** Registration for Fall 2014 HOST classes is now open **
Hamilton students have also received a HOST form with class descriptions and registration instructions during 6th period (this is NOT a registration form). All registration is done online.
2014 Fall HOST Classes and Instructions
Hawk Out of School Time (HOST) programs are offered through the YMCA at Hamilton. HOST classes will take place at Hamilton Int. Middle School. Fall HOST programs run Monday – Thursday, from 2:30pm – 4:30 pm, with the exception of early release days. Classes are offered in the areas of academic assistance, recreation, and enrichment. Academic classes and the HIMS Yearbook Club will be offered free of charge, while all other classes will have a fee. Snack and transportation (to most areas) are included with HOST classes. The fall session of HOST begins Monday, September 29 and ends Thursday, December 11, 2014.
Families are encouraged to sign up soon, as some classes will fill up quickly!
HOST Registration Information:
Registration will take place online. Please follow the steps below:
· - Select your class(es) and click “Register”
· - If you are a YMCA of Greater Seattle member, sign in to your existing online account or create one if you have yet to set one up.
· - If you are NOT a YMCA member, click “I don’t have an account but I want to create one.” Feel free to only enter the required fields denoted by the asterisk *
o Select branch “Meredith Mathews East Madison” and select “Community Participant” for an account free of charge
o Add your student’s name that you wish to register for HOST classes.
o Create an account password and you are ready to register! Search keywords “HOST” or “HIMS” if you are not automatically directed to the HOST registration page.
Credit cards and bank drafts are accepted as payments.
Please contact the HIMS YMCA Office at if you have questions or difficulty registering online.
**Please note that scholarships are available, but funds are limited. Please contact Liz Chase for more information.
YMCA Contact Info:
Room 104 (across from the main office)
It is the YMCA’s commitment to provide meaningful afterschool programming at Hamilton International Middle School so that every student has an opportunity to grow, learn and thrive. Funding through the Families and Education Levy has allowed the Y to operate these programs at no cost to families for many years. However, because of decreased levy funding for Hamilton International Middle School this year, the Y and Hamilton are now offering afterschool programming to families that are fee-based, but are based on ability to pay. We want to be sure that we are serving your family and all of our students. There are NO refunds for HOST classes. Scholarships are available to families in need.
During online registration you will be asked if your student needs a Metro bus token or an Activity Bus. Please be sure to input “yes” if your student will require one of these methods of transportation. HOST will have two activity buses this year that serve areas northeast and northwest of HIMS. Only families that mark “yes” to activity bus will have their student’s name sent to be assigned to an activity bus route. Activity buses are scheduled to depart HIMS at 4:45 pm.
Buses are only provided for students enrolled & participating in authorized school programs. Students are NOT allowed to remain after school or use district transportation if they engage in an activity outside of a school-sponsored program or stay without parent permission. Please note it is your child’s responsibility to get on the activity bus by 4:40 pm. The YMCA is not responsible for your child getting home if he or she is not on the activity bus. NOTE: Transportation needs 7-10 working days to assign an after-school bus route. You student's regular school bus IS NOT the same bus during after-school activities.