Branch ISD will update the District COVID-19 Dashboard daily, to provide information on the number of positive tests and the number of students and staff in quarantine as reported by the Branch Hillsdale St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJHD).

Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws, we cannot disclose the identify or personal information of a staff member or student that has tested positive or is quarantined for COVID-19. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will not return to school until the date provided by the BHSJHD.

If we do have a student or staff member that test positive for COVID-19, we will work closely with public health officials. The BHSJHD will investigate and identify close contacts. Only those identified as close contacts by BHSJHD will be ordered to quarantine, and will not return to school until the date provided by BHSJHD.

Branch ISD COVID Alerts

BACC COVID Probable Positive Case

October 22, 2020

1 Student, Health Program. Close contacts have been notified.

Waldron COVID Positive Case

October 22, 2020

1 Staff member. No close contacts per BHSJHD.

Cumulative totals by Building since October 12th 2020

3 - Branch Area Careers Center

1- Early Middle College Student (Off Campus)

1- Waldron Learning Center

Programming Changes due to COVID-19

No Current Alerts - All classrooms and programming are running normally following BHSJHD guidelines.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
Strategies for Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home
A 3-part webinar series about planning for your child’s transition back to
school and learning what you can do to support learning in your home

Michigan Alliance for Families has gathered these parent, community, and student resources.

Childcare Resources for Essential Workers - Help Me Grow -MI

Other Childcare Resources - Branch County Great Start Collaborative

Love and Logic Parenting Online 

Positive and Productive Childcare While the Kids Are Not in School - Video

Talking to Children About COVID 19 - English

Talking to Children About COVID 19 - Spanish

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