Good Evening Tyee Community,

I hope you are all well. We are well into the swing of things through 3rd quarter. I hope the Daylight Savings time shift wasn’t too hard on you and your students!

Please take a look below for updates for this week. Reminders that we are completing the registration process for all our incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and that our future 9th graders are visiting with high school counselors this week!

And a reminder – no school on Friday 3/17! This is a BSD Professional Day for our Teachers & Staff.

~Byron Lillie, Principal


 Important Dates
  • March 13: Incoming 6th Grade Registration Night (6pm) – info below
  • March 15: Tyee Band Concert (7pm)
  • March 16: Principal’s Coffee (Reimagining Middle Schools)
  • March 17: Professional Day (no school)
Stay Healthy!  We strongly recommend you and your student to stay home if you are having cold-like symptoms. Please visit: Giving a fever reducing medication just before returning to school does not make a student well. It may only mask the fever until the medication wears off. In this situation, a student needs to be home so others are not exposed to illness.

What are the fever reducing medications? Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Iburpofen, Aspirin, Naproxen, Dayquil, Nyquil

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms:

If you have one or more of these new, changed, or worsening symptoms: Fever (≥100.4°F) or chills, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Muscle or body aches, Loss of taste or smell, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, Headache, Fatigue, Sore throat, Cough.

Tyee: High School Sports Eligibility Future 9th grade BSD Students: if your student is attending a BSD high school in 2023-24, please review the attachments about athletic eligibility next year.
Tyee: Incoming 6th Grade Registration Night Incoming Tyee 6th grade students and families are welcome to join us for a presentation about registering for 6th grade classes in the 2023-24 school year. Families and caregivers will receive similar information to what their students will learn in 5th grade classroom so they are able to support their students with selecting courses. Please join us for a presentation, followed by a live Question & Answer session with Tyee Administrators and Counselors.

  • Location: Tyee MS Gymnasium
  • Date: Monday, March 13
  • Time: 6:00-7:00

If incoming 6th grade families are unable to attend the in-person event, presentation information will be posted to the Tyee website beginning March 14.

Tyee: Principal’s Coffee March 16 


Join us for the fourth Tyee Principal’s Coffee event of the year. This month, our theme will be “Reimagining Middle Schools”. We will be joined by representatives from across Bellevue School District to provide input and feedback on initial proposals for a “new” middle school model to support student success and well-being.

  • Date: Thursday, March 16th
  • Time: 9:30-10:30am
  • Location: Tyee MS Library

There are 3 ways to engage:

  1. Attend in-person, with coffee & tea provided. Please RSVP by clicking this link:
  2. live link to view the session is here (3/16 @ 9:30am): Click here to join the meeting
  3. If you are unable to attend in-person or virtually on March 16th, please view information hereReimagining Middle School Steering Committee webpage


BSD: BOOM Conference Join us for this all day event designed for students grades 7-12 to engage in meaningful, facilitated conversations that center issues important to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color) communities. Boom events are intended to inspire, build community, and provide opportunity to connect with leaders of color. Please see the attached flyer for more information, and to register.
BSD: Resource for Families – Is Your Child Overdue for a Well-Child Visit? Bellevue School District partners with the Washington State Department of Healthto monitor and support student immunizations. Now is the time to catch up on immunizations!   Many children are due for well-child visits because of challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Talk with your health care provider to find out which vaccines your child needs. Use yearly checkups and other visits, such as sports physicals, to make sure your children have all the immunizations they need.

Request a copy of your child’s immunization record from your health care provider so you can keep track of their immunization history. Or sign up for MyIR Mobile, which gives you online access to your own and your family’s immunization records.

Children under 19 years of age in Washington are provided with all recommended vaccines at no or low cost at one of Washington state’s Childhood Vaccine Programproviders. Health care providers may charge an office visit fee and a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. If you can’t afford the administration fee, you may ask for it to be waived.

BSD: Arabic Heritage Language Program Bellevue School District is launching an online Arabic Heritage Language Program through Bellevue Digital Discovery next year for students in grades 6-12.

Once we know which students have made Arabic Language requests, Bellevue Digital Discovery will partner with schools to develop plans for how to best incorporate the online class with the student’s daily schedule.

For more information, please view our website: Arabic Language Program – Bellevue School District (

Tyee: 6th Grade Camp Information 6th grade Camp information, including links to the Parent Night Presentation, Permission Forms and a Parent Volunteer Application can all be found on the Tyee website:
BSD: Newport Cooking Club for Kids Newport HS is holding fun cooking classes for young chefs grades 3-8! Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast in our cooking classes!

  • Thursday March 30th: kids will get a chance to learn and expand their knife skills through cooking omelets and will bake pear crisps!
  •  Friday April 28th: learn how to make some of their favorite finger foods from scratch, such as chicken tenders, fries, and milkshakes! Classes are $65.00 separately but are $60.00 each if parents sign up for more than one!

Please complete the following Microsoft Form to complete registration for your student: Pay online through under “FCCLA” in the search bar.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact club advisor Dalanie Church at [email protected].

Tyee: Arrival to School & Driver Safety


School opens at 8:00am. Please drop your student off before 8:20 to ensure they make it to class on-time. The darkness and winter weather has increased traffic, so please leave home a few minutes earlier this season.  We are monitoring tardies and will follow up with students and families if assistance is needed. Thank you for your help!

The parking lot surface can be ICY in Winter. Vehicles must stay below 10mph in our parking lot.  Use the curb lane ONLY for drop-off and pick-up, it is VERY UNSAFE to stop in the passing lane and ask children to walk between vehicles.   Please stop for pedestrians and follow staff direction.

PTSA: Social Updates The Tyee PTSA Social Committee has been hard at work planning several fun evening events for our students. Be on the look-out for more information as each date approaches!

  • April 28 – Beach Party (7:00-9:00pm)
  • June 2 – Field Day (4:00-6:30pm)
  • June 16 – 8th Grade Party (7:00-9:00pm)

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.