Bloomfield Hills Schools celebrates the diversity of families within the school community with an annual Multicultural Celebration. Now in its fourth year of being a district-wide event, the Parent Teacher Organization Council, composed of volunteer family members from across Bloomfield Hills Schools, hosted this educational celebration of culture in the Bloomfield Hills High School Main Commons.
- All students will have lessons and activities that engage them in the virtual school environment utilizing innovative practices. Students in K-5 will be taught by BHS teachers and students in grades 6-8 will be taught through the Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC), which is supported by Oakland Schools.
- Students will need a learning coach. A learning coach is an adult who supports learning at home (helps keep time; makes sure materials/devices are ready for the day; reviews learning at end of day including looking over comments from Google Classroom, Seesaw, etc.; makes sure students are on Zoom/Google Meet and on-task). This guide to success helps explain tips and check lists.
- Bloomfield Hills Schools will provide a device (iPad for K-1, Chromebook for 2-5) to every student upon enrollment and completion of the Technology Agreement.
- Learning experiences in all classrooms will be linked through Google Classroom and Clever. In addition, students may utilize other tools to engage with their teacher and classmates.
- Zoom, Remind, and district email will be used as primary tools for communication.
- Learning experiences will be both synchronous and asynchronous and, at the discretion of the teacher, are designed to be completed independently and in collaboration with other students in the virtual classroom.
- Resources vary by class and lesson, but will include live instruction, links to videos, graphic organizers, scanned materials to read and engage with, reading materials including books and ebooks, math journals, as well as teacher-created and/or curated resources.
- Students and families are encouraged to be proactive in reaching out to teachers as needed as the home/school partnership is a key to success.
- Connections time will serve a vital role in supporting students' social and emotional growth by promoting a sense of community within the virtual school.