Good Morning Tyee Families & Community,

Hope you had a restful weekend. As we get closer to the end of the year, the announcements/updates/reminders ramp up in frequency as there are a number of events and milestones falling all at once. Please take a look at this week’s update as several items connected to end-of-year happenings (concerts, parties, yearbooks, and promotion) are covered below!

This is one of the final updates for the school year. Beginning the week of June 20, information will instead be posted to our website. We will resume update e-mails in August.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • June 7: Choir’s “10th Annual Pop & Rock Concert” (7pm)
  • June 8: Band & Jazz June Concert (7pm)
  • June 9: June Orchestra Concert (7pm)
  • June 10: Tyee PTSA 8th Grade Party (6:30pm)
  • June 15: Yearbook Distribution (7th pd) – see below!
  • June 17: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (1:00pm)
  • June 17 & 20: Student Laptop Collection
  • June 21: Last Day of School (10:30am dismissal)
Tyee: Spirit Week 6/6-6/10
  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Pastel Colors Day
  • Wednesday: Anything but a Backpack Day
    • Guidelines – cannot create safety hazard, disrupt the learning environment, or display inapporpriate words/images. 24″x36″ maximum, no wheels – must be carried.
  • Thursday: College & Career Day
  • Friday: Tyee Spirit Day (wear Red & Black) & Spring Festival (during 7th pd)
Tyee: Fines, Fees & YEARBOOKS 6/15 A reminder that Yearbooks are available beginning Wednesday, June 15 during 7th period. Students will receive their Yearbooks on time only if there are no overdue fines/fees on their student account. We will hold yearbooks until fines/fees are cleared.

To view & pay your students fees, visit:

  • Username is your student’s ID#
  • Password is your student’s last name-  starting with a capital letter
  • Note: do not login as a guest, you can only view fees through your student’s account
Tyee: Textbook & Laptop Return


In June, students are returning checked out textbooks, library books, borrowed instruments/uniforms, and laptops. If your student has old library or books from classes, please send them to school with your student so we can get them checked back in. Unreturned items could result in fines placed on student accounts. Thank you for working with your student to ensure everything is returned to the school this month!

  • June 1-17: Textbooks, Novels, Instruments & Uniforms due (Teachers & Coaches will communicate details!)
  • Monday, June 13: Library Books Due
  • Friday, June 17: 8th Grade Laptops Due
  • Monday, June 20: 6th & 7th Grade Laptops Due
Tyee: All Visitors Report to Main Office When visiting Tyee, please only enter the building through our Main Office. Staff can assist you with your question or need. Visitors needing to go beyond the Main Office must sign-in at our LobbyGuard vestibule, and wear a badge at all times.  We’ve had instances of family members trying to enter side or rear doors to meet students or drop off items. Please understand this is highly unsafe for you and our students. Thank you for reporting to the Main Office when you visit Tyee.

A reminder we have capacity to accept drop-off and deliveries for students ONLY for emergency items (such as medication).  We will continue reminding families of this when they attempt to drop off non-emergency items. If you stop in, thank you for please working with our office staff who can help explain the change.  It is stressful to forget something for school, so 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 strategies when they forget.

Tyee PTSA: 8th Grade Party; Friday, June 10 All Tyee 8th Grade students are invited to join our PTSA Carnival Extravaganza Friday, June 10th, from 6:30-9:00pm in the Tyee commons & gym. Tickets are $40 and on sale online  here. Please buy your tickets online now so we can get a gauge of how much food and supplies to prepare! 8th graders will enjoy entertainers, carnival games, tattoos, music, dancing, photo booth, Italian sodas, food and much more! We are going all out! They have already received a paper invitation with a permission slip, event guidelines, payment information etc. Be on the lookout for it! This will be a wonderful way to celebrate their time at Tyee together!

We want to ensure the party is available for every 8th grade Tyee student. For assistance covering the cost, please contact your student’s counselor – scholarships are available. (last names A-Hs, Michael Johnson (; Hu-Q, BobiJo Hatch (; R-Z, Beth Hannibal (

  • If you feel you could donate a ticket for another student as well as your own, or even part of a ticket, please do that here
  • Alternatively, please consider making a donation to the PTSA specifically to help towards the cost of the party (which is really going to be Awesome!) here and if your company matches donations then that would be wonderful too. Checks can be made out to Tyee PTSA and sent to the PTA box in the school’s main office

Any questions, contact us at

Tyee: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony  Friday, June 17


Tyee 8th Grade students will be honored  in a Promotion Ceremony featuring inspiring messages from student speakers and performances from talented musicians. Every 8th grade student will be presented a certificate recognizing the successful completion of Middle School. For the first time since 2019, the event will be hosted in-person at Tyee. Following the ceremony, there is an outdoor reception in our west courtyard for photo opportunities with friends, family, and favorite teachers.

Date: Friday, June 17

Time: 1:00pm. Doors open at 12:30. Run Time: approximately 90 mins. Reception to follow.

