Fall Childcare Registration Begins August 13 at 6 a.m.

Adventure Club will be offering care to children of Tier I essential workers and non-Tier I workers during the distance learning model. There will be four care timeframes available:

Tier I Options

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  Cost: Free per day
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.  | Cost: $28.50 per day
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  |  Cost: $15.25 per day
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.  |  Cost: $13.25 per day

All Tier I options include the free 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. time
 

Non-Tier I Options

  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  |  Cost: $39.00 per day
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  Cost: $37.25 per day
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  |  Cost: $35.00 per day
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  Cost: $24.75 per day


Registration will begin Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00am, online at https://rdale.ce.eleyo.com. The season families should select is “School Age Care for Distance Learning Model School Year 2020-2021.” If you have any questions, please call our Adventure Club office at 763-504-5320.

Adventure Club provided critical care last spring, as well as summer care these past few months. We will continue our robust, student-centered programming this fall, while continuing to follow strict health and safety protocols such as social distancing, hand washing, wearing face coverings, contact tracing documentation, and cleaning and sanitizing. If Adventure Club is part of your care decision this school year, we would be honored to work with your family.

 

Please note:

  • If you paid a registration fee when fall registration opened last April, you will not need to pay another registration fee, but you will need to re-register. 
  • If you are a Tier I essential worker and you choose the 9:30-3:30 free option only, you will not be required to pay a registration fee. 
  • For all other Tier I options, you will be charged a registration fee. 
  • All Tier I workers must supply a letter from their employer stating they are a Tier I essential employee before their Tier I contract will be accepted. 

We are opening registration at all of our elementary schools but reserve the right to combine sites if registration is low in certain buildings. We will keep registration open until a specific site reaches capacity. If that should occur, you may be placed on a wait list or be asked to choose another location.

After you register your child, site staff will reach out to you as the first day of care approaches to give you site specific information regarding drop off and pick up procedures, what to bring, meal information, daily schedule and much more. Transportation will not be provided for child care as Adventure Club is a drop off and pick up program. 

In the event the district switches to another learning model, we will share the corresponding care plan at that time. Please note, a change in learning model would require a re-registration process so it is possible a family could have two care contracts in place as we move between learning models.
 



Who is a Tier 1 Essential Worker?

Who is included:

  • Health Care and Public Health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Judicial Branch (essential services)
  • National Guard (Activated under a Governor Executive Order)
  • Educators and school staff providing in-person instruction or caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care and school-age care providers


HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Workers, including laboratory personnel, that perform critical clinical, biomedical and other research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 or other diseases.
  • Healthcare providers including, but not limited to, physicians; dentists; psychologists; mid-level practitioners; nurses; assistants and aids; infection control and quality assurance personnel; pharmacists; physical, respiratory, speech and occupational therapists and assistants; social workers; optometrists; speech pathologists; chiropractors; diagnostic and therapeutic technicians; and radiology technologists
  • Workers required for effective clinical, command, infrastructure, support service, administrative, security, and intelligence operations across the direct patient care and full healthcare and public health spectrum. Personnel examples may include, but are not limited, to accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, accrediting, certification, licensing, credentialing, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, environmental services, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians, respiratory therapists, etc.
    • Emergency medical services workers.
    • Prehospital workers included but not limited to urgent care workers.
    • Inpatient & hospital workers (e.g. hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, inpatient hospice, ambulatory surgical centers, etc.).
    • Outpatient care workers (e.g. end-stage-renal disease, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, community mental health clinics, organ transplant/procurement centers, and other ambulatory care settings/providers, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, etc.).
    • Home care workers (e.g. home health care, at-home hospice, home dialysis, home infusion, etc.).
    • Workers at Long-term care facilities, residential and community-based providers (e.g. Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities, Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions, etc.).
    • Workplace safety workers (i.e., workers who anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause workers' illness or injury).
  • Workers needed to support transportation to and from healthcare facility and provider appointments.
  • Workers needed to provide laundry services, food services, reprocessing of medical equipment, and waste management.
  • Workers that manage health plans, billing, and health information and who cannot work remotely.
  • Workers performing cybersecurity functions at healthcare and public health facilities and who cannot work remotely.
  • Workers performing security, incident management, and emergency operations functions at or on behalf of healthcare entities including healthcare coalitions, who cannot practically work remotely.
  • Childcare, eldercare, and other service providers for essential healthcare personnel.
  • Vendors and suppliers (e.g. imaging, pharmacy, oxygen services, durable medical equipment, etc.).
  • Workers at manufacturers (including biotechnology companies and those companies that have shifted production to medical supplies), materials and parts suppliers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, printers, packagers, distributors of medical products and equipment (including third party logistics providers, and those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs), dietary supplements, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies (including dispensers), sanitary goods, personal care products, pest control products, and tissue and paper towel products.
  • Donors of blood, bone marrow, blood stem cell, or plasma, and the workers of the organizations that operate and manage related activities
  • Pharmacy staff, including workers necessary to maintain uninterrupted prescription, and other workers for pharmacy operations.
  • Public health and environmental health workers, such as:
    • Workers specializing in environmental health that focus on implementing environmental controls, sanitary and infection control interventions, healthcare facility safety and emergency preparedness planning, engineered work practices, and developing guidance and protocols for appropriate PPE to prevent COVID-19 disease transmission.
    • Public health/ community health workers (including call center workers) who conduct community-based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance and compiling, analyzing, and communicating public health information, who cannot work remotely
  • Workers in retail facilities specializing in medical good and supplies.
  • Human services providers, especially for at risk populations such as:
    • Home delivered meal providers for older adults, people with disabilities, and others with chronic health conditions.
    • Home-maker services for frail, homebound, older adults.
    • Personal assistance services providers to support activities of daily living for older adults, people with disabilities, and others with chronic health conditions who live independently in the community with supports and services.
    • Home health providers who deliver health care services for older adults, people with disabilities, and others with chronic health conditions who live independently in the community with supports and services.
  • Government entities, and contractors that work in support of local, state, and federal public health and medical mission sets, including but not limited to supporting access to healthcare and associated payment functions, conducting public health functions, providing medical care, supporting emergency management, or other services necessary for supporting the COVID-19 response.
  • Mortuary service providers, such as:
    • Workers performing mortuary funeral, cremation, burial, cemetery, and related services, including funeral homes, crematoriums, cemetery workers, and coffin makers.
  • Workers who coordinate with other organizations to ensure the proper recovery, handling, identification, transportation, tracking, storage, and disposal of human remains and personal effects; certify cause of death; and facilitate access to mental and behavioral health services to the family members, responders, and survivors of an incident.
  • Workers providing or supporting reproductive health care, childbirth services, mental health care, and substance use treatment
  • Workers supporting manufacturers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, and distributors of personal care, hygiene, and healthcare products
  • Workers providing or supporting home care and human services workers from government or non-profit providers who are delivering food, prescriptions, case management services, mental health and substance abuse therapy, or who are otherwise caring for a client
  • Workers providing or supporting home-based care for adults, seniors, and children, including but not limited to people who are blind, deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and people with disabilities, including physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, substance use disorders, or mental illness.
  • Workers who must travel to a person’s home to provide care or other in-home services including meal delivery and one-on-one interpreting services for people who are blind, deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.
  • Personal care attendants, paid employees of government and non-profit providers, or volunteers representing government and non-profit providers
  • Workers supporting the medical cannabis industry
  • Workers in adult daycares are not exempted
  • Note: as applicable, such healthcare and public health workers are subject to the restrictions on elective surgeries and procedures as set forth in Executive Orders 20-09 and 20-17
     

LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND FIRST RESPONDERS

  • Public, private, and voluntary personnel (front-line and management, civilian and sworn) in emergency management, law enforcement, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services (EMS), and security, public and private hazardous material responders, air medical service providers (pilots and supporting technicians), corrections, and search and rescue personnel.
  • Personnel involved in provisioning of access to emergency services, including the provisioning of real-time text, text-to-911, and dialing 911 via relay.
  • Workers at emergency communication center, public safety answering points, public safety communications centers, emergency operation centers, and 911 call centers.
  • Personnel that are involved in the emergency alert system (EAS) ((broadcasters, satellite radio and television, cable, and wireline video) and wireless emergency alerts (WEA).
  • Workers at Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, and Network Operations staff, engineers and technicians to manage the network or operate facilities.
  • Fusion Center workers.
  • Workers, including contracted vendors, who maintain, manufacture, or supply equipment and services supporting law enforcement, fire, EMS, and response operations (to include electronic security and life safety security personnel).
  • Workers and contracted vendors who maintain and provide services and supplies to public safety facilities, including emergency communication center, public safety answering points, public safety communications centers, emergency operation centers, fire and emergency medical services stations, police and law enforcement stations and facilities.
  • Workers supporting the manufacturing, distribution, and maintenance of necessary safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement and all public safety personnel.
  • Workers supporting the operation of firearm, or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.
  • Public agency workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, spouses, elders, and dependent adults
  • Workers who support weather disaster and natural hazard mitigation and prevention activities
  • Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures.
  • All corrections personnel
  • State and county probation officers and supervision agents
  • Victims’ advocates, animal control officers, humane officers, and all workers who support electronic security and life-safety services
  • Bail bond agents posting a bond
  • Workers and attendees at skills training for the state’s Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) providers, where such training cannot be given remotely and provided that social distancing and other mitigation strategies are employed.
  • Workers supporting indoor gun or shooting ranges when providing qualification shooting or skills maintenance to licensed Minnesota peace officers, law enforcement officers, and federally sworn law enforcement officers assigned to work within the state of Minnesota, provided that social distancing and other mitigation strategies are employed.
  • Evaluators and firefighters at skills training, including evaluation for the state’s firefighter Certification Testing, where such evaluations cannot be given remotely and provided that social distancing and other mitigation strategies are employed


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

  • Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail (including unattended and vending) that sells human food, animal and pet food and pet supply, and beverage products, including retail customer support service and information technology support staff necessary for online orders, pickup, and delivery.
  • Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations, including dark kitchen and food prep centers, carry-out, and delivery food workers.
  • Food manufacturer workers and their supplier workers including those employed at food ingredient production and processing facilities; aquaculture and seafood harvesting facilities; livestock, poultry, seafood slaughter facilities; pet and animal feed processing facilities; human food facilities producing by-products for animal food; beverage production facilities; and the production of food packaging.
  • Farmers, farm and ranch workers, and agribusiness support services to include those employed in auction and sales; grain and oilseed handling, storage, processing, and distribution; animal food, feed, and ingredient production, packaging, and distribution; manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of veterinary drugs; and truck delivery and transport.
  • Farmers, farm and ranch workers, and support service and supplier workers producing food supply domestically and for export, to include those engaged in raising, cultivating, harvesting, packing, storing, or delivering to storage or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market any agricultural or horticultural commodity for human consumption; agricultural inspection; fuel ethanol facilities; biodiesel and renewable diesel facilities; storage facilities; and other agricultural inputs
  • Workers and firms supporting the distribution of food, feed, and beverage and ingredients used in these products, including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers, and block chain managers.
  • Workers supporting the sanitation and pest control of all food manufacturing processes and operations from wholesale to retail.
  • Workers supporting the growth and distribution of plants and associated products for home gardens.
  • Workers in cafeterias used to feed workers, particularly worker populations sheltered against COVID-19.
  • Workers in animal diagnostic and food testing laboratories
  • Government, private, and non-governmental organizations’ workers essential for food assistance programs (including school lunch programs) and government payments.
  • Workers of companies engaged in the production, storage, transport, and distribution of chemicals, medicines, vaccines, and other substances used by the food and agriculture industry, including seeds, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, minerals, enrichments, and other agricultural production aids.
  • Animal agriculture workers to include those employed in veterinary health (including those involved in supporting emergency veterinary or livestock services); raising, caring for and management of animals for food; animal production operations; livestock markets; slaughter and packing plants, manufacturers, renderers, and associated regulatory and government workforce.
  • Transportation supporting animal agricultural industries, including movement of animal medical and reproductive supplies and materials, animal vaccines, animal drugs, feed ingredients, feed and bedding, live animals, animal by-products, and deceased animals for disposal.
  • Workers who support sawmills and the manufacture and distribution of fiber and forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood and fiber products, as well as manufacture and distribution of products using agricultural commodities.
  • Workers engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary for agricultural production and distribution.
  • Workers supporting agricultural equipment repair services
  • Lawn care and landscaping workers
  • Workers supporting garden centers or stores, provided that such centers or stores adhere to guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
  • Workers supporting florists for the sale for delivery only of perishable plant stock. Workers delivering perishable plant stock are strongly encouraged to drop off product at the front door of nursing homes and hospitals to avoid contact with vulnerable populations.
  • Workers supporting bait harvesters
  • This category does not include following workers supporting tobacco and vaping-product shops or cannabidiol (CBD) oil shops, but these workers may return to work if their employer qualifies as a Non-Critical Exempt Business.
     

