Student Handbook

Odle Middle School

502 143rd Ave NE

Bellevue, WA  98007


School Phone Numbers

Main Office                  456-6600

Attendance Office        456-6611

Registrar                      456-6610

Family Connections Center            456-6688

Nurse                                                    456-6612

School Safety Tip Line                    456-4299




Dr. Joseph Potts                                                Principal
Danielle Virata                           Assistant Principal (A – L)
Keith Altenhof                           Assistant Principal (M – Z)

Kat Farkas                                                 Counselor (A – I)
Alaa Al-Harab                                          Counselor (J – Q)
A’yana Carroll                                         Counselor (R – Z)

Language Phone Lines

English                 456 – 4111

Español                456 – 4254

Pусский               456 – 4280

中文                    456 – 4282

 한국어               456 – 4283

日本語                456 – 4281

Tiếng Việt            456 – 4284


Daily Bell Schedule 2022 – 2023


Period Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday
1 8:30 – 9:20 8:30 – 9:10
2 9:25 – 10:15 9:15 – 9:55
3 10:20 – 11:10 10:00 – 10:40
1st Lunch 11:10 – 11:40 10:40 – 11:10
4b 11:45 – 12:35 11:15 – 11:55
5b 12:40 – 1:30 12:00 – 12:40
4a 11:15 – 12:05 10:45 – 11:25
2nd Lunch 12:05 – 12:35 11:25 – 11:55
5b 12:40 – 1:30 12:00 – 12:40
4a 11:15 – 12:05 10:45 – 11:25
5a 12:10 – 1:00 11:30 – 12:10
3rd Lunch 1:00 – 1:30 12:10 – 12:40
6 1:35 – 2:25 12:45 – 1:25
7 2:30 – 3:20 1:30 – 2:10
Tutorial 3:20 – 3:50
Activities 3:55 – 4:40





Student Code of Conduct …………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………4


Respectful, Responsible, & Safe

Welcome to Odle

When & Where School Rules Apply

Odle’s Philosophy of Discipline & Interventions


General Information ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………..5


Closed Campus

Drop – off / Pick – up

Parents & Other Visitors on Campus


Off Limits Areas


Information Security

Student Emergency Information

Emergency School Closures


Lost & Found

Student Yearbook

Nutrition Services & Food






Academic Progress

On-line Gradebook Directions

Attend Tutorial

Study Zone

Parent Conferences

Progress Reports

Report Cards

Computer Use

Academic Integrity

Class Complaints & Concerns

Guest Teachers

Schedule Change Requests






Excused Absences

Unexcused Absences

Extended Absences

Late Arrivals to School

Unexcused Tardies

Leaving/Returning During the School Day

Pre-arranged Absences

Homework During an Absence/Illness

Attendance & High School Credit

Unexcused Absences/BECCA Bill

Withdrawal from School


Activities ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…12


Information About Clubs

After-school Activities

Activity Bus


Student & Family Services………………………………………………………………………………………………………….….…13


Family Connections Center

School Counselors



Viking Voice (PTSA Newsletter)

Community Resources

Visitors & Volunteers


Bullying, Intimidation, & Harassment ………………………………………………………………………………………….….14


What is Bullying?

How to Deal with Bullying

What Do You Do When You See Someone Being Bullied at School?

What Can I Do?

What if I Don’t Feel Safe Telling a Bully to Stop?

Why Don’t Some Kids Tell When They See Bullying?

What if the Bullying Doesn’t Happen at School?


Expectations, Guidelines, & District Policies …………………………………………………………………………………….15


Corrective Actions & Interventions

Hall Passes

Personal & District Property





Unnecessary Items


Cafeteria Expectations

Food Sharing

Delivery Services

Transportation & Bus Conduct

School Bus Passes for Temporarily Riding a Different Route

Assembly Expectations

Inappropriate Displays of Affection

Delivering Messages & Personal Items

Student Phone

Field Trips

Emergency Drills & Procedures

Possession of Alcohol, Tabaco, &/or Drugs


One to One at Odle




Bellevue School District Policies



Middle School MLA Citation Guide





RESPECTFUL: To show consideration and acceptance by being honest and kind in words and in actions


RESPONSIBLE: To be accountable for my actions, my choices and the results


SAFE: To strive to do what is in the best interest of myself, others and my community



Welcome to Odle

On behalf of the staff, counselors, & administrators, welcome to Odle Middle School. Odle has high standards for character development, social emotional learning, and academic success. We believe you can and will meet these expectations. You will find that by doing so, you will build a reputation of which you, your family, and the school can be proud. In your classes, you will work hard, think deeply, & challenge yourself. Involvement in clubs and activities will enrich your middle school experience. You are preparing yourself for your future. Odle Middle School will be what you make it. While at Odle, we hope you experience success, growth, & happiness!


Where & When School Rules Apply

  • While on school premises OR adjacent to the school grounds and/or within visual distance of any school grounds.
  • While using school transportation.
  • While participating in school-sponsored activities, both at school and while away from the school grounds.
  • While away from school grounds, if conduct would directly affect the school and student learning.


Odle’s Philosophy of Discipline

Through prevention, action, and resolution, students will be provided with the skills necessary for them to become responsible for their own behavior.  Students are expected to follow the school and individual classroom policies.  Teaching acceptable behavior, while maintaining dignity, is the intent of the student behavior and district discipline policy.


Other Behavior Interventions

The following logical, natural consequences may also be implemented to ensure the learning, safety and well-being of all people and property at school:

·       Reminder/Warning

·       Loss of Privilege

·       Removal/Cool Down (Classroom, Other Teacher’s Classroom, Library, Assistant Principal’s Office, Principal’s Office)

·       Call Parent

·       Negotiate and Write a Contract with the Teacher

·       Talk to Principal or Assistant Principal

·       Mediation (peer-to-peer or peer-to-adult)


·       Conference: Combination of Student/Parent/Teacher/Principal/Assistant Principal

·       School Service (e.g. Campus/Lunchroom Clean Up)

·       After School Detention

·       Wednesday Workshop

·       Suspension (In-School or At-Home)

·       Expulsion





Closed Campus

Odle is a closed campus. Once students arrive, they must remain on campus until they leave at the end of the school day. Students are not permitted to visit other schools or stores during school hours. This also means that our campus is closed to all non-Odle students while classes and activities are in session – from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Drop Off/ Pick Up

School opens at 8:00 AM. Student have access to the commons and breakfast at this time. Doors to the main hallways open at 8:15 AM. Students are to be dropped off with enough time remaining for the student to make it to class by 8:30 AM.


  • Before school drop off information:

If a parent/guardian is dropping off a student before school, please use the designated drop-off area.


  • After school pick up information:

If a parent/guardian is picking up a student after school, please use the designated pick-up area.   Students waiting to be picked up by a parent/guardian are to wait by the pick-up zone.  For supervision and safety, these students are not to be waiting in the bus zone.


After the buses leave, all students remaining at Odle need to be in tutorial, in study zone, in a supervised activity, or waiting for parent/guardian pick up in the designated waiting area.  All students waiting for rides should be picked up by 3:30 PM.  If a parent/guardian cannot pick up their student by that time, the student must report to a tutorial or study zone in the library or Club Jubilee, or they will be asked to wait in the designated waiting area.  For safety reasons, Odle does not allow students to remain on campus after school in unsupervised situations.


Parents & Other Visitors on Campus

All visitors including parents must sign in at the Main Office immediately upon arriving on campus.  We welcome prearranged visits by outside individuals for educational purposes.  To all others, Odle’s campus is closed during the school day.  Due to our large student population and potential distraction to the learning environment, we are unable to accommodate student guests (i.e. family friends or relatives).  Parents who wish to visit teachers must first make appointments with the teachers and sign in at the office before proceeding to the classroom.


For security and safety reasons, should anyone notice an unidentified or unknown person on our campus, please contact a staff member immediately. Persons not enrolled as students at Odle and those not working in or having business at the school are not permitted on campus.



A bike rack is provided at the front of the school for students riding their bike to and from Odle. Students will need to bring their own lock to secure their bike to the rack. Bikes are not to be ridden during any part of the school day and must be walked on and off campus. King County law requires all bike riders to wear helmets. Odle is not responsible for damage or theft of bicycles parked in the racks.  Student bicycles are not permitted inside the school building.


Off Limits Areas

Lunch: Restrooms, classes, and hallways not connected to the Commons are closed during lunch hours, except for students with a hall pass. There are designated restrooms available in the Commons area for student use during lunchtime. The outside courtyard area connected to the Commons (West side of school) is allowed for students to visit with friends; however, all students are to stay away from the fields, unless supervised by a staff member.


At all times: All wooded areas of the school grounds, tennis courts, fields, and parking lots are off limits during the school day unless students are involved in a class activity. The gym and locker rooms are also off limits unless a supervisor is present.



Students must be in a supervised activity at all times. Waiting for parents and rides for more than 10 minutes is considered loitering. Once a student leaves campus, he/she may not return that day unless with a parent present or for a school function.


Information Security

Students should commit private access codes to memory to insure that no other student will use them to view or access their personal property or information.  These include locker combinations, network passwords to save files on the network, and passwords to view student grades online.


Student Emergency Information:

It is important that Odle has the most current address, phone numbers, and emergency contact information available on all students. When personal information needs to be updated, please contact the registrar at 425-456-6610 to make updates.


Emergency School Closures

The District is a member of the Public Schools Emergency Communications System (PSECS).  School closure information is updated through PSECS, which is then accessed by numerous media outlets.  You can hear closure information and messages by tuning in to a local TV or radio station or their websites. Other choices are:

·       Internet Sites:  Flashalert

·       Call the School news line at 425-456-4111


Students may visit the library every day before school and during lunch, when supervision is available. Students may also visit the library by attending Study Zone after school. Students who participate in Study Zone, must have a signed parent permission form on file for the current school year. Please show consideration to others and return your books on time.


Lost & Found

Lost and found for laptops and musical instruments is located in the main office.  Clothing, lunchboxes, shoes, binders, etc. that are lost, are returned to the Lost and Found shelves next to the Orchestra room. Students are encouraged to check there for any items that they may have lost.  Wallets and other expensive items, if returned, are kept with the main office secretary.


Student Yearbook

The student yearbook is issued at the end of the school year. Yearbooks of students having unpaid fines will be held until the fines have been paid.


Nutrition Services & Food

All students are issued a lunch code (their student ID).  This code is to be used when making breakfast and/or lunch purchases.  Students who bring in checks (made out to Bellevue School District) will have their lunch code credited and may purchase items against the credit.  Payments should be given directly to the kitchen manager.  Money from lunch accounts may not be taken out as cash by students. Monthly menus are posted in the cafeteria and online.


