MESSAGE FROM BHS PRINCIPAL HEATHER GALANTE:
I hope that summer has been enjoyable for all thus far. It is difficult to believe that it is already July. Soon your child will be starting the four year adventure called high school.
The summer mailing will be sent home to all 9th grade families [and new families] the first week of August. The packet will contain helpful information and important forms that are needed to start the school year. I hope that the summer is off to a great start for all of you. Enjoy the time as September comes quickly. I am so looking forward to meeting your students. Please read below as the remainder of the email contains information regarding the iPad and new student orientations.
9th Grade and New Student Orientation
Bedford High School welcomes the Class of 2023 and all new students to an orientation night scheduled for:
Tuesday, August 27th, Bedford High School Auditorium, 6:00-7:30 pm
Pre-registration is NOT required. We are proud to have the Student Ambassador Program where 9th graders and new students are assigned to a mentor to help with the transition to Bedford High School. On August 27th, students will:
- Meet and get to know their Ambassadors
- Hear from the High School Administration and meet some faculty members from BHS
- Participate in team building activities
- Have an opportunity to ask questions
- Receive a personalized tour of the building and find classes on their schedules
- Enjoy Bedford Farms Ice cream sundaes
While we encourage parent involvement, the orientation is for students only. Also, Planners may be ready for purchase at the orientation on August 27th and cost $10 each. If you send you child(ren) with a check, please make it payable to the BHSPA, our parent association who sponsors the planner. The planner will be available for purchase throughout the first week of school at all lunches as well.
We look forward to meeting our new students. Please know that our Ambassadors will reach out to students who are unable to make the orientation by email. Also, we have carved out some time on the first day of school for students to meet with their Ambassadors. The first day schedule will be sent in a separate communication to all students and parents. The Ambassadors will be clad in bright colored t-shirts and will be easy to identify in the hallway on the first day of school.
Please reassure your child(ren) that all will be fine in the transition to Bedford High and that our administration, faculty, staff and students are here to help them succeed. There are many friendly faces in the classrooms and hallway who are happy to offer help.
As you know, Bedford has embraced technology and the high school is a one to one school where all students are provided with an iPad for instructional purposes.
Orientations for the iPads have been scheduled for both rising freshmen and new students. Please read through the information. The same information is available through a link on the Bedford High School home page. The student and parent(s) must be in attendance at the orientation. There are two available options for the orientation and student/parent(s) must only attend one of the sessions.
Rising freshmen and new students:
Rising freshman and new students are required to attend an iPad orientation. Attendance is required as iPads will be distributed during orientation and not on the first day of school.
Orientation dates are:
- Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm
- Wednesday, August 28th at 6pm
iPad Orientation will cover:
- The role of iPads in Bedford High School
- BPS Computer Acceptable Use Policy
- Family obligation
- iPad assignment and step-by-step setup
If you have any questions regarding the iPad orientation, please reach out to your child’s Assistant Principal.
Mr. Hudder (firstname.lastname@example.org) is assigned to students with last names A-K and
Mr. Casey (email@example.com) is assigned to students with last names L-Z.