Important Update Regarding Learning Model Dates

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Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools Families,

I am writing to share some important updates with you about our plans and timeline for making a shift in learning models. I have heard from many families and staff that our first month of distance learning has been a positive experience. This is new for all of us - and together we are meeting the demands of this reality head on.

During the past few weeks, we have been working to finalize procedures in preparation to bring our learners back to school. We’ve collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and they have approved the plan for our district.

Below you will find our plans to shift learning models. 

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.

Because our timeline has changed, it’s important to note that the previously announced non-school days for both elementary and secondary schools have shifted. These days were to be used for planning students' return to the classrooms. 

The updated non-school days are below and apply to Pre-K through 5 and secondary center-based staff only. 

Secondary staff and students will continue with regularly scheduled classes.

The October and November Non-School Days are:

  • Oct. 9 (staff development day)
  • Oct. 15 - 16 (MEA teacher’s convention)
  • Nov. 3 (election; staff development day)
  • Nov. 25 (staff compensatory)
  • Nov. 26-27 (Thanksgiving break)

November planning days for Pre-K through 5 and secondary center-based staff are: 

  • Nov. 2 (staff planning day)
  • Nov. 4-6 (staff planning days)

Elementary Students (PreK-5): In-Person Learning Begins Nov. 9
Elementary students (including center-based special education) will transition to a 100 percent  in-person learning model beginning Monday, Nov. 9. Students will attend school in person, four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

On Wednesdays, students will engage in asynchronous (not live) distance learning from home. However, students will continue to have morning meetings with their teacher using Google Meet.

Middle and High School Students: Remain in Distance Learning PLUS
Middle and High School Center-Based Special Education: In-Person Learning Begins Nov. 9
After receiving recommendations from staff and families, middle and high school students (including 5th grade at FAIR School Crystal) will remain in Distance Learning PLUS through first semester. This will allow students to continue classes with their current teachers and reduce the disruption to learning. Center-based special education students would attend school in person, the days will be determined through the IEP team.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE): May Shift to In-Person Classes Beginning Oct. 12
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) may shift to in-person classes beginning Monday, Oct. 12 on a class by class basis. More information will be shared directly with ECFE families.

Learning Model Q&A sessions
Families will be invited by their school to attend learning model question & answer sessions with additional information on our hybrid and in-person learning models. 

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Per Governor Tim Walz’s mandate, schools are required to offer families a remote learning option for those who do not want their students to attend in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For K-8 students, the commitment is per quarter; for high school students, the commitment is per semester. Families can commit to this option by Friday, Oct. 9 by clicking here. Families who want to consider enrolling after the Friday, Oct. 9 deadline will have another opportunity beginning Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Dec. 4. 

Student Support Centers
Students Support Centers will continue to be available. Information regarding Student Support Centers will be posted on each school’s website by Friday, Oct. 9.

We will continue to monitor our county COVID-19 data twice per month and consult with our local health experts. The safety of our students, staff and families remain our top priority. We continue to receive updated guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), our regional team of health experts and the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) -- and make necessary adjustments to our plans in light of these updated recommendations from health experts.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility. 
 

Sincerely,

 

 

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Interim Superintendent
Robbinsdale Area Schools


Estimadas familias de las Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale:

Les escribo para compartir algunas novedades importantes sobre nuestros planes y el plazo para hacer un cambio en los modelos de aprendizaje. He escuchado de muchas familias y del personal que nuestro primer mes de aprendizaje a distancia ha sido una experiencia positiva. Esto es nuevo para todos nosotros y juntos estamos cumpliendo con las exigencias de esta realidad poniendo lo mejor de nosotros mismos. 

Durante las últimas semanas, hemos trabajado en finalizar los procedimientos preparándonos para traer a nuestros estudiantes de vuelta a la escuela. Trabajamos en colaboración con el Departamento de educación de Minnesota (MDE) y el Departamento de salud de Minnesota (MDH) y ellos han aprobado el plan para nuestro distrito.

A continuación encontrarán nuestro plan para el cambio de los modelos de aprendizaje. 

En este momento, los estudiantes de pre-kínder a quinto grado y los estudiantes en salones de clases autónomas de educación especial (center-based), volverán a la escuela el lunes 9 de noviembre. Nuestro plan actual es hacer la transición de los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias el martes 26 de enero según el modelo que se alinea con los datos actuales del número de casos de COVID. 

