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The registration process for the 2021-2022 academic year has begun.
Students will need a placement level through the normal means (Accuplacer or SAT scores) for most classes.  Since the campus is not fully open yet, the Testing Center is not available for in-person testing.  However, Accuplacer is being offered remotely.  Students can use the link below to sign up and should do so as soon as they are ready.  As the registration period approaches appointments will likely fill up more quickly.
Below is the link to the steps for Dual Enrollment:
Please continue to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help and feel free to encourage your students to do so as well. 

December 12, 2022, 7:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Education of Bay City Public Schools, School District City of Bay City, Bay and Saginaw Counties will hold a REGULAR MEETING beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022, in the district at Handy Middle School in the District Administration Center Board Room, 601 Blend Street, Bay City, Michigan 48706.

If you want to contact the board of education regarding any items on the agenda or any other school district business, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. putting “Board of Education” in the email’s subject line, and the email will be forwarded to all board members.

This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated in the agenda item Call to the Audience.

The district’s business may include the opportunity to consider matters in closed session, as permitted under the Open Meetings Act. The board may reconvene in an open session for possible action on these matters or any other matter that may be necessary.

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for participation in this meeting should contact the Board Office at 989.686.9700 at least 5 days in advance of the meeting to request assistance. Upon request to the superintendent, the District shall make reasonable accommodations for a person with disabilities to be able to participate in this meeting. Official minutes of school board meetings are stored and available for inspection in the Office of the Superintendent.


Directions to the District Administration Center at Handy Middle School


We are excited to share information about our partnership with Peachjar to help us unite schools, parents, and communities in our collective mission to elevate student outcomes! Bay City Public Schools has partnered with Peachjar to help manage our district's flyer approval and distribution process, streamlining our ability to send valuable school and community resources directly to families as digital flyers.

Each school in the district will have access to this communication tool, enabling our district to go paperless and help save thousands of trees per year.

Peachjar for Families

Peachjar organizes all important school and community information in one place! In addition to receiving emails from your school, look for the ‘Peachjar’ button or icon on your school website to view all active flyers.

Peachjar for Community Organizations

Our district wants families to know about district-approved community programs and resources offered by organizations like yours! Peachjar charges a fee for this service, which is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers. There are many additional benefits to using Peachjar—clickable buttons that take parents directly to your website, flyer performance reports, and not to mention the time saved driving school to school!

To submit your flyer for district approval, review our Flyer Approval Guidelines and follow the steps below. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed.

  1. Register your account as a Community Organization on
  2. Review Peachjar’s Guide for Community Organizations for information about discount pricing, flyer creation tips, and more
  3. Go to ‘Post & Notify’ in your account to submit a flyer

After you hit submit, your flyer will be automatically submitted to the district for approval. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to parents and posted on each school’s web flyerboard for your selected duration of time. For more information on the process or pricing, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 858-997-2117.

Bay City Public Schools joins New Tech Network to support deeper learning

T.L. Handy Middle School to implement effective school model to improve student outcomes and develop critical skills

The Bay City Public Schools (BCPS) Board of Education approved a plan to redesign teaching and learning at T.L. Handy Middle School (HMS) in partnership with New Tech Network (NTN). The initiative will start with incoming 6th graders in the fall of 2022. New Tech Network is a leading design partner for comprehensive K–12 school change and works with more than 200 schools across the country to implement its project-based learning model.

“There is widespread agreement that Handy needs innovation,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Bigelow. “As we plan, it’s reassuring to know we’ll be implementing an effective model that has worked in similar communities.”

“We are excited to welcome Bay City Public Schools to the network,” said NTN President and CEO Lydia Dobyns. “Through a focus on outcomes that matter, a culture that empowers, and teaching that engages, we expect our partnership with Bay City Public Schools will help ensure all students at Handy Middle School are prepared for college and career when they graduate high school.”

NTN works with classroom teachers and school leaders to implement school change through professional development, coaching, and extensive resources to support project-based learning.

District officials began discussing possible innovation at HMS in May of 2021 when considering the impact of COVID-19 on students. 

“The pandemic made us look closely at school and student data across the district,” said BCPS Chief Academic Officer Patrick Malley. “We knew we had to do something different at Handy to get our improvement efforts on track.”

In September of 2021, the BCPS Board of Education approved the formation of a task force to look closely at the academic program at HMS to inform plans for innovation. HMS teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members analyzed data, visited other schools, and gathered input from stakeholders before district leaders presented their plan.

“This new initiative will give our students the opportunity to create, innovate, and establish powerful relationships within the community,” said HMS teacher Danna Town during the December 13 Board of Education meeting. “It will focus their efforts towards tangible goals that lie right here in our neighborhoods.”

District and school leaders will begin planning with support from the New Tech Network in January. Changes that impact students and families will be communicated through meetings in the spring.

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