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Meals for Students During School Closure

Starting Monday, March 16 we will distribute meals to students at several of our schools. Meals are free to every Highline student. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down. See a list of locations. 

Three students getting backpacks at a Back-to-School fair.

COVID-19 is limiting in-person outreach by U.S. Census helpers. You can help our region and schools get vital services, representation and funding for the next 10 years. Respond online, by phone or by mail. Let’s count every child in Highline. Here's how to help from home.

High Schools to Stick With 6-Period Schedule

High school students and teachers will continue to use a 6-period schedule for the foreseeable future, rather than switching to a 5-period trimester system. Here's why....

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Times of crisis, particularly when people are in close quarters, can lead to an increase in domestic abuse. Resources are available 24/7, and domestic violence programs across our state are working tirelessly to help people plan for their safety. You are not alone. Help is a call or chat away.

Mount Rainier students on Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be handed out to 12th-grade students this Friday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Students need to pick up their Chromebook from the school they attend.

Play toy with caution tape around it to show it is closed during cornoavirus concerns.

To reflect state and county guidelines, we are closing the use of play toys and sport courts. Fields and tracks that are usually open, will remain open for walking and non-team activities with your family. Observe at all times the minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people.

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The Highline Schools Foundation is accepting monetary donations to purchase supplies for the childcare centers we are opening during the school closure.

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WELS creates a pathway for students to take control of their future as a Scholar and Leader in service to their community.

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