Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,
This week, I spent time in the schools welcoming back our students who opted to return to full day in-person instruction. It was a week full of laughter and buzz, and one focused on establishing school day routines, which include proper handwashing, masking, and social distancing. I am proud of our students and staff who came together to have an incredible week.
This was also a week where we saw COVID-19 numbers rise across our nation, within our state, and within our community. So as our families embark on Spring Break, please be reminded that travel increases your chance of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you do not travel domestically or internationally at this time and that you stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. For more information, please visit CDC travel website.
A reminder that in accordance with CDC guidelines, we are requiring that all students who travel internationally complete a mandatory 7-day quarantine, which begins the day that they return home from travel. Please complete the International Travel Form if you are travelling internationally. Please direct any questions about this to your building principal.
It is up to our community to help us remain in-person for learning by observing CDC recommended safety measures at home: keeping our children home when they are sick, washing hands often, not gathering in large groups, quarantining after international travel, wearing masks while in public and notifying the school about possible exposure. Our best laid plans will not be successful if community spread occurs.
Thank you for your vigilance as we work together to keep our students, teachers, and community safe.
Wishing our BHS families a safe and joyful Spring Break,