No School: November 11-12

In observance of Veterans Day and to honor all who have served our country, all schools and district offices will be closed Thursday, November 11. 

Schools will also be closed on Friday, November 12 due to staffing shortages, anticipated inclement weather, and COVID-19 restrictions. 

BSD athletics programming will run as currently scheduled on November 12. Regularly-scheduled afterschool activities will be canceled. However, check with your student’s advisor if you have questions. Classes will resume again and school will re-open on Monday, November 15. Friday, January 28 will be the make-up day.” 

For more information on this closure and to learn about childcare options, please visit our No School November 11 and 12 news post. 


No School: Mid-Winter Break

Monday, February 20, 2023, is President’s Day and all schools and district offices will be closed. School will remain closed for the week of February 20-24 for Mid-Winter Break.

Americans began celebrating George Washington’s Birthday long before Congress declared it a federal holiday. It was not until 1879 that President Rutherford B. Hayes designated Washington’s birthday as a legal holiday to be observed.

Today, while some states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other past presidents, Presidents’ Day is popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.

There is a report of cold weather expected during the week. Anyone needing cold weather shelter can reach out to the following resources made available by the King County Regional Housing Authority KCRHA.

East King County Shelters & Day Centers: KCRHA WEBSITE

Congregations for the Homeless
Bellevue – Adult men
515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue (closest bus route is the 271)
425-496-4885

The Sophia Way
Kirkland – Women
3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (closest bus routes are the 239 and 250)
425-896-7385

New Bethlehem Place
Kirkland – Families with children
8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland
425-679-0354

The Landing, Friends of Youth
Redmond – Youth & young adults
16101 NE 87th St., Redmond, 24 hours
425-449-3868


How to Support Students Experiencing Frustration/Anger (Spanish Speakers Session)

Did you miss this event? Watch it on YouTube

The BSD counseling program, social-emotional curriculum developers and family engagement office, alongside community mental health partners, offer opportunities to inform families on ways to support student wellbeing.

Get help with Microsoft Teams:

  • Microsoft has a video tutorial on attending a live event (English, Español, 简体中文) and more on their website (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Translations are available using Microsoft Translator – change your language in Teams in the settings. Change settings in Teams (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later
    • Supported mobile operating systems: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later
    • Supported web browsers: Chrome (last 3 versions, Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11, Safari

Microsoft Teams, Watch the live event in Microsoft Teams landing page screenshot.


Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Discussion Sessions (Mandarin Speakers Session)

Community Mental Health Forums return for the 2021 school year. For the third consecutive year, the Family Engagement office in partnership with BSD Counseling, Mental Health Assistance Teams and community mental-health partners will offer families an opportunity to support the well-being of their students. The first session for this year informs families about Signs of Suicide or SOS.

SOS is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program that teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and others. The goal of the program is to decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing knowledge and changing attitudes about depression, suicide, and mental health. In addition, SOS provides materials that support families and communities to recognize at-risk students and take appropriate action.

Small group discussion sessions are designed for families of students in grades 6-12 and provide an opportunity to ask detailed questions about depression, suicide, and mental health directly with district counselors. Please follow the links to register, submit questions, and attend sessions. Small group sessions will not be recorded. Pre-event registration is recommended.

Other Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Discussion Sessions:

Get help with Microsoft Teams:

  • Microsoft has a video tutorial on attending a live event (English, Español, 简体中文) and more on their website (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Translations are available using Microsoft Translator – change your language in Teams in the settings. Change settings in Teams (English, Español, 简体中文)
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later
    • Supported mobile operating systems: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later
    • Supported web browsers: Chrome (last 3 versions, Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11, Safari

Microsoft Teams, Watch the live event in Microsoft Teams landing page screenshot.


Community Mental Health Forum Series – Is It Time to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs? (Español)

The Community Mental Health Forum series continues this March. In partnership with area health care partners, the BSD counseling team will offer a session titled, Is It Time to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs? This virtual session invites students and parents to watch together and discuss topics related to substance use. Pre-registration is not required.

Join the session on Microsoft Teams

The sessions will each provide an opportunity to ask detailed questions about substance use with counselors who are knowledgeable in this subject area. Questions may be submitted in advance by using this form.

 

a session will be held in English on March 16, 2022