Important Dates


  • October 9: Korean Culture Event @ Tyee (info below)
  • October 9: PTSA Walkabout Orientation
  • October 10: BSD Health Education Night
  • October 12: BSD Hindi Heritage Language Program Listening Event (info below)
  • October 13: No School – Professional Development Day
  • October 17-19: Tyee Book Fair
  • October 19: BSD Korean Heritage Language Program Community Event (info below)
  • October 27: Principal’s Coffee: “Digital Learning”
Tyee: Healthy Youth Survey This year, Tyee Middle School will be participating in the Healthy Youth Survey.  Students in 6th and 8th grade will be completing this optional survey during Math class in the month of October. The Healthy Youth Survey asks questions about risks for injury, health outcomes and alcohol and drug use.  Schools, state and local agencies use survey results to support our youth and reduce their risks.  The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary and anonymous and provides important information to guide policy and programs that serve our youth.  Please see the attached PDF for more 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. Fever reducing medications include: Acetaminophen (Tylenol); Ibuprofen; Aspirin; Naproxen; Dayquil; Nyquil


Going Home Early? Students are to notify the office/clinic when checking out. If your student calls home directly to request you pick them up, please remind them to go to the clinic or office.


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.

Tyee PTSA: Walkabout Orientation 10/9 Please join Principal Byron Lillie, and the Tyee PTSA for an informational meeting about being a Walkabout Volunteer. What is “Walkabout”? Walkabout is a volunteer program designed to increase student safety by increasing adult supervision during our unstructured times (before school and during lunches). Walkabout Volunteers serve as safe and caring adults who can help our school ensure a safe and positive experience for all.   We will be meeting from 2:30-3:20pm on Monday, October 9th in the Tyee Library. Please park in a parking stall, as our meeting will be ending near dismissal time. More Info:  Walk About Program (
Tyee: 10/9 – Korean Culture Event (Hanji Craft Class) 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

BSD: 10/10 – BSD Health Education Night How do you talk to your child about sexual health? What will they learn in 7th/10th grade Health class? Secondary Health teachers invite you to a F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) and HIV/AIDS curriculum preview/education evening. This is an opportunity for Health parents/guardians (students welcome too!) to be introduced to and ask questions about the sexual health curriculum prior to classroom instruction and receive modification/opt out options if necessary. Please see Senate Bill 5395 for the updated Washington State Healthy Youth Act and BSD procedures 2125 and 2126 for details.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023     5:30-7:00pm

BSD WISC, Baker Room (12241 Main Street; Bellevue, WA 98005)

Tyee: Book Fair 10/17-20 Save the date! Students can visit the Tyee Book Fair from Tuesday, October 17 to Friday, October 20 during lunch! Proceeds from the fair will be used to buy new books for the library and teachers. Credit cards and eWallet are the preferred payment methods, but cash is also accepted.


We need parent volunteers to make the book fair run smoothly. Sign up to volunteer. Please ensure that you completed the BSD background check. Can’t make it in-person? Shop Online Tyee Book Fair


All purchases at the Book Fair and online will benefit our school! Thanks for supporting our students! Any questions, please contact [email protected].

BSD: Heritage Language Program Community Nights 10/12 & 10/19 BSD is in the early phases of expanding Community based Language Programs. We are keen on hearing form Korean and Hindi heritage language families regarding the types of courses that pique their interests. We are hosting family listening sessions to gather family voices.


Hindi Heritage Community: Thursday, October 12, 5:00-6:30pm.

Location: Stevenson Elementary, 14220 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98007


Korean Heritage Community: Thursday, October 19, 5:00-6:30pm

Location: NEW Jing Mei Elementary (formerly Wilburton) – 12300 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005

BSD: School Meals Update Have you completed the annual application for school meal benefits or been notified that your student has been directly certified for free or reduced priced meals for the 2023-24 school year?  If not, don’t delay!


Tuesday, October 17th is the last day that students can access meals using their free or reduced-price eligibility status from the 2022-23 school year.  If a new application has not been processed by the 17th, school meal accounts will rollover to a paid status.  Families are responsible for debts that may occur on student meal accounts.  The 2023-24 school meal application can be found at


Questions, contact Nutrition Services at 425-456-4507 or [email protected]. Office hours are 7:00-3:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Tyee: Principal’s Coffee 10/27 Join us for the second Principal’s Coffee event of the year, our theme will be “Digital Learning”, with a specific focus on:

  • How to support students at home with online curriculum, textbooks, and assignments
  • How to better monitor student laptop use for Learning & Education
  • Strategies for reducing overall “screen time”


We will be joined by both Tyee Educators and Tyee PTSA Leaders to partner with parents and caregivers on success for students.


Time: 9:30-10:30am

Location: Tyee Library

Coffee & Light Breakfast snacks will be provided courtesy of Tyee MS & our Tyee PTSA


Please RSVP by October 23 so we can plan:

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.

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