Update on learning model for secondary students, Feb 2021

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Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools secondary families,

I’m writing to share 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. 

We will use a tiered approach that gives students who haven’t previously been in their secondary school the opportunity to get accustomed to their new school -- without the older students in the buildings.

Please note, for our families with students in center-based special education, additional information will be shared directly with you.

Middle School Transition Dates

Students will transition to hybrid learning on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 1: Grade 6 and FAIR Crystal Grade 5, at 50 percent capacity 
  • Monday, March 15: Grades 7 and 8, at 50 percent capacity 
     

High School Transition Dates

Students will transition to hybrid learning on the following dates:

  • March 25: freshman orientation - specific information will be shared by your high school
  • April 6: Grades 9-12, at 50 percent capacity (start of 4th quarter)
     

281 Distance Learning School

Families have the option to remain in distance learning, through our 281 Distance Learning School, if they do not want their student to attend school in person. Please complete the registration form by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. This is the only registration period for second semester/4th quarter.

Late registrations must have valid medical documentation to be enrolled after the registration window closes, per the Minnesota Department of Education 2020-2021 Planning Guidance for MN Public Schools.

Middle School

  • Students who register for this option may remain with their current teachers. 
  • Middle school students will receive ‘live’ instruction from home four days a week.
  • Students will continue to receive asynchronous (not-live) instruction on Wednesdays.

High School

  1. Students who register for this option may have different teachers for 4th quarter. 
  2. Classes will be a combination of asynchronous (not-live) instruction and synchronous (live) meetings. 
  3. Learning will be more self-paced through lessons through online learning platforms. 

 

281 Distance Learning School Opt-Out
If you have previously registered your student for 281 Distance Learning School and instead want them to attend school in person, please complete this opt-out form by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. This is the only opt-out period for second semester/4th quarter. 
 

Hybrid Learning Schedule for Middle School

Students will be split into two groups -- either Group A or Group B -- with buildings at 50 percent capacity. Students in Group A will attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays with distance learning the rest of the week. 

Students in Group B will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays, with distance learning on the other three days of the week. 

For middle school students, teachers will teach in-person students and distance learning students at the same time (concurrent instruction). 

Families will receive additional schedule information from their principal in the coming weeks, specific to their school.
 

Hybrid Learning Schedule for High School

Students will be split into two groups -- either Group A or Group B -- with buildings at 50 percent capacity. Students in Group A will attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays with distance learning the rest of the week. 

Students in Group B will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays, with distance learning on the other three days of the week. 

Families will receive additional schedule information from their principal in the coming weeks, specific to their school.
 

Bus Transportation Opt-Out

If you will be providing transportation to and from school for your student, please complete this bus opt-out form by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Even if you previously completed the form in August, we’d like to request that you do it again as we are seeking additional data and want to be certain we have the most up-to-date information.

Do not complete the bus opt-out form:

  • If you would like for your student to ride the bus to school. (Bus stop postcards will be mailed to secondary families prior to shifting to hybrid learning.)
  • If you live within the walking boundary for your student's school.
  • If you are registered for 281 Distance Learning School.
     

Upcoming Non-School Days

Secondary staff are allowed five planning days for the transition to hybrid learning, under the Governor’s orders. Please be aware of the following non-school days:

  • February 15: no school for all students (President’s Day)
  • February 16: no school for all students (all staff development day)
  • February 22-24: no school for middle school students (staff planning days)
  • February 25-26: no school for middle and high school students (staff planning days)
  • March 4-5: no school for high school students (staff planning days)
  • March 29 - April 2: no school for all students (Spring Break)
     

Also, as a reminder:

  • Until the transition to hybrid learning, our Student Support Centers continue to be available for any middle or high school student to access, with virtual and in-person options as well as bus transportation to and from school. Learn more about this service.
  • Free meal bundles continue to be available for pick up. Learn more here.

Thank you again for your partnership and support. 

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Interim Superintendent
Robbinsdale Area Schools

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

Les escribo para compartir novedades importantes sobre cómo les daremos la bienvenida en la escuela a los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria cuando comencemos con el aprendizaje en persona A principios de esta semana, nos reunimos con nuestro equipo de apoyo regional para hablar y revisar nuestro plan para que los estudiantes regresen al aprendizaje híbrido.

Usaremos un enfoque gradual que le brindará a los estudiantes que no han estado anteriormente en su escuela intermedia o preparatoria la oportunidad de acostumbrarse a su nueva escuela, sin que estén los estudiantes más grandes en el edificio.

