WBMS September 5th update

West Bloomfield Middle School Updates

Now that school has started.....

Thank you for a great yet bumpy start with the power outages! Although we only had 2 days of school last week, as we watch the students navigate the building and participate in classes, it seems like most are already 'home' in this new place.

Please help us support your student by:

1. keeping personal laptops at home (we provide devices in school)

2. only using the drawstring bag for materials

3. checking your student's lunch account to ensure funds are available

4. download the Power School app on your phone to easily see grades, attendance and meal balances

Fall 2022 Dates and Times for Middle School

Fall 2022 Dates for Middle School

Thursday, September 8th will be OPEN HOUSE. 6:30-8:30 Parents will travel (follow) your

student's schedule. The event STARTS at 6:30pm. This is not a drop in whenever between 6:30-8:30 please arrive and be ready to follow your student's schedule at 6:30 so you will not miss any classes. See details below.

Monday, Sept 12th Picture make ups (ONLY students who did not attend orientation) They will be in the morning before lunch. Picture RE-takes will be later

Make-Up Picture Day is on 9/12 this event date is mainly for those students that did not attend their school's summer registration event.

Retake Picture Day is on 10/26 this year. This event date is for any new students moving into the school district, and for those that were not satisfied with their previously taken portrait.

If you placed and order online with LifeTouch, your online order will be applied automatically, when your student has their portrait taken. There is nothing special required for you to do.

They will match your online order, to your student's portrait when we do photograph them.

If you placed an online order with Lifetouch, and your student never gets photographed, please request a "refund" and we will gladly refund you your order.

Start and end times: 8:20 am to 3:12pm students will be allowed in the building at 7:45 am.

Dismissal is 3:12 pm. All students should be picked up by 3:30 pm.

District dates to make note of:

Sept 15: Dr Bazzi meet and greet

Sept 16: Family Fun Night

Sept 22: WBMS Ribbon Cutting

Sept 28: Dr Bazzi meet and greet

Welcome to the 2022-23 West Bloomfield Middle School Open House

The purpose of our Open House/Curriculum Night is to provide you with a brief overview of your child’s instructional program. By following an abbreviated schedule you will visit each of your child’s classrooms and meet each teacher. Because of the shortage of time, parents are requested not to discuss individual concerns during the Open House classroom visitations. Outlined below is a schedule of your child’s classes. See attachment below to help you navigate the times.

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies


PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies. Each month we will have a special incentive. This month, from September 7-September 23rd students who don't have any office referrals and five or less tardies will earn the reward of being able to buy a Kona Ice during their lunch recess for $6 (cash only). Tickets for eligible students will be on sale from Sept. 26 - Sept. 30th during lunch. We love catching kids being good!

Current Middle School NJHS students looking for service hours

Doherty PTO is looking for NJHS students to provide childcare during their meeting on 9/8/2022 from 6:30-8 PM. Here is the link to sign up:

Childcare for Doherty PTO Meeting 9/8/2022 6:30-8 PM

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For students-signing up for I-Center at Recess

Students were emailed this information last Thursday:

Attention West Bloomfield Middle School Students,

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, we are opening up the iCenter as an option for RECESS.

If iCenter is your choice, there are some important facts that you need to know.



1. You MUST pre-register using your @student.wbsd.org email address

2. Pre-registration begins at 4 PM on the day PRIOR to the recess you will attend.

3. 40 spots are available per recess. The registration form will close when 40 spots are filled.

4. Make sure you register for the correct recess. (If you make a mistake, please email me so that I can remove you from the list & make that spot available to another student.)

5. The registration links are included on a Google Document attached to this email. The links are also located on our WBMS iCenter webpage.

More information is available on the registration link page.

Once your registration form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
Please SAVE this email as proof of registration.

