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LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL

July 2, 2020
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,

I have received many messages from our families asking what the 2020-2021 school year will look like as our state and nation continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Like many of you, I am disappointed and confused with the way that the 2019-2020 school year ended. As an educator and father, I found myself constantly searching for additional information in the form of updates during the prolonged closure. If this is how a school superintendent felt, I can only imagine how the uncertainty must have felt for our thousands of parents within the BPS Community. While I cannot provide all of the details regarding the upcoming school year, I am pleased to share that Governor Whitmer has released the outline that will guide our educational delivery for the upcoming year and perhaps beyond.

On June 30, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to Schools Roadmap, a 63-page document with comprehensive guidance to help local school districts create plans for learning this fall based on the stage of the region where the district is located (Bedford is located in Region 1 and we are, at the time of this letter, in stage 4). Additionally, Ms. Whitmer announced the signing of Executive Order 2020-142 which provides guidance on developing “Preparedness Plans.” With the release of the Return to Schools Roadmap, BPS can now effectively and efficiently create our district’s plan for the upcoming school year. As I have stated from the beginning of the mandated school closure last March, BPS administration and staff want nothing more than to safely have our students back in our buildings. Our district plan will focus on this premise as our top priority while maintaining state-mandated precautions and reviewing all recommended precautionary action steps to best fit our students, staff, and facilities.

Beginning this week, BPS Administration will work closely with our local and county health officials as we construct a viable plan for our students return to their buildings. The district will establish committees comprised of different stakeholders to create this comprehensive return to learning plan. Each committee chair will work with their team to create a plan that does not just sound great, but one that combines strong instructional practices, quality learning experiences regardless of setting, and practicality in its implementation for all impacted. In order to achieve this goal, committees will be seeking feedback from staff members and parents as they build each component of the plan. Our belief is that by following the guidelines provided within the Roadmap, we will be able to keep students, staff, and families safer in our schools and achieve the type of learning outcomes that we’ve consistently achieved. This is no small task and will take some time to develop thoughtfully. Please be assured that we will release the plan as soon as we are able. In the meantime, as some helpful first steps in developing an understanding of the guidelines we will be following, please consider reading Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap FAQ as well as the full documents linked above. These documents will set the parameters that will guide the creation of our district plan and can help families understand how and why we are making decisions.

I appreciate your time in reading this and staying informed throughout all of the changes 2020 has thrown our way. I look forward to sharing additional updates as they become available.

Respectfully,
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools


LETTER FROM HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ABOUT GRADUATION

Dear Parents and Graduates of the Class of 2020,

At the start of May, I shared our plans to delay graduation until July 28th with the hope that as time moved along we would be permitted to hold our traditional ceremony at Savage Hall for our senior class. It has always been our priority and preference to preserve graduation if at all possible knowing that eventually we would need to make a determination so that we could celebrate our seniors in a way that includes as many as possible. I appreciate everyone’s patience in waiting until now for our plan for graduation moving forward. With our unique position next to Ohio and our normal graduation location, we were hopeful that we could continue the tradition.

Unfortunately, the University of Toledo informed us that they would not be able to support a graduation ceremony on the date they provided and they were not planning to schedule large scale events at all this summer. This was a challenge that meant we needed to look closer to home and think creatively about how to honor our students. Under current State of Michigan orders, our region may hold indoor gatherings of 50 and outdoor gatherings of 100 people as long as people adhere to social distancing guidelines. The most logical choice to host the most amount of people would be Community Stadium or the soccer/lacrosse field. Our preference is to host graduation at Community Stadium and we will do so as long as construction on campus permits. We will make a determination and announce the final location one week prior to graduation.

In order to remain at the 100-person threshold, and given the flexibility that we can have with our own facility, we are offering families and graduates two different dates and time windows. The graduation ceremony for each student will be brief and will be held with 25 graduates at a time. Each graduate will enter the stadium with his/her guests and proceed towards the stage at the center of the field. The graduate and guests will then separate, with the graduate going to the side of the stage and the guests going to the front of the stage. The graduate will then have his/her name read and walk across the stage to receive his/her diploma. The graduate will then meet the guests on the other side of the stage.

