Spring Break, No School
I-Connect Meeting, 9:00am
3rd Quarter Ends
Memorial Day, No School
Juneteenth, No School
8th Grade Promotion
Last Day of School, 7:45am-9:45am
|Greetings Chinook Middle School Community,
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable spring break!
News and updates are below.
Family Survey: Last Chance to Respond
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).
Opportunities for Service
Join Camp Kindness Counts to take part in service projects every month. Visit Camp Kindness Counts to learn more.
PTSA Meetings: Save the Dates
On Wed., April 26th, please plan to attend the Spring General Membership Meeting from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Chinook (a Zoom option will also be available, link will be provided by April 21st here and in the Kodiak Korner.
Final General Membership Meeting for the 2022-2023 school year is scheduled for Wed., June 14th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Chinook (a Zoom option will also be available, link will be provided prior to meeting)
Only Good Vibes Allowed at Next I-Connect Meeting
When have you attended a parent meeting where everybody and everything you heard was upbeat, positive, and rosy? We’ll spark some joy at the next I-Connect meeting where the theme will be: “It’s All Good!”
All Chinook parents/guardians are invited to attend on Wednesday, April 19, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Room 1402.
There will be a special lineup of surprise guests bringing you good news and good vibes only concerning our students. Many good things are happening in our schools! Check your troubles at the door, come get inspired, and leave with a smile on your face.
I-Connect is an award-winning PTSA-sponsored program that exists to promote community. Come for one meeting or attend monthly; the choice is yours. PTSA membership is not required.
We strongly recommend you and your student to stay home if you are having cold-like symptoms. Please visit: https://bsd405.org/services/health/too-sick-for-school/. Giving a fever reducing medication just before returning to school does not make a student well. It may only mask the fever until the medication wears off. In this situation, a student needs to be home so others are not exposed to illness.
What are the fever reducing medications? Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Iburpofen, Aspirin, Naproxen, Dayquil, Nyquil
What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2023-02/420456-COVID19DecisionTrees.pdf
If you have one or more of these new, changed, or worsening symptoms: Fever (≥100.4°F) or chills, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Muscle or body aches, Loss of taste or smell, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Headache, Fatigue, Sore throat, Cough.
In Case You Missed It
April’s Advisory Focus
Academic: Quarter 3 ends on April 20th. Prior to the end of the quarter, students will have a work day to get organized and catch up on any missing or upcoming assignments. As we transition into Quarter 4, students will conference with their advisory teacher, reflect, and set goals.
Community: Students will complete the spring Panorama survey to provide feedback about their experiences at Chinook. In addition, students will have a game day.
Social-Emotional: In March, students learned about self-management. This month, students will reflect on their growth and think about self-management in a new way (multitasking).
Safety: Advisories will discuss a plan for staying safe in the event of an earthquake.
See the March episode of Kodiak News. Kodiak News is a monthly video update of the happenings around Chinook and is created for students by students. BSD Log In is required: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/2c561293-0a03-488d-aa32-767c61351ea8
- Teacher Feature – Mr. Heinemann
- Comedy Chat Heads
- Pi Day Assembly
- 3v3 in Action
- 6th Grade Camp – Camp Orkila
- Shamrock Wishes
- Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- What’s Better
- Throw Back Thursday – Kodiak News through the Years
High School Sports Eligibility
Future 9th grade BSD Students: if your student is attending a BSD high school in 2023-24, please review the BSD Athletic Eligibility Information Page for information about athletic eligibility next year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or email@example.com
Disability Discrimination: Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.