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2020-2021 Schools of Choice Guidelines and Application

Enrollment Period:
April 1, 2020 - June 26, 2020

All applications must be postmarked by June 26, 2020 AND sent through US MAIL. No in-person applications will be accepted.

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BPS COVID-19 UPDATES

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


NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATION

The Bedford Public Schools Facilities Department will treat outdoor areas (weather permitting) throughout the months of April - September. The areas to be treated will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on the District website (www.bedford.k12.mi.us) and the main entrance to the facility being treated. (e.g.: main turnstile gate at the community stadium for applications within the facility) Signage will remain in place for the appropriate reentry period specified on the label of the product used. (e.g.: 4 hour reentry period for dry time of product Pronto. Last application time at stadium 10:30 am, reentry is 2:30 pm for entire stadium)

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED APPLICATIONS

Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Location: Bedford Public Schools Athletic Fields
Time: 5:30 am - 9 am (Application may be discontinued if wind speeds exceed 10 mph.)
Application will be to actively growing weeds in the sidewalk areas, gravel areas, pavement cracks, around concession stands, fencelines, under bleachers.
Rentry: Please allow 4 hours of dry time before walking on areas that were sprayed.
Reentry ok on pavement areas after 9:30 am; under bleachers allowed after 1 pm.
This application will be done by licensed pesticide applicator Sarah Adams

Records of the treatments will be available in the main office within 48 hours of completion of each inspection, application of pesticide or service call. IPM Records are available for review anytime, and are located in the main office.

Posted: June 2, 2020


FALL SPORTS

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.

FOOTBALL
Please fill out the Bedford Football Registration 2020 Form by June 5.
We need to get summer information to you as quickly as we can.
A mandatory football meeting will be held when we are permitted to hold a meeting.
Any questions can be sent to Coach Phillips: john.phillips@mybedford.us

Go Mules!

Updated: June 1, 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


UPDATE ON STUDENT BELONGING PICK UP/SCHOOL ITEM DROP OFF

Schedules for student belond pick up and school item drop off are listed on the respective school websites and in Schoology. Please follow the instruction included.

While the time slot structure will reduce the number of people present, we also want to ensure everyone takes the now standard precautions. We ask that everyone:

-- Maintain six feet of distance
-- Wear a face covering
-- Don’t attend if you are ill or if you have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19.
-- Wash your hands before and after the event.
-- Cover your mouth/nose if coughing/sneezing with your elbow.

Posted: May 26, 2020


FOOD SERVICE DRIVE THRU PICK UP REMINDERS

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

Posted: May 23, 2020


SENIOR HONORS VIDEO LINK

To ensure we did not experience any technical issues, we pre-recorded the Senior Honors Presentation. Additionally, because it is recorded, families may view the video when it is convenient for them.

Updated: May 21, 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

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 kendra.zink@mybedford.us.
For junior high students, please email them to linda.brieschke@mybedford.us
For high school students, please email them to maryjo.faller@mybedford.us

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

TIMES FOR JUNIOR HIGH AND 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

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.

Updated: May 21, 2020


UPDATE LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

May 16, 2020
Dear BPS Community,

It has been over a month since my last district update after what started out as a flurry of early spring update emails. I felt that it was best to provide some time for our district-wide plans to be implemented and for families to begin receiving updates from our building leaders and classroom teachers. In a time of incredible uncertainty and difficult circumstances, I must once again thank all of our BPS family members for not just doing your part, but also for the high-level at which all of you have performed during the COVID-19 Crisis. This praise is meant for every single member of our district and supportive community. Our students who have endured what has now amounted to the loss of months of educational experiences, ceremonies, contests, and celebrations. Our parents and grandparents who have assumed the roles of instructional facilitator, coach, and cheerleader. Finally, our staff members across the district who have come together to do everything that they can to try to reinvent our student services. Thank you all for reminding me what can be accomplished when incredible people work together.

