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Bloomfield Hills Middle School

Institute for Healing Racism

As a member of the Bloomfield Hills Schools community, we would like to invite those who have not already participated to to attend the Institute for Healing Racism on August 9 and 10, 2018. The days will run from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Follow the links below to register for a session. Attendance at both days is mandatory. 

Questions? Contact Bill Boyle, Equity Programs Coordinator, at BBoyle@bloomfield.org.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING PARENT PORTAL AND RESETTING PASSWORDS

All Parent Portal passwords were reset on Monday, May 21, 2018. Parents/guardians can reset their individual password upon returning to the system. To reset your password, visit www.bloomfield.org/ParentPortal from a desktop computer (tablets and phones will not work for this process) and enter the email address associated with your account.  A new password will be emailed to that account. Password resets will take up to 24 hours to sync before you may login to My Bloomfield using the new password.

Note: We are aware of the technical issue that some families are receiving an email with a blank password.  Oakland Schools is currently troubleshooting the issue.

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

BHMS collects Box Tops for Education all year around There is a collection box in the main office where the clipped Box Tops can be dropped off. REMEMBER . . . each Box Top is worth ten cents to BHMS, but worth nothing if you toss it in your waste basket. The math is simply amazing. If 750 students each brought in only 10 Box Tops a month, for the nine months of the school year, BHMS would earn $6,750 annually to use toward programs or purchases not covered under the budget. Thanks for supporting BHMS in small ways that can have big results. For a list of products that contain Box Tops, click HERE.

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Middle School Football Camp

All BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS incoming 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend the Future Black Hawks Football Skills Camp from Monday, August 27 - Thursday, August 30, 2018. The camp is free will take place on the BHHS football field from 3 - 5 p.m. Student athletes will not need a helmet - just cleats to participate. Athletes must have a physical on file (bring physical to the first practice).

Athletes interested in participating please Register Here.

Questions? Contact Coach Matt MacLeod as mmacleod@bloomfield.org

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CAR POOL AND SAFETY CONCERNS

We continue to receive phone calls from concerned parents about several car pool situations that are putting students at risk, causing a great deal of frustration, and creating congestion in the car pool lane. The BHMS administration, PTO, and volunteer parents are currently working on a plan to eliminate these situations. In the meantime, if your car pool practices contribute to any of these major concerns (there may be others) please discontinue those practices immediately and follow the correct procedure indicated.

Concern #1:  Cars bypassing those waiting in the right (inner) car pool lane, and dropping off or picking up students in the left (outer) lane.

Correct Procedure: Drop off and pick up in the right lane ONLY. Left lane should be a constantly moving lane used only for exiting the carpool area.


Concern #2: Cars backing up before pulling out of the right lane.

Correct Procedure: A student was nearly hit recently when a car backed up before pulling out of the right lane. Please wait the extra minute for the car in front of you to pull out, so that you do not need to back up to exit the lane.
 

Concern #3: Being in the right (inner) car pool lane, but ONLY dropping off or picking up directly in front of the building.

Correct Procedure: Drop off and pick up can be done in the right lane as far forward as the flagpole at the west end of the car pool circle, and as far back as the start of the sidewalk that extends from the building toward the road. Please do not leave space in front of you just to drop your student off directly in front of the building. This will keep the car pool lane moving, and minimize back-up on Quarton Road.


Concern #4: Cars entering the carpool lane prior to 7:55 a.m. (when the building opens), but sitting with students in the car until 7:55 a.m.

Correct Procedure: If you choose to have your student stay in the car until 7:55 a.m., please do not wait in the carpool lane. Instead, you are welcome to park in the lot near the tennis courts until your student is ready to exit from the car.

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REMINDER ABOUT NUT RESTRICTIONS AT BHMS

Please remember that BHMS IS A NUT-RESTRICTED BUILDING, 24-HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. There are students in the building who are highly allergic to peanuts and all kinds of tree nuts, and their well-being is of concern.

Students should not bring lunch or snacks containing nuts or nut products. Additionally, please be sure that anything given to the office staff, to teachers, for classrooms, bake sales, end-of-sports or club parties or any other occasion are free of all nuts and nut products. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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CALL 248-341-6010 FOR ATTENDANCE MATTERS

In order to report absences, late arrivals, request early dismissal or a bus pass, or to get a school-related message to your child on a timely basis, you must call the attendance line directly at 248-341-6010.  Calling 248-341-6010 will get you to a recorded line. Messages on that line are checked on a regular basis throughout the school day. Leaving a message on any other line may result in the message not being retrieved or passed on to your student on a timely basis. Please program the 248-341-6010 attendance line phone number on to your phone and use only that line for the above purposes. Thank you.

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We at Bloomfield Hills Middle School are committed to the pursuit of knowledge through inquiry and the development of young people who act as citizens of the world.

To this end, BHMS strives to foster the value of cultural differences, commit to continuous growth and learning, establishing a climate of caring and respect for people and their perspectives as well as building broader communication capacities through access to global information.

BHMS OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 1

OFFICE HOURS BEGINNING AUGUST 1
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed until noon on August 27 for district-wide staff meeting
Counselors available by appointment after August 15

EARLY SCHOOL YEAR DATES
5th Grade Student (only) Orientation
Monday, August 27 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

On-Site Registration Confirmation & Teacher Assignments
Tuesday, August 28 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

First Day of School
Tuesday, September 4 (1/2 day for Gr. 5; full day for Gr. 6/7/8)

SUPPLY LISTS WILL BE POSTED THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST

Dates for 2018/19

  • For dates specific to BHMS, open the BHMS A/B Day and Events Calendar to the right.
  • Open the District Calendar for school schedule and breaks for the 2018/19 school year.

Nut Allergy

Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at BHMS because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. This includes nut butters, products containing nuts or nut by-products. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends. Please keep this restriction in mind not only for individual student lunches and snacks, but also for group treats for a class, for teachers and staff, or items for bake sales.

Calendar

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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C, Booth Center - Room D - Training Room
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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C
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Booth Center - Room A, Booth Center - Room B, Booth Center - Room C

LOCATION


Bloomfield Hills Middle School
4200 West Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

BUILDING HOURS


Main Office
Full Day
Half Day

7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Kidz Zone

(before and after school care)

Before School: 7 - 8:15 a.m.
After School: 3:05 - 6 p.m.
Click here to register your student for Kidz Zone

CONTACTS


Attendance Line:248.341.6010
Attendance
Guidelines
Main Office:248.341.6000
Fax Number:248.341.6099
Bus Updates:Twitter - @BHSBuses

Randy English, Principal
248.341.6005
REnglish@bloomfield.org

Brian Fitzgerald, Associate Principal
248.341.6006
BFitzgerald@bloomfield.org

Melanie Irish Parks, Principal's Secretary
248.341.6001
MParks@bloomfield.org

Cherie Foronato, Attendance/Records Secretary
248.341.6002
CForonato@bloomfield.org

Counselor Grades 6 & 8
Laura Jaster
248.341.6003
Ljaster@bloomfield.org

Counselor Grades 5 & 7
Anthony Flevaris
248.341.6004
AFlevaris@bloomfield.org

IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator
Kathleen Janelle
248.341.6134
KJanelle@bloomfield.org

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