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California Junior Scholarship Federation Information Letter CJSF is an honor society. The purpose of CJSF is to foster high standards, service, and citizenship on the part of junior high school and middle school students. FOR WHO? All 8th grade students may apply. All 7th grade students may apply after the 1st semester. HOW?

Students are eligible by meeting the following requirements: 1. ALL grades earned for the previous semester must be a “C� or better. 2. Eligibility is based on the CJSF point system. To be eligible, a student must have at least twice the number of points as classes. See the application for more details. 3. Applicants must have maintained 90 or more merits throughout the two previous quarters. 4. Applicants must be willing to participate in volunteer service activities for their school and community while members of CJSF. The minimum requirement is 2 hours of school service and 2 hours of community service during the semester of membership.

WHEN?

Completed applications MUST be turned in by the due date. Membership is granted for the semester following the one in which the qualifying grades were earned. Membership may be renewed for all succeeding semesters by meeting the same requirements.

WHERE?

Return the completed application and a COPY of the REPORT CARD from the previous semester to the CJSF advisor, Mrs. Ballard, in room 26 by the due date.

DUE DATE?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. APPLY EARLY.

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WHY JOIN?

Spring View teachers, administrators, and staff feel students who maintain high standards of scholarship and citizenship deserve recognition. CJSF members will be allowed the following privileges: 1. CJSF members, after showing their membership card, may be dismissed from class up to 4 minutes early (with the teacher’s permission) before morning break, lunch, and at the end of the day. 2. Any student who has been a member of CJSF for 3 semesters will receive an Honor Award pin, an official gold seal, and an Award Medallion at Promotion. These students are also eligible to join CSF in high school during their first semester. 3. As an honor society member, it may be possible to participate in special field trips and sponsor activities for CJSF privileges.

LOSS OF PRIVILEGES

POLICIES

LOSS OF CARD

Violation of CJSF privileges, such as leaving class without permission, disturbing classes in session, being out of designated areas, loaning a CJSF card to another student, obtaining unsatisfactory citizenship grades while a member, etc., will result in immediate expulsion and loss of all CJSF privileges. Students must carry their CJSF membership card while out of class during early dismissal and present it upon demand. No card = no early dismissal. Early dismissal is a privilege, not a right. It is up to the teacher’s discretion to release students early. Be polite when asking permission to leave. Students must remain in designated areas when dismissed early. Students are never to leave campus before the end of the school day when dismissed early.

If a CJSF membership card is lost, it will be replaced under these conditions: 1st loss = $2.00 replacement fee 2nd loss = $2.00 replacement fee after two week penalty period 3rd loss = $2.00 replacement fee after four week penalty period

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California Junior Scholarship Federation CJSF Membership Application Name: ___________________________ ______________________________ ____ (Last) (First) (MI) Home Phone: (_____) _____ - _______________ Current grade level (circle one): 7 8 Grades received for (circle one): Fall semester

Spring semester

A. To qualify for CJSF membership this semester, follow these guidelines:

1. You must earn TWICE the number of points than courses in which you are enrolled that meet membership requirements. 2. No points are earned for P.E., a remedial or repeated course, or work experience in which pay is involved. 3. CJSF points are granted as follows: A = 3 points B = 1 point C = 0 point One additional point shall be granted for a grade of "A" or "B" in an Honors course, up to a maximum of two such points per semester. D/F = will debar from membership if received in ANY class Less than 90 merits = will debar from membership B. Also remember: 1. Semester membership is based on work done in the previous semester. 2. You must reapply each semester for membership. C. List courses and grades below: Grade received

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Class taken

Be sure to include all classes you are taking not just the classes which will earn points. Turn this completed form & a copy of your last semester report card to Mrs. Ballard (Rm. 26) by the due date. Absolutely no late applications accepted. Turn your application in early.

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California Junior Scholarship Federation Application NAME_________________________________________ GRADE_____ HOMEROOM__________________________ DATE________________ I verify that this applicant maintains a high standard of citizenship and recommend his/her membership for CJSF. ___________________________ Homeroom Teacher Signature

___________________________ Assistant Principal or Principal Signature

___________________________ Current Teacher (not homeroom) Signature

___________________________ Lunch/Blacktop Supervisor or any Adult Aide or Campus worker Signature

APPLICANT CONFIRMATION The information on this application and report card are correct and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If accepted as a CJSF member, I promise to abide by its rules and regulations. I understand any violations will result in expulsion from the organization and loss of all CJSF privileges. ____________________________ Applicant’s signature PARENTAL PERMISSION I have read the CJSF Information Letter and have discussed the requirements for and responsibilities of CJSF membership with my child. _________________________________ has my permission to join CJSF. Applicant Name _________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature

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http://svms.rocklin.k12.ca.us/documents/2009-10/cjsf_application