Por favor tengan en cuenta que para nuestras familias con estudiantes en clases autónomas de  educación especial, se compartirá información adicional directamente con ustedes.

Fechas de transición de la escuela intermedia

Los estudiantes pasarán al aprendizaje híbrido en las siguientes fechas:

  • Lunes 1º de marzo: 6º grado y estudiantes de 5º grado de la Escuela FAIR Crystal, al 50 por ciento de capacidad

  • Lunes 15 de marzo: 7º y 8º grado, al 50 por ciento de su capacidad

Fechas de transición de la escuela preparatoria

Los estudiantes pasarán al aprendizaje híbrido en las siguientes fechas

  • 25 de marzo: orientación para estudiantes de 9º grado: su escuela preparatoria compartirá información específica con ustedes

  • 6 de abril: 9º a 12º grado, al 50 por ciento de su capacidad (inicio del cuarto ciclo (quarter)

Escuela de educación a distancia 281

Las familias tienen la opción de permanecer en Aprendizaje a distancia, a través de nuestra Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281, si no quieren que su hijo asista a la escuela en persona. Por favor completen el formulario de inscripción antes de las 4 p.m. del martes 9 de febrero. Este es el único período de inscripción para el segundo semestre/cuarto ciclo (quarter).

Las inscripciones tardías deben tener documentación médica válida para inscribirse después de que se cierre el periodo de inscripción, según la  Guía de planificación del Departamento de educación de Minnesota 2020-2021 para las escuelas públicas de MN.

Escuela intermedia

  • Los estudiantes que se inscriban para esta opción pueden permanecer con sus maestros actuales.

  • Los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia recibirán instrucción "en vivo" desde la casa cuatro días a la semana.

  • Los estudiantes continuarán recibiendo instrucción asincrónica (no en vivo) los días miércoles.

Escuela preparatoria

  • Los estudiantes que se inscriban para esta opción pueden tener maestros diferentes durante el 4º ciclo (quarter)

  • Las clases serán una combinación de instrucción asincrónica (no en vivo) y reuniones sincrónicas (en vivo).

  • El aprendizaje será más a su propio ritmo a través de lecciones en plataformas de aprendizaje en línea.

Optar por no hacer la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281

Si ya inscribieron a su hijo en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281 y, en realidad, desean que asista a la escuela en persona, por favor completen este formulario para anular la inscripción a la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia antes de las 4 p.m. del martes 9 de febrero. Este es el único período para optar por no participar de la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia durante el segundo semestre/cuarto ciclo (quarter).

Horario de aprendizaje híbrido para la escuela intermedia

Los estudiantes se dividirán en dos grupos, ya sea Grupo A o Grupo B, con edificios al 50 por ciento de su capacidad. Los estudiantes del Grupo A asistirán a la escuela en persona los días lunes y martes con aprendizaje a distancia el resto de la semana.

Los estudiantes del Grupo B asistirán a la escuela en persona los días jueves y viernes, con aprendizaje a distancia los otros tres días de la semana.

En el caso de los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia, los maestros enseñarán a los estudiantes en persona y a los estudiantes de aprendizaje a distancia al mismo tiempo (instrucción concurrente).

Las familias recibirán información específica adicional sobre el horario de su escuela por parte de su director.

Horario de aprendizaje híbrido para la escuela preparatoria

Los estudiantes se dividirán en dos grupos, ya sea Grupo A o Grupo B, con edificios al 50 por ciento de su capacidad. Los estudiantes del Grupo A asistirán a la escuela en persona los días lunes y martes con aprendizaje a distancia el resto de la semana

Los estudiantes del Grupo B asistirán a la escuela en persona los días jueves y viernes, con aprendizaje a distancia los otros tres días de la semana.

Las familias recibirán información específica adicional sobre el horario de su escuela por parte de su director.

Formulario para optar por no recibir transporte:

Si ustedes le brindarán transporte a su hijo para ir y venir de la escuela, por favor completen este formulario para optar por no recibir transporte antes de las 4 p.m. del martes 9 de febrero.

Incluso si ya completó el formulario en agosto, nos gustaría pedirles que lo hagan nuevamente, ya que les estamos pidiendo información adicional y queremos estar seguros de que tenemos la información más actualizada.

