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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Bedford County Public Schools' Graduation - Students looking up
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Empowering Learners For Future Success

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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2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are excited to begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 11, 2021! Please see the 2021-2022 BCPS health and safety protocols in the infographic below.

2021-2022 School Year Update - Infographic - Updated 8/4/21
2021-2022 School Year Update - Plain Text Format

Back to School Update - 7/21/21

Click the link below to be directed to the 2021-2022 School Supply Lists. School Supply Lists will be added as they become available. If there is not a clickable link, please contact the school directly.

2021-2022 School Supply Lists


ARP ESSER III FUND
The purpose of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s students by addressing students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. 

Click here for BCPS plan for use of ARP ESSER III Fund.


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.


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)


PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION 
Apply online for free preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. Please use the link Preschool & Kindergarten Information page to access further information and follow the directions provided on the web page to complete and submit the electronic application. Click here for Informational Flyer. 


SCHOOL NUTRITION UPDATES
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 2021-2022 meal application should be available by August 1st. 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.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
School divisions across the state of Virginia submitted information to the Virginia Department of Social Services in January for a third round of P-EBT benefits. However, payments were not issued to families because the Virginia Department of Social Services and the United States Department of Agriculture had not approved a new state plan. A new state plan has now been approved and payments will begin on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 

In order for students to be eligible for P-EBT payments, they must be participating in 100% virtual learning (Bedford Connects) or be attending a school that is considered to be participating under a hybrid modality (a combination of in-school and virtual instruction). Currently, the three high schools in the division operate under the hybrid modality. In addition to a student having to be 100% virtual or hybrid, the student must also be currently approved for free or reduced-price school meals. If you are unsure if your child is approved for free or reduced-price meals, please contact the School Nutrition Office at 540-586-1045, option five for assistance. 

Please refer to the P-EBT flyer and the P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions at the links below for further details about P-EBT payments. 

Pandemic-EBT Payments Flyer
Pandemic-EBT Payments Frequently Asked Questions


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

Click here for Intro to School Cash Online video
Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format


BUDGET INFORMATION
Click here for budget information

SCHOOL BOARD INFORMATION
The Bedford County School Board will have an emergency special called meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room located at 311 S. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA. 

The purpose of this meeting is for consultation with legal counsel retained by the School Board for legal advice concerning the Board's discrimination policies and Covid-19 mitigation strategies.

This meeting will be closed to the public. The public is encouraged to watch the open portions at the beginning and end of the meeting via live stream on our YouTube channel. Tune in at 5:00 p.m.  

BCPS YouTube channel link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvIyLnQJ8uBXH9Y36C9uvw

BoardDocs, BCPS School Board Meeting Management System link: 
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