No School November 9 & 10 and Daylight Saving Time Ends
There will be no school on Thursday, November 9 to allow teachers and staff to engage in professional development. There will be no school on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Additionally, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 5, as Daylight Saving Time ends.
The Standards-Based Grading Difference
The state sets standards for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.
Standards-based grading (SBG) measures a student’s learning of specific standards. Traditional grading gives students points for individual assignments or effort, but SBG shows a student's progress toward learning standards. SBG ensures that grades reflect a student’s academic performance and understanding of the material, rather than their behavior or effort. This results in a more accurate representation of a student’s abilities and progress.
Don’t Forget to Vote by Tuesday!
General Election ballots must be received in a King County Elections drop box or postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. Your vote and your voice will determine who is elected to serve in a number of local government positions, including three Highline school board seats. November 7 is also the last day to register in person and vote in this election.
Spotlight on Safety: Your Role in Emergency Preparedness
Student safety is our number one priority. Our schools have safety plans in place to handle natural disasters, security issues, and other emergency situations, in coordination with local law enforcement and first responders. Help us keep your child safe by following these emergency DOs and DON’Ts.
Work in Our Secondary Schools
Leaders in our comprehensive (aka neighborhood) middle and high schools are devoting time to designing ways to improve students’ experiences and outcomes. Teams of administrators and teachers at each school are interviewing students and teachers to get input. Ideas that come out of this design process will be piloted next spring. Stay tuned for more news on this process.
Learn About Maritime Careers
On Saturday, November 4, Maritime High School will be hosting a career expo at the Puget Sound Skills Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Join Maritime students to learn about marine science, vessel operations and other maritime pathways. Visit the jobs and resources booth to explore career opportunities with the experts.