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COLLEGE REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about the university. Representatives will be in the Media Center unless otherwise noted. Students must sign up in the Counseling Office.

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MILITARY REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about military service. Representatives will be outside the cafeteria during lunch hours. Sign up is not necessary.

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SPIRIT WEEK: SEPTEMBER 21-25

Show off your school spirit by posting a picture of you wearing the theme of the day on Twitter using #bhsspiritweek2020!

Spirit week bannerMONDAY: Mask Day
TUESDAY: Tacky Tourist Day
WEDNESDAY: Hat Day
THURSDAY: Pajama Day
FRIDAY: Spirit Day

Posted: September 18, 2020


Fall Play Auditions

Auditions for the fall play will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd and Wednesday, September 23rd from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM. Those interested in auditioning should arrive outside of the high school auditorium by the loading dock no earlier than 1:15 PM so that we don’t block student dismissal. We will call students into the auditorium from outside the building one at a time for individual auditions.

Please bring a writing utensil to fill out the audition form at the door. Writing utensils will not be provided to you, and you will not be allowed to share them.

To audition, prepare a one-minute comedic monologue of your choosing. You do not have to memorize the monologue, but you will need to have a copy to read from if it is not memorized.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Smith or Mr. Emery.

Posted: September 18, 2020


FANS CAN FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH ATHLETIC BROADCASTS

Spectators are limited at all athletic contests, but fans can still watch the game. Our athletic department has several games being streamed. To view the games, check out https://www.bedfordsports.com/. You can catch all the spiking, setting, scoring, and tackles live online. GO MULES!

Posted: September 18, 2020


IN-PERSON INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES TO RESUME

We will be starting the next step for our students at the high school. Orchestra, Varsity Band, and Symphonic Band will begin meeting in-person in those classrooms starting on Monday, September 21st.

Orchestra will run from 9:45am-10:15am daily.

Varsity Band will run from 10:25am- 10:55am daily. Students in Varsity Band will also be a cohort during lunch and will eat 4B lunch during this time.

Symphonic Band will run from 11:35am - 12:05pm. Students in Symphonic Band that have not had lunch, will have 5B lunch during this time. Students in Symphonic Band that had 4A or 4B lunch would return to their homeroom/cohort.

Posted: September 18, 2020


PICTURE RETAKES & SENIOR HEADSHOTS

We want you in the yearbook!

Thursday, October 22 from 1-6 pm
Bedford High School Auditorium

Seniors: Please make an appointment for your headshot: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxh2rd9k/

Posted: September 18, 2020


SEND YOUR PICTURES TO YEARBOOK STAFF

The 2021 Yearbook Staff is looking for YOUR pictures! We are going to continue the success we've had in making a great yearbook and, given the virtual nature of our world today, need any and all pictures you have of student/staff life in and around Bedford High School. We encourage you to download the free YEARBOOK SNAP app where you can search for Bedford High School and use the code "bedfordhs" to upload any and all pics. These pictures will then be reviewed for possible use in the yearbook. Take pictures early and often, and send them our way!

Posted: September 18, 2020


Monroe County Exchange Club Eyeglasses for Kids Program

Thumbnail of eyeglasses flyerThe Monroe County Exchange Club offers financial assistance for families that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with glasses, due to financial circumstances. Eye exams to determine the need for glasses are offered locally at Pinnacle Eye Group here in Bedford and are also covered. As the first step in this process, please fill out the Monroe Exchange Club Application for Eyeglass Assistance or contact the school office and we can send an application home with your child.

View the Flyer

Posted: September 18, 2020


CHECK SCHOOLOGY FOR MORE INFO ON:

-- How to pick up school picture orders by September 28th.

Posted: September 14, 2020


9th & 12th GRADE TESTING ON SEPTEMBER 23rd

The PSAT and SAT that were missed last spring are being made up this fall. Freshmen will be taking the PSAT 8/9 and seniors will be taking the SAT on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Students are to bring two pencils, calculator, and School ID (last year if they did not get one yet). Room assignments for testing will be shared later and posted in the hallway that day.PSAT 8/9 MUST be taken in-person. The SAT MUST be taken in-person and is a college reportable score.

All sophomores and juniors will be doing remote work from home and will not report to class in person on that day. Check Schoology for assignments from teachers.

Posted: September 14, 2020


COMMUNTY EDUCATION FALL PROGRAMS

Check out our fall line up of classes and activities! You can see a full list (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/com_ed/Files/2020-Fall-Programs.pdf) and register online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. More programs and activities will be added throughout the fall and winter.

Community Ed also offers other programs and activities for families:

Bedford Skate dates are scheduled for October 13 and November 17 at Ohio Skate
from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

Follow Community Ed on Facebook for updates on their new programs and activities: facebook.com/bedfordcommunityeducation

Posted: September 18, 2020


VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE LINKS

Please use the link above which will take you to a page with links with each teacher/class.  Parents and students, we encourage you to "stop by" your teachers' links to get familiar with them and the classes this year.   

