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Summer Dates to Note:

ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE DATE: AUGUST 30th
Tip: All elementary students can drop off their school supplies at Open House. Just be sure they are in a bag labeled with their name!

DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY
      School Pictures: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
      Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pickup: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
      Kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 4 Open House: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
     Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5 Open House: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY

     Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pickup: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Kindergarten/Young 5s Open House: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
     Grades 1-3 Open House: 6:15 - 7:15 pm
     Grades 4-5 Open House: 7:15 - 8:15 pm

MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY
     Grade 5 Chromebook Pickup: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
           (4th graders will get their Chromebooks during the first week of school)
     Young 5s-Grade 2 Open House: 5:00-6:00 pm
     Grades 3-5 Open House: 6:00-7:00 pm

BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Bronco Roundup (Students can also pick up their Chromebooks at Bronco Roundup.)
     8th grade - August 22nd, 10 AM - 2 PM
     7th grade - August 23rd, 10 AM - 2 PM
     6th grade - August 24th, 2 PM - 5 PM

Open House: September 11th - 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Meet at 6:45 in the gym.

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Registration Week: August 21-25, 2017
     Seniors: Monday, August 21st, 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00- 3:00 pm
     Juniors: Tuesday, August 22nd, 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00- 3:00 pm
     Sophomores: Wednesday, August 23rd, 8:00 am - Noon and 1:00- 3:00 pm
     Freshmen: Thursday, August 24th, Noon - 3:00 pm and 4:00 - 7:00 pm
     Make-up day for all grades: Friday, August 25th, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Students can also attend on any registration day AFTER their initial scheduled day as well. Student ID pictures for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors taken during Registration Week will also be the photos used in the yearbook (with the exception of seniors that provide an appropriate senior picture). Please dress accordingly.

Open House: September 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Senior/Senior Parent Meeting: September 11, 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium



Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year

Elementary students can bring their supplies in during Open House times to drop off early and lighten their load on the first day! Please make sure the supplies are in a bag with their name on them!

      Douglas Road Elementary Supply List

     Jackman Road Elementary Supply List

     Monroe Road Elementary Supply List

     Bedford Junior High School

     Bedford High School: Due to the wide variety of classes available for students at BHS, a Supply List is not provided. However, students should come to school prepared with basic supplies such as paper, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.



Interim Superintendent Appointed Following
Retirement of Mr. Kleinhans

Dr. Mark FrenchI am pleased to let you know that the board appointed Dr. Mark French to the position of Interim Superintendent. Dr. French will begin his duties on August 1st. We are pleased that Dr. French has accepted this appointment and feel confident that he will keep the district on course as we pursue a permanent replacement.

Sincerely,
Ron Koch
President, Board of Education



HAC, Report Cards, and 2017-18 Schedules

Home Access Center (HAC) Report Cards will be available online June 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

HAC will ONLY be open to view report cards from June 23rd through June 30th as it will be shut down to roll over student records from this school year to the next.

HAC will reopen Friday, August 25th after 4:00 pm for teacher assignment.


Bedford Virtual Academy Accepting Applications

Our Bedford Virtual Academy is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. If interested, email Elizabeth.Taylor@mybedford.us.



Now Registering for Fall 2017!

Registration for elementary students during the summer can be done at the Office of Instruction and Student Services at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI, 48182. Please call 734-850-6028 for more infromation.

Junior High and High School offices are open during the summer to accept registration for their students.


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FREE T-SHIRT WITH COMPLETED REGISTRATION!

Once the kindergarten registration process is successfully completed, each of the newest members of the Bedford family gets a free t-shirt proudly proclaiming them a Kindergartner!

WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
(Available at http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/pdf/registration-form.pdf. Registration & Information Packets are also available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in school offices or the Administration Building Instruction and Student Services office)

Proof of Residency which must include the following three items:
      Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed or rental/lease agreement)
      Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner's insurance policy
      Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address

Certified Birth Certificate *

Accurate Immunization Records

Hearing & Vision Screening Records (due 8/25/2017)

Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)

* If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required. Please call 734-850-6028 for more information.

AGE REQUIREMENT FOR KINDERGARTEN:
A child must be five years of age on or before SEP. 1, 2017.

