We have had great success in reaching many of our families with our first set of learning resources and are now ready to support students with our second set of resources.
The United Way of King County has several resources to help families during this time including rental and utility assistance, food services, unemployment services, childcare, transportation and more.
Please read this joint message from Highline Public Schools and the Highline Education Association sent to all staff on April 2.
If you or a staff member you know of has tested positive for COVID-19 and has NOT had contact with staff or students since schools closed on March 13, you do not need to report this to the school district. If you are reporting to work at a school district site please follow these steps.
Thank you for supporting families with distance learning, technology, meals, communication and childcare for health workers during this unprecedented time. Here's how many meals and devices you put in the hands of students so far.
Teaching, Learning and Leadership will be offering professional development opportunities through Zoom calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the PD calendar for opportunities available.
In a new webinar, Dr. Marc Brackett shares an overview of seven evidence-based strategies for regulating emotions at home during this time.
As our use with Zoom increases each day, we have found an issue where uninvited guests can access your meeting—this is called “zoom bombing." Learn how to prevent this from happening to your call.
Our TLL specialists have been working hard the past few days to create a Canvas course full of resources to support teachers in their distance learning planning. In this course, you will find resources for math and literacy aligned to the standards we need to prioritize for this year’s learning.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed and signed into law on March 19, 2020. The Act provides for two paid leaves available to employees in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
With our new reality, we wanted to reach out to offer additional resources and support to you as we begin to navigate how to provide distance learning to all of our DL students.
Here are some free and low-cost internet options for families.
TeacherVUE—Highline's teacher app—brings many functions to your smartphone or tablet. It's an optional tool in your toolbox to make your life a little easier as a teacher supporting distance learning for your students.
Learn more about the distance learning plan and support available to staff.
High school students and teachers will continue to use a 6-period schedule for the foreseeable future, rather than switching to a 5-period trimester system. Here's why....
Read this message about communicating with students and families, sent jointly from Highline Public Schools and the Highline Education Association.
The school closure has brought a lot of change for all of us working in Highline. Some Highline staff continue to work on-site, others are adjusting to working from home, but all are working in new ways. That means we have to pay special attention to maintaining relationships with each other, our students and our families. Here are some reminders about how our conduct while working at home impacts the community in which we work--and where many of us live.
Times of crisis, particularly when people are in close quarters, can lead to an increase in domestic abuse. Resources are available 24/7, and domestic violence programs across our state are working tirelessly to help people plan for their safety. You are not alone. Help is a call or chat away.
As trusted teachers, staff and community members, you’re invited to be part of the effort to raise awareness of the census and encourage people to complete it. Here are four steps you can take to help count every child.
Learn more about your VEBA plan through a webinar being held on April 7 at 4:00 p.m. To get instructions on how to join, please register.
To support our ability to deal with these changes in a positive manner, and to continue making progress on our goals during this time, we will be sharing a few brief wellness strategies each week.
OSPI has changed its position on educational services during this school closure. The new guidance is that education must continue during the closure. Our Teaching, Learning & Leadership team is working on a plan for distance learning. More information is coming next week.
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has a television studio and has created enrichment videos. Check out this resource!
Many of you have asked how you can support our students and families during the school closure. Here are some opportunities for staff.
Governor Inslee announced an order for Washingtonians to stay at home, except for essential activities, effective immediately. Read a message from Superintendent Susan Enfield sent to all staff on March 23, 2020.