January 16, 2023 all-day

On November 16, 2022, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Schools and district offices will be closed but our learning community is encouraged to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and work, which centered on integrity, humanity and service —values we share as a learning community.

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

(Article “Out of the Long Night,” The Gospel Messenger periodical, 1958)

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.