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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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Based on public health recommendations, we intend to continue phasing in students to in-person learning on March 1. We are asking families with students in PreK-5 or our IAC program (K-12) to commit to hybrid or fully remote instruction by January 29. To do so, please fill out the commitment form below for each of your students in PreK-5 or our IAC program (K-12). If your student is in an IAC program in K-5th grade, please fill out the elementary form.

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There is only one more week to apply to our secondary schools of choice. The application will close at 11:00 p.m. on January 31. 

Students have a lot of options when it comes to middle and high school--either their neighborhood school or a school of choice. Secondary schools of choice include Big Picture, CHOICE Academy, Raisbeck Aviation High School, the new Maritime High School and the Highline Virtual Academy as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Mount Rainier High School. 

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Highline Virtual Academy is launching this fall for students in 6th through 12th grade. Students who thrive in independent and online learning will benefit from attending the Highline Virtual Academy. Flexibility and self-pace are two important components of the academy’s learning model. 

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Many of you have asked questions about our hybrid plan. Please see our FAQ page for a complete list. Here are a few common questions. 

University of Washington Performing Air Quality Study

The University of Washington is partnering with Highline Public Schools and the cities of Seatac, Burien, Federal Way, Normandy Park and Des Moines in an indoor air quality study, focusing on ultrafine particles from aircraft, traffic and wildfire smoke.  Indoor air in our schools is filtered to current guidelines. This project will determine if there is a benefit from adding room-based air filtration to public buildings. 

Middle and High School Athletics Update

We want to share an update on athletics. Unfortunately, all middle school sports are canceled for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. High school sports will resume. We are following health guidelines to ensure our students and coaches are safe. 

Susan Enfield "A Message from Superintendent Susan Enfield"

This week we announced our plans to bring elementary and more students with special needs back into school buildings, beginning March 1. Why now and why March 1? Superintendent Susan Enfield answers that question. 

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Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Maybe it's your neighbor, family friend or even your own child. Help us spread the word: families can enroll their incoming kindergarten student starting February 1 for the 2021-22 school year. 

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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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