To ensure we are within the parameters set by the state, we are asking that each graduate remain on the field for no more than 20-30 minutes. Additionally, each graduate may only have two (2) guests accompany them. We are hopeful that capacity at outdoor events will increase as we move closer to the graduation dates. If our region's outdoor capacity is increased, we will share revised guests totals via Schoology. I truly hope we can permit more than two guests, so stay tuned for updates on this.

A Google Form will allow families to select the time frame and date that works best for them. The Google Form will be available until July 10th. Please note that after July 10th, I will look at the selected dates and provide each family with a specific time for their child’s graduation group. I will post the more narrow time frames in Schoology.

Option 1:
Where: BHS Lacrosse/Soccer Field or Football Field
When: Saturday, July 25th
Time Frame: 10 am- 2 pm
Inclement Weather: Will move to Sunday, July 26th. Same Time

Option 2:
Where: BHS Lacrosse/Soccer Field or Football Field
When: Tuesday, July 28th
Time Frame: 6 pm- 8 pm
Inclement Weather: Will move to Wednesday, July 29th. Same Time

The Google Form must be accessed by the student, as it will only allow mybedford.us accounts to access it. Also, please note that students will only be able to select a date once. After a date is selected, students will be locked out of the form. There is no rush to pick a date. We plan to honor whatever date works for each graduate.

We will have multiple professional photography options at the graduation ceremony. Students will be photographed walking across the stage and a second time after receiving the diploma with the traditional flag background. This year, due to the modified format, we are also going to offer, weather permitting, a third professional photograph of each graduate with his/her guests.

While the pandemic has cancelled and prevented many traditions and rites of passage from occurring with graduation, we are able to add a couple unique opportunities for the class of 2020 given the modified format for graduation. For this year only, graduates will be permitted to decorate their caps. We will also be permitting one of the graduate’s guests the opportunity to hand the diploma to their graduate. While in line for graduation, students can elect to have a family member give them their diploma or have guests watch from the front of the stage as the graduate crosses the stage.

Key Information:
-- Students, while logged into their mybedford account, select the desired date via google form in Schoology by July 10th.
-- Only 2 guests per graduate unless additional changes to gathering restrictions from the state.
-- Graduation will be no more than 30 minutes for each graduate group.
-- Professional photography will be present at both dates of the ceremony.
-- Each graduate will be able to cross the stage as their name is read.

While the school year has not ended the way anyone of us would have wanted, I look forward to properly closing out the 2019-20 school year and celebrating this milestone with our students. I want to thank everyone who has provided suggestions, input, and feedback as we worked to develop a plan that helps us truly honor each graduate.

Respectfully,
Kevin Weber
Principal, Bedford High School

Posted: June 19, 2020


ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Bedford Public Schools will be making the following modifications to the registration process. Registration, at this time, will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

For All Elementary Schools, please call Kendra Zink at 734-850-6028
For Bedford Junior High School, please call Linda Brieschke at 734 850-6200
For Bedford High School, please call Mary Jo Faller at 734 850-6111

Please leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 2 business days.

When we call you back to set up your appointment, we will:
-- Inform you of the documentation that is required at the time of registration. We will not be able to accept partial registration.
-- Inform you of the location and safety procedures that will be in place for the appointment time

EMAILING REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS

Parents will be strongly encouraged to email their documentation, if possible, ahead of time and it will be printed off prior to the appointment. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.

For elementary students up to grade 5, please email them to kendra.zink@mybedford.us.
For junior high students, please email them to linda.brieschke@mybedford.us
For high school students, please email them to maryjo.faller@mybedford.us

Anyone that started this process at Kindergarten Registration Expo, or prior to the school closure, but did not have complete documentation will need to submit any outstanding items to complete the registration process. Please call 734-850-6028 to set up an appointment to finish that process or email any outstanding documents (except birth certificates; an appointment will be needed to bring those in) to kendra.zink@mybedford.us.

Note: Current Young Fives/Kindergarten, and any other students finishing their first year at BPS, do not need to go through this process again if there has been no change to your residential information. Your information will automatically be updated in our records for the next grade this fall.

