**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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Important Dates

October 14

No School (Professional Development Day)

October 24

Multi-Lingual Principal Coffee, 8:15am

November 7

2nd Quarter Begins

 Applications for Free or Reduced Priced Meals Due October 13

Applications for Free & Reduced Priced School Meals must be renewed by Thursday, October 13. Families may visit www.bsd405.org/freeandreduced to complete an application for the 2022-23 school year.

Attendance Procedures

Please review the Chinook Middle School Attendance Procedures.

Lobbyguard Visitor Management System

With the start of the new school year, LobbyGuard — the district’s electronic visitor management system — will once again be used to bring consistency to and streamline our visitor check-in process. This system allows us to readily account for all occupants of a BSD facility in the event of a major disaster or critical incident and for the professional greeting and processing of visitors to a building.

All visitors, and BSD employees not regularly assigned to the building, are required to check in using the LobbyGuard electronic kiosk. With the beginning of the 22-23 school year, visitors will once again have their picture taken, be required to identify their visitor type (parent, volunteer, BSD employee, vendor etc.), and the purpose of their visit (meeting, classroom visit, etc.). The system will print a standardized visitor pass that will be worn by visitors so that staff working in the building can readily identify them as visitors.

School Visitor procedure 4200P can be found here.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are on October 21. More information and ordering.

See Chinook Behind the Scenes on Upcoming Tour

The next I-Connect meeting for parents/guardians features a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of our Chinook campus. Access the inner workings of the building. Examine the school through the eyes of the people who designed and managed its construction. Discover the forgotten past of original Chinook, established in 1961. The tour begins in the Commons on Wednesday, October 26, at 9:00 a.m. All parents/guardians are welcome. Dress for the weather, and wear your walking shoes.

Tour guides for the “Hidden Chinook Walking Tour” will be:

Andy Cottrill, Associate Principal of Design, BLRB Architects

Jack McLeod, Director, Facilities, Bellevue School District

Cyndi King, Director, Capital Construction, Bellevue School District

Jason Clark, Assistant Principal, Chinook Middle School

What is I-Connect? I-Connect meetings are informative monthly gatherings that provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet and network with others in our school community. Attend one meeting or several; the choice is yours. Chinook PTSA proudly sponsors this program. For more information: www.chinookptsa.org/i-connect.html

Questions? Contact I-Connect Chair Sharon Pang: [email protected]

Student Locker Requests

Students received this email with information to request a locker to their BSD email accounts. Chinook students who would like to request a school locker should use the FORM link below.  Students with lockers assigned last year will keep the same locker.

Please fill out the online form completely.  This is the only way for you to request a locker. You will be notified when your locker is available to use.

FYI, there are NO Upper lockers available in the front of the 1500 wing.

LOCKER REQUEST FORM LINK (only students can access this form)


  • For the safety and security of your own items, do not share your locker combination with others – not even your best friend.
  • All lockers are to be treated with respect.  Please do not decorate your locker with stickers.
  • Do not hit or kick your locker. This can cause damage and may result in disciplinary action.
  • Any changes in locker assignments will be handled by the office ONLY.
  • If you have any concerns or problems with your locker, please check with the office for assistance.
  • All lockers at school are a part of the building and are subject to inspection by school administrators.

October Observances and Acknowledgments

During the month of October, we acknowledge the following: Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, Czech Heritage Month, Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, and Polish American Heritage Month.

In addition, please note the following dates of cultural importance to many members in our community taking place throughout the month:

  • 10/5/2022 – Yom Kippur – Starts at sunset on October 4
  • 10/9/2022 – National Indigenous People’s Day
  • 10/24/2022 – Deepavali/Diwali
  • 10/25/2022 – Birth of the Báb

SchoolPool Walk and Roll to School Week October 10-13

October 10-13 is Walk and Roll to School Week! The City of Bellevue SchoolPool program and the Bellevue School District invites all students, staff and families to safely walk or roll to school!

When students and families walk, bike or carpool to class, everyone wins! Kids learn healthy habits early, plus fewer cars at drop-off and pickup locations alleviate roadway congestion for all travelers. Join the fun and get ready to Walk and Roll!


In Case You Missed It

Virtual Curriculum Night

Resources and Videos from Curriculum Night are posted on the Chinook Website here.

Advanced Learning Winter Testing Applications Open

Applications for Advanced Learning winter testing are now open. Any parent/guardian of a BSD student in grades 1-11 may apply for their student to test. Any parent of a private/home-school student in grades 1-11 who lives within the Bellevue School District service area may also apply for their child to test. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2022.

All BSD Kindergarten students are automatically screened for Advanced Learning services. There is no need for this group to apply for testing.

Learn more and apply for winter testing.

Volunteers Needed

Show your support for our safety solutions by volunteering to be an attendant for our carline during morning or afternoon drop off and pick up. To volunteer or if you have any questions, please use this link.

Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks 

The updated guidance from WA DOH requires notification to staff, students and their families when there are cases and outbreaks in schools. The Bellevue School District maintains an online dashboard for this purpose. COVID-19 cases for the 2022-23 school year are located on the COVID-19 Cases in Schools Dashboard, with data updated daily at 7:00 a.m.

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.