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NEWS TO KNOW



Bedford Public Schools Return to Learn Plan

RETURN TO LEARN RELATED LINKS:

     RETURN TO LEARN GUIDE
     RETURN TO LEARN PLAN FAQs
           -- LINK TO SUBMIT A QUESTION: https://forms.gle/cnpbdq5iCvNUUHA48
     BPS PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE PLAN--FALL 2020
     UPDATED "RETURN TO LEARN OUTLINE" PRESENTATION from August 6, 2020 Board Meeting
     MI Safe Schools Return to Schools Roadmap

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BACK TO SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

 




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COVID SCREENING TOOL FOR BEDFORD FAMILIES


Monroe County Exchange Club Eyeglasses for Kids Program

Thumbnail of eyeglasses flyerThe Monroe County Exchange Club offers financial assistance for families that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with glasses, due to financial circumstances. Eye exams to determine the need for glasses are offered locally at Pinnacle Eye Group here in Bedford and are also covered. As the first step in this process, please fill out the Monroe Exchange Club Application for Eyeglass Assistance or contact the school office and we can send an application home with your child.

View the Flyer

Posted: September 18, 2020


COMMUNTY EDUCATION FALL PROGRAMS

Check out our fall line up of classes and activities! You can see a full list (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/com_ed/Files/2020-Fall-Programs.pdf) and register online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. More programs and activities will be added throughout the fall and winter.

Community Ed also offers other programs and activities for families:

Bedford Skate dates are scheduled for October 13 and November 17 at Ohio Skate
from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

Follow Community Ed on Facebook for updates on their new programs and activities: facebook.com/bedfordcommunityeducation

Posted: September 18, 2020


JRE Spiritwear Shop is Now Open!

Our Online JRE Spiritwear Shop is open until September 30,2020! Orders will be prodeuced after the shop closes and will be available approximately 2 weeks later.

Orders can be delivered to the student at school to bring home or picked up at the school in mid-October. Pick-up times are tentatively scheduled for October 14th and 15th from 4-6 pm. For an extra fee, home delivery is also an option.

Posted: September 17, 2020


NEXT PTO MEETING!

Our next meeting is on October 13th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. We hope you can join us.

Posted: September 17, 2020


BUS ROUTES

Find the stop nearest to your house

Note: Times will fluctuate until everyone settles down into a routine. You can follow the progress of your route using our "Where's the Bus? link to see how close the bus is to your stop.

Posted: September 4, 2020


2020 JRE Back-to-School Presentation ThumbnailWELCOME TO JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY
BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRESENTATION FROM MRS. FARNAN

 

 

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

We are, unfortunately, unable to hold our Open House in person this year. Each teacher is preparing a recording to share infromation about themselves and their classrooms. Virtual Open House links will be emailed to families on Wednesday, September 2 by 4:00 pm.

Thumbnail of JRE traffic flow mapCHANGES TO DROP OFF/PICK UP ROUTINE

Students will enter/exit the building at the hallway in which their classroom is located. There will be signs and adults at each door to help students.

A Hall Back Doors: Kindergarten and first grade classrooms.
B Hall Back Doors: Mrs. Johnson’s first grade students, second, and third grade classrooms, and any student eating breakfast at school.
C Hall Back Doors: Fourth and fifth grade students.

PAGE SIZED DROP OFF/PICK UP MAP

Safety First

Due to safety concerns while we are operating in Phase 4, access to our school buildings are restricted. Parents, visitors and volunteers will not be permitted in the building. Please take your first day of school pictures at home. We love our parents and volunteers and look forward to welcoming everyone back into our buildings when the COVID-19 situation improves and we can do so safely.

UPDATING PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNTS

Help us keep you connected in Schoology! Has something changed that you need to update or is there something you need our help to fix? For example, you need to be attached to a new or different school building, you are missing a student, or you want your account removed, etc. Please fill out this form for Schoology accounts updates.

HAC IS OPEN

You can now check your student's schedule/teacher assignment in Home Access Center (HAC). If you forgot your password, please contact the HelpDesk at 734-850-6095. Their hours are 7:15 am-3:45 pm.

CHROMEBOOK INFORMATION

This year, 2nd and 3rd graders will be taking Chromebooks home in addition to the 4th and 5th graders.

Chromebook Insurance & Permission Forms

BPS Student Chromebook permission forms and the $30 insurance payment per device is now available on MySchoolBucks for parents in grades 2 and up to complete. Families that have 3 or more students have insurance capped at $90. Kindergarten and 1st grade students who requested a device for virtual learning will also need to purchase Chromebook insurance or opt out. K/1 parents who opt out of insurance would be liable for damages. The 3 student cap for insurance would still apply.

