Title Name E-mail Phone
Principal Bethany Spinler [email protected] 425-456-7800
Assistant Principal Matt Stokes [email protected] 425-456-7800
Middle School Counselor Jamie Ginter [email protected] 425-456-7806
High School Counselor Amy Stephens [email protected] 425-456-7806
Office Manager Beth Orr [email protected] 425-456-7800
Registrar Carol Anne Yamamoto [email protected] 425-456-7800
Attendance Kelley Hoang [email protected] 425-456-7808
Nurse Erin Ferguson [email protected] 425-456-7855


Main Office Fax 425-456-7805
School Safety Tip Line 425–324-3875 – https://bsd405.org/help/report/
Bellevue School District http://www.bsd405.org
Bellevue Big Picture http://www.bsd405.org/bigpicture/
Bellevue Big Picture PTSA https://www.bellevuebpsptsa.org/
Child Protective Services 1-866-363-4276 or 800-562-5624
Washington Teen Link 866-833-6546
Youth Eastside Services 425-747-4937
Crisis Connection 866-427-4747
Crisis and Suicide Lifeline (24 Hour) 988
Domestic Violence (24 Hour Hotline) 1-800-799-SAFE
Poison Information Center 800-222-1222
BSD Language Phone Lines
Español 425-456-4254
Pусский 425-456-4280
中文 425-456-4282
한국어 425-456-4283
日本語 425-456-4281
Tiếng Việt 425-456-4284

Bellevue Big Picture School Mission

To prepare all students for success in college, career, and citizenship through personalized, rigorous, and relevant learning experiences.

Bellevue School District (BSD) Vision

To affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.

BSD Mission

To serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.


The school was designed around the Big Picture Learning philosophy and five guiding principles: Personalization, Adult World Connection, Common intellectual Mission, Shared Leadership and Responsibility, Supportive Partnerships.

Guidelines for Success

At Big Picture, students are acknowledged within classes and at PMU’s for demonstrating: Positive Relationships, OWnership of Learning and Leadership.

Staff and Students Commit to Join the Panther PROWL at Big Picture!

Positive Relationships Treat each other well.
Ownership of Learning Self-management and making good choices.
Leadership Doing what is right to take care of the physical space around you

and the school community – no matter who is or isn’t watching!


Bellevue Big Picture’s curricular program is led by the Building Equity Leadership Team, which provides oversight to ensure improvement in academic and social-emotional outcomes for all students. The school is committed to growing Project-based Learning in all courses, due to the opportunity for student voice and choice in this approach. The school will refine its implementation of the Big Picture design features each year, including advisory, personalized learning plans, Learning Through Internships (LTI), student-led conferences, and college and career exploration.

Bellevue Big Picture will also continue to develop a strong and supportive school culture through:

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), including Panther PROWL behavior expectations and PROWL slip recognition.
  • Restorative Practices, which includes implementing academic and community building circles in classrooms and using restorative conferencing to resolve conflicts.

Additional programs to support a positive school culture include weekly Pick Me Up (PMU) assemblies, anti-bullying curriculum, positive student recognition programs and afterschool activities.

Family and community engagement are critical to Bellevue Big Picture. We continue to build community partnerships to support the internship program, as well as partnerships with parents, colleges, businesses and non-profits to support all students with academic success and college and career readiness. The school will continue to recruit, train, and support mentors; design and host parent information nights on topics like project-based learning, standards-based grading, and technology integration; stretch out into the community to promote the school to district students during the open enrollment period; and showcase innovative practices to other educators in the district and beyond.

Middle School 2023-2024

Monday & Friday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1st Period 8:10-9:05 1st Period 8:10-9:00 2nd Period 8:10-9:50 1st Period 8:10-9:40
PMU 9:05-9:30 4th Period 9:55-11:30 3rd Period 9:45-11:20
2nd Period 9:10-10:00 2nd Period 9:35-10:20 Lunch 11:30-12:00 Lunch 11:20-11:50
3rd Period 10:05-10:55 3rd Period 10:25-11:10 5th Period 12:05-1:40 6th Period 11:55-1:30
4th Period 11:00-11:55 4th Period 11:15-12:05 7th Period 1:35-3:05
Lunch 11:55-12:25 Lunch 12:05-12:35 Tutorial 3:05-3:40
5th Period 12:30-1:20 5th Period 12:40-1:25

6th Period




6th Period



7th Period 2:20-3:05 7th Period 2:20-3:05
Tutorial 3:05-3:40 Tutorial 3:05-3:40

 High School 2023-24

Monday, Tuesday, Friday Wednesday (alternating weeks) Thursday




*subject to change based on each student’s LTI
1st Period 8:00-8:58 1st Period 8:00-9:15 2nd Period 8:00-9:15 Advisory 8:00-9:00
2nd Period 9:01-9:59 3rd Period 9:20-10:20 3rd Period 9:20-10:20 Workshop 1 9:05-10:50
3rd Period 10:02-10:27 4th Period 10:25-11:40 6th Period 10:25-11:40 Lunch 10:50-11:20
4th Period 10:29-11:27 5th Period 11:45-1:00 7th Period 11:45-1:00 Workshop 2 11:25-1:10
Lunch 11:27-11:57 LUNCH 1:00-1:30 LUNCH 1:00-1:30 Workshop 3 1:15-3:00
5th Period 12:00-12:58 Tutorial 3:00-3:30
6th Period 1:01-1:59
7th Period 2:02-3:00
Tutorial 3:00-3:30


Tutorial meets Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri for 30 minutes following school in all teachers’ rooms. Students may be assigned to tutorial by their teachers, and/or they may choose to go to tutorial in a specific class to get more individualized attention from a specific instructor, to complete missing assignments, or to take make-up tests. If students are on campus during this time, they need to be in a teacher’s room for tutorial. We encourage students to attend tutorial regularly!


All 6th-10th grade students are required to have a full schedule. All 11th and 12th grade students are encouraged to take a full schedule each semester but may opt to earn six credits instead of seven. During any open period, students are expected to be off school grounds or in the main office for quiet study.


Students in Washington State must earn a minimum of 24 high school credits to graduate. Each semester class is worth 0.5 credit. In order to receive a diploma, High School students must:

  • earn a minimum of forty (40) hours of Community Service
  • earn a minimum cumulative 0 grade point average (GPA)
  • complete state assessments
  • successfully complete Washington State History/Government. Students who transfer into the Bellevue School District after 7th grade will be required to satisfactorily complete Washington State History/Government in order to meet the graduation requirement.

More information about High School Graduation Requirements can be found here.


A student may attempt to improve the grade of a previous course by retaking the course at Big Picture School. Students may take the course at another facility provided they receive prior approval from an Executive Director of Teaching & Learning. The highest grade earned becomes the grade of record and is computed into the cumulative credits and GPA. The other course attempt stays on the transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the school’s registrar to have the grade corrected on the transcript although, on occasion, this transfer occurs naturally.


Course schedules are student driven; this means that courses are placed in the master schedule based on course selections of individual students from the previous spring. Throughout the registration process, students are informed to select their courses wisely as they will be held to the classes they registered for during Spring Registration.

Any request for a schedule change must be submitted before the tenth day of the semester by setting up an appointment with a counselor or administrator. Strong consideration will be given to requests which involve corrections including, but not limited to inaccurate level placement and adjustments needed due to summer school completion. It is anticipated these changes would be very limited and only for significant extenuating circumstances.

Schedule change requests after ten days into the semester must be initiated by meeting with a counselor. Again, only requests that include significant extenuating circumstances will be considered. After ten class days, the withdrawal policy indicates that a student will be withdrawn with an F grade unless there are significant extenuating circumstances.


The school campus opens at 7:45 AM. High School classes start at 8:00 and Middle School classes start at 8:10. Students should be dropped off with enough time remaining for the student to make it to class on time. Student drop-off is in the main parking lot adjacent to the cafe. Please pull forward to unload students and refrain from stopping in the crosswalk.

If a student is staying for tutorial and/or afterschool activities, they are to be in supervised classrooms. Students not staying after school should be picked up immediately. Any student not getting picked up by 3:10 needs to be in tutorial and under adult supervision. Afterschool activities typically end by 4:45 pm.

If you are parking and entering the school, please park in the main lot closest to the cafeteria building. For safety reasons, BP does not allow students to remain on campus after school in unsupervised locations.


Big Picture is a closed campus. Students are required to remain on campus from the time they arrive at school until the end of the school day. Permission to leave school grounds during school hours will be granted upon the request of a parent/guardian. The exception to this is for high school students during lunch. If a student leaves campus without permission, disciplinary action will be taken. Our campus is also closed to all non -BP students while school activities and classes are in session (7:45am-5:00pm).


Students must be in a supervised activity at all times. Waiting for parents and rides for more than 10 minutes is considered loitering. Once a student leaves campus, he/she may not return that day unless with a parent/guardian present or for a school function.


Our goal as a school community is achievement for all students at a high standard (academic, social, and behavior). Complaints, problems or concerns about a child’s class should be resolved by the people who are closest to the situation. The following process must be followed for resolving classroom/student issues or concerns:

  1. Contact and/or meet with the classroom Tell the teacher your concerns.
  2. With the cooperation of your child, develop a plan for resolving the problem or A good faith effort must be attempted and documented by all involved. Most issues can and will be resolved with this effort.
  3. If the problem is not resolved after implementation of the plan, make an appointment with the student’s counselor. Share continued concerns and the efforts attempted thus far to resolve the Enlist the counselor’s assistance and develop a plan with the counselor for resolving the problem.
  4. If the problem is not resolved with the teacher and the counselor, contact the principal or assistant principal for an appointment. Bring to the meeting all previous implementation efforts and Clarify with the principal or assistant principal what actions can and will be taken in response to your concern.

A decision to make a class assignment change based on classroom concerns is the sole jurisdiction of the building principal. If a class change is warranted, the change will most likely be done within a reasonable break/time period in the academic year, i.e., the end of the term.


Whenever a student leaves the school grounds for a student activity, a Parent Permission Slip must be completed by a parent or guardian. Forms will be completed through Final Forms. Telephone calls cannot be accepted for authorization at such activities. Parent chaperones are always appreciated. Interested parents should complete the BSD volunteer authorization process to be eligible to chaperone.


Notes or other correspondence to students from parents, activity advisors, and coaches will not be delivered during the school day except in cases of emergency. Please plan ahead for this type of correspondence. Emergencies do not include reminders to stay for tutorial or activity, appointment reminder, etc. In addition, please do NOT text or call your children during class time. They cannot access their cell phones until lunch or after school.


High School students wishing to bring a guest to a school-sponsored dance must obtain, complete, and return the guest application form at least 3 days prior to the event. The form is available in the main office a few weeks before each dance. After the application is approved, the BP student will receive a guest pass which will allow him/her to purchase a guest dance ticket. Each High School student is limited to bringing only one guest. The administration reserves the right to refuse access to school-sponsored events to non-BP students. Individuals attending the dances as a guest must be at least of high school age and under the age of 21. Middle School students are not allowed to bring guests to school dances.


Balloons, flowers, gifts will not be delivered to students during the day because they create an interruption to the learning environment. These items can be held in the office till after school.


All visitors must first sign in at the Main Office and receive a name tag. This includes parents and other community members. Visits to classes should be pre-arranged so as not to disrupt the instructional environment or teacher plan for the day. Please do not arrive on our campus hoping to meet a teacher during class or tutorial time. If a parent or community member wishes to meet with a staff member, please contact them by phone or email to arrange a meeting in advance. If you desire to observe a class in session, please make arrangements with administration in advance.

Non-Big Picture students wishing to visit Big Picture and/or attend classes may only do so for instructional purposes. They must already reside in our attendance area and provide proof of residency. The purpose of these visitations is to facilitate a successful transition for a student from their current school to Big Picture. Visitations for other purposes will be denied. Students’ friends, whether they live in the attendance area or not, may not visit campus during school hours. All student visitations must be preapproved by the principal.

For security and safety reasons, please contact a staff member immediately if you notice an unidentified or unknown person on our campus.


Prior to distribution or posting on campus, all non-school materials must be approved by the school administration to ensure they follow district policy (Policy 4060 and Procedure 4060P: “Distribution of Materials”). Approved non-school materials may be posted only on the Community Bulletin Boards in the office. No more than one 8½” x 11” poster is allowed. School- related materials must be signed, dated, and preapproved by designated school officials prior to posting. Items may only be posted in the office and in other designated areas throughout the building. All posted items must be removed by the organizing group immediately following the event. Materials that are posted in undesignated areas or that do not follow Big Picture or district policies will be removed.


Students may bring snacks and bottled water (with a closable lid) to eat/drink at appropriate times. Each teacher determines what is an appropriate time or if there is an appropriate time. Students should never have beverages on tables when using laptops. All food and gum wrappers need to be thrown in the trash cans. Classrooms may lose this privilege if there are ongoing concerns for food wrappers, gum and containers being left on the desks/floors.


While it is not possible to create a completely allergen-free environment, there are students at Big Picture with both environmental and food-based allergies. Students are asked to be considerate of the needs of their classmates with life-threatening allergies. This includes taking steps to minimize peer exposure to allergens, for example, refraining from exchanging food items. In addition, students should call 911 or seek adult help if a peer exhibits symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, including, but not limited to, a skin rash, vomiting, wheezing or difficulty breathing.


Please clean up after yourself. Food wrappers need to be thrown away. Loose paper, clothes, project materials need to be put away.

Bellevue School District Board Policy No. 0130, Equity and Accountability

All students have an inherent right to an equitable, accessible, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environment. The District values students’ diverse ideas and contributions, and believes that students’ identities and backgrounds should actively contribute to their successful academic outcomes and that of their peers. Diversity is a core strength of our District and requires that we work systemically to eliminate racial inequalities and inequities for all marginalized students.

Click the link above for the full text of the district policy on equity and accountability.


