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COVID-19 Data Metrics Update

While we recognize the extraordinary efforts of students, staff, and families in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, unfortunately the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) reports that cases continue to rise in Oakland County. If cases continue to trend upward, OCHD has warned schools that we may be forced to implement additional restrictions to prevent continued infections. Restrictions may include modifications to activities like athletics and clubs, and schools may be asked to shift to a distance learning instructional model either periodically or for an extended period of time until cases decline. 

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COVID

We are writing to notify you of two COVID-19 student cases: one probable and one confirmed positive at Bloomin’ Preschools, Fox Hills. Bloomfield Hills Schools determined that one class at Bloomin’ Preschools Fox Hills should be closed and quarantined for fourteen (14) days as we await guidance from the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD).

We also were notified of a positive COVID-19 case at the International Academy, Okma Campus.

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COVID Case Update & District-wide Notices to Continue

On October 27, we notified the Bloomfield Hills Schools families that based on feedback, we would begin sending COVID-19 probable and positive case updates to only the impacted school community. After further consideration and discussion, Bloomfield Hills Schools will continue to communicate all district COVID-19 cases to the entire BHS community. Communicating all cases provides the community with an understanding of the district's response, as well as the impact COVID-19 has on our community.  

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COVID-19 Case Update 10/23/20

We are writing to update you regarding the latest probable and confirmed cases in Bloomfield Hills Schools. The CDC defines a “probable” case as someone who has tested positive with a Rapid Results diagnostic test.

  • Bloomfield Hills High School student - probable

  • Bloomfield Hills High School student - probable

  • International Academy student - probable

  • Eastover Elementary student - confirmed 

The schools have been cleaned and thoroughly disinfected. Our regularly scheduled classes will continue and, if you do not receive a specific quarantine notice or a phone call from the Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend school as scheduled.

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COVID-19 Case Update 10/23/20

We are writing to notify you of two confirmed positive student COVID-19 cases: one at East Hills Middle School and one at Eastover Elementary School. The schools will be deep cleaned once again this evening and all areas will be thoroughly disinfected. Our regularly scheduled classes will continue and, if you do not receive a specific quarantine notice or a phone call from the Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend school as scheduled.

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COVID pre-screen flyer

The Bloomfield Hills Schools COVID Pre-Screen has been updated to now include a self-reporting tool for possible, probable, and confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In addition, families can report a student absence via the form and we encourage families to use the form for absence reporting in lieu of the attendance hotlines at each individual school.

Please continue to visit www.bloomfield.org/pre-screen each morning to complete the COVID-19 pre-screen.

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COVID-Relief Microgrant Initiative

Oakland County and United Way for Southeastern Michigan are pleased to offer the Oakland Together COVID-Relief Microgrant Initiative. Eligible residents in Oakland County can apply for a $500 microgrant to cover necessary expenses or gaps in income resulting from the economic repercussions of COVID-19. Visit Fund.UpTogether.org/Oakland to submit an application.

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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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Students who thrive in a small environment that develops character, integrity, compassion for others, and academic skills will find success at Bowers Academy.
Founded to address the needs of non-traditional learners, Bowers Academy balances academic challenge with self-reflection, exceptionally small class sizes, and the unique learning environment of the Bowers Farm.
Our ultimate goal at Bowers Academy is to graduate competent, empathetic, aware, and empowered individuals.

Core Beliefs

  • Relationships are primary, particularly in this setting. Staff are sensitive to power struggles that impede the formation of positive relationships.
  • Student choice facilitates engagement and offers a sense of power to students.
  • All students learn at different rates. Bowers Academy offers an alternative setting to structure the delivery of curriculum around this concept.
  • The delivery of our curriculum must offer a significant departure from what students have already experienced and failed.
  • Bowers Academy strives to create a safe environment for students to make choices and establish independence.
  • A low student to teacher ratio is maintained.

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Location


Bowers Academy
1223 E. Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Contact

Dr. Aileen Myer
Teaching Administrator
248.341.5990

Building Hours

Mon - Fri 7:25 AM - 2:30 PM