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

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WELS is recruiting students for next school year! Check out this short video for more information.

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Welcome to Waskowitz Environmental Leadership School (WELS)

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Family Update for August 6

This August 6 Family Update includes information about distance learning sample schedules, a reminder of our upcoming August 11 webinars and a link to test internet speed. 

Family Update for August 3

This August 3 Family Update includes information about athletics, kindergarten registration, voting, technology levy and summer opportunities.

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Highline Schools Foundation is helping the district work to ensure that all families have access to broadband internet service when schools open this fall in full distance learning. Find out how to help.

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We know you have questions on distance learning, and we’re working on answers. Please plan on joining Superintendent Susan Enfield for a webinar on August 11 to ask questions and learn about our distance learning plan in fall 2020.

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Here is a high-level look at the 2020-21 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected in our website calendar. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. 

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We are following state guidelines for reopening school with safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. To plan appropriately, we are asking you to tell us which option you are likely to select, based on what you know today. 

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All students need access to technology to learn and be prepared for today’s careers. On July 8, school board members voted to place a two-year $32.5-million technology levy on the November 3 ballot. The levy will not increase taxes beyond the current rate.

Our Promise

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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