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
IMPORTANT DATES FOR HAC
(Home Access Center)
HAC will be available for final report cards for the 2018-2019 school year from June 18th until June 28th. If you wish to print off a copy of the grades for this school year, please do so before June 28th.
The Class of 2019 has until June 14th to access their HAC records. Any graduate needing to request a transcript can find instructions on the Counseling page of the Bedford High School website: http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/bhs/counseling.html.
If you are unsure of your login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
After June 28th, HAC will be unavailable as the district works to update all of the information for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time.
HAC will reopen on Saturday, August 24th.
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. 24th. Kindergarten families will receive a bus tag (listing their teacher and busing information) in the mail the week before school starts.
Posted: June 12, 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: 4:00-7:30 pm
Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pick Up*
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)
Posted: June 13, 2019
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Saturday, June 29, 2019 and 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
END-OF-YEAR LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT
June 11, 2019
Dear Bedford Parents/Guardians,
As our district and community prepares to close another successful school year, I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to share my thoughts on 2018-2019. As Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such talented students and dedicated staff each day. BPS started the year with a successful bond campaign and we are all looking forward to the positive changes that will result from our community's support. The bond team and I will be presenting updated information regarding our progress to the BPS Board of Education at our upcoming Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 20, 2019. This open, public meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the high school media center. The majority of the work associated with our November Bond will begin in the summer of 2020, but we do have some school safety and roofing projects that will start this summer.
In addition to the bond, BPS enjoyed a number of other successful events this year. District students participated and performed exceptionally well in academic, arts, and athletic events across the state. In addition, our students led a number of new community service activities that benefitted our local residents and those in the surrounding area. We are all very proud of our staff and students for the great number of accomplishments in the past twelve months.
While the summer months may be a great time for families and staff to relax and catch their collective breath, BPS Administration will be hard at work preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. We have many exciting initiatives taking place within the district and we will be seeking stakeholder input as we progress. One of my personal favorite initiatives will be to begin the rebranding of Bedford Public Schools. The process of rebranding BPS started earlier this year when the district bond team began trying to incorporate district colors and logos into our schematic drawings for the bond. BPS has gone away from district branding over time and the result is a district that currently does not have a strong sense of unity. Our new branding initiative will strengthen our district as a whole by focusing on the unique parts that are our individual school buildings. This process will include developing district specific color schemes that will of course tie into bond project updates throughout the district and a redesigned logo for community signage and marketing to be implemented for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. It is our vision that we welcome all of our students into the district as Kicking Mules and we graduate them as Mule Alumni! Bedford Public Schools is without a doubt the best educational system in our area and we want others to know it as well by displaying our pride for students and alumni. There will be opportunities coming up over the next few months to share ideas and help with this process of creating a stronger and more unified Bedford Public Schools and I hope that you will consider joining our efforts.
I truly hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer and we cannot wait to see you all in the Fall once again ready for another great year!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Carl Shultz, PhD
Bedford Public Schools
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
"Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County
This is program run by a group of caring people and our friends at the Salvation Army and the United Way of Monroe County who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. It is that time of year again we are seeking applicants to receive backpacks and school supplies in August to make sure they start next school year off on the right track. Deadline to return the Backpack Referral Form is July 19th.
Backpack Pick Up date is Friday, August 9th from 4-6 pm at the Francis Family YMCA at 2000 W. Dean Road, Temperance Michigan 48182. Students can bring swimsuits and enjoy the YMCA pool, too, but parents MUST swim with their children!
Posted: April 29, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Monroe County Health Department has scheduled their annual Back to School Health Fair at 2353 South Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161. Free services for children ages 5-19 will be offered there! Limited appointments are available. Please call 734-240-7800 for more information.
-- Hearing & Vision Screenings
-- School/Sports Physicals
-- Nutrition Education
-- Recycling Education
-- Medication Takeback
--And Family Fun & Games!
Posted: May 15, 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: Wednesday June 12th
TIme: 5:30 am - 7 am
Jackman Road Elementary, in the rear courtyards of the building.
Target pest is: Weeds/Weed management
Reentry allowed after 11am. Please wash hands after handing weeds in the area, preferably wearing gloves to remove weeds, or handling dirt under the trees.
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: June 10, 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
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Available for 2018-19 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019 are available online on the Food service webpage (link in left column under District Departments) and in all the school offices.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 12, 2018 if a new application is not submitted. Families can apply at any time of the school year.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use; staff and fellow students are not aware of who is, or is not, a part of this program. This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources through Title programs based upon the level of participation. We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application regardless of whether or not you intend to use them. A win-win all the way around!
Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127 or Food Service Secretary, Tammy Newton, at 734-850-6126 if you have any questions about this process.
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