NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
We are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!
For more information, please call 734-850-6028, or our school office:
Bedford High School and Bedford Virtual Academy: 734-850-6100
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
-- Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
-- Health Appraisal Form
-- Proof of Residency which must include:
-- 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 8/23/2019)
-- Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Recommended: Your calendar to schedule a screening date in June
* If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
Updated: April 16, 2019
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Students will get pictures taken for student ID and yearbook, pick up schedules, books, Chromebooks*, and get their locker assignments. Seniors will make appointments (times available all week) to get senior pictures taken.
Seniors: August 19th from 8 - 11 and 12-3
Juniors: August 20th from 8-11 and 12-3
Sophomores: August 21st from 8-11 and 12-3
Freshmen: August 22nd from 12-3 and 4-7
Makeup Day for All Grades: August 23rd from 8-11 and 12-3
Students may not come in prior to their assigned day but can come in any day after that. The office will be closed each day for a 1 hour lunch, 11:00 am - Noon each day except Thursday which will be 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
TO DO ONLINE AT https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR REGISTRATION DAY:
-- Calculator Rental Fee
-- Chromebook Insurance Form & Payment
-- Pay for Parking Pass (don't forget to print the Parking Pass form and bring into office!)
-- Senior Yearbook Pictures
WHERE TO GO ON REGISTRATION DAY:
Room B-8: Students with last names beginning with A - L see Mrs. Materni to get your schedule.
Room C-8: Students with last names beginning with M - Z see Mr. Avalos to get your schedule.
All Students must have their picture taken.
(Optional: If you would like to order any school pictures, you can do so online at mylifetouch.com. Use Picture Day ID: LM759003Y0)
Room D-9: Textbooks. You must have your schedule or your student ID to pick up your textbooks.
Room A-17: Chromebooks
Students MUST have schedule or student ID AND Insurance form filled out/paid. (See www.myschoolbucks.com to fill out/pay online). Forms are also available in the office.
Room F-1: Senior Yearbook Pictures
Prestige Portraits will be taking Senior Yearbook Pictures this year. Fee is $10.00 and can be paid via www.myschoolbucks.com.
-- Calculator Rental Fee: A $3 calculator rental fee will be charged to each student. This fee will cover normal wear and tear on the calculators and one set of batteries. Due to the high replacement/repair cost for the TI-84+ calculators, parents must agree to the Calculator Rental either by paying online at www.myschoolbucks.com or by signing and returning the Calculator Rental Form with payment before a calculator will be issued to the student.
-- Fees/Fines: Those students with unpaid fees/fines from previous school years will not be able to view their school schedule, purchase a parking tag, have a locker assigned, or participate in any co-curricular activity until all obligations have been cleared. Fines incurred at the Junior High School must be paid at the Junior High School and students must present a receipt of payment before their registration process can be completed.
-- Free/Reduced Meals: Please complete the application for free and/or reduced meals to see if your student(s) qualify. Applications can be filled out through www.lunchapp.com or obtained from the office.
-- Medical Authorization Form: If you student requires any medication during the school day, even "over the counter" medication, this form must be completed and signed by your physician. Forms will also be available in the office.
-- Parking Passes: Tags will be sold to students with proper documentation in grades 10, 11 and 12 until sold out. (See www.myschoolbucks.com to pay online). The cost for the year is $50; $25 after the start of the 2nd Semester. Forms can be printed from MySchoolBucks or will also be available in the office.
-- Turn in Data/Medical Form: Please review this form and indicate any changes that are necessary. All forms, including those without changes, MUST be returned to us during registration week. Parents must complete the back side of the Data Form and sign it in all three places. Students must also sign this form.
-- Turn in HIV/AIDS Letter: If you want your student to be "opted-out" of this instruction for the current school year, sign the letter and return it to school.
Online: Yearbook orders are all placed online at yearbookforever.comCost: $65 through September 28th; then $75 until January 11, 2020; and then $85 after that. Personalization is an additional $10 and order must be placed by January 25, 2020.
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Open House 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Senior/Senior Parent Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium
SMALL GROUP TOUR INVITE FROM SUPERINTENDENT FOR NEW 9TH GRADERS
As an educational leader and a parent, I know firsthand how difficult it can be when a child is transitioning to a new school building. In order to ease some of that difficulty, I would like to invite you and your child who will be entering the 9th grade in September to schedule a tour of their new building. I understand that as a district, BPS already has established activities to help acclimate transitioning students, but I know that some students are much more comfortable with smaller group opportunities.
