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ADVISOR

Gail Trenerry   Music Teacher
 

FORMS

 
Notes: Only hours served during the semester count. You need 5 hours of in-school community service and 5 hours of outside-of-school community service each semester. Outside of school hours are any community service done outside of GRMS.
 

YOUR CJSF OFFICERS

 
President - Anushka Kabra
Vice President - Aneesh Krishna
Treasurer - Abir Bhatia
Secretary - Ashmit Srivastava
Activities Dir.- Charvee Sekar
UPDATES

UPDATES

CJSF Announcements
 
Welcome to the new school year!
 
Please see the sidebar for updated meeting and application dates.
 
For access to the application, you will find a link in an invitation email from CJSF Adviser Mrs. Trenerry in your school email, school announcements, posters on campus.
 
Fall Applications for 8th grade are due 9/8/21 by 5pm.  Applications are to be filled out online - no paper applications will be accepted.  With your application add as an attachment a screenshot of your grades for last semester.  Your name must be visible, and all grades must be in the image as well - do not provide a url link. Incomplete applications will be returned with a request to be resubmitted.
 
Late Applications will not be accepted.
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What is CJSF?
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.
 
Who is eligible for membership?
Seventh and eighth grade students who qualify with the appropriate grades are eligible. Seventh graders will be eligible starting 2nd semester.
 
When does CJSF meet?
CJSF will meet afters school, 4 times per semester. Meetings will last approximately 15 minutes unless there are specific items to go over such as elections.
 
What are the academic requirements for CJSF?
The requirements to join CJSF are simple. Because it is a scholarship organization, 7th and 8th grade students earn points based on their grades.  An "A"=3 pts; "B"=1 pt; and "C"=0 pts.  Students must earn 8 points per semester.  Qualifying courses are Math, Science, English, History, and a language. Students who have a D/F in any subject will not qualify for membership for that semester.
 
What is required for school/community service?
Students are required to complete 15 hours of volunteer service per semester; 5 hours in school and 3 hours outside of school, and 7 hours from school/community. Tutoring, coaching, volunteer work with other community groups can all be counted. Any service that is not compensated and helps others qualifies. The goal is for members to balance their high academic achievement with public or school service.
 
What are the benefits of CJSF membership?
Students who qualify for 3 or more semesters will promote 'With Honors". They will receive a CJSF gold pin, a certificate with a gold seal, and they will be accepted as an Associate Member in CSF (the high school California Scholarship Federation).
Membership brings with it the opportunity to participate in activities which benefit the school, the community, and the student.  
 
When do students apply?
Eighth grade students have a 2-week window to apply at the beginning of first quarter.  A copy of the previous semester report card must be attached to the application.
Seventh grade students will be eligible to apply during the 2-week window at the beginning of Second Semester.  A copy of the previous semester report card must be attached to the application.
 
How do students apply?
We are going digital!  Students will receive an email on their school email with a link to the CJSF application.  Students will then click on the link, complete the application, and submit with a copy of last semester grades.  The deadline for submittals will be posted online.  No hard copies will be accepted.  Membership is based on grades earned during the preceding semester.  Previous members membership will also be based on completing club service hour requirements.  Membership status will be posted outside Mrs. Trenerry's room, M119.
IMPORTANT DATES

IMPORTANT DATES

Fall Semester Dates - Posted soon
8th Grade Applications Due for Fall 2021 Semester
Online by 5:00pm
9/
10/
21
Meeting 1
Bring Dues/
Officer Elections
2:55 - 3:30 
9/
17/
21
Meeting 2
This meeting will be in the GRMS Gym
2:55 - 3:15 
10/22/21
Meeting 3
2:55 - 3:15 
 
11/19/21
Meeting 4
2:55 - 3:15
 
12/10/21 5pm
Fall Semester Hours Due
12/17/21
Current 8th Grade Member Applications Due for Spring 2022
 
New 7th and 8th Grade Applications Due for Spring 2022 Semester
1/19/22-5pm
 
1/28/22-5pm
 

TEACHER HELP REQUESTS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Websites for volunteer opportunities:
 
CITY LIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES

CITY LIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES

In order to volunteer for San Ramon you first have to submit an application. The online application for City Lights does not work for people below 18 years old. Thus, you have to submit a hard copy, in person. You can download the application on the website and then mail your completed application to this address: San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583. You can also drop off your completed application at one of the San Ramon community centers. Once your application is accepted, typically within two weeks, go to the same website. There are lists of volunteer opportunities with a "sign up" button next to it.