Starting the week of April 19, students in grades 6-12 who have chosen hybrid learning will begin school in person.
We want to provide all families, all staff and secondary students opportunities to share feedback, input and ideas on how we can support learning experiences in distance and in-person learning. Please help us better support you by completing the linked survey. The survey will run from March 29 to April 9. Results will help us to plan for this spring and next fall.
For spring break, April 12 through April 16, meal kits will be offered on Thursday, April 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. only. Pick up locations include Chinook and Glacier middle schools and Evergreen and Mount Rainier high schools.
More teachers across Highline are using a standards-based approach to grading assignments and giving feedback. We hope to pilot a new standards-based report card soon and want to hear your thoughts. We invite all staff, families and students to attend a virtual focus group to provide feedback on standards-based grading and the new report card.
Governor Inslee has announced that schools now have the option to use three-foot distancing between students rather than six feet. This change may not apply to middle and high school students who rotate between classes during the school day, depending on community transmission levels. We do not plan to change our distancing standard this spring in Highline.
The English Language Proficiency Assessment is happening now through June 4. All eligible hybrid students will be administered the test. Be on the lookout for more information.
Superintendent Susan Enfield updates families and staff on the Governor's emergency proclomation to return students to school buildings means for Highline.
It is almost one year to the day since the pandemic closed our school buildings to students, staff and families. Today we welcomed back Pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade students, as well as students in our IAC program in grades K-12 across the district.
The masks can't hide the smiles! Thursday was the first day back at a brick-and-mortar school for about 1,500 Highline students. It was also the first day of in-person school ever for many preschool and kindergarten students!
Today and every day we are grateful for our support staff—our behind-the-scenes heroes—bus drivers, paraeducators, kitchen helpers, office staff, custodians, and more. In the last 12 months, our school support staff has gone above and beyond to serve our students, families and fellow staff members.
We have reached an agreement with our teachers to begin hybrid instruction on March 11. Please read this family message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about the plan.
Superintendent Enfield's message to families on Wednesday touched a nerve that taps into the frustration and anger many of us a feeling right now. Dr. Enfield has a few words about that, and she also shares some good news about vaccination for Highline staff
Please read this family message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about in-person hybrid learning.
Highline Public Schools and Highline Education Associate (HEA) have agreed on tentative start dates for hybrid learning. The plan would start in-person learning on March 11.
Find information on why we are transitioning classes on Monday, March 1 and resources to support your student.
Starting March 1, our meal distribution will change. Families can choose to pick-up pre-ordered meal kits on Mondays or Wednesdays. We will no longer provide daily meals.
While the transition to hybrid in-person learning will start with our youngest learners, we want everyone to be prepared for when it's their turn to go back to school. What should students expect when going to school in-person? What do families need to know? Our safety expectations and plan are based on current information from local, state and federal public health agencies. Each layer of protection keeps us safer.
Check out this important update for elementary families about online registration, change in assignment process, transportation and photo opt out.
School board meetings will be held in-person starting next month, thanks to new safety guidelines from Governor Jay Inslee. Superintendent Susan Enfield shares this news in her weekly video message, along with plans for the first day of hybrid learning and her continued appreciation of our hard-working staff.
We have a new tool to track positive COVID cases among staff and students working and learning in our schools and facilities. We developed the COVID Dashboard in the interest of transparency about the number of COVID cases in our schools.
Please see an important update to next week’s school schedule.
Families attending schools in-person or remotely may request a change in assignment:
Check out today’s family update that includes information on changes to meal distribution and P-EBT.