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NEWS TO KNOW


2018 School Bond Image Collage of school buildings, students, BPS logo, Preserve Our Schools; Protect Our Students, Vote November 6, 2018, More info at www.mybedford.us/html.usThank you to Bedford Voters
for supporting our school!
Follow our progress on
DRE Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent Teacher Conferences are being scheduled with your child's teacher. Please contact them if you don't already have an appointment set up to review your child's progress so far this year. Our goal is to continue to have open communication in order to make your child's education the very best it can be at Douglas Road Elementary.

Posted November 14, 2018


DRE PARENT SURVEY AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 3rd

We continue to ask for your input in making improvements to Bedford Public Schools. Please take our online DRE parent survey.

Posted November 14, 2018


HOLIDAY WREATH SALE

Please click on this Christmas wreath form link to print out the form and return to the DRE Office. Prices are as follows:

     20 inch wreath: $22
     27 inch wreath: $27

Checks payable to Douglas Road Elementary and orders MUST be turned in by Noon, Wednesday, November 21st. Wreaths must be picked up on Monday, December 3rd at the DRE office.

The proceeds of this purchase will benefit the students at Douglas Road Elementary School.

Posted November 14, 2018


Online DRE Spirit Shop

Our online spirit store will be open from November 16th-December 2nd...just in time for the holidays! Please allow 2-3 weeks from the store closing date for delivery of your order.

Posted November 14, 2018


DRE Snowflake Shoppe
Monday, December 3rd - Thursday, December 6th

Students will be shopping and buying during their art time. All of the items that can be purchased will be $1.50.

We are looking for volunteers to help this PTO event be successful. Please use this sign-up genius link for more information on how you can help!

Posted November 14, 2018


SCHOOL WIDE FIELD TRIP!
Friday, November 30th

The entire building is leaving for the Valentine Theatre to see "A Christmas Carol." The ENTIRE theatre will ONLY be Douglas Road Elementary students, staff, bus drivers, custodians, teachers, Administrative Assistants, PTO Board Members, and Principals!

Posted November 14, 2018


LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT ON
ELECTRONIC DELIVERY DEVICES FOR NICOTINE...

Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,

In recent years there has been an emerging trend in the use of various nicotine and cannabis/THC based products and electronic delivery devices among school age children. As a parent and educator, I have witnessed countless incidents that have resulted in ill students or law enforcement intervention related to these types of products. Bedford Public Schools, like every other district in the country, is affected by this epidemic and we continue to search for better ways to keep our students safe both while in school and out in the community. The first step in ensuring our students safety is to educate and inform our community on the existence and dangers of nicotine and cannabis/THC related products and devices. National and regional authorities are also working to intensify the education and prevention programs associated with electronic nicotine devices by addressing the root source. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warnings to producers and retailers regarding the penalties for targeting minors through advertising and retail displays. One of the true dangers with these products is the packaging and design which are made to resemble everyday objects, such as USB flash drives, credit cards, and writing pens. Device designs can make it very difficult for school leaders and parents to easily identify prohibited devices.

As a district, we have addressed the possession, use, and distribution of these types of products in our Board of Education Bylaws and Polices (5512) and our student handbook. The consequences for violating the policy can be severe and include up to, and including, expulsion from school. In accordance with State of Michigan Law, BPS follows restorative practices when determining student consequences and works to ensure that students have an opportunity to participate in county-wide assistance programs to help families better understand the dangers of recreational and additive use. We have been able to accomplish this goal, while maintaining the necessary privacy for students and their families as required by state law, and, more importantly, do the right thing to ensure assistance programs are followed.

The best way for Bedford Public Schools to combat this rising epidemic is to partner with our parents and community resource providers to ensure a well-rounded prevention model. BPS will continue to present information regarding trends and available resources. Informed parents know what to look for and can be prepared to take appropriate action if the need arises. Parents can be the eyes and ears when our students are outside of our buildings. Together, we can keep our students safe. Please, take the time to speak to your children about the dangers of electronic nicotine and cannabis/THC use. Share the available resources with them and keep an eye out for possession of the types of devices that are becoming increasingly popular. Below are some links to available resources that parents can use to become better educated on this topic: including facts on JUUL, the most popular product currently being sold in the country; and images of some examples of electronic nicotine/THC devices.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: A Primer on Emerging Tobacco Products

10 Things to Know About JUUL

Google Images of Examples of Electronic Nicotine Devices

Carl Shultz, PhD
Dr. Carl Shultz
Bedford Public Superintendent


Next PTO Meeting: November 8th, 3:45 pm


Online DRE Spirit Shop

Store will reopen from November 16th-December 2nd and March 1-10. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the store closing date for delivery of your order.


Schoology logoINTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR 4th & 5th GRADE STUDENTS & FAMILIES

New this year for 4th and 5th grade students and their families is Schoology. A link has been added in the Quick Links section on the left.

For the students, teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

For the parents, the Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:
-- The classes your child is enrolled in.
-- Your child's upcoming assignments/events.
-- School and class announcements.
-- Grades and attendance information.

You will need a Parent Access Code that you can get from your child's teacher to create your account. You can choose to set up notifications to come to your email and opt to receive additional notifications when a child has an overdue assignment.

Use these links to find out more information about signing up and getting started in Schoology:

          ​-- SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
​          -- GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.

Posted August 22, 2018


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


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DRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 12:00 pm (noon).

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​District Facilities Calendar

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

2018-2019 District
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Spring Break week in the 2018-19 school year does not include Easter. Good Friday is a day off.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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September-December 2018 Brochure
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Student Handbook

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
EMAIL: OK2Say
ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

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