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Whitmore Lake Back to School Guide – 2020-2021

At Whitmore Lake Public Schools, our culture has always been one of collaboration, community and unwavering spirit. As we return to school in these unprecedented times, we do so with these values held firmly in our hearts. We will face the challenges of our “new normal” head-on in safety, positivity and strength. We will support each other as we navigate the world in and out of the classroom not just as teachers, students and parents, but as friends and family.

We are Whitmore Lake. We are #InThisTogether.

COVID-19 & Return to Learn Plan

Providing a safe environment in which our students can learn and thrive is our number one priority. The WLPS Return to Learn Plan is based on the statewide guidelines put forth by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the current phase of reopening in our region. You may view and download the plan by clicking the button below. You’ll also find a link to our Return to Learn survey below. The deadline for survey completion is August 18th, so be sure to fill yours out today! Together, we can make this year a success!

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
Virtual Academy School Supply List
New Student Online Registration
Returning Student Registration: Check email for log-in information
Register Now
Get Involved Guide
First Day of School Sign
Trojan Lunchbox Notes
Whitmore Lake Community Recreation
Vaccination Reminders
School Policies

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

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  • 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

Laura Schwennesen – President
John Meadows – Vice President
Michelle Kritzman – Treasurer
Lisa McCully – Secretary
Ken Dignan – 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
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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