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Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service (WELS)
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service (WELS)
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Summer Office Hours

Our office staff are supporting at Camp Waskowitz over the summer. Our office in Burien is closed through August 20. If you need support, please call 425-277-7195 for questions and to schedule an appointment if needed.

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Six individuals have applied for the school board position vacated by Bernie Dorsey. Dorsey stepped down in June because he is moving out of state. 

The open position represents District 4, which geographically encompasses Marvista, North Hill, Madrona, and Bow Lake elementary schools, Chinook Middle School, and Tyee High School, as well as other educational sites. Applicants must live within the boundaries of District 4. 

The School Board will appoint one of the candidates to the open position at its August 4 meeting. The successful candidate will be sworn in on August 18. 

The public will have the opportunity to meet the applicants at a Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00-6:30 via Zoom.  

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Here is a look at the 2021-22 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected on our website calendar. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. 

COVID 19 test

As an extra measure of safety, we are offering free COVID-19 tests to Highline students in our summer school programs who have one or more COVID-19 symptoms and/or have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID-19 test. 

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To maintain the health and safety of our students, we are offering additional protocols beyond masking and social distancing which will allow safe participation in summer school and athletic programs. Starting July 12, we will offer weekly COVID-19 tests for students participating in summer school at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS) and students participating in summer athletics programming. 

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Due to the weather forecast for extreme heat on Monday, all Highline summer school programs and classes are canceled for Monday, June 28. This includes programs at Puget Sound Skills Center. No meals for students will be available at any of our schools or meal pick-up locations on Monday, June 28.

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Congratulations incoming seniors! We know that transitioning into senior year can be stressful, so we want to help guide you through that process this summer. 

School Board Director Bernie Dorsey Steps Down

After 14 years on the Highline School Board, Bernie Dorsey has resigned, as he and his wife Jill are relocating out of the area. Dorsey received accolades from school board members, Superintendent Susan Enfield and the superintendent's cabinet as his resignation was accepted by the school board.

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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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