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SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

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Schools of Choice Enrollment is closed for the 2018-19 school year. 2019-20 enrollment period will open in the spring.

2018-19 Guidelines and Application

NEWS TO KNOW


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FIND MORE BOND INFORMATION AT www.mybedford.us/bond.html

INCLUDING: More Detailed Information, Frequently Asked Question List, Property Tax Calculator

Remember to vote on November 6, 2018!


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


IMMUNIZATION REMINDER

As required by the State of Michigan, all 7th graders, kindergarteners and students new to the district must provide a current immunization record (or valid waiver obtained at the Monroe County Health Department) by September 4th

Immunization records can be turned in to the administration building during office hours, elementary school offices after August 22nd, Bedford Junior High office or at Bronco Roundup, August 21st-23rd, or at Bedford High School office or during Registration Week August 20th-24th for newly enrolled students there. 

If your child still needs back-to-school vaccines, check out the MCHD Health Fair on August 18th from 9 am- 1 pm! Free Back-to-School Immunizations and Sports Physicals are offered there among other activities and information. For more information, please call 734-240-7800 *LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE*

Posted August 9, 2018


PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITY

2018 Preschool Enrollment Flyer Thumbnail Image and link to MCISD'd documentHEAD START AND GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM (GSRP) ENROLLMENT DATES & LOCATIONS






AGE REQUIREMENTS
     GSRP: 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2018*
     HEAD START: 3 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2018

TO COMPLETE YOUR CHILD'S APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:

• Proof of Income
     -- 2017 W-2s
     -- Income Tax Return
     -- SSI, TANF
     -- 4 weeks of pay stubs
• Foster Care documentationif applicable
• Child's Birth Certificate
• Immunization Record(if available)
• Proof of Residency(drivers license, bill,rent lease, etc.)

For more information, please call 734-242-5799 x 1610

*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2018 – Dec. 1, 2018 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2018.

Posted July 30, 2018


SUMMER PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

Periodically throughout the summer, applications of pesticides may take place throughout the district. By definition, a pesticide is a substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating pests or intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant. Note that products such as Weed-and-Feed, RoundUp, or Raid are pesticides.

Applications Currently Scheduled:

NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATION FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 20-24

Wednesday August 22nd
Spraying will occur between 5:30am and 10:30am.
Infields of all fields; including Varsity and JV Baseball, Varsity and JV Softball. Remaining fence lines that have not yet been done. Sidewalks that have actively growing weeds around High School and Junior High.
Reentry is permitted at 2pm.

Thursday August 23rd
5:30am-10:30am
Temperance Road Elementary Playground surfaces. Entire of playground surface under all equipment will be sprayed. Approximately 15 feet around each piece of equipment will be sprayed. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance and caution tape will be put in place to help prevent entry.
Reentry will be allowed at 2pm, to allow for dry time.

Thursday August 23rd
Bedford Senior Center
Sidewalks, driveways. Areas with unwanted weed growth. Around building, shed, fence lines.

All Applications are Weather Permitting. Playgrounds will be marked off 48 hours in advance.

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More information about the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for each school can be found in the main office of each building. IPM Records will be made available 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.

This information regarding the pesticide application is provided per the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of 1994, Section 8316(4). Please call Paul Ramirez at 734-850-6060 if you have any questions.

In addition, if you have any general questions or concerns about pesticides, you may also contact the following toll free number for the National Pesticide Information Center, a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the United States Environmental Protection Agency: 1-800-858-7378. For additional; information pertaining to pesticide use, you can contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The MDARD's website is www.michigan.gov/mdard and a contact phone number for MDARD is 800-292-3939.

Updated July 19, 2018


SUMMER REGISTRATION/OFFICE HOURS

Come Join the Bedford Public Schools Family! New student registrations are accepted throughout the summer. (Use the "Registering A New Student" tab at the top of this page to find out what you need to bring.)

ELEMENTARY UP TO GRADE 5
Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary, and Monroe Road Elementary school offices are open from 8:00 am -3:30 pm until June 22nd and will accept new student registrations until then. They will be closed for the summer beginning June 25th and will reopen on August 22nd.

Elementary registrations for new students up to Grade 5 will then be accepted at Office of Instruction and Student Services in the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182 while those offices are closed. Registrations accepted from 8:00 - 3:00 pm. Please call 734-850-6028 if you need to schedule an appointment outside of those hours. Closed July 4th.

BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 6-8
Bedford Junior High School, 8405 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182, Phone: 734-850-6200
Summer Hours: 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9-12
& BEDFORD VIRTUAL ACADEMY
Bedford High School, 8285 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182, Phone: 734-850-6100
Summer Hours: June 28th through August 17th: 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

SUMMER LATCHKEY
There are still openings for Grades 3-6 in the Summer Latchkey program. Call 734-850-6004 for more information about either the Summer program or before school/after school programs during the school year. Information also available on the Community Education's Latchkey website.

