Bedford County Public Schools

Bedford County is located in the Piedmont Region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seated comfortably at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The County is home to an abundance of natural beauty and historical sites, structures, and scenic tourist attractions including one of Virginia's largest lakes, Smith Mountain Lake.

With our mission, empowering learners for future success, Bedford County Public Schools is student-centered.

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DISTRICT NEWS 

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We will be providing updates as that information becomes available through direct communication to families on our BCPS websiteYouTube channel, and social media (FacebookInstagram, & Twitter).

 
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SCHOOL CLOSURE REMINDER - JANUARY 17, 2022
Bedford County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School is closed for students.


SCHOOL PRINCIPAL APPRECIATION WEEK
Governor Northam has proclaimed January 8-14, 2022, as Virginia School Principal Appreciation Week.

We proudly recognize our BCPS School Principals for their outstanding performance through leadership and hard work, which are essential to the success of our schools!

Thank you for all that you do!


SEAC MEETING
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will conduct a meeting on January 20, 2022, from 5:45-7:15 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room located at 311 South Bridge Street, Bedford, VA. This meeting will be open to the public.

For more information on SEAC click the link below. https://bedford.sharpschool.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1057261&pageId=47895007


BEDFORD'S BEST STAFF NOMINATIONS We want to showcase our amazing staff, so we’ve created a program to do just that! Bedford’s Best will bring recognition to and showcase those in our school division who go above and beyond to make a difference in people’s lives every day. Nominations can be made by anyone with first-hand knowledge of the work that our staff member is doing. To nominate someone, please click the picture linked belowSubmissions may be featured on the Bedford County Public Schools' website and social media platforms.

Click the on this picture to be directed to the BCPS Bedford's Best Nomination Form


DR. BERGIN'S POST ENTRY REFLECTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY
After six months on the job as Superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools, Dr. Bergin would like to share his reflections about what he has learned regarding the strengths and opportunities for growth for the school division.

Click here to access his post entry report.


TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Beginning on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, Bedford County Public Schools can no longer accommodate requests for daily changes with bus transportation. Students will only be permitted to ride their assigned bus or must be transported by private car. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in schools, we must maintain assigned bus seats and carefully group students to assist with contact tracing investigations. We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to maintain a safe environment for everyone.


MASK REQUIREMENT
Per the Executive Order of the State Health Commissioner, masks are required for students, staff, and visitors inside all school buildings.


STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Student registration for the 2021-2022 school year with Bedford County Public Schools is open. Please click the appropriate link below:

NEW Student Registration (students who are new to Bedford County Public Schools for 2021-2022)

RETURNING Student Registration (please contact your child's school if you have not yet received a snapcode)


SCHOOL NUTRITION UPDATES

PRODUCT SHORTAGES & SUBSTITUTIONS - 12/7/21
The School Nutrition Program is beginning to experience a larger volume of product shortages and substitutions from food and supply vendors. All school cafeterias strive to offer the food items that are listed on school menus. However, food shortages and substitutions are beginning to make this more challenging. We apologize for any inconvenience that necessary menu changes may cause for students and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this issue. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Karen Arthur, School Nutrition Supervisor at karthur@bedford.k12.va.us or 540-586-1045 Ext. 10224.
FREE MEALS TO ALL STUDENTS
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a nationwide waiver to allow school divisions to provide free meals to all students regardless of income through school year 2021-2022. All students in Bedford County Public Schools will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

Although school meals will be provided free to all children, it is still very important for families to fill out a meal application for the 2021-2022 school year. Approved free and reduced meal applications also help families qualify for certain division fee reductions and for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits paid through the Virginia Department of Social Services.

The preferred way for families to apply is through the My School Apps online meal application process. Only one meal application is needed for each household. Click here for informational flyer.

If you have children that are not attending school in person and would like more information about pick up times and locations. Click here for further information.


ONLINE MEAL APPLICATION
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Only complete one application per family. To submit an application online, click the button below.

Click here to apply online for free and reduced meals


ANGEL FUND DONATIONS
Would you like to help support the feeding needs of students in Bedford County Public Schools? Click the button below to donate to the Angel Fund Account at a school of your choice. Thank you in advance for making a difference in a child’s life!

Click here to visit MySchoolBucks.com 


SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
School Cash Online is a safe, simple and secure way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more. No need to take out cash or write checks, now you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Click here and choose Register

Parent Registration Resource Flyer
Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format


BUDGET INFORMATION
Click here for budget information


EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program to help families struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a broadband connection is essential for households to gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Click the following links to learn more.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Consumer Information
www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
Questions about what providers may serve your area. Email 
broadband.questions@bedford.k12.va.us for assistance.


SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION
The Bedford County School Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting on January 13, 2022, in the Town Municipal Building located at 215 East Main Street, Bedford, VA.

The agenda for the 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. portion of the meeting includes a closed session to discuss personnel and legal matters, a dinner break, and, as time permits, staff reports and Informational items.

The Board will reconvene for the formal meeting at 7:00 p.m. for Action and Consent items.

All Board meetings are open to the public and are broadcast via live stream on  the school division’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvIyLnQJ8uBXH9Y36C9uvw

 

The complete agenda can be accessed on BoardDocs: 

https://bedford.sharpschool.net/school_board/board_docs_-_school_board_meetings__policies




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