PACK Student Updates
December 9, 2022
Updated Arrival and Dismissal Process
- Arrival and Dismissal traffic will now enter the parking lot off of Orchard Lake Rd.
- Traffic will form (2) lines in-between the school and the bus garage.
- At the end of the long drive (2) lines will need to merge into one line and turn left along the back of the school.
- Families will pick up and drop off students in the same location but now moving in the opposite direction (driving towards Commerce Rd).
- Students will need to exit the car out of the drivers side onto the sidewalk.
- Cars will still be asked to make a right turn only onto Commerce Rd. after dropping off or picking up students.
- Students will be allowed to enter the building at 8:05am from the car line.
- Student dismissal will start at 3:12pm.
- Please continue to wait until 8:00am and/or 3:00pm to enter the arrival and dismissal lines.
I will be out with Orchard Lake Police on Monday the 5th to help support the change in traffic flow. Please be patient as we transition to this new process.
Focus on Student Attendance
We know that there are a wide variety of reasons that students are absent from school, from health concerns to transportation challenges. There are many people in our building prepared to help you if you or your student face challenges in getting to school regularly or on time. We promise to track attendance daily, to notice when your student is missing from class, communicate with you to understand why they were absent, and to identify barriers and supports available to overcome challenges you may face in helping your student attend school.
HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
• Send your child to school unless they are truly sick, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or a contagious rash.
• Avoid appointments and travel when school is in session.
• Set a regular bedtime and morning routine (including limiting how late your child may use any electronic devices) and finish homework and pack backpacks the night before.
• Have a back-up plan for getting to school in case something comes up (this could be alternative bus routes, roads, or a plan with family members, neighbors, or other parents).
• Communicate with the school about how we can work together to support your child’s attendance.
Family Fund Raiser
Roosevelt's Food and Goods Drive Through December 16th
Great Start to Readiness Program
West Bloomfield Preschool Academy is very excited to share with our families Oakland County's news that they have raised eligibility guidelines for the free preschool program called Great Start to Readiness Program or GSRP. We have space available for kiddos who have turned 4 before December 1, 2022 at Scotch!
For more information please contact Collette Goestenkors at 248-865-6466.
West Bloomfield School District Community Education
Registration is OPEN for FIRST Lego League EXPLORE
FIRST Lego League EXPLORE makes learning STEM and coding skills fun! All skill levels welcome! 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Only
This season, students will explore where energy comes from and how it is distributed, stored, and used to work to innovate for a better energy future.
For more information and to register visit WBSD Community Education, click here.
Safeline - Absence Line
December 12 Board Meeting 7-9 p.m.
December 13 PTO Zoom Meeting 7:00 p.m.
December 15 Lodge Night
December 20 Hungry Howies Night 5-9 p.m.
December 21 African American Parent Network Meeting 7-8 p.m. WBHS
December 26 - January 6 Winter Break
December 26 - January 6 Winter Break
January 9 School Resumes
January 10 PTO Zoom Meeting 7 p.m.
January 16 No School MLK Day
January 17 Hungry Howies Night
January 19 1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:22 a.m.
January 20 1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:22 a.m.
January 23 Board Meeting 7-9 p.m. WBHS
January 24 Rolladium Night 6 - 8 p.m.
January 26 Kindergarten Round Up 6:30 - 8 p.m. WBMS
February 1 No School for Students
February 20 - 21 No School Mid Winter Break
March 15 No School for Students
March 27 - 31 No School Spring Break
April 7 No School for Students and Staff
May 29 Memorial Day - No School
June 14 1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:22 a.m.
June 15 1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:22 a.m. Last Day of School
Kids Klub Drop-in
If you are unable to pick your student up by 3:30pm they will be taken to the Kids Klub program. Please understand there is a fee associated with this supervision. You can contact community education with any questions regarding before and after school care.
Roosevelt Elementary 2022-2023 Bell Schedule
Bell Schedule 2021-2022
The doors will open at 8:10am for the 2022-2023 school year. Due to a lack of adult supervision students will not be allowed in the building until 8:10am.
If students are dropped off prior to 8:10am they will be required to wait outside the building. (Note adult supervision will not be provided prior to 8:10am)
Students will enter the building, go to their locker, and then immediately to class. Staff will be present to greet students at the classroom door starting at 8:10am.
Our goal is to reduce the amount of time students are in the hallways congregating with other students.
This year no students will be allowed to walk home from Roosevelt. All students will need to ride the bus or be car pickup.
Students who are riding the bus will be dismissed at 3:10pm.
Car Line pickup will start at 3:10pm and will dismiss from the Commerce Rd. entrance/exit.
Note: All traffic will be required to turn right onto Commerce Rd. No left turn will be allowed to keep the flow of traffic moving.
Please click on the link above to complete the required acknowledgement forms for the 2022-2023 school year.
Nutrition Services Information
Minimum Online Deposit
The minimum Family Portal cafeteria account deposit has increased to $20.00 due to the increased fees the district is paying for each online deposit. Currently, the credit card processing company recognizes each student account as an individual item, thus making it necessary to deposit $20 into each account. You can get around this by making a deposit into one student account and transferring funds between your children at no charge. We are working with the processing company to see if this can be changed to a total family deposit minimum. We felt that raising the minimum deposit was a better option than passing the fees along to families. We will keep you informed of changes as they occur. Please direct all questions to the Nutrition Services Department at 248.865.6732. Thank you for your understanding.
Food Service Director
West Bloomfield School District
4925 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Husky PACK Parent Resources
Roosevelt Visitor Protocol
We're excited to welcome back parent volunteers in the 22-23 school year!
Unscheduled visitors coming to the building will not be permitted to enter past the front office.
Drop-in visitors will not be allowed to enter the building without a pre-scheduled appointment. We will continue this approach in an effort to maximize safety & security while minimizing disruptions to learning.
