WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - Nov. 6

DISTRICT TRANSITION TO REMOTE INSTRUCTION - NOV. 2-27

Late last week the Oakland County Health Division changed the COVID-19 Risk Determination Level for Oakland County to an "E" category, the highest risk level on their Guidance for In-Person Instruction chart. A level E risk determination means that there are 150 or greater cases per million with a 20 or greater percent positivity rate.


Due to the significant increase and prevalence of COVID-19 in Oakland County (Risk Level "E" - Highest Risk category) and the presence of active COVID-19 cases in our schools, the West Bloomfield School District will be moving to totally remote instruction for all students effective November 2 - November 27. During this period of time, our buildings will be CLOSED.


Conditions permitting, we plan to return to our current hybrid instruction model in grades K-8 , Special Education and Oakland Early College on November 30. West Bloomfield High School and Lakers Online will remain totally remote during this time period.

West Bloomfield School District Administrator Explains Decision to Return to All-Remote Learning
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FOOD SERVICE FOR REMOTE LEARNERS

No cost meals are available for curbside pick up to all children in the community. Each child will receive:

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: 1100am-1:00pm


Please contact Nutrition Services for special arrangements or questions at anne.stevens@wbsd.org or 248.865.6733.


Blessings in a Backpack will also be distributed at both sites during these times. Contact Katherinesheiko@hotmail.com or at (248) 521-0074.
WBSD COVID-19 Dashboard and Health Updates

All updates and information regarding the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will be posted to this page as needed.

UNITED WE WALK 2021 VIRTUAL BUTTON DESIGN CONTEST

Do you enjoy drawing? Your artwork could be the inspiration for the Annual United We Walk Celebration on Sunday, January 17, 2021.


You must include the following:

THEME: Everyone Can Be Great Because ANYONE Can Serve

*A graphic or photo

*Artwork must be 3 inches in diameter (see the back for actual size)

*Consider contrast, balance, and value

*Artwork must be original, hand-drawn or digital

*Eligible contestants K-12th graders


DEADLINE: Friday, December 6, 2020

SUBMIT TO: Jennifer Graham - Jennifer.Graham@wbsd.org

Vote Donovan Edwards - 2020 Michigan High School Mr. Football

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Voting for the 2020 Michigan High School Mr. Football contest - sponsored by Hungry Howies – is On!


To vote, select our very own Donovan Edwards from the list at the link below and cast your vote!!


Voting is limited to once every 3 minutes, so please refresh your browser after the allotted timeframe to cast another vote! Vote early and often!


WBSD VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - NOV. 2-15

The West Bloomfield School District will be hosting a VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair running Nov. 2-15. Book fair links for each of our elementary schools are listed below:



Support our Elementary Schools: 25% of your purchase goes directly back to the school.

Lakers Online families, please consider shopping through your home school. Use the above school links to Shop Online.


ALL purchases are shipped directly to your home. *FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

WBSD Chromebook Accident and Loss Protection

Please click HERE for information on accident and loss protection for district issued Chromebooks. Please contact Allyson Dewar at allyson.dewar@oakland.k12.mi.us for more information or if you have questions.

10 Remote Learning Hacks for Families

Resources and related content from the Oct. 7 webinar. Please find the presentation linked below.

Watch Live Lakers Athletics Through the NFHS Network

Please see the attached flyer below for information on how to watch live action of Lakers Athletics for events in our Gymnasium and Stadium. Here is the link for our school page for the NFHS Network:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/west-bloomfield-high-school-west-bloomfield-mi

WBHS Boys LAX Off Season Training

Boys Lacrosse offseason training opportunity Tuesday nights 5-6:30 at Oakland Yard. New and experienced players welcome. 10 sessions November 17th - January 19th.


Contact Coach Jeff: 248 343 4877 jeff70227@gmail.com.


Let’s dust off those sticks and be ready for Spring Season!!

Guidelines for attending athletic events at WBHS

As we have increased the number of spectators allowed at our sporting events, please help us keep our events going by doing your part to follow our spectator guidelines. In order to attend a WBHS event, all guests must adhere to the following regulations:


  • Masks/Face Coverings Must be Worn at ALL TIMES, even outdoors. This includes in line, or waiting at the concession area.
  • Attendees must sit with members of their household.
  • All individuals or groups within the same household must be seated at least 6 feet apart from anyone not in their household
  • Please DO NOT attend if you have had exposure to a person with COVID or COVID-symptoms.
  • Please DO NOT attend if you have had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, or any other symptoms of COVID in the past 72 hours even if you've received a negative test
  • Please DO NOT attend if you have tested positive for COVID and have not completed the proper quarantine procedures, even if asymptomatic


Guests who fail to adhere to these guidelines will be asked to exit the event. Please do your part to allow our student athletes to continue to participate in their activities for the duration of their season and the school year. The students deserve these opportunities and we can all make sure that they continue to be able to compete.

Student Wellness and Social Emotional Resources

Visit this link for important resources for students, staff and families.

Oakland Together COVID-Relief Microgrant Initiative

Oakland County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan are pleased to offer the Oakland Together COVID-Relief Microgrant Initiative. Eligible residents in Oakland County can apply for a $500 microgrant to cover necessary expenses or gaps in income resulting from the economic repercussions of COVID-19.


For more information and to apply, visit the link below:


WBHS Senior Yearbook Photos

This information concerns senior yearbook portraits. It does not pertain to your choices of personal or family senior portraits. This only pertains to yearbook.


West Bloomfield High School, by the privilege of state law, has selected Prestige Portraits/Lifetouch Studios to be our official senior photographer. They are prepared to

complete pictures fulfilling yearbook requirements along with offering many other services and contemporary poses to seniors.


