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In the Bedford Public Schools Facebook Live video from the July 30th Board of Education Meeting, there is a presentation and discussion on a draft outline of our Return to Learn Plan. It starts at approximately the 40 minute mark in the video. LINK TO "RETURN TO LEARN OUTLINE" PRESENTED IN MEETING
We realize that there are, and will be, many questions that will arise as that plan is more fully developed and finalized. A Google form has been created for you to submit you questions. We encourage you to watch the presentation, or read the "Return to Learn Outline" that was shown there, first since it may answer some of your questions there. Please use the following link to submit your questions:
Questions submitted will be used to produce a FAQ document that will be updated as new questions come in and more information becomes available.
This topic will also be on the agenda for the next board meeting on Thursday, August 6th at 6: 30 pm.
Updated: July 31, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All appointments 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
FREE T-SHIRT FOR NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS!
Newly registered Kindergarten students also get a Free T-Shirt (while supplies last!) with their completed registration!
ITEMS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION:
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
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Other services offered:
Face to face or Telehealth individual appointments for students
Face to face or Telehealth individual appointments for parents
Face to face or Telehealth family sessions
Posted: July 14, 2020
Any yearbooks that are not picked-up will be distributed to students when we return to school in the fall. Any leftover copies belonging to 5th graders will be sent to Bedford Junior High for distribution.
Updated: July 15, 2020
LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL
July 2, 2020
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,
I have received many messages from our families asking what the 2020-2021 school year will look like as our state and nation continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Like many of you, I am disappointed and confused with the way that the 2019-2020 school year ended. As an educator and father, I found myself constantly searching for additional information in the form of updates during the prolonged closure. If this is how a school superintendent felt, I can only imagine how the uncertainty must have felt for our thousands of parents within the BPS Community. While I cannot provide all of the details regarding the upcoming school year, I am pleased to share that Governor Whitmer has released the outline that will guide our educational delivery for the upcoming year and perhaps beyond.
On June 30, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to Schools Roadmap, a 63-page document with comprehensive guidance to help local school districts create plans for learning this fall based on the stage of the region where the district is located (Bedford is located in Region 1 and we are, at the time of this letter, in stage 4). Additionally, Ms. Whitmer announced the signing of Executive Order 2020-142 which provides guidance on developing “Preparedness Plans.” With the release of the Return to Schools Roadmap, BPS can now effectively and efficiently create our district’s plan for the upcoming school year. As I have stated from the beginning of the mandated school closure last March, BPS administration and staff want nothing more than to safely have our students back in our buildings. Our district plan will focus on this premise as our top priority while maintaining state-mandated precautions and reviewing all recommended precautionary action steps to best fit our students, staff, and facilities.
Beginning this week, BPS Administration will work closely with our local and county health officials as we construct a viable plan for our students return to their buildings. The district will establish committees comprised of different stakeholders to create this comprehensive return to learning plan. Each committee chair will work with their team to create a plan that does not just sound great, but one that combines strong instructional practices, quality learning experiences regardless of setting, and practicality in its implementation for all impacted. In order to achieve this goal, committees will be seeking feedback from staff members and parents as they build each component of the plan. Our belief is that by following the guidelines provided within the Roadmap, we will be able to keep students, staff, and families safer in our schools and achieve the type of learning outcomes that we’ve consistently achieved. This is no small task and will take some time to develop thoughtfully. Please be assured that we will release the plan as soon as we are able. In the meantime, as some helpful first steps in developing an understanding of the guidelines we will be following, please consider reading Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap FAQ as well as the full documents linked above. These documents will set the parameters that will guide the creation of our district plan and can help families understand how and why we are making decisions.
I appreciate your time in reading this and staying informed throughout all of the changes 2020 has thrown our way. I look forward to sharing additional updates as they become available.
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
HAC CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER
HAC (Home Access Center) is closed for the summer as we update all of our student records for the 2020-2021 school year. HAC will reopen again in late August.
If you forgot your HAC password, please call the HelpDesk at 734-850-6095.
Posted: June 18, 2020
SUMMER ACCESS FOR STUDENTS TO DISTRICT ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS
Students will continue to have access to most of the District online subscriptions they had during the school year that don't require teacher assigned content. Clever, Brainpop, MobyMax, Discovery Education, Sora, Spellling City, etc will remain accessible through August 14. Students and parents will continue to have access to Schoology for announcements posted at the school level but Schoology classes attached to teachers will archive shortly after grades are issued.
Posted: June 18, 2020
MRE PTO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The MRE PTO presents annual Excellence Awards for staff and community members that have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty to support the children of Monroe Road Elementary.
Congratulations to this year's award recipients:
Outstanding Educators: Tanya Glick and Melanie Matney
Distinguished Service: Sherrie Kiss
Partnership in Education: Arby’s - Lambertville
Outstanding Program: Safety Town – Jane Erdmann
Posted: June 9, 2020
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
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.)
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
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
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
INTRODUCING 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:
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.
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
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.
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 BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!
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.
Posted: September 30, 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