Important Information About Learning Model and New Dates

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Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools families,

As you know, there have been no easy decisions this year. One moment, our plans are moving forward - and the next day (or even next hour) we have new information to process, and our plans must pivot. We will continue to listen to your feedback and welcome it any time as we move forward in our decision making. 

Due to a change in county COVID-19 case numbers, beginning Monday, Nov. 16, we plan to shift to a hybrid learning model for Pre-K and elementary students. Students receiving center-based special education services (Pre-K through 12th grade and RTC students) will also shift to hybrid learning on Nov. 16. 

To ensure a smooth transition, we are now planning on tiered start dates as follows: 

  • Monday, Nov. 16: Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students, and center-based special education students
  • Monday, Nov. 30: Second and third grade students
  • Monday, Dec. 7: Fourth and fifth grade students

Students will remain in Distance Learning PLUS the week of Nov. 9 and until their hybrid learning start date. 

Families will have the option to remain in distance learning, through our 281 Distance Learning School - which begins for all registered students on Monday, Nov. 16. We are doing our best to keep students with their school community. 

Please note, as we continue to receive new information from local health experts - along with up-to-date COVID-19 data - our plans could change. 

Please take the time needed to read this letter in its entirety as there are new updates that haven't been shared with families previously. You will find information for childcare; meals; student support centers; center-based special education; and 281 Distance Learning School.

The hybrid learning model allows for up to 50 percent capacity in buildings. Due to the number of students enrolled in the 281 Distance Learning School, we have been able to increase student capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent.

Students will follow an AA/BB model where students will be in school, in person, two days per week, and will engage in asynchronous distance learning the other three days. Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous learning days for all students, with morning and afternoon meetings. 

The week of Nov. 2, principals will hold virtual question and answer meetings with families. Your student’s principal will share additional details.
 

No school next week for Pre-K and elementary students, and students receiving center-based special education services

Elementary staff will use the previously announced four days next week for planning, per the Governor’s executive order. There is no school Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 6 for Pre-K through 5th grade students and students receiving center-based special education services. Nov. 3 was previously scheduled as a non-school day.
 

Elementary and secondary students who receive center-based special education services, and Robbinsdale Transition Center students

IEP teams will be working with their center-based students and families in anticipation of beginning hybrid learning on Nov. 16. Families will receive additional communication.
 

Middle and High School Students

As a reminder, middle and high school students (including 5th grade at FAIR School Crystal) will remain in Distance Learning PLUS through the first semester. We continue to plan to transition middle and high school students on Tuesday, Jan. 26 based on the model that aligns with COVID county data.  

Classes will continue to be held next week for secondary students, except on Tuesday, Nov. 3. That is a non-school day for all students.
 

281 Distance Learning School

Families who want to remain in distance learning need to opt-in - we are asking families to make this decision as soon as possible to allow us to plan for staffing. Pre-K families (five-day preschool) who would like to opt-in should complete this form. 281 Distance Learning School will begin for all registered students on Monday, Nov. 16

Based on staffing and student enrollment, students will either have their current teacher or a teacher from their school, in most instances.

Families who register must remain through the first semester to ensure appropriate staffing levels for each learning model. Those who have previously enrolled in the 281 Distance Learning School and wish to opt-out must do so by Friday, Oct. 30 (opt-out form for elementary or secondary).

Families who have not registered for 281 Distance Learning School will transition to hybrid learning. 
 

Transportation

Transportation routes are currently being modeled. Students will be assigned an A or B day, regardless if they are registered for 281 Distance Learning School. This information will be posted in Infinite Campus this week. Transportation postcards will also be mailed to families the week prior to their tiered start date. 
 

Critical Care/Adventure Club

Families utilizing childcare and/or Adventure Club will continue in the current childcare model through Friday, Nov. 13, and will have access to care during the scheduled planning days. 

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, our school day critical care site will be FAIR School Crystal (3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal). We will follow the Executive Order critical care requirement which says in order to receive free critical care during school day hours, both parents/guardians or those who are a single custody parent/guardian must be a Tier 1 qualified worker (see MDE Tier I worker list). 

Adventure Club will continue to offer before and after school fee-based childcare at elementary sites during hybrid learning.

Registration for critical care and/or Adventure Club will begin at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 28). To register, please go to rdale.ce.eleyo.com and select Hybrid Learning Model Childcare.
 

