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Branson implements new lunch procedures

Branson implements new lunch procedures

By Reese Dahlgren December 1, 2020

With Branson’s campus reopening, students and faculty are following new lunch protocols to ensure their safety and health during these uncertain times.   The updated regulations divide students...

Coronavirus alters the high school experience for freshmen

Coronavirus alters the high school experience for freshmen

By Molly Biggs December 1, 2020

In the November ABC cycle, the freshmen had the opportunity to meet each other in person for the first time. Starting in remote learning and finally transitioning to much anticipated on-campus learning,...

Transportation plans modified in wake of virus

Transportation plans modified in wake of virus

By Shun Graves December 1, 2020

Branson administrators modified the school’s transportation plan, increasing reliance on smaller-occupancy vehicles and initiating an e-bike program as the coronavirus pandemic wears on. Though the...

Prop 18: 17-year-old voting rights on the ballot this election cycle

Prop 18: 17-year-old voting rights on the ballot this election cycle

By Sophie Liu December 1, 2020

This year, California’s ballot contained 12 propositions, including Proposition 18. If passed with a majority vote, Proposition 18 would have amended the California Constitution to permit 17-year-olds...

Branson unveils its new school/athletics logo and rebranding initiative

Branson unveils its new school/athletics logo and rebranding initiative

By Cameron Aryanpour December 1, 2020

In accordance with the Branson “A Look Ahead. A Purpose Beyond Strategic Plan,” the school revealed on Oct. 1 its new school and athletics logo to the community, which would replace a logo that has...

Introduction to new Branson teachers

Introduction to new Branson teachers

By Sarah Lind October 5, 2020

Caroline Santinelli Caroline Santinelli, a new English teacher, loves reading and working with her students. Born and raised outside of Boston, Santinelli went to college back East before moving...

Sir Francis Drake High School considers name change

Sir Francis Drake High School considers name change

By Stasia Winslow October 5, 2020

A hot-button topic in the San Anselmo community right now is the potential name change of Sir Francis Drake High School, which is temporarily being called High School 1327 after its address on Sir Francis...

Virus test conducted recently as Branson builds testing strategies

Virus test conducted recently as Branson builds testing strategies

By Shun Graves October 5, 2020

A voluntary COVID-19 test offered to the entire Branson community Aug. 29 produced no positive tests — and reflected the school’s growing COVID-19 plans, though still nascent, as it faces the prospect...

How Branson faculty and students are coping with the new schedule

How Branson faculty and students are coping with the new schedule

By Reese Dahlgren October 5, 2020

With the first three-week rotation of the new schedule wrapped up, Branson faculty and students have felt the impact of online school on their mental health and expressed mixed feelings about the distance...

High school admissions season presents new challenges, but creative solutions

High school admissions season presents new challenges, but creative solutions

By Finn Dossey October 5, 2020

It’s fall again, which means that it is time for admissions season. However, this year will look and feel very different.  When applying to Branson in the past, students had to complete many steps,...

90 minute block: Less focus, more screen time?

90 minute block: Less focus, more screen time?

By Patricia dePalma October 5, 2020

Branson established a new block schedule to safely navigate in-person and online school.  Compared to the 55- or 70-minute classes on a six-day rotation last year, the new schedule has three 90-minute...

‘We’ll get through this’: Branson institutes distance learning

‘We’ll get through this’: Branson institutes distance learning

By Shun Graves May 22, 2020

The Branson School, like high schools across the nation, has had to adjust its instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school’s distance-learning plan was the result of input from members...

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