- North Branch Area Public Schools
- Distance Learning Plan and Resources
Instructional Supplies Pick-up/Drop-off
Early Childhood and Sunrise River Elementary School
Print resources (for those unable to receive curriculum electronically) will be available to families of elementary students who have requested them. Print resources will be available for pick up at identified meal drop off locations on Mondays between 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. People who are unable to pick up at this time can pick up packets in the Sunrise front entrance from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. We ask that only one person enter the area at a time. The front entrance should not be used to drop off completed materials and homework.
Pick up/drop off locations will be:
1) Sunrise Estates Mobile Home Park (Stacy) - Starlight Lane and Sunrise Drive
2) Countryside Mobile Home Park (North Branch) - 12th Ave and Maple Street
3) Harris empty Parking lot (Harris) - 439th Street and Forest Blvd. next too Country Charm Store
4) Almelund - Carl Almquist Lions Park just south of #95 on Park Trail
5) Casselberry - Coventry Drive and Hillshire Ave, the bus will park on Coventry Drive
6) Central Park - North Branch - Branch Ave and Elm Street
North Branch Area Middle School
North Branch Area Middle School is a 1:1 Chromebook school; the need for printed materials will be infrequent. Materials for the following week are picked up on Friday between noon - 4:30 pm at door #25. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and staff will work with families to ensure all students have the resources necessary to be successful.
North Branch Area High School and Norse Area Learning Center
North Branch Area High School is a 1:1 Chromebook school, the need for printed materials will be infrequent. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and staff will work with families to ensure all students have the resources necessary to be successful.
Handling School Materials
A recent study found that COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. It is important to remember that those lab results are based on ideal conditions. There are many variables that effect the ability of the virus to survive and then transmit, including temperature, humidity, amount of virus present and many other factors.
Reminders when handling materials:
- Wash hands before handling and delivering homework
- Delay turning in homework if someone in your home is experiencing a fever or cough
When working with student papers, staff should:
- Wash hands before and after working with papers from student homes
- Avoid touching their faces while working with papers
- Avoid working with papers that will be returned to students if they have a cough, shortness of breath or fever
- Clean up papers and their work spaces when done
Avoid working with papers on family eating spaces
It is important to remember that this not a likely way that COVID-19 is spread, the risk is very low and personal responsibility for hand hygiene and environmental cleaning exert the most control over limiting ways to contract COVID-19.