Important Dates
  • September 18: Tutorial, Sports, Clubs begin. Activity Bus service resumes. (info below)

  • September 24: Tyee Choir Performs @ Tacoma Rainiers Game
  • September 25: Study Hall Begins (4:00-4:45)
  • September 26: Picture Day @ Tyee (info below)
  • October 2: Tyee MS Curriculum Night (5:30pm)
Tutorial, Clubs, and Sports



This week marks the beginning of Tutorial and After School Activities at Tyee. Below are some of the key expectations for our students after 7th period dismisses.

  • Tutorial is required for students participating in After School Activities. Tutorial may be assigned by a Teacher as well.
  • If students are not staying for Tutorial, they are to leave campus after 7th period dismisses.
  • Tutorial is 3:25-3:55pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • Students may only attend Tutorial with a Teacher/Class they are currently taking.
  • Students may attend a maximum of 2 classrooms for Tutorial in a given day.
  • If students need to go to another classroom, ask the Teacher for a Pass.
  • Students in hallways must be carrying a Pass
  • If students are going to an Activity, request an Activity Pass from Tutorial at 3:55.
  • Following the Activity, students riding the Activity Bus home are to request a Bus Pass from their Activity Advisor/Coach


Tutorial and After School Activities will begin Monday, September 18. The 4:50pm Activity Buses will resume service as well on 9/18.


ASB membership is required for students attending clubs after school – but not for Study Hall. You may purchase an ASB membership through our online payment portal Scholarships are available for those who qualify (contact Ms. Arum Schut – [email protected] – for scholarship information).

Tyee: Nurse News


Feeling Sick? 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); Ibuprofen; 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…Stay home and test for COVID-19 or see a healthcare provider


Medication at School? Please complete the Medication Authorization Forms with your provider and send it to [email protected]. Med Auth Form: All meds and health plans (Life Threatening Allergies, Asthma that require inhalers at school, Diabetics, Seizures..etc) are due on the first day of school along with their unexpired meds. Questions? Please contact your Tyee school nurse- Tammy Suen Phone: 425-456-6811 or Fax: 425-456-6801.


Tired? Our students need their sleep! Nationally, 85% of middle schoolers do not get enough. Students aged 6-12 are recommended 9-12 hours nightly, and Teens 13-18 need 8-10 hours. With an 8:30 start time, Tyee recommends students get to bed by 9:30pm 🙂

Tyee: Choir @ Tacoma Rainiers! 


The Tyee Choir is performing at an upcoming Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Game September 24th. Please use the link below to join. This is a choir fundraiser AND the Tyee ticket includes a MEAL, so please only purchase tickets through this link (not through other websites or the Rainiers).  When you log into touch base, you can checkout as a GUEST (if you do not already have an account) or PARENT. Once you are in your account, locate the item in the Music category- CHOIR-Tacoma Rainiers Game Ticket ($25) and choose your quantity.   Tickets for all family/friends and other guests of Tyee Middle School will be available at WILL CALL at the game.


Please spread the word!  We would LOVE To get as many friends and family there to help our fundraiser AND support our choir in singing the National Anthem! Link:


Kelly Mechling, Choir Director

Tyee: Student Laptops


Last week Tyee students were issued laptop devices. Protective cases for the new devices are on a delayed back order and we expect them to arrive in the coming days. Below are three FAQs to help you out.


17.   My student forgot to bring their laptop to school. What should we do?

Save a trip! Please do not bring it to school – we have a set of single-day loaner laptops in the Library. These are intended for students who forgot theirs at home so they can get through a day. If a student forgets their laptop at home, they can tell their 1st period teacher, or parents may call the Main Office (425.456.6800) and we will arrange to deliver one to the student. Single-day loaner laptops are not to travel home with the student, and will be collected by the end of 7th period.

17.   My student’s laptop isn’t working properly. What should I do to get them help?

Students should come to the Library before school (8:00-8:25) or during their lunch period. If significant repair ir required, we will issue multi-day loaner laptops which are OK to travel home with students in the interim.

17.   Other laptop-related questions?

Contact [email protected] for the BSD Help Desk

Tyee: Picture Day Hello Tyee families! Student picture day will be on Tuesday, September 26th during the school day. Families may purchase picture packages through Dorian using this link online and typing in “Tyee Middle School – Bellevue”. Physical order forms are available for pick-up in the main office. Dorian will accept cash or check made out to “Dorian Studio” if you are using the paper order forms. Purchasing a photo is optional but all students must take a school photo each year for student files and to receive their student ID card. More info:
Tyee: 7th & 8th Grade “Signs of Suicide Lessons” begin 9/18 & Suicide Prevention Month




This message is intended for the parents, guardians, and caregivers of Tyee MS 7th and 8th Grade Students. Beginning September 18th, we will begin our “Signs of Suicide” suicide prevention lessons and BIMAS2 well-being screenings for students in 7th and 8th grade.  The SOS teaches students how to notice warning signs of depression or suicide in themselves or a friend and encourages asking adults for support.

