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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Solidarity Days--HHS Supports Staff and Student Wellness

By Jessi Traughber, Dean of Culture and Restorative Practice 

On March 2, Highline High School held its annual Solidarity Days event. In the past, this day has been focused on bringing the Highline community together, recognizing and honoring our diverse student body, and creating space for students to share their experiences. This year, in response to the isolation, disconnection, and other challenges that arose from the pandemic and distance learning, the day’s theme was shifted to building connections and giving staff and students a day to focus on their personal well-being.

Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to participate in sessions that allowed them to connect with their peers and staff at Highline. These sessions ranged from fun, light-hearted activities like games and art projects to lessons around managing stress and monitoring mental health to affinity groups where students discussed their experiences. While there were some challenges with holding this day in a virtual world, much of the feedback from students and staff was very positive.

This event encompassed many different types of wellness and provided concrete ways to engage in and practice wellness strategies. Please reach out to Jessi Traughber if you’d like support to start a Solidarity Days event at your own school for staff and/or students!

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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.