There is also a voluntary option to purchase an optional Chromebook messenger bag for $26 as well that your student would keep to use year after year.

Specials Schedule

Students will engage in virtual specials each day via Schoology. We will run a rotation of three Specials: Physical Education, Art, and Music. Students will attend one virtual Specials class per day.

School Pictures

Lifetouch school pictures are postponed at this time. We have rescheduled them for March 18, 2021.

JRE Office Hours

JRE will be open by appointment only for parents to take care of any necessary business. Please email amy.krupp@mybedford.us for an appointment.

Parents visiting must wear a facemask and should plan to come without their children. We can come out to your car at your appointment time, if that is more convenient; just let us know when you make your appointment or call 734-850-6600, when you arrive at the building.

Updated: September 4, 2020


FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR A LIMITED TIME

As part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, BPS will continue to provide meals to children, ages 18 and under, at no cost to the families. This program will include district students learning in-person with daily cafeteria service or for those learning virtually at home, as well as any other children living in the community age 18 and under, a drive thru pick up service will be offered.

DAILY CAFETERIA SERVICE
Free breakfast and lunch are available in the cafeterias Monday-Friday. Students at the secondary level will still have the option of purchasing “A la carte” items from the cafeteria during their scheduled lunch periods.

DRIVE THRU PICK UP SERVICE
Each pick-up day provides enough meals for each child until the next scheduled day. The schedule for drive-thru pick-up service is as follows:

Bedford High School (8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI 48182)
• Monday and Thursday: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
• Pick-up location is at the back of the building near the cafeteria entrance.

The USDA has stated that the waivers will last through the end of the calendar year or until existing funds are depleted. BPS will alert district families as soon as we are made aware of the end date for families to prepare for normal food service costs.

Families should also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch on school days regardless of federal waiver programs. It takes an estimated 10-12 days to process the application. Applications for free/reduced meals for 2020-2021 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/ Or can be printed and dropped off using this link: BPS Free/Reduced Lunch Application. Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions about this program or if your child has any special dietary needs.


OPTING-IN TO GET EMERGENCY ALERTS AS TEXT MESSAGES

We have switched our emergency notification alert services from Honeywell to School Messenger. Your email and the phone number you have on record with the district will be accessed from our information database to send our emails and calls. If you want to receive any of the alerts as a text message, you will need to opt-in by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 on your phone. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop.” Note: the phone number you want to get the text message sent to must also be the one listed in our records. You will get a reply message letting you know if you successfully opted-in for this service. (If you do not want the texts, you do not have to do anything....no text messaging is the default setting. )

Posted: September 2, 2020


SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE LETTER

August 18, 2020
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,

I would first like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and guardians who successfully completed the BPS Learning Option Form before last week’s deadline. The turnaround for selecting your student’s learning option for this fall was undeniably short. However, I am extremely impressed with the over 92% submission rate which demonstrates the incredibly high level of school engagement among our community. At this time, district administration is working to contact any families who haven’t made this selection. In addition, our building leadership teams are working on adjusting existing student and staff schedules to meet the requests from our submitted forms. Overall, the breakdown for district learning submissions for the fall of 2020 are 58% of students will be learning in-person and 42% will be learning virtually. These percentages are a great representation of why the BPS Return to Learning Plan was created in the form of a parent option.

As district leadership continues preparing for the return of students into our buildings and programs, parents and students will continue to be updated as decisions are finalized. I know that there seems to be some confusion regarding some of the logistics of our learning options. As we get closer to the start of September, many of these questions and concerns will be answered through our partnership with the Monroe County Health Department and other outside agencies that guide our ability to operate safely and effectively. We believe strongly that we have designed a program that can be both safe for students and still offer high level educational delivery. Of course, if at any time it is deemed that we are unable to maintain a safe environment for students and staff, BPS leaders will make the necessary changes to adapt. This includes possible individual classroom quarantines, flexible school cancellation days due to extreme heat and mandatory mask requirements, or even large-scale COVID Breakouts that could force full virtual options districtwide. BPS is prepared for each of these scenarios and will share pertinent information with families as soon as it becomes available.

One topic that continues to be brought up regarding our learning options revolves around the “flexibility” of the secondary buildings’ learning programs. The ability for BHS and BJHS to offer attendance flexibility to our students comes from two important factors. First, the design of our cohort model at the secondary level makes it possible for students to receive the same learning opportunities regardless of physical location. Students at home learning virtually will receive the exact same lessons and learning activities as a student sitting in their homeroom cohort who is also learning virtually. Second, the State of Michigan has passed legislation changing the procedures for how students can be counted for attendance for this school year. This change allows for districts like BPS to incorporate new methodology when counting student attendance and thus allows for this more flexible manner. These two factors play a large role in our ability to allow secondary students who selected in-person learning as their primary learning option to learn from home when needed and vice versa. We asked students to select a primary learning option as a way to determine who would be utilizing transportation (only in-person primary selections are eligible for the first 10 weeks) and to help gauge the likely max number of students present on a given date. If this plan seems complex, it is because it is very complex with many moving parts. Anytime an organization is being forced to rethink every aspect of its daily structure, especially one that is as clearly understood and familiar as a school day, it is bound to be a little confusing at first. Secondary principals will be sending out additional information regarding schedules and activities in the near future.

