The Bedford Buccaneer

September 7, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

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


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 grateful for our BHS community!

Please fill out the these 3 mandatory forms:

  1. Emergency Information Form
  2. Parent/Guardian & Student Sign off Agreement Form
  3. 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

HOSA Advisor

Nancy_Thorsen@bedfordps.org

Nurse Office: 781-918-4416

Nurse Office Fax: 781-687-6141

Parent/Guardian & Student Sign off Agreement Form

Please take a moment to complete the Bedford High School Parent/Guardian & Student Sign off Agreement Form here

ipad Agreement Form

iPads will be distributed during the first days of school during Advisory period. Parents/guardians are required to sign the technology agreement before their student(s) receive an iPad.


Please fill out the iPad agreement form here

SCHEDULE UPDATE

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.

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!

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".

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.

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

Back to School Night will be Thursday, September 30

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.

Bus Transportation

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!


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.

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).

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 safehomes@bedfordma.gov.


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

Phone: 781-275-1700

Absence Line: 781-918-4561

Fax: 781-275-6664

Bedford High School