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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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BPS Return to Learn Plan with Backpack

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In the Bedford Public Schools Facebook Live video from the July 30th Board of Education Meeting, there is a presentation and discussion on a draft outline of our Return to Learn Plan. It starts at approximately the 40 minute mark in the video. LINK TO "RETURN TO LEARN OUTLINE" PRESENTED IN MEETING

We realize that there are, and will be, many questions that will arise as that plan is more fully developed and finalized. A Google form has been created for you to submit you questions. We encourage you to watch the presentation, or read the "Return to Learn Outline" that was shown there, first since it may answer some of your questions there. Please use the following link to submit your questions:

LINK TO SUBMIT A QUESTION: https://forms.gle/cnpbdq5iCvNUUHA48

Questions submitted will be used to produce a FAQ document that will be updated as new questions come in and more information becomes available.

This topic will also be on the agenda for the next board meeting on Thursday, August 6th at 6: 30 pm.

Updated: July 31, 2020


BHS REGISTRATION WEEK DETAILS
AUGUST 24-28

BEFORE YOU COME:

MYSCHOOL BUCKS.COM
It is helpful to have all fees paid online at MySchoolBucks.com (Chromebook insurance, calculator fees, parking, etc.). MySchoolBucks is open to pay all fees for the 2020-21 school year now.

SIGN & REVIEW DATA/MEDICAL FORM:
Please review the form that was mailed to you and indicate any changes that are necessary. All forms, including those without changes, MUST be returned to us during registration week. Parents must complete the back side of the Data Form and sign it in all three places. Students must also sign this form.

Contact information on these forms is used with our notification system for any type of alerts such as snow days, etc. Please make sure the contact information is accurate and current.

The online Student Handbook is available for parents and students to review at www.mybedford.us/bhs. Parents should review the online Student Handbook thoroughly prior to registration week and discuss it with your student. Parents must sign the Student Data Form indicating that they have reviewed the handbook and agree to follow all district policies. If you do not have internet access to review the handbook, please stop in the main office and pick up a copy of the Student Handbook prior to registration week.

WHAT TO BRING:

A MASK: All guests, students, and staff must wear a facemask when entering the building for any and all events. High School students will be required to bring a clean (disposable or washed) face mask with them every time they come onto school grounds.

SIGNED DATA/MEDICAL FORM:
Please review the form that was mailed to you and indicate any changes that are necessary. All forms, including those without changes, MUST be returned to us during registration week. Parents must complete the back side of the Data Form and sign it in all three places. Students must also sign this form.

Parents should review the online Student Handbook thoroughly prior to registration week and discuss it with your student. Parents must sign the Student Data Form indicating that they have reviewed the handbook and agree to follow all district policies. If you do not have internet access to review the handbook, please stop in the main office and pick up a copy of the Student Handbook prior to registration week.

WHEN TO COME:

Registration week will be August 24th to 28th. Students will not be allowed to register prior to their registration day. Additionally, this year, to assist with social distancing, we are asking students to attend during the preferred time slot. It is okay to attend on your day, at a different time slot, but we are asking that you try to attend your time slot. Your support of this will benefit everyone.

SENIORS: Monday, August 24 (or after), 8-11 am and Noon-3pm

JUNIORS: Tuesday, August 25 (or after), 8-11 am and Noon-3pm

SOPHOMORES: Wednesday, August 26 (or after), 8-11 am and Noon-3pm

TIME SLOTS FOR SENIORS, JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES (By Last Name):

     8:00 - 8:30 am: A and N
     8:30 am - 9:00 am: B and O
     9:00 am - 9:30 am: C and P
     9:30 am - 10:00 am: D and R
     10:00 am - 10:30 am: E and S- Sc
     10:30 am - 11:00 am: F and Sc- Sz
          ---Closed for lunch---
     Noon - 12:30 pm: G and T-Te
     12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: H and Te- Tz
     1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: I, J, and U - V
     1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: K and W
     2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: L and X-Z
     2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: M and X-Z

FRESHMEN: Thursday, August 27 (or after), Noon - 3pm and 4 - 7pm
New Student Orientation will be from 7pm-8pm (this will be done via zoom unless we are in Phase 6)

TIME SLOTS FOR FRESHMEN (By Last Name):
These time slots are for 9th grade students. 9th grade students may attend either the afternoon or evening time slot.

