Below are frequently asked questions during the summer to help your family navigate the upcoming school year.
Medina’s school office is now closed for the summer. We are planning to re-open the week of Monday, August 21st from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
If your student’s school plans change and you need to withdraw your student from Medina, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your student’s name and student ID number.
Important Dates- Mark your Calendar
August 29 Kindergarten Camp (see sign up info below)
August 30 Grade 1-5 Classroom Assignments are emailed to families at the end of the day
August 31 Back to School Day Event (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM) New and Returning Families Come Join us in the Medina Outside Covered Area
- 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM Come meet PTA and find out about after school activities offered this school year
- 3:15 PM -4:00 PM School Bus Tour – stop by for a quick tour
- 3:20 PM- 4:00 PM Teacher Meet & Greet (inside building)
September 5 First day of School (Grades 1 – 5)
September 8 First day of School (Kindergarten)
TBD Kindergarten WA Kids Conferences (September)
TBD Kindergarten Classroom Assignments will be emailed to families in September
September 11 First day of Pre-School
Please sign up for one, 45 minute session for your child to attend and make sure to plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to your child’s session time to check-in and allow us to start on time. Following kindergarten camp, we will refine the classroom placements. Once done, you will receive an email with your child’s assigned teacher and a link to sign up for your child’s Kindergarten Welcome Conferences. Kindergarten Camp will be in lieu of the Medina Meet and Greet for Kindergarten families. If you have students in grades 1-5, Teacher Meet and Greet for those grades will remain on August 31st from 3:30-4pm.
Sign up for Kindergarten Camp using this link.
And don’t forget:
Kindergarten welcome conferences will be held on September 5th, 6th and 7th. Your student’s kindergarten teacher will email you a sign-up genius link to sign-up for a conference time following kindergarten camp on August 29th. For your planning, please make sure you will be available for some time on those days to conference with your student’s new teacher.
Want to enroll at Medina or another Bellevue School District school? Please visit our BSD Enrollment page for specific information on the enrollment process. Enrollment can be submitted all online.
Kindergarten Enrollment is Open Now! Don’t wait until fall, sign up today for the 2023-24 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.
Pre-School Information – Find out more about their curriculum, school day hours, and more .
Important Information for All Families to BSD/Medina:
School Supply List for 2023-2024. Summer break just started, but we’re already thinking about next year. The 2023-2024 school supplies list for each grade is now available. Each student will be supplied with the instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, paper, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, rulers, scissor, etc.) necessary for academic success. Thank you in advance for sending the optional supplies on the list with your child at the beginning of the new school year.
Looking for After School Care at Medina? Boys and Girls Club will be onsite-Click Here to Register Now
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! Get to know new friends, and meet up with friends from previous school years. Dates will be posted when made available.
Our elementary school and PTA have a close partnership as we strive to serve and enrich the learning experiences for every student at Medina Elementary. Look for the PTA table at our back to school events such as the Meet and Greet and Ice Cream Social. Visit Medina PTA website below.
|Kindie||Tue, Aug 29th, 4-6pm||Medina Park|
|Kindie||Wed, Sep 6th, 4-6pm||Medina Park|
|1st||Thu, Aug 24th, 4-6pm||Medina Park|
|2nd||Wed, Aug 23rd, 4-6pm||Medina Park|
|3rd||Fri, Aug 25th, 4-6pm||Medina Beach Park|
|4th||Mon, Aug 28th, 4-6pm||Medina Beach Park|
|5th||Wed, Aug 30th, 4-6pm||Medina Beach Park|
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.
Look for the 2023-2024 application for school meal benefits online on the Free & Reduced Price Meals webpage by August 14, 2023.
- Free & Reduced priced meals application is available on Monday August 14
- Sign up – https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/ (this will be available on August 14)
School Bus Information
- School Bus Information (for elementary and middle school students): https://bsd405.org/departments/transportation/ (the Transportation Dept will assist with any questions regarding bus service); This will be updated around August 15.
- Students eligible for bus transportation will be mailed their stop information the week of August 15. Kindergarten through 3rd graders will also be emailed a bracelet. If you have not received these items by August 25, please email email@example.com. Be sure to include your student’s name and ID.