BSD Covid Testing Guidelines and Nurse News

COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing is coming to Bellevue School District schools by November 5, 2021.

You will receive communication from your school with the date, location and time that diagnostic and pooled surveillance testing will begin at your school.

Children’s Masks Needed

Students are using a large quantity of disposable masks supplied by the school.  Please remember to send your child to school with a mask every day and include a spare in your child’s backpack. 

Please also consider donating a box of disposable children’s masks to your classroom and/or the front office.  Thank you for supporting the health of our community!

After School On Site Classes are Here!

We are pleased to announce that starting as early as Wednesday Oct 13th (soccer, tomorrow!), several after-school activities will be available on-site immediately after dismissal three days of the week! 

Many of the vendors are local businesses that have been long-time supporters and partners with Cherry Crest and we are so excited to welcome them back to provide enriching opportunities for our students! With classes starting soon, please sign up as soon as possible to help the vendors plan for how many students to expect. Hope to see you there!

Listed below are the classes being held each day, but be sure to visit our After School Activities Page for more details on each class as well sign up and contact details for each program.


  • Badminton (NWBA)
  • Magic (Xakary the Magician)
  • Spanish (Sponge)
  • LEGO (PlayWell)


  • Soccer (GOALS)
  • Mandarin (Sponge)
  • Theater – Peter Pan (Small Hands on Art)


  • Tennis (TGA)

– Your Cherry Crest PTSA

Passport Club is Returning in Person!

Would you like your children to learn the countries of the world? The Passport Club at Cherry Crest offers a multi-year introduction to world Geography. Learn more at

Farewell, Mrs. Nakamura!

Our beloved office manager, Susie Nakamura, had her last day at Cherry Crest on Friday September 24th. Students and families are invited to share a message of gratitude and goodbye to Mrs. Nakamura at:

Please enter your messages to Mrs. Nakamura latest by Sep 30, and these will be emailed to her.

Lunchtime Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you to the many parents who have asked how they can volunteer to support students during school lunchtime. Volunteers first need to complete the district background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, before signing up for a volunteer block.

Curriculum Night Info

Prioritizing health and safety, all Bellevue Schools are hosting Curriculum Night as a virtual event again this year.  Cherry Crest’s Virtual Curriculum Night takes place on Monday September 27th.

  • 6:00 – 6:20:  Live Teams event hosted by Cherry Crest administration
    • Tune in to hear from Principals Steere and Stedman about our school goals, improvement plans and comm(Unity) opportunities. 
    • Here is the link to the Cherry Crest Live Event on 9/27 at 6:20 pm  (this event will be recorded and shared on our school website)
  • 6:30 – 7:00:  Classroom Teams meeting hosted by teachers
    • An opportunity to hear from your child’s teacher about classroom routines, curriculum and collaboration opportunities to support student learning.
    • Families will receive communication from their teacher with details on how to join their virtual classroom meeting
    • Teacher meetings will be recorded and shared with families who are not able to join live

Back to School Supplies Announcement

As a result of virtual instruction last year and limited use of school supplies, it is not necessary for families or students to purchase or provide any bulk school supplies. Instead, the school will provide all basic school supplies through the year. Your child’s teacher may make individual requests for unique or nonstandard items.

While not mandatory, students in Grade 2 and Grade 5 may wish to bring some of the suggested personal items (not shared with other students) listed at in this article on the BSD Cherry Crest Website:

Essential Back-to-School Information

Principal Dusty Steere hosted a virtual parent informational session on Aug 24, and discussed essential topics about safety and health, lunch arrangements and recess, transportation, school supplies, BSD Virtual Academy, and other related topics.