Academic Supports

Academic supports

Sunrise River Elementary school focuses on meeting each student at their instructional level and do what it takes to not only get the necessary results, but also instill the love of learning in each student.

Local Literacy Plan

Reading well by third grade is one of many developmental milestones in a child’s educational experience. Providing quality curriculum, instruction and assessments is the foundation for developing comprehensive systems of support for all learners. Literacy is the cornerstone of all learning. In each subject area, the ability to read and produce written material is of the highest importance. Supporting the development of capable readers at every level is our goal as educators, parents, and as a community. In order to ensure that all students are reading well by the end of third grade, curriculum, instruction, and assessment need to be aligned with current research-based practices. To read North Branch Area Public Schools' Local Literacy Plan please click here.

Title 1 Program

Title I is a federal program which provides funds to supplement educational services in schools with higher percentages of students receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch assistance. The purpose of the program is to ensure that students in these schools have access to a high quality education.

Non-Public Schools and Title I

Eligible students in non-public schools in District 138 boundaries are also eligible for Title I services from the district. Students in three non-public schools are currently eligible to receive services from a District 138 Title I teacher.

Non-public schools eligible to receive Title I services:
Veritas Chapel Academy

Minnesota Reading Corps

Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. The program places AmeriCorps members in sites to implement a researched-based early-literacy effort to help struggling readers. Using student reading assessment data, Minnesota Reading Corps members provide one-on-one reading tutoring to students in grades K-3. Students selected for Minnesota Reading Corps services are provided daily 20-minute interventions specific to students' reading needs with progress monitoring happening on a weekly basis to ensure student growth.

Contact for MRC: Rebecca Johnson, 651-674-1106,

Parents' Right to Know

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires school districts to notify parents of all children attending Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their student's classroom teachers. District 138 has high standards for all of its instructional staff and only employs those who meet or exceed NCLB's Highly Qualified requirements.

If your child is enrolled at Sunrise River and you require information about the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher, we will respond in a timely manner with the following:
Whether or not the teacher has met Minnesota's licensing requirements for the grade levels and core academic subjects he or she teaches;
Whether or not the teacher is teaching under a variance status;
(You can review these first two pieces of public information at

Follow the links to Teacher Support : Educator Licensing : View an Individual Educator's License.) The education level and subject area of the teacher's college degree major, and any graduate degree or certificate held; Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications. How do I request information about the qualifications of my child's teacher? Call Principal Lori Zimmerman at 651-674-1105 and leave your name and your student's name, your phone number, school and grade, and the name of the teacher about whom you are requesting this information. We will provide this information to you in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language you can understand. This information will be mailed to your address of record.

Additional Information

In addition, the district or your child's school will always provide you with: Information on your child's level of achievement on state academic assessments as it becomes available; Timely notice that the child has been assigned to, or been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.