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Principal's Message 12-4-2020

Dear East Hills School Community:

We had another important week of learning and supporting each other.  I continue to be so grateful for all the efforts of our school community.  I would like to take a moment to highlight that our Virtual Book Fair is now underway - please see the article below for all the details. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to support literacy development, our media center, and most of all - our students and children.  As we head into the upcoming week, please take some time to review this week’s broadcast to stay informed of all the latest happenings at East Hills and across the district.

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
-John Wooden

Mr. Rubel

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IB Learner Profile Focus for December: Knowledgeable

I explore new concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance.  I am developing my knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.

“Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self-confidence you will have.” ~Brian Tracy

A great Knowledgeable resource for students is our EHMS Virtual Media Center. It contains a school library catalog, research databases, and downloadable Ebooks! Reading is a wonderful way to build knowledge and keep your child engaged over winter break!

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National Junior Honor Society - 8th Grade Students

Mr. Southward will be reaching out to 8th-grade students to explain and discuss the qualifications for the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), including an updated service requirement. Students will receive an email the week of December 7th with the requirements for acceptance. This email will also include the option for students to join a question and answer session on December 16th at 4:00 p.m. (optional). All NJHS requirements can be found electronically on the East Hills website under Clubs and Organizations.

NJHS Service as Action Letter to 8th-Grade Families.

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East Hills Virtual Book Fair - (December 1-December 12)

Supporting a love for reading is critical to student success.  Explore the East Hills Online Book e-Fair between Tuesday, December 1 and Saturday, December 12.  Help your child find their next favorite book.  Encourage your child to create their online wish list and then share it with friends and family.  For every purchase, East Hills will earn 50% back in rewards to purchase more books for us.

LINK to e-Fair site: efairs.follettbookfairs.com

East Hills e-Fair code: 3LLX6

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Distance Learning Resources and Contacts for East Hills Families

Learning Resources: If a teacher determines that your student needs learning resources from the building, they will coordinate a pick up time with the main office for you.  Until further notice, items can be picked up on any Tuesday or Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Please note that the building will not be open for entry, but staff will be available during these times to assist you.  If the district is on break, these pick-up hours will not apply.

Food service distribution: Families and caregivers can continue to pick up meals on behalf of students. Curbside pick-up is available.

East Hills Middle School - Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bloomfield Hills High School - Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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East Hills Fall Virtual Forensics State Tournament Results 2020

Congratulations to all of our forensics team members from East Hills Middle School!  They did incredibly well while competing at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association Fall State Virtual Tournament.  Everyone showed exemplary performances in acting and public speaking.  We are so proud of our East Hills team and we all look forward to the second semester forensics season as well. 

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International Academy Virtual Enrollment Information Night

Come join us to learn more about the International Academy and the enrollment process for current 8th graders.  Please pre-register for the dates listed below by clicking on the link for the registration form here: Pre-register

Virtual Enrollment Information Question & Answer Session
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the IA Enrollment Coordinator, Ann Curran at acurran@bloomfield.org.

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at East Hills

Throughout Bloomfield Hills School we have placed a great emphasis on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for our students and staff.  The resources for our SEL curriculum development are based on CASEL’s Core Competencies which allow for design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build capacity to support students and each other.

Global Education Team/Wellness Meetings:
Families and staff are welcome to take part in our monthly Global Education Team/Wellness (GET - Wellness) meetings. Our next GET - Wellness meeting will be Monday, December 14, 11:15 am-12:15 pm.  Please watch for login information that will be sent the week prior if you are interested in attending!

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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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Oakland County Health Department - COVID - 19 Symptoms and Safety Protocols - Updated 11/13/2020 for Broadcast

Our latest guidance from the Oakland County Health Department outlines the following as symptoms:

High-risk symptoms include one of the following:

  • Uncontrolled cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Loss of taste or loss of smell

Low-risk symptoms include two or more of the following: 

  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Diarrhea or vomiting (2x in 24 hours) 
  • Muscle aches 
  • Fatigue 
  • Headache 
  • Temperature equal to or higher than 100.4  

lth screening before sending your child to school.  It is linked here: Daily Screener

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Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at East Hills because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends.

East Hills Middle School became a nut-restricted school in January of 2013. As a result, please carefully read and review all food packaging prior to sending food items to school. We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

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District and School Communications

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools through Remind and My Bloomfield. Instructions for updating this information are available at www.bloomfield.org/notifications. Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to text, email, and phone call notifications.

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Mission Statement

East Hills Middle School Community works together to foster caring partnerships that promote self-esteem and value the dignity and diversity of each individual. Through inquiry, creative expression, and critical thinking we nurture the joy and desire for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship for each learner of our school community.

Suggested Materials Lists 2020-2021 School Year

We are still working to determine how we will best structure ourselves for next school year, but we wanted to send our suggested materials lists now to help you prepare as we think about the upcoming year.  Please find the suggested materials lists by grade level below.

4th Grade Suggested Materials

5th Grade Suggested Materials (Updated 7-24-2020)

6th Grade Suggested Materials

7th Grade Suggested Materials

8th Grade Suggested Materials

6th/7th/8th World Languages (Spanish and Chinese) Suggested Materials

Mrs. Siegfried ARP Suggested Materials

East Hills Service as Action Form

Through Service as Action experiences in the classroom, throughout the school, and within the community, East Hills students will enhance their skills of collaboration, perseverance, initiative, understanding and engagement. Students should complete a Service as Action form to reflect on each Service as Action experience in which they participate. 

East Hills is a Nut-Restricted School
Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at East Hills because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends.

East Hills Middle School became a nut-restricted school in January of 2013. As a result, please carefully read and review all food packaging prior to sending food items to school. For further information on food allergies, consult www.foodallergy.org. We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

Nut Restricted Letter 2019-2020

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Contact


Main: 248.341.6200
Attendance: 248.341.6210

Jason Rubel, Principal
248.341.6205
JRubel@bloomfield.org

Angela Konzen, Associate Principal
248.341.6206
AKonzen@bloomfield.org

Leah Closson, Principal's Secretary
248.341.6201
lclosson@bloomfield.org

Kristin Bridges, Attendance/Records Secretary
248.341.6202
KBridges@bloomfield.org

Julia Beattie, IB Teacher Leader/MYP Coordinator
248.341.6722
JBeattie@bloomfield.org

Tom Kalanquin, Counselor
(4th, 5th & 6th grades for 2020-2021 school year)
248.341.6203
TKalanquin@bloomfield.org

TaMarcus Southward, Counselor
(7th & 8th grades for 2020-2021 school year)
248.341.6204
TSouthward@bloomfield.org

Location


East Hills Middle School
2800 Kensington Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Building Hours



Class 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Half Days 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
Kidz Zone

7:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


 

 

 

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