The Bedford Buccaneer
September 7, 2021
Thursday-Tuesday, September 9-14 - Auditions for the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone
Wednesday, September 15 - Deadline to order Bucs Apparel
Friday, September 17 - School Picture Day
Saturday, September 18 - Bedford Day
Thursday, September 30 - Back to School Night 6:30-8:30pm at BHS
Friday, October 8 - Seniors Yearbook Baby, Elementary photos & Senior "Thanks" due
Monday, October 11 - Indigenous Peoples Day (No School)
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
Please fill out the these 3 mandatory forms:
- Emergency Information Form
- Parent/Guardian & Student Sign off Agreement Form
- iPad Agreement Form
Links found to each form below.
Please fill out the Emergency Information Form and return it to the Student/Main office. Every student needs to have an updated Emergency Information Form which includes permission for the nurse to give Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen.
When calling the absence line please state if your student is ill or not ill. You will get a call from the nurse if you do not state a reason. Please notify the nurse if anyone in your household tests positive for Covid-19
Absence Line: (781)918-4561
or select #1 from the main menu of (781)275-1700
Nancy Thorsen, BSN, RN
Nurse Office: 781-918-4416
Nurse Office Fax: 781-687-6141
ipad Agreement Form
Please fill out the iPad agreement form here
The schedule has been flipped in Aspen and now reflects the regular rotation. FYI-We will have student ambassadors wearing flower leis, feel free to ask for directions or ask questions.
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!
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".
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
Save the Date
6:30-8:30pm at Bedford High School
This is an opportunity for adults to hear about the classes from the teachers and also to learn how taxing it can be to travel the building to various classes. It is always important for us to understand how our students spend much of their days. Please mark your calendars.
Importantly, 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.
Boston METCO Families can register through the METCO office. Bus riding at BHS will return to open seating due to vaccination access for this age group.
BHS families can find bus routes and stops posted online and published in the Bedford Citizen, approximately one week before school starts.
Bus locations at the end of school: The busses line up from the front of the school back to the student drop off by student parking and the Library. The pick up order begins with the Base busses then busses 1-16 and 33). The METCO bus picks up where it drops off in the morning by student parking and the Library.
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bedford Safe Homes Program
The Bedford Safe Homes Program is a support network for families with children in Grades 6-12 who are concerned about alcohol and drug use at pre-teen and teen parties. Families sign a pledge that commits them to provide a safe and supervised home in the event of a teen party or gathering. All families who return a pledge receive a Directory that includes the other families who have joined Safe Homes.
The Safe Homes Program is endorsed by the following Bedford community partners: Board of Health, Select Board, Youth and Family Services, Clergy Association, Bedford Community Partnership, School Parent Associations, Police Department, Public School and Recreation Commission.
How To Join The Safe Homes Program
To participate in the Safe Homes Program, parents or guardians can navigate to the Youth and Family Services website to read the non-legally binding agreement and register online - https://www.bedfordma.gov/youth-family/pages/safe-homes or to download a copy of the application and pledge to mail in.
Directories are updated annually in late fall. Families of high school students who graduated in 2021 will be removed from this year’s Directory. If you registered last year, you do not need to re-register. Should you wish your family’s name to be removed from the Directory or you have other changes or additions to your information (e.g., new 6th grader or phone number), please email email@example.com.
Please consider taking a firm stand. Join the Safe Homes Program by thoughtfully signing the pledge. We ask that you follow through on your pledge because other parents will trust that you are. Talk with your child about this program and share your concerns regarding his/her safety.
Please click here to join Safe Homes.
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
Absence Line: 781-918-4561