Dear Bellevue Independent Families,
On behalf of the Bellevue Board of Education and our district staff I welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to greeting our students and families at our back to school events to help ensure a smooth start to the year and to allow you the opportunity to see improvements that have taken place in the buildings over the summer. We are also excited that our classrooms and hallways will soon be filled with the sights and sounds of our students and are optimistic our students are also excited about the upcoming year, which is set to begin on Wednesday, August 17.
The start of a new school year is special for many reasons. Perhaps it's the new school supplies or a brand new back to school outfit that people enjoy, but to me it is the feeling of a fresh start. Summer is an opportunity to unwind and reflect on the past year and every August is an opportunity to turn those reflections into something better.
A new year can also bring on a whole multitude of emotions for both students and families. These may include excitement, nervousness, joy, sadness, fear, confidence, etc. I must admit, with this being my first year in Bellevue, my emotions are all over the place. However, I’ve yet to find someone who hasn't provided an encouraging word or offer of assistance. Please know that, whatever you may be feeling, our staff stands ready to help and answer any questions you may have. We want everyone to experience a confident start to the new year.
At Bellevue Independent, our mission is to provide students a creative and personalized framework to confidently achieve their highest potential. This can be accomplished through our vision to partner with every student and family in the relentless pursuit of lasting fulfillment. Our goal is for all students to have a positive school year where they learn and grow academically, emotionally, and socially. This is accomplished best when school staff and families work together. Below are ideas that can help your child have a successful school year:
Attend our ReadiFest and Block Party as well as upcoming parent-teacher conferences.
Stay in contact with your child’s teacher(s).
Visit the school website regularly. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Ask your child about their school day and inquire about what they are learning.
Send your child to school ready to learn. Make sure they get plenty of rest and arrive at school in time to eat breakfast if they do not eat at home.
Help them stay organized.
Get involved. Join the PTA and attend events.
Take attendance seriously. Please make every effort for your child to attend on school days.
On behalf of all staff, we are excited to have you partner with us this school year. Working together, we will make this a great year for all! GO TIGERS!
With Tiger Pride,
Misty Middleton, Superintendent