WBHS Update


Principal's Message

Hello Laker Nation,

As we move into our 3rd week of school, WBHS students are settling into their routines, navigating to their classes easier, and showing amazing eagerness toward learning in our classrooms. Although it may seem like we just got back to school, we are already on the cusp of some of our major events at WBHS. Our fall play, homecoming, and Family Fun Night are right around the corner!

Upcoming Events at WBHS:

  • Monday, 9/12 - Fall Play Auditions Begin
  • Wednesday, 9/14 - WBHS iCenter (6:30-8:30) - Board of Education Candidate Forum
  • Thursday, 9/15 - WBMS (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Superintendent Meet and Greet
  • Friday, 9/16 - WBHS - Family Fun Night and 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee
  • Friday, 9/30 - WBHS Homecoming Parade and Football Game
  • Saturday, 10/1 - WBHS Homecoming Dance

COMING SOON - Look in future issues for curricular highlights from instructional departments, student showcases, and staff recognition.

If you know of someone who is not receiving communication from us, it may mean they need to update their email address with us in PowerSchool. Please contact Mrs. Tunic, the counseling office administrative assistant, to update your email address. renee.tunic@wbsd.org.

The WBSD Nutrition and Food Services Department has moved to Meal Magic to manage student lunch accounts. If you have not done so already, please visit https://westbloomfield.familyportal.cloud/ in order to manage your child's account for lunch services.

IMPORTANT - As students return to school there are a couple of areas of note that we are looking to improve upon.

  1. It is essential that students are on time. We are using the HeroK12 tracking software to note the dates, times, and number of times students are tardy. Students receive three tardies penalty free, and then will receive an after school detention. After that, a detention will be assigned every third tardy. This resets each marking period. Please encourage students to move to each class in a timely manner, and to be in class by the time the bell rings. Parents can excuse up to 3 tardies when students arrive to school, but any other tardies will count toward consequences. Parents may not excuse tardies between classes.
  2. Students are not allowed to wear hoods in the building at any time. It is imperative that we can identify students on camera and in person at all times. Hoods, especially when coupled with masks, make that very challenging. Ski-Mask style face masks with hoods are NOT PERMITTED. Also, clothing that exposes midriffs, has logos of alcohol or drug related business or products, or expose undergarments are NOT PERMITTED. Students were asked, without penalty, for the first week of school to remove hoods or change clothing listed above if wearing them. Additionally, each student heard me speak directly on this issue at our class meetings, or will hear it this week. Students will receive one more reminder, penalty free, and then each occurrence afterward will result in an after school detention. Please remind your students of these expectations.
  3. After school, students have from 2:23 until 2:45 to take care of any needs they may have. A warning bell sounds at 2:40, followed by a final bell and verbal reminder at 2:45. At 2:45 students must be at their athletic practice or designated area, at their club or activity, or need to leave campus. If a student is still waiting for a ride at 2:45, they can wait outside, or in the cafeteria, where we have supervision available. Any student found roaming the halls or in any unauthorized area will receive after school detention.
  4. WBHS is a closed campus for lunch. Students may not leave campus for lunch and return. This presents safety and learning issues when students leave campus. Students found to be getting out passes or leaving without permission will be considered skipping in an unauthorized area.

Proud to be a Laker!

Eric Pace

Principal - WBHS