Good Morning Tyee Community,

Hope you all are staying safe and warm following the recent windstorms! Glad to see things have calmed down a bit. Below are updates for the week of October 25!

Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates BSD Calendar for 2021-22:

  • October 25-29: Tyee Spirit Week!
    • Tuesday – Color Wars Day (6th grade – wear white; 7th graders – wear red; 8th graders – wear black)
    • Wednesday – Sports Day
    • Thursday – Twin Day
    • Friday – Costume Day
  • October 27: BSD School Board of Directors Video Dialogue with Tyee Families (9:15-10:00)
  • November 5: Quarter 1 Ends
  • November 9: Veterans Day Assembly (virtual)
Tyee Family Dialogue w/BSD School Board

This Wednesday morning, the BSD Board of Directors are making an official visit to Tyee MS. In addition to meeting with staff members and students, Directors would like to engage with Tyee families virtually. Please click the link below to join the meeting on Wednesday, October 27 from 9:15-9:45am.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only): +1 206-800-4133,,887152108#   United States, Seattle

Phone Conference ID: 887 152 108#

Lost & Found Our lost and found is full of water bottles, umbrellas, jackets, lunch bags…. Please remind students to check the lost and found bin by the front entrance of the school! We will be donating unclaimed items at the end of the month.
Veterans Day 2021!

Tyee is searching for stories and photographs from veterans connected to our community!  Do you have a family member or friend who has served in the US Military? Would they be interested in sharing their story with our students?  Would you like to share your appreciation for Veterans? We are hoping to create several short video clips and a photo slideshow for our assembly November 9th.

Photo Submissions. Along with a photo, please include the following in an e-mail: Name of the Veteran?  What military branch?  Where they were stationed? What service means to them?  Please submit photos by Monday, November 1 to

Video Submissions:  please give your Veteran this information to create a video, or help them to do it! Join our FlipGrid group at  using this Join Code: 036f78bf  Use the guest password: TyeeAssembly. In the video, please include the following: When did they serve? What branch of the military and where were they stationed? What did they learn from their time in the military? What does service mean to them?  Please record & save videos by Monday, November 1.  No need to e-mail us!

Would your student like to submit a message of gratitude? Please submit a message by email to: or with a video at the following Flipgrid link: Join the flipgrid group at  using this Join Code: 35967598Use the guest password: TyeeAssembly. Please complete by Monday, November 1.

If you have questions, please reach out to Zachary O’Neill: oneillz@bsd405.orgor Ashley Williams

School Picture Ordering

Don’t forget to order this year’s school picture! Free shipping on your order of $29.99+ Code: SHIPFREEF21. Expires 5/1/22:

Questions? Contact Michelle Steinberg (

BSD: Return to School Guidance

If your student has symptoms, please consult the most-updated “decision tree” graphic so you know when to stay home, when to get tested, and when it is OK to return to school! Please contact School Nurse, Alexa Wehmeyer with any questions:

Click Here

BSD: Close Contact Guidelines If your student is in CLOSE CONTACT with a COVID-positive individual and are fully vaccinated:

  • They do NOT need to quarantine. They may come to school.
  • They must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
  • If they become symptomatic, follow section above on return after symptoms

If your student is in CLOSE CONTACT with a COVID-positive individual and they are NOT fully vaccinated:

  • They quarantine (stay home with no visitors) for 14-days.
    •  This is the safest option. If they are not able to quarantine for 14 days, quarantine for at least 10 days after exposure.
    • If they receive a negative test on day 5 or later after exposure and are not able to quarantine for 10-14 days, quarantine for at least 7 days after exposure.
    • If they must leave quarantine for any reason, make sure to wear a mask, distance from others, avoid crowded places, and stay away from people at high risk for serious illness.
BSD: COVID-19 Testing In the upcoming weeks, BSD will offer COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing in schools. Doing so will allow us to more rapidly determine infections in our buildings and take a proactive approach to minimizing potential outbreaks. Testing will be optional, but highly encouraged as we work to keep our BSD community safe. District administration is currently in the process of finalizing the procedures, permission requirements for testing, and other details, which will be shared as they are available.  More information on diagnostic testing and screening testing can be found on our COVID-19 Testing in Bellevue School District webpage and will be updated as more details become available.  Please visit the district COVID-19 Health and Safety webpage for more information about our current health and safety measures.
GOODWILL FUNDRAISER OCT. 30th 2-5PM Time to clean out those closets!  There will be a Goodwill truck parked in the upper parking lot of Newport High School waiting to accept all your clothing, sports equipment, small household items, and anything else you no longer need.  Tell your friends, neighbors, and family!  They will make a donation to Newport choirs for your generosity.
PTSA: Volunteer opportunities

If you have passed BSD volunteer background check and been fully vaccinated, please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

1.       Vision Screening for 7th grades on 10/26 and 10/28:

2.        PTSA Staff Appreciation -Fall Pie Bar – Oct 28th:


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.