All food and drinks are to remain in the COMMONS.  If food is in the hallways or classes during the school day, it is subject to confiscation. Students should buy food for only themselves. Sharing food is strongly discouraged due to allergy and health concerns.  There is no microwave available for student use.



No loans are available at Odle.  Students must bring their own money for lunch.  If a student’s family is having financial difficulty, the student or parent/guardian should contact one of the school’s counselors to arrange for possible free/reduced lunch/breakfast or available scholarships. Students are not to buy, exchange or sell goods without permission of administration. This includes any exchange of money.  Students are also not allowed to sell anything while at school.  This behavior may result in disciplinary action.



Academic Progress

Families and students may view their child’s grades, class attendance, and other school related information over the internet by accessing Edupoint Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVUE, respectively. This system is intended to serve as a communication tool between the school, teachers, student, and family.


  • ParentVUE/StudentVUE can be accessed via this weblink:
  • Your StudentVUE username is your district ID and the password is your district password.


The directions for how to set up ParentVUE/StudentVUE can be found in Grades & Attendance on the Bellevue School District website.  Students, if you need assistance logging in, please contact one of your teachers, the Research Technology Specialist (RTS), or the Instructional Technology Curriculum Leader (ITCL).

ParentVUE/StudentVUE can also be accessed as an app on your cell phone.  Download the Synergy StudentVUE  app for free via iTunes or Google Play.

Odle’s Success Opportunities

Odle’s Success Opportunities are intended to foster a growth mindset—the belief that deep learning can be developed through hard work and perseverance.  Success Opportunities should never be used as a punitive measure but rather to reinforce that all students can benefit from additional support or additional challenge and that hard work deepens and improves learning.

Attend Tutorial

Tutorial meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:20-3:50 in teachers’ rooms. Students may be assigned to tutorial by one of their teachers, parents, or they may choose to attend a tutorial on their own.  The Success Coordinator helps to facilitate this process, including the communication with the students’ parents/guardians. Each teacher should determine the structure of his/her tutorial. Teachers should communicate the structure/purpose of tutorial to students.  Tutorial may not be used as a punitive measure.


This time is designated for students needing extra help, to complete missing assignments or to take make-up tests. Tutorial provides additional instructional time focused on re-teaching skills and concepts, demonstrating mastery of standards, or extending and deepening students’ level of understanding.


All rules apply in tutorial as they do in the regular classroom. For example, students must arrive on time and there are no electronic devices used. Attendance at a tutorial can be initiated by a student, teacher, or parent. Failure to comply with a teacher’s request to attend tutorial may result in disciplinary action.


All after school clubs, sports and activities begin at 3:55.  Depending on the circumstance, students may be required to miss a sport and/or activity if they are assigned to an extended learning opportunity. If a student chooses not to attend an assigned tutorial, he or she will receive an appropriate corrective action the following day.


Study Zone

Study Zone provides students with a quiet space to complete homework and group projects. Students are not permitted to play games while in Study Zone. Students and parents must sign and return an agreement to the librarian acknowledging they will use Study Zone for appropriate, school related purposes, such as homework, reading a book, working on a project, etc. Study Zone is not a place for students to play video games and hang out. Students not following these expectations will lose the privilege of staying in Study Zone as an after-school option.


Parent Conferences

Odle families can be invited to a targeted conference, which are scheduled on an as needed basis. In addition, parents/guardians are welcome to request a conference with any teacher(s) at any time during the year.  Please contact the teacher(s) or your student’s counselor to arrange a conference date and time and purpose.


Progress Reports

Teacher-generated progress reports may be sent home with students any time during the year.  Interim Progress Reports (BSD Procedure 2420P) are issued two times each year at mid-second and mid-fourth quarters for students who have D and below in a class. These interim progress reports are mailed home shortly after mid-quarter.


Report Cards

Quarterly progress reports (Report Cards) will be provided to parents/guardians at the end of each quarterly reporting period during the school year. These reports will report the grade for each subject in which the

student was enrolled for that period.


Computer Use

Odle Middle School has a fully functioning computer network with access from every classroom, library, and office. All students who access the Internet must agree to abide by the Bellevue School District student use guidelines found in BSD Procedure 2022P and 2022.1P


Typical student use of the network might include use of an internet browser or saving work files to a local file server. Access to this network, or BSDNET, the Bellevue School District’s electronic network system, is a privilege, not a right. For students, access is limited to academic use. Violations of student access rules will be dealt with under the provisions of district policies. Penalties may include suspension or revocation of network access and related privileges.  Students may not access their own personal accounts from private Internet providers via BSDNET.  Students publishing work on district-supported Internet pages will not receive current or future compensation for their work from the District.


Important personal safety issues arise when accessing computer networks. For this reason, pay attention to the following guidelines:

  • Personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers should remain confidential when communicating on BSDNET. Students should never reveal such information without permission from their teacher or other school staff.
  • Students should never make appointments to meet people in person that they have contacted on BSDNET without district and parent permission.
  • Students should notify their teacher or other adult whenever they come across information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate or make them feel uncomfortable.


Academic Integrity

It is an expectation that all students are honest in the completion of their assignments, projects, tests, etc., and do not attempt to take credit for any work that is not a reflection of their own effort and learning.

Forms of Academic Dishonesty include (but are not limited to):

  1. Cheating on tests – Giving or receiving any assistance on a quiz, test, or an assessment.
  2. Unauthorized Collaboration – Working with another student on an individual assignment, copying another student’s work, or allowing a student to copy one’s own work. Turning in another person’s paper, project, computer program, etc. as your own or having someone else write your paper, program, or project. This includes asking friends, a parent doing your work, paying someone, using a paper writing service, etc.
  3. Plagiarism – Using another person’s ideas, words, or work and taking credit for it as your own. This includes the copying of published materials and internet sources, as well as the work of other students. It is the responsibility of the student to cite sources of text that does not represent his/her own work.

The consequences of academic dishonesty and cheating are as follows:

1st offense:   loss of credit on the assignment for all parties involved, parents contacted by teacher

2nd offense: loss of credit + Wednesday Workshop, parents contacted by administrator

3rd offense:   loss of credit + corrective action based on BSD School Board Policy


Class Complaints & Concerns

Our goal as a school community is achievement for all students at a high standard.  Complaints, problems or concerns about a child’s class should be resolved by the people who are closest to the situation and have direct knowledge.  This achievement is inclusive of academic, social and behavior issues. If issues or concerns in any of these areas arise, a meeting with the teacher, parents, and student will be made. The following process must be followed for resolving classroom/student issues or concerns:

  1. Contact and/or meet with the classroom teacher to explain your concerns.
  2. With the cooperation of your child, develop a plan for resolving the problem and/or concern. A good faith effort must be attempted and documented by all involved.  Most issues can and will be resolved with this effort.
  3. If the problem is not resolved after implementation of the plan, make an appointment with the student’s counselor. Share continued concerns and the efforts attempted thus far to resolve the problem.  Enlist the counselor’s assistance and develop a plan with the counselor for resolving the problem.
  4. If the problem is not resolved with the teacher and the counselor, contact the building principal for an appointment with a building administrator. Bring to the meeting all previous implementation efforts and plans. Clarify with the principal what actions can and will be taken in response to your concern.

A decision to make a class assignment change based on classroom concerns is the sole jurisdiction of the building principal.  If a class change is warranted, the change will most likely be done within a reasonable break/time period in the academic year, i.e., the end of the term.

Guest Teachers

Guest Teachers are treated with respect. Students are expected to comply and cooperate with the requests and directions of guest teachers as they would with any staff member. Classroom disruptions or failure to follow directions will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.


Schedule Change Requests

We work to provide student schedules based on requested courses and maximum use of our resources. Odle’s schedule was built by student requests so, if a student has requested a specific course, he/she will remain in that course. If an error has been made in a student’s schedule such as an incomplete schedule, the student’s placement is found to be inappropriate, or a repeated course, the student should fill out a Schedule Correction Request Form, available in the counseling office. Schedules will not be corrected for reasons such as changing your mind about a course request, teacher preference or to be in a class with more friends.



The school district provides textbooks for all students in the district at no cost.  Every student is obligated to take good care of all textbooks assigned to them or available in class.  PLEASE be sure names are written in ink in the designated place in the book in case it is misplaced.  Only books with the assigned number assigned to each student will be accepted as valid when returned.  Odle’s fines are based on teacher or principal judgment for abuse, misuse or lost books. Fines will be assessed for lost or damaged books and may result in holding of the student yearbook.



Regular attendance is a key to student success in school.  Most of the experiences that take place in a classroom cannot be duplicated for each student individually including the discussions and the student-to-student interactions that are a vital part of each instructional day.  Students are expected to be in class on time. This means that students are expected to be in their classroom, in their seats, and ready for class at the beginning of class.


If it is necessary for a student to be absent, the parent or guardian should immediately call the Odle Attendance Office at 425-456-6611. Parents or guardians may also e-mail regarding a student absence. Please direct e-mail correspondence regarding absences to Odle’s Attendance Manager, Ms. Millikan at Absences must be reported within two school days if they are to be excused.

Excused Absences

All student absences will be classified as excused or unexcused.  Absences for the following reasons will be excused if there is timely verification (within 2 school days upon return) of such reasons provided to the school:

  1. Illness or medical emergency.
  2. Family emergencies.
  3. Observances of established special days of a religious calendar.
  4. Pre-arranged medical and dental appointments.
  5. Pre-arranged school-sponsored activities, such as field trips.
  6. Absences which, according to the discretion of the principal, or his/her designee.


Excused absence notes must include: Student’s first and last name, date, date of absence(s), reason for absence, & parent/guardian name with signature.


Unexcused Absences

An absence is considered unexcused it if fits into any of the following categories:

– Oversleeping – Missing the bus – Not having a ride to school
– Tardiness – Taking care of siblings – Helping a parent/guardian
– Personal issues – Does not fit into one of the six categories for excused absences listed above


Extended Absence

If a student is absent for three or more days due to illness, a doctor’s note may be required. Please note that school Administrators make final determination of whether or not an absence is excused. Decisions such as these will be based on the nature of the absence and the student’s attendance and academic status. Students must arrange with their Teachers to complete all work missed during their absence.


Late Arrivals to School

Students must check in at the Attendance Office upon arriving late to school. In order to be considered an excused late arrival, the reason must fit into the categories listed above. Reasons for an unexcused tardy are the same as unexcused absences.


Students must arrive at school on time. When a student is late to school, he/she must check in at the Attendance Office.  Students who have repeated tardies to school or class(es) may be referred to administration for further intervention and disciplinary action.

