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NEWS TO KNOW



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ALL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
RELATED INFORMATION FOR
BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

summer send-off mapJRE STAFF TO DO SUMMER SEND-OFF!
June 10, 2020, 11:30-12:30
Next Door at Bedford Township Hall

JRE staff would like to provide families with the opportunity to say goodbye with a student parade. Please follow the route on the map included with this information This will take place on June 10th from 11:30-12:30 at Township Hall. This is optional for staff and students. It is a fun way to say goodbye in person in a safe way during these uncertain times. JRE staff will stand on the sidewalk, six feet apart, and wave to families that want to drive by during this time.

Posted: June 5, 2020


JRE TO COMPETE IN VIRTUAL NATIONAL QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT!

Group photo of the JRE Quiz Bowl Team with Trophy

During Quiz Bowl week at the Monroe County ISD, Jackman Road Elementary brought home the trophy as the undefeated 5th grade champions in November! Now they are competing virtually this weekend in the National Academic Championships! Good luck to Rylee, Brady, Riley, Anna, Eli, Sawyer and Coach Ortiz!

Posted: May 29, 2020


JUNE Y5/KINDERGARTEN SCREENING APPOINTMENTS CANCELLED

With the continued precautions in place for the time period we normally schedule our Young Five/Kindergarten Screening in June once school is out, we are cancelling these traditional screening appointments. We will be coming up with a Plan B, in consultation with our experienced screeners, and those details will be posted once determined.

Posted: May 29, 2019


JRE Yearbook Pick-Up, Chromebook Drop off, Library and Teacher Material Drop Off, Completed Learning Packet Drop Off

Note: Everything will be held in the front of the school. Please enter the parking lot from the south entrance. Follow signs that will be out front. Exit the parking lot from the north lot.
Note: There will be no extra yearbooks for sale this year. People who ordered will be picking up at this time. You can:

-- Pick-up ordered yearbook (All Grade Levels)
-- Drop off chromebook AND chargers (Grades 3-5)
-- Drop off any library books, teacher materials, etc. (All Grade Levels
-- Drop off learning packets for students not participating online. (All Grade Levels)

For Fifth Grade ONLY--We will hand out certificates, t-shirts, programs, and provide a photo opportunity.
Monday, June 8th: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
NOTE: If a fifth grade student cannot come at this time they may come any of the times below. We are trying to get all fifth grade during this time to recognize them.

For All Grade Levels:
Monday, June 8th: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9th: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10th: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Posted: May 26, 2020


FOOD SERVICE DRIVE THRU PICK UP REMINDER

The last scheduled date for the 2019-2020 school year for this service is Monday, June 8th.

Posted: May 23, 2020


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).

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Please call 734-850-6028 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 kendra.zink@mybedford.us. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.

Anyone that started this process at Kindergarten Registration Expo, or 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 kendra.zink@mybedford.us.

Note: Current Young Fives/Kindergarten, and any other 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) ​during the following hours beginning Tuesday, June 2 (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders):

TIMES ​FOR ELEMENTARY ​STUDENTS:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM

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.

Posted: May 19, 2020


UPDATE LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

A long update letter from the Superintendent has been emailed to families and posted on the BPS District website and District Facebook Page. It includes info on the rest of 2019-20 (At Home Learning, Graduation, Food Service), looking at 2020-21 (Setting, Registration), COVID-19 School Funding Impact, and Bond Work. Please refer to the District website to read it in its entirety.

Posted: May 17, 2020


JRE VIRTUAL ART SHOW

JRE Art Show with paintbrush and rainbow

The Bedford Arts for Our Future Show at the Bedford Public Library was not able to take place this year. So Mrs. Schalmo got creative and came up with a "JRE Virtual Art Show" to showcase the student artwork that would have appeared there!

Posted: May 14, 2020


BOND WORK HAS BEGUN

3 photos of restroom work in progress

Bond work has also started at Jackman Road Elementary! Demolition work has begun on the restrooms with the removal of bathroom fixtures and partitions!

