A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District
May 15, 2020
In the West Bloomfield School District, we've begun preparations for next fall; while there are many unknowns, it is clear student learning will need to evolve.
Our District Learning Design team, consisting of teachers and administrators, has developed three plans within our Classroom to Cloud (C2C) Framework for Learning. Each plan considers the specific needs of our students, families and staff, including health and well-being, childcare, food service, technology, and personalized learning.
Our C2C Framework gives our entire district a clear roadmap to learning. We are very proud of the innovative and collaborative work of our stakeholders as we continue to lead the way in virtual education. We will be sharing the details of these plans with our community soon!
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
We've prepared the following resource complete with talking points and contact information for our elected officials both at the state and national level.
Thank you for doing your part to advocate for our students.
WBSD 2020-21 School Year Calendar Released!
"We Are One" - WBHS Spirit Shop
The shop closes on May 20.
Cloud Learning Information
As we continue to support our Cloud Learning Initiative, staff members across the district took time today to come together and develop lesson plans following our return from Spring Break. We are regularly sending updates via email and social media. The website links below are also continually updated throughout the week.
Meal Service Information
Remember! The district recently transitioned to Meal Service pick-ups three days per week. Families will still receive seven days worth of food per child with pick-ups on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Pick-Ups will still take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each pick-up day at your pick-up location (Roosevelt Elementary or OLMS).
Kindergarten Enrollment for 2020-21 open NOW!
Appointments are taking place over the phone until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please call (248) 865-6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Regular Board of Education Meeting - May 18
When: May 18, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: WBSD BOE Regular Meeting - May 18
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Meeting ID: 94733803420
Public Comment: https://forms.gle/1XDqwj8Aw42vDMwq8
Lakers on the Frontlines
Summer School Information
Wellness Resources for Families
Are you looking to make a change in 2020? Why not make a difference in the lives of children each day? Join us on Team WB and help educate our students to be their best IN and FOR the world!
WB Community Education Update
West Bloomfield School District Community Education continues to provide online enrichment and fun educational opportunities in this virtual environment.
FREE RESOURCE: Michigan Virtual – Michigan Cares
Free digital lessons designed to help students in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being. Click here
MAY & JUNE
ONLINE ENRICHMENT, RECREATION & EDUCATION
NEW CLASS Challenge Island
You’re invited on a virtual trip around the world with Challenge Island! Weekly 1-hour STEAM challenges from your home every Wednesday at 6 p.m. All materials can be found in your home.
$10 per challenge, price covers entire household.
Click here to register, World Tour Island Challenges begin May 6
Challenge Island Flyer
Musical Theatre Class
Back by popular demand, Sunset Theatre Company presents: 101 Dalmatians Musical Theatre Online Workshop
Learn musical theatre, acting, singing, dance and more! Excellent for both boys and girls 5-12 years and students of all levels!
Click here to register, Tuesday or Thursday classes
Musical Theatre Flyer
Online Chess Classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Strong Intermediate - Private and Group Lessons - Safe and Secure
Click here to register, online classes begin the second week in May
Chess Wizard Flyer
NEW CLASS for Young Adults, Teachers and Parents
Author Talk with Kimberly Wyman
Have you thought about publishing a children’s book? Let’s talk about the pros and cons.
In this class, Amazon’s #1 best selling children’s author, Kimberly Wyman, will take you through some of the main elements that go into creating a children’s book. We’ll talk about some of the reasons to create a book, the benefits of being a published author, and the work it takes to get there.
Click here to register, ONLINE on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 1-2 p.m.
An online program to help incoming 4th - 8th grade students master a range of Mathematical concepts.
More info and to register, click here.
Greater Retention & Achievement through Summer Practice
GRASP is a home-based program consisting of 9 weekly modules to help students maintain or improve their math and reading skills over the summer. Workbooks provided, this is not an online class.
More info and to register, click here.
For registration information please contact:
Sneak Peek - WBMS Classrooms
Work continues on the new West Bloomfield Middle School and we are beyond excited for what this new facility will mean for the students and families within our district. This 21st century educational space will help us continue to revolutionize instruction in our school district especially at the middle school level.
Recently, the school's architects had some renderings of the learning spaces within the building and we were too excited to keep them to ourselves.
For more information on the project including a time lapse video of the building's construction, please visit the project's webpage.
Senior Spotlights - Class of 2020
To help celebrate our seniors at OEC and WBHS, we've created our Senior Spotlight social media posts. We will be posting these recognitions to our seniors throughout the spring and summer. Please find your school's Senior Spotlight Google Form and share their information including a high resolution senior photo with the PR and Marketing department today:
SchoolMessenger SMS Messaging Support - Opt In
Our district recently started to utilize 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.
Laker Express joins MSVMA performance
WBHS performance is found at 14:00 minutes below:
WB Township Library Information
News from the West Bloomfield Township Public Library
Library Update May 11, 2020
We know you want access to materials from the large collections in our Library buildings. However, based on Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders 2020-69 and 2020-77, public libraries must still suspend all service.
We continue to plan for a gradual phased reopening of the Main Library and Westacres Branch, and we hope the Governor’s next set of orders will allow us to begin Phase 1 of resuming service.
Phase 1 of reopening includes:
- Opening book drops so all materials checked out before we closed can be returned. NO OVERDUE FINES will be assessed for these returned materials.
- Resuming service from the Drive-Up Service Window at the Main Library.
- Allowing holds to be placed on materials.
- Providing parking lot pick-up (a no contact to-go service) for materials you request through the online catalog, by phone, by email or chat.
One of our goals now, and when we resume service, is the continued health and safety of our community and staff. Please check our website and follow the Library on social media for the latest information about when we will begin Phase 1 of reopening.
Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!