept then again in Jan/Feb of their 8th grade year.

6th graders are not eligible to apply.

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 schedule in the right margin 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.

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 ideas & 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.

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 Spring semester grades.  Check the Important Dates section in the right margin 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 using your Fall grades.*

* 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.

Important Dates

FALL 2020 SEMESTER APPLICATIONS DUE - 8th graders only apply

(Google form link )

Oct. 15       

MEETING 

2:50pm-3:15pm Join our google classroom here

Nov 18

 

 

VOLUNTEER LOGS DUE

(Volunteer work is not required this semester, but encouraged. Google form link coming soon.)


HOLIDAY PARTY & MEETING

TBD

Dec 18

 

 

 

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

(Turn in google form Link to come) 

Mar 4

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

(2:50pm-3:15pm, TBD) 

Apr 14

 

 

VOLUNTEER LOGS DUE

 


END OF THE YEAR PARTY

Pins distributed

Logistics TBD

 

 

 

May 12

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.

Volunteer ideas:

East Bay SPCA - there is a cost to this one

Food Bank of Contra Costa County

Crayon Initiative

Fundraising events at elementary, middle and high school.  Go to that school's website. (ie:  Greenbrook Elementary)

Buy or make cookies for the fire dept, police department, hospital (call them first to make sure they can accept donations of food)

Peer Tutoring - see counsellor Katie Donovan at Charlotte Wood for opportunities

Babysit or tutor a neighbor (no family) for free