As a district, we have continued to support our students and families through our BPS Learn at Home Program. We understand that while not perfect, we are very pleased with the high percentage of students who continue to be engaged in their learning. In addition to ongoing learning, BPS is providing our students and community with breakfast and lunches throughout the week. In total, BPS’s dedicated food service staff (with the assistance of transportation department volunteers) have served over 62,000 meals to our community since the mandated school closure on March 13th. While these examples serve as our current situation’s most visible services, the remainder of our staff including administrators, custodial, and clerical have been hard at work preparing for the remainder of this current school year and the potential variations of what next year may look like for the district. At this point, I can share with you what our district plans look like as of today and provide some potential outlook for our future as we wait for additional guidance from the State of Michigan.

REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

STUDENT LEARNING
All BPS Students will continue their educational learning utilizing the district Learn at Home Plan through June 10, 2020. The schedule remains unchanged and building principals and teachers will provide continual updates relating to learning, district/personal material collection, and any other important information that will be needed to wrap-up the current school year. It remains extremely important that students continue to engage in this plan to ensure that academic credit is earned and that continual growth is taking place.

DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE
As previously mentioned, BPS Food Service has continued to serve our community throughout the closure. The Food Service Program’s last day for 2019-2020 service is currently scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020. Bedford Public Schools does not qualify for summer food service grants and has traditionally not been able to provide service throughout the summer months. Until the June 8th closing date, we will continue our current schedule of drive-up food service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The only exception to this schedule will be that no service will be provided on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATES
The Class of 2020 have felt the effects of COVID-19 as much as any group (excluding those who have lost family and friends to the virus). I can speak for the entire Kicking Mule family when I say that we have missed seeing you experience what you have worked so hard to earn. BPS remains committed to exhausting our options for providing the best allowable opportunities to celebrate your accomplishments. The originally scheduled June 7th Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 28th. If the State of Ohio and/or University of Toledo are not permitting large scale events on this date, we will look to transition to holding a ceremony or multiple smaller ceremonies at Bedford High School or Indian Creek (depending on district bond work progress) that follow state orders and support community safety. If it becomes evident that we will not be able to hold any type of in-person commencement, we would review options for a virtual event. The Senior Sendoff Parent Group have started to plan for an alternate event for our seniors and they will announce plans as soon as they are complete. We love our seniors and will do everything that we can to provide the best possible alternatives to recognizing their accomplishments. Stay tuned for additional information as we continue to move forward.

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

SCHOOL SETTING
There are so many unknowns as I write this update. The Michigan Department of Education has given local districts direction to begin preparing for a number of possible learning scenarios for next school year. These scenarios include returning to the traditional in-classroom school setting, continuing a learn-at-home type instructional program, or some type of hybrid learning program that could include students alternating between traditional in-classroom learning on some days and learning from home on other days to help limit the number of students on campus at one time. Of course, our preference and hope is that we are safe to return to our traditional learning programs so that we can have students back in our buildings. BPS will meet the challenges set before us regardless of the State of Michigan orders and we have already began reviewing what we can do to ensure the best possible experiences for our students. I will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available.

STUDENT REGISTRATION
BPS will once again begin registering new students in the upcoming week. It is imperative for district planning to get a strong grasp of our student count to ensure adequate staffing and space. The registration process will look a little different from the past as we incorporate social distancing practices to ensure community and staff safety. We will be sharing updated dates and times as well as the process for completing new student registration very soon via email, district website, and social media.

SCHOOL FUNDING

OVERVIEW
(Warning, I am about to bore some of you with my background in teaching economics, but this background in school finance and current information is extremely important) In 1994, Michigan voters approved the controversial passing of State Ballot Proposal A, which included a major overhaul of public school funding. Until Proposal A was enacted, local public school districts were funded primarily through assessing property tax levies on the residents of the communities that they supported. Proposal A changed the public school funding system by limiting the amount and purposes for which a local district can ask for property tax levies. Instead of relying on local property taxes, Proposal A created a new complex formula that combined revenue from the rolled back local millage or tax rates (a new flat 6-mill statewide education property tax was instituted) with money from the newly created state school tax (state sales tax increased from 4 to 6 percent), other tax hikes (increases tax rates on fuel, real estate purchases, and tobacco), and finally, yes, the ever so popular Michigan lottery income (actually represents a very small portion of the state’s total school aid fund) to maintain the state school aid fund.

