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Oakland County Health Department - COVID - 19 Symptoms and Safety Protocols

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

Fever (100.4 degrees or greater) • Chills • Sore throat • Headache • Cough • Muscle or body aches • Diarrhea (2x in 24 hours) • Extreme fatigue • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • New loss of taste/smell • Nausea or vomiting (2x in 24 hours) • Congestion or runny nose not attributed to a pre-existing seasonal allergy

If your child becomes sick with any of the symptoms listed above and is attending school, they will be taken by staff to our quarantine room.  Our district's Director of Health and Wellness Leonard Sanford and our district's school nurses will be contacted, and the family will also be contacted for immediate pick up.  If your child is sent home ill, they may not return to school unless we have one of three things: 1) a doctor’s note saying that they are safe to return to school and that the symptoms were caused by something other than COVID;  2) a negative COVID PCR (nasal swab) test; or 3) the student remains home for 10 days and is symptom free.  We will not accept the rapid antigen test.

The reality is that we need our families to do their part to keep our schools open. Completing the daily screener and supporting the protocols for a sick child is what keeps us up and running. Families may find these flow charts from the Oakland County Health Department as additional helpful support in navigating any symptoms of illness in a child. If you need further assistance, call the OCHD Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533


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Trunk-or-Treat Event

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Trunk or Treat is an opportunity for anyone to dress in costume and trick-or-treat for candy around cars. This event is for all ages.

Face masks (not costume-related) are required.

Public restrooms will not be available.

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Red Ribbon Week (Spirit Week) Begins Oct. 26-Oct. 30

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Listed below is the dress up day information days!

Mon.-Fri. Oct. 26-30 Red Ribbon Week
Monday, Oct. 26: Red and White Day
Tuesday, Oct. 27: 90s Day
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Friday, Oct. 30: (Remote Learning): U of M vs. MSU (or College) Day

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Bloomfield Hills Schools - Make a Difference Day 2020 Efforts

Help tackle food insecurity and warmth in Oakland County . . . this year due to COVID-19, Make a Difference Day will look a bit different than in years past.  But we can accomplish the same goal by doing smaller virtual projects from home and then giving big collectively!  In effort to keep our communities safe and comfortable, we will offer various ways that you and your family can get involved:

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October 12 & October 30 - Half Day Remote Classes for All Students

On Monday, October 12 and Friday, October 30, Bloomfield Hills Schools will have a half day of school (the Calendar at a Glance is available HERE). Students should NOT report to the building on those days. Teaching will be remote for all students, regardless of their regular learning setting (in-person, remote, Bloomfield Virtual) during the morning session.

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Oakland County Health Department - COVID - 19 Symptoms and Safety Protocols

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

Fever (100.4 degrees or greater) • Chills • Sore throat • Headache • Cough • Muscle or body aches • Diarrhea (2x in 24 hours) • Extreme fatigue • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • New loss of taste/smell • Nausea or vomiting (2x in 24 hours) • Congestion or runny nose not attributed to a pre-existing seasonal allergy

Please continue to do the daily health screening before sending your child to school.  It is linked here: Daily Screener

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Club Information

Each year, East Hills offers students a number of clubs for student participation.  As we start the year remotely and move into a hybrid schedule, we are exploring how best to run clubs.  In a typical year, our clubs begin in early October.  This school year we plan to roll out clubs a little later in the fall as we work with staff to determine what clubs would run best virtually.  By mid-October, we plan to share out an overview of these offerings including sign-up sheets online for students and families.  Once we know what clubs the students are interested in, they will begin to meet.  Please consider having your students join a club at East Hills!   

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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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