Location: Tyee Main Gymnasium (please enter through north entrance on back side of campus – off SE 40th St).

Parking: Tyee is limited to 100 parking spaces, we anticipate 1,000+ attendees. Parking ushers will close lots once reaching capacity. We encourage attendees walk, use public transit (Metro or Uber/Lyft), or carpool. Our neighborhood has extremely limited street parking. Please be respectful to our neighbors by avoiding illegal parking & blocking driveways. Bellevue Police’s Traffic Division will be notified of this event to support enforcement. Edgebrook Swim & Tennis Club will have vehicles towed. In past years we have had to disrupt the ceremony to announce a vehicle needs to be moved, so your attention to this matter is most helpful!

Important Notes:

  • This event typically draws 1,000+ attendees. In past years we have standing room only. As courtesy, on a hot June day it can be an uncomfortable sitting.
  • Masks are optional, and encouraged. With the anticipated number of attendees, distancing between family groups is not feasible.
  • A live streaming option will be provided for extended family to watch all over the world! We will e-mail you the link and post to the school website next week. Teachers can also broadcast this into classrooms for 6 & 7 graders to view, and a recording will be made available following the event for anyone unable to attend or view live.
  • We’re asking that guests for the indoor event remain limited to parents & guardians. Siblings and extended family may certainly view the live stream, or join the outdoor reception afterwards.
PTSA Volunteers Needed! 8th Grade Party & Promotion We need volunteers to help make the 8th grade Party happen. Please sign up here and be a part of the fun. You don’t need to be an 8th grade parent to sign up – come and see what’s in store for your kids next year! Any questions, contact us at

6th & 7th Grade Families: While 8th grade Families are celebrating the Promotion Ceremony June 17 with their children, Tyee has a long legacy of 6th & 7th grade families volunteering to support the event by assisting with parking, programs, and the outdoor reception. Please consider signing up to volunteer here:

Newport HS: Summer Tennis Program Newport HS is hosting a Summer Tennis Program for students 2nd grade and up. Please see the attached flyer and payment instructions. Contact Coach Barb Sneckner ( with questions on how to register.

Newport Tennis Flyer ; Tennis Clinic Payment Instructions

Newport HS: Cooking Classes for grades 3-8!  6/7 Newport HS is holding a fun cooking class for new chefs grades 3-8! Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast in our ‘Pasta Party’ cooking class! Those attending our Pasta Party class on Thursday June 7th will learn how to make homemade pasta and sauce from scratch. In addition to enjoying their fabulous Italian meal, the young chefs will be creating a personalized apron to take home. Classes are $55 separately, but are $100 if parents sign up for both!  Please complete the following Microsoft Form to complete registration for your student!

Pay online through under “Newport High School” then “ASB Fundraisers”. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our club advisor Dalanie Church at

BSD: Superintendent Search Focus Group – Family Affinity Groups Bellevue School Board would like to invite you to participate in a Superintendent Search Focus Group.  As you know, the hiring of a Superintendent is a high-stakes moment for our school district, and our success is dependent upon hearing from and learning from our community with respect to some very important issues, specifically: What is great about our district and what are we pleased to have accomplished?  What are the challenges we face as a district?  And what are our hopes and dreams for the next superintendent?

This information helps us to identify the key criteria that the you would want the Board and Search Consultants to focus on as they begin to recruit and select top-tier candidates.  The Focus Group will be a Zoom virtual meeting, with a limited number of participants, to take place over a 30-minute period.  We’ve created affinity spaces for the following groups and are hopeful you can attend one of the sessions listed below.  In addition to focus groups, families will also have an opportunity to provide input through an online survey that will be launched later this week and available through June 30t.

  • Families of students who identify as Black – Monday, June 13 from 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Families of students who identify at Latino – Monday, June 13 from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Families of students who identify as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) – Tuesday, June 14 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Families of students who identify as Native American – Wednesday, June 15th from 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
  • All Families – Wednesday, June 15 from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.
  • Families of students with IEPs and 504s – Thursday, June 16th from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Please sign up here:  Superintendent Search Focus Groups – Families Sign-Up.  To maximize participation, sessions will be limited to 15 participants each.

BSD: Black History Beyond February BSD Equity and Family Engagement teams are proud to sponsor the next event in the “Black History Beyond February” speaker series. Dr. Quintard Taylor, Ph.D., will present and engage in discussion on the history and importance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and the nation’s newest federal holiday.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Time: 5:15 – 6:19 p.m.

Location: Microsoft Teams (virtual)

Register online now.

Learn more and access the event flyer.

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 form to  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.
City of Bellevue: Transportation Survey The City of Bellevue is seeking travel data on how students travel to and from school and we need your help in distributing this survey to the parents at your school. This annual survey will help us evaluate our strategies for the Bellevue SchoolPool program, which aims to reduce drop-off and pick-up congestion at schools.  I encourage families participate using this survey link. The short, five-question survey is live until Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
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.

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.