Bellevue School District is a member of the Public Schools Emergency Communications System (PSECS). School closure information is updated through PSECS, which is then accessed by numerous television and radio stations. You can hear closure information and messages by tuning in to a local TV or radio station. Other choices are:

at: www.bsd405.org/districtnotification


Emergency response procedures may be activated by any staff member at the school level. The District Emergency Operations Plan will be activated at the district level by the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendents, or their designee.

Fire: In case of a fire in the school, a loud alarm will sound. Students should follow instructions from their teacher and/or adult in the nearest vicinity for evacuation. Students must stay with their class and walk at all times. Fire drills will occur several times throughout the year. The alarm will sound and school officials will time how long it takes to evacuate the building. Cooperation is necessary during these drills to assure the safety of all. False alarms will be treated as real fires until proven otherwise. It is against state law to set off a fire alarm with no cause. The police and fire departments will be involved in an investigation should this occur. Misuse of fire alarms and/or fire extinguishers will result in disciplinary action leading up to suspension or expulsion.

Earthquake: Earthquakes occur without warning. Experts estimate that there are less than five seconds from the beginning of a quake to seek cover. In the event of an earthquake or earthquake drill, students are expected to:

  • duck under a desk, table or chair
  • cover face, head and neck
  • hold the furniture protecting

Students should wait for an all-clear signal before leaving their cover. The teacher will direct evacuation if needed. Once outside, students should stay with their class and listen carefully to all instructions. Attendance will be taken and further instructions given. Each of these steps will be practiced during earthquake drills.

Decision to Implement a Lockdown: Law enforcement may contact a school and advise a lockout (or less likely, a lockdown) if there is a known safety threat in the area. If there is a threat on campus, staff members may initiate lockdown procedures. In the case of a lockout or lockdown, principals will work with district officials (and law enforcement, when applicable) to ensure the safety of staff and students and to communicate with families as the situation allows.

Full procedures for a lockout or lockdown are outlined in Procedure 3432P.

Parent/Family Access to Grades and Attendance

Parents/guardians and students may access teachers’ gradebooks and attendance to monitor their child’s progress. This is intended to serve as a communication tool between the school, student and parent/guardian.

  1. To access student grades, attendance, and various assignments go to Synergy StudentVue/ParentVue. Instructions are here.

Student-led Conferences

Student-led conferences will occur for all students 2 times per year. Parents/guardians are welcome to have a conference with any teacher at any time during the year. Please contact your student’s teacher and/or counselor to arrange a conference time that is mutually agreeable.

Progress Reports

Teacher-generated progress reports may be sent home with students any time during the year. Interim Progress reports are mailed home for students with C’s and lower at least 5 weeks before the end of a semester.

Report Cards

Report cards are issued four (4) times during the school year and can be found online in StudentVue/ParentVue. The 1st report card is issued at the end of the first quarter and communicates progress and grades to date. The 2nd report card communicates the final course grades for first semester. In second semester, grades are reset. The 3rd report card is a progress report at the end of third quarter, and the 4th report card communicates the final grades of second semester.

Standards Based Grading (SBG) Overview

Bellevue Big Picture School uses Standards Based Teaching, Assessment and Grading. This educational philosophy clearly aligns our instruction and assessment with Washington State Standards and 21st Century Skills (www.iste.org; www.p21.org). Students are empowered to take responsibility for their own mastery of the standards and will have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their growth and progress. Assessments and the associated grades are designed to communicate students’ proficiency on specific standards and whether they exceed or need improvement at any given time.

Students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency on a particular standard continue to work and improve their mastery of the concept. They have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency until they meet or exceed standard.

Assessment Scale and general descriptors used in school-wide rubrics and grading:

4 – Exceeding: Student shows proficiency in the content/skill and can apply it to new situations.

3 – Meeting: Student shows proficiency in using the content/skill as it has been introduced in class.

2 – Approaching: Student understands pieces of the content/skill but is not able to put them together.

1 – Beginning: Student can demonstrate some of the content/skill with help.

0.5 – Even with help, the student does not know any of the knowledge and/or skills.

0 – No Evidence: No evidence was submitted.

Overall Course Grade Calculation: At least 80% of each student’s grade will be based upon demonstrated proficiency on content-specific standards. Up to 20% may be based upon demonstration of proficiency on 21st-Century Skills-based standards such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving.

Average of Standard Scores 3.5-4.0 2.6-3.49 2.0-2.59 1.5-1.99 0.0-1.49
Final Letter Grade A B C D F
  • There are no pluses or minuses in the Students will only receive an A, B, C, D, or F for each course on their report card.
  • The conversion table above is not the same as calculating grade point average (GPA). GPA is a way of translating a student’s overall achievement in multiple courses to a To calculate GPA, each grade of A is 4.0, B 3.0, C 2.0, D 1.0 and an F is 0.0.

Summative Assessments: Tasks such as tests, quizzes, papers, final projects and project presentations are called “summative assessments.” These are given after students have had a chance to practice the content or skills being assessed. Summative assessments WILL be used to calculate students’ final grades.

Formative Assessments: Class work and assignments leading up to summative assessments are called “formative assessments.” These are used as feedback for students and advisors. Examples include practice assignments, practice homework, pre-tests, some quizzes and assignments leading up to project presentations. Advisors will enter formative assignments in the Gradebook so parents, students, and advisors can track student progress, but formative assignments will not count towards a student’s grade.

Students are expected to complete all formative assessments. Timely completion of all work is important in order for students to get feedback and prepare for summative assessments. Students may be assigned “mandatorial” (required afterschool tutorial) until the required missing work is completed.

Make-up and Redo Policies: Each grade level team will establish their own make-up and redo policies and communicate them to students in the course syllabus.

21st Century Skills: In addition to content standards, students may also be assessed on 21st Century Skills, including creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.


The Community Partnership Coordinator/ Career Specialist is available to assist students with current career and technical curricular choices, job and career information and opportunities, and with online career interest inventories for post high school educational choices and future vocations. Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students can use to plan for college and a career. Family Connection is linked with Naviance™, a service that counselors use to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. Family Connection allows you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers; complete a 4 year course plan for high school graduation or college entrance requirements
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics; explore majors; compare student activities and athletics offered on campus
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments; find out what college major is tied to your career choice
  • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals
  • Family Connection web address is: naviance.com/bellevuehs


Announcements are read during first period as needed. Announcements must relate to school or district functions and are subject to editing. Students are responsible for knowing the contents of the announcements.


To be eligible for free or reduced price lunches, a parent or guardian must complete the application form, which is available online from the BSD website. Income guidelines for reduced price meals are established by the Federal Government and are on the application.


Counselors are available to assist students in the areas of academic, post high school, and socio- emotional guidance and counseling. The school counselors do individual and classroom five-year planning for ninth grade through post high school and help prepare students for standardized testing, soliciting recommendations, writing of college entrance essays, and completing applications and financial aid forms. Middle and high school counselors are qualified to assist in the interpretation of test scores, to assist in resolving personal problems, and to support you with adjustments in school and life. Their services are provided to all of our students including accelerated and special needs students. Big Picture also offers services of a school psychologist who works with counselors in completing psychological and academic assessments.


The Health Room/Clinic is located in the Main Office. Health services include care for those who become ill or injured at school; health counseling; and information about community health resources. If you become ill while at school, please let your teacher know, and then report directly to the Health Room for assistance. You may remain in the health room for 15 minutes. After such time, students will either go home, if necessary, or go back to class. You must sign out in the Attendance Office before leaving school due to an illness and bring an excuse note upon your return.


This foundation provides assistance to students who are experiencing financial difficulties which could limit their opportunities to participate in the full school program. Please see a counselor or administrator for more information.


Personal belongings found on campus will be turned into the Main Office. At the end of each semester, unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.


If medication(s) is to be taken while at school, written instructions from the prescribing physician and parental permission must be obtained for EACH medication. A medication authorization form is available in the main office and must be completed by a physician and returned/faxed to the school nurse. If more than one medication is to be taken, additional authorization forms can be obtained. All medications will be kept and dispensed (as ordered by the physician) by a designated school employee. Prescription and non-prescription medication must be sent in the original pharmacy container. Non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications must be clearly labeled with the child’s name, dosage, and time to be given. NO MEDICATION (prescription or non- prescription) CAN BE GIVEN WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER. There is to be NO sharing of medications of any kind. This will be grounds for immediate disciplinary action.


Student accident insurance may be purchased through the district. Enrollment forms are available in the main office.


The registrar is responsible for maintaining Permanent Academic Records and all official school records such as transcripts, report cards, and test scores.


The school district provides textbooks for all students in the district at no cost. Every student is required to take good care of all textbooks assigned to them or available in class. Only books with the assigned number assigned to each student will be accepted as valid when returned. Fines are based on teacher or principal judgment for abuse, misuse or lost books. Fines will be assessed for lost or damaged books and may result in holding of the student yearbook. No refunds on fines will be given after one year of the issuance of the fine. Also, no refunds on fines will be given if a book is later found that is no longer in use by a course.

Library books may be checked out for 3 weeks, though they may be renewed at any time. Students are responsible for keeping books in good shape and will be fined a replacement cost if damaged. A $5 late fee will be assessed for books that are 3 weeks or more overdue. Book replacement fees (& late fees) will be assessed for books marked lost, although the replacement fee may be waived upon the book’s return to the library. Unpaid library fines may hinder students from obtaining yearbooks and student transcripts.


ASB officers are elected each year according to the ASB constitution and are responsible for the student body budget and special activities such as spirit days and socials/dances. Students may purchase an ASB Card for $7.50 and a yearbook for $30.00. ASB cards and student yearbooks can


be purchased during our August orientation as well as during the school year. ASB cards will be issued early in the fall after student photos are delivered. The yearbook is issued at the end of the school year and features student pictures and highlights of activities during the year. Please note that for students having fines at the end of the year, yearbooks will be held until the last day of the school year or until all fines are cleared.



The Bellevue School District offers students opportunities to extend their learning through extracurricular and after school activity programs. Involvement in extracurricular endeavors is strongly encouraged. High school students wishing to participate in school sports should contact their attendance area high school athletic department for a list of dates and sports. Activity/Athletic eligibility requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA while attending six classes.

Middle school students will have the opportunity, pending sign-ups, to participate in annual offerings. Students will have the opportunity to create a variety of after-school clubs and activities. Big Picture students who desire to participate in BP school related clubs and sports must purchase an ASB card.


BP’s middle school afterschool program is run by an outside organization called Jubilee REACH through a program called Club Jubilee. They have a selection of activities that rotate throughout the year.

Jubilee programming runs from 3:45 – 4:45 pm every day except Wednesday and 2:00-3:00 on Wednesdays (during specific seasons). Currently, there is no cost for Club Jubilee though students must sign up in advance to participate.

CLUB JUBILEE SPORTS -Become part of a Team! Join an afterschool sports team and grow better by competing with your friends in other Bellevue Middle Schools in:

  • Boys / Girls Soccer
  • Coed Flag Football
  • Girls Golf (Fall) Boys / Girls Golf (Spring)
  • Boys / Girls Basketball

Click these links for more information on district activities and athletics policies: POLICY 2151 and PROCEDURE 2151P.

The staff at Bellevue Big Picture School considers regular attendance essential to learning. Classroom sessions are carefully planned and are a valuable experience that cannot always be duplicated. Absences create difficulty for both students and teachers in maintaining continuity in student progress at school. Therefore, regular attendance is necessary if students are to profit fully from the learning experiences offered. District policies and procedures related to attendance are at POLICY 3122 and PROCEDURE 3122P.


Students are expected to be in class on time. This means that students are expected to be in their classrooms, in their seats, and ready for class at the beginning of the class. Students who show up late disrupt the teacher and the learning of others, and do not get the full value of the education being offered. Secondary students–when a student’s tardiness becomes frequent or disruptive, the student may be referred to the principal or counselor and may be subject to corrective action. Each school may determine at what point in the class a tardy turns into an absence.

Bellevue Big Picture School students need to be in class and ready to learn at the bell/beginning of class. Students who miss more than 50% of class will be considered absent. The following are consequences for tardiness:

  1. The first time a student is tardy, the teacher will have a problem-solving conversation with the student.
  2. The second time a student is tardy, the teacher will call a parent or
  3. The third time a student is tardy, the teacher will convene a meeting with the student and their advisor to problem-solve.
  4. The fourth (or additional times) a student is tardy, the teacher will assign the student a detention in their class during tutorial.
  5. The fifth (or additional times) a student is tardy, the teacher will refer the student to the office for a meeting with the Assistant Principal. At that time, additional consequences may be determined.


Students are expected to remain in class until the end of the class. This means that students are expected to be in their classrooms, engaged in the learning, until the students have been dismissed by the teacher. Students who leave early disrupt the teacher and the learning of others, and do not get the full value of the education being offered. When a student leaves class or school early without permission or it becomes frequent or disruptive, the student may be referred to the principal or counselor and may be subject to corrective action. Each school may determine the point in the class at which the early release turns into an absence.

At Bellevue Big Picture School, students who leave class without permission with more than ten minutes left in the class period may be considered absent. The following are consequences:

  1. Students will meet with counselor or administrator after first unexcused early release to create an attendance plan which may include consequences such as a lunch detention. Parents will be
  2. Repeated violations will result in parent conference with administrator and progressive


All sanctions imposed for failure to comply with the attendance policies and procedures will be implemented in accordance with state and district regulations regarding corrective action or punishment consistent with Policy 3421 and Procedure 3241P (Classroom Management, Corrective Actions and/or Interventions). For example, a student who presents false evidence, with or without the consent of his/her parent/guardian, to wrongfully qualify for an excused absence will be subject to corrective action in accordance with Policy and Procedure 3241.


