NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
We are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!
For more information, please call 734-850-6028, or our school office:
Bedford Junior High School: 734-850-6200
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.
Updated: April 16, 2019
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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
*Returning students may pick up their chromebooks if paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com (see link under Quick Links)
BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
6:45 pm in the Gym
SMALL GROUP TOUR INVITE FROM SUPERINTENDENT FOR NEW 6TH 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 the 6th 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!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
Updated: July 15, 2019
Help us "Stuff the Bus" with School Supplies!
Saturday, July 27th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Lambertville Kroger.
Your donations will help make sure every student has the supplies they need to start school! Thanks for helping our kids learn!
Posted: July 15, 2019
IMPORTANT DATES FOR HAC
(Home Access Center)
HAC will be available for final report cards for the 2018-2019 school year from June 18th until June 28th. If you wish to print off a copy of the grades for this school year, please do so before June 28th.
If you are unsure of your login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
After June 28th, HAC will be unavailable as the district works to update all of the information for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time.
HAC will reopen on Saturday, August 24th.
Student schedules will be given to junior high students at Bronco Round-up (Aug. 20-22).
Posted: June 12, 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: July 1, 2019
END-OF-YEAR LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT
June 11, 2019
Dear Bedford Parents/Guardians,
As our district and community prepares to close another successful school year, I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to share my thoughts on 2018-2019. As Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such talented students and dedicated staff each day. BPS started the year with a successful bond campaign and we are all looking forward to the positive changes that will result from our community's support. The bond team and I will be presenting updated information regarding our progress to the BPS Board of Education at our upcoming Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 20, 2019. This open, public meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the high school media center. The majority of the work associated with our November Bond will begin in the summer of 2020, but we do have some school safety and roofing projects that will start this summer.
In addition to the bond, BPS enjoyed a number of other successful events this year. District students participated and performed exceptionally well in academic, arts, and athletic events across the state. In addition, our students led a number of new community service activities that benefited our local residents and those in the surrounding area. We are all very proud of our staff and students for the great number of accomplishments in the past twelve months.
While the summer months may be a great time for families and staff to relax and catch their collective breath, BPS Administration will be hard at work preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. We have many exciting initiatives taking place within the district and we will be seeking stakeholder input as we progress. One of my personal favorite initiatives will be to begin the rebranding of Bedford Public Schools. The process of rebranding BPS started earlier this year when the district bond team began trying to incorporate district colors and logos into our schematic drawings for the bond. BPS has gone away from district branding over time and the result is a district that currently does not have a strong sense of unity. Our new branding initiative will strengthen our district as a whole by focusing on the unique parts that are our individual school buildings. This process will include developing district specific color schemes that will of course tie into bond project updates throughout the district and a redesigned logo for community signage and marketing to be implemented for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. It is our vision that we welcome all of our students into the district as Kicking Mules and we graduate them as Mule Alumni! Bedford Public Schools is without a doubt the best educational system in our area and we want others to know it as well by displaying our pride for students and alumni. There will be opportunities coming up over the next few months to share ideas and help with this process of creating a stronger and more unified Bedford Public Schools and I hope that you will consider joining our efforts.
I truly hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer and we cannot wait to see you all in the Fall once again ready for another great year!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Carl Shultz, PhD
Bedford Public Schools
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
BJHS Summer Office Hours: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Office is closed July 4th and 5th.
Posted: June 11, 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
Posted: June 11, 2019
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girls interested in playing BJHS volleyball in the fall of 2019 there is going to be a volleyball clinic on Tuesday, August 27th from 9-11:30 am in the high school new gym. The cost is $10 and is payable at the door. Non-Bedford athletes are also welcome!
Posted: June 7, 2019
Technology Department Update
Please use this link to access the 1:1 parent newsletter. You will find information and timelines related to rollbacks, insurance, paperwork, and roll-outs.
Posted: June 4, 2019
"Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County
This is program run by a group of caring people and our friends at the Salvation Army and the United Way of Monroe County who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. It is that time of year again we are seeking applicants to receive backpacks and school supplies in August to make sure they start next school year off on the right track. Deadline to return the Backpack Referral Form is July 19th.
Backpack Pick Up date is Friday, August 9th from 4-6 pm at the Francis Family YMCA at 2000 W. Dean Road, Temperance Michigan 48182. Students can bring swimsuits and enjoy the YMCA pool, too, but parents MUST swim with their children!
Posted: April 29, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Monroe County Health Department has scheduled their annual Back to School Health Fair at 2353 South Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161. Free services for children ages 5-19 will be offered there! Limited appointments are available. Please call 734-240-7800 for more information.
-- Hearing & Vision Screenings
-- School/Sports Physicals
-- Nutrition Education
-- Recycling Education
-- Medication Takeback
--And Family Fun & Games!
Posted: May 15, 2019
Bedford Community Education Announcements
CAMPS & CLASSES
Check out the Spring/Summer Community Education Info (use the link in the navigation bar above to visit their website or click on the current brochure link to the left)! There really is something for everyone, any age and any skill level.
Posted: April 29, 2019
ACTIVITY & SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NEXT YEAR
If you have any questions you can contact Mike Vicars at 419-822-7383 or email at email@example.com
JR. HIGH VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS FOR FALL 2019
August 27-30 -- this is the week BEFORE school starts -- you must have a physical to try out and those forms are in the high school athletic office and the junior high office. You must attend all sessions of tryouts.
7th and 8th grades will both tryout Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri. Times have not been determined, but will be announced this summer. Look for info in your junior high packets, on the junior high website, and on bedfordsports.com website. They may be in the afternoon or evenings due to coaches work schedules. There are two teams at each grade level!
Quick Note about Sports Physicals and Tryouts:
A MHSAA physical is required for participation in any of our district's athletics activities and would be required for tryouts and before practice begins. A physical must be dated after April 15th prior to the start of the respective school year but is then good for that entire school year. (So after April 15, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.)
MHSAA physical deadlines are based on a school year and not a calendar year. An athlete that only does a spring sport and gets a physical for that may assume that they would then be covered for a fall sport in the following school year. This doesn't meet the MHSAA requirements because, while both sports are part of the same calendar year, they are in different school years.
Updated: May 29, 2019
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Available for 2018-19 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, and in all the school offices.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 12, 2018 if a new application is not submitted. 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.
This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources based upon the level of participation. We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application regardless of whether or not you intend to use them. A win-win all the way around!
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.
Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year. Online applications can be completed through MyMealtime, and paper forms are available in each school office, or can be printed here. 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.
Posted July 10, 2018
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTO # 81894 when you sign up. Your enrollment needs to be renewed annually after April 30th.
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 Also Needed Throughout the District.
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.