Good Evening Tyee Community!

We hope you are staying warm and safe as it appears the weather has taken a quick turn toward Winter!  Below is the update for the week of October 26.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Tyee: Upcoming Dates
  • October 28: Asynchronous Wednesday (periods 5-7)
  • November 4: Asynchronous Wednesday (periods 1-4)
  • November 9: End of Quarter 1
Tyee: Contact Us Click the Link to find our Staff Directory!
Tyee: Clubs & Activities Is your student interested in getting involved in one of Tyee’s (virtual) Clubs? Please follow the link to learn more!
Tyee: Wednesday Attendance Updates Tyee Teachers are creating “Wednesday asynchronous channels” for each class where students can find information on how to show attendance for Wednesday.   To be marked “present” students may be asked to answer a question, react to a post, or complete a Nearpod/Forms survey or some other task.  Students need to do what is requested of them before 4:00pm on Wednesdays, or they will be marked as absent.  If students are not sure what counts for attendance, please check the Teacher’s Wednesday asynchronous channel.   If the Wednesday channel is not available yet, teachers will communicate to students their specific class process for Wednesday attendance for this week. Thank you.
Tyee: Veterans Day 2020!

This year we are conducting assemblies to honor different members of our community in ways that we have never done it before! Please read how we can submit some different material below (or by looking at the document that is attached) so that we can hear the stories of Veterans that are a part of our community and so that we can share our gratitude with the people that have served our community and our country!

Tyee Middle School is searching for stories and photographs from veterans who are connected to our Tyee Learning Community! Do you have a family member or close family friend who has served in the United States Military? Would they be interested in sharing their story or photo with our Tyee Community?   We are looking for Veterans to record a short video clip and/or submit a photo for our middle school assembly that will be shared on Tuesday November 10th during 8th Period Synchronous time.

Guideline for Photo Submission: To Submit Photos please send them to:

1.  With the photo, please include the following:

  • Name of the Veteran
  • What military branch they served in
  • Where they were stationed, and
  • What service means to them!

2. Please submit photos by Tuesday, November 3rd.

Guideline for Video Submission: If you are a student or staff member that would like to submit a message of gratitude and what it means to you that other people are willing to serve our country, please submit a message by email totyeepride@bsd405.orgor with a video at the following Flipgrid link: If you have questions please reach out to Zachary O’Neill at:

1. To Submit videos please give your Veteran this Flipgrid link: and ask them to create a submission or help them to do it!

2. You’ll need to be logged in through a Microsoft or Google e-mail!

3. In the video, please include the following:

  • When did they serve?
  • What branch of the military and where were they stationed?

4. Options to talk about:

  • What did they learn from the military?
  • What does service mean to them?
  • Anything else they would like to share that relates to Veterans Day.

5. Please submit videos by Tuesday, November 3rd.

Tyee: Free Counseling Supports from UW We wanted to share some resources for free counseling supports in our area in case they are helpful. Please see the attachment for information about free psychology and counseling support through University of Washington. You may also be interested in the this free mental health referral service from Seattle Children’s Hospital.
BSD: Annual Family Engagement Report

Thank you to all of the Bellevue School District families who participated in our Family Engagement Survey during the winter of 2019! The results of this survey helped the district establish a starting point for future engagement with our families. Every BSD school has a School Improvement Plan and is incorporating key strategies and targets for family engagement into their 2020-21 plan.

During the survey, families asked for more information about student learning, consistent updates, more opportunities to be active partners and more. Read more about the survey results, the annual targets and goals that have been established, and the next steps for Family Engagement in the 2019-20 Annual Family Engagement Report. The district will also be collaborating with families to develop strategies and goals to increase engagement, especially for families who have been furthest from educational justice. Read the 2019-20 Annual Family Engagement Report

BSD: Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinics


Registration required

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:00 – 4:00 – Newport High School
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10:00 – 4:00 – Newport High School
  • Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:00 – 4:00 – Newport High School
PTSA Information

Brain Teaser for Prizes! Tyee students and families: Check out these 2 brain teasers shown (or you can download the pictures from contest1 and contest2) . Please circle your answer, then email to by Nov. 4 for a chance to win 2 fun prizes. Two random winners will be picked from all correct entries, submitted to Tyee PTSA by Nov 4contest 1 & contest 2.

Online Halloween Costume Contest: Tyee PTSA invites all Tyee families to participate in a online Halloween Costume Contest.  The contest features five different categories to compete in:

  • Scariest
  • Silliest
  • Best Theme
  • Most Creative
  • Best Group

Each category will have one winner. Tyee PTSA will sponsor the prize. Please email the student name, grade and the costume photo to no later than November 4th 11:59pm. The winner will be announced at the TyeeTimes on Nov. 15th.

Subscribe to the “Tyee Times”! Tyee Times is our weekly PTSA newsletter, issued every Sunday 7:00pm by Tyee PTSA. Please check your email inbox and spam folder. Tyee Times covers all important information about Tyee PTSA Clubs and activities etc. If you are sure that you didn’t receive the weekly Tyee Times and would like to receive it for future, please register through

Reflections – I Matter Because…Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for all Tyee artists! Please submit original work of art in one or more of the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Important: Submission deadline: 11/13/2020. Entry Form – 2020-21 Reflection Entry Form.  To get more details and tips, please watch Tyee Reflections Virtual Booth: PowerPoint in the video is also shared at: