Middle School Welcome Letter and Supply Information

Dear Incoming Middle School Students and Families:

We are so excited to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year at Hazel Wolf!  Whether this is your first year in Middle School at Hazel Wolf, or you are a returning student, we expect this year will feel a bit like a new start for all of us, so allow us to introduce ourselves. At Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM we are focused on building critical thinkers who ask questions about the world and solve problems to improve our community, both globally and locally.  Two important themes for us are environmental stewardship and social justice.

You may be anxious, excited, apprehensive, cautiously optimistic, or all of those at once.  We are here to make sure you feel safe, supported, and ready to learn, so here is what to expect for the start of school.


  • Your schedule: Schedules can be picked up during the August 30th Open House or on the first day of school before classes start.  Any problems with your schedule can be emailed to principal Nelsen and will be fixed during the first weeks of school.
  • Bell schedule: 50-minute classes run from 8:50 -3:25.  A full bell schedule (including information about breakfast and lunch) can be found on the school website and in the digital MS Student Handbook that will be shared with students and families.

Supplies:  General supplies include a backpack, paper, binder, highlighters, post-it notes, pencils and/or erasable pens. Math and Art supplies can be found below. If there are additional supplies needed for specific subject areas, they will be communicated by teachers and posted on the school website.

Wolf Pack:   Every student has a class listed as “COMM RELATNSHP.” This is our advisory class we refer to as Wolf Pack.  This small class will meet regularly and will be a place to get support with schoolwork, send and receive school-related information, and to learn about topics related to social-emotional health and the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) units.   The Wolf Pack teacher is also a good point of contact for family or child concerns.

Health and Safety:  We will be following the SPS health and safety guidelines that have been developed in conjunction with the Washington Dept. of Health. These will always be displayed on our school website as well as the SPS main website.  Any updates to these guidelines will be sent by the school district to email addresses and phone numbers in the Source and will also be sent home by Hazel Wolf. 

Contact information:    

  • Attendance:  Kendall Wallace (kewallace@seattleschools.org)
  • Principal:  Debbie Nelsen (dnelsen@seattleschools.org)
  • Assistant Principals:  Janine Madaffari (jmmadaffari@seattleschools.org) and Kelly Walter (kmwalter@seattleschools.org)
  • Nurse:  Jade Blocker (jmblocker@seattleschools.org)
  • Student concerns can be directed to your Wolf Pack teacher, a specific teacher, or administrators.

Upcoming important dates:

  • Hazel Wolf Open House: August 30th, 5 pm – 7 pm  (NOTE: Only a limited number of MS teachers will be present for this event.)
  • 1st day of School: September 1st, Bell rings at 8:50 am, no arrivals before 8:35 am

We are looking forward to meeting you and continuing to build our Hazel Wolf community together


Hazel Wolf Middle School Team

Math Supplies

Math 6, Math 7, Math 8, and Math 7/8 Compacted:

  1. 2 grid composition notebooks (also called quad composition books)
  2. pencils or erasable pens
  3. protractor
  4. calculator (Math 6 and 7 need only a basic 4-function calculator.  Math 8 and 7/8 compacted need a scientific calculator.  A computer or phone calculator app works just fine.)

Optional: highlighters, colored pencils, glue sticks, post-it notes


  1. 2 grid composition notebooks (also called quad composition books)
  2. pencils or erasable pens
  3. graphing calculator (TI-84 or similar, can be purchased or borrowed from school, or students can use an online graphing calculator at desmos.com)

Optional: highlighters, colored pencils, glue sticks, post-it notes


  1. 2 grid composition notebooks (also called quad composition books)
  2. pencils or erasable pens
  3. geometer’s compass, protractor and straightedge (can be a ruler)

Optional: highlighters, colored pencils, glue sticks, post-it notes

Art Supplies

  1. Sketchbook- 9×12 or 8.5×11, at least 50 pages (An example can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0027A39PY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_0BHJDCBXXPSE8BXZR7J2 )
  2. Optional: Graphite drawing pencils- 1 or 2 or even a small set (An example can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B13SDHQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_1W96FE5Q1KS75V1WAKGK  )