Okma Weekly Message November 6, 2020

Greetings IA Families,

By now you should all have received notification that we will be returning to a fully virtual environment on Monday, November 9 due to the rising COVID-19 cases in Oakland County.  Excerpted below are some of the pertinent notes from the Bloomfield Hills Schools announcement that applies to our students:

Many traditional school services will still be available while buildings are closed. Families are encouraged to reach out to teachers, office staff, or building principals should they need help. Services include (but are not limited to): 

  • Technology assistance (for both students and parents) 

  • Food service distribution (Every Monday & Thursday at Bloomfield Hills High School)

  • Social-emotional support (e.g. counseling, behavioral support, crisis intervention) 

  • Tutoring services 

  • Department of Health and Human Services assistance 

We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 data. The district requires  21 consecutive days in orange before we will again consider returning to a hybrid teaching and learning model. In the meantime, please continue to follow all COVID-19 health and safety recommendations from the Oakland County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Seniors Families!  Please be sure to check the senior portrait information that has been posted at the bottom of this page!

Tech Trouble Form for Students and Families

Food Donations will be accepted

November, 10 and 12

from 3-4 pm in the IA parking lot

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Items accepted include: canned foods, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes/sprays, hand sanitizer, and masks.



Student Food Drive Letter

Counseling Newsletter

This is still on the schedule. We will figure out details as the date approaches. Stay tuned.

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Picture retakes will be in Dec. 

Check this space for details



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A Spiritwear has a new address!


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Raise Money for Your Campus

For every purchase you make, OG Tees will donate 10% back to your campus!

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New Styles Added Daily

Check back frequently so you don't miss out on the newest styles and designs!

Suggestions Always Welcome

Don't see what you're looking for? OG Tees is always looking for ideas for new items to add and would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you!


2020-2021 Calendar

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updated 1.6 2021


The next PTIA meeting is Tuesday, November 17th at 8:00am. 


Meeting Agenda:

PTIA Updates
Teacher Grant Update
Treasurer Report
Principal Report

IA Psychologist, Dr. Ronda Diegel, will discuss her role at IA and provide insights on the support students need right now.

Q and A

Next PTIA meeting will be 2/3/2020 with Bloomfield Hills School Superintendent Pat Watson 


Please consider registering for the Conversations with Kids About Race webinar on November 10th.

Here is the link to register . 

Here is a recommended podcast  from Bloomfield Hills Schools Director of Instructional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Margaret Schultz to learn more about this topic:

Talking to Kids About Discrimination


The next IA Governance Council meeting is Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00pm.  More info coming soon!

CONGRATULATIONS:  Congratulations to the new members of Bloomfield Hills School Board of Education, Siva Kumar, Michelle Southward, and Jonathan VanGemert. Be sure to reach out to them and give them a big IA OKMA campus welcome!

HELP RAISE MONEY BY SHOPPING: Kroger & Smile Amazon!  If you shop at either of these places, you can help raise money for the PTIA.  These companies will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to us once you designate the International Academy OKMA PTIA as your charity.


KROGER: log into your account.  Go to “My Account” then to “Community Rewards”.  Select your charitable organization.  You can find the PTIA by either entering the code VQ814 or International Academy OKMA PTIA.  DONE! 

SMILE AMAZON: when ordering anything with Amazon, use smile.amazon.com.  Log into your account.  Click on “Your Account”, then find “Change you Amazon mile Charity” under “Other Programs”.  Type in International Academy OKMA PTIA.  DONE!!!


Recording of PTIA meeting can be accessed here

Access Code: h0.1bI#B

The DP presentation slides are included. 

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DP Program Presentation

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Hello Music Families!

Please join the IA Central Campus Music Boosters for our monthly meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Upcoming dates include  November 4 and December 2. We will get together via Zoom at the link below. All parents of Music students are welcome. Boosters meetings are a great way to find out more about your student’s experience and ways to help out the school. Hear from Mr. LaNoue and Mr. Lewis-Ziegler how the music classes and ensembles are working this year.

See you the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.

Questions? Contact Carol Hart at carolswebmail@yahoo.com.

Topic: IACCMB Meeting
Time: This is a recurring meeting

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Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 7601 7210
Passcode: 8362ac


Music Boosters Website

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Senior Portrait Information

2021 Graduate Info Letter

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Safety Protocols

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Sell Sheet

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Marketing Brochure

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Outdoor Session

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Senior Quick Shoot

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