Posted: September 3, 2020


CHANGES TO ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW

Mega-Loop Map
BHS/BJHS Campus map with Mega-Loop and South Loop


FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR A LIMITED TIME

As part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, BPS will continue to provide meals to children, ages 18 and under, at no cost to the families. This program will include district students learning in-person with daily cafeteria service or for those learning virtually at home, as well as any other children living in the community age 18 and under, a drive thru pick up service will be offered.

DAILY CAFETERIA SERVICE
Free breakfast and lunch are available in the cafeterias Monday-Friday. Students at the secondary level will still have the option of purchasing “A la carte” items from the cafeteria during their scheduled lunch periods.

DRIVE THRU PICK UP SERVICE
Each pick-up day provides enough meals for each child until the next scheduled day. The schedule for drive-thru pick-up service is as follows:

Bedford High School (8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI 48182)
• Monday and Thursday: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
• Pick-up location is at the back of the building near the cafeteria entrance.

The USDA has stated that the waivers will last through the end of the calendar year or until existing funds are depleted. BPS will alert district families as soon as we are made aware of the end date for families to prepare for normal food service costs.

Families should also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch on school days regardless of federal waiver programs. It takes an estimated 10-12 days to process the application. Applications for free/reduced meals for 2020-2021 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/ Or can be printed and dropped off using this link: BPS Free/Reduced Lunch Application. Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions about this program or if your child has any special dietary needs.


OPTING-IN TO GET EMERGENCY ALERTS AS TEXT MESSAGES

We have switched our emergency notification alert services from Honeywell to School Messenger. Your email and the phone number you have on record with the district will be accessed from our information database to send our emails and calls. If you want to receive any of the alerts as a text message, you will need to opt-in by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 on your phone. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop.” Note: the phone number you want to get the text message sent to must also be the one listed in our records. You will get a reply message letting you know if you successfully opted-in for this service. (If you do not want the texts, you do not have to do anything....no text messaging is the default setting. )

Posted: September 2, 2020


UPDATING PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNTS

Help us keep you connected in Schoology! Has something changed that you need to update or is there something you need our help to fix? For example, you need to be attached to a new or different school building, you are missing a student, or you want your account removed, etc. Please fill out this form for Schoology accounts updates.

Posted: August 3, 2020


MEDICATION FORM

If you student requires any medication during the school day, even “over the counter” medication, this form must be completed and signed by your physician. Forms will also be available in the office.


FREE/REDUCED MEALS

Please complete the application for free and/or reduced meals to see if your student(s) qualify. Applications can be filled out through lunchapp.com or obtained from the office. Due to COVID, we are strongly encouraging families to handle this online.


SCHOOL PICTURES

Pictures can be ordered online at mylifetouch.com
Please use Picture Day ID: EVT72T78P
Lifetouch Picture Flyer Link

Posted: August 3, 2020


Bedford Athletics Update

Kevin VogelWe have had good news and bad news in the last week. Let's start with the good news!

MICHIGAN COACH OF THE YEAR

Bedford's Varsity Wrestling Coach, Kevin Vogel was named Michigan High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year. Congratulations, Coach Vogel!

HIGH SCHOOL

Our state is reopening gyms and indoor pools and reinstating fall high school athletics.

Soccer can once again begin immediately across the state.

Swimming, Diving, and volleyball can begin indoors on Wednesday, September 9th.

Football will be reduced to a six game regular season beginning with games on September 17th-September 19th.

Essentially this means that schools will begin their season with what would have been the 4th game on their schedule for the season. The current plan is to begin a postseason tournament for any teams that wish to be included. There will be some teams throughout the state that may elect not to participate in football this year and schedules may need to be adjusted due to the resulting gaps.

SPECTATORS

* Masks must be worn at all times by all participants, coaches, officials, and spectators.
* Spectators must maintain social distancing while in stands or on the grounds.
* Each participant is allowed 2 passes for each contest from both home and away teams.
     -- These names must be submitted 24 hours prior to the contest and those listed, and only those listed, will be allowed entrance into the event. There will be no exceptions for extended families or children. The 2 per-participant rule will be strictly followed.
     -- The pass list will act as a Covid tracking document.
    -- Invited spectators may be changed from contest to contest.
* Admission costs will vary from school to school. For Bedford, each admission is $5.
* Concessions will be closed. Spectators may bring in clear plastic bottled water only.
* The facilities will be cleared of all spectators between levels (Sub varsity- Varsity).
* This situation continues to be fluid and may change at any time.

Updated: September 14, 2020


CHANGES TO ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW

Mega-Loop Map

BHS/BJHS Campus map with Mega-Loop and South Loop

One of the bond projects on the high school/junior high school campus over the summer, was the reconfiguration of the drop-off/pick-up loop and repaving of older portions of the drives and parking areas.

