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Use Final Forms for Athletics Fees and Forms, Meal Magic Cloud's SendMoneyToSchool link to manage student Food Service accounts, and MySchoolBucks for all other fees..

Please note: You must use the MySchoolBucks WEBSITE to conduct your transactions for Chromebooks and other items we are currently accepting payment for (for example, high school parking passes and Latchkey payments). The MySchoolBucks mobile app you might see on your phone ONLY contains the company's meal program which Bedford Public Schools does not use.

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SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

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The 2019-20 enrollment period ended on June 28, 2019 and Schools of Choice is now closed.

NEWS TO KNOW


BIOLOGY POND AREA CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Caiman Reported in Pond

Please be advised that we are asking that all students and community members avoid the pond that is located on the SHS/JHS campus. This pond, often referred to as the Biology Pond, is used by both our Junior/Senior High School Classes for academic study. Earlier today, a teacher reported to administration that there appeared to be an alligator type reptile swimming in the pond. Building administration, along with our school liaison officer, have contacted the proper agencies and experts to assist with its removal. Local animal experts have identified our new visitor as a caiman that appears to be approximately three feet in length. Caiman's while not indigenous to Michigan are often kept as pets throughout the nation. Caiman's share many similar characteristics to alligators and crocodiles but are often smaller in size. We are asking that all students and families remain clear of this area until the caiman can be safely relocated to a proper home over the next couple of days. Please speak with your students to relay this message as soon as possible.

Posted: September 19, 2019


BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXCEEDS STATE AVERAGES IN 2019 ASSESSMENT TESTING

Each spring, our students take the state required standardized tests. Most of the testing was done through the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) online assessment testing program. Eighth graders took the College Board's PSAT 8/9 in Math and English Language Arts. Our juniors took the SAT as well. The results of all of these tests have come in.

SAT results graphic. All data included in accompaning article text.On the SAT this past spring, the junior class did very well. Our juniors averaged 1022.8 while the rest of the state was at 985.1. Monroe County students averaged 970.5. This reflects an improvement of 13.1 points over Bedford's 2018 average score while the rest of the state dropped from an average score of 1000.1 and the Monroe County average dropped from 987.3.

Of the assessment tests given, Bedford's results exceeded the state average in 15 of 17 tests. The 6th grade and 7th grade English Language Arts tests were the only ones that did not exceed the state average. The grade/subject with the highest percentage of proficient students was 8th grade English Language Arts.

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As with any summative standardized test, these assessments are one snapshot in time of how our students perform. We use the data generated by these tests, in conjunction with other student assessment data gathered throughout the year, to look for ways to improve. Bedford's Balanced Assessment Team and school improvement efforts continuously focus on ways to improve education for each of our students.

Posted: September 12, 2019


BUS ROUTES

Use this Bus Routes link to find the pick up and drop off location nearest to your house.

Posted: August 28, 2019


Royal Flush logoMARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:

NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. All tickets and sponsorships are available online at their website. For more information, you can email dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Updated: September 12, 2019


NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

The Bedford Public Schools Facilities Department will treat outdoor areas (weather permitting) throughout the months of April - September. The areas to be treated will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on the District website (www.bedford.k12.mi.us) and the main entrance to the facility being treated. (e.g.: main turnstile gate at the community stadium for applications within the facility) Signage will remain in place for the appropriate reentry period specified on the label of the product used. (e.g.: 4 hour reentry period for dry time of product Pronto. Last application time at stadium 10:30 am, reentry is 2:30 pm for entire stadium)

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS:

Date: Thursday Sept 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 am - 9 am (or earlier if winds increase to above 10mph)
Location: Community Soccer Fields and Parking Lot areas at Soccer Fields
Target pest is: Weeds/Weed management
Reentry allowed after spray has dried (2 hours).