Students with unexcused tardies (during an academic quarter) will have the following interventions:

  • Every unexcused tardy = phone call home
  • 10th unexcused tardy = Student conference with school administrator or interventionist
  • 15th unexcused tardy = Targeted workshop on improving arriving to class on time
  • 20th unexcused tardy = Parent and student conference with school administrator to further develop a plan of action & corrective consequences


Leaving/Returning During the School Day

Parents/guardians are encouraged to make appointments for doctor’s visits and other personal or professional appointments during non-school hours.


If it is necessary for a student to leave for an appointment during the school day, we ask that they bring a signed note from a parent or guardian indicating the time of the appointment. Students are asked to submit the note to the attendance office before school, where they will receive an early dismissal slip. If you forget to send a note, please call the attendance office early in the morning so that a dismissal pass can be sent to the student.

Parents and guardians are required to sign their student out with the Attendance Office when leaving campus, and sign students back in should they return before the end of the school day.


Pre-Arranged Absences

In order for an absence to be considered excused, a pre-arranged absence form must be completed at least (3) three school days prior to the absence and turned in to the attendance office. It is expected that families will schedule their vacations to coincide with the school calendar. For absences that cannot be prevented, please contact the attendance secretary to arrange for a pre-arranged absence form. Students must arrange with their teachers to complete all work missed during their absence.


Homework During an Absence/Illnesses

The Attendance Specialist may be called to make arrangements for homework if a student is to be absent for three or more days. Please allow the school one day (24-hours) to collect assignments from the teachers. Having an excused absence means that teachers will provide opportunities for the student to make-up the missed tests or assignments and have them count toward their term grade. An unexcused absence means that the student is not entitled to make up the missed tests or assignments.  Missing work will be counted toward overall term grades.


Attendance & High School Credit

Students taking classes for high school credit with excessive absences in a semester may be subject to loss of credit for that class. These classes include all World Language, Biology, Algebra I, & Geometry classes. Absences caused by a student’s observance of established religious holidays, student’s participation in school-sponsored activities, or out-of-school suspension shall not be counted among the absences. Principals considering imposing loss of credit must confer with the Bellevue School District Supervisor of Pupil Management prior to imposing a loss of credit.


Unexcused Absences/BECCA Bill

The attendance office, Administrators and Counselors will ensure that Odle Middle school complies with the state truancy law, RCW 28A 225. The law requires parents to cause their student(s) to attend school regularly and to provide valid justification to the school when their student(s) is absent.  The school will notify parents/guardians of unexcused absences.  Students may be subject to consequences such as conferences, detention, in-school suspension, or loss of credit due to continued unexcused absences.

Schools are required by law to file a petition with the juvenile court when a student has demonstrated a pattern of truancy.  Truancy is determined based on a specific number of unexcused absences.


-Within three unexcused absences in a month: Parents will be notified by letter or phone. A conference will be held between the parent, student, and principal or designees for remediation/problem solving.


-No later than the fifth unexcused absence within a month: the district will enter into an agreement with the student and parents/guardians that establishes school attendance requirements. Part of this process for middle and high school students includes the district taking data and taking informed steps to eliminate or reduce the child’s absences. This must include a WARNS (Washington Assessment of Risks and Needs of Students) or other assessment by a school district’s designees. The district will file a petition and affidavit with the juvenile court alleging a violation of RCW 28A.225.010.  The student may make-up time or a form of suspension will be scheduled by an administrator.


-No later than the seventh unexcused absences within a month or tenth unexcused absence within the school year: The school district shall file a petition with the juvenile court. A student suspension and/or a schedule change may be arranged by an administrator.

* Please see polices and procedures section below for complete information on this process, including considerations for students with IEPs or 504 plans.


Withdrawal from School

To withdraw their student from school, parents/guardians must contact the school registrar, at 425-456-6610. The student must turn in all books and materials and must have a Withdrawal from School form signed by all of her/his teachers. A locker check must also be completed through the Attendance Office. All books and school property must be returned and any fines must be paid before the withdrawal is completed.




Odle and Club Jubilee offer a variety of clubs, sports, and activates after school. Some of these are offered as a yearlong choice and others are offered during a specific season. Fall, winter, and spring are the three seasons for clubs, sports and activities.  The best way to keep up to date on when and where these occur is to check Odle’s website, listen to morning announcements, and read the PTSA newsletter.


After-school Activities

There are a wide variety of after-school activities available at Odle.  Activities include but are not limited to Homework Club, Sports, Service Club, French Club and Yearbook. Information on various clubs and activities is given out throughout the school year and found on the Odle Website


Activity Bus

Odle provides after-school activity buses that make abbreviated runs through Odle’s bus routes.  Since it does not follow the regular bus route, students may arrive home later than expected. Students must have an activity pass to ride the bus.  Passes are available from any after-school activity advisor and given only when a student attended an activity for the full-allotted time.



Family Connections Center

The Family Connections Center is staffed by Odle’s Family Involvement Liaison.  The center provides families with a variety of school and community-related support services. This includes access to school supplies, meal time/break time meals, family assistance to accessing their student’s grades on-line, and much more. Please visit our center or contact our liaison for more details, 425 – 456 – 6688.


School Counselors

School counselors assist students in developing self-understanding and a positive self-concept.  They help students establish goals, make useful decisions, and relate effectively with others. Their primary concerns are the educational, social, and personal needs of all students. Students wishing to visit the counselor should complete a Counselor Request form, which is available in the main office.



If you are ill or need first aid, you can report to the clinic with a pass from your teacher.  You may remain in the clinic for 15 minutes.  After such time, students will either go home, if necessary, or go back to class.  Please check in with the Nurse, Attendance Specialist or Main Office Secretary prior to entering the clinic.



If medication is to be taken while at school, written instructions from the prescribing physician and parental permission must be obtained for EACH medication. A medication authorization form is available in the main office and must be completed by a physician and returned/faxed to the school nurse. If more than one medication is to be taken, additional authorization forms can be obtained.


All medications will be kept and dispensed (as ordered by the physician) by a designated school employee unless the paperwork for ‘self-administering’ is completed. Prescription and non-prescription medication must be sent in the original pharmacy container. Non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications must be clearly labeled with the child’s name, dosage, and time to be given. NO MEDICATION (prescription or non-prescription) MAY BE GIVEN WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER. There is to be NO sharing of medications of any kind. Sharing medication is grounds for immediate suspension.


Viking Voice (PTSA Newsletter)

The PTSA sponsored “newsletter” is e-mailed weekly.  Viking Voice is an excellent source of information and a way to keep informed about what is happening at Odle.  The deadline for submitting items for this newsletter is published in the first newsletter of the year.


Community Resources

The Counseling Office has a complete listing of community resources and private practice professionals. A sampling is listed below.


24-hour Crisis Line……………………………..……866-4-CRISIS

Alcohol/Drug 24- hour Help Line ………….425-722-3700

Al-Anon/Alateen Information Service……206-625-0000

Child Protective Services…………………..…..800-609-8764

Crisis Clinic Teen Link …………………………….206-461-4922

Eastside Alcohol Center …………………………425-454-1505

Eastside Domestic Violence Program……..425-746-1940

Eastside Mental Health Center………..…….425-827-9100

King Co. Sexual Assault Resource Center..425-226-7273

Runaway Teen Crisis Line ……………………800-RUN-AWAY

Therapeutic Health Services – Eastside…..425-747-7892

Teen Link (6-10pm)……………………….……….206-461-4922

Youth Eastside Services (YES)……………..….425-747-4937


Visitors & Volunteers

Visits to a classroom or teacher must be arranged in advance, at least 24 hours. All visitors must report to the main office to secure a visitor’s pass. Parent/family volunteers are needed in a variety of ways including tutoring and assisting in the library and office. Parents/family members wishing to volunteer at school need to complete a Bellevue School District Volunteer Application, available in the main office or at



What is Bullying?

Bellevue School District policy 3207 states: “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentionally written message or image — including those that are electronically transmitted — verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:

  1. Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
  2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
  3. Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  4. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.


How to Deal with Bullying:

  • Tell your parents or other trusted adults. They can help stop the bullying.
  • If you are bullied at school, tell your Teacher, school Counselor, or Principal. Telling is not tattling.
    • Reports can be anonymous, confidential, or non-confidential. Ways to report bullying include an Incident Reporting form, sending a note to school personnel (counselor, psychologist, administrator, etc.), calling school and/or district personnel, or using the “Report a Concern” link on the Odle Website
  • Don’t fight back. Don’t try to bully those who bully you.
  • Try not to show anger or fear. Students who bully like to see that they can upset you.
  • Calmly tell the student to stop…or say nothing and then walk away.
  • Try to avoid situations in which bullying is likely to happen. You might want to:
    • Avoid areas of the school where there are not many students or teachers around.
    • Make sure you aren’t alone in the bathroom or locker room.
    • Sit near the front of the bus.
    • Don’t bring expensive things or lots of money to school.
    • Sit with a group of friends at lunch.
    • Take a different route through hallways or walk with friends or a teacher to your class.


What Do YOU Do When You See Someone Being Bullied at School?

Ask yourself, “Is it my job to help?”

Think about how YOU might feel if the bullying was happening to you. You and other kids can lend a hand, even when you aren’t close friends with the kids who are bullied. Your school will be a better place if you help stop bullying. And making your school a better place is EVERYONE’S job!


What Can I Do?

Lots of things!  Think about what may work for you:

  • Don’t just stand there…SAY SOMETHIING!
  • Kids who bully may think they’re being funny or “cool.” If you feel safe, tell the person to STOP the bullying behavior. Say you don’t like it and that it isn’t funny.
  • DON’T BULLY BACK! It won’t help if you use mean names or actions, and it could make things worse.


What if I Don’t Feel Safe Telling a Bully to Stop?

That’s okay.

  • No one should put themselves in an unsafe situation. How ELSE can you lend a hand when bullying happens?
  • Say kind words to the child who is being bullied, such as “I’m sorry about what happened,” and “I don’t like it!” Help them understand that it’s not his or her fault. Be a friend. Invite that student to do things with you, such as sit together at lunch or work together on a project. EVERYONE NEEDS A FRIEND!
  • Tell the student who is being bullied to talk to someone about what happened. Offer to help by going along.
  • Pay attention to the other kids who see the bullying. (These people are called “bystanders.”) Are any of them laughing or joining in with the bullying?  If yes, these kids are part of the problem. Let those students know that they’re not helping!  DON’T be one of them!


Tell an adult. (This is IMPORTANT!!)

  • Chances are, the kid who is being bullied needs help from an adult. The kid who is doing the bullying probably does, too. Often, the bullying does not get reported. But, who should you tell? Think about who you could tell in your school:
    • Teacher (which one would you talk to?),
    • School Counselor,
    • Cafeteria or Playground Aid,
    • School Nurse,
    • Principal,
    • Bus Driver, or
    • Other adults you feel comfortable telling.

