WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - Nov. 13

Another week of remote learning in the books and we can't thank you enough for your patience and support as we work together to make this time away from our schools a successful one for our students and staff. While the situation we find ourselves in is far from desirable, we are however comforted by knowing we have some tremendous members on Team WB to help make the best of a challenging situation.



We will continue to follow the data and monitor trends as we evaluate our next steps moving forward as a district. It remains our goal to do what is best for the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and their families.


Next week marks Parent/Teacher Conferences in our district and we certainly have a lot of be proud of when it comes to the growth of our students.


Mask Up, Stay Safe, Save Lives.

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C2C Return to Learn Second Semester Information webinar - Nov. 17

Join members of the district administration and building teams for a presentation regarding our Classroom to Cloud Return to Learn Plan for the Second Semester of the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.


West Bloomfield High School Principal Discusses Planning Schools Future Plans During COVID Surge

WBSD ZOOM BACKGROUNDS FOR REMOTE LEARNING

Greetings Team WB,


As we transition to remote learning through Nov. 27, we wanted to provide staff and students with district and building branded Zoom backgrounds for instructional times, class meetings and more to help students and staff feel comfortable with leaving webcams on for instruction.


Find official instructions from Zoom on how to add these backgrounds to your Zoom account.

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Surprise for Ms. Newman at Oakland Early College!

Have you heard? Mrs. Newman is retiring next month, and the Parent Involvement Team (PIT) is looking for families to share memories and photos from their time at OEC!


Please submit your family’s memory to pitcrewsurprise@gmail.com by November 20,

2020.



  • ONLY one submission per family.

FOOD SERVICE FOR REMOTE LEARNERS

No cost meals are available for curbside pick up to all children in the community. Each child will receive:

Pick up sites:

  • West Bloomfield HS main entrance (4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield)

    • Pick-up day: Wednesday or by special arrangement

    • Times: 11:30am-12:30pm or 3:30pm-4:30pm or by special arrangement

  • Roosevelt Elementary main entrance (2065 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor)

    • Pick-up day: Wednesday

    • Time: 1100am-1:00pm


Please contact Nutrition Services for special arrangements or questions at anne.stevens@wbsd.org or 248.865.6733.


Blessings in a Backpack will also be distributed at both sites during these times. Contact Katherinesheiko@hotmail.com or at (248) 521-0074.
WBSD COVID-19 Dashboard and Health Updates

All updates and information regarding the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will be posted to this page as needed.

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UNITED WE WALK 2021 VIRTUAL BUTTON DESIGN CONTEST

Do you enjoy drawing? Your artwork could be the inspiration for the Annual United We Walk Celebration on Sunday, January 17, 2021.


You must include the following:

THEME: Everyone Can Be Great Because ANYONE Can Serve

*A graphic or photo

*Artwork must be 3 inches in diameter (see the back for actual size)

*Consider contrast, balance, and value

*Artwork must be original, hand-drawn or digital

*Eligible contestants K-12th graders


DEADLINE: Friday, December 6, 2020

SUBMIT TO: Jennifer Graham - Jennifer.Graham@wbsd.org

WBSD VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - NOV. 2-15

The West Bloomfield School District will be hosting a VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair running Nov. 2-15. Book fair links for each of our elementary schools are listed below:



Support our Elementary Schools: 25% of your purchase goes directly back to the school.

Lakers Online families, please consider shopping through your home school. Use the above school links to Shop Online.


ALL purchases are shipped directly to your home. *FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

Vote Donovan Edwards - 2020 Michigan High School Mr. Football

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Voting for the 2020 Michigan High School Mr. Football contest - sponsored by Hungry Howies – is On!


To vote, select our very own Donovan Edwards from the list at the link below and cast your vote!!


Voting is limited to once every 3 minutes, so please refresh your browser after the allotted timeframe to cast another vote! Vote early and often!


WBSD Chromebook Accident and Loss Protection

Please click HERE for information on accident and loss protection for district issued Chromebooks. Please contact Allyson Dewar at allyson.dewar@oakland.k12.mi.us for more information or if you have questions.

10 Remote Learning Hacks for Families

Resources and related content from the Oct. 7 webinar. Please find the presentation linked below.

