Additional Learning Model Information

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Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools families,

This year we’ve had to make several adjustments to the way we educate our students and I’m grateful to our families who have remained supportive of the work we’re doing on behalf of all scholars. 

As we begin to transition more of our students back into our buildings, I’d like to share additional information with you. 

Movement Between Learning Models

For the remainder of the school year, elementary students will remain in their current learning model unless a learning model transition occurs at the district level. Staffing has been finalized and additional changes can no longer be made.

Once middle and high school students have transitioned to hybrid learning and registration for the 281 Distance Learning School closes, they will stay within this learning model for the rest of the school year unless a district learning model shift were to happen.

Our district will continue to follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education. Minnesota Department of Education’s (MDE) 2020-21 Planning Guidance for MN Public Schools states “A school district or charter school may limit movement to distance learning for families requesting to move from in-person or hybrid for reasons other than a health issue. A school district may limit movement from distance learning to in-person or hybrid instruction. Students or families choosing to move to distance learning due to a health issue must be allowed at any time.” Please note, this request will require a note from a healthcare provider.

281 Distance Learning School

For the 2021-2022 school year, students enrolled in the 281 Distance Learning school will be transferred back to the school they previously attended or to their new middle or high school. This includes students who attended magnet schools and those who are open enrolled. 

Hybrid Learning

To ensure siblings have the same scheduled days in-person, hybrid learning groups (AA or BB) will be designated by household.

Important Reminders

  • Anyone in buildings and on buses will be required to wear a face covering.

  • Families are being asked to self-screen daily prior to entering our buildings. The screening document can be found here

  • If your student has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, has been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or has received a positive COVID-19 test result keep them home and contact your school nurse. 

  • Please ensure your student’s school has updated vaccination records. Families can contact the school nurse with any additional questions.

  • Dressing in layers is encouraged when students are in the buildings as we began circulating outside air into our buildings last spring to further enhance air quality causing air to be colder than usual.

Thank you again for your partnership and support. 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Interim Superintendent
Robbinsdale Area Schools

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Lunes 8 de febrero de 2021

Estimadas familias de las Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale:

Este año hemos tenido que hacer varios ajustes en la forma de educar a nuestros estudiantes y estoy agradecida con nuestras familias, que han seguido apoyando el trabajo que estamos haciendo en nombre de todos los estudiantes. 

Ahora que empezamos a recibir a más estudiantes en nuestros edificios, me gustaría compartir con ustedes información adicional.  

Movimiento entre los diferentes modelos de aprendizaje

Durante el resto del año escolar, los estudiantes de primaria permanecerán en su modelo de aprendizaje actual a menos que se efectúe una transición de modelo de aprendizaje al nivel de distrito. La dotación de personal ha finalizado y ya no se pueden hacer más cambios.

Una vez que los estudiantes de intermedia y preparatoria hayan pasado al aprendizaje híbrido y se cierre la inscripción para la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281, ellos permanecerán dentro de este modelo de aprendizaje por el resto del año escolar, a menos que se efectúe un cambio en el modelo de aprendizaje del distrito.

Nuestro distrito continuará siguiendo la orientación del Departamento de educación de Minnesota. En su Guía de planificación 2020-21 para las escuelas públicas de Minnesota, el Departamento de educación de Minnesota (MDE, por sus siglas en inglés) establece que “Un distrito escolar o una escuela charter pueden limitar el cambio al aprendizaje a distancia para las familias que soliciten pasar a la enseñanza presencial o híbrida por razones que no sean problemas de salud. Un distrito escolar puede limitar el cambio del aprendizaje a distancia a la enseñanza presencial o híbrida. Los estudiantes o las familias que decidan pasar al aprendizaje a distancia por una cuestión de salud deben poder hacerlo en cualquier momento.” Por favor, tengan en cuenta que esta solicitud requerirá una nota de un proveedor de atención médica.

Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281

Para el año escolar 2021-2022, los estudiantes inscritos en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281 serán transferidos de nuevo a la escuela a la que asistían anteriormente o a su nueva escuela intermedia o preparatoria. Esto incluye a estudiantes que asistían a las escuelas magnet y a los que estudian por medio de una inscripción abierta.

Aprendizaje híbrido

Para garantizar que los hermanos tengan los mismos días presenciales programados, se designarán grupos de aprendizaje híbrido (AA o BB) según el hogar.