Families are welcome to schedule in-person meetings with administrators, teachers, counselors, and other staff. These meetings should be scheduled in advance and communicated with the main office. The option to Zoom for meetings will also continue to be available.
- Must have approval from the principal and teacher before volunteering.
- Interested volunteers must also complete a volunteer form.
- ICHAT background checks are still required for all non-student volunteers.
FRIDAY BAGEL SALE DAY!
Title I Services at Roosevelt Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary qualifies as a Title I building. With Title I funding we are able to provide multiple resources to students that support academic success. Some of these resources include but are not limited to,
Intervention support in the areas of reading, writing and math.
Before and after school program
Summer academic programs
This year food services will be providing the opportunity for all students to receive free breakfast but not free lunch. With that being said, I encourage you to still complete the application if you feel you may qualify for services. The amount of Title I funding Roosevelt will receive is based on these percentages.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
If you have any questions about Title I services provided to students at Roosevelt please feel free to contact Mr. West at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roosevelt in Lansing Showcase Crew
Girl⚡️Power Robotics Team part of Girl Scout Troop 77713 in WBSD.
Congratulations to students from Scotch and Roosevelt Elementary Schools competed in First Robotics Regional Competition in Brooklyn, MI on 12/3/2022. The Girl️Power team placed 2nd in Core Values advancing them to States on 12/10/2022. The team scored 5th overall for the day out of 39 teams.
Allie Parker, Brynn Hoffman, Reagan Leese, Bethany Smith, Rylee Roper and Lily Adams pictured.
Middle School Robotics Team
This week the Gator Gears, a WBMS Robotics team, presented their process and their original robot to Mrs. Law's fifth grade class. They shared how important teamwork and problem solving are when being a part of this awesome team. There's a business team who works to advertise and educate others about robotics, a build team who design and build the robot to complete the given tasks, and a coding team who work to tell the robot what to do, via code. It was a wonderful opportunity for our Huskies and for the MS team!!
To Ms. Law,
Once again, I cannot thank you enough for the opportunities you provide for our students. Yesterday was no exception. Giving the Middle School Robotics Team an opportunity to present in front of a class of 5th graders was a perfect opportunity to improve their public speaking, inspire fellow students and internalize their experience this season. It will, without a doubt, help them as they prepare for their competition this weekend.
The 5th graders were magnificent. They were exceptionally attentive and very polite and careful with the robot. You are amazing!
Thank you Mr. West and Ms. Jennings for all you do in supporting all of the enrichment programs in our school district
coach - WBMS Gator Gears
FTC Middle School Robotics
Artwork Displayed at the DIA by Mia Moulder
Oakland County News Release
Oakland County Health Division Offering Free Polio Vaccine
- Free polio vaccinations begin Monday, Dec. 12 at Oakland County Health Division offices.
- No appointments are required for the polio vaccine at the Health Division.
- Health Division hours are 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
Pontiac, Mich., December 9, 2022 — Polio vaccine (IPV) will be available at no cost to Oakland County residents who are not up to date on their polio vaccine beginning Monday, Dec. 12 at Oakland County Health Division offices. The Health Division is removing financial barriers for residents to protect themselves against the disease following a confirmed case of paralytic polio in another U.S. state earlier this year. Vaccination is the best prevention against poliovirus.
“Our public health experts tell me the risk of getting polio in the United States remains low, but that vaccination remains the best way to protect against the illness,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “Oakland County is offering residents the polio vaccine for free so that anyone who wants the vaccination can get one.”
Waiving the $40 vaccination fee and $7 administration fee for polio vaccination reflects the Health Division's commitment to preventing cases of polio in our community and removing financial barriers for families.
"We are all fortunate to have a public health department always on the front lines protecting our community, including in the fight against polio," Board Chairman David T. Woodward (D-Royal Oak) said. "We are very supportive of removing all cost barriers for residents. Get vaccinated! Together, we all need to do our part to shield our community with this safe and effective vaccine, ensuring those of all ages are safeguarded against this debilitating, and preventable, disease."
Polio vaccines are available at Health Division offices in Pontiac and Southfield. No appointments are necessary. Bring a photo ID and insurance card, if applicable.
“Thanks to a successful vaccination program, most people in the U.S are protected from polio,” Oakland County Health Officer Calandra Green said. “People who are not vaccinated or who haven’t received all recommended doses, however, may be at risk of getting polio. By removing the cost of the vaccine, we’ve made it easier for everyone to receive their needed doses and to gain protection.”
Health Division offices are located at the following addresses:
- North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
- South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield
The United States is now considered a country with circulating poliovirus because of the one confirmed case in another state earlier this year. Polio was considered eliminated in the United States since 1979.
According to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the number of children completing their core series of vaccines (including polio vaccine) has declined the past few years. A lower vaccination rate creates more opportunity for vaccine preventable diseases to spread in the community.
Parents can contact their child’s healthcare provider to ensure they are up to date on the polio vaccine. Adults who have not completed their IPV series are encouraged to get fully vaccinated. Those who are unsure of their vaccination status may find their vaccination record by going to https://mdhhsmiimmsportal.state.mi.us/.
There is no cure for polio but preventing the spread of polio is possible through safe and effective vaccination. Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV) – the only polio vaccine available in the U.S. – is safe and contains no live virus. The CDC recommends that children get four doses of IPV, with one dose at each of the following ages:
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 through 18 months old
- 4 through 6 years old
- Children who will be traveling to a country where the risk of getting polio is high should complete the series before leaving for their trip.
For up-to-date information, visit www.oakgov.com/health, follow the Health Division on Facebook and Twitter @publichealthOC. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at 800-848-5533, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For media inquiries only please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County public information officer, at 248-858-1048.