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

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Employee Orientation

The following documents must be completed and returned to Human Resources at your New Hire Orientation. Please complete the forms in their entirety. If you are unable to print out the documents at home, this website is available through any WiFi service such as libraries, community centers, etc. 
Please Note:  When you come for your onsite orientation, you must have your original social security card and the form of ID being used to complete the I-9 as these are REQUIRED by payroll.  If you do not have your proper identification you will not be allowed to participate and will be asked to reschedule your Orientation date. 


Don't have your Social Security Card?  You can order a replacement online.

Forms & Directions

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

This form is required for all new employees by the US Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service to verify employment eligibility. Along with this form bring required documentation.

Instructions for completing the employment eligibility verification form (I-9):

  1. Complete Section 1 with your personal information.
  2. Check the box with your appropriate resident status.
  3. Remember to sign and date.
  4. Leave the form blank below the signature line.
  5. Leave the second page blank.

I-9 Form

Criminal History Background Check - Fingerprints

This form allows us to perform a background check and run fingerprints which is a requirement of employment with our district.

Instructions for completing the criminal history background check-fingerprints form: 

1. Fill out all required fields.
2. There are three options to check at the bottom of the form.
      a. If you have been fingerprinted before list where the fingerprinting took place. (Note it must be another school district, College or University).
      b. If you are a new employee (not substitute) that has not been finger printed the fingerprinting fee will come as a deduction on your first paycheck.
      c. Substitutes will pay in cash or check at time of fingerprinting.

Background Check Form

Personnel Emergency Information Form

This form gives important contact information to be used in case of an emergency.

Instructions for completing the personnel emergency Information form: 

  1. This form is used to audit  information in our personnel system.
  2. Complete the form with name, address, phone number, etc.
  3. Provide two LOCAL emergency contacts in case you have an emergency are not able to provide this information at the time.

Personnel Emergency Info Form

Immunization History Form

Immunization Form
In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in a school, the local health officer has the authority to exclude all susceptible persons, including school staff. This authority has been exercised in several school districts where a confirmed case of a vaccine preventable disease has occurred. “Susceptible” means any staff member born after January 1, 1957. It is strongly recommended that all susceptible staff members (including guest employees) provide evidence of vaccination or immunity to measles, rubella and mumps. A diphtheria-tetanus booster is also recommended for adults every 10 years. If you need to be immunized of have concerns, please contact your personal physician, clinic or local health department. 

This form provides documentation of immunizations.

Instructions for completing the immunization form: 

  1. Complete the top portion of the form with name and date of birth.
  2. If your birthdate is before January 1, 1957, you only need to complete this portion and sign and date in the Certification box at the bottom right.
  3. Enter the dates of your MMR Immunization(s) in each box. The year of the immunization is sufficient. 
  4. Sign and date the certification box at the bottom right of the form.

You can choose to take a personal or religious exemption by checking the appropriate box and sign and date under the exemption section. A staff member may claim an exemption from the immunization documentation, but may be excluded from their work site for the duration of an outbreak of a disease.

Washington State Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Release

Complete one form for each school district you have worked for in a paid position. This includes school districts or private schools in Washington State, another state or another country.

Instructions for completing the Washington state sexual misconduct disclosure release: 

  1. In the first blank area enter the name and address of your previous school district.
  2. In the second blank area enter your personal information as completely as possible.
  3. Sign and date the form.

If you have never worked in a school district place an “X” in the box in the upper right corner.

  1.    Enter your name in the personal information section.
  2.    At least last 4 digits of your social security number.
  3.    Sign and date.

Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Release 

Confidentiality Agreement

This form is stating our confidentiality agreement and that you agree to uphold it during your employment.

Instructions for completing the confidentiality agreement: 

  1. Enter Month, Day and Year of the date you are filling out
  2. Type in employee name
  3. At the bottom of the form: Sign your name on the recipient line.

Confidentiality Agreement Form

Form W-4

  1. The W4 Form determines the amount of your Federal withholding taxes. Instructions for completing the form are located at the top of the form.
  2. Please fill out and bring to Orientation (After you are assigned your employee ID you may change your witholding status in the future by logging in to your Employee Online account and selecting W-4 under Pay Information.
  3. Be sure to fill out Section 3 and Section 5, unless filing Exempt status – which is explained at the top, beginning with the second paragraph.
  4. Until you file the form or EO screen, you will be entered into the system as Single, with zero (0) allowances.

