Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Marvista Elementary School
19800 Marine View Drive SW Normandy Park, WA 98166


Learn About School Schedule Decisions

Learn About School Schedule Decisions

Making a decision about weather-related school closures and schedule changes is always difficult because so many different situations have to be considered. We do our very best to balance the many interests at stake, but we recognize that no matter what decision we make, it will not please everyone.

We take the decision-making process very seriously. Student and staff safety is always our number one priority.

Our staff begins evaluating road conditions across the district at 3:30 a.m. Here is the process:

  • Transportation staff and our chief operations officer drive our district’s most challenging areas.
  • They compare notes with transportation staff from neighboring districts to assess conditions outside our local area.
  • They review hourly weather forecasts to assess whether conditions are improving or deteriorating.
  • We make the best decision possible given the information we have, with student and staff safety in mind.

Learn how we communicate with families about school schedule changes.

If you haven't already done so, please check with your school office to make sure your student's emergency contact information is up-to-date.