Good Evening Tyee Community,

Hope you had a restful weekend! Please see below for updates the week of March 28, 2022.

-Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • March 30: Jubilee Basketball Registration Closes (see below)
  • April 1: Yearbook Sales (window #1) Closes
  • April 11-15: Spring Break (no school)
  • April 19: Final Day of Quarter 3
  • April 27: Tyee Family University (5:30p)
Tyee: Speed Limit Reduction In response to community concerns about vehicle speeds and safety around Tyee, the City of Bellevue plans to lower the speed limit from 25mph to 20mph on most public streets near Tyee between SE 36th St and SE Newport Way, west of 150th Ave SE. This change will take place as early as April 2022. More information, including how to request a yard sign: click here
Tyee: Family University April 27 Family University is returning to Tyee the evening of Wednesday, April 27th. This event will bring together students, families, Tyee staff, Jubilee Reach, high school students, Tyee PTSA and offer opportunities to connect and learn about successfully transitioning into Tyee and on to Newport High school and several other topics.

We would like to gather information from you to help us better plan for the event.  Please click this link for a quick survey which ends April 4.  As the event approaches, we will send details regarding the sessions. Questions can be directed to Assistant Principal Betty Nhan (

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.

  • 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: 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: 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 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 3:25-3:55p 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 4:00-4:45p every day but Wednesday. There is also an activity bus route to get students home. More info:

Bellevue Schools Foundation Updates


Join the Bellevue Schools Foundation for a special, family-focused Education Connections on Wednesday, April 6, at 5 p.m.through Zoom! RSVP here. The Dining Services Supervisor of Overlake Medical Center, Melicent Smith, will discuss how parents can help support and create healthy eating habits within their families. Childhood and adolescence are critical periods when individuals develop the patterns and knowledge around healthy eating that persist for years in the future. Find out how small changes at home can have a significant impact on the mental, physical, emotional health of your students.

Join BSF in-person for Spring for Schools at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, on May 13, 2022! We are keeping your experience and health top of mind as we prepare to celebrate our stars—students and educators in all 29 public schools in Bellevue. Throughout this school year, over $800,000 directly support the academic, artistic, social, and emotional development of students.  While registration for Spring for Schools is free, it is our hope that attendees celebrate our students, educators, and mission by making a donation at this time here.   RSVP Today! Or visit  Find out more about Bellevue Schools Foundation in EnglishEspañol日本한국어中文, and русский.

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:
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.