WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

March 20, 2020

While this week has been anything but normal, we truly appreciate the work being done by our students, families and staff as we work to keep instruction moving forward in these uncertain times. Staff members are completing lessons and students are doing a tremendous job of participating in those lessons and completing assignments daily. We've loved seeing all of the pictures and testimonials being shared on social media this week!

Please continue to share images on what Cloud Learning looks like in your homes. Posts like these create community and understanding that we are all in this together. Use #WBintheCloud & #ReadwithWBSD when posting your images.

Great job, Team WB!

Cloud Learning Information

We are prepared to transition from the classroom to cloud-based learning during this closure, for the safety of our school district. Our instructional staff have and will continue to develop their skills and lesson plans to provide instruction to our students within an online environment.

Meal Service Information

We are committed to providing access to the nutrition West Bloomfield students need during their education outside the traditional classroom. Visit wbsd.org/mealservice to fill out preorder forms and find next week's Meal Service menu.

  • Meals are FREE
  • Meals are available to anybody 18 years old or younger
  • Meals are also available to anybody up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency
  • Preorders are REQUIRED
  • Children do NOT have to be present claim their meal. Parents or siblings may pick up meals for all children in the household
  • Meals should be consumed right away or properly refrigerated to maintain food safety

Contact the food service department at (248) 865-6732 for more information.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

The West Bloomfield School District the safety and well-being of all who work, play and learn within our buildings. We regularly consult with officials from the Oakland County Health Department on matter related to public health. We also partner with Oakland Schools to ensure consistency in outreach and communication related to public health.

Board of Education to hold Virtual Meeting

Next week’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will take place virtually via a Zoom conference call. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the community are welcome to participate in the meeting by visiting zoom.com and entering the code 843-871-853.

The meeting will also be accessible at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/843871853

The agenda for the March 23 meeting can be found at the following link: www.wbsd.org/about-us/boe

Public comment will also be available for members of the West Bloomfield School District community to provide feedback and notes to the Board via a Google Form.

The Public Comment Google Form is available at the following link: https://forms.gle/5bWgBN9TNZqCKd5x8

Please submit your public comments via this form by 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23 to ensure the Board receives them.

Following the meeting, a recording of the meeting will be posted to the district website, www.wbsd.org and the district’s Facebook page.
WBSD Job Postings

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.

News from the West Bloomfield Township Public Library

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus and to assist in mitigating its spread, the West Bloomfield Township Main Library and the Westacres Branch will remain closed until further notice. The health and safety of our community and staff continues to be our primary goal during these extremely challenging times. For updates, please check our website at www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org. We will post our reopening date as soon as it is known.

Download or stream books, audiobooks, movies, music and TV shows from the eLibrary 24/7. 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.”

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 non-fiction 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.”

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.

Community Resources

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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