Good Evening Tyee Community,

We hope our students and families had a fun, relaxing, and safe weekend. At Tyee we are absolutely thrilled with educators and school staff becoming eligible for vaccinations. Many are scheduling appointments, and a few just got their first dose!  This is a great step for the safety of our school and community, and we’re hopeful this moves us on the path to the eventual start of broad in-person learning (hybrid model) in middle schools.

More good news is that in partnership with Jubilee Reach, plans are being formed to provide in-person Athletics at Tyee and middle schools across Bellevue! More information to come in the days ahead about what will be offered, and how to register your student.

We are also in the midst of Registration Season for the 2021-22 school year. Please make special note of the timelines and resources for registering with Tyee, or one of the high schools for those moving into 9th grade.

On a personal note, my family and I are expecting a new arrival in the coming month. My wife Melissa and son Calvin (3 yrs old), look forward to a new baby coming into our world in early April. I share this so soon, since babies tend to operate on their own schedule and we never know when to expect!

If you suddenly don’t hear from me in a few days or weeks, not to worry! Tyee will continue updating families under the leadership of fantastic Assistant Principals – Jennifer Johnson & Betty Nhan. A third administrator will join in my absence to support Ms. Johnson & Ms. Nhan, and I hope to introduce them to you soon.

Byron Lillie, Principal

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Tyee: Upcoming Dates
  • March 12: Interlake HS ’21-22 Course Registration Due
  • March 14: Newport HS ’21-22 Course Registration Due
  • March 15: Incoming 6th Grade Registration Q&A (6:30pm)
  • March 19: Tyee Registration Due
  • April 9: End of Quarter 3
Tyee: Pictures If you missed picking up your students ID and picture packet, we will hold another distribution date later this month after the prints from re-takes day have been turned in. Contact Michelle Steinberg ( with questions.
Tyee: Incoming 6th Grade Information Night

Tyee Middle School is excited to welcome a new group of upcoming 6th graders to our community! Students will shortly begin registering in their 5th grade class sessions for the first year of middle school classes in 2021-22!  To support families helping their students register, our Tyee Leadership Team of Mr. Lillie, Ms. Johnson, and Ms. Nhan will be hosting a virtual “Question & Answer” session for all families of incoming 6th graders to attend.

Link to Join (Monday, March 15th @ 6:30pm):  Click Here to Join

Newport HS:  Registration for 9th grade


As we continue the registration process, we wanted to send out a reminder that students/families should fill out BOTH the StudentVUE Course Request and the Course Selection Microsoft Form ( Future 9th Grade/Current 8th Grade Course Selection Form). The Microsoft form does require a student log in, so it is easiest done on a student computer, though could technically be done from a personal computer via Microsoft 365.  BOTH are DUE March 14th.

If you missed the presentations last week here are the links. For those who attended the Q&A and had questions unanswered, we did go back later in the evening and answered the questions, which are still available via the link. There is also a link to some of the broader unanswered questions.

For some more general information, please make sure to check out Our Registration Page, where you can find Flipgrid video description of classes, an FAQ and other resources.

Sunday, March 14: COURSE SELECTION (Both Student VUE and Form) DUE!  More Information and all links are on the NHS Registration Website:

Interlake HS: Registration for 9th Grade

Information available on the Interlake website:

Tuesday, March 9 @ 7:00PM – Parent Q & A for Current Advanced Learners. Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting. This meeting is a follow up to the January Open House Event. It is open to all students and families and serves as a refresher on Advanced Learning at Interlake and the IB Diploma. Some information may repeat from earlier this year, but the focus will be on registration for 9th grade.

Tyee: 6th & 7th grade Registration

6th & 7th grade students!  Here are some reminders and updates for registration. Tyee has a registration website where you can find everything you need to register for next year. Please go to this website and click on your current grade. If you have questions after reviewing all the information, then please email or message your counselor. REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY MARCH 19. Everything must be entered into Student VUE or Parent VUE by that date!

Please be aware, there were some errors with courses on the first day (March 3). Please go back in and double check your selections if you made any. Remember to check the course list for your grade level before selecting classes. You can only sign up for classes on you grade level course list.

If you still have questions, please reach out to your counselor.

Last Names: A-HO – Mr. Johnson: ; HR-P: Ms. Hatch: ; Q-Z – Ms. Hannibal:

BSD: Free and Reduced-Price Lunch


Now is an Ideal Time to Sign up for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRL).  If you think you might be eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, but haven’t yet signed up, here is the application:   Why the urgency now?  There will likely be some government funds made available to families that have FRL status. If you aren’t sure if you have signed up for FRL, please call BSD’s Nutrition Services office at 425-456-4507 to confirm.


