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    Family Bulletin March 21 2021
    Posted on 03/21/2021
    Return To School

    Click links to view the video of the K-5 Reopening Q&A session:

    Part1  K-5 Reopening Q&A

    Part 2 K-5 Reopening Q&A (Passcode: L5fgh!B1)

     

    Office Hours      9:00 – 3:00 Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri  /  9:00 -2:00 Wed

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    Mar 21 (Mon)    Town Hall Info Regarding Re-Opening 5:00 pm

    Mar 22 (Tue)     HW K-5 Re-Opening Information and Q&A  5:00 pm (Zoom)

    Mar 24/25          Outdoor Library Pick Up 

    Mar 31 (Wed)    PTSA Board Mtg. 6:00 pm

    Apr 1 (Thur)       MS Re-Opening Information and Q&A 5:00 pm (Zoom)

    Direct Appeal Campaign Results -- Thank you doesn’t quite seem to match how we’re feeling right now. Our Wolfpack came through and proved, even though we are physically apart, we are a force when we come together. Because of YOU, we raised OVER $50,000 during our Direct Appeal campaign– crushing our goal! We appreciate you, Wolfpack. We are indeed, better together! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

     

    New Information

    1. Re-Opening Information (For K-5) – We now have a tentative agreement which means we are ready to accept K-5 students on April 5th.  Please look for a survey which was sent on Friday March 19th via email.  If you did not receive the survey, please check your junk email, and if it’s not there, let me (Ms. Nelsen) know.  The survey will ask if you want your child to return to school for a half-day schedule or remain remote.  Initially we were told there would be no transportation for students unless they had it written into their IEP (Special Education). 

      As of March 20th, the new information is that there will be a change of schedule starting on March 29th. 

      This change of time will hopefully enable more students to receive transportation. 

     

    New PreK, Elementary and K-8 Bell Schedules (starting March 29th)

    8 am. – 2:30 pm. (M/T/Th/F) 

    Morning K-5 Block: 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 

    Afternoon Block K-5 Block: 11:45 am. – 2:30 pm. 

    Wednesdays 8 am. – 1:15 pm. (W)  

    The initial plan was to hold an informational night for our K-5 families on Monday the 22nd at 5:00 pm.  However, the district is now hosting a Virtual Town Hall, so we are moving our Q&A to Tuesday the 23rd at 5:00 pm.

    The link for the district Info Night is the following :  Please join us on Monday, March 22rd  at 5 p.m. for a Virtual Town Hall to learn more and ask questions about the return to in-person learning. You can tune in on our Facebook pageYouTubeSPSTV, or on Teams Live

     

     

     

     

    You are also invited to a Zoom meeting where we at Hazel Wolf K-8 will share our plans for re-opening for K-5 and what it will look like, as well as answer questions.    When: Mar 23, 2021 5:00 PM Pacific Time

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdu-srDsjGtB9lTRwcKVjPzkbbYe_rjAm

     

    1. K-5 Return Surveys – I know that everyone is doing all they can to stay with their current teacher and classmates.  That is also our goal as a building, but please know that it is not guaranteed.  This will all depend on how many students choose remote vs live, and which teachers need to stay remote, remote part time, or full time live.  Please respond to the survey based on what your family needs, not on what you’re hoping happens.

       

    2. Re-Opening Information (For MS) – As of Friday evening we still did not have a tentative agreement for 6-12 students who plan to return on April 19th.  Once there is an agreement, and hopefully it happened over the weekend after writing this bulletin, there will be a survey coming to you via email.  This survey will ask if you want your child to return to school or remain remote.

      You are invited to a Zoom meeting where we will share plans for re-opening and what it will look like, as well as answer questions.  When: Apr 1, 2021 5:00 PM Pacific Time

       

      Register in advance for this meeting:

      https://seattleschools.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoceCppzgpGdZRRbUSVVby7RBgvvqdx0WU

       

    3. AMAZING SUMMER OPPURTUNITY FOR RISING 6TH AND 9TH GRADE STUDENTS - LEEP!

    What is LEEP? Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program

    Think of LEEP as a blend of summer camp and summer school. Through engaging and fun activities and classes, LEEP helps students build excitement around school and learning. Classes are interdisciplinary and intended to improve skills like organization, time management, and self-advocacy.

    • LEEP is a four-week summer session. It will run from July 6-July 30, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • It remains completely free for families. Transportation within Seattle, all needed materials, and breakfast/lunch is provided at no cost.

    Who should apply for LEEP?

    LEEP is specifically for students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. Students are academically, ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse. We aim to enroll students who traditionally do not have access to similar summer programs, due to academic performance or family circumstance. In 2020, 96% identified as students of color, and 40% qualified for free and reduced-price lunch. 

    Important 2021 dates

    • April 1: Application deadline

    • May 1: Notification date

    • July 2: Orientation

    • July 6-30: LEEP 2020 program dates (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; full attendance is required)

    For interested students and families:

    1. After School MS MESA is Back! - Due to technical issues we were not able to do it this last Monday.  The link is Click here to join the meeting this Monday at 3:00 pm

       

    2. Outdoor Library pickup this week!  Have your books on HOLD by Monday evening so Dr. V has time to pull and checkout all of your books.  Come get your books outside the Hazel Wolf Building on Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th from 2:30-4:30.

       

    3. 7th Grade Kudos! - This winter the 7th grade students read the book A Long Walk to Water in Mr. House's class. As an extension exercise, parents were invited to contribute to the Water for South Sudan project, which provides wells and water education to at-risk communities. Thanks to the generous donations of many parents, we more than doubled our goal, raising over $1000 (Hazel Wolf K-8 Donation Page). Reaching this benchmark qualifies the school for the Iron Giraffe Challenge and the chance to win an interview with Salva Dut, the protagonist of A Long Walk to Water. You can learn more about the project in this exclusive interview with Salva Dut. 

       

    4. Volunteers needed for Family Support – There are two opportunities: 1) Hazel Wolf families food delivery on Tuesdays & Fridays, 11am-3pm. 2) Food Is Love (to HW families and other families in Lake City, https://www.thefoodisloveproject.org/) needs help with food delivery, meal pick up or delivery prep on Fridays only.

       

      Please email Traci at: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org. Please let me know if you have any questions, which program you would like to deliver for or if you would like to help with both.

       

       

    Reminders

    1. COVID Vaccine Available for Caregivers of Kids with Special Health Care Needs -- Although children in general are at less risk from COVID-19, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs may be at increased risk for severe illness with COVID-19. Below is information on options for accessing vaccinations in Washington State for these children, their families, and providers.

      Click here for info: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/970-228-CYSHCN-COVID-19VaccineInfo.pdf

     

    1. COVID Emergency Relief Fund - Please consider making a monetary donation of any size at: https://hazelwolfk8.ejoinme.org/covid19fund These funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen to HW families directly impacted by the pandemic.

    2. In-kind Donations for HW Families – The PTSA continues to organize and disperse donations to families in our community who seek additional support. The Target wishlist is regularly updated and items will ship to a volunteer’s address, view the list here: https://bit.ly/3ihfcX8. Also, you are welcome to drop off donations at a volunteer’s house. Please email Tracy for more info: familysupport@hazelwolfk8.org

    3. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center at Nathan Hale HS – Students and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email: laptops@seattleschools.org. Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE. Parking is available on 110th. Mon. AND Weds: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. Find details here.

    4. SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families – Open Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pick up sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen. Available for ALL students, parents and guardians. Students do not need to be in attendance. List of all sites here: https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/student_meals