**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 30: BSD Consolidation Study Engagement Night @ Tyee
  • November 3: Winter Sports/Activity Registration Ends
  • November 9: End of Quarter 1
  • November 10: No School – Veterans Day (observed)
  • November 13: Winter Clubs & Sports Season Begins
BSD: MS Consolidation Study – Engagement Night October 30 (Tyee MS, 6:00pm) 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.

Tyee: Costumes October 31 With Halloween approaching, please know that Bellevue School District’s Student Dress Policy 3224, https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3224.pdf will remain in effect, promoting an inclusive learning environment.  Tyee will operate a typical school day, and school staff will regulate costumes and student dress when:

  • A health or safety hazard is presented
  • Damage to school property will result from the student’s dress, and/or
  • A material and substantial disruption of the educational process will result from the student’s dress or appearance (may exist when a student’s conduct is inconsistent with any part of the educational mission/learning of the district).


Additionally, the following are not permitted:

  • Full-face masks and full-face paint conceal the identity of persons, and pose a safety hazard – this are not allowed at school at any time, including Holidays.
  • Props/displays (fake or otherwise) of Weapons, Blood & Gore, or Drugs & Alcohol.
  • Dress that mocks/mimics another culture or race as costume


Families – please talk with your student about what they will be wearing ahead of time. If students are unsure whether their costume is permitted at school, they should ASK a staff member at school before the 31st! Thanks in advance for your support of a positive school climate and culture.

Tyee: Winter Sports & Jubilee Reach Club Registration ends November 3rd. Jubilee Winter Clubs & Tyee Badminton will begin registration on Tuesday, October 24th. All students will be emailed the registration link Tuesday morning at 8am, and registration will be open through Friday, November 3rd. If we receive a high volume of registration requests, students will be placed by lottery, not in the order received. The Season Length is November 13-January 26. No meetings or practices on holidays or school breaks.


Competitive Badminton – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (Matches fall on either Tuesday or Thursday each week). Students will be asked to note their level of experience. Attendance all three days a commitment requirement for the competitive team


Recreational Badminton – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (no matches/travel). No experience required. Students will participate 1-2 days/week, depending on the number of registrations received


Jubilee REACH Clubs

Monday – Dance club and Ultimate Frisbee Club

Tuesday- Cooking Club and Board Game Club

Thursday-Debate Club

Friday- Open Gym


Registration Information:

Registration for Jubilee REACH Sports and Activities does not take place in FinalForms. Registration must always be completed by your student. The forms are sent to student e-mail accounts during the registration period.  This is to help us ensure that we don’t receive multiple registrations from the same student. For Jubilee REACH Sports and Activities, we often need to utilize a lottery system when the number of requests exceed our capacity. The lottery determines which students will be placed on the team or a waitlist. Students who are on the waitlist are given a random number to determine their order.  Please review the steps for registration below for more information.

Step 1: Emails and reminders are sent to students. All students will receive an email in their Outlook from one of our Jubilee REACH Site-Coaches with instructions on how to register as well as a link to the registration form. This link is to a Microsoft Form that is only accessible to those with a BSD email address (i.e. your students). Registration will remain open for 2 weeks to allow students from all backgrounds and economic statuses an equal chance to register for Jubilee’s Sports or Activities.

Step 2: Registration Closes/Lottery is performed. After registration has been open for 2 weeks the form will automatically stop accepting responses. Students may still register for activities by emailing their school’s Site-Coach directly (all late registrations will be automatically placed at the bottom of the waitlist, if applicable).

Step 3: Families are notified of placement. The Friday after registration closes all students who registered for a Jubilee REACH Sport or Activity (as well as the parent the student lists) will receive an email notification informing them of their placement as well as some important information about the season. If your student is initially on the team, they will automatically be added to the team in FinalForms.

Tyee: 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/

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.

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.

BSD Presents: One Pill Can Kill, Fentanyl Information for Families On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Bellevue School District will bring together experts from local, state and federal agencies to provide a comprehensive look at the dangers of fentanyl and opioids in our community. The program will take place at Sammamish High School beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The evening will include a series of presentations followed by an opportunity for community members to ask questions. Presenters include representatives from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, Youth Eastside Services (YES), BSD staff and parents sharing how opioids have impacted them personally.

In addition, representatives will be on hand to answer questions including members of the Bellevue Police Department, local health organizations, public health agencies, and Bellevue School District Safety and Security and Mental Health Assistance teams. The event is made possible with the support of the Bellevue Schools Foundation.

This comprehensive night of information is intended to give families additional knowledge that can help support their students and keep schools and communities healthy and safe. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Bellevue Schools Foundation: “BFF with BSF” So, what’s a BFF?! A Best Friend Forever, of course! And what’s BSF? Well, hopefully you know us by now, but if not, here’s an intro. This year, Bellevue Schools Foundation is contributing nearly $1 million to support essential programs throughout the entire school district. Check out the programs that are inspiring so many in our community to become BFFs of BSF. Learn how you can make an impact in the lives of your student– become a BFF now!
Community: UW School Psychology Clinic, Free Mental Health Referrals The University of Washington School Psychology Clinic has mental health services and evaluations available for students free of charge. The following services are available for children ages 8-18:

  • Counseling – using evidence-based practices. Counseling is available for a wide range of childhood issues and mental health challenges. Services start in January 2024. In-person and virtual options available.
  • Evaluation – examination of cognitive, academic, and socio-emotional/behavioral concerns. Evaluations do not provide diagnosed results but do provide broad cognitive, learning, and social/behavioral profiles. Services start in January 2024.


Students will first be screened. Then a decision will be made as to the best form of treatment for each individual client and family. Services are provided by school psychology trainees and supervised by a licensed clinician/faculty member from the University of Washington.

Parents, guardians, or professionals of potential clients are asked to fill out a Service Request Form to receive services. Recruitment will end mid-November 2023. Contact [email protected] or call 206-543-4970 for more information.

Community: Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue Grand Opening – October 31 Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue is excited to invite the community to the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Lake Hills Clubhouse. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 31, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Join us for this pre-trick-or-treat celebration! The renovation signifies a milestone in our mission to support youth in our community and includes a state-of-the-art STEM and technology center, a sports court, plus a teen and youth center. This transformation allows us to now serve an additional 100 teens and youth, from nine Bellevue School District schools, providing them with a safe space and nurturing environment when they are out of school. Come join us at the grand opening and help celebrate the new Lake Hills Clubhouse! Learn more on the event flyer. All families are encouraged to come in costume with trick-or-treating for kids in the building! Fun for all
Community: Scholarship Opportunity! Washington Orthodontics, a local business would like to promote to Tyee Middle School students and families a small scholarship opportunity. Here is the information website: http://washingtonorthoscholarship.com/
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.