Recordatorios importantes

  • Todas las personas que se encuentren en los edificios y en los autobuses del distrito  deberán usar máscaras.

  • Se les pide a las familias que hagan una autoevaluación diariamente, antes de entrar a nuestros edificios. El documento de autoevaluación se puede encontrar aquí

  • Si sus hijos tienen síntomas consistentes con COVID-19, han estado en contacto cercano con alguien que ha dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 o han recibido un resultado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, por favor manténganlos en casa y pónganse en contacto con la enfermera de su escuela.

  • Por favor, asegúrense de que las escuelas de sus hijos tengan los registros de vacunación actualizados. Las familias pueden contactar a la enfermera de la escuela si tienen preguntas adicionales.

  • Se recomienda que los estudiantes estén usando varias capas de ropa cuando estén en los edificios, ya que la primavera pasada comenzamos a hacer circular el aire exterior dentro de nuestros edificios para mejorar aún más la calidad del aire, lo que hace que el aire sea más frío de lo normal.

Gracias nuevamente por su colaboración y apoyo.  

Atentamente,

 

Dra. Stephanie Burrage
Superintendenta Interina 
Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale 

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Isniin, Febraayo 8, 2021

Qoysaska Qaaliga ah ee Dugsiyada Aagga Robbinsdale,

Sannadkan waxay ahayd inaan wax ka beddelo badan ksamayno sida aan wax u baraynno ardaydeenna waxaanan u mahadnaqayaa qoysaskeenna oo weli sii taageeraya shaqada aan qabanno annagoo ka wakiil ah dhammaan aqoonyahannada.

Markaan bilaabayno u wareejinta in adan oo  ardaydeenna ah dhismayaashayada, waxaan jeclahay inaan kula wadaago macluumaad dheeri ah.

Dhaqdhaqaaqa u dhexeeya Qaababka Waxbarashada

Inta sannad dugsiyeedka ka hartay, ardayda dugsiga hoose waxay ku sii jiri doonaan qaabkooda waxbarasho ee hadda jira inuu kalaguurka qaabka waxbarasho oo heer degmo ahi dhaco mooyee. Shaqaalaynta ayaa la dhammaystiray isbeddello dheeri ahna lama sii samayn karo.

Marka ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare ay u gudbeen barashada isku dhafan iyo diiwaangelinta Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaantu 281 xiranto, waxay ku sii jiri doonaan qaabkan waxbarasho inta ka hartay sannad-dugsiyeedka haddii aanay wax isbeddel ahi ku imaanin qaabka waxbarashada ee heer degmo mooyee.

Degmadeennu waxay sii wadi doontaa inay raacdo tilmaamaha Waaxda Waxbarashada ee Minnesota. Tilmaamaha Qorsheynta Waaxda Waxbarashada ee Minnesota (WWM) 2020-2021 ee Dugsiyada Dadweynaha Minnesota ayaa sheegaya  “In degmo-dugsiyeedka ama iskuullada charter-ka ay xaddidi kara u gudbidda waxbarashada fogaanta ee qoysaska codsada ka guurista waxbarashada shaqsi ahaanta ama isku-dhafka sababo aan ahayn dhibaato caafimaad. Degmo-dugsiyeedku waxay xaddidi kartaa dhaqdhaqaaqa min waxbarashada fogaanta ilaa ta shaqsi ahaanta  ama tilmaamaha ta isku-dhafan. Ardayda ama qoysaska doorta inay u beddeshaan waxbarashada fogaanta dhibaato caafimaad darteed waa in loo oggolaadaa waqti kasta.” Fadlan ogow, codsigani wuxuu u baahan doono qoraal bixiye daryeel caafimaad.

Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281

Sannad-dugsiyeedka 2021-2022, ardayda ka diiwaangashan dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 waxaa dib loogu wareejinayaa dugsigii ay horay uga soo qayb-galeen ama dugsigooda cusub ee dhexe ama sare. Tan waxaa ka mid ah ardayda dhigatay iskuullada Magnet-ka iyo kuwa diiwaangelinta furan.

Waxbarashada Isku-dhafka

Si loo hubiyo in walaalaha ay leeyihiin isku jadwal maalinle ah, qoysku wuxuu go'aan ka gaari doonaa kooxaha isku dhafka ee (AA ama BB).

Xusuusinno muhiim ah

  • Qof kasta oo ku jira gudaha dhismayawga ama saaran basaska wuxuu u baahan doonaa inuu xidho waji daboolka.

