Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar. The calendar will be final after Highline Education Association (HEA) members vote on it in August. At this time, the first day of preschool is to be determined.
Help us ELEVATE at our 2022 Equity Symposium on August 23. Share your Highline story or equity work by speaking in our opening session or presenting at a breakout session. Students, families, and community presenters will receive a $100 honorarium. Sessions will be held virtually.
May 6 is School Lunch Hero Day, a national day of celebration for school nutrition staff. Our Highline Nutrition Services team will serve an estimates 2.6 million meals by the end of the school year!
Highline Public Schools plans to adopt new curriculum for music--and we want your input! We invite families and staff to a community review of the curriculum under consideration for adoption for elementary music in grades K-5.
Calling Future Kindergarteners! Get information and resources for the coming school year at a districtwide, “Welcome to Kindergarten” Zoom event on May 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Is your child up-to-date on their childhood immunizations? We are partnering with Stepping Stone Pediatrics to host two immunization clinics for students on May 21 and June 10.
The 2020 Technology Levy is funding new interactive display panels for every classroom before the start of next school year, and the deliveries have begun!
The Enrollment Team is available to support you with enrolling a new student or activating your ParentVUE account for a current student. Support events are scheduled for a virtual event on March 29 and an in-person event on April 22 at Central Office.
Sylvester will visit elementary schools over the next few weeks. At our visit we will share information about Sylvester Middle School and collect information from the students regarding course interest.
Highline Virtual Elementary, a new online school, will open in September 2022. The school will accept a limited number of students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Apply now! The application window will close on April 15, 2022.
On Tuesday, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) issued updated guidance for COVID safety in schools. These changes reflect declining COVID case rates and hospitalizations in King County and Washington state.
As we have since the beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to follow DOH guidance. New guidelines are effective Monday, March 14.
We are selecting new curriculum materials for elementary and middle school science and upper-level math. We want you to be part of the process. Join a curriculum adoption committee.
Masks continue to be required at school at this time. Seattle & King County Public Health are hosting COVID-19 vaccination events.
The School Board has named Dr. Ivan Duran as Highline’s next superintendent, following a community engagement process that ended with a week of in-person tours, stakeholder meetings and virtual town halls.
Highline is planning to launch an online elementary school to meet the needs of families who want to continue with remote learning beyond this year. The new school will open in September 2022, with a principal, teachers and support staff similar to other elementary schools. Learn more about the new school.
Once a week after school, a group of students at White Center Heights, Mount View, Des Moines and Bow Lake elementary schools are immersed in the Somali language and culture. It’s part of an after-school program called Somali Club.
Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Maybe it's your neighbor, family friend or even your own child. Help us spread the word: families can enroll their incoming kindergarten student starting February 1 for the 2021-22 school year.
We want to create a safe and healthy learning environment for your child. The COVID-19 vaccine can protect your child and is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID. That’s why we’re hosting two vaccination clinics for students five years and older in February.
Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have a known exposure? Make an appointment at one of Highline's testing sites. You can also now order at-home tests for free through the federal governement.
You can now order at-home tests for free. Each home is eligible for four at-home tests.
Make sure to order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
While we remain committed to keeping our students in school, we must prepare for the possibility of switching all schools to remote learning for a short period of time. If we need to make this transition, we will notify you by email and text with as much advance notice as possible.
Here is a summary of updated guidance on quarantine and isolation, based on recently updated guidance from the Washington State Department of Health. The guidance is effective Tuesday, January 18 and applies to cases from the week of January 10, 2022.
It's report card time for Highline! We invite you to dig deep into data and track our progress using our interactive annual report. Our digital report card includes metrics that show how we are doing in becoming a more equitable school system. View results by goal, school, year and student group. Scroll over numbers and graphs, and read pop-ups with more information.
Since returning from winter break, we have experienced high absence rates among staff and students. We are grateful to our amazing staff in our schools who are pulling together to keep our schools operating.
Do you work with someone who has made a significant impact on our students and schools? Nominate them for a Gold Star. The Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Award nomination process closes Friday, February 4.