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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.

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NEWS TO KNOW


PRESENTATION FROM COMMUNITY FORUMS ON BOND PROPOSAL

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You can view the May Community Forum Presentation here. Two slides (16 & 17) have been updated to reflect the desire of the board to pursue a 20 year bond versus a 25 year bond; and the receipt of new 2018 taxable property valuation data. The original presentation was based on the data available from 2017. The good news is that property values went up in Bedford Township in the last year which reduces the amount of mills needed and cost to the taxpayers.

Have a question about the Community Forum Presentation?
Email it to askbps@mybedford.us or call 734-850-6000.

COMING SOON:
More Detailed Information
Frequently Asked Question List
Property Tax Calculator

Posted June 4, 2018


NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATION AT BHS/BJHS ON JULY 19

A pesticide is expected to be applied along the Junior High and High School sidewalks, pavement areas, driveways for weeds and weed management. on Thursday, July 19th from 2 to 6 p.m.

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 419-850-6060 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.

Posted July 18, 2018


NOTE FROM SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT TRAGIC LOSS

Dear Parents and Community Members,

It is with great sadness that I share the news of a tragic event that has taken the lives of two young students. On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, we received word that incoming Bedford High School 9th grader, Justin Haun, and his sister, Alyssa, were fatally injured when a vehicle hit the two young teenagers as they were walking along Sterns Road. Justin Haun attended Bedford Junior High School and was set to attend Bedford High School in the Fall. Alyssa Haun has not attended Bedford Public Schools and was visiting from her home near Cleveland, Ohio.

As an eighth grader, Justin was an incredible math student having earned the Junior High School's Math Student of the Year Award. He also played in 8th grade orchestra and was a member of the cross country team. This tragic news will no doubt leave everyone that has had contact with Justin and Alyssa grief stricken and at a loss for words. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Justin and Alyssa.

Bedford Public Schools will be setting up professional counseling support for anyone who is in need. If you or any member of your family is in need of immediate professional support in coping with this tragedy, I ask that you contact Gabby's Ladder at (734) 242-8773. Gabby's Ladder is a non-profit organization located in Monroe, Michigan that specializes in providing support for grieving children, adults and families at no cost. In addition, BPS will be adding information and resources on our website to assist students and families. Please reach out to the district administration office with any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
734-850-6001

Posted July 5, 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


SCHOOL SUPPLY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE; APPLY BY JULY 18

Supplying our future logo of Backpack and school materials

"Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County is a group working to make sure every K-12 child has the school supplies necessary to start school.

Income information is not needed to apply. Distribution events are planned around the county and will include fun activities and food. The one in Bedford is planned for Friday, August 10th from 4-6 pm at the Francis Family YMCA, 2000 W. Dean Road, Temperance, MI. (Pool will be open for swimming so bring your swimsuit! Parents MUST swim with their children.)

If your family could benefit from this program, please fill out the application and turn it into any school office; the Bedford Public Schools Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road (after June 22nd when our office is closed for the summer), Temperance, MI; mailed to The Salvation Army, 815 E. First St., Monroe MI 48161; scanned and emailed to: EMI_Monroe@usc.salvationarmy.org; or faxed to: 734-241-7181.

Application Deadline: 
Form must be received by 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

For further information about this program, or to inquire about making a donation to this program, please contact The Salvation Army at 734-2411-0440, Extension 107.

Posted June 26, 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


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


SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR 2018-2019

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 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 take it with you to the physical to be filled out by the medical staff during your appointment.

Mercy Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has scheduled a few walk-in dates (dates and locations listed below) to get a physical.
All are from 5-7 pm (Last registration accepted at 6:45 pm.)

     July 24 and July 31 — West Sylvania

Cost is $25 (cash or check only).

Posted May 8, 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


BJHS NOW A MICHIGAN GREEN SCHOOL!

class displays Michigan Green School banner

Bedford Junior High School has been awarded the distinction of being a Michigan Green School! This certificate of achievement is for outstanding performance and lasting contribution and preservation of the environment. A White Cedar tree was planted on Earth Day to celebrate the occasion! Mrs. Quinlan's class is responsible for collecting recycling throughout the building on a weekly basis. Bedford Junior High also collects old markers for recycling and has bulletin boards focused on the importance of being green! Way to go, Broncos!

students plant tree

Posted April 25, 2018


BEDFORD'S K-12 ROBOTICS PROGRAM RECOGNIZED AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Certificate signed by Governor Rick Snyder. Certificate of Recognition is hereby granted to Bedford Public School for Participation in the full FIRST progression of K-12 Programs during the 2017-2018 season.

