Bellevue PTSA Council Hosts School Board Candidate Forum

The Bellevue PTSA Council has organized a School Board Candidate Forum on October 14, 2021, from 6-8pm. Questions will be community-generated, and all candidates will respond to all questions.  Send questions to  advocacy@bellevueptsacouncil.com. Closer to the date you’ll find the link to the virtual meeting at http://www.bellevueptsacouncil.com/

“What is the PTSA?” Webinar for Mandarin Speakers

Welcome to Bellevue School District. Bellevue PTSA Council will host “Introduction to PTSA” seminar on Friday, October 1st, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 am. The session will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese. The seminar will discuss the role of PTSA at the student’s education and the ways to get involved with PTSA.

PTSA 中文介绍会

如果您想多了解学校 PTSA 的运作, 成为一名积极参与孩子教育的家长,或者您是新来社区的家长,希望尽快融入社区大家庭,Bellevue PTSA Council 于10月1日 10:00am-11:300am举办一次中文座谈会,形式轻松,有问必答,期望能帮你更多了解学校和社区.

和中国学校的家长会不同,PTSA在美国学校运作中扮演了非常重要的角色。您的加入可以影响学校的发展和孩子的教育,也是回馈学校和老师们的一种方式。另外,您可以认识很多来自中国和美国的同学们家长,是了解以及融入美国社会非常好的渠道。

本次讲座为中文, 欢迎家长参加!

Transportation News: Be Cautious and Patient at Drop-Off and Pickup!

The BSD Transportation Department reminds you to please exercise patience during drop-off and pick-up times at our schools and bus routes. Families may be experiencing bus arrival and departure delays at various stops because of the increased volume of drivers to our schools. We are working through the increase in traffic while studying the traffic patterns and adjusting as needed. Your patience during this process is appreciated.

Remember to sign up for the Edulog Parent Portal, which is a bus tracking program to notify parents and students of bus delays.

Join the BSD Transportation team and earn extra cash while continuing your busy day.

BSD Offers COVID-19 Testing

In the upcoming weeks, the Bellevue School District will begin offering COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing at our schools. Testing will be optional, but highly encouraged as we work to keep our students, staff and BSD community safe. District administration is currently in the process of finalizing the procedures, permission requirements for testing, and other details, which will be shared as they are available.

Family Connections Centers

BSD’s Family Connections Centers are open to all BSD students and families. Staff provide families with information about resources and services in Bellevue and can provide food and hygiene items. To learn more about our Family Connections Centers, visit: https://bsd405.org/departments/family-and-community-engagement/family-connections-centers/

If your student qualifies for free and reduced lunch or if your family is facing financial hardship, you can apply to programs offered by our community partners. For new families (or families who did not submit a Welcome Form last year, please fill out the form at https://familyconnections.bsd405.org to access community services for each student.

Reminders from BSD

We are sharing some reminders from the Bellevue School district regarding Technology, Nutrition Services, and Transportation:

•Technology Update – Visit the BSD website for tips on preparing school-issued iPads and laptops for school
• Nutrition Services – Reminder: this school year, Nutrition Services will be returning to a more traditional meal service program with a variety of hot and cold entrée choices offered, along with fruits, vegetables and low-fat milk in the cafe. Meals will be offered at no charge for all students during the 2021-2022 school year thanks to the extension of federal funding.
• Transportation – Routes for the 2021-2022 school year are posted on the Bus Routes webpage on the BSD website.

Opt in Text Messages from BSD

Did you know you can receive important alerts from BSD via text? Just text “Y” or “YES” to BSD’s short code number – 67587 – to receive text messages. If you ever want to opt-out, text the same number or reply to one of our messages with “Stop.”

Interim BSD Superintendent Announced

The Bellevue School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Arthur (Art) Jarvis to the post of Interim Superintendent for the Bellevue School District.

He will start in Bellevue on July 1, 2021 and work with Acting Superintendent Eva Collins in the coming weeks to facilitate a smooth transition.

Announcing BSD Virtual Academy

Bellevue School District is planning to fully reopen schools in the fall. If your family has health concerns due to COVID that make it unsafe for your child(ren) to return to K-5 classrooms in the fall then district will be offering a new “Bellevue Virtual Academy” as an online option for K-5 students.

Dr. Duran Steps Down as BSD Superintendent

The Bellevue School District announces that Dr. Ivan Duran is leaving his position as Superintendent effective June 30, 2021. Dr. Duran was appointed Superintendent of the Bellevue School District in July 2017, after having served as a Deputy Superintendent in the Dallas School District. Dr. Duran plans to remain active in public education, continuing his passion for and commitment to equity by creating a sense of belonging for all students. . . .