While the Bellevue School District has been operating Family Connections Centers for years, the ongoing pandemic has meant an increased need for support for Bellevue students and their families.Read More
By addressing a child’s basic needs, Bellevue LifeSpring helps students focus on their education and break the cycle of poverty. Their wraparound approach includes the programs and services for food, clothing, education and emergency assistance.
Bellevue Schools Foundation
The Bellevue Schools Foundation provides essential community support for the Bellevue School District. An independent, private, non-profit organization, the Bellevue Schools Foundation promotes and helps fund the best possible learning opportunities for all students in the Bellevue School District. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation raises funds to help pay for an array of programs that support student learning and provide training opportunities for teachers. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has gathered a wide range of parents, community leaders, and other volunteers to focus support and funding for quality public education in Bellevue.
Eastside Pathways is a nonprofit organization utilizing a collective impact approach to address the needs of Bellevue students from cradle to career. A partnership of many organizations and individuals, Eastside Pathways helps to coordinate projects to improve school readiness, creating engaging summer and extended learning opportunities, supporting good attendance, and enhancing career readiness opportunities.
Founded in 2011, the goal of Eastside Pathways is to help each student achieve a productive and fulfilling life. Eastside Pathways’ partnership includes the Bellevue School District, the City of Bellevue, social service nonprofits, community based organizations, parent groups, businesses, funders, families, and youth.
Jubilee REACH is a non-profit focused on Relationships, Education, Assistance Community and Hospitality, serving the deeper needs of students and families in Bellevue School District through a commitment to Love, Listen, Learn, build relationships and earn trust. Site Coaches build community in and around our schools through a collaborative of wrap-around services, activities and athletics ensuring every child is known, loved, affirmed, belongs and believes they can achieve their academic and personal potential.Website
How Can I Help?
We thank you for inquiring about how to support the students and families of our Bellevue School District community. At this time, we are asking that financial donations be given directly to our partner organizations. Each of these organizations provide direct support to BSD families with food and/or emergency assistance.Learn More
- Advisory Committees
- Community Advisory Groups
- Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council (S-CAC)
- Family Engagement Advisory Committee
- School Resource Officer (SRO) Program Advisory Committee
- Growth & Planning Community Advisory Group
- Equity Advisory Group – Phase 3
- Community Partners
- Community Truancy Board
- Parent Groups
Family Connections Centers have long been an important part of the Bellevue School District. A team of 12 work collaboratively to ensure that students have what they need to succeed in the classroom. That work often includes partnering with other staff at schools, such as counselors, and working with parents and guardians, as well as other organizations and community partners.Read More
The Bellevue School District’s Family Connections Centers (FCCs) have received an outpouring of support since the beginning of the pandemic. “We are going through this as a community – and we are a strong community,” says Melissa Slater, Equity Project Leader and National Board Program Coordinator as well as BSD’s Family Connections Centers coordinator. While Bellevue is generally perceived as a wealthy community without a population in need of support, there are many families in Bellevue in need of support and the need is growing in the face of the ongoing pandemic.Read More
The Bellevue Schools Foundation recently announced the Sherry Ladd Endowment for Teacher Development. This generous gift of $500,000 from a family Foundation, managed by Ladds’s husband and two brothers, will be used to encourage and support National Board Certification for teachers in the Bellevue School District by paying for certification costs not covered by BSD or BSF.Read More
With a new school year ready to start, the Bellevue Chamber Foundation launched its fundraising campaign to provide access to high-speed internet to k-12 students in the Bellevue area. In partnership with the Bellevue School District, the program leverages Comcast’s low-cost Internet Essentials Program.Read More
On August 18, 2020, as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the City of Bellevue’s Human Services Commission voted to approve grants to four nonprofit agencies meeting the city’s eligibility criteria to address food insecurity, including $160,000 to Bellevue School District. The district will use the grant to distribute food and supplies for basic needs through the Family Connection Centers.Read More
The Green Genius Program has been honored by the Washington State Recycling Association with the Recycler of the Year Award for the Youth Education category! The program is a partnership between Bellevue School District and the City of Bellevue aimed at reducing waste at all twenty-nine schools in the district.Read More
The Bellevue School District has found ways to give back to the community both during the holiday season and beyond. Throughout the school year we have 11 elementary schools that participate in the EPA Northwest’s Food-Share program. The program allows students to set aside food they have not eaten during lunch such as fruit, milk and packaged vegetables.Read More
In the spring of 2019, six Cherry Crest students decided to “make recess better” and launched a plan to raise funds for the school. Selling donuts door to door, the students donated nearly $500 to the elementary school. After surveying their classmates, the consensus improvement was to add Gaga Ball pits for students to use during recess.Read More
Every weekend, there are students in Bellevue that don’t have enough to eat. Backpack Meals for Kids has been actively working to address this need for more than eight years.Read More