APPOINTMENT TIMES

A​ll a​ppointments will be scheduled ​at the Administration Building (1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182) ​during the following hours beginning Tuesday, June 2 (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders):

TIMES ​FOR ELEMENTARY ​STUDENTS:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM

TIMES FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL​ STUDENTS​:
8:30-Noon

TIMES FOR HIGH SCHOOL​ STUDENTS​:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 12:30-4:30 PM
Thursdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM

book basketKINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PRIZE DRAWING DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 10th

kindergarten tshirt thumbnail imageBecause our schools closed before we reached the initial prize drawing deadline, we are extending it until Friday, July 10th. Complete your Kindergarten student's registration by Friday, July 10th and they will be entered to win a basket of books with a plush toy (A $100+ value)! One winner at each elementary school!

Newly registered Kindergarten students also get a Free T-Shirt (while supplies last!) with their completed registration!

ITEMS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION:

Registration Packet
1. Complete packet prior to registration appointment.
-- Packets available online (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/Registration.html)
-- Packets available for pickup, 24/7, outside of the Office of Instruction in the Administration Building, 1623 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182

2. Proof of Residency includes the following three items:
A. Proof of homeownership (Deed, current tax statement or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.)

B. One piece of additional proof of residency. (current utility bill which includes gas, electric and water; OR homeowner's insurance policy. We Do Not accept a bill from a cell phone provider.)

C. Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address.

3. Birth Certificate
-- Official state certified birth certificate. Photo copies or hospital certificates are not accepted.
-- If a parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.

4. Accurate Immunization Records
-- Updated immunization records must be submitted prior to the start of school if there are any required immunizations are missing.

5. Hearing & Vision Screening
-- A hearing and vision screening is required for Kindergarten students prior to the start of school.

6. Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents listed on the birth certificate.
-- Legal guardianship papers for students not residing with either biological parent.

Updated: May 21, 2020


HAC CLOSING SOON FOR THE SUMMER

HAC (Home Access Center) is open for all students to check their final grades on their report cards. HAC access for our Class of 2020 graduating senior students will end on June 24, 2020. Please be sure to print a report card/transcript if you would like one for your records. All other students can continue to access HAC until June 30, 2020. After that, HAC will be closed for the summer as we update all of our student records for the 2020-2021 school year. HAC will reopen again in late August.

If you forgot your HAC password, please call the HelpDesk at 734-850-6095.

Posted: June 18, 2020


Summer Access for Students to District Online Subscriptions

Students will continue to have access to most of the District online subscriptions they had during the school year that don't require teacher assigned content. Clever, Brainpop, MobyMax, Discovery Education, Sora, Spellling City, etc will remain accessible through August 14. Students and parents will continue to have access to Schoology for announcements posted at the school level but Schoology classes attached to teachers will archive shortly after grades are issued.

Posted: June 18, 2020


"SUPPLYING OUR FUTURE" BACKPACKS FOR KIDS

Backpacks for Kids logo thumbnail“Supplying Our Future” Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County is a group of caring people who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. In this trying economy, we know there are those who need a backpack filled with the necessary supplies for school. If your family could benefit from this program, please fill out the application and turn it in. Income information is not required on the application. They understand seeking assistance is not always easy, rest assured there are many caring people and agencies working together to help your family during these tough times. They will have information from many agencies that work with families available.

Complete Application and Return to The Salvation Army:
-- By Mail: The Salvation Army 815 E. First St, Monroe, MI 48161
-- Scan and email the form to: Charles.Pipkin@usc.salvationarmy.org
-- Fax form to 734-241-7181

Form must be received at the Salvation Army by Friday, July 17th.

Bedford Back Pack Pick-Up Site:
     Francis Family YMCA, 2000 West Dean Road, Temperance, MI 48182
     Friday, August 7th, 4-6 pm
     Swimming Available – Parents MUST Swim with Children.

If you are able to assist us with donations to this program, they would be happy to accept them. If you want further information on this program, you may call The Salvation Army at 734-241-0440 ext 103.

