Important Dates

April 10-14

Spring Break, No School

April 19

I-Connect Meeting, 9:00am

April 20

3rd Quarter Ends

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,

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable spring break!

News and updates are below.

In Partnership,

James Peterson


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.

Stay Healthy

We strongly recommend you and your student to stay home if you are having cold-like symptoms. Please visit: 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:

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.

Kodiak News

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:

Segments include:

  • 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

Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or

Disability Discrimination: Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or

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.