Posted: May 14, 2020


FAMILIES ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS TO GET PANDEMIC EBT PROGRAM BENEFITS

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) provides temporary funding to address emergency food needs for families affected by the pandemic. P-EBT food assistance benefits will go to families with students ages 5-18 that are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. This includes families currently receiving Food Assistance Program benefits as well as those not currently enrolled in the program.

FAMILIES CURRENTLY RECEIVING FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FAP) BENEFITS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE BENEFITS

Additional benefits will be issued directly to your Bridge Card and can be used in the same way to purchase food items. P-EBT benefits can also be used in the Double Up Food Bucks program.

March and April combines benefits: $193.80 per eligible student will be loaded on the family's Bridge Card by the end of April.

May and June combined benefits: $182.40 per eligible student will be loaded on the family's Bridge Card at a later date yet to be determined.

ELIGIBLE FAMILIES NOT CURRENTLY RECEIVING FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FAP) BENEFITS CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM

Q. We recently lost our job or took a significant loss in income. What should I do to receive the benefit?
A: Please reach out to your local school/district to learn how to complete an application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. Your child’s school/district will have to report the change in Free and Reduced-Price Meal eligibility to the state of Michigan to make you eligible for P-EBT.

How to apply for Bedford Public Schools' Free and Reduced School Meals:

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/
Applications can be printed using this link: http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/files/2019-20-Free_and_Reduced-price_application.pdf
Applications will also be available at the MRE and BHS "Drive Thru" pickups. Completed applications can also be returned at these locations as well.

Then register on MI Bridges to get the EBT process started: https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/

Eligible families not currently receiving food assistance benefits will receive a pre-loaded Electronic Benefits Transaction (EBT) card in the mail. It will be issued under the name of the oldest student in the household. Benefits for all eligible school-aged children in the home will be loaded onto this one EBT card. Families will also be getting a letter from MDHHS describing how to use their EBT card, how to set up their PIN, and other information about food assistance benefits. This EBT card can be used to purchase food items only, in-person, at any SNAP retailer. The P-EBT card may look different from the Bridge Card but can be used in the same way.

March and April combines benefits: Families will receive an EBT card in the mail pre-loaded with $193.80 per eligible student by the end of the first week in May. Please keep this card to use for ongoing benefits you may receive.

May and June combined benefits: $182.40 per eligible student will be loaded on the family's EBT card at a later date yet to be determined.

If you have any questions about this Pandemic EBT Program, please refer to these online resources:

     Pandemic EBT Program

     MDE Office of Health & Nutrition Services Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) Frequently asked Questions

     Or call: 1-833-905-0028

Posted: April 29, 2020


At-Home Learning Plan Information

Our Continuity in Learning Plan has been approved. Dr. Mark French, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services, has emailed families with a Letter and Overview of our At-Home Learning Plan. Building principals will also be sending more detailed information specific to their schools home as well.

Posted: April 14, 2020


ELEMENTARY AT-HOME LEARNING SCHEDULE

New Content posted on assigned days by 9:00 am.

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY
English Language Arts
Social Studies
(Specials lessons for the week)
Office Hours: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Teachers will be online, responding to emails or Schoology Groups.

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
Math
Science
Office Hours: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Teachers will be online, responding to emails or Schoology Groups.

FRIDAY
Brief review activities

Posted: April 14, 2020


Jackman Road Elementary Updates:

JRE PTO Auction Experiences
Money paid by parents will be reimbursed via the PTO. Email Stacey Klein at staceycklein@gmail.com with questions.

Field Trip Reimbursements for Fourth Grade Lansing Trip, Fifth Grade Camp, and Kindergarten Imagination Station Trip:
Mrs. Krupp and Mrs. Harder completed all of the field trip reimbursements. Please look for a check in the mail if you paid at JRE. Please check your accounts/credit cards if you paid at MySchoolbucks. Thank you to everyone for their patience.

Yearbooks
As of now the company said they will be available by the end of the school year. They may be mailed or picked up depending on what the state order for social distancing is at that time.

