Hello Tyee Families!

While it's not yet time for an "Official Back to School" letter, wanted to be sure families and students had an early opportunity to prepare with school laptops and technology to prepare for the start of an exciting new school year!

Wishing you the best in the final countdown of Summer Break!

-Byron Lillie, Principal

Topics addressed:

  1. Laptop Distribution(sign-up - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4AA4AB2AA7F49-tyee
  2. "EdTech" Week
  3. Technology Support
  4. School Start Families Forum


1. Tyee MS Laptop Distribution

All students will be doing remote learning for the start of the school year.  Tyee's distribution of technology will take place on August 21, 24, and 25.

  • Please arrive during your time in the schedule (sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4AA4AB2AA7F49-tyee)
    • Secondary students will pick up their device without a parent present. (Parents must stay in cars)
    • Please bring a pen or pencil
    • Masks are required
    • Please maintain physical distancing
  • Device set up will take about 30 minutes for students to complete

If anyone in your family has COVID-19 symptoms, or has had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or is still in their isolation period for testing positive for COVID-19 do NOT pick up technology and contact the school (e-mail lillieb@bsd405.org) to make alternate arrangements.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, August 21 - incoming 6th grade students, and students NEW to the Bellevue School District (all grades)
  • Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25 - returning 7th/8th grade students
  • Appointment times are 8am to 4pm each day.
  • Please sign up for a reservation/appointment time using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4AA4AB2AA7F49-tyee
  • Students pick up their device and follow several steps to log in and check functionality - This must be done at the school campus.


  • We will distribute in the Tyee Gymnasium. Vehicles enter from the "Back" parking lot, on the North side of campus off SE 40th Street.

Safety Protocols

  • Siblings or family members may not pick up a device in the place of the student.
  • A touch-free thermometer will be onsite, and students will attest they are symptom-free, prior to entering the building.

Make up Dates


2. EdTech Week - August 24-28

The Bellevue School District is excited to announce our first EdTech Week! This program was designed for 6th grade students and middle and high school (secondary) students new to the Bellevue School District to help them prepare for remote learning. This free event is will help students brush-up and learn new technology skills so they can feel confident with the remote learning applications used by BSD teachers and staff. Parents are invited to kick off the series by attending a live webinar: Parent Support of Student Technology. More information: https://bsd405.org/2020/08/edtech-week-august-22-28-2020/


3. Technology Support

The Technology Department provides students and families technology support by phone, email and in-person. https://bsd405.org/departments/district-technology/tech-support-students-families/


4. School Start Families Forum hosted by Superintendent Duran 

Please join Bellevue School District Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran, Deputy Superintendents Eva Collins and Melissa Devita, and more district leaders as they share updates and answer questions on the plans for our return to school. Join us on Wednesday, August 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. 

Submit your questions prior to the event:?Use?this form?to send your questions by Monday, August 24 at 4 p.m.