CSF stands for the California Scholastic Federation. We are a scholastic club with a community service element. There are scholastic qualifications to be part of this club. Please see the CSF application to see if you qualify. You can be a member of CSF without participating in the community service portion, however you will not be considered an "active" member. Non-active members can not qualify for as many awards at the end of their senior year as the active members. We encourage all members to be active, but please be aware that if your schedule can not accommodate attending the community service events, then we suggest being a non-active member. We only allow three unexcused absences per semester. If you have more than three, then you will not be active for CSF for that particular semester. In order to qualify as an active member you must attend the meetings and get 10 hours of CSF sponsored community service per semester. Talk to an officer or go to our Facebook page, Great Oak CSF, where our president has posted a continuous list of CSF-approved community service events. If you do not get 10 hours of service, you can participate in three recorded CSF events per semester to remain active.
CSF Application Fall 2014
Election Results - Congratulations!
President: Meghann Lamb and Jenna Hadjis
VP: Nikhil Nagpal and Kaylee Garcia
Treasurer: Dante Gao and Domenic Salvati
Secretary: Trina Grindheim and Alston Huang
Community Service Directors: Joseph Elafrangi and Carlos Chiu
CSF Community Service
In order to keep the integrity of being a CSF member, our club requires that in order to be an "active" member of CSF, you must perform your CSF community service hour requirements with the club at CSF club sponsored events. Each week at the meeting we provide a list and explanation of the upcoming opportunities of CSF sponsored events. In addition, the events are posted on the CSF facebook page and on this website in the minutes section and the events section. If you have an event you want to be CSF approved, please use the CSF approval form below.
You can still be a member of CSF without being active, solely based on your GPA. See the awards section to understand how that can affect your senior award status.
Here are the requirements for being an "active" member for CSF"
*10 hours of CSF approved events
*only 2 hours can be from donations
All community service hours need to be in a "CSF sponsored" event. This means you must get approval before the event takes place or you perform the hours in order for it to be counted as CSF approved. Click on the following form to apply for an event you want to be approved:
Community Service Form - Please bring this form with you when you complete your hours in order to get the supervisor to sign you off!!! Mrs. Arban and Mrs. Ricken can not sign you off on something that we did not see you at.
Summer CSF Approved Events
Volunteer at Atria at Vintage Hills Senior Center - 3:30-4:30 every Friday. Contact James Sorge at 951-795-9634 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information
Military Appreciation Day Video
Check this out! Interviews from our Military Appreciation Day.
Community Service Opportunities
See the minutes page for opportunities
CSF Fall Active Status
If there is a problem with your status, see Mrs. Arban after school any day.
Current Senior List - check to see where you are for qualifications of an award
CSF Award Qualifications and Awards
Lifetime Members: Defined by four semesters of CSF membership in grades 10-12. STARTING NEXT YEAR: One semester must be based on senior grades.
Award: Certificate and seal on diploma
Lifetime Plus Members: Defined by four semesters of active CSF membership in grades 10-12. STARTING NEXT YEAR: One semester must be during senior year.
Award: Certificate and tassel and seal on diploma
100% Members (Highest Honors): Defined by six semesters or more of active CSF membership in grades 9-12. STARTING NEXT YEAR:One semester must be during senior year.
Award: Certificate in cover, golden cord, tassel and seal on diploma
Senior Awards for 2014-2015
Lifetime (Sealbearer): In order to be a CSF Life Member (i.e., Sealbearers), a student must have been a member of CSF for at least four of the last six semesters of high school, including one semester during senior year using grades earned during the senior year – fall semester 2013 and/or spring semester 2014 (May or June grades). Only grades earned in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade “count” towards CSF Life Membership. So you begin counting semesters with spring semester of the sophomore year.
Lifetime members receive a certificate and a seal on their diploma.
100% Members: The one hundred percent certificate, bearing the Federation
chapter seal. 100% membership means that the student
has qualified each semester beginning with the grades
earned the first semester of the tenth grade, has applied for
membership the following semester, and has again
qualified on grades earned in the last semester of
attendance (second semester senior year)
Fundraiser opportunity: - Buy a new CSF T-Shirt
Counts as a fundraiser for this semester.
Want you to wear it at the military event.
Pay the bookkeeper. Keep your receipt. T-shirts should be available next week!