This new system created a statewide, economy-driven per-pupil foundation allowance which has become the basis for how school districts receive operational funding today. As an example, Bedford Public Schools received a state per-pupil foundation allowance of $8,111 for the 2019-2020 school year. This foundation allowance is then multiplied by the total number of students enrolled for the school year to come up with the total amount that BPS will receive from the state school aid fund, providing 85% of our district’s total revenue. The other 15% is made up of non-homestead tax levies (rental or commercial properties), state and federal grants (BPS receives very little in these grants due to the lower-than-average free/reduced lunch rate of the district), countywide technology millage, and other miscellaneous sources.

Overall, Proposal A is considered a success in achieving some of its initial goals of overhauling the local property tax system and narrowing the gap that exists throughout the state in school funding averages. However, the system is extremely reliant upon the State of Michigan’s economy. As you can imagine, COVID-19 and the related Stay Home, Stay Safe orders that have closed much of the state’s economy for the better part of the last sixty days have devastated our economic system. The closure or limiting of services for most retail stores, food and beverage establishments, real estate and car sales offices, and reduced overall fuel purchases have significantly reduced the expected revenue for both the adopted current fiscal year budget and the upcoming fiscal year budget. These significant drops in incoming revenue will absolutely result in a devastating effect to public education across the state.

CURRENT SCHOOL FUNDING CRISIS
The State of Michigan held their Spring Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) on Friday, May 15th. The CREC is where the state department of treasury and economists from the University of Michigan work to determine the state’s overall financial status for the current year and the upcoming years. This data is then used to finalize and formulate state budgets (including school aid fund). As expected, the conference report was not good news for public education. State officials and economists presented that shutdown as a result of COVID-19 has dropped state sales and income tax revenues to numbers we have not seen since 1946. Big Picture: state overall revenue's loss between this year and the next fiscal year is $6.28 billion over anticipated revenue just as recently as this January. The School Aid Fund is significantly out of balance for the current fiscal year, the next fiscal year, and the following year. For fiscal year 2020 (current school year), the deficit is $1.1 billion, for fiscal year 2021 (next school year), the deficit is $963 million, and for fiscal year 2022, the deficit is $334 million.

To put these numbers in perspective, an overall deficit of $1.1 billion to the state school aid fund equates to an average reduction of $900 per-pupil to each local district for the current 2019-2020 school year. However, legislation guiding the State of Michigan School Aid Fund provides guidance for how any required statewide proration of school funding would be implemented and thus limits the possible reduction or proration for the current year to between $650-$700 per pupil or an unimaginable amount of $2.9 million for BPS. Regardless, these numbers are staggering and have never before been seen by public schools in this state. The effect of any reduction to school funding while preparing for an upcoming school year is extremely challenging. A potential reduction of this size for the current school year and next is devastating. The only positives at this moment is that these numbers, while real, represent the situation based on the current adopted state budget. They do not take into account any budgetary adjustments made by the state, nor do they account for any potential federal funds that can be made available to public schools across the nation. These variables, along with other potential legislative and executive actions, could help alleviate a portion of the current deficit to the school aid fund.

While the district has a currently adopted and fiscally sound budget for the 2019-2020 school year based on original adopted state school aid allocations, this new data, along with recent warnings from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) regarding a potential budget proration for all districts for the remainder of this year, has necessitated the creation of a multi-tiered response to this financial crisis. All district department and building leaders have been engaged in an emergency review process to identify potential budgetary reductions. This process will continue to carry through our district’s creation of the upcoming 2020-2021 district budget as well. As superintendent, I am charged to bring forward the best possible solutions for maintaining a balanced district budget while also maintaining the integrity of our community’s high educational expectations. I understand that none of us have created this health crisis and its associated financial strife. Regardless, we must all do everything in our power to ensure that the students of our community remain as shielded as possible in order to continue our long tradition of student success. To this end, I am asking all of you to reach out to the offices of our state governor, local state representatives, and federal representatives to ensure they take every possible action necessary to reduce the impact on our students in public education. I have spoken with our local representatives and they clearly understand the position of our district and support our efforts. Please make sure that our governor and federal representatives do as well!

