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

Office Hours:

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

Back to the Basics Info for 2019-20

Back to the Basics Info for 2019-20

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Ram Pack Day

Wednesday, August 21 

Freshmen - Class of 2023

8:00 a.m. - Last names A-F report to the theater

8:30 a.m. - Last names G-L report to the theater

9:00 a.m. - Last name M-R report to the theater

9:30 a.m. - Last name S-Z report to the theater

Incoming freshmen will be welcomed in the theater by the principal. Following that, they will transition to the gym to be able to pay ASB membership fees, pre-pay for yearbooks, have their school photos taken, and receive a student /ASB ID card. Students will turn in their emergency card and their health information cards and be able to ask any questions of our school nurse. In addition, students will learn about club and leadership opportunities, and be able to have a guided tour of the school. 

Seniors – Class of 2020

10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Please report to the main gym to pay ASB membership fees, receive ASB/ID card, pre-pay for the yearbook, and have your school photo taken. Please turn in the emergency card and health history form. The school nurse will be available for any questions. 

Gym Closed 11:30-12:00 for lunch

Juniors – Class of 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Report to the main gym to pay for ASB membership fees, take school pictures and receive a student ASB/ID card, and pre-pay for yearbooks. Please turn in emergency card, history information and nurse will be available for any questions.

Sophomores – Class of 2022

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Report to the main gym to pay ASB membership fees, for school pictures and receive a student ASB/ID card, and pre-pay for yearbooks.Please turn in emergency card and health history form. The school nurse will be available for any questions.

Any class fees and needed materials will be shared with students in each respective class during the first few days of school. We recommend that students be prepared with standard materials such as writing paper, pencils, pens and a binder.

Sorry, we will not be able to accept parking and sports participation fees or clearances during Ram Pack Day. Lockers will be assigned during the first week of school. Bring your form to the attendance office before/after school, or during lunch.  


Important Start of School Information

Dropping off and Picking up Students

The front parking lot of the school becomes extremely congested before and after school. In order to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors, please adhere to all posted parking signs and staff who are out helping direct traffic. We want everyone to be able to get in and out of school safely, efficiently, and on time.  

Schedule Changes

Students who wish to request a schedule change will need to fill out a schedule change request form and turn it in to the counseling office. Requests should be for academic reasons only.  A building administrator will review all other requests. Please note that change requests may be impacted by enrollment and class size limits. You may schedule an appointment with your counselor should you need to discuss your schedule or graduation plan.

Attendance (School Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Regular attendance at school and all classes is an integral part of students successfully completing high school.  We expect all students to be in class on time and prepared to learn. Students are tardy if they enter any class after the bell rings.  Tardies are documented and individual teachers will work with students to assign consequences should the tardies impact learning.

Should students need to be out of school for multiple days we recommend filling out a pre-arranged absence sheet so that we know ahead of time and can get the appropriate attendance documented.  It is at teacher discretion to give students an opportunity to make up missed work for unexcused absences. Students who know they will be missing school for a legitimate, pre-arranged reason need to speak with their teachers to set up a plan for making up any missed work.


2019-20 Fees List

ASB Membership and Yearbook Prepayment may be made beginning August 8, but must be made separately from other fees (parking, sports participation fees).

ASB Membership $40.00

Required for participation in sports, recommended for active students. Provides discounts to sporting events, dances, etc.

Yearbook

  • 8/7 to 9/11/2019 (Early Bird Discount) $55.00
  • 11/12 to 12/6/2019 $65.00

Yearbook purchases are pre-paid only. Yearbooks not picked up by June 26, 2020, become property of Mount Rainier High School. If you leave MRHS you must make pre-arrangements for pickup with the yearbook advisor.

Parking Permit

Must pay separately, payment and form will be accepted beginning September 4th, 2019 - $35.00

Application form and detailed information will be available at school beginning on September 4th. Fines must be paid or cleared to purchase parking permit. 

Off-Campus Permission No Fee

*Juniors and Seniors only. Application form and detailed information will be available at school beginning on September 4th. Fines must be paid or cleared to receive off-campus permission.

Sports Participation Fee

$50.00

($25 for free/reduced lunch)

Required for participation in any school sport. Register online through Family ID (go to highlineschools.org<<departments & programs>>athletics>>online resgiration-HS). Mount Rainier High School recommends checks made out to MRHS. Sorry, we do not accept credit or debit cards. Please save your receipts.