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Students must arrange for a ride home from any club meetings.

2020-21 Club Meetings to be announced after the start of school.

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Bedford Public Schools Return to Learn Plan

???  BACK TO SCHOOL QUESTIONS  ???
SUBMIT THEM HERE!

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




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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 Linda Brieschke at 734 850-6200 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 linda.brieschke@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 734-850-6028 to set up an appointment to finish that process or email any outstanding documents (except birth certificates; an appointment will be needed to bring those in) to linda.brieschke@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)

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

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


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


BJHS COLLABORATE ON CORONAVIRUS WITH PEERS IN NEW YORK

Map from Bedford to Mt. Vernon, NY

When our school first closed for coronavirus, a group of 6th grade students in Mrs. Vogel's class at Bedford Junior High had the option to participate in an online collaboration with their peers at a New York school. At that time, in mid-March, anything the teachers suggested was completely optional and considered an enrichment activity to keep students engaged in some type of learning. For 15 BJHS students (Kaleigh A., Hannah A., Nolan B., Lily C., Kennedy D., Brayden D., Lillian Z., Dominic F., Jansen H., Aubrey L., Brody S., Brandon M., Andy N., Gavin T., and Gaige R.) that project stretched past the enrichment part and they continued to be involved even after official instruction resumed once the at-home learning began. For nearly 3 months, the kids from BJHS and Columbus School in Mt. Vernon, NY, just outside of the Bronx, working together online to study coronavirus and complete projects together.

Mrs. Vogel considered it to be "the most authentic and meaningful example of connecting learning goals to everyday life," in her teaching career. She is exceptionally proud of the work the students put into their projects, “The children who participated in this project did so voluntarily, in addition to their required online learning requirements, and under the most difficult of circumstances. I can not express how proud I am of their demonstrations of perseverance. These children are the future leaders of the "new normal". They have risen to the challenge of adversity and overcome this particular obstacle in their path and for this, they are to be publicly commended!”

To learn more about this cross country collaboration on coronavirus, and the projects the Michigan and New York students worked on together, please check out this Google Doc Link.

Posted: June 30, 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


FALL SPORTS

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

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

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

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

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


BJHS Bronco Spiritwear Online Store

Store is currently closed.


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 734-850-6200 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2019-20 School Year

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

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

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

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 Also Needed Throughout the District.

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


BJHS COLLECTING BOX TOPS VIRTUALLY!

Clipped box top design switching to scanned box top receipt

Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.


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.


MORE BEDFORD ATHLETIC NEWS

BJHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

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

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

BJHS School Year 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

2020-21 BPS District Calendar thumbnail

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


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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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 Bedford Junior High School Bond Projects!

Or check here for more general information about the Bedford Public Schools Bond: www.mybedford.us/bond.htm