Check Out the Tentative 2022-23 School Year Calendar
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.
School Board Member Appointed
The School Board unanimously voted to appoint Azeb Hagos as the new director representing District 5. District 5 includes Des Moines and part of SeaTac. School Board members cited her experience as a school counselor and her long-term commitment to the school board among their reasons for selecting her.
Immunization Clinic on May 21 and June 10
Is your child up-to-date on their childhood immunizations? We are hosting an immunization clinic for students on Saturday, May 21 and Friday, June 10. Walk-ups are welcome, but you may also register online. Immunizations are free. If you have any questions regarding any immunizations your student may need, please reach out to your school nurse or healthcare provider.
Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Public Health- Seattle & King County and affiliates are hosting COVID-19 vaccination events in south and southeast King County. Vaccines are free and available for anyone ages 5 and older regardless of health insurance, citizenship or immigration status. Appointments are not required. Doses 1, 2, and Booster will be available. On-site Interpreter services will also be available. See clinic details.
Elementary Student Devices
All elementary students are required to return their Highline provided devices and accessories to their schools beginning next week. Our tech team will review devices and then return them to students once complete. This does not include elementary students in remote learning.
A Conversation About Teen Mental Health and Substance Use
Earlier this month, we hosted a presentation and panel discussion about youth mental health and substance use. A recording of the presentation is now available to watch online. The presentation covers the adolescent brain, the realities of mental health and substance use for our teens, and how to support them. Captions are available and auto-translated in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Amharic and more. The Q&A panel portion begins at 32:38 minutes.
Summer Youth ORCA Pass for 8th-12th Graders
Qualifying Highline students can sign-up for a FREE Summer Youth ORCA Pass from King County Metro. The pass is available for students currently in 8th-12th grade who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. The Summer Youth ORCA pass is good for unlimited rides on all local transit including any bus, the Sounder train, Link light rail, streetcar, Water Taxi, and more. Passes will be mailed to students starting the first week of June and are good through September 1. To sign up, complete the 2022 Summer ORCA Pass application. Visit the Summer Youth ORCA Pass website to learn more.