Below are frequently asked questions during the summer to help you navigate the upcoming school year.
Medina school office is closed for the summer. We are planning to re-open on Monday, August 22nd from 7:45 AM – 3:00 PM.
August 29 Grade 1-4 Classroom Assignments emailed to families late afternoon
August 30 Back to School Day Event (11:00 AM-1:00 PM) -New and Returning Families Come Join us in the Medina Outside Covered Area
- 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Come meet PTA and the after school activities offered this school year
- 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM Teacher Meet & Greet (inside building)
- 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM School Bus Tour- stop by for a few minutes to tour the inside of the bus or even do a short bus ride
September 1 First day of School (Grades 1 – 5)
September 5 Labor Day – No School
TBD Kindergarten WA Kids Conferences (September)
TBD Kindergarten Classroom Assignments will be emailed to families in September
September 7 First day of School (Kindergarten)
Important Information for New and Returning Families to BSD/Medina:
Want to enroll at Medina or the Bellevue School District? Please visit our BSD Enrollment page for specific information on the enrollment process.
Kindergarten Enrollment is Open Now! Don’t wait until fall, sign up today for the 2022-23 school year! Learn more about the Bellevue School District Kindergarten programs, including our dual language and immersion K-12 programs, and enroll today! More information available on the Kindergarten Enrollment webpage.
Summer Playdate hosted by Medina PTA. This is optional, but a great way for students and parents to get to know each other before school begins.
Medina PTA is excited to host the annual back-to-school playdates! Enjoy a popsicle, get to know new friends, and meet up with friends from previous school years. Here is the schedule:
- Kindergarten: Thu, Aug 18, 4-6pm at Medina Park
- Kindergarten: Thu, Sep 1, 4-6pm at Medina Park
- 1st Grade: Wed, Aug 31, 4-6pm at Medina Park
- 2nd Grade: Mon, Aug 29, 4-6pm at Medina Park
- 3rd Grade: Wed, Aug 24, 4-6pm at Medina Beach Park
- 4th Grade: Tue, Aug 30, 4-6pm at Medina Beach Park
- 5th Grade: Sun, Aug 28, 4-6pm at Medina Beach Park
- PTA website
Looking for Before and After School Care at Medina? The Right At School program is now open for registration
Important Information for All Families:
Multi-Lingual Learners (MLL)
Students who are considered multilingual and who have not been previously tested in WA state will be initially assessed with the WIDA Screener to be eligible for services. Most students will complete the assessment when they start attending school unless they are contacted for testing during the summer.
How to log into Student Vue and Parent Vue can be found here: https://bsd405.org/departments/district-technology/grades-attendance/ . Click here for directions: English, Spanish, Chinese.
School Supply List for 2022-2023. Summer break just started, but we’re already thinking about next year. The 2022-2023 school supplies list for each grade is now available. The items on these lists are optional and focus on those items that are reusable for students throughout their educational career here at Medina
Student Devices and Online Summer Learning. During the last week of school, teachers have collected student iPads and computers so that the technology department is able to reimage devices over the summer to ensure that they are up to date and running smoothly for students in the fall.
When students return to school in September:
- Rising Kindergarten and 1st grade students will receive an iPad.
- Rising 2nd grade students will receive a new laptop computer.
- Rising 3rd – 5th grade students will receive a laptop computer.
Class Placement email notification by Monday, August 29th. Check your email inbox on Monday late afternoon, August 30th. We will be sending out information on classroom placement for 2022-23. If your email contact information needs updating, please make these changes in your ParentVue.
Teacher Meet & Greet. Mark your calendars now to stop by Medina Elementary on the afternoon of Tuesday August 30th to meet your teacher.
Summer Nutrition Services. 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.
Nutrition Services Updates 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.