Student Support Centers

Student Support Centers offer a hub of information on various supports available for students and families - including tech support, academic support, social-emotional and more. On each school’s website, click on the ‘Student Support Center’ button on the homepage to access this information. Please contact the school main office if your student is in need of transportation to access these supports. 
 

Free Meals

Students will receive free breakfast and lunch on their in-person school days, and get a three-day meal bundle to take home. Five-day meal bundles will also be available for pick up at several locations. Free meals are available through Wednesday, June 30, 2021 per a continuation of the federal USDA summer meals program. 
 

Thank you to all of our parents, students and staff for your correspondence, and for those who participated in our stakeholder and subcommittee meetings. Your feedback and recommendations on our learning models have been very helpful and valued.

We are working diligently to provide the best education possible for all of our students -- no matter what learning model you choose for your family. We appreciate your flexibility and patience, especially this school year. Thank you for your continued partnership during this time. 
 

Sincerely,

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Interim Superintendent
Robbinsdale Area Schools

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28 de octubre de 2020

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Estimadas familias de las Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale:

Como ustedes saben, este año no ha habido decisiones fáciles. En un momento, nuestros planes avanzan y al día siguiente (o incluso a la hora siguiente) tenemos nueva información para procesar y nuestros planes deben modificarse. Continuaremos escuchando sus comentarios y los mismos son bienvenidos en todo momento mientras seguimos tomando decisiones.

Debido a un cambio en los números de casos de COVID-19 del condado, planeamos cambiar a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes de pre kínder y de la escuela primaria a partir del lunes 16 de noviembre. Los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial en salones autónomos (estudiantes del pre kínder hasta el grado 12 y del Centro de transición Robbinsdale-RTC) también pasarán a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido el 16 de noviembre.

Para garantizar una transición fluida, ahora estamos planeando fechas de inicio graduales de la siguiente manera:

  • Lunes 16 de noviembre: estudiantes de pre kínder, kínder y primer grado y estudiantes de educación especial en salones autónomos
  • Lunes 30 de noviembre: estudiantes de segundo y tercer grado
  • Lunes 7 de diciembre: estudiantes de cuarto y quinto grado

Los estudiantes permanecerán en el modelo de Educación a distancia PLUS la semana del 9 de noviembre y seguirán en ese modelo hasta la fecha en que comience su aprendizaje híbrido.

Las familias tendrán la opción de seguir con aprendizaje a distancia, a través de nuestra Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281, que comienza para todos los estudiantes inscritos el lunes 16 de noviembre. Estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantener a los estudiantes con la comunidad de su escuela. 

Por favor tengan en cuenta que a medida que continuamos recibiendo nueva información de expertos en salud locales, junto con la información actualizada de casos de COVID-19, nuestros planes podrían cambiar.

Por favor tómense el tiempo necesario para leer esta carta en su totalidad, ya que hay información nueva que no se ha compartido anteriormente con las familias. A continuación, encontrarán información sobre el cuidado de niños, las comidas, los centros de apoyo al estudiante, las clases autónomas de educación especial y la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281.

El modelo de aprendizaje híbrido permite hasta un 50 por ciento de capacidad en los edificios escolares. Debido a la cantidad de estudiantes inscritos en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281, hemos podido aumentar la capacidad de los estudiantes del 25 al 50 por ciento. 

Los estudiantes seguirán un modelo AA/BB en el que los estudiantes estarán en la escuela, en persona, dos días a la semana y participarán en el aprendizaje a distancia asincrónico los otros tres días. Los miércoles seguirán siendo días de aprendizaje asincrónico para todos los estudiantes, con reuniones virtuales en la mañana y en la tarde. 

La semana del 2 de noviembre, los directores llevarán a cabo reuniones virtuales de preguntas y respuestas con las familias. El director de su hijo compartirá con ustedes detalles adicionales.

No habrá clases la semana próxima para los estudiantes de pre kínder y de la escuela primaria y para los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial en salones autónomos.
La próxima semana, el personal de la escuela primaria usará los cuatro días anunciados previamente para planificar, según la orden ejecutiva del gobernador. No hay clases desde el lunes 2 de noviembre hasta el viernes 6 de noviembre para los estudiantes de pre kínder a 5º grado y para los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial en salones autónomos. El 3 de noviembre ya estaba previamente programado como un día sin clases para todos. 

