The Bedford Buccaneer

September 13, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday-Tuesday, September 9-14 - Auditions for the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone


Wednesday, September 15 - Bella Chords Auditions


Wednesday, September 15 - Deadline to order Bucs Apparel


Friday, September 17 - School Picture Day


Saturday, September 18 - Bedford Day


Wednesday, September 22 - The Rolling Tones Auditions 1:00-2:30


Thursday, September 30 - Back to School Night 7-8:00 pm Updated: Now a virtual event


Friday, October 1 - October 16 PSAT Registration Deadline


Friday, October 8 - Seniors Yearbook Baby, Elementary photos & Senior "Thanks" due


Monday, October 11 - Indigenous Peoples Day (No School)


Saturday, October 16 - PSAT 7:45 at BHS (Must be registered, please see below)


Friday, October 22 - Picture retake day


Friday, October 22nd- Yearbook Senior Portraits due


Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day (No School)


Wednesday, November 24 - School closed at 12:40pm early dismissal


Thursday - Friday, November 24 -25 - Thanksgiving Break


Friday - Friday, December 24 -31 Vacation


Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Graduation at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell at 6:15pm


2021-2022 District Calendar SC Approved March 30, 2021

A big heartfelt thank you to all the generous BHS Parents/Guardians and especially the BHSPA for arranging the Back to School Teacher/Staff Luncheon.

We are so grateful for our BHS community!

Planners

The schedule has been finalized and Student Planners have been sent to the printer. A limited number of extra planners have been ordered and are available for purchase online.

Purchase your planner now using this link - https://bhspa.org/order/.

We will be distributing planners at lunches this week. There may be a limited number of extra planners available.

Order now to secure your planner!

Picture Day is this Friday, September 17

Mark Lawrence Photographers will be here for picture day. Pictures will take place in the Auditorium starting at 7:45 through Flex block at 11:32. We will be calling students down by grade and alphabet. Hard copies of order forms will be delivered during flex or advisory.


You may order online here.


Picture retake day will be Friday, October 22nd.

Save the Date

Our Back to School Night Webinar will be

Thursday, September 30, 2021

7:00-8:00pm


This is an opportunity for adults to hear about student's classes from the teachers. It is always important for us to understand how our students spend much of their days. Please mark your calendars for this virtual event. A link will be shared via email at a later date.

Counseling Corner

For all things Post-Secondary related, please visit the

BHS Counseling Department’s Post-Secondary website.


PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: Arrive at BHS by 7:45am

Cost: $30.00 - Check or Money Order made out to BHS (Put your student's name in the memo section) Please reach out to your student’s school counselor for a financial waiver, if needed.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021 REGISTER HERE

??Questions?? Contact Brian DeChellis at brian_dechellis@bedfordps.org


Scheduling an Appointment with your School Counselor

Our School Counselors are available to students throughout the school day. They can schedule appointments at the following links:

Mr. Alan Chang

Mr. Brian DeChellis

Ms. Janel Halupowski

Ms. Anna Septembre

Ms. Sam Thyne


Job Board

Looking for a job? Check out the job board behind Mrs. Tobe’s desk in the Counseling Suite, room A102.

Sports News

Athletics are in full swing so feel free to stop by a game/match/meet. Fans are welcome!

Here is a link to the 2021-2022 fall schedule. GO BUCS!

The Bucs Apparel STORE IS OPEN

The deadline to order is Wednesday, September 15. Click here to order today!

Extracurricular Activities

Students, please read your email; faculty advisors have sent and continue to send out emails with information about various clubs and activities. There are so many opportunities to get involved at BHS! We will share a list of activities in an upcoming memo with contact information. We are also coordinating a safe activities fair so stay tuned. In the interim, read your emails and attend meetings for clubs that are of interest to you. All are welcome!

Digital Camera (DSLR) donations for the Art Department

Would you like to give your old DSLR camera a new home? The Visual Arts department is seeking any gently used DSLR cameras for students to sign out and use to practice with at home. If you have a DSLR that you'd like to donate, please include the battery and battery charger. All donations can be dropped off at the BHS main office with a note "attn: Sean Hagan/Art Department".

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Kicks for Cancer is back once again this year!

Kicks for Cancer brings together local high school soccer teams to raise money for women's cancer research at Dana Farber. The Men's and Women's Varsity Soccer teams are selling raffle tickets to raise money for this great cause.


$20/ticket for a chance to win cash prizes: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100.


