REGISTERING A NEW STUDENT
AT BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In order to register a student for membership in Bedford Public Schools, students must demonstrate residency in the District and meet the age requirements for attendance.
New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
Other students must be less than 20 years of age on September 1st of the enrollment school year.
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER
Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
Print the form using the link on the left. Registration & Information Packets are also available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in school offices or the Administration Building Instruction and Student Services Office
This form, with sections completed by a medical professional, needs to be submitted along with the registration form. Print the form using the link on the left.
Additionally, the following items are required by the State of Michigan to register at any Michigan public school:
Proof of Residency
Proof of Residency must include the following three items:
1. Proof of homeownership (Deed, current tax statement, or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.)
2. One piece of additional proof of residency. (Current utility bill which includes gas, electric, and water, OR a homeowner's insurance policy. We DO NOT accept a bill from a cell phone provider.)
3. Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address
An official certified birth certificate with the raised county seal or security watermark. Photo copies and hospital certificates are not accepted. If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
Accurate Immunization Records from Health Care Provider
Immunization records must be up to date before the start of school.
Hearing & Vision Screening Records
Screenings must be up to date before the start of school.
Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
1. Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents.
2. Legal guardianship papers if student is not residing with either biological parent.
Any exceptions to the requirements listed above shall be approved by the Office of Instructional and Student Services.
WHERE TO REGISTER
GRADES 9-12 and BEDFORD VIRTUAL ACADEMY:
Bedford High School
8285 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Bedford Junior High School
8405 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
YOUNG FIVES-GRADE 5:
Douglas Road Elementary School
6875 Douglas Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
Jackman Road Elementary School
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Monroe Road Elemetary School
7979 Monroe Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
Elementary offices are closed during summer months and will reopen a week and a half before school starts. Elementary registrations during that time will be accepted at:
Office of Instruction and Student Services
(located in the Bedford Public Schools Administrative Building)
1623 W. Sterns Rd
Temperance, MI 48182.
Bedford Junior High School and Bedford High School Offices are open during the summer months but closed for the July 4th holiday.
WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DO I GO TO?
Please refer to the District Map to find where you live and which school would cover your area. If you are unsure of the exact school boundary, please call the Office of Instruction and Student Services for further assistance at 734-850-6028.
KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENTS
The entry age for Kindergarten requires children to be 5 years old by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
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.
Waiver Request Form
ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. June screening appointments are set when registering.
KINDERGARTEN HEARING & VISION SCREENINGS
The State of Michigan requires that all Kindergarten students have their hearing & vision screened.
Monroe County Health Department provides FREE hearing and vision screenings. Call the Monroe County Health Department Hearing & Vision office at (734) 240-7855 to make an appointment at their office at 2353 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161.
ADDITIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM
FREE, 5 STAR WINNING, GREAT START READINESS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. This 5-star winning program explores pre-reading, math and science skills, language, music, movement, problem-solving and social skills. GSRP is funded by a Michigan Department of Education grant. It is located in the former Smith Road Elementary School building and offers a four day a week all day program, and a four day a week ½ day program. Eligible students must live in Monroe County and be age 4 by September 1st as well as meeting other eligibility factors.
For more information about the GSRP program, please contact Cortney Last, Great Start director, at 734-242-5799, ext. 1918.
COUNTYWIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
For more information and Pre-Application for Countywide Early Childhood Programs, please call 734-242-5799, extension 1616.