Estudiantes de la escuela primaria, intermedia y preparatoria que reciben servicios de educación especial en salones autónomos y estudiantes del Centro de transición Robbinsdale (RTC, por sus siglas en inglés)
Los equipos del Plan de educación individualizado (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) trabajarán con los estudiantes en salones autónomos y sus familias planeando el comienzo del aprendizaje híbrido el 16 de noviembre. Las familias recibirán información adicional próximamente.

Estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria
Les recordamos que los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria (incluidos los estudiantes de 5º grado en la Escuela FAIR-Crystal) permanecerán en el aprendizaje a distancia PLUS durante el primer semestre. Seguimos planeando hacer la transición de los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y la preparatoria el martes 26 de enero según el modelo que se alinee con la información de COVID recibida por parte del condado.

Los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria tendrán clases la próxima semana, excepto el martes 3 de noviembre. Ese es un día sin clases para todos los estudiantes.

Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281
Las familias que desean permanecer en el aprendizaje a distancia deben optar por participar en el mismo llenando este formulario. Les pedimos a las familias que tomen esta decisión lo antes posible para permitirnos planificar la dotación de personal. Las familias de pre kínder (preescolar de cinco días) que deseen participar deben completar este formulario. La Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281 comenzará para todos los estudiantes inscritos el lunes 16 de noviembre.

Dependiendo de la dotación de personal y de la inscripción de estudiantes, los estudiantes seguirán teniendo a su maestro actual o un maestro de su escuela, en la mayoría de los casos.

Las familias que se inscriban en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281 deben permanecer durante el primer semestre para garantizar los niveles de personal adecuados para cada modelo de aprendizaje. Aquellos que se hayan inscrito previamente en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281 y deseen ahora optar por no participar deben hacerlo antes del viernes 30 de octubre  (Formulario para anular la inscripción a la Escuela primaria o intermedia y preparatoria de aprendizaje a distancia 281). 

Las familias que no se hayan inscrito en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281 pasarán automáticamente al aprendizaje híbrido.

Transporte
Actualmente se están organizando las rutas de autobús. A los estudiantes se les asignará un día A o B, independientemente de si están registrados en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281. Esta información se publicará en Infinite Campus esta semana. Las tarjetas con información del autobús también se les enviarán por correo regular a las familias la semana anterior a la fecha de inicio que les corresponda.

Club de aventura y Cuidado de niños para los hijos de trabajadores esenciales (critical care)
Las familias que utilicen cuidado de niños y/o el Club de aventura continuarán en el modelo de cuidado de niños actual hasta el viernes 13 de noviembre y tendrán acceso a que les cuiden los niños durante los días de planificación programados.

A partir del lunes 16 de noviembre, nuestro sitio de cuidado de niños para los hijos de trabajadores esenciales durante el día de clases será la Escuela Fair-Crystal. Seguiremos haciendo cumplir el requerimiento de cuidado de niños para los hijos de trabajadores esenciales de la Orden Ejecutiva que dice que para poder recibir cuidado de niños para los hijos de trabajadores esenciales gratuitos durante el horario escolar, ambos padres/tutores o, en caso de padres con custodia única, el padre/madre/tutor deben ser trabajadores calificados de Nivel 1 (por favor vean la lista de trabajadores de Nivel I del Ministerio de educación de MN). 

El Club de aventura seguirá ofreciendo cuidado de niños con cargo antes y después del horario de clases en las escuelas primarias durante el aprendizaje híbrido.

La inscripción para el cuidado de niños para los hijos de trabajadores esenciales y/o el Club de aventura comienza hoy a las 6 a.m. (miércoles 28 de octubre). Para inscribirse, por favor visite rdale.ce.eleyo.com y seleccione Hybrid Learning Model Childcare (Cuidado de niños del modelo de aprendizaje híbrido).

Centros de apoyo al estudiante
Los Centros de apoyo a los estudiantes ofrecen un centro de información sobre varios tipos de apoyo disponibles para los estudiantes y las familias, incluyendo apoyo técnico, apoyo académico, apoyo social y emocional y más. Para acceder a esta información, por favor hagan clic en el botón "Student Support Center" (Centro de apoyo al estudiante) en la página de inicio del sitio web de cada escuela. Por favor comuníquense con la oficina principal de la escuela si su hijo necesita transporte para acceder a estos tipos de apoyo.

Comidas gratis
Los estudiantes recibirán desayuno y almuerzo gratis los días de clase en persona y recibirán un paquete de comida de tres días para llevar a casa para los otros días. Los paquetes de comida de cinco días también estarán disponibles para recoger en varios lugares. Las comidas gratuitas estarán disponibles hasta el miércoles 30 de junio de 2021 como continuación del programa federal de comidas de verano del Departamento de agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés).