If you or your student would like an opportunity to tour their new school building prior to the start of the year, please contact me at (734) 850-6002 to set-up a date and time. I will be glad to walk the building with your family and answer any questions that you may have regarding our programs and extensive opportunities. I am very proud of our district and I look forward to meeting more of our families as you successfully transition through our district!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
Updated: August 6, 2019
HAC to Reopen August 26th
HAC (Home Access Center) is currently closed as the district updates student records for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time. (Any graduate needing to request a transcript can find instructions on the Counseling page and use the How to Request a Transcript link.)
HAC will reopen on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 AM for student schedules/teacher assignments. Student schedules will be given to high school students during Registration Week (Aug. 19-23).
If you are unsure of your HAC login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
Updated July 30, 2019
ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE
School pictures are taken during Registration Week. You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM759003Y0
Posted July 31, 2019
SUMMER SUCCESS FOR ROBOTICS TEAM
Bedford High School's FRC Robotics Team, the Bedford Express, was one of 68 teams invited to compete at the Indianapolis Robotics Invitational (IRI) on July 12th-13th. The top ranked teams from all across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Israel and New Zealand competed at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bedford Express ranked 4th after qualifying rounds and selected THEORY 6 and Celt-X to join them in the championship rounds but were defeated in the quarterfinals. Xander S. was awarded one of three scholarships at the event.
BEDFORD EXPRESS GETS A NEW COACH
This season, the Bedford Express will be under the leadership of new Head Coach, Denny Costlow. He is picking up a team with an impressive legacy amassed over the past 19 years by Debbie May and the many students and mentors that have been part of that program. Coach Costlow has spent 5 seasons with the FTC program in mentor/coach/district coordinator roles with Bedford Junior High School students. The last 2 seasons he has served in mentor roles in strategy and build with the Bedford Express teams.
Students wishing to join the Bedford Express FRC robotics team, and mentors interested in helping, can fill out the online application on the Bedford Express website.
Coach Costlow expects that Bedford Express will continue to thrive with support from the many volunteer mentors, parents that sometimes continue with the program long after their own students have graduated, and students that return as alumni. We are grateful for the many people that give of their time and the many sponsors that help make this program possible. Thank you to all! We wish you much success in your 2019-2020 season!
More information about the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) can be found on the FIRST FRC website.
Posted: July 24, 2019
GETTING TO KNOW
MR. KEVIN WEBER:
NEW BHS PRINCIPAL
July 3, 2019
It is with great joy and excitement that I say greetings to all the families, students, staff, and community members. I officially started as the Bedford High School Principal this week. However, I had already been in and around the community and school and started to get to know some of the staff and students. I have been welcomed by the staff and students and I am truly glad that I have made my way to Bedford.
As we get to know each other, I figured I would share a little about myself. My wife, Arien, is also an educator and teaches elementary school. We have one child, Ava, who is a rising 5th grader and we live in Ypsilanti. Professionally, I graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelors in Special Education and earned my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University- Ann Arbor. I have spent the last fifteen years in the Wayne-Westland Community School District where I was a special education teacher, teacher consultant, football coach, assistant principal, and principal. I have worn all those hats at Wayne Memorial High School, which is similar in size to Bedford High School.
As I start what I plan to be a long term relationship as principal of Bedford, I am spending much of my time getting to learn about Bedford. My agenda for the first year is to understand Bedford; it's traditions, the community, the staff, and of course, the students. My time in education has taught me the importance of understanding before making changes. I am asking a lot of questions and spending a lot of time listening. Long-term, my goal is to continue the many great things that exist at Bedford High School and look for opportunities to make our school better. As we do that work, you can expect me to always be student-centered with a passion for making sure our students are prepared for an ever changing world.
I am spending the 4th of July holiday camping. The following week I will be traveling with family and friends to Northern Michigan. I will be in the office regularly starting July 15th. I will spend a couple days beginning to learn all the different software programs and setting up my office. After that, you will start to hear and see me as we get set for a great 2019-20 school year.
In closing, I want to say thank you to the staff and students that have been so welcoming. I wanted to give a special thanks to the assistant principals who have been working to get me up to speed, and to Superintendent Dr. Shultz for assisting me with the transition to Bedford. I was excited to join Bedford, and I can already tell from the positive energy and hospitality, that this is a great community to serve.
Principal, Bedford High School
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jackman Road Elementary
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Free food package to the first 200 households
There is no need to preregister for this event. Must present a completed form (with Legal Name, Home Address, and Date of Birth) the day of the event and provide ID which shows Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a food package (limit one per household).
