Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Emergency Procedures

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. The information below will assist parents and families in the event of an emergency. For your own safety and the safety of your child, please do not come to the school to retrieve students unless notified to do so.

Please check our district homepage for emergency alert notices.

District Homepage

Safety & Security Department

To report an emergency at one of our schools or facilities, first call 911, then report it to our safety and security office at 206-631-7600.


In the event of a snowstorm, windstorm, earthquake, threat to campus or other emergency event, Highline Public Schools will implement safety procedures and may change school start or dismissal times for student safety. 

Here are the ways we communicate emergency information:

  • Email notifications. Please provide the school with your current email address or update it in ParentVUE.
  • Automated phone calls and text messages. Please provide your school with current telephone numbers to reach you and other emergency contacts or update this information in ParentVUE
  • Announcements on district and school websites.
  • Announcements on social media. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Announcements on TV and radio

What to Expect

Here is a list of the type of schedule changes you can expect during weather-related events or other emergencies. Making a decision about weather-related school closures is always difficult. We take the decision-making process very seriously. Learn more about how we make decisions on changing the school schedule

Learn more about safety procedures, such as lockdown, shelter-in-place, and evacuation, and in what types of emergencies they are used.

This Family Communication Chart illustrates what modes of communication we use during a threat to campus, depending on the situation. 

Spotlight on Safety


Safety is our number one priority. Two elementary schools in the Bellevue School District recently reported cyber kidnapping incidents. Cyber kidnapping is a new scam where families are tricked into paying money by making them think a loved one is in danger. Although no cases have been reported in Highline, we are sharing information to help our families stay vigilant and safe.

Read More about Spotlight on Safety: Understanding Cyber Kidnapping