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Bellevue Students Prepare to Become Frontline Health Care Workers - 04/05/21

Bellevue Students Prepare to Become Frontline Health Care Workers - CTE program provides hands-on training for health services careers

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Students in Ms. Jane Marie Brown’s Health Science Careers class at Sammamish High School are learning real-world skills aimed to help keep the community healthy and safe. Many of Brown’s students are already gaining firsthand experience by participating in internships at health care facilities. Through these internships, they gain the experience needed to enter the frontlines — providing support to the health care system at a critical time as we navigate the ongoing pandemic.

 

“I want to acknowledge all the people who’ve made welcoming students back to school buildings possible,” said Ms. Brown. “I’m grateful to everyone that’s keeping students and educators safe and healthy and providing us the opportunity to accommodate students’ needs.”

Part of BSD’s Career and Technical Education program (CTE), Brown's students receive hands-on, patient-oriented training, which allows them to learn about health care topics and procedures, earn certifications, and prepare for health care careers. With the return to in-person learning at Interlake, Newport, Sammamish and Bellevue high schools, high school students also have the opportunity to use the same equipment and tools as professionals and work together as they explore health services careers.

“Being back in-person has been great because I’m able to learn hands-on with the equipment that I’ll use in my future career and I get to socialize with my classmates,” said Ammar Abera, an 11th grader in Ms. Brown’s class. After graduation Ammar plans to go to college and medical school to become a pediatrician.”


From April 5 to 9, BSD will host the 2021 Virtual STEM Fair, providing CTE and all other students the opportunity to learn about careers and opportunities in STEM fields. Panels will cover STEM topics and share experiences in the field, and on Friday, April 9, colleges across the country will showcase their labs, programs and STEM offerings. The event is free and welcomes students from across Washington State.

BSD’s CTE program enables students to explore career opportunities and learn how core subjects like math, science, reading and writing are used in real life by engineers, technology experts, health care providers, construction workers and more. The CTE program is facilitated through partnerships with Microsoft TEALS, ACE, Bellevue College, WaNIC and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County.

 

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Official Notice of Special Meetings Bellevue Public Schools Board of Directors - 04/03/21

Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Place: Streamed online at https://go.boarddocs.com/wa/bsd405/Board.nsf/vpublic?open

Executive Session 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The purpose of this Executive Session To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public
employment or to review the performance of a staff member; however, discussion of salaries,
wages, and other conditions of employment to be generally applied within the district will occur in
a meeting open to the public, and when the board elects to take the final action of hiring, setting
the salary of an individual staff member or class of staff members, or discharging or disciplining
an employee, that action will be taken in a meeting open to the public.

Board of Directors 
Bellevue Public Schools District #405


 

Bellevue School District and Education Association Reach Agreement on In-Person Learning Grades 6-12 to start April 8 and 9 - 03/29/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                

March 29, 2021

 

Bellevue School District and Education Association Reach Agreement on In-Person Learning

Grades 6-12 to start April 8 and 9

 

BEA and BSD Reach Agreement on School Schedules for the Remainder of the School Year

After the most challenging circumstances we have faced as educators, Bellevue School District (BSD) and Bellevue Education Association, (BEA), the educators’ union, reached agreement Friday night on the last remaining bargaining issues for the remainder of the school year.  Later this week more specific details will be shared. 

Elementary Schedules (Pre-K through 5th grade)

The elementary school schedules for hybrid students will continue as they currently are in the two-hour day, half-day schedule through the remainder of the school year.  Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will continue with their in-person transitions as determined by each elementary school.  All elementary grades are scheduled to be in person by Monday, April 5, 2021.

Secondary Schedules (Grades 6 – 12 and Transitions)

Teacher Transition – April 5, 6

As previously agreed to in the Memorandum of Understanding signed with BEA in November, all secondary teachers will be working in-person in school buildings for two days to prepare for in person learning. Those days will be on April 5 and 6. 

Students will have asynchronous time -- no live instruction -- during these two transition days.  For students in the virtual model, teachers may continue to provide synchronous learning.

Secondary Students – First Reporting Day, April 8, April 9

Grades 6-12 will have two or three ½ day in-person learning days. Wednesdays will alternate in person for the two A/B groups.  In addition, students will continue to have additional individual, small group, and whole class learning opportunities and support in the afternoon.

Students will return to school buildings for their first ½ day of in-person classes either April 8 or 9.  This day will be a modified schedule, where each student will get to see all of their in-person classes, periods 1-7, during that half day.

  • Thursday, April 8 – Students assigned to House A will come in-person at their school site
    • For students in House B, or remote assigned to hybrid teachers, they may have concurrent or asynchronous learning for this day.
  • Friday, April 9 – Students assigned to House B will come in-person at their school site
    • For students in House A, or remote assigned to hybrid teachers, they may have concurrent or asynchronous learning for this day.

Spring Break – April 12 – 16

All schools are closed for the break.

All Students – Remote Learning – April 19 – 23

As identified in the MOU from January, the week after spring break will be remote for all students, PreK-12 and Transitions.

All Students – Hybrid Schedules – April 26

Secondary Schedules

Secondary Schedules will look similar to the current virtual schedules and will be a half-day in-person model two or three days a week, with rotating days for students in-person.  For afternoons, time previously identified as “asynchronous” will now be time for teachers to meet with students, focusing on intervention and enrichment.

More specific details will follow later this week. 

We extend our sincere appreciation to all our students, staff, parents, and community for their support and understanding.  We are excited to now shift our focus to putting our energy into the rest of the school year and seeing more students back in our schools, as well as continuing to focus on our students who have chosen to remain remote.

We have been working hard to make sure our buildings are ready for this return. Air flow, ventilation, personal protective equipment (PPE), and contact tracing procedures are in place. In addition, we have worked hard to get our educators access to vaccines. We stand together, on behalf of our students, ready to ensure the BSD community has a successful end to the 2020-21 school year.

Respectfully,

The BEA and BSD Bargaining Team

 

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