Posted: June 11, 2020


OPEN LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITY

June 9, 2020
Dear Bedford Public Schools Community,

The current state of our nation is one of division, fear, and otherwise painful uncertainty. What began with the senseless death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police Officer has transitioned into a nation’s demand for answers and systemic change. This demand for change can be found in communities throughout the United States, including our own community, where on June 3rd a group of concerned individuals rallied to address the pattern of inequitable and sometimes violent treatment of African-American citizens seeking out improved resources for our community to deal with trauma, inequity, and intolerance. As our nation begins to simultaneously heal and grow, it is the resolute obligation of Bedford Public Schools to reinforce our district mission and goals, especially as they relate to teaching against and protecting students from injustice, inequity, intolerance, and the general lack of understanding for ideas and people outside our identities. This work has never been easy for any school system and we acknowledge that BPS has gaps in our fully encompassing approach to these lessons. The reality is that while conversations regarding literature and science can seem easy for most, discussions on race, identity, and human individual differences are very difficult to master. This is intense, imperfect, and complex work – it takes time, patience, people, resources, and an open mind to fully develop these comprehensive principles. Most worthwhile endeavors encompass these very same characteristics.

As an important first step, BPS will work to include alumni, current students, and staff in a process to garner a better understanding of our district’s current deficit in relation to these important life-long lessons. With this understanding, our district will apply strategies and implement professional development and curriculum that are more targeted. In addition, while we consider Bedford Public Schools the beacon for our community, BPS alone cannot carry this important and worthy endeavor. We believe that many diverse stakeholders are necessary to identify our needs and inform our next steps. In order to truly accomplish our stated goals, it will take the collective effort of our community that includes our school system, local and county governments, places of worship, and even our community education and civic groups joining and leading together. BPS is willing and ready to identify our student and staff needs in order to begin this work. It is our hope that you might consider being included in this process so we can expand the impact of our educational programming, instruction, and structure on the development of cultural competence.

Our students, families, and staff are as dedicated as any in the state and have always joined together as a community towards worthy endeavors. We want to emphasize that we have faith that our community can come together here as well, and we would be incredibly proud to lead this process as a district. These reviews of current practice and future actions are absolutely necessary to ensure that Bedford graduates are prepared to lead and thrive in any environment. The district will be adding a new section to our website focusing on current and future resources to help students develop and expand their thinking, experience, and approach to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Please look for additional information and resources to be shared soon as we begin to further strengthen our district and community together. We look forward to partnering and sharing this learning experience with our students, staff and community. Educating for Life.

Respectfully,

Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent
Bedford Public Schools
Carl.Shultz@mybedford.us

Lisa Beins McCaig
Board of Education President
Bedford Public Schools
Lisa.McCaig@mybedford.us


UPDATE AND STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT

June 5, 2020

Dear Bedford Families,

I hope that this email finds you healthy and well. As I am typing this email update on June 5th, I can say without a doubt that this is not how I expected the end of the school year to go. There have been so many uniquely challenging events that have shaped the last four months of the school year. Regardless of these challenges, I am extremely proud of our students, staff, and families for how you have shone throughout an otherwise cloudy period of time. Bedford Public Schools' district mission is Educating For Life - this time has taught us that it also includes Adapting For Life! Throughout all of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 closure, I have tried to implement a decision-making strategy that would best serve our students and district as a whole. This practice has meant that BPS has not always been the first district to act statewide, but our actions have been well-grounded and able to be successfully implemented once announced. Examples of this process include our Learn at Home program, which while admittedly is not perfect, has served our students and families well by ensuring that the materials included have counted toward state-approved instructional days and credit. Also, our district's patience in waiting for an opportunity to hold a Class of 2020 Commencement appears to be paying off with our state's (State of Ohio as well) most recent announcement that gatherings of up to five hundred individuals can take place for graduation. Based on this information, we are expecting to see further restrictions lifted in the near future, thus making our rescheduled Commencement date of July 28th a real possibility. We will of course continue to update graduates on our process as we move closer to the date.