We will NOT be administering paper passes at this time. Use the online form to register & then show up at the front entrance of the iCenter on your specified day.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Carson

Mrs. Cindy Carson

Digital Literacy Specialist

West Bloomfield Middle School

Twitter: @carsonteach

Counselor Assignments

We have updated the counselor assignments based on last names:

A-GH Peguese contact info: mackenzie.peguese@wbsd.org

GI-N Levitan contact info: steven.levitan@wbsd.org

O-Z Chang contact info: susan.chang@wbsd.org

NWEA testing--all students Math and Language Arts

ELA: Sept Tuesday, 20th

Math: Wednesday Sept 28

Both tests will be administered in the morning starting at 8:30 am--please make sure your student is ontime for school

Important COVID-19 Updates and Sick Policy

1. It remains District policy that if your child is sick, please report their absence to the safeline number and keep them home until their symptoms have improved. The District's sick policy can be found HERE.

2. Please note there is no longer a COVID-19 Dashboard on our website. WBSD is in frequent contact with and follows the guidance of the Oakland County Health Department. If you would like more information about this guidance, please visit: https://www.oakgov.com/covid.

3. A distinction will no longer be made between potential exposures and “close contacts.” Families will receive a letter if a student is exposed to someone with COVID-19.

4. ALL Covid-19 updates can be found on this page: https://www.wbsd.org/parents/covid-19

Sports starting Tuesday

The girls basketball season begins on Tuesday, September 6th. There will be a meeting during 8th hour on Tuesday for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in participating. Any 7th or 8th grade girl who has completed the registration process on Final Forms is eligible to try out. Try outs will occur after school on Tuesday. Emails to those 7th and 8th grade students who are on Final Forms will share the details of that try out process.

Football, Sideline Cheer and Cross Country will also start this week. Students who have registered on Final Forms will be sent details by coaches.

Sideline Cheer

Hello! Cheer tryouts are tomorrow Sept 6th and 7th after school. In order to try out, your student needs to have their physical on file with FinalForms and the WBMS Student Athlete Contract (PDF is attached) printed and signed and turned in to Coach Baker and Coach Cowell. Tryouts will start in Coach Baker's room, N130 (Lower Teal), and finish in the gym by 5 on both days. Reach out to Mr. Baker with any questions: justin.baker@wbsd.org.

Safeline--call for absence and/or tardy

If your student will be ABSENT or LATE to school please call the Safeline at


The line is open 24/7

Absences must be excused within 24 hours of the date

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Order your 2022-23 School Yearbook Today!


Yearbooks are not automatically included in school picture orders like elementary school.

Our yearbook is a hard cover book.

Math Pentathlon

details regarding the season:

  • We will have a Parent Information Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm. We are hoping that many of you can be on the Zoom with us (link coming soon)
  • Division 4 (6th & 7th Grade) will be on Thursdays at WBMS, starting on November 3. Tournament tentatively scheduled for May 13th at Stoney Creek HS in Rochester.
  • We will have optional Saturday practices (one per month), starting in December.

FIRST Lego League Registration is OPEN 4th-8th Grade

We are kicking off the 2022-23 season! Early bird pricing now-Aug 31st - save money and enroll! Did you miss the Parent Info Meeting? Click here to view the slide deck.

6th - 8 Grade WBSD Students practices from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at
West Bloomfield High School 4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. (bus transportation will be provided from WBMS to WBHS)
Cost and more information here

For more information, please contact WBSD Community Education

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PTO News

West Bloomfield Middle School PTO Board:

President: Katie Palazzolo: katiepalazzolo@icloud.com

Vice-President: Kristi Law: kristi.law@wbsd.org

Treasurer: Kelly Robrahn: robrahnfam@gmail.com

Secretary: Renai Mayle: renaijzz@yahoo.com

PTO Fundraising Goals:

Our main fundraiser for the school year will be a weekly bagel sale. We will be selling bagels for $2 before school every Friday starting in October. We will be looking for parent volunteers to help with the sales. If sales go well, this will be our ONLY fundraiser of the year!

What we support:

· Community Outreach Programs (Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, Family Fun Night, etc.)

