BPS Community News

March 2021

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.

Click here for additional information about the BPS Community News publication


New Registration Process

The Lied Activity Center is excited to launch online registration for our 3 to 12 year-old swim lesson program. The registration period for each session is listed below. Once registration opens, you can easily register online using your smartphone by texting LACswim21 to 41444. By texting the number early, you can sign up for LAC updates.

You can also visit www.bellevuepublicschools.org home page to register.

When you register, you will be able to choose the time and date of the session you would like. Early sign up is encouraged to ensure your desired time is available. Payment is due at the time of registration, which can be conveniently paid online via the new online registration process.

Families may register in person at the Lied Activity Center; however, we encourage you to save time and utilize the new online registration system.

May Session: Registration Period is April 19 – May 2, 2021

Swim Lessons

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 of our swim instructors are American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Levels: Pre-school – Level 6

Cost: $60 members; $80 non-members

May Lessons

Mondays & Wednesdays: May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 & 24

Session Times: 5:30-5:55 p.m. | 6:00-6:25 p.m. | 6:30-6:55 p.m.| 7:00-7:25 p.m. | 7:30-7:55 p.m.

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 3: March 27, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 (No Class April 3)

Saturdays (9:30-10:00 a.m. & 10:00-10:30 a.m.)

Session 1: May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5

LAC Youth Stroke Clinics

Location: BPS Lied Activity Center Pool

Cost: $60 members; $80 non-members

Session 2: March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19

Time: Mondays: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Session 1: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

Time: Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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

Youth Activities

Basketball League (4 yrs old – 2nd Grade)

Cost: $40 members; $60 non-members


4 yrs old – Kindergarten: 6:00-7:00 p.m. or 7:00-8:00 p.m. (depends on numbers)

1st & 2nd Grade: 6:00-7:00 p.m. or 7:00-8:00 p.m. (depends on numbers)

Dates: Tuesdays: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

Learn the basic of basketball. Registration for boys and girls basketball league will be taken through April 5th, or until teams are full, at the Lied Activity Center. Volunteers for head and assistant coaches are needed. Contact the Lied Activity Center at (402) 293-5000. No refunds after the second class.

Bellevue Swim Club

Bellevue Swim Club will begin their spring/summer season April - July on Monday, April 5th. Training groups are for novice, developmental and competitive ages 5 and up. Interested swimmers are allowed to tryout the club for two weeks with no cost or obligation.

There is also a pre-swim group for ages 3-6.

For more information go to Bellevue Swim Club at bellevueswimne.org or contact Head Coach Peg Speer at pegsso@msn.com

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BPS Families - We Want to Hear from You

Bellevue Public Schools wants to know what you think about our efforts to provide substance use prevention education to all students. Your feedback is critical as we seek to provide comprehensive substance use prevention education to all of our students. Please click on the following link to complete a brief survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6034157/BPS-Substance-Use-Prevention-Support-Survey

Bellevue East & Bellevue West Yearbooks Available for Purchase

Yearbooks for Bellevue East and Bellevue West are available for purchase. Students, Parents, Families order yours today!

Bellevue East Yearbook

Purchase link: www.balfour.com

Price: $70

Click here for sneak peek video

Bellevue West Yearbook

Purchase link: https://yearbookforever.com/

Price: $70

Click here for sneak peek video

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.

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

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

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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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