Help us continue to plan for fall by filling out a survey. Your answers will inform workforce planning efforts across Highline
Here are the latest updates for staff on coronavirus and its impact on our schools.
Highline Schools Foundation is helping the district work to ensure that all families have access to broadband internet service when schools open this fall in full distance learning. Find out how to help.
Our second optional staff webinar will be this Wednesday, July 29. This webinar remains a voluntary opportunity to hear updates and learn about our current thinking as we plan to ‘Return to Learn’ in a fully distant model this fall. Please see below for your employee group times, as well as Zoom links for the corresponding webinars
I have been fiercely hoping to have our students back in our schools this fall because I recognize that physical connection is a significant part of knowing our students by name, strength and need.
Please read this all staff message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about fall 2020 planning.
Based on feedback from staff, students, families and leaders, as well as guidance from OSPI, we have selected learning platforms for our hybrid model, which includes in-person instruction and distance learning.
Take the Washington State Food Security Survey to help Washington state understand how COVID-19 has impacted food security.
To support our planning for reopening schools this fall, we need to better understand your needs as we shift from remote work to returning to school buildings. We have two upcoming opportunities for staff to learn more about our plans and to provide input.
Our statewide medical benefits program, SEBB, knows the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed your health care needs. That’s why they are offering you a limited open enrollment to make some changes to your SEBB benefits.
We are developing a draft plan for returning to school this fall. There are many details to work out. You are invited to share your thoughts and questions in this staff Thoughtexchange.
The Highline Affinity Group Committee is continuing to develop the identity-based affinity group program. We acknowledge our staff of color disproportionately carry the burden of equity work, and affinity groups provide a space for staff to connect and talk through shared practices and experiences.
The long pattern of racist violence in America directed at African Americans persists--brutally and tragically. As we collectively build an anti-racist Highline Public Schools system, we are reflecting on our own practices and how we can dismantle white supremacy culture. The SEL skills of adults and students, and the school culture and climate in which they are developed, have immense impacts on learning, wellness and safety. The guiding principles of SEL, grounded in the whole child movement, were adopted into standards by OSPI in 2019.
As district workgroups ramp up the difficult and detailed work of planning school in the fall, we want to hear from staff, students and families. What are your big concerns about returning to school? Join our Thoughtexchange conversation.
What type of strategy works best to help you manage your stress? For Maria Osses Watson, assistant principal at Hazel Valley Elementary, it’s breathing. Here’s Maria with this week’s wellness reflection.
See a message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about planning for Fall.
Find out about a potential technology levy being considered for the November 2020 ballot to pay for devices, connection, security, support and training.
This will be the last tech tips of the 2019-2020 school year. It is focused on technology integration pedagogy that is useful in making intentional choices for using technology to enhance instruction.
When our social, emotional, economic, safety and basic needs are impacted by the events of the world, it can be incredibly challenging to meet our goals, stay focused and be healthy. As we have highlighted in our #HPSWellness campaign, it is essential that we continue to invest in learning, practicing and sharing our wellness practices with our own families and communities.
We have all heard that deep breathing and movement reduce stress. Highline High School Co-Principal Tremain Holloway explains why and shares what he’s been doing to stay healthy.
These are turbulent times, characterized by illness and injustice. In addition to the impact of COVID-19, recent events in Seattle and across the nation remind us all of the deeper and more lethal virus of racism and its impact.
As an HR department, we recognize that our staff members may be feeling the cumulative effects of the multiple stressors we are facing. If you need assistance, we have resources to support you.
For many of us, talking about race and racism with each other and our students can be stressful. Educators across our district are sharing helpful resources to guide these conversations.
In order to equip our classified staff and paraprofessionals with devices to complete their required certification, the Department of Technology Services has created the following form to gather information on access to device and internet needs.
We want to know more about your experience with distance learning during the pandemic. Your feedback is critical.
Want to know how to maximize the use of Google Classroom, Seesaw and more to support your students in distance learning? See these weekly tips from the Personalized Learning Team!
What helps you let go of the stress that builds up in your body? For Executive Director of Teaching & Learning Rebekah Kim, it’s getting outside for a walk. Rebekah shares her insights on mindful movement in this week’s video.
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