For Media Inquiries, contact: Janine Thorn, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, (425) 520-6965 or

Communications Office

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone Number

(425) 456-4000

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Communications office works in concert with schools, administrative divisions, community groups and individuals to provide information of interest to the community.  This office also works with parent groups and the broader community to encourage active, respectful and engaging dialogue and collaboration to discuss ideas, build relationships and ensure a diverse range of views and perspectives are heard–all in support of student academic achievement.

Several areas that involve Communications are:

  • Facilitate community engagement
  • Support parent and community groups
  • Publish district news and events
  • Publish press releases
  • Handle media requests
  • District website

Janine Thorn

Chief Communications and Engagement Officer

Megan Clute

Assistant Director of Communications

Chris Sumption

Web Content Manager

Gail Nelson

Senior Secretary

Flyer Approval Process

The Communications Office approves flyers from outside organizations that are intended for students. The organization needs to submit a copy of their flyer/brochure along with a filled out flyer approval form. Community Relations Office offers to email, or fax a copy of the flyer approval form for the organization to fill out and submit along with a copy of their flyer. The Community Relations Office does not approve flyers for distribution to staff or parents.

If the organization is NOT a non-profit 501(c)3, they cannot send the flyer home with students. Instead they can send a copy of the flyer/brochure directly to the schools with a request that it is made available in the front office or posted on a community board.

Call (425) 456-4000 or email to request a flyer approval form.
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.