School starts at 7:45 AM every Students report to their 1st period class. There is no homeroom.
There are 7 periods, and all classes meet every
On Mondays and Fridays, classes last 50 On Tuesdays and Thursdays, classes last 45 minutes. On Wednesdays, classes last 40 minutes.
Advisory meets for 30 min every Tuesday and Thursday
Students have 4 minutes to pass from one period to the next- don’t worry, it’s enough time.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7th period ends at 2:30 On Wednesday, 7th period ends at 1:20 PM.
All students leave campus at 1:20 PM on
What is Advisory?
Advisory supports student in building positive, meaningful relationships with one or more caring adults at
Helps students develop positive relationships with their
Provides a safe place for students to strengthen their academic and social emotional competencies, explore their interests more deeply and nurture the development of new skills and talents.
What is Tutorial?
Tutorial is offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday after 7th period, from 2:30 PM until 3:00 There is no Tutorial on Wednesdays.
Students may meet with a teacher in the classroom during this time to ask questions, review homework, make up work, take a missed quiz/test, or sit quietly and do homework.
What happens during Activities period?
Activities meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday after Tutorial, from 3:00 PM to 4:00
Some activities, like sports, meet every day while others, like clubs, meet only once a
Some activities run all year long while others meet for a few
A list of all activities is located on Chinook website and in the information kiosks in the main
What is the building like?
The Commons represents the heart or core of the school Students convene here to eat lunch, assemble before field trips, and sit for school presentations. The Commons is used for the semi-annual musical and talent show, music concerts, meetings for staff, parents, or other community members.
The two gyms, kitchen, school offices, and music classrooms all closely connect to the
The 40+ classrooms adjoin the Commons in four hallways, two on each
There is a staircase in the front and back of each
Boys’ and girls’ restrooms are in each hallway, off the Commons, across from the gyms and in locker
The building has an elevator for wheelchair-bound students or students with
The school library is on the 2nd
How does lunch work?
All students eat lunch in our Commons during one of three lunch First and second lunch are a combination of 7th and 8thgrade students. Third lunch is for 6th grade students only.
Lunch period lasts 30 minutes each.
Students clean up after eating and deposit items into trash, recycling, or composting bins.
After finishing eating, students may remain in the Commons, get a pass for the library (if it’s open), or go into the gym or outside (only with supervision).
The snack bar is open during lunch periods and sells such items as cookies, canned juice, prepackaged snacks, and fruit cups.
6th grade students may bring a healthy snack from home to eat during 3rd
Many students bring lunch from
What should I know about lockers?
Locker assignments are OPTIONAL and can be requested once school
Students may carry their backpack to each class throughout the
Backpacks with wheels are allowed, do not fit into the
Each student is assigned a small locker located in the gym locker room for their PE class; locks are
What are the expectations for cell phones?
Per BSD Policy, Telecommunication devices will be turned on and operated only before and after the regular school day and during the student’s lunch break, unless an emergency situation exists that involves imminent physical danger or a school administrator authorizes the student to use the device.
Students will not use telecommunication devices in a manner that poses a threat to academic integrity, disrupts the learning environment or violates the privacy rights of others.
Students will not send, share, view or possess pictures, text messages, emails or other material depicting sexually explicit conduct, as defined in RCW 9.68A.011, in electronic or any other form on a cell phone or other electronic device, while the student is on school grounds, at school sponsored events or on school buses or vehicles provided by the district.
When a school official has reasonable suspicion, based on objective and articulable facts, that a student is using a telecommunications device in a manner that violates the law or school rules, the official may confiscate the device, which will only be returned to the student’s parent or legal guardian, or law enforcement.
By bringing a cell phone or other electronic devices to school or school-sponsored events, the student and their parent/guardian consent to the search of the device when school officials have a reasonable suspicion, based on objective and articulable facts, that such a search will reveal a violation of the law or school rules. The scope of the search will be limited to the violation of which the student is accused. Content or images that violate state or federal laws will be referred to law enforcement.
Students are responsible for devices they bring to school. The district will not be responsible for loss, theft or destruction of devices brought onto school property or to school sponsored events.
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.