  1. Returning to school late or after an absence: Submit a written note or email to the Attendance Office with the dates and reason for the absence within two (2) school days. The note must include the reason for the If the student does not submit a note to excuse the absence within 2 school days, the absence(s) become unexcused. Unexcused absences, including skipping any classes, may result progressive discipline responses. Students who are arriving late to school will receive an admit slip from the attendance specialist to give to their teacher.
  2. Make-up work: You have the right to make up work after an It must be done in a timely manner and you may be assigned to tutorial to make up missed work. Teachers determine the amount of time given to complete make-up work.
  3. Pre-arranged absences: All absences related to non-school activities must be pre- arranged. The pre-arranged absence form can be obtained from the Attendance The form requires signatures from an administrator, teachers, and a parent/guardian.
  4. Family vacations during school sessions: Families should not schedule vacations to occur while school is still in session. If a family vacation must occur while school is in session it must be pre-arranged and The pre-arranged absence form must be completed and turned in 5 school days prior to the absence. Prearranged absences due to vacation for more than five days in a school year will not be approved. Failure to follow procedure will result in an unexcused absence.
  5. Students who are 18 years old or older: Once you turn 18, you may obtain a form from the Attendance Office indicating you wish to write your own notes for excused The form requires signatures from your parent/guardian and you. The privilege of signing notes may be rescinded by the administration for just cause.
  6. Signing out of school: If you have an appointment and must leave during the school day, you need to bring a note from home to the Attendance Office before school. You will then receive a note excusing you from class for your appointment, which you will then present to your teacher in order to be let out of class. At the designated time, the student will show the note to their teacher and then come to the main office and sign out prior to leaving campus. If the student has no note, an attempt will be made to call the parent/guardian for verbal permission for the student to leave. However, students will not be excused in this situation if a parent/guardian cannot be reached. The Attendance Office will not disturb classrooms during the school day to notify or retrieve students for appointments, so please make arrangements prior to the beginning of the school day.
  7. Extended absence – Please call the school (425.456.7808) if a student is absent for more than 3 days so that homework may be requested.
  8. Illness during the day – A student who becomes ill after having arrived on campus must report to the clinic and/or office. After receiving parental approval via phone, the student will be directed to sign out with the nurse or the attendance office before leaving campus and bring an excuse note upon his/her return.
  9. Forgeries – If a student forges a signature or falsifies oral excuses or other attendance documents, the progressive discipline policy will be followed. Regular attendance procedures for truancies will also be employed.


There may be occasions when you will receive an attendance summary report detailing absences for the year. Please contact our Attendance Specialist, Kelley Hoang, for more information about attendance codes on this report ([email protected]).


In compliance with Washington Administrative Code 180-40-224, a complete guide to Student and Staff Rights and Responsibilities is available upon request in the Main Office or can be accessed on the BSD website (https://bsd405.org/about/resources/notices/rights-responsibilities/). State law and BSD policies describe certain student actions that are prohibited on campus and school-related events. In cases of disciplinary actions, the disciplinary appeals process is defined in the Notice of Disciplinary Actions form and outlined on the Rights and Responsibilities document. Our intention is to keep BP safe for students and staff. We expect students to act responsibly and to treat others respectfully.


Through prevention, action, and resolution, students will be provided with the skills necessary for them to become responsible for their own behavior. Students are expected to follow the expectations of the school and individual classrooms. Teaching acceptable behavior, while maintaining dignity, is the intent of the student behavior and discipline expectations.

Each person at Big Picture has a responsibility to help develop and maintain an effective and positive learning environment. Each child deserves a positive place to learn. It is our belief that our discipline policies should be positive and directed toward the goal of self-discipline and self- control. Discipline strategies assist in developing responsible students and adults who respect the rights of others. Our desire is that we treat each other as changing and growing individuals for whom education is a life-long process.

Every staff member has the responsibility to hold students accountable for inappropriate behavior. Discipline imposed by staff members for minor violations of school or classroom rules will be timely, appropriate, and may not involve a referral to the office.


  • While on school premises.
  • While using school transportation.
  • While participating in school-sponsored activities, both at school and while away from the school grounds.
  • While away from school grounds, if conduct would directly affect the school and student learning (including but not limited to communication via social media).


·     Positive Relationships Be inclusive and welcome others.
·    Ownership of Learning Wait calmly in your spot in line and use appropriate voice volume. Lunch first, then activities.

Stay in supervised areas on the campus.

·    Leadership Clean up table. Throw out all garbage.


  • The first ten minutes of lunch may only be used for eating.
  • Food may only be eaten in the cafeteria and the courtyard.
    • Food may not be eaten in the basketball court, the grassy area or the 4-square court
  • You must pick up your garbage before you leave your eating area.
  • You should finish eating before joining any lunch activities.
  • After the first 10 minutes, the Jubilee site coach will announce the lunch Students may either leave with the coach to the field to engage in the activity (soccer, kickball, etc) or remain in the café/courtyard to socialize with friends.
  • You may only leave the café, courtyard, or field areas after the 5-minute warning bell rings for
  • High School students may leave campus for The campus is closed for 6th-8th graders.


The purposes of Big Picture PMU assemblies are to generate positive school spirit and to recognize students’ contributions to our program. Everyone must cooperate to create a positive, spirited and participatory audience.

·     Positive Relationships ·   Participate, stay engaged, and encourage others.

·    Help build a positive community!

·     Ownership of Learning ·    Listen and respect speakers

·     Inspired by a speaker? Try to apply it in your own life!

·     Leadership ·    Electronics off and away

·    Help set up/put away chair


  1. Check with your teacher before Students should use the restroom one at a time.
  2. Sign out in the classroom before
  3. Students should not use the restroom more than once per period and not during the first or last ten minutes of class. (10/10 Rule)
  4. Students who are out of multiple classes daily may have restricted privileges depending on the circumstances.


Walkways/Passing Time
·    Positive Relationships ·    Practice kindness by looking out for others

·    Respect other’s personal space

·    Respect other’s belongings

·    Ownership of Learning ·    Use appropriate volume

·    Walk between classes

·    Leadership ·    Play sports/be active in a responsible manner

·    Leave it cleaner than you found it


Any student serving in a leadership role is expected to follow all school rules and procedures and represent Big Picture in a proper manner. Failure to do so could result in the removal from the leadership position as determined by the administration.


The Big Picture community—faculty, students, and parents—strives for a spirited search for knowledge, and expects all work to be a true and honest reflection of that search. To ensure the integrity of this, we will not cheat, plagiarize, lie, steal, or condone these unethical acts.

In a spirited search for knowledge, you:

  • make a genuine attempt to do the work independently, first;
  • honestly admit to your teacher or peers that you need assistance;
  • attend tutorial, form a study group and/or get a In that setting, you:
  • build on existing knowledge to deepen understanding;
  • guide/seek with questions;
  • share/seek ideas, not simply answers;
  • share/seek a new or contrasting perspective;
  • share personal talents;
  • pursue interests with

And above all, you share/seek knowledge for the sake of individual growth, not merely credit.

Types and Methods of Cheating

Cheating undermines a spirited search for knowledge, hinders your growth, and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying all or part of another person’s homework
  • Providing/allowing the copying of homework answers
  • Using Cliff Notes/Spark Notes instead of reading text
  • Submission of prewritten assignment when such assignments are to be finished in class
  • Receiving credit in two different classes for the same assignment without prior permission
  • Receiving help on an assignment designated as only to be done by you
  • Possessing or using crib or cheat sheets and body art
  • Deliberately missing a class period to avoid an assignment or test
  • Misrepresenting lab data
  • Attempted cheating
  • Copying test answers
  • Providing test answers
  • Sharing test questions and answers
  • Plagiarizing
  • Acquiring a test, or removing it from the room when not permitted
  • Presenting another person’s work as your own
  • Using technological devices or websites for any of the purposes listed here

At Big Picture, the following will occur for those who do not uphold these expectations.

  • First offense: Teacher conference with the student, teacher contact with parent/guardian, and a temporary score of incomplete on the assignment. Students will work with their teacher to create a plan to re-do the assignment or a similar assignment. Students will have three days to conference with their advisor and complete a plan outlining the difficulties that led them to plagiarize, the steps they will take to redo the assignment, and their proposal for reestablishing trust with their The advisor will share consequences for any future cheating infractions.
  • Second offense: Same consequences as with the first offense (teacher conference with student, parent contact, incomplete on assignment and must meet with advisor to develop a plan to redo the work). In addition, disciplinary referral to administrator, and share consequences for future cheating infractions.
  • Third offense and beyond: Given progressive nature of offense(s), serious consequences, to include, but not limited to, in-school suspension, failing grade, and/or removal from class may occur.
  • If an offense is exceptional in nature, any of the above steps may be skipped, regardless of whether or not a student has committed a first or second offense.

If there are any questions about these or other aspects of this policy, please consult with your teacher prior to turning in the assignment.


The District expects students to exercise good judgment and use network resources in an appropriate manner. All use of the network must support education and research and be consistent with the mission of the District. Use of the electronic resources provided by the District is an expectation and privilege. In order to maintain the privilege, students agree to learn and comply with all of the provisions included in the Student Acceptable Use of District Network Procedure 2022.P.


Information on the rationale for and use of district-provided student laptops can be found in the Parent and Student One-to-One Device Handbook.


Cellular phones, headphones, and other electronic devices may not be used during class unless approved by the teachers to be used as a resource in the lesson. Cell phones need to be turned off and out of sight during class time. Students may be asked to leave their cell phones in the classroom prior to using a restroom pass. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in the following consequences:

  • First offense—warning
  • Second offense—Turn in phone to teacher and pick up at end of the day
  • Third offense—Turn in phone to teacher and parents must pick up phone from office
  • Fourth offense and beyond- Referral to administrator for non-compliance; turn in phone to teacher and parent meeting required to retrieve phone; phone may be banned from school; progressive discipline.

The full district policy on telecommunications devices can be found at this link: Policy 3245.

During any lock-down drill or event, all ringers/sounds must be turned off, and no verbal phone communication will be allowed.


Students have the use of a PE locker or cubby to store PE clothes. The Bellevue School District and Big Picture School assume no responsibility for lost or stolen property that you put in your PE locker. Report thefts or vandalism by filling out a Theft/Vandalism/Lost Property Form in the Main Office. Staff will follow up on your report.

Please protect your personal property. We recommend that you avoid leaving valuable possessions (i.e., iPods, cell phones, calculators, etc.), cash, or credit cards, unprotected in the PE locker rooms. Left unprotected, these items have been stolen. Please leave valuables at home for most security.

Please note that the use of drug dogs on campus may be utilized on an infrequent basis. The school administration has access to all lockers in case they need to search them for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of the school environment to protect the safety of other students.


All student responsibilities and expectations apply to all Metro bus stops and rides. If an Orca card is lost or stolen, please see Beth Orr (Office Manager) for information on receiving a new one.


Overt displays of affections are discouraged at school. This includes kissing, grabbing or inappropriate hugging. Students engaged in these types of inappropriate affection will be referred to the office for disciplinary action.


Personal property should not be left unattended at school and students should not lend their personal property to other students. Students should not bring more than $5.00 to school at any one time.  The school is not responsible for recovery of money or property lent, lost or stolen.

Please make sure to lock up your belongings and make sure the lock on your P.E. locker is locked at all times. Students need to lock up bikes on the bike racks. Students are expected to respect the school building, grounds, facilities, and those who maintain them. Any student who defaces, damages, or destroys school property or the personal property of individuals will be required to repair or replace the damaged item and/or bear the cost of it. The student may also face further disciplinary action. Except in cases of accidents, students are liable for all damage caused to school or personal property.


State law requires that students ages 14-17 have parent permission to carry PPSDs to school. Permission forms are available in the main office and must be completed and filed prior to possessing the item.


Skateboards, scooters, and rollerblades may not be ridden or carried on campus at any time. They should be kept in the assigned bin in the cafeteria during the school day. Bicycles must be parked and locked during school hours. Students are not allowed to carry balls (footballs, soccer balls, etc) with them to school.


Students are required to carry school identification while on campus at all times.


The audiorecording or videorecording of a class is not permitted by law unless advanced permission is obtained by the classroom teacher. The library and other instructional spaces are also included. Permission would also be required by administration as student privacy rights must be honored.


Students who are unable to meet the expectations of Big Picture School will be given assistance to change their behavior. Treating people fairly does not mean treating everyone the same. This allows for flexibility in applying consequences in order to best meet the needs and individual situations of each person. In some cases, state and local laws or BSD policies specifically mandate consequences. Specific policies as well as the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities are included in this handbook.

Level 1 (mild). Minor misbehaviors that can be adequately corrected at the time they occur and which do not require documentation. Teachers will have 1:1 conversations with students.

Level 2 (moderate). Misbehaviors that, while not requiring immediate administrative involvement do require documentation because staff member has assigned a reflection in tutorial, wants administrative input, or wants the administrator to be aware that level 1 misbehavior is becoming chronic.

Level 3 (severe) Serious misbehavior that requires immediate administrative involvement (office referral) and written documentation. Behaviors that are illegal or so severe that the misbehaving student’s continued presence in the setting poses a threat to physical safety or adult authority.


Each of the following logical, natural consequences should relate to the school rule as directly as possible and may include any of the following:

  • Reminder/Warning
  • Loss of Privilege
  • Removal/Cool Down (Classroom, Other Teacher’s Classroom, Library, Principal’s Office)
  • Call Parent
  • Negotiate and Write a Contract with the Teacher
  • Talk to Principal
  • Conference: Combination of Student/Parent/Teacher/Principal
  • School Service (e.g. Campus/Lunchroom Clean Up)
  • Lunch Detention or After School Detention
  • Suspension (In-House)
  • Expulsion



Before or after school detention- Assigned by staff member or administrator. A one-day notice, verbal or written will be given to allow students and parents time to arrange transportation, if needed.

Lunch Detention– Assigned by office staff or administrator. Students will eat their lunch in the office and remain there for the duration of lunch. Cafeteria clean up may also be involved.

School clean-up/service- picking up litter, scraping gum, washing lockers, desks, whiteboards; general and cafeteria clean-up, or school selected community service location/organization.