Gracias a todos nuestros padres, estudiantes y personal por corresponderse con nosotros y gracias a aquellos que participaron en nuestras reuniones de partes interesadas y subcomités. Sus comentarios y recomendaciones sobre nuestros modelos de aprendizaje han sido muy útiles y valorados.

Nos estamos esmerando por brindarles la mejor educación posible a todos nuestros estudiantes, sin importar el modelo de aprendizaje que elijan para su familia. Agradecemos su flexibilidad y paciencia, especialmente durante este año escolar. Gracias por colaborar continuamente con nosotros durante estos tiempos que nos están tocando vivir.

 


 
Atentamente,

Dra. Stephanie Burrage
Superintendenta interina
Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale

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Qoysaska Qaaliga ah ee Dugsiyada Aagga  Robbinsdale,

Sidaad ogtihiin, ma jirin go'aanno fudud oo la gaadhay sannadkan. Daqiiqad qudha, qorshayaasheena ayaa hore u socda - oo maalinta ku xigta (ama xitaa saacadda xigta) waxaan helnaa macluumaad cusub oo u baahan in wax laga qabto, oo qorshayaashuna ay xuddun u noqdaan. Waan sii wadaynaa dhagaysiga iyo soo dhawaynta ra'yi celintaada waqti kasta intaan horay u wadno go'aan qaadashada.

Isbedelka ku yimid tirada kiisaska COVID-19 ee degmada awgeed, laga bilaabo Isniinta, Nofeembar 16, waxaan qorshaynaynaa inaan u beddelo qaab waxbarasho oo isku dhafan oo loogu talagalay ardayda pre-K iyo ardays dugsiyada hoose. Ardayda qaata adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah ee ku salaysan xarunta (Barbaarinta ilaa fasalka 12aad iyo ardayda RTC) waxay sidoo kale u wareegi doonaan barashada isku dhafka ah bisha Nofeembar 16.

Si loo hubiyo kala-guur habsami leh, waxaan hadda qorshaynaynaa bilowga mustawayowga taariikhaha sida soo socota:

  • Isniin, Nofembar 16: Barbaarinta, Xanaanada, iyo ardayda fasalka koowaad, iyo ardayda waxbarashada gaarka ah ee ku salaysan xarunta
  • Isniin, Nofembar 30: Ardayda fasalka labaad iyo saddexaad
  • Monday, Dec. 7: Ardayda fasalka afraad iyo shanaad

Ardaydu waxay ku sii negaan doonaan Waxbarasha Fogaanta Plus toddobaadka bilaabmaya Nofembar 9-keeda illaa taariikhda bilowga waxbarashadooda isku-dhafka.

Qoysasku waxay ikhtiyaar u leeyihiin inay ku sii sugnaadaan waxbarashada fogaanta, iyada oo loo marayo Dugsigeenna 281 ee  Waxbarashada Fogaanta - kaas oo u bilaabmaya dhammaan ardayda diiwaangashan Isniinta, Nofembar 16. Waxaan ku dadaalnaa sida ugu fiican inaan ardayda uga ilaalino bulshada iskuulkooda.

Fadlan ogow intaan sii wadno helitaanka macluumaadka cusub ee khubarada caafimaadka ee deegaanka - oo ay weheliso xogta u dambaysa ee COVID-19 - qorshayaasheena way isbadali karaan.

Fadlan qaado waqtiga loo baahan yahay si aad u akhrido warqaddan dhammaanteed maadaama ay jiraan xogo cusub oo aan horay loola wadaagin qoysaska. Waxaad ka heli doontaa macluumaad ku saabsan daryeelka carruurta; cuntada; xarumaha taakulaynta ardayda; waxbarashada gaarka ee xarunta ku salaysan; iyo Dugsiga Barashada Fogaanta 281.

Habka waxbarasho ee isku dhafan ayaa u oggolaanaya ilaa boqolkiiba 50 awoodda dhismayaasha. Tirada ardayda ka diiwaan gashan Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 awgeed, waxaan awoodnay inaan kordhinno awoodda ardayda oo ahayd 25 boqolkiiba ilaa 50 boqolkiiba.

