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ALL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
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BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

HAC CLOSING SOON FOR THE SUMMER

HAC (Home Access Center) is open for all students to check their final grades on their report cards. HAC access for our Class of 2020 graduating senior students will end on June 24, 2020. Please be sure to print a report card/transcript if you would like one for your records. All other students can continue to access HAC 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. 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


"SUPPLYING OUR FUTURE" BACKPACKS FOR KIDS

Backpack for Kids Logo Thumbnail“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


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

2020 MRE PTO Excellence Awards (all text in accompanying article)

Posted: June 9, 2020


ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Bedford Public Schools will be making the following modifications to the registration process. Registration, at this time, will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments will be scheduled after June 2nd (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders).

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Please call 734-850-6028 to make your appointment. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 2 business days.

When we call you back to set up your appointment, we will:
-- Inform you of the documentation that is required at the time of registration. We will not be able to accept partial registration.
-- Inform you of the location and safety procedures that will be in place for the appointment time

Parents will be strongly encouraged to email their documentation ahead of time, if possible, and it will be printed off prior to the appointment. Please email them to kendra.zink@mybedford.us. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.

Anyone that started this process at Kindergarten Registration Expo, or prior to the school closure, but did not have complete documentation will need to submit any outstanding items to complete the registration process. Please call 734-850-6028 to set up an appointment to finish that process or email any outstanding documents (except birth certificates; an appointment will be needed to bring those in) to kendra.zink@mybedford.us.

Note: Current Young Fives/Kindergarten, and any other students finishing their first year at BPS, do not need to go through this process again if there has been no change to your residential information. Your information will automatically be updated in our records for the next grade this fall.

APPOINTMENT TIMES

A​ll a​ppointments will be scheduled ​at the Administration Building (1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182) ​during the following hours beginning Tuesday, June 2 (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders):

TIMES ​FOR ELEMENTARY ​STUDENTS:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM

Book basketsKINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PRIZE DRAWING DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 10th

kindergarten tshirt thumbnail imageBecause 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:

Registration Packet
1. Complete packet prior to registration appointment.
-- Packets available online (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/Registration.html)
-- Packets available for pickup, 24/7, outside of the Office of Instruction in the Administration Building, 1623 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182

2. Proof of Residency includes the following three items:
A. Proof of homeownership (Deed, current tax statement or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.)

B. One piece of additional proof of residency. (current utility bill which includes gas, electric and water; OR homeowner's insurance policy. We Do Not accept a bill from a cell phone provider.)

C. Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address.

3. Birth Certificate
-- Official state certified birth certificate. Photo copies or hospital certificates are not accepted.
-- If a parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.

4. Accurate Immunization Records
-- Updated immunization records must be submitted prior to the start of school if there are any required immunizations are missing.

5. Hearing & Vision Screening
-- A hearing and vision screening is required for Kindergarten students prior to the start of school.

6. Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents listed on the birth certificate.
-- Legal guardianship papers for students not residing with either biological parent.

Posted: May 19, 2020


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


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


PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please "Like" the MRE PTO Facebook page!

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

SPIRITWEAR STORE

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

Monroe Road Elementary Spirit Wear Link

Posted: August 26, 2019


Reminder: No Pets on School Campus Please

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

Posted: April 29, 2019


Schoology logoINTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR STUDENTS & FAMILIES

A link has been added in the Quick Links section on the left.

For the students, teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

For the parents, the Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:
-- The classes your child is enrolled in.
-- Your child's upcoming assignments/events.
-- School and class announcements.
-- Grades and attendance information.

You will need a Parent Access Code that you can get from your child's teacher to create your account. You can choose to set up notifications to come to your email and opt to receive additional notifications when a child has an overdue assignment.

Use these links to find out more information about signing up and getting started in Schoology:

          ​-- SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
          ​-- GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.

Posted August 22, 2018


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2019-20 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.

This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.

Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation. It's a win-win situation: the students benefit from the healthy food at breakfast and lunch with families keeping more of their hard earned money, and schools can benefit from federal funding and programs that become available based on family participation in the school meal program.

Food Service Donations Accepted

In the past, Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have received donations to help pay off students' negative food service balances. Accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that all of our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.

Posted July 29,2019


Student Support Services

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


Eyeglasses Assistance

The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact our office at 734-850-6801 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


Getting Your School Closing/Delay and Emergency Alerts?

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


Lost & Found

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


Substitutes Needed

​Bedford Public Schools has substitute teaching opportunities for those with 90+ credit hours from a four-year accredited college or university.  Substitute teachers have the opportunity to choose the grade levels or subjects they prefer to teach and even how often you would like to work. If you are interested in this opportunity, our substitute teachers also referred to as “Guest Teachers” are hired through EDUStaff. Start your application today..

Para Professional, Lunchroom, Secretarial, Bus Driver and Playground Substitutes Also Needed
​Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.


MRE 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.

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

 

MRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 12:00 pm (noon).

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​District Facilities Calendar

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

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

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Note: Easter is the first Sunday of Spring Break. (April 4, 2021)


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community & Adult Education programs, classes, leagues, and events for the current season.

Register Online!

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STUDENT HANDBOOK

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

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If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
EMAIL: OK2Say
ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Monroe Road Elementary School Bond Projects!

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