I know that an important topic of discussion within the community has focused on what school will look like in the fall. What is typically an easy question to answer, has become quite difficult to answer at the current time. Governor Whitmer has convened a comprehensive committee of education and health care professionals, elected officials, and parents to help guide the state's planning for the upcoming school year. Just as the district was mandated to follow the executive order that closed schools on March 13, 2020, we will also be following the decisions made through this committee's work. I can say that I am very encouraged by the recent relaxing of state level orders over the past two weeks and believe that we are heading in the right direction for reopening schools for our students. My personal preference is to absolutely have our students and staff back in our buildings as soon as safely possible. Please stay tuned to district communications that will provide updated information throughout the next couple of months.

BPS is facing another incredible challenge as we prepare for our students and staff members to return safely. The COVID-19 shutdown has created a significant decrease in state revenue funds that could cause a catastrophic cut to educational funding for public schools. The initial communications by the State of Michigan Department of Treasury include potential decreases of up to $700 per pupil this current school year as a proration of already budgeted funds and the same $700 decrease per student for the upcoming school year. These cuts in current funding represent by far the largest in our state's history and will decimate educational programming here in Bedford and across the state. I am asking that all parents and family members associated with BPS to contact our state governor, state, and federal representatives to ensure that they understand the importance of education and our local funding to support students. We will continue to do our part by advocating for student funding and it will absolutely help if our state leaders can hear your voices as well.

I want to end this update with a message of hope regarding what has been taking place across our nation over the past week. My role as an educational leader is to ensure that our students feel safe while they are in our care. This premise does not end with the physical safety of our students. Students also need to be safe to be who they are at all times in order to learn at their optimal capacity. Bedford Public Schools has many current programs in place to ensure that this safe environment is available. However, I know that we are not perfect and that we can still continue to improve. BPS will be actively working to ensure that students not only have a voice, but also that they understand how to use it when it matters. No student should ever leave our district without having the necessary tools to advocate for themselves or for those around them. This is part of the Bedford's Mission of Educating For Life. As a member of our Bedford Family, if you hear, read, or see something that does not support this mission and expectation please contact myself or a member of my leadership team. The safety and security of all students is our top priority.

Lastly, I have received countless emails and communications this week regarding the social media communications of one of our elected Board of Education Members. I am providing the statement (included below) regarding Board Member positions and roles within the district. Please feel free to share this information with anyone that you see as appropriate.

The Bedford Community is an amazing place and I fully support any effort to continue to grow! Thank you for all of your support and for being a proud Kicking Mule!

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

Bedford Public Schools Public Statement Regarding Board Member Election and Function
June 5, 2020

The 7 Members of the Bedford Public Schools Board of Education are elected by the School District’s local constituents. The Bedford Public Schools’ Board of Education is responsible for the governance of the School District and are not paid employees of the district. The role of district governance includes authorizing financial decisions, maintaining district governing policies, and selecting a School Superintendent. The School District’s Superintendent is hired by the Board to run the day-to-day operations and to implement Policies adopted by the Board. The Board Members terms are established by statute, and neither the Board nor the Superintendent has the authority to remove a Board Member from the Board of Education.

Board Members may only be removed pursuant to applicable provisions in the law. Section 1107 of the Revised School Code states that the Governor may remove a school board member. The Governor can only remove a school board member if the governor is satisfied from the evidence submitted to the governor that the member is guilty of gross neglect of duty, corrupt conduct in office, or any other misfeasance or malfeasance in office. In addition, the Michigan Constitution provides procedures for the public to recall a school board member. There is nothing in the law that provides procedures for a school board itself, or any employee of the school board, to remove a board member.

Bedford Public School Board members only speak on behalf of the District through formal action at public School Board meetings. The Board President and the Superintendent are the only designated spokespersons for the Board. Individual Board Members maintain their First Amendment Rights to speak on matters in their individual capacity and do not speak on behalf of the Board. In addition, as elected representatives are not subject to district disciplinary polices. The Bedford Public Schools Board of Education does not endorse any statements made by individual Board Members.


FOOD ASSISTANCE OPTIONS FOR SUMMER

The Bedford Public Schools Drive Thru Food Pickups have concluded for this school year. A huge round of applause for the efforts of that department! They served a total of 116,347 meals during the time our school buildings have been closed!

