Marvista Assistant Principal Maggie Heater has been selected as interim principal of Marvista Elementary School, as Melissa Pointer has begun her new role as director of social-emotional learning at the district’s central office.
Six individuals have applied for the school board position vacated by Bernie Dorsey. Dorsey stepped down in June because he is moving out of state.
The open position represents District 4, which geographically encompasses Marvista, North Hill, Madrona, and Bow Lake elementary schools, Chinook Middle School, and Tyee High School, as well as other educational sites. Applicants must live within the boundaries of District 4.
The School Board will appoint one of the candidates to the open position at its August 4 meeting. The successful candidate will be sworn in on August 18.
The public will have the opportunity to meet the applicants at a Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00-6:30 via Zoom.
Here is a look at the 2021-22 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected on our website calendar. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes.
Please read this message from Principal Pointer shared with families on July 9.
As an extra measure of safety, we are offering free COVID-19 tests to Highline students in our summer school programs who have one or more COVID-19 symptoms and/or have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID-19 test.
Due to the weather forecast for extreme heat on Monday, all Highline summer school programs and classes are canceled for Monday, June 28. This includes programs at Puget Sound Skills Center. No meals for students will be available at any of our schools or meal pick-up locations on Monday, June 28.
After 14 years on the Highline School Board, Bernie Dorsey has resigned, as he and his wife Jill are relocating out of the area. Dorsey received accolades from school board members, Superintendent Susan Enfield and the superintendent's cabinet as his resignation was accepted by the school board.
Marvista's school supply list is available now, including a printable version if you prefer!
Marvista Elementary important dates for Jump Start, Summer Office hours, and the first days of school!
Our summer meal program will begin Tuesday, June 29. Families can choose to pick up either weekly meal kits or daily meals.
Helpful information and a link to the June 1 Welcome Video for our incoming Kindergarten class this Fall 2021.
We are announcing and congratulating the Marvista PTSA Award winners this school year and inlcuding links to the Marvista website and Facebook group.
Check out today’s family message that includes the last day of school and the preliminary results from the Fall Selection Form.
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.
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.
Mr. Ritsema shares his thoughts as we are likely celebrating the conclusion of a very difficult year and ideas on how to bring joy back into our lives.
King County recently opened up a new eviction prevention and rental assistance program. Call or visit King County's website today to find out if your eligible and to apply.
This week's Marvista Family messages provides links for the 2021 Learning Selection Form since this is due by May 27.
We want to thank you for your feedback on standards-based grading. Based on your feedback, we have adjusted the grading scale, and revised the format and content to make the report card easier to read.
Check out today’s family update that includes information about counselor funding next year, a link to a recording of yesterday’s family webinar and a reminder about the dental clinic from May 18-20.
Recognizing that our students will need extra social-emotional support due to the impacts of the pandemic, Superintendent Enfield has decided to invest nearly $1 million to provide every school with at least one full-time counselor in 2021-22.
We are considering two models for secondary class schedules for 2021-22 in-person instruction: a 3-period A/B schedule and a traditional 6-period day. You can give feedback in our Thoughtexchange.
Starting in September 2021, we plan to reopen schools for in-person instruction for students in Pre-K through grade 12. Families who are unable to send their children to school in person due to family health concerns may select a remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year. Please take a moment to fill out the 2021-22 learning selection form to commit to in-person or fully remote learning for the 2021-22 school year.
Highline’s summer school programs are an opportunity for students to strengthen and build upon their knowledge, makeup credits, and keep their minds active during summer break.