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Math Placement Timeline & Information for the 2020 - 2021 School Year

Communication for Current 7th Graders


The 7th-grade year is coming to an end.  Although this year presented many challenges, we have completed the math placement process to determine each student’s math course placement for next year.

In 8th grade, students are enrolled in either Math 8 or Algebra.  Both options offer rigor and challenge for students.  To determine which course is best, multiple indicators are used (with some minor adjustments this year due to COVID).  Decisions and parent notification have been completed through MiStar (Parent Portal) today, June 5, 2020.   If the placement for your child indicates Math 8 and you wish to sign a waiver for Algebra placement, please fill out the linked waiver form.

It is our desire to ensure appropriate placement for every student. Therefore, some adjustments may need to be made at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, given the challenges presented by COVID-19. We will closely communicate with both students and families should that need arise in the fall. 

Once again, your child’s math placement has been shared via MiStar (Parent Portal) on June 5, 2020. Instructions for accessing MiStar can be found HERE.


Communication for Current K- 6th Graders
This school year has presented many challenges due to COVID-19.  One challenge is determining math placements for our students in grades K-6 that may need to be placed in a grade up.  For students in grades K-6, the district will determine any necessary grade up math placement at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  More information regarding this process will be available at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  In the meantime, continue to encourage your child to stay strong on their math skills.

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Learn More about Reproductive Health and Communicable Disease Instruction for Students in Grades 7 and 8

The third annual district-wide Multicultural Celebration is set for the evening of Monday, March 30th, at Bloomfield Hills High School!  This event showcases cultures from around the globe, represented by our own Bloomfield Hills School district students and families.  If you enjoy planning events, love to celebrate cultural diversity, and like meeting parents from across the district, this is the committee for you!  The committee meets about once a month, and plans details like the event theme, the packet for participants, school communications, coordinating food and volunteers, and much more!  Please contact Leah Abel at if you're interested!

Learn More about Multicultural Celebration Planning Committee Volunteer Opportunity!
Nut Allergy

West Hills Middle School continues to be a nut-restricted school. As a reminder, this also includes all field trips, sporting events, and all other before and after school events. Please carefully read and review all food packaging prior to sending food items to school. For further information on food allergies, consult We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

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