WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - August 6

Happy Friday, Team WB!

We hope you'll review this week's Weekly Update filled with news and notes from across the West Bloomfield School District. Stay up to date with District updates by visiting www.wbsd.org and connecting with the District on social media - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

See you on Monday, August 30!

WBSD to partner with BMC and OCHD to offer vaccination clinic

The West Bloomfield School District is partnering with the BMC Pharmacy (located in the Beaumont Medical Center) and the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) to offer vaccination clinic opportunities at West Bloomfield High School for students (age 12 and above) and families during the month August.

In order to help facilitate an organized and safe clinic experience, we are asking families to fill out the Google Form below to express interest in the clinic and provide necessary contact information related to the event.

*Those receiving vaccinations under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present at the clinic.

We do not have a date/time established for the clinics but it will most likely fall during the week and will be hosted at WBHS prior to the start of the school year. Filling out the above form does not commit you to an appointment in the event of a scheduling conflict, the form simply helps BMC and OCHD prepare for an organized and safe clinic.

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Join in on the first day of school excitement by printing our #WB1stDay2021 signs. Don't forget to tag us on social media and use the hashtags #WB1stDay2021 and #onlyWB for a chance to be featured!

Save the Date: Family Fun Night - Sept. 17

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Oakland Early College Newly Appointed Head of School talks about Returning to Classrooms this Fall

WBHS seeks Medical Mentors

West Bloomfield High School Medical Mentorship is seeking members of the local community to serve as mentors for students enrolled in West Bloomfield High School’s Medical Mentorship Program. Students will shadow/work a minimum of 30 hours per semester without pay in exchange for the opportunity to gain further knowledge in their future career area of interest.

If you currently hold a position in any area of health care, biomedical, research or non-profit and would be interested in serving as a mentor for our 12th grade students contact Christen.sturgill@wbsd.org

About the Program

The Medical Mentorship Program is sponsored by West Bloomfield High School. The Medical Mentorship program exposes students to various areas of primary and specialty care medicine by pairing them with physicians or any health care related professionals during the school year. The number of hours served is negotiable between the physician and the student. The student will be released from school for up to 4 hours per week to be mentored. Many of today’s physicians have stated that experiences early in their premedical education affected their decisions to pursue careers in medicine. The experiences of students participating in the medical Mentorship program may help them clarify career paths. Additionally, medical schools are increasingly looking for evidence that applicants have a realistic understanding of the various roles of physicians through shadowing and volunteer experiences in the clinical or hospital setting. Clinical exposure opportunities can be difficult to find and intimidating for students. The Medical mentorship program will provide clinical exposure opportunities for students. By participating in medical mentorship, students will experience a work environment where professionalism, customer service, and timeliness are important.

About our Students

  • Our students have an average GPA of 3.8
  • Have completed an average of 7 science classes in high school
  • Have completed an average of 2 AP science courses including AP Biology and AP Chemistry
  • Have been selected as a part of a process that considers GPA, Schedule Rigor, and Teacher Recommendations. On average 60 of 100 applicants are accepted
  • All have shown an interest in exploring health care careers
  • Have tested negative for TB
  • Have up to date vaccinations including the season flu vaccination
  • Have had HIPPA training

If interested please contact Christen.sturgill@wbsd.org

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Community Resources

State of Michigan’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The State of Michigan’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in their homes. The program utilizes a collaborative community process to expedite rental and utility assistance to COVID-19 affected tenants and landlords.

WB Township Library Information

The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and Westacres Branch are open for Phase 3 “Grab and Go” 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 library collections and technologies. Unvaccinated people and children under 12 are required to wear masks in accordance with MIOSHA rules. Visits are limited to no more than 45 minutes, and visitors must continue to social distance. Please see the Library’s website for a full list of services 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.

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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