If you need help telling, take a friend along.


Why Don’t Some Kids Tell When They See Bullying?

  • They may not want others to think they are “tattling.”
  • They may be afraid that the kids who bully will pick on them next.
  • They may think that their friends will make fun of them for trying to help.


Telling is very important!  Reporting that someone is getting bullied or hurt in some other way is NOT “tattling.”  Adults at school can help. Ask them to help keep you safe after telling. Explain to your friends that bullying is NOT fair and encourage them to join in helping!


What if the Bullying Doesn’t Happen at School?

  • If there is an adult around, report the bullying to an adult (your youth group leader, minister, or sports coach).
  • No matter where the bullying happens, you should talk to your parents about bullying that you see or know about. Ask them for their ideas about how to help.


We ALL must do our part!  Kids who are bullied deserve to feel safe and welcome at school and in their neighborhoods. All kids do!  TAKE A STAND. LEND A HAND. STOP BULLYING NOW!  Check out other activities at for more ideas about how you can “lend a hand” to stop bullying.




Corrective Actions &/or Interventions (BSD Policy 3241)

All students will follow the rules of the district. Refusal to comply with written rules and regulations established for the governing of the school will constitute sufficient cause for corrective actions, interventions, discipline, suspension and/or expulsion.

Hall Passes

Each student must have a hall pass if he/she is out of the classroom at any time during a class period.  If a student needs to leave a classroom for any reason, the student must first have permission from the teacher.


Personal & District Property

Personal property should not be left unattended at school and students should not lend their personal property to other students.  Students are strongly discouraged from bringing expensive items to school. Students should not bring more than $5.00 to school at any one time.  The school or district is not responsible for recovery of money or property lent, lost or stolen.  Please make sure to lock up your belongings and make sure the lock on your locker and P.E. locker is locked at all times.  Students need to lock up bikes on the bike racks. Students are expected to respect the school building, grounds, facilities, and those who maintain them.  Any student who defaces, damages, or destroys school property or the personal property of individuals will be required to repair or replace the damaged item and/or bear the cost of it.  The student may also face further disciplinary action.  Except in cases of accidents, students are liable for all damage caused to school or personal property.



Students will be assigned to a locker each year. Do not give your combination to anyone else or share lockers. Any changes in locker assignments will be handled by the main office only. It is the student’s responsibility to see that their locker is kept locked and in order at all times. Please report any problems concerning locks or lockers to the main office promptly. Personal items cannot be stored in the main office.


Broken or damaged lockers will be charged to the student assigned to the locker, including, but not limited to Sharpie marks, dents, decorations that cannot be removed, stickers that cannot be removed, etc. Exterior decorations, such as decorating for a birthday or holiday, will be taken down after 24 hours by the student. After that time, the student assigned to the locker will be notified and directed to take down the decorations.


In addition to school lockers, students participating in physical education and dance are issued a gym locker.  When dressing for an activity, all belongings must be placed and secured in this locker.


WARNING:  Lockers are only for student convenience and should not be viewed as secure.  Do not leave valuables in lockers.  The school will not be responsible for anything lost or stolen from lockers, or items left in unlocked or unsafe areas. Lockers and combination locks are a permanent part of the building, Odle administration reserves the right to inspect them at any time per district policy 3230.  At any time, administration and the law enforcement agency may do periodic K-9 checks to ensure we maintain a safe learning environment for all students.



Students are encouraged to store their backpack in their assigned locker for the entire school day.  Each individual teacher may set their rules and expectation to allow/not allow backpacks in their classroom.  Each expectation will be clearly communicated with students.

Students and Telecommunication Devices / Cell Phones

Telecommunication devices will be turned on and operated only before and after the regular school day and during the student’s lunch break, unless an emergency exists that involves imminent physical danger or a school administrator authorizes the student to use the device.


Odle is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or broken items that should not be at school in the first place.  In addition, students who have been given permission to use video cameras and photography cameras must have a badge to designate use.  Without such permission, recording events or activities during school, whether via (cell phone) camera, video camera or voice recording, is not permitted and may result in disciplinary action.


Students who have personal cell phones, telecommunications, or electronic devices, on or in sight in the classroom, without teacher permission, will be subject to disciplinary action. The following will occur for technology violations:

1st Violation: Discuss class/school expectations for appropriate use of student cell phones or music devices. The teacher may keep the device for the remainder of the class and return it at the end of the period.

2nd Violation: Phone, telecommunications, or electronic device will be delivered to the main office. Student may pick up at end of school day.

3rd Violation: Phone, telecommunications, or electronic device will be delivered to the main office. Arrangements will be made for device to be picked up by parent/guardian.

4th Violation:  Phone, telecommunications, or electronic will be delivered to the main office. Conference set up with Administrator to make arrangements for device to be picked up and disciplinary consequences assigned.

  • In each case, a teacher, staff member, or trustworthy student will deliver the phone to the main office. In the case of a student delivering the phone, the teacher will notify the office ahead of time.


Dress Expectations

All students are expected to dress appropriately for school. BSD Board Procedure 3224 states, “The student and parent/guardian(s) may determine the student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student’s dress and grooming does not: A) Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives; B) Create a health or other hazard to the student’s safety or to the safety of others.”  If the student’s clothing does not follow these guidelines, the student will be asked to make the appropriate changes. The student’s parent will be notified if the student is non-compliant. Corrective action may take place if the behavior continues.

Examples of student dress that are prohibited include, but are not limited to:

  • States or implies intimidation, discrimination, or ridicule based on a legally protected status such as race or gender;
  • Displays words, pictures, or references to profanity, alcohol or marijuana, tobacco, illegal drugs, weapons or sexual innuendo;
  • Displays words, pictures, references that create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person’s well-being is affected by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation, overt gesture, threat of violence, gang membership or affiliation.

Teachers will have the ability to set rules and guidelines pertaining to dress as it relates to their classroom and student and classroom safety, as well as maintaining a sound learning environment.

Unnecessary Items

The following items have been found disruptive to the learning process and are not allowed at school unless designated by a teacher or before/after the school day.  These items may be confiscated by staff members and held in the office until a parent/guardian comes pick the item(s) up should they be confiscated on campus during the school day:  Axe & all other deodorant sprays, spray perfumes and colognes, laser lights/pointers, permanent markers (e.g. Sharpies), toys, stuffed animals and sports equipment.


Gum chewing is not allowed at Odle Middle School due to damage to furniture and carpeting. Students should not bring gum to school.


Due to health and safety concerns, laser pointers and aerosols/sprays are not allowed on campus. Students should not bring or apply body sprays (Axe sprays, etc.), colognes, or perfumes anywhere at school including the locker rooms (please use stick, gel, or roll-on deodorants instead). Using aerosols/sprays at school can cause health problems and concerns for many people on our campus (students with Asthma, etc.). If you choose to apply these scents, please do so prior to coming to school. Students choosing to bring any of these prohibited items to school will have the item confiscated.



Balloons may cause a disruption to the learning environment; therefore, we ask that students do not bring balloons to school.  Any balloons brought to school will be stored in the main office until the end of the school day.


Cafeteria Expectations

Cooperation in the cafeteria is essential in order to allow everyone to be served his or her lunch quickly and to maintain a positive lunchtime environment. Every student will benefit if the following courtesies are observed:

  • Follow lunchroom procedures.
  • Follow directions given by lunchroom supervisors and be courteous to all kitchen staff.
  • Walk at all times.
  • Wait patiently in line. No cutting or pushing in the lunch line.
  • Select only what you are going to eat. Do not make purchases for others.
  • Have your money ready when you reach the cashier and know your lunch code number.
  • Remain seated while you are eating.
  • Speak in a normal tone (no shouting or yelling).
  • Clean your table area before leaving. Throw away all trash, compost when possible, stack your trays, and recycle cans, bottles, and milk cartons.
  • When you have finished eating, stay in the cafeteria commons area or go to the basketball courts/tetherball area. Limited library passes are available. Food and drinks are NOT allowed outside the cafeteria.
  • Throwing food, trash, cans, rocks, dirt, berries, pinecones, snowballs, etc. or anything that could potentially harm another student is prohibited.
  • Laptops are not permitted in the Commons. After the first 10 minutes of each lunch, students may use their laptops in the library or the designated space above the Commons.
  • The cafeteria is a public space. Personal celebrations are not permitted during regular school hours. This includes the distribution of food for the purposes of celebrating a birthday.


Food Sharing

Safety is a top priority at Odle. This includes being aware of and respecting the allergies many students have in our school. We discourage students from sharing food.


Food Delivery Services

Odle has many options for students during each meal. Students and families are not permitted to order food from an outside delivery service or restaurant. Odle will not accept orders for any student. Students are not permitted to meet a delivery person during school hours.


Transportation & Bus Conduct

Student that are able to ride a bus have a district bus pass to use their assigned bus route. Violation of school bus rules can create an immediate danger to the health and safety of others. Student conduct on the buses and at the bus stops must reflect good judgment and meet all expectations for Odle Middle School students. Students are expected to:

  • Cooperate with the driver at all times, and comply with all requests and directions.
  • Be courteous. Do not use obscene/profane language. Talk quietly.
  • Stay in their seats at all times.
  • Keep their head, hands, and feet inside the bus.
  • Keep the bus clean. Throw away all litter.
  • Cross the street in front of the bus–never behind it.


Students should be aware that the school bus drivers have the right to assign seats on the bus at any time. If a student misbehaves at the bus stop or on the bus, she/he may be issued a Student Conduct Citation or a bus ticket by the bus driver. If this happens, the following will occur:

  • First Citation: The student will have a conference with an Administrator and consequences of any further student citations will be explained.
  • Second Citation: Automatic loss of riding privileges for a period of five (5) school days.
  • Third Citation: Automatic loss of riding privileges for a period of thirty (30) school days.
  • Fourth Citation: Automatic loss of riding privileges for the remainder of the school year.

Serious Bus Rule Violation:  Any major infraction of the rules or severe inappropriate behavior (insubordination or endangering another passenger) shall result in the immediate suspension of bus riding privileges for the balance of the semester or school year, as determined by the Transportation Department.


School Bus Passes for Temporarily Riding a Different Route

Students wanting to go with another student on a different bus must submit a written note from their parent to the office during that school day (and before 7th period).  Once verified, the student will receive a special stamp from the attendance or main office authorizing them to ride the different bus.  However, only regular passengers will be allowed to ride if the bus is full.


Assembly Expectations

  • Pay attention, listen, and participate as directed.
  • Whispering quietly before the assembly starts is acceptable.
  • No disruptive behavior (i.e. horseplay) allowed.
  • Listen silently to speakers and performers.
  • When a speaker approaches the microphone or stands in front of the assembly, all talking stops.
  • Students are to sit with their teachers.
  • Express appreciation using appropriate applause.
  • When dismissed, leave the assembly in an orderly fashion.


