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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Based on public health recommendations, we intend to continue phasing in students to in-person learning on March 1. We are asking families with students in PreK-5 or our IAC program (K-12) to commit to hybrid or fully remote instruction by January 29. To do so, please fill out the commitment form below for each of your students in PreK-5 or our IAC program (K-12). If your student is in an IAC program in K-5th grade, please fill out the elementary form.

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We continue to monitor COVID activity data published by Public Health - Seattle & King County. As of the time of this posting, King County continues to experience a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. 

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High school students across Highline found connection and inspiration around a virtual campfire on a December weekend in 2020. It was a powerful and moving end of a not-so-normal fall at Camp Waskowitz. Starting Spring 2021, WELS has enrollment openings in its innovative, project-based program for students currently in grades 10-11. Ninth grade students also are invited to learn about WELS and to enroll for the 2021-22 school year.

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To avoid crowding our clinics and hospitals with people experiencing COVID-like symptoms, public health officials are recommending that people get vaccinated for influenza as early as possible. Sign up today for a free flu vaccination clinic at Evergreen High School on Tuesday, December 29.

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Do you work with or for a person who has made a significant contribution in Highline? The Highline Schools Foundation would like to recognize their work. Take this opportunity to give recognition to the outstanding staff and volunteers in Highline

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Maritime High School Opens Fall 2021

Maritime High School is a new small high school opening in September 2021 with its first 9th-grade class. Maritime is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools, Northwest Maritime Center, Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, with many community and industry partners engaged to support our students. The new school will connect students to project-based learning centered on the environment, marine science and maritime careers.

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Do you have a friend or relative who is looking for part-time work and wants to make an impact in our community? As we prepare for hybrid learning, we are hiring for all school bus driver positions, including new trainees, part-time guest/substitutes and experienced school bus drivers.

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Here are the anticipated June 2021 graduation dates. Please be mindful that these are the dates currently scheduled for in-person graduations. If this is not possible, dates and times may need to be adjusted.

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This weekend, Governor Inslee issued new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.  While K12 is exempt from these restrictions, we want to honor them to the extent possible while still serving our students.

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You came through for our students with our highest approval rate in decades. Enjoy this thank you “card” with a message from one of our students! And don't miss Superintendent Susan Enfield's thank you to voters and Yes for Highline campaign volunteers.

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For National Principals Month we'd like to give a big thank you to our school leaders for your adaptability and perseverance. They make it their life's work to connect with family and students and support our staff so our schools are places where adults and students thrive.

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In preparation for the September 2 family webinars, we want to know what questions you have about school this fall. What information do you still need?

We will begin serving food for the school year starting Wednesday, September 9. Due to Distance Learning, meals will be different. Families must pre-order school meals using our online pre-order system.

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It was not the graduation celebration the Class of 2020 always thought it would have. There was no big stage to walk across, no bleachers packed with cheering family and friends, no hugs or high-fives shared between graduates. 

But even without the typical pomp and circumstance, the heart of the celebration remained. Graduates stood tall with confidence as they received their diplomas. Families cheered from their cars, waving signs, honking horns and crying with excitement. Teachers and staff burst with pride as they waved goodbye to graduates one final time.

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With the current restrictions on in-person activities, children and teens may be spending more time online. Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about staying safe online. Younger children are especially vulnerable to being deceived by people they encounter in multi-player games and other internet gathering places.

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During this difficult time, we understand that as a parent taking a bigger role in your student’s education you may have concerns. Distance Learning brought countless challenges, but Highline Public Schools is committed to communicating and working with you and your family. If you are encountering:

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On Friday, May 2, we learned that a kitchen staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health advised us on our response. There are no concerns about the safety of the food because it was pre-packaged and staff uses safe food handling practices, including wearing gloves and masks. 

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Spring is often the time of year we host job fairs to find our student's next great teacher. With the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, we are taking our job fairs online. Interested in becoming a teacher in Highline? Complete our online interest form to set up a virtual interview. 

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Elementary report cards will be mailed to each students’ listed mailing address between April 7 and April 14. If you do not receive your student’s report card, or if there is an issue with the report card, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

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FEEST Supports Our Students

Evergreen High School students are getting fresh, wholesome snacks thanks to FEEST, an organization led by youth of color in South Seattle and South King County working to improve health in our schools. Focusing on the need for more healthy, affordable and culturally relevant food at school, FEEST helps young people become leaders in making concrete changes in our food systems.

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