Principal Chat – Friday May 22

Please join Principal Steere 10 A.M on Friday, May 22 for a live Q & A. Please bring your questions or concerns.  Someone will be monitoring the chat to make sure all questions are heard and addressed. Click here to join the Microsoft Teams Meeting. 


Charger Weekly Challenge: Move your body!

We miss each of our students! We’d love to see your faces smiling and having fun in this non-academic challenge. Consider:
• Walk your pet
• Do an at-home yoga or workout video
• Create a dance to perform
• Play basketball
• Ride your bike
• Go for a run (Running Club!)
• Play a game like Charades
Participate in any way you see fit! Weekly themes are intended to inspire fun activities you can do on your own, with a family member, or virtually with peers. To show us how you participate each week, feel free to submit a photo or short video (under 30 seconds) from your BSD account to showcase what you’ve done.
Read more about our challenges on our school website.

Coronavirus – Information

BSD send out the following updates and they come directly from the Department of Public Health regarding the virus in Washington State.

  • Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.
  • For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there’s a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis.
  • Prevention of spread of the 2019-nCoV virus (and other respiratory viruses) includes:

-Handwashing (soap and water scrub for at least 20 seconds is best)

-Covering coughs and sneezes

-Staying home when sick

Questions and Answers about 2019-nCoV in Washington: here

In Traditional Chinese: here

In Simplified Chinese: here

Why the current exposure risk is low from 2019-nCoV in Washington: here

Situation and Travel updates from the CDC: here

As a district we take safety very seriously. This is also flu season, so an opportune time for a reminder about health care practices.  Please use your best judgement when sending your child to school. If they appear sick and/or are running a fever, please allow them to stay home and rest.

Student/Family Health Reminder

Practice Health Hygiene and Keep Sick Students Home

A friendly reminder from school nurse, Amy Borberg, RN, BSN, to practice and encourage healthy hygiene by washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes, both at home and school. And please keep sick students home! Guidelines on when to keep students home are attached here!

SchoolPool Ride Matching

Save time, gas money and your sanity. Cherry Crest is partnering with the City of Bellevue to launch our newest traffic reduction initiative: RideMatching.  Here is how it works.

  • Principals email a link to Survey Monkey to all parents at their schools.
  • Parents interested in finding carpools, walking groups, biking groups, or bus buddies for their students fill out the survey form. The survey does not ask for student names or addresses. Parents are free to provide a close intersection instead of a home address.
  • City of Bellevue SchoolPool staff maps the respondents using GIS software and provides schools with email addresses grouped geographically.
  • Principals share email addresses in each group with the parents from this group.
  • Parents communicate and coordinate their group matching. Once parents have the email addresses of their potential matches, they can email each other and organize groups for transportation to school.

Want to participate?  Fill out the survey link: Click Here.