Ardaydu waxay raaci doonaan qaabka AA/BB halkaasoo ardaydu ku jiri doonaan iskuulka, shaqsi ahaan, laba maalmood toddobaadkii, waxayna ka qaybqaadan doonaan barashada masaafada aan wakhtiyaysnayn ‘asynchronous’ saddexda maalmood ee kale. Arbacooynka waxay u sii ahaan doontaa maalmo waxbarashada aan wakhtiyaysnayn oo ardayda oo dhan, oo leh kulammada subax iyo galabnimo.

Toddobaadka Nofembar 2, maamulayaasha iskuulladu waxay ugu qaban doonaan qoysaska kulanno su’aalo iyo jawaabo khadka tooska ah. Maamulaha ardaygaaga ayaa idinla wadaagi doona faahfaahin dheeraad ah.

Uma jiro iskuul toddobaadka soo socda Xanaanada iyo ardayda dugsiga hoose, iyo ardayda qaata adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah ee ku salaysan xarunta
Shaqaalaha dugsiyada hoose waxay u isticmaali doonaan afarta maalmood ee hore loo shaaciyey toddobaadka soo socda qorshaynta, sida ku qeexan Amarka Fulinta ee Guddoomiyaha Gobolka. Uma jiro iskuul Isniinta, Nofembar 2 illaa Jimcaha, Nofembar 6 ardayda Xannaanada ilaa fasalka 5aad iyo ardayda qaadatada adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah ee ku salaysan xarunta. Nofembar 3 ayaa horey loogu asteeyay inay ahaato maalin dugsi aanu jirin.

Ardayda dugsiga hoose, dhexe, iyo sare ee hela adeegyada waxbarashada gaarka ah ee ku saleysan xarunta, iyo ardayda Xarunta Kala-guurka Robbinsdale 
Kooxaha IEP waxay la shaqeyn doonaan ardaydooda iyo qoysaskooda ku salaysan xarunta iyagoo sugaya bilawga waxbarashada isku dhafka bisha Nofembar 16. Qoysasku waxay heli doonaan la xiriiritaan dheeri ah. 

Ardayda Dugsiga Dhexe iyo Sare
Xusuusin ahaan, ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare (oo ay ku jiraan fasalka 5aad ee Dugsiga FAIR Crystal) waxay ku sii nagaan doonaan Waxbarada Fogaanta PLUS ilaa iyo simistarka koowaad. Waxaan sii wadaynaa qorshaynta u wareejinta ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare maalinta Talaadada, Janaayo 26 iyadoo lagu salaynayo qaabka la jaan qaadaya xogta degmada ee COVID.

Fasallada way u sii socon doonaan in loo qabto toddobaadka soo socda ardayda dugsiga sare, marka laga reebo Talaadada 3 Nofeembar. Tani waa maalin aan dugsi u jirin dhammaan ardayda.

Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 
Qoysaska doonaya inay ku sii negaadaan waxbarashada fogaanta waxay u baahan yihiin inay isku qoraan ‘opt-in’ - waxaan ka codsaneynaa qoysaska inay go'aankan gaaraan sida ugu dhakhsaha badan ee suurtogalka ah si ay noogu oggolaadaan inaan qorshayno u shaqaalaynta. Qoysaska Xannaanada (dugsiga barbaarinta shanta maalmood) ee jecel inay doortaan waa inay buuxiyaan foomkan. Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 wuxuu u bilaaban doonaa dhammaan ardayda diiwaangashan Isniinta, Nofembar 16.

Iyada oo ku salaysan shaqaalaynta iyo diiwaangelinta ardayda, ardaydu waxay yeelan doonaan ama macallinkooda hadda ama macallin ka socda dugsigooda, xaaladaha badankood.

Qoysaska isdiiwaangaliya waa inay joogaan inta lagu jiro simistarka koowaad si loo hubiyo heerarka shaqo ee ku habboon qaab waxbarasho kasta. Kuwa horay uga diiwaangashan Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 ee raba inay ka noqdaan waa inay sidaas sameeyaan ugu dambayn Jimcaha Oktoobar 30 (Foomka ka bixitaanka Dugsiga Hoose ama Sare).

Qoysaska aan isdiiwaangalinin iskuulada Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 waxay u wareegi doonaan waxbarasho isku dhafan.

