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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Family Engagement

Our Vision

Our Family Engagement Vision was co-created with families and staff. 

Family Engagement in Highline Public Schools means trusting relationships, open communication, and opportunities for families and schools to partner in their students' learning.

Trusting Relationships

Family engagement is about families and schools developing a deep, meaningful relationship that supports student learning, not just events.

Open Communication

Family engagement means timely, open, two-way communication utilizing platforms such as phone calls, emails, in-person meetings, online portals, newsletters, and more.

Family & School Partnerships

Strong partnerships mean families and schools respectfully work together to identify meaningful opportunities for families to support students at home and at school.

Four Core Beliefs

  • All families have dreams for their children and want the best for them
  • All families have the capacity to support their children's learning
  • Families and school staff are equal partners
  • The responsibility for cultivating and sustaining partnerships among school, home, and community rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders

Theory of Action

If we 

Develop the capacity of school and district staff around family engagement best practices


Honor the expertise of our families while providing them with critical information about the school system and schools create the space for families to authentically partner, 


Staff and families will cultivate relationships built on mutual trust, 

And then

Staff will implement strong family engagement practices in partnership with families so that families and staff are working together to support students’ academic success.

Family Engagement Strategies