No completen este formulario para optar por no recibir transporte:

  • si desean que su hijo tome el autobús de la escuela. (Las tarjetas con información de las paradas de autobús se enviarán por correo regular a las familias de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria antes de hacer el cambio al aprendizaje híbrido).

  • si viven dentro del límite en que los estudiantes deben caminar a la escuela.

  • si están inscritos en la Escuela de aprendizaje a distancia 281.

Próximos días sin clases


El personal de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria tiene cinco días de planificación para la transición al aprendizaje híbrido, bajo las órdenes del gobernador. Por favor tomen nota de los siguientes días en los que no habrá clases:

  • 15 de febrero: no hay clases para ningún estudiante (Día de los presidentes)

  • 16 de febrero: no hay clases para ningún estudiante (Día de desarrollo profesional de todo el personal)

  • del 22 al 24 de febrero: no hay clases para estudiantes de la escuela intermedia (días de planificación del personal)

  • 25 y 26 de febrero:no hay clases para estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y preparatoria (días de planificación del personal)

  • 4 y 5 de marzo y 26 de marzo: no hay clases para estudiantes de la preparatoria (días de planificación del personal)

  • del 29 de marzo al 2 de abril: no hay clases para ningún estudiante (Vacaciones de primavera)

Además, les recordamos lo siguiente:

  • Hasta la transición al aprendizaje híbrido, nuestros Centros de apoyo al estudiante continúan estando disponibles para que cualquier estudiante de la escuela intermedia o preparatoria tenga acceso, con opciones virtuales y en persona, así como transporte en autobús hacia y desde la escuela. Por favor obtengan más información sobre este servicio.

  • Los paquetes de comida gratuitos siguen estando disponibles para que los pasen a recoger por determinadas escuelas del distrito. Por favor obtengan más información aquí.

Muchas gracias nuevamente por toda su colaboración y su apoyo,

Atentamente,

 

Dra. Stephanie Burrage
Superintendenta interina 
Escuelas del área de Robbinsdale

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Qoysaska qaaliga ah ee dugsiga sare ee Dugsiyada Aagga Robbinsdale,

Waxaan u qorayaa inaan la wadaago xogo cusub oo muhiimka ah ee ku saabsan soo dhawaynta ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare ee dib ugu noqoshada waxbarashada shaqsiyeed ee dugsiga dhexdiisa. Horraantii toddobaadkan, waxaan la kulannay kooxdayada taageerada gobolka si aan ugala hadalno oo aan dib u eegis ugu samayno qorshaheenna si aan ardayda ugu soo celinno waxbarashadii isku dhafka ah.

Waxaan u adeegsan doonaa qaab jaango'an ah oo ardayda aan waligood dhigan dugsigooda sare fursad u siinaya inay la qabsadaan dugsigooda cusub -- dhismyowga oo aan lahayn ardayda waaweyn.

Fadlan ogow in qoysaskeenna leh ardayda waxbarashada gaarka ah ee ku salaysan xarunta, macluumaad dheeri ah si toos ah laguula wadaagi doono.

Taariikhaha Kala Wareegga Dugsiga Dhexe

Ardaydu waxay u wareegayaan waxbarashada isku-dhafka taariikhaha soo socda:

  • Isniin, Maars 1: Fasalka 6 iyo FAIR Crystal Fasalka 5, oo leh awood boqolkiibq 50 ah

  • Isniin Maarso 15: fasallada 7 iyo 8, oo leh awood boqolkiiba 50 ah

Taariikhaha Kala Wareegga Dugsiga Sare

Ardaydu waxay u wareegayaan waxbarashada isku-dhafka taariikhaha soo socda:

  • Maarso 25: hanuuninta ardayda cusub - dugsigaaga sare wuxuu la wadaagi doonaa macluumaad gaar ah

  • Abriil 6: Fasallada 9-12, oo leh awood boqolkiiba 50 ah (bilowga rubuca afraad)

Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281

Qoysasku waxay ikhtiyaar u leeyihiin inay ku sii jiraan waxbarashada fogaanta, iyada oo loo marayo Dugsigeenna Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281, haddii aanay doonaynin in ardaygoodu u xaadiro iskuulka qof ahaan. Fadlan buuxi foomka diiwaangelinta ugu dambayn 4 galabnimo. Talaadada, Febraayo 9. Kani waa xilliga diiwaangelinta ee simistarka labaad/rubuca 4aad.

