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Early Release

New for the 2019-20 school year is the implementation of 25 Early Release days. These Early Release days fall on select Mondays throughout the school year. Students at all levels will be released one hour earlier than their regularly scheduled dismissal times.

Please review the 2019-20 WBSD calendar for a complete list of Early Release days. A list of Early Release dismissal times are listed by building below:


Early Release Dismissal Time

Doherty Elementary

2:17 p.m.

Gretchko Elementary

3:07 p.m.

Roosevelt Elementary

3:07 p.m.

Scotch Elementary

3:07 p.m.

Sheiko Elementary

2:17 p.m.

Abbott Middle School

1:42 p.m.

Orchard Lake Middle School

1:42 p.m.

West Bloomfield High School

1:03 p.m.

West Bloomfield Transition Center

2:22 p.m.

These 25 Early Release days were collectively bargained into the school district’s calendar to give staff the necessary time for professional development throughout the school year without the need for half days. Half days often prove problematic for families when it comes to scheduling and results in lower attendance figures. The Early Release day approach was instituted to compact those issues all while giving staff the necessary time to learn and grow as educators.  

If you require additional childcare on Early Release days, our Community Education Department has special offerings for elementary and middle school aged children through our Kids Klub and Tween Time programs. Contact Collette Goestenkors at (248) 865-6468 for more information.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to provide the best possible learning and collaborating environment for our students and our staff members. If you have any additional questions, please contact your building’s office staff for more information.