Debido a que nuestro plazo ha cambiado, es importante destacar que los días no lectivos anunciados anteriormente para las escuelas primarias, intermedias y preparatorias han cambiado. Estos días serán usados para planificar el regreso de los estudiantes a los salones de clase. 

Los días no lectivos actualizados, o sea en los que no habrá clases, están abajo y se aplican sólo al personal de Pre-Kínder a 5º y de los salones de clases autónomas de educación especial de las escuelas intermedias y secundarias. 

El personal y los estudiantes de intermedia y preparatoria continuarán con las clases regularmente programadas.

Los días no lectivos de octubre y noviembre son:

  • 9 de octubre (día de desarrollo del personal)
  • 15 y 16 de octubre (convención MEA de maestros)
  • 3 de noviembre (elecciones; día de desarrollo del personal)
  • 25 de noviembre (día compensatorio para el personal)
  • 26 y 27 de noviembre (vacaciones de Acción de gracias)

Los días de planificación en noviembre para el personal de Pre-kínder a 5º grado y de los salones de clases autónomas de educación especial de intermedia y preparatoria son: 

  • 2 de noviembre (día de planificación del personal)
  • 4, 5 y 6 de noviembre (días de planificación del personal)

Estudiantes de primaria (de Pre-kínder a 5º grado): el aprendizaje en persona comenzará el 9 de noviembre

Los estudiantes de la escuela primaria (incluyendo a los estudiantes en salones de clases autónomas de educación especial) pasarán a un modelo de aprendizaje 100 % en persona a partir del lunes 9 de noviembre. Los estudiantes asistirán a la escuela en persona, cuatro días a la semana: lunes, martes, jueves y viernes.

Los miércoles, los estudiantes participarán del aprendizaje a distancia asincrónico (no en vivo) desde su casa. Sin embargo, los estudiantes continuarán teniendo reuniones en la mañana con sus maestros usando Google Meet.

Estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria: permanecerán en el Aprendizaje a distancia PLUS

Estudiantes en salones de clases autónomas de educación especial de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria: comenzarán con el aprendizaje en persona el 9 de noviembre
Después de recibir recomendaciones del personal y las familias, los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria (incluyendo a 5º grado de la Escuela FAIR Crystal) permanecerán en el programa de aprendizaje a distancia PLUS por todo el primer semestre. Esto les permitirá a los estudiantes continuar las clases con sus maestros actuales y reducir la interrupción del aprendizaje. Los estudiantes en salones de clases autónomas de educación especial asistirán a la escuela en persona. Los días se determinarán a través del equipo del IEP.

Educación familiar de la niñez temprana (ECFE): podría pasar a clases en persona a partir del 12 de octubre.
El programa de Educación familiar de la niñez temprana (ECFE) podría pasar a clases en persona a partir del 12 de octubre clase por clase. Se compartirá más información directamente con las familias de ECFE.

Sesiones de preguntas y respuestas sobre el modelo de aprendizaje
Las escuelas invitarán a las familias a asistir a sesiones de preguntas y respuestas sobre los modelos de aprendizaje con información adicional sobre nuestros modelos de aprendizaje híbridos y en persona.

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Según el mandato del gobernador Tim Walz, las escuelas deben ofrecer a las familias una opción de aprendizaje remoto para aquellos que no quieren que sus hijos asistan a clases presenciales durante la pandemia de COVID-19.

Para los estudiantes de Kínder a 8º grado, el compromiso es por ciclo (quarter). Para los estudiantes de preparatoria, el compromiso es por semestre. Las familias pueden comprometerse con esta opción antes del viernes 9 de octubre haciendo clic aquí. Las familias que quieran considerar inscribirse después de la fecha límite del viernes 9 de octubre tendrán otra oportunidad a partir del lunes 16 de noviembre y hasta el viernes 4 de diciembre.

Centros de apoyo a los estudiantes
Los centros de apoyo a los estudiantes seguirán estando disponibles. La información sobre los centros de apoyo a los estudiantes se publicará en el sitio web de cada escuela antes del viernes 9 de octubre.

Continuaremos monitoreando los datos de COVID-19 de nuestro condado dos veces al mes y consultaremos con nuestros expertos locales en salud. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias sigue siendo nuestra principal prioridad. Seguimos recibiendo orientación actualizada del Departamento de educación de Minnesota (MDE), del Departamento de salud de Minnesota (MDH), de nuestro equipo regional de expertos en salud y de los Centros de control de enfermedades (CDC) y haremos los ajustes necesarios a nuestros planes en función de estas recomendaciones actualizadas de los expertos en salud.

