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Return to Learn - 2020-21

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July 2020 Update

Our Classroom to Cloud Return to Learn teams have continued to refine our plans for the 2020-21 school year through ongoing planning, keeping student and staff health and safety at the forefront of our decision making along with making sound instructional decisions for students. The teams have also received feedback from staff and students regarding our instructional model and its impact on learning.

We are now proposing the following updates to our Return to Learn Roadmap for 2020-21:

Mi Safe Start Phases

WBHS - July 28

K-8 - July 29

OEC - July 30

Community Presentations

We are held an information session for parents to learn more about our Return to Learn plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Links to the recording and slide presentation are included below:

July 21 Parent Presentation

Return to Learn Roadmap

As you are all aware, Governor Whitmer shared her “MI Safe Schools: Return to School Roadmap" in early July. This plan was developed in partnership with educators, legislators and public health officials to ensure the safety of students, staff and families as we eagerly look forward to the start of the 2020-21 school year and the return of in-person instruction.

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New for 2020-21 is our learning management system (LMS), Canvas. Learn more about Canvas at the link below:

Canvas Resources

Cloud Care

New to the district for 2020-21 school year is Cloud Care, an opportunity for families in need of additional childcare offerings during the half of the school day that their student(s) are not participating in in-person instruction. Click on the button below to learn more about Cloud Care.

Cloud Care Information

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Lakers Online Contact Information

Website: Lakers Online
Phone: (248) 865-6479
Fax: (248) 865-6475
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Lakers Online

Lakers Online offers an exceptional learning experience and is open to all students in West Bloomfield and Oakland County through the district's Schools of Choice program. Students will engage in interesting and rigorous coursework, add flexibility to their schedule, and gain experience with online classes in a supportive environment. All Lakers Online courses are taught by our specially qualified teachers.

Our goal is to provide a world-class remote learning experience that provides students with rigorous course options and increased flexibility in their school schedules.

The West Bloomfield School District supports Online Learning. Our successful transition to Cloud Learning in the Spring of 2020 combined with our high rigor and academic standards will create an immediate impact for families who select this instructional pathway. The advantage we as a district possess over other online institutions is the relationships our talented and dedicated educators build with students. It is these relationships that are the heart of everything we do in the classroom both in person and online.

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The district and school Classroom to Cloud (C2C) planning teams have met weekly since mid-May to carefully plan for our Return to School and, where feasible, in-person instruction. The Governor’s Return to School Roadmap, which aligns with the Mi Safe Start Plan, has been the driver in our decision-making, along with the feedback we have received from our staff and families. We are making the following recommendations to our Board of Education regarding our West Bloomfield School District C2C Return to School and feel confident the plans are reflective of and responsive to the needs of our community.

Classroom to Cloud Timeline

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