DISTRICT BOND WORK

After typing the previous section on the school financial crisis, I am much happier to be able to share information regarding the district bond projects. As of May 7th, there has been an incredible amount of work begun on the planned summer of 2020 bond projects. This summer’s projects include work at Bedford High School (new windows and exterior doors in the original section of building, replacement of all heating units with heat and cooling units in all instructional classrooms, the creation of a new safe entryway at the front of the building, new fire alarm and clock systems, new security/remote access systems, new main gym bleachers and refinished floor, fully updated restrooms throughout the building, and a newly designed parking lot/student drop-off area to serve the entire secondary campus shared by both BHS/BJHS). The other building that is undergoing major renovations this summer is Jackman Road Elementary (new windows and exterior doors, replacement of all heating units with heat and cooling units in all instructional classrooms, new security/remote access systems, updated restrooms throughout the building, and a newly designed parking lot which includes an extended parent drop-off loop to hold more vehicles). In addition, there will be roof replacement work completed at Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary, and Bedford Junior High School.

The district bond that was passed in November of 2018 has made all of these exciting projects possible. Bond Proposals such as ours, are one of the few remaining opportunities that communities can still directly support their local public school districts through local tax levies (of course you all knew this after reading and taking notes on my previous section on Proposal A). All associated funds collected by the passed bond levy are mandated to be used for the sole stated purpose of the bond, and thus, cannot be redirected or affected by state funding issues, so rest assured that we will finish what you have entrusted us to accomplish. The remainder of the bond projects at our other buildings will be completed during the summer of 2021. Once again, I speak for our entire district in thanking all of our dedicated community members who supported this bond proposal and am proud that we are currently on schedule and on budget to complete all projects within the district.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I am once more forced to apologize for yet another lengthy letter regarding our district. I could effectively write shorter district updates, but I truly believe that in order to be effective advocates for your children and for our district, you deserve the greatest level of detail possible. Bedford Public Schools is, and will remain, a special place. Our students, our staff, and our supportive community ensure that we maintain our position as one of the top districts in the state. District leadership will be forced to make tough decisions over the course of the next few years to appropriately deal with the impending state budget reductions (please remember to reach out to our government representatives that we have entrusted to support our community to voice your concerns). I can promise that we will stubbornly (as would any Kicking Mule) fight for every available dollar from any and all potential funds that can better support our students. We need to keep our heads up and continue to be a unified district in the presence of adversity. We have so much to be grateful for as a community and this should be a time to celebrate our students and not get down due to events outside of our control. Thank you to all of you for everything that you do; it reminds me daily of why I’m proud to be a Mule!

Respectfully,
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
734-850-6001 Office


SENIOR UPDATE FROM PRINCIPAL WEBER

May 1st, 2020
Dear Senior Students and Parents:

Like all of the students across the state of Michigan, you are likely feeling a great deal of loss right now, and that is perfectly understandable. You have lost many opportunities to interact with teachers, classmates, and friends, as well as numerous opportunities for sports, music, theater, and many other activities. We mourn these losses with you and are working to preserve as many traditions as possible. However, the safety of our students and community is our highest priority. Additionally, we must ensure we are in full compliance with any Executive Orders. The purpose of this letter is to update you on several events that still remain in question.

Please know that I have engaged in a variety of conversations with various stakeholders and I have extensively reviewed the survey that was given to seniors earlier this month. I am very appreciative of all of the input, thoughts, and compassion during this time. The decisions made represent a collective voice with the understanding that our current reality is far from ideal. Also, please know that I am sharing as much information with you as possible. I will continue to be honest, optimistic, hopeful, and transparent with you.

GRADUATION

I would very much like to host a graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. To give us the best opportunity at having a large ceremony, we are postponing the June 7th graduation date for the July 28th date. Our top priority will be to have a large graduation on July 28th at 6:30pm at the University of Toledo. However, we know that this may not be able to safely happen. If Toledo is not able to happen, we will then move the ceremony to Bedford High School. It will be at either the football field or soccer field, depending on the status of the bond work. By mid June, we will know more information and be able to provide more information. If, by mid June, we are still looking at large gatherings being prohibited, we will keep our July 28th date and move forward with several smaller graduations, or a virtual graduation. If we move to a virtual graduation, which is the last resort, we will plan for a physical diploma distribution where students will get to walk across the stage and photographers will be present.

Please don’t read too far into the various scenarios for graduation. As we move into June, we will have a much clearer picture and I will provide you more information. To summarize the “Graduation” section, June 7th is postponed for July 28th. More communication on this will follow.