Desde ya muchas gracias por su paciencia y flexibilidad.
 

Atentamente,

 

 

Dra. Stephanie Burrage
Superintendenta interina
Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale


Qoysaska Qaaliga ah ee Dugsiyada Aagga Robbinsdale,

Waxaan u qorayaa inaan idinla wadaago xogaha muhiim ah oo ku saabsan qorshayaasheena iyo jadwalka loogu talagalay in lagu beddelo qaababka waxbarashada.Waxaan ka maqlay qoysas iyo shaqaale badan in bishii ugu horreysay ee barashada fogaanta ay ahayd waayoaragnimo togan. Tani waa mid ku cusub dhammaanteen - oo si wada jir ah ayaan u fulinaynaa dalabaadka xaqiiqadan.

Toddobaadyadii la soo dhaafay, Waxaan ka shaqaynaynay dhamaystirka nidaamka si loogu diyaariyo ardayda ku soo noqoneysa dugsiga. Waxaan la shaqaynay Waaxda Waxbarashada ee Minnesota (WWM) iyo Waaxda Caafimaadka ee Minnesota (WCM) waxayna ansixiyeen qorshaha degmadeena.

Hoos waxaad kaheleysaa qorshayaasheena ku aaddan beddelka qaababka waxbarashada.

Xilligan, laga bilaabo xanaanada ilaa fasalka shanaad, iyo ardayda fasalada waxbarshada gaarka ah ee ku salaysan xarumaha, waxay soo laaban doonaan Isniinta, Nofeembar 9keeda. 
Qorshaheenna hadda waa inaan u wareejinno ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare maalinta Talaadada ah, 26-ka Janaayo iyadoo lagu salaynayo qaabka u dhigma xogta cusub ee tirakoobka COVID ee hadba jirta.

Jadwalkayaga isbeddelka awgeed, waxaa muhiim ah inaan ogaano in maalimihii horay loo sii sheegay in aanu jirayn iskuul ee dugsiyada hoose iyo dhexe/sare labadaba ay is beddeleen. Maalmahan waxay ahayd in loo isticmaalo qorshaynta ku noqoshada fasallada ee ardayda.

Maalmaha la cusboonaysiiyay ee dugsiga aanu jiraynin waa kuwa hoos ku xusan waxayna khuseeyaan oo keliya xanaanada ilaa fasalka 5aad iyo shaqaalaha iyo shaqaalaha xarunta ku salaysan dugsiga dhexe/sare.

Shaqaalaha iyo ardayda dugsiga sare waxay ku sii wadi doonaan jadwal fasallada joogtada ah u qorshaysnaa.

Oktoobar iyo Nofeembar dugsiga jiraynin waa:

  • Oktoobar 9 (maalinta horumarinta shaqaalaha)
  • Oktoobar. 15 - 16 (MEA Kalfadhiga macalinka)
  • Nofeembar 3 (doorashada; maalinta horumarinta shaqaalaha)
  • Nofeembar 25 (maalinta magdhawga shaqaalaha)
  • Nov. 26-27 (Fasaxa Mahadnaqa)

November planning days for Pre-K through 5 and secondary center-based staff are: 

  • Nov. 2 (staff planning day)
  • Nov. 4-6 (staff planning days)

Ardayda Dugsiga Hoose (Xannaanada- 5aad): Waxbarashada Qofka ahaaneed wuxuu bilaabmayaa Nofeembar 9

Ardayda dugsiga hoose (oo ay ku jiraan waxbarashada gaarka ah ee xarunta ku saleysan) waxay u gudbi doonaan 100kiiba boqol qaabka waxbarasho ee qof ahaaneed laga bilaabo Isniinta, Nofeembar 9. Ardaydu waxay tagi doonaan iskuulka shaqsi ahaan, afar maalmood toddobaadkii: Isniinta, Talaadada, Khamiista iyo Jimcaha.

Arbacooyinka, ardaydu waxay ku hawlgali doonaan waxbarashada aan xilliyaysayn ‘asynchronous’ee  guriga (aan toos ahayn). Hase yeeshee, ardaydu waxay sii wadi doonaan kulamada subaxnimo ee ay la yeelanayaan macallinkooda iyagoo adeegsanaya Kulamada Google.

