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Coronavirus Update

All Branch ISD classrooms will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Now that we know the State requirements the educational leaders in Branch ISD are meeting to finalize our plans to address student learning and hope to announce that plan soon.

Branch ISD main buildings (Administration, BACC, Early Ed-Bishop and Waldron) are closed with minimal staff per executive order.  Most essential staff will be working remotely so we encourage the public to please use electronic communications whenever possible.  You may find our staff directory here:  https://branch-isd.org/staff-directory/


EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO SUPPORTING THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS

 

Because children are not currently in our classrooms, assessing safety, providing support and ensuring individual children’s needs are met can be very challenging. The issuance of Executive Order 2020-35 makes this obligation even more imperative since children will not be returning to their physical school buildings this year. This guide, developed in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is intended to provide information and strategies to support educators and families during this time.  

Guide:  http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/COVID-19_EDUCATORS_GUIDE_686373_7.pdf


Local School Resources

The Local Districts in Branch ISD are using multiple resources to communicate during the shutdown. Here are the official links:

Bronson Community Schools - Website

Coldwater Community Schools - Website

Quincy Community Schools - Website

Quincy Community Schools - Facebook

Pansophia Academy - Website

Branch ISD Activities

BACC Spring Advisory Committee Meeting - April 15th

The Spring Advisory Meeting will be postponed, members will receive updated information once we reschedule.

Branch ISD Designation of Essential Workers

DepartmentPositionEmployee Name
Adult EducationDirectorJan Storrs
Testing CoordinatorAmy Ash
Business OfficeSuperintendentKris Jenkins
Business ManagerDiane Shiery
Technology CoordinatorMark Knaack
PayrollTravis Machan
PayrollPam Haberl
Accounts PayableBeth Rinehart
Accounts ReceivableTonia Vorce
MaintenanceRoger Broughman
Building & GroundsScott Lippert
Career & Technical EducationDirectorRandy Sowles
PrincipalRay Wheaton
Ag ScienceMatt AcMoody
Ag ScienceCarrie Preston
Ag ScienceAli Bassage
Head CustodianTammy Walker
CustodialArlene Ennett
TechnologyAaron Cummings
Administrative AssistantKari Roberts
SecretarialAngie Taylor
Early EducationDirectorCindy Rowe
ManagerSue Coco
Food DeliveryLauren McCoy
Laura Crawford
Leslie Swan
Kechia Peiffer
Jenn McDonald
Kristy Smith
Nicole Kibiloski
Cody Blair
Kim Farst
Jill Knaack
ManagerChannity Brouse
Custodial/Facilities ManagerBill Swallow/Clair Dean
Admin. Asst./PayrollAudi Nickerson
Special EducationDirectorDarrin Adair
SecretarialLaura Howe
CustodialMark Pifer  Sr.
CustodialMark Pifer Jr. 
Admin Asst.Robin Iveson
Admin Asst.Sarah Coan

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