Gaadiidka
Wadooyinka gaadiidka ayaa hadda la qaabeeyay. Ardayda waxaa loo qoondayn doonaa maalin A ama B, iyadoon loo eegin inay ka diiwaangashan yihiin Digsiga Waxbaradad Fogaanta 281. Macluumaadkan waxaa lagu daabici doonaa Infinite Campus-ka toddobaadkan. Kaararka boostada ayaa sidoo kale loo diri doonaa qoysaska toddobaadka ka horeeya taariikh bilowga taxan.

Daryeelka Muhimka ah/Naadiga Adfanjarka
Qoysaska isticmaala daryeelka caruurta iyo/ama naadiga Adfanjarka waxay sii wadi doonaan qaabkaka ee xanaanada caruurta ilaa Jimcaha, Nofeembar 13, oo waxay heli doonaan daryeel inta lagu jiro maalmaha qorshaynta.

Laga bilaabo Isniinta, Nofembar 16, goobta daryeelka dugsiga ee muhiimka ah waxay noqon doontaa Dugsiga FAIR Crystal (3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal). Waxaan raaci doonaa Shuruudaha Daryeelka Khatarta ah ee Amarka Fulinta oo sheegaya in si loo helo daryeel xasaasi ah oo bilaash ah inta lagu jiro saacadaha iskuulka, Labada waalid/wakiilo ama kuwa hal waalid/mas’uul koriye waa inay noqdaan shaqaale u qalma Mustawaha 1aad (eeg liiska shaqaalaha Mustawaha 1 ee WWM).

Naadiga Adfanjarku wuxuu sii wadi doonaa inay bixiyaan xannaanada ilmaha oo ku salaysan kharsh ka hor iyo ka dib dugsiga ee goobaha dugsiyada hoose inta lagu gudajiro waxbarashada isku dhafan.

Isqorista Daryeelka Xasaasiga iyo/ama Naadiga Adfanjarku wuxuu bilaabmi doonaa 6 AM berri (Arbaco Oct 28). Si aad isu diiwaangeliso, fadlan booqo rdale.ce.eleyo.com oo dooro Habka Waxbarashada Isku-dhafan ee Daryeelka Ilmaha.

Xarumaha Taakulaynta Ardayda
Xarumaha Taakulaynta Ardayda waxay bixiyaan xarun macluumaad oo ku saabsan noocyada kala duwan ee taageerada ay heli karaan ardayda iyo qoysaska - oo ay ku jiraan taageero tiknolajiyassa, taageero tacliimeed, shucuurta bulshonimo iyo qaar kale oo badan. Websaydhka dugsi kasta, guji badhanka "Xarunta Taageerada Ardayda" ee ku taal bog-guriga si aad uga hesho macluumaadkan. Fadlan la xiriir xafiiska weyn ee dugsiga haddii ardaygaagu u baahan yahay gaadiid si uu u helo taageeradan.

Cunno Bilaash ah
Ardaydu waxay heli doonaan quraac iyo qado bilaash ah maalmaha iskuulkooda ee shaqsi ahaanta, waxayna heli doonaan xirmo cunto ah oo saddex maalmood ah oo ay guryahooda ugu qaataan. Xirmooyinka cuntada ee shanta maalmood ah ayaa sidoo kale laga heli doonaa dhowr goobood. Cunto bilaash ah ayaa la heli karaa ilaa Arbacada, Juun 30, 2021, sii wadida Barnaamijka Cuntada Xagaaga ee USDA.

Waad ku mahadsan tihiin dhammaan waalidiinteenna, ardaydayada iyo shaqaalahayaga waraaqihiinna iyo intii ka qayb qaadatay Kulamadii Daneeyayaasha iyo Guddi-hoosaadyadii. Ra'yi-celintiinna iyo talooyinkiinna ku saabsan hababka waxbarashadeenna waxay ahaayeen kuwo waxtar leh oo la qadariyo.

Waxaan si taxaddar leh uga shaqaynaynaa sidii aan u siin lahayn waxbarashada ugu wanaagsan ee suurtagal u ah dhammaan ardaydeena -- iyadoon loo eegin nooca waxbarasho ee aad u xulato qoyskaaga. Waan ku xushmaynaynaa dabacsanaantaada iyo sabirkaaga, gaar ahaan sannad dugsiyeedkan. Waad ku mahadsantahay iskaashigaaga joogtada ah inta lagu jir xilligan.

 

 

Si daacadnimo ah,

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Kormeeraha Guud ee Ku Meel Gaarka ah
Robbinsdale Area Schools

Nala wadaag Ra’yi


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COVID Updates

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, Robbinsdale Area Schools will provide Vault saliva test kits for both students and staff to be administered at home over Zoom. 