PROM

It is with a heavy heart that I write this to you. Prom for 2020 is cancelled. Consideration for other dates was given. However, we know that families and students plan and invest a lot of personal funds into prom and we don’t see a timeline for this to occur.

SENIOR MATERIAL COLLECTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND LOCKER CLEAN OUT

The last day for Seniors will be May 21st. On June 1st, we will have a schedule (by alphabet) for students to come to school to turn-in all books, chromebooks, chargers, and equipment. Students will also be able to go to their locker and gather any items. Additionally, we will be distributing caps and gowns, senior honors awards, and yearbooks.

While the structure will reduce the number of people present, we also want to ensure everyone takes the now standard precautions on June 1st. We ask that everyone:

-- Maintain six feet of distance
-- Wear a face covering
-- Don’t attend if you are ill or if you have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19.
-- Wash your hands before and after the event.
-- Cover your mouth/nose if coughing/sneezing with your elbow.

More directions regarding where to go and times for each student will be sent closer to the date.

SENIOR SEND-OFF

The parents that have been diligently planning this event all year are still very committed to sending our seniors off. The event has changed to a Senior Farewell Event. Dates and details for this event will be communicated once a plan is in place. The planning group reviewed the student survey responses and is going to attempt to have a gatheringonce social restrictions permit. We know that seniors would love a chance to gather as a class at least one more time.

Additionally, this group is working on a senior yard sign distribution to take place in the near future.

This is not the conclusion to your high school career that you, or anyone, planned for. Let’s keep hoping for “normal” to return to our country and state. Hopefully, we will be able to come together again in some venue to celebrate the class of 2020.

Sincerely,
Kevin Weber
Principal, Bedford High School


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


Shining For Our Seniors

Stadium lights

Bedford Community Stadium lights will be shining bright for 20 minutes and 20 seconds (20:20) every Friday night until graduation to honor our seniors. #BeTheLight #2020Grads

Posted: April 14, 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


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

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 while the stay-at-home order is in effect and 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.

Pickup locations (note new days and 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


STATES!

Wrestling

Proud of our Kicking Mules! Wrestling team finished in the final four in Division 1 at the State Wrestling Championship! Congratulations Regional Coach of the Year AND Division 1 Michigan Wrestling Coach of the Year: Coach Vogel!

Bowling

Congratulations! Boys varsity bowling team are SEC Champs and will be headed to states on Friday. Our state team: Austin L., Jacob P., Noah J., Joey D., Lane M., Logan C. and Kaiden C. Austin L. and Maddy S. both qualified for states as individuals.

Swim and Dive

Bedford had 5 individual qualifiers in 8 events and 3 relay teams that qualified for the Boys Swim and Dive MHSAA State Finals.

Our individuals:
     Thomas Z.: 200 IM and 100 Back (and on 2 relay teams!)
     Ian M.: 50 Free and 100 Free (and on 2 relay teams!)
     Micah S.: 50 Free and 100 Fly (and on 2 relay teams!)
     Ethan T.: 200 IM
     Austin C: Diving

Our relay teams:
     200 Medley Relay: Thomas, Alex S., Micah, Ian
     200 Free Relay: Alex, Luke W., Jeffery P., Gavin G.
     400 Free Relay: Micah, Gavin, Ian, Thomas
     Alternate: Joey T.
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For results and highlights visit www.bedfordsports.com.

Posted: March 10, 2020


BEDFORD EXPRESS WINS FIRST EVENT OF THE SEASON...AND PRESTIGIOUS AWARD!

Bedford Express participated in their first District competition of the 2020 season, at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. The team was able to repair damage and overcome some minor issues during early qualification matches on Friday, finishing the day 6-2. Saturday, they finished qualification matches with (4) consecutive wins and earned the #1 seed out of 39-teams competing in the event. As captain of the #1 alliance, Bedford Express selected Lightning Robotics and Panther Powered Robotics as partners for the elimination matches. The alliance swept the elimination rounds, winning the District Jackson Event.

group photo of BX with 2 bannersIn addition to winning the event, Bedford Express was honored to receive the Chairman's Award. "The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award in FIRST® Robotics Competition. The award recognizes a team that reflects sustained excellence and impact within the FIRST community, in its own community, and beyond. They serve as role models and resources for other teams while educating the public in support of the FIRST mission. " The team was recognized for all of the community service projects they participate in, mentoring teams in and out of our school district, helping teams at competition, sharing our space with other teams that do not have a space to practice and spreading the word of FIRST.

