We are so glad you’re here! Below are some frequently asked questions:
What are the school hours?
Classes begin at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m.; Mondays are late start with classes beginning at 8:30 a.m.
There are currently around 250 students attending CCJH.
The average student-to-teacher ratio is 22:1.
All K-12 teachers at CCS are Washington State–certified and teaching in their field of expertise. Many of our teachers also have master’s degrees in education.
Complete class-specific supply lists will be provided to students by their teachers on the first day of school. Please come prepared with basic supplies on the first day of classes.
Canvas is our new educational platform that houses all your student’s courses and lesson plans. In fact, some of our teachers have already been utilizing Canvas. The Canvas program allows teachers to make announcements, post assignments, and interact with students. Students will use Canvas to submit coursework, complete online tests, and interact with their classmates. Students must log in to Microsoft Office prior to logging in to Canvas for the first time. Click here for more information.
You may email our registrar in the school office to request a schedule change.
Students may bring a sack lunch or use the lunch program, which involves lunches being purchased through a lunch account. Funds may be added to the family lunch account on registration day, before school in the school office, or through the family ParentsWeb/FACTS account. Students then give their name or show their ASB card at the time of purchase, and purchases are verified through photo ID in the RenWeb lunch system. Vending machines and microwave ovens are also available for use by students.
The best way to communicate with a teacher is through email. Email addresses for your child’s teachers are available in your ParentsWeb/FACTS account. If you need to speak to a teacher immediately, you may call the office at (253) 445-9706 and leave a message for that teacher to return your call.
Additional information is available in the District Parent/Student Handbook. The campus webpage is also a valuable source of information.
CCJH has a solid academic program while believing that the best education involves the whole child. Therefore, we offer classes and opportunities for students to grow, think, and develop their leadership skills and character development. We also focus on the spiritual growth of our students, providing intentional opportunities for their faith to grow and flourish.
Our school also offers a unique program that we call IMPACT Term (I-Term). Junior High I-Term is dedicated time set aside to train our students in servant leadership. They participate in local service projects in the greater Puyallup area, benefiting our community.
Our extracurricular activities and clubs provide additional opportunities for students to grow intellectually as well as develop stronger leadership and character skills. Our desire is to provide core classes and elective opportunities that offer students a global perspective, provide them with real-world experiences, and help them develop personal discernment and wisdom.
Girls may try out for the following sports: volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, cheer, fast pitch, and track & field.
Boys may try out for the following sports: soccer, football, cross country, basketball, wrestling, baseball, and track & field. See the junior high athletics page.
Cascade Christian Junior High believes that leadership development is critical for all our students. In grades 7 and 8, we have a four-week leadership class that is designed to help students to each gain an understanding of the qualities of a leader and how God has gifted them to be a leader. Eighth grade students have the opportunity to apply and candidate for our JH Leadership Team, which serves and leads our school in a variety of ways.
Our Parents for Cascade (PfC) group meets to plan events and serve our school. All parents are welcome!
Do you have a school nurse?
The school has a district health coordinator (registered nurse) who reviews and manages general policies and practices that pertain to student health-related matters. The office personnel handle minor health and first aid needs. All staff members are required to be current on first aid training, CPR training, and the proper handling of blood-borne pathogens. For a major emergency, 9-1-1 would be called immediately.
Do you accept students with special needs?
Our entrance testing and interview process help our administrators determine whether we are able to serve and support the individual needs of students. We are open to enrolling any student with any additional support needs as long as we feel we are properly equipped to serve them well.
How do you keep students safe on campus?
Our CCS director of safety and security works to establish programs, procedures, and training to increase the safety of all CCS campuses. Emergency preparedness is a key way that we keep students safe on campus. We routinely rehearse procedures that our staff would use in the event of an emergency incident. We regularly conduct drills for fire, lockdown, shelter-in-place, evacuation to a mutual aid site, lahar, and earthquake.
Other safety procedures on campus include the following: all staff members wear staff identification badges; all visitors are instructed to check in and out at the school office and to wear an identification badge while on campus; all outside doors are monitored throughout the day; safe routes for traveling around campus are taught to students and reinforced routinely.
Not finding the answer you were looking for?
Please give our campus a call at (253) 445-9706 or download our parent guide.