WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - August 20

Happy Friday, Team WB!

We hope you'll review this week's Weekly Update filled with news and notes from across the West Bloomfield School District. Stay up to date with District updates by visiting www.wbsd.org and connecting with the District on social media - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

See you on Monday, August 30!

WBSD Annual Registration - Back 2 School Gateway

In order for us to keep our student files up to date, we will be requiring all current active returning WBSD students to update their contact information in our new Back 2 School Gateway.

WBSD Back-to-School Events Information - Masks Required

We hope you are enjoying the remaining days of your well deserved summer break. Everyone in Team WB is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 30 and the return to five full days of in-person, face to face instruction per week. Please read this very important communication about mitigation strategies we will be implementing for our back-to-school events occurring this week and next week.

WBSD Mask Request Communication - August 17

Click the button for the WBSD Mask Request Communication sent on Aug. 17 regarding masks at back-to-school events.


Join in on the first day of school excitement by printing our #WB1stDay2021 signs. Don't forget to tag us on social media and use the hashtags #WB1stDay2021 and #onlyWB for a chance to be featured!

Chromebook Repair Policy Letter: 2021-22

The District will be implementing a NEW Chromebook Repair Policy for the 2021-2022 school year. This new policy will replace the insurance program instituted for broken or lost devices during previous school years.

Blessings in a Backpack Application - 2021-22

If your child qualified for the Free and Reduced Meal Program last year or this year, s/he can also participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program. This program sends six non-perishable meals home each Friday of the school year. Its goal is to make sure that no child goes hungry on the weekend. Run by volunteers, there is NO cost to you.

If your child is going to school Face to Face, s/he will get his/her bag of food at his/her local school. If your child is enrolled in Lakers on Line, please indicate that on the form and we will contact you on food pickup arrangements.

To enroll in this program, please fill out the form below and return it to your school office or email it to katherinesheiko@hotmail.com. The first section gives the West Bloomfield School District's Nutrition Department permission to release your name to Blessings in a Backpack, so that they can add your child/ren to their roster. The second section registers your child/ren in the Blessings program and alerts them to any allergies they might have. The first backpack of food will be distributed the first week of October.

WBSD shares COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines for 2021-22

The West Bloomfield School District intends to offer five full days of in-person, face to face instruction for the 2021-22 school year. This document details the District’s strategies for the mitigation of COVID-19 in support of that plan. This plan must remain fluid, allowing the district flexibility to adjust based on the status of in-school and community transmission of COVID-19.

Read the complete WBSD COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines for 2021-22 document at the link below:

Dr. Hill's WBSD COVID-19 Communication - August 12

Click the button to read Dr. Hill's COVID-19 Communication from August 12.

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Join Cub Scouts!

Start your adventure with Pack 101! We'll be having a short hike and scavenger hunt to learn about what Cub Scouting has to offer. Cub Scouts is open to both boys and girls in grade K though 5. If your home school is Doherty or Sheiko, then Pack 101 is for you!

When: Wednesday, September 15th.

Time: Stop by anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Where: Woodland Hills Nature Park, Farmington Hills

Questions?: Contact us at wbpack101@gmail.com

Save the Date: Family Fun Night - Sept. 17

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Sheiko Family Webinar - Aug. 17


West Bloomfield High School Professional Apprenticeship is seeking members of the local community to serve as mentors for students enrolled in West Bloomfield High School’s Professional Apprenticeship Course. Students will work a minimum of three hours per week without pay in exchange for the opportunity to gain further knowledge in their future career area of interest.

If you currently hold a position in the area of law, government, politics, education, business or non-profit and would be interested in serving as a mentor for our 11th and 12th grade students, please email jenifer.rosenwasser@wbsd.org.

Community Resources

Open Hands Food Pantry

Mobile "drive through" pantry distribution

Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 26998 WoodwardAve. (Royal Oak, corner of 11 Mile and Woodward - enter at 11 Mile)

For the safety of the mobile pantry guests and our volunteers, food will be placed in the trunk / back hatch of a vehicle.

Visit openhandspantry.org for more information

State of Michigan’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The State of Michigan’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in their homes. The program utilizes a collaborative community process to expedite rental and utility assistance to COVID-19 affected tenants and landlords.

WB Township Library Information

The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and Westacres Branch are open for Phase 3 “Grab and Go” 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 library collections and technologies. Unvaccinated people and children under 12 are required to wear masks in accordance with MIOSHA rules. Visits are limited to no more than 45 minutes, and visitors must continue to social distance. Please see the Library’s website for a full list of services 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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