Inappropriate Displays of Affection

Overt displays of affection including handholding, kissing and prolonged hugging, makes students, parents, and staff uncomfortable and are discouraged at school. Students engaged in an inappropriate display of affection will be asked to stop, and may be referred to an Administrator for possible disciplinary action.


Delivering Messages and Personal Items During the Day

Parents are encouraged to make arrangements with their students prior to coming to school. Please try to keep daily messages called in to the school for your student to a minimum, so as to avoid classroom interruption. In an effort to minimize the amount of disruptions to the classroom learning environment, notes or other correspondence to students from parents or activity advisors will not be delivered during the school day except in cases of emergency.  Emergencies do not include reminders to stay for tutorial or activities, reminders for appointments, reminders to bring instruments home, or arrangements for rides. Please communicate this information to your child before they come to school and have them write this information in their agenda.

Notes and personal items (such as forgotten instruments, lunches, clothing, etc.) that are not emergencies can be taken by the office and left for students to pick up during passing times or their lunch. There is a designated pick up spot for these items in the main office. These will not be delivered.  Please plan ahead for this type of correspondence.

We will deliver messages from the attendance office for emergencies, except the last 15 minutes of school.


Student Phone

There is a courtesy phone in the Main Office for student use.  You must dial 9 before entering your number.  Students are not allowed to have cell phones visible or use them during school hours unless they are using the cell phone with permission in the main office. Violation of this will result in confiscation (see Electronics Rules).


Field Trips

Whenever a student leaves the school grounds for a student activity, a Parent Permission Slip must be completed by a parent or guardian.  Telephone calls cannot be accepted for authorization at such activities.


Emergency Drills & Procedures

Regular emergency disaster drills are scheduled during the school year including fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills.  To ensure safety, students must comply with the instructions of school staff during the drill.  All students must treat each drill as if it was a real emergency.  Students should remain quiet throughout the entire drill and follow their teacher’s and/or staff’s directions.


Possession of Alcohol, Tobacco, &/or Drugs

The possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, “vape”/e-cigarettes, alcohol, cigarettes, or tobacco products are not allowed at Odle Middle School or any other school. The use, sale, or exchange of these items is illegal and is also prohibited. The unauthorized use, sale, or exchange of medical prescriptions is also prohibited. Students who violate this district policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from Bellevue School District.



The possession of any dangerous weapons or look-alike weapons (knives, laser lights, explosives of any kind including smoke and stink bombs, firearms) are prohibited and possession will result in immediate disciplinary action including up to a suspension, expulsion, and referral to the Bellevue Police Department.



All Odle students will be issued a laptop computer.  This will allow Odle students to learn and collaborate in new exciting ways.  Each student is responsible for maintaining their device and returning it at the end of the academic year.  Below is some information about laptop use, expectations, tips, and fines. Please refer our district’s document, Student and Parent Mobile Device Handbook, for full details. This can be accessed here:


Bellevue School District Acceptable Use Policy

Computing at Odle is to be used for educational purposes that serve the school’s mission. Students and faculty are expected to use good judgment when working in gray areas not covered explicitly by the rules. Never provide personal information while online. You should assume that everything you do online can be seen by the entire world. All community members are expected to contribute to a stable and productive computing environment.


Web Cams


Each student laptop is equipped with a web cam. This equipment offers students an extraordinary opportunity to experience a 21st Century tool and to develop 21st Century communication skills.


Examples of Use

Web cams are to be used for educational purposes only, under the direction of a teacher. Examples include:

  • Recording videos or taking pictures to include in a project
  • Recording a student giving a speech and playing it back for rehearsal and improvement.


Listening to Music

At School

Listening to music on your laptop is not allowed during school hours without permission from the teacher. Permission will be given only for media used to complete a school assignment.


At Home

Listening to music on your laptop (for example, from a streaming website) is allowed at home with permission from parents/guardians.


Watching movies

At School

Watching movies on your laptop is not allowed during school hours without permission from the teacher. Permission will be given only for media used to complete a school assignment


At Home

Watching movies on your laptop is allowed at home with permission from parents/guardians.



At School

At Odle, online gaming is not allowed during classtime, unless you have been given permission by a teacher. Students may access online games while at school before school, during lunch, and after school. Any games must be in support of education.


At Home

Online gaming is allowed at home if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The content of the game is school appropriate
  • You have permission from your parent/guardian
  • The game is in support of education
  • All school work is complete
  • No download of any kind is needed


You are not allowed to load personal software onto your computer.

Laptop confiscation

All students are expected to follow school and district guidelines for laptop use. Failure to do so will result in the following actions:

1st Violation: Discussion with your teacher about class expectation for appropriate use of your laptop and related technology. Your teacher will return your laptop at the end of the period.

2nd Violations and beyond: Your laptop is delivered to the assistant principal’s secretary. You will complete a reflection form.

  • 2nd Violation: You may pick up your laptop from the main office at the end of the day, after filling out a reflection sheet.
  • 3rd Violation: Your parent will be called, and will have to pick up your laptop from the main office. You will fill out another reflection form. Your parent must sign your reflection form in order to receive your laptop.
  • 4th Violation: You, your parent, and administrator will have a meeting. Your laptop may be returned at the end of the meeting.
  • At all violation levels, additional consequences may be assigned to your laptop use. This will be decided on a case by case basis. Other consequences may include, but are not limited to: a higher level of internet filtering, not being allowed to send out e-mails using their school account, and/or having school inappropriate content/programs removed.


Caring for your Laptop

Care of Laptops at School

  • Lock the computer before walking away from it
  • Follow all directions given by the teacher


Care of Laptops at Home

  • Laptops should be stored in their case
  • Charge the laptop fully each night, after use so that it is ready for classroom use
  • Use the laptop in a common room of the house
  • Store the laptop on a desk or table; never on the floor
  • Protect the laptop from extreme heat or cold, food and drinks, small children, pets
  • Keep the laptop clean and free of stickers or other decorations

(Clean laptops with a soft damp cloth when the laptop is powered off)

Traveling with the Laptop

  • Completely shut down the laptop before traveling
  • Do not leave the laptop unattended in a vehicle
  • If you are ever in a situation when someone threatens you for your laptop, give it to them and tell a District staff member as soon as you get to school.

Prohibited Actions

Students are prohibited from:

  • Students may not loan laptop components to other students for any reason. Students who do so are responsible for any loss of components
  • Putting stickers or additional markings on the laptops, cases, batteries or power cord/chargers
  • Defacing the laptop or case in any way; including, but not limited to, marking, drawing, stitching, or marring the surface
  • Installing software. Student laptops will not allow student to install software on them
  • Modifying the device’s operating system in anyway
  • Students may not open the device case for any purpose
  • Modifying the district browser settings or any other techniques, designed to avoid being blocked from inappropriate content or to conceal Internet activity


* Students who identify or know about a security problem are expected to convey the details to their teacher without discussing it with other students

Laptop Damage/Theft/Loss


Accidental Damage vs. Negligence

Accidents do happen. There is a difference, however, between an accident and negligence. After investigation by school administration and determination by the technology staff or authorized repair company, if the laptop is deemed to be intentionally or negligently damaged by the student, the student may be subject to discipline and the cost of repair or replacement.  Students must report damage to their school within two school days of the damage being done.


Negligence repairs will be subject to a $100 deductible to be paid for by the parent/guardian.  Gross negligence (e.g. student throwing the laptop, gauging with a screw driver, etc.) will not qualify for the deductible.  Parents/guardians will be charges the full cost of repair/replacement.  If assistance is needed, please discuss with your school’s administrator.


Lost Equipment

Reporting Process

If any equipment is lost, the student or parent must report it to the school immediately. Students can let a teacher or administrator know, and the staff member will assist him/her.


Stolen Equipment

Reporting Process

If equipment is stolen, a police report must be filed and a copy of the report must be provided to the school by the student or parent in a timely manner (within five school days).

If there is not clear evidence of theft, or the equipment has been lost due to student negligence, the student and parent will be responsible for the full cost of replacing the item(s).


Failure to report the theft to the proper staff and follow the proper filing procedure may result in a bill for full replacement cost to the student.


Student Fines for Damaged and Lost Equipment and Laptops

  • Stylus: $28
  • Power Cord: $34
  • Laptop Case: $25
  • Accidental Damage: Upon administrator or designee investigation, can result in no fine
  • Negligence Damage: Subject to a $100 deductible to be paid for the student and family
  • Gross Negligence Damage: Fine for the repair needed up to the full cost of a replacement laptop
  • Laptop Replacement: $1,601
  • Stolen Laptop: A police report must be filled out and the police report number reported back to the school. Students that follow the proper procedure will not have a fine issued for replacing the device.

*Prices are subject to change

Internet Safety Resources

Common Sense Media offers a wide range of resources for students, parents and educators to help them navigate our modern media safely.  Their website is

Rules of the Road for Students

  1. Guard your privacy. What people know about you is up to you.
  2. Protect your reputation. Self-reflect before you self-reveal. What’s funny or edgy today could cost you tomorrow.
  3. Nothing is private online. Anything you say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people without your permission.
  4. Assume everyone is watching. There’s a huge, vast audience out there. If someone is your friend’s friend, they can see everything.
  5. Apply the Golden Rule. If you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to someone else.
  6. Choose wisely. Not all content is appropriate. You know what we mean.
  7. Don’t hide. Using anonymity to cloak your actions doesn’t turn you into a trustworthy, responsible human being.
  8. Think about what you see. Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true.
  9. Be smart, be safe. Not everyone is who they say they are. But you know that.





What follows are summaries from Bellevue School District (BSD) policies and procedures of policies where publication/notification is either required or encouraged. Complete policies and procedures can be found in the BSD digital policy and procedure manual found on the District website. The title of each policy and procedure is hyperlinked to the specific policy and procedure.



The District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers, and community members that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentionally electronic, written, verbal, or physical act including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:

  1. Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property.
  2. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
  3. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  4. Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.


The procedure applies to harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at students carried out by other students, employees or third parties involved in school District activities. Because students can experience the continuing effects of off-campus harassment, intimidation, and bullying harassment in the educational setting, the District will consider the effects of off-campus conduct when evaluating whether there is a hostile environment on campus.


Other important information included in the complete procedure (linked above):

  1. How to file a report under Policy 3207/Procedure 3207P
  2. The District’s responsibility to contact individuals who report within two days to acknowledge receipt and advise reporter of next steps
  3. Detailed information about the District’s informal and formal resolutions processes


The Bellevue School District makes available Vector Alert, which is a tip reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways: text, email, phone, and website. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with Vector Alert .

