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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!

WLES School Supply Lists
WLMS/HS School Supply Lists
School of Choice Online Registration
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New Student Online Registration
Returning Student Registration: Check email on 8/9 for log-in information
Check Email
First Day of School Sign
Trojan Lunchbox Notes
Whitmore Lake Community Recreation
Vaccination Reminders
School Policies
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COVID-19 Update From Superintendent Tom DeKeyser

COVID Layered Mitigation Strategies

  • Requiring masks on buses for all students and staff. Based on Washtenaw County transmission rating of “substantial,” masks are also required for PreK-6 students and staff while indoors.  Masks are optional but strongly recommended for staff and students in grades 7 – 12. 
  • Requiring those who are symptomatic to stay home.
  • Emphasizing the use of hand sanitizer and hygiene products.
  • Maintaining high ventilation rates in all spaces.
  • Changing air filtration frequently.
  • Maintaining custodial protocols similar to those used last year.  
  • Cohorting and social distancing as allowed by class schedules.
  • Limiting guests and events with high volumes of people in small spaces.
  • Adhering to all WCHD recommendations and requirements for contact tracing. 

You can review our detailed COVID mitigation strategies HERE. I do want to note that currently, our mask policies differ between the two buildings because children under the age of 12 are unable to receive the vaccine at this time. Masking at the Elementary School provides an additional layer of protection for this more vulnerable population of students. Additionally, our approach to contact tracing is based on the WCHD recommendations.  It not only focuses on preventing the spread of COVID-19, but also allows us to keep students without symptoms in school with the assistance of masking and testing as opposed to the traditional 10 day isolation period we were limited to last year. 

Back to School Zoom: 

View the Back to School Zoom Q & A discussing COVID Mitigation Strategies HERE.

What worked well last year when dealing with COVID was our interaction and communication with health professionals and finding the right solutions for Whitmore Lake.  I know our plans will have to be adaptable.  We remain committed and equipped to solve whatever problem is put in front of us.  We remain committed to the Whitmore Lake community, and that commitment extends to making 2021/2022 a great year to be a Trojan!

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) Heidi Roy-Borland (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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