Restitution- Damaged and stolen items must be paid for, replaced, or repairs by the responsible parties.

Confiscation – Items inappropriate for school will be confiscated. Final determination of return is dependent on the item.


In-School Suspension – Student spends the day out of class, under the supervision of a staff person working on school work and/or a re-entry plan to class.

Long-term Suspension, Emergency Expulsion, Expulsion– These more extensive consequences are imposed as necessary based on the severity of the disciplinary situation.


We want to ensure a fun and safe school dance environment. Students not following the guidelines below may not be able to enter a school dance or may be removed from the dance.

  • All school rules and consequences are in effect during this
  • All students need to have attended at least 5 of 7 periods of the school day on the day of (or the Friday before) the dance. This is in accordance with athletic/activity guidelines. (Administrative Procedure 2151P: II. Attendance Requirements)
  • All students and guests must have current photo ID at the
  • Backpacks are not allowed at the Dress and appearance must be consistent with the Bellevue School District dress code.
  • To enter the dance, students’ names must be on the list of pre-sold
  • Students who appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance, or who have these in their possession, will (a) meet with the principal; (b) have parents notified to pick them up; and (c) be subject to corrective action under BSD Procedure 3241P: Student Behavior and Procedure 2121P: Substance Abuse. Law enforcement may also be notified.
  • Students must agree not to participate in inappropriate dancing, which can lead to an unsafe and/or uncomfortable environment. Inappropriate dancing includes any dancing that simulates sex. Students dancing inappropriately will be given one (1) warning. If the student is found dancing inappropriately a second time, their parent/guardian will be contacted, they will be removed from the dance and may not be allowed to attend the next school dance.

We want our guests to feel welcome. It’s also important that we know about our guests. Please remember that…

  • Only High School students may bring one guest each to school
  • Guest permission forms need to be submitted to the Main Office three school days prior to the dance.
  • Photo ID is
  • You are responsible for your and your guest’s behavior and conduct at the dance. Please help to make our dances safe and enjoyable for all students who attend.

Alcohol and Drug Pledge:

I pledge that I will not consume any alcohol nor take any illegal drugs prior to or during this Big Picture School event. I understand that school and/or security/police personnel may use a breathalyzer on me at any time prior to, during, or immediately after the event if suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I also understand that the above personnel may search any vehicle under suspicion on campus. If I am suspected of being under the influence of or in possession of drugs or alcohol, I understand that I may be arrested for breaking the law and that a parent or guardian will be contacted to escort me home. I also understand that I will be subject to additional school disciplinary consequences up to and including suspension from school.


The administration encourages all students to manage conflicts in a reasonable and mature manner. Often a face-to-face mediation can dispel rumors and dissipate peer pressure that might lead to a fight. Our goal for each year is that Big Picture be a fight-free environment.

Fighting includes, but is not limited to, the following: Engaging in mutual physical contact; teasing, harassing, threatening or intimidating others resulting in physical contact involving anger or hostility; retaliating physically for teasing, harassing, threatening, or intimidating behavior; verbally inciting of physically supporting a fight by one’s encouragement or presence, including, but not limited to, posturing, making verbal accusations or threats, or drawing spectator attention to a fight

If you are a victim of a physical assault:

  • Attempt to block any punches – protect yourself
  • Get away from the situation
  • Seek adult assistance


A student who strikes another student may be subject to an emergency expulsion or in-school suspension upon first offense. Striking back constitutes participation in a fight, and therefore, a suspension for the non-instigating student. Any future offenses will result in more severe consequences.


Any student who requests to leave school before teachers have administered final exams may take the final exam during summer vacation or no later than the first week of school. An administrator will arrange for and administer the exam.


Gambling, such as playing cards, dice, or games of chance for money or other things of value or the appearance of such, is prohibited.


Parking a student car on the Big Picture campus is a privilege. To gain and maintain this privilege a student must register his or her car in the office, obtain a parking permit, and drive safely! Parking permits cost $100.00 per year. Students who choose to purchase a parking permit may not be eligible to obtain a Metro bus pass, depending on current district and metro agreements. By issuance of a permit, the Bellevue School District and/or Big Picture School does not assume liability for any property damage to any private automobile parked on its property. The owner- operator(s) of all private vehicles accepts responsibility for their own property and agrees they are parking at their own risk. Vehicles must be operated in a safe and legal manner at all times on the Big Picture campus. Because it is necessary to maintain emergency and business access to the campus, cars blocking fire lanes, emergency exits, delivery areas, bus, handicap or motorcycle zone, etc., will be towed and/or the driver will be fined and parking privileges removed.

Parking citations carry a minimum of $20 fine. Depending upon the severity and/or frequency, parking citations could result in the temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges. Citations will be issued for the following:

  1. Parking without a valid and visible permit. All parking permits must be clearly displayed inside on the rear-view mirror.
  2. Improper parking of vehicle. This includes not parking properly in the stall (taking more than one place or blocking accessibility), parking in restricted areas (fire lanes, bus lanes, handicap only, staff or visitor parking areas, the bus turn-around area, grass, etc.), or not parking in an assigned parking area.
  3. Moving violation (speeding, unsafe driving, or misuse of vehicle). The speed limit in the parking lots is 10 MPH.
  4. Falsification, misrepresentation, reselling or possession of another student’s parking permit. Falsification or forgery of a permit may result in additional discipline.
  5. Parking in a handicap space without a valid and visible state handicap parking permit – and risk a $250 ticket and impound from the police department.

Depending upon the severity and or frequency of the infractions, additional penalties up to and including the temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges as well as additional disciplinary consequences may be applied. For students with more than two ticket violations, parents may be contacted.

If you wish to dispute a parking ticket you receive, you must do so with the parking supervisor (currently the Office Manager) within five (5) days. No changes will be made for tickets older than five school days. Disputing a parking ticket does not necessarily result in a reduction or elimination of the fine imposed.

Parking fines must be paid by the end of each quarter, or the parking permit may be revoked until the parking fines are paid. No reimbursement will be given if the parking permit is revoked. Repeat violators may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Stolen or lost parking permits. Students will be allowed to replace a lost or stolen parking permit once at a cost of half the original price. The original permit will be voided and a new permit issued. If your permit is stolen, submit a report of the theft with Office Manager immediately.

Students may not borrow, loan or resell parking permits to other students. Parking privileges may be suspended or revoked for these acts and additional fees and disciplinary action imposed.


The complaints process is based upon the principle that most issues can and should be resolved at the level the decisions were made. Every effort shall be to resolve concerns and complaints through informal communication. If informal resolution attempts fail to provide an acceptable outcome for the student, then the formal complaint process is available. The district is committed to resolving concerns and complaints about school and district programs, policies, procedures, actions, and decisions of employees in an effective, efficient, and timely manner by initiating the complaint with the person(s) responsible for the program, event, action, or decision.

For the full policy and procedure, please see Policy 4220 and Procedure 4220P. A summary of these is also under “Selected District Policies” in this handbook.


The student and parent/guardian(s) may determine the student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student’s dress and grooming does not:

  1. Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming will disrupt or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives;
  2. Create a health or other hazard to the student’s safety or to the safety of

Prohibited student dress includes clothing that:

  1. States or implies intimidation, discrimination, or ridicule based on a legally protected status such as race or gender;
  2. Displays words, pictures, or references to profanity, controlled substances, weapons, or sexual innuendo;
  3. Displays words, pictures, or references that create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person’s well-being is affected by undue pressure, overt gesture, threat of violence, gang membership or affiliation.

The full district policy on student dress may be found at Policy 3224 and Procedure 3224P.

What follows are summaries from Bellevue School District (BSD) policies and procedures where publication/notification is either required or encouraged. Complete policies and procedures can be found in the BSD digital policy and procedure manual found on the District website. The title of each policy and procedure is hyperlinked to the specific policy and procedure.


 The District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers, and community members that is free from harassment, intimidation, or bullying. “Harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means any intentionally electronic, written, verbal, or physical act including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:

  1. Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
  2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
  3. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  4. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the

The procedure applies to harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at students carried out by other students, employees or third parties involved in school District activities. Because students can experience the continuing effects of off-campus harassment, intimidation, and bullying in the educational setting, the District will consider the effects of off-campus conduct when evaluating whether there is a hostile environment on campus.

Other important information included in the complete procedure (linked above):

  1. How to file a report under Policy 3207/Procedure 3207P
  2. The District’s responsibility to contact individuals who report within two days to acknowledge receipt and advise reporter of next steps
  3. Detailed information about the District’s informal and formal resolutions processes

The Bellevue School District makes available Vector Alert, which is a tip reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways: text, email, phone, and website. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with Vector Alert .

 Nancy Pham is the District’s Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Compliance Officer. Phone: (425) 456-4040

Email: [email protected]

Mailing address: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.


 Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, and Gender Expression or Identity Discrimination: Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or [email protected]

Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell,

(425) 456-4010 or [email protected]

Disability Discrimination:

Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or [email protected]

Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district’s Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of the Bellevue School District’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school, district office, or view it online here:

Policy 3210 (Nondiscrimination – Students): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3210.pdf Procedure 3210P (Nondiscrimination – Students): https://bsd405.org/wp- content/pdf/policy/3210P.pdf

Policy 5010 (Nondiscrimination – Staff): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5010.pdf Procedure 5010P (Nondiscrimination – Staff): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5010P.pdf


 Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus during a school- sponsored activity.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:

  • A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct or communications to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
  • The conduct substantially interferes with a student’s educational performance or creates an intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment:

  • Pressuring a person for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching of a sexual nature
  • Writing graffiti of a sexual nature
  • Distributing sexually explicit texts, e-mails, or pictures
  • Making sexual jokes, rumors, or suggestive remarks
  • Physical violence, including rape and sexual assault

You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district’s Title IX Officer, who is listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of your district’s sexual harassment policy and procedure, contact your school or district office, or view it online here:

Policy 3205 (Prohibition of Sexual Harassment – Students): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3205.pdf

Procedure 3205P (Prohibition of Sexual Harassment – Students): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3205P.pdf

Policy 5011 (Prohibition of Sexual Harassment – Staff): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5011.pdf Procedure 5011P (Prohibition of Sexual Harassment – Staff): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5011P.pdf


If you believe that you or your child have experienced unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment at school, you have the right to file a complaint.

Before filing a complaint, you can discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Coordinator, who are listed above. This is often the fastest way to revolve your concerns.

Complaint to the School District

Step 1. Write Out Your Complaint

In most cases, complaints must be filed within one year from the date of the incident or conduct that is the subject of the complaint. A complaint must be in writing. Be sure to describe the conduct or incident, explain why you believe discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment has taken place, and describe what actions you believe the district should take to resolve the problem. Send your written complaint—by mail, fax, email, or hand delivery—to the district superintendent or civil rights compliance coordinator.

Step 2: School District Investigates Your Complaint

Once the district receives your written complaint, the coordinator will give you a copy of the complaint procedure and make sure a prompt and thorough investigation takes place. The superintendent or designee will respond to you in writing within thirty (30) calendar days—unless you agree on a different time period. If your complaint involves exceptional circumstances that demand a lengthier investigation, the district will notify you in writing to explain why staff need a time extension and the new date for their written response.

Step 3: School District Responds to Your Complaint

In its written response, the district will include a summary of the results of the investigation, a determination of whether or not the district failed to comply with civil rights laws, notification that you can appeal this determination, and any measures necessary to bring the district into compliance with civil rights laws. Corrective measures will be put into effect within thirty (30) calendar days after this written response—unless you agree to a different time period.

Appeal to the School District

If you disagree with the school district’s decision, you may appeal to the Disciplinary Appeals Council (DAC). You must file a notice of appeal in writing to the secretary of the school board within ten (10) calendar days after you received the school district’s response to your complaint. The DAC will schedule a hearing within twenty (20) calendar days after they received your appeal unless you agree on a different timeline. The DAC will send you a written decision within thirty (30) calendar days after the district received your notice of appeal. The DAC’s decision will include information about how to file a complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Complaint to OSPI

If you do not agree with the school district’s appeal decision, state law provides the option to file a formal complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This is a separate complaint process that can take place if one of these two conditions has occurred: (1) you have completed the district’s complaint and appeal process, or (2) the district has not followed the complaint and appeal process correctly.

You have twenty (20) calendar days to file a complaint to OSPI from the day you received the decision on your appeal. You can send your written complaint to the Equity and Civil Rights Office at OSPI:

Email: [email protected] ǀ Fax: 360-664-2967

Mail or hand deliver: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200

For more information, visit our website, or contact OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office at 360-725- 6162/TTY: 360-664-3631 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Other Discrimination Complaint Options

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

206-607-1600 ǀ TDD: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ [email protected] ǀ OCR Website

Washington State Human Rights Commission

1-800-233-3247 ǀ TTY: 1-800-300-7525 ǀ Human Rights Commission Website


The board believes in fostering an educational environment that is safe and free of discrimination for all students, regardless of gender expression, gender identity, or sex. To that end, the board recognizes the importance of an inclusive approach toward transgender and gender-expansive students with regard to key terms, communication and the use of names and pronouns, student records, confidential health and education information, communication, restroom and locker room use and accessibility, sports and physical education, and other school activities, in order to provide these students with an equal opportunity for learning and achievement.

This policy is a component of the district’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe, civil, respectful, and inclusive learning community. Specific training requirements are included in the accompanying procedure to this policy. The superintendent will appoint a primary contact to serve as the district compliance officer and to receive copies of all formal and informal complaints. The name and contact information for the compliance officer will be communicated and published widely throughout the district. The district compliance officer will participate in at least one mandatory training opportunity offered by OSPI.

This policy and its procedure will support district efforts to provide a safe learning environment by facilitating district compliance with local, state, and federal laws concerning harassment, intimidation, bullying, and discrimination.

