New to Bedford High School?

If you student is new to Bedford High School, you may be thinking, and worrying, about the transition. That’s understandable, but please feel reassured that BHS will help you.  Here, we provide helpful tidbits too. 

 

If you haven't received this yet, click HERE to get the  New Student Registration information for BHS.  In addition, you should check in with the Registrar for BHS, Nancy Powell, at (781) 275-1700 x1116 or nancy_powell@bedfordps.org.

 

To assist in adjusting to BHS,  contact your designated Guidance Counselor and student's teachers via the BHS staff directory.  The Guidance Department is led by Mrs. Manjula Karamcheti.  

 

Here is the 2017-2018 Rotating Calendar including recognized partial or full days off due to religious or cultural observations.  

To Do List for Parents/Guardians:

Click on the BLUE hyperlinks to be directed to the referenced webpages.

SIGN UP FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS:  The school does not send out the eNews. Rather, our parent association does. During the school year, we send out a daily e-mail of very important dates and deadlines for students and/or parents, including announcements from the school, as well as community messages. This is the best way to know what’s going on at school.  The eNews is an Opt-In program.  You must sign up to get eNews. We only need your email address (no personal name or information.)  You can unsubscribe" button at the bottom of any eNews message.

 

Add the BHSPA (bhsbucsparents@gmail.com) to your Safe Senders list in your email system.    

 

SIGN UP FOR GUIDANCE DEPT. NOTIFICATIONS:  Register to receive Guidance newsletters and get texts about key events, like PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests.

 

FIND OUT ABOUT BHS ATHLETICS & REGISTER TIMELY FOR A SPORT:   Browse the Athletics webpage to learn about sports offerings, get the Athletics Handbook, and more.  Parents/guardians (not the students) are responsible for registering a student for a sport before tryouts.

 

SUBSCRIBE TO SPORTS SCHEDULES:  You may look up Tryouts and Game Schedules.  On that page, go to the "View Schedule" section on the right of the page, check any sports you'd like to see in detail, and press "View."  Once you see the schedule, press "Subscribe" in the upper right corner.  You can put the schedule in your computer or phone calendar, and when there are changes to dates, your subscribed calendar will update automatically for you.

 

FOLLOW YOUR STUDENT'S GRADES:  BHS uses an online class/grade portal called Aspen where you can view your child's assignments and grades real-time (as soon as they are posted by a teacher.) Parents will receive the Aspen log-in information at the beginning of the school year, but if not, call the school for help.  

 

SUBSCRIBE TO GET EMAIL ALERTS ABOUT LOW GRADES & ABSENCES

 

STAY UP TO DATE VIA TWITTER AND FACEBOOK:  Follow the BHS Parent Association (BHSPA) on Twitter and Facebook for latest bits of information.  We often tweet, post, and share school events and information, as well as info pertaining to other groups and events around Bedford.  You don't need a Twitter or Facebook account to follow our public pages: 

Click on our Twitter link:   @BHSBucsParents  

Click on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BedfordHighSchoolParentsAssociation

 

LEARN ABOUT CLASSES THAT ARE OFFERED & THE CURRICULUM OF EACH OF THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS.  Click HERE for the 2017-2018 Program of Studies.

 

READ THE STUDENT HANDBOOK, PARTICULARLY PAGES 7 & 8 FOR THE PROTOCOL FOR COMMUNICATIONS (Who to call when. . .)

 

IF YOU ARE AT HANSCOM, GET MORE HELP FROM THE SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM. Also, have your student get involved with the HANSCOM YOUTH PROGRAM