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).
PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
For All Elementary Schools, please call Kendra Zink at 734-850-6028
For Bedford Junior High School, please call Linda Brieschke at 734 850-6203
For Bedford High School, please call Mary Jo Faller at 734 850-6111
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
EMAILING REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
Parents will be strongly encouraged to email their documentation, if possible, ahead of time and it will be printed off prior to the appointment. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.
For elementary students up to grade 5, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For junior high students, please email them to email@example.com
For high school students, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
TIMES FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
TIMES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 12:30-4:30 PM
Thursdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PRIZE DRAWING DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 10th
Because our schools closed before we reached the initial prize drawing deadline, we are extending it until Friday, July 10th. Complete your Kindergarten student's registration by Friday, July 10th and they will be entered to win a basket of books with a plush toy (A $100+ value)! One winner at each elementary school!
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.
Updated: May 21, 2020
REGISTERING A NEW STUDENT
AT BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In order to register a student for membership in Bedford Public Schools, students must demonstrate residency in the District and meet the age requirements for attendance.
-- New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
-- Other students must be less than 20 years of age on September 1st of the enrollment school year.
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER
Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
Print the form using the link on the left. Registration & Information Packets are also available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in school offices or the Administration Building Instruction and Student Services Office
Health Appraisal Form
This form, with sections completed by a medical professional, needs to be submitted along with the registration form. Print the form using the link on the left.
Additionally, the following items are required by the State of Michigan to register at any Michigan public school:
Proof of Residency
Proof of Residency must include the following three items:
1. Proof of homeownership (Deed, current tax statement, or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.)
2. One piece of additional proof of residency. (Current utility bill which includes gas, electric, and water, OR a homeowner's insurance policy. We DO NOT accept a bill from a cell phone provider.)
3. Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address
An official certified birth certificate with the raised county seal or security watermark. Photo copies and hospital certificates are not accepted. If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
Accurate Immunization Records from Health Care Provider
Immunization records must be up to date before the start of school.
Hearing & Vision Screening Records
Screenings must be up to date before the start of school.
Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
1. Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents.
2. Legal guardianship papers if student is not residing with either biological parent.
Any exceptions to the requirements listed above shall be approved by the Office of Instructional and Student Services.
WHERE TO REGISTER
GRADES 9-12 and BEDFORD VIRTUAL ACADEMY:
Bedford High School
8285 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Bedford Junior High School
8405 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
YOUNG FIVES-GRADE 5:
Douglas Road Elementary School
6875 Douglas Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
Jackman Road Elementary School
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Monroe Road Elementary School
7979 Monroe Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
Elementary offices are closed during summer months and will reopen a week and a half before school starts. Elementary registrations during that time will be accepted at:
Office of Instruction and Student Services
(located in the Bedford Public Schools Administrative Building)
1623 W. Sterns Rd
Temperance, MI 48182.
Bedford Junior High School and Bedford High School Offices are open during the summer months but closed for the July 4th holiday.
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
WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DO I GO TO?
Please refer to the District Map to find where you live and which school would cover your area. If you are unsure of the exact school boundary, please call the Office of Instruction and Student Services for further assistance at 734-850-6028.
KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENTS
The entry age for Kindergarten requires children to be 5 years old by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. June screening appointments are set when registering.
KINDERGARTEN HEARING & VISION SCREENINGS
The State of Michigan requires that all Kindergarten students have their hearing & vision screened.
Monroe County Health Department provides FREE hearing and vision screenings. Call the Monroe County Health Department Hearing & Vision office at (734) 240-7855 to make an appointment at their office at 2353 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161.
ADDITIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM
FREE, 5 STAR WINNING, GREAT START READINESS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. This 5-star winning program explores pre-reading, math and science skills, language, music, movement, problem-solving and social skills. GSRP is funded by a Michigan Department of Education grant. It is located in the former Smith Road Elementary School building and offers a four day a week all day program, and a four day a week ½ day program. Eligible students must live in Monroe County and be age 4 by September 1st as well as meeting other eligibility factors.
For more information about the GSRP program, please contact Cortney Last, Great Start director, at 734-242-5799, ext. 1918.
COUNTYWIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
For more information and Pre-Application for Countywide Early Childhood Programs, please call 734-242-5799, extension 1616.
PARENT WAIVER OPTION:
According to Michigan Law (MCL 380.1147), if a child residing in Bedford Public Schools is not five years of age on September 1 but will be five years of age not later than December 1, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten for the current school year if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing. A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian as to whether the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. Regardless of the district recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten if the student is five years of age not later than December 1.
Waiver Request Form