Posted June 20, 2018


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
September 4, 2018

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION WEEK
August 20-24

     Seniors:
     Monday, August 20
     8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00

     Juniors:
     Tuesday, August 21
     8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00

     Sophomores:
     Wednesday, August 22
     8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00

     Freshmen:
     Thursday, August 23
     12:00 - 3:00 and 4:00 - 7:00

     Makeup Day for All Students:
     Friday, August 24
     8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00

BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BRONCO ROUND-UP
August 21-23
Students will get their schedules, chromebooks, and lockers.

     8th Grade
     Tuesday, August 21
     3:00 to 7:00 pm

     7th Grade
     Wednesday, August 22
     3:00 to 7:00 pm

     6th Grade (and last call for 7th & 8th grade)
     Thursday, August 23
     3:00 to 7:00 pm

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES
Wednesday, August 29th

Douglas Road Elementary School

     5:00 - 5:45 pm: Young Fives, Kindergarten and Grade 3
     6:00 - 6:45 pm: Grades 1, 2, 4, and 5
     5:00 - 7:00 pm: Chromebook Roll Out
     4:45 - 7:00 pm: School Pictures

Jackman Road Elementary School

     5:00 - 6:00 pm: Young Fives and Kindergarten
     6:15 - 7:15 pm: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades
     7:15 - 8:15 pm: 4th & 5th Grades
     6:00-8:00 pm: 4th & 5th Grade Chromebook Pick-Up
           in Media Center if paperwork is complete in           Myschoolbucks.com by August 27th.

Monroe Road Elementary School

     5:00 - 6:00 pm: Young Fives - 2nd Grade
     6:00 - 7:00 pm: Grades 3 - 5
     5:00 - 6:00 pm: Chromebook Roll-out
           for Returning 4th and 5th Grade Students

Posted June 11, 2018


NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL!

Click on our "Registering a New Student" tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page to see what you need to bring with you.

Kindergarten Screening will take place from June 18-21 at MRE for registered kindergarteners.

We are looking forward to meeting all of our future Dolphins, Jaguars, Mustangs, Broncos and Kicking Mules!

New Kindergarten students get a FREE t-shirt!

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Posted May 8, 2018


End of Year Home Access Center (HAC) Announcements

Home Access Center (HAC) Report Cards will be available online on June 22nd.

HAC will ONLY be open to print Report Cards from June 22-28. It will be closed after the 28th to allow for student information to be updated for the next school year.

HAC will re-open on Saturday, August 25th to view teacher assignments for 2018-19 school year.

Please update HAC with any and all changes to parent email addresses and information to ensure all information is current and accurate.

Elementary school offices will be closed during the summer, and re-open on Wednesday, August 22nd. New students may register at Bedford Administration Building (1623 W. Sterns Rd.) during the summer between 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Posted May 30, 2018


2018-19 CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE

Chromebook insurance will be available to purchase through myschoolbucks.com beginning August 1.

For the 2018-19 school year, insurance coverage on Chromebooks will remain at the same rate of $30 per device. Students in 3rd grade use Chromebooks at school and do not pay the insurance fee. This premium covers damages to a student's Chromebook for the entire school year. Vandalism and/or repeated negligence of care is not accidental therefore, is not covered by insurance. Repair costs will be assessed for damages caused by vandalism or negligence. Families that have 3 or more students in the 1:1 program will have insurance capped at $90. Insurance must be paid for students to take devices home.

Checks will also be accepted at the buildings during distribution times. Families experiencing hardship circumstances may contact the building principal to discuss financial assistance.

Posted June 12, 2018


CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION FOR 2018-19

Necessary forms requiring parent permission and signatures will be available online at MySchoolBucks for parents to access and complete digitally beginning August 1. Paper copies will be available in the front offices. The District highly encourages parents to complete the forms and payment online to streamline the pick up process.

High School students will pick up their Chromebooks during their designated day during high school registration during the week of August 20.

Junior High students will pick up their Chromebooks during Bronco Roundup scheduled in August 21, 22, and 23. Mr. Hurley will send an email to parents in August with the schedule.

4th and 5th grade students will pick up their Chromebooks at their building Open House scheduled on August 29. Chromebook pick up will be from 4-6 pm.

3rd grade students use chromebooks at school and do not take them home. They do not pay the insurance fee.