Complaints made under this policy and procedure are processed under Policy 3210 and Procedure 3210 (Nondiscrimination), which are summarized above.


The District is committed to ensuring a safe and productive learning environment in which students are provided every opportunity to learn. To ensure that each and every student has equitable access to educational services and that student behavior does not result in a loss in educational services, the District has eliminated short-term suspensions and provides access to educational services during long-term suspensions and emergency removals. The District is also committed to reducing the disproportional impact of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions on any identifiable group of students including those with disabilities. The District will achieve its commitments by the application of positive behavior supports and principles, while recognizing that there will be times when the application of corrective action is necessary.

Other important information stated in each procedure (linked above):

  1. List of Behavioral Violations
  2. Requirements of the School for determining and implementing corrective action, including Classroom Exclusions, In-School Suspension, Long-Term Suspensions, Expulsions, Emergency Removals, and Reengagement
  3. Parent and Student Grievance/Appeal Rights and Process/Timelines


The Bellevue School District believes that regular school attendance and engagement is essential to student success. Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day. Students at times may appropriately be absent from class. In the full policy and procedure, linked above, you will find more information about:

  1. How to report an absence
  2. Definitions of an absence for in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous learning
  3. Absences deemed excusable under Washington state law
  4. District’s duties upon chronic absenteeism and unexcused absences


The District’s complaints process is based upon the principle that most issues can and should be resolved at the level the decisions were made. Every effort shall be to resolve concerns and complaints through informal communication. If informal resolution attempts fail to provide an acceptable outcome for the student, then the formal complaint process is available. The district is committed to resolving concerns and complaints about school and district programs, policies, procedures, actions, and decisions of employees in an effective, efficient, and timely manner by initiating the complaint with the person(s) responsible for the program, event, action, or decision.

When addressing informal complaints, the involved parties should:

  • Begin the conversation with the acknowledgement that each is operating with the best of
  • Work collaboratively to understand the other’s point of
  • Work to resolve the concern through conversation before initiating a formal

When a complaint has not been resolved through informal attempts at resolution, the complainant may initiate a formal complaint, in writing within thirty (30) calendar days of the attempt at informal resolution. Any informal complaint not resolved at the school level is directed to the Office of School Support and must include:

  • Detailed statement of the complaint
  • Steps taken to address the complaint
  • Suggested resolution(s) to be considered

The Office of School Support will assign a person responsible to meet with the complainant for understanding the complaint and what resolution(s) has already been considered. This person will provide a written decision addressing the complaint within ten (10) calendar days upon receipt of the complaint. Resolution decisions are final except for appeals to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, other agencies, or the courts, as provided by law.


The Bellevue School District offers a program of interscholastic activities. It is important to remember that while participation in extra-curricular programs is not an entitlement, the district is committed to equitable access to these activities for each and every interested participant.

Included in the policy and procedure linked above is detailed information for those interested in participating in these activities.

The policy and procedure linked above provide detailed information for those interested in participating in these activities.

  1. Athletic/Activities Code of Conduct: Details corrective action applied when participants who exhibit any of the behaviors that rise to the level of exceptional misconduct as defined in Policy and Procedure 3241 (Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action), including illegal drug and alcohol Included in this provision is specific information about how this provision is applied to participants, including appeal rights.
  2. Attendance Requirement: Details expectations for student athletes and school attendance on days of practices and Coaches are provided with a daily printout of attendance to ensure their athletes are eligible to practice or compete. In rare, extreme, and extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student, eligibility to practice or compete may be granted in advance on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Grade Point Requirement: Details the district’s Grade Point Average requirement for participation in high school athletics.
  4. WIAA Compliance and Coaches: Explains that high school athletic programs must adhere to Bellevue School District Board of Directors and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) rules and procedures. Each school is to have procedures in place for selecting adult advisors/coaches; for annually notifying parents and participants of rules, regulations, and expectations in each sport/activity; and for supervising and evaluating coaches/advisors and programs. This provision includes information on how to report a potential violation of district or WIAA rules.
  5. Non-WIAA Sports: The Bellevue School District Board of Directors has authorized club sports in Water Polo, Lacrosse, and Girl’s Badminton as “non-WIAA sports” within the meaning of Policy 2151. Students who participate in approved non-WIAA sports must be residents of the Bellevue School The Board will not authorize a club sport for a high school where the high school has a WIAA-sanctioned sport or activity.
  6. Athletic Eligibility for Big Picture and International Schools: Students who attend one of the Bellevue School District “choice” schools serving students in grades 9- 12 will maintain athletic eligibility at the comprehensive high school serving the neighborhood in which they reside. Students attending Big Picture School who do not reside in the Bellevue School District are eligible to compete for Sammamish High School. Students who attend International School and do not reside in the Bellevue School District are eligible to compete for Bellevue High School.
  7. Sunday Practices and Competitions: All interscholastic athletic activities must take place between Monday and Saturday; therefore, Sunday practices and competitions are prohibited. Athletic Directors may request an exception to the competition prohibition by making a request in writing to the District Athletics and Activities Director in advance of the competition.
  8. Program Evaluation: The district conducts an annual review of each program is required to ensure that each program is meeting the goals of the District and the needs of the students. Such reviews must include broad-based input from participants and their Each athletic program will conduct a survey of student athletes and parents as a source of data to inform athletic directors and administrators in their annual review and to provide informative feedback to coaching staff.

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)

Web: http://www.oeo.wa.gov/en                 Email: [email protected] Toll-free: 1-866-297-2597              Fax: 844-886-5196

The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. OEO services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact OEO with a question or concern about school.

OEO listens, shares information and referrals, and works informally with families, communities, and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. OEO provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available. To get help or learn more about what OEO does, please visit our website: https://www.oeo.wa.gov/en; email [email protected], or call: 1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available). (English)

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds • We listen. We inform. We help solve problems. www.facebook.com/WAEducationOmbuds (English) www.facebook.com/OmbudsdeEducacion/ (Spanish) www.twitter.com/EdOmbuds                                                                                                                   www.youtube.com/TheWAEdOmbudsman

Procedure 2410P: High School Graduation Requirements

A. High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP)

The intent of the HSBP is to guide the student’s high school experience and inform course taking that is aligned to the student’s goals for education or training and career after high school. The HSBP must be updated in the sophomore year to inform junior year course taking.

All students will complete a High School and Beyond Plan. The planning process begins in the spring of 8th grade during classroom guidance activities. The High School and Beyond plan include specific course planning toward graduation, career and college goal setting, a personal interest inventory, and a resume.

If a student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), the HSBP must be developed in alignment with their IEP. The HSBP must be updated in alignment with their school to post-school transition plan. Additionally, each student’s HSBP must include evidence that the student has received information about federal and state financial assistance for post-secondary education.

Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, the District is obligated to ensure that an electronic HSBP platform is available to all students.

B. Expedited Assessment Appeal

The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction may waive requirements for the Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) for qualified students in the Classes of 2019, and 2020 upon request by the District Assessment Coordinator for BSD. The Class of 2021 can access the CIA to meet the state Graduation Pathway requirements.

Students must have completed all other applicable graduation requirements and have attempted an alternative assessment option as established in RCW 28A.655.065 prior to submitting a waiver request. Alternative assessment options include SAT, ACT, AP, or IB tests; Second attempt on the Smarter Balanced Assessments; GPA comparison or Certificate of Individual Achievement options (for applicable students with IEPs).

A waiver request may be submitted upon successful completion of a college level class in the relevant subject area, admission to a higher education institution or career preparation program, award of a scholarship for higher education, enlistment in a branch of the military or, if a student has demonstrated the necessary skills and knowledge through a pathway other than the options listed above.

C. Waiver of Community Service Hours and Minimum 0 Grade Point Average

There may be extenuating, unique and/or unusual circumstances that result in a situation where a student may not be able to complete the 40 Hour Community Service requirement. If any student and/or parent/guardian believe that there is such a circumstance, they may appeal the requirement and request a waiver. Students and/or parent/guardians may appeal by completing the 40 Hours of Community Service Request form (Procedure 2410P Exhibit E) and returning it to the appropriate school counselor.

The District expects all students to earn the necessary credits for graduation with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA. However, there may be extenuating, unique and/or unusual circumstances that result in less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA. If any student and/or parent/guardian believe that there is such a circumstance, they may appeal the requirement and request a waiver. Students and/or parent/guardians may appeal by completing the 2.0 Grade Point Average Waiver Request form (Procedure 2410P Exhibit D) and returning it to the appropriate counselor.

D. Personal Pathway Requirements

Students who choose to complete art or world language credit through Personal Pathway Requirements options, must indicate which courses they plan to use to satisfy the art and/or world language requirements in their High School and Beyond Plan. Courses used as Personal Pathway options must lead to a specific post-high school career or educational outcome.

Students must complete the Personal Pathways Requirement Planning and Request Form – Procedure 2410P –Exhibit G and submit it to their counselor for approval.

E. Credit Waiver for a Student’s Circumstances

A student, or a student’s parent or guardian may request a waiver of up to two credits not required by state statute for a student’s circumstances that prevented the student from completing the required total 24 credits. A student’s circumstances shall include the following:

  1. The death of a parent, guardian, sibling or grandparent;
  2. An unexpected and/or severe medical condition. The condition must be documented by a medical professional and included with the application, within the constraints of the Health Insurance Portability and Act (HIPAA Accountability):
  3. An unexpected multi-day absence that was beyond the student’s control that was a barrier to course completion. Documentation of absence reason will need to be included with this application: or,
  4. Another unusual event of a similarly compelling

Students and/or parent/guardians may make a request by completing Credit Waiver Request for Student Circumstances form (Procedure 2410P Exhibit I) and returning it to the appropriate counselor.

F. International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who complete and pass all required IB diploma program courses scored at the local level: pass all internal assessments scored at a local level; successfully complete all required projects and products scored at a local level; and complete the final examinations administered by the IB Organization in each of the required subjects under the diploma program are considered to have fulfilled the requirements of the IB Diploma. Students may be considered to have satisfied state and BSD graduation requirements when:

  1. they transfer to Interlake High School from another IB program outside of the District and the completion of state and BSD credit requirements is a barrier to completing the IB Diploma.
  2. the completion of state or BSD credit requirements is a barrier to taking more than one IB course in a content area and/or to fulfill an IB Diploma requirement.

G. Courses Subject Content Area Requirements

Courses that satisfy subject content area graduation requirements are determined by the Teaching and Learning Department, reviewed annually, and published in the Bellevue School District High School Course Catalog.

H. Outside Learning Credit

Credit toward high school graduation may be granted for learning experiences outside the Bellevue School District from an accredited institution based on the following conditions:

  1. The learning experience meets BSD curriculum learning
  2. If the learning experience is for original credit, the grade will not be posted to the Bellevue School District transcript.
  3. If the learning experience is to replace a F, D or C grade, the lower grade will remain on the transcript however, the higher grade will be calculated for the GPA.
  4. Students must be scheduled in a minimum of six credits in the 11th and 12th grades and be fully scheduled (seven credits) in the 9th and 10th grades. Students must be fully enrolled in the BSD at the time of completion of the outside learning experience.
  5. Students have completed and submitted a Learning Experiences Outside the Bellevue School District form (Procedure 2410P Exhibit A).
  6. Approval for credit has been obtained prior to enrollment and/or participation in the outside learning experience to be eligible for consideration of high school credit on the BSD For learning experiences that take place in July and August, prior approval must be obtained by the last business day of June.

Outside learning experiences include on-line courses approved by the Washington State Digital Learning Department and are subject to the conditions above.

I. Waivers for courses not required by state statute and physical education

Students and/or parent/guardians may request a waiver from a course not required by state statute or physical education because of physical disability, employment or religious belief or because of participation in military science and tactics by completing the course waiver request form (procedure 2410p exhibit c) and returning it to the appropriate counselor. Students who waive physical education will be required to demonstrate proficiency/competency in the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement.

Students may earn 0.5 elective Physical Education credit for Directed Athletics by either participating in one season of WIAA or school board approved non-WIAA sports including cheerleading and drill, or by participating in at least 80 hours of approved community-based activity within 90 school days.

Students must complete, submit, and have approved, a School Sport for PE Credit Form (Procedure 2410P Exhibit B.1) or Community Based Activity for PE Credit Form (Exhibit B.2) within the academic year of involvement in the school sport or community-based activity. Specific requirements for school sports or community-based activities including the submission process are listed in each exhibit. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement through an assessment that is administered nine times during each academic year. There is a nominal fee charged for this assessment.

J. Publication of Graduation Requirements

Each student and his/her parents or guardians will be informed of the graduation requirements in effect for that student. Graduation requirements are included in the Bellevue School District middle and high school course catalogs.

K.College Credit

High school credits from Washington state universities, colleges and technical schools may be awarded to juniors and seniors for courses taken through the Running Start, Tech Prep, and College in the High School programs. Conversion of college credits to high school credits are at the rate of one high school credit for five college quarter hour credits.

L. Work Based Learning Credit.

Work Based Learning is on-the-job experience that will enhance the academics and skills a student learned from a Career and Technical Education class. Students need to be enrolled in or have successfully completed a qualifying CTE class. Students must be at least 16 years of age. The work experience occurs after the school day and during the school year. For every 180 hours worked, a 0.5 credit will be awarded. Students may earn up to 1.0 credit during any school year.

M. Competency Based Credit

Credit in world languages may be awarded for proficiency.

N. Washington State History/Government and Civics Requirement

The Washington state history and government requirement are met during 7th and 8th grade social studies in the Bellevue School District. Students who transfer to the Bellevue School District after 8th grade, must complete the requirement by earning .5 credit by taking a high school course or completing the district-approved on-line alternative (non-credit). The requirement may be waived by the principal for students who: have successfully completed a state history and government course of study in another state; or are in eleventh or twelfth grade and who have not completed a course of study in Washington’s history and state government because of previous residence outside the state.

