Good Morning Tyee Community,

Such a pleasure hosting so many of you at Monday’s Curriculum Night event! Please see below for updates for the week.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • October 10: Curriculum Night (info below)
  • October 12: Walk & Roll to School Day (info below)
  • October 14: No classes, Teacher Professional Day
October 10: Curriculum Night Thank you to all our parents, families, and caregivers for attending Monday’s Curriculum Night event. We were pleased to have a packed house and welcome our families back inside for the first time in three years!

For those of you unable to attend last night, we are providing a series of virtual resources  Monday, October 17th. This will be e-mailed out to all families, and made available on the Tyee website beginning then.

Initial feedback from Teachers and Attendees was overwhelmingly positive. It was so great to bring our community back together once more. While Curriculum Night is a once-yearly event, please be on the lookout for more opportunities at the upcoming Family University event in November. A save the date calendar reminder will be sent out to you shortly.

October 12: Walk & Roll to School Day! Tyee celebrates “Walk & Roll to School Day” on Wednesday October 12. In partnership with City of Bellevue, Tyee wishes to promote a safer, more sustainable, and less stressful commute to school. Walking and Biking to school help to reduce traffic near schools, to learn safe walking and biking tips, get exercise, and have fun!   We’ll be handing out fun prizes at the bike racks and sidewalk entrances to school that day. If your student lives in walking distance, we encourage families join them in a healthy stroll to school!
October 14: No School (Professional Day) A reminder there is no school for students on Friday, October 14 as BSD observes a Professional Day with our Teachers and Staff. School will resume Monday, October 17th.
Picture Retakes If your student missed Picture Day on September 20, not to fear! Retakes will be hosted at Tyee on Tuesday, November 1st.
Visiting Campus  Thank you families and caretakers for supporting a safe and learning-centered environment during the school day. Some key reminders below:

  • All visitors are to check-in at the Main Office. This includes before and after school times.
  • Visitors must sign-in at the LobbyGuard vestibule, and wear a visible badge through the day.
  • If meeting with a Teacher, an appointment is required. Please e-mail the Teacher to arrange the appointment date/time.
  • Please do not drop-off forgotten student items (including laptops, instruments, or school work). Your student will be OK and we will help them with whatever they forgot! We do not have the staff to facilitate deliveries, and it is disruptive to pull students from class.
    • Emergency items such as medication, cold weather jackets, or house keys are exceptions
COVID Dashboard The Bellevue community is experiencing an uptick in cold/flu symptoms, and COVID-positive cases. To stay up to date on reported COVID-19 cases at Tyee and elsewhere in the district, please check the BSD Dashboard once a day, the link is located at the top of the COVID-19 Heath & Safety page on the BSD site:
Clubs & Sports Tyee Middle School offers a wide range of activities after school – including clubs, sports, and study hall. A full list is available on the Tyee website: Activity Bus service departs at 4:50pm every day of the week, except Wednesdays. Transportation is provided for students attending clubs and activities who qualify for a bus pass.
Tyee PTSA Clubs Page Many families requested additional info about evening clubs offered by Tyee PTSA. For a full list and contact information, please visit:
Bellevue Schools Foundation Last Night at Curriculum Night we received a presentation from the Bellevue Schools Foundation. For more information, please see the attached organization profile.
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.