We are pleased to announce the Bedford City School District 2020 Virtual Art show is now available to view. Our dedicated art teachers wanted to make sure our students' amazing work was still shared with all of you, despite the COVID-19 restrictions. You can view the Virtual Art Show by visiting the district webpage, social media outlets, or directly at bit.ly/bcsd2020artshow. Have fun exploring the art show that showcases our talented students & their creations. Also, you will be able to vote for your favorite artist from each school. Prizes will be awarded to our top winners. Please follow the prompt on each schools’ individual gallery to cast your Best In Show vote. Voting ends Tuesday, May 26 at midnight so make sure you cast your votes before the deadline. Thank you for supporting the arts at Bedford City School District, and we hope you share the 2020 Virtual Art Show with your entire family.
JaTina N. Threat, M.Ed.
Mr. Betenson helps students test the robots they programmed to maneuver through courses and race against each other.
Monday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 20: Teachers will continue to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students via Google Classroom and/or Blizzard Bags. Teaching and learning will continue throughout this time frame in the same matter as we have to date.
Tuesday, May 19: Senior last day of class.
Wednesday, May 20: Technology drop off starts at BHS Makerspace, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day unless extended hours are posted (more detailed information coming).
Monday, May 18 - Thursday, May 21: Senior checkout, Technology drop-off open 8:00 - 2:00 PM.
Wednesday, May 20: Last day for teachers grades 3-11 to assign new assignments that require students to turn something in.
Thursday, May 21: PreK-2 Blizzard Bag materials are returned to schools.
Friday, May 22 - Monday, May 25: No School.
Tuesday, May 26 at MIDNIGHT: Last day for students grades 3-11 to submit assigned work to their teachers.
Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Last day for technology drop off at BHS Makerspace. District provided technology must be returned before report cards are posted/sent home. More details will follow.
Monday, June 8: Report cards mailed home for students in grades PreK-6. Students in grades 7-12 will be posted to Gradebook.
*Though not all of the work will be graded, teachers will provide students with learning opportunities through the end of the school year.
Attached you will find the Grading Plan for students and parents that I referenced in my call yesterday. In addition, I would like to provide clarification and an update regarding the graduation ceremony. First, the guidance we received from the Ohio Department of Education was that schools should conduct virtual graduations. The governor, on the other hand, stated today that schools could consider holding in-person graduations if they could figure out how to do it. With that said, he went on to say that it would be driven by "a lot of different things," including the number of students participating in the ceremony and the size of the facility. He went on further to say that large graduating classes "probably can't do it very well or can't do it." As you can see, there is still much confusion around this topic. As a result, it is in our best interest to complete our tentative plan while taking other options into consideration, all while waiting for the anticipated clarification from the governor. I am so sorry for the angst this has caused our students and parents. As we know, the restrictions are changing daily. Please continue to be patient with us. We will provide you with details once we have them and after a close and thoughtful examination of the facts.
Since the district had to cancel the art show that was supposed to be held on Saturday, April 25, in conjunction with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and the Foundation Run/Walk, we will now have a VIRTUAL ART SHOW! Students...send it your best artwork or two from this school year as soon as possible! Please click here for more information: