Forms to Register

Registration Form
This form needs to be completed and submitted to BPS at time of registration.
Kindergarten Enrollment Waiver Request
This form is required for the parent waiver option.
Health Form
This form, with sections completed by a medical professional, needs to be submitted along with the registration form.

 

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Registration

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MARK FRENCH
 
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional
& Student Services
P: (734) 850-6025

 

Secretaries
Carol Olszewski Kendra Zink Dona Folk  
P: (734) 850-6027 P: (734) 850-6028 P: (734) 850-6029  

 

Kindergarten Registration Expo & Great Start Readiness Roundup

mARCH 4, 2017
10 AM - 3 PM
bEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA, 8405 jACKMAN ROAD, TEMPERANCE, MI

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  • On Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 10 am - 3 pm, the cafeteria at the Bedford Junior High School (located at 8405 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI) will be transformed into a playland for members of the Class of 2030! It is the day of the Bedford Public Schools' Kindergarten Registration Expo and Great Start Readiness Program Roundup. Families are invited to stop by to register their children for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

    ONE STOP SHOPPING CONVENIENCE FOR PARENTS...
    It is a one stop shopping event for the parents to take care of all of the registration details. They can also talk to the teachers, learn about community education programs and latchkey, speak to the district nurse about the vaccinations necessary to start school, and schedule a June screening appointment to assist in classroom placement.

    ...FUN FOR KIDS!
    But it is also fun for the kids. The kindergarten teachers pack up fun things from their classrooms to entertain the youngsters as their parents take care of registering. There will be crafts and toys. The school mascots will all be there. A favorite activity is to catch a ride on the school bus as it makes periodic trips throughout the day. Snacks are provided, too.

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    A FREEBIE AND A CHANCE TO WIN!

    Once the kindergarten registration process is successfully completed, each of the newest members of the Bedford family gets a free t-shirt proudly proclaiming them a Kindergartner! An added bonus, completed registrations qualify the family for entry into a drawing for an iPad Mini. Kindergarten registrations must be successfully completed by April 7, 2017 to enter.

    WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
    Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
    (Registration & Information Packets are also available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in each of the elementary school offices or the Administration Building Instruction and Student Services office)

    Proof of Residency which must include the following three items:
          Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed or rental/lease agreement)
          Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner's insurance policy
          Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address

    Certified Birth Certificate *

    Accurate Immunization Records

    Hearing & Vision Screening Records (due 8/25/2017)

    Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)

    * If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required. Please call 734-850-6028 for more information.

    AGE REQUIREMENT:
    A child must be five years of age on or before SEP. 1, 2017.

    ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
    A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. Screening appointments are set when registering.

    TAKE A TOUR
    You are also welcome to contact any of our elementary schools to set up an appointment to take a tour.       Douglas Road Elementary • 6875 Douglas Rd • 734-850-6700
          Jackman Road Elementary • 8008 Jackman Rd • 734-850-6600
          Monroe Road Elementary • 7979 Monroe Rd • 734-850-6800

    QUESTIONS?
    If you have any questions about the registration process at Bedford Public Schools, please call the Instruction & Student Services Office at 734-850-6028.

    FREE, 5 STAR WINNING, GREAT START READINESS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

    In addition to the Kindergarten Program, The Great Start Readiness Program will also have representatives there. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. This 5-star winning program explores pre-reading, math and science skills, language, music, movement, problem-solving and social skills. GSRP is funded by a Michigan Department of Education grant. It is located in the former Smith Road Elementary School building and offers a four day a week all day program, and a four day a week ½ day program. Eligible students must live in Monroe County and be age 4 by September 1st as well as meeting other eligibility factors.

    For more information about the GSRP program, please contact Cortney Last, Great Start director, at 734-242-5799, ext. 1918.


Kindergarten  Registration Information

The entry age for Kindergarten requires children to be 5 years old by:
September 1st of the enrollment school year.

 

PARENT WAIVER OPTION:
According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in Bedford Public Schools is not five years of age on September 1, 2017 but will be five years of age not later than December 1, 2017, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2017­-2018 school year if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing not later than June 1, 2017, that he or she intends to enroll the child in kindergarten.

If a child becomes a resident of the Bedford Public Schools after June 1, the child's parent or legal guardian may enroll the child in kindergarten for that school year if the parent or legal guardian submits this written notification not later than August 1, 2017 under this subsection.  A school district that receives this written notification may make a recommendation to the parent or legal guardian as to whether the child is not ready to enroll in kindergarten due to the child's age or other factors. Regardless of the district recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to determine whether or not to enroll the child in kindergarten if the student is five years of age not later than December 1, 2017.
 
>CLICK HERE FOR THE WAIVER REQUEST FORM
 
 
KINDERGARTEN HEARING & VISION SCREENINGS AVAILABLE
The State of Michigan requires that all Kindergarten students have their hearing & vision screened.
Monroe County Health Department provides FREE hearing and vision screenings. Call the Monroe County Health Department Hearing & Vision office at (734) 240-7855 to make an appointment at their office at 2353 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161.
 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS LISTED
BELOW IN GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION


 

General Registration Information

In order to register a student for membership in Bedford Public Schools, students must demonstrate residency in the District and meet the age requirements for attendance.

New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year. Other students must be less than 20 years of age on September 1st of the enrollment school year.


Parents must provide the following documents to register:

1) An official certified birth certificate with the raised county seal or security
watermark. Photo copies and hospital certificates are not accepted.

2) Immunization records from a health care provider.
(Immunization records must be up to date before the start of school)

3) Vision screening records for Kindergarten registrants.
(Vision screenings must be up to date before the start of school)

4) All parents must provide 3 ITEMS which provide proof of residency in Bedford Public Schools.

 
4a) All parents must provide a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan state ID with a current Bedford address.
4b) Proof of home ownership by deed, current tax statement, or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.
4c) One piece of additional proof of residency.
IE: Current utility bill which includes gas, electric, and water, OR a homeowner's insurance policy. We do not accept a bill from a cell phone provider.

5) Proof of Family Relationship (if applicable)

 
5a) Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents.
5b) Legal guardianship papers if student is not residing with either biological parent.
   
Any exceptions to the requirements listed above shall be approved by the Office of Instructional and Student Services.

 

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>Print the Registration Process
 
Students may be registered in the office of the school they will be attending. Bedford Junior High School and Bedford High School offices are open throughout the summer. During the summer months. Elementary school offices are closed during the summer months and registrations will be accepted in the Office of Instructional & Student Services at 1623. W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.

If you are unsure which elementary school your child will be attending, or have any other questions about registration, please call the Office of Instruction & Student Services for assistance at 734-850-6028.