Nancy Pham is the District’s Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Compliance Officer.

Phone: (425) 456-4040


Mailing address: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.




The District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.


The procedure applies to discrimination targeted at students carried out by other students, employees or third parties involved in school District activities. Because students can experience the continuing effects of off-campus discriminatory harassment in the educational setting, the District will consider the effects of off-campus conduct when evaluating whether there is a hostile environment on campus.


Other important information included in the complete procedure (linked above):

  1. How to file a report under Policy 3210/Procedure 3210P
  2. The District’s responsibility to respond to allegations of discrimination
  3. Detailed information about the District’s informal and formal resolutions processes


Nancy Pham is the District’s Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator.

Phone: (425) 456-4040


Mailing address: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.


OSPI Discrimination Complaint Process

If you do not agree with the school district’s appeal decision, state law provides the option to file a formal complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This is a separate complaint process that can take place if one of these two conditions has occurred: (1) you have completed the district’s complaint and appeal process, or (2) the district has not followed the complaint and appeal process correctly.

You have 20 calendar days to file a complaint to OSPI from the day you received the decision on your appeal. You can send your written complaint to the Equity and Civil Rights Office at OSPI:

Fax: 360-664-2967
Mail or hand deliver: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200

For more information, visit, or contact OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office at 360-725-6162/TTY: 360-664-3631 or by e-mail at

Other Discrimination Complaint Options

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
206-607-1600 ǀ TDD: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ ǀ

Washington State Human Rights Commission
1-800-233-3247 ǀ TTY: 1-800-300-7525 ǀ



This district is committed to a positive and productive education free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. This commitment extends to all students involved in academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of the school, whether that program or activity is in a school facility, on school transportation or at a class or school training held elsewhere. Our procedure details the district’s obligations to investigate allegations of sexual harassment promptly, thoroughly, and equitably and to take appropriate steps to resolve such situations. The procedure applies to sexual harassment (including sexual violence) targeted at students carried out by other students, employees or third parties involved in school District activities. Because students can experience the continuing effects of off-campus harassment in the educational setting, the District will consider the effects of off-campus conduct when evaluating whether there is a hostile environment on campus.

Other important information included in the complete procedure (linked above):

  1. How to file a report under policy 3205 / procedure 3205P
  2. The district’s responsibility must contact individuals who report within two days to acknowledge receipt and advise reporter of next steps
  3. The district’s responsibility to report allegations of potential criminal misconduct to law enforcement
  4. Detailed information about the district’s informal and formal resolutions processes


Jeff Lowell is the Title IX Compliance Officer

Phone: (425) 456-4010


Mailing address: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.



The District is committed to ensuring a safe and productive learning environment in which students are provided every opportunity to learn. To ensure that each and every student has equitable access to educational services and that student behavior does not result in a loss in educational services, the District has eliminated short-term suspensions and provides access to educational services during long-term suspensions and non-emergency expulsions. The District is also committed to reducing the disproportional impact of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions on any identifiable group of students including those with disabilities. The District will achieve its commitments by the application of positive behavior supports and principles, while recognizing that there will be times when the application of corrective action is necessary.

Other important information stated in each procedure (linked above):

  1. List of Behavioral Violations
  2. Requirements of the School for determining and implementing corrective action, including Classroom Exclusions, In-School Suspension, Long-Term Suspensions, Expulsions, Emergency Expulsions, and Reengagement
  3. Parent and Student Grievance/Appeal Rights and Process/Timelines



The Bellevue School District believes that regular school attendance and engagement is essential to student success. Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day. Students at times may appropriately be absent from class. In the full policy and procedure, linked above, you will find more information about:

  1. How to report an absence
  2. Definitions of an absence for in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous learning
  3. Absences deemed excusable under Washington state law
  4. Districts duties upon chronic absenteeism and unexcused absences



The District’s complaints process is based upon the principle that most issues can and should be resolved at the level the decisions were made. Every effort shall be to resolve concerns and complaints through informal communication. If informal resolution attempts fail to provide an acceptable outcome for the student, then the formal complaint process is available. The district is committed to resolving concerns and complaints about school and district programs, policies, procedures, actions, and decisions of employees in an effective, efficient, and timely manner by initiating the complaint with the person(s) responsible for the program, event, action, or decision


When addressing informal complaints, the involved parties should:

  1. Begin the conversation with the acknowledgement that each is operating with the best of intentions.
  2. Work collaboratively to understand the other’s point of view.
  3. Work to resolve the concern through conversation before initiating a formal complaint.


When a complaint has not been resolved through informal attempts at resolution, the complainant may initiate a formal complaint, in writing within 30 calendar days of the attempt at informal resolution. Any informal complaint not resolved at the school level is directed to the Office of School Support and must include:

  1. Detailed statement of the complaint
  2. Steps taken to address the complaint
  3. Suggested resolution(s) to be considered


The Office of School Support will assign a person responsible to meet with the complainant for understanding the complaint and what resolution(s) has already been considered. This person will provide a written decision addressing the complaint within 10 calendar days upon receipt of the complaint. Resolution decisions are final except for appeals to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, other agencies, or the courts, as provided by law.



The policy and procedure linked above provide detailed information for those interested in participating in these activities.

  1. Athletic/Activities Code of Conduct: Details corrective action applied when participants who exhibit any of the behaviors that rise to the level of exceptional misconduct as defined in Policy and Procedure 3241 (Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action), including illegal drug and alcohol usage. Included in this provision is specific information about how this provision is applied to participants, including appeal rights.
  2. Attendance Requirement: Details expectations for student athletes and school attendance on days of practices and competitions. Coaches are provided with a daily printout of attendance to ensure their athletes are eligible to practice or compete. In rare, extreme, and extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student, eligibility to practice or compete may be granted in advance on a case-by-case basis.
  • Grade Point Requirement: Details the district’s Grade Point Average requirement for participation in high school athletics.
  1. WIAA Compliance and Coaches: Explains that high school athletic programs must adhere to Bellevue School District Board of Directors and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) rules and procedures. Each school is to have procedures in place for selecting adult advisors/coaches; for annually notifying parents and participants of rules, regulations, and expectations in each sport/activity; and for supervising and evaluating coaches/advisors and programs. This provision includes information on how to report a potential violation of district or WIAA rules.
  2. Non-WIAA Sports: The Bellevue School District Board of Directors has authorized club sports in Water Polo, Lacrosse, and Girl’s Badminton as “non-WIAA sports” within the meaning of Policy 2151. Students who participate in approved non-WIAA sports must be residents of the Bellevue School District. The Board will not authorize a club sport for a high school where the high school has a WIAA-sanctioned sport or activity.
  3. Athletic Eligibility for Big Picture and International Schools:  Students who attend one of the Bellevue School District “choice” schools serving students in grades 9- 12 will maintain athletic eligibility at the comprehensive high school serving the neighborhood in which they reside. Students attending Big Picture School who do not reside in the Bellevue School District are eligible to compete for Sammamish High School. Students who attend International School and do not reside in the Bellevue School District are eligible to compete for Bellevue High School.
  • Sunday Practices and Competitions: All interscholastic athletic activities must take place between Monday and Saturday; therefore, Sunday practices and competitions are prohibited. Athletic Directors may request an exception to the competition prohibition by making a request in writing to the District Athletics and Activities Director in advance of the competition.
  • Program Evaluation:  The district conducts an annual review of each program is required to ensure that each program is meeting the goals of the District and the needs of the students. Such reviews must include broad-based input from participants and their families. Each athletic program will conduct a survey of student athletes and parents as a source of data to inform athletic directors and administrators in their annual review and to provide informative feedback to coaching staff.








  1. 从身体上伤害一名学生或损坏学生的财物;
  2. 有显著干扰学生教育的影响;
  3. 如此严重、持久或普遍,以至于形成一种恐吓或威胁性教育环境;或者
  4. 有显著干扰学校有序运行的影响。





  1. 如何按照3207号政策/3207P号程序提交报告
  2. 学区有责任在两天内联系提交报告的人,确认收到报告,并告知后续步骤
  3. 关于学区非正式和正式解决指控流程的详细信息


Bellevue学区提供Vector Alert举报系统,学生、教职员工和家长可以使用短信、电子邮件、电话和网站等四种方式,向学区管理部门提交安全关切。使用Vector Alert报告骚扰、恐吓或欺凌。

学区骚扰、恐吓和欺凌合规官是Nancy Pham。



邮寄地址: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.










  1. 如何按照3210号政策/3210P号程序提交报告
  2. 学区对歧视指控做出响应的责任
  3. 关于学区非正式和正式解决指控流程的详细信息


学区民权/禁止歧视合规协调员是Nancy Pham。



邮寄地址:12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.



如果您不同意学区对申诉的决定,州法律规定了一个可选方案,可以向州教育局长办公室提交正式的投诉。如果发生以下两种情况中的一种,可以采取这种单独的投诉流程:(1) 您已经完成了学区的投诉和申诉流程;或者(2)学区没有正确地执行投诉和申诉流程。


邮寄或亲自交付地址: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200



Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education(美国教育部民权办公室)
电话:206-607-1600 | 失聪者专用通信设备:1-800-877-8339 ǀ ǀ

Washington State Human Rights Commission(华盛顿州人权委员会)
1-800-233-3247 | 电传打印:1-800-300-7525 ǀ





  1. 如何按照3205号政策/3205P号程序提交报告
  2. 学区有责任在两天内联系提交报告的人,确认收到报告,并告知后续步骤
  3. 学区向执法部门报告潜在的刑事不当行为指控的责任
  4. 关于学区非正式和正式解决指控流程的详细信息


Title IX合规官是Jeff Lowell



邮寄地址:12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.