Jump Rope for Heart
What we were told by the coordinator:

"With schools across the country closed, we have made the difficult decision to delay our mailing of any thank you gifts for the time being. It is so important to us that we are able to recognize the hard work of our students and we don’t want any items to get lost in the mail during this challenge time. As schools reopen we will be in close contact to determine the best timing to get our gifts to the schools. We absolutely want to recognize all of our amazing students who have worked so hard to support our important mission."

Fifth Grade Recognition
Cancelled-Possible alternates will be discussed at a later date. The fifth grade teachers are working on class t-shirts for the class of 2027.

End of year student desk/locker clean out, chromebook collection, library book collection, etc.
To be determined by BPS at a later date depending on what the state order for social distancing is at that time. The elementary principals have started working on a plan to implement this.

Updated: May 4, 2020


A NOTE ABOUT FOOD SERVICE ACCOUNT BALANCES

Normally at the end of a school year, we put out a quick note about food service balances and what your options are, especially for families with a graduating senior. But since we are no longer holding classes in our buildings and kids are no longer eating lunches in our cafeterias, we are putting this notice out a bit earlier this year.

Do you owe money?
You can continue to use the Meal Magic Cloud's SendMoneyToSchool link: https://sendmoneytoschool.com/Dashboard/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/ to pay online (Note: Vendor service fee will apply to the amount paid.) or you can send a check to cover the balance owed to: Bedford Public Schools, 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182. Please include Food Service and student(s) names in the memo line of the check. If you need assistance to find out the balance owed, please email the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler at meaghan.eckler@mybedford.us.

Do you have a senior graduating but still have money in their account?
You have 3 options:
1) Request a refund.
2) Request a transfer of remaining balance into the account of a younger sibling.
3) Request remaining balance be transferred to a Food Service account set up to accept donations to ensure all students can enjoy healthy meals at school every day.
Please email the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler at meaghan.eckler@mybedford.us and let her know what option you would like.

Do you have returning student(s) next year with funds in their account but need the money now?
Generally balances are left in the student accounts to carry over until the next school year, but we realize that families may need those funds sooner rather than later. If you need a refund, please email the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler at meaghan.eckler@mybedford.us to request one.

All food service refund checks will be issued out of the district's administrative offices and will take longer to process than it normally would given the restrictions on building access right now. Refunds will not include any online vendor service fees paid. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also encourage families to apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch meals on school days. It takes about 10-12 days to process the application. You can apply during the closure so benefits are available for students to use as soon as school resumes.

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online or
can be printed. Applications will also be available at the MRE and BHS "Drive Thru" pickups. Completed applications can also be returned at these locations as well.

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions.

Posted: April 13, 2020


LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT ON "LEARN AT HOME" PLAN

April 3, 2020
Dear BPS Families,

As I shared with all of you yesterday in my brief email, Governor Whitmer’s signing of Michigan Executive Order 2020-35 immediately suspends face-to-face learning in all K-12 Schools for the remainder of the current school year. While this is an unprecedented event for our state, I believe that for the safety of our students and staff, it was needed for our district to be able to move forward. By signing this latest Executive Order, Governor Whitmer has also made it possible for Michigan Public Schools to transition from our traditional mode of in-classroom learning to a newly allowable and flexible “Learn at Home” instructional model. Bedford Public Schools will now have the opportunity to create and submit a continuity of education plan that will allow the district to continue providing educational services to our families for the remainder of the year. This plan, which must be approved by Monroe Intermediate School District (MISD) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), will outline our plan for at-home learning, continued food service programs, and the continuation of any additional services that we currently hope to offer. Once approved, BPS will be able to once again provide educational instruction for state-approved credit for all grade levels.