  • Qoysaska waxaa laga waydiinayaa inay is-baaraan maalin kasta ka hor intaanay soo gelin dhismayawga. Dukumintiga baaritaanka waxaa laga heli karaa halkan.

  • Haddii ardaygaagu leeyahay astaamo u dhigma COVID-19, ahaana qof xiriir dhow la leh qof laga helay cudurka COVID-19, ama helay natiijo togan oo tijaabada COVID-19 oo ku reebtay guriga la xiriir kalkaaliyaha caafimaadka ee dugsigaaga

  • Fadlan hubi in dugsiga ardaygaagu uu cusboonaysiiyay diiwaannada tallaalka. Qoysasku waxay kala xiriiri karaan kalkaalisada caafimaadka ee dugsiga wixii su'aalo dheeraad ah.

  • Waxaan dhiirigalinaynaa isticmaalka lakabyo dhar ah markay ardaydu kujiraan dhismayaasha maadaama aan bilownay wareegga hawada dibedda ee dhismayaasheenna gugii lasoo dhaafay si loo wanaajiyo tayada hawada oo keenaysa in hawadu ka qaboobaato sidii caadiga ahayd.

Mar labaad waad ku mahadsantahay iskaashigaaga iyo taageeradaada.

Si daacadnimo ah,

 

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Kormeeraha Guud ee Ku-meelgaarka ah
Dugsiyada Aagga Robbinsdale 

Nala Wadaag ra’yi celin


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In December 2020, the School Board voted to change school start times, but didn’t determine when the change would happen. At the Monday, April 19 meeting, the Board voted unanimously in favor of making the shift beginning in the 2022-23 school year. 

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On Thursday, April 8, the School Board approved seven first round candidates. First round and finalist interviews will take place the week of April 12.

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The 2021 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments will take place in April. Students will need to complete the test in person, in school.

Help Keep Everyone Healthy

As we look forward to students returning to school tomorrow, we want to remind families and staff that they should remain home if feeling ill.

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The Robbinsdale Area Public School District Board of Education wanted to have a better understanding of the school community members’ perceptions of the District as they began their search for a new Superintendent. The Board unanimously approved the modified Superintendent Profile

State of the District Address invitation

Join Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Board Chair David Boone and a slate of other guests for this year’s virtual State of the District presentation at 6:30 p.m. on March 11.

HBCU panel on Zoom

Robbinsdale Area Schools administrators, teachers and staff share their perspectives from being alumni of a historically black college or university (HBCU).

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To assist with the search for the new superintendent, the Robbinsdale Area Schools Board of Education has contracted with School Exec Connect, a superintendent search firm. As we strive to make the best selection possible, we would like to encourage you to provide your input. 

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Earlier today Gov. Walz announced updates to Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, specifically as it relates to students in middle and high schools. Please continue reading for updates to our secondary hybrid transition plan.

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In anticipation of inclement weather, please take time to review our winter weather weather closing guide. 

School Start Times Event

The Robbinsdale Area Schools community was invited to hear perspectives from other districts that changed school start times. If you weren't able to join us, you can watch the video recording.

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Please read for important updates about welcoming middle and high school students back to in-person, in-school learning. Earlier this week we met with our regional support team to discuss and review our plan to bring students back in hybrid learning. 

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School districts need to have an external audit performed each year, per Minnesota law. Each year, a final audit report is shared with the School Board and made available to the public. While we continue to work to restore our fund balance, the audit report highlighted several positive areas.

Dr. Stephanie Burrage testifies during the House Education Finance Committee Meeting

Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Interim Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, testified during the House Education Finance Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 27. She and other superintendents told legislators about some of the issues affecting students, families, staff and public education during the pandemic.

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Dr. Heather Mueller, MDE Deputy Commissioner, and Dan Huff, MDH Assistant Commissioner, reviewed COVID-19 health data and mitigation strategies along with Minnesota's Safe Learning Plan in order to address staff questions.

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All families are encouraged to watch this in-depth video which reviews cleaning and safety procedures, COVID-19 protocols, as well as answers frequently asked questions. Spanish and Somali versions are also posted.

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released updated guidance for close contact with a person positive with COVID-19. 

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We are sharing three things in this letter: information for elementary families, information for secondary families and upcoming non-school days (with several new dates for elementary students).