Dear International Families,

As we approach the end of the year, information is coming out quickly so I will do what I can to make sure information is forwarded. As I write this, I am watching all of the hard work from a huge team of volunteers helping to set up for Déjeuner en Blanc today. We also had a great time welcoming our incoming 5th grade students and families yesterday for their first visit to International School. The end of year is such an exciting time.

Russell White


Moving Up Dance

We are excited to host the Moving-Up Dance this year on Friday June 10th (TONIGHT) from 8 to 10:30. This dance is for students in grades 8 – 11. We are working on planning a great night that will get us back to how dances were pre-COVID. Students are able to purchase tickets at the door. NO GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED. Due to the proximity to graduation and for COVID concerns, we are keeping this to a social for those students who will be in high school next year (current grades 8 – 11).


High School Overnight Retreat is Back

Who remembers High School Retreat? We get together when school begins to build the foundation of a strong and caring learning community for the year ahead. We also honor our commitment to a globally-focused education. This year we’ll focus on the Middle East & North Africa.

2022 HS Retreat Flyer

DO NOW BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR ENDS (the trip is the first full week of school):

For directions & more information, check out the High School Retreat Flyer. Questions? Contact Tamara Truax ( or Lee Holt (


Bellevue SchoolPool Transportation Survey

The City of Bellevue is seeking travel data on how students travel to and from school. This annual survey will help them evaluate strategies for the Bellevue SchoolPool program, which aims to reduce drop-off and pick-up congestion at schools.
Please consider participating in their short, five-question survey for each school-aged child. The survey window has been extended to Wednesday, June 15. Complete the survey.


Free Summer Meals

Children 18 and younger are welcome to participate in the free summer meal program offered by Nutrition Services. The summer meal program provides free, nutritious meals to help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow. Summer meals will be offered at Lake Hills Elementary and Sammamish High school.

Learn how to access summer meals through BSD and other providers in our region.


Nutrition Services Updates for 2022 – 2023

As we prepare for the reopening of school on September 1, 2022, families should anticipate that free meals will no longer be available for all students attending a BSD school. With the expiration of USDA waivers at the end of this school year, Nutrition Services will return to traditional methods of payment for school meals (free, reduced price or paid).

Look for the 2022-2023 application for school meal benefits online on the Free & Reduced Price Meals webpage by August 15, 2022.

New: Students determined to be eligible for reduced price school meals will be able to receive lunch for free. Due to new state funding, the $0.40 copay for a reduced price lunch will no longer be collected. Students eligible for reduced price school meals will continue to receive breakfast for free in schools that offer the program.


WSDOT Bridge Closure: May Impact Travel Routes

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s I-405, Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes Project team and contractor Flatiron-Lane Joint Venture (FLJV) are planning work to remove and replace the Main Street Bridge. The Main Street Bridge across Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue will be closed for potentially up to five months starting as early as Monday, June 13. A full weekend closure of I-405 between Northeast Fourth Street and Southeast Eighth Street to demolish the bridge is scheduled for the weekend of June 17 to June 20.

BSD Transportation has already rerouted buses with no impact on current pick-up and drop-off points. This means there will be no change for families.

Learn more to see if this impacts your regular travel routes.


BOOM Presents: Juneteenth—the Evolution of the Nation’s Newest Federal Holiday

BSD Equity and Family Engagement teams are proud to sponsor the next event in the “Black History Beyond February” speaker series. Dr. Quintard Taylor, Ph.D., will present and engage in discussion on the history and importance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and the nation’s newest federal holiday.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time: 5:15 – 6:19 p.m.
Location: MS Teams

Register online now.
Learn more on the district website.
Access the event flyer.


Reminder: Change of Address

Have you moved in the past year? Are you planning to move over the summer? 
In the event of an emergency, it is important that the school district have an up-to-date address for your student(s). If you have moved, please submit a change of address form to  Please include the documents needed to establish residency.

If you will be moving over the summer, please submit the change of address information, within 5 days of your move, to

Student Placement will work with you regarding your student’s school.

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.