The submitted BPS Continuity of Education Plan will focus on engaging ALL students in their personalized learning and academic growth, providing families with consistent support and guidance, and offering flexibility for staff and students to overcome the inherent challenges of at-home learning. Student participation in the learn-at-home instructional program is mandatory for all students and failure to engage in the learning process can/will lead to a loss of academic credit toward graduation or grade-level progression. Myself, and the district leadership team fully understand that there will be an exorbitant amount of potential obstacles in seamlessly implementing any new plan. This means that timely communication to teaching staff and building administration will be key in helping our team to better understand your needs and challenges. BPS has been successfully engaged in utilizing state-of-the-art educational technology and digital learning resources for a number of years. Each grade-level will look different in our plan but there will be consistency and support to assist students and families along the way. The district began creating a version of our plan in the early stages of the current closure in case our state elected to move in this direction. We feel that based on initial feedback, our plan will be ready for initial submission based on the finalized Executive Order by the middle of next week. Once approved, our district goal would then be to begin plan implementation the following week (tentatively around April 16th). We will, of course, keep everyone up-to-date on our progress as we navigate through this approval process.

Finally, we are continuously working to keep our families informed throughout this process and have created a new FAQs based on the questions from last evening's District Zoom Update and Discussion as well as emails and other sources. If you do not see a topic that you are searching for answers on, please email building administration, department/program directors, or myself. As always, I am asking our families to rely on official district information channels to get accurate and timely answers to your questions.

Thank you and I wish all of you a safe and hopefully relaxing weekend.

Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
734-850-6001 Office
Follow me on Twitter: Dr. Carl Shultz @BedfordSupt
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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


FOOD ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS "DRIVE THRU"
FOOD ASSISTANCE OFFERED

The last scheduled date for the 2019-2020 School Year for this service is Monday, June 8th.

We have "drive thru" service options for families who need continued food service support during the stay-at-home order and while school buildings are closed. All children 18 and under and special education students under the age of 26 are eligible for these free meals. Students do not need to be enrolled at Bedford Public Schools to receive these federally funded benefits. All meals are free of charge and students do not need to be present for pick-up by an adult.

DAYS/TIMES:
Monroe Road Elementary School (7979 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, MI 48144)
Near the Gym Entrance
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bedford High School (8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI 48182)
Behind the school at the kitchen doors near the Gym Entrance
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Northtowne Meadows Community (6255 Telegraph Rd., Erie MI 48133)
Look for the bus near the clubhouse/pool area.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11:00 am - 11:30 am*
*Times are slightly different and reduced at this location to ensure proper food temperature maintenance

A free, boxed lunch will be provided along with breakfast for the next day. These will be cold meals consisting of:
Breakfast: Fruit, Whole Grain Item (such as cereal or muffin) & Milk
Lunch: Fruit, Vegetable, Milk, Whole Grain, and Meat/Meat Alternative

If alternate pick up times need to be arranged, please contact the Food Service department at 734-850-6127.

CONTINUING ASSISTANCE AFTER SCHOOL RESUMES

Coronavirus may cause some families to experience unanticipated financial hardships. Families can apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch meals on school days. It takes about 10-12 days to process the application. You can apply during the closure so benefits are available for students to use as soon as school resumes.

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/
Or can be printed using this link: http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/files/2019-20-Free_and_Reduced-price_application.pdf
Applications will also be available at the MRE and BHS "Drive Thru" pickups. Completed applications can also be returned at these locations as well.

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions about this program.

In addition to the BPS Food Service Program above, there are several food pantries that are available for assistance. Please see the list below:

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES

Unless otherwise noted, mobile food pantries will:
-- not require you to register for the event.
-- give one food package to the first 250 households.*
-- require you to provide ID showing Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a free food package.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dundee Assembly of God
13790 S Custer Rd
Dundee, MI 48131

Saturday, June 13, 2020
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Milan Vault
10475 N Ann Arbor Rd
Milan, MI 48160

Saturday, June 13, 2020
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Luna Pier Water Tower Park
11355 Harold Dr.
Luna Pier, MI 48157

Saturday, June 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00PM
Northbrook Church
12000 Jones St.
Carleton, MI 48117
(First 250 Households)

Saturday, June 27, 2020
2:30PM – 5:30PM
St Michaels Church
5790 W. Temperance Rd
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Updated: June 1, 2020


JRE Spirit Wear Store

Store is currently closed.


Hearts for Animals

Thank you to everyone who supported “Hearts for Animals”. JRE raised over $1,383.00 for the Monroe County Humane Society. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Ormiston, Mrs. Perry, and Mrs. Scherer who organized this event! We appreciate you!

