WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

June 12, 2020 - End of the Year Information!

We are in the homestretch, Team WB! We've appreciate your patience and understanding through the transition to our Cloud Learning Initiative and for your support as we utilized this new approach to instruction to truly make this school year a success.

Some important dates to remember:

  • June 5-16 - Teachers available to meet with students, students complete missing assignments, participate in virtual end of the year celebrations, and more.
  • June 16 - Last day of school for students
  • June 17 - Report cards will be available

Building administrators will be contacting you with plans for retrieving personal items and methods for returning borrowed items to your school buildings during the week of June 8.

End of the Year Sign - Photo Submissions

Just as we did to kickoff the start of the 2019-20 school year in September 2019, we will once again be asking staff, students and families to share their "Last Day of School" photos with us on social media using sign which is linked here and the hashtags: #WBLastDay2020 #WBintheCloud #wb2020

We've accomplished some truly wonderful things this school year and it's time we celebrate.

Be sure to take your "Last Day of School" photos with these signs on June 16 and tag us on our social media channels so we can come together as a district while we are apart.

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The Orchard Lake Middle School's Advanced Musical Theater Productions class introduces STRANDED: VIEWS FROM QUARANTINE, a musical coming to the youtube channel nearest you. This is a show you DO NOT want to miss!

The performances will premiere on the district's YouTube channel on June 19 & 20. Premiere showtimes and links will be available soon!

Meal Service Information UPDATE!

The district will be offering our Meal Service program through June 30. Preorder forms are available at www.wbsd.org/mealservice.

Starting on June 8, the district will be transitioning to Meal Service pick-ups two days per week. Families will still receive seven days worth of food per child with pick-ups on Monday and Thursday each week. Pick-Ups will still take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each pick-up day at your pick-up location (Roosevelt Elementary or OLMS).

TCA releases survey results

Tri-County Alliance released the results of a statewide poll of parents of K-12 students that sought to gauge their concerns surrounding returning their kids to in-class learning this fall.

You can see the full results of the poll here: TCA K-12 Survey

This poll will help TCA continue to stress the urgency behind getting a 2020-2021 budget put together that provides the resources our schools need to safely reopen this fall.

WBHS STEAM Application Window Open NOW!

The district is pleased to offer a second STEAM application window for families interested in attending West Bloomfield High School. This opportunity is available to all high school students in Oakland County who are not currently enrolled in the West Bloomfield School District.

The application only takes a few minutes to complete and will set your student up with all of the advantages WBHS has to offer! Find the application at www.wbsd.org/steam.

Thank you for helping to spread the word to your friends and neighbors who are looking to make a change in 2020.

Virtual Tour of West Bloomfield High School

West Bloomfield High School Virtual Tour


The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is an income based state-funded preschool program for children four years old by September 1st. The West Bloomfield Preschool Academy has served 90 families within five programs this year. All applicants must meet income guidelines.

Contact Laura Poxon at laura.poxon@wbsd.org or Kathi Luthe at kathi.luthe@wbsd.org to see if you qualify or call Collette Goestenkors at (248) 865-6466.

Classroom to Cloud Framework for Learning

Word is starting to spread about our Classroom to Cloud Framework for Learning. We are grateful for the support from our staff, families and community as we look ahead to what school might look like in August.

We will continue to provide updates throughout the summer via social media and our Classroom to Cloud webpage: www.wbsd.org/c2c.

Summer Facilities Update

Our West Bloomfield School District school playgrounds are now open to the general community following the Oakland County Health Division’s announcement this week. Visitors are still required to practice social distancing (six feet apart), wear a face covering, and frequently wash hands/use hand sanitizer.

The WBSD does NOT plan to regularly disinfect the playgrounds, so the playgrounds and equipment will be used at the individual’s own discretion and risk.

The usual summer outdoor athletic field procedures are now reinstated and outdoor facilities are open. Please practice social distancing (six feet apart), wear a face covering, and frequently wash hands/use hand sanitizer.

SchoolMessenger SMS Messaging Support - Opt In

Our district recently started 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.

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.

Wellness Resources for Families

In the West Bloomfield School District we make it our mission to support students at all times. We have the following informational links below with documents designed to support the wellness of students and their families:

Voices That Care: A Tribute to our Frontline Workers

Kindergarten Enrollment for 2020-21 open NOW!

Our Central Enrollment Office is open and currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. This includes kindergarten students starting in the fall of 2020. Please complete the registration gateway found at www.wbsd.org/enrollment.

Appointments are taking place over the phone until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please call (248) 865-6453 or email marcia.eden@wbsd.org for more information.

Support the WBEF Today!

Now, more than ever, West Bloomfield School District needs YOUR support! In honor of our graduating class of 2020, we are humbly requesting donations to our 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation in order to support our community’s school district.

Please help us honor this year’s senior class and those who will be continuing their education next fall by visiting www.WBEF.org and clicking on MAKE A DONATION.

All donations are used to fund grants for enhanced learning and providing district staff with a source of funding. These funds are used to assist them in planning, developing and implementing innovative technology, academic tools, and art programs for which funds are not available through WBSD.

Visit https://www.wbef.org/educator-grant-program/ for details on the $200,000 WBEF has raised and donated to the district and how those funds were used.

Thank you to all the WBSD families for your continues support. We look forward to spearheading the effort to keep our children learning at a high level despite these challenging times.

Summer School Information

Our district's Summer School team held two student orientation meetings on June 2 with information on Michigan Virtual and Edgenuity. If you have questions related to Summer School, visit the Community Education website.
Michigan Virtual Student Orientation 2020
Edgenuity Student Orientation 2020

WB Community Education Update

West Bloomfield School District Community Education continues to provide online enrichment and fun educational opportunities in this virtual environment.

Young Rembrandts The Power of Drawing

Draw on Demand, no set time or dates! Courses range from anime, fashion and more!
Ages: 6-12

Click here

Kids Empowered Classes
Slime Time
Girls Empowered Inspired by Frozen 2
Virtual LEGO FUN
View All Kids Empowered Classes Here

Abrakadoodle Remarkable Art Education
Offering 10 different online camps for 10 weeks for 1st - 6th graders
Tour the Museum of Modern Art Collection, create cityscapes, comics and more!
Click here

Greater Retention & Achievement through Summer Practice
GRASP is a home-based program consisting of 9 weekly modules to help students maintain or improve their math and reading skills over the summer. Workbooks provided, this is not an online class. Register for the grade your child just completed.
More info and to register, click here.

FALL 2020 ROBOTICS: Parent Zoom Information Meeting

If you missed the Parent Zoom Information Meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 and would like more information, click here.

For up to date Community Education Program Offerings, click here. For registration questions contact, andrea.foglietta@wbsd.org

WBSD 2020-21 School Year Calendar Released!

The district is pleased to share the 2020-21 school year calendar with the community:

Senior Spotlights - Class of 2020

To help celebrate our seniors at OEC and WBHS, we've created our Senior Spotlight social media posts. We will be posting these recognitions to our seniors throughout the spring and summer. Please find your school's Senior Spotlight Google Form and share their information including a high resolution senior photo with the PR and Marketing department today:

Community Resources

WB Township Library Information

News from the West Bloomfield Township Public Library Update

The Library will resume service in phases, beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. Finally!

Since some restrictions on public libraries have been eased, here’s how you can check out and return materials during the first phase of the Library's gradual reopening. Welcome back!

Phase 1 begins Monday, June 8. Exterior book drops will reopen, the online hold service will be available and the new Parking Lot Pick-Up service begins. For complete details about Phase 1, check the Library’s website.

Find out more at the link to info our the district 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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