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Whitmore Lake Back to School Guide – 2021-2022

At Whitmore Lake Public Schools, our culture has always been one of collaboration, community and unwavering spirit. We put that to work last year as we were the only school in Washtenaw County to provide five days of in-person instruction for our students. This year will be no different. We will work together to support each other to provide the very best education to the children in Whitmore Lake and the surrounding areas.

The information provided on this page will give you all the tools to start the year off successfully and prepare you to make it another great year to be a Trojan!

Academic Calendar & Back to School Information

Stay up to date on important happenings throughout the school year by viewing our Academic Calendar. You can also find information regarding Early Childhood Center (ECC) programs such as Head Start and Enrichment Preschool, as well as orientation and school events specific to the Elementary School, Middle School and High School.

Back to School Resources

Now more than ever, the first day of school is an exciting and nervous process. It’s up to all of us to kick this year off on the right foot. Provided below are several resources to help students return to school in the most successful way possible including bus routes, school supply lists, and more!

Bus Routes
WLES School Supply Lists
WLMS/HS School Supply Lists
School of Choice Online Registration
Apply Now
New Student Online Registration
Returning Student Registration: Check email for log-in information
Get Involved Guide
First Day of School Sign
Trojan Lunchbox Notes
Whitmore Lake Community Recreation
Vaccination Reminders
School Policies

COVID-19 Updates

The CDC recently released guidelines for schools for the 2021-22 school year. WLPS, along with other Washtenaw school districts, are currently in the process of evaluating these guidelines. You can view the guidance here: CDC. Locally, the Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) continues to update WLPS on cases in our region. Good news – cases are extremely low. Decisions regarding the upcoming school year will be based on WCHD case numbers and vaccination rates, and we will provide updates here. If case numbers remain low and vaccination numbers continue to increase, I expect WLPS to continue our summer COVID-19 prevention strategies which include:

  • No longer requiring students to wear masks indoors. Students or staff who want to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting daily.
  • Emphasizing hand washing and requiring symptomatic students and staff to stay home.
  • Requiring symptomatic students and staff to follow testing and isolation protocols before returning to our buildings this summer.

Connect With WLPS

Download the official WLPS app to keep up on school events and information, connect with teachers and staff, and much more. Parents and students can also stay in touch with us via our various social media channels listed below.

Get The WLPS App

Search: Whitmore Lake PS, MI on the App Store or Google Play

  • Know whats going on at school
  • Connect with teachers and administrators
  • Stay up-to-date with school information

Board of Education & Administration

Board of Education

John Meadows – President
Michelle Kritzman – Vice President
Laura Schwennesen – Treasurer
Lisa McCully – Secretary
Frank Zolenski – Trustee
Bob Henry – Trustee
Lee Cole – Trustee

Board Meetings

Dates: View at Board of Education Calendars
Place: Whitmore Lake High School
7430 Whitmore Lake Rd.
Time: 7 PM


Position Name Number
Superintendent of Schools Tom DeKeyser (734) 449-4464 EXT. 5000
Middle and High School Principal (7-12) Jill Henry (734) 449-4461 EXT. 3003
Elementary School Principal (K-6th Grade) Tom DeKeyser (734) 449-2051 EXT. 1000
Director of Instruction Jill Henry (734) 449-4461 EXT. 3003
Director of Early Childhood Center Sue Wanamaker (734) 449-4464 EXT. 1000
Middle and High School Dean of Students Linda Lupi (734) 449-4461 EXT. 3011
Athletic Director Brad McCormack (734) 449-4461 EXT. 3005
Director of Finance and Operations Denise Kerrigan (734) 449-4464 EXT. 5001
Community Relations and Recreation Director Maria Carter-Ewald (734) 449-4461 EXT. 3058
Director of Student Services Melissa Heuker (734) 449-4464 EXT. 4013
Transportation and Operations Coordinator Sheryl Webber (734) 449-4464 EXT. 2052
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