     12:00pm - 12:30pm: A, B, H-J, and P-Q
     12:30pm - 1:00pm: C, K, and R
     1:00pm - 1:30pm: D, L, and T
     1:30pm - 2:00pm: E and S
     2:00pm - 2:30pm: F, M-N, and U-V
     2:30pm - 3:00pm: G, O, W-Z
          ---Closed for lunch---
     4:00pm - 4:30pm: A, B, H-J, and P-Q
     4:30pm - 5:00pm: C, K, and R
     5:00pm - 5:30pm: D, L, and T
     5:30pm - 6:00pm: E and S
     6:00pm - 6:30pm: F, M-N, and U-V
     6:30pm - 7:00pm: G, O, W-Z

MAKE-UP DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS: Friday, August 28, 8-11 am and Noon-3pm

WHERE TO GO:

START WITH ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS:
     Last Names A - L: Room B8 with Mrs. Materni
     Last Names M-Z: Room C8 with Mr. Avalos

FEES/FINES & PARKING: E Hall Office with Mrs. Schultz
Those students with unpaid fees/fines from previous school years will not be able to view their school schedule, purchase a parking tag, have a locker assigned, or participate in any co-curricular activity until all obligations have been cleared. Fines incurred at the Junior High School must be paid at the Junior High School and students must present a receipt of payment before their registration process can be completed.

PARKING: E Hall Office
Tags will be sold to students with proper documentation in grades 10, 11 and 12 until sold out. (See www.myschoolbucks.com to pay online). The cost for the year is $50. If a tag is purchased after the start of the 2nd Semester, the cost is $25. Forms can be printed from MySchoolBucks or will also be available in the office.

ID/PICTURES: Cafeteria
All students will have their picture taken for ID & Yearbook purposes during registration week. Even if you do not wish to purchase a picture package, all students must have their picture taken. Students will receive their IDs at this time. Please note that during Phase 4, we will not have visitors once school begins. This means we may not have a make-up day or retakes as we would not allow Lifetouch into the building.

SENIOR YEARBOOK PICTURES: Room F1
All seniors are to schedule a senior yearbook photo with Prestige Portraits. Prestige will provide the yearbook with a professional headshot at no charge to our families. Families will receive an optional opportunity to purchase the headshot for themselves at a greatly reduced cost. If a Senior does not take a Prestige photo, the ID picture will be used in the yearbook. Seniors will take two pictures: Prestige for the yearbook and Lifetouch for the ID. Parents can elect to purchase none, one, or both.

TEXTBOOKS: Room D9
You must have your schedule or your student ID to pick up your textbooks. Textbooks will be distributed during registration week for students.

CHROMEBOOKS: Room A17
Students MUST have schedule or student ID AND Insurance form filled out / paid. (See www.myschoolbucks.com to fill out / pay online). Forms are also available in the office.

MEDICATION FORM: Main Office
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: Main Office
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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

CALCULATORS: A $3 calculator rental fee will be charged to each student. This fee will cover normal wear and tear on the calculators and one set of batteries. Due to the high replacement/repair cost for the TI-84+ calculators, parents must agree to the Calculator Rental either by paying online at www.myschoolbucks.com or by signing and returning the Calculator Rental Form with payment before a calculator will be issued to the student.

HIV/SEX EDUCATION: This content is covered in our Health curriculum. As a parent, you have the right to review the curriculum or “Opt Out.” In previous years, regardless of if your student was taking the course, all parents were sent the opt out letter. This letter will be sent home to all students in Health classes only. This letter is NOT required each year. This is included so you know that this was not forgotten or missed.

MILITARY CONTACTS: Per the U.S. Government, Michigan Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, as well as the National Department Authority Act for fiscal year 2002, Public Schools receiving federal aid must release student information, i.e. name, address, phone number, to all branches of the military for recruiting purposes. Both state and federal laws permit parents to opt out of providing direct information to third parties including military recruiters. If you would like to have your child’s name removed from the list of students sent to our military, you must contact the guidance office at the high school at 734-850-6111.

ATTENDANCE: Proper attendance is critical for the success of student achievement. However, students with any symptoms should not come to school. Please call the attendance office and communicate reasons for absences. Illness and illness symptoms will not hurt a student with the attendance policy during any portion of Phase 4 or Phase 5.

