Families Traveling Outside Bellevue

If you are planning on traveling outside of Bellevue and plan to continue to participate in remote learning, you must contact cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org

Washington State’s OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) has mandated strict rules on who can and cannot continue to access online classes when they are out of their school’s attendance boundaries.  Please email before you make any travel plans!

A Reminder about Pre-Arranged Absences

With the holidays approaching, we’d like to remind you that Bellevue School District allows each student 5 pre-arranged absences (PRA) per year.  You may use these one at a time, or all at once.  These are excused absences that you can use for a travel day, a sport or dance competition or a longer trip. 

If your child will be missing 3 or more days, we ask that you submit a pre-arranged absence form at least 2 weeks prior to your trip.  If your child will only be missing one or two days, please email cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org.

Veteran’s Day Assembly and Flipgrid

In recognition of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, we have prepared a Flipgrid for students and families to use to celebrate and honor veterans from our community. If you have a veteran in your family, please show us a photo or drawing if one is available. You can hold a printed photo or add a photo digitally. Please also share with us what this day means to you! You can also briefly tell us who you are or who are the veterans in your family.

At Cherry Crest, we are honoring and celebrating veterans from around the world. You will have up to 3 minutes to record on Flipgrid. Our assembly is on November 4th at 9:40 AM; however, you have until Wednesday, November 11th to participate. We can’t wait to learn more about you and/or your family members who serve or have served.

Photos, videos, and stories can be shared here.

Thanks for participating!

~ Cherry Crest Staff

Attendance Matters

attendance At the beginning of this school year, we continued with use of the Remote Learning Absence (RLA) coding, that was utilized last spring when students were absent from a virtual class.  Use of the RLA coding aligned with guidance from the State, however this was a temporary provision ending September 2020. Beginning Monday, October 5th, absences from remote learning will be marked excused or unexcused and we will be using the attendance codes that we have used in the past.

If your child is going to be absent or arrive late (for an early morning dental appointment, for example) , please email our attendance office by 8:00 AM at cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org with the child’s first and last name and the reason for the absence or late arrival.

Message from your School Nurse, Amy Borberg, RN!

We know that this year has been a very challenging one for everyone.  COVID-19 has changed how we access health care, and we understand that last spring it may have been difficult to get the needed immunizations or signatures on your student’s Individual Health Plans.

Although we are beginning the school year with at-home/virtual learning, we are still collecting student’s proof of immunizations and signed IHPs in hopes that we will soon return to in-building learning.  Student’s medications can stay at home until we return to buildings.

REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS Medication Authorization, Immunization Requirements, CIS Forms and Exemption Forms (in all languages) can be found here.

IMMUNIZATIONS ~ Make sure you’re up to date!   Find a list of resources:

Highland Health Center Vaccine Clinic

If your BSD student is due for immunizations, we want to help them get caught up!  The Highland Health Center will be at Stevenson Elementary has a no-cost service for BSD students. A parent/guardian needs to be present. Please call the Highland Health Center at 206-503-3132 for more information. Se habla Español.

Need help finding a doctor or clinic, or other health resources? Call the Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 1-800-322-2588.

Not sure if your child is up to date on their vaccines? Access their immunization record for free here

For additional information and resources about immunizations during COVID-19, click here.