Grizzly Cubs is a program that was established many ago to bring Snohomish elementary students (4th through 6th graders at Cathcart Elementary, Little Cedars Elementary, Seattle Hill Elementary and Totem Falls Elementary) together with Glacier Peak High School students. The goal of the program is to provide the elementary students with positive role models. Glacier Peak High School students go through a two-part screening process before they are assigned an elementary Grizzly Cub. High school Grizzly Cubs come from all areas of the educational and co-curricular program. Every effort is made to match up students with similar interests.
There will be a scheduled event every couple of months that will be sponsored by the Glacier Peak High School Associated Student Body (ASB). It is the sole discretion of the parent of the elementary Grizzly Cub as to the activities in which the child participates. Transportation is also left up to the parent of the elementary Grizzly Cub. Any arrangements made concerning non-sponsored activities and transportation arrangements for any Grizzly Cub event will be left up to the discretion of the parents. No transportation is arranged through Grizzly Cubs with the exception of the high school lunch visit. It is suggested that all Grizzly Cubs make every effort to attend all scheduled 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 as to their respective intentions concerning the Grizzly Cub/ASB sponsored activities. Communication is a two-way medium and the responsibility of keeping in contact falls on both Grizzly Cubs. The phone numbers of each Grizzly Cub will be provided so that any conflicts that do arise can be handled between the Grizzly Cubs. Parents of elementary Grizzly Cubs must also communicate with the high school Grizzly Cub as to when and where their students may be picked up and dropped off.
It should also be understood that each Grizzly Cub relationship will vary in the amount of time that the two Grizzly Cubs spend together. Some Grizzly Cubs will see or talk to each other weekly while other Grizzly Cubs may only see their cub at the scheduled activities. It is important to remember that not all Grizzly Cubs can make all the activities. Parents, it is vital that you become involved in the Grizzly Cub relationship so that communication channels and expectations are understood by all.
Living in the Snohomish School District affords your student numerous opportunities to grow and mature in a great community. Grizzly Cubs is just one of those opportunities. Grizzly Cubs has proven to be a very valuable program and memorable part of the school year.