Reach out to any Varsity soccer player to purchase your raffle ticket. Raffle Drawing will be done on September 23rd following the Women’s home soccer game. You do not need to be present to win. Thank you!


KFC GAME DAY is September 25, 2021 @ Concord Carlisle High School

Auditions for our November musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be held September 9-14

For the audition packet and more information, please visit https://bhschorusandtheater.weebly.com/bhs-musical.html

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Rolling Tones-Auditions

The Rolling Tones, Bedford High School's co-ed acapella group, is accepting new members! Auditions will take place between 1:00-2:30 on Wednesday, September 22 in Ms. Faulstich's room at D105. In past years we have performed in many school concerts, community events and fundraisers. The group meets on Monday evenings and snacks are brought every week. If you enjoy singing, please consider auditioning! The audition packet and other information is in this Google Drive Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1V2Jbf7zF7dWCLR5u5lA6h9Rz4_VQlKxO?usp=sharing



Bus Transportation

Bus locations at the end of school: The busses line up, starting at the flagpole across from the softball field and looping all the way around the front of the high school to the front door of the main office.


The pick up order begins with the METCO bus, #33, then the base buses, #21, #23 and #24, respectively, and finally the local Bedford buses, #1-16.


Many health and safety measures will remain in place on school buses. As has been and is currently the case with all types of public transportation, masks will continue to be required on school buses for students and drivers. This is by federal public health order, and is specified in DESE’s guidance, released July 30, 2021. The district also will continue the practice of maximum ventilation and fresh air, and will continue to operate buses with windows partially open. Bus riding at BHS will return to open seating due to vaccination access for this age group.


Late busses run on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and pick up at the front of the school by the Cafeteria doors. Late busses depart at 4:05pm.



Boston METCO Families can register through the METCO office.


BHS families can find all bus routes and stops posted online and published in the Bedford Citizen, approximately one week before school starts.

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Lunch

This year all school meals are free for all students. Parents do not need to put money on their students lunch account. For instructions on ordering lunch please click here

Menus can be seen here.


For additional information please contact the Food Services office at 781-275-9129.

Teacher Back-to-School Luncheon Thank You!

Thank you BHS Parents/Guardians for all of your food and monetary contributions to Tuesday's Back to School Teacher/Staff Luncheon! We appreciate your help! The teachers and staff were so grateful to kick off the year with a fabulous luncheon.

Please let us know if we missed anyone! Thank you list


BHSPA Fall Appeal

The BHSPA Fall Appeal is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Donations are accepted all year, using our online DONATION LINK at BHSPA.ORG. A suggested donation of $25 per family is requested, although any amount is appreciated. If you prefer not to donate online, checks (or cash), made payable to BHSPA with FALL APPEAL in the comments can be dropped off at the BHS Front Office. THANK YOU!


The BHSPA is a parent-volunteer organization which raises and distributes funds to support various initiatives, programs and events for BHS. All parents/guardians are members of the BHSPA, but we collect no dues. Rather, we rely on donations and fundraising.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE BHSPA!


Student Directory ($10 for 1, $15 for 2)

The BHS Student Directory will be printed in September and will be available for pick up at Back to School night on Thursday, September 30 (according to current guidance). Order the STUDENT DIRECTORY ONLINE. Please be sure the student and parent/guardian information in your ASPEN account is up-to-date.


*Email Bhsbucsparents@gmail.com to OPT OUT of the directory (remove your student’s name) or to CHANGE your directory information by Tuesday, September 14. Please use DIRECTORY CHANGE in the subject heading.

INFORMATION OPT OUT

If you wish to have your student’s name, address, and/or telephone number withheld from the media, social media or military recruitment, please send a letter to Principal Galante stating your request by October 29, 2021.

How do I...

Get dismissed? Please bring a note to the main office in the morning. (or call 781-275-1700) Students will be given a dismissal pass to show the teacher and head right out of class at the dismissal time. This helps us to reduce the number of class disruptions.

Find a school supply list? We don't have school supply lists posted for high school. You will be informed of any supply needs during the first classes by each teacher.

Get a locker? Your Advisor will supply you with a lock. You will select a locker, then your Advisor will record your locker number and combination just in case you forget it. It happens!

Get my Aspen ID? If you need your ID or are having trouble logging in please contact tech_support@bedfordps.org

Find my lost items? The lost and found bin can be found in the student office.

Pick up a dropped off item? Please stop by the student office and look for the student drop off area sign. (Parents/Guardians, please label item your dropping with name) Please note; we do not interrupt classes for drop offs. Please stop by between classes to check for your item.