Posted: June 14, 2019
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
BHS Summer Office Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed from Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch.
Posted: June 11, 2019
SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE
The Family Medical Center of Michigan, Inc. is offering School and Sports Physicals for $20. (Insurance is also accepted through this offer.)
Please bring documentation from school if necessary. A MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM is needed for participation in any 2019-2020 Bedford athletic program and must be dated after April 15, 2019 and it is then good for the entire school year.
Schedule an appointment:
Temperance Medical and Dental
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
Posted: June 11, 2019
Changes to AP Classes for the 2019-2020 School Year
In past years, students have had the ability to register for AP Exams in March. AP has implemented a new policy for the 2019/2020 school year that moves the AP Exam ordering deadline to fall. The AP Coordinator will be visiting AP classes within the first few weeks of the school year to go over the changes and the registering process for AP Exams.
Each exam will cost $94. Students must deposit $40 of the $94 by the fall deadline, November 1st. The remaining balance will not be due until April. Students will be able to sign up and/or cancel the test after the fall deadline but there will be a fee.
Here is a link for a handout regarding the new AP policy for students and parents: AP POLICY INFORMATION LINK 2019-2020
Posted: June 10, 2019
SEEKING 2019-2020 TUTORS
If you have a 3.0 GPA, consider becoming an after school tutor with Mrs. Mull! Tutoring sessions are held Monday thru Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 in our Media Center during the school year. This is also a great way to earn community service hours! Applications are in the Media Center as well as the Main Office.
Posted: June 7, 2019
Class Officers for 2019-2020 School Year:
President: Noah Bock
Vice President: Abby Beck
Secretary: Maggie Granata
Treasurer: Zach Warnke
Public Relations: Patrick Dotson
Class of 2020 Officers
President: Donald Nguyen
Vice President: Dayna Dec
Secretary: Alyssa Vandecaveye
Treasurer: Ryan Sullivan
Public Relations: Sarah Dettling
Class of 2021 Officers
President: Emily Schultz
Vice President: Morgan Decker
Secretary: Madison Weirich
Public Relations:Belle Easton
Class of 2022 Officers
President: Alex Ortiz
Vice President: Makena Beck
Public Relations:Lizzie Swaile
Posted: June 7, 2019
Technology Department Update
Please use this link to access the 1:1 parent newsletter. You will find information and timelines related to rollbacks, insurance, paperwork, and roll-outs.
Posted: June 4, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Monroe County Health Department has scheduled their annual Back to School Health Fair at 2353 South Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161. Free services for children ages 5-19 will be offered there! Limited appointments are available. Please call 734-240-7800 for more information.
-- Hearing & Vision Screenings
-- School/Sports Physicals
-- Nutrition Education
-- Recycling Education
-- Medication Takeback
--And Family Fun & Games!
Posted: May 15, 2019
Pets at Events
Please be reminded that pets are not allowed inside Bedford athletic facilities. This is a liability and safety issue. Service dogs are an exception.
Posted: April 23, 2019
FALL ACTIVITIES & SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS
The first day of practice will be August 14th at Green Hills Swim Club pool from 6-8 am. There will be a Swim Team Season Kick off meeting in August before the first practice. Check back for more details. Kayla DeHaan is the new girls swim coach. Please contact her with any additional questions.
MARCHING BAND/COLOR GUARD
Marching Band payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.
Additional program information can be found in the Marching Band Handbook.
SUMMER TENNIS PRACTICE
Both Boys and Girls Tennis will be on the courts on Tuesday mornings beginning June 25th from 8-10 am. No practice on July 2nd.
Quick Note about Sports Physicals and Tryouts:
A MHSAA physical is required for participation in any of our district's athletics activities and would be required for tryouts and before practice begins. A physical must be dated after April 15th prior to the start of the respective year but is then good for that entire school year. (So after April 15, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.)
MHSAA physical deadlines are based on a school year and not a calendar year. An athlete that only does a spring sport and gets a physical for that may assume that they would then be covered for a fall sport in the following school year. This doesn't meet the MHSAA requirements because, while both sports are part of the same calendar year, they are in different school years.
Updated: July 1, 2019
COLLECTING BOX TOPS & FOOD TOWN RECEIPTS
We are once again collecting box tops. Please bring your box tops to your homeroom teacher. Save your Temperance Food Town receipts for the High School. You can bring them in or drop them in the box at the store check outs. These will help to purchase items for the high school. Thank you for saving!
Posted September 7, 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
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 Throughout the District Also Needed
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.