Ardayda Dugsiyada Dhexe iyo Sare: waxay negaan doonaan Waxbarashada Fogaanta PLUS
Dugsiyada Dhexe iyo Sare Waxbarashada Gaarka ah ee ku Salaysan Xarunta: Waxbarashada Shakhsi ahaaneed waxay billabmi doontaa Nofeembar 9

Kadib markaan ka helo talooyin shaqaalaha iyo qoysaska, ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare (oo ay kujiraan fasalka 5aad ee FAIR School Crystal) waxay kusii nagaan doonaan Distance Learning PLUS ilaa simistarka koowaad. Tani waxay ardayda u oggolaan doontaa inay la sii wataan fasallada macallimiintooda hadda jira ayna yareeyaan khalkhalka waxbarashada. Ardayda waxbarashadda khaaska ah ee ku salaysan xarunta waxay u tagi doonaan iskuulka shaqsi ahaan, waxaana maalmaha go’aamin doona kooxda IEP.

Qorshaheenna hadda waa inaan u wareejinno ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare maalinta Talaadada ah, 26-ka Janaayo iyadoo lagu saleynayo qaabka u dhigma xogta tirakoobka COVID ee markaas jirta.

Waxbarashada Qoyska ee Carruurnimada Hore (ECFE): Qaabka Waxbarashada Shakhsi ahaaneed wuxuu bilaabmayaa Oktoobar 12
Waxbarashada Qoyska ee Carruurnimada Hore (ECFE) waxay u wareegi doontaa shaqsi ahaanta laga bilaabo Isniinta, Oktoobar 12 iyadoo ku salaysan fasal-fasal ahaan. Macluumaad intaas ka badan waxaa si toos ah loola wadaagi doonaa qoysaska ECFE. 

Qaabka Waxbarashada fadhiyada Su'aalaha iyo Jawaabaha
Qoysaska waxaa lagu casuumi doonaa dugsigooda si ay uga soo qeyb galaan fadhiyada Su'aalaha iyo Jawaabaha qaabka waxbarasho oo ay la socdaan macluumaad dheeri ah oo ku saabsan qaababka waxbarasho ee iskudhafka iyo kuwa shakhsi ahaaneed.

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Sida uu farayo amarka Guddoomiye Tim Walz’s, iskuulada waxaa looga baahan yahay inay siiyaan qoysaska ikhtiyaar waxbarashada fogaanta oo loogu talagalay kuwa aan doonaynin inay ardaydoodu ka qayb galaan fasallo shaqsiyeed inta lagu gudajiro cudurka faafa ee COVID-19.

Ardayda xanaanada ilaa fasalka 8aad, ballanqaadku waa seddexdii biloodba; Ardayda dugsiga sare, ballanqaadku waa semistar-kiiba. Qoysasku waxay go’aansan karaan doorashadan Jimcaha, Oktoobar 9, adoo gujinaya halkan. Qoysaska doonaya inay tixgeliyaan isdiiwaangelinta kadib waqtiga kama dambaysta ah ee Jimcaha 9 Oktoobar waxay fursad kale heli doonaan laga bilaabo Isniinta Nofeembar 16 illaa Jimcaha Diseembar 4.

Xarumaha Taakulaynta Ardayda
Xarumaha taageerada ardayda wali waa la heli doonaa. Macluumaadka laxiriira xarumaha taakulaynta ardayda waxaa lagu dhajin doonaa websaydhka dugsi kasta ilaa Jimcaha, Oktoobar 9-keeda.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility. Waxaan sii wadi doonaa kormeerka xogta COVID-19 ee degmadeenna laba jeer bishii waxaanan la tashan doonaa khabiiradayada caafimaadka ee deegaanka. Badbaadada ardaydayada, shaqaalaheena iyo qoysaskeena ayaa ahmiyadeena koowaad. Waxaan sii wadeynaa inaan helno hagista cusub oo ka socota Waaxda Waxbarashada ee Minnesota (WWM), Waaxda Caafimaadka ee Minnesota (WCM), iyo kooxdayada khabiirada caafimaadka ee gobolka iyo Xarumaha Xakamaynta Cudurrada (XXC) -- iyo sameynta hagaajinta lagama maarmaanka u ah qorshayaasheena iyadoo laga duulayo talooyinkaan cusub ee khabiirada caafimaadka.

Si daacadnimo ah,

 

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Kormeeraha Guud ee ku Meel Gaarka ah
Dugsiyada Aagga Robbinsdale


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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.

Principal Jen Smith

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.