One way to keep our schools safe and open is to offer free COVID-19 tests to students, staff and household members. To make it easier and faster to get a COVID test, we are launching a new consent form that can be used for the entire school year. We encourage all families and staff to complete the form now, so if and when you decide to get a test, you are ready.
Highline Public Schools leaders made the difficult decision to postpone the Highline High School Community Grand Opening and Alumni Reception events planned for October 21 and 22.
Now you can register for limited-capacity, self-guided tours available on October 22 and 23.
If you are on Facebook, why not log on Monday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. for a Facebook Live event to provide information about the Highline Education Levy?
Schools now have the option to send families a weekly summary on Fridays informing you of any cases reported in your school during the past week.
Read first-hand stories from nurses, counselors, social workers and other staff whose positions are funded by the local Highline Education Levy. The levy is up for renewal on November 2 ballots.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has updated its guidance on when students need to stay home and when they can return to school.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has updated its guidance on when students need to stay home and when they can return to school. The new guidance distinguishes between likely COVID symptoms and symptoms that are more likely to be due to garden-variety illness.
Local levy dollars provide critical funding for education programs so all Highline students have equitable opportunities to succeed in school. Renewal of the Highline Education Levy is on the November 2 ballot. Watch this video to see why we have a levy measure on the ballot and what it funds.
Middle and high school students have access to free live tutoring 24/7 in all academic subjects through Paper tutoring. Students connect with Paper's tutors online through live chat. Get help with homework questions or get feedback on a written assignment. Help is on-demand and unlimited.
Chief Academic Officer Susanne Jerde has announced that she will retire from Highline at the end of December 2021. Susanne has given more than 37 years in service to Highline students as a teacher, principal, director, ILED, and since 2014, as CAO. We are deeply grateful for her leadership and dedication to delivering on our Highline Promise.
We welcome seven new lottery members to our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC).
You’re invited to log in for a virtual Town Hall about the Highline Education Levy Renewal on Tuesday, October 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) are typically administered in the spring. Due to the pandemic, the tests were postponed until this fall. The fall tests will be reflective of the grade students were in during the 2020-21 school year to assess their prior year of learning. They will take the spring assessment again for their currently enrolled grade level.
Highline educators and staff are again navigating uncharted territory as we begin the new school year. With schools open for in-person, full-time learning, the buzz of students we once took for granted has filled our schools once again. But there are still many challenges facing staff as we get through the pandemic together. We checked in with 12 staff members from across our schools to see how they feel about being back to school in person and how they are managing health and safety.
We want to create a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff. That's why we're encouraging eligible students and their families to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The state requires all staff to be vaccinated.
Moving teachers after the start of the school year is always difficult, but every year we have to reassign a few teachers from schools that have fewer students than expected to those that have more. Sometimes this means your child's teacher may change in the first few weeks of school.
From bow to stern, the new Highline High School is drawing Pirate praise. "It's gorgeous. And that's an understatement," says Scott Logan, district chief of operations. “We’ve been flooded with positive early reactions from staff, students, community and alumni to the beautiful rebuild of a school with nearly 100 years of history, delivered on time and within budget."
We have a few open seats on our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). Add your name to the lottery by September 26 if you live in Highline and are serious about helping prioritize 11 older schools for future bonds.
We have answers to questions about our return to in-person learning this fall. The questions were generated during and after the informational webinar for families regarding the start of school. We have posted answers to the questions rated as most important by participants.
This week, we experienced a delay in updating our COVID dashboard, which shows all reported positive COVID cases in our schools. Our practice is to update the dashboard every 24 hours.
In the last week, our COVID response team has reported that posting new cases has taken longer than 24 hours for two reasons.
Highline Public Schools' local education levy is up for renewal on November 2. "The levy helps us provide equitable opportunities for all students across our district," said Highline School Board President Angelica Alvarez. Find out more information about the levy.
All kindergarten students must be met by an adult at the bus stop for the first 10 days. Keep in mind that our kindergarteners will be doing a lot of learning this year including where to go to find their bus, which may result in a delay.
In this video message, Superintendent Susan Enfield looks ahead at her 10th and final year at Highline Public Schools. Dr. Enfield assures families, students and staff that together we can create a safe, happy, healthy school year. Let's go, Team Highline!
We want to create a safe and healthy learning environment for your child. The COVID-19 vaccine can protect your child from the Delta variant and is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID. That’s why we’re hosting multiple vaccination clinics for students and families, in partnership with UW Medicine and HealthPoint.
We're back! Day One of the 2021-22 school year is officially in the books. Students and staff celebrated the long-awaited homecoming with 'smeyes' (smiling with your eyes), air hugs and fist bumps. Watch our first-day-of-school video and read a special message to families, students and staff from Superintendent Susan Enfield.