  • Middle school students in 7th– 8th grade will receive an SOS lesson at school sometime between 9/18 – 10/6 (at Tyee, this will occur in their 7th/8th grade Science class).
  • Parents will receive a letter explaining SOS via email and can choose to opt their child out of the lesson and/or well-being screening prior to their child receiving the SOS lesson and BIMAS2. To learn more about SOS, check out


Mental health resources, recorded parenting skills presentations, and more can be found at our new BSD Mental Health Resources webpage. We all have a role in preventing suicide in our community. You don’t have to have any special training to ACKNOWLEDGE warning signs of depression or suicide, show the person you CARE, and TELL a trusted adult or professional. If you have any questions, please contact us at Tyee: Emily Rohrdanz (Mental Health Assistance Team): [email protected]. Or your contact student’s school counselor:


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a great time to share what BSD is doing to prevent suicide in our community. Families are encouraged to learn about the Signs of Suicide curriculum, the district’s mental health resources, Care Solace, and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

We all have a role in preventing suicide in our community. You don’t have to have any special training to ACT to prevent suicide:

  • ACKNOWLEDGE warning signs of depression or suicide,
  • Show the person you CARE, and
  • Tell a trusted adult or professional.

Learn more and access additional resources on the BSD website.

Tyee PTSA: Stay in the Know! Tyee PTSA would like to build a strong and supportive community for our students, families, and staff. Stay up-to-date on latest news and events happening at PTSA, Tyee middle school and the BSD. Tyee times is a weekly newsletter sent out by Tyee PTSA.  Tyee PTSA Facebook page is also another way to keep all the information up to date. Please subscribe and follow us.

Korean Heritage Language Ambassadors & October 9 Culture Event (Hanji Craft Class)


As you may be aware, Bellevue School District is in the early phases of introducing Heritage Language Programs across the district. This year, Arabic was launched at Ardmore Elementary. BSD is considering expansion into a Korean Heritage Language program and is seeking Korean Heritage students who might be seeking a leadership opportunity and are enthusiastic about becoming a ‘Heritage Language Ambassador’. This role will entail the coordination of heritage language students for listening sessions and serving as a liaison between the district and the school. If you have such a student in mind, please contact Principal Byron Lillie ([email protected]) with your student’s name.

Tyee Middle School is excited to host the Jeonbuk International Cooperation Agency for a fun cultural program for students to learn about traditional Korean culture. This class is designed to teach students about Korean traditional paper art – Hanji.  The event will be Monday, October 9th from 3:25-4:45pm. The event is limited to the first 100 students.  Parent/Guardians, please sign your students up here!


To Sign Up: Korean Cultural Event Signup


Cell Phones & Personal Electronics


Cell Phones & Electronics (earbuds, airpods, video game consoles) are permitted to be brought by students to school per BSD policy. Cell phones may only be used before school, during lunches, and after school.


Cell Phones & personal electronics are the responsibility of the family. Per policy, the district and school are not responsible in the event of loss, theft, or damage. We strongly encourage students lock valuables in the hallway locker during classes and through the school day. Thank you for your support in ensuring our students are maximizing class time for learning and limiting distractions.


To view the full BSD cell phone policy:


Cell phone use is not permitted during class. Each teacher will review expectations for bringing phones in their respective classes during the first week of school, which may include plans for storing cell phones to limit distractions in class.


Please do not call or text your student during the school day or class time. If you need to get an urgent message to your student, please e-mail [email protected] and we can get the message to them, or we can arrange to have them call you from the office. If your student is experiencing some kind of urgent issue or emergency, they should notify a teacher before pulling out their cell phone.

October 2: Curriculum Night SAVE THE DATE. Tyee MS is excited to host our annual Curriculum Night. Please join us Monday, October 2 for an evening of presentations from your students’ teachers, and learn more about the courses they’ll experience together. Doors will open at 5:00pm and classroom visits will begin at 5:30.  A full schedule of events will be sent in the September 25 Weekly Update.
Buses Update To stay up-to-date on Bus Routes and times, please visit the BSD Transportation Website at There you will find additional information and ways to contact Transportation. More information will be e-mailed to BSD families closer to the start of the school year.
School Meals Update Meal prices for the 2023-24 school year are as follows: Breakfast $2.50, Lunch $4.00. The PayPams online payment system are NOW AVAILABLE: The new application for Free & Reduced Meals are NOW AVAILABLE:
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.