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

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

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COVID Trends Improving

With staff absences trending down this week, we will begin to dial back the number of central office staff being deployed to schools starting next week. We will continue to monitor COVID cases and absences and will increase school support again if needed.

Certificated specialists will be assigned as guest teachers on a rotation, as will administrators.  Non-certificated staff will be assigned as substitute support staff, as necessary for student safety. 

We will continue to switch classrooms to remote learning when there are outbreaks. Three positive cases in a classroom may or may not trigger a switch to remote, depending on a number of factors, including whether the cases appear to be linked, the total number of students in the class and the extent to which masking and physical distancing were being implemented.

We will consider transitioning the district to remote learning if teacher absences rise above 250 per day, and/or if we do not have enough support staff to provide supervision for student safety.

Along with staff absence numbers, other factors that must be considered in a decision to transition to remote learning include:

  • The rate and trend of COVID infections in schools and in the community.
  • The student absence rate.
  • The trendline for staff and student absences.
  • The presence of new variants and their impact on serious illness and hospitalizations.
  • Guidance from the state and local public health authorities, OSPI, and Governor Inslee regarding school operations.

Our web pages on quarantine, isolation and when to stay home have been updated with the latest state guidance. Please check these pages if you have questions.

Superintendent Enfield shares the outlook for a districtwide shift to remote learning in this video.