Robbinsdale Area Schools
COVID updates

COVID protocols for the 2021-22 school year

Face coverings 
Face coverings and masks are optional across Robbinsdale Area Schools. 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.

It’s important to note that families and staff can continue to wear face coverings and are encouraged to do so if they believe it is best for them. 

We will continue to follow the CDC's community level approach to masking, which provides a classification of low, medium, or high based on community transmission. When the community level is high, masks are strongly recommended, and we may need to reinstate masking if there is a surge in cases. You can check the community level in our county using the CDC COVID-19 County Check tool below. 

In-person learning
We’re confident in our planning, and the continued layering of efforts to minimize the spread of the virus while at school, which include face-coverings, hand hygiene, and promoting screening and vaccinations of those who are eligible. For those reasons, Robbinsdale Area Schools will begin the school year offering full-time, in-person learning. There’s also the option to enroll in a full-time virtual learning environment, called Robbinsdale Virtual Academy (RVA).

Robbinsdale Virtual Academy (RVA)
For those with concerns about resuming in-person learning, or for those families who discovered their students thrive in a distance learning environment, RVA has been approved for K-12 online education. Please know, RVA is not a substitute for distance learning, but a school unto itself, and once enrolled, transfers can only be done at the end of a semester. Learn more by visiting the RVA website.

Vaccines
Families can find information about how to access free vaccinations by visiting the state’s vaccine connector website. All Minnesotans 5-11 years old who have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series can enter to win a $100,000 Minnesota College Scholarship! The first and second dose of the vaccine must be received by April 11, 2022. More information can be found here.

We’re confident in our planning, and our sincere hope is to hold in-person classes for the entire year, and to set the masks aside -- forever -- as soon as we can. As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and the data, and follow recommendations and guidance of our state and local experts. We will communicate regularly to share timely and important updates. 

COVID reporting an exposure

Are you a staff member, or do you have a student who has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms, or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive? Please fill out our COVID-19 reporting form so we can help keep students and staff safe. 

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COVID Dashboard

The Robbinsdale Area Schools COVID-19 Dashboard, which tracks various data to help inform operation decisions, is also made available to the community on a weekly basis during the school year. he dashboard includes building and district-wide data.

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Because of the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the emerging variants of coronavirus, and the on-going efforts to create and maintain a safe learning environment for district students and staff, updates to this page will be made frequently. 

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Current Status

2021-22 School Year
IN PERSON

Vaccine information

It’s clear that the easiest and safest way to mitigate COVID-19 is for those who are eligible to get vaccinated.

Learn more about COVID vaccines, rewards the state is offering for kids to get vaccinated, or find a clinic to receive your vaccine today:

Robbinsdale Virtual Academy

For those families who discovered their students thrive in a distance learning environment, or for those with concerns about resuming in-person learning, Robbinsdale Virtual Academy (RVA) could be right for your family. Please know, RVA is not a substitute for distance learning, but a unique school unto itself.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RVA

Recent Updates

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. 

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.