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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Planning for Next Fall From Superintendent Susan Enfield

In this video message, Superintendent Susan Enfield talks about staffing for 2021-22, including news about her decision to increase counselor staffing using federal COVID relief funds. 


Hello Highline. As you likely know by now we are preparing to welcome all of our students. Back for a full time, 5 day week construction in the fall and we couldn't be more excited. In order to be ready for a strong start however, we need our families to let us know if they are choosing to send their children back in person, which is, of course, what we all want. Or if for whatever reason they need to continue with the virtual option. Which we will make available through our Highline Virtual Academy and other learning opportunities.

Now to be prepared for this, we are asking people to choose now. So that we can make sure that we are staffed accordingly. And that we have all the supports in place for our staff and students. To be successful this fall, we also know that we need to make investments. In making sure that our students have all of the supports they need to transition back into in-person full time instruction. For that reason, we have invested almost a million dollars for our one time Federal Esser Dollars to ensure that every school next year regardless of enrollment has a full time counselor at least one. Some of our larger schools will have more than one but every school regardless of enrollment will have at least one full time counselor.

It's these kinds of investments that we're focusing on right now that I know will help us have an incredibly strong start to the 21 22 school year. So thank you for taking the time to be informed and make your choice and thank you as well for your patience, your perseverance, and your partnership this year. I am so, so grateful. Thank you Highline.

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