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 - MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2022
The Bedford County School Board approved calendar revisions at the October 14, 2021, School Board Meeting that included additional teacher workdays. As a result, Monday, January 24, 2022, will be a Teacher Individual and Team Planning Day. School is closed for students.


BCPS HEALTH AND SAFETY MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE
The Bedford County School Board voted at the January 13, 2022, board meeting to update the division’s Health and Safety Mitigation Plan, effective February 1, 2022, to make masking optional for students, other than during bus transportation as required by federal regulation, and to discontinue contact tracing. At a special called meeting last night, January 20, 2022, the School Board voted to change the date for implementation to January 24, 2022. Please see the links below for the updated plan and FAQs. 

BCPS Updated Health and Mitigation Plan, effective 1/24/2022

BCPS Health and Mitigation Plan FAQs


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.


MASK REQUIREMENT
Per federal health regulations, masks are required for staff inside all school buildings, and for all students and staff on school buses. Masks are also required for volunteers working directly in the classroom or with students. 


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 have a special called meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room located at 311 South Bridge Street, Bedford, VA.

The purpose of this meeting is for the Board to consider modifying the effective date of the changes to the BCPS Health and Safety Mitigation Plan, as adopted by the Board at its January 13, 2022 meeting, to become effective January 24, 2022.

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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