New students in Grades 4-12 that enroll over the summer will need to attend an introductory Chromebook session with one of our educational technologists to learn the features and basics of navigating on a Chromebook as well as to receive their login information. These introductory sessions are scheduled during school hours on September 5 & 6.

Posted June 12, 2018


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now 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 will also be available in August at back to school meetings, 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.

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 nutricious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources 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!

Summer Meal Opportunities

As the school year is coming to a close, there are thousands of sites in Michigan where kids can gather for healthy, free summer meals. Find a local program near you by calling 2-1-1 or text "Food" to 877-877. The Summer Food Service Program helps to fill the gap so kids can receive nutritious meals when school isn't in session.

The site closest to Bedford is:
Luna Pier Library
Serving lunch daily Monday-Saturday from 12:45-2:15 beginning June 18

Posted June 11, 2018


NOTES FROM OUR NURSES
Summer 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.

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.

SWIM SAFE!
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! https://www.safekids.org/tip/swimming-safety-tips

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

Posted June 11, 2018


PHYSICALS FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

All athletes in Grades 6-12 participating in any Bedford sports will need a physical completed AFTER April 15, 2018. (Students who just got one for a 2018 spring season sport would need to get it done again to participate in a fall sport.) All physicals done after April 15th would then be good for the entire 2018-19 school year.

You will need to the MHSAA physical form to be completed. Please fill it out and take it with you to your physical for the medical staff to complete their portions during your visit.

Updated August 6, 2018


HEALTH FAIR
Catch the Wellness Wave

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
9:00 A.M—1:00 P.M.

Free Services for Children ages 5-19 will include:
      Family Fun & Games
      Sports Physicals
      Back to School Immunizations
      Hearing & Vision Screenings
      Dental Education
      Recycling Education
      Nutrition Education
      Medication Take Back

#MCHDCatchtheWellnessWave

Located on the Beach at the
Monroe County Health Department
2353 S. Custer Rd. Monroe, MI 48161
For more information, please call 734-240-7800
*LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE*

Posted May 10, 2018


WHERE'S THE BUS?

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Fleet Viewer Now Available for All BPS Buses!

Bedford's Transportation Department has installed Samsara GPS units on each of the buses in the fleet. Use the Fleet Viewer to watch as the bus nears the stop! No more standing in the rain or cold waiting for the bus to get there! Families can stay warm and dry while tracking the real-time location of their bus. They will know that once the bus passes a certain street, or enters their neighborhood, that it is time to head out to the stop so they are ready when it arrives!

HOW TO ACCESS:
1. Go to the Samsara Fleet Viewer Link--Use the link on the left.
2. You will see a map displayed. In the upper left hand corner is says, "Search 48 vehicles." Click your cursor there to enter the route number of your bus. For example: "rt 23." You can also use the name of the route the elementary kids use, for example, "Star" if you child rides the Star Bus. A dark gray circle means it is parked. A green arrow means it is traveling and will be moving along the road in the direction of travel. In both scenarios, the bus is identified by the route information associated with it.
3. Save site as a bookmark on your phone for even more convenience!


NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE PAYMENTS

MySchoolBucks

Online payments are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. Chromebook insurance ($30) payments for Bedford students in grades 4-12, including all of the associated technology permissions, can be done completely online through My School Bucks Link. Insurance payments for families with 3 or more students are capped at $90.

Optional messenger style bags are also available for purchase ($25) for those students that don't want to carry their Chromebook in their book bag.

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 (we use MyMealtime at www.mymealtime.com for deposits into food service accounts).

Athletic Forms & Payment

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. Please use the Final Forms link on the left. A step-by-step Parent Playbook on how to use FinalForms is available to download.


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE FOR FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS

Free and Reduced meal applications can now be completed online! You can go directly to My Mealtime (use the link on the left) to set up an account (if you don't already have one). Paper applications are also available in all school offices.

Create an Online Application for Free & Reduced Meals: Click the "Free & Reduced Applications" button at My Mealtime and follow the wizard to create your application. You will need your Student's First Name and Bedford School ID number. You will receive notification regarding the determination of the application within 10 business days. Last year's participants will continue to receive program benefits until Oct. 13th. There is no deadline for application. Families can apply at any point during the school year. All information provided is confidential. Further instructions can be found on the Food Service department page using the link on the left.

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.

We encourage you to complete an application, even if you choose not to use the benefits yourself, since the number of students eligible for benefits also is used to determine other services and funding, such as the funding our schools receive through Title programs.

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

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

2018-2019 Application Form to Print for Free & Reduced Price School Meals

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

2018-2019 District
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Spring Break week in the 2018-19 school year does not include Easter. Good Friday is a day off.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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September-December 2018 Brochure

Register Online!


NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2018


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


SOCIAL MEDIA

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