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HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT 2015!
SEPTEMBER 3-4, 2015
The International School offers an annual retreat for our high school students in order to build community and realize its mission of providing students with a globally focused education.
The cost is $75 if you pay by June 12th. After June 12th the cost increases to $85.
You can pay online at https://touchbase.bsd405.org/ or you can pay with credit card, cash or check in the main office.
TECHNOLOGY INVADES INTERNATIONAL
International will be transitioning into a 1:1 learning community starting mid-January. As all of our students get their new computers, we will start learning as a community how to integrate the use of technology as a learning tool in new ways. Below are a number of resources to look at and think about and encourage you to engage with your student and with us at school in learning and using this new technology.
This is an exciting next step for all of us, and a very cool new tool to use in our dynamic and every changing work in supporting our students to become 21stcentury citizens. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm as we take this journey together!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
District 1:1 Information
Acceptable Use Procedure (AUP)
Acceptable Use Procedure (AUP) Student Technology Agreement
Student and Parent Laptop Handbook
Parent University Presentation – Session 1
Parent University Presentation - Session 2 (Research Resources)
SMARTER BALANCED TESTING SCHEDULE
MAY 26TH-29TH, 2015
FOR GRADES 6-8 AND 10-11
Last Day of School
Monday, June 22, 2015
Back To Business Day Schedule
Wednesday, August 19th
6th Grade: 8:00 am 9th Grade: 11:00 am
7th Grade: 9:00 am 10th Grade: 12:30 pm
8th Grade: 10:00 am 11th Grade: 1:30 pm
12th Grade: 2:30 pm
We do not mail home packets in the summer. Families are expected to download all the forms and information from this website. Please see the tab above on the upper right hand corner, marked "Back to Business". The page is currently under construction and will be completed by mid July. There will not be copies of the forms available at school so please print them out in advance and bring the completed copies with you. Included will be a document for you to see what the fees are by grade so you will know what to expect. The lines are LONG! You can beat the lines by paying on line at https://touchbase.bsd405.org/. If you are paying at school, we now take credit cards, checks and cash! We cannot process multiple students on single transactions so we need one check per student.
At Back to Business day your student will get their schedule, pick up their planner, PE lock, be assigned a locker, receive an ORCA card to ride the Metro Bus (if eligible), have their photo taken, and pay fees.
The school office will be open starting Monday, August 10 from 9-2. Have a wonderful summer!
DRIVING FOR A FIELD TRIP OR SCHOOL ACTIVITY?
The Bellevue School District has updated its Field Trip procedures as of January 1, 2015. One main change states that individuals must be cleared through the Bellevue School District Transportation Department prior to driving a vehicle with students other than their own children. In addition, students who will drive themselves to a field trip or school activity will be asked to complete this form as well.
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 click here to be linked to the new form and procedure
Please take the time to complete the form, bring it in/email it with copies of your driver's license and proof of insurance to Marie Davidson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the attendance office. The paperwork will be submitted 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. That way 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 to transport our students to different activities. We appreciate your continued support. Thank you!
Food Programs for Our Community
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:
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 email@example.com 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 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