Looking forward to seeing you in September!
The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 and the Evergreen Transitions program is Tuesday, September 5, 2023!!
The first day of school for Kindergarten is Friday, September 8, 2023!!
The first day of school for Preschool is Monday, September 11, 2023!!
Come join the BSD this summer as we get out of classrooms and into the community! BSD will be at movies in the park at Crossroads and Bellevue Downtown park throughout the month of August! Stop by and say hello!
Follow these 10 steps to get you set for fall!
Step 1: Annual Online Student Verification & Attendance Policy Agreement
Update student information through the online student verification process beginning August 23, 2023. Synergy ParentVue provides parents and guardians the ability to view the student assignments, grades and attendance. When logging on to update student information in August, a prompt will remind parents/guardians to acknowledge the yearly attendance agreement.
Current BSD Families:
Make sure to update your email address and the language you prefer to receive messages. This will ensure you are kept up to date throughout the year about district news and events.
Step 3: Make a Payment
Make payments for athletics and activities through Touchbase.
More Details on how to make payments for ASB, field trips and more!
Starting August 1, you will be able to use a Family Account to view all your children’s fees and fines.
To start using your Family Account:
- On August 1, go to TouchBase at https://wa-bellevue.intouchreceipting.com/signin
- Click the Set Password button.
- Enter the Email Address you have registered with your school for notifications and ParentVue.
- Click Search.
- Then check your email inbox for additional instructions.
Student ID Logins are still available for use on TouchBase, but it is highly encouraged to use your Family Account and create your own unique password for security reasons.
If you’re new to the Bellevue School District and TouchBase, visit our Quick Start Guide.
For questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: Transportation
Enroll today for the district’s bus tracking program to know just when your bus will arrive. Looking for ORCA card information? Learn about how all youth will be able to ride transit for free. Routes for the 2023-2024 school year are now available.
Step 5: Health and Safety
Review the district’s Required Health Forms webpage to ensure a healthy start to the school year.
If your child has a life-threatening health condition, they must have medication and healthcare orders at the school on the first day or they will be sent home. Please visit the district’s Individual Health Plan webpage to learn more.
Step 6: Student Technology
Student device handouts/pick-ups are handled by individual schools in partnership with the district technology team. Students are reminded to bring their stylus, computer charger and bag on their school’s scheduled computer distribution day. Check for communication from your school in August with the date and time for device pick-up.
Elementary Student Devices
This June all elementary student devices will be collected in order to organize, clean, and reimage them.
Secondary Student Devices
Only current 8th and 12th graders will return their laptops, chargers, and styluses in June. All other secondary students will keep their laptops over the summer. Students should address any repair issues prior to the last day of school. This will help ensure their laptops are fixed in time for the start of the 2023-24 school year.
Step 7: Nutrition Services
Set up payment for student meal purchases. Nutrition Services uses PayPAMS for online payments for school meals. Families may also pay for meals by check or cash at their child’s school. For more information, visit the Pay for Meals Page or call (425) 456-4507.
Step 9: Safety and Security
Please update your emergency contacts in Synergy ParentVue starting in August 2023. More information on emergency contacts and emergency school release can be found on the student reunification process page. The BSD Safety and Security Department seeks to establish a culture that provides a safe learning environment through preparedness and awareness.
Taking Care of Business Days, Teacher Meet and Greets, Elementary Playdates and Start and Dismissal Times
Schools will schedule events to welcome back families prior to the start of the school year. These events often take place in August and will be shared by individual school building leaders later in the summer. Check your email and your school website for updated information.
In mid-August, the district rolls over systems to prepare for the new academic year. This sometimes reveals a DRAFT of student schedules or homeroom placements. Families should be reminded that anything they may see should be considered a draft until their schools communicate that placements are finalized. This will take place just prior to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Because sharing inaccurate information may create unnecessary confusion as placements continue to be adjusted, families are discouraged to share draft placements or schedules with students or other families prior to finalized schedules being announced near August 31.
Find the start and dismissal time for your school. All schools release early on Wednesdays to allow teachers and school teams time to plan, collaborate and train.
BSD schools will not require students to purchase any required school supplies for the 2023-24 school year. If there are any school items recommended for students, individual school buildings will inform families about these optional items.
Enjoy your summer and see you in September! #WeAreBellevue