We want to engage our students, families and community members in visioning and planning, decision-making, communication, activities and events. This results in a better educational experience for all of our local children. This is a fundamental belief represented in The Bellingham Promise, the strategic plan that our community built together.

Learn more about Family Engagement: Reporting Student Progress.

Bell Schedule
Elementary K-5
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Middle Schools
9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
High Schools
7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

(Bellingham, Sehome, Squalicum)

Option High School
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bus Transportation

We safely transport more than 3.500 students to and from school buildings throughout the district.

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School Meals

Food Services employs professionals dedicated to providing excellence in all phases of child nutrition program operations. Low cost, nutritious meals are served

to more than 6,000 students every day through breakfasts and lunches offered in

all Bellingham Public Schools. Food Services has received four USDA Regional Excellence awards for its lunch programs and the Washington Food Policy Action Center Golden Milk Carton Award for its breakfast program.

Monthly School Lunch Menus
Grade Level
K-5
6-12
Breakfast
$1.50
$1.75
lunch
$2.75
$3.00

View free and reduced lunch application and information

Student Safety Tip Line

Bellingham Public Schools has a Student Safety Tip Line, (360) 647-6846. Emergencies should be reported immediately to 911.

Students, parents or other community members who have a concern about safety in Bellingham Public Schools or know something about a possible threat to safety that is illegal or could place someone in harm are encouraged to leave a message on this line. Messages on this line are checked Monday through Friday.

If possible, please leave your name and phone number so that we may contact you, if needed. If you want to remain anonymous, we will keep all information provided on this line in strict confidence, unless required to disclose by law or for safety reasons.

Thank you for your support with school safety.

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Linea de aviso anonimo para la seguridad de estudiantes: (360) 647-6846.

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