October 23, 2021
Dear West Hills School Community:
Fall is in full swing! With our sports teams and clubs up and running the activity before, during, and after school is incredible. All of our season one teams have had a high level of participation and over 150 students have signed up to be a part of clubs! Thank you families for making it possible for your students to get involved and get connected!
Make a Difference Day: Our Make a Difference Day food drive to support Gleaners was a huge success! Our West Hills community's generosity once again shined through as thousands of food items were donated and through our three spirit days nearly $1,200 was raised! I'm always humbled by how our families step up to support those in need! Thank you to Megan Johnston, our WHMS PTO, and the district PTOC for organizing these efforts.
Halloween Party Update: We feel fortunate to be able to have our Halloween parties happening at the end of this week for our fourth and fifth-grade classrooms. With that being said, we are limiting attendance to room parents to support the party. We will take LOTS of pictures and be sure to share them out!
Drop-Off Lane Request: West Hills has the luxury of long driveways and extensive stretches of curb to drop students off in the morning. Please pull forward past the ramp so that multiple cars can allow students to get out at the same time. Remember that doors open at 8:15. If you need to wait past this time we ask that you do not stay in the drop-off lane.
Guidelines for Symptoms: As we continue our efforts to keep everyone safe and limit the spread of Covid-19, we follow district and county guidelines. As you determine whether or not your child is able to attend school, reviewing this Oakland County Screening Checklist is a great resource that outlines the guidance we are following. Additional Covid mitigation protocols for our district can be found by clicking HERE.
8th-Grade D.C. Trip Information Meeting: Eighth-grade families should review the article on the Washington, D.C. trip as we will be kicking off our planning with an in-person meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the WHMS cafeteria. Please plan to attend with your student.
Don't forget that Friday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 2 are half-days with 11:50 a.m. dismissals.
“There is no end to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”
West Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills Schools
A/B Schedule (used for 5th-Grade Band/Orchestra and 6th-8th electives) for the Upcoming Week:
Mon., Oct. 25 - A Day
Tues., Oct. 26 - B Day
Wed., Oct. 27 - A Day
Thurs., Oct. 28 - B Day
Fri., Oct. 29 - A Day morning schedule (1/2 Day with 11:50 Dismissal)
Tues., Oct 26 WHMS Global Ed Team Meeting 7:30 a.m. WHMS Media Center
Tues., Oct 26 8th-Grade D.C. Trip Kickoff Meeting 6:30 p.m. WHMS Cafeteria
Fri., Oct. 29 ½ Day of School – PD for Teachers 11:50 a.m. Dismissal
Tues., Nov. 2 ½ Day of School – PD for Teachers 11:50 a.m. Dismissal
Tues., Nov. 9 Virtual Conferences 3:45-6:45 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Picture Make-Up and Retake Day
Mon., Nov. 15 Virtual Conferences 3:45-6:45 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 17 Virtual Conferences 5:00-8:00 p.m.
2021-22 BHS Calendar At-A-Glance