Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! If you're new to the school, welcome to the Bell community. If you are a returning family, welcome back. We are excited to connect with all of you.

Helpful Back to School Information:

  • School Start & End Times 2023-24 

    Bell is now an early start school. Starting in the fall of 2023, we will be transitioning our day by 40 minutes. This means school will start at 8:40 and end at 3:10 daily, with early release at 1:40 on Wednesdays. Bell's office will be open from 7:45 until 3:45 daily.

  • Important Dates: 
    • Teacher Assignments: classroom placement/ teacher announcements will be sent out via Parent Square by August 29.

    • Meet & Greet: Thursday, August 31 from 2:30-3:30pm. Meet & Greet is an opportunity for students and families to walk the hall of Bell, find their new classrooms, and meet their teachers. There is no formal program. Rather, this is an open house.  

    • Bell PTSA Community Playdate: Join us after the Meet & Greet on August 31 at 3:30pm on the playground at Bell Elementary.

    • First day of school for grades 1 - 5: September 5. September 5th - 7th are half days (school is out at 11:40am)

    • First day of school for kindergartenFriday, September 8th or Monday, September 11th

      Kindergarteners will have a staggered start. This means your Kindergarten student will start school on either Friday, September 8th or Monday, September 11th. Half of our Kindergarten students will attend on each of these days. An email from your child’s new teacher will indicate which day you have been assigned. 

      Tuesday, September 5th – Thursday, September 7th teachers will hold Kindergarten Family Connection Conferences. Teachers will reach out with more information on these conferences and how to sign up no later than Thursday, August 31st.  
      • Group A: Friday, September 8, 2023 and not on Monday, September 11  
      • Group B: Monday, September 11, 2023 and not on Friday, September 8 
    • First day of school for preschool: September 12, 2023 

  • Additional Helpful Resources/Links: 
    • School supply lists (The listed items are supplemental materials. These are optional materials. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.)

    • LWSD's 2023-24 calendar 

    • Parent Square is the primary communication platform used by the school and district.

    • Click HERE to apply for free or reduced-price student meals.

    • Child Care Resources - The district offers extended day child care at some schools (including Bell) and works with their community partners, the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, to offer additional child care options. 

    • LWSD digital resources (e.g., Skyward, school & bus finder, meal payments, parent log-in, etc)

  • Bell PTSA Welcome Flyers Linked Below: