All Bellevue schools will be open Friday, December 2. All programs will be in operation as regularly scheduled, including nutrition and transportation services.

Happy New Year Tyee Community!

We welcome our students back to our final month of the first semester. Hard to believe that the year 2020 is now behind us, but our Teachers and Staff are so excited to be back to work and hope that you and your family had a safe and healthy Winter Break.  Below are a few announcements to kick off the month of January.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Tyee: Upcoming Dates
  • January 16: School Pictures (info below)
  • January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
  • January 20: School Pictures (info below)
Tyee: Contact Us Click the Link to find our Staff Directory! https://bsd405.org/tyee/about/staff/

Tyee: Clubs & Activities

 

Is your student interested in getting involved in one of Tyee’s (virtual) Clubs? Please follow the link to learn more!  https://bsd405.org/tyee/thunderbirds/
Wednesday Classes Rotation for January

Wednesday classes are “synchronous” meetings. Students are required to attend at the posted times, attendance will be taken. The class periods will rotate each week (1-4 one week, 5-7 the next).

Wednesday Rotation:

  • January 6 – periods 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • January 13 – periods 5, 6, 7
  • January 20 – periods 1, 2, 3, 4
  • January 27 – periods 5, 6, 7
Tyee Picture Days!

We are excited to provide school pictures for our students and families this year to order mementos and 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. We have changed the dates (from previous communication) based on updated guidelines from Lifetouch.   Please sign up for a slot using the sign up genius link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0444a8a823a5f49-picture.  Please see the attached flyer for ordering information through Lifetouch.

Link to Flyer

Dates and Hours:

  • Saturday, January 16, 10am – 3pm
  • Wednesday, January 20, 12pm – 4:30pm

Location: Tyee Middle School (under the covered basketball area outside)

We thank you in advance for following these safety protocols:

  • This will be an outside event.  Dress for the weather.
  • Only students will be able to exit the car and go to the picture-taking area. No family members will be allowed to accompany students. We will ask you to stay in your parked car, or if walking, away from the photography area.
  • All students and staff will be masked at all times—except for the short time that the student removes the mask to take a picture.
  • Physical distancing will be utilized.
Tyee: Photo Requests from the Yearbook Club

There is only one way we can create our yearbook this year – and that is with your help!  You will be asked every few weeks to upload your photos based on specific themes!  This week, we are asking you to send us your photos showing us “What I did during winter break“.  Fun photos, serious photos, holiday photos, solo-selfies, photos with friends, indoor photos, outdoor photos, photos showing your activities, etc…as many as you’d like.

Please upload your photos by January 15th.

To upload photos, there are two options: Website or the Yearbook Snap App.

Option 1: Website – www.yearbookforever.com

Option 2: Yearbook Snap App –

  • Download “Yearbook Snap” App for your mobile phone from App Store or Google Play
  • In the “Search your school” option, type in ‘Tyee Middle School’ (be careful not to confuse it with Tyee High School)
  • Our Pass Code: ‘tbirds’
  • Upload your pictures in the category called ‘Events’

Note: you cannot see pictures uploaded by other students on the app, so just because you don’t see any photos as you upload – it does not mean that no one else has uploaded any!  We can’t wait to see what you did over Winter Break, and to share those photos in our yearbook this year!

Tyee: Naviance Lessons for 6th & 7th graders Attention parents of 6th and 7th grade students! Tyee Counselors are delivering guidance lessons for 6th and 7th grade students in January during 8th period (11:30-12:20). Naviance is our district’s college and career exploration system. 7th graders will have their lesson on January 15th. 6th graders will have their lesson on January 22nd. THIS LESSON IS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS. Students will receive a calendar invite with more information about accessing the lesson. Please help students plan ahead to make sure they are able to attend at this special time. Lessons will be recorded for students unable to attend. For information about Naviance, please visit this website: https://bsd405.org/about/initiatives/college/naviance/.
Tyee: A message from our Family Engagement Specialist

Hello Tyee Families – I’m Jeane Allison, Tyee’s Family Engagement Specialist with the Family Connection Center.  What does that mean?   I’m someone you can ask questions of if you need information about rent assistance, legal aid, food sources, etc.  I’ve been very busy running a Food Pantry out of my office at Lake Hills Elementary School.  It is open Monday-Friday, 9am – 2pm.  Come on by if you are ever in need of a little food assistance.

