Grizzly Cubs Parent/Guardian Letter

  • August 28, 2023

    Dear Grizzly Cub Parent/Guardian,

    Prior to your child being matched up with a Glacier Peak High School Grizzly Cub for the 2023-2024 school year, it is important that the following information be shared.

    This club is entirely based on participation. When you register your student, the expectation is that both the high school grizzly and the elementary cub attend all events. Family situations and schedules sometimes conflict. However, if attendance becomes a problem for either the cub or the high school grizzly, the advisor, Sheila Proctor-Long will re-assign the cub/grizzly so they can be placed with a cub/grizzly that will attend the events.

    There will be various scheduled events throughout the school year that will be sponsored by the Glacier Peak High School Associated Student Body (ASB). It is the sole discretion of the parents/guardians of the elementary Grizzly Cub as to the activities in which the child participates. Transportation is also left up to the parents/guardians of the elementary Grizzly Cub. Any arrangements made concerning non-sponsored activities and transportation arrangements for a Grizzly Cub event will be left up to the discretion of the parents/guardians. No transportation is arranged through Grizzly Cubs with the exception of the high school/ elementary school lunch visit. School buses are provided for that event. Under no circumstances are high school grizzlies allowed to transport their cubs to and from events.

    Communication is the most important factor in the success of the Grizzly Cub program. It is vital that the high school Grizzly Cub and the elementary Grizzly Cub communicate with one another.  Communication is a two-way medium and the responsibility of keeping in contact falls on both the elementary and high school Grizzly Cubs. Nobody wants a broken-hearted youngster to be stood up by their high schooler. And no high schooler wants to take time out of their busy schedule to show up for events and have their cub not show up. Phone numbers of the elementary cubs and the high school grizzlies will be provided/ exchanged so that communication can be established. 

    It should also be understood that each Grizzly Cub relationship will vary in the amount of time that the two Cubs spend together. Some Grizzly Cubs and their high school school Grizzly will see or talk to each other weekly, while other Grizzly Cubs may only see their high schooler once a month at the scheduled activities. It is important to remember that not all Grizzly Cubs can make all the activities. Parents/guardians, it is vital that you become involved in the Grizzly Cub relationship so that communication channels and expectations are understood by all. The only problems that have resulted in the past years have been due to lack of communication.

    Sheila Proctor-Long
    Grizzly Cubs Coordinator