WBMS August 28th Update

School Starts Tomorrow, Monday August 29th

Before school starts:

1. Some schedules were updated with corrected classes, teachers and room numbers--please look at Power School before you come to school so you know if your schedule has changed

2. Make sure money is loaded on to your lunch account

3. Lockers will be assigned in Advisory on the first day of school

4. Agendas will be passed out on the first day of school in advisory

5. Lanyards and IDs will be distributed (one ID for school and one for home)

6. Students who did not attend orientation (original or make up) can stop by the office for the draw string bag

Fall 2022 Dates and Times for Middle School

Fall 2022 Dates for Middle School

First Day of school: August 29th

Thursday, September 8th will be OPEN HOUSE. 6:30-8:30 Parents will travel (follow) your

student's schedule. The event STARTS at 6:30pm. This is not a drop in whenever between 6:30-8:30 please arrive and be ready to follow your student's schedule at 6:30 so you will not miss any classes. More details to come.

Monday, Sept 12th Picture make ups (students who did not attend orientation) They will be in the morning before lunch

NEW start and end times: 8:20 am to 3:12pm (students will be allowed in the building at 7:45 am.

Dismissal is 3:12 pm. All students should be picked up by 3:30 pm.

District dates to make note of:

Sept 15: Dr Bazzi meet and greet

Sept 16: Family Fun Night

Sept 22: WBMS Ribbon Cutting

Sept 28: Dr Bazzi meet and greet

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Counselor Assignments

We have updated the counselor assignments based on last names:

A-GH Peguese contact info: mackenzie.peguese@wbsd.org

GI-N Levitan contact info: steven.levitan@wbsd.org

O-Z Chang contact info: susan.chang@wbsd.org

NWEA testing--all students Math and Language Arts

ELA: Sept Tuesday, 20th

Math: Wednesday Sept 28

Both tests will be administered in the morning starting at 8:30 am--please make sure your student is ontime for school

Important COVID-19 Updates and Sick Policy

1. It remains District policy that if your child is sick, please report their absence to the safeline number and keep them home until their symptoms have improved. The District's sick policy can be found HERE.

2. Please note there is no longer a COVID-19 Dashboard on our website. WBSD is in frequent contact with and follows the guidance of the Oakland County Health Department. If you would like more information about this guidance, please visit: https://www.oakgov.com/covid.

3. A distinction will no longer be made between potential exposures and “close contacts.” Families will receive a letter if a student is exposed to someone with COVID-19.

4. ALL Covid-19 updates can be found on this page: https://www.wbsd.org/parents/covid-19

Safeline--call for absence and/or tardy

If your student will be ABSENT or LATE to school please call the Safeline at


The line is open 24/7

Absences must be excused within 24 hours of the date

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Middle School Robotics

Middle School Robotics!

FIRST Tech Challenge registration is now open for grades 6-8th.

Register now thru Aug 31, using the Early Bird pricing option.

NOTE - Coach option means that you are willing to commit to all (or at least the vast majority) of our meetings along with all potential competitions. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Please reach out with any questions.

More info, and register here: https://tinyurl.com/yckmuz59

See google slides below for more information.

Order your 2022-23 School Yearbook Today!


Yearbooks are not automatically included in school picture orders like elementary school.

Our yearbook is a hard cover book.

Math Pentathlon

details regarding the season:

  • We will have a Parent Information Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm. We are hoping that many of you can be on the Zoom with us (link coming soon)
  • Division 4 (6th & 7th Grade) will be on Thursdays at WBMS, starting on November 3. Tournament tentatively scheduled for May 13th at Stoney Creek HS in Rochester.
  • We will have optional Saturday practices (one per month), starting in December.

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PTO News

West Bloomfield Middle School PTO Board:

President: Katie Palazzolo: katiepalazzolo@icloud.com

Vice-President: Kristi Law: kristi.law@wbsd.org

Treasurer: Kelly Robrahn: robrahnfam@gmail.com

Secretary: Renai Mayle: renaijzz@yahoo.com

PTO Fundraising Goals:

Our main fundraiser for the school year will be a weekly bagel sale. We will be selling bagels for $2 before school every Friday starting in October. We will be looking for parent volunteers to help with the sales. If sales go well, this will be our ONLY fundraiser of the year!

What we support:

· Community Outreach Programs (Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, Family Fun Night, etc.)

· Fun Day (end of the year celebration for the students)

· House Party

· Staff Appreciation Week

PTO Meetings: in person at the middle school

· Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm

· Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm

· Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm

· Wednesday, May 3rd (Elections and Staff Appreciation Planning) at 7pm

Please join our “West Bloomfield Middle School PTO” Facebook page!

