Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Full-Time, In-Person Learning, Fall 2021 

Next fall, we plan to reopen schools for in-person instruction five full days a week for students in Pre-K through grade 12, as long as public health authorities continue to support in-person learning. 

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Thank You, School Nurses!

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the role school nurses play in student health and community health. Thank you, school nurses, for all you do for our communities.

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Funding for Counselors in 2021-22

Recognizing that our students will need extra social-emotional support due to the impacts of the pandemic, Superintendent Enfield has decided to invest nearly $1 million to provide every school with at least one full-time counselor in 2021-22.

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Health and Safety

Find out about safety in our schools.

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Vaccination Opportunities

All Highline employees are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. Lots of appointments are now available at Lumen Field, Rainier Beach and West Seattle.

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Standing Against Anti-Asian Racism

We stand with all people of Asian descent in the U.S. and around the world, and we condemn hate and violence against any person due to their race, ethnicity or identity.

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Black Lives Matter

Becoming an Anti-racist Community

Read Superintendent Susan Enfield's message to students, families and staff about the need to become an anti-racist community

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Teach at Highline Virtual Academy

Highline Virtual Academy is seeking an equity-driven founding teacher team to support the inaugural class. Two teacher positions are open -- one STEM and one Humanities. The staff at Highline Virtual Academy will be organized as content generalists and will work collaboratively across disciplines.

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2021 Equity Symposium

Join us for our 4th Annual Equity Symposium: Every Student at the Center on Tuesday, August 24. 

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Insider News

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Six individuals have applied for the school board position vacated by Bernie Dorsey. Dorsey stepped down in June because he is moving out of state. 

The open position represents District 4, which geographically encompasses Marvista, North Hill, Madrona, and Bow Lake elementary schools, Chinook Middle School, and Tyee High School, as well as other educational sites. Applicants must live within the boundaries of District 4. 

The School Board will appoint one of the candidates to the open position at its August 4 meeting. The successful candidate will be sworn in on August 18. 

The public will have the opportunity to meet the applicants at a Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00-6:30 via Zoom.  

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Here is a look at the 2021-22 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected on our website calendar. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. 

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Due to the weather forecast for extreme heat on Monday, all Highline summer school programs and classes are canceled for Monday, June 28. This includes programs at Puget Sound Skills Center. No meals for students will be available at any of our schools or meal pick-up locations on Monday, June 28.

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The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is considering a replacement four-year educational programs and operation levy for the fall election. The district seeks individuals interested in joining pro or con committees. Committees are responsible for writing statements for and against the levy in the voters pamphlet.

School Board Director Bernie Dorsey Steps Down

After 14 years on the Highline School Board, Bernie Dorsey has resigned, as he and his wife Jill are relocating out of the area. Dorsey received accolades from school board members, Superintendent Susan Enfield and the superintendent's cabinet as his resignation was accepted by the school board.

2021 graduate at the Mount Rainier High School graduation.

It was the graduation celebration the Class of 2021 hoped for... in-person and with their classmates. After more than 15 months apart in remote or hybrid learning, the Class of 2021 was made whole again. Seniors came together in person for the first time since before the pandemic to celebrate the end of high school.  

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On Friday, July 2, all EmpowerED T-Mobile student hotspots will be placed in permanent hibernation mode. All T-Mobile 10Million student hotspots will be reduced from unlimited data. Learn more and how students can exchange the phased-out EmpowerED hotspots for ones that will work.

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The Fundamental Course of Study requirement for paraeducators is reaching its two-year deadline. This means all paras need to have completed the 28 hours of the FCS by June 30, 2021.

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​The Skype application will no longer be available starting July 31. Skype will be replaced by Microsoft Teams Chat. We invite all staff to begin transitioning to Teams Chat. 

Honoring Fran Stone (Pruett)

Friends and colleagues of Fran Stone (Pruett), who passed away in May, are raising funds through the Highline Schools Foundation for a memorial bench to honor Fran’s 20 years of service as a paraeducator at McMicken Heights Elementary School. You can contribute here.

Our Promise

Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

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