NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
We are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!
NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENT?
All newly registered Kindergarten students get a FREE T-Shirt!
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.
New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. June screening appointments are set when registering.
For more information, please call 734-850-6028, or school office:
Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
Updated: April 29, 2019
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 28th
This is a great opportunity to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies! 4th and 5th graders can pick up their Chromebooks*. Join the PTO! Have fun with friends!
School Pictures: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Young Fives, Kindergarten, Grade 3 Open House: 5:00 - 5:45 pm
Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 Open House: 6:00 - 6:45 pm
Grades 4-5 Chromebook Pickup*: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
*Returning students in 4th-5th grades may pick up their chromebooks if paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com (see link under Quick Links)
Updated: June 18, 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 email@example.com 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 for elementary families to see their teacher assignments. Kindergarten families will receive a bus tag (listing their teacher and busing information) in the mail the week before school starts.
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 benefitted 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
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 3, 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
The online store is closed until the 2019-20 school year. Thank you for your support of DRE!
Updated: April 16, 2019
INTRODUCING 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:
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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