"The coaches and the kids need to thank all of the parents for getting your students where they need to be and for working around the long practice schedule. We also cannot thank the 20+ adult mentors enough for the time that you donate to this program. The team cannot achieve any of these things without your continued support," said Head Coach Denny Costlow.

Posted: March 9, 2020

COMING UP NEXT!

Next Express is a rookie team of 8th graders that will participate in FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) this season against high school teams in the State of Michigan. This group of nine students from Bedford Junior High School have already designed, built and competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) last fall with fellow 6-8 grade students and most of them advanced to compete at the FTC State Championship last December.  In January, they chose to get involved with the high school team and a few weeks later were asked to build their own robot and compete as rookies. This is the first time Bedford has had a team at the FRC level made up solely of junior high students. Coach Denny Costlow points out, "This is a great opportunity for the young kids in our program to compete with the high school kids but it's a huge commitment for the students and their families." 

Bedford Express 2020 robot Next Express group photo Next Express 2020 robot

Posted: February 19, 2020


Mr. Stalker is a Classroom Hero!

Scott Stalker BCSN CLassroom Hero Presentation

Each month, BCSN and BCAN recognize outstanding educators for their efforts in and out of the classroom. They can be nominated by parents, students, teachers and community members. The winning Teacher/Educator receives $300 for their classroom plus BCAN will make a surprise visit to their school and do feature story on why they have been chosen as the Classroom Hero!

Today, they stopped by Bedford Junior High School to surprise Mr. Scott Stalker!

He was nominated by Sam B. and this is what she had to say about him in her nomination: "Mr. Stalker is a classroom hero because he understands and wants to educate our generation on the true meaning and purpose of education. He believes that you don’t need to teach children what to think, you need to teach them how to think on their own. He is always willing to offer his help or knowledge to any student or teacher in need. He is a very gentle person and treats people with such a kindness that needs to be recognized. Mr. Scott Stalker is a true classroom hero because he truly wants to make a difference in children’s lives and he does a great job of it. He has opened my eyes by explaining to me that school is not a game, I am very privileged to be able to attend such a great school with phenomenal teachers like Mr. Stalker."

Maybe we should start passing out capes along with staff IDs! This is the second person that works with BPS students to be recognized this school year. Even though she is a Monroe County ISD employee and not a direct employee of the district, we are nonetheless grateful to have Cynthia Dress working with our students as the LRE Facilitator at Douglas Road and Monroe Road Elementary Schools. She was chosen as a Classroom Hero in October.

Visit the BCSN webpage to learn more about this program, https://bcsnnation.com/heroes/, or to nominate another Classroom Hero!

Congratulations to Mr. Stalker and Mrs. Dress!

Posted: January 21, 2020


BHS VOLLEYBALL COACH INDUCTED
INTO AVCA HALL OF FAME

In December, BHS volleyball coach, Jodi Manore was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame along with a few of her college level colleagues. Over her career, she has encouraged the development of our own athletes locally and enjoyed record success as a high school coach, but she has also worked at state and national levels as a tireless advocate for the sport and its athletes.

Jodi Manore: AVCA Hall of Fame

Watch the video of her introduction at the awards ceremony and acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AARhDko4zTY

Congratulations, Coach Manore!

Posted: January 6, 2020


BHS QUIZ BOWL TEAM RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Group photo of Quiz Bowl Team with trophyWhen a team wins the Monroe County ISD Quiz Bowl tournament, the trophy travels back to the winning school with them where it stays until it is time for the next tournament. For the high school trophy, it was a round trip this year. The Bedford High School Quiz Bowl team repeated as champions and the trophy stays here for another year! Congratulations Patrick, Noah, Arpan, Tyson, Sam, Joey and Coach Mr. Denniss!

Posted: December 5, 2019


JRE WINS QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT!