The Washington state Civics requirement is that all students receive .5 credit in civics instruction that must be applied to course credit requirements in social studies required for graduation. In the BSD, this requirement is embedded in senior level social studies options of which students must choose one of either AP U.S. Government or U.S. Government/Contemporary World Affairs

High School Credit Prior to High School

Beginning with the class of 2024 (current 8th grade students), students who complete high school courses prior to high school will be granted credit that applies to high school graduation unless otherwise requested by the student and student’s family. A process for opting out is currently under development.

For classes through the class of 2023, a student or student’s family may request credit and the grade earned for high school courses taken prior to high school be posted to the high school transcript at any time up to the point a student graduates from high school, although it is strongly recommended this request be made prior to the end of a student’s junior year. Requests to post individual semester grades will not be granted. Please note that once the grades are recorded on the high school transcript, the grade cannot be removed and are included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average.

Students or the student’s family must complete the Grade for High School Course Request Form (Procedure 2410P Exhibit F).

Students in the classes of 2020 through 2023 who completed high school courses in school districts other than the BSD must submit documentation from their former school that includes a copy of the course descriptions.

O. IB, AP and Cambridge International Course Credit

The law specifies that for ELA the following courses count as credit and satisfy the ELA state assessment requirement:

  • AP English Language and Composition Literature
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP Comparative Government
  • Any of the Individuals and Societies courses in the IB Catalog

The law specifies that for math, the following courses count as credit and satisfy the Math state assessment requirement:

AP Statistics

  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Calculus
  • Any of the mathematics courses in the IB Catalog

The law does not specify specific Cambridge International courses beyond “English Language Arts and Mathematics.”

Students are not required to take the assessment(s) associated with the courses they enroll in to meet this pathway requirement. Students can either earn a grade of C+ or higher or score a 3 or higher on the AP exam or a 4 or higher on the IB exam.

Students are not required to take the assessment(s) associated with the courses they enroll in to meet this pathway requirement. Students can either earn a grade of C+ or higher or score a 3 or higher on the AP exam or a 4 or higher on the IB exam.


P. Graduation Ceremonies

 Each school coordinates its own graduation ceremony. Students must have met graduation requirements in order to participate. Any student receiving special education or related services and who will continue to receive such services between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one will be eligible participate in the graduation ceremony and activities after four years of high school attendance with his or her age-appropriate peers and receive a certificate of attendance.

R. Summer School Credit and Credit Recovery

The High School Summer Program (9-12) provides students with an opportunity to earn up to 1.0 credit through original credit and/or grade improvement options. If the summer course is to improve a grade, the lower grade will remain on the transcript, however the higher grade will be calculated for the GPA. Approval from the school counselor is required prior to registration for a course (Procedure 2410P Exhibit H). All coursework and exams must be completed by the last day of the summer school program to be considered in the final grade. Daily student attendance is mandatory. To participate in summer school, students are required to pay tuition. There are a limited number of needs-based scholarships available.


 The following procedures apply to all District students and cover all aspects of the District network. The District network includes wired and wireless computers/devices and peripheral equipment, files and storage, e-mail and Internet content, and all computer software, applications, or resources licensed to the District. The District reserves the right to prioritize the use of, and access to, the network.

Network Access

The District expects students to exercise good judgment and use network resources in an appropriate manner. All use of the network must support education and research and be consistent with the mission of the District. Use of the electronic resources provided by the District is an expectation and privilege. In order to maintain the privilege, students agree to learn and comply with all of the provisions included in this document.

Acceptable Network Use Includes:

  1. Creation of files, projects, videos, web pages and
  2. Participation in blogs, wikis, bulletin boards, and social networking sites administered in a controlled environment, ensuring student safety and enabling the requirement to meet public record requests consistent with state and federal laws.
  3. With parental permission, the online publication of student-created original educational material, curriculum related materials and student Sources outside the classroom or school must be cited appropriately and all copyright laws must be followed.
  4. Connection of any personal electronic device is subject to all guidelines in this

Unacceptable/Prohibited Network Use includes but is not limited to:

A. Commercial Use: Using the District network for personal or private gain or benefit, commercial solicitation and compensation of any kind is prohibited.

B. Political Use: Using the District network for political purposes in violation of federal, state, or local laws is prohibited. This prohibition includes using District computers to assist or to advocate, directly or indirectly, for or against a ballot proposition and/or the election of any person to any office.

C. Illegal or Indecent Use: Using the District network for illegal, bullying, harassing, vandalizing, inappropriate or indecent purposes is prohibited.

    1. Illegal activities are any violations of federal, state, or local laws (for example, copyright infringement, publishing defamatory information, or committing fraud).
    2. Harassment includes slurs, comments, jokes, innuendoes, unwelcome compliments, cartoons, pranks, or verbal conduct relating to an individual that have the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment or interfering with an individual’s work or school performance, or with school operations.
    3. Vandalism is any attempt to harm or destroy the operating system, application software, or data.
    4. Inappropriate use includes any violation of the purpose and goal of the network. 5. Indecent activities (including accessing, storing, or viewing pornographic, indecent or otherwise inappropriate material) are in violation of generally accepted social standards for use of publicly-owned and operated equipment.

D. Disruptive Use: The District network may not be used to interfere or disrupt other users, services, or equipment. For example, disruptions include distribution of unsolicited advertising (“Spam”), propagation of computer viruses, distribution of large quantities of information that may overwhelm the system (chain letters, network games, or broadcasting messages), and any unauthorized access to or destruction of District computers or other resources accessible through the District network (“Cracking” or “Hacking”). The District will not be responsible for any damages suffered by any user, including but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or any other errors or omissions. The District will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from the use of, or access to, the network or the

Network Security and Privacy

Passwords are the first level of security for a user account. System logins and accounts are to be used only by the authorized owner of the account, for authorized purposes. Students are responsible for all activity on their account and must not share their account passwords. Password sharing is only allowed between students and their parents/guardians. The following procedures are designed to safeguard network user accounts:

  • Change passwords according to district procedure;
  • Do not use another user’s account;
  • Do not insert passwords into e-mail or other communications;
  • If you write down your account password, keep it out of sight;
  • Do not store passwords in a file without encryption;
  • Do not use the “remember password” feature of Internet browsers; and
  • Lock (Windows button + L key) the screen, or log off, if leaving the

Filtering and Monitoring

Filtering software is used to block or filter access to visual depictions that are obscene, and all child pornography in accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Other objectionablematerial could be filtered. The determination of what constitutes “other objectionable” material is a local decision. While filters make it more difficult for objectionable material to be received or accessed, filters are not a solution in themselves. Every user must take responsibility for his or her use of the network and Internet and avoid objectionable sites. Any attempts to defeat or bypass the District’s Internet filter or conceal Internet activity are prohibited. These may include: proxies, https, special ports, modifications to browser settings or any other techniques designed to evade filtering or enable the publication of inappropriate content. This includes the use of 3G/4G networks to bypass filters.

E-mail inconsistent with the educational mission of the District will be considered SPAM and will be blocked from entering District e-mail boxes. Staff members who supervise students, control electronic equipment or have occasion to observe student use of equipment online, must make a reasonable effort to monitor the use of this equipment to assure that student use conforms to the mission and goals of the District. Staff must make a reasonable effort to become familiar with the Internet and to monitor, instruct and assist effectively. Filtering will also be used to assist in the prevention of sharing personal data.


Downloading, copying, duplicating and distributing software, music, sound files, movies, images or other copyrighted materials without the specific written permission of the copyright owner is generally prohibited.

Student Data

District staff will maintain the confidentiality of student data in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

No Expectation of Privacy

The District reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review and store, without prior notice, information about the content and usage of: the network; user files and disk space utilization; user applications and bandwidth utilization; user document files, folders and electronic communications; e-mail; Internet access; information transmitted or received in connection with network and e-mail use. No student should have any expectation of privacy when using the District’s network. The District reserves the right to disclose any electronic message to law enforcement officials or third parties as appropriate. All documents are subject to the public records disclosure laws of the State of Washington.

Archive and Backup

Backup are made of all District e-mail correspondence and stored data for purposes of public disclosure and disaster recovery.

Disciplinary Action

Violation of any of the conditions of use may be cause for revoking the offender’s privilege of network access and/or disciplinary action up to expulsion in accordance with district policies and Procedure 2022.P. In addition, violations of this policy may result in criminal prosecutions, if warranted.


The District cannot guarantee the availability of technology resources and will not be responsible for any information that may be lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical or other difficulties. The District cannot ensure that all electronic transmissions are secure and private and cannot guarantee the accuracy or quality of information obtained. The District will employ technology protection measures to comply with Federal and State requirements to filter or block material defined to be objectionable. However, no known process can control or censor all illegal, defamatory, or potentially offensive materials that may be available to the user on systems accessible through technology resources. The District is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal computing devices. Students bring these devices in at their own risk. Date: 8.14

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3207 号政策3207P 号程序(禁止骚扰、恐吓和欺凌)

学区致力于为所有学生、员工、家长/法定监护人、志愿者和社区成员提供安全文明的教育环境, 没有骚扰、恐吓或欺凌。“骚扰、恐吓或欺凌”指的是任何蓄意的电子、书面、口头或肢体行为,包括但不限于表现为基于种族、肤色、宗教、祖籍、原国籍、性别、性别表达或性别认同等性倾  向、智力或身体残疾或其他区别性特点做出的行为,该行为:

  1. 从身体上伤害一名学生或损坏该学生的物品;
  2. 有显著干扰一名学生的教育的影响;
  3. 如此严重、持久或广泛,以至于形成一种恐吓或威胁性教育环境;或者
  4. 有显著干扰学校有序运行的影响。



  1. 如何根据 3207 号政策/3207P 号程序提交报告
  2. 学区在两天内联系报告者的责任,确认收到报告和告知报告者下一步步骤
  3. 关于学区非正式和正式解决流程的详细信息

Bellevue 学区提供 Vector Alert这是一个举报系统,使学生、工作人员和家长能使用文字短信、电子邮件、电话和网站等四种不同方式,向管理部门提交安全关切。要报告骚扰、恐吓或欺凌,请使用 Vector Alert

Nancy Pham 是学区骚扰、恐吓和欺凌合规干事。电话:425-456-4040

电子邮件:[email protected]

邮寄地址: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

3210 号政策3210P 号程序(禁止歧视)

 在任何项目或活动中,Bellevue 学区不因性别、种族、信仰、宗教、肤色、原国籍、年龄、退役或现役军人身份、性倾向、性别表达、性别认同、残疾,或使用经培训的导盲犬或服务动物歧视任何人,为男童子军和其他命名的青少年群体提供同等机会。学区指定以下员工处理对声称存在歧视的疑问和投诉指控:


民权 / 禁止歧视 合规协调 员 Nancy Pham , 电 话: (425) 456-4040 , 电子邮件 :

[email protected]

基于性的歧视,包括性骚扰:Title IX 协调员 Jeff Lowell,电话:(425) 456-4010,电子邮件: [email protected]


504 条/《美国残疾人法案》协调员:Heather Edlund,电话:(425) 456-4156,电子邮件: [email protected]

这三个人的邮寄地址都是: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

您可以向任何一位学校工作人员或以上列出的学区民权协调员报告歧视和歧视性的骚扰。您也有权提交投诉指控(见下文)。要获得一份 Bellevue 学区的禁止歧视政策和程序,请联系您的学校、学区办公室,或者点击这里在线查看:

3210 号政策(禁止歧视——学生版):https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3210.pdf

3210P 号程序(禁止歧视——学生版):https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3210P.pdf

5010 号政策(禁止歧视——工作人员):https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5010.pdf

5010P 号程序(禁止歧视——工作人员):https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5010P.pdf

3205 号政策3205P 号程序(禁止性骚扰:学生版



  • 一名学生或员工被引导着认为他或她必须屈从于不受欢迎的性举动或沟通,才能获得什么作为回报,比如分数、升级/晋升,体育队名额,或者任何教育或就业决定,或者
  • 该行为显著干扰一名学生的教育表现,或者形成恐吓或敌意的教育或就业环境。


  • 向一个人施加压力要求获得性方面的好处
  • 不受欢迎的性性质的触摸
  • 性性质的涂鸦
  • 发送性意思明显的文字短信、电子邮件、照片图片
  • 开性方面的玩笑、幽默,或说暗示性的话语
  • 肢体暴力,包括强奸和性侵犯

您可以向任何一位学校工作人员或以上列出的学区 Title IX 干事报告性骚扰。您也有权提交投诉指控(见下文)。要获得一份学区的禁止歧视政策和程序,请联系您的学校、学区办公室,或者点击这里在线查看:

3205 号政策(禁止性骚扰——学生版): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3205.pdf

3205P 号程序(禁止性骚扰——学生版): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3205P.pdf

5011 号政策(禁止性骚扰——职员版): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5011.pdf

5011P 号程序(禁止性骚扰——职员版): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5011P.pdf



在提交投诉指控前,您可以与您家孩子的校长、学区 504 条协调员、Title IX 干事,或民权协调员,讨论您的关切。他们的联系方式见上文。这常常是解决您的关切的最快方式。





学区收到您的书面投诉指控后,协调员将提供给您一份投诉指控程序,并确保迅速开展彻底调查。学监或其指定专员将在三十(30)天内以书面形式回复您,除非您同意不同的时间期限。如果您  的投诉指控涉及需要开展更长时间调查的特殊情形,学区将以书面形式通知您,解释为什么工作  人员需要延长时间,以及提供书面回复的新日期。

第三步: 学区对您的投诉指控做出回复





如果您不同意学区对您申诉的决定,州法律规定,您可以选择向州教育局提交正式的投诉指控。如果以下两种情况之一发生,就可以进行这一单独的投诉指控流程:1)您已经完成了学区的投诉指控和申诉流程,或者 2)学区没有正确地遵守投诉指控和申诉流程。


方式向州教育局平等与民权办公室(Equity and Civil Rights Office)发送您的书面投诉指控:

