Good Morning Tyee 8th Grade Families & Students,

Hope you all had a restful Memorial Day Weekend. I’m writing to provide you with key updates about several end-of-year celebrations, events, and other important reminders to make your last few weeks at Tyee as great as possible!

If you have any pre-arranged absences the final 17 days, please e-mail:

Byron Lillie, Principal


BSD Laptop Collection: Friday, June 16th

All 8th grade devices (laptops, chargers, styluses) will be collected the morning of Friday, June 16th. 8th graders are to bring all equipment to school that morning, collection will take place during morning classes in the Library.  Students will be issued NEW laptop devices in the first two weeks of high school!


Yearbook Distribution: Friday, June 16th

Students who purchased a yearbook will receive these at the end of 7th period on Friday, June 16th. Students are welcome to bring these for signing the final few days of school – but may need to put them away during classes! 🙂


Activity Bus Ends: Friday, June 16th

The 4:45pm activity bus service’s last day is Friday, June 16th. After School Activities, Clubs, and Study Hall end this day as well. Please plan for your student to ride home on the bus immediately following dismissal.


PTSA 8th Grade Party: Friday, June 16th

All Tyee 8th Grade students are invited to join our PTSA Party on Friday, June 16th, from 6:30-9:00pm in the Tyee commons & gym. Tickets are $30 and on sale online  here. Come and join us for a night of awesome music, dance, epic games, delicious food and mind-blowing surprises. It’s your chance to make some unforgettable memories with your middle school friends and get pumped for your future! RSVP by Friday Jun 9.

 8th grade students have already received a paper flyer in LA class. please visit Promotion Party Webpage  for part detail information, 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. 

If you prefer to buy tickets in person, PTSA representative will be available on June 2nd during lunch time in Tyee commons. Be sure to bring in the signed permission form with check or cash. Make check payable to Tyee PTSA. Donations are always appreciated! If you are able, please donate to the PTSA through check or ticket purchase link. Your generosity is highly appreciated!
Volunteer Needed for our party:
We require lots of volunteers to ensure the smooth running of this event. If you are able to assist, kindly sign up through this link Thank you for your support in favor of our 8th graders. Questions? Contact the organizer at


Juneteenth Holiday: Monday, June 19th

In observance of Juneteenth, all BSD Schools are closed Monday, June 19th. Tyee will host an educational assembly for all students the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20th to commemorate the new holiday.


Hallway Locker Check-out: Tuesday, June 20th

All 8th graders are responsible for emptying their lockers the morning of Tuesday, June 20th during 2nd & 3rd period. Students will empty lockers, and bring all belongings home. Backpacks will be permitted in classrooms the final days of the school year.


Promotion Ceremony: Wednesday, June 21st

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. The event will be hosted in the Tyee Gymnasium. Following the ceremony, there is an reception in our commons for photo opportunities with friends, family, and favorite teachers.

Date: Wednesday, June 21st

Time: 3:00pm. Doors open 2:45. Please do not arrive earlier, as younger students and families dismiss from 2:15-2:45 and there will be heavy vehicle and bus traffic.

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

Parking: Tyee is limited to 100 parking spaces, we anticipate over 1,000 attendees. Please do not park in fire lanes or other restricted spots. We encourage attendees walk, use public transit, Uber/Lyft, or carpool. The neighborhood has extremely limited street parking. Please respect neighbors and avoid illegal parking & blocking driveways. Bellevue Police’s Traffic Division will be notified of this event to support enforcement. Edgebrook Swim & Tennis Club will restrict access to their lot, and request towing for any violators. 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!


  • Please limit guests to immediate family.  Extended family are encouraged to view the live stream or join the reception after!
  • In past years we have standing room only. As courtesy, on a hot June day – it can be a very uncomfortable sitting.
  • A live streaming option will be provided for extended family to watch all over the world! We will e-mail families the link and post to the school website the week of June 12. A recording will be available following the event for anyone unable to see it live.


Last Day of School/Summer Festival: Thursday, June 22nd 

BSD schools run on shortened schedule the last day of school, Tyee’s hours are 8:30-10:30am. Students are not to bring backpacks or belongings with them. All students will report to first period for attendance, then will head to the Gym for an assembly presentation, followed by the ASB’s Summer Festival featuring games, snacks, crafts, and both high-energy and low-energy activities in and around school. School will dismiss at 10:30 and BSD Buses will provide transportation.


Tyee Summer Office Hours

The Tyee Office will remain open on normal hours (8:30-3:30) from June 23-30. After school is out, we encourage families call ahead (425.456.6800) if planning to visit campus, so we can ensure someone is available to greet you. The Office will re-open August 14th on limited hours.

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.