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

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

Maritime High School
615 S 200th St Des Moines, WA 98198

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Friday Family Newsletter - August 26, 2022

Friday Family Newsletter - August 26, 2022

9th Grade MHS Newsletter 

10th Grade MHS Newsletter

Dear MHS Families, 

School is less than a week away and we are so excited to welcome you back. Here are some important pieces of information that families have asked for. 

School Schedule:

  • Students can arrive *after* 8AM. 

  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast (Free)

  • 8:30 AM - School Starts

  • 11:20 AM* - Lunch (Free) Mon-Thu

    • *11:30 - Lunch (Free) Fridays

  • 3:00 PM - School Ends

    • * (Except for Early Release Fridays at 1:00 PM - See District Calendar for which Fridays are Early Release)

Tech Drive: 

We will be holding a Back to School drive at our campus, in front of the office, on Wednesday, August 31st from 9-3PM. Students will be picking up their device, field trip forms for the next week. A guardian must be present to sign their waivers. If you need other times or arrangements, please let us know.

  • Last names beginning with A-C - 9-10

  • Last names beginning with C-E:  10-11

  • Last names beginning with F-H: 11-12

  • Last names beginning with I-L: 12:30-1:30

  • Last names beginning with M-Z: 1:30-3

Teacher Assignments:

  • We know that families are eager to find out their teacher assignments or “Crew Leaders” as we call them here at Maritime. At MHS, we believe in fostering and building relationships with our students in the first week of school is of paramount importance to us. Over the course of the first two days, students will participate in different community building activities and exercising that will help to formulate our crews. We will finalize the crews during our second week. 

Field Work Experience Days:

  • Here at Maritime, we call off site learning, “Field Work Experiences” (FWE). You will see this acronym in many places. A calendar with all the FWE dates can be found here. Here is a glance at the second week of schools FWEs:

    • Sept 7th 

      • 9th Grade - Duwamish Hill Preserve

      • 10th Grade - Fisherman’s Terminal

    • Sept 8th

      • 9th Grade - Herring House Park

      • 10th Grade - Issaquah Hatchery

  • The following week we will begin some boat based Field Work Experiences. Maritime High School will be providing foul weather gear and boots for all students. Read here for more information on “how to dress.”

Save the Dates:

  • August 30th - Arcade Night at Waterland Arcade/Parent Night at Marina Mercantile (PTSA Hosted)

  • August 31st - Back to School Drive - 9-3

  • September 1st - First Day of School 8:30-3

  • September 2nd - Full Day of School 8:30-3 (Not an Early Release Friday)

  • September 5th - Labor Day - No School

  • September 6th - Picture Day

  • September 9th - Early Release Friday

  • October 13th - Community Learning Showcase - Evening event for all families to view student’s learning. 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call the office at 206-631-7400.