Good Evening Tyee Community,

Wishing you all a safe and healthy start to the week. We wanted to start tonight expressing our care and concern for our neighbors members impacted by this weekend’s landslide in Somerset. We are inspired by the outpouring of support neighbors are sharing with one another and extend our hearts out to all those impacted.

We also want to thank Tyee families for their ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. With staff staying home when sick, and caregivers ensuring students are well enough to attend in the mornings, we’re able to help slow the spread in our school and community.

-Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • January 28: Last Day of Semester 1
  • January 31: First Day of Semester 2
Tyee: Incoming 6th Grade Information Night Video Last week Tyee hosted a virtual Information Night for current 5th/incoming 6th grade families. The video presentations are linked below for viewing. Thank you and look forward to seeing your student at Tyee next year!

Tyee: Checking Students Out? Please notify the attendance office when a student is leaving early for appointments. By checking your student out, we’re able to keep better attendance records and can send for your student to meet you outside the main office. Please e-mail or call 425.456.6809.
Tyee: 2022 Volleyball

Tyee’s Volleyball season will begin January 31st and run through March 25th. As activities have been quite popular this year, we anticipate receiving more registration requests than roster and gym space we have available. The information below was shared with students today, and the registration link: Students Register Here

Students: Volleyball season is here! Registration is open until Friday, January 21st at 5:00pm. Volleyball meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and commitment to all three days is a must. ASB membership is REQUIRED to join after school clubs and activities. You may purchase an ASB membership at . Scholarships are available for those who qualify, please see Ms. Schut in the main office if you have any questions! Also, update Final Forms at (you may not be able to do so if your parents still need to update their portion)

Tyee: Learning while Absent Tyee Teachers will follow existing practices to provide instruction and services to students under quarantine, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Small group/personalized virtual instruction
  • Independent learning and practice
  • Concurrent Instruction
  • Recorded Instruction

Depending on subject matter and classroom activities, teachers will rely on multiple practices to engage students. Thank you to our families for notifying the attendance office when your student misses school. Please e-mail, or call 425.456.6809.

BSD:  Family Grading Survey Each Bellevue School District family has a unique experience with grades and grading, and we invite you to share yours by completing the Family Grading Survey. The deadline for your input is 11:59 p.m. PT on February 1, 2022. To access the online survey, you may click the link or copy and paste it into your browser Your feedback will inform recommendations to district leaders about improvements to grading for students in grades 6-12. For more information, visit our website at
BSD: February Levies

Bellevue School District is seeking to renew two local levies that provide funding for our students, staff and schools. These two measures are not new taxes but renew expiring levies.

Proposition 1: Educational Programs and Operations Levy Renewal continues funding for:

  • Staff, including nurses and counselors
  • 7th period classes and tutorial at middle schools and high schools
  • World languages in middle school
  • Programs like special education, STEM and AP classes
  • Opportunities for students not funded by the state including performing arts, athletics and after school activities

Proposition 2: Technology and Capital Projects Levy Renewal continues funding for:

  • Technology for students and classrooms
  •  Professional development to ensure our educators have the technology training they need
  •  Maintaining and updating our school buildings, including large scale school improvements like the carpeting, roofing, and heating and cooling systems and repairs and maintenance to our school buildings

Want to learn more about our levy renewals? Read more at

BSD: Annual Family Engagement Survey

The Bellevue School District’s Department of Family Engagement is hosting its annual Family Engagement Survey from January 4 to February 1, 2022. Please look for an email from Panorama Education received on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, with a survey link and instructions.

The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback from you, our families, around how our school informs, supports, and empowers you to contribute to your student’s success. Your valuable feedback is essential to the continuous improvement and advancement of the family engagement practices in our school community, and we thank you in advance, for your participation.

For more information, please visit: Family Engagement Survey

Upon completion of the Family Engagement Survey, we invite your input on grading in the Bellevue School District. Visit for more information.

PTSA: Volunteers Needed!

Lunar New Year Volunteers Needed (2/1/22): We are planning a Lunar New Year celebration at Tyee on Tuesday, February 1. It will be celebrated throughout the day, including some after school activities. Lunar New Year is celebrated in numerous Asian cultures.

We need volunteers and help with:

  • Collecting and showcasing decorations from different cultures’ Lunar New Year celebrations.
  • Small Arts & Crafts projects in the Library during lunches and after school.
  • Simple Games & Activities for students to play during lunches and after school
  • Set-up and decoration the afternoon of January 31st

Please use this link to sign up. Please sign up to help make this event special and inclusive!


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.