Important Dates

March 21-24

6th Grade Science Camp

March 27

Multi-Lingual Principal Coffee, 8:15am

April 10-14

Spring Break, No School

May 29

Memorial Day, No School

June 19

Juneteenth, No School

June 21

8th Grade Promotion

June 22

Last Day of School, 7:45am-9:45am

Greetings Chinook Middle School Community,

As you know, today was a non-school day for students and a professional development day for teachers. Please know that these professional development opportunities are incredibly valuable for our staff. I understand how challenging it can be to find childcare options for these professional development days and appreciate the support we receive.

News and updates are below.

In Partnership,

James Peterson

Principal

[email protected]


Multi-Lingual Principal Coffee

  • Topic: Revisit rising 9th grade course registration information from Bellevue High School.
  • Date and Time: March 27 at 8:15 am
  • Location: Chinook Middle School Library or Online (Link to Join)

Family Survey

The Chinook faculty has created a Family Engagement group.  We want to hear your feedback so we can keep improving our logistics and content. Please complete this quick survey and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be anonymous).


Tdap Vaccine Requirement

Friendly reminder from the WA. State Department of Health and our Chinook Middle School nurse regarding Tdap Shot (vaccination/immunization) needed for Middle School.

Washington State law says that all students attending 7th grade must show proof of Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) shot (vaccination/immunization) for all children 11 years and older, or a signed exemption form. Please talk to your child’s doctor about a Tdap shot.

You can access your family’s immunization status here:  https://doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-family/immunization/access-your-familys-immunization-information


Free COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits for BSD Students, Staff and Families

BSD will be distributing free COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits to students, staff, and their families ahead of Spring Break. COVID-19 testing allows people to take precautions in a timely manner to help prevent the virus from spreading. Tests are voluntary and will be distributed from ESC West, Room 100 at the following times:

  • Monday, 4/3: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 4/4: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 4/5: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4/6: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 4/7: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Please email [email protected] to learn more.


Mental Health Resources for Families

The BSD website includes a Mental Health Services section, which provides a variety of mental health resources for students and families. School administrators worked in partnership with support staff to strategize, align and provide access to this information in a user-friendly manner. Students and families are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the content to better understand mental health topics including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and suicide prevention. Please reach out to school counselors and MHAT counselors for additional mental health support.

Learn about mental health topics and access support resources.


2023 Youth Involvement Conference

2023 Youth Involvement Conference – Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Bellevue City Hall – a city-wide biennial youth conference open to all middle and high school students in Bellevue.  Conference will feature keynote speaker Christian Paige, an Emmy nominated spoken word poet and professional speaker, interactive workshops, community provider fair, and an opportunity to discuss important youth-related topics and explore youth-centered solutions.

Conference is free and Bellevue school students can earn up to 6 hours of community service for school.  Pre-register here: 2023 Youth Involvement Conference Tickets, Sat, Apr 22, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite  (Note: Site is interest form only.  Online conference registration form and waivers will be emailed to pre-registered students).  Registration closes on Friday, April 14.

Download the flyer.


In Case You Missed It


Resource for Families: Is Your Child Overdue for a Well-Child Visit?

Bellevue School District partners with the Washington State Department of Health to monitor and support student immunizations. Now is the time to catch up on immunizations!

Many children are due for well-child visits because of challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talk with your health care provider to find out which vaccines your child needs. Use yearly checkups and other visits, such as sports physicals, to make sure your children have all the immunizations they need.

Request a copy of your child’s immunization record from your health care provider so you can keep track of their immunization history. Or sign up for MyIR Mobile, which gives you online access to your own and your family’s immunization records.

Children under 19 years of age in Washington are provided with all recommended vaccines at no or low cost at one of Washington state’s Childhood Vaccine Program providers. Health care providers may charge an office visit fee and a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. If you can’t afford the administration fee, you may ask for it to be waived.


Resource for Families: Talk Even If Website About Fentanyl Awareness

According to King County officials, families in the area are facing a dangerous reality that fatal fentanyl overdoses are on the rise. They have shared a helpful resource through their Talk Even If – Preventing King County  from Overdose website, that offers facts about fentanyl, what teens need to know and how to talk to them, the signs of overdose, how to use Naloxone, and more.


Real Madrid Foundation Summer Camp for BSD Students July 17-21

This soccer summer camp is open to students between the ages of 6 and 17, of all playing levels from beginner to advanced. The camp will be hosted at Highland Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with an option to extend the time from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

The Real Madrid Foundation is offering six scholarships, and there will be additional scholarships added if funding is available. Please complete this form before March 13 if you are seeking a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be contacted on March 14.

Click here to register.
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Save the Date: Bellevue Schools Foundation Spring for Schools, April 1

Join the Bellevue Schools Foundation to join us at Spring for Schools on April 1st! This event provides critical programming for our school community and the total of 18,000+ students in every school in Bellevue School District. Here’s a snapshot of the Foundation’s support at Chinook.

Please be sure to indicate Chinook Middle School when you register here! With student performances, an Education Showcase, appetizers, and more, the evening promises to be a fun one in support of our students and community.

Learn more and register to attend.


Commitment to Nondiscrimination

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 or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America 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.

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.