Bedford Public Schools was recognized for their support of all levels, K-12, of the FIRST Robotics Program at Michigan's FRC State Championship. At Bedford, the youngest students can participate in the Junior FIRST Lego League (JFLL), the older elementary students do FIRST Lego League (FLL), the junior high students have FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and the high school students participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Governor Rick Snyder presented a representative of the Bedford Express FRC Team #1023 with a certificate acknowledging Bedford's K-12 participation in FIRST Robotics.

BHS ROBOTICS TEAM DIVISION QUARTERFINALISTS AT WORLDS!

Bedford High School's FRC Robotics team, Bedford Express, competed at the FIRST Robotics World Championship at Cobo Hall in Detroit this past weekend. They qualified for their competition spot in two ways: through winning the Engineering Inspiration Award at last year's World Championship, and also by finishing 28th out of 508 Michigan Teams at the State Championship Tournament. The robot and team performed very well. Their qualifying record was 6-4, but they were individually the 4th highest scoring robot on the scale. This individual performance was crucial in getting picked in the play-offs in a division of 67 teams. Bedford Express was the 6th selected robot. The Roboteers, from New York, selected us to join the number 6 alliance. That alliance forced a tie breaker match in the Curie division quarter finals before being eliminated.

Dr. Shultz poses with Bedford Express team members and their robot in the pits

The World Championship will return to Detroit, Michigan next April and Bedford Express looks forward to continuing their appearance at FIRST World Championships streak. Bedford Public Schools students interested in participating in this "Varsity Sport for the Mind" can register at www.bedfordrobotics.org. Bedford has all 4 levels of FIRST Robotics programs to serve students in grades K-12!

We are proud of all of the hard work, dedication and commitment of all of the BX members, volunteers, mentors, and coaches, as they represent Bedford Public Schools to the world! Great job!

Posted April 30, 2018


BHS Junior Wins 2018 MI Aspirations in Computing Award!

Hillary is a junior at Bedford High School and was recently presented with the 2018 Michigan NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award during an awards ceremony at Michigan State University. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. She was one of the 70 talented students from across the state of Michigan to be honored there.

Hillary receives Aspirations in Computing Award

Hillary's experience in various programs offered at Bedford Public Schools, and other outside opportunities, have helped hone her skills, "I received the NCWIT Aspirations award for the state of Michigan for my skills and pursued interest in information technology and computation. After participating in FIRST robotics, I gained a passion for computer science. Since then I have driven myself to seek out opportunities to grow in my knowledge of this topic: attending Hackathons and camps at different universities, practicing digital art, participating in BPA, and exercising my understanding through different computer applications and programming. Bedford High School's FIRST robotics program, BPA chapter, Virtual Academy, and STEM classes have been instrumental in my success."

She also credits Bedford's Programming and Game Design Instructor, Mr. Pettrey, with inspiring her efforts, "This year, I was fortunate to meet Mr. Pettrey, a new computer science teacher who serves on the board for the community's new cyber security center [Bedford Advanced Cybersecurity Development Center located at the Monroe County Community College Whitman Center]. His instruction and insight led me to dual enroll at MCCC for computer science and inspires me to reach my goals after high school: to enroll in college to research artificial intelligence and machine behaviors."

Mr. Pettrey, meanwhile, is excited about the opportunities available at Bedford High School, "Bedford High School is a new Cisco Academy for 2018, using training materials from Cisco, the largest and most well-known networking company in the world. This fall, Bedford High School will be using Cisco Academy materials to teach a new Cybersecurity class, as well as continuing to teach existing programming classes with the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the industry." His goal is for students interested in computing to become job-ready by obtaining industry certifications before they graduate.

Posted April 20, 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

2017-2018 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.


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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

May-August 2018 Brochure

Register Online!


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NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

August 2017


STUDENT HANDBOOK LINKS

-- High School Handbook
-- Junior High School Handbook
-- Elementary School Handbook

Updated Elementary Attendance Policy for 2018

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


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