Update on Learning Model for Secondary Students

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Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools Families of Secondary Students,

We’ve heard from many families who have had questions about the learning model for secondary students and when they might return to in-person learning. We are writing to address some of those questions as well as share the most recent information that we have available.

As districts and schools plan to transition their middle and high school students to less restrictive learning models, this must be done in consultation with local public health officials, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). 

Additionally, it means we must adhere to the requirements outlined in Minnesota’s Safe Learning Model Guidance. The expectation is that districts, including Robbinsdale Area Schools, consider the level of community transmission when decisions are made regarding secondary students. 

We met with our regional health team yesterday and they restated the following information:

A transition in learning models is dependent on several factors, including COVID-19 infection rates within our community and county. In order to transition secondary students to hybrid learning, the case rate (per 10,000) must be 29 or under; for in-person learning, the number must be below nine. 

We will continue to review two cycles of 14-day health data as well as consult with our designated health officials to make a determination on a potential model shift. 

Last month, Governor Tim Walz outlined several updates to Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan and announced that in-person learning was prioritized for elementary students. The Governor also said that districts could transition elementary students to an in-person learning model beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Elementary classes can be taught in cohorts, which allow students to remain in the same classroom throughout the day. This is not the case with secondary students who travel throughout the school building to attend classes. This makes it more difficult to manage mitigation protocols. 

We want to see all of our students back in our classrooms and have taken measures to ensure the safe return of students including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff, masks for students, air quality testing in our buildings, updated cleaning procedures and more. Additional information can be found on the FAQ section of our website.

We know that this year has been filled with uncertainty for our families, and that for many, there is a strong desire to be back in our buildings. For others, distance learning is the best option for them. Please know that the safety of our all students, staff and families continues to be our top priority. Our Student Support Centers are also available at each school to support students as needed.

Sincerely

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Interim Superintendent
Robbinsdale Area Schools

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Estimadas familias de estudiantes de intermedia y preparatoria de las Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale:

Muchas familias se han comunicado con nosotros haciéndonos preguntas sobre el modelo de aprendizaje de los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria y sobre cuándo podrían volver al aprendizaje en persona. Estamos escribiéndoles para responder algunas de esas preguntas, así como para compartir la información más reciente que tenemos disponible.

Mientras los distritos y escuelas planean la transición de sus estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria a modelos de aprendizaje menos restrictivos deben consultar a los funcionarios locales de salud pública, al Departamento de educación de Minnesota (MDE, por sus siglas en inglés) y al Departamento de salud de Minnesota (MDH, por sus siglas en inglés). 

Además, esto significa que debemos cumplir con los requisitos descritos en la Guía del modelo de aprendizaje seguro de Minnesota. La expectativa es que los distritos, incluyendo las Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale, consideren el nivel de transmisión de la comunidad cuando tomen decisiones con respecto a los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria.

Ayer nos reunimos con nuestro equipo regional de salud y ellos nos volvieron a exponer la siguiente información:

La transición hacia diferentes modelos de aprendizaje depende de varios factores, incluyendo los casos de infección por COVID-19 dentro de nuestra comunidad y condado. Para poder hacer la transición de los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido, la tasa de casos (por cada 10.000) debe ser de 29 o menos. Para el aprendizaje en persona, el número debe ser de menos de nueve. 

Continuaremos revisando dos ciclos de 14 días con los datos de salud y también consultaremos con nuestros funcionarios de salud designados para tomar una determinación sobre un posible cambio de modelo.

 El mes pasado, el gobernador Tim Walz hizo un resumen de varias actualizaciones del Plan de aprendizaje seguro de Minnesota y anunció que el aprendizaje en persona tenía prioridad para los estudiantes de la escuela primaria. El gobernador también dijo que los distritos podrían hacer la transición de los estudiantes de la escuela primaria a un modelo de aprendizaje en persona a partir del martes 19 de enero.

Las clases de la escuela primaria se pueden enseñar en grupos, lo que permite a los estudiantes permanecer en el mismo salón de clases durante todo el día. Este no es el caso de los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria que se trasladan de una parte a otra de la escuela para asistir a sus clases. Esto hace más difícil el manejar los protocolos para mitigar la situación. 

Queremos ver a todos los estudiantes de regreso en nuestros salones y hemos tomado medidas para garantizar el regreso seguro de ellos, incluido el Equipo de protección personal (PPE, por sus siglas en inglés) para el personal, máscaras para los estudiantes, pruebas de calidad del aire en nuestros edificios, procedimientos de limpieza actualizados y mucho más. Pueden encontrar información adicional en la sección de preguntas frecuentes de nuestro sitio web.

Sabemos que este año ha estado lleno de incertidumbre para nuestras familias y que muchos tienen un fuerte deseo de estar de regreso en nuestros edificios. Para otros, el aprendizaje a distancia es la mejor opción. Por favor sepan que la seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias sigue siendo nuestra principal prioridad. Nuestros Centros de apoyo al estudiante también están disponibles en cada escuela para apoyar a los estudiantes según sea necesario.


