Good Evening Tyee Community!

Hope you had a restful weekend with your student. It’s Monday, and we’re back to it! Please see below for updates for the week of October 17.


Byron Lillie, Principal

[email protected]

Important Dates
  • October 19: Unity Day (wear orange!)
  • November 1: Picture Retakes
  • November 7: Quarter 1 Ends
Curriculum Night Feedback! For families and caregivers, we’d like your input on Curriculum Night 2022! Please complete the survey below to assist our team in planning future events at Tyee! Link: Microsoft Form
Curriculum Night Virtual Resources For families unable to attend the in-person Curriculum Night event on October 10, linked are some virtual resources to view – including meet & greets from our Teachers & Staff. The resources are housed in FlipGrid. To view, clink the link below and then choose any Microsoft, Google, or Apple account to sign-in and access the Teacher’s videos. You can also sign in with their student’s Microsoft account if they like. This is an authentication requirement FlipGrid has for it’s videos.   Link to Resources:
Unity Day Wednesday, October 19th is Unity Day across BSD and the country. Unity Day is a commitment to showing kindness, acceptance, and inclusion – and to send a visible message that no child should experience bulllying. All students and staff are encouraged to wear ORANGE on Wednesday. For those of you missing out on your weekly fix of “Wolfpack Wednesday” – you’re welcome to wear Tyee gear on Friday 🙂  More info:
Veterans Day Assembly – Speakers Needed! Do you have a family member or close family friend who has served in the United States Military? Would they be interested in sharing their story or photo with our Tyee Community?  Would you like to share your appreciation for our military members?  We are looking for Veterans to either record a short video, speak in person, and/or submit a photo for our middle school assembly that will be shared on Thursday, November 10thduring our in-person assembly.

Guideline for Photo Submission . See form for submission details: Veteran’s Day Assembly.

With the photo, please include the following:

  • Name of the Veteran,
  • What military branch they served in,
  • Where they were stationed, and
  • What service means to them!

Guideline for Video Submission. See form for submission details: Veteran’s Day Assembly

In the video, please include the following:

  • When did they serve?
  • What branch of the military and where were they stationed?

Options to talk about:

  • What did they learn from the military?
  • What does service mean to them?
  • Anything else they would like to share that relates to Veterans Day.


Please submit photos & videos by Tuesday, November 1st. 

Guideline for Thank You Messages:

**If you are a student or staff member that would like to submit a message of gratitude and what it means to you that other people are willing to serve our country, please submit  a message or video using this form:  Veteran’s Day Assembly

Guideline for In-Person Speakers:

If you are interested in speaking in-person about your experience, the experiences of a loved one, or to show your gratitude for our veterans, please email fill out this form:Veteran’s Day Assembly The assembly will take place at 2:20 on Thursday, November 10. Presentations can be anywhere from 3-10 minutes.

Study Hall & Afternoon Expectations Tyee is happy to provide a 45 minute Study Hall period on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00-4:45pm. It is expected that students who attend engage in schoolwork independently or small groups, and that conversations be limited. If students are disruptive or unsafe in Study Hall, they may be referred to their Assistant Principal and/or dismissed from Study Hall. In such cases, students should report to the Main Office to use the phones to contact home to arrange transportation.
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
BSD Family Technology Nights Would you like to learn more about the educational technology your student uses here at BSD? Here is your chance. BSD K-12 families are invited to attend one of our educational technology information nights to learn:

  • How parents can access critical information for your student
  • The technology ecosystem your student navigates as a learner
  • How BSD protects students online
  • How parents can get technology help

This is also an opportunity for parents to share your technology needs. Choose the night and location most convenient for you:

We look forward to seeing you there.

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:
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.