Frequently Asked Questions

We understand there are a lot of questions about how the remainder of the school year will look. Our building may be closed, but school is not cancelled and teaching and learning continue. We will add to these Frequently Asked Questions as new answers come in and as new topics develop.

Will students be able to retrieve items left at school and return district items? 

Retrieving Student Items from the School

Our District Leadership, in cooperation with our site Administration, is developing a plan to allow our community to come collect their items, in accordance with social distancing guidelines as directed by our State government. We will share these details with you, once we have a solid plan in place.

Any items left in student lockers, will be bagged and tagged for student pickup, at a later time.

Return of BSD Items

For 9th – 11th grade students we have the following return dates and times scheduled, based on student last name:

Thursday, June 18th:

Student Last Names Return Time Window
A – B 1:00pm – 2:00pm
C – D 2:00pm – 3:00pm
E – G 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday, June 19th:

Student Last Names Return Time Window
H – J 8:00am – 9:00am
K – L 9:00am – 10:00am
M – N 10:00am – 11:00am
O – Q 1:00pm – 2:00pm
R – S 2:00pm – 3:00pm
T – Z 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday, June 22nd:

Open to all, who could not make their originally scheduled time on 06/18/2020 & 06/19/2020 Return Time Windows
8:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Material return dates for 12th grade students will be: 

  • Wednesday, June 17th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 18th: 8:00am – 11:00am

Please review the student item return communications sent to families on 06/11/2020 for more details:

Please check Destiny to determine what items you need to return on these dates (Instructions for Accessing Destiny).

Will those who have unreturned items be charged? 

Fines for unreturned/missing items will only be issued, after students have had opportunities to return borrowed items. We will work with families to coordinate opportunities that best suit their needs.

Will there still be a Sammamish High School yearbook for the 2019/2020 school year? 

Yes! Our yearbook is with the publisher at this time and they will begin printing and processing these, as soon as time and workforce restrictions allow. At this time, the expected delivery for these is August and we will be working on a plan to get these distributed to students and their families as soon as possible.

How will 2nd Semester grades be reported and affect students? 

Students in grades 9-12 will receive an “A” if they regularly engage in the assigned activities and meet the minimum curriculum standards. Students who do not engage with learning assigned by their teacher(s) or do not meet minimum curriculum standards will receive an “I” (for incomplete). All teachers are committed to following up with students often to encourage participation.

What options are there for students receiving an Incomplete or “I” in one or more of their courses at the end of the year? 

Incomplete designations can be made up anytime during summer school or fall semester. Additional guidance will be provided to high school educators, students and families.

What supports are in place for Seniors that are credit deficient and/or are missing one or more of their graduation requirements?  

We are tracking the progress of all seniors and working so that all graduate on time according to their educational plan.

Will there be summer school? If so, will it be required? 

At this time, our District is still working to determine what course recovery, including summer school, will look like and these offerings may differ in functionality from what they have been in the past.

Will there be state Smarter Balance Assessments (SBA) taken this year? 

No, SBA testing has been cancelled for this year.

What is the last day of school for the 2019/2020 school year?

For 9th – 11th grade students, their last day of school is scheduled for Friday, June 19th. For graduating 12th grade students, their last day of school is scheduled for Friday, June 12th.

Will the District consider ending the 2019/2020 school year early?

Not at this time.

Will Bellevue School District schools open normally in the Fall for the 2020/2021 school year?

Our District Leadership is awaiting additional guidance from the Washington State Governor’s Office. In preparation for this guidance, our District Superintendent’s Office is planning and preparing for different scenarios and will communicate with our community as soon as any updates are available.

What about Senior Activities, like Prom, Graduation, and Senior Celebration? Will these still occur? 

Yes! Please visit our Senior Activities & Graduation page for more details.

Will there be after school activities that will/can be offered virtually?  

We are working with our Club & Activity Advisors to determine what we are able to offer at this time.

Will free grab and go meals continue to be available through the Summer?

Yes, but this program may change in operation, during the Summer; we will communicate more details once we have them. You can review details on the current services being offered here.

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.