Adapt in the face of challenge.
At Branson, we believe that in-person learning is best for our students. In the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are committed to protecting our students and our community to ensure we can all continue to be on campus together.
As we near the 2022-23 school year, the pandemic continues to shape our world and our school community in unexpected ways. However, our commitment to keeping our community together and healthy has never wavered.
Learn more about Branson's Covid-19 response and our current health and safety protocols here.
After quickly implementing a robust distance learning program in March 2020, Branson was the first high school in Marin County to resume in-person learning for all of our students, 4 days a week, in mid-October 2020. Keeping the health, safety, and well-being of our entire community – students, parents, faculty, and staff – top of mind, we adapted and came together as a community. Through new use of technology and indoor and outdoor classrooms, and a rigorous Covid testing program, Branson stayed open for in-person learning, athletics, and arts since then.
We are grateful to our students, faculty & staff, families, and alumni for their support of Branson during this challenging time. For as long as the pandemic lasts, we will continue to keep health and safety first – and we will use this as an opportunity to innovate and improve as a school in service to our mission and our students.
As required by Marin Public Health, we are pleased to share that Branson has reached a 99% vaccination rate for all students, faculty, and staff.
The Covid-19 pandemic created immense challenges to overcome, and yet it also allowed us to see more clearly the importance of our mission and core values in leading us through difficult times.
Branson School in Ross will run a pilot test next month of a new contact tracing app designed to allow high schools to have a safer return to campus after many months of distance learning.
Branson students and their teachers haven’t been all together on campus since March 12. After several on-campus health safety protocol trainings last week, students, faculty, and staff finally returned to their beloved campus on Monday, October 19 for classes.
On Wednesday, September 16, Branson Head of School Chris Mazzola announced plans for the reopening of campus to faculty and students, assuming that Marin County remains in the Red Tier or better. A phased reopening is planned to begin on Thursday, October 1, with all employees and students back on campus by Monday, October 19.
Do Your Part
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- Wear your mask where required.
- Wash or sanitize your hands regularly.
- Follow Public Health recommendations for vaccination.
Email us at Covid@branson.org.