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.
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.
Click on the link and then it will show up on your Canvas dashboard.
This is an evolving situation. Stay up to date by consulting the following webpages:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Washington Department of Health (DOH), Coronavirus School Resources and Recommendations
- Public Health – Seattle and King County (PHSKC), Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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.