WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - Nov. 20

With a well deserved Thanksgiving Break on the horizon, we are proud of everyone on Team WB for another successful week of remote learning. This week featured Parent/Teachers Conferences in our district and we are excited by this opportunity for dialogue between our parents and staff.


We will continue to follow the data and monitor trends as we evaluate our next steps moving forward as a district. It remains our goal to do what is best for the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and their families. We hope to make a decision regarding our return to our hybrid model following Thanksgiving Break in the days ahead.



Mask Up, Stay Safe, Save Lives.

C2C Return to Learn Update Webinar - Responses Needed!

Earlier this week, we hosted a C2C Return to Learn webinar regarding instruction during the second semester through the end of the 2020-21 school year. This webinar featured important information from our building and district Classroom to Cloud instructional teams as we look ahead to 2021 and beyond. Resources from the night’s presentation are listed below:



Please take time to review the information linked above and review what options are best for your family. All families will need to complete a Second Semester Commitment form so we can plan and staff for the remainder of the school year. The deadline to respond to this form will be Monday, November 30 at 12 p.m. That form is linked below:



For more information, visit our district Classroom to Cloud webpage, www.wbsd.org/c2c.
C2C Return to Learn Second Semester webinar - Nov. 17

FOOD SERVICE FOR REMOTE LEARNERS - THANKSGIVING BREAK

Meals will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 24 instead of Wednesday, Nov. 25 next week due to Thanksgiving Break.

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.

Surprise for Ms. Newman at Oakland Early College!

Have you heard? Mrs. Newman is retiring next month, and the Parent Involvement Team (PIT) is looking for families to share memories and photos from their time at OEC!


Please submit your family’s memory to pitcrewsurprise@gmail.com by November 20,

2020.


  • ONLY one submission per family.
West Bloomfield High School Senior Discusses Giving Back to Community During Pandemic
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

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.

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:


WB Rotary Team Turkey 2020

West Bloomfield Rotary Club once again will deliver fully-cooked Thanksgiving meals to deserving families in Oakland and Macomb counties on Thanksgiving Day. Show your Thanksgiving spirit. Here's how you can help:


  • Donate toward food expenses
  • Volunteer to deliver meals (DRIVERS ARE NEEDED!


To Learn More, Donate or Volunteer to Drive, visit: https://www.rotaryteamturkey.org

Staff Shoutout - Emily Hubbard, Gretchko Elementary and Scotch Elementary

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Community Resources

WB Township Library Information

Library Closed on Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2020. It will reopen Friday, November 27 at 10 AM.


Reading Lists


Homework Resource

Looking for appropriate information to help with at home learning? Watch this video tutorial on World Book Kids from one of our information experts, Ms. Carrie. Ms. Carrie is a librarian

at the Westacres Branch.


Virtual Dungeons and Dragons (Grades 6-12)

November 23 @ 4 PM on Zoom

Whether you are a seasoned gamer or new to D&D, join us for some fantasy adventure and roleplaying.

Register to receive connection details


Virtual Mesmerizing Magic Show

November 28 @ 10:30 AM on Zoom

Delve into the intricate world of illusion with a "one-of-a-kind" magic show that will be sure to leave you baffled!

Register to receive connection details


Virtual Music Lady Concert

November 25 @ 10 AM on Zoom

Sing and dance the morning away with The Music Lady during this interactive, acoustic concert.

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.


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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