We continue to monitor COVID activity data published by Public Health - Seattle & King County. As of the time of this posting, King County continues to experience a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
We are committed to providing frequent updates and resources. We will share information through email and text, and post all new information within this web section.
Governor Inslee’s Proclamation Children and Youth Mental Health Crisis states, "By April 19, 2021, all school districts must offer at least 30% of average weekly instructional hours as on-campus, in-person instruction for all K-12 students who wish to attend in-person.”
We are offering in-person instruction in a hybrid learning model for all students PreK through grade 12. For details, please go to Hybrid Learning
support for in-person instruction
- The Washington State Department of Health guidance states that small groups of students can safely be taught in person with safety protocols in place when COVID rates are above 350 cases per 100,000 residents.
- Public Health Seattle & King County has provided clear guidance for minimizing the spread of COVID in schools.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to encourage schools to reopen.
- Schools in other areas that are offering hybrid instruction have found that virus transmission in schools is no higher than in the community.
Learn more about our Distance Learning program for 2020-21.
Learning Platforms & Communication Tools
For the 2020-21 school year, learning platforms have been streamlined. The learning platform for elementary is SeeSaw. The secondary learning platform is Google Classroom. Live instruction (synchronous learning) will take place through Zoom.
Here is more information about each platform, along with videos on how to use them.
This COVID dashboard shows the reports of positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students on campus and in our hybrid learning model.
For spring break, April 12 through April 16, meal kits will be offered on Thursday, April 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. only. Pick up locations include Chinook and Glacier middle schools and Evergreen and Mount Rainier high schools.
Wondering about state testing, COVID testing and lunch safety? We have answers. Here are this week's Hybrid Hot Topics.
What has been done to improve ventilation in schools? Will Highline change to three-foot distancing? Will secondary students be reassigned to different teachers in hybrid?
Here are this week's hybrid hot topics.
We will begin hybrid learning for grades 6-12 on Monday, April 19. Governor Inslee has ordered that all public schools provide both remote and in-person options for all students K-12 by that date. Families will choose to opt-in to hybrid learning or remain in fully remote learning.
We have compiled a list of community resources for families including support for rent, utilities, food, mental health, healthcare, technology and more.
The Highline Schools Foundation accepts donations to help Highline families in need with internet access, groceries, basic school supplies and more.
Contact our Communications Office.