TURNING 5 AFTER SEP. 1st BUT BEFORE DEC. 1st?
ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. Screening appointments are set when registering.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about the registration process at Bedford Public Schools, please call the Instruction & Student Services Office at 734-850-6028.


  • Great Start Readiness Program Getting Ready for Next Year

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FREE, 5 STAR WINNING, GREAT START READINESS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. This 5-star winning program explores pre-reading, math and science skills, language, music, movement, problem-solving and social skills. GSRP is funded by a Michigan Department of Education grant. It is located in the former Smith Road Elementary School building and offers a four day a week all day program, and a four day a week ½ day program. Eligible students must live in Monroe County and be age 4 by September 1st as well as meeting other eligibility factors.

For more information about the GSRP program, please contact Cortney Last, Great Start director, at 734-242-5799, ext. 1918.


  • BPS Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

  • 2017-18 calendar thumbnail image and linkBedford Public Schools District Calendar for 2017-2018


    Legislation requires that the ISD, in cooperation with constituent districts, including Bedford Public Schools, adopt a common calendar which identifies the dates for winter and spring break. Please note that Spring Break dates may not include Easter or that Easter may be the last Sunday of the break rather than the first Sunday. Spring Break will deviate from our past practice of starting on Easter weekend for 2018-19 (does not include Easter) and for 2019-20 (Easter will be the last day of break) school years due to the county common calendar and state testing dates. Details with actual dates of winter and spring breaks through the 2020-21 school year are on the Calendar page of our website.





    FREE & REDUCED LUNCHES AVAILABLE FOR 2017-18

    FAQs about Free & Reduced Price School Meal

    Information on How to Apply for Free and Reduced Price School  Meals

    2017-2018 Application for Free &  Reduced Price School Meals



    Now Accepting Online Payments

    My School Bucks logoWe are now using the online payment service, MySchoolBucks®, to accept payments for Chromebook insurance, the optional purchase of messenger bags for use with the Chromebooks, and payments for Student Parking Passes at the high school. There are no additional fees to use this service.

    Enrollment is easy!
         1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
         2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
         3. Make a payment to your students' accounts with your credit/ debit card or electronic check.


    logo for Final FormsONLINE PAYMENTS FOR ATHLETICS

    FinalForms will be used to complete all of the required online
    athletic forms and as the online payment system for all levels of
    Bedford Public Schools athletics at https://bedford-mi.finalforms.com/

    A step-by-step Parent Playbook on how to use FinalForms is available to download.




    School Board Seeks Input About TRE

    The Board of Education seeks community input on future use of the Temperance Road Elementary site. Any ideas you might care to contribute will help guide the board as they begin discussing plans for TRE's future. Send your ideas to askbps@mybedford.us.



    Water Quality Sampling at Bedford Public Schools

Bedford Public Schools is undertaking a voluntary and proactive survey to ensure a safe drinking water supply in our district facilities for our students, staff, volunteers and guests. We are taking water samples to check for lead in our drinking water. While we are under no legal requirements to undergo any type of testing for this, in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, we felt it would offer some comfort and peace of mind to assess our facilities and to address any areas of concern that might be revealed as a result of this testing process.

FUNDING
Sampling is being done by the Buildings and Grounds Department employees and will be paid for from the Buildings and Grounds Department budget for Maintenance and Operations. Bedford Public Schools will also be participating in the School Drinking Water Quality Reimbursement Program. This is a joint program between the Michigan Department of Education and the Department of Environmental quality designed to provide school funding for costs associated with the mitigation of potential lead exposure from drinking water. Up to $950 is available per school building on a reimbursement basis for the cost of testing for lead in drinking water, fixture replacement, filter purchases, plumbing assessments, or technical assistance incurred between July 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

HOW LEAD CAN GET IN OUR DRINKING WATER

Each of our school buildings had samples returned with no detection of lead in them so we know that our water is arriving from our source (South County Water System) with no issues. Once the water is delivered to our buildings, lead can be picked up through contact with a lead based solder or from fixtures constructed from materials containing lead as the water sits in the piping or fixtures. This is less of an issue for newer construction since Congress passed a law in 1986 banning the use of lead solder containing great than 0.2% lead and restricted the lead content of facuets, pipes, and other plumbing materials to 8.0%.

