Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered below, please contact the Communications Office at
425-456-4000 or email

School Day

Q:  What are the school holidays this year?

A:  Visit the current school year calendar.  

Q:  What time does school start and end?

A:   Times vary by school.  Visit your school's profile page for more information.

Q:  What time does my bus come?

A:  Bus schedules are available online.  You can access that information on our Transportation Services page.


Q:  What is for lunch today?

A:  School lunch menus are available online.  You can access them on our Nutrition Services page.


Q:  It’s snowing.  Will there be school in the morning?

A:  You can get up-to-date information about school closures on our website under Emergency Closure Information, by signing up for District Email Notification or School Messenger, or by calling the 24-hour Newsline at 425-456-4111.

Q:  I'm unhappy with something at my child's school.  Who do I talk to?

A:  Start with your child's teacher.  After talking with the teacher, if you still have concerns, contact the school principal.  If you disagree with the principal's decision, discuss it with the principal, then contact the Director of School Support at 425-456-4109.

Q:  How do I contact the School Nurse?

A:  School Nurse information is available on our Health Services page.

Q:  What are the District’s high school graduation requirements?

AHigh School graduation requirements

Q:  I’m concerned about my child’s safety.  How do I report a threat of violence or weapons on campus?

A: Our district uses SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:

  1. Phone: 425-324-3875
  2. Text #1177 @tip + your tip to ALERT1 or 253781
  3. Email
  4. Fill out a report at


Q:  We live in another school district.  How do we transfer our student(s) into the Bellevue School District?

A:  The Student Placement office handles inter-district transfers.  Contact them at 425-456-4200.

Q:  We live in the Bellevue School District.  How do I register my child at a school other than the one in our neighborhood?

A:  If you live within the Bellevue School District, students may “Open Enroll” into another school, if there is room in that school.  The open enrollment period is during January/February.   If you are a current District resident, contact the Student Placement office (425-456-4200) during that time.  

Q:  Do you hold informational meetings for parents of incoming Kindergartners, 6th and 9th graders?

A:  Yes.  Information meetings are held during the second half of the school year, sometime between January and June.  Information will be posted here when it becomes available.


Q:  Does the District have a program to assist students who are English-as-a-Second-Language Learners?

A:  ESL/ELL classes are offered at a number of our schools.  For more information, contact our ESL/ELL Program Office at 425-456-4135 or visit their webpage.

Q:  How can I find out more about the Gifted program?

A:  The Gifted Education page has more information our Gifted programs and the application and testing process.  You can also call the Gifted Education office at 425-456-4136.

Q:  How can I find out more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program?

A:  Contact Interlake High School.

Q:  How can I find out more about the District’s Spanish Immersion program?

A:  To learn more about the Spanish Immersion program in the Bellevue School District, contact one of the participating schools: Puesta del Sol Elementary, Tillicum Middle School and Newport High School.

Q:  Do you have Career and Technical Education programs?

A:  Yes.  For more information, contact the CTE office at 425-456-4181.

Q:  Does the District offer driver training?

A:  Not at this time.  


Q:  Is the Bellevue School District hiring?

A:  Call our Job Hotline at 425-456-6044 for a list of job openings.  You can also visit our Human Resources page to view job postings and apply for a position.

District Information

Q:  Who is the Bellevue School District superintendent?

A:  Dr. Justin "Tim" Mills joined the district as Superintendent in July 2012.  Superintendent information


Q:  How do I contact the administrative and support offices?

A:  Visit our Contact Us page for office numbers of our administrative and support staff.


Q:  When is the next school board meeting?

A:  Regular school board meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The board does change its meeting schedule from time to time, so visit the School Board Meeting Information page to confirm the date and location and see the upcoming agenda.


Q:  Who are the school board members and how can I contact them?

A:  Locate your school board member and find their contact information on the School Board page.


Q:  How can I stay informed about District events, proposed policy changes and current challenges facing the District?

A:  Visit the Email Sign-Up page to sign up to receive periodic newsletters, announcements of District meetings and emergency school closure information.  We also have a list of important dates and news items on our home page.


Q:  I’m a non-English speaking parent.  Are translators available for District forms and letters?

A:  Parents should call their school to request a translator for school conferences or when they have general questions about the District.  

Q:  What is the District enrollment and ethnic breakdown?

A:  District total enrollment:  18,000.  For more information, read the current District enrollment and demographics numbers by school.


Q:  Where do I get more information about the District and individual schools?

A:   The About Us page is a good place to start.  For more on individual schools, go to Schools and click on the link to your school.


Q:  How do I request public records?

A:  Requests for disclosure of public records should be directed to the Records Office at 425-456-4223.  You may also email


Q:  How do I get a copy of my transcript?

A:  Current students should contact their registrar.  Graduates of the Bellevue School District can contact the District Records Office at 425-456-4150 or visit the Transcript Request page for more information.


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Contact Us

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

District Office:
(425) 456-4000

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm