November 2, 2020
Dear West Bloomfield families,
Late last week the Oakland County Health Division changed the COVID-19 Risk Determination Level for Oakland County to an "E" category, the highest risk level on their Guidance for In-Person Instruction chart. A level E risk determination means that there are 150 or greater cases per million with a 20 or greater percent positivity rate.
Due to the significant increase and prevalence of COVID-19 in Oakland County (Risk Level "E" - Highest Risk category) and the presence of active COVID-19 cases in our schools, the West Bloomfield School District will be moving to totally remote instruction for all students effective November 2 - November 27. During this period of time, our buildings will be CLOSED.
Conditions permitting, we plan to return to our current hybrid instruction model in grades K-8 , Special Education and Oakland Early College on November 30. West Bloomfield High School and Lakers Online will remain totally remote during this time period.
There will be a parent webinar on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. as members of the district and building administration, provide updates and context surrounding this decision. Please find the Zoom link below:
WBSD Parent Webinar - November 2 - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88944808356
Please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Stay home if you’re sick, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces daily.
We know everyone on Team WB is doing their best when it comes to managing these unprecedented circumstances. We appreciate your support, understanding and grace as we work to ensure the safety of our students, staff and their families. We understand the extreme disappointment felt by students and staff alike as we make this decision. Support will be made available for those in need through our district counseling and wellness staff. Traditional support services such as food service distribution, technology assistance, and social-emotional support will also be available for families.
Please visit our district website and social media for updates throughout this closure.
Please look after yourselves and one another. Mask Up, Stay Safe, Save Lives.
Dr. Gerald Hill, Superintendent
West Bloomfield School District