Heading Back to School? Make Sure You've Read Patch

Patch has been getting ready for the first day of school as well, so make sure to check out our month of coverage before your kids head back to class.

The time has finally come: the first day of school for the students from is tomorrow. And, just as you've been registering and buying all those highlighters and notebooks, Patch has been getting ready for school with a month of stories, tips, discussions and more.

So before the first bell rings tomorrow, make sure to review what you need to know, as well as the stories you may have missed along the way.

Daily schedule


  • 8:55 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
  • Half day: 8:55 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
  • Morning kindergarten: 8:55 a.m.-noon (Half day: 8:55 a.m.-12:05 p.m.)
  • Afternoon kindergarten: 12:40-3:50 p.m.


  • 8:20 a.m.-4:05 p.m.
  • Half day: 8:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m.


  • 8:15 a.m.-3:08 p.m.
  • Half Day: 8:15-11:20 a.m.


  • 7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Half Day: 7:30-10:50 a.m.
  • X-Block: 8:20 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • MME day: 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Is your child prepared?

At the beginning of each school year, parents and guardians must submit either a certificate showing that their child has received required immunizations, or they must submit a waiver form. Birmingham schools also require several forms to be filled out prior to the beginning of the year. Do you have it all done?

Dates to know this month

  • Sept. 19: curriculum night
  • Sept. 20: curriculum night

Tips and tricks

Meet your new principal

Birmingham has five new principals this year and we're talking to all of them. Stay tuned for the last story in this five-part series—our discussion with Laura Tinsley, the new director of the —tomorrow.

Contact information

Need to get in touch with your child's school or a district administrator? Here are the phone numbers you need to know.


  • : 248-203-5800
  • : 248-203-3150
  • : 248-203-3350
  • : 248-203-3210
  • : 248-203-3265
  • : 248-203-3888
  • : 248-203-4325
  • : 248-203-3425
  • : 248-851-2667
  • : 248-203-4444
  • : 248-203-4700
  • : 248-203-5000
  • : 248-203-3500
  • : 248-203-3700
  • : 248-539-8413


  • Central Administrative Building: 248-203-3000
  • Superintendent's Office: 248-203-3004
  • Deputy Superintendent's Office: 248-203-3010
  • Community Relations: 248-203-3025
  • Community Education: 248-203-3800
  • Special Education: 248-203-3014
  • Instruction/Curriculum: 248-203-3011
  • ESL/Bilingual Department: 248-203-4230

For more Back to School coverage, check out Birmingham Patch's .

Lori T. Williams September 06, 2011 at 10:35 AM
Have a great 1st day back to school Birmingham Public School students! I have an 8th grader and a Senior heading to Berkshire and Groves today.


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