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End of School Year News and Notes

On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you to the dedicated staff members who made 2020 successful despite the most unusual of tragedies befalling our country.  And, thank you to our partners at home who assisted in navigating the content gaps, technology hurdles, and who lent a few shoulders to hold the head of … Continued

News and Notes: 4 Bright Spots

It isn’t lost on me that our theme for this year was #BestYearEver. When we chose that theme, it wasn’t a declaration of this being the best year there ever was. It was more of a challenge for all of us to be intentional with our time, to try new things, to push ourselves to … Continued

Midweek Update

Welcome to Day 3 of our COVID-19 Continuity of Learning Plan (COL).  What is a Continuity of Learning Plan? From March 16 to April 10, school districts in Michigan could only provide enrichment and review activity.  The latest executive order from our governor allows WLPS to advance its curriculum. With this new COL plan in … Continued

WLHS Distance Learning

Good morning,  In response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order (2020-35) suspending face-to-face learning for the remainder of the school year, Whitmore Lake Middle/High School is preparing to embark on distance learning for the remainder of the school year.  Our “first day of school” will be Monday, April 13. Middle and High School classes will move … Continued

WLES Distance Learning

Dear WLES Families, We hope this message finds you healthy and well.    This week, WLES will start the transition from enrichment & engagement into the instruction phase (Continuity of Learning Plan).  With that said, there are still a lot of pieces to fit together. We are working hard to finalize our Continuity of Learning Plan.  … Continued

WLPS Learning and Technology Update

Good Morning, The collective staff at each building in our district is working to start preparing the WLPS community for a transition to our Continuity of Learning Plan.  This plan is in response to the executive order which maintains the closure of our buildings. Be on the lookout for those communications today and tomorrow.  Also, … Continued

Buildings might be closed, but school is still in session!

Today, Governor Whitmer issued an executive order suspending face-to-face instruction for the 2019-2020 school year.  In response, WLPS will begin transitioning from optional enrichment activity to non-optional instruction in all grade levels.  The buildings might be closed, but school is still in session! Over the past three weeks, teachers and administrators have been working to … Continued

Stay Home, Stay Safe

Good Evening, Happy first day of “Stay Home, Stay Safe.”  I’m sure most of you are aware of Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order issued yesterday, which effectively extends the school closure through April 13, 2020. Many of you have questions about how this will impact our efforts to educate our students during the period of the … Continued

Whitmore Lake Athletics Winter Recap

Our first winter sports season as part of the MIAC was fun, to say the least!  The bowling teams had one of the best seasons in recent memory. The boys basketball team came within two games of a conference championship. We joined a cooperative with Ann Arbor Huron and Milan to add ice hockey and … Continued

Joint Statement from Washtenaw County Superintendents

An email sent by Superintendent Tom DeKeyser on 3/18/2020 Good Evening, I’ve been working with staff and teachers this week in an effort to prepare our students for enrichment and engagement in content which will keep minds sharp.  Teachers will be reaching out to students at the secondary level via emails or apps.  Pre K … Continued

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