THE MEGA-LOOP
There is a new loop, which we are calling the Mega-Loop, that will provide drop-off/pick-up areas for both the junior high and high school in between the two schools.
From Jackman Road, you will enter the drive just north of the junior high building (on the side of the building closest to the Bedford Public Library). You will travel behind the junior high and then continue towards the stadium, you will follow the new drive that circles around the north side of the high school building, runs parallel with the bus depot parking lot, turns to run along the south side of the junior high before passing behind the junior high and finally exiting out onto Jackman Road on the same drive that you entered on. You can drop off students at both the high school and the junior high using the Mega-Loop. A gate located in front of the stadium will be closed during the arrival and dismissal times and it will prevent thru traffic between the junior high and high school parking areas. Anyone needing to drop off students in the Mega-Loop and needing to park at the high school would need to follow the loop around, exit onto Jackman Road, and then proceed to the high school. Please follow the direction of school personnel.

Campus map thumbnailTHE SOUTH LOOP
A parent drop-off/pick-up loop on the south side of the high school near the competitive gym, band room and auditorium has also been constructed.
Parents will enter on the easternmost drive off of Dean Road (the one closest to the light at the intersection with Jackman Road). Traffic will proceed on the newly installed area of asphalt just south of the staff parking spots and then do a you turn in front of the auditorium to drop students off along that sidewalk that runs along that side of the building. Traffic will exit out of the same drive as you entered. Gates will separate this area from student parking traffic.

STUDENT PARKING ACCESS
High school student drivers will access the student parking area separately from the loop areas. They will enter and exit using the drive off of Dean Road between the east side of softball field and the spirit rock. Gates will restrict traffic to just students parking in that area. People will not be able to travel back and forth between the high school and the junior high on the drive by the stadium during arrival and dismissal times, nor will students be able to pass south of the high school to Jackman Road to exit. Students can park in yellow striped spaces. White striped spaces are reserved for staff use. (Note: referenced map does not indicate which spaces are student or staff.)

STAFF PARKING
Staff can park in the spaces in the middle of the South Loop accessible off of Dean Road, or in front of the school using the southernmost drive on Jackman Road. These two areas will be separated by a gate during arrival and dismissal time. White striped spaces are also reserved for staff use behind the high school accessed using the Student Parking Access Drive.

Updated: August 21, 2020


CLASS OF 2020 DIPLOMA PICK-UP

Any graduate that could not attend either of the graduation ceremonies can pick up their diplomas in our temporary high school office quarters at Smith Road Elementary while the bond construction work is going on. They may come in any time between 8 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Please follow all COVID-19 safety precautions.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lifetouch will be taking three professional quality photos as they have done for Bedford graduations for many years. Weather permitting, they will be taking three photos: walking across the stage, after receiving the diploma with the traditional flag background, and each graduate with his/her guests, weather premitting. Photos will be online to view/order at events.lifetouch.com ten days after the ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to the graduates with no obligation to purchase.

GRADUATION VIDEO
It is our intention to compile all the video clips we have (independent of the Facebook live feeds) into one video file that captures all of the graduates in one place, with both the Saturday morning and Tuesday evening events, and the student speeches all together. Senior photos for any students not recorded crossing the stage will also be included to be sure all of our graduates could be recognized together. To keep everyone moving through the stadium with the current event crowd size restrictions, the graduation events were very loosely structured in the order the graduates arrived, rather than queuing everyone alphabetically. To help find your graduate, we will also put together a companion guide listing the approximate time in the video that your graduate appears. We will upload the finished products online and let you know when they are available.

STUDENT SPEECHES
Student speeches have been pre-recorded and can be viewed using the following links:

Donald N.: https://youtu.be/S0zCDJydGas
Noah B.: https://youtu.be/SjCjFyLI5Eo
Carly E.: https://youtu.be/KYUmI0-lb3s

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020!

Updated: July 29, 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


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2020-21 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2020-21 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 19, 2020 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.

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


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

Bedford Public Schools has substitute teaching opportunities for those with 90+ credit hours from a four-year accredited college or university.  Substitute teachers have the opportunity to choose the grade levels or subjects they prefer to teach and even how often you would like to work. If you are interested in this opportunity, our substitute teachers also referred to as “Guest Teachers” are hired through EDUStaff. Start your application today..

Para Professional, Lunchroom, Secretarial, Bus Driver and Playground Substitutes Throughout the District Also Needed

Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.


COLLECTING VIRTUAL BOX TOPS & FOOD TOWN RECEIPTS

Save your Temperance Food Town receipts for the High School. You can bring them in or drop them in the box at the store check outs. These will help to purchase items for the high school. Thank you for saving!

Posted September 7, 2018

BHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

PHASE 4 PARENT/STUDENT
CALENDAR FOR 2020-21


PHASE 4 IN-PERSON INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:

While in Phase 4, the school day is shortened by 90 minutes and will run from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

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!


NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2020


STUDENT HANDBOOK


Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


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


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