We are so glad you’re here! Below are some frequently asked questions:
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:15 a.m. unless they are attending Cougar Club. Pick-up time is 3:00–3:15 p.m.; students not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will join Cougar Club.
It varies from year to year depending on enrollment. Each grade level has 1–2 classes.
All K-12 teachers at CCS are Washington State–certified and teaching in their field of expertise. In addition to state certification, our teachers are further trained as Christian school–certified.
The average class size is 18–22 students.
We conduct MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing in the fall and the spring, and teachers review results to maximize student learning.
Students begin computer classes in first grade, focusing first on computer literacy—learning the parts of the computer and the language of technology. By sixth grade, students will have had opportunities to apply Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in classroom projects.
All elementary students experience the following specialist classes as part of their regular curriculum: Physical Education, General Music, and Library. First through sixth graders have Computer class. All sixth-grade students experience instrumental music through our Elementary Band program.
Yes, we offer Variable Tuition. Once a student is accepted and enrolled, the family may apply for Variable Tuition.
Our entrance testing and interview process help our administrators determine whether we are able to serve an individual special needs student. We will accept any student that we feel we are properly equipped to serve well.
We do not offer transportation through our school district. Most children come to school in carpools arranged by their parents. To help facilitate this process, the school office is able to direct parents to other CCS families who live in the same vicinity.
Students in our schools do not wear uniforms. The complete dress code is stated in the District Parent/Student Handbook. In general, students are expected to be well-groomed in clean, properly fitting clothing appropriate for school activities and suitable for a Christian school environment.
Our dynamic Cougar Club, which operates from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., provides loving care and enriching opportunities outside of regular school hours. The fee is a separate tuition, based on the number of hours for which the student is enrolled each week. There is also the opportunity to utilize the program on a drop-in, as needed basis. Parents may enroll their students in the program by filling out the application and contracting for the days required.
Yes, we have a hot lunch program. Lunches are prepared on site. Lunch prices are $3.75 for students in grades K-2, $4.25 for grades 3-6, and $.50 for milk or juice. The current menu is on the Puyallup Elementary page.
Our behavior and discipline expectations and processes can be found in our District Parent/Student Handbook.
Parents are asked to let the office know before 9:00 a.m. by phone or email if their child will be absent that day. If you know ahead of time that your child will be absent, let your child’s teacher and the office know. Prearranged absences for vacations must be approved by the principal. You may also notify us via the Absent/Tardy Notification on the CCS website.
You may contact your child’s teacher by email through the CCS website. You may also contact your child’s teacher by calling the school office. The office personnel will either connect you if the teacher is available or give the teacher a message to return your call. Your child’s teacher will attempt to reach you within 24 hours.
CCS offers a variety of athletic opportunities for elementary-age students. Click here for more information, or call the campus office.
Our Parents for Cascade (PfC) group meets once a month for an event planning and fellowship time. Call the office for the next meeting date. All parents are welcome!
Cascade Christian Schools is an independent, interdenominational Christian school system. Our founding churches are Sound Life Church of the Assemblies of God, Champions Centre, and Destiny Christian Center. Faculty and staff members and CCS families worship at a variety of Christian churches in our area. All staff members must be born-again Christians and actively participate in a local church.
Emergency preparedness is a key way that we keep children 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 remain locked throughout the day, and main doors are monitored; safe routes for traveling around campus are taught to students and reinforced routinely; playground times are supervised by a team of trained playground supervisors; dismissal procedures are monitored carefully; playground areas and routes to playground areas are off limits to vehicles during school hours; and students are always supervised and are not allowed to walk around campus alone.
Give our campus a call at (253) 841-2091.