DRESS CODE: Current styles of dress, especially attire created for warm weather leisurewear is not appropriate for school dress. Parents, as you shop for school clothes this summer, please avoid considering clothes that will not conform to our dress code, as students will not be allowed to attend classes wearing these styles/items:

-- Clothing/grooming that illustrates or promotes alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or any illegal substance or activity.
-- Clothing/grooming that emulates gang/street activity; or promotes violence.
-- Clothing/grooming that is vulgar, provocative, or otherwise suggestive.
-- Undergarments should not be visible at any time (this includes boxer shorts, briefs, underwear, bras, etc.).
-- Skirts or shorts must be mid-thigh, approximately lower than the palm of the hand.
-- Low-cut, revealing, or bare-,midriff tank tops, sundresses, or shirts are not permitted.
-- Sleeveless tops are not permitted if they violate (a) or (c). Tops such as halter tops (bare shoulder or back, ties at the back of the neck or waist), spaghetti-strapped tops, bare shouldered tops, belly tops (midriff may not be revealed) and tube tops. Tank tops having shoulder straps two or more inches wide are permitted.
-- Sheer see-through clothing is not permitted it they violate items (a) or (c).
-- Ripped jeans are permitted in grades 9-12. Ripped jeans are not permitted if they violate items (a) or (b).
-- Tops and bottoms that do not overlap while standing or seated (midriff may not be revealed).

Students wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to telephone home for appropriate attire and will be marked absent (unexcused) for the amount of time he/she is missing from class. The complete Dress Code is listed in the online Student Handbook.

COVID: The safety of all of our students, staff and community, will require us to be vigilant and act in ways that we have not previously. Closer to the start of the school year, we will make sure our community, students, and staff are aware of all the additional requirements and safety procedures related to COVID. For registration, please make sure your student and any essential guests are wearing masks. Students and guests that are ill or have been exposed to anyone with COVID should not attend. A separate registration date can be arranged for you when it is safe to do so.

Posted: August 3, 2020




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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


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. Appointments will be scheduled after June 2nd (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders).

PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Please call Mary Jo Faller at 734 850-6111 to make your appointment. 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

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

Anyone that started this process 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 734-850-6111 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 maryjo.faller@mybedford.us.

Note: Any 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 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

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


FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Parent Support Group Forming
Free Screening for Adolescents until August 31st

Other services offered:
      Face to face or Telehealth individual appointments for students
      Face to face or Telehealth individual appointments for parents
      Face to face or Telehealth family sessions

Posted: July 14, 2020


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


Bedford High School Student Named Trojan Build Winner for 2020

Maddie with Trojan Build TrophyTrojan Build is a home design contest sponsored by Kohler Architecture of Monroe and Monroe Builders Association. Each year students from around Monroe County begin their drawings in the Fall and submit their final design in the Spring. As a junior at Bedford High School, Madison K. won the 2019-2020 Trojan Build competition. During the 2020-21 school year, Monroe High School construction students will actually build Madison’s design. Madison will also have her name added to the first place trophy.

Brandon T., a graduating senior took fifth place in this competition, repeating the success he also achieved the previous year as a junior. Congratulations to both Madison and Brandon. Their hard work has paid off.

A special thank you to their instructor, Mr. Bob Koenig. Mr. Koenig spent countless hours guiding and critiquing student work. The Trojan Build, as well as the MDOT Bridge Building contest, were integral parts of Mr. Koenig’s curriculum. He feels these
competitions give students some hands on experience as well as a way to showcase their talents.

Drafting & Design Technology is one of 13 Career & Technical Education programs offered at Bedford High School.

Posted: July 6, 2020


BEDFORD'S HOSA STUDENTS OVERCOME SEASON'S CHALLENGES TO EARN AWARDS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Bedford High School's chapter of HOSA (Future Health Professionals) was unable to compete in their Regional Conference due to a weather cancellation. Mark Burley, Director of Michigan HOSA, came up with a Plan B and came to Bedford High School on January 22nd to offer a chance for students to test and present in the Media Center. He was here to administer and judge. The students appreciated the opportunity to participate and get some feedback after all of their hard work getting ready for the original event.

The 19 Bedford students that attended the Michigan HOSA State Leadership Conference the first weekend in March took full advantage of their feedback from Mr. Burley and their lack of Regional experience did not hinder their performance at the state level. This year, Bedford students were outstanding. For the first time in school history, Bedford had students win a medal at the state conference.  

Michigan HOSA has about 7,500 students overall and over 2,700 students attended and competed at Michigan's State Leadership Conference. To be a finalist, students must place in the top 8 in their event.

Ilana R. and Hussein J.: 1st Place in Health Education.
Gabe R. and Evan H.: 3rd Place in Forensic Science.
Kaylin E.: 3rd Place in Extemporaneous Writing.
Caroline G.: 3rd Place in Extemporaneous Health Poster.

Other competing members were:
Alyssa D., Leah D., and Gracie T. advanced to the 2nd round of Biomedical Debate.
Sara K. advanced to the 2nd round of Healthy Lifestyles.

