This week we’re celebrating our school nurses! This year especially we want to shout from the rooftop: THANK YOU! School nurses serve our students in managing complex conditions, identifying mental health issues, leveling the field with regard to health disparities, and now, testing, tracking cases and vaccinating staff.
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. Families will be able to choose a remote learning option.
As Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, Superintendent Susan Enfield shares her appreciation with all our teachers in this video message.
Save the date and join us on August 24 for the 4th Annual Equity Symposium: Every Student at the Center. We invite staff to submit proposals to present at the Equity Symposium to deepen staff learning and understanding about equity.
We are sad to share that Fran (Pruett) Stone, who served as a paraeducator at McMicken Heights Elementary for 20 years, passed away this past weekend. She touched many people in her time in Highline, and she will be greatly missed.
The last Culture and Language Circle with Rose Davis will be held on May 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Learn about Muckleshoot culture and hear Muckleshoot language spoken by those in attendance.
Join us for these upcoming learning opportunities: Professional development sessions with Dr. Victor Begay, highlighting equity-based, culturally relevant engagements for teachers and administration, are available on the following Tuesdays, May 11, 18 and 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Highline Black & Native Leaders Speakers Series with Randy Tippins-Firstrider is on Tuesday, May 11 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Are you a teacher or counselor? Are you considering registering for your National Board certification in the 2021-22 school year? Join a National Board Certified teacher virtual information session on May 11, 13, 18 or 19.
The enrollment team is offering an in-person event to support families with online enrollment and registration on Friday, May 21 at the Central Office. If you have families who need support, please have them register or call the Family Center.
In the fall, we transitioned to Frontline Professional Growth to support professional learning opportunities, streamline the clock hour approval process, and provide a stronger tracking system. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to activate your account. You’ll receive an invitation by EOD if you haven’t already.