**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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**All Bellevue schools will be closed Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23.**
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Important Dates


  • October 17-19: Tyee Book Fair
  • October 19: BSD Korean Heritage Language Program Community Event (info below)
  • October 27: Principal’s Coffee: “Digital Learning”
  • October 30: BSD Consolidation Study Engagement Night @ Tyee (info below)
BSD: Bus Cancellations Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20, the following bus routes are canceled due to driver availability:

  • 10 – Serving Tillicum and Tyee middle schools
  • 22 – Serving Highland and Tyee middle schools
  • 27 – Serving Chinook Middle School and Jing Mei Elementary School
  • 28 – Serving Medina and Puesta del Sol elementaries
  • 49 – Serving Chinook and Odle middle schools

No student pick-ups will be available in both the A.M. and P.M. timeframes. Families impacted should plan alternate transportation for their students. All other bus routes servicing these schools will run normally as scheduled. At this time, there are no other changes to the school day, and all other scheduled activities are occurring as previously planned. Please check with your student’s school and teacher for information or questions about all school-related activities.


As a reminder, as COVID and various seasonal illnesses move through the area, the number of bus drivers available to transport students on any given day is fluctuating. As standard and daily practice, we are assessing what routes can be covered based on driver availability. If your student’s route has been canceled on any given day, you will be notified via the parent portal through Edulog, by 5:30 a.m. that morning. Sign up for Edulog here.


We understand the inconvenience this causes families and are committed to running as many routes as possible, while keeping student health and safety as the first priority. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

BSD: Board Study Session Join the next School Board Study Session on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m. to hear the Board discuss the process for launching the development of the next strategic plan.
BSD: Pre-Arranged Absences As the holidays and school breaks are fast approaching, we wanted to provide a reminder and guidance to families scheduling travel about pre-arranging absences with our Attendance Office. Bellevue School District provides students with 5 pre-arranged absence days per school year.  These are excused and can be used for family events, travel, extracurricular events,  private school tours, etc.  Days beyond the 5-day limit are marked as “unexcused”. Unexcused absences may impact students from receiving credit for missed coursework or exams.


Please complete the pre-arranged absence form prior to the absence for it to be excused.  Students must obtain teacher and parent signatures.  After they get all teacher signatures, your student will need to turn the completed form in to the attendance office.   This form should be submitted to the attendance office at least 3 days before the planned absence so we have time to process it.  You can find more information about pre-arranged absences on this page:  https://bsd405.org/tyee/report-an-absence/


Please e-mail [email protected] with questions.

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 classes 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: https://bsd405.org/services/health/too-sick-for-school/. 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: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2023-02/420456-COVID19DecisionTrees.pdf

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: https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3416P%20Exh.%20A.pdf. 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.

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 www.bsd405.org/freeandreduced


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

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: Korean Heritage Language Program Community Night 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.


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

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

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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4AA4AB2AA7F49-44981505-tyee

Tyee: MS Consolidation Study – Community Engagement Night 10/30
Community engagement for the Middle School Consolidation Study will commence this month. The results of the two demographer reports will be released to the public by Friday, October 20 and we will be asking our community (students, families, staff, students, and community members) to review the results with these guiding questions in mind:

  • Will continuing to operate five middle schools provide enough students at each school to offer the quality of programming and services our community expects?
  • Will continuing to operate five middle schools allow an effective and efficient use of financial resources and facilities? 
  • What aspects of a middle school experience are important to you?
  • If we were to consolidate one middle school, what priorities, ideas and suggestions do you have?

Community members will be provided the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions in a survey.


Community Forums will be held at each of the five comprehensive middle schools (Chinook, Highland, Odle, Tillicum and Tyee). Participants will review the demographer findings, discuss the implications, and share thoughts with District leaders. The District is committed to deeply listening to the communities we serve. These meetings are open to all members of the public and ensure one meeting for the schools in each middle school attendance zone. Participants will have the option to attend smaller sessions for groups that will be impacted such as dual language, advanced learning etc. or groups that have been historically marginalized or underserved in our education system. Details on these concurrent sessions will be finalized posted on the Middle School Consolidation Study webpage and shared by each school. The schedule for these meetings is as follows:

  • Chinook – 10/23/23 @ 6:00 pm
  • Tillicum – 10/24/23 @ 6:00 pm
  • Odle – 10/25/23 @ 6:00 pm
  • Highland – 10/26/23 @ 6:00 pm
  • All families – 10/27/23 On-line meeting @ 10:00 am
  • Tyee – 10/30/23 @ 6:00 pm


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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