WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - November 19

Happy Friday, Team WB!

We hope you'll review this week's Weekly Update filled with news and notes from across the West Bloomfield School District. Stay up to date with District updates by visiting www.wbsd.org and connecting with the District on social media - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Children ages 5 to 11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine: Parents urged to protect children by vaccinating as soon as possible.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), doctors and state public health leaders today urged Michigan parents to get their children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 pediatric vaccine, which received emergency use authorization for this age group from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Nov. 2.

MDHHS is recommending providers begin vaccinating children ages 5 to 11 years as soon as possible.

Michigan residents seeking more information about the COVID-19 vaccine can visit Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine.

For the latest information is available visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Durham BusTracker - Parent Communication Tool

Our West Bloomfield Transportation Department is making use of a unique communication system included within the BusTracker application many families use to track their bus each day. It allows the Transportation Department to send messages through the app to all the families on a specific route, or even an entire school.

Download the app today and contact the Transportation Department with any questions you may have.

Throwback Thursday Submissions

Are you - or do you know - a WBHS alum? Send your memories and pictures to us at socialmedia@wbsd.org and we love to feature your information in an upcoming Throwback Thursday post on our social media channels.
WBSD Alumni Webpage

Find out what your former classmates have been up to and learn more about the district's latest initiatives by visiting our Alumni Webpage.

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IRS Advance Child Tax Credit Materials To Share With Michigan Families

As you might be aware, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was recently signed into law and it contains numerous relief provisions for individual taxpayers, including some significant changes to the Child Tax Credit.

As for background regarding this Advance Child Tax Credit, please look at the attached Publications 5534B and 5534C.

The Advance Child Tax Credit is not just available to taxpayers with children that file tax returns, but also to people with children who have low or no income. Which could help many children escape poverty in America.

To qualify for Advance Child Tax Credit payments, individuals must:

· Have a main home in the United States for more than half the year (the 50 states and the District of Columbia) or file a joint return with a spouse who has a main home in the United States for more than half the year; and

· Have a qualifying child who is under age 18 at the end of 2021 and who has a valid Social Security number; and

· If have earned income, made less than Modified Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of:

  • $75,000 or less for singles,
  • $112,500 or less for heads of household and
  • $150,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return and qualified widows and widowers

Advanced Child Tax Credit payments are not considered income and will not affect your access to government benefits like SSI, SNAP, TANF or WIC. See #IRS info at https://go.usa.gov/x6fyE


The purpose of the West Bloomfield School District Board of Education Star Certificate award is to recognize outstanding achievements by the students, staff and community members of the West Bloomfield School District. Honorees are also recognized for service to the district above and beyond the call of duty.

In order to be recognized, nominees must be a member of the district as a student, staff member or community member in West Bloomfield. Student groups and teams are also eligible for nomination.

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The Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission wants to make you aware of the “Emergency Broadband Benefit”, a federal program which could assist eligible low-income West Bloomfield Schools families in the purchase of internet service and computer hardware.

Enrollment in the program is through broadband providers, in this area primarily Comcast or AT&T. All details are available at http://gwbcable.org/ebb/.

Community Resources

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WB Township Library Information

Book Lists

· Thanksgiving (Kids)

· Native American Heritage Month (Kids)

· Native American Heritage Month (Teens)

Thanksgiving Closure

The Main Library and Westacres Branch will close at 7pm on Wednesday, November 24 and will remain closed on Thursday November 25. Both will reopen on Friday, November 26 at 9 am.

Virtual Indigenous Storytime

Wednesday, November 24,10-10:45 AM via Zoom

Join us as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with storytelling by Sǫhahiyo Richard Zane Smith, a member of the Wendat Nation. Smith will share Longhouse stories of Racoon and Fox, as well as Wyandot culture and language which will captivate audiences of all ages. Registration required.

Library on the Go: Watercolor

Monday, December 6 - 12

Make crafts on your time. The Tape Resist Watercolor Painting kit contains basic materials to make the kit and links to instructional videos. Registration begins December 6, and kits will be available as supplies lasts. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

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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