Watch Live Lakers Athletics Through the NFHS Network

Please see the attached flyer below for information on how to watch live action of Lakers Athletics for events in our Gymnasium and Stadium. Here is the link for our school page for the NFHS Network:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/west-bloomfield-high-school-west-bloomfield-mi

Student Wellness and Social Emotional Resources

Visit this link for important resources for students, staff and families.

Oakland Together COVID-Relief Microgrant Initiative

Oakland County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan are pleased to offer the Oakland Together COVID-Relief Microgrant Initiative. Eligible residents in Oakland County can apply for a $500 microgrant to cover necessary expenses or gaps in income resulting from the economic repercussions of COVID-19.


For more information and to apply, visit the link below:


Parent Connect Call - Telehealth Nov. 18

The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) is the statewide, parent-directed center within Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS). The mission of the Family Center is to support and connect Michigan families of children and youth with special health care needs, provide family-centered leadership throughout Michigan’s health care settings, and partner in the decision making process within the systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.


The Family Center is excited to offer a series of free Virtual Parent Connect Calls twice monthly. the next Call is scheduled for Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm EST. The topic for this event is Telehealth and Marcia Franks from Children’s Special Health Care Services will be speaking.

Canvas Login Information

The district's instructional team recently shared a Student Login document for families accessing Canvas for the first time. That document is linked below:



Additional Canvas resources can be found at www.wbsd.org/canvas.

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WB Rotary Team Turkey 2020

West Bloomfield Rotary Club once again will deliver fully-cooked Thanksgiving meals to deserving families in Oakland and Macomb counties on Thanksgiving Day. Show your Thanksgiving spirit. Here's how you can help:


  • Donate toward food expenses
  • Volunteer to deliver meals (DRIVERS ARE NEEDED!


To Learn More, Donate or Volunteer to Drive, visit: https://www.rotaryteamturkey.org

NOW ENROLLING! - GSRP in WBSD

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is an income based state-funded (free) preschool program for children four years old by September 1st. GSRP is held at at Scotch and Sheiko Elementary on MT THF. All applicants must meet income guidelines. Contact Laura Poxon at laura.poxon@wbsd.org or Kathi Luthe at kathi.luthe@wbsd.org to see if you qualify or call Collette Goestenkors at (248) 865-6466.


Openings are still available for all full-day and half-day preschool programs at ACS and Sheiko Elementary! All West Bloomfield preschool programs utilize the HighScope curriculum.

Little Lakers Virtual Preschool

Little Lakers Virtual Preschool is going Live! West Bloomfield Preschool Academy is offering a virtual option for preschool students. Families may register for 3, 4, or all days if the week. Little Lakers will be taught by a district preschool teacher and use the HighScope curriculum.


Contact Laura at (248) 865-6457 for more information to register for virtual preschool!

Staff Shoutout - Jennifer Graham, Lakers Online

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Community Resources

WB Township Library Information

Reading Lists


Homework Resource

Looking for appropriate information to help with at home learning? Watch this video tutorial on World Book Kids from one of our information experts, Ms. Carrie. Ms. Carrie is a librarian

at the Westacres Branch.


Virtual Dungeons and Dragons (Grades 6-12)

November 23 @ 4 PM on Zoom

Whether you are a seasoned gamer or new to D&D, join us for some fantasy adventure and roleplaying.

Register to receive connection details


Virtual Nelson’s Wildlife Safari (All ages)

November 19 @ 6:30 PM on Zoom

Learn about animals both big and small from around the world with Nelson "The Animal Guy" in this interactive program.

Register to receive connection details


Virtual Rock ‘N Read (Ages Birth-5)

November 18 @ 10:30 AM on Zoom

Rock the morning away with books, fingerplays and music in this interactive storytime while imparting early literacy skills and cognitive growth.

Register to receive connection details


Virtual Tinkercad (Grades 6-12)

November 14 @ 10 AM on Zoom

Follow along as an object is created in an online 3D design program, which will then be printed on the Library's 3D printer.

Register to receive connection details


The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and Westacres Branch are open for Phase 3 services.

In Phase 3, our priorities continue to be the health and safety of staff, users and the community at large and providing convenient access to collections of materials in all formats. An additional goal of Phase 3 is providing access the Library’s public computers, scanners and printers, equipment that we recognize not everyone in our community may have at home. Please see the Library’s website for the latest updates and temporary hours.


Renew or request a library card

Ask at the Main Library Reception desk or the Westacres Branch Circulation desk. You can also continue to renew or request a library card on the Library’s website.

WBSD Calendar

Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!

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