HAC CLOSING SOON FOR THE SUMMER
HAC (Home Access Center) is open for all students to check their final grades on their report cards until June 30, 2020. After that, HAC will be closed for the summer as we update all of our student records for the 2020-2021 school year. Please be sure to print a report card/transcript if you would like one for your records. 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
BJHS COLLABORATE ON CORONAVIRUS WITH PEERS IN NEW YORK
When our school first closed for coronavirus, a group of 6th grade students in Mrs. Vogel's class at Bedford Junior High had the option to participate in an online collaboration with their peers at a New York school. At that time, in mid-March, anything the teachers suggested was completely optional and considered an enrichment activity to keep students engaged in some type of learning. For 15 BJHS students (Kaleigh A., Hannah A., Nolan B., Lily C., Kennedy D., Brayden D., Lillian Z., Dominic F., Jansen H., Aubrey L., Brody S., Brandon M., Andy N., Gavin T., and Gaige R.) that project stretched past the enrichment part and they continued to be involved even after official instruction resumed once the at-home learning began. For nearly 3 months, the kids from BJHS and Columbus School in Mt. Vernon, NY, just outside of the Bronx, working together online to study coronavirus and complete projects together.
Mrs. Vogel considered it to be "the most authentic and meaningful example of connecting learning goals to everyday life," in her teaching career. She is exceptionally proud of the work the students put into their projects, “The children who participated in this project did so voluntarily, in addition to their required online learning requirements, and under the most difficult of circumstances. I can not express how proud I am of their demonstrations of perseverance. These children are the future leaders of the "new normal". They have risen to the challenge of adversity and overcome this particular obstacle in their path and for this, they are to be publicly commended!”
To learn more about this cross country collaboration on coronavirus, and the projects the Michigan and New York students worked on together, please check out this Google Doc Link.
Posted: June 30, 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
"SUPPLYING OUR FUTURE" BACKPACKS FOR KIDS
“Supplying Our Future” Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County is a group of caring people who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. In this trying economy, we know there are those who need a backpack filled with the necessary supplies for school. If your family could benefit from this program, please fill out the application and turn it in. Income information is not required on the application. They understand seeking assistance is not always easy, rest assured there are many caring people and agencies working together to help your family during these tough times. They will have information from many agencies that work with families available.
Complete Application and Return to The Salvation Army:
-- By Mail: The Salvation Army 815 E. First St, Monroe, MI 48161
-- Scan and email the form to: Charles.Pipkin@usc.salvationarmy.org
-- Fax form to 734-241-7181
Form must be received at the Salvation Army by Friday, July 17th.
Bedford Back Pack Pick-Up Site:
Francis Family YMCA, 2000 West Dean Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Friday, August 7th, 4-6 pm
Swimming Available – Parents MUST Swim with Children.
If you are able to assist us with donations to this program, they would be happy to accept them. If you want further information on this program, you may call The Salvation Army at 734-241-0440 ext 103.
Posted: June 11, 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).
PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Please call Linda Brieschke at 734 850-6200 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.
Anyone that started this process 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: Any 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)
APPOINTMENT TIMES FOR JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS: 8:30 - Noon
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
We are still awaiting the lifting of current restrictions and guidance on any accommodations that may have to be made to safely resume our athletic activities (including use of our facilities, conditioning, summer practices, etc.). In the meantime, we would like to begin gathering information from the student-athletes interested in participating in our Fall Sports at BPS to ensure we can quickly contact them when we know more.
2020 FALL SPORTS INTEREST SURVEY
Please fill out this survey for all sports other than football.
PHYSICALS FOR 2020-21 SPORTS
If you have a physical from the 2019-2020 school year dated after April 15, 2019, you can continue to use that one for the 2020-2021 school year's athletic activities. New athletes, or ones with physicals older than that, will need to complete a MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM before participating.
NOTE: When Bedford Athletics' voluntary workouts begin, all students are required to bring their own hand sanitizer and supply of water. Those who do not have both will not be allowed to participate. This 2020 Summer Work Out Form must also be completed and signed by parents.
Updated: June 15, 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
BJHS 6th/7th GRADE VIRTUAL ART SHOW
Due to the COVID closures, our students lost the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the library for the annual show. Please enjoy this Virtual Art Show put together by Ms. Copley, who taught 6th and 7th grade this year.
Posted: June 5, 2020
Store is currently closed.
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 734-850-6200 and we'll send one home with your child.
Posted: November 5, 2019
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
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 Throughout the District.
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.
BJHS COLLECTING BOX TOPS VIRTUALLY!
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.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTO # 81894 when you sign up. Your enrollment needs to be renewed annually after April 30th.