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Reminder - Important Update Regarding BHS K-8 End-of-Year Calendar

The following information was communicated via email on Monday, May 18, 2020. Please review this detailed information regarding the end of the school year calendar adjustments:

As the school year draws to a close, we are still challenged by the unknown elements of our national, state, and local response to COVID-19. It is certain COVID-19 will have an impact on our district for months to come.

Yet we can say with confidence that we are extremely proud of the resilience, determination, and thoughtful collaboration our students, staff, and families have shown in the face of such adversity. The engagement with our Continuous Learning Plan, connections around planning meaningful year-end celebrations, and efforts to help those in need speak to the heart of this community.

As we continue our preparations for the start of school in September, we recognize that in order to best care for and meet the needs of all students, we need to align practices. In order to do that, we need to have all of our staff collaborating together at the same time. Therefore, we will hold professional learning with all of our staff on June 3rd and 8th. Teachers will also be engaged with professional development during the afternoon on June 10 and June 11, and the afternoon of June 12, 2020 remains a records day for staff. Students will be able to continue with their learning plans, but will not experience interaction with staff on these dates and times. Please Note: Bloomfield Hills High School will be following a different calendar for some dates in June.  Specific information from Bloomfield HIlls High School will also be forthcoming.

During our professional learning together, we will operationalize the use of tools that will allow us to be more nimble as we progress through in-person, hybrid, and online learning scenarios. Understanding the best practices when engaging with these tools is important as we strive to meet the needs of all students.  Our secondary staff will be using a platform called Canvas to align 9-12 and our elementary and middle school staff will leverage the full Google Suite to house both classroom, grade level, and shared district resources. We are excited to use these platforms to support student learning interactions this September.

In the event that our time together in school looks different this fall, we are focused on preparing to provide the most developmentally appropriate instruction possible, in all formats, to assure the continued academic, social, and emotional growth of our learners.  Teachers are an essential component of a successful return to school in the fall and we value their input as we take up new approaches to teaching, learning, and assessing. To be successful in this new environment, we must create conditions that allow our teachers to be seen, heard, and valued as professionals. While this is new territory for many of us and much change is ahead, this professional learning opportunity will enable us to leverage our collective thinking now, in preparing for a safe, smooth, and productive start to the 2020-2021 school year

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IMPORTANT 8th Grade to High School Transition Meetings and Scheduling Appointments

There are several very important dates coming up for our 8th graders that will assist in them having a smooth, informed, and successful transition to high school.  WHMS 8th grade counselor, Mr. Castellani, has put together a newsletter with this very important information for current 8th graders, including information about the BH High School Virtual Orientation Night, the student meeting with counselors, as well as how to schedule an appointment with a BH High School counselor. Please review this extremely important information in the newsletter HERE, and schedule your 8th grader's appointment.  This newsletter also contains all of the Google Meet and Zoom links for the meetings listed below.

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8th-Grade Trip Update - February 26, 2021

After working to put together an itinerary shifting the DC trip to be a northern Michigan trip, I regret to inform you that we have decided to forego an 8th-grade overnight trip this year.  With that being said, many of our families had previously made a reservation for the trip.  Student Adventures will be sending communication soon, most likely next week, with details on providing a full refund to everyone who had made a deposit or payments towards the trip.  

In lieu of the overnight experience, we are working on an opportunity to provide our students an experience more locally.  Stay tuned for details on that as we plan for the remainder of the school year.

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Principal Message: February 26, 2021

I am so proud to be a Warrior!  Our community's generosity resulted in a significantly large donation of food to be delivered to Open Door Outreach Center next week.  A sincere thank you to all who donated.  It was fun to see the students (and staff) dress up in bright colors, pajamas, sports and activities wear, and grade-level colors for Spirit Week. The participation was great!

Last night the Board of Education approved the recommendation of a full five-day in-person learning plan for students in kindergarten through 12th grade beginning Monday, April 5.  This plan includes a full face-to-face return and redesigned schedule for specials and unified arts classes district-wide.

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history and beyond. There are clear connections between our IB Learner profile traits and important figures we will highlight each week.

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Half Day:  Monday, March 1

Monday, March 1 is a half-day. Students should NOT report to the building on this day. Teaching will be remote for all students, regardless of their regular learning setting (in-person, remote, Bloomfield Virtual).

Fourth and fifth-grade teachers will communicate their Monday, March 1 AM schedules directly to students and families (including specials if they are scheduled to meet).

Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 attend their core classes following the times bulleted below regardless of whether they are in the AM, PM, or PM-Remote cohorts. Middle school elective classes will not be held on Monday, March 1.

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Yearbook Order and Getting Your Pictures In!

The yearbook staff invites students and parents/guardians to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific yearbook!

Submit your photos online:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter Login ID: 416053940
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  5. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

To order your yearbook, go to the Jostens Website for West Hills.

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IB Learner Profile Focus for February (Principled) and Social Emotional Learning

The IB Learner Profile Trait for February: PRINCIPLED

Students who are principled act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Students who are principled have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning.

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The BBL offers baseball for boys and girls for grades pre-K through high school. Teams are generally organized by school and by age group, so your kids will have a chance to play with their friends and classmates.  Team placement is done by order of registration, so register soon for the best chance to play for your school team.

Learn More about Let's Play Ball!  Register Now for the Bloomfield Baseball League 2021 Spring Season