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NEWS TO KNOW


Bedford Public Schools Return to Learn Plan

RETURN TO LEARN RELATED LINKS:

     RETURN TO LEARN GUIDE
     RETURN TO LEARN PLAN FAQs
           -- LINK TO SUBMIT A QUESTION: https://forms.gle/cnpbdq5iCvNUUHA48
     BPS PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE PLAN--FALL 2020
     UPDATED "RETURN TO LEARN OUTLINE" PRESENTATION from August 6, 2020 Board Meeting
     MI Safe Schools Return to Schools Roadmap

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BACK TO SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

 




COVID 19 Update graphicALL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
RELATED INFORMATION FOR
BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL

COVID SCREENING TOOL FOR BEDFORD FAMILIES


Monroe County Exchange Club Eyeglasses for Kids Program

Thumbnail of eyeglasses flyerThe Monroe County Exchange Club offers financial assistance for families that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with glasses, due to financial circumstances. Eye exams to determine the need for glasses are offered locally at Pinnacle Eye Group here in Bedford and are also covered. As the first step in this process, please fill out the Monroe Exchange Club Application for Eyeglass Assistance or contact the school office and we can send an application home with your child.

View the Flyer

Posted: September 18, 2020


COMMUNTY EDUCATION FALL PROGRAMS

Check out our fall line up of classes and activities! You can see a full list (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/com_ed/Files/2020-Fall-Programs.pdf) and register online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. More programs and activities will be added throughout the fall and winter.

Community Ed also offers other programs and activities for families:

Bedford Skate dates are scheduled for October 13 and November 17 at Ohio Skate
from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.

Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

Follow Community Ed on Facebook for updates on their new programs and activities: facebook.com/bedfordcommunityeducation

Posted: September 18, 2020


thumbnail of welcome back presentationMRE Back to School Presentation

Mr. Chapman's “MRE Back to School” presentation recording

There is a link to the Parent Update Folder in the left column under Quick Links. In it you will find important documents, schedules, menus, etc.


BUS ROUTES

Find the stop nearest to your house

Note: Times will fluctuate until everyone settles down into a routine. You can follow the progress of your route using our "Where's the Bus? link to see how close the bus is to your stop.

Posted: September 4, 2020


DROP-OFF LOOP

ARRIVAL MAP FOR ALL GRADES

CHANGES TO PICK-UP ROUTINE FOR Y5/K STUDENTS

Thumbnail image of dismissal mapFor Young Five/Kindergarten students that will not be riding the bus home, they will be picked up near the north east corner of the school using the double doors of the gym instead of the Media Center. Parents can park in the areas indicated and wait outside (while socially distancing at least 6 feet apart) near the steel double doors of the gym. MRE staff members will bring the student outside and directly to the parent. Y5/K pick will begin at 1:55 pm. Older siblings can be picked up at the same time.

All other parents of 1st-5th grade students should plan on using the loop to pick up their students.

PAGE SIZED DISMISSAL MAP

UPDATING PARENT SCHOOLOGY ACCOUNTS

Help us keep you connected in Schoology! Has something changed that you need to update or is there something you need our help to fix? For example, you need to be attached to a new or different school building, you are missing a student, or you want your account removed, etc. Please fill out this form for Schoology accounts updates.

SPECIALS SCHEDULE

Students will engage in virtual specials each day via Schoology. We will run a rotation of three Specials: Physical Education, Art, and Music. Students will attend one virtual Specials class per day.

BEDFORD FOOD SERVICE: FREE & REDUCED LUNCH INFORMATION

Please use the following link to access important documents and information from our Food Service Department: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IcCJoD_2YFtgJtAbmCovDAqQVCABdoUe?usp=sharing

SCHOOL PICTURES

Lifetouch school pictures are postponed at this time. We hope to reschedule in spring.

PTO THEME

Our annual PTO theme is “We’re all in this together!”

MRE OFFICE PROCEDURES

MRE will be open by appointment only for parents to take care of any necessary business. Please call Tammy Priest for an appointment, 734-850-6802.

Parents that need to drop off something to students (lunch, Chromebook, backpack, etc.): There is a table placed in the vestibule between the entrance and office. Please place your child's item in one of the labeled bins and fill out the sheet on the table with the bin#, child's name, and teacher's name. You can ring the bell or knock on the door to let us know you've placed something on the table, and we’ll get the item to your child.

Students that need to leave early: When parents arrive in the parking lot/loop, they should call the MRE office and we will call the student down. Parents can come in the front vestibule and sign the child out at the table there. Student will meet the parent in the vestibule.

Safety First

Due to safety concerns while we are operating in Phase 4, access to our school buildings are restricted. Parents, visitors and volunteers will not be permitted in the building. We love our parents and volunteers and look forward to welcoming everyone back into our buildings when the COVID-19 situation improves and we can do so safely.

Posted: August 24, 2020


FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR A LIMITED TIME

As part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program, BPS will continue to provide meals to children, ages 18 and under, at no cost to the families. This program will include district students learning in-person with daily cafeteria service or for those learning virtually at home, as well as any other children living in the community age 18 and under, a drive thru pick up service will be offered.

DAILY CAFETERIA SERVICE
Free breakfast and lunch are available in the cafeterias Monday-Friday. Students at the secondary level will still have the option of purchasing “A la carte” items from the cafeteria during their scheduled lunch periods.

DRIVE THRU PICK UP SERVICE
Each pick-up day provides enough meals for each child until the next scheduled day. The schedule for drive-thru pick-up service is as follows:

Bedford High School (8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI 48182)
• Monday and Thursday: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
• Pick-up location is at the back of the building near the cafeteria entrance.

The USDA has stated that the waivers will last through the end of the calendar year or until existing funds are depleted. BPS will alert district families as soon as we are made aware of the end date for families to prepare for normal food service costs.

Families should also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch on school days regardless of federal waiver programs. It takes an estimated 10-12 days to process the application. Applications for free/reduced meals for 2020-2021 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/ Or can be printed and dropped off using this link: BPS Free/Reduced Lunch Application. Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions about this program or if your child has any special dietary needs.


Hand holding phone/school messenger logoOPTING-IN TO GET EMERGENCY ALERTS AS TEXT MESSAGES

We have switched our emergency notification alert services from Honeywell to School Messenger. Your email and the phone number you have on record with the district will be accessed from our information database to send our emails and calls. If you want to receive any of the alerts as a text message, you will need to opt-in by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 on your phone. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop.” Note: the phone number you want to get the text message sent to must also be the one listed in our records. You will get a reply message letting you know if you successfully opted-in for this service. (If you do not want the texts, you do not have to do anything....no text messaging is the default setting. )

A one-time, free text announcement will be sent to the phone number on record on October 1, 2020 if you have not already opted-in for this service.

Updated: September 22, 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!

Our annual PTO theme is “We’re all in this together!”

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 2020-21 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2020-21 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 19, 2020 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.


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 emergency 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

 

PHASE 4 IN-PERSON INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:

While in Phase 4, the school day is shortened by 90 minutes and will run from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

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

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.

Register Online!

Latchkey


NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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August 2020


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


Bond Progress image with BPS logo; preserve our schools, Protect our students

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