Good Evening Tyee Families,
Below are the updates for the 4-day week of January 19, 2021. Hope you are well.
~Byron Lillie, Principal
|Tyee: Upcoming Dates
BSD/Tyee: Grading Changes
An e-mail communication went out to all district families about changes for Secondary (grades 6-12) classes. Please note that Tyee offers both middle level courses and credit-bearing (high school level) courses.
For Secondary Credit-Bearing courses (a list of these at Tyee is below):
For middle level courses (Non-credit-bearing):
Frequently Asked Questions
Which courses are “credit-bearing” at Tyee?
Can I request a “P” for a passing grade for a middle level course?
How do I request a “P” for a credit-bearing course my student earned an A, B, C, or D in?
What is the impact of a “NE”, “NC”, or “P” grade?
Will “NC” or “P” grades post to the High School Transcript when my student begins 9th grade?
|Tyee: Picture Days
Don’t forget to come tomorrow for your pictures! If you signed for a Wednesday slot and no longer plan to come, please make sure to cancel your sign up so that other families can sign up. The makeup day for pictures is planned for March. If you have questions, please email Michelle Steinberg ([email protected]) or Betty Nhan ([email protected]) .
These pictures will provide families the opportunity to order these mementos as well as serve as the picture for the yearbook. For those families who are unable to attend or choose not to participate in this in-person activity, the yearbook staff is setting up an alternate process to ensure that all students have the ability to be represented in the yearbook.
Dates and Hours: Wednesday, January 20, 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Tyee Middle School (under the covered basketball area outside)
We thank you in advance for following these safety protocols:
Tyee: BSD Laptops Required During Classes
Families, it is required students use their BSD-issued laptop devices during all morning (synchronous) class sessions. Our teachers and staff will be relaying similar expectations to students, and we really appreciate you reiterating this to students when they are working remotely.
We recognize the ease and convenience for students to use private devices for independent time or homework, but when students are on BSD devices we can monitor student engagement (via Class Policy). We are also learning that when Microsoft Teams releases new updates to our network devices, some functionality is limited and students are missing out on learning opportunities when using private devices. Please instruct students to use their BSD laptops during live class sessions. Thank you!
BSD: Tech Center Location Change!
|*Beginning this week, the Newport HS Tech Center Location will move services to Sammamish HS. Below are details on receiving Tech Assistance.
Tyee: Semester Supplies Return & Distribution (Jan. 27 & 28)
Tyee Teachers organized Books & Supplies return dates. Students registered in classes below may come by the Courtyard Entrances to the Commons during the afternoon. Details below. Please contact Byron Lillie, Principal, with questions: [email protected]. Note: the below apply to Tyee courses taught by Tyee staff. Tyee students enrolled in virtual classes with Odle should directly contact their teachers.
*There will be dates later in February for picking up Semester 2 Art & STEM items.
If anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms or has had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or is still in their isolation period for testing positive for COVID-19, please do NOT pick up materials, notify the child’s teacher you were unable to come. We will provide additional dates in February.
Dates & Times:
If your set time won’t work, come Thursday between 3-4!
We will distribute in the Tyee front (south) entrance, near the main office. Vehicles enter the “front” parking lot, (South side of campus, off Allen Road).
Is this for ALL students? Or does it depend on their classes or teacher?
Will there be later dates?
What is the process?
May family members accompany a student?
Will there be assistance to help my student?
My child has unique health, safety, or learning needs where they cannot participate in the outlined process. Will you make individual accommodations?
Can a parent or sibling pick up my student’s materials on their behalf, if my student can’t be there?
Can a friend or neighbor pick up my student’s materials on their behalf?
Tyee: Incoming Student (2021-22) Information Night
Tyee Middle School welcomes families and students joining us for the 2021-22 school year. Wednesday, January 20th we are hosting a LIVE *virtual* Information Night. The event will be a Microsoft Teams Live Event (link below). Following the General Session at 6:30pm, families will be provided video clip presentations from our 11 Breakout Sessions. These clips can be watched at anytime from January 20-27.
General Session: Overview of services and programs offered, and annual goals. Link to General Session: CLICK HERE on January 20th at 6:30pm (Pacific Time)
Breakout Sessions: Teachers representing each of our programs will provide pre-recorded video presentations featuring key information about the subjects, goals, programs, and services provided. These will be introduced in the General Session, and the link to video clips will be made available at the session and on the Tyee MS Website.
|8th Gr Families: Interlake Open House Video
|Please see the link to watch the Information Night video for Interlake HS: https://youtu.be/GmslqPHDLN8
|Bellevue Schools Foundation: Spring for Schools
The Bellevue Schools Foundation Annual Spring for Schools luncheon is going virtual. Our event is virtual. The need for your support is real. We are busy planning a wonderful virtual event of giving and camaraderie for our donors and community. Our event will be held on April 30th, 2021. More details to follow.
Here is what you make possible through your generosity to Bellevue Schools Foundation:
Thank you again for all that you do to support the Foundation’s mission of serving your students.
|BSD: Wellness and Resilience Group
Mondays 1:00pm – 1:50pm starting 2/1/2021
Our Mental Health Assistance and Middle School Counselor Team invite our middle school students to join us in our weekly group sessions to support you in building your resilience tool kit. Some of the topics we will be covering are: managing strong emotions, building healthy relationships, coping with stress, and more. I highly recommend this program to all students as we continue to navigate this unprecedented year.
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For your phone:
· Install the Amazon App on your phone.
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