电子邮件:[email protected] | 传真:360-664-2967

邮寄或亲手交付:PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200

要获得更多信息,请访问网站,或联系州教育局平等与民权办公室,电话:360-725-6162/电传打字:360-664-3631,或电子邮件:[email protected]



206-607-1600 ǀ 听力障碍专用号码: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ [email protected] ǀ OCR Website


1-800-233-3247 | 电传打字:1-800-300-7525 | 人权委员会网站

3211 号政策3211P 号程序(性包容的学校)




根据这项政策及其程序提出的投诉指控,将根据 3210 号政策和 3210P 号程序(禁止歧视)处理,见上文概述。

3241 号政策 3241P 号程序(学生行为/纪律处分)



  1. 行为违反列表
  2. 对学校确定和实施纠正行动的要求,包括:驱逐出教室,在校暂停学业长期暂停学业驱逐出校紧急驱逐出校,以及重新衔接。
  3. 家长和学生委屈/申诉权利和流程/时间表

3122 号政策 3122P 号程序(出勤)

 Bellevue 学区认为,规律的到校出勤和身心投入学习对学生取得成功必不可少。学区期待同学们每天到校参加安排的课程。有时候,学生可以有适当理由地缺席课程。在以上链接的完整政策和程序中,您会找到关于以下方面的更多信息:

  1. 如何报告缺勤
  2. 对面对面、同步和非同步学习缺勤的定义
  3. 根据华盛顿州法律视为可以原谅的缺勤
  4. 学区对长期旷课和无理由缺勤的义务

4220 号政策 4220P 号程序(对工作人员或项目的投诉指控)



  • 对话开始时,先表明每一方是抱着最好的意图开展工作的。
  • 协作,以便理解对方的观点。
  • 在启动正式的投诉指控前,努力通过对话解决关切。


  • 对投诉指控的详细表述
  • 为解决投诉指控采取的步骤
  • 建议考虑的解决方案


2151 号政策2151P 号程序:校际活动

 Bellevue 学区提供校际活动项目。虽然参加课外项目不是一项应得的权利,明确这一点很重要,但是学区致力于每一位感兴趣的参加者提供平等地进入和开展这些活动的机会。


  1. 体育/活动行为准则:详细介绍了对显示达到3241号政策和程序(教室管理、纪律处分和纠正行动)定义的非法使用药物和酒精等格外不当行为水平的任何行为的参加者适用的纠正行动。这项规定包括该规定对参加者如何适用的具体信息,包括申诉权利。
  2. 出勤要求:详细介绍在练习日和比赛日对学生运动员和到校出勤的预期。学区向教练提供每日出勤情况表,确保教练负责的运动员有资格练习或比赛。在超出学生控制的罕见、极端和可减轻处罚的情形,可以提前授予练习或比赛的资格,具体情况具体分析决定。
  3. 分数要求:详细介绍学区对参加高中体育项目的GPA分数要求。
  4. 华盛顿州校际活动协会合规和教练:解释高中体育项目必须遵守Bellevue学区董事会和华盛顿州校际活动协会的规则和程序。对选择成年顾问/教练;每年通知家长和参加者各项体育/活动的规则、管理规定和预期;以及监督和评估教练/顾问和项目,每所学校都要制定好程序.这项规定包括如何报告对学区或华盛顿州校际活动协会规则潜在违反的信息。
  5. 非华盛顿州校际活动协会体育项目:Bellevue学区董事会已经授权水球、长曲棍球和女子羽毛球等俱乐部体育项目作为2151号政策定义下的“非华盛顿州校际活动协会体育项目”。参加经批准的非华盛顿州校际活动协会体育项目的学生,必须是Bellevue学区居民。如果一所高中有华盛顿州校际活动协会批准的体育项目或活动,学区董事会就不会为该高中授权俱乐部体育项目。
  6. Big Picture学校和国际学校的体育比赛资格 在Bellevue学区服务9到12年级学生的“精选”学校之一就读的学生,将保留在服务该学生居住所在地社区的全面高中的体育比赛资格。在Big Picture学校就读, 但是不在Bellevue学区居住的学生, 有资格代表 Sammamish高中参赛。在国际学校就读,但是不在Bellevue学区居住的学生,有资格代表Bellevue高中参赛。
  7. 周日练习和比赛:所有的校际体育活动必须在周一到周六进行,所以,禁止周日练习和比赛。在比赛前,体育主任以书面形式项学区体育和活动主任提出申请,可以要求对禁止周日比赛予以例外。
  8. 项目评估: 要求学区对每个项目开展年度审查,确保每个项目满足学区的目标和同学们的需要。这样的审查必须包括来自参加者及其家庭的广泛的意见建议。每个体育项目都将对学生运动员和家长开展调查,作为数据来源,在年度审查中提示体育主任和学校管理者应该怎样做,并向教练工作人员提供信息量大的反馈。

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)

Web: http://www.oeo.wa.gov/en Email: [email protected]

The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. OEO services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact OEO with a question or concern about school.

OEO listens, shares information and referrals, and works informally with families, communities, and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. OEO provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available. To get help or learn more about what OEO does, please visit our website: https://www.oeo.wa.gov/en; email [email protected], or call: 1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available). (English)

华盛顿州州长 Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO,教育监察员办公室)是一个独立的州级机构,通过支持家庭、学生、教育工作者和华盛顿州各社区的其他利益相关者了解 K-12 学校系统并合作解决相关问题的方式,以此来帮助缩小教育机会的差距。OEO 所提供的服务均为免费且保密性的服务。任何 人均可以就有关学校的相关问题或疑虑联系 OEO。OEO 会认真倾听、分享信息以及提供转介服务,并与各家庭、社区和学校开展非正式合作,以共同解决问题,以便每名学生均能充分就读本州的公立学校并在其中茁壮成长。OEO 可以提供多种语言的支持服务以及电话口译服务。如欲获得帮助或了解有关 OEO 的更多信息,请访问我们的网站: https://www.oeo.wa.gov/en;发送电子邮件至: [email protected],或致电:

1-866-297-2597 (可提供口译服务)。

(Chinese Simplified)

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds • We listen. We inform. We help solve problems. www.facebook.com/WAEducationOmbuds (English) www.facebook.com/OmbudsdeEducacion/ (Spanish) www.twitter.com/EdOmbuds                                                                                                        www.youtube.com/TheWAEdOmbudsman

A continuación, se presentan resúmenes de las políticas y los procedimientos de políticas del distrito escolar de Bellevue (BSD) en los que se requiere o se alienta la publicación o la notificación. Puede encontrar las políticas y los procedimientos completos en el manual digital de políticas y procedimientos del BSD que se encuentra en el sitio web del distrito. El título de cada política y procedimiento contiene un hipervínculo a la política y el procedimiento específicos.


 El distrito se compromete a crear un entorno educativo seguro y civil, libre de acoso, intimidación o acoso escolar, para todos los estudiantes, los empleados, los padres o los tutores legales, los voluntarios, los y miembros de la comunidad. Se entiende por “acoso, intimidación o acoso escolar” todo acto intencionado por medios electrónicos, escritos, verbales o físicos, incluidos, entre otros, los que se muestran motivados por la raza; el color; la religión; la ascendencia; el origen nacional; el sexo; la orientación sexual, incluida la expresión o la identidad de género; la discapacidad mental o física; u otras características distintivas, cuando un acto:

  1. daña físicamente a un estudiante o daña la propiedad del estudiante;
  2. tiene el efecto de interferir sustancialmente en la educación de un estudiante;
  3. es tan severo, persistente o generalizado que crea un entorno educativo intimidatorio o amenazante;
  4. tiene el efecto de interrumpir sustancialmente el funcionamiento ordenado de la

El procedimiento se aplica al acoso, la intimidación y el acoso escolar dirigidos a los estudiantes y llevados a cabo por otros estudiantes, empleados o terceros implicados en las actividades del distrito escolar. Debido a que los estudiantes pueden experimentar los efectos continuos del acoso, la intimidación y el acoso escolar fuera del campus en el entorno educativo, el distrito considerará los efectos de la conducta fuera del campus al evaluar si existe un ambiente hostil en el campus.

Otra información importante incluida en el procedimiento completo (enlace más arriba):

  1. Cómo presentar una denuncia en virtud de la Política 3207/Procedimiento
  2. La responsabilidad del distrito de comunicarse con las personas que presentan la denuncia en un plazo de dos días para confirmar la recepción e informar al denunciante sobre los pasos que se deben seguir.
  3. Información detallada sobre los procesos de resolución formales e informales del

El distrito escolar de Bellevue pone a disposición Vector Alert, un sistema de denuncia que permite a los estudiantes, el personal y los padres enviar inquietudes sobre la seguridad a nuestra administración de cuatro maneras diferentes: por mensaje de texto, correo electrónico, teléfono y el sitio web. Denuncie el acoso, la intimidación o el acoso escolar con Vector Alert.

Nancy Pham es la responsable de cumplimiento en materia de acoso, intimidación y acoso escolar del distrito.

Teléfono: (425) 456-4040

Correo electrónico: [email protected]

Dirección de correo postal: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005


 El distrito escolar de Bellevue no discrimina en ningún programa o actividad por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género, identidad de género, discapacidad, o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o de un animal de servicio; y brinda igualdad de acceso a niños exploradores y a otros grupos de jóvenes designados. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para atender consultas y denuncias de presunta discriminación:

Derechos civiles, discriminación racial y discriminación por expresión o identidad de género: Coordinadora de cumplimiento de derechos civiles y no discriminación: Nancy Pham, (425) 456- 4040 o[email protected].

Discriminación basada en el sexo, incluido el acoso sexual: Coordinador del Título IX: Jeff Lowell,

(425) 456-4010 o [email protected].

Discriminación por discapacidad:

Coordinadora de la Sección 504/ADA: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 o [email protected].

Dirección de correo postal para los tres: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Puede denunciar casos de discriminación y acoso discriminatorio a cualquier miembro del personal de la escuela o a la coordinadora de derechos civiles del distrito, indicada más arriba. También tiene derecho a presentar una denuncia (vea abajo). Para obtener una copia de la política y el procedimiento de no discriminación del distrito escolar de Bellevue, comuníquese con su escuela, con la oficina del distrito o véala en línea aquí:

Política 3210 (no discriminación, estudiantes): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3210.pdf

Procedimiento 3210P (no discriminación, estudiantes): https://bsd405.org/wp- content/pdf/policy/3210P.pdf

Política 5010 (no discriminación, personal): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3210.pdf

Procedimiento 5010P (no discriminación, personal): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3210P.pdf


 Los estudiantes y el personal están protegidos contra el acoso sexual por parte de cualquier persona en cualquier programa o actividad escolar, incluso en el campus de la escuela, en el autobús escolar o fuera del campus durante una actividad patrocinada por la escuela.

El acoso sexual consiste en un comportamiento o una comunicación no deseados de naturaleza sexual cuando:

  • se hace creer a un estudiante o a un empleado que debe someterse a conductas o comunicaciones sexuales no deseadas para obtener algo a cambio, como una calificación, un ascenso, un cupo en un equipo deportivo o cualquier decisión educativa o laboral;
  • la conducta interfiere sustancialmente en el desempeño educativo del estudiante o crea un entorno educativo o laboral intimidatorio u hostil.

Ejemplos de acoso sexual:

  • Presionar a una persona para obtener favores
  • Tocamientos no deseados de naturaleza
  • Pintar grafitis de naturaleza
  • Distribuir mensajes de texto, correos electrónicos o imágenes de contenido sexual explícito.
  • Hacer bromas o rumores sexuales, o comentarios
  • Violencia física, incluidas violaciones y agresiones

Puede denunciar casos de acoso sexual a cualquier miembro del personal de la escuela o al oficial del Título IX del distrito, indicado más arriba. También tiene derecho a presentar una denuncia (vea abajo). Para obtener una copia de la política y el procedimiento de acoso sexual de su distrito, comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela o distrito, o véala en línea aquí:

Política 3205 (prohibición de acoso sexual, estudiantes): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3205.pdf

Procedimiento 3205P (prohibición de acoso sexual, estudiantes): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3205P.pdf

Política 5011 (prohibición de acoso sexual, personal): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5011.pdf

Procedimiento 5011P (prohibición de acoso sexual, personal): https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/5011P.pdf


 Si cree que usted o su hijo han sufrido discriminación ilegal, acoso discriminatorio o acoso sexual en la escuela, tiene derecho a presentar una denuncia.

Antes de presentar una denuncia, puede hablar de sus inquietudes con el director de su hijo o con el coordinador de la Sección 504, el oficial del Título IX o el coordinador de derechos civiles del distrito escolar, que han sido indicados más arriba. Esta suele ser la forma más rápida de revolver sus inquietudes.

Denuncia ante el distrito escolar

Paso 1: Escriba su denuncia.

En la mayoría de los casos, las denuncias deben presentarse antes de que transcurra un año desde la fecha del incidente o de la conducta objeto de la denuncia. La denuncia debe presentarse por escrito. Asegúrese de describir la conducta o el incidente; explique por qué cree que se ha producido la discriminación, el acoso discriminatorio o el acoso sexual; y describa qué medidas cree que debería tomar el distrito para resolver el problema. Envíe su denuncia por escrito (por correo, fax, correo electrónico o en persona) al superintendente del distrito o al coordinador de cumplimiento de derechos civiles.

Paso 2: El distrito escolar investiga su denuncia.

Una vez que el distrito reciba su denuncia por escrito, el coordinador le entregará una copia del procedimiento de denuncia y se asegurará de que se realice una investigación rápida y exhaustiva. El

superintendente o la persona designada le responderá por escrito en un plazo de treinta (30) días calendario, a menos que usted haya aceptado un plazo diferente. Si su denuncia involucra circunstancias excepcionales que exigen una investigación más prolongada, el distrito lo notificará por escrito para explicarle por qué el personal necesita ampliar el plazo y para indicarle la nueva fecha para su respuesta por escrito.

