The 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching. Hopefully, you had a restful break and were able to spend quality time with family and friends. Big Picture staff members have been busy developing curriculum, receiving training, and preparing for the welcoming of our students into our school community. We are excited to launch Year 7 of Bellevue Big Picture and eager to begin building strong relationships with new students and families. Students are at the center of all that we do here at BP and we take our work with them very seriously. We truly value our partnerships with families and believe that by working together we can prepare all students for their post-secondary aspirations.

In an effort to facilitate a smooth transition to school, we’re providing students and parents with as much information as possible. Please take time to share with your student the information included in this letter. Hopefully, it will help your child experience a successful transition to school. We’re looking forward to working with you and your child. Please encourage and facilitate your student’s participation in the New Student Orientation and Back-to-School Day check-in activities, as they will assist your student in experiencing a smooth transition. Take some time to discuss the required summer reading assignment and ensure your student is prepared for the related classroom discussions, assignments and assessments to begin on August 31st in their Humanities classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have further questions. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Bethany Spinler, Principal
Jessica Heaton, Assistant Principal

  • Please read the 2017 Welcome Letter for all the back-to-school information.
  • Families should attend our Take Care of Business Day to prepare for the start of the new school year. Taking Care of Business Day is Fridday, August 25th from 8am-2pm at Big Picture School.
  • Please refer to the Take Care of Business page for documents and information
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.