FREE AND REDUCED SCHOOL MEAL BENEFITS
Those that are currently receiving benefits will remain eligible and can continue to receive them after school starts through October 19, 2020 when they expire. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will available around August.

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS

Please check the Michigan Department of Education's Summer Food Service Program website for locations where service will be available.
Some school districts will continue to serve, in programs similar to what Bedford did, until June 30th. Procedures may be different from school to school (some schools ask you to sign up, and some deliver off the bus) so please call that district's food service department to find out how they are running their program. Phone numbers should be included on the website listed above. Service after June 30th will transition to the more traditional summer programs which may operate differently or happen in different locations once June is over.

FREE AND REDUCED SCHOOL MEAL BENEFITS
Those that are currently receiving benefits will remain eligible and can continue to receive them after school starts through October 19, 2020 when they expire. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will available around August. Families can apply at any time during the school year.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY OPTIONS

We will continue to post Mobile Food Pantry dates/locations throughout the summer.

Unless otherwise noted, mobile food pantries will:
-- not require you to register for the event.
-- give one food package to the first 250 households.*
-- require you to provide ID showing Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a free food package.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mt Carmel Church
8330 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
First 200 Households

Saturday, July 11, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
323 Scott St.
Monroe, MI 48161

Saturday, July 11, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Milan Vault
10475 N Ann Arbor Rd
Milan, MI 48160
First 150 Households

Saturday, July 11, 2020
2:00 PM – 4PM
Luna Pier Water Tower Park
11355 Harold Dr.
Luna Pier, MI 48157
First 150 Households

Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Dundee Assembly of God
13790 S. Custer Rd
Dundee, MI 48131
First 300 households

Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Mall of Monroe
2121 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, MI 48162

Saturday, July 25, 2020
2:30PM – 4:30PM
St Michaels Church
5790 W. Temperance Rd
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
First 150 Households

MONROE FAMILY YMCA GRAB & GO MEALS

ALL families are welcome to receive FREE BREAKFAST & SUPPER for youth up to age 18-NO QUESTIONS ASKED! Sites are designed as drive up to grab and go!
ALL SITES ARE AVAILABLE MONDAY-FRIDAY, unless otherwise noted. Times, dates and locations are subject to change.
For more information, connect with Carrie Powell at 734.241.2606 X242 or cpowell@ymcaofmonroe.org

CITY OF MONROE FIRE DEPT. (old station)
75 Scott St.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:4:45pm-5:15pm

GREENWOOD TOWNHOUSES
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ELEVATE CHURCH
Distribution on Greenwood Ave.
Monroe, MI 48162
DISTRIBUTION TIME:4:00pm-4:30pm

GREENWYCKE CROSSINGS
6112 Greenwycke Ln.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:4:45pm-5:15pm

MEADOWBROOK ESTATES
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CROSSWALK MONROE
1250 Strandwyck Dr.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:5:15pm-5:45pm

MONROE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
3401 S. Custer Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:4:00pm-5:00pm

MONROE FAMILY YMCA
1111 W. Elm Ave.
Monroe, MI 48162
DISTRIBUTION TIME: 4:00pm-5:30pm

MONROE FIRST UNITED METHODIST
312 Harrison St.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:4:00pm-4:30pm

OAKRIDGE ESTATES
75 Briarwood Trl.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:6:00pm-6:30pm

OPPORTUNITY CENTER AT ALCC
120 Eastchester St.
Monroe, MI 48161
DISTRIBUTION TIME:4:00pm-4:30pm
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY ONLY

This program is made possible through the generous funding from La-Z-Boy Foundation, Wal-Mart Foundation, Michigan Health and Human Services, DTE Foundation, Meijer, Mid-American Group, Dr. Richard & Rose Walker, Steve & Melinda Whittington, Tim Hortons, Barnhart Crane and Rigging Company, Public House Food + Drink, Industrial Inspection Company, Rotary Club of Monroe, Michigan, Kiwanis Club of Monroe, Tom & Renee Treece of Guided Ministries, Chris Kull, Louise & Jerry Bauerschmidt, Monroe County Community Credit Union, Vince’s Drive-In and support from Annual Campaign Donors and our distribution partners.

