McMicken Heights Elementary School
3708 South 168th Street SeaTac, WA 98188

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Family Update for October 5

Family Update for October 5

Family Webinar on Learning is October 15

Join us on October 15 at either 8:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. to learn more about the transition to Hybrid Learning.

October 15, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Webinar Link
Passcode: 773418
Or Phone: US: +12532158782, 91395493488#

October 15, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Webinar Link
Passcode: 409221
Or Phone: US: +12532158782, 92417826806#

Tech Levy Town Hall is October 12

We invite families, staff and community members to log in for a virtual Tech Levy Town Hall on Monday, October 12, from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. Get informed about Prop. 1, our Highline technology levy on fall election ballots and ask questions. Thanks to expiring school taxes, the 2-year $32.5 million tech levy will NOT increase the current tax rate--in fact the tax rate would decrease by 12 cents per $1,000 assessed property value if Prop. 1 is approved.

Interpreters will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali.

Click this Zoom link to join the October 12 webinar:

Passcode: 167113

Or Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782, 94271304381#

Race & Identity Instruction

Your student learns about race and identity as part of their K-12 learning experience in Highline Public Schools. We want you to know what that is (and is not) and why it is part of our educational program.

Instruction on Race and Identity is part of School Board Policy 0010: Equity, Race and Identity, adopted by the School Board in November 2019. From grades K through12, students learn key ideas from a variety of perspectives to understand why and how race and identity play a role in shaping our society. While this is not new in Highline, we have recently aligned this instruction with the Social Justice Standards developed by Teaching Tolerance.

This instruction is intended to prepare students to live and work with others in a diverse world. It acknowledges the fact and impact of racism in our nation. It does not advance any particular ideology or political perspective.

Every student in Highline will participate in conversations, activities and lessons that address some or all of the following topics: relationship-building, uncovering injustices, identity and diversity, and taking action. To find out what topics will be addressed with your child and how they will be presented, please contact your school principal.

We recognize that teaching and learning about race and identity is a deeply personal topic and that families are their children’s primary teacher. This instruction is designed to involve families, who hold a wide range of cultural backgrounds and perspectives.

The curriculum is developed in collaboration with families and community through a community advisory council made up of students, families, and community members who join the Instruction on Race and Identity design team two to three times per year to provide feedback on all components of the curriculum.

If you would like to join the Instruction on Race and Identity Community Advisory Council, please complete this form. For more information, please contact Adriana Lara-Espinosa, Executive Assistant of Teaching and Learning.