NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
Each of our schools are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!
NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENT?
All newly registered Kindergarten students get a FREE T-Shirt!
For more information, please call 734-850-6028,
or any school office:
Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
Monroe Road Elementary: 734-850-6800
Bedford Junior High School: 734-850-6200
Bedford High School and Bedford Virtual Academy: 734-850-6100
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
-- Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
-- Health Appraisal Form
-- Proof of Residency which must include:
-- 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 8/23/2019)
-- Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Recommended: Your calendar to schedule a screening date in June
* If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. June screening appointments are set when registering.
Updated: April 16, 2019
HAC to Reopen August 26th
HAC (Home Access Center) is currently closed as the district updates student records for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time. (Any graduate needing to request a transcript can find instructions on the Counseling page and use the How to Request a Transcript link.)
HAC will reopen on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 AM for student schedules/teacher assignments.
If you are unsure of your HAC login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
Student schedules will be given to high school students during Registration Week (Aug. 19-23) and junior high students at Bronco Round-up (Aug. 20-22). Elementary families can check HAC after Aug. 26th. Kindergarten families will receive a bus tag (listing their teacher and busing information) in the mail the week before school starts.
Updated August 6, 2019
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Students will get pictures taken for student ID and yearbook, pick up schedules, books, Chromebooks*, and get their locker assignments. Seniors will make appointments (times available all week) to get senior pictures taken.
Seniors: August 19th from 8 - 11 and 12-3
Juniors: August 20th from 8-11 and 12-3
Sophomores: August 21st from 8-11 and 12-3
Freshmen: August 22nd from 12-3 and 4-7
Makeup Day for All Grades: August 23rd from 8-11 and 12-3
BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Students will get schedules, Chromebooks*, and lockers. Volunteers will be available to help with locker combinations and finding classrooms. PTO will have BJHS Bronco Spiritwear for sale!
August 20, 2:00 to 6:00 pm: 8th Grade Bronco Round-Up
August 21, 2:00 to 6:00 pm: 7th Grade Bronco Round-Up
August 22, 2:00 to 6:00 pm: 6th Grade and last call Bronco Round-Up
ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE NIGHT AUGUST 28th
This is a great opportunity to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies! 4th and 5th graders can pick up their Chromebooks*. Join the PTO! Have fun with friends!
DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY
School Pictures: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Young Fives, Kindergarten, Grade 3 Open House: 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 Open House: 6:00 - 6:45 pm
Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pickup*: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY
Young Fives and Kindergarten: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Bus Rides: 4:45 - 6:00 pm
1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades: 6:15 - 7:15 pm
4th & 5th Grades: 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pick-Up*: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grades: at 5:00 pm
3rd, 4th, 5th Grades: 6:00 pm
Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pick Up*: 5:00 pm
BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
6:45 pm in the Gym
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Open House 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Senior/Senior Parent Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium
*Returning students in 4th-12th grades may pick up their chromebooks if paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com (see link under Quick Links)
SMALL GROUP TOUR INVITE FROM SUPERINTENDENT FOR NEW 6TH & 9TH GRADERS
As an educational leader and a parent, I know firsthand how difficult it can be when a child is transitioning to a new school building. In order to ease some of that difficulty, I would like to invite you and your child who will be entering either the 6th grade or 9th grade in September to schedule a tour of their new building. I understand that as a district, BPS already has established activities to help acclimate transitioning students, but I know that some students are much more comfortable with smaller group opportunities.
If you or your student would like an opportunity to tour their new school building prior to the start of the year, please contact me at (734) 850-6002 to set-up a date and time. I will be glad to walk the building with your family and answer any questions that you may have regarding our programs and extensive opportunities. I am very proud of our district and I look forward to meeting more of our families as you successfully transition through our district!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
Updated: July 15, 2019
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM AND HEAD START PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Monroe County ISD staff will be available to complete your preschool child's application for our 2019-2020 school year.
GSRP: 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2019*
Head Start: 3 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2019
TO COMPLETE YOUR CHILD'S APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:
-- Proof of Income
- 2018 W-2s
- Income Tax Return
- SSI, TANF
- 4 weeks of pay stubs
-- Foster Care documentation if applicable
-- Child's Birth Certificate
-- Immunization Record (if available)
-- Proof of Residency (drivers license, bill, rent lease, etc.)
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP ENROLLMENT DATES & LOCATIONS:
Smith Road Elementary
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
1135 Smith Rd., Temperance, MI 48182
View GSRP & Head Start enrollment flyer for more information and additional enrollment dates and locations in Monroe County or call 734-242-5799 x 1610.
*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2019 – Dec. 1, 2019 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2019.
Posted: July 15, 2019
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jackman Road Elementary
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Free food package to the first 200 households
There is no need to preregister for this event. Must present a completed form (with Legal Name, Home Address, and Date of Birth) the day of the event and provide ID which shows Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a food package (limit one per household).
