We are planning for full-time in-person learning to be the primary learning model for students for the 2021-22 school year. Our plans are centered around the assumption that we will be able to use 3 feet as our metric for physical distancing, which allows all students, from pre-K through our Transitions Program, to return to in-person learning full-time.

We are also considering an option to provide a virtual education model for a limited number of students in grades 9-12. While our virtual education model would provide an option for students with needs that make virtual learning preferable, it would not seek to replicate the learning opportunities that take place in our schools.

To facilitate this, BSD will continue to follow the recommended safety guidelines that will allow us to welcome staff and students back to school communities. It is important to also plan for other aspects of the school day, week and year, including: bus routes, meal service options, staff professional development, and opportunities for additional virtual education. We look forward to sharing more information as it develops, but above all, we look forward to the day when we can all be #BSDStrong together in one place, once again.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present and future.