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District-Wide Family Connections Gathering

Calling All Newly-Enrolled BHS Families: Family Connections is a parent-volunteer led group designed to support families newly enrolled in Bloomfield Hills Schools! Our first Zoom gathering is coming up on Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. Any new family for any school - including Bloomfield Virtual - is welcome! Come with your questions about the schools or area, and parent/guardian volunteers are here to help. Meet other new families from across all the schools! If you're interested, check out the flyer and register here.

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COVID-19 Case Update 11/20/2020

Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,

We are writing to notify you of:

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomfield Hills High School
  • Two positive COVID-19 student cases at Bloomfield Hills High School
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Bloomin’ Preschool - Fox Hills
  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomin’ Preschool - Fox Hills
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at East Hills Middle School
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Way Elementary School
  • Two positive COVID-19 student cases at West Hills Middle School
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Wing Lake Elementary School

As an important reminder: if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test, all members of the household must stay home until the results are known.

If you do not receive a specific quarantine notice from a district official or an Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend activities as scheduled.

While we are in distance learning, the COVID-19 Case Update emails will now be sent weekly on Fridays at 5 p.m.

Emergency Order MCL 333.2253 requires Bloomfield Hills Schools to report probable and positive case information on our website. The report can be found on the main district website. Please note, cases do not appear on the report until all forms are complete for the case, causing a lag in reporting at times. 

We greatly appreciate the partnership with our families in reporting suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 so we may best protect the students and staff in our schools. Please continue to connect with your school principal regarding any concerns you may have regarding your child’s symptoms or possible exposure to someone with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If your child is sick or has been exposed to a confirmed or probable case of COVID, please do not allow them to attend school activities, programs, or athletics. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health professional or Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533. Please continue to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to keep them home and get your child tested for COVID-19 with a send-out PCR test. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep them at home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms. If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, please continue to keep your child home and reference this chart (on the third page) from the Oakland County Health Division for further guidance.

In accordance with our administrative guidelines and procedures, the district, in collaboration with Oakland County Health Department, will communicate confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a school building, student event/activity, or district-sponsored function. Notification of confirmed cases will be shared via email from the district. Names of those impacted (whether it is a student, employee, district approved volunteer, or guest/spectator) will not be shared. All contact tracing will be handled by the Oakland County Health Department to protect student and employee privacy rights. The district is committed to providing factual, transparent, and critical information in a timely manner.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  • Stay home if you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others. 
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

Sincerely,

Pat Watson, Superintendent

Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/20/2020
COVID-19 Case Update 11/11/2020

Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,

We are writing to notify you of:

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case in the Transportation Department

  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at West Hills Middle School

As an important reminder: if someone in your household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test, all members of the household must stay home until the results are known.

If you do not receive a specific quarantine notice from a district official or an Oakland County Health Division case investigator, your child can attend activities as scheduled.

As a reminder, Bloomfield Hills Schools has transitioned to distance learning.

Emergency Order MCL 333.2253 requires Bloomfield Hills Schools to report probable and positive case information on our website. The report can be found on the main district website. Please note, cases do not appear on the report until all forms are complete for the case, causing a lag in reporting at times. 

We greatly appreciate the partnership with our families in reporting suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 so we may best protect the students and staff in our schools. Please continue to connect with your school principal regarding any concerns you may have regarding your child’s symptoms or possible exposure to someone with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If your child is sick or has been exposed to a confirmed or probable case of COVID, please do not allow them to attend school activities, programs, or athletics. If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your health professional or Nurse on Call at 1-800-848-5533. Please continue to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to keep them home and get your child tested for COVID-19 with a send-out PCR test. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep them at home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms. If you are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, please continue to keep your child home and reference this chart (on the third page) from the Oakland County Health Division for further guidance.

In accordance with our administrative guidelines and procedures, the district, in collaboration with Oakland County Health Department, will communicate confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a school building, student event/activity, or district-sponsored function. Notification of confirmed cases will be shared via email from the district. Names of those impacted (whether it is a student, employee, district approved volunteer, or guest/spectator) will not be shared. All contact tracing will be handled by the Oakland County Health Department to protect student and employee privacy rights. The district is committed to providing factual, transparent, and critical information in a timely manner.

Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  • Stay home if you are sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others. 

  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet). 

  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean your hands after throwing away the tissue. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.

Sincerely,

Pat Watson, Superintendent

Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/11/2020
COVID-19 Case Update 11/2/2020
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Bloomfield Hills High School
  • One positive COVID-19 staff case at Bloomin’ Preschool - Fox Hills
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Bloomin’ Preschool - Fox Hills
  • One positive COVID-19 student cases at East Hills Middle School
  • Three positive COVID-19 student cases at International Academy, Okma Campus
  • One positive COVID-19 student case at Lone Pine Elementary School
  • Two positive COVID-19 student cases at West Hills Middle School
Learn More about COVID-19 Case Update 11/2/2020
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.

Learn More about Mask Reminders

Registration / Schedule Update

We will not be having our in-person registration that was scheduled for next week. We will miss seeing you in person and the energy that comes with receiving your schedule during registration. However, you will be able to take care of all requirements by registering online. Most of our families have already registered, and student schedules will still be available on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Students and families will be able to access their schedules through the parent portal (see directions below).

  • How to Register Your Child
    All families with students in grades K-12 across the district are required annually to complete Online Back to School Registration. The online system allows you to complete the process from home. Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is completed through My Bloomfield. Click HERE for complete instructions that can be found on our district website.

The mission of WHMS is to ensure academic excellence, promote an enduring passion for learning, and encourage global citizenship while celebrating the success of each individual learner.

The school motto: "Nothing Less Than Your Best" is indicative of the high academic and personal standards to which West Hills is dedicated. Along with a strong emphasis on the development of academic knowledge, skills, technology and personal development, West Hills is proud of its commitment to performing and fine arts. In addition, West Hills offers over 19 different sports and several enriching co-curricular clubs and activities.

West Hills is a Nut Restricted School

Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at West 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.

West Hills Middle School became a nut-restricted school in January of 2010. 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.

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Location


West Hills Middle School
2601 Lone Pine Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Contact


Main: 248.341.6100
Attendance: 248.341.6110

Rob Durecka, Principal
248.341.6105
RDurecka@bloomfield.org

Andy Gignac, Assistant Principal
248.341.6106
AGignac@bloomfield.org

Debbie Steaban, Principal's Secretary
248.341.6100
DSteaban@bloomfield.org

Lisa Jones, Attendance Secretary
248.341.6102
LJones@bloomfield.org

Tony Castellani, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Bialk), 6th & 8th)
248.341.6104
ACastellani@bloomfield.org

Carla Westerby, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Castellani and Gordon), 5th & 7th)
248.341.6103
CWesterby@bloomfield.org

 

Building Hours


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

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
3:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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