Dear BSD Community:

Finding new words of comfort is hard amid yet another school shooting. Monday, March 27, six people were killed, including three children, at the Covenant Christian School in Nashville, Tennessee. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers seem hollow in the wake of the stark reality of gun violence plaguing our communities across the county. The Bellevue School District expends yet another expression of sympathy and outreach of condolences to the Covenant school family – in hopes that collectively, we will take more significant action toward keeping all students safe. Together, the collective voices of our staff, students and families can make the difference.

We ask that you continue the conversations with some and remind others of the district’s multi-layered approach to safety, security, and emergency preparedness. We encourage everyone to be informed and know what to do in an emergency.

We acknowledge the impact of these incidents on our families and share these resources to strengthen and support us during this difficult time.



Dr. Art Jarvis, Interim Superintendent

Dr. Kelly Aramaki, Incoming Superintendent

Bellevue School District 405

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.