Date: Friday Sept 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 am - 8 am (or earlier if winds increase to above 10mph)
Location: Smith Road Elementary - Headstart/Great Start playgrounds, Sidewalks around building.
Target pest is: Weeds/Weed management
Reentry allowed after spray has dried (2 hours)

Date: Friday Sept 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 11 am (or earlier if winds increase to above 10mph)
Location: Bus Depot/Maintenance areas - gravel parking areas, fence lines.
Target pest is : Weeds/Weed Management
Reentry allowed after spray has dried (2 hours)

Records of the treatments will be available in the main office within 48 hours of completion of each inspection, application of pesticide or service call. IPM Records are available for review anytime, and are located in the main office.

Updated: September 17, 2019


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2019-20 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.

This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.

Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation. It's a win-win situation: the students benefit from the healthy food at breakfast and lunch with families keeping more of their hard earned money, and schools can benefit from federal funding and programs that become available based on family participation in the school meal program.

Frequently Asked Questions about Applying for Free & Reduced Price School Meals

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127 or Food Service Secretary, Tionya Byrne, at 734-850-6126 if you have any questions about this process.

Food Service Donations Accepted

In the past, Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have received donations to help pay off students' negative food service balances. Accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that all of our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.

Posted July 29,2019


NOTES FROM OUR NURSES
Back to School Edition

Bedford Public Schools has two nurses that serve our students in addition to the Health Aides in each school building. To promote health and wellness, they will be drafting articles to appear on our website each month. Information in this article, and other health related topics, can found on the Health & Safety page of our website by clicking on that page link on the right under District Departments.

A few reminders to parents in an effort to keep our students healthy and safe:

ALL MEDICATIONS, including prescription, over-the-counter, topicals and cough drops require a Medical Authorization Form which includes both a parent and physician signature. Medications MUST be brought to school by a parent/guardian/adult. Students, even if they are 18 years of age, may NOT carry medication to school.

REVIEW CONTACT INFO: Please review the emergency contact numbers you submit to the school. Many times these contacts/numbers are outdated, making it difficult for Health Services staff to get in touch with you in the event of a medical emergency or concern.

VISIT BEFORE CALLING: Please remind your students to go to the Health Room in their building if a parent/guardian needs to be contacted in the event of illness or injury. Texting from the classroom is against school policy and creates confusion when a parent calls the Health Room and staff is unaware of the situation.

IMMUNIZATIONS: Students new to the district, those who left BPS and are now returning, incoming Young 5 and Kindergarten students and those entering 7th grade for the 2019-20 school year must provide an updated immunization record, or current vaccine waiver form, to the school by their first day of attendance. Immunization waivers are available by appointment only at the Monroe County Health Department. (734-240-7800) Students with an in complete immunization record will be subject to exclusion until a complete record is obtained.

ABSENCES: Please notify the Health Room or Attendance Office at your child's school if your student is absent due to illness. It is appreciated by our staff if you provide us with details of the illness, particularly if the student has a communicable illness. We pass this information on to the Monroe County Health Department (not student specific) to track the incidence of influenza or other communicable illnesses. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

FEVERS: Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without anti-fever medication such as Advil or Tylenol before returning to school. This will help reduce the spread of illness throughout the district. A fever is considered greater than 100.4 degrees.

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Please remember that a Medical Authorization Form, signed by a physician, is required for your child to use any Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications -- this includes cough drops -- while in school. All medications MUST be brought to school by a parent/guardian/adult with appropriate paperwork. Students, even if they are 18 years of age, may NOT carry medication to school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Karen Weis and Mindy Klawonn, District Nurses
734-850-6034

Updated: September 11, 2019

DISTRICT CALENDAR

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 11:00 am for Bedford High School and Bedford Junior High School; Dismissal at Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary, and Monroe Road Elementary is at 12:00 pm (noon) on half days.

Each individual school also maintains a calendar of events specific to their building on their webpages.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

​​District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

Facility Use Requests

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community & Adult Education programs, classes, leagues, and events for the current season.

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September-December 2019 Brochure

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NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2019


STUDENT HANDBOOK

TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

-- For Students
-- For Staff


OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

     TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
     PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
     EMAIL: OK2Say
     ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SEEK HELP:

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

     DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line:
     741741


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html


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