Highline tries to avoid learning loss by boosting students ahead. "There's plenty of research on what happens when education is disrupted by natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, or planned breaks in learning, like summer."
New Education Lab series
The Seattle Times is running a new series as part of its Education Lab. The first article was published today, coming up in the series is part 2 (In Highline schools, a strategy often reserved for top performers might be working for everyone) and part 3 (Do standardized tests still serve their purpose?) Here is... Continue Reading →
Lunches every day, food pantry this Friday
Just a reminder that there will be lunches available everyday this week, and the food pantry will be in operation this Friday from 2 to 6!
Resources for Washington residents impacted by Coronavirus. https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources Check it out if you need help with Applying for unemployment Trouble paying credit cards Trouble paying mortgage Trouble paying rent Student loan deferment Short term emergency loans Utility help Insurance issues Avoiding scams
Ongoing food pantry
This week the district has started providing lunches to students, but thanks to generous donations from the community, we are going to keep an ongoing food pantry going for families who need it, for as long as we can. If you cannot get there we might be able to deliver, please let us know. This... Continue Reading →
Socioeconomic fallout of coronavirus won’t spare children.
Donna Gretchen / Op-Art Interesting opinion piece in today's Seattle Times. You can read it here. School closures are going to save lives and keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. But how many lives are going to be endangered from the poverty that results from an enforced shut down?
Starting March 16 some SPS schools will be offering lunch services to students. The closest to HPE is Denny MS, but please check out this map if another location may be more convenient for you. Also, Comcast is offering 2 months of free internet services to waiting applicants, please follow this link to see if... Continue Reading →
Day 2 of food drive
If you are in need of food we are handing out groceries again today, in the parking lot of Highland Park Elementary. School families AND any neighborhood families are welcome. We will be there until 6:00, please come! If you would like to donate to the PTA to support the drive you can via PayPal... Continue Reading →
More Food Resources
From Principal Dysart: The governor of Washington State has asked that all schools close until April 24th. This is to further stop the spread of COVID-19. Yesterday, you received notice it would be a 2 week closure, so news is changing fast. I will regularly update you on changes and hopefully, be able to provide... Continue Reading →
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