Good Morning Tyee Community,

Apologies the update is a day late this week. Please see below for important announcements for the week of March 21st.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • April 11-15: Spring Break (no school)
  • April 19: Final Day of Quarter 3
Tyee: Incoming 6th Grade Registration Hello 5th grade families coming to Tyee MS next year! Thank you for looking over registration materials and completing course requests by Thursday, March 24.  If you missed last week’s presentation, a recording can be viewed here: Visit Tyee Registration Central to see materials: If you cannot find the information you seek in the video or Registration Central, please e-mail your student’s Tyee Counselor:
Tyee: Jubilee Basketball We are happy to announce Jubilee is hosting another season of Basketball! Due to high interest and a limited coaching staff, we adjusted the registration process this season to help create the most equitable opportunity for students to participate. All students are sent an e-mail with a form to be filled out between March 23-March 30. Any student interested in basketball must fill out the form to be considered. Based on the interest list, we use a lottery system to determine team selections. A waitlist will be established following this process. We appreciate your support as we seek to provide after-school activities in a positive, safe, and fun environment.

Basketball Details:

  • Registration Window: March 23 – March 30 (check student e-mail to view)
  • Season Length: April 4 – June 1 on M, T, TH from 4:00pm – 4:45pm
  • Games: Wednesdays | 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Tyee: Lunch Update


Following guidance from King County Health Department, Tyee made a few changes to our student lunchroom experience today. We are hopeful these changes are beneficial to student social-emotional wellness while ensuring a safe, healthy, and sanitary eating experience. We will continue monitoring how these changes affect the student experience and will continue to promote both safety and flexibility where we can.

  • Indoors: Cafeteria seating increased by 70+, up to 4 students may sit together at a table. We added 14 tables. The designated indoor eating area is the Commons, now seating has moved from hallways.
  • Outdoors: Eating outside is still permitted, however the designated eating area is the covered basketball court.
  • Activities: The Library and Upper Courtyard remain open the full 30 minutes.
Tyee: Dress Code Reminders


With Spring weather on the way, we get questions from families about student dress/dress code. Tyee follows BSD policy, which affirms the student and parent/guardian(s) determine personal dress and grooming, provided it does not disrupt the learning environment or create a health or hazard to the student or anyone else. Thank you for talking with your students about dressing for school. BSD Student Dress Policy is linked here:
Tyee: Cell Phone Reminders As Tyee students move into teenage years, often comes an important milestone – a first phone.  Smartphones with cameras and instant social media access changed the landscape of school and social lives for young people and Teachers alike. However, they pose a constant distraction for users. At Tyee we strive to maximize learning opportunities and while we permit the use of phones/personal tech before school, during lunch, and after school, we prohibit phones during class time to limit distractions, ensure privacy, and prevent cheating. Thank you for partnering with Teachers by reminding your students to turn devices off and put them away during class. BSD Student Devices policy is here:
Tyee: Students After School Students are waiting for rides home, sometimes 30-90 minutes after dismissal. We understand drivers prefer to wait for parking lot traffic to clear, but if students are not attending Tutorial or Activities, please pick them up by 3:45p (2:35p on Wednesdays). The office closes at 4:00p (3:00p on Wednesdays). Students may not remain outside unsupervised through the afternoon.

Tutorial is available from 3:25-3:55pm every day but Wednesday. Students can attend any of their 7 teacher’s classrooms. If you’d like to verify your child’s attendance in Tutorial, please e-mail the Teacher to confirm.

Activities & Study Hall are available from 4:00-4:45pm every day but Wednesday. There is also an activity bus route to get students home. More info:

Tyee: Yearbook Sales Buy your student’s yearbook now, while supplies last!  Yearbooks will go on sale during two windows: March 18-April 1 and June 7-21. Yearbooks can be purchased through the Tyee website:  Please contact Arum Schut ( with questions!
Tyee: Mask Fundraiser 2.0 Tyee ASB is holding another mask fundraiser! These masks will be black, with our new Tyee Timberwolves logo. Masks are on sale through April 30 and can be purchased in-person at the Tyee Main Office or online at our website: Masks are $8 and come in three sizes. All proceeds go to Tyee ASB!
Tyee PTSA Updates WSPTA Awards Nomination:  Please nominate our very own PTSA and/or board members for these state-level recognitions. Nominating group: Tyee Middle School PTSA; Contact Email:; PTA ID:   PTA 2.3.145. Link to nomination form:

PTSA Math Competition Club: Mathletes made excellent achievements in the MathCounts State on Saturday, March 19, claiming 3rd, 4th, 6th and 10th place respectively. 2 students advanced to MathCounts Nationalas our Washington State Team  (with two students from Lakeside and Sammamish schools). A milestone was also reached, for the first time ever we were victorious over our neighbors from Odle MS! Congratulations to the students and their families. Hope they will continue to enjoy their math journey and make higher achievements.

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.