WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - Feb. 26

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!


Have a great weekend!

Board of Education Votes to Continue Hybrid Model

During the West Bloomfield Board of Education’s Regular Meeting on Feb. 22, the Board voted to continue in our Hybrid Model of instruction for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.


Read more about the decision including the elements considered in the decision making process at the link below. Information on decisions related to the 2021-22 school year are outlined in the news item below as well.

West Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Discusses Return to Learn Plans and Misnomer of Learning Loss

DISTRICT PLANNING MAY 4TH BALLOT PROPOSAL - HEADLEE RESTORATION

The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education unanimously approved a 2.0 mill non-homestead millage restoration proposal during their Jan. 25 regular meeting. This proposal will appear on the May 4, 2021 ballot.


The ballot proposal calls for a 2.0 mill increase in the non-homestead millage rate. This will raise the current non-homestead tax rate from its current rolled back rate of 16.9544 to 18.9544 mills. While the school district can only levy 18 mills on non-homestead property, the millage above 18 mills will protect the school district from future rollbacks.


This proposal seeks restoration of the non-homestead tax rate that was approved by voters in 2014.


For more information, visit the www.wbsd.org/elections or contact the Assistant Superintendent for Business & Operations, Kyle Anderson at elections@wbsd.org or (248) 865-6434.

WBSD Headlee Restoration Webinar 2021
WBSD March is Reading Month Calendar

Use hashtag #wbsdREADS to tweet!

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One Wish, West Bloomfield Middle School

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.

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.

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

OEC Virtual Open House - Feb 24

WBSD MEAL SERVICE PICK UP INFORMATION

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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Community Resources

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WB Township Library Information

Reading Lists for Kids and Teens


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


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.

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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