Back to School 2023-2024

Back to School 2023-2024
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Branson School District will begin its new school year on August 23.

Returning student registration through the Parent Portal will be available beginning July 24. Instructions and additional information will be emailed to returning school families. It is recommended that a laptop computer, desktop computer or tablet device be used to complete returning student registration. Registration using a smartphone is not recommended. Families may complete the registration at any Branson Schools campus, and must be completed by August 4.

Families that have experienced a residency change must update their address by bringing a current proof of residency to the student’s school building. The proof of residency must be in the parent/legal guardian's name with the physical address listed. Examples are: current utility bill, signed rental/lease agreement or property tax statement. Additional questions should be directed to the student’s school building office.

New student enrollment is scheduled for July 31 through August 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the District Offices located at 1756 Bee Creek Road. The following documents are required for all students enrolling: proof of residency, student's proof of age (i.e. birth certificate or passport), student's immunization record, and proof of legal guardianship or foster care placement letter, if applicable. If families are unable to enroll their new student during this time, new student registration will be available starting August 7 in the building the student will be attending.

Families are invited and encouraged to attend these Back-to-School and Open House sessions to visit classrooms and receive information about the upcoming school year. Back-to-school events are as follows:

PreK and Kindergarten
PreK and Kindergarten families will receive communication from their classroom teacher with detailed information about a Meet the Teacher appointment on either August 11, 14, or 15. This opportunity provides families with a scheduled time to meet their teacher, drop off school supplies, and become familiar with classroom surroundings.

Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for August 11 at Buchanan Elementary and Cedar Ridge Primary from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Students and families will tour the building, meet the teacher, ride a school bus, and hear important information from building principals.

Grades 7-8
Seventh grade students will pick up their class schedules August 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. at Branson Junior High School. Eighth grade students will pick up their class schedules Thursday, August 11 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Branson Junior High School. Representatives from the district’s Nutrition Services, Transportation, and Health Services departments will be on site to offer assistance for the upcoming school year.

Grades 1-12
An Open House event is scheduled August 21 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Students will pick up their schedules, meet their classroom teachers, receive important class information, practice using their hall locker, check out a Chromebook and charger, and become familiar with their campus.

Grade 9
Freshman Orientation is scheduled for August 22 at Branson High School from 7:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Hosted by Students Active in Leadership (SAIL), incoming freshmen will meet their classroom teachers, check out a Chromebook and charger, and tour the building.

Specific questions regarding orientation and registration may be directed to the respective buildings:

Cedar Ridge Primary: (417) 336-1887
Cedar Ridge Elementary: (417) 334-5135
Cedar Ridge Intermediate: (417) 334-5137
Buchanan Elementary: (417) 243-2530
Buchanan Intermediate: (417) 332-3201
Branson Junior High: (417) 334-3087
Branson High School: (417) 334-6511

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