August 18, 2020 Dear NBS Families, I have disappointing news. Staff, teachers, and the Board at NBS have been in long and difficult discussions for the past two weeks about how to proceed this school year. We are acutely aware that our decisions affect our families, and we have struggled with certainty about what to […]
We love the outdoors at North Branch School. Throughout the years, many of our classes met outside, and during the 2020-2021 school year, this will happen more than ever. We have lots of space to spread out, and we are creating more special spots to go along with our outdoor stage, outdoor class space at […]
Ever wonder what North Branch faculty and staff looked like as children? Here’s your chance to find out. Most of the photos teachers shared picture them at the same age as the group they teach. It’s easy to imagine them fitting right in with their classes! Enjoy!
North Branch School will be using Force of Nature, a nontoxic disinfectant with no added fragrances, dyes, preservatives or surfactants. It kills up to 99.9% of germs and viruses, is kid and pet friendly, does not require gloves to be worn or additional ventilation, and is EPA registered for disinfectants to be used in hospitals, […]
Dear NBS Community – We have received guidance from the state and want to share an outline of our working plan for opening school this fall with you. We are excited to tell you we will begin the 2020-2021 school year for students on August 31st as originally planned, and we look forward to having […]
A Statement from the North Branch School Board of Trustees Denouncing Racism We at North Branch School have watched in grief and dismay the most recent in our country’s ongoing series of deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement officials, as well as the eruptions of frustration that the same thing we […]
Talking about race, voices not heard in history, and kindness & empathy are all frequent topics for our teachers. We know we can always do more. There are many resources out there, so please look for help if you are struggling with what to say to your child. Here are two places to get started: […]
It’s the last day of school. Always a bittersweet moment, this one is especially poignant as we are not in person to say goodbye for the summer or celebrate our 8th grade graduates. We’re sending them off with as much virtual fanfare as possible, and hope to be able to have a small, socially distanced […]