Elementary Specialist Update for Families

When students return from winter break, elementary schools will be adjusting how specialists (PE, Music, Art, Library, etc.) deliver instruction, in some cases moving classes to “asynchronous” time, allowing for longer classes. These schedule changes may also result in a change of educator for some students.

District Meals2Go New Pick-Up Times

With daylight savings time ending this weekend, BSD is implementing some changes in their Grab & Go pick up locations, to have meals available earlier in the day.  Please see flyer for more information. 

BSD will also be adjusting times for their pre-order bus routes drop off of meals and adding 2 NEW locations (North Bellevue Community Center & The Trails of Redmond) for families.  Check the BSD website for more details.

Fall 2020 Guide for Families Available

Bellevue School District families are invited to explore the Fall 2020 Guide for Families (PDF). This guidebook is intended to provide you with information to support your student’s success for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
Thank you for the flexibility and resilience you have shown since the spring. And thank you for being a part of the BSD community!

Get Help With Technology

Teachers are not typically available or able to help troubleshoot technology problems during live instruction each day.  Students and families can get technology support by phone, email or in-person. All students have access to the district’s Student How-To Guides online. Sometimes, restarting a device can solve basic issues.

Online

Phone

  • Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Parents and students call (425) 456-4321

In-Person at Tech Centers

  • General tech support for issues that are difficult to resolve via email or phone
  • Curbside device pick-up/exchange
  • Staff and visitors will follow guidelines for minimizing the risk of COVID-19
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Top 5 Tech Tips

Supporting student technology needs during remote learning is important to the Bellevue School District. The following are the top five questions families have and their solutions:

1.    What is my ParentVUE activation key?
2.    How do I monitor my student’s online behavior?
3.    My student’s device is constantly freezing in Teams. What do I do?
4.    My student is unable to access content that should be available. What do I do?
5.    Where do I find my student’s Teams meeting links?

Laptop Monitoring App Available

Bellevue School District has worked with AssistX Education to make the mobile app, apParent Online, available to you at no cost. The app will allow you to monitor and manage your child’s district issued laptop outside of school hours. The mobile app, apParent Online, is available for Windows devices, iPhones and Android phones. The app enables you to:

  • View screen images of your child’s device
  • Lock your child’s device with a custom message
  • View 24 hours of your child’s web browsing history

To view a 90 second video on how apParent Online works, please click the link below:

apParent Video

You do not need to install anything on your child’s Bellevue School District-issued laptop to get started. Simply opt-in and your apParent Online account will be automatically activated. If you are interested in opting in for this service or learning more, please check your email for a custom link to opt-in!