Isdiiwaangalinta soo daahda waa inay lahaato dukumiintiyo caafimaad oo sax ah si loo qoro ka dib marka ay xiranto daaqadda isqoristu, sida ku cad Waaxda Waxbarashada Minnesota ee 2020-2021 Tilmaamaha Qorsheynta Dugsiyada Dadweynaha Minnesota.

Dugsiga Dhexe

  • Ardayda iska diiwaangelisa ikhtiyaarkan waxay la sii joogi karaan macallimiintooda hadda.

  • Ardayda dugsiga dhexe waxay ka heli doonaan tilmaam "toos ah" guriga afar maalmood toddobaadkii.

  • Ardaydu waxay sii wadi doonaan inay helaan tilmaamaha ‘asynchronous’ (aan tooska ahayn) Arbacada.

Dugsiga Sare

  • Ardayda iska diiwaangeliya ikhtiyaarkan waxay yeelan karaan macallimiin kale rubuca 4raad

  • Fasallada waxay noqon doonaan isku-dar kulanno leh tilmaamo aan xilliyaysnayn ‘asynchronous’ (aan tooska ahayn) iyo kuwoxilliyaysan ‘synchronous’ (toos ah).

  • Barashadu waxay noqoneysaa mid iskaa-u-socod ah iyaddo loo marayo casharada madalaha barashada internetka.

Ka Bixitaanka Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281

Haddii aad horay uga diiwaangelisay ardaygaaga Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281 taa beddelkeedana aad rabto inuu isagu shakhsi ahaan u aado dugsiga, fadlan buuxi foomka ka bixitaanka ugu dambayn 4 galabnimo ee Talaadada Febraayo 9. Tani waa muddada ka bixitaanka keliya ee simistarka labaad/rubuc 4aad.

Jadwalka Waxbarashada Isku-dhafka ee Dugsiga Dhexe

Ardayda waxaa loo qaybin doonaa laba kooxood -- ama Kooxda A ama Kooxda B -- oo leh dhismayaal boqolkiiba 50 awood u leh. Ardayda ku jirta kooxda A waxay iskuulada u tagi doonaan shaqsi ahaan Isniin kasta iyo Talaado kasta iyaga oo wata waxbarashada fogaanta inta ka harsan toddobaadka.

Ardayda ku jirta Kooxda B waxay shaqsi ahaan aadi doonaan iskuulka Khamiis kasta iyo Jimce kasta, iyaga oo wata  waxbarashada fogaanta saddexda maalmood ee kale ee toddobaadka.

Ardayda dugsiga dhexe, macallimiintu waxay ardayda wax ku bari doonaan shaqsi ahaan iyo waxbarashada fogaanta isla waqti isku mid ah (tilmaamo isku mar ah).

Qoysasku waxay ka heli doonaan maamulahooda macluumaadka dheeri ah oo jadwalka toddobaadyada soo socda, oo gaar u ah dugsigooda.

Jadwalka Waxbarashada Isku-dhafka ee Dugsiga Sare

Ardayda waxaa loo qaybin doonaa laba kooxood -- ama Kooxda A ama Kooxda B -- oo leh dhismayaal boqolkiiba 50 awood u leh. Ardayda ku jirta kooxda A waxay iskuulada u tagi doonaan shaqsi ahaan Isniin kasta iyo Talaado kasta iyaga oo wata waxbarashada fogaanta inta ka harsan toddobaadka.

Ardayda ku jirta Kooxda B waxay shaqsi ahaan aadi doonaan iskuulka Khamiis kasta iyo Jimce kasta, iyaga oo wata  waxbarashada fogaanta saddexda maalmood ee kale ee toddobaadka.

Qoysasku waxay ka heli doonaan maamulahooda macluumaadka dheeri ah oo jadwalka toddobaadyada soo socda, oo gaar u ah dugsigooda.

Ka bixitaanka Adeegsiga Gaadiidka

Haddii aad siin doontid gaadiid ardaygaaga geeya kana keena dugsiga, fadlan buuxi foomka ka bixitaanka adeegsiga baska ugu dambayn 4 galabnimo Talaadada, Febraayo 9.

Xitaa haddii aad horay u buuxisay foomka bishii Ogoosto, waxaan jeclaan lahayn inaan kaa codsanno inaad mar kale samayso maxaa yeelay waxaan doonaynaa xog dheeri ah waxaanna rabnaa inaan hubinno inaan hayno macluumaadkii ugu dambeeyay.