HOW WE SAMPLED
Representative sampling

Samples were taken in each of our buildings using a representational method. For example, if a building has 12 drinking fountains of 3 different models, one of each of the models would be tested. A high result in one particular model would indicate that we would need to look at all of the other similar fixtures. If one came back high, corrective action would be taken, through repair or replacement, and then resampled to ensure that action was effective in lowering lead content to acceptable levels. If effective, that action could then be expanded to all similar models.

End of line samples
Sample locations at the end of plumbing lines would ensure that the entire length of the plumbing lines could be accounted for in the sampling and rule out any issues between where the water enters our facility and that very last room at the end of the hall.

First Draw vs. Flush samples
Initial samples are taken with a first draw sample. The water sits undisturbed for a period of at least 6 hours and is taken from a cold water source. A high result from this sample could be followed up with a flush sample. This is done after the water runs through the fixture for a period of time and helps pinpoint if the elevated levels came from contact with the fixture components, or as that water was flushed out of the fixture, if it came from contact with the plumbing lines prior to reaching the fixture.

WHO DID THE SAMPLE TESTING AND ANALYSIS
Samples were analyzed by National Testing Laboratories, LTD of Ypsilanti, MI.

WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established an action level for 15 parts per billion (ppb) for Public Water Systems. In our case, this is the number that South County Water is legally required to comply with and our water supply from them is not supposed to exceed that number. We have no concerns with lead content in our water supply from South County Water. The EPA's recommended action level for lead in drinking water, the water that comes out of our faucets at the point of consumption, is 20 parts per billion (ppb).

These EPA levels for lead are not a health standard. For this reason, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is recommending that schools take action to lower the lead in their drinking water if the test results are over 5 ppb, which is the bottled water standard. This is a recommendation and not a legal requirement at this point. Bedford Public School has made the decision to voluntarily, and proactively, test and implement lead reduction actions, where necessary, with the goal of having direct consumption sources of water that are used for drinking and cooking to be no higher than the 5 ppb level.

WHO WE CONSULTED WITH
Superintendent Mark Kleinhans has reached out to representatives at the following agencies for explanations, clarification, and guidance on the various regulations and requirements:

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Chicago (office for our region)
Andrea Potter

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Holly Goldkey

Monroe County Health Department
Chris Westover

In conversations with the people at each of these agencies, they commented about how great it was that our district was doing this and that we should be commended for our efforts since this is not something school districts are required to do.

PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETINS WITH OUR TESTING RESULTS
These bulletins contain general information about lead in drinking water as well as the sample test results that have been returned to us.

    Douglas Road Elementary
    Jackman Road Elementary (revised 5/25/2017)
    Monroe Road Elementary (revised 5/24/2017)
    Smith Road Elementary
    Bedford Junior High School (revised 5/24/2017)
    Bedford High School (revised 5/24/2017)
    Administration Building
    Transportation/Buildings & Grounds
    Senior Center
    Temperance Road Elementary


FIND OUT MORE
For more information, contact Superintendent Mark Kleinhans at 734-850-6002.

Periodic updates will continue to be provided as this process continues.



Upcoming Dates

July 27.........................Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Bedford High School Media Center
Aug 3.............................Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Monroe Road Elementary School Cafeteria
Aug 31.........................Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Bedford High School Media Center
Sept 5............................FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Sept 7.............................Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Monroe Road Elementary School Cafeteria
Sept 28.........................Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Bedford High School Media Center


Please check the webpages for each of the schools for additional activities or the District ML Schedule Calendar

 



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BPS Accreditation

BPS has three Elementary Schools,one Junior High School, and one High School. Our enrollment is about 4,600 students.


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All of our schools have been accredited by AdvancED and must meet stringent standards to remain accredited.
Our AdvancED accreditation is valid until June 30, 2020.

 

 

Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Bedford Public Schools has two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools and has earned the Coalition for Community Schools National Award of Excellence!

 

 

Our Mission & Vision Statements

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Our Mission: Educating for Life!

 

Our Vision for Student Success:

Academic Excellence

Diverse Opportunities

World Class Environment

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Bedford Public Schools

1623 W. STERNS ROAD
TEMPERANCE, MI 48182

1-734-850-6000

askbps@mybedford.us

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