Posted: June 14, 2019
SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE
The Family Medical Center of Michigan, Inc. is offering School and Sports Physicals for $20. (Insurance is also accepted through this offer.)
Please bring documentation from school if necessary. A MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM is needed for participation in any 2019-2020 Bedford athletic program and must be dated after April 15, 2019 and it is then good for the entire school year.
Schedule an appointment:
Temperance Medical and Dental
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
Posted: June 11, 2019
WELCOME LETTER FROM DR. SHULTZ INTRODUCING NEW HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: MR. KEVIN WEBER
May 30, 2019
I am writing this evening to share some exciting news regarding the district's comprehensive search for our next principal of Bedford High School. The process to identify the most qualified candidate to assume the recently vacated position was one designed to select a candidate who embodies the professional and personal characteristics indicated by students, parents, and staff. After receiving a large number of applicants, including several current high school principals from districts throughout the state, all backgrounds and credentials were
vetted and the top five applicants participated in a formal interview. A representative committee of stakeholders including district and building leaders as well as BHS staff members, parents, and students conducted these interviews and unanimously recommended Mr. Kevin Weber as the top candidate. I met with Mr. Weber at length during the final interview and much like the committee, I am thoroughly impressed with his experience, demeanor, and professionalism. I am pleased to share that Mr. Weber was offered and accepted the position.
Bedford Public Schools is excited to be able to announce that Mr. Kevin Weber will be joining our team as the new principal of Bedford High School beginning July 1, 2019. Mr. Weber brings an outstanding record of student and staff leadership with him to BPS. His previous professional positions include high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal all within Wayne-Westland Community Schools. As principal of Wayne-Memorial High School, Mr. Weber led many new student programs and helped to guide their staff through major changes in the teaching and learning process.
As superintendent, I look for many characteristics in our district leaders. In fact, to be a dynamic leader, it takes the right combination of these traits, but none more so than integrity. Without integrity, a leader's ability to carry out a vision, reach goals, or establish necessary connections is in constant jeopardy. Mr. Weber's current students, staff, and parents raved about his ability to lead with honesty and integrity as they described him as a principal. While Mr. Weber clearly demonstrates a strong understanding of what it means to be a successful high school principal, we were all impressed by his openness and honesty throughout the interview process. As an example of this strength, Mr. Weber shared details during his interview of an event from earlier this year when a student made a false allegation toward him as the building principal. Although Mr. Weber could have chosen to leave out this allegation as he was completely exonerated including the student recanting the statement, his professionalism and high character would not allow it. This is one example of many outstanding accounts of Mr. Weber's leadership and willingness to always do what's right for students and best for the district.
Once again, please help me welcome Mr. Kevin Weber as our new principal of Bedford High School. I look forward to working alongside Mr. Weber and the rest of our leadership team as we continuously strive to offer the best educational experience in our area.
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent of Schools
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR A
NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH
Mule Muscle, in partnership with the Bedford Alumni Association, will be having a FUNdraiser Casino Night on Tues, December 31st at the American Legion Post 514 on Lewis Ave. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. For more information visit www.mulemuscle.org.
Posted: August 20, 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)
NO CURRENTLY SCHEDULED PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS
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: July 19, 2019
CHECK FOR YOUR BUS STOP
Bus routes are updated frequently in the last few weeks before school starts as new students are added. Check for the pick-up/drop-off locations for the stop closest to you!
Tip: Use the Where's the Bus? Fleet Viewer link on the left to check the route status of your bus. It is very helpful as everyone adjusts to the routine of the routes.
Posted August 13, 2018
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.
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
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.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SUN PROTECTION!
Sunshine and swimming seem to go hand in hand during the hot summer months. Protecting yourself and your family from the harmful effects of the sun can lower your risk of acquiring skin cancer, the most preventable type of cancer. Consistent use of sunscreen at an early age will become a healthy habit leading into adulthood. The CDC provides more information on skin cancer.
Swimming is a great way to cool off and get exercise during the upcoming summer months. Following a few safety tips will ensure a fun, healthy activity that the whole family can enjoy together. Whether swimming in a backyard pool, a lake or the ocean, there are ways to stay safe while making those special summer memories!
PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES!
The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you sick or, in rare cases, cause death.
An Example of a viral illness spread by mosquitoes is West Nile.
When used as directed, use of an insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself and family members from getting sick from mosquito bites. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants can also offer protection from mosquitoes.
For more information, see the Mosquito Bite Prevention fact sheet.
Have a safe, restful summer and we will see you in the fall!
Please let building Health Aides know if your child receives immunizations over the summer!
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 OTC medications must be sent to the Health Room with appropriate paperwork and will be administered as needed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Updated: June 3, 2019