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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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Latest Updates

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus and its impact on our schools. 

Updated COVID Guidance for Schools

On Tuesday, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) issued updated guidance for COVID safety in schools. These changes reflect declining COVID case rates and hospitalizations in King County and Washington state. 

As we have since the beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to follow DOH guidance. New guidelines are effective Monday, March 14.

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What's Up With Masks?

Governor Inslee has announced that the statewide mask mandate for indoor spaces, including schools, will be lifted on March 12. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) is expected to release new guidelines for schools on Monday, March 7. As we have since the beginning of the pandemic, we will follow DOH guidelines.

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Governor Inslee announced today that as of March 21, the state will not require masks in indoor spaces, including schools. Local health jurisdictions may still require masks after the state mandate is lifted.

Masks are still required in all schools and district buildings at this time

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You may have heard Governor Inslee and state schools superintendent Chris Reykdal talk about the possibility of lifting the masking requirement in schools. While state leaders are beginning to discuss ending the mask mandate sometime this spring, nothing has changed yet. 

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Mom and students on the first day of school wearing masks.

We have answers to questions about our return to in-person learning this fall. The questions were generated during and after the informational webinar for families regarding the start of school. We have posted answers to the questions rated as most important by participants.

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Student wearing a mask working on class work.

While the transition to hybrid in-person learning will start with our youngest learners, we want everyone to be prepared for when it's their turn to go back to school. What should students expect when going to school in-person? What do families need to know? Our safety expectations and plan are based on current information from local, state and federal public health agencies. Each layer of protection keeps us safer.

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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. 

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Starting March 1, our meal distribution will change. Families can choose to pick-up pre-ordered meal kits on Mondays or Wednesdays. We will no longer provide daily meals.

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Student wearing a mask working on class work.

While the transition to hybrid in-person learning will start with our youngest learners, we want everyone to be prepared for when it's their turn to go back to school. What should students expect when going to school in-person? What do families need to know? Our safety expectations and plan are based on current information from local, state and federal public health agencies. Each layer of protection keeps us safer.

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Share Your Thoughts and Get Ready  to Pre-order Your Fall Meals 

In preparation for the September 2 family webinars, we want to know what questions you have about school this fall. What information do you still need?

We will begin serving food for the school year starting Wednesday, September 9. Due to Distance Learning, meals will be different. Families must pre-order school meals using our online pre-order system.

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