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

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Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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2021 graduate at the Mount Rainier High School graduation.

It was the graduation celebration the Class of 2021 hoped for... in-person and with their classmates. After more than 15 months apart in remote or hybrid learning, the Class of 2021 was made whole again. Seniors came together in person for the first time since before the pandemic to celebrate the end of high school.  

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We look forward to celebrating our graduates in person this year. Ceremonies will be at  Highline Memorial Stadium and the Highline Performing Arts Center. Read for information on parking, shuttles, ticketing and more. 

 

 

Check out today’s family message that includes the last day of school and the preliminary results from the Fall Selection Form.

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After gathering feedback from counselors, teachers, students and families about two possible secondary class schedules (6-period day and 3-period A/B schedule), we have decided to move forward with the 6-period day for 2021-22.

Summer ORCA Pass

Students in grades 8-12 can sign-up for a three-month Youth ORCA Pass. The ORCA Pass is available for students in grades 8 -12 who qualify for free or reduced meals.  

Meal Kits

The last meal kit distribution for the spring will be Wednesday, June 16. See a list of pickup times and locations on our meal page. There will be no meal kit distribution from June 17 to June 27. Our summer meal program will begin Monday, June 28.

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After gathering feedback from counselors, teachers, students and families about two possible secondary class schedules (6-period day and 3-period A/B schedule), we have decided to move forward with the 6-period day for 2021-22.

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Student devices include Chromebooks, iPads, Windows laptops or tablets, and hotspots. Please see below for timelines of returning student devices. Students will continue to have access to online learning tools over the summer through August 6.

COVID-19 Vaccine

To make it easier for our students and families to access the vaccine, we are partnering with UW Medical Center to host four student and family vaccine clinics. The clinics will be drop-in only. No appointment is required. The clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine and are for all students (both in-person and remote) who are 12 years old and older, and eligible family members.  

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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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