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Use Final Forms for Athletics Fees and Forms, Meal Magic Cloud's SendMoneyToSchool link to manage student Food Service accounts, and MySchoolBucks for all other fees..

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.

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SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

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The 2019-20 enrollment period ended on June 28, 2019 and Schools of Choice is now closed.

NEWS TO KNOW


NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

Each of our schools are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!

NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENT?

Kindergarten T-shirt thumbnail imageAll newly registered Kindergarten students get a FREE T-Shirt!

For more information, please call 734-850-6028,
or any school office:
     Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
     Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
     Monroe Road Elementary: 734-850-6800
     Bedford Junior High School: 734-850-6200
     Bedford High School and Bedford Virtual Academy: 734-850-6100

WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
-- Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
-- Health Appraisal Form
-- Proof of Residency which must include:
     -- Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed) or rental/lease agreement
     -- Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner's insurance policy
     -- Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID
           with current Bedford address
-- Certified Birth Certificate *
-- Accurate Immunization Records
-- Hearing & Vision Screening Records (due 8/23/2019)
-- Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Recommended: Your calendar to schedule a screening date in June

* If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.

ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. June screening appointments are set when registering.

Updated: April 16, 2019


HAC to Reopen August 26th

HAC (Home Access Center) is currently closed as the district updates student records for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time. (Any graduate needing to request a transcript can find instructions on the Counseling page and use the How to Request a Transcript link.)

HAC will reopen on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 AM for student schedules/teacher assignments.

If you are unsure of your HAC login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@mybedford.us or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.

Student schedules will be given to high school students during Registration Week (Aug. 19-23) and junior high students at Bronco Round-up (Aug. 20-22). Elementary families can check HAC after Aug. 26th. Kindergarten families will receive a bus tag (listing their teacher and busing information) in the mail the week before school starts.

Updated August 6, 2019


BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
REGISTRATION WEEK

Students will get pictures taken for student ID and yearbook, pick up schedules, books, Chromebooks*, and get their locker assignments. Seniors will make appointments (times available all week) to get senior pictures taken.

Seniors: August 19th from 8 - 11 and 12-3
Juniors: August 20th from 8-11 and 12-3
Sophomores: August 21st from 8-11 and 12-3
Freshmen: August 22nd from 12-3 and 4-7
Makeup Day for All Grades: August 23rd from 8-11 and 12-3

BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
BRONCO ROUND-UP

Students will get schedules, Chromebooks*, and lockers. Volunteers will be available to help with locker combinations and finding classrooms. PTO will have BJHS Bronco Spiritwear for sale!

August 20, 2:00 to 6:00 pm: 8th Grade Bronco Round-Up
August 21, 2:00 to 6:00 pm: 7th Grade Bronco Round-Up
August 22, 2:00 to 6:00 pm: 6th Grade and last call Bronco Round-Up

ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE NIGHT AUGUST 28th

This is a great opportunity to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies! 4th and 5th graders can pick up their Chromebooks*. Join the PTO! Have fun with friends!

DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY
     School Pictures: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
     Young Fives, Kindergarten, Grade 3 Open House: 5:00 - 5:45 pm
     Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 Open House: 6:00 - 6:45 pm
          Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pickup*: 4:30 - 7:00 pm

JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY
     Young Fives and Kindergarten: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
          Bus Rides: 4:45 - 6:00 pm
     1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades: 6:15 - 7:15 pm
     4th & 5th Grades: 7:15 - 8:15 pm
          Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pick-Up*: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY
     Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grades: at 5:00 pm
     3rd, 4th, 5th Grades: 6:00 pm
          Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pick Up*: 5:00 pm

BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
OPEN HOUSE
September 4

      6:45 pm in the Gym

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
September 9

     Open House 6:30 - 7:30 pm
     Senior/Senior Parent Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium

*Returning students in 4th-12th grades may pick up their chromebooks if paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com (see link under Quick Links)

SMALL GROUP TOUR INVITE FROM SUPERINTENDENT FOR NEW 6TH & 9TH GRADERS

As an educational leader and a parent, I know firsthand how difficult it can be when a child is transitioning to a new school building. In order to ease some of that difficulty, I would like to invite you and your child who will be entering either the 6th grade or 9th grade in September to schedule a tour of their new building. I understand that as a district, BPS already has established activities to help acclimate transitioning students, but I know that some students are much more comfortable with smaller group opportunities.

If you or your student would like an opportunity to tour their new school building prior to the start of the year, please contact me at (734) 850-6002 to set-up a date and time. I will be glad to walk the building with your family and answer any questions that you may have regarding our programs and extensive opportunities. I am very proud of our district and I look forward to meeting more of our families as you successfully transition through our district!

Sincerely,
Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools

Updated: July 15, 2019


GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM AND HEAD START PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Monroe County ISD staff will be available to complete your preschool child's application for our 2019-2020 school year.

AGE REQUIREMENTS
GSRP: 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2019*
Head Start: 3 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2019

TO COMPLETE YOUR CHILD'S APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:
-- Proof of Income
      - 2018 W-2s
      - Income Tax Return
      - SSI, TANF
      - 4 weeks of pay stubs
-- Foster Care documentation if applicable
-- Child's Birth Certificate
-- Immunization Record (if available)
-- Proof of Residency (drivers license, bill, rent lease, etc.)

BEDFORD TOWNSHIP ENROLLMENT DATES & LOCATIONS:
      August 22nd
      Smith Road Elementary
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      1135 Smith Rd., Temperance, MI 48182

View GSRP & Head Start enrollment flyer for more information and additional enrollment dates and locations in Monroe County or call 734-242-5799 x 1610.

*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2019 – Dec. 1, 2019 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2019.