Unfortunately, the elementary level learning options are not able to provide this same level of flexibility as the secondary level. Students selecting in-person or virtual learning for grades K-5 are committed to their program option for the first ten weeks of the school year and then can make an alternate selection at that time. This is due to the scheduling of staff to handle both learning options as teachers will be dedicated to one learning option or the other. Elementary classrooms will be smaller than in previous years due to the number of students electing virtual learning and thus social distancing will be greater than normal. Elementary principals will be sending out additional information regarding fall schedules and events in the near future.

As a parent and educational leader, I understand the anxious feelings regarding how schools will look this fall. I also understand the questions associated with our district’s plan and the fine details that still need to be addressed. If you cannot locate the answers in the district published FAQ, Learning Plan Guide, or the Preparedness and Response Plan (linked below), I cannot stress enough how important it is that you direct these questions to the leaders at your child’s individual school building(s) or to a district level leader such as myself or our Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. Mark French. I am restating this point because of the great number of inaccuracies that I have seen being shared throughout social media regarding our plan. I enjoy social media for many of its great attributes, however I implore all BPS Families to remember that being properly informed regarding your child’s education is much different than asking social media “friends” for recommendations on the best restaurants for Friday date night.

Our district learning plan was submitted last week and approved by the State of Michigan yesterday. This plan is available on the district website and outlines additional information about district protocols and compliance of state mandates. The direct link to the BPS Plan is: BPS PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE PLAN--FALL 2020.

Thank you again for your dedication and patience and I look forward to seeing everyone healthy and safe very soon!

Respectfully,
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools




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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


2020-21 School Year Preschool Enrollment for Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program graphic with a kid's drawing of childrenONLINE APPLICATION FOR HEAD START AND GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM (GSRP) NOW AVAILABLE

The following information will need to be submitted electronically or when school buildings are reopened:

Proof of Income:
-- 2019 W-2s
-- Income Tax Return
-- SSI, TANF
-- 4 weeks of pay stubs
Foster Care documentation if applicable
Child’s Birth Certificate
Immunization Record (if available)
Proof of Residency (drivers license, bill, rent lease, etc.)

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
GSRP: 4 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2020*
Head Start: 3 yrs. by Sept. 1, 2020

*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2020 – Dec. 1, 2020 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2020.

For more information, contact:
GSRP: Courtney Last at 734-342-8690
Head Start: Kristin Shappee at 734-342-8715

Posted: April 3, 2020


JRE Spirit Wear Store

Store is currently closed.


Schoology logoINTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY
Schoology Learning Management System--Grades K-5

BPS is proud to inform you that we are using Schoology in all grades this year. 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.

To Learn More About Using Schoology:

​-- SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
​-- GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR PARENTS
​-- Explanation of Schoology icons and what grading symbols mean.

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

If you have questions or need help with Schoology, you can contact the helpdesk or call 734-850-6095.

Posted: September 9, 2019


DROP OFF/PICK UP INFORMATION


JRE PTO Executive Board For 2020-2021

Our annual PTO/School year theme is “Learning Under Construction”

· President: Alicia Wachowiak
· First Vice-President: Jamie Rego
· Second Vice-President: Sherry Farnan
· Third Vice President: Jayme Dia
· Past President: Meghan Dusseau
· Secretary: Christina Parsons
· Treasurer: Melissa Eley

· Membership: Angela Iott/Randi Johnson/Katie Henderson

· Teacher Liaisons: Brittany Kaczmarski, Betsy Schalmo

Updated: August 26, 2020


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2020-21 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2020-21 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 19, 2020 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
​Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.


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 734-850-6601 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


JRE VIRTUAL BOX TOPS COLLECTION!

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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.

AMAZON SMILE

​Did you know you can help the JRE PTO when you shop on Amazon? Thank you to anyone who can help with this!

When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Jackman Road Elementary PTO Inc. Bookmark this Amazon Smile link and support us every time you shop!

JRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

PHASE 4 IN-PERSON INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:

While in Phase 4, the school day is shortened by 90 minutes and will run from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​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!

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NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2020


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


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Jackman Road Elementary School Bond Projects!

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