Ha buuxinin foomka ka bixidda adeegsiga baska:

  • Haddii aad jeclaan lahayd in ardaygaagu baska u raaco dugsiga.(Kaararka boosteejada joogsiga baska ayaa loo diri doonaa qoysaska dugsiga sare ka hor inta aan loo wareegin waxbarashada iskudhafka.)

  • Haddii aad ku nooshahay xadka socodka dugsiga ee ardaygaaga.

  • If you are registered for 281 Distance Learning School.

  • Haddii aad ka diiwaangashan tahay Dugsiga Waxbarashada Fogaanta 281.

Maalmaha Soo socda ee aanu Iskuul Jirin

Shaqaalaha dugsiga sare waxaa loo oggol yahay shan maalmood oo qorshayn ah si loogu beddelo waxbarasho isku-dhafka, sida ku xusan amarrada Guddoomiyaha. Fadlan la soco maalmaha soo socda ee aanu iskuulku jirin:

  • Febraayo 15: dugsi uma jiro dhammaan ardayda (Maalinta Madaxweynaha)

  • Febraayo 16: dugsi uma jiro dhammaan ardayda (maalinta horumarinta dhammaan shaqaalaha)

  • Febraayo 22-24: dugsi uma jiro ardayda dugsiga dhexe (maalmaha qorshaynta ee shaqaalaha)

  • Febraayo 25-26: dugsi uma jiro ardayda dugsiga dhexe iyo sare (maalmaha qorshaynta  ee shaqaalaha)

  • Maarso 4-5, 26: dugsi uma jiro ardayda dugsiga sare (maalmaha qorshaynta ee shaqaalaha)

  • Maarso 29 - Abriil 2: dugsi uma jiro dhammaan ardayda (Fasaxa Guga)

Sidoo kale, xusuusin ahaan:

  • Ilaa laga gudbayo waxbarashada isku-dhafka ah, Xarumaheenna Taakulaynta Ardayda waxay sii wadayaa inay u jiraan arday kasta oo dugsiga dhexe ama sare dhigta si ay u helaan, iyadoo leh ikhtiyaarrada kuwa khadka tooska ah iyo shaqsi ahaanta iyo sidoo kale gaadiidka baska ee tagaya ama ka imaanaya dugsiga. Waxbadan ka baro adeeggan.

  • Xirmooyinka cunnada bilaashka ah wali loo helayaa qaadasho. Waxbadan ka baro halkan.

Mar labaad waad ku mahadsan tahay iskaashigaaga iyo taageeradaada.

Si daacadnimo ah,

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

Nala wadaag ra’yi-celin


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Neighborhood and Magnet Schools are hosting information nights/Open Houses. At this event, students and their families will tour the school, meet the principal, get a school supply list and learn all about what to expect at Kindergarten. 

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School start times will change beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The change in start times will affect all schools in our district including elementary, middle and high schools and our Early Learning Programs.

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In the all-new Summer Explorers Program, each week features a different theme and adventure. Offered through Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education, Summer Explorers invites K-5 students to have fun as they learn through science, nature and creative projects.

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Check out amazing artwork from our middle and high school students at the Secondary Students Show. Visit Robbin Gallery, located at 4915 42nd Ave N. in Robbinsdale, from Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 30.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools is developing a new strategic plan that embraces the new realities of our world, while maintaining what continues to work for our students. We are counting on you, our staff, to share your ideas and dreams for what comes next.

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Join the Community Golf Classic, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21. This is a four-person scramble event that will take place at New Hope Village Golf course, 8130 Bass Lake Rd. in New Hope. 

Robbinsdale Powwow

Ask anyone who has attended a powwow and they will likely describe the amazing sights and sounds they witnessed. They might tell you how they heard drum beats that matched the rhythm of their hearts. Or that the skilled and graceful dancers wore beautiful and elaborate regalia (traditional clothing) crafted with vibrant colors as they circled the dance area.

Bird bash event

The Seven Dreams Education Foundation’s Bird Bash on April 9 raised funds for Reinvigorating Band and Orchestra: Spreading the Joy of Music to All Students. The goal of this project is to revitalize Robbinsdale Area Schools band and orchestra programs by welcoming all students and building community. 

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Robbinsdale Area Schools offers a variety of no- cost, engaging camps and programs for all ages coming this summer, like academic camps, CDF Freedom Schools, a cosmetology sampler, College 4 Kids, and more. The district is also offering fee-based school-age child care this summer.