  1. 行为违反列表
  2. 对学校确定和实施教室排除、校内暂停学业长期暂停学业驱逐出校紧急驱逐出校和重新衔接等纠正行动的要求
  3. 家长和学生表达委屈/申诉的权利和流程/时间表




  1. 如何报告缺勤
  2. 对面对面、同步和非同步学习缺勤的定义
  3. 华盛顿州法律视为有理由的缺勤
  4. 发生长期旷课和无理由缺勤时,学区的义务






  1. 对话开始前,首先承认各方都是本着最佳意图开始对话的。
  2. 采取协作的方式,理解对方的视角和观点。
  3. 在启动正式投诉前,努力通过对话解决关切。



  1. 详细的指控表述
  2. 解决投诉指控采取的步骤
  3. 建议供考虑的解决方案




2151号政策 2151P号程序:校际活动


  1. 体育/活动行为准则:在参加者做出达到3241号政策和程序(课堂管理、纪律处分和纠正行动)规定的严重不当行为水平的任何行为(比如使用非法药物和酒精)时,适用的纠正行动的细节。这一条规定包括该规定对参加者如何适用的具体信息,包括申诉权利。
  2. 出勤要求:在练习日和比赛日,对学生运动员和到校出勤的详细期待。向教练提供每日出勤情况打印表,确保其运动员有资格参加练习或比赛。在罕有、极端和减轻超出学生控制情形下过错的情况,有可能提前授予学生练习或比赛的资格,具体情况具体处理。
  3. 平均分要求:学区对参加高中体育的学生的平均分要求详情。
  • 华盛顿州校际活动协会合规和教练:解释高中的体育项目必须遵守Bellevue学区董事会和华盛顿州校际活动协会的规则和程序。每所学校都应制定以下方面的程序:如何成年人顾问/教练选择;每年通知家长和参加者每项体育/活动的规则、规定和预期;对教练/顾问和项目的监督管理和评估。这一规定包括如何报告潜在违反学区或华盛顿州校际活动协会规则的情况。
  • 非华盛顿州校际活动协会的体育项目:Bellevue学区董事会根据2151号政策的规定,授权水球、越野跑和女子羽毛球等俱乐部运动属于“非华盛顿州校际活动协会的体育项目”。参加经批准的非华盛顿州校际活动协会体育项目的学生,必须是Bellevue学区的居民。对有华盛顿州校际活动协会许可的体育或活动的高中,学区董事会不会对其授权俱乐部体育项目。
  • Big Picture School和International School学生参加体育项目的资格:  就读Bellevue学区一所优选学校9到12年级的学生,将继续有资格参加他们居住地所在学区综合高中的体育项目。在Big Picture School就读但不住在Bellevue学区的学生,有资格代表Sammamish High School参赛。在International School就读但不住在Bellevue学区的学生,有资格代表Bellevue高中参赛。
  1. 周日练习和比赛:所有校际体育活动必须在周一到周六进行,因此,禁止在周日练习和比赛。在比赛前,体育主任可以向学区体育和活动主任提出书面申请,申请免于适用禁止周日比赛的规定。
  • 项目评估:  学区每年对每个项目开展审查,确保每个项目达到学区的目标和学生的需要。年度审查必须包括来自参加学生及其家庭的广泛基础的意见建议。每个体育项目都将对学生运动员和家长开展调查,作为体育主任和管理者的年度审查的数据来源之一,总结过去,展望未来,并为教练员提供详实的反馈。





A continuacón encontrará los resúmenes de las políticas y procedimientos del Distrito Escolar de Bellevue (BSD) donde se requiere o recomienda la publicación/notificación. Las políticas y procedimientos completos se pueden encontrar en el manual digital de políticas y procedimientos de BSD que se encuentra en el sitio web del Distrito. El título de cada política y procedimiento tiene un hipervínculo a la política y el procedimiento específicos.



El Distrito está comprometido con un entorno educativo civil y seguro para todos los estudiantes, empleados, padres/tutores legales, voluntarios y miembros de la comunidad sin acoso, intimidación ni acoso escolar. “Acoso, intimidación o acoso escolar” significa cualquier acto intencionalmente electrónico, escrito, verbal o físico, incluido, entre otros, uno que se demuestre que está motivado por la raza, el color, la religión, la ascendencia, el origen nacional, el género, la orientación sexual, incluida la expresión o identidad de género, la discapacidad mental o física u otras características distintivas, cuando un acto:

  1. Daña físicamente a un estudiante o daña la propiedad del estudiante.
  2. Tiene el efecto de interferir sustancialmente con la educación de un estudiante;
  3. Es tan severo, persistente o generalizado que crea un entorno educativo intimidatorio o amenazante; o
  4. Tiene el efecto de interrumpir sustancialmente el funcionamiento ordenado de la escuela.


El procedimiento se aplica al acoso, la intimidación y el acoso escolar dirigidos a estudiantes llevados a cabo por otros estudiantes, empleados o terceros involucrados en las actividades del Distrito escolar. Debido a que los estudiantes pueden experimentar los efectos continuos del acoso, la intimidación y el acoso escolar fuera del campus en el entorno educativo, el Distrito considerará los efectos de la conducta fuera del campus al evaluar si existe un entorno hostil en el campus.


Otra información importante incluida en el procedimiento completo (enlazado arriba):

  1. Cómo presentar un informe bajo la Política 3207/Procedimiento 3207P
  2. La responsabilidad del distrito de contactar a las personas que denuncian dentro de los dos días para acusar recibo y asesorar al denunciante sobre los próximos pasos.
  3. Información detallada sobre los procesos de resoluciones formales e informales del Distrito


El Distrito Escolar de Bellevue pone a disposición Vector Alert, que es un sistema de informes de sugerencias que permite a los estudiantes, el personal y los padres enviar inquietudes de seguridad a nuestra administración de cuatro maneras diferentes: mensaje de texto, correo electrónico, teléfono y sitio web. Denuncie el acoso, la intimidación o el acoso escolar con Vector Alert .

Nancy Pham es la Oficial de Cumplimiento de Acoso, Intimidación y Acoso Escolar del Distrito.

Teléfono: (425) 456-4040

Correo electrónico:

Dirección de envío: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.





El Distrito brindará igualdad de oportunidades educativas y trato para todos los estudiantes en todos los aspectos del programa académico y de actividades sin discriminación por motivos de raza, religión, credo, color, origen nacional, edad, estado militar o veterano con licenciamiento honorable, sexo, orientación sexual, expresión o identidad de género, estado civil, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o de un animal de servicio por parte de una persona con discapacidad.


El procedimiento se aplica a la discriminación dirigida a los estudiantes realizada por otros estudiantes, empleados o terceros involucrados en las actividades del Distrito escolar. Debido a que los estudiantes pueden experimentar los efectos continuos del acoso discriminatorio fuera del campus en el entorno educativo, el Distrito considerará los efectos de la conducta fuera del campus al evaluar si existe un ambiente hostil en el campus.


Otra información importante incluida en el procedimiento completo (enlazado arriba):

  1. Cómo presentar un informe bajo la Política 3210/Procedimiento 3210P
  2. La responsabilidad del distrito de responder a las denuncias de discriminación
  3. Información detallada sobre los procesos de resoluciones formales e informales del Distrito


Nancy Pham es la Coordinadora de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles/No Discriminación del Distrito.

Teléfono: (425) 456-4040

Correo electrónico:

Dirección de envío: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.


Proceso de quejas de discriminación OSPI

Si no está de acuerdo con la decisión de apelación del distrito escolar, la ley estatal brinda la opción de presentar una queja formal ante la Oficina del Superintendente de Instrucción Pública (OSPI). Este es un proceso de queja separado que puede tener lugar si se ha producido una de estas dos condiciones: (1) ha completado el proceso de quejas y apelaciones del distrito, o (2) el distrito no ha seguido correctamente el proceso de quejas y apelaciones.

Tiene 20 días calendario para presentar una queja ante OSPI a partir del día en que recibió la decisión sobre su apelación. Puede enviar su queja por escrito a la Oficina de Equidad y Derechos Civiles de la OSPI:

Correo electrónico:
Fax: 360-664-2967
Correo o entrega en mano: PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Para obtener más información, visite, o llame a la Oficina de Equidad y Derechos Civiles de la OSPI al 360-725-6162/TTY: 360-664-3631 o envíe un correo electrónico a

Otras opciones de quejas por discriminación

Oficina de Derechos Civiles, Departamento de Educación de los EE. UU.
206-607-1600 ǀ TDD: 1-800-877-8339 ǀ ǀ

Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Estado de Washington
1-800-233-3247 ǀ TTY: 1-800-300-7525 ǀ



Este distrito está comprometido con una educación positiva y productiva libre de discriminación, incluido el acoso sexual. Este compromiso se extiende a todos los estudiantes involucrados en programas o actividades académicas, educativas, extracurriculares, atléticas y de otro tipo de la escuela, ya sea que el programa o la actividad se realice en una instalación escolar, en el transporte escolar o en una clase o capacitación escolar que se lleve a cabo en otro lugar. Nuestro procedimiento detalla las obligaciones del distrito de investigar las denuncias de acoso sexual de manera rápida, exhaustiva y equitativa y de tomar las medidas adecuadas para resolver tales situaciones. El procedimiento se aplica al acoso sexual (incluida la violencia sexual) dirigido a los estudiantes llevado a cabo por otros estudiantes, empleados o terceros involucrados en las actividades del Distrito escolar. Debido a que los estudiantes pueden experimentar los efectos continuos del acoso fuera del campus en el entorno educativo, el Distrito considerará los efectos de la conducta fuera del campus al evaluar si existe un ambiente hostil en el campus.

Otra información importante incluida en el procedimiento completo (enlazado arriba):

  1. Cómo presentar un informe bajo la política 3205/procedimiento 3205P
  2. La responsabilidad del distrito debe comunicarse con las personas que denuncian dentro de los dos días para acusar recibo y asesorar al denunciante sobre los próximos pasos.
  3. La responsabilidad del distrito de informar las denuncias de posibles malas conductas delictivas a las fuerzas del orden.
  4. Información detallada sobre los procesos de resoluciones formales e informales del distrito


Jeff Lowell es el Oficial de Cumplimiento del Título IX

Teléfono: (425) 456-4010

Correo electrónico:

Dirección de envío: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.



El Distrito se compromete a garantizar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y productivo en el que los estudiantes tengan todas las oportunidades para aprender. Para garantizar que todos y cada uno de los estudiantes tengan acceso equitativo a los servicios educativos y que el comportamiento del estudiante no cause una pérdida de los servicios educativos, el Distrito ha eliminado las suspensiones a corto plazo y brinda acceso a los servicios educativos durante las suspensiones a largo plazo y las expulsiones que no son de emergencia. El Distrito también se compromete a reducir el impacto desproporcionado de las suspensiones y expulsiones fuera de la escuela en cualquier grupo identificable de estudiantes, incluidos aquellos con discapacidades. El Distrito logrará sus compromisos mediante la aplicación de apoyos y principios de comportamiento positivo, al tiempo que reconoce que habrá momentos en los que será necesaria la aplicación de medidas correctivas.

