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MRE Farewell Drive-By on Monday, June 8 at 2:00 pm.

Our staff will be located along the sidewalk in front of the school, practicing safe social distance. Families that would like to say goodbye are welcome to drive-through! Please enter through the north entrance (gravel road) and exit through the southern exit (turn right only to help with traffic flow). Please refrain from stopping along the route, as we need to keep things as efficient as possible, and avoid creating a traffic jam on Monroe Road.

MRE Farewqll Drive-By route (all directions included in article)

Parents and students will also have a chance to say goodbye to teachers during end-of-year pick-up on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 9-10). I will send out a more detailed email tomorrow (Tuesday) regarding the end-of-year pick-up process.

Posted: June 1, 2020


END OF YEAR STUDENT MATERIAL PICK-UP/DROP OFF

We will be wrapping-up the school year next week. Parents and students will have the opportunity to pick-up any school related materials from the building (personal materials, yearbooks, spring pictures, etc.), as well as to return any school issued materials like library books and borrowed items, and all school-issued Chromebooks (3rd-5th grade).

While visiting the building, please:
-- wear a facemask
-- maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
       * There are red X’s throughout the building that are six feet apart to assist with social distancing.
       * If you have a child with you during the visit, as difficult as that may be to understand, especially for our younger students, they’re going to be tempted to hug their teacher, thus creating an awkward situation. Please talk about this beforehand and remind them to keep distance.

CHROMEBOOK RETURNS
Please complete the following Google Chromebook Rollback Form prior to turning in your Chromebook for the summer. Chromebooks will be collected in the Media Center during your classroom’s scheduled time. Don't forget your charger!

LIBRARY BOOKS
Library books will be returned to a drop box located outside of the media center.

ALL OTHER ITEMS
All other items will be located in your child’s classroom.

OFFICE OPEN
If you have a registration or office related issue, the office will be open for one family at a time, and a line will be formed outside the office.

THE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH
9:00-10:00
     Seegert
     Glick
     Macke

10:00-11:00
     Steele
     Eby
     Stanley

11:00-12:00
     Shinaver
     Vickers
     Chrysochoos

12:00-1:00
     Pecorella
     Kiss
     Scroggs

1:00-2:00
     Yoder
     Kudzia
     Fender

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH
9:00-10:00
     Roth
     Kwiatkowski
     Kelly

10:00-11:00
     Welch
     Lykowski
     Gyolai

11:00-12:00
     Hulsebus
     Jewell
     Hooper

12:00-1:00
     Arnold
     Boberg
     Gladieux

EVENING DROP OFF TIME
     Tuesday, June 9
     5:00-7:00 pm
For any MRE families unable to make their scheduled time listed above.

Updated: June 2, 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, 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


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


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 transfered 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


WIFI AT INDIAN CREEK PARK

In an attempt to help families that may not have reliable internet services available from home, BPS now has functioning WiFi available at Indian Creek Park off of Douglas Road. The wifi's best reception will be the areas near the BPS bus garage extending to the pavilion in Indian Creek. At this point, the wifi signal is available for BPS issued student chromebooks only. Personal laptops and other mobile devices will not be unable to connect. Students using their chromebook inside of a vehicle or outside will be able to connect using their regular login as if they are at school.

If students have issues connecting they should try to reboot their chromebook and if that doesn't help, they may need to adjust where they are located within the park to get a better signal.

Students should continue to adhere to the 6 ft. social distancing guideline when outside at the park. If outside, students are asked to be mindful about using their chromebook in a clean and dry area and to not leave their chromebook unattended.

The BPS helpdesk is still operating and students can enter helpdesk tickets if needed. If students enter a helpdesk ticket they MUST check their email in order to receive help or answer questions the tech dept. may have about their issue. If this school closure is extended and the current statewide restrictions are altered, we will communicate the process that will be used to turn in chromebooks in need of repair and check out a loaner.

Posted: April 1, 2020


FOOD ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS "DRIVE THRU"
FOOD ASSISTANCE OFFERED

Last day for this service for the 2019-20 School Year 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


D.A.D.S Day at MRE

Our annual DADS Day was a huge success! We had over 300 volunteers at today’s event! We hope our Dads and students were able to make lifelong memories. Please use the link below to view the photos from our Superhero photo booth.

Posted: March 10, 2020


MRE ONLINE PICTURE ORDERS

You can order online at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: LM759030Y0

Updated: March 2, 2020


YOUNG AUTHOR WINNERS!

The winners of the 2020 Young Author's Contest are: Myla M., Ethan H., Kennedy W., Chase M., and Addison H.

Posted: February 18, 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 734-850-6801 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

You can place your order online and use the Picture Day ID: LM759024Y0

Updated: September 27, 2019


PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS

This year's PTO them is "Be MRE!"

Please "Like" the MRE PTO Facebook page!

2019-20 PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD:
     Sarah Albring – President
     Steffany Sass – Treasurer
     Laura Atkins – Secretary
     Heather Strong – VP of Parent Involvement
     Karlee Kwiatkowski – Staff Support

SPIRITWEAR STORE

Check out our Monroe Road Elementary spirit wear store using the link below! It's stocked with tons of MRE shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts, and even pajamas! Items are purchased online and shipped directly to your home.

Monroe Road Elementary Spirit Wear Link

Posted: August 26, 2019


Reminder: No Pets on School Campus Please

Please be reminded that pets are not permitted on the campus of Monroe Road Elementary. We love animals, but having them on campus is a liability and potential safety hazard for our students, staff, and families. Service dogs are an exception.

Posted: April 29, 2019


Kroger Community Rewards

MRE's PTA benefits every time you shop at Kroger by simply swiping your Kroger card. All you have to do is enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program and select our organization to receive the benefits and each time you shop a percentage of your purchase is sent back to MRE. Please note that the benefits expire every year on April 30th. Use this link to re-enroll if you haven't already done so:

      Kroger Community Rewards

Click on the Ohio (Columbus) button (you'll notice next to the Ohio tab it specifies Michigan (Lambertville). Enter Monroe Road Elementary PTA or our organization number: 81700 and click the button in the front. ​Thank you for your support!

Posted: April 29, 2019


Schoology logoINTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR STUDENTS & FAMILIES

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 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


Student Support Services

Monroe Road Elementary has a full-time Student Support Coordinator on site daily. Mrs. Vancena offers services for children that are dealing with issues like having a bad day, divorce, grief, anger management, stress/anxiety and friendship problems just to name a few. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Tara Vancena at 734-850-6812.


Getting Your School Closing/Delay and Emergency Alerts?

Keep your phone numbers/email current by contacting the school office if any changes are needed to the contact information that appears in HAC. It is important that this information is up-to-date so you can be reached if necessary. It is used by our Honeywell Instant Alert system which is the official means of communication with families in the event of an emergency.


Lost & Found

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


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.

MRE 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)

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.

Register Online!

Latchkey


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 Monroe Road Elementary School Bond Projects!

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