Viking Newsletter

June 2021

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Thanks for a great year!

Dear Families,

Together we made it through the 2020-21 school year! All of us at North Branch Area Public Schools are proud of the fact we were able to provide safe options for both remote and in-school learning this year. We had the opportunity to celebrate with staff at our year-end Staff Recognition Ceremony. If you haven’t had a chance to view this Our Heroes video, I encourage you to take a few minutes to do so!

I want to thank all of you as well for partnering with us and helping us keep our buildings open for the vast majority of the school year. We could not have accomplished what we did without your efforts to keep your families safe and COVID-free!

Please see “Summer news!” below for some important updates regarding summer learning opportunities, school hours for 2021-22, immunizations, meals, and more.

Best wishes for a fun and productive summer and, on behalf of all of us at NBAPS, we can’t wait to welcome students back for the 2021-22 school year in a few short months!


Sara Paul


Summer news!

Summer COVID guidance

NBAPS is currently at Level One on our Safe Learning Continuum. As a participant in NBAPS community education programs, school sponsored activities, and summer school, there is a general risk of COVID-19. We ask that you monitor for symptoms daily and stay home if you are experiencing symptoms. If you have questions please complete the COVID questions form.

Fall 2021 school hours

NBAPS will begin the 2021-22 school year at Level 1 on the Safe Learning Continuum. School hours will return to a pre-COVID model. Below are estimates and subject to adjustment:

7:50 am - 2:25 pm Sunrise River School (grades 1-5)

7:55 am - 2:25 pm North Branch Area High School (9-12)

7:55 am - 2:25 pm Norse Area Learning Center (9-12)

8:00 am - 2:35 pm Chisago County Schools’ Life Work Center (post-high school)

8:05 am - 2:40 pm North Branch Area Education Center (Kindergarten)

8:05 am - 2:40 pm North Branch Area Middle School (6-8)


NBAPS will provide free meals to students attending summer school, including breakfast in the morning, and bag lunches will be offered as students exit the school bus. Families who do not have a child attending summer school are invited to pick up free lunches at the high school from 9-10 am while summer school is in session, Tuesday, July 6 - Thursday, July 29.

District office construction

Due to construction, the North Branch Area Education Center is by appointment only through Aug. 16. Please call 651-674-1000 if you have business with North Branch Area Public Schools.


Immunization requirements must be completed prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year. Click here to access the immunization form.

Summer camps

Community Education has a variety of summer camps for kids! Check them out at this link!