Last Chance to Order a Yearbook

There is one final opportunity to purchase a yearbook this year, but this closes THIS Thursday, December 16. Purchase through your student account in Touchbase. Not sure if you already purchased a book? Check your payment history in TouchBase.


Enrollment Lottery for 2022 – 2023 and 5th Grade Information Night

International School lottery applications for incoming incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade) students for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning Monday, December 6, 2021. The application period will close Friday January 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm. After the close of the application period incoming 6th grade (current 5th grade) students that missed the application period may submit a waitlist application to be added to the bottom of a waitlist.

Siblings of current International School students must apply by January 14 @ 4:30pm to be enrolled in Autumn 2022.

A virtual “5th Grade Information Night” will be held on Thursday, December 16 at 6:30. The link to the Teams LIVE event along with other information about the application process may be found HERE.


Pooled Surveillance Testing Beginning at International School

As previously announced, we will be implementing pooled surveillance COVID testing at International School. This screening testing looks for infections when there is no reason to suspect an individual is infected as a proactive approach to minimizing the potential for outbreaks in the school. Testing takes place in the classroom and will begin for International School on Friday, December 17. Only students for whom families have given consent will participate in this screening testing. In pooled surveillance testing, there will only be communication if there is a positive result in the pool. If there are no positive results in a pool, there will be no further communication with the individuals in the pool.

If there is a positive result in the pool (which would typically be identified within 12 hours), those individuals and/or their parent/guardian will be contacted and referred to diagnostic testing to identify the positive individual(s). The people in the pool will need to quarantine until the positive person is identified, usually within 12 hours of the diagnostic test. Contact tracing will then begin with the positive individual.

For additional information about COVID testing, visit HERE.

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.