Almuerzo gratis y a precio reducido: Ahora es el momento ideal para inscribirse en el almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido (siglas FRL en inglés). Si cree que puede ser elegible para el programa de almuerzo gratuito o a precio reducido, pero aún no se ha inscrito, aquí está la solicitud:

¿Por qué la urgencia ahora? Es probable que se pongan a disposición algunos fondos del gobierno para las familias que tienen el estatus de FRL. Estos fondos se entregarán a las familias para cubrir el costo de las comidas que hayan tenido que comprar mientras la escuela se realiza de forma remota. Además, a los estudiantes con estatus FRL se les eximirá su tarjeta ASB y otras tarifas.

Si no está seguro de haberse inscrito en FRL, llame a la oficina de Servicios de Nutrición de BSD al 425-456-4507 para confirmar.



現在是申請免費和減價午餐 (FRL) 的理想時機。 如果您認為您可能有資格享受免費和減價午餐,但尚未申請 ,請經此網站申請::

為什麼目前有緊迫性? 可能會有一些政府資金提供給具有減免餐身份的家庭。 這些資金將轉交給家庭以支付他們在學校網路上課期間必須購買的膳食費用。 此外,具有 減免餐 身份的學生將免收 ASB 卡級其他費用。

如果您不確定是否已申請減免餐,請致電 學區 營養服務辦公室 425-456-4507 確認。

BSD: Tech Center Moved to Highland Middle School

The Tech Center at Highland will be located in the Gym,  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.

Save a Trip! e-mail, or call the Help Desk at 425.456.4321

BSD: Family Engagement Survey The Family Engagement Office has started to conduct their annual survey to understand if families across the district feel informed, supported, and empowered to contribute to their student’s success. The survey remains open until March 30, 2021. Families should have received an email with a unique survey link from the survey platform (Panorama Education). The subject line for the email reads: “BSD Family Engagement Survey.” The survey is only 12 questions, takes 5 minutes, and available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Amharic, Japanese and simplified Chinese. For questions please contact
BSD: Wellness & 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.
Bellevue Schools Foundation: Spring for Schools Join us at Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Spring for Schools virtual event on Friday April 30th at 12:00 PM.  BSF provides critical resources for our district and students, positioning BSD at the forefront of education with new tools including but not limited to:

  • Lightbox eBooks subscriptions for all Elementary students
  • Digital Makers for all Middle School students to create engaging web content
  • Music software apps designed to help all Secondary students practice independently during remote learning

Our theme is: Engaging Hearts, Enriching Minds. Our 30-minute engagingprogram will showcase initiatives helping students with social/emotional health and wellness and programs that interject joy in the online learning process.  Please join us and our special keynote speaker and local celebrity, Duff McKagan, founding member and bassist from Guns ‘N Roses. Duff will be sharing, through personal stories, why your support is so vital to our students.

Please register online at If you are not able to make it to Spring for Schools, please consider making a donation online.

PTSA Information Competition Math Club Update  We received our students’ AMC10A competition score. Thank you for all Tyee Math teachers’ excellent teaching work. Our students performed excellently and we have nine students who are qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) by achieving an AMC 10A score of at least 103.5. We would like to say that’s pretty awesome for the middle school students.  Congratulations to them all!

Seeking Tyee PTSA Elected Officers for 2021-22  The PTSA Nominating Committee is actively seeking candidates for the positions of Elected PTSA Officers for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. We are looking for volunteers to build a great team at Tyee for next year! The elected officer positions that comprise our Tyee PTSA Executive Committee are as follows: (Most positions may be filled by 1-2 candidates). The job descriptions for each position can be found at





Vice President – Ways & Means (Fundraising)

Vice-President – Programs (Clubs/Activities)

Vice President – Communications

If you know of anyone who has interest and is willing to dedicate some of their time for a great cause… our students, staff & community, we would love to know! Or if you would like to be considered yourself, please take the time to share your name with us through the online form at!


Digital Student Directory is available now!  The digital version of the student directory is being released this year, accessible via smartphone and tablet. It is only available to PTSA members. To join the PTSA, click on the following link: PTSA members, please check your email from and follow the steps to set your password and install the app “DirectorySpot”, or check your spam/junk folder if it doesn’t arrive in your inbox. Please note that the directory is prohibited for any commercial use. Please contact for any questions about accessing the directory. A special thanks to Teng smile Orthodontics for being our PTSA Sponsor this year!

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present and future.