Important Dates


  • December 20-January 1: No School – Winter Break
  • January 15: No School – Martin Luther King Day
  • January 18: Tyee Information Night (info below)
Tyee: Gift Card Drive 12/4-15 The Tyee MS PTSA & Tyee MS are hosting a gift card drive this year from December 4-15. We have several families in our community in need of support with winter and holiday assistance. In the past, students and families have benefitted the most from local and online businesses, such as Target, Old Navy, and Amazon. Generally, $25 is a suggested donation, but any amount is welcome!


Donations may be brought to the Tyee front desk during school hours. Families are encouraged to send the gift card to school with your student to turn into the office during their lunch. Grocery store gift cards are always welcome, but Bellevue LifeSpring, (a community partner of BSD), will be donating Safeway food vouchers for the Winter Break.  Thus, the gift cards to the above stores would be a helpful option for our families.

Tyee: 8th Gr. Promotion & Party Dates! 8th Grade Families – SAVE THE DATES!

  • PTSA 8th Grade Party – Friday, June 14th, 7pm @ Tyee MS
  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony – Monday, June 17th, 4pm @ Tyee MS
BSD: Open Transfer Period Opens 12/11 The Open Transfer Application period for the 2024-25 school year will be from 9:00am Monday, December 11 2023 to Friday, January 19, 2024 at 4:30pm. More Info:


Tyee: Information Night 1/18 For 5th Grade & Prospective Tyee Families: Join us Thursday, January 18th for our 2024-25 Tyee MS Information Night event. This event is designed for future Tyee students and families (current 5th grade, and those considering transfers). Throughout the evening, guests will learn about our amazing school and the fantastic programs and services.


The event will be hosted from 6:00-8:00 at Tyee Middle School (13630 SE Allen Road, Bellevue, WA 98006). There will be a Welcome Session from 6:00-6:30 in the Gymnasium, followed by Breakout Sessions from 6:30-8:00.  A full agenda will be posted to the Tyee website ( the week prior.

BSD: Real Madrid Foundation Summer Camp for BSD Students Real Madrid Foundation Summer Camp for BSD Students July 15-19, 2024. This soccer summer camp is open to students between the ages of 6 and 17, of all playing levels from beginner to advanced. The camp will be hosted at Highland Middle School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with an option to extend the time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). The Real Madrid Foundation is offering fifteen scholarships, and there will be additional scholarships added if funding is available. To request a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarships Application Form before January 15, 2024. On January 29, you will receive an email if you have been granted the scholarship.


Tyee: Gifts for Staff Every year when the holidays approach, we see grateful and thoughtful parents and community members who want to find ways to express their appreciation to our teachers and other employees for their work by giving gifts.   While Board Policy 5255 does not prohibit all gifts, gifts should still be of a nominal value.  Often parents are not aware that such gifts to publicly-paid employees are not permitted.   In the past we have advised that gifts be no more than $25 of value. Although heartfelt, gifts of significant monetary value or cash place the employee in a position of conflict of interest and may be in violation of our Conflicts of Interest Policy 5251 and will be graciously declined or returned.
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: 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: 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.

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:
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