Group photo pf JRE Quiz Bowl Team with Trophy

It was Quiz Bowl week at the Monroe County ISD. Jackman Road Elementary brought home the trophy as the undefeated 5th grade champions! Congratulations to Rylee, Brady, Riley, Anna, Eli, Sawyer and Coach Ortiz!

Posted: November 22, 2019


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 your school office and they'll send one home with your child.

Posted November 5, 2019


FOR SALE: SURPLUS OF PAST YEARBOOKS
AND SPRING SUPPLEMENTS

Thumbnail photos of yearbooks and supplements for sale

Bedford High School Yearbooks from 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 are currently available. Spring Supplements from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016 are also available.

Each yearbook is available for $5.00 and spring supplements are $1.00 each while supplies last. All sales are first come, first serve. Cash only, please. Please pay for, and pick up, your desired yearbook at the Bedford Public Schools Administration Building, 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.

Any questions about the sale of these extra yearbooks can be directed to Dona Folk, 734-850-6017.

Note: Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year are ordered individually online. There should be no expectation that excess inventory will become available as surplus items to purchase for this school year or any future ones.

Updated: October 11, 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


BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXCEEDS STATE AVERAGES IN 2019 ASSESSMENT TESTING

Each spring, our students take the state required standardized tests. Most of the testing was done through the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) online assessment testing program. Eighth graders took the College Board's PSAT 8/9 in Math and English Language Arts. Our juniors took the SAT as well. The results of all of these tests have come in.

SAT results graphic. All data included in accompaning article text.On the SAT this past spring, the junior class did very well. Our juniors averaged 1022.8 while the rest of the state was at 985.1. Monroe County students averaged 970.5. This reflects an improvement of 13.1 points over Bedford's 2018 average score while the rest of the state dropped from an average score of 1000.1 and the Monroe County average dropped from 987.3.

Of the assessment tests given, Bedford's results exceeded the state average in 15 of 17 tests. The 6th grade and 7th grade English Language Arts tests were the only ones that did not exceed the state average. The grade/subject with the highest percentage of proficient students was 8th grade English Language Arts.

2019 MSTEP results graphic thumbnail

As with any summative standardized test, these assessments are one snapshot in time of how our students perform. We use the data generated by these tests, in conjunction with other student assessment data gathered throughout the year, to look for ways to improve. Bedford's Balanced Assessment Team and school improvement efforts continuously focus on ways to improve education for each of our students.

Posted: September 12, 2019


BUS ROUTES

Use this Bus Routes link to find the pick up and drop off location nearest to your house.

Posted: August 28, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Applying for Free & Reduced Price School Meals

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127 or Food Service Secretary, Tionya Byrne, at 734-850-6126 if you have any questions about this process.

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


NOTES FROM OUR NURSES

Bedford Public Schools has two nurses that serve our students in addition to the Health Aides in each school building. To promote health and wellness, they will be drafting articles to appear on our website each month. Information in this article, and other health related topics, can found on the Health & Safety page of our website by clicking on that page link on the right under District Departments.

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Please remember that a Medical Authorization Form, signed by a physician, is required for your child to use any Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications -- this includes cough drops -- while in school. All medications MUST be brought to school by a parent/guardian/adult with appropriate paperwork. Students, even if they are 18 years of age, may NOT carry medication to school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Karen Weis and Mindy Klawonn, District Nurses
734-850-6034

Updated: February 3, 2020

DISTRICT CALENDAR

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 11:00 am for Bedford High School and Bedford Junior High School; Dismissal at Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary, and Monroe Road Elementary is at 12:00 pm (noon) on half days.

Each individual school also maintains a calendar of events specific to their building on their webpages.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

​​District Facilities Calendar

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

Facility Use Requests

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

BPS Student Year at a Glance Calendar Thumbnail Image

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

2020-2021 District
School-Year-At-A-Glance​ Calendar

2020-21 BPS District Calendar thumbnail

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

Register Online!

Latchkey


NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

Thumbnail Image of 2019 Back-to-School Newsletter

August 2019


STUDENT HANDBOOK

TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

-- For Students
-- For Staff


OK2SAY

OK2SAY logo
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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SEEK HELP:

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

     DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line:
     741741


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html

Or chose one of our schools for more building specific details:

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY
JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY
MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY


SOCIAL MEDIA

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BEDFORD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION