BPS Community News

December 2020

What is the BPS Community News?

The BPS Community News is a student-focused communication that is distributed monthly during the school year to our students, families, and staff across the District. The BPS Community News is designed to provide a one-stop shop for all BPS news, youth sports, activities, and happenings in and around the community. All advertisements promote activities and programs that provide a benefit or service to the students, families, and staff of the Bellevue Public School District.

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Swim Lessons

Registration Process

The Lied Activity Center will have registration periods for families to sign up for our 3-12 years old swim lesson program. You will be able to choose the time and date of the session when you register during the dates listed below. Early sign ups are encouraged to ensure your desired time. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Session 1: Registration Period December 14, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Youth Swim Lessons / 3-12 years old

Learn to swim while having fun with our trained instructors. We offer Pre-school (3-4 years old only) and levels one through six at the Lied Activity Center. All our swim instructors are American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Levels: Pre-school – Level 6

Cost: $60 members; $80 non-members


Session 1: January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16


1. 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.

2. 7:00 – 7:25 p.m.

3. 7:30 – 7:55 p.m.

* Class sizes will be reduced to help maintain social distancing. The 5 minutes between classes will be used to clean.


Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20


1. 8:00 – 8:25 a.m.

2. 8:30 – 8:55 a.m.

3. 9:00 – 9:25 a.m.

4. 9:30 – 9:55 a.m.

* Class sizes will be reduced to help maintain social distancing. The 5 minutes between classes will be used to clean.

Aqua Tots / Children (6 – 36 months)

Have fun in the pool with mom and dad. For tots that are ready to explore the aqua environment. Skills, games and water safety activities are included. Swim diapers are required for those not potty trained.

Cost: $45 members; $65 non-members

Saturdays (10:00 – 10:30 a.m.)

Session 1: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6

LAC Youth Stroke Clinics

Location: BPS Lied Activity Center Pool

Cost: $60 members; $80 non-members

Time: Mondays: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dates: Session 1: Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8

Give your child a head start in competitive swimming today by enrolling in our Stroke Clinic. This stroke Clinic is designed for students who already have a solid foundation of the fundamentals of swimming and desire to learn more advanced swimming techniques. The classes put emphasis on proper technique over speed. Students will enhance their competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) with drills taught by our experienced instructors.

In order to participate, students must meet 2 of the 3 following criteria:

  • Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle with rotary breathing continuously, without assistance
  • Must be currently or previously enrolled in Level 5 or 6 swimming lessons
  • Must be 11+ years old
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USDA Approved Free Meals for all Students - extended through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year

The USDA has approved FREE Breakfast and Lunch for all students through the 2020-21 school year or until funding is depleted. Your student(s) enrolled in Bellevue Public Schools can receive one complete breakfast and one complete lunch per day starting now.

How does this affect your student’s school lunch status?

If your student is a full pay or reduced lunch status, they will be temporarily moved to FREE status. There will be no meal charges made to the student’s account through the 2020-21 school year or until the district is notified by the USDA and State Authorities that the funding is depleted. There are no specific details on when this funding may run out, so like everything related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it will be a fluid process and we will notify families as soon as possible of any changes. At that point the student’s account will return to their original lunch status and charged accordingly.

A la carte options will still be available and charged to the student’s meal account. Funds will need to continue to be added into the student’s meal account to cover a la carte charges. You can add funds to your student’s account using your MySchoolBucks account: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getlogin

If you have not done so already, we highly encourage parents/guardians to please fill out the Eligibility Meal Application to apply for free and reduced status, so that when regular meal prices resume you will still receive the appropriate meal benefits. The application is available here on our website.

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

If you have any questions, please contact Food Service at 402-293-5033 or 402-293-5032.

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Bellevue Library and Virtual Author Visits

Bellevue Library has several virtual author visits coming up. Some are Golden Sower nominees and it would be great for the kids to connect with the authors they will be reading. Preregistration links are included. If possible, please share with teachers & students so they may attend if they wish. Space is limited and autographed copies of the book are up for grabs each month. These books have a variety of target ages.

Jan 4: Chris Baron, author of All of Me

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/EdCGQS6ozwC9ZCsu6

Feb 1: David Glen Robb, author of 2021-2022 Golden Sower Novel nominee, Paul, Big, & Small

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/uu8CZ7V5Ai8N9bVUA

Mar 1: Carol Cujec and Peyton Goddard, authors of Real (pub. Feb 2021) a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/Myv3d7JJu8iLAwv4A

Apr 5: McCall Hoyle, author of Stella (pub. Mar 2021)

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/1BJyedMKfor2V4zZ6

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