FAQs

General Enrollment Questions

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How do students enroll in Bloomfield Hills Schools?

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Enrollment forms must be completed - in person - by a parent or legal guardian. For more information, please refer to Instructions for Resident Student Enrollment.

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May I turn-in the enrollment forms at my child's building?

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No. Enrollment documents must be turned in at the Student Services office.

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At what age can a student be enrolled?

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By state law, in School Year 2014/2015, students must be at least five years old on or before October 1 and less than twenty years old on or before September 1 of the year of enrollment in order to enroll in the Bloomfield Hills Schools regular program. This age requirement does not apply to disabled students enrolling in the Early Childhood Special Education program. For more information, please refer to the Grade Placement table or the BHS
Board of Education Policy - 5000 Series - Students.

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How do students enroll in the International Academy?

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The International Academy has a separate enrollment procedure. Please refer to www.iatoday.org for more information. Resident students who are not currently attending a BHS school but have been accepted into The International Academy should also refer to Instructions for Resident Student Enrollment.

Changes in Kindergarten Entry Age

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What is the age my child must be to enter Kindergarten?

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  • 2014 - 5 on or before October 1.

  • 2015 and in subsequent years - 5 on or before September 1.

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What must I do if I want to enroll my child whose birthdate is before December 1 but after the enrollment date for the year he/she turns 5?

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Inform resident district by June 1.

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What if I move after June 1?

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Inform resident district by August 1.

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What if I move after August 1 but before school starts?

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Parent may request early enrollment but the district is not required to allow early enrollment.

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What if I notify the district after the cut-off date?

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Parent may request early enrollment but the district is not required to allow early enrollment.

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What if my child is enrolled in Kindergarten early and we move to another district or from a state with an earlier entry date? Will he/she be allowed to continue in Kindergarten?

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Parent may request continued enrollment of child but the district is not required to allow the early enrollment.

Residency

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According to my address, which school should my child attend?

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Please refer to the Properties Within the District section or direct attendance boundary questions to the Student Services office at 248.341.6390. For information on the BHS open enrollment policy, please refer to Open Enrollment / Transfer Requests.

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What is required to prove residency?

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One of the following documents is required to prove residency:

Recent Property Tax Statement
Current Lease/Rental Agreement **
Closing Statement from a recently executed purchase

** Leases must be notarized unless a management company/apartment complex handles the property

PLUS

Three of the following documents (with mailing address) are required to prove residency Mail must be originals, should be no more than 60 days old and should be from three different sources. We DO NOT accept cell phone bills, voter's registration, junk mail, or mail from Bloomfield Hills Schools.

Employer / Tax Statements
Car Insurance Statement
Utility Bills (no cell phones bills)
Statement Bank / Credit Card Statements

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Is Bloomfield Hills Schools a School of Choice district?

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No.

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What do I need to do if I move to a new home within Bloomfield Hills Schools?

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Appropriate "Proof of Residency" (see above) must be submitted to Student Services. Addresses will not be changed until documentation is received.

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If my child is in the second grade and is already attending a school other than my neighborhood school, will he/she be able to continue in the third grade in the same school?

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Yes. Once a transfer is approved the student may remain in the school until a transition year (preschool to kindergarten or elementary school to middle school). At that time a Continuing Transfer Request must be completed.

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Will you automatically enroll my child in the new building if we move and change attendance areas within the district?

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No. It is assumed that your child will remain in their current building until their education at that building is complete. When you change your address you will be asked to indicate your intention to either remain in the current building or to move to the new building.

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If I don’t live within the Bloomfield Hills Schools’ boundaries, can I send my child to your schools via a tuition program?

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Due to increasing enrollment and our desire to maintain district class size balance, new K-12th grade tuition students will not be accepted for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year or for the 2013-14 school year. Tuition-based enrollment will be revisited once space needs are assessed for subsequent years. Qualifying tuition students currently enrolled in our district will be permitted to stay.

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My child is currently attending a Bloomfield Hills Schools building as a tuition student. Will they be allowed to stay?

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Yes, provided your child continues to abide by the “Statement of Satisfactory Behavior and Academic Performance” guidelines.

Birth Certificate Questions

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What is a "Certified" copy of a birth certificate?

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A "certified" copy has a raised seal and must be obtained through city or county offices.

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Do you keep the "Certified" copy of the birth certificate?

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No. A copy of the birth certificate will be made for the student's records and the original returned.

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Where do I get a "Certified" copy of a birth certificate?

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Copies may be obtained through the city and/or county of birth. Birth certificates from Oakland County may be requested online. Go to www.oakgov.com and select "Online Services" for more information.

Immunization and Health Questions

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Why is there so much fuss about immunizations?

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State law prohibits a school district from enrolling a student who has incomplete immunization information, unless a waiver is signed. To ensure compliance, state funding may be partially withheld if new students do not have current/complete immunization records on file with the school.

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May I fax my child's immunization record?

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Yes. Please include the name of the school your child attends and their birth date. Does the county forward immunization records to the school? No. It is the responsibility of the parent/student to provide immunization documentation.

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Can I get my child immunized through the county?

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Yes. For more information please conatact Oakland County Nursing Services or refer to their website at http://www.oakgov.com/health/program_service/immunize_about.html.

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Why did my seventh grade student get a letter even though he/she is not a new student?

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The state audits the immunization record of every seventh grade student, regardless of enrollment date.

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What about the Vision Exam?

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By state mandate, every incoming kindergarten student must have had a vision test held after the age of three. A certificate from the examining official should be submitted with the enrollment paperwork for all kindergarten students. For information on the Oakland County Vision Screening program go to: http://www.oakgov.com/health/program_service/hv_about.html or call the Oakland County Vision and Hearing Program at: 248.424.7070.

Bussing Questions

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Will the bus pick-up my child or will they be required to walk?

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The majority of students in the Bloomfield Hills Schools have bus transportation available to them. For specific route information, contact the Transportation Department at 248.341.6290.

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Where will the bus pick-up my child?

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Bus routes are set shortly before school starts and letters with route information are sent to students/parents. For specific route information, contact the Transportation Department at 248.341.6290.

Calendar and Time Questions

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What time does school start?

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Please refer to Start and Dismiss Times for full and half day times.

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When does school start and when do the marking periods end?

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Please refer to district wide calendar for more information. Please check with your building for additional information

Student:Teacher Ratios

  • K-2: 18-22
  • 3-5: 23-25
  • 5-8: 25-27
  • 9-12: 24 

Student Populations

  • BHHS - Main Campus (10-12): 1300*
  • BHHS - 9th Grade Campus (9): 400*
  • IA - Central (9-12): 610
  • Model (10-12): 300
  • Bowers Academy (9-12): 40
  • BHMS (5-8): 704
  • EHMS (5-8): 526
  • WHMS (4-8): 622
  • Conant (K-4): 407
  • Eastover (K-4): 465
  • Lone Pine (K-3): 354
  • Way (K-4): 471
  • Bloomin' Preschool Conant: 70
  • Bloomin' Preschool Fox Hills:  212
  • Bloomin' Preschool Lone Pine: 95
  • Wing Lake: 137
* Projected enrollment by Plante Moran.