I am so excited to welcome our students back to school! There is an energy in the air this fall unlike any I have experienced before in Highline. Our teachers and staff are more motivated than ever and are diving into learning with our students. I can’t help but feel this will be Highline’s best year yet!
I want you to know how critically important our famlies are in the
education of our students and in the success of our whole school system. One of
the four pillars at the foundation of all we do in Highline is strong partnerships with families and
community. I am personally committed to ensuring that we are true partners
with you in all we do.
To demonstrate that commitment, we will have many more
opportunities for you to be involved in the challenges that lie ahead of us
this year. To start off, we have a new web-based tool called ThoughtExchange
that will allow you to share your ideas and feedback about anything you want us
to know. You will be invited to go to our ThoughtExhange website and share your
thoughts in early October.
We will be engaging our families and community on two very
important topics this year: ensuring that all our high school students have
access to the challenging coursework they need to be prepared for success, and
providing facilities that address our growing enrollment and meet our students’
learning needs. We will be hosting a year-long series of community meetings on
To ensure we have deep community participation in planning
our future school facilities, we are convening a Capital Facilities Advisory
Committee that will make recommendations for a long-term facilities plan and a
future bond. Fifteen members will be appointed by outside organizations (our
cities, employee associations, and community organizations) and the remaining
25 will be selected by lottery. If you are interested in being entered in the
lottery, please go to www.highlineschools.org/cfac
for details and send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I feel a sense of pride and optimism in Highline greater than I have felt since I became superintendent here. I hope you feel it, too. Together, we will lift our students up to reach their dreams.
We are Highline!
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.