Talk Sup’t. September 10, 2010
School began on Wednesday with our first full day of classes, and we are now on our two day holiday observance. We are ironing out many of the first day bugs, (there were few) and are looking forward to a full week starting Monday. I visited every school yesterday and was very impressed with the teacher and student engagement in every classroom. The feedback from parents has been positive toward the opening of school. Thanks to everyone for a great beginning – We will work out the glitches!!
WALKING DISTANCES AND TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is provided for all West Bloomfield Schools resident students living more than 1 mile from their school of attendance. Students that are not assigned to bus stops may NOT use neighborhood bus stops. Safe, efficient and friendly service is our goal and we strive every day to accomplish this. We will do our best to arrive at your child’s bus stop on time. There may be delays due to road conditions or heavy traffic. Please contact the transportation office if your child’s bus is delayed by more than 10 minutes. All buses are equipped with 2-way radios and we are able to contact your child’s driver, as needed.
Students should arrive at their bus stop 10 minutes prior to pick up time to allow for weather and traffic variances. Remind your child to wait at a safe location away from traffic and vehicles.
Many students will be experiencing walking to school for the first time since we have instituted the one mile walking distance this year. While we understand that this decision may cause some inconvenience, the district can no longer afford to provide transportation for all students. Students will not be asked to cross busy streets without crossing guards, as safety is our #1 priority.
If you reside less than 1 mile from your school of residence, we encourage you to make arrangements with neighbors and friends for “walking pools”. We encourage all parents to review the Transportation page on our website, http://www.westbloomfield.k12.mi.us/Safeline.cfm?subpage=1055840 as well as the Transportation Handbook with your children. You can access The Transportation Handbook by clicking on the link on the Transportation page.
Shuttle service is available in certain areas. If you reside in a walk area, live outside the district or live outside the attendance area of your school and would like to ride a shuttle, you must complete a request form. It must be signed by your building principal and will be forwarded to the Transportation Department. You will be contacted when a seat is available on a shuttle. You can access the Transportation Request Form from the Transportation page on the website.
There have been questions regarding transportation and walking distances, so in an effort to make clear all of the options that are possible, we suggest that you tune in to Monday’s Board of Education meeting where our Transportation Supervisor will speak to how transportation is being handled. The meeting will take place at West Bloomfield High School Media Center at 7:00 pm.
Remember that we have some school supplies and backpacks available, for those families that are in need, thanks to the generosity of the West Bloomfield Police Department, the Keego Harbor Optimist Club, Our Children’s Fund, and Covenant Baptist Church. Please contact your school principal or social worker to obtain these for your children. Special Thanks go to Our Children’s Fund who continue to fill and purchase backpacks as needed and deliver them to schools. This is just one of the ways that they help provide necessary gifts to WBSD students and their families
Doherty will be holding their Ice Cream Social this Monday night from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.
Come to the Game!
FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS VARSITY FOOTBALL at West Bloomfield High School vs. Royal Oak.
Join us at the game and register for a great opportunity as
96.3 WDVD and 93.1 Doug FM present
"Kick for Your Kids" and an opportunity to win a $10,000 Scholarship
West Bloomfield High School, Friday, September 10, at 7:00 pm
96.3 WDVD and 93.1 Doug FM, will have tents set up at the game with tables to register for the opportunity to kick a field goal and win a $10,000 Scholarship!
Each finalist will have a maximum of (3) kick attempts, to successfully kick (3) field goals from three different designated distances. In order to be eligible to claim the grand prize, the eligible finalist must successfully complete the ‘Progressive Field Goal Kick’ contest by completing each of the three (3) field goal kicks through the designated goal posts, from each of the (3) designated distances as specified by the contest administrator.
• 1st Distance – 20 Yards (must be successfully completed prior to progressing to next distance)
• 2nd Distance – 30 Yards (must be successfully completed prior to progressing to next distance)
• 3rd Distance – 45 Yards (must be successfully completed without missing any distance)
Promotions will be aired all day Thursday and Friday on 96.3 FM WDVD and 93.1 Doug FM.
Field Goal Kicks will take place during the half time.
Have a great weekend and a Happy and Healthy New Year!