Dear Bloomfield Hills High School Families,
As you are likely aware, the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to rise in Oakland County over the past few days. As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, several of our teachers have had to quarantine. Due to the number of teachers now in quarantine, BHHS will transition to full distance teaching and learning on November 4. The Oakland County Health Department would have contacted anyone needing to quarantine. This decision does not impact other school buildings in the district.
While teaching and learning will be fully online during this time, the building will still be open on Tuesday as a precinct for the election ONLY. The building will be open for students to gather belongings and the Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 4. At this time, extracurricular activities will continue as planned and will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Oakland County Health Division. The building will be closed starting November 5 during school hours. While the main office and counseling offices will be closed, staff will be returning calls and answering emails.
The return to hybrid instruction will depend on current COVID statistics and our ability to appropriately and safely staff the school building. The district will communicate any change to this status as early as possible.
Due to the transition to distance learning and Conferences next week, the schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, November 3 - No School due to Election
- Wednesday, November 4 - Asynchronous Learning
- Thursday-Tuesday, November 5 - 10 - Distance Learning Schedule - 8:55 AM start
- Wednesday, November 11 - Asynchronous Learning and Conferences
*The district will communicate schedule updates regarding instruction from
November 12 onward based on staffing ability and COVID statistics as early as possible.
In the meantime, 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):
- Stay home if you’re sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Charlie Hollerith, Principal, BHHS
Pat Watson, Superintendent