|11/21/2020 2:45:00 PM|
After end of trimester all North Branch
students go remote
The Homecoming coronation which had been re-scheduled at North Branch High School for November 16, was called-off; a casualty of the coronavirus as the district announced intentions to move to all remote education.
In a communication with families, the district’s officials explained the last day of in-school on site instruction for grades Pre K through 12 will be Friday, November 20 (tomorrow.)
This date was selected to allow for the first trimester of instruction to be completed before the transition, ISD 138 families were advised.
Remote learning kicks-in as of Monday, November 30.
“The reality of the upcoming increase in social gatherings is ultimately why NBAPS is making a shift to distance learning after Thanksgiving and through the Holiday season,” the superintendent wrote to parents. School was already called off on the 2020 calendar for Thanksgiving break Nov 23, 24 and 25.
As of this week the plan is for students to be able to return to in school learning if they choose, on January 19. This date was picked so a 14-day quarantine could be utilized post-holiday gatherings should anybody have come in contact with a virus positive carrier over the holidays. Right now there is a “ThoughtExchange” program active on-line, where families can submit requests and suggestions or provide responses to specific questions having to do with distance learning.
The opportunity is open only until Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. Also, North Branch Technology Department is ready to assist if you have issues with learning at home or need a “hot spot” device. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.