Posted: February 24, 2020


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


BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!

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.

If you see the familiar, traditional Box Tops logo as the packaging is being phased out of production, you may continue to clip and send them to school before the expiration date printed on the box top. During the transition, you can actually double dip by clipping and scanning the receipt so the school will get 20 cents per item during that time!

Friends and family, near and far, can also participate using the app and selecting their preferred Bedford Public School building to support. School selection can be changed in the app settings if you need to share the wealth between an elementary school for the first semester and the junior high for the second semester, for example.

This is a great way to provide your favorite school with additional resources without any additional expense to you! We appreciate your time in supporting our schools in this manner! Thank you!

Posted: September 30, 2019


ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE

To order online: Go to mylifetouch.com
Use Picture Day ID: LM759023Y0

Updated: October 10, 2019


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


JRE KINDERGARTEN PRESENTATION FOR FALL 2019

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR PARENT EMAIL

DROP OFF/PICK UP INFORMATION


JRE PTO Executive Board For 2020-2021

· 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

Posted: May 4, 2020


Medication at School

We wanted to remind our families that we need to have a "Medical Authorization Form" filled out by a physician to give medication at school. This includes cough drops.

Posted December 17, 2018


DID YOU KNOW?
JRE can earn up to $20,000.00 per year by clipping Box Tops!

Please place Box Tops in an envelope or plastic bag in groups of 50. We cannot use expired box tops, so they will not count. Please include student's name, teacher, and number of Box Tops on the bag or envelope.

Posted: October 23, 2018


Fresh is Best Snacks Reminder

JRE Snack Policy: The classroom snack policy is "Fresh is Best". Students may bring a fresh fruit or vegetable if they choose to have a classroom snack. This policy supports the BPS Wellness Policy.

BIRTHDAY TREATS: Please refer to the BPS Elementary Handbook in regard to birthday treats. If families choose to send in a treat it must be non-food. Suggestions include pencils, stickers, a class book, etc.

Posted September 4, 2018


Picking Up at the End of the Day

If your student will be picked up during the day, or there is a change to their normal routine, please provide a note to the office. We only release students to their parents/guardians unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that picture identification is required to pick up a student. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.

Posted September 4, 2018


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


JRE School Garden Project

students working in JRE gardenIt started with a $3,700.00 grant from Lowes to begin our school garden. The first phase of the school garden included constructing 5 raised cedar garden beds and filling them with dirt, laying gravel around the beds, installing a wooden fence with a gate around the garden, and assembling a shed to house the garden tools and supplies.

A composting program began during lunch hours for grades 4 and 5.. Exploratory students planted the first seeds and plants in the garden beds in the spring and volunteers helped out on Weeding Wednesdays over the summer.

YOU can help. We are also counting on support through donations (expertise, volunteer time, supplies, money, etc.) to make this successful. You can email Mrs. Schalmo or Mrs. Neboyskey at and let us know how you would like to help.

SCHOOL GARDEN WISH LIST: We could use items to help with our butterfly and bird areas. Garden benches, birdbaths, bird feeders and seed and still tomato cages and trellises floor beans and tomatoes. We can always use books with a garden or flower theme for kids! Garden books from Amazon wishlist. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/7mwDeY8

Please make sure all pre-used items donated are clean and in good condition. No rusty or broken items please.

Updated: September 17, 2019


PTO NEWS

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​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!


Lost & Found

Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.


Drop Off/Pick Up Safety

We would like to remind all parents to follow our procedures during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Two areas of concern:

We appreciate everyone taking the time to follow the rules and keep our students and staff safe. Drivers not following procedures will be reported to the district liaison officer. We encourage everyone to ride the bus if it is available.

JRE DROP OFF/PICK UP TRAFFIC PATTERN


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.

JRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

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

Morning Drop-Off Loop-Begins at 8:20 a.m. 
​Afternoon Pick-Up Loop Begins at 3:30 p.m. 

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​District Facilities Calendar

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

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).

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.

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Winter 2020 Brochure

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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


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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