Indian Ed powwow

 

Robbinsdale Indian Education, in partnership with Manidoo Ogitigaan – The Spirit’s Garden, invites the community to our spring powwow. Experience singing, dancing, and other honored traditions from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at  Armstrong High School.

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With the support of the Seven Dreams Education Foundation, Robbinsdale Area Schools has added 2,000 books and eBooks to our school libraries. We are grateful to our community for their support and generosity.

BestPrep award Cooper High School

Cooper High School teacher Brooke Schaffer was recently awarded a BestPrep Educator of Excellence Award. The Educator of Excellence Award recognizes the top 2 percent who go above and beyond in their commitment to educating youth in Minnesota.

2021 Grad Rates

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Robbinsdale’s graduation rate climbed to 83.1 percent in 2021, an increase of 2.9 percentage points compared to the district’s 2020 graduation rate of 80.2 percent. It’s also the highest graduation rate in nine years.

Speak Up

Last school year the district introduced a new safety tool called Gaggle, which is designed to promote cyber safety. Our district is now using a Gaggle feature called Speak Up, a confidential safety tip line for students. It provides a mechanism for students to share concerns regarding school safety.

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Join the upcoming Special Education Advisory Council meeting from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14. The Summer Programming Resource Fair will include information from Three Rivers Parks, the City of Brooklyn Park, Reach for Resources, Robbinsdale Area Schools, and GiGi’s Playhouse. 

IndigenousWomeninLeadershipPanel

In recognition of Women's History Month, local Indigenous female leaders share their stories and experiences. Join us for this virtual event from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022.

Rose McGee Sweet Potato Comfort Pie

VIDEO: Rose McGee, a resident of Robbinsdale Area Schools and founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, provided her renown dessert to students in the district on Feb. 25. McGee talks about working with the district was so meaningful and why having the chance to provide students with the "sacred dessert" of Black people was so meaningful to her.

COVID mask update

Face coverings and masks will now be optional across Robbinsdale Area Schools effective Thursday, March 3. This includes inside all schools and sites and aboard all school buses and vans, and applies to spectators and guests at district-sanctioned activities and events.

COVID Updates

We are happy to share that the district now has two kinds of COVID tests available for students and families: BD Veritor rapid antigen home tests, and Vault (ACON Flowflex) supervised rapid antigen home tests. 

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Join us for our 2022 Empty Bowls Event. This community fundraiser hosted by the Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education department benefits PRISM and NEAR Food Shelves.

Summer adventure club registration open

Summer Adventure Club goes on one to two field trips each week. Some of the trips your child may attend include bowling, parks, water parks, zoos, walks around the community, and museums.

SchoolCounselorWeek 2022

This week is National School Counseling Week, bringing attention to the impact of school guidance counselors in helping our students be successful in school. 

Bird Bash 2022

This year’s Bird Bash has been rescheduled. We hope you can join us at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

Magnet School Info Nights

Have a student who will be starting kindergarten next year? Learn more about our magnet schools during our upcoming virtual information nights.

COVID reporting form

Students and staff during school, students participating in district-sanctioned athletics, activities, performances and events, across all grade levels, will be subject to Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) COVID-19 protocols. These guidelines are different from the updates the district made earlier this week.

COVID updates

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently updated their isolation and quarantine recommendations for individuals who have tested positive for, or have symptoms of, COVID-19, or who have been exposed to the virus. 

Series who are our neighbors

Our communities are always changing. New immigrants arrive bringing with them new foods, languages, and traditions.

Increase your understanding of your neighbors, their culture, history, and experiences through the free Who are Our Neighbors series.

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The Seven Dreams Education Foundation collects used musical instruments that are repurposed and used by our students. 

Temporary shift to distance learning

We had hoped to continue with in-person learning without disruption, but many of our staff have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. As a result, all district schools will shift to distance learning beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18, through Friday, Jan. 21. Students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

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Due to the current number of positive and symptomatic COVID cases among students and staff at Armstrong High School and Sandburg Middle School, we made the decision today to shift to distance learning beginning Thursday, Jan. 6, through Monday, Jan. 17. Students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

School Buses

During winter break, families will receive postcards from transportation with updated bus route information. They will be sent through the U.S. Postal Service to your address on record.

winter safety reminders

Winter has arrived, and, we want to remind families to make sure their students stay safe and warrm. 

