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2014 Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Located in the Commons

How we Conference at The International School

The goal of conferences is to briefly discuss how the student can make sure they are fulfulling their potential, not a place to solve major issues.

Time is short; please prioritize which teachers you really need to see based on where your child may be facing challenges.  You do not need to see each teacher.

Student participation and attendance at the conference is highly encouraged.

Prior to your appointment, please PRINT STUDENT REPORTS AT HOME from the online grade reporting system.  Printed reports will not be available at school.

Please also bring with you any worksheets with goals that your student has set for him/herself.  If your student's teachers are doing this your student will be bringing this home to you.

Conference times are apportioned at approximately 57 students per conference period.  If you are unable to attend on your assigned day please try to trade with another family to keep the numbers balanced per session.

Each teacher conference will be limited to 5 minutes per teacher.  If you desire a longer conference with any teacher, email to make an appointment with them directly.

Your time to conference is listed below.  Please come on the date and time where your last name falls.  Please click here for if you would like to download this information.  Thank you.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4th

3:20p     Abrahamsson-Braun

4:05p     Brown-Dadvar

4:50p     Dana-Gaston 

5:35p     Gavrilova-Hunt

6:20p     Husain-Lecoq

Conferencing ends at 6:50 pm

Thursday, Nov. 6th

 3:20p     Lee-Moloney

4:05p     Moodey-Rank

4:50p     Reddy-Sorrell

5:35p     Soukiazian-Ulfers

6:20p     Ulfwengren-Zhu

Conferencing ends at 6:50 pm


 DRIVING FOR A FIELD TRIP OR SCHOOL ACTIVITY?

The Bellevue School District has a new policy that will start on January 1, 2015.  The policy states that individuals must be authorized by the Bellevue School District Transportation Department prior to driving a vehicle with students other than their own children.  Please click here to be linked to the new form and policy.  The new form requires a copy of your driver's license and proof of insurance.  You will also be asked to authorize the Bellevue School District to request your Motor Vehicle Record from the Department of Licensing.  The goal is to keep your children as safe as possible. 

Please take the time to complete the form, bring it in with the copies of your driver's license and proof of insurance to Marie Davidson at the attendance office.  She will turn it in to the Transportation Department.  This process will take 2 weeks so we are asking you to fill this form out now, even if you aren't planning on driving at this time it will already be on record when the time comes.

Our programs here at the International School are successful because we have such a wonderful volunteer base of parents who are willing to give of their time and transport our students to different activities.  We appreciate your continued support.  Thank you!


Food Programs for Our Community

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Breaktime-Meal Time:  If your children qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, you are eligible for Bellevue LifeSpring's Breaktime-Mealtime program.  This program provides ready to prepare breakfast and lunch items during Winter, Mid-Winter and Spring Breaks. Please click here to be linked to the form that you can download.  The form is in English and Spanish. 

Please fill out the form and return it to the school ofice by Oct. 17, 2014

 

Need extra food for the weekend?  Food backpacks are available for students in 5-12th grades.  Each Friday your student stops by the office to pick up the backpack of food for the weekend and returns the backpack to the office on Monday.  Contact the school office if you are interested in signing up for this program at 425-456-6532.

 

 

 


 

                                                                          

 Volunteer Opportunities at the International School

We need you!  We want you!  Come be part of what makes our school so succesful for your children! Here are some opportunities we currently have open:

High school retreat chaperones:  We need parents, to volunteer as chaperones in the cabins at the high school retreat.  We are very short on men volunteers and desperately need to fill those spots. Please contact: Tamara Truax at truaxt@bsd405.org or Lee Holt at holti@bsd405.org for more information or to sign up. You will need to complete a Parent Volunteer Application Packet with the district. Please click HERE to be connected to the district website for the necessary forms. If you have already completed these forms and have been approved for the International School or for another Bellevue School District school you should be good to go and won’t have to do it again. Please let us know you have been approved when you sign up to volunteer. 

Office Volunteers:  These spots have all been filled!  Thank you to all who have responded!

Classroom:  Would you like to help out a teacher in the classroom?  Please contact:  Marie Davidson at davidsonm@bsd405.org or 425-456-6545

 

Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

See International's results from the 2013 Parent Satisfaction Survey


OPEN HOUSE PRESENTATION VIDEO

CLICK HERE FOR 5TH GRADE


NAVIANCE

NAVIANCE  IS  A COLLEGE/CAREER SEARCH AND COLLEGE APPLICATION TOOL. CURRENTLY THIS IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL ONLY.  STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THEIR USER ID AND PASSWORD. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LOG IN.

NAVIANCE IS SUPPORTED BY THE BELLEVUE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION


ORCA CARD INFORMATION

Important Information from the Transportation Department concerning Metro for the first day of school:

An email went to all parents of students who live in Newport Hills near Ringdall, to let them know that if their student uses Metro RT 887 to get to school, that on the first day of school (2 September), Metro RT 887 will be rerouted due to road closure on SE 60th ST & Lake Washington Blvd.  They will be able to catch the bus on SE 56th ST or next to the pool at SE 56TH ST & 119th Ave SE.   The bus will be rerouted and will not be making the stop at 119th Ave SE & SE 58TH ST.   The rest of next week the road is scheduled to be open with flaggers.  It could run late, but should be able to make all of the stops.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING METRO ROUTES.

CLICK  HERE  FOR METRO LOST AND FOUND INFORMATION

You are now able to pick up your ORCA card at the school.  This service is available between 7:30-2:30 Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday and 7:30-1:00 on Wednesday.  Please see Liz VandenBerghe in the main office

SafeSchools Alert

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 1177@alert1.us
  4. Fill out a report at http://1177.alert1.us
   

Main Office

425-456-6500

Attendance

425-456-6545

FAX Number

425-456-6565

Office Hours: 7 am- 3:30 pm

Cashier: 7 am - 3:00 pm on most days

Principal, Dr. Jennifer Rose

rosej@bsd405.org

Counselor, Susan LaRosa

larosas@bsd405.org

Office Manager, Liz VandenBerghe

vandenberghel@bsd405.org

School Secretary, Carol Anne Yamamoto

yamamotoca@bsd405.org

Registrar, Katherine Parkin

parkink@bsd405.org

Attendance Specialist, Marie Davidson

davidsonm@bsd405.org

Counseling Secretary, Sally Fouche

fouches@bsd405.org

Nurse, Maureen Duffy

duffym@bsd405.org

 

   


Driving and Parking at the International School

Dropping off and picking up your students:  Our number one concern is the safety of your children.  Please click here for more detail on the flow of traffic as drop off and pick up your students.  Please note that you are not allowed to drive in the bus lane.  The district's agreement with Metro is that they have a clear bus lane, they need to get in and out of our parking lot in a timely manner.  Do NOT cut through the parking lot as a means to drop off your students, this is unsafe and blocks the parking lot for those who need to park. 

Parking:  Parking is very limited at the International School.  Please only park in the visitor spots located directly in front of the school.  All other spots are assigned to staff and students.  Please do not park in any assigned spots before and during school hours, even if you plan on just being a minute in the school.  If there are not spots you will need to find a legal spot to park on the street.  The streets closest to the school are permit parking only.  For major events at the school in the evenings we have arranged for shuttle buses to run from one of our district buildings back to the school.  Information will be posted before these events.


EMERGENCY CLOSURE INFORMATION

EMERGENCY BULLETIN FROM BSD TRANSPORTATION

TWO HOUR LATE START SCHEDULE