Angie B. in Medical Law and Ethics
Alivia O. and Emily C. in Health Career Display
Emmalee H. in Extemporaneous Writing.
Mollie K. in Nutrition.
Maggie N. in Medical Law and Ethics
Mallory S. and Jacob P. advanced to the 2nd round of Forensic Science.
Presley S. in Medical Reading

Bedford's HOSA advisor, John Groll, was not only proud of the performance of the students in their respective events, but also for the other feedback he received, "Bedford students were given many compliments by the judges and the other HOSA advisors for their cooperation and politeness."

The top 3 places at the State Leadership Conference receive medals and qualify for the International Leadership Conference (ILC). Bedford High School's HOSA students won 6 medals and 6 students qualified for the ILC. That event was originally scheduled in Houston, Texas from June 24-27.

HOSA was forced to make accommodations due to COVID 19 and held the conference virtually.  Thousands of students from across the country and Canada competed at the HOSA ILC.  The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams and the founder and chair of Global Health Corps, Barbara Pierce Bush were the keynote speakers.

Ilana and Hussein at SLCFor the first time, Bedford had students compete at the ILC:
-- Kayline E.competed in Extemporaneous Writing
-- Caroline G. competed in Extemporaneous Health Poster
-- Ilana R. and Hussein J. competed in the team competition and finished in 2nd place in Health Education.

"Not only did Bedford have students compete but Ilana and Hussein were awarded 2nd place at the International Conference for their Health Education project.  Placing at the International Conference is a huge accomplishment!" said Mr. Groll. 

Posted: June 29, 2020


2019-2020 BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC ALL STARS ANNOUNCED

Each year, an Academic All Star Banquet, sponsored by the Monroe County Education Association, is held to recognize an outstanding freshman, sophomore, and junior from each of the school districts in the county. As with many other things this spring, this year's banquet was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bedford Education Association, and the members of the Monroe County Education Association, wish to congratulate those chosen as the 2019-2020 Academic All Star winners from Bedford High School:

2020 academic all stars   Freshman: Ilana R.
   Sophomore: Jillian M.
   Junior: Emily S.

An Academic All Star Award recipient is defined as a student who exhibits exceptional academic achievement and citizenship qualities as demonstrated by involvement in school activities, leadership activities, and community activities.

Posted: June 29, 2020


SENIOR SEND-OFF

The parents that have been diligently planning this event all year are still very committed to sending our seniors off. The event has changed to a Senior Farewell Event. Dates and details for this event will be communicated once a plan is in place. The planning group reviewed the student survey responses and is going to attempt to have a gathering once social restrictions permit. We know that seniors would love a chance to gather as a class at least one more time.

The Facebook group page that has been created is:
2020 Senior Send Off
Email: 2020seniorsendoff@gmail.com (all lowercase)


HIGH SCHOOL MAIN OFFICE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

With the bond construction going on this summer at the high school, the main office and all functions will be temporarily relocated to Smith Road Elementary.

Please note that this is separate from Athletics, as Athletics will continue to operate within the COVID-19 and construction restrictions.

WORK PERMITS
Students needing work permits must apply in person at the temporary high school office location in Smith Road Elementary School. They may come in any time between 8 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Please follow all COVID-19 safety precautions.

Updated: June 18, 2020


HAC CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

HAC (Home Access Center) is 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


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MONROE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE COALITION
LETTER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS ON UNDERAGE DRINKING

Each year, the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition provides letters to parents of graduating seniors explaining the legal consequences of hosting an underage drinking party. Even though the coronavirus has disrupted some traditions this year, the coalition believes it is still important to convey this messaging especially since graduation parties will more than likely be taking place to celebrate this important milestone.

Please use this joyful occasion to show young people that a great time can be had without alcohol and drugs. Talk to them about celebrating safely and your concern for their well-being. Be sure that any celebrations result in a lifetime of wonderful memories, not regrets.

For complete more details, statistics, and further explanation of the laws, please read the coalition's entire LETTER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS ON UNDERAGE DRINKING.

Posted: June 10, 2020


BEDFORD SPORTS INFORMATION

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.

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.

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

BOYS BASKETBALL
The Bedford Boys Basketball teams will be having a players and parents informational meeting next week. We will abide by social distancing guidelines during the meeting.

     When: Thursday, June 25th
     Time: 6 PM
     Location: Bedford High School football stadium
         (Please park near the football practice field and enter the stadium through the back gate)
     Who: any player interested in playing grades 9-12

     Meeting topics include
     - General meet and greet with coaching staff and new head coach, Jordan Bollin
     - Future work out scheduling
     - Covid guidelines and information

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


Summer Test Out Information

Posted: May 14, 2020


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.

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


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 our office at 734-850-6100 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 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

Calendar for Key Remote Learning Dates at BHS

* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 11:00 AM.

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!


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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