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

Office Hours:

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

Technology Services

We aim to engage, empower and assist all students and families to become lifelong learners who are prepared to thrive in the digital world. 

Technology is an integrated part of the modern learning environment. It opens a world of resources to our students and facilitates the development of critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills. Our mission is to provide schools the technology resources and support necessary to ensure the success of all students. At the same time, we are committed to providing first-class support for the operational technology needs across Highline.

Contact

Mark Finstrom
Chief Technology Officer

Barb Enghusen
Executive Assistant

206-631-3013 

Digital Tools

In order to ensure an equitable education for every student, we employ several digital tools to address specific learning needs. 

See available digital tools 

Responsible Use

We believe all students will graduate with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to live and work responsibly in a digital world.  To help students and families navigate this work responsibly, we have a number of board policies: 

  • Policy 2022 - Electronic Information System (K-20 Network)
  • Policy 2022F - Electronic Resources Use Permission Form
  • Policy 2022P - Electronic Information System (AUP) - Procedures
  • Policy 2026 - Annual Use Agreement for District-owned Portable Technology Over $1000.00
  • Policy 2026F - Annual Use Agreement for District-owned Portable Technology Over $1000.00
  • Policy 2026H - Laptop Program Student/Parent Pilot Handbook
  • Policy 2026H - Programa De Dispositivos Moviles De HPS Manual Piloto Del Estudiante/Padre
  • Policy 2026P - Use of District Owned Portable Technology Student Use and Responsibilities Procedures
  • Policy 4309 - Social Media
  • Policy 4309P - Social Media Procedure
  • Policy 4309P1 - Social Media Guidelines for Students 

We care about internet safety for all students. There are many resources available for students, families and the community. Review the internet safety resources provided by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  

Digital Media & Literacy

We use Common Sense Media curriculum in the classroom to teach internet safety. These materials are free, but registration is required to download resources. Common Sense Media empowers students to think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly in our digital world. The cross-curricular approach covers:

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation 
  • Information Literacy 
  • Creative Credit & Copyright 
  • Relationships & Communication -
  • Self-Image & Identity 
  • Cyberbullying & Digital Drama 

Families are welcome to use these materials at home with their children. Teachers, students and parents may browse the entire list of lessons online. The resources are broken out by grade levels: 

Donations

We value donations, but also recognize maintaining, upgrading and disposing outdated technology is expensive. New technology donations by parent organizations or other groups must meet current standards for technology and be approved and/or purchased by technology services. If this process is not followed, the donation could fail to be accepted.

Donations valued up to $10,000 may be accepted by the superintendent or designee upon the recommendation of technology services staff. Donations valued at more than $10,000 must be approved by the school board. 

Review the Donation Quick Reference Guide and use the donation form.  Please review Board Policy 6114 - Gifts and Donations to the School District or Individual School and use Donation, Gift, Trust Agreement form to get advance approval for any donation.  

Questions? Contact our help desk at 206-631-7676.