Meals at School

Please check out the letter below regarding meals at school.

There will be no more free for all meals at school (that grant expired)

Things to note:

breakfast costs $1.50

lunch costs $2.95

Please complete the application for free/reduced lunch to see if you qualify-link below

There will be NO CASH taken at registers--all meal funds must be on the student's meal account. See attached letter for directions.

Students with a ZERO account balance will be given a meal; however, it may not be the regular lunch of that day however, it will follow federal guidelines.

You may deposit money onto your student's account on the Family Portal. You will register/create an account and add your students. From there you can deposit money, monitor account activity, transfer funds and apply for meal benefits. There are how-to videos to assist you. You can access the Family Portal here: https://westbloomfield.familyportal.cloud/

Meals at School--NO free meals unless paperwork is submitted and approved

In the fall, we will have lunch time for the students and staff. We are planning on offering 2 lunch times, assigned by the 5th hour class.

This past school year we had a grant and offered FREE breakfast and lunch to all students. For the upcoming school year, we will NOT continue with our free breakfast for all grant, so it is important that if you may be eligible for free or reduced lunch to complete that paperwork. This paperwork is available beginning July 1 at the link below.

This application must be completed EVERY year to be considered.

We also encourage parents to deposit money into their student's account so students do not have to carry cash to school. You can do that at the Food Services tab on the website-the link is also below. Funds are carried over from school year to school year.

Medication at school

If your student must have access to, carry or take ANY prescribed OR over the counter medication while at school, a form attached below, completed and signed by a doctor, must be on file in the main office.

This includes, but is not limited to Tylenol, Tums, prescriptions, and Advil. Under no circumstances can a student be in possession of medication without the proper forms on file. Students possessing medication without the forms on file or distributing medication to other students will be subject to discipline following the district's Code of Conduct.


We are very excited to announce that the West Bloomfield School District Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your student(s). The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your student(s), saving you time.

You may review your data at any time to verify that it is current. You will be required to sign your forms annually and after any update.

Click on the Parent Playbook West Bloomfield Parent Playbook.pdf to get started in FinalForms. If you require support during the process, scroll to the bottom of the pdf and click “Use Support.”

We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.

Please register at: www.westbloomfield-mi.finalforms.com

Follow the prompts to create your account, register your student(s), and sign your forms. Thank you for your assistance in helping us streamline our paperwork processes at WBSD.

Consent for Disclosure of Immunization Information to Local and State Health Departments

Immunizations are an important part of keeping our children healthy. Schools and State and Local health departments must monitor immunization levels to ensure that all communities are protected from potentially life-threatening diseases and, if necessary, respond promptly to an emerging public health threat. It is important that disease threats be minimized through the monitoring of students being immunized.

Sharing immunization and personally identifiable information including the students name, Date of Birth, gender, and address with local and state health departments will help to keep your child safe from vaccine preventable diseases. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, requires written parental consent before personally identifiable information from your child's education records is disclosed to the health department. If your child is 18 or over, he or she is an "eligible student" and must provide consent for disclosures of information from his or her education records.

You may withdraw your consent to share this information in writing at any time.

I authorize the West Bloomfield School District to release my child's immunization record to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Local Health Department. I understand this information will be used to improve the quality and timeliness of immunization services and to help schools comply with Michigan Law. This includes any immunization information and limited personally identifiable information from the school.


Resident Families

Bus transportation for West Bloomfield School District is provided by Durham School Services. Information including bus route, bus stop location, and pickup/drop-off times was mailed (through USPS) during the week of August 15. If you do not receive your bus information prior to August 25, please contact transportation at (248) 865-3680.

School of Choice Families

West Bloomfield School District offers shuttle locations for our School of Choice families. If you are interested in having your child(ren) ride one of our shuttle buses, please complete this form. You must make a copy of it and email it or print it and turn it in. All shuttle buses are assigned on a first-come/first serve basis. Therefore, please submit your form ASAP.

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Your Middle School Administration Team

Amy Hughes, Principal

Jermaine Evans, Assistant Principal

Blaine McDowell, Dean of Student Services

Lisa Graff, Assistant Principal

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Our School Day

The school day is scheduled to be from 8:20 am to 3:12 pm.

Students can be dropped off at the building at 7:45 am.

Students must be picked up by 3:30 pm

Transportation to and from school

We strongly encourage all students who have access to a district provided bus to take it. All district residents who live at least one mile from school have eligible for transportation and will be sent an email communication with the route number and times approximately 2 weeks before school begins.

We also have a few shuttles for out of district families. The exception to transportation forms become available on the website August 1 and is linked below. These shuttle requests are first come first serve.

At the new building, we will have a bus loop AND a car drop off loop.