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Puyallup Elementary FAQ's

Welcome to Cascade Christian Schools' Puyallup Elementary,
we are so glad you are here!
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions.


When is arrival and dismissal?
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 Extended School. Pick-up time is from 3:00-3:15 p.m.; students not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be placed in Extended School. Half-day kindergarten students attend from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

How many classes per grade level?
It varies from year to year depending on enrollment. Each grade level has one to two classes.

What are the teacher credentials?
All of the 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.

How many students per class?
The average class size is 18-22 students.

Do your students take standardized testing?
We conduct MAP testing (“Measure of Academic Progress”) in the fall and the spring, and teachers review results in order to maximize student learning.

What type of curriculum do you use?

At Cascade Christian Schools, we select the best resources for enhanced student learning. Currently we are using:
Reading – Harcourt Trophies
Phonics (K-1) – Saxon Phonics
Phonics (2) – Abeka Phonics and Grammar
Grammar (3-6) – BJU Press
Writing – Lucy Calkins and BJU Press
Penmanship – Zaner-Bloser
Bible – “Biblical Choices” – Standard Publishing
Math – Go Math
Social Studies – Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt
Science/STEM – FOSS Science and Project Lead the Way


Do you offer tuition assistance?
Yes, we offer variable tuition. Once a student is accepted and enrolled, the family may apply for variable tuition. Click here to go to the tuition information page.

Do you accept students with special needs?
Our entrance testing and interview process help our administrators to determine whether or not we are able to serve an individual special needs student. We will accept any student that we feel that we are properly equipped to serve well.

Do you provide transportation?
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.

Do students wear uniforms?
Students in our schools do not wear uniforms. The complete dress code is stated in the 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.

What type of care do we offer to students before and after school? Is the fee included in the tuition? How do I sign up?
Our dynamic Extended School Program which operates from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. provides loving care and enriching opportunities outside of the regular school day 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. Non-CCS students must pay a registration fee.

Do you have a lunch program?
Yes, we have a hot lunch program. Lunches are prepared on site. Lunch prices are $3.75 for K-2 grade students, $4.25 for 3-6 grade students, and $.50 for milk or juice. The current menu is on the Puyallup Elementary Campus Connections page on the right side bar.

How do you handle discipline problems?
Our behavior and discipline expectations and processes can be found in our student handbook.

What is the procedure if we know ahead of time that my child will be absent for another reason besides illness?
Parents are asked to let the office know before 9:00 a.m. by phone or e-mail 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. Pre-arranged absences for vacations must be approved by the Principal. You may also notify us via the Absent/Tardy form on your Campus Connections page.

How do I contact my child’s teacher?
You may contact your child's teacher by e-mail through your Classroom Connections page.You may also contact your child’s teacher by calling the school office. The office personnel will connect you with the teacher if the teacher is available at the time. If not, he/she will be given a message to return your call. Your teacher will attempt to reach you within 24 hours.

What sports are offered for elementary students?
CCS offers a variet of athletic opportunities for elementary age students. Click here for more information, or call the campus office.

What denomination is your school?
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 who actively participate in a local church.

Not finding the answer you were looking for?
Give our campus a call @ 253-841-2091.