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Branson back to school plan 20/21 released

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The Branson School District has released their plan for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The start back date is slated for August 24. Two options are available for students.

Option 1: Traditional, in-class learning five-days-per-week with extended safety measures in place.

Option 2: Online learning from home through our state-approved district partner LAUNCH.

Face coverings are required for staff and students in grades 4-12. Grades Prek-3 are strongly encouraged to wear a facial covering. They will not be required during recess, meal time, or whenever proper social distancing is possible. All grades will be required to wear a face covering while riding the bus.

Staff will perform daily self screening and pass a temperature check upon arrival. Students showing symptoms will be monitored in a protected area before being sent home. Students and staff that have experienced COVID-19 symptoms will only be allowed to return to school with a release from a health care provider or from the health department.

Parents should check their children for symptoms of COVID-19 before sending them to school each day. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, or any other symptoms, please keep them at home. EPA-approved disinfecting products will be used to clean frequently touched surfaces. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the buildings and frequent hand washing is encouraged. Visitors and volunteers are not allowed in buildings during the school day.

Students will be assigned seats on the school buses. Hand sanitizer will be available as students board. Bus drivers and all riders will be required to wear face coverings. No parent gatherings in school lobbies or pick-up areas will be allowed.

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