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Come to K-DAY, Y5/K Registration Day, April 13COME TO K-DAY!

YOUNG FIVES & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

All sessions will be at the BPS Administration Offices
in Smith Road Elementary School, 1135 Smith Road

     9:00 am - 10:30 am: For new Monroe Road Elementary students
     11:00 am - 12:30 pm: For new Jackman Road Elementary students
     1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: For new Douglas Road Elementary students

This event is for parents to complete registration paperwork and it is not necessary to bring your student with you. Scroll down to "What to Bring When You Register" for a list of documents needed to complete your registration.

Free tshirt

Completed registrants will receive a swag bag which includes a FREE t-shirt...while supplies last!

(If you have a current Young Fives student, you do not need to register again for Kindergarten next year. They are automatically scheduled for the next grade for Fall.)

Registration appointments can also be scheduled by calling the school office after April 15, 2024: 
   Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
   Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
   Monroe Road Elementary: 734-850-6800

The Difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten

This video on YouTube helps explain the differences between Young Fives and Kindergarten at Bedford.


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.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

  • New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
    Young Fives birthdays are between September 1st and December 1st.
    A Waiver Request Form must be filled out for any student with a birthdate between September 1st and December 1st.
  • Other students must be less than 20 years of age on September 1st of the enrollment school year.

PARENT WAIVER OPTION:

According to Michigan Law (MCL 380.1147), if a child residing in Bedford Public Schools is not five years of age on September 1 but will be five years of age not later than December 1, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten for the current school year if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing. 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.

Waiver Request Form


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 school offices or the Instruction and Student Services Office located within Smith Road Elementary School at 1135 Smith Road, Temperance, MI 48182.

Health Appraisal Form

This form, with sections completed by a medical professional, needs to be submitted along with the registration form.

Consent for Immunization Disclosure Form

Consent for Immunization Disclosure Form is required for all Kindergarten students, 7th grade students, and any new students to Bedford Public Schools regardless of grade.

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 one item from each of the following categories:

  1. Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed) or rental/lease agreement
  2. Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner’s insurance policy
  3. Valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address

Birth Certificate

  • 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, and Dental Screening

  • Screenings must be up to date before the start of school.

Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)

  • Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents.
  • 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.


ADDITIONAL FORMS:

BPS CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE FORM
Acknowledges district Chromebook Insurance policy and indicates choice to participate in the insurance program or to opt-out. This form can also be completed, and insurance payments made, online at: RevTrak

SIGNATURE PAGE (Part of Student Registration & Medical Information Page)
Includes signatures that authorizes the district to seek emergency medical treatment, gives student permission to participate in any planned field trips, acknowledges district policies, and gives consent for online courses.


WHERE TO REGISTER

Please call to schedule an appointment to register:

GRADES 9-12 and BEDFORD VIRTUAL ACADEMY:

Bedford High School
8285 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6100

GRADES 6-8:

Bedford Junior High School
8405 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6200

YOUNG FIVES-GRADE 5:

Douglas Road Elementary School
6875 Douglas Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
Phone: 734-850-6700

Jackman Road Elementary School
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6600

Monroe Road Elementary School
7979 Monroe Rd, Lambertville, MI 48144
Phone: 734-850-6800


 Free tshirt YOUNG FIVES & KINDERGARTEN

A swag bag with a free t-shirt will be given to all newly registered Y5/Kindergarten students...while supplies last!

The Difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten

This video on YouTube helps explain the differences between Young Fives and Kindergarten at Bedford.


SUMMER REGISTRATIONS

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 Smith Road Elementary School; please enter using the left entrance)
1135 Smith Road
Temperance, MI 48182.

Bedford Junior High School and Bedford High School Offices are open during the summer months. 

All offices will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday.


MapWHICH 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.

STUDENT TRANSFER FORM: Use to request a transfer between BPS elementary schools.


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 734-240-7856 to make an appointment at their office at 2353 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161.


Great Start Readiness Program Now Registering, with logo and picture of childrenGSRP ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a tuition-FREE Preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. Eligible students are children living in Monroe County who attain age 4 by September 1st of the current school year.*

This high-quality preschool program explores the content areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies through active learning experiences. Children develop language and problem solving skills through peer interactions and play. The curriculum is aligned with the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-kindergarten.

The Great Start Readiness Program is funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Education. The State has identified factors that may affect your child’s education at any time in his/her kindergarten through 12th grade school career.

Bedford Public Schools offers GSRP at Smith Road Elementary school.


Children with any of the following factors will be considered for the program:
• Your child has a developmental delay.
• Your child has challenging behavior.
• Your family’s primary language is not English.
• You do not have a high school diploma or GED.
• Your child has experienced abuse/neglect or there is domestic violence in the home
• Environmental risk factor(s) are present in the home.
• Your family meets the income guidelines, effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023, as listed below:

GSRP PRESCHOOL INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

 Household size  Annual Income  Monthly Income  Weekly Income
 1  $33,975 $2,832  $654
 2  $45,775  $3,815 $881
 3  $57,575  $4,798  $1,108
 4  $69,375  $5,782  $1,335
 5  $81,175  $6,765  $1,562
 6  $92,975  $7,748  $1,788
 7  $104,775  $8,732  $2,015
 8  $116,575  $9,715  $2,424
 For each additional
 family member add:
 $11,800  $984  $227


*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2022 – Dec. 1, 2022 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2022.
  

For more details, contact THE MCISD EARLY CHILDHOOD 734-342-8780 or [email protected]

View the Monroe County ISD’s Great Start Readiness Program 2022 Registration Flyer

Great Start Readiness Program Application 

The following information will need to be submitted:

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.)

OTHER MONROE COUNTY ISD EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS:

Head Start PreSchool (3 years old by Sept. 1st)
Early Head Start Home Visiting (prenatal mothers to 3 years)

For more information on HS/EHS, please contact Kristin Shappee (734-342-8715)

COUNTYWIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

For more information and Pre-Application for Countywide Early Childhood Programs, please call 734-242-5799, extension 1616.


Schools of Choice Enrollment period April 1-June 23, 2023 Only; with booksSCHOOLS OF CHOICE

The Schools of Choice Enrollment Period for 2023-2024 is closed. 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS OF CHOICE DISTRICTS:
Airport Community Schools
Bedford Public Schools
Dundee Community Schools
IDA Public Schools
Jefferson Schools
Mason Consolidated Schools 
Monroe Public Schools
Summerfield Schools
Whiteford Agricultural Schools

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