Paso 3: El distrito escolar responde a su denuncia.

En su respuesta por escrito, el distrito incluirá un resumen de los resultados de la investigación, la decisión de si el distrito incumplió o no las leyes de derechos civiles, la notificación de que usted puede apelar esta decisión, y las medidas necesarias para que el distrito cumpla con las leyes de derechos civiles. Las medidas correctivas se aplicarán dentro de los treinta (30) días calendario posteriores a esta respuesta por escrito, a menos que usted haya aceptado un plazo diferente.

Apelación ante el distrito escolar

Si no está de acuerdo con la decisión del distrito escolar, puede apelar ante el Consejo Disciplinario de Apelaciones (DAC). Debe presentar una notificación de apelación por escrito al secretario de la junta escolar dentro de los diez (10) días calendario posteriores a haber recibido la respuesta del distrito escolar a su denuncia. El DAC programará una audiencia dentro de los veinte (20) días calendario posteriores a la recepción de su apelación, a menos que usted haya aceptado un plazo diferente. El DAC le enviará una decisión por escrito dentro de los treinta (30) días calendario posteriores a que el distrito haya recibido su notificación de apelación. La decisión del DAC incluirá información sobre cómo presentar una denuncia ante la Oficina del Superintendente de Instrucción Pública (OSPI).

Denuncia ante la OSPI

Si no está de acuerdo con la decisión de apelación del distrito escolar, la ley estatal ofrece la opción de presentar una denuncia formal ante la Oficina del Superintendente de Instrucción Pública (OSPI). Este es un proceso de denuncia independiente que puede llevarse a cabo si se ha dado una de las siguientes condiciones: (1) usted ha completado el proceso de denuncia y apelación del distrito, o (2) el distrito no ha seguido correctamente el proceso de denuncia y apelación.

Tiene veinte (20) días calendario para presentar una denuncia ante la OSPI a partir del día en que recibió la decisión sobre su apelación. Puede enviar su denuncia por escrito a la Oficina de Equidad y Derechos Civiles de la OSPI:

Correo electrónico: [email protected] ǀ Fax: 360-664-2967

Correo postal o entrega en persona: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA, 98504- 7200

Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web o comuníquese con la Oficina de Equidad y Derechos Civiles de la OSPI llamando al 360-725-6162 (teléfono de texto: 360-664-3631) o por correo electrónico a [email protected].

Otras opciones de denuncia por discriminación

Oficina de Derechos Civiles, Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos.

206-607-1600     ǀ     Dispositivo   de   telecomunicaciones   para   sordos:   1-800-877-8339      ǀ

[email protected] ǀ Página web de la OCR

Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Estado de Washington

1-800-233-3247 ǀ Teléfono de texto: 1-800-300-7525 ǀ Página web de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos


 La junta cree en el fomento de un entorno educativo seguro y libre de discriminación para todos los estudiantes, sin importar su expresión de género, identidad de género o sexo. Para tal fin, la junta reconoce la importancia de un enfoque inclusivo hacia los estudiantes transgénero y de género expansivo con respecto a los términos principales, la comunicación y el uso de nombres y pronombres, los registros de los estudiantes, la información confidencial sobre salud y educación, la comunicación, el uso y la accesibilidad de los baños y los vestuarios, los deportes y la educación física, y otras actividades escolares, con el fin de proporcionar a estos estudiantes una igualdad de oportunidades para el aprendizaje y el rendimiento.

Esta política es un componente de la responsabilidad del distrito de crear y mantener una comunidad de aprendizaje segura, civil, respetuosa e inclusiva. Los requisitos específicos de capacitación se incluyen en el procedimiento que acompaña esta política. El superintendente designará a un contacto principal para que actúe como funcionario de cumplimiento del distrito y reciba copias de todas las denuncias formales e informales. El nombre y la información de contacto del funcionario de cumplimiento se comunicarán y publicarán en todo el distrito. El funcionario de cumplimiento del distrito participará en al menos una oportunidad de capacitación obligatoria ofrecida por la OSPI.

Esta política y su procedimiento apoyarán los esfuerzos del distrito para brindar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro, ya que facilitarán el cumplimiento por parte del distrito de las leyes locales, estatales y federales relacionadas con el acoso, la intimidación, el acoso escolar y la discriminación.

Las denuncias presentadas conforme a esta política y procedimiento se tramitan conforme a la Política 3210 y al Procedimiento 3210 (no discriminación), que se resumen más arriba.


 El distrito se compromete a garantizar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y productivo en el que los estudiantes tengan todas las oportunidades para aprender. Para asegurar que todos y cada uno de los estudiantes tengan un acceso equitativo a los servicios educativos y que el comportamiento del estudiante no ocasione una pérdida de los servicios educativos, el distrito ha eliminado las suspensiones de corta duración y proporciona acceso a los servicios educativos durante las suspensiones de larga duración y durante las expulsiones de emergencia. El distrito también se compromete a reducir el impacto desproporcionado de las suspensiones y las expulsiones fuera de la escuela en cualquier grupo identificable de estudiantes, incluidos aquellos con discapacidades. El distrito cumplirá sus objetivos mediante la aplicación de apoyos y principios de comportamiento positivo, reconociendo al mismo tiempo que habrá ocasiones en las que será necesaria la aplicación de medidas correctivas.

Otra información importante indicada en cada procedimiento (enlace más arriba):

  1. Lista de infracciones de conducta
  2. Requisitos de la escuela para determinar y aplicar medidas correctivas, incluidas las exclusiones del aula, las suspensiones dentro de la escuela, las suspensiones de larga duración, las expulsiones, las expulsiones de emergencia y la reincorporación.
  3. Quejas de padres y estudiantes/derechos de apelación y procesos/plazos


 El distrito escolar de Bellevue cree que la asistencia regular a la escuela y el compromiso son esenciales para el éxito del estudiante. Se espera que los estudiantes asistan a todas las clases asignadas todos los días. En ocasiones, los estudiantes pueden ausentarse de clase por motivos justificados. En la política y el procedimiento completos, cuyos enlaces aparecen más arriba, encontrará más información sobre:

  1. cómo informar una ausencia;
  2. definiciones de “ausencia” para el aprendizaje presencial, sincrónico y asincrónico;
  3. ausencias consideradas excusables según la ley del estado de Washington;
  4. deberes de los distritos respecto al ausentismo crónico y a las ausencias


 El proceso de presentación de denuncias del distrito se basa en el principio de que la mayoría de los problemas pueden y deben resolverse en el nivel en que se tomaron las decisiones. Se hará todo lo posible por resolver las inquietudes y las denuncias a través de la comunicación informal. Si los intentos de resolverlas de manera informal no logran un resultado aceptable para el estudiante, entonces se puede recurrir al proceso de denuncia formal. El distrito se compromete a resolver las inquietudes y las denuncias sobre programas, políticas, procedimientos, acciones y decisiones de los empleados de la escuela y del distrito de manera eficaz, eficiente y oportuna al iniciar la denuncia con las personas responsables del programa, el evento, la acción o la decisión.

Al abordar las denuncias informales, las partes implicadas deberán:

  • comenzar la conversación reconociendo que cada una actúa con la mejor de las intenciones,
  • colaborar para comprender el punto de vista de la otra parte,
  • tratar de resolver el problema durante la conversación antes de iniciar una denuncia

Cuando una denuncia no se ha resuelto a través de intentos informales de resolución, el denunciante puede iniciar una denuncia formal por escrito dentro de los treinta (30) días calendario siguientes al intento de resolución informal. Toda denuncia informal no resuelta a nivel escolar se dirige a la Oficina de Apoyo Escolar y debe incluir:

  • una explicación detallada de la denuncia,
  • medidas adoptadas para abordar la denuncia,
  • propuestas de resolución para

La Oficina de Apoyo Escolar asignará a una persona responsable para que se reúna con el demandante a fin de comprender la denuncia y las propuestas de resolución que se hayan considerado. Esta persona proporcionará una decisión por escrito sobre la denuncia en un plazo de diez (10) días calendario a partir de la recepción de la denuncia. Las decisiones de resolución son definitivas, excepto en el caso de apelaciones ante el superintendente de Instrucción Pública, otros organismos o los tribunales, según lo dispuesto por la ley.


El distrito escolar de Bellevue ofrece un programa de actividades interescolares. Es importante recordar que, si bien la participación en programas extracurriculares no es un derecho, el distrito está comprometido con el acceso equitativo a estas actividades para todos y cada uno de los participantes interesados.

En la política y el procedimiento cuyos enlaces aparecen anteriormente, se incluye información detallada para los interesados en participar en estas actividades.

La política y el procedimiento cuyos enlaces aparecen anteriormente proporcionan información detallada para los interesados en participar en estas actividades.

  1. Código de conducta para actividades/deportes: Detalla las medidas correctivas aplicadas a los participantes que exhiben cualquiera de los comportamientos que se elevan al nivel de mala conducta excepcional definida en la Política y el Procedimiento 3241 (gestión del aula, disciplina y medidas correctivas), incluido el consumo ilegal de drogas y de alcohol. En este código, se incluye información específica sobre cómo se aplica la disposición a los participantes, incluidos los derechos de apelación.
  2. Requisito de asistencia: Detalla las expectativas para los estudiantes deportistas y la asistencia a la escuela en los días de prácticas y de competiciones. A los entrenadores se les proporciona una lista de asistencia diaria impresa para garantizar que sus deportistas sean elegibles para practicar o competir. En circunstancias excepcionales, extremas y atenuantes fuera del control del estudiante, la elegibilidad para practicar o competir puede ser concedida por adelantado según cada caso.
  3. Requisito de calificaciones: Detalla el requisito de promedio de calificaciones del distrito para la participación en deportes de la escuela secundaria.
  4. Cumplimiento y entrenadores de la WIAA: Explica que los programas deportivos de las escuelas secundarias deben adherirse a las reglas y los procedimientos de la Junta Directiva del distrito escolar de Bellevue y de la Asociación de Actividades Interescolares de Washington (WIAA). Cada escuela debe contar con procedimientos para seleccionar asesores o entrenadores adultos; notificar cada año a los padres y los participantes sobre las reglas, los reglamentos y las expectativas de cada deporte o actividad; y supervisar y evaluar a los entrenadores o los asesores, y los programas. Esta disposición incluye información sobre cómo denunciar una posible violación de las reglas del distrito o de la WIAA.
  5. Deportes no pertenecientes a la WIAA: La Junta Directiva del distrito escolar de Bellevue ha autorizado deportes de club en waterpolo, lacrosse, y bádminton femenino como “deportes no pertenecientes a la WIAA” dentro del marco de la Política 2151. Los estudiantes que participan en deportes aprobados no pertenecientes a la WIAA deben ser residentes del distrito escolar de Bellevue. La junta no autorizará un deporte de club para una escuela secundaria donde la escuela secundaria tenga un deporte o una actividad sancionada por la
  6. Elegibilidad deportiva para Big Picture School e International School: Los estudiantes que asistan a una de las escuelas de “elección” del distrito escolar de Bellevue que atienden a estudiantes entre los grados 9 y 12 mantendrán la elegibilidad deportiva en la escuela secundaria integral que atiende el vecindario en el que Los estudiantes que asisten a Big Picture School y no residen en el distrito escolar de Bellevue son elegibles para competir por Sammamish High School. Los estudiantes que asisten a International School y no residen en el distrito escolar de Bellevue son elegibles para competir por Bellevue High School.
  7. Prácticas y competencias dominicales: Todas las actividades deportivas interescolares deben tener lugar entre el lunes y el sábado; por lo tanto, las prácticas y las competencias dominicales están prohibidas. Los directores deportivos pueden solicitar una excepción a la prohibición de competencia haciendo una solicitud por escrito al director de Deportes y Actividades del distrito antes de la competencia.
  8. Evaluación del programa: El distrito realiza una revisión anual de cada programa para garantizar que cumpla con las metas del distrito y con las necesidades de los estudiantes. Dichas revisiones deben incluir un amplio aporte de los participantes y de sus familias. Cada programa deportivo llevará a cabo una encuesta entre los estudiantes deportistas y los padres que servirá como fuente de datos para informar a los directores y los administradores deportivos en su revisión anual, y para proporcionar devoluciones informativas al personal de entrenamiento.

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)

Web: http://www.oeo.wa.gov/en  Email: [email protected]

The Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. OEO services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact OEO with a question or concern about school.

OEO listens, shares information and referrals, and works informally with families, communities, and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. OEO provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available. To get help or learn more about what OEO does, please visit our website: https://www.oeo.wa.gov/en; email [email protected], or call: 1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available). (English)

La Oficina de Educación y Resolución de Quejas (OEO, por sus siglas en inglés) es una agencia estatal independiente que ayuda a reducir las brechas de oportunidades educativas al apoyar a familias, estudiantes, educadores y otras partes interesadas en las comunidades de WA para comprender el sistema escolar K-12 y resolver inquietudes colaborativamente. Los servicios de OEO son gratuitos y confidenciales. Cualquiera puede comunicarse con la OEO si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud acerca de la escuela.

La OEO escucha, comparte información y referencias, y trabaja de manera informal con las familias, las comunidades y las escuelas para abordar las inquietudes para que todos los estudiantes puedan participar plenamente y prosperar en las escuelas públicas de nuestro estado. OEO brinda apoyo en varios idiomas y tiene interpretación telefónica disponible. Para obtener ayuda u obtener más información sobre lo que hace la OEO, visite nuestro sitio web: https://www.oeo.wa.gov/es; envíe un correo electrónico

a [email protected], o llame al: 1-866-297-2597 (interpretación disponible). (Spanish)

Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds • We listen. We inform. We help solve problems. www.facebook.com/WAEducationOmbuds (English) www.facebook.com/OmbudsdeEducacion/ (Spanish) www.twitter.com/EdOmbuds                                                                                                        www.youtube.com/TheWAEdOmbudsman

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.