Learn more about the district’s sources of money and how we can spend them. In school districts, we have multiple buckets of funds where our money is accounted for. Each of these funds has designated uses and we as a district are limited in how we can transfer money between these funds based on state law. Read More
Communications & Community Relations
Meet the Team
Chief Communication and Engagement Officer
Assistant Director of Communication
Communication Engagement Specialist
Web Content Specialist
Digital Social Media Marketing Specialist
For questions about district communications
To use communications strategies, tools, public information, and storytelling to inspire each and every student and family to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.
The mission of the Bellevue School District Communications Department is to share factual and timely messages that serve all community members with accessible information through a transparent and dynamic communications process across all BSD media channels.
We strive to communicate the lived experiences of our learning community through stories that reflect and value one another’s humanity and. provides courageous support to affirm and inspire a sense of belonging.
As a values-driven Communications Department, we strive to embody our shared purpose each and every day, in every interaction, between and among our school community. To that end, we’ve identified the following values to guide our work in the way we prioritize our energies and efforts, how we make decisions, and ultimately how we serve our students and each other:
- Service – We strive to deliver communications to the platforms our community members use.
- Integrity – We aim to provide transparent and accessible communication methods with our community members. We encourage proactive and transparent communication with our community members. We strive to use inclusive practices in our communications methods and delivery.
- Excellence – We aim to produce content aligned with regional and national standards of school communication and engagement practices.
- Compassion – We are mindful of and respond to the thoughts and feelings of others and are kind, authentic, and self-aware in our interactions.
- Respect – We welcome diverse ideas and contributions, assume each other’s best intentions, and honor each other’s strengths and traditions.
- Collaboration – We seek to build regular thought partnerships related to our communications methods, messages, and technologies to sustain continuous improvement cycles.
Our Mission, Vision and Values were developed from the Bellevue School District’s Strategic Plan
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The BSD News & Events e-newsletter is emailed to BSD families and staff on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The newsletter is a compilation of the news and information shared on the bsd405.org homepage and on the District News webpage.
Other ways to stay connected
Stay up-to-date on news and information from across the district. Explore the stories below to learn more about school, student and staff accomplishments, district updates, resources for families, upcoming events, and more.
Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8, the following bus routes are canceled due to driver availability: 12, 19, 32, 43, 48 and 50. Impacted school communities include Ardmore, Big Picture, Chinook, Highland, International, Newport Heights, Newport High School, Odle, Tillicum, Tyee and Woodridge.Read More
The 2023-24 annual plan continues to build on efforts to improve students’ social-emotional and academic outcomes and eliminate gaps.Read More
To help students and families prepare for the release of the FAFSA, high schools are holding a ‘Financial Aid Focus Week’ from December 4-8.Read More
An e-newsletter was sent to BSD staff and families on Wednesday, November 22, with information about how community partners support BSD schools, mental health resources, preparing for school and program open houses, and more.Read More
Over the past several months, many members of our community have sought out ways to support Bellevue School District students, staff and families. We invite all those interested to take part in the season of giving by learning more about how they can support our community partners. Whether through the giving of time, treasure or talent, we are grateful to all those who enrich and uplift our school district.Read More
Join the BSD Special Education department and Bellevue Special Needs PTA on Wednesday December 6 at 6:00 p.m., for an informational session and workshop about the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). There will be a brief presentation on eligibility and services.Read More
On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 6:00 pm, at Sammamish High School, experts from local, state, and federal organizations will provide a comprehensive look at the dangers of fentanyl and opioids in our community and include thought-provoking presentations, extensive questions and answers, and parents sharing how opioids have impacted them personally.Read More
An e-newsletter was sent to BSD staff and families on Thursday, November 9, with information about how families can help co-design the next BSD strategic plan, family resource events, recent school board recognition, and more.Read More
The Open Transfer and Choice Schools and Programs application period for the 2024-25 school year will take place from Monday, December 11, 2023, to Friday, January 19, 2024.Read More