Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Youth Rick Behavior Survey

Good Morning All,

Please read the note below that I sent to parents last night.  You will read that the date has yet to be determined.  I sent out a rescheduled date to you all of April 6th, however, any change in the survey date had to be approved by the state people.  I jumped the gun. Sorry.  I will get back to you once we have confirmed a new date.

bill

YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY

Good Afternoon,

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has been used on a biennial basis since 1990 to measure health risk behaviors of high school students nationwide. The YRBS measures behaviors related to intentional and unintentional injury, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual activity, diet, and physical activity.  We have administered this survey previously and utilize results from the survey to guide our health curriculum as well as educational programing. 

In order to give parents enough time to thoughtfully preview the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, we are postponing the March 30, survey administration for at least a week.   I will inform you of the new date once it has been approved. I have included the link to the survey here for your review.  The links below are PDF's to Frequently Asked Questions about the survey as well as a PDF "Opt Out form.  If you have already sent in an “Opt Out form or request” you do not need to resend another. For parents choosing to Opt Out their children from taking the survey, please complete the form below and send to Jessica Bennett at  bennettj@sau25.net or hagenw@sau25.net

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PARKING ON VOTING DAY - 3/16/17

PARKING ON VOTING DAY

I want to give all parents and students at BHS and Lurgio a heads up for tomorrow.

Due to yesterday’s blizzard, both Town and School Voting has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 16th from 7:00 a.m. To 7:00 p.m.. The high school and middle school will operate with a two hour delay. This will create a significant parking challenge on our campus.  The parking lot across the back of the school will be used for voter parking only.  Staff parking will be moved to the top lot (know as the “Senior” lot).  Seniors in turn will be moved to the lower lot.  As a result, Juniors will not have parking on campus tomorrow and are asked to consider not driving to school.

Even with this arrangement, parking will still be a challenge. I am asking all drivers, staff and students alike, to take advantage of ride-sharing, parent drop off, and bus transportation if possible.  I apologize in advance for the inconvenience that I know this will have on many of us. This arrangement allows the district to remain open tomorrow and avoid another snow day. Fortunately, these situations happen infrequently and I ask that we all make an effort to be as flexible as possible tomorrow.   

Regards
Mr. Hagen

P.S. The Town Meeting is still scheduled for this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Bedford High School Theater.

Two Hour Delay

 
Bedford School District
Two Hour Delay for Students
Parents and Staff,
Today is March 15, 2017. Students will have a two hour delay today. There will be no AM Kindergarten and no AM Preschool. This will give time for the department of public works, our maintenance department, and our bus company to clean up after yesterdays blizzard.  Stay warm.
Sincerely,
Chip McGee
 
The mission of the Bedford School District is to develop a community of learners who are intellectually curious, resourceful, and respectful of self and others. Academic achievement, through constantly improving standards, is the district's highest priority.
Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools
Bedford School District, 103 County Road, Bedford NH 03110
P: (603) 472-3755, F: (603) 472-2567, www.sau25.net
Parents - If your cell phone number is in the District's PowerSchool Information System and you wish to receive alerts via text, you can text YES to 67587.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Graduation Date Set

BHS Class of 2017 graduation date is June 10th rain or shine at 10am.

More details to follow.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Election Postponed to Thursday March 16

 
Bedford School District
ELECTIONS POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Dear Parents and Staff,
This is an update regarding the coming snow storm.
Due to anticipated weather conditions, our Bedford Town Moderator Brian Shaughnessy, Esq., has postponed tomorrow's town and school elections. The elections have been moved to Thursday, March 16, from 7am-7pm at Bedford High School. Full details about this decision are in this press release,
There are several key items for the school community.
  1. All schools will be open on Thursday
  2. Memorial, Peter Woodbury, Riddle Brook and McKelvie will have a normal schedule on Thursday
  3. Lurgio Middle School and Bedford High School will have a two-hour delay on Thursday to allow morning voters easier access to the polls. 
  4. For voters unable to vote on Thursday, the Town Offices will remain opne until 7p.m. this evening to allow for completion of absentee voting
  5. For our professional staff, I will send a separate message this evening regarding our workshop day scheduled for tomorrow.
I appreciate everyone's patience as we work through these decisions.
Sincerely,
Chip McGee 
 
The mission of the Bedford School District is to develop a community of learners who are intellectually curious, resourceful, and respectful of self and others. Academic achievement, through constantly improving standards, is the district's highest priority.
Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools
Bedford School District, 103 County Road, Bedford NH 03110
P: (603) 472-3755, F: (603) 472-2567, www.sau25.net
Parents - If your cell phone number is in the District's PowerSchool Information System and you wish to receive alerts via text, you can text YES to 67587.
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March 14th Election Reminder

 
Bedford School District
March 14 Election Reminder
Dear Parents and Staff,

I want to remind everyone that the Town and School Elections are March 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bedford High School in the gymnasium. 
All eligible citizens are urged to vote. 
​The Town Meeting is the next night, March 15 in the Bedford High School Theater at7:00 p.m.. ​Here are links to two programs on BCTV regarding the vote.
Additionally, here is the Voters' Guide from the School Board and here is information for filing an absentee ballot for those unable to be present on the day of the vote.

Sincerely,

Chip McGee

P.S. If you have not had the chance to complete this this survey about my work as superintendent, I hope you will. It takes about five minutes. I will keep it open though March 17.
 
The mission of the Bedford School District is to develop a community of learners who are intellectually curious, resourceful, and respectful of self and others. Academic achievement, through constantly improving standards, is the district's highest priority.
Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools
Bedford School District, 103 County Road, Bedford NH 03110
P: (603) 472-3755, F: (603) 472-2567, www.sau25.net
Parents - If your cell phone number is in the District's PowerSchool Information System and you wish to receive alerts via text, you can text YES to 67587.
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