We have started school in in distance learning for Fall 2020 to keep students, staff and families safe during the pandemic. As always, our priority is the health and safety of students and staff.
At this time, we cannot predict how long we will remain in distance learning. We will monitor infection rates and rely on public health guidance to determine when we can safely reopen school buildings, using the Washington State Department of Health decision-making tool.
We are planning for a phased return to in-person learning in a hybrid model. This could begin as early as October with some students with special needs that cannot be met in distance learning. The phase-in would proceed with younger grades first.
More information will be available as the plan develops.
We will start the school year in distance learning. Check out the instructional plan and learning plans for elementary and secondary.
We have compiled a list of community resources for families including support for rent, utilities, food, mental health, healthcare, technology and more.
As information develops, we are sharing the information with families through email, text and on our district website.
The Highline Schools Foundation accepts donations to help Highline families in need with internet access, groceries, basic school supplies and more.
This is an evolving situation. Stay up to date by consulting the following webpages:
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.