WELCOME FORM – important! If your student qualifies for free and reduced lunch or if your family is facing financial hardship, you can apply to programs offered by our community partners. Please complete the online form for each BSD student so that your family can be added to the appropriate community program list. Being on a program list does not guarantee participation as these programs are funded and managed by our community partners (Bellevue LifeSpring, Backpack Meals, Jubilee REACH, Assistance League of the Eastside, Eastside Baby Corner, Congregation for Kids and more!).   Here is the link: https://familyconnections.bsd405.org

FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION Application for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals (F/R Meals): Parents must complete the F/R application each year and the Fee Waiver page to receive all assistance. F/R Meal status may qualify you for assistance that become available.  To receive help with this process, please call: 425-456-4507 between 7AM-3:30PM. Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application (Fee Waiver is part 5 and important to complete)https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/

RENT ASSISTANCE If you are finding that you need rental assistance please reach out to one or a few of these organizations:

FOOD PANTRIES We have two Family Connections Centers at two different locations open 5 days a week to serve families.

  • Stevenson Elementary Hours: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Lake Hills Elementary Hours: 9:00am to 2:00pm

Jeane Allison, Family Engagement Specialist

Lake Hills Elementary School & Tyee Middle School

425-456-5331

Tyee: Library Curbside pick-up available! Is your student interested in checking out a book from the Tyee library? Curbside pick-up is now available. Please have your student email Mrs. Hecht at nelsonsu@bsd405.org with their book request and she will provide more information regarding the date and time students may pick up books.
BSD: Supports for Mental Health

Drop-in Mental Health/Counseling Services  BSD is excited to announce a Drop-in/In-Person Mental Health/Counseling service. This needs to be requested and initiated by the student, and is intended to address their mental health and needs, rather than their current grades or academic goals.  It is drop in service, not by appointment. Due to safety restrictions only the students may enter, while families are to wait outside. See link  for details.

Community Forums on Mental Health This month the forum will share how to recognize and support students experiencing depression. Families can sign up to attend a small group discussion with members of the counseling team on January 7th for additional support about this topic. Pre-registration is required for the small group session. See link  for details. Register here.

BSD: School Options for the 2020-21 School Year  This year, the Open Transfer (formerly Open Enrollment) and Choice School/Program applications are available through January 15, 2021. All applicants must be residents of the Bellevue School District at the time of application. Residency documents will be requested at the time of enrollment. (The children of fulltime BSD employees may apply.) Siblings of current students are not guaranteed enrollment and must apply. For more information please visit:

PTSA Information

Shop at Amazon Smile and Support Tyee PTSAOn your computer, log into Amazon Smile with the following URL to directly add Tyee Middle School as your charity of choice: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0993165

Phone:

  • Install the Amazon App on your phone.
  • Search “Amazon Smile” then click to turn on.
  • When adding Tyee as your charity of choice on your computer, Tyee should already be listed when searching on the App. Click on “Change your charity” to check that your shopping is currently supporting Tyee Middle School PTSA.

Every time you shop on Amazon Smile you support our school PTSA. The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of each purchase made to our PTSA. We recommend that you bookmark this unique link to ensure you shop at smile.amazon.com rather than Amazon.com. We welcome you to share this link with all of your friends, family and social media pages. Thank you so much for supporting Tyee and our PTSA!

 

AMC10A Registration Deadline January 8, 2021 Here is an exciting opportunity to flex your Math muscles and have some fun with the American Mathematics Competition! More information can be found on website and past questions can be found here.

  • Event:  AMC 10ADate: February 4, 2021 (Thursday)
  • Time: TBD
  • Locations: Online (Parent will be the proctor)
  • Please click and read the Online Policies.
  • Cost:
    • Free for Tyee Competition Math Club students (Note: Separate AMC 10A registration email with TCMC member registration link has been sent to TCMC community.)
    • $8 for Non-TCMC member students. Use https://tyeeptsa.org/Packet/AMC10A for registration.  Space is limited on a first come first serve basis.

Registration Deadline: 11:59 pm (PST), January 8, 2021.

After our club got the invite link to access the online AMC platform powered by AoPS. The club will forward that invite link to the registered student; the student needs to click the link in the invitation email to begin registration. Participants will need an AoPS account to register for the contest. participants may use an existing AoPS account or create a restricted AoPS account.

System Requirements: The AMC online Contest Platform powered by AoPS supports recent versions of the main modern web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge) and operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Chrome OS, and Android). Contact tyeemath@gmail.com for questions.

 

Tyee Finance Club Registration In collaboration with the Junior Achieving WA, the Tyee Finance Club introduces JA Finance Park Registration is open to all middle school students throughout the Bellevue School District and will be hosted by Tyee.

  • Class begins: 1:00 pm, January 20
  • Duration: 13 classes
  • Number of students: 60, first come first serve.
  • Registration Fee: $20 per student
  • Registration Deadline: January 13

When registering, please double check that emails & phone numbers are written correctly. Class communication for registrants will begin on January 13, including more detailed information about classes and notebook pickups.

Students from Tyee Middle School, please click here to register.

Students from other middle schools in BSD, please click here to register.

 

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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.