WBSD Update

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 know you have many questions regarding the budget rumors coming out of Lansing and Washington DC and how education in the state of Michigan and across the country will be affected due to the current pandemic. We encourage you to take action and contact our elected officials and voice your thoughts and concerns.

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!

The district is pleased to share the 2020-21 school year calendar with the community:

"We Are One" - WBHS Spirit Shop

West Bloomfield High School recently announced a "We Are One" Spirit Wear Shop via their partners at BSN. Check out the store and pick up some items for the Laker in your life as we show our community pride and togetherness during these unprecedented times.

The shop closes on May 20.

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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

The district will be offering our Meal Service program over Spring Break as well. Preorder forms are available for May 18-31 at www.wbsd.org/mealservice.

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!

Our Central Enrollment Office is open and currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. This includes kindergarten students starting in the fall of 2020. Please complete the registration gateway found at www.wbsd.org/enrollment.

Appointments are taking place over the phone until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please call (248) 865-6453 or email marcia.eden@wbsd.org for more information.

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COVID-19 Information and Resources

The West Bloomfield School District the safety and well-being of all who work, play and learn within our buildings. We regularly consult with officials from the Oakland County Health Department on matter related to public health. We also partner with Oakland Schools to ensure consistency in outreach and communication related to public health.

Regular Board of Education Meeting - May 18

Join the West Bloomfield Board of Education for their Regular Meeting on May 18 at 7 p.m. via Zoom Webinar. Meeting information including the meeting's Public Comment form is listed below:

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

Password: 942215

Public Comment: https://forms.gle/1XDqwj8Aw42vDMwq8

Lakers on the Frontlines

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Summer School Information

Our district's Summer School team held two parent meetings on May 12 with information on Michigan Virtual and Edgenuity. If you have questions related to Summer School, visit the Community Education website.
Michigan Virtual Parent Meeting
Edgenuity Parent Meeting 5/12/2020

Wellness Resources for Families

In the West Bloomfield School District we make it our mission to support students at all times. We have the following informational links below with documents designed to support the wellness of students and their families:

WBSD Job Postings

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

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

Chess Wizards
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.

EdReady Math
An online program to help incoming 4th - 8th grade students master a range of Mathematical concepts.
More info and to register, click here.
EdReady Flyer

GRASP 2020
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:

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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.

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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 Laker Express was honored to perform in MSVMA's first Stay Safe and Stay Singing Virtual Concert. This concert was the showcase in place of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

WBHS performance is found at 14:00 minutes below:

Community Resources

English: Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online

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.

Learn from Home Resources

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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