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If you missed the presentation last night on Bloomfield Virtual, an option for K-5, the recording is available now.  If you’d like to view the slides, they are available on the Back to School website.  Please see the answers below to the most common questions received today.  More detailed information will be provided next week.

Did Bloomfield Virtual change from K-12 to K-5?
Yes.  Students in grades 6-12 will be enrolled in their selected courses and start the year in distance learning.  They have the option to remain in distance learning within those courses OR attend in-person once schools have reopened.  The school schedule, teacher, classmates, content, and expectations will not change for a student selecting either in-person or distance learning in grades 6-12.  This allows the district to provide the robust academic curriculum that district families enjoy.  The details and plan for grades 6-12 will be presented to the Board of Education on August 20, 2020, and then shared with the community once finalized.


Can I switch from Option 1 distance/in-person teaching and learning to Option 2 K-5 Bloomfield Virtual and vice versa before the semester ends?  

  • Once a family selects Bloomfield Virtual, the student will not be able to move to in-person teaching and learning until the start of the next semester.  Please look for information regarding selections for second semester in November after the first card-marking.  
  • Once a family selects in-person, the student will not be able to move to Bloomfield Virtual teaching and learning until the start of the next semester.
  • The deadline to select Bloomfield VIRTUAL for the first semester is August 18.

When does the first semester end? January 29, 2021

Do distance learning/remote and Bloomfield Virtual follow the exact same schedule and curriculum? Beginning September 8, all BHS students will follow the same calendar and daily bell schedule at each building level.  This means that “in-person” students that are in distance learning and Bloomfield VIRTUAL students will have the same daily bell schedule.  Each classroom teacher - whether distance learning or virtual - will make classroom specific adjustments within that schedule.  To see the sample daily schedules, please see Pages 7 & 8 in the Bloomfield Virtual Handbook.

As the district phases into an in-person model, the curriculum will remain the same, however the daily bell schedule for “in-person” will change.  The Bloomfield VIRTUAL bell schedule will remain consistent throughout the semester.


Will “in-person” students who will start in distance learning/remote be provided an iPad or Chromebook? Yes. The district is in the process of procuring more equipment for all students.  These items will be distributed after delivery and updating by the technology department. Families must sign the Technology Use Agreement prior to accepting the equipment.


Answers to many of your specific questions about the K-5 Bloomfield VIRTUAL option can be found here.


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COVID-19 Case Update 10/19/20

We are writing to notify you of three unconnected confirmed/probable cases of COVID at Bloomfield Hills High School - two students and one staff member. Again, these cases are completely unrelated and all three individuals were not in attendance today. The school will be deep cleaned as a part of our normal weekly practice on Wednesday and all areas will be thoroughly disinfected. Our regularly scheduled classes will continue in our hybrid model and, if you do not receive a specific quarantine notice or a phone call from the Oakland County Health Department case investigator, your child can attend school as scheduled.

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Safe for School Hotline

Beginning October 12 through December 30, 2020, Oakland County is offering a telephone screening resource to assist parents/guardians through the pre-screening process and to help identify potential illness in children prior to entering school. All screenings are conducted by healthcare professionals.

Hotline staff can help answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, the need for testing, and what is considered high-risk.

  • Cost: No cost for parents/guardians of Oakland County school-aged children
  • Days: Monday through Friday
  • Times: 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Number: 248-551-4242
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Mask Reminders

As a reminder, please be sure your child’s mask follows the Bloomfield Hills Schools mask guidelines. Face masks can be either reusable or disposable. They should fit tightly over your entire nose and mouth. Masks must have school-appropriate graphics. Masks should NOT have valves. Masks with valves are not permitted in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students and staff are welcome to wear face shields brought from home, but they are not required. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters and bandannas are not sufficient face coverings. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters must have school-appropriate graphics.

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COVID pre-screen flyer

Families, staff, and visitors/vendors are required to complete the daily pre-screen before coming to school. Students (not currently enrolled in the Bloomfield Virtual program) are attending school in-person in the hybrid model and must complete the pre-screen daily.  

The pre-screen is available at and can be completed from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. Paper copies are also available for those who wish to print the checklist for a home reference.

Students and staff do not need to display a screen or paper upon bus or building entry according to guidance received from the Oakland County Health Division. Visitors/Vendors must complete the digital pre-screen prior to building entry and visitors/vendors will be greatly limited to minimize exposure risk. Student Athletes will also be required to complete the digital pre-screen prior to participation in athletics.

Thank you for your cooperation and daily diligence in this process!

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Meals for Kids

This fall, BHS will be continuing free curbside service for students either learning virtually or distance learning through the 2020-2021 school year.

Meal distribution is available curbside at Bloomfield Hills High School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Meals will be provided for breakfast and lunch.

For students attending school in-person, meals will be provided in schools, either to take home if they are attending ½ days or cooked in the kitchens and ready to eat in school on full days for free.

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District and School Communications

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools through Remind and My Bloomfield. Instructions for updating this information are available at Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to text, email, and phone call notifications.

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