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BLOOMFIELD VIRTUAL K-5 - Bloomfield Virtual is an online school for grades K-5 ONLY. Parents had to enroll their K-5 students specifically in Bloomfield Virtual for either the entire first semester or the entire school year.  Students in Bloomfield Virtual WILL NOT physically return to a school building for the period of time they selected. Bloomfield Virtual has a distinct set of teachers from across the district and a newly named administrator, Mrs. Jen Teal (jteal@bloomfield.org). 

DISTANCE or REMOTE LEARNING - Distance or Remote learning are interchangeable terms. For purposes here, we will use the term remote learning. These terms apply to our 4th and 5th graders who are NOT signed up for Bloomfield Virtual (as described above), PLUS ALL of our 6th, 7th & 8th graders starting September 8. Students in a remote setting will be taught online by East Hills staff. ALL of these students will begin the year remotely and will be phased back into a hybrid in person schedule as the district and state guidelines allow.  4th and 5th graders who are not signed up for Bloomfield Virtual are required to return in person at that time for their schedule AM or PM period. Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 may return to the building or continue working remotely.

HYBRID - The hybrid model will be a combination of remote and in-person learning. The start of our hybrid learning platform will be identified by our district and communicated with families as soon as it is approved.  4th and 5th graders who are not signed up for Bloomfield Virtual are required to return in person at that time for their schedule AM or PM period. Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 may return to the building or continue working remotely.

SAMPLE SCHEDULES - Sample schedules for each of our learning platforms have been shared with the community through board presentations, town hall forums, weekly broadcast messages, and other communication efforts.  These sample schedules are not your child’s specific schedule.  Each teacher will have the flexibility to design learning engagements that meet the unique needs of the students in their classes and will communicate to families their specific schedule.


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Principal Message: November 27, 2021

I hope that you have enjoyed the additional time with family and friends.  I know that for the Gignac family it has been a wonderful opportunity to recharge and reconnect.  It was such a blessing going into the Thanksgiving Break celebrating our veterans and unsung heroes with the 4th and 8th-grade concert.  A special thanks to Mrs. Pierre and Mrs. Yordanova for their work to organize this event.  Additionally, thank you to our media specialist, Mrs. Amatulli, for presenting about the time she spent serving our country. As we move into the final weeks of school in the 2021 calendar year, I want to remind our elementary students to make sure that they have their recess gear ready!  Snow has arrived!!!

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PTO Fundraiser:  Shopping Event at Evereve, Dec. 3

Join PTO for a morning of shopping & fun at Evereve in Birmingham!

Please join us on Friday, December 3rd at 9:30 am (before the store opens to the public) at Evereve in Birmingham for a fun shopping morning that will benefit our PTO! Can't make it then/at all? No problem! You can shop at Birmingham's Evereve all day, and you can also call orders in for great items you spot on their website. Be sure to mention "West Hills PTO" at checkout! Questions? Contact Karen at karendkaplan@gmail.com.

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Winter Recess Guidelines Reminder

West Hills holds an outdoor recess daily unless it is raining or temperatures drop below 10 degrees (or 10 degrees wind chill). It is essential that students arrive at school with appropriate winter weather play gear—warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants, and other warm clothing. We recommend that all gear be clearly labeled with the student's first and last name. 

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Reminder to Bring a Mask Each Day

Please remind your student to come to school with a mask, and put it on before entering the building. We are happy to provide spare masks when needed, but students are encouraged to bring their own each day.  We encourage families to have their children bring an extra mask each day as well.

Also, guests coming to the building should wear a mask if needing to enter the building.

Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.

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Art and Basketball Club Updates/Schedules

Due to large numbers of students signing up to participate in Art Club and the 4/5 Basketball Club, a rotation schedule has been set up.  The alternative to rotating groups was using a lottery system to select those who would be able to participate.  In an effort to give all interested students the opportunity to attend, we set up the following schedules for those who had signed up.

Art Club will meet Thursdays, 3:20-4:00pm, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  Members that couldn't attend on Thursday, 10/14/21, can pick up a paper copy in the art room at any time.  ART CLUB SCHEDULE

4/5 Baseketball Club will meet Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below.  If needed members can pick up a paper copy from Mr. Drogosch in room 120.  BASKETBALL CLUB SCHEDULE

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School Lunch Information

Please see the District website “Lunch” page for details on menus and putting money on a student’s lunch account. You will also find information on the BHS website “Lunch” page about alternative menus for students with allergies or other special dietary needs.

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS:
Families eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch must reapply every school year. To complete the Online Free/Reduced lunch application, parents/guardians can log in to ParentPortal and complete the application. Click on your child's name, then click "Food Service Free & Reduced Lunch Application" under School Links. Paper applications are available by clicking HERE.

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