Welcome Back Letter 2022-23


 Dear Brandon Families, 

Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year! We hope you are having a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer. I am writing to introduce myself to you as your new superintendent and to share with you some district updates. Since my first official day in the office on July 5th, I have had the opportunity to get started by soliciting input, listening to a variety of district employees, board members, emergency first responders, and student-centered community organizations. These meetings have been invaluable so far, and I plan to continue to meet with many more Brandon School District stakeholders over the first ninety days to continue to listen, learn from others, and as Stephen Covey says, “Seeking to understand before, being understood.” 

Over the summer, our district team has been working hard in preparation for the upcoming school year, cleaning our buildings, hiring highly qualified professional and support staff, and gearing up to welcome our students back to school. We look to ensure that we provide the best possible learning environment for each and every Brandon student. Below are some important updates as we near the first school day on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. 

Bond Construction Updates: 

New Staff Spotlight: On behalf of the Board of Education, I am excited to introduce the following new district leaders: 




Dates / Times 

Oakwood Elementary 

Back to School Night 

August 31 / 5:30 – 7:00 pm 

Harvey Swanson 

Back to School Night 

August 31 / 5:30 – 7:00 pm 

Brandon Middle School 

Registration / Picture Day 

August 22 8:30 – 3:00 pm 

Brandon High School 

Registration Day 

August 23rd times based on grade levels

Also, the Brandon School District is now seeking nominations for the Ed and Diane Donaldson Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame. Applications will be accepted through August 31st.  

On behalf of the Brandon School District and all of our dedicated professional and support staff, I want to thank you for your support to the Brandon School District. We are looking forward to a fantastic school year, and are truly excited to see our students walk through the doors ready to learn on September 6th. Wishing you the best in the last days of summer! 

Go Blackhawks!!! 


Daniel Gilbertson 

Superintendent of Schools