Atentamente,

Dra. Stephanie Burrage
Superintendenta interina
Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale 

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Qoysaska Qaaliga ee Ardayda Dugsiyada Dhexe/Sare ee  Dugsiyada Aagga Robinsdale, 

Waxaan ka maqalnay qoysas badan oo su'aalo ka qabay qaabka waxbarasho ee ardayda dugsiga dhexe/sare iyo goorta ay ku laaban karaan waxbarashadooda shakhsi ahaanta ah. Waxaan u qoraynaa si aan uga jawaabno qaar ka mid ah su'aalahan isla markaana aan idinla wadaagno macluumaadkayagii ugu dambeeyay ee aan hayno.

Maaddaama degmooyinka iyo dugsiyadu qorshaynayaan inay u beddelaan ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare qaabab waxbarasho oo xannibaad yar, Tan waa in lagu sameeyaa iyadoo lala tashanayo saraakiisha caafimaadka bulshada ee deegaanka, Waaxda Waxbarashada ee Minnesota (WWM) iyo Waaxda Caafimaadka ee Minnesota (WCM).

Intaa waxaa sii dheer, waxay ka dhigan tahay waa inaan u hoggaansamayno shuruudaha lagu muujiyey Hagaha Habka Waxarashada Badbaadada ee Minnesota Rajadu waa in degmooyinka, oo ay ku jirto Dugsiyada Aagga Robinsdale, ay tixgeliyaan heerka gudbinta bulshada markay go'aan ka gaarayaan ardayda dugsiga sare.

Shalay waxaan la kulanay kooxdayada caafimaadka ee gobolka waxayna ku celiyeen macluumaadka soo socda:

Qaababka kala-guurka waxbarashada waxay ku xirantahay arrimo badan, oo ay ku jiraan heerarka caabuqa COVID-19 ee ka dhex jira bulshadeenna iyo deegaankeena. Si loogu wareejiyo ardayda dugsiga dhexe/sare waxbarashada isku dhafan, heerka kiiska (10,000kiiba) waa inuu noqdaa 29 ama ka yar; waxbarashada shaqsiga ahaanta, lambarku waa inuu ka yaraadaa sagaal.

Waxaan sii wadi doonnaa inaan dib u eegis ku sameyno laba wareeg oo 14 maalmood xogta caafimaadka ah iyo sidoo kale inaan la tashanno saraakiisheenna caafimaad ee loo qoondeeyay si aan go'aan uga gaarno isbedelka macquul ah ee imaan kara.

Bishii la soo dhaafay, Guddmiye Tim Walz wuxuu qeexay dhowr xogo cusub ah oo ku saabsan Qorshaha Waxbarashada Badbaadada ee Minnesota wuxuuna ku dhwaaqay in waxbarashada shaqsiyeed ay mudnaanta u leedahay ardayda dugsiga hoose. Gudoomiyaha ayaa sidoo kale sheegay in degmooyinku u wareejin karaan ardayda dugsiga hoose qaabka waxbarashada shaqsiga ah laga bilaabo maalinta Talaadada ah ee taariikhdu tahay Janaayo 19.

Fasallada dugsiga hoose waxaa lagu baran karaa guuto ahaan, taasoo u oggolaanaysa ardayda inay joogaan fasal isku mid ah maalintii oo dhan. Tani maahan arrinka ardayda dugsiga dhexe/sare ee ku wareega inta badan dhismaha iskuulka si ay uga qayb galaan fasalada. Tani waxay adkeyneysaa in la maamulo nidaamyada yareynta.

Waxaan rabnaa inaan aragno dhammaan ardaydeena oo dib ugu soo laabanaya fasaladeena waxaanan qaadnay talaabooyin si loo hubiyo soo noqoshada nabdoon ee ardayda oo ay ku jiraan qalabka ilaaliyaha shaqsiyadeed (PPE) ee shaqaalaha, waji daboolka ardayda, tijaabinta tayada hawada ee dhismayaashayada, nidaamka nadaafada ee la cusbooneysiiyey, iyo waxyaabo kale oo badan. Macluumaad dheeraad ah waxaa laga heli karaa qaybta Su'aalaha Badanaa La Isweydiiyo ee websaydhkeena.

Waan ognahay in sannadkan uu ka buuxay hubanti la'aan qoysaskeenna iyo in badan, waxaa jira rabitaan xooggan oo ku aaddan ku laabashada dhismayaashayada. Kuwa kale, waxbarashada fogaanta ayaa ah tan ugu fiican iyaga. Fadlan la soco in badbaadada dhammaan ardayda, shaqaalaha iyo qoysasku ay tahay muhimadeena koowaad. Xarumaheena Taakulaynta Ardayda ayaa sidoo kale laga heli karaa iskuul kasta si ay u taageeraan ardayda hadba sida loogu baahdo.


Si daacadnimo ah,

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

Nala wadaag ra’yi-celin


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