WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

March 13, 2020

We truly appreciate your patience, understanding, and partnership as we proactively closed school for today so our staff members had the opportunities to meet and discuss our remote learning strategies should the decision be made to close for an extended period of time.

After the Governor's announcement that all K-12 schools will be closed March 16 - April 5, this proactive work will be vital in moving instruction forward.

Please continue to check your emails for regular updates from the district and please access our district website for more information on COVID-19 and our Cloud Learning transition.

SchoolMessenger SMS Messaging Support - Coming Soon!

Our district will soon be able 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.

Once our opt-in period has completed, we hope to utilize this community tool by early-April 2020.

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.

Shout Outs!

DECA sends 32 students to ICDC 2020

The WBHS DECA Chapter had a busy weekend with 32 students qualifying to attend the International Career Development Conference. Students recently competed at the annual state competition in Detroit in order to qualify for ICDC.

Read more about the accomplishments and join us in congratulating our amazing students!

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!

Pay to Participate Update - Spring 2020

If your student has played a Fall or Winter sport and paid their pay-to-participate fees then no fee is required for spring district sports. Club sports will turn payments into their coaches.

Athletics has a new fee structure for district sports. This does not include club sports. We now have a ONE time fee for athletics. This is a change from the tiered structure that West Bloomfield School District had used for years, which required students to pay based on the number of sports they participated in each year.

The one-time fee structure for athletics will be as follows:
High School Level:
Regular Rate $325
Free/Reduced Lunch Rate $160

Middle School Level:
Regular Rate $225
Free/Reduced Lunch Rate $110

A family cap of $800, still applies for all athletes in the family, including both Middle School and High School Level. It is a “true” family cap.
Pay to participate fees for athletics can be paid online with a credit card at the link below:

Fees can be paid in cash or by check at the West Bloomfield High School Athletic Office as well.

**For Self-Funded Sports: Please contact coach for your payment options. (e.g. Field Hockey, Equestrian, Snowboarding, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, and Sailing)

WBHS students nominated for 2020 State Farm Fan Favorite Award!

The West Bloomfield High School PSA is titled "Dear Drunk Driver".

The school of the video with the highest votes will receive $2,500 and the student/team that created that video will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Visit the Courageous Persuaders YouTube Channel and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Watch the Top 60 videos.
Step 2: Click on your favorite video.
Step 3: Click the “i” in the top right corner.
Step 4: Click “yes” in the poll to vote for your favorite video.

Voting ends Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

The Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration will be held at Emagine Theatre

Dear Drunk Driver

WB Youth Assistance seeks Award Nominations

WBYA recognizes young people from our community for making positive volunteer contributions every year. Nominations come from schools, hospitals, religious organizations, fire and police departments, and private citizens. Local, county, and state dignitaries participate in recognizing the nominees and making the event very special.

24th Annual West Bloomfield Youth Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m.

West Bloomfield High School iCenter

4925 Orchard Lake Road

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Submit your nomination today!

Community 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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