Family Engagement Survey
The Bellevue School District is conducting a survey on family engagement in order to strengthen relationships between schools and families. Creating meaningful partnerships with parents helps students succeed both academically and socially. When families engage, student attitudes and behaviors are more positive, attendance is better, there are more opportunities to honor diverse cultural backgrounds, and open communication allows us to learn from each other.
The survey opened on February 23, 2021 when families received an email with a unique survey link form our survey platform (Panorama Education). Families received an email and survey for each school where they have a child enrolled, which means they may have received multiple surveys. They will be asked to answer the survey based on the experience on their oldest child in the school. The survey is only 12 questions and is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Lorena, Arabic, Amharic, Japanese and simplified Chinese.
Survey results will once again be shared with all families in a BSD Family Engagement Report before next school year. Please see here for the 2019-2020 Family Engagement Reports. School administrators will receive results for their individual schools in the Spring and work to continuously improve their family engagement practices.
NAMI Eastside (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Sammamish would like to welcome NAMI Eastside (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for an Ending the Silence for Families presentation. The presentation will be held Thursday, March 4th from 6:15-7:15. This virtual event is designed for all Sammamish families and you can Join the presentation via Microsoft Teams here!. The goal of this presentation is to support families, raise awareness about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Mental health topics covered will include:
- Warning signs
- Facts and statistics
- How to talk with your student
- How to work with school staff
Here is a link to their website if you would like more information: https://nami-eastside.org/. There are also two documents attached for your support or to gain help if ever needed. This presentation was scheduled weeks ago, but it does come at a potentially needed time. We hope you will attend this opportunity to have some questions answered and support your family.
Sammamish Choir Program
The Sammamish Choir Program has been working since November to rehearse, record, edit, and film pieces for Virtual Performance, and the time for presentation has finally come! Please join us on Thursday, March 11th, 7pm, for the YouTube Live Premier of the SHS Virtual Concert! Link: https://youtu.be/nZcYz1L3jDE.