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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DAILY BCPS COVID-19 UPDATE
March 1, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

There were 3 positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Bedford County Public Schools within the past 72 hours.

Two cases involved individuals at Jefferson Forest High School and have been traced to transmission outside of Jefferson Forest High School.

The other case involved an individual at Staunton River High School and has been traced to transmission outside of Staunton River High School.

Note: Cases are reported as of 2:00 p.m. each day.

Picture that says COVID-19 Coronavirus Archive Click Here with Bedford County Public Schools logo


High school students arm-in-arm in a circle
Bedford County Public Schools' Graduation - Students looking up
Staunton River High School cheerleaders
Empowering Learners For Future Success

DISTRICT NEWS 

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


BCPS PRIDE - CLICK HERE


SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING ON MARCH 3, 2021
BCPS provided the initial COVID-19 vaccines to all elementary schools and some middle school staff on February 9, 2021. This places the second vaccination on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The second vaccine has caused some side effects for recipients although they are typically short-lived. With the concern for mild to moderate illness after this, we will be closing all schools to students on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and the day will be a remote learning day. All schools will be open and operating on a normal schedule on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. 

We are going to cancel the Instructional Collaboration Day on April 28th and make it a regular school day in order to make up some of our in-person learning time that has been disrupted by vaccinations.


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 
Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed to the public, but essential appointments can be made by calling your child's school.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about COVID-19 with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health Infographic
Guidance Regarding Face Coverings - Beginning 11/18/20
Bedford County Public Schools: Contact Tracing
What is Contact Tracing?


TEACHER JOB FAIR (FEBRUARY 1-28)
The Recruitment and Retention Team is excited to announce a BCPS Winter Teacher Job Fair that will consist of applicants participating in a virtual interview session. The fair will run from February 1st-28th.

Teacher Job Fair Flyer
Screening Interview Link


LIVE STREAMING SERVICE OF HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
You can now follow and subscribe to BCPS Athletics on the NFHS network (Pixellot). This is a live streaming service of high school athletics. At this time, Football and Volleyball will be active for online spectators that subscribe to the service. Spring sports (limited options) will be added at a later date. 

Here are the instructions: 1. Click on the link to visit the NFHS network  www.NFHSnetwork.com. 2. Search for the school that you want to subscribe to by clicking on the blue line to the right of the Browse section at the top of the screen and typing one of the following: Jefferson Forest High School - Forest, VA Liberty High School - Bedford, VA Staunton River High School - Moneta, VA 3. Subscribe and Follow (Annual Plan $69.99, Monthly $10.99/month) 4. If you have additional questions please contact your school’s Athletic Director.


STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Student registration for the 2020-2021 school year with Bedford County Public Schools is open.

New Students - Click here to register
Returning Students - Click here to register


SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM MEAL SERVICE UPDATES
Media Release - School Meals Free for all Children
Meal Service Update Letter
School Nutrition Program 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 a budget work session/special called meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 6:00 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 but will have limited seating due to physical distancing requirements. Additionally, any member of the public attending the meeting will be required to wear a face covering. Priority seating will be given to meeting participants. 

The public is encouraged to watch the meeting via live stream on our YouTube channel. Tune in at 6:00 p.m.  

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

BoardDocs, BCPS School Board Meeting Management System link: 
http://bedford.sharpschool.net/departments/school_board/BoardDocs/


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