School resumes Monday, April 19 and opportunities for in-person instruction will be available for students by educators who wish to instruct in-person, and online for other students. All grades remote learning if not attending in-person.

Dear Parents,

Happy Lunar New Year!  We wish you a very happy new year and a relaxing break!  A few announcements from us.  Please do not hesitate to email or call the Office if you have any questions.

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1.Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us!

The content of the show is made by students but all editing done by staff.  It’s over an hour so watch it together over a meal or as a family activity.

All videos are “Unlisted” on YouTube in your student’s inbox.

2. Travelling out of Washington? 

We rely on you to tell us about your travels so that we can set up quarantine learning for your student.  To help keep everyone safe (and to keep school open!) please let us know your plans early.  We invite your student to audit the virtual class while on quarantine so students won’t fall behind.  Sometimes students tell teachers about their travels and it’s always better if we hear from you, first, so that we know our channels of communication are open.  Thank you for your partnership!

3. Community Café:  The Role of Race in an Inclusive Education

Join us in shaping this conversation so that we can remain a culturally-responsive community.  We want your voices to help us define our values and goals in educating the students at our school.

What:   Share thoughts and exchanging ideas

When:  Tuesday, March 2, 5pm-6pm

Where:  Zoom  Meeting ID: 848 0040 3333

Who: Jing Mei Staff and Parents

Why:  We have differences in how we regard the role of race in education but in order to best represent all perspectives we need to listen and learn from each other

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84800403333

Meeting ID: 848 0040 3333

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4. Phoenix Challenge is here!

For more information on how to participate please check on Parent Square.  You can contact the organizers here:  Jing MeiPC <jingmeipc@gmail.com>)

5.Progress reports are coming home this week

They will be sent on Friday, 2/12, after school.

K-2 Hybrid students will receive paper copies to bring home.

Virtual Teachers and 3rd-5th teachers will email parents.

In this atypical year we have added an indication “NE (Not Enough Evidence)” as one of the indicators.  Areas such as “Science practices” that cover hands-on science experiments and engineering design challenges in the classroom are difficult to assess.  If you see an “NE” that just means we do not feel that we have enough evidence to give an accurate grade.

6.K/1 iPAD use at school

Teachers have asked students to bring iPADS to school to support learning.  Since we cannot share math manipulatives and fluency readers we rely on using the APPs to support learning in those areas.  We will be limiting screen time and be sure to only use iPADs minimally.  Please charge your iPADS before coming to school!  2nd graders do not rely on the use of manipulatives or fluency readers so the teachers have not asked for laptops at school.

7.Join the Kids Heart Challenge

Dear Families – We are so excited to be partnering with the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge! We had an awesome kickoff today and now we need your help! I need you to download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visit our website www.heart.org/khc to register your child on our school team!  When registering, your child will take one of three healthy challenges – Move More, Be Kind, or Choose Water! You’ll earn a FREE decoder wristband and you can CLICK HERE to see what other gifts you can earn! Thank you for empowering our students to have happy and healthy hearts!

Best wishes to you and your family in this year of the Ox!

Sincerely,

Mrs. B and Ms. Tan

p.s. See you at the Lunar New Year drive through on 2/27!

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or lowellj@bsd405.org; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or edlundh@bsd405.org; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or allmana@bsd405.org. Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The Bellevue School District is also committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with SafeSchools Alert or at your school. The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Compliance Officer is Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or phamn@bsd405.org.