JUDICIAL BRANCH

  • Judicial officers and personnel deemed essential by the Chief Justice to ensure the continued operations of Minnesota’s court system
     

NATIONAL GUARD

  • National Guard members that are on orders, to include state active duty, Title 32, or Title 10 orders and members in an Inactive Duty for Training status
  • At the discretion of the Adjutant General, this category also includes full-time staff of the Minnesota National Guard or Department of Military Affairs that are necessary for the execution of the National Guard’s mission
     

CHILDCARE PROVIDERS

  • Educators and other workers in childcare centers, family childcare, schools, and other facilities
  • Individuals providing childcare for Critical Sector and Non-Critical Exempt Business workers in a personal home, such as family, friend, and neighbor care required for Critical Sector and Non-Critical Exempt Business workers to continue to perform their duties
  • Note: Childcare providers are encouraged to remain open to provide childcare services for workers in the Critical Sectors listed in this Executive Order and guidance and insofar as public health guidance can be followed

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The School Board election will take place Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Three of the seven at-large positions on the School Board are up for election (four-year terms). The period for filing affidavits of candidacy is Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - August 11, 2020. Read further for important candidate filing information.

Dr. Stephanie Burrage Appointed Interim Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools

The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools unanimously passed a resolution to appoint Stephanie Burrage, Ed.D., as the District’s interim superintendent during the Board’s meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020. Dr. Burrage has been Assistant Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools since August 2017; she will begin her new duties on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. 

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The Robbinsdale Area School Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting racial and social justice in safe and civil schools at the School Board meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020. The resolution outlines the beliefs held by the school board, including nurturing anti-racist educational learning environments, while condemning hateful speech and systemic racism directed at Black, Indigenous and all people of color.

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Your elementary-aged student is invited to Robbinsdale Area Schools Summer Enrichment! Three weeks of learning activities for K-5 grade students from July 13 - 31!

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Reduce summer boredom and become a super student for next year! Middle School Summer Enrichment is available to 6-8th grade students from July 13-31, 2020. No registration is required.

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Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, has been named Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Madison, Wisconsin. Jenkins’ last day in the district will be August 3; he has served as Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools for the past five years.

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The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools has called a Special Work Session for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the transition plans and activities for the superintendent position. Pursuant to Minn. Statute 13D.021, the meeting will be held by teleconference.

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The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools has called a Special Work Session for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. to discuss the parameters of the superintendent contract. Pursuant to Minn. Statute 13D.021, the meeting will be held by teleconference.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a virtual information session for community members interested in running for the school board on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 PM.

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The report’s conclusion was there were no financial improprieties or violations of law on the part of any School Board member, the Superintendent or employee of the District. Additionally, there were no conflicts of interest. The end result of the report is that the Office of the State Auditor made some technical recommendations regarding processes the Board will address, many of which are already being implemented.

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Today, I am writing to you with a heavy heart. In my thirty years as an educator, recent local events have been among the most challenging situations I have experienced.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools is proud to announce the School of Engineering and Arts (SEA) is the only Minnesota school to be named a 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School award honoree, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Schools who earn this recognition demonstrate significant achievement in the three Pillars of the Green Ribbon Schools Award: reducing environmental impact, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental education.