July 30, 2020
Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,
Bloomfield Hills High School cancelled their bandcamp practice today out of an abundance of caution after two students indicated signs of illness. Bandcamp parents and guardians were immediately notified of the cancellation and a virtual meeting, supported by medical professionals, was held this morning. At this time, there is no evidence that the students have been infected with COVID-19.
In accordance with our administrative guidelines and procedures, the district, in collaboration with Oakland County Health Department, will communicate confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a school building, student event/activity, or district-sponsored function. Notification of confirmed cases will be shared via email from the district. Names of those impacted (whether it is a student, employee, district approved volunteer, or guest/spectator) will not be shared. All contact tracing will be handled by the Oakland County Health Department. In an effort to protect student and employee privacy rights, we respectfully encourage all Bloomfield Hills Schools families not to spread rumors or false information. The health and safety of everyone is important and trust that we will work as a community to support each other as we face this pandemic together.
Remember, if your child is sick; do not allow them to attend school activities, programs, or athletics. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health professional or Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533.
Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Cleaning your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Putting distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Washing your hands after throwing away the tissue.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.
Pat Watson, Superintendent
Charlie Hollerith, Principal BHHS