· Fun Day (end of the year celebration for the students)

· House Party

· Staff Appreciation Week

PTO Meetings: in person at the middle school

· Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm

· Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm

· Wednesday, March 8 at 7pm

· Wednesday, May 3rd (Elections and Staff Appreciation Planning) at 7pm

Please join our “West Bloomfield Middle School PTO” Facebook page!

Medication at school

If your student must have access to, carry or take ANY prescribed OR over the counter medication while at school, a form attached below, completed and signed by a doctor, must be on file in the main office.

This includes, but is not limited to Tylenol, Tums, prescriptions, and Advil. Under no circumstances can a student be in possession of medication without the proper forms on file. Students possessing medication without the forms on file or distributing medication to other students will be subject to discipline following the district's Code of Conduct.


We are very excited to announce that the West Bloomfield School District Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your student(s). The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your student(s), saving you time.

You may review your data at any time to verify that it is current. You will be required to sign your forms annually and after any update.

Click on the Parent Playbook West Bloomfield Parent Playbook.pdf to get started in FinalForms. If you require support during the process, scroll to the bottom of the pdf and click “Use Support.”

We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.

Please register at: www.westbloomfield-mi.finalforms.com

Follow the prompts to create your account, register your student(s), and sign your forms. Thank you for your assistance in helping us streamline our paperwork processes at WBSD.

Consent for Disclosure of Immunization Information to Local and State Health Departments

Immunizations are an important part of keeping our children healthy. Schools and State and Local health departments must monitor immunization levels to ensure that all communities are protected from potentially life-threatening diseases and, if necessary, respond promptly to an emerging public health threat. It is important that disease threats be minimized through the monitoring of students being immunized.

Sharing immunization and personally identifiable information including the students name, Date of Birth, gender, and address with local and state health departments will help to keep your child safe from vaccine preventable diseases. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, requires written parental consent before personally identifiable information from your child's education records is disclosed to the health department. If your child is 18 or over, he or she is an "eligible student" and must provide consent for disclosures of information from his or her education records.

You may withdraw your consent to share this information in writing at any time.

I authorize the West Bloomfield School District to release my child's immunization record to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Local Health Department. I understand this information will be used to improve the quality and timeliness of immunization services and to help schools comply with Michigan Law. This includes any immunization information and limited personally identifiable information from the school.

Transportation: Buses and Extra Riders

Soon we will allow extra guest riders on buses provided there is space available, the student has a note and the request is not daily. We will have more information to share shortly.

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Superintendent's Excellence Award

Every month the Superintendent and the Board of Education will recognize one WBSD student for academic excellence. In addition, the student must be dedicated to their studies, clubs and organizations, and exhibit qualities of a role model. They will be presented with the Superintendent's Excellence Award at the regular board meeting for that month. The Superintendent's Excellence Award is meant to promote success in and out of the classroom. The student must be able to handle many different aspects of student life while maintaining excellence in the classroom. The student must be diligent and complete their assignments on time; show a strong effort to learn subjects to the best of their ability; prepare for class; and have good classroom participation. The student must demonstrate excellent behavior in and out of the classroom, is well mannered, and is respectful to both peers and teachers. This award is designed to nominate and select students who promote and take pride in WBSD and in themselves.

Students will be nominated by WBSD staff and administration each month. Each month the staff will be reminded of the nominations and sent a link to complete the nomination application. Each staff member can only nominate one (1) student per month.

A student cannot receive the award more than once within a year.
Below please find the September Inclusive Celebrations Newsletter from the Office of Educational Equity and Inclusion:

Your Middle School Administration Team

Amy Hughes, Principal

Jermaine Evans, Assistant Principal

Blaine McDowell, Dean of Student Services

Lisa Graff, Assistant Principal

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Our School Day

The school day is scheduled to be from 8:20 am to 3:12 pm.

Students can be dropped off at the building at 7:45 am.

Students must be picked up by 3:30 pm