Below are links to announcements and resources that may be beneficial to the Bell community
Path Forward / Return to School
- On January 6, 2021, Dr. Holmen, LWSD Superintendent, held a live meeting to discuss the path forward for this school year. Below are links to the recorded meeting and the slide deck.
- Bell Elementary resources for the return to school
- Bell elementary will be rolling out a series of videos to help inform families and to help prepare students for what to expect if/when they return to campus.
- Bell Elementary FAQ list.
- Bell will be hosting a Q&A for K-1 families who have selected the hybrid model on Jan. 21 at 6pm
Resources for Talking to Students About Violence and the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
- Tips for talking to kids about violence from the National Association of School Psychologists
- Specific tips for talking to kids about the events at the capital
How to Interpret Report Cards This Year
Report cards will look a little different this year due to the impacts of remote learning during this pandemic. Here is a LWSD informative memo.
CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving people affected by ADHD.
Eastside Pathways published these videos for Spanish speaking families in the Lake Washington and Bellevue School Districts to help them access important information on the districts’ websites and to better navigate processes within each district. Video 1 Video 2
Family & Community Engagement – from the U.S. Department of Education – a framework for schools, teachers, and families to build and support family engagement
Friends of Youth providing shelter and resources to homeless teens
Lake Washington PTSA Council - Brown Bag Lunch - This series consists of short presentations and discussions on topics of interest to all community members, from noon – 1 pm on select Thursdays
Notes from the Backpack – Podcast from the National PTA for parents with answers questions about homework, bullying, school discipline, the transition to middle school and more.
Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) – OEO promotes equity in education by working with families and schools to remove barriers so that every student can fully participate in, and benefit from, public education in the State of Washington.
ParentMap – provides trusted, innovative, and award-winning editorial content through a variety of media to support parents in their most essential role: that of their child’s first and most important teacher.
Safe Kids Worldwide – interactive tool to keep your home safe and prevent injuries in your own home!
Washington State Family and Community Engagement Trust – a non-profit dedicated to building the capacity of schools, families and communities to work together for the education and well-being of children and youth.
Youth Eastside Services (YES) – one of the largest providers of youth and family counseling and substance abuse services in the Puget Sound.