Posted: July 15, 2019


MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jackman Road Elementary
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182

Free food package to the first 200 households

There is no need to preregister for this event. Must present a completed form (with Legal Name, Home Address, and Date of Birth) the day of the event and provide ID which shows Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a food package (limit one per household).

Posted: June 14, 2019


SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE

The Family Medical Center of Michigan, Inc. is offering School and Sports Physicals for $20. (Insurance is also accepted through this offer.)

Please bring documentation from school if necessary. A MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM is needed for participation in any 2019-2020 Bedford athletic program and must be dated after April 15, 2019 and it is then good for the entire school year.

Schedule an appointment:
Temperance Medical and Dental
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 654-2169

Posted: June 11, 2019


WELCOME LETTER FROM DR. SHULTZ INTRODUCING NEW HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: MR. KEVIN WEBER

May 30, 2019

I am writing this evening to share some exciting news regarding the district's comprehensive search for our next principal of Bedford High School. The process to identify the most qualified candidate to assume the recently vacated position was one designed to select a candidate who embodies the professional and personal characteristics indicated by students, parents, and staff. After receiving a large number of applicants, including several current high school principals from districts throughout the state, all backgrounds and credentials were
vetted and the top five applicants participated in a formal interview. A representative committee of stakeholders including district and building leaders as well as BHS staff members, parents, and students conducted these interviews and unanimously recommended Mr. Kevin Weber as the top candidate. I met with Mr. Weber at length during the final interview and much like the committee, I am thoroughly impressed with his experience, demeanor, and professionalism. I am pleased to share that Mr. Weber was offered and accepted the position.

Bedford Public Schools is excited to be able to announce that Mr. Kevin Weber will be joining our team as the new principal of Bedford High School beginning July 1, 2019. Mr. Weber brings an outstanding record of student and staff leadership with him to BPS. His previous professional positions include high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal all within Wayne-Westland Community Schools. As principal of Wayne-Memorial High School, Mr. Weber led many new student programs and helped to guide their staff through major changes in the teaching and learning process.

As superintendent, I look for many characteristics in our district leaders. In fact, to be a dynamic leader, it takes the right combination of these traits, but none more so than integrity. Without integrity, a leader's ability to carry out a vision, reach goals, or establish necessary connections is in constant jeopardy. Mr. Weber's current students, staff, and parents raved about his ability to lead with honesty and integrity as they described him as a principal. While Mr. Weber clearly demonstrates a strong understanding of what it means to be a successful high school principal, we were all impressed by his openness and honesty throughout the interview process. As an example of this strength, Mr. Weber shared details during his interview of an event from earlier this year when a student made a false allegation toward him as the building principal. Although Mr. Weber could have chosen to leave out this allegation as he was completely exonerated including the student recanting the statement, his professionalism and high character would not allow it. This is one example of many outstanding accounts of Mr. Weber's leadership and willingness to always do what's right for students and best for the district.

Once again, please help me welcome Mr. Kevin Weber as our new principal of Bedford High School. I look forward to working alongside Mr. Weber and the rest of our leadership team as we continuously strive to offer the best educational experience in our area.

Sincerely,
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent of Schools
carl.shultz@mybedford.us


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR A
NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH
REVERSE RAFFLE

Mule Muscle, in partnership with the Bedford Alumni Association, will be having a FUNdraiser Casino Night on Tues, December 31st at the American Legion Post 514 on Lewis Ave. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. For more information visit www.mulemuscle.org.

Posted: August 20, 2019


NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

The Bedford Public Schools Facilities Department will treat outdoor areas (weather permitting) throughout the months of April - September. The areas to be treated will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on the District website (www.bedford.k12.mi.us) and the main entrance to the facility being treated. (e.g.: main turnstile gate at the community stadium for applications within the facility) Signage will remain in place for the appropriate reentry period specified on the label of the product used. (e.g.: 4 hour reentry period for dry time of product Pronto. Last application time at stadium 10:30 am, reentry is 2:30 pm for entire stadium)

NO CURRENTLY SCHEDULED PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

Records of the treatments will be available in the main office within 48 hours of completion of each inspection, application of pesticide or service call. IPM Records are available for review anytime, and are located in the main office.

Updated: July 19, 2019


CHECK FOR YOUR BUS STOP

Bus routes are updated frequently in the last few weeks before school starts as new students are added. Check for the pick-up/drop-off locations for the stop closest to you!

Tip: Use the Where's the Bus? Fleet Viewer link on the left to check the route status of your bus. It is very helpful as everyone adjusts to the routine of the routes.

Posted August 13, 2018


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2019-20 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.

This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.

Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation. It's a win-win situation: the students benefit from the healthy food at breakfast and lunch with families keeping more of their hard earned money, and schools can benefit from federal funding and programs that become available based on family participation in the school meal program.

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
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!

PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES!
The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you sick or, in rare cases, cause death.

An Example of a viral illness spread by mosquitoes is West Nile.

When used as directed, use of an insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself and family members from getting sick from mosquito bites. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants can also offer protection from mosquitoes.

For more information, see the Mosquito Bite Prevention fact sheet.

Have a safe, restful summer and we will see you in the fall!

Please let building Health Aides know if your child receives immunizations over the summer!

***

Please remember that a Medical Authorization Form, signed by a physician, is required for your child to use any Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications -- this includes cough drops -- while in school. All OTC medications must be sent to the Health Room with appropriate paperwork and will be administered as needed. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

Updated: June 3, 2019

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

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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May-August 2019 Brochure

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September-December 2019 Brochure

Register Online!

Latchkey


NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2019


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

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


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BEDFORD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION