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Parent Teacher Student Association
You are invited to join us in making a difference in education and in your child’s life by getting involved through the PTSA. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas and talents are truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks throughout the school year. Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of our children. Becoming a member does not mean you automatically sign up to volunteer, it just means you support our group and believe in what we’re doing. You can be as active as you like; you can simply be a member or you can come to the monthly meetings. Membership is $6 per individual and $11 per family - everyone is welcome! The "S" in PTSA stands for Students - come and see firsthand how they benefit from so many programs and all of your hard work.
Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the BJHS media center.
Parents and community members alike want
to know that our schools are safe. At BJHS, students
and staff have practiced a variety of safety drills, including
lock-down procedures and fire
evacuations. Should an evacuation of the building become necessary,
students will remain with
school personnel in a safe area such as the high school, the
community stadium, or “next door” the
Bedford Alliance Church on Jackman Road.
want their children picked-up from school at any time, and
during a safety evacuation, please be aware that students
may only be released to parties listed on
the student’s health card. Parents may want to review
the health card and indicate additional
persons with whom students may be transported home.
The doors of Bedford Junior
High School are locked throughout the day, with one exception:
north front door. Visitors and family members are asked
to report to the office upon arrival. If
you wish to go beyond the office area, it will be requested
that you wear a visitor’s badge. Please
don’t be offended when we ask for your identification;
we are doing all that we can to keep your
Deputy Jeremy Lestock is the
Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
police liaison officer assigned to
our schools. Acting in accord with the building administrators
and teachers, Deputy Lestock is here
to protect our students and our building from unsafe
events or people. Deputy Lestock spends his day
being visible in our schools and working
with students and parents to counsel
them in legislative matters that pertain to youth.
SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR STUDENT DROP-OFF / PICK-UP
Please provide curb service. Do not drop off students within the flow of traffic or in the far back lot.
To keep the traffic flowing, and allow students to arrive on time, please move forward to the far north door. This is further than the center double doors. There will be a sign saying “Drop-off Here”. If the line of traffic stops, feel free to allow your passenger(s) to exit at this stopping point along the curb.
To exit the junior high area, continue north and take a right turn to reach Jackman Road and a left to go around the rock to the high school. Please do not exit through the parking area at the junior high. This is busy in the morning with staff members arriving to park, so this is a one-way entry road. Do not make a U-turn through the parking lot to go to the high school.
Have your driver move as far north as possible until the line by the curb stops.
The end of the school day is a busy time, as high school students drive through the junior high parking lot to exit the property. Here are some things to know:
Traffic continues in a one-way flow toward the public library (north).
Curb-side pick-up is encouraged, but not always available. Please do not have your driver stop in a moving lane.
A crossing guard will assist students, should drivers need to wait in the parking lot. Students should wait with the crossing guard, rather than cross between parked cars.
As a reminder . . . Deputy Lestock is also available to ensure safety.
Are the exponents of Algebra “Greek” to you? Have you lost count of the original 13 colonies? Come to 8th hour where you can get the extra help you want. 8th hour is an after school study hour where teachers are available to help with homework. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday meet in the front hall at 2:35 p.m. Forms are available in the front office and from Mrs. Benisatto in Room # 49.