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City to provide recreation drop-in centers for school-age children

City to provide recreation drop-in centers for school-age children in response to teachers strike and delayed school start

Eight community centers will serve students kindergarten through sixth grade (ages 5-12)

Seattle (September 7) – The City of Seattle is providing a range of services to support parents and families in response to Tuesday’s announcement from Seattle Public Schools (SPS) that the start to the 2022-2023 school year will be delayed. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) will offer Recreation Activity Hubs at eight designated community centers starting on Monday, September 12. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade will have access to free recreational programs and activities, and families will be able to register online starting Thursday, September 8. “With the start of the school year delayed, the City of Seattle is activating community centers to serve as recreation drop-in locations – providing stability and safety that we know students need after two years of pandemic disruption,” said Mayor Harrell. “We encourage teachers and the school district to urgently reach a just and fair resolution that centers our students and prioritizes their education and future.”