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.