Otra información importante se indica en cada procedimiento (enlace arriba):

  1. Lista de infracciones de comportamiento
  2. Requisitos de la escuela para determinar e implementar medidas correctivas, incluidas las exclusiones del aula, la suspensión dentro de la escuela, las suspensiones a largo plazo, las expulsiones, las expulsiones de emergencia y la reincorporación
  3. Quejas de padres y estudiantes/Derechos de apelación y proceso/Plazos



El Distrito Escolar de Bellevue cree que la asistencia regular a la escuela y la participación son esenciales para el éxito de los estudiantes. Se espera que los estudiantes asistan a todas las clases asignadas cada día. Los estudiantes a veces pueden estar apropiadamente ausentes de la clase. En la política y el procedimiento completos cuyos enlaces aparecen anteriormente, encontrará más información sobre:

  1. Cómo informar una ausencia
  2. Definiciones de una ausencia para el aprendizaje presencial, sincrónico y asincrónico
  3. Ausencias consideradas justificables bajo la ley del estado de Washington
  4. Deberes de los distritos sobre el ausentismo crónico y las ausencias injustificadas



El proceso de quejas del Distrito se basa en el principio de que la mayoría de los problemas pueden y deben resolverse al nivel en que se tomaron las decisiones. Se hará todo lo posible para resolver las inquietudes y quejas a través de la comunicación informal. Si los intentos de resolución informales no brindan un resultado aceptable para el estudiante, entonces está disponible el proceso de queja formal. El distrito se compromete a resolver las inquietudes y quejas sobre los programas, políticas, procedimientos, acciones y decisiones de los empleados de la escuela y el distrito de manera eficaz, eficiente y oportuna al iniciar la queja con las personas responsables del programa, evento, acción o decisión


Al abordar quejas informales, las partes involucradas deben:

  1. Comience la conversación reconociendo que cada uno está haciendo su parte con las mejores intenciones.
  2. Trabaje en colaboración para comprender el punto de vista del otro.
  3. Trabaje para resolver la inquietud a través de una conversación antes de iniciar una queja formal.


Cuando una queja no se ha resuelto a través de intentos informales de resolución, el denunciante puede iniciar una queja formal, por escrito dentro de los 30 días calendario posteriores al intento de resolución informal. Cualquier queja informal que no se resuelva a nivel escolar se dirige a la Oficina de Apoyo Escolar y debe incluir:

  1. Exposición detallada de la queja
  2. Medidas tomadas para atender la queja
  3. Resoluciones sugeridas por considerar


La Oficina de Apoyo Escolar asignará a una persona responsable para que se reúna con el denunciante para entender la queja y qué resoluciones ya se han considerado. Esta persona proporcionará una decisión por escrito sobre la queja dentro de los 10 días calendario posteriores a la recepción de la queja. Las decisiones de resolución son definitivas, excepto por las apelaciones ante el Superintendente de Instrucción Pública, otras agencias o los tribunales, según lo dispuesto por la ley.



La política y el procedimiento vinculados anteriormente brindan información detallada para aquellos interesados en participar en estas actividades.

  • Código de conducta de actividades/atletismo: Detalla la acción correctiva aplicada cuando los participantes exhiben cualquiera de los comportamientos que alcanzan el nivel de mala conducta excepcional como se define en la Política y el Procedimiento 3241 (Administración del aula, disciplina y acción correctiva), incluido el uso ilegal de drogas y alcohol. En esta disposición, se incluye información específica sobre cómo se aplica esta disposición a los participantes, incluidos los derechos de apelación.
  • Requisito de asistencia: Detalla las expectativas para los estudiantes atletas y la asistencia escolar en los días de prácticas y competencias. Los entrenadores reciben una copia impresa diaria de la asistencia para garantizar que sus atletas sean elegibles para practicar o competir. En circunstancias raras, extremas y atenuantes fuera del control del estudiante, la elegibilidad para practicar o competir puede otorgarse por adelantado según el caso.
  • Requisito de calificación: Detalla el requisito de promedio de calificaciones del distrito para la participación en el atletismo de la escuela secundaria.
  1. Cumplimiento de WIAA y entrenadores: Explica que los programas deportivos de la escuela secundaria deben cumplir con las reglas y procedimientos de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Bellevue y la Asociación de Actividades Interescolares de Washington (WIAA). Cada escuela debe tener procedimientos establecidos para seleccionar asesores/entrenadores adultos; para notificar anualmente a los padres y participantes de las reglas, regulaciones y expectativas en cada deporte/actividad; y para supervisar y evaluar entrenadores/asesores y programas. Esta disposición incluye información sobre cómo denunciar una posible infracción de las reglas del distrito o de WIAA.
  • Deportes no pertenecientes a la WIAA: La Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar de Bellevue ha autorizado los deportes de club en Waterpolo, Lacrosse y Bádminton femenino como “deportes no WIAA” dentro del significado de la Política 2151. Los estudiantes que participen en deportes no aprobados por WIAA deben ser residentes del distrito escolar de Bellevue. La Junta no autorizará un deporte de club para una escuela secundaria donde la escuela secundaria tenga un deporte o actividad sancionado por WIAA.
  • Elegibilidad atlética para Big Picture y escuelas internacionales:  Los estudiantes que asisten a una de las escuelas de “opción” del Distrito Escolar de Bellevue para estudiantes de 9.° a 12.° grado mantendrán la elegibilidad de atletismo en la escuela secundaria integral que presta servicio en el vecindario en el que residen. Los estudiantes que asisten a la Escuela Big Picture que no residen en el Distrito Escolar de Bellevue son elegibles para competir por la Escuela Secundaria Sammamish. Los estudiantes que asisten a la Escuela Internacional y no residen en el Distrito Escolar de Bellevue son elegibles para competir por la Escuela Secundaria Bellevue.
  • Prácticas dominicales y competencias: Todas las actividades deportivas interescolares deben llevarse a cabo entre el lunes y el sábado; por lo tanto, las prácticas y competencias los domingos están prohibidas. Los Directores de Atletismo pueden solicitar una excepción a la prohibición de la competencia haciendo una solicitud por escrito al Director de Actividades y Atletismo del Distrito antes de la competencia.
  • Programa de Evaluación:  Se requiere que el distrito lleve a cabo una revisión anual de cada programa para garantizar que cada programa cumpla con las metas del distrito y las necesidades de los estudiantes. Dichas revisiones deben incluir aportes de base amplia de los participantes y sus familias. Cada programa atlético llevará a cabo una encuesta de estudiantes atletas y padres como fuente de datos para informar a los directores y administradores atléticos en su revisión anual y para brindar comentarios informativos al cuerpo técnico.




Middle School MLA Citation Guide*


CITING Books and other Non-periodical PublicAtions


  • Book

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher’s Name, Year of Publication.

Example: Ride, Sally. Exploring Our Solar System. New York: Crown, 2003.


Book – Editor or Compiler – ­An Anthology or Compilation

Editor’s or Compiler’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name, ed. or comp. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher’s Name, Year of Publication.

Example: Benford, Gregory, ed. Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science. New York: Harcourt, 2000.


Book – By Two or More Authors

Note: List the authors’ names in the order given on the publication’s title page.


Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name and Author’s First Name Middle Name Last Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher’s Name, Year of Publication.

Example: Gonzalez, Guillermo and Jay Wesley Richards. The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery. Washington DC: Regnery, 2004.


Book – Reference Book


Author of article’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Article Title.” Title of Encyclopedia. Year of Publication.

Example: Brecher, Kenneth. “Universe.”  World Book Encyclopedia. 2003.


CITING Articles and Other Publications in Periodicals



Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication, Edition ed.: Page Numbers of Article.

Example: Maugh, Thomas H. “Saturn’s Moon Not an Asteroid.” The Seattle Times 24 June 2004, Eastside ed.: B2+.



Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Magazine Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication: Page Numbers of Article.

Example: Cowen, Ron. “Sky Lights.” Science News 18 Sept. 2004:179-180.


CITING Miscellaneous Print and Non-print Sources


Film or Video Recording (DVD, Videocassette)

Title. Dir. Director’s First Name Middle Name Last Name. Writer, Performer, or Producer’s First Name Middle Name Last Name, Year of Original Release. Media Format. Distributor, Year of Release.


Example:  E.T., The Extra Terrestrial. Dir. Steven Spielberg. Writer, Melissa Mathison. 1982. Videocassette. Universal, 2002.


Interview (Personal or Telephone Interview Conducted by Researcher)

Last Name, First Name Middle Name of Person Interviewed. Personal, E-mail or Telephone interview. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Interview.

Example: Lucas, George. Telephone interview. 6 Dec. 2004.

CITING Electronic Publications

  • Basic Entry: A Document from an Internet Site

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Article or Specific Web Page Title.” Title of Entire Web Site. Day Abbreviated Month. Year Web Page Was Last Revised. Sponsoring Organization. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example:  “Space Weather Now.” Space Environment Center. 29 May 2007. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. 30 May 2007 <>.


  • Article in an Online Newspaper

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Newspaper. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Viewed It <URL>.

Example: Vergano, Dan. “Planets More Like Earth Found Circling Nearby Stars.” USA Today 1 Sept. 2004. 13 Nov. 2004 <>.


  • A Work from an Online Subscription Database

Note: Since URLs are complex, provide the URL of the database’s search page or home page. If citing an article originally in print form but obtained from an on-line data base, include enough information to find the item in either.


CultureGrams (World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition)

“Title of Article.” Name of Database Reference Source. Year of Publication. Publisher’s Name. Name of Your School Lib. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example: “Iceland.” CultureGrams World Edition. 2007. Proquest CSA. Highland Middle School Lib. 22 Jan. 2007 < >. (World News Digest, Reuter’s ® News, Issues & Controversies, Today’s Science, World Almanac, World Almanac Encyclopedia)

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Database Reference Source. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication. Name of Database. Publisher’s Name. Name of Library Where Viewed. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example: “NASA Funding.” Issues and Controversies. 15 Feb. 2005. Facts On File News Services. Odle Middle School Lib. 15 Nov. 2006 <>.


Grolier (Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of KnowledgeThe New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, America the Beautiful)

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Database Reference Source. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication. Name of Database. Publisher’s Name. Name of Library Where Viewed. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example: Grossman, Lawrence. “Asteroid.” Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2005. Grolier Online. Scholastic Library Publishing. Odle High School Lib. 11 Nov. 2006 <>.


Proquest (ProQuest, eLibrary, Bridgeman Art and Art Resources)

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Publication. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication. Name of Database Reference Source. Name of Library Where Viewed. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example: Reddy, Francis. “The Tenth Planet.” Astronomy. 01 Nov. 2005. eLibrary. Proquest. Odle Middle School. O4 Jan. 2006 <>.


United Streaming

“Title of Video.” Name of Producer. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication. Publisher’s Name. Name of Library Where Viewed. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example: “Stargazing: How the Sky Works.” United Learning. 2002. Discovery Education. Odle Middle School Lib. 22 May 2007 <>.


World Book, World Book Kids

Author’s Last Name, First Name Middle Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Database. Day Abbreviated Month. Year of Publication. Publisher’s Name. Name of library where viewed. Day Abbreviated Month. Year You Read It <URL>.

Example: Pasachoff, Jay M. “Astronomy.” World Book. 2007. World Book Online Reference Center. Odle Middle School Lib. 06 Oct. 2007 < >.



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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.