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Family Update for August 3

Family Update for August 3

Kindergarten Registration

Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? It is time to register for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

Learn more about kindergarten registration at highlineschools.org/kenrollment


Remember to Vote

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4 is Election Day. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked before 8:00 p.m. on election day or delivered to a ballot drop box.

Please remember to vote by Tuesday, August 4.


Tech Levy

In the November election, the ballot will include Proposition 1, the Highline Technology Levy. We will share details about the levy each week. Learn how the technology levy will increase digital equity and access to both distance learning and in-school instruction, without raising tax rates, if approved. Ballots are due by November 3. 


Athletics Update

Your patience and understanding is appreciated throughout this challenging time related to high school and middle school sports in Highline. Please realize that the information shared in this message is subject to change.

Here are the latest updates from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Highline Athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Middle School Sports

  • Middle school sports seasons 1 and 2 are cancelled. Decisions about middle school sports will be re-visited for the spring semester.

High School Sports

  • High school sports registration remains closed. It was previously scheduled to open today, August 3. Registrations for Summer 2020 out-of-season practices are now void. We will inform you when it becomes possible to open sports registration.

  • Athletics registration dates will open at least four weeks prior to any permissible WIAA sport-related activity.

  • WIAA modified the 2020-21 sports season calendar to create four shortened seasons and to move moderate- and high-risk team sports, from fall to spring. WIAA took further actions:

    • Created an alternate season for cross country in season 1
    • Moved girls swimming/diving and competitive cheer to season 3
    • Approved football to begin practices on February 17
    • Approved season 2 sports to begin pre-competition practices December 28
  • Highline Public Schools will not be participating in season 1. (All season 1 sports now have an alternate season in the spring.)

  • The first practice date for season 2, is December 28, 2020. Due to shortened seasons, practices and contests will likely be scheduled on Saturdays and during traditional break periods such as Presidents Day and Spring Break.

  • Regular season practice and competition for season 4 extends until June 19, 2021.

We will continue to update you on athletics news and decisions. 

More information: WIAA: July 28 Action Items and Modified Sports Seasons.


Summer Opportunities

Running out of things to do? Check out some local summer opportunities