While we remain committed to keeping our students in school, we must prepare for the possibility of switching all schools to remote learning for a short period of time. If we need to make this transition, we will notify you by email and text with as much advance notice as possible.
Here is a summary of updated guidance on quarantine and isolation, based on recently updated guidance from the Washington State Department of Health. The guidance is effective Tuesday, January 18 and applies to cases from the week of January 10, 2022.
It's report card time for Highline! We invite you to dig deep into data and track our progress using our interactive annual report. Our digital report card includes metrics that show how we are doing in becoming a more equitable school system. View results by goal, school, year and student group. Scroll over numbers and graphs, and read pop-ups with more information.
We will offer staff, students and families COVID-19 testing the week of January 10-14. Appointments are required. We encourage you to be tested only if you are experiencing symptoms, have a known exposure or have been traveling.
Since returning from winter break, we have experienced high absence rates among staff and students. We are grateful to our amazing staff in our schools who are pulling together to keep our schools operating.
Do you work with someone who has made a significant impact on our students and schools? Nominate them for a Gold Star. The Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Award nomination process closes Friday, February 4.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available for individuals ages five years and older. Individuals ages 16 and older are eligible for boosters. We have several vaccine clinics scheduled at our schools this week.
The application window for secondary schools of choice is January 3 to January 31, 2022. Students and families are encouraged to find the best fit. Space is limited. A lottery process is used when applications exceed capacity.
Due to weather and road conditions, all schools are on a two-hour delay on Monday, January 3. Buses will stop at regular stops–two hours later than normal.
As we prepare for returning to school after winter break, Superintendent Susan Enfield shares this message with families, students and staff.
The Highline Schools Foundation awarded close to $69,000 in Excel and Impact grants this year. Foundation representatives made the rounds surprising and delighting staff with oversized checks.
Any family with a 4th grade student of color is invited to apply. Families must attend an information meeting to receive an application.
Starting Monday, December 20 through Friday, December 31, students are on winter break and schools will be closed. School resumes at the normal time on Monday, January 3.
Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit. The application window for secondary schools of choice is January 3 - 31, 2021. Applications close at 11:00 p.m.
In the past 20 months we’ve gone from school closures to distance learning to hybrid learning and now to full-time, in-person learning with remote options. Families, secondary students and staff have the opportunity to share feedback, input and ideas on how to support learning experiences in Highline so we can adapt to current needs. Hearing from you is the key to addressing what isn’t working and capitalizing on what is.
Middle school is right around the corner! Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. The application window for secondary schools of choice, including middle schools, is January 3 to January 31, 2022. Middle schools of choice include Big Picture, CHOICE Academy and Highline Virtual Academy.
We want to provide opportunities for families, secondary students, and staff to share feedback, input and ideas on how to support learning experiences in Highline. We recognize that this is an overwhelming time for many of you and we appreciate hearing from you. Your participation is completely voluntary, and we value your feedback. The survey closes on Friday, December 17.
Today, King County Elections certified that local voters approved the Highline Education Levy renewal at a rate of 62.50%. Superintendent Susan Enfield said she is deeply grateful to Highline voters for supporting Highline students and staff.
Come work in the Highline community and make a difference in the lives of children–no specialized degree required!
After 18 months of distance and hybrid instruction, you may be concerned about whether your student can master this year’s grade level. Highline teachers are committed to a strategy called grade-appropriate learning, which prioritizes content for the current grade level and reviews skills from previous grades only when students need them to learn current grade-level work. Watch a video to see how one teacher uses grade-appropriate learning to capitalize on her student's strengths and support students when they need it the most.
During distance and hybrid learning, you likely had a front-row seat to your child’s learning. We want to continue to work as partners in learning, even when most of our students are back to learning in person, full time. Conferences are one opportunity to connect with your child’s school and teacher(s). We want you to get the most out of conferences. To help, here are seven questions to ask during your conference. Use these questions to build a stronger partnership with your student’s teacher and school.
We know some students need different support following 18 months of distance and hybrid instruction. This year, our teachers are committed to a strategy called grade-appropriate learning. We want feedback from families. What questions, concerns or comments do you have about this strategy? Participate in our ThoughtExchange to give your input.
The Highline School Board is gathering feedback to help them select our next superintendent. We want your input about the strengths of our schools and district, the challenges the district is currently facing, what the new leader's priorities should be, and what professional characteristics the next superintendent should have.
We are graduating more students bilingual and biliterate than ever before! The Class of 2021 included 336 students who received the Seal of Biliteracy, Highline's highest number yet! This number will continue to rise as we expand dual language, world language and heritage language programs throughout Highline.
We are updating our music instructional materials! The Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) is launching a process to select new materials for music instruction and want you to be part of the process.