Community Reading Event

We hope you can join us for our virtual Community Reads Event!  Register for the reading event and discussion, and receive the book for free!

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Indian Education is hosting a new guest speaker series. Guest Speaker Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico will be discussing Indigenous from the Americas: Building Solidarity between Latinos and American Indian People. 

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This communication regarding face coverings was shared wuith staff and families on May 14.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools will be adopting new instructional materials for Mathematics K-12. Visit the in-person vendor fair, May 3-5 -- or the online fair, May 1-10.

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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.

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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).

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If you would like to register for or opt-out of our distance learning option (281 Distance Learning School) - the deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 22. We know this is a short timeframe. Based on the Governor’s announcement this week, we are working as quickly as possible to put a revised plan in place.

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During Monday’s School Board meeting, the Board voted 5-2 to change school start times. There has not been a decision about which school year this will begin.

ECFE 2020-2021 Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about how Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) can help you and your children get to know other families, even while our communities are physically apart. 

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In an effort to slow the community spread, the Governor shared the steps that school districts will need to take to help prevent and contain the novel coronavirus. These steps outline changes in some areas and include activities which will impact our students and families. 

Applications now open - Financial Advisory Council

The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools is currently seeking applicants for the Financial Advisory Council (FAC). There is currently one open seat available (January 2021 – June 2022 term).

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Within our Distance Learning PLUS model, we are able to offer Student Support Centers at each school. Virtual and in-person options for assistance are available for all students - in all grade levels and in all subject areas. 

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As we try to minimize community spread, it is important that we all continue to practice strict safety precautions. If your student gets a COVID test, they should stay home until you receive the test results - even if not experiencing any symptoms.

Bella Libra - RSI alumni who now serves in the Marine Corps

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’d like to shine our Alumni Spotlight on Bella Libra. Thank you, Bella, and thank you to all other Robbinsdale Area Schools alumni who have served our country!

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Parents/guardians of American Indian students are invited to join the Robbinsdale Area Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC). Meetings will be held virtually this school year.

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Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Interim Superintendent, shares a message to families following up on the communication about the decision to remain in Distance Learning PLUS.

Childcare update

We shared the news on 11/5/2020 that the District would remain in Distance Learning PLUS along with updates to our childcare programming. Please continue reading for new and additional information.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools will remain in Distance Learning PLUS for all students and will not begin the tiered start into a hybrid learning model on Nov. 16.

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As we continue our work to be good stewards of your tax dollars, it’s important that we periodically provide updates to the community. This letter includes information that was shared at Monday night’s school board meeting in response to questions that have been posed to the District and Board Directors. 

Panelists from the School Finance discussion from Oct. 8, 2020

Community members had an opportunity to learn more about school finance, including changes in special education cross subsidies and the impact of open enrollment during a virtual discussion on Thursday Oct. 8. If you weren't able to join us, a recording of the discussion is available.

Virtual High Fives!

We've highlighted some of the Virtual High Fives our families have shared about our amazing staff.

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At this time, pre-k through 5 students, and secondary special education center-based students, will return on Monday, Nov. 9. Our current plan is to transition middle and high school students on Tuesday, Jan. 26 based on the model that aligns with current COVID count data.

Vaccination Reminder

Our School Nurses want to remind families that students should continue to receive recommended vaccinations.

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On Monday, during its regularly scheduled meeting, the School Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution for bond refunding and reissuing.

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ECFE is offering Distance and Hybrid opportunities for families with children birth through Pre-Kindergarten. All classes will begin online. Those marked Distance will stay online for the school year and those marked Hybrid will move onsite.

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The August and September health data shows a downward trend in reported COVID-19 numbers. This means we are preparing for a potential shift in our learning model for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students, beginning Monday, Oct. 19.

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Los datos de salud de agosto y septiembre muestran una tendencia descendente en los números reportados de COVID-19. Esto significa que nos estamos preparando para un posible cambio en nuestro modelo de aprendizaje para los estudiantes de niñez temprana, primaria, intermedia y preparatoria a partir del lunes 19 de octubre.