Find out more about grading and courses? You may find this and many other helpful pieces of information in your Program of Studies found here

Know who to contact for help? (please see page 6)

Get a parking sticker? You will not need a sticker until the end of September. Please fill out the Google Form here and your Assistant Principal will deliver it to your lunch or Advisory. There is no fee for parking at Bedford High School.

BEDFORD SEPAC (Special Education Parental Advisory Council)

All parents & guardians of Bedford special education welcome!

Web: bedfordsepac.com

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BEDFORDMASEPAC/


SEPAC Fall Social

Monday, September 13, 2021, at 7 PM

Red Heat Tavern, outdoor tables

*Will move indoors in the event of rain


SEPAC Kickoff Meeting - Zoom

Monday, September 20, 2021, at 7 PM on zoom

Come join us to brainstorm events and topics for the year.


Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87128614824...

Meeting ID: 871 2861 4824 Passcode: 311937
One tap mobile +13017158592,,87128614824#,,,,*311937# US (Washington DC)


SEPAC Coffee Social - Outdoors

Monday, September 20, 2021, at 9:30 AM

Brueggers Bagels, outdoor green space

Brueggers open for takeout

Bring your own drink and chair, if possible

*Will be canceled in the event of rain


Workshop: Basic Rights Training: Evaluations and Eligibility

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 7 - 9 PM on zoom

Introduction to special ed laws and procedures

How to make a referral for special education evaluation, process, eligibility, rights, disputes

Registration link: https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdu-sqjwqHtaR5RQS36SSDMrSkyJ7ggy8


Workshop: Bullying - what parents need to know

Monday, November 8, 2021, at 7 - 9 PM on zoom

What is bullying? Strategies and tools? IEP? School's obligation to address and prevent bullying?

Registration link: https://fcsn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcemvqDMrHtIOuwuwx_z_Td0s6-Ovl_5G

Free ADult ESL Classes


  • Dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/23, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

  • Free tuition

  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes

  • Location: Bedford High School

  • Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


*Register online by sending an email to Carrie Powers, EL Director

carrie_powers@bedfordps.org


Click here for more information!

Senior Dates and Deadlines

Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell at 6:15pm. There are no tickets for the event as there is ample seating for all friends and family members. Mark your calendars. It will be here sooner than you think!


October 8th- Individual baby pictures/Elementary photos. Please make sure when you upload your baby picture to include your name, first and last. If there is no name you run the risk of not being in the yearbook. Send to: www.hjeshare.com

Enter the code: Bedford(capital letter “B”)


October 8th- “Senior Thanks” (limit of 175 words) Please note: Text slang and most abbreviations are not acceptable. Drug or alcohol references are not acceptable. Send your “senior thanks” in a word document to: 2022bhsyearbook@gmail.com


October 22nd- Senior Portraits-Please contact Mark Lawrence Photography @603-882-0116 to make your appointment.


December 10th- Business Ads- Anyone with 2 business ads gets a free yearbook.


December 10th- Parent Ads. The 2021-2022 forms will be sent to the parents.


January 21- Yearbook orders. The cost is $85.00. You may place your order here

Please make checks out to BHS 2021/2022 yearbook.

After January 21 the cost will be $100.00


Important Information for the Class of 2022

Please help us to have a successful yearbook by getting an early start.


  1. Send all pictures that you would like to be considered for the yearbook to www.hjeshare.com. Enter the school code: Bedford (capital B). Please identify who the students are in the pictures. Please use full names not nicknames when you submit your baby picture. Please only submit one baby picture. If you do not identify your baby picture you run the risk of not being in the yearbook.

  2. The official photographer for the senior portraits is Mark Lawrence Photographers. Their phone number is 603-882-0116. Please contact them for an appointment. If you have any questions in regards to any of the information. Please contact Mrs. Santos. Her email is karen_santos@bedfordps.org


If you decide to take your own pictures. Please be aware of the size. It must be 2.5 X 3 with a DPI of 300. Yearbook staff will contact you if your picture does not follow these guidelines.


If you have any questions in regards to any of the information. Please contact Mrs. Santos. at karen_santos@bedfordps.org

Resources to Support our Students and Families

Bedford Day is September 18th

The deadline to apply is August 30. The fair application may be found on the Bedford Recreation website (bedfordrecreation.org).

Bedford High School

Bedford High School Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:45am - 2:24pm

Wednesday 7:45 am - 12:55 pm


9 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730

Phone: 781-275-1700

Absence Line: 781-918-4561

Fax: 781-275-6664

Bedford High School