Welcome Back from your School Nurse, Amy Borberg, RN!

We know that this year has been a very challenging one for everyone.  COVID-19 has changed how we access health care, and we understand that last spring it may have been difficult to get the needed immunizations or signatures on your student’s Individual Health Plans.

Although we are beginning the school year with at-home/virtual learning, we are still collecting student’s proof of immunizations and signed IHPs in hopes that we will soon return to in-building learning.  Student’s medications can stay at home until we return to buildings.

REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS Medication Authorization, Immunization Requirements, CIS Forms and Exemption Forms (in all languages) can be found here.

IMMUNIZATIONS ~ Make sure you’re up to date!   Find a list of resources:

Highland Health Center Vaccine Clinic

If your BSD student is due for immunizations, we want to help them get caught up!  The Highland Health Center will be at Stevenson Elementary has a no-cost service for BSD students. A parent/guardian needs to be present. Please call the Highland Health Center at 206-503-3132 for more information. Se habla Español.

Need help finding a doctor or clinic, or other health resources? Call the Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 1-800-322-2588.

Not sure if your child is up to date on their vaccines? Access their immunization record for free here

For additional information and resources about immunizations during COVID-19, click here.

Attendance on Wednesdays

In order to maintain state allocated funding, teachers are required to take attendance every day of the week including Wednesdays which may contain asynchronous or “on your own” learning.

To comply with state attendance directives, please look for communication from your child’s teacher about Wednesday participation expectations.  For some classrooms this may be a required morning TEAMS check in; for others, students may be asked to log onto their Teams account and complete an assignmentIt is very important that whatever your child is asked to do, that they complete their online learning on Wednesdays between 8 am and 12:15 pm, which is our normal Wednesday schedule.  Any student who does not complete their online assignment during that time will be marked absent.

If for some reason your child is unable to participate in online learning any day during the week, it is important to email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org by 8 am with the child’s first and last name, and the reason for the absence.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we are all learning together about the new requirements for online learning this school year!   If you have any questions about attendance requirements, please contact our school secretary, Denise Anderson.

Did You Miss Technology Pickup Days?

If you still need to pick up an iPad or laptop for the start of school, you can pick up your device starting 10:00 am, Tuesday September 1st at the following address below. Please note the times and hours for different days of the week. If you do not have transportation, please contact Ms. Erin Stedman. For more technology support and inquires, please visit our district website. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.

Tech Center at Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Times and Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

School Supplies for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Teachers ask that K-5th graders have basic supplies of pencils/writing utensils, paper, scissors, glue, etc. for use at home during the Temporary Remote Learning time period. When students return to school, the supply list may be updated, with extra time for families to gather supplies.

One small exception is with Art: Ms. Patti and Ms. Bena recommend that students have a small set of art supplies: (1) watercolor paint set (example), and (2) watercolor paper (example). For more information, see the August 2020 Principal Newsletter.