A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District
WBSD Weekly Update - Feb. 5
We had another great work of both in-person and remote learning in the West Bloomfield School District. Whether online or in the classroom, our students are displaying all four elements of the 4Cs and our Portrait of a Graduate each and every single day!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Where do we go from here? - Dr. Hill Blog Post
We are happy to once again have students and staff learning and engaging through in-person learning in each of our schools. We can’t thank our parents, staff and students enough for their grace and understanding as we developed and implemented our instructional plans in the midst of a once in a generation, global pandemic.
Our guiding principle has been the safety of students, staff and families at every step of our Return to Learn journey. We continue to move forward with that as our North Star by consulting the data and monitoring health trends throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
Read the rest of Dr. Hill's Blog Post at the link below:
For parents of in-person students at Roosevelt, Gretchko, Doherty, Sheiko, Scotch, WBMS, WBHS, OEC and Transition Center
For staff members at Roosevelt, Gretchko, Doherty, Sheiko, Scotch, WBMS, WBHS, OEC and Transition Center
Our partners at BSN have offered a special Spirit Wear opportunity for Laker Nation as we celebrate our WBHS Lakers State Championship. Orders may be placed at the link below and will be shipped directly to your door. Orders due Feb. 9!
Please be sure to update any local bookmarks/favorites in your browser settings on your device(s)
Updated PowerSchool Reminder
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of our UPDATED PowerSchool link following the platform’s transition to the Cloud. Please use the following link to access PowerSchool moving forward: https://westbloomfield.powerschool.com/. Your account information will NOT change due to this upgrade. Please be sure to update any local bookmarks/favorites in your browser settings on your device(s).
For assistance, please contact Sylvia McCoy at email@example.com.
Our move to the PowerSchool Cloud will ensure our system is up to date with the standards required to run the system seamlessly for our staff, students and families.
Kindergarten Enrollment 2021
Roosevelt Kindergarten Showcase
Click this link to watch the presentation.
Doherty Kindergarten Showcase
Gretchko Kindergarten Showcase
Blessings in a Backpack UPDATE
Middle school students can pick up their bags in the School Office .
All Lakers On Line and West Bloomfield High School Students / Parents can pick up their bags in the front circle drive of West Bloomfield High School every Wednesday from 11:30 am -12:30 pm and from 3:30-4:30 pm.
It is not too late to sign up for Blessings in a Backpack!! If you are interested in receiving six non perishable meals each weekend of the school year, please email
WBSD MEAL SERVICE PICK UP INFORMATION
No cost meals are available for curbside pick up to all children in the community.
Each child will receive:
- 7 breakfast and lunch meals.
- Please pre-order meals on the West Bloomfield School District Food Service page or at the linked order form.
Pick up sites:
- West Bloomfield HS main entrance (4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield)
- Pick-up day: Wednesday or by special arrangement
- Times: 11:30am-12:30pm or 3:30pm-4:30pm or by special arrangement
- Roosevelt Elementary main entrance (2065 Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor)
- Pick-up day: Wednesday
- Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
WBSD SMS Text Alerts - Sign Up TODAY!
As you may already know, our district utilizes 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.
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.
All updates and information regarding the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will be posted to this page as needed.
Staff Shoutout - Claudia Rodgers, Scotch Elementary
WB Township Library Information
Reading Lists for Kids and Teens
- African American Historical Fiction (Teen)
- Black History Month
- History in the Making - African American History (Kids)
- History in the Making - Civil Rights (Kids)
- Friends in Our World - Civil Rights Activist Friends (Kids)
- New Must Read Fiction (2020) (Teen)
- Winter Reading Program - Chapter Books and Graphic Novels (Kids)
- Winter Reading Program - New Picture Books and Easy Readers (Kids)
- Winter Wonderland (Kids)
Celebrate Black History Month Virtually @ Your Library
On February 6 at 10:30 AM, join Diane Macklin for Small Wonders and Stupendous Feats! (all ages). Hear enlightening tales of unlikely heroes that defy the impossible through kindness, friendship, and courage. On February 22 at 7 PM, join us for a YA Book Discussion (grades 6-12) on "Stamped" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi. Both programs will take place on Zoom, and are open to anyone with a library card in our system. Register to receive connection details.
On February 15 at 7 PM, join Dr. Tara Hayes for a BOOKED for the Evening (adults) book discussion. February's title, in honor of Black History Month, is "Girl, Woman, Other" by Bernardine Evaristo. This program will take place on Zoom and is limited to West Bloomfield Library cardholders. Register to receive connection details.
Virtual Be My Valentine (Ages 2-5 years)
February 11 @ 10:30 AM on Zoom
Join us to celebrate Valentine's Day. Enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays in the spirit of friendship, kindness and Valentine's Day.
Virtual Coding Lab (Grades 6-12)
February 18 @ 7 PM on Zoom
Learn how to code using a Micro:bit, which will be supplied by the Library.
Virtual Oliver’s Animal Adventures (All ages)
Thursdays @ 6:30 PM on Zoom
Join us for an educational and entertaining mix of puppetry and live exotic animals.
Virtual Tinkercad (Grades 6-12)
February 13 @ 10:30 AM on Zoom
Tinkercad is a 3D design program that is accessed via the Internet. In each session, follow along as a different object is created, whch will then be printed on the Library's 3D printer. Register to receive connection details
NEW! Winter Reading for Grades K-5 through Sunday, February 14
Elementary students can read for fun 30 minutes each week and earn rewards for reaching reading milestones. Choose to read books, eBooks, graphic novels or magazines. Registration is open to K-5 students who live in the Library’s service area and K-5 students enrolled in the West Bloomfield School District with a WBTPL student card. To register, library cards must be in good standing.
Register for the Winter Reading program online or in-person. A packet of information with a reading log will be available after registration.
The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and Westacres Branch are open for Phase 3 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 collections of materials in all formats. An additional goal of Phase 3 is providing access the Library’s public computers, scanners and printers, equipment that we recognize not everyone in our community may have at home. Please see the Library’s website for the latest updates 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.
Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!