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2020-2021 Plan

Branson Public Schools

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Back to School Plan FAQs

Preguntas Frecuentes Plan para el Regreso a Clases


Updated Quarantine Guidelines for School

Press Release from Taney County Health Department (11-23-20)

Quarantine Guidelines Graphic from DESE and DHSS


Back to School Plan 2020-2021

Comprehensive Back to School Plan

This is our Back to School Plan in detail. Here, we address all our safety measures and health protocols.

Back to School Plan Summary

Here, you will find our Back to School Plan in an easy-to-read, one-page format, explaining our safety guidelines for the upcoming school year.

Plan para el Regreso a Clases

Las Escuelas Públicas de Branson han creado un plan comprensivo para ofrecer un ambiente saludable, seguro para enseñar y aprender mientras se reduce la propagación del COVID-19.

Alternative Methods of Instruction

In the event that the Branson R-IV School District needs to temporarily close schools or specific school areas due to COVID-19, AMI will be implemented to ensure learning continues.

A Message from Dr. Swofford

Here, you can view Dr. Swofford addressing our Back to School Plan and welcoming our students and staff back for the new school year.

Daily Wellness Check

We are asking that parents perform a daily wellness check before sending their students to school.


Sports and Activities

Fall Sports and Activities Attendance Policies

Winter Sports and Activities Attendance Policies


Food Service

USDA Waiver Extended through 2020-2021 School Year

The USDA free breakfast and lunch waiver has been extended through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Public schools can provide these meals free of charge to all students who are enrolled in seated classes.

This is an extension of the USDA program which began September 8, 2020.

USDA Waiver Extends Free Meals for Students

September 8, 2020


COVID-19 Announcements

The latest (5-14-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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The latest (5-07-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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The latest (4-30-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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The latest (4-23-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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The latest (4-16-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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Due to the executive order from Governor Parson earlier today (April 9), all Missouri public schools will remain closed. Brad Swofford, superintendent, has issued a letter regarding this extension to the district's closure. This letter can be viewed here

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The latest (4-09-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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Look for the school bus at the following locations every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Anyone under 18 years of age and under will be served. Each bag contains 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches! We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Meal Drive Thru Continues

The latest (4-02-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activites and scheduls for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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The latest (3-26-20) information regarding the COVID-19 virus as it relates to activities and schedules for Branson Public Schools can be found here

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Update - March 25, 2020

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our area requires school districts to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health. In consultation with county health department officials, we will extend the closure of PK-12 school districts through Friday, April 24. These schools will be affected: Branson, Blue Eye, Forsyth, Hollister, Kirbyville, Reeds Spring and Taneyville. The extended closure impacts all extracurricular and cocurricular activities, including athletic competitions, practices and after-school programs and events.

These districts understand that this is a very uncertain time for everyone, but the public can be sure of one thing: districts are focused on protecting the safety and well-being of students, staff and their families.

These districts recognize that this decision will have a wide-reaching impact on many people and are committed to providing learning opportunities at home and other essential services for students, families and communities during this extended closure. As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve, additional modifications may become necessary. As decisions are made, each district will share information through their regular communication channels.

Families play an important role in protecting individuals from the spread of COVID-19 and are encouraged to follow the guidance of these organizations:

https://www.who.int/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://health.mo.gov/

Thursday March 19, 2020 - http://bit.ly/2xT33EV

Food Service Distribution & Locations: The district will provide meals for all students 18 years of age and under with free Grab-and-Go meals while the district is closed due to the COVID-19 virus. The district has devised a plan that includes meal pick-up services at Buchanan Elementary from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Food will also be delivered on Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 11:00am - 12:00pm at the following food distribution locations. Look for the school bus at these locations.

Branson Mo., Monday, March 16, 2020 - The spread of COVID-19 in our region requires school districts to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health.
In consultation with health department officials, the following PK-12 school districts will close through Friday, April 3.

  • Blue Eye
  • Branson
  • Forsyth
  • Kirbyville
  • Hollister
  • Reeds Spring
  • Taneyville

These districts are currently on spring break; therefore, students will not return as previously planned on March 23. Closure impacts all extra- and co-curricular activities, including athletic competitions, practices and after-school programs and events.

Our school district understands that this is a very uncertain time for everyone, but the public can be certain of one thing: districts are focused on protecting the safety and well-being of students, staff and their families.

As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve, additional modifications may be necessary. As decisions are made, districts will share information through regular communication channels.