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

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

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2021-22 Learning

School Building Reopening

We are planning for a full reopening of all schools PreK through grade 12 in September 2021.

We will provide in-person instruction five days a week for grades K through 12. PreK will be four days, 2.5 hours a day. Elementary and secondary schools will be full school days. See in-person school hours.

We will continue to adhere to public health guidance on distancing, masks and other safety measures. We will use three-foot spacing between students and six-foot spacing for adults to the extent possible, as recommended by the state school superintendent (OSPI) and the Washington State Department of Health.

Families who choose not to send their students for in-person school due to family health issues have remote learning option. 

staff safety

We value our Highline employees, and the safety of our staff is a priority. We will follow public health guidelines for everyone’s health and safety. 

All staff will receive training in COVID safety protocols and use of PPE. All required PPE will be provided to staff, based on their specific duties. All staff and students will be required to wear a mask or face covering.   


The state requires all school staff to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Highline staff must provide proof of vaccination, or a medical or religious exemption, by October 18, 2021.

The Washington State Department of Health determines which vaccinations are required for students in schools. At this time, COVID vaccines are not required for students but are strongly encouraged. 

Leaves and accommodations

If you have a health condition or other risk factor that limits your ability to return to your worksite, please contact HR to apply for an accommodation or a leave. 

To learn about qualifying for an accommodation or leave, see Understanding Scenarios for Leave During COVID-19 Pandemic.


Staff Resources


Two staff members meet outside during the pandemic.

It is so important to take care of ourselves during this time. When we are our best selves, we can bring our best for our students and families. We have a library of wellness strategies and resources for staff to use to support your social and emotional wellness.

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Learning Platforms & Communication Tools

Teacher in distance learning

Learning platforms are SeeSaw for elementary and Google Classroom for secondary. Check out more information and resources in best using the programs and what tools are available to communicate with families.

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Latest News

Glacier teacher working from home during the pandemic.

What to know the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Highline staff, students and families? Check out our latest news section for the most up-to-day news.

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Technology Support

Here are tools and resources to help you succeed. Can't find the support you need on the Technology Support page, reach out to your building technician.

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Resources for Supporting Families

Community Resources

We have compiled a list of community resources for families including support for rent, utilities, food, mental health, healthcare, technology and more. 

Community Resources

Family Resources

As information develops, we are sharing the information with families through email, text and on our district website. 

Family Return to Learn Website

How to Help

The Highline Schools Foundation accepts donations to help Highline families in need with internet access, groceries, basic school supplies and more.

Highline Schools Foundation

Hybrid Learning Guidebook

Click on the link and then it will show up on your Canvas dashboard.

Hybrid Learning Guidebook

More Info

This is an evolving situation. Stay up to date by consulting the following webpages:


Good Hygiene

Please remind your student of the importance of following good hygiene practices that prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or a tissue.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. See our guidelines for when to stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.