Winter is here, and may bring unpredictable weather. BSD encourages families to take the time to revisit the district’s emergency closure schedule protocols and our emergency closure decision-making process. During instances of inclement weather or severe conditions that could result in a delayed or canceled school day, BSD will communicate any schedule changes to families through direct messages, including email, text message, phone call, social media, FlashAlert, local media and posts to bsd405.org.

For specific questions regarding community partner programming and to confirm day-to-day schedules, we suggest contacting community providers directly. BSD partner programs such as Right at School and Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue will typically communicate directly with participating families on operations, plans, etc. In most instances, community partner programming will follow district precedent for emergency closures (I.e., if schools are closed, they will also be closed).


Transportation

Families with students who ride buses should be aware that there are also new districtwide snow routes, which impact all general routes (1-59) and special needs routes (901-932). The City of Bellevue plows streets and roads accordingly, and for the safety of our students and buses, all bus routes will stay on major streets that follow the city’s plow schedule. Please visit the district’s Snow Routes webpage to learn how and when bus stops may be moved to accommodate for inclement weather.

Additionally, due to the current bus driver shortage and illnesses circulating across the region, the number of bus drivers available to transport students on any given day is fluctuating. As standard and daily practice, BSD Transportation assesses which routes can be covered based on driver availability. If your student’s route has been cancelled on any given day, you will be notified via the parent portal through Edulog, by 5:30 a.m. that morning.  Learn how to sign up for Edulog here. You will also receive communication via email, phone call and text message through SchoolMessenger according to your preferred methods of communication provided in ParentVUE. Learn how to update your preferences.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.