Good Evening Tyee Families,
Apologies for the lateness of this evening’s weekly update. Please see below.
Byron Lillie, Principal
|Tyee: Upcoming Dates||
BSD/Tyee: Grading Changes
If your student faced technical challenges and was unable to process their grade change request, please send the requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We heard from a few students reporting issues logging into the grade change website. The error first occurs when they try to type in their email address and not their username. If they are continuing to have issues have students do the following:
If any students did not receive the e-mail Friday night, it is OK, they should just use the link: http://repository1/gradechange
Students must use their BSD laptop, and join the VPN network (use the BSD VPN) so they are logged into a school-site. This does not require visiting a physical school building, but yes – that would log them into the network as well.
|Tyee: Semester 2 Supplies Return & Distribution – See *updates!||Our Make-up Events will be held February 10 & 12. Details below.
Dates & Times:
Snow?? – It is possible this week – we will e-mail families ASAP if the event needs to be cancelled due to weather!
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 Rd).
Safety: 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.
Is this for ALL students? Or does it depend on their classes or teacher?
What is the process?
May family members accompany a student?
Will there be assistance to help my student?
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: AVID Information Session for Families||
The AVID Program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is hosting an information session for families (link to Live Event) on Tuesday, March 2nd after school, from 5:00 – 5:30 pm, and a recording of the video will be emailed to all parents afterwards. An email will be sent to all parents that includes additional information on AVID, and provides a link for students to apply. We are also hosting a student information session on Tuesday, March 2nd from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm. Both information sessions will be recorded and the link will be provided to students and parents.
Your student might benefit from an AVID class if they:
Students must apply and register for AVID to be enrolled in the course for the 2021-22 school year. Under extenuating circumstances, we may not have enough spots for all students and we commit to an equitable process for selecting students to enroll in AVID. Thank you for your interest in the AVID program!
-Jim Petoskey, AVID Site Coordinator. Contact: email@example.com
|8th Grade Families: High School Registration||8th grade students will be registering for high school during the first 2 weeks of March. More information will be coming out soon. There is a pre-registration lesson that will occur Friday, February 26 during 8th period. Students will access a Nearpod lesson. This is required and very important for students to complete before they watch high school registration presentations. Students were sent a calendar invite over e-mail today.|
BSD: Career & Technical Education Information Night
Are you interested in finding out about the pathways available in middle and high school? Health care, visual communications, information technology, business and marketing, culinary, education, transportation, construction, plus more?
WHEN: February 9, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Please join us to hear about Career and Technical Education programs! Parents are encouraged to join! Hear about our 12 career pathways from middle to high school. Understand the programs, how college credit is earned in high school, and the industry certifications available. Hear from our instructors, and Director of Career and Technical Education. Click Here to Join: Click Here
|BSD: FREE Robotics Camp from Sammamish HS||Sammamish Robotics is offering a mid-winter break camp to spark middle school students’ interest in high school robotics and STEM. This includes learning about the basics of Arduino circuits and programming from high schoolers on the Sammamish Robotics team. This camp is going to occur from February 15th-19th, and kids can join online using Microsoft Teams. The camp is free for all students, though we do recommend donating to the team and there are some required materials you may have to purchase. We hope to see students there! For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can use this link to register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OUFKmQZ8HkmAmHkAbVdd4NW3U1ozYGlDsdHgPBGRRkhUODRVRzBBWFVBUEQ5M1g4VVZYTk9MOTFaTy4u|
BSD: Tech Center Moving to Highland Middle School
|The student Tech Center is relocating to Highland Middle School beginning February 8. The Tech Center at Highland will be located in the Gym, which is on the east side of the building, left of the main entrance. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highland is located at 15027 NE Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007|
|BSD: Wellness and Resilience Group||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. Mondays 1:00pm – 1:50pm. CLICK HERE to sign up for Middle School Wellness and Resilience Group.|
1) Meeting With Tyee teacher BEA Representatives on Feb 9. Tyee teacher representatives from Bellevue Teacher Associate (BEA) reached out to Tyee PTSA and would like to connect with Tyee parents. If you would like to meet our Tyee teacher BEA representatives, please join the meeting on Feb 9 at 8:20pm. Due to the time constraint during the meeting,, we would like to collect questions and topics before the meeting. Please email your questions ahead of time to email@example.com.
2) 6th Grade Virtual Hangout
Dear Tyee 6th Graders! Come hang out on-line with your classmates during mid-winter break! The Tyee PTSA invites you for a 6th grade virtual hangout with your friends during break. Hangouts are divided into four groups:
Mr. Caudillo’s Classroom Hangout : 2/15/2021 1:00pm
Mrs. Defoe’s Classroom Hangout: 2/16/2021 1:00pm
Mr. Pearson’s Classroom Hangout: 2/17/2021 1:00pm
Mr. Layden’s Classroom Hangout: 2/18/2021 1:00pm
Parents are welcomed to join! You can find the meeting link below. We will have breakout rooms after the introduction.
Meeting ID: 845 1966 8860
3) ADVOCACY SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS. The Tyee PTSA in collaboration with the Bellevue Council, are excited to offer a series of advocacy sessions for students and parents in the Bellevue School District over mid-winter break. Learning self-advocacy is an essential tool for students as they become more independent during their middle school and high school years.
If you are interested in one of the sessions, please register at: Student Advocacy Session Registration. After registering, a meeting link will be sent through email. There will be more sessions offered in the coming months for all students.