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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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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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Teacher Jessica Ingersoll leads a lessons during hybrid learning.

Teacher Voice

After 12 months of teaching behind a computer, Jessica Ingersoll has a piece of herself back. "I'm back in my element being in the classroom," shares Ms. Ingersoll, a Madrona Elementary School IAC teacher.

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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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Madrona teacher Cinthya Ayon-Ramirez teaching during hybrid learning.

Teacher Voice

Since returning to in-person learning, Ms. Ayon-Ramirez has seen a big change in her student's engagement. Attendance has gone through the roof, and students are excited about learning. 

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Tyee teacher Sukhi Dhami teaching during hybrid.

Teacher Voice

Tyee High School teacher Sukhi Dhami loves being back in the classroom and working with students in person. As an ILC teacher, Ms. Dhami started teaching in-person last November. She spent the first few days of class teaching students about safety protocols

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High Five

Nominate your outstanding colleague for a Highline High Five.

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Tyee teacher Linda Lambert wearing a mask at school.

Teacher Voice

Before coming back to school to teach, Tyee teacher Linda Lambert reviewed every detail of the school safety plan. She is thankful for everyone in her school working together to put safety first. 

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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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Happy School Nurse Day

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.

Bow Lake student in the classroom during hybrid learning.

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.

Equity Symposium: Save the Date & Lead a Breakout Session

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. 

Fran (Pruett) Stone

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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