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

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

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Staff Roles

Role

Responsibilities

Classroom Teachers

  • Classroom teacher will have a SeeSaw Classroom and actively collaborate as a districtwide PLC to provide weekly activities and resources to families. 
  • Review student plans - IEP, 504, Health Plans, Highly Capable Learning plans 

Dual Language Teachers

  • Each DL team will have a SeeSaw Classroom and actively collaborate to provide weekly activities and resources to families. 

PE Teachers 

  • Each PE teacher will have a SeeSaw Classroom and actively collaborate as a districtwide PLC to provide weekly activities and resources to families.   
  • Create assignments for each grade level and monitor participation. 
  • Participate in grade level live activities and recorded in Seesaw where appropriate and as a minimum provide synchronous instruction on a weekly basis to all classrooms assigned. 

Teacher Librarians Media Specialist

  • Each Librarian/Media Specialist will have a SeeSaw Classroom or actively collaborate as a districtwide PLC to provide weekly activities and resources to families aligned to the content in literacy frameworks.
  • Provide technology assistance to teachers, parents, and students 
  • Provide lessons geared towards digital citizenship
  • Participate in grade level online activities where appropriate and as a minimum provide synchronous instruction on a weekly basis to all classrooms
  • Librarians/Media Specialist may be asked to assist with other duties such as technology
  • Manage distribution of materials   

Music Teachers 

  • Each music teacher will have a SeeSaw Classroom and actively collaborate as a districtwide PLC and provide weekly activities and resources to families 
  • Participate in live grade level activities and recorded in Seesaw where appropriate and as a minimum provide synchronous instruction on a weekly basis to all classrooms
  • Music teachers may be asked to assist with other duties such as materials collection/distribution

Special Education Teachers 

  • Plan and schedule differentiated meetings/classes or ZOOM (with parents) to deliver SDI to students with IEPs outside of core instruction
  • Collaborate with general education teachers regarding Accommodations/Modifications for students with IEP's
  • IEP & Eval Zoom Meetings 
  • Additional guidance will be provided and updated as available

Para educators

  • small group support (in-person or virtual)
  • weekly collaboration with teachers to ensure alignment of instruction driven by UDL principles and awareness of individual student goals as needed 
  • 1:1 check-ins with students and families (including technology/materials/language support as needed)

Speech/ Language Pathologists

  • Collaborate with teachers of students who receive SLP services to ensure accommodations and modifications are embedded into weekly lessons/activities and the alignment of work and delivery of services.
  • Plan and schedule differentiated meetings/classes or ZOOM (with parents) to deliver SDI to students with IEPs 

Occupational Therapists

  • Collaborate with teachers of students who receive OT services to ensure accommodations and modifications are embedded into weekly lessons/activities and the alignment of work and delivery of services
  • Plan and schedule differentiated meetings/classes or ZOOM (with parents) to deliver SDI to students with IEPs 

Physical Therapists

  • Collaborate with teachers of students who receive PT services to ensure accommodations and modifications are embedded into weekly lessons/activities and the alignment of work and delivery of services
  • Plan and schedule differentiated meetings/classes or ZOOM (with parents) to deliver SDI to students with IEPs 

School Psychologist

  • Check in with Case Managers and document evaluation/reevaluation needs and plans 
  • Collaborate with Case Managers to provide additional supports, services for students and families as needed

School-based specialists/ deans/ interventionists 

  • Each certificated staff member will have a Classroom on the district approved platform
  • Collaborate and coordinate with building MTSS teams 
  • Actively collaborate with building grade level PLCs and as a district-wide PLC to provide weekly activities and resources to families 
  • Implement synchronous small group instruction and assignments and monitor participation in collaboration with assigned classroom teacher
  • New learning should be combination of asynchronous videos and followed up with synchronous small group instruction on a regular schedule
  • Coordinate LAP/Title/ELL services with an emphasis on struggling students
  • Collaborate with building administrator(s) and/or counselor to serve as an academic, behavior, and SEL resource for staff, parents, and students 
  • Participate in grade level activities where appropriate 
  • Work with building and district PLCs to implement and monitor all grade level assessments
  • Specialists may be asked to assist with other duties such as packets and materials collection/distribution. 

Counselors

  • Instruction: Prioritize the most critical social/emotional lessons while continuing to teach the school counseling curriculum as much as possible through school/district online platforms.
  • In partnership with school nurses, ensure 504 plans and Continuous Learning Plans are managed, communicated with staff and implemented
  • Use school/district online platforms or communications methods following the communication plan to provide distance counseling
  • Recognize and mitigate the limitation of school counselor confidentiality in a virtual setting, which may include unintended viewers or recipients. Emphasize these limits in communications with students and families and when establishing boundaries of virtual counseling
  • Because school counselors do not provide ongoing therapy, the team should review and update the list of available outside mental health services, social/emotional and physical well-being support and share with parents and families. Post referral information on the school counseling website as appropriate
  • Use email and any available school/district online platforms and resources to provide consultation and collaboration with families, teachers, administrators and other school staff
  • Educate the school community on how to best access the school counselor