Viking Newsletter

September 2021

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Forward Together!

Dear Families,

It’s so great to have school in session, and I am so grateful for the countless examples I have seen of students supporting each other through back to school transitions! The incredible character of students at North Branch Area Public Schools is a credit to their families and the community. The Viking spirit is one of exploration, adventure, and knowledge and our students exemplify these traits every day.

I am also so proud and grateful for the staff, who demonstrate the level of care they have for students and families preparing for, and during, Welcome Week, and continue to do so now that students are in school five days a week. I hope families feel the same peace of mind I do knowing the genuine dedication staff at NBAPS have for students and families!

Moving forward together!

Sara Paul


Community news

North Branch Hockey Fall Learn to Skate!

Learn to Skate for FREE with the North Branch Area Hockey Association. No experience needed; skates and a helmet required. Join us Sept. 26, and Oct. 3, from 2:45-3:45 p.m. at Isanti Civic Arena. For more information and to register, click here. North Branch Area Hockey is offering first year registration for Pre-K through Grade 3 for only $60. Registration closes October 15. For season registration, click here.


COVID resources

State of Minnesota resources can be accessed here, and Chisago County resources here. The NBAPS Covid Dashboard, available at the district homepage, shows district cases and is updated early each week. Anyone with questions is encouraged to use the school district’s COVID Questions and Input form, also available at the district homepage.

Educational benefits

Though breakfast and lunch continue to be provided to students free of charge for the 2021-22 school year, there are other benefits to applying for free/reduced lunch benefits, such as reduced fees for activities. To learn more, look for the form and instructions along the right side of the Food Service website.