W-4 Form

Direct Deposit Form

Highline School District requires that paychecks are direct deposited into an account of your choosing.

Instructions for completing the Direct Deposit form: 

  1. Enter your full legal name as it appears on your Social Security Number.
  2. Enter your bank name.
  3. Enter the account number and identify the type of account (i.e. checking, savings).
  4. Print, sign and date.
  5. Attach a voided check for deposit into a checking account (do not use a voided check for deposit into a savings account), a pre-printed savings deposit slip for deposit into a savings account, or an account information letter from your bank. (Be aware that  handwritten account information will not be accepted – a form from your bank must be attached.)

Direct Deposit Form

Retirement Status Form

This form is required by the Department of Retirement Services .

Instructions for completing the retirement status form: 

  1. Enter your full legal name.
  2. Enter your social security number.
  3. Answer all questions 1-3.
  4. Sign and Date.

Retirement Status Form

New Employee Health Insurance Form

This form is a listing of all of the benefits available to you. 

Instructions for completing the new employee health insurance form: 

  1. Enter your name.
  2. Enter your FTE or Hours per Day (this information is listed in your hire letter).
  3. Select your Employee Class from the drop down menu on the form.
  4. Enter your start date (this information is listed in your hire letter).
  5. Sign and date.

Health Insurance Form

National Board Bonus Information Form


Please complete the form for each school that you have a teaching assignment with and turn it in with your new hire paperwork.  

  1. Enter your First and Last Name
  2. Enter the School Name (please complete one form for each school)
  3. Enter your WA State Certification #
  4. Enter your National Board Certification Expiration Date
  5. Indicate your National Board Certificate area

National Board Bonus Form

Required Reading & Videos:

In addition to completing the forms above, it is imperative that you read through the documents & board policies below. When you have completed all forms and required reading, fill out the short online form below to verify you have received these materials.  

Additionally, you will be receiving a link from safeschools with three required training videos. These videos must be viewed within 60 days of your hire date or you can be removed from your position. If you do not receive the e-mail to safe schools within 5 days of your hire date please reach out to HR at 206-631-3000.

Board Policies

Employee Information

Supplemental Materials

  • NEO Power Point - here is a preview of the power point we will use at your New Employee Orientation (NEO) Session.
  • Benefits Information - visit this site for important information regarding your medical, dental and supplemental benefits.
  • Retirement Information - visit this site for information on the various plans available.  Additionally, click here for a video link from the State of Washington Department of Retirement Services about the different plan options available. You can also visit the DRS website.
  • Credits and Clock Hours Information - See this document for information on credits and clock hours calculation.  Additionally, please visit our Clock Hours website.  For experience outside of Highline that you need transferred please fill out the Verification of Professional Employment Form and fax or mail to the appropriate school District. 
  • Employee Assistance - Highline offers employee assistance through the Cigna Life Assistance.  
  • Department of Technology Services Information Packet - everything you need to know about DoTs and what they are here to help you with.
  • Highline Public Schools Mobile App and Social Media Information - Stay connected, be informed. The app gives students, staff, families, and the community a new and more convenient way to stay informed about what's happening in our schools.
  • Employee Quick Start Guide for Absence Management - This is a  first time users guide to creating and editing absences. 
  • Employee Contracts - These are the collective bargaining agreements for all positions. 
  • District Salary Schedules - Use this link to find the salary schedule for your position. 
  • Work Calendar - Don't forget to review your calendar for non-work days. Check with your hiring manager if you have questions about your work calendar or start date. You can easily find your work calendar in Employee Online as well. 
  • District ID Badges - Appropriate HR authorization and photo ID is necessary when initiating a new badge. Visit this site for more information on when badges are issued and directions to our Safety & Security office. 
  • Matt Griffin YMCA - Highline Public Schools is part of the YMCA of Greater Seattle's Community Based Organization/Corporate membership.  This enables you to join the YMCA without paying a joining fee.  Simply bring in your work ID when signing up.  
  • Refer a Friend - Help us fulfill our mission by referring the brightest and most talented people to join our team. We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to helping students reach our ambitious goals.


Have you completed all the required new employee paperwork and reading? Fill out the form below.