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Welcome to Lakers Online!

The West Bloomfield School District is pleased to welcome you to Lakers Online for the 2020-21 school year. 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.

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Meet the Principal

Ms. Jennifer Bennett - Lakers Online Principal

Ms. Bennett has held an impressive variety of instructional and leadership positions in school districts around the metro-Detroit area during her career. These positions include a technology media specialist, 4th, 5th and 6th grade teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and principal in Monroe Public Schools, principal in Northville Public Schools and literacy coach in the West Bloomfield School District. These experiences will serve her well leading the district’s Lakers Online learning community.

We were fortunate to already have such a talented and well rounded educational leader within our district in Ms. Bennett. She will bring her years of experience to this unique opportunity and lead our Lakers Online students and staff into the 2020-21 school year. We have the utmost confidence in her abilities and we wish her nothing but success in this new role.

- Dr. Gerald Hill, WBSD Superintendent
Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett

Lakers Online

Lakers Online Contact Information

Email: LakersOnline@wbsd.org 
Phone: (248) 865-6758
Fax: (248) 865-6475
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Safeline:
LOHS (248) 865-6722

*MS/ES: For now, please email Omeika Davis, omeika.davis@wbsd.org.

August 23 Webinar

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.

PowerSchool Information

The PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal is now on for all West Bloomfield School parents. You must have your child’s PowerSchool Username and Access ID to login OR set up a new account. 

If you need your child’s PowerSchool Username and Access ID email Suzanne Cortez at suzanne.cortez@wbsd.org. Request this information and include your child’s first and last name with your request. 

If you are a new family to West Bloomfield Public Schools, you must know your child’s PowerSchool Username and Access ID AND follow these directions to create your parent account. 

If you already have an account and know your PowerSchool Username and Access ID:

  • Click on Account Preferences 
  • Click the Students tab 
  • Click Add Type in the students name, Access ID, Access Password and your relationship to the child 
  • Click OK 

When typing in the Parent Access ID and Parent Access Password, be sure and use CAPITAL LETTERS. It is case sensitive. 

If you have any problems creating your account or logging into your account from last year, please contact Suzanne Cortez at suzanne.cortez@wbsd.org. 

If you are using a mobile device, the District Code is: STXN

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Lakers Online - Orientation Sessions

The school district's Lakers Online Teaching and Learning team held two student/parent informational orientation sessions on August 13 for prospective families interested in Lakers Online for the 2020-21 school year. 

A link to the presentation used during the orientations can be found below:

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Canvas

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

Canvas Resources

Parent Information and Notification Timeline

The West Bloomfield School District is pleased to announce our remote learning instructional pathway, Lakers Online.  As we shared in our Classroom to Cloud Framework for Instruction, a remote learning option would be available for Fall 2020.  Lakers Online will provide a rich, rigorous learning experience for our students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The classes will be taught by West Bloomfield teachers and are aligned to our standards, resources and requirements. 

To learn more about Lakers Online, please visit our website at:  Lakers Online webpage.  In addition, we will be hosting informational sessions as well as an opportunity for your questions to be answered. 

Please see the timeline below for more information:

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Why should I enroll in Lakers Online?

The West Bloomfield School District believes rigorous remote learning courses are reflective of our Portrait of a Graduate. Becoming a successful online learner is an integral skill that students should master to thrive in the 21st Century. Remote learning through Lakers Online allows you to experience online learning with the guidance of a highly-qualified teacher that is dedicated to ensuring your success in the course and the support of a highly-structured program.

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