Good Morning Tyee Community,

Apologies for the late update. A separate e-mail will go out later this week with updates and details pertaining to the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony & 8th Grade PTSA Party.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • May 16-20: Smarter Balanced Testing, grades 6-8 (Reading, Writing, Math)
  • May 30: Memorial Day (No School)
  • June 10: PTSA 8th Grade Party (6:30pm)
  • June 17: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (1:00pm – OFFICIAL START TIME!)
  • June 17 & 20: Student Laptop Collection
  • June 21: Last Day of School! (10:30a dismissal)
Tyee: Smarter Balanced Testing (May 16-20) Tyee’s testing window for the state-required Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) will take place the week of May 16. Testing will take place in the morning hours on May 16 & 17 (Math) and May 19 & 20 (Language Arts). There will be no testing May 18.  Students who miss any sections will be attend make-ups sessions during the school day the following week. The SBA features both Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs) and Performance Tasks (PTs). CATs assess knowledge of concepts, while PTs assess problem-solving skill and written expression.

Students need to bring:

  • Their fully charged BSD Laptop
  • Wired Headphones/Earbuds.
    • Wireless headphones will not work for testing.
    • We have some extra earbuds for use, but encouraged students bring their own if possible.

On testing dates, students go to their first period class at 8:30, and then stay in that room for a testing period.  When testing ends, students then have a shortened 7-period schedule.

Tyee: Bus 51 Bus 51 is out of service for the week due to staffing. Bus 22 will pick up riders of Bus 51, but it will be roughly 30mins late every day, except Wednesday. BSD Transportation Department had sent messages through the parent portal. Rather than wait outside, students are welcome to attend Tutorial from 3:25-3:55, and our Office Staff will announce via the PA system when late buses arrive so students can be dismissed immediately.
Tyee: Student Deliveries Families: A reminder we have the capacity to accept deliveries for students for ONLY emergency items (such as medication). We set this new expectation in February and began enforcing on March 1 to lower the volume and frequency of student deliveries, and to align our practice with neighbors Somerset Elementary and Newport HS for consistency. We will continue reminding families of this should they attempt to drop off items. If you stop by, thank you for please working with our office staff who can help to explain the change.

It can be quite stressful to forget something for school, but thank you for working with us as we seek to keep students in class, teach them to remember their belongings, and support them with problem-solving when they forget.

Tyee: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony


Tyee is excited to be hosting our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony for the first time in 3 years back on campus, live and in-person!  Promotion congratulates our soon-departing 8th graders, marking this milestone. Families are invited to attend. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 17th in the Tyee Main Gym with an OFFICIAL start time of 1:00pm.  More details and official times will be sent out this week.
8th Grade: Newport HS Football Info Meeting Future Knights: The Newport Football Family will be hosting an informational meeting for all interested football players on THURS, May 19th starting at 4:00-5:30 PM at NHS.  At this meeting you will meet the coaches, learn about the philosophy of our team, get information about summer football including team camp which takes place at the end of June, and hear logistics of how to get registered. Additionally, there will be a parent meeting from 6-7 PM on that same night THURS, May 19th.  Here, parents can meet the coaches, understand the calendar, get their logistical questions answered and meet other parents that can speak to their experience as part of the Newport Football Family. Mark your calendars and look forward to seeing you!
Community Mental Health Resources and Crisis Numbers for Summer When classes move to Summer Break June 21st, like our Teachers, our Counselors are similarly on break until August. To discuss possible needs and supports for your child over summer, please contact their counselor before summer! Below are resources to share with families that can be directly contacted.

BSD: Moving? Have you moved in the past year? Are you planning to move over the summer? In the event of an emergency, it is important that the school district have an up-to-date address for your student(s). If you have moved, please submit a change of address formto  Please include the documents needed to establish residency.  If you will be moving over the summer, please submit the change of address information, within 5 days of your move, to Student Placement will work with you regarding your student’s school.
BSD: COVID Testing Say Yes! COVID Test. Two times a month, The Say Yes! COVID Test portal (SYCT) allows up to TWO (2) orders per household EVERY month, while supplies last. Each order/kit contains 5 tests – 10 tests per month for people in Washington state.

BSD offers drive-thru diagnostic PCR testing for students who show symptoms of COVID-19. Testing is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Testing will take place at ESC West, outside of Room 100.All other aspects of drive-thru testing will remain the same. Tests are available by appointment only, as there are limited slots each day. Learn more and sign up for drive-thru diagnostic testing at BSD.



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.