Important Dates


  • November 13: Winter Clubs & Sports Begin
  • November 15: BSD Fentanyl Information Night (info below)
  • November 17: Principal’s Coffee #2 (info below)
  • November 23-24: No School – Thanksgiving
Tyee: Principal’s Coffee #2 11/17 Join us for the second Principal’s Coffee event of the year, our theme will be “Student Health & Safety”, with a specific focus on:

  • Emergency Drills & Procedures
  • Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Reporting & Interventions
  • Adolescent Health & Well-being
  • Parent Q&A

We will be joined by both Tyee Educators and Tyee PTSA Leaders to partner with parents and caregivers on success for students. Coffee & Light Breakfast snacks will be provided courtesy of Tyee MS & our Tyee PTSA.

Time: 9:30-10:30am

Location: Tyee Library


Please RSVP by November 15 so we can plan: Microsoft Forms

Tyee: Arrival & Dismissal Reminders As the days become darker, and a new activity season begins, we wanted to share a few reminders for our families driving to school!


Arrival: Tyee is open at 8:00am every morning. We strongly encourage families driving to drop students off before 8:15am. Our families dropping students off between 7:55 and 8:05 face very little traffic! Earlier arrivals lessen traffic jams, and better ensure our buses to get in. Our building is open for students to eat breakfast, catch up on homework, and visit the library!


Dismissal: Students participating in after school clubs & activities must be picked up by 4:50pm. The Activity Bus will continue running through the year. It is very dark, so it is important families ensure students are picked up right after practice.

Tyee: Inclement Weather and Potential Closure Reminders Winter is approaching and may bring unpredictable weather. If there are severe conditions, BSD will communicate any schedule changes or closures through direct messages, including email, text message, phone call, social media, FlashAlert, local media and posts to While these decisions are made for the district at large, conditions may vary in certain neighborhoods. We encourage families to make personal decisions based on their specific circumstances.


Tyee: Lost and Found! Our lost and found is overflowing with water bottles, lunch boxes, and jackets… Please encourage your child to check the Lost and Found bin (outside the Main Office) for their missing items.  All unclaimed items will be donated to Jubilee Reach after Monday, November 20th
Tyee: Pre-Arranged Absences As holidays and school breaks are fast approaching, we wanted to provide a reminder and guidance to families scheduling plans and 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:

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: 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: Strategic Plan Design Superintendent Aramaki invites our learning community to join the Strategic Plan Guiding Coalition and help shape the future of the Bellevue School District. The Guiding Coalition — a team of students, staff, families and community members, along with the Superintendent — will actively engage with the broader community to co-design the district’s next 5-year strategic plan. If you are hopeful about the future and passionate about the possibilities for innovation in education, please apply to be a part of this team.


Click here to apply: Microsoft Forms Use the pull-down menu in the form for language access.


The application period for the Guiding Coalition will close on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Applicants who are selected will be notified by Monday, November 20, 2023, and the first Coalition meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. More information about commitment details, meeting dates and a tentative timeline will soon be available on the district website.

BSD: Academic English Development Adoption Committee This year, the MLL department is starting an instructional materials adoption process for one of our key secondary supports for newcomer students, the Academic English Development class. The purpose of the Academic English Development Adoption Committee is to carry out the textbook selection process and make a recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee based upon objective evidence. The committee will include teacher representatives, building/district administration, and community representation. The decision will be based on what is in the best interest of our students, alignment with WIDA language development standards, and our district mission and core values.


The role of the members of Academic English Development Adoption Committee is:

· Attend scheduled meetings

· Serve as a communication link to the community they represent

· Assist in collecting data regarding the instructional materials under consideration

· Through a consensus process, make a formal recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee


Learn more and apply to participate. The application is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Academic English Development Adoption Committee – Bellevue School District (

BSD Presents: One Pill Can Kill, Fentanyl Information for Families – Nov. 15 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.

BSF: Arts & Innovation Grant Results A huge THANK YOU to the Bellevue Schools Foundation and it’s donors. This Fall, a number of initiatives were funded for Tyee Middle School, including:

  • Glass Fusing Workshop ($600)
  • Manga Books for Library ($500)
  • Living Voices Presentation for 6th & 8th Grade Social Studies ($750)
  • Nahui Ollin Aztec Danza ($1,000)
  • Noticias en Espanol Para Familias ($200)


Become a BSF BFF!!  So, what’s a BFF?! A Best Friend Forever, of course! And what’s BSF? 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: Bellevue Centers Communities of Color Open House Join the City of Bellevue for a community dialogue on Thursday, November 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., to discuss the needs and opportunities for communities of color. This event is part of the Bellevue Centers Communities of Color (CCC) Initiative. The Communities of Color Coordinating Team includes Bellevue school district students, staff and community members. Based on community input, the coordinating team will present recommendations to City leadership to ensure that all Bellevue communities have the opportunity to thrive and grow more equitably.

The meeting will take place at Stevenson Elementary School, 14220 NE 8th, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more information, please contact Marcus Johnson, DEI Community Outreach and Engagement Administrator for the City of Bellevue at [email protected].

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: 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:
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.