WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - Feb. 12

Happy Friday, Team WB!

We had another great week of both in-person and remote learning in the West Bloomfield School District. Whether online or in the classroom, our students are displaying all four elements of the 4Cs and our Portrait of a Graduate each and every single day!

Reminder! - Our Mid-Winter Break takes place on Feb. 15-16 next week. There will be no school for students and staff on those days. We will resume instruction on Feb. 17.

Have a great break!

Teaching and Learning Update - From the Desk of Deanna Barash

It has been a very busy month in the department. The coaches and coordinators have highlighted their work and the positive impact it has had on our students.

Please find our January 2021 Teaching and Learning Update linked here.

MSVMA Honors Jazz Choir features WBHS Students

The Michigan School Vocal Music Association Honors Jazz Choir recently released their performance "LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE" which was arranged and conducted by our very own April Tini. The group also featured five West Bloomfield High School students listed below:

  • Melodie Knapp
  • Kyle Gleason
  • Chloe Bowyer
  • Ysabella Macalino
  • Jada Lee
  • Madison Kuppe

Additionally, Kudos to senior WBHS choir president Melodie Knappe, who also participated in the MSVMA Honors Classical Song Performance, of My Heart Be Brave.

"Like Someone in Love" - Michigan School Vocal Music Association Vocal Jazz Honors Choir
"My Heart Be Brave" - Michigan School Vocal Music Association 2021 High School Honors Choir
OEC Virtual Open House - Feb 9
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West Bloomfield High School National Signing Day | February 3, 2021
UPDATED PowerSchool Cloud Link

Please be sure to update any local bookmarks/favorites in your browser settings on your device(s)

Updated PowerSchool Reminder

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of our UPDATED PowerSchool link following the platform’s transition to the Cloud. Please use the following link to access PowerSchool moving forward: https://westbloomfield.powerschool.com/. Your account information will NOT change due to this upgrade. Please be sure to update any local bookmarks/favorites in your browser settings on your device(s).

For assistance, please contact Sylvia McCoy at sylvia.mcoy@wbsd.org.

Our move to the PowerSchool Cloud will ensure our system is up to date with the standards required to run the system seamlessly for our staff, students and families.

Kindergarten Enrollment 2021

Our Kindergarten building teams hosted a successful Virtual Kindergarten Roundup on Jan. 20 via Zoom. Buildings will now be hosting their own individual Kindergarten Showcase events starting next week. For more information on those meetings as well as additional resources and timelines for kindergarten families, please visit the Kindergarten webpage.

Michigan Week Awards Nominations 2021

Nominations are due March 8, 2021

Blessings in a Backpack UPDATE

As we return to face to face instruction in our schools , Preschool -5th grade students and Transition Center students registered for Blessings in a Backpack will receive their bags of food for the weekend each Friday in their classrooms.

Middle school students can pick up their bags in the School Office .

All Lakers On Line and West Bloomfield High School Students / Parents can pick up their bags in the front circle drive of West Bloomfield High School every Wednesday from 11:30 am -12:30 pm and from 3:30-4:30 pm.

It is not too late to sign up for Blessings in a Backpack!! If you are interested in receiving six non perishable meals each weekend of the school year, please email


No cost meals are available for curbside pick up to all children in the community.

Each child will receive:

  • 7 breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Please pre-order meals on the West Bloomfield School District Food Service page or at the linked order form.

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: 11:00am-1:00pm
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WBSD SMS Text Alerts - Sign Up TODAY!

As you may already know, our district utilizes 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.

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.

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Community Resources

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WB Township Library Information

Reading Lists for Kids and Teens

Celebrate Black History Month Virtually @ Your Library

On February 22 at 7 PM, join us for a YA Book Discussion (grades 6-12) of Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi. This program will take place on Zoom, and is open to anyone with a library card in our system. Register to receive connection details.

On February 15 at 7 PM, join Dr. Tara Hayes for a BOOKED for the Evening (adults) book discussion of Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. This program will take place on Zoom and is limited to West Bloomfield Library cardholders. Register to receive connection details.

New Online Learning Resources for Elementary-Age Students

ScienceFlix helps students understand science concepts and ideas. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix offers more than 8,000 science-related topics.

Access ScienceFlix

TumbleMath helps boost math and reading skills at the same time. Watch a short video tutorial by Ms. Carrie to learn how to use TumbleMath.

Getting Started with TumbleMath [Video Tutorial]

Access TumbleMath

Virtual Coding Lab (Grades 6-12)

February 18 @ 7 PM on Zoom

Learn how to code using a Micro:bit, which will be supplied by the Library.

Register to receive connection details

Virtual Tinkercad (Grades 6-12)

February 13 @ 10:30 AM on Zoom

Tinkercad is a 3D design program that is accessed via the Internet. In each session, follow along as a different object is created, which will then be printed on the Library's 3D printer. 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 to 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.

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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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