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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. . . .

HVAC Systems in Bellevue Schools

BSD’s Director of Facilities and Operations, Jack McLeod, gave a presentation to the Bellevue PTSA leaders in early April. Slides from the presentation are available online at: http://bit.ly/3soTdRG

For additional questions about school buildings, use the “Let’s Talk” link on the http://www.bsd405.org website.

Odle PTSA Seeks Volunteers for 2021-2022

Do you have a student attending Odle Middle School next year? The Odle PTSA seeks you!

If you are interested in joining the 2021-2022 Odle PTSA for executive or chair positions, please send an email to board@odleptsa.org with a brief introduction of your past school volunteering experience. They will contact you within the next couple of months!

Free and Reduced Priced Lunch

If you think you might be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, but haven’t yet signed up, please do so now! Here is the application: https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/

Why the urgency? We expect government funds may be made available to families signed up for free or reduced-price lunches. These would be passed on to families to cover the cost of meals they have had to purchase while school has been conducted remotely.

If you aren’t sure if you have signed up for FRL, please call BSD’s Nutrition Services office at 425-456-4507 to confirm.

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!

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?