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 Learning

School Building Reopening

Governor Inslee’s Proclamation Children and Youth Mental Health CrisisPDF download states, "By April 19, 2021, all school districts must offer at least 30% of average weekly instructional hours as on-campus, in-person instruction for all K-12 students who wish to attend in-person.”

Families choose whether to opt for in-person instruction or continue in distance learning.

Hybrid Start Dates
  • November: Students in our Integrated Learning Center (ILC) and Community Based Services (CBS) programs receive in-person instruction four days a week. 
  • March 11: Pre-K, kindergarten, grade 1 and students served in Intensive Academic Center (IAC) K-12.
  • March 22: Grades 2 and 3
  • April 1: Grades 4 and 5
  • April 19: - Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

support for in-person instruction

  • The Washington State Department of Health  guidance states that small groups of students can safely be taught in person with safety protocols in place when COVID rates are above 350 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • Public Health Seattle & King County has provided clear guidance for minimizing the spread of COVID in schools.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to encourage schools to reopen.
  • Schools in other areas that are offering hybrid instruction have found that virus transmission in schools is no higher than in the community. 

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.   


COVID vaccines are not mandatory, but are encouraged. Vaccination opportunities are continually updated here and shared in Highline Insider every Friday.

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.