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

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Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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MOUNT RAINIER SUMMER BULLETIN

MOUNT RAINIER SUMMER BULLETIN

Mount Rainier High School Summer 2020

WE DID IT!  IT WAS HARD & MESSY SOMETIMES BUT WE ARE RAMS EVEN DURING COVID19!!

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HAPPY SUMMER & WE LOOK FORWARD TO FALL!

GENERAL

Our Mission: Mount Rainier High School promotes the growth of every student and seeks to create principled, knowledgeable, and inquisitive graduates empowered to lead productive and caring lives in a global society.

MRHS Building and Fields are Closed for Summer

Limited Office Staff return August 3rd.  There will be sporadic office staff in the building during July, please call first:  206-631-7000.

Fall Planning Webinars

3 “Return to Learn Webinars” on July 1 starting at 8:30 a.m.!  See Highline Schools webpage for more information.

As our district workgroups formulate plans for returning to school in the fall, we need your input. Based on state and local public health guidance, we must maintain 6-foot distancing for students and staff. This means we will not be able to accommodate all students in school at the same time. We want your feedback on our draft plan. It is important that we hear from students and families representing our entire Highline school community. Please join Superintendent Susan Enfield on July 1 to learn about our proposed plan for fall, give feedback and ask questions.

2020 Free Summer Meals – Find Site Locations and Times at:  www.highlineschools.org

Summer meal service began Monday, June 22. Grab-n-go meals will continue to be free to all students and children 18 years and younger. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down. If a child is unable to come to a meal distribution site, someone else may pick up a meal for that child.                                                                                               Meals will only be offered on Mondays and Thursdays during summer break. On Monday, students will receive three days worth of meals. On Thursdays, students will receive four days worth of meals.  Families are encouraged to bring a bag to carry the breakfasts and lunches for multiple days. Please maintain at least 6 feet between families standing in line when picking up meals.

Orca Cards

Highline partners with King County Metro and WSDOT to offer a free Youth Summer ORCA Pass to students in grades 8 – 12 who qualify for free school meals. The pass gives them access to three months of unlimited transit. Students will sign up now, then receive their card once KC officials allow for safe, non-essential travel. Currently, students are not advised to take transit for any non-essential reasons.  Sign up at Youth ORCA Pass sign-up form. For more information visit the Youth ORCA Pass website.

Online Enrollment 2020-21

Online enrollment is now open to all students, including returning students and non-resident students. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students can also update emergency contact information online.  See HighlineSchools.org or ParentVue for more information.

Are you moving or withdrawing from Mt. Rainier over the summer? 

Please email your students name and the name of the next school to our Registrar,  Rachael.Sita@highlineschools.org.  

Register to Vote

Will you be 18 by Nov 6th? Register to Vote @ Register to Vote            

Student Financial Account & Payment Information

Student accounting information including payments made and fines (not Mealtime Lunch account info) may be found online @ Touchbase.  Please do not create a new account (it won’t work correctly).  Use Student ID for User Name and Last Name (capitalize first letter) for password.

Tentative Ram Pack Day

Thursday, August 20.  Subject to change for social distancing.

SPORTS/CLUBS

Summer & Fall Sports

Check FamilyID & Highline Schools/Athletics for current information on registration.  If we move to Covid Phase 3 we may have limited Summer Activities – preregistration required including uploading current physical (due to no access to building).  Registration for Fall Sports will open on FamilyID in July, however, we do not know what Fall Sports will look like in August, yet.  Tentatively Football practices begin August 19 and the rest of Fall Sports begin August 24th.  Bryan Peterson, Athletic Director

Yearbooks are coming!

Due to the pandemic and school being closed our yearbook has been delayed. This means that Mount Rainier’s 2020 yearbook won’t arrive until August. More information about distribution of the yearbook will be available on our website at the beginning of August. Questions? Contact Yearbook Advisor, Michael Yousoofian @ michael.yousoofian@highlineschools.org

Yearbooks are not currently on sale, however, we hope to have some extras and will advertise that information in August, also.

Did I Buy One?  Check in Touchbase:

Directions:  HighlineSchools.org; “Students” drop down menu; “Online Payment”, “Touchbase” (blue box under Fines & Fees; LOG IN:  User Name is Student ID # (just numerals) & Password is Last Name with First Letter of last name Capitalized (Do Not create an new account); Items at Student's School. You will need student ID # to sign in. 

SENIORS 

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!  WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND HEARING YOUR ADVENTURES AS YOU CONTINUE TO IMPACT OUR WORLD.

Senior Mealtime Balances:  We are sending out individual emails requesting your input if Seniors have balances left on their mealtime accounts.  Please email back your choice of:  Donate to students in need; Transfer to another student; or Mail check in August.  Watch for the student specific emailing or email: pat.thomasson@highlineschools.org  (balances range from $0.05 to $100 so check your balance in Mealtime)

Senior Celebration Webinar

Students may access the Senior Celebration Webinar shown on June 15 through their Google account & download:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Yn6T7V_l4ZzDj7nXJEuDyqw5m-qoTYfv

MRHS Graduation Video & Photos

Available at Graduation 2020