Kindergarten magnet lottery

 

For families looking to enroll their students at FAIR School Pilgrim Lane, Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion (RSI), and the School for Engineering and Arts (SEA), the magnet lottery for kindergarten is now open. The deadline to apply for the lottery is Feb. 25, 2022. Interested families can apply at magnetlottery.rdale.org.

Winter weather

Winter’s coldest months are nearly upon us, so this is a good time to remind families that sometimes Robbinsdale Area Schools may be forced to close school because of extreme temperatures or significant snow.

Be sure to visit the district’s weather closing website to learn more about the process that goes into determining if a school closure is necessary, as well as the ways you’ll be notified about cancelations.

Clue at Cooper

Robbinsdale Cooper Theatre will be live on stage again when Clue opens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Cooper High School auditorium.

General admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students at the box office. All guests need to be masked.

Substitute Teachers

Do you know someone looking for a rewarding job? Do you enjoy working with young people? If you or someone you know would like to consider becoming a guest teacher, contact our Human Resources Department. Guest teachers work up to eight hours per day, and we pay $165 per day.

Hennepin Healthcare event

Hennepin Healthcare is hosting its Black Men with Stethoscopes Youth Summit from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at its Clinic and Specialty Center in the Stillman Community Room, Level 1, which is located at 715 South 8th St. in Minneapolis.

World's Best Workforce

Robbinsdale Area Schools will hold its annual World's Best Workforce public meeting from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Join the virtual meeting to learn how the district is addressing its World's Best Workforce goals. Virtual meeting information can be found on our district calendar.

Educational Benefits

By applying for educational benefit, you support your school community by providing funding for counseling services and social workers, technology funding, Early Childhood education funding, and reduced fees for athletics, instrument rentals and more.

Th district asks that every family apply every year. If you prefer a paper application, please contact us at 763-504-8050. Complete your application today!

Staff appreciation

’Tis the season for spreading kindness and cheer. It’s also a great time to thank a Robbinsdale School District employee and support a dedicated organization that works on behalf of the district. When you make a $20 contribution to the Seven Dreams Education Foundation, you can thank a staff member with a small gift and, at the same time, support the Foundation to provide extra educational opportunities in Robbinsdale Area Schools. 

MN Safe Learning Survey

The state is looking to gather the voices of all educators, all enrolled families, and students in grades six through 12, regarding their public school experiences through participation in the MN Safe Learning Survey. The survey is open through Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Covid vaccine incentives

Children aged 12-17 who receive their vaccination series before the end of 2021 are eligible for a $200 Visa Gift Card as well as other incentives.

mask reminder for families

A reminder to families: face coverings are required for all preK-12 students, staff and visitors over the age of 2 – regardless of vaccination status – while on the school bus, or while indoors at all schools and district facilities.

American educators recognition week

This week is American Education Week, honoring those who work in our nation’s public schools.

Nov 18 give to max day

Today, Give to the Max Day (Thursday, Nov. 18), please consider a gift to the Seven Dreams Education Foundation (SDEF).

News from food services

Due to supply chain issues, families should expect menu changes in the coming days and weeks. Not only do these supply chain issues impact our district’s school meal program, but are also impacting other school districts, restaurants and businesses across the nation. 

Kindergarten enrollment

Visit our upcoming All About Kindergarten Event and find the best choice for your child. Ask questions and learn all you need to know about our schools. Meet our staff and have some fun!

Join us from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Cooper High school.

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Let’s Talk! Do you have a question and don’t know who to contact? Want to provide us with feedback? 

Early Childhood Director

Jessica Richter has been a specialist in the field of early childhood for 19 years and is thrilled to work for Robbinsdale Area Schools as the new Early Learning Supervisor of the Early Childhood department.

Cooper step team blanket fundraising

Students from the Cooper Step Team are making blankets for upcoming fundraisers. The team is looking for fleece fabric, new and used, which may include blankets.

Join Us for the Job Fair

Looking for employment or know someone who might be? Plan to attend the upcoming job fair,  2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

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This week is National School Bus Safety Week. Wave and thank your drivers who keep our students safe!

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.

School Board news graphic

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. 

School Board news graphic

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

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

Help Keep Everyone Healthy

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

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

State of the District Address invitation

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

HBCU panel on Zoom

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

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

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

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

School Start Times Event

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

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

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

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

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

Screenshot from webinar showing district administration and guest speakers from MDE and MDH

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.