Bussing Suspended Starting Monday

Hi Wolfpack Families

Unfortunately, due to the labor shortage and vaccine mandate, Seattle Public Schools’ bus vendor does not have enough drivers to operate the busses for our general education students starting this Monday. They are doing their best to hire more drivers to reinstate the bus routes. You can read more from SPS here.

In the meantime, we need to work together to get our kids to school.

We need volunteers for these three jobs:

  1. Parents/guardians who can drive carpools
  2. Parents/guardians who can walk with kids to school
  3. Parents/guardians who can work as crossing guards and traffic control near school

If you can volunteer to help in any of these ways, please complete this Google Form.

If you need help getting your child(ren) to school, complete this Google Form to provide day, time and location information.

This should help us connect families who can work together and support each other.

Also remember that the Hall of Fame Team Camp (HOFTC) provides afterschool care for days when it’s difficult to get your child home. Scholarships are available. You can check out the options here: Hall of Fame Team Camp at Hazel Wolf K-8

Looking for other ways to connect with wolfpack families in your hood and coordinate driving? Some have had luck with this app. https://karpoolclub.com/ Subscribe to the Hazel Wolf School group.

Want to let someone know exactly how you feel? You can reach Governor Inslee here. If his office is flooded with requests it may help move them to bring in the National Guard to get the kids to school. It’s not just for your kid(s) sake but for all the kids who don’t have other options.  

We’re sorry this is hard and frustrating. We’re right here with you and know that if we pull together we can get all these kids to school. We GOT this wolfpack!

Afterschool Ski Lessons – Registration Open!

Due to COVID-19, there will be no ski bus offerings this year. However, Snow Sports Consulting Service, LLC (SSCS) and Webbski are doing mid-week lessons at Summit Central Ski Area in Snoqualmie and Hazel Wolf students will be grouped together. You will need to provide your own transportation to the mountain.

Lesson instructors will be in charge of kids properly wearing masks and following COVID protocols during the duration of the lesson. 

2nd – 8th grade ski lessons – wednesdays

SSCS will offer ski lessons 3 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit Central Ski Area in Snoqualmie. Space is limited to 30 students. First graders can sign up with prior ski experience. 

Cost: $200 for 6 weeks.

School Registration Deadline is Nov. 24, 2020. To register, visit: http://www.snowsportsconsultingservice.com/student-forms.html – see “Pinehurst”

For any questions, email Sarah Burris

Middle school ski lessons – fridays

WebbSki will offer 1 ¼ hour ski lessons at Summit Central Ski Area in Snoqualmie on Fridays at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Cost: $90 for 5 weeks.

For registration with WebbSki call (206) 782-5641 or visit www.webbski.com

For any questions, email Lorraine.lewis.phillips@comcast.net

We encourage you to talk with your friends and make a plan to take lessons and/or free ski together! 

Registration Open – Special YMCA Program Starts Wednesday, March 18

The YMCA has been working in partnership with Public Health, Department of Children Youth and Families, and local school districts to find ways to support working families who need child care.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the YMCA will offer full-day programming at most YMCA branches throughout King County, including the University YMCA, which runs Kid’s U, Hazel Wolf’s afterschool program.

The purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing place for youth while first responders and health care providers of direct services, and parents/guardians who need to work and do not have support systems readily available. 

To register for programming at University YMCA, visit: https://apm.activecommunities.com/seattleymca/Activity_Search?detailskeyword=372052 

Please note, YMCA is using a NEW registration process to allow flexibility for families by providing daily options. If you have any questions, please email registration@seattleymca.org.

YMCA PREVENTATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES

  • Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to remain home.
  • Wellness check will be conducted for all staff and youth before attending program, including a temperature check. Anyone with 100.0 F degree or higher will not be allowed to remain.
  • Ongoing cleaning will be scheduled during the day, especially in common areas.
  • Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizers will be used.
  • Nightly disinfectant cleaning will be done as an additional measure.
  • During the program hours, youth will be organized in small groups (9 youth and 1 staff) and rotate for activities as part of social distancing and meet the developmental needs of youth.
  • Parents/Guardians will be dropping off and picking up at the entrance and not allowed to access the program space.

The YMCA is glad to be able to continue to support our community through this difficult time. If you would like to support the Y’s work, please consider making a donation at https://www.seattleymca.org/donate. This will help support families in need, homeless youth programs, and providing meals for youth. 

For more information about Kid’s U and Hazel Wolf’s afterschool programming, visit the Afterschool Programs page.

Elementary Spring Ultimate Registration

It’s time for Spring Ultimate!

Elementary Spring Ultimate season is starting the week of February 24 and ends Saturday, May 9. Teams are co-ed (boys and girls together) for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. The league is managed by DiscNW and coached by parent volunteers. We will have one weekday practice and games on Saturdays.

For more details on practice days, instructions for how to register and cost to participate– click the link below for the registration form and information sheet. You will need to fill out the form AND register with DiscNW.

HW Elementary School Ultimate Spring Registration Form

Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, but we will accept registrations after on a space available basis until Friday, Feb. 21.

Questions? Contact coaches:
3rd: Paul McCallick at traciandpaul@mccallick.com and Phil Gafken at philgafken@gmail.com
4th: Kent Koth at kentkoth@gmail.com
5th: Malcolm Hooper at hooper.malcolm@gmail.com

(Edited 1/24/20: updated Paul McCallick’s email address and updated form to reflect new email address.)

Registration Is Open for YMCA Afterschool Program Session 3 (Jan. 6 -Feb. 28)

Session 3 for Kid’s U is open! Kid’s U is Hazel Wolf’s afterschool program run by the University YMCA. The session will run Jan. 6 to Feb. 28, 2020.

Go to the Afterschool Programs page to find all the details, download the registration form and learn how to register for classes.

Please note, online registration ends Jan. 3, 2020, however families are welcome to register anytime after that by contacting universityprograms@seattleymca.org or calling 206-524-1400.

Registration Is Open for YMCA Winter Break Camp (Dec. 23 – Jan. 3)

Registration for University YMCA’s Winter Break Camps at Hazel Wolf is open!

Camps will run 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Dec. 23, Dec. 26- 27, Dec. 30, and Jan. 2-3
 
Cost per day is $40 for YMCA members; $55 for community members.
 
Register online here.

For more information contact universityprograms@seattleymca.org or call 206-524-1400.