For a small sitting charge for color pictures, you will receive a full set of proofs, a retouched

photo for the yearbook, and a class composite as a gift from the studio. ONLY STUDENTS

PHOTOGRAPHED BY PRESTIGE WILL APPEAR IN THE CLASS COMPOSITE.


By the same state law, students may be photographed by other studios, however, the pictures must meet the exact specifications of the yearbook or the same state law will reject them.


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR STAFF, STUDENTS AND SCHOOL ALL STUDENTS BE PICTURED IN AN EQUAL AND EQUITABLE WAY.


The most pressing challenge facing both seniors and the yearbook staff is the early color deadline required by our publishing company. This deadline is extremely early which means

it is vital that every senior be photographed before October 15 so that choices or retakes can be delivered to the staff no later than November 20.


WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR PICTURES AT PRESTIGE THEY WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR YOU. IF YOU CHOOSE TO SHOOT AT ANOTHER STUDIO, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DELIVER THE PICTURES BY THE DUE DATE.


IF YOU GO TO ANOTHER STUDIO, PLEASE GIVE THEM THIS INFORMATION.


SENIOR PICTURES MUST BE:


  1. Full color, glossy prints.
  2. PLEASE, NO soft focus.
  3. PLEASE, NO busy, patterned, neon or overly bright backgrounds.
  4. PLEASE, NO friends, pets, stuffed animals or props in the picture.
  5. PLEASE wear appropriate clothing. PLEASE, NO tank tops, bathing suits, halters, muscle shirts, etc.
  6. PLEASE, NO hands under the chin.
  7. The smaller your head is in the picture, the smaller it will be in the yearbook because the pictures are reduced by 1/3. A head size of at least 1” is recommended.
  8. The finished picture size must be 2 ¼ “ by 3”.
  9. We prefer no modeling, acting or specialty pictures.


KEEP YOUR SENIOR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT AS CLASSIC AND FORMAL AS POSSIBLE; IT WILL


MAKE YOU LOOK YOUR BEST. (Save the casual shots for family and friends.)


PRESTIGE PORTRAITS HAS STUDIOS IN NOVI, ROYAL OAK AND AUBURN HILLS.

Visit the Prestige Web Site at prestigeportraits/mi.com


ALL SENIOR PICTURES ARE DUE November 20, 2020


Studios are open for appointments during pandemic*

*if this changes, we will adjust our info accordingly.

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Canvas Login Information

The district's instructional team recently shared a Student Login document for families accessing Canvas for the first time. That document is linked below:



Additional Canvas resources can be found at www.wbsd.org/canvas.

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NOW ENROLLING! - GSRP in WBSD

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is an income based state-funded (free) preschool program for children four years old by September 1st. GSRP is held at at Scotch and Sheiko Elementary on MT THF. All applicants must meet income guidelines. Contact Laura Poxon at laura.poxon@wbsd.org or Kathi Luthe at kathi.luthe@wbsd.org to see if you qualify or call Collette Goestenkors at (248) 865-6466.


Openings are still available for all full-day and half-day preschool programs at ACS and Sheiko Elementary! All West Bloomfield preschool programs utilize the HighScope curriculum.

Little Lakers Virtual Preschool

Little Lakers Virtual Preschool is going Live! West Bloomfield Preschool Academy is offering a virtual option for preschool students. Families may register for 3, 4, or all days if the week. Little Lakers will be taught by a district preschool teacher and use the HighScope curriculum.


Contact Laura at (248) 865-6457 for more information to register for virtual preschool!

WBSD C2C: Take A Glimpse Into Our Classrooms webinar - Oct. 29

Staff Shoutout - Tom DeGrand, WBMS

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Community Resources

WB Township Library Information

Library Closed on Veteran’s Day

The Library will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020. It will reopen Thursday, November 12 at 10 AM.


Reading Lists


Math Learning Resource

Looking for a resource to help boost math and reading skills at the same time? Watch this video tutorial on TumbleMath from one of our information experts, Ms. Carrie. Ms. Carrie is a librarian

at the Westacres Branch.


November Teen Programs

  • Virtual Tinkercad (Grades 6-12)

Tinkercad is a 3D design program that is accessed via the Internet. In each session, follow along as a different object is created, which will then be printed on the Library's 3D printer. Participants must have Zoom and Tinkercad accounts, which are free. This virtual program will take place on November 7 at 3 PM and November 14 at 10 AM on Zoom. Register to receive connection details

  • Virtual Dungeons and Dragons (Grades 6-12)

Whether you are a seasoned gamer or new to D&D, join us for some fantasy adventure and roleplaying. Bring your own character or one will be provided. Participants must have Roll20.net and Zoom accounts, which are free. This virtual program will take place on November 9 and November 23 at 4 PM on Zoom. Register to receive connection details


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.


NEW in Phase 3:


  • Computer usage by appointment
  • Print and scan documents as part of a computer appointment
  • Print from home and pick-up at Library
  • Use of photocopy machines
  • Fax service
  • Notary service (please contact library to check for the availability of a notary before you come in)
  • Payment of fines and fees at self-checkout stations and Circulation or Reception
  • Desks by credit/debit card, Apply Pay, Google Play or Tap to Pay


Phase 3 services also include:


  • Digital Materials
  • Grab & Go Service
  • Parking Lot Pick-Up
  • Services from the Main Library Drive-Up Window
  • Virtual Programs


Safety precautions continue in Phase 3

While in our buildings, Library staff and Library users age two and older are required to wear

face masks and follow strict social distancing guidelines to stay 6 feet apart from anyone

not living with you. Library visits are limited to 45 minutes per day.


No other use of building spaces will be available during Phase 3

Study spaces are not available at either building. Frequently touched surfaces such as toys

and play equipment, vending machines and water fountains are not be available.


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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