September 7, 2020                                

Good afternoon,

It was an exciting first two days of school last week!  I hope you are all enjoying this three-day weekend and getting a little rest and relaxation.  Tomorrow we’ll be back again, please read down for updates and important information.

Student Schedules: Our counselors are working double time to make sure every student has a full schedule and to correct obvious errors.  There is more work to be done.  Please know that out counseling team will respond to your email as soon as they can.  At this point, they need to spend all available energy toward making adjustment to individual schedules.

 

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Time: Students will continue to meet with their full classes in the morning (synchronous time) and experience a variety of instructional opportunities in the afternoon (asynchronous time).  Asynchronous instruction is defined as a remote instructional setting in which the whole class is not learning together; this time may include small group or individual instruction with adult support.  Students will access learning opportunities that may be offline or online.  Once we’ve had some time to adjust and correct student schedules, small groups will be scheduled and predictable, and offline or independent tasks will be offered that can be completed at times convenient for the family.  Learning tasks and activities offered during asynchronous time are required and students are expected to participate and engage.  Teachers have the autonomy and authority to make adjustments to their assignments and timelines to ensure that no student is harmed during the temporary remote learning period or other constraints they may face outside of their control.

 

Attendance:  Teachers will take attendance during morning synchronous learning times and during Wednesday asynchronous learning times.

 

Textbooks and Materials: At this time, textbooks and materials will be distributed beginning the week of September 14th.  Mr. Gangle will send out detailed information soon with times and direction for this to occur.  Our priority remains the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families.

 

Pictures and Yearbooks:  2020 Yearbooks will be available toward the end of this month and students will be able to pick those up outside school.  We are tentatively planning to coordinate pictures at the same time.  Stay tuned for more information coming your way soon.

Please read down for a few updates and reminders about the days and weeks ahead. 

Warm regards,

Vic Anderson              Katie Klug                              Thomas Gangle

Principal                     Assistant Principal                  Assistant Principal

 

PTSA PRINCIPAL COFFEE/GENERAL MEMBER SHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH @ 8:30 A.M.

Be sure to join us this Wednesday.  Click here to join the Zoom meeting. 

 

FALL 2020 GUIDE FOR FAMILIES

I’m excited to share with you our Fall 2020 Guide for Families.  Please click on the link to find information for families about our schools and district.  You find many resources and links in this succinct and informative guide.

LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION                                           

If you still need a laptop, you may pick your up at Newport High School on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  If you need further assistance with picking up your laptop please contact Assistant Principal, Thomas Gangle, at ganglet@bsd405.org

 

BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION

If you missed the chance to get a backpack this week and still need one, don’t worry.  Please contact Israel Perez, Family Engagement Specialist.  He can be reached via email at perezi@bsd405.org

 

STUDENT FORMS, INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS

This year, all forms, information and applications are available online.  By making these available online, parents will be able to access the forms and information when it is most convenient for them.  It is important that all families use the list of links below to ensure a smooth start to the school year for their student.

 

  1. Student Data Verification using ParentVue, available beginning August 19th

(https://bsd405.org/departments/district-technology/online-student-data-verification/ )

  1. Student Fees (https://touchbase.bsd405.org/ )
  2. Temporary Remote Learning Schedule (https://bsd405.org/planning-for-fall/instructional-models/full-remote-learning/#secondary)
  3. Free/Reduced Lunch Application (https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/ )
  4. District Calendar (https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/calendar/2020-2021-family-staff-calendar.pdf)
  5. PTSA membership, Directory forms and Information (http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/ )
  6. Bellevue Schools Foundation (http://www.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/ )
    8. Student Accident Insurance Information—forms available in Main Office

 

ONLINE STUDENT DATA VERIFICATION

The Online Student Data Verification process for the 2020-21 school year started on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. This is only for families of students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12 (preschool students are not included in this process). If you are also a parent in the district, on August 19 you can update your student’s information by signing into ParentVUE to update information. The first time you log in, you will be directed to data verification.

Parents can:

  • Update your address online and provide the required proofs of address electronically
  • Update your primary email address for district and school communications
  • Update your student’s demographic data
  • Manage your student’s emergency contact list
  • Update your student’s photo permissions

Questions: 

 

BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL PTSA

Bellevue PTSA is committed to helping students, teachers and staff succeed during these extraordinary times. We can’t predict how COVID-19 will impact the school experience this year but we are expecting both new and ongoing requests for support. We are working to make the greatest impact possible on the Bellevue High community and provide support where it’s most needed. Your membership will likely support distance learning and the need to modify in-class teaching, increased social and emotional student support, staff appreciation, academic and college application support, and many other programs. Thank you for helping BHS in this challenging time.

Sign up online

We invite all parents, guardians, students, staff and interested community members to join the Bellevue High PTSA. The PTSA’s voice in advocating for all youth in Bellevue and Washington is strengthened by our membership numbers.

Join the BHS PTSA at http://www.bellevuehighptsa.com/wp/joinptsa/ (preferred method)

-or-

Fill out the form below and mail with check, payable to BHS PTSA, mail to :

Bellevue High PTSA Membership, 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue WA 98004

Attachment with form; Join Bellevue High School PTSA 2.docx

 

BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

Sign up for all Athletics and Activities for the 2020-21 school year on the Bellevue High School Athletic and Activities page https://bsd405.org/bhs/wolverines/athletics/

 

Due to COVID 19, the Fall Athletics season for ALL Fall Sports will begin on March 1st, 2021 with the exception of football beginning on February 17th, 2021. A complete calendar of start and finish dates can be found on our district website here.

All Athletics programs will require all forms to be completed on FinalForms including an up to date physical clearance form and for sports that more physical a concussion protocol ImPACT test. ImPACT testing will resume as soon possible.  https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/health/sports-medical-history-physical-exam.pdf

Athletics Department Contacts:

John Hill

Athletic Director

425-456-7038

hillj@bsd405.org

 

Kelli Mayer

Assistant Athletic Director

425-456-7039

mayerk@bsd405.org

 

IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES:

September 9                PTSA Principal Coffee/General Membership Meeting, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

September 24              Virtual Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

October 6                    Panorama SEL Survey

October 9                    District Professional Day – No School for Students

October 14                  PTSA Principal Coffee, 8:30 a.m.

November 4                PTSA Principal Coffee/General Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m.

November 6                Panorama School Climate and Teacher Feedback Surveys

November 9                LAST DAY OF FIRST QUARTER

November 11              Veterans Day – No School

November 26/27         Holiday – No School

December 9                 PTSA Principal Coffee, 8:30 a.m.

Dec 21 – Jan 1            Winter Break – No School

January 13                   PTSA Principal Coffee/General Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m.

January 18                   MLK Holiday – No School

January 28                   Last Day of the Semester