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Return to Learn - 2020-21

Students in iCenter at Doherty
Students learning about butterflies
Abbott students in science class
Students learning in a small group

WBHS Return to Learn - Jan. 14

Return to Learn - Jan. 2021

C2C Return to Learn Considerations - Nov. 17

Members of the district's Classroom to Cloud (C2C) team discuss Return to Learn considerations for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year and beyond. 

Families are asked to review the webinar and the slides linked above before filling out a Second Semester Commitment form. This form will will need to be filled out by all families. The deadline to respond to this form will be Monday, November 30 at 12 p.m.


November 2020 Update




October 14

  • District C2C Planning Meeting

October 19

  • Board of Education Updated

October 19-22

  • Staff Survey Open

October 22

  • Parent Focus Groups

October 28

  • District C2C Planning Meeting

October 29

  • Family Webinar to review Safety and Instructional Protocols

October 29-November 3

  • Family Stakeholder Feedback

November 4

  • District C2C Planning Meeting

November 5

  • Family Webinar to review C2C Return to Learn Plan

November 17

  • Family webinar to review C2C Return to Learn plan

November 23

  • Board Meeting to review/approve C2C Return to Learn Plan

November 23-30

  • Family decision on returning F2F or moving to Lakers Online




Take A Glimpse Into Our Classrooms Webinar - Oct. 29

Members of the Teaching and Learning team presented a webinar to families on Oct. 29 to give our community an opportunity to get an idea of what instruction looks like both in-person and remote in our district. 

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

Remote Only

In the event the district transition to online only instruction for all grades, the resources below outline daily schedules and expectations for instruction:

Canvas 101

The district's instruction and technology teams hosted a special Canvas 101 webinar for parents on Aug. 20 related to the district's new learning management system, Canvas. The slideshow presentation from the webinar can be found below:

*Please note that the West Bloomfield Canvas site is not yet live for students and parents.  Once it becomes available, we will let students and parents know how to access their classes.

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.

Cover Image for Canvas Overview Presentation


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.

Preschool student using computer
Sheiko teacher sharing lesson
Teacher in Scotch Classroom
Student in Gretchko Kindergarten Class

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

Jennifer Ladd with students in classroom
Sheiko teacher and student