Greetings!

  • Supt. Celico

    Greetings,

    With the holiday season upon us, I want to remind everyone to take time for the things that matter most. 

    The last 20 months have been trying for all of us with the pandemic, isolation, political division, illness, economic uncertainty, racial tension and the emotional strain brought on by it all. 

    We’ve seen evidence of how the pandemic has affected students right here in Bedford, leading us to move the high school to remote learning for a month while we shored up building security and bolstered our social-emotional learning services.

    Students at our other schools are struggling too and they’re not alone. It’s a crisis across the country.

    BCSD has been increasing our focus on social-emotional learning for the last few years. The pandemic and its lasting effects have only intensified those efforts.

    We are in the process of hiring additional mental health professionals. The new hires combined with the school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists and mental health therapists already here will ensure that each of our schools has an individual assigned as well as provide professionals who may move across the district as needed.

    This will enable those social-emotional learning specialists to build and maintain relationships with our students and their families as well as work collaboratively with other school and district personnel to best serve our students’ needs.

    It’s very much a team effort and we must all band together to make sure we’re doing what’s best for our students.

    Sincerely,
    Superintendent Celico