North Branch Area Public Schools

Back to School Update - July 31

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UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 31:

Good morning North Branch Area Public Schools community,

Yesterday, Governor Walz announced a public health framework that allows local school districts to determine how to return to school this fall. The Governor’s message is consistent with our draft plans and approach using our Flexible Learning Continuum. We will now use our continuum and the Governor’s framework to determine how best to begin the 2020-21 school year.

Our plan for returning to school in September includes two options for families to choose from:


  • In school option for all K-12 students, Monday through Friday. Continued Youth Connections programming and early learning options.

On Thursday, Aug. 6, the School Board will discuss details of our NBAPS Return to Learn plan. The meeting will be held at the North Branch Area Education Center in the large gym, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A podcast of the meeting will be shared at the website on Friday, Aug. 7.

We will communicate with families on August 7 about the details of the two options moving forward. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these times and create a plan that is based on data while providing safe options for students, families and staff.

Superintendent Sara Paul