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Somali: Waxaan u hilownay inaan ku aragno dhammaan bartayaashayada iskuulka oo hadafkayaguna wali waa inuu ardaygu dib ugu soo laabto shakhsiyan waxbarashadiisa. Xogta caafimaadka ee Agoosto iyo Sibtembar waxay muujineysaa hoos u dhac ku yimid jihada COVID-19 ee la soo sheegay. Tan macnaheedu waxa weeye waxaan u diyaar garoobaynaa isbeddel macquul ah oo ku yimaada qaabkeena waxbarasho ee ardayda dugsiyada barbaarinta, hoose, dhexe, iyo sare, laga bilaabo Isniinta, Oktoobar 19.

Students Participate in ACT Preparation Virtually

Robbinsdale Area Schools students had the opportunity to participate in a summer program to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT tests. The program included orientation days, a pre-assessment, post-assessment and virtual self student components.

ECFE 2020-2021 Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about how Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) can help you and your children get to know other families, even while our communities are physically apart. 

Welcome Back!

Welcome back staff, students and families! We are so excited for the new school year ahead.

Are you Receiving School and District Updates?

Did you know Robbinsdale Area Schools uses various platforms to communicate with families? To ensure you are receiving important communications, families are encouraged to check their Infinite Campus settings. 

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Thank you for your patience and understanding this morning due to unexpected technology issues. Unfortunately, as the school day was beginning, many of our students who use Chromebooks experienced connection issues. The issue was related to what’s called a “content filter.”

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Nancy Froelich and Jeff Stovall have accepted positions as administrators of 281 Distance Learning School at the elementary and secondary levels, respectively. This assignment will last throughout the 2020-2021 school year; they will continue to support their current buildings.

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We are excited to announce Jen Smith has accepted the role of head Principal at Neill Elementary. Smith has been employed in the district since 2007; she begins her new role on Monday, August 31 2020. 

Hotspot Requests for Families

Is your family in need of a hotspot? Our district will be providing hotspots to families who do not currently have quality internet access.

Alejandra Estrada-Burt Joins Ken Habel as Co-Principal  of Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School

Dr. Alejandra Estrada-Burt is the new co-head principal of Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School, joining current principal Ken Habel in overseeing administration of the district’s largest elementary and magnet school. The new co-head principal model will provide additional building support, assist in student second language acquisition and literacy skills, as well as supporting RSI’s continued aspirations for becoming a national blue-ribbon school.

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Families who prefer to not have their student(s) take the school bus to or from school (if the district is in hybrid or in-person learning) have the choice to opt-out of transportation services for the 2020-2021 school year. Opting out is completely voluntary. 

2020/2021 School Year Update

While we will begin our school year in a Distance Learning PLUS model, we will continue to prepare for hybrid or in-person learning. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the District's plan may shift throughout the year. As we continue to work with our principals and staff, we would like to share the following updates.

Chromebook Distribution Event for 6th graders- new date added!

Your 6th- grade student will receive a brand new Chromebook to use this upcoming school year! This applies only to students entering 6th grade at Plymouth Middle School, Robbinsdale Middle School and Sandburg Middle School or students beginning 5th or 6th grade at FAIR School Crystal. We have two device swap events scheduled, where your student will turn in their old Chromebook and charger, and receive a new device.

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Fall childcare registration through Adventure Club begins online Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6 a.m. Care is available for children of Tier I essential workers and non-Tier I workers during the distance learning model, with four care timeframes available.

2020-2021 School Year Update 8/10/20

Robbinsdale Area Schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year in the Distance Learning PLUS model. The remainder of this letter provides additional details regarding several areas of our Smart Start: Safely Coming Back to School plan.

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The following fall sports will begin as scheduled on August 17, 2020: Cross-Country – Boys/Girls; Soccer – Boys/Girls; Swimming & Diving – Girls; Tennis – Girls. Reductions to seasons and game schedules may occur for these fall sports. Revised game schedules and season dates will be communicated to families in the coming weeks. Football, volleyball, fall dance, cheerleading and marching band will be moved to a modified winter/spring season.

Robbinsdale Area Schools Summer Academy Provides a Variety of Programming with Flexibility

Community Education in Robbinsdale Area Schools is offering Summer Academy this summer with flexible programming in response to COVID-19. Almost 400 students have participated in the weekly program offerings, which began June 6 and continue through August 14, 2020. Program activities are divided into four main categories: Arts & Crafts, Fitness & Sports, Life Skills, and STEM.

Registration for ACTNow Boot Camp is now Open!

This year’s ACTNow! Boot Camp is a two-week self-directed virtual program. This free preparatory program will emphasize ACT course sections, content, skills and practices. Included are two assessment days that will also take place online.

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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.

School Board Information Session

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.