With the new school year around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Ivan Duran, to the Highline team. To help you get to know Dr. Duran, we invite you to watch this story.
We want you to be ready for the start of the school year. Here are eight things to do as you get ready for the first day of school.
Here is a look at the 2022-23 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected on our website calendar.
Summer Hours and Information
Join a curriculum adoption committee for the 2022-23 school year. In addition to continuing the adoption process for 6-12 music, K-8 science and upper-level math, new committees are being formed for a biology and health curriculum adoption. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 16.
It is a great honor to begin my role as your new superintendent. The opportunity to serve Highline’s students, staff, families, and community is a source of great joy, excitement, and optimism. Thank you again to our school board for its confidence in my leadership. I am also extremely grateful for the tremendous legacy of excellence created by the school board, Dr. Enfield, and the district’s leadership, educators, staff, and community.
The Highline School Board voted unanimously to place the next school bond on November 2022 election ballots. If approved by 60 percent of voters, the bond would fund new schools for Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific.
All schools have been directed to keep their front doors locked during the school day, starting Tuesday, May 31.
Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar. The calendar will be final after Highline Education Association (HEA) members vote on it in August. At this time, the first day of preschool is to be determined.
Help us ELEVATE at our 2022 Equity Symposium on August 23. Share your Highline story or equity work by speaking in our opening session or presenting at a breakout session. Students, families, and community presenters will receive a $100 honorarium. Sessions will be held virtually.
May 6 is School Lunch Hero Day, a national day of celebration for school nutrition staff. Our Highline Nutrition Services team will serve an estimates 2.6 million meals by the end of the school year!
APTT Meetings, May 17 - 19, May 24 - 26
Highline Public Schools plans to adopt new curriculum for music--and we want your input! We invite families and staff to a community review of the curriculum under consideration for adoption for elementary music in grades K-5.
Calling Future Kindergarteners! Get information and resources for the coming school year at a districtwide, “Welcome to Kindergarten” Zoom event on May 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Is your child up-to-date on their childhood immunizations? We are partnering with Stepping Stone Pediatrics to host two immunization clinics for students on May 21 and June 10.
The 2020 Technology Levy is funding new interactive display panels for every classroom before the start of next school year, and the deliveries have begun!
The Enrollment Team is available to support you with enrolling a new student or activating your ParentVUE account for a current student. Support events are scheduled for a virtual event on March 29 and an in-person event on April 22 at Central Office.
Highline Virtual Elementary, a new online school, will open in September 2022. The school will accept a limited number of students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Apply now! The application window will close on April 15, 2022.
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.
We are selecting new curriculum materials for elementary and middle school science and upper-level math. We want you to be part of the process. Join a curriculum adoption committee.
Masks continue to be required at school at this time. Seattle & King County Public Health are hosting COVID-19 vaccination events.
Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings (APTT), March 1 + 3
The School Board has named Dr. Ivan Duran as Highline’s next superintendent, following a community engagement process that ended with a week of in-person tours, stakeholder meetings and virtual town halls.
Highline is planning to launch an online elementary school to meet the needs of families who want to continue with remote learning beyond this year. The new school will open in September 2022, with a principal, teachers and support staff similar to other elementary schools. Learn more about the new school.
Please join us in the Kids Heart Challenge and SchoolStore fundraisers.