A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District
April 3, 2020
The West Bloomfield School District fully supports Governor Whitmer in her decision to do what is best for all Michiganders. While this momentous decision comes as a disappointment to our students, staff and families, we must do what is best to protect the safety of everyone in our community during these uncertain times.
As we have for the past two weeks, the West Bloomfield School District will continue, during this unprecedented time, to provide instructional and social emotional support to each of our students through our Cloud Learning Initiative. Everyone on Team WB remains focused on doing what is best for kids day in and day out.
Cloud Learning Information
As we continue to support our Cloud Learning Initiative, staff members across the district took time today to come together and develop lesson plans following our return from Spring Break. We are regularly sending updates via email and social media. The website links below are also continually updated throughout the week.
Meal Service Information
The district will be offering our Meal Service program over Spring Break as well. Preorder forms will soon be available for April 6-12 at www.wbsd.org/mealservice.
Remember! The district recently transitioned to Meal Service pick-ups three days per week. Families will still receive seven days worth of food per child with pick-ups on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Pick-Ups will still take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each pick-up day at your pick-up location (Roosevelt Elementary or OLMS).
This change comes in an effort to support the Governor’s Stay Home order and to limit personal contact for our families and staff. Visit www.wbsd.org/mealservice for more information on our updated plan, order forms and more. Please call our Food Service office with any questions (248) 865-6732.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Are you looking to make a change in 2020? Why not make a difference in the lives of children each day? Join us on Team WB and help educate our students to be their best IN and FOR the world!
SchoolMessenger SMS Messaging Support - Coming Soon!
Our district will soon be able to utilize the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. This resource is on top of the emails and phone messages you already receive from SchoolMessenger.
You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587.
Once our opt-in period has completed, we hope to utilize this community tool by early-April 2020.
You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our
messages with “Stop”.
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
OLMS students attend Warren Symphony Orchestra
Sebastian Seestadt was selected to be the guest student conductor at this concert.
WB Township Library Information
The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and the Westacres Branch remain closed until further notice. We will not be accepting returns until we reopen. All overdue fines will be waived. For updates, please check our website at www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org. We will post our reopening date as soon as it is known.
NEW! Join us for a Virtual Storytime for kids and caregivers. Enjoy singing, dancing and learning during these Facebook Live events. Dates and times are listed below:
- Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 AM
- Monday, April 6 at 10 AM
- Wednesday, April 8 at 7 PM
- Thursday, April 9 at 11 AM
- Saturday, April 11 at 10:30 AM
Find craft projects for teens from our Young Adult librarian on the Library’s Facebook page.
Download or stream books, audiobooks, movies, music and TV shows from the eLibrary 24/7. Use cloudLibrary, OverDrive, Kanopy or hoopla. Find plenty for kids and families to do from hoopla Kids Mode or Kanopy Kids. To discover all that’s available, visit www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “eLibrary.”
Just announced! hoopla digital has put together a “Bonus Borrows” collection of items that won’t count against your monthly limit. Browse the 1,000+ items in this special hoopla collection by searching for “more bonus borrows” in the hoopla app or web interface. Hoopla offers a large selection for eBooks and comics, eAudiobooks, music, movies and TV series.
The Library’s online Learning Resource Center helps match learners of all ages with ways to learn, practice and improve skills. Find subject-specific resources for grade levels from kindergarten through high school. Explore hundreds of topics with independent, self-paced courses for teens and adults from Gale Courses and Lynda. Use The Great Courses video series of college-level lectures to learn about a variety of topics. Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone or Pronunciator. To explore what’s available, visit www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org, click “eLibrary” and then “Learning Resource Center.”
TumbleBooks are online fiction and nonfiction eBooks with animation, music and narration for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. This online resource comes with lesson plans that parents can use. To browse what’s available, visit www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “eLibrary.”
TumbleMath is an online collection of math picture books with animation, narration and sound for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
TumbleMath comes with lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, plus quizzes to test and track progress. Categories include counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, word problems, geometry, fractions, place value, measurement, probability, division, graphing and finance. To browse what’s available, visit www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “eLibrary.”
TeenBookCloud is a collection of eBooks and other resources for middle school and high school students and teachers. Enjoy graphic novels, classic literature, nonfiction, AP English selections, National Geographic videos, audiobooks and more. To explore what’s available, visit www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “eLibrary.”
Read complete digital editions of popular magazines from RBdigital, and keep up with national and international news with same-day, full-content newspapers and magazines from PressReader. To browse magazines from RBdigital, visit www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org and click “eLibrary”. To use PressReader, go to www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org, click “eLibrary,” then “Database” and then “P” for Press Display.
Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!