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School Closing Information

Remote Instruction Consideration - 2021

In the event of a district wide, weather-related school closure during the 2020-21 school year, ALL students and staff will receive the day off from instruction. While our successes with remote learning would give credence to the notion of switching to remote instruction on those inclement weather days, currently that is not the practice in the State of Michigan. 

If the decision is made to close schools due to inclement weather conditions, students and staff may rest easy and enjoy a well deserved day off from instruction. 

District Decision

Our District staff understands that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served, both academically and socially, by being in school. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority in making a decision to keep schools open or to close schools in bad weather.

SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION:
When schools need to close, emergency procedures go into effect quickly. Parents should develop an emergency procedure for their children in the event of a school closing or other unexpected happening.

SNOW CLOSING:
The superintendent will decide whether to close schools on a day of heavy snow or snowstorm forecast. School closing information is cablecast on West Bloomfield School District’s access channel WBTV-19 and broadcast on most local radio stations, including WJR-760 AM, WWJ-950 AM and on television channels 2, 4 or 7. Notices are broadcast to all parents via SchoolMessenger, posted on the district website (www.wbsd.org), and on the district's social media accounts. Please do not call the transportation office for closing information. In the event of school closing, the transportation staff is involved with closing procedures.

SCHOOL DAY CLOSINGS:
Other reasons for closings during the school day may include a mechanical malfunction in the building, power outage or other unexpected events. When making the decision to close, the health and safety of the children is the primary consideration.

Parent Decision

Although the District does its best in this process, we know that often no perfect decision exists. If you feel as though it is not safe for your child to attend school, please know that you always have the option of keeping your child at home.