STATE RESOURCES

MI Bridges can connect you to resources specific to your location, needs, and circumstances.


NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATION

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 APPLICATIONS

A pesticide/herbicide is expected to be applied at: Bedford Public schools athletic fields
Date: Thursday and Friday June 25 & 26, 2020
Time: 5:30am-9am (or until wind speeds increase to more than 10 mph)
Application will be to actively growing weeds in the sidewalk areas, gravel areas, pavement cracks, around concession stands, Fencelines, under bleachers.
Please allow 4 hours of dry time before walking on areas that were sprayed.
Reentry ok on pavement areas after 9:30, under bleachers allowed after 1pm.

Thursday the following areas will be sprayed: Soccer Stadium; under bleachers, remaining fence lines, around soccer shack. Varsity Baseball fencelines, warning track, infield with actively growing weeds, under bleachers, bull pen, batting cage. Freshman/JV baseball field, fence lines, under bleachers, infield gravel area with actively growing weeds, batting cage.

Friday the following areas will be sprayed: Varsity Softball; fencelines, batting cage, under bleachers, warning track, infield. Freshman/JV Softball; fence lines, in dugouts, infield gravel areas. Football stadium; under bleachers only.

This application will be done by licensed pesticide applicator Sarah Adams.

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.

Posted: June 22, 2020


FALL SPORTS

We are still awaiting the lifting of current restrictions and guidance on any accommodations that may have to be made to safely resume our athletic activities (including use of our facilities, conditioning, summer practices, etc.). In the meantime, we would like to begin gathering information from the student-athletes interested in participating in our Fall Sports at BPS to ensure we can quickly contact them when we know more.

2020 FALL SPORTS INTEREST SURVEY
Please fill out this survey for all sports other than football.

PHYSICALS FOR 2020-21 SPORTS
If you have a physical from the 2019-2020 school year dated after April 15, 2019, you can continue to use that one for the 2020-2021 school year's athletic activities. New athletes, or ones with physicals older than that, will need to complete a MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM before participating.

NOTE: When Bedford Athletics' voluntary workouts begin, all students are required to bring their own hand sanitizer and supply of water. Those who do not have both will not be allowed to participate. This 2020 Summer Work Out Form must also be completed and signed by parents.

Go Mules!

Updated: June 15, 2020


All Bedford school district athletic facilities are closed until further notice.

All athletic fields, track, and stadiums are now closed for safety and health reasons due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted: April 3, 2020


2020-21 School Year Preschool Enrollment for Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program graphic with a kid's drawing of childrenONLINE APPLICATION FOR HEAD START AND GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM (GSRP) NOW AVAILABLE

The following information will need to be submitted electronically or when school buildings are reopened:

Proof of Income:
-- 2019 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.)

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
GSRP: 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2020*
Head Start: 3 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2020

*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2020 – Dec. 1, 2020 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2020.

For more information, contact:
GSRP: Courtney Last at 734-342-8690
Head Start: Kristin Shappee at 734-342-8715

Posted: April 3, 2020


Eyeglasses Assistance

The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact your school office and they'll send one home with your child.

Posted November 5, 2019


FOR SALE: SURPLUS OF PAST YEARBOOKS
AND SPRING SUPPLEMENTS

Thumbnail photos of yearbooks and supplements for sale

Updated: October 11, 2019


BUS ROUTES

Use this Bus Routes link to find the pick up and drop off location nearest to your house.

Posted: August 28, 2019


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.

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

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.

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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 medications MUST be brought to school by a parent/guardian/adult with appropriate paperwork. Students, even if they are 18 years of age, may NOT carry medication to school. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

Updated: February 3, 2020

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

2020-2021 District
School-Year-At-A-Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the first Sunday of Spring Break. (April 4, 2021)


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

Register Online!

Latchkey


NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2019


STUDENT HANDBOOK

TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

-- For Students
-- For Staff


OK2SAY

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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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SEEK HELP:

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

     DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line:
     741741


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html

Or chose one of our schools for more building specific details:

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY
JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY
MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY


SOCIAL MEDIA

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