We were notified on Friday, October 12, in the afternoon by the Oakland County Health Department of a student diagnosed with Pertussis (Whooping Cough). The student has already been removed from school until the course of treatment has been completed. As with any communicable disease, we want families to be aware of the symptoms and prevention care. Please see attached Pertussis Fact Sheet from the Oakland County Health Department who works with us in monitoring this situation. We hope this will remain an isolated incident.
Bloomfield Hills High School
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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) at BHHS
We were notified on Friday afternoon by the Oakland County Health Department of a student diagnosed with Pertussis (Whooping Cough). The student has already been removed from school until the course of treatment has been completed. As with any communicable disease, we want families to be aware of the symptoms and prevention care. Please see attached Pertussis Fact Sheet from the Oakland County Health Department who works with us in monitoring this situation. We hope this will remain an isolated incident.
The following guidelines are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations when there is more than one case of pertussis in a school setting:
- Please make sure your family's vaccinations are up to date. Protection against pertussis from the childhood vaccine, DTaP, decreases over time. All older children and adults, particularly pregnant women, should get a pertussis booster shot called "Tdap" to protect themselves and infants near or around them.
- Monitor your child for symptoms. Pertussis begins with a runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, and possibly a low-grade fever. After a week or two, a persistent cough develops. Coughing attacks occur more frequently at night and may increase during the first two weeks of illness and then remain the same for many weeks before gradually decreasing.
- Respond to symptoms in your child. Quick identification of suspected cases can reduce any further exposure within our school, encourages timely medical evaluation, and treatment of cases.
Regardless of their immunization status, students who are immunocompromised or have moderate to severe medically treated asthma, and all students who live with or have close contact with an infant under 12 months old or a pregnant family member, should contact their physician to receive preventive antibiotics.
The health and safety of our students is our primary concern and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Oakland County Health Division Nurse on Call at (248) 858-1406.
We are pleased to announce that we are beginning to work on an opportunity to take students to Panama during June 2020. We selected the trip to Panama due to the exciting STEM-focused activities that this tour has to offer! There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 6 p.m. in room LC A 100. Please attend to learn more about this exciting adventure or contact us with questions: Angela Bitterman-Wenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Julia Honkala (email@example.com).
"The whole homecoming experience was really intense and fun. I enjoyed the comradery between the entire school.", describes Bloomfield Hills High School junior, Laine Lord.
Attention Booster Parents for Sports Teams and Clubs: Looking for a way to recognize and celebrate the seniors from your student's sports team or club group? Place a senior recognition ad featuring all those seniors! You could include images, messages, and/or list those seniors' accomplishments. One booster parent from the team/group should go to Jostens.com (search Bloomfield Hills High School), click on senior recognition ads, and start creating an ad. Questions? Email Becky Ossenmacher
Join us at the BHS Ski Swap in the Bloomfield Hills Middle School Field House on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A huge savings on hundreds of new and slightly used skis, boots, snowboards, apparel and accessories will be available for all ages. For additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning is underway for the Class of 2019 Senior All Night Party (ANP) to be held on June 9, 2019, from 9:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at BHHS. It promises to be a special night to remember. Professional entertainment, games, food and prizes provide a fun, safe, inclusive and exciting graduation celebration for 100% of our seniors. The party requires MANY volunteers. Please sign up to assist with planning the party or to help the night of the party.
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Click here to visit the Spirit Shop! GO BLACK HAWKS!
Bloomfield Hills High School has designated the Main Commons and Learning Communities A, B, C, and D on both the upper and lower levels as nut-restricted zones. There are students in our building who are highly allergic to nuts or nut products and will be eating in these zones. Please plan snacks and lunches accordingly. We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.
Bloomfield Hills High School
4200 Andover Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Charlie Hollerith, Principal
Sharida Lewis, Associate Principal
David Reed-Nordwall, Associate Principal
Tracy Hall, Administrator for IB and Postsecondary Programs