Distance learning extended

Distance learning extended through remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
Posted on 04/23/2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools Families and Staff,

Thank you for your continued support, feedback and patience. We truly understand the social and emotional impact distance learning has had on you and your family. We are grateful for your partnership in implementing and refining our distance learning plan. Our students, families and staff are the heart of Robbinsdale Area Schools.

Earlier this afternoon, Governor Tim Walz announced all Minnesota schools will engage in an Extended Distance Learning Period, which will last through the end of the 2019-2020 school year (Executive Order 20-41). Although we are saddened by this news, we understand the Governor's efforts to protect the health and safety of our community.

Distance learning will be extended through Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (which is the last day of school for students). Schools remain closed for typical in-school instruction during this time. In-person, school-sponsored activities are canceled for the remainder of the school year. Per the Minnesota State High School League, spring athletics and fine arts have been canceled for the remainder of the season.

Per the governor’s orders, May 1, 2020 and May 4, 2020 will be non-school days for students as schools must use these days to plan for the Extended Distance Learning Period.

School meals will continue to be provided
Robbinsdale Nutrition Services will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years of age and younger. ‘Grab & Go’ meals are available for pickup between 10 a.m. and noon on weekdays at nine school sites.

Care of eligible children
Childcare will continue to be available for Tier I and Tier II workers. Please call our Community Education office at 763-504-5320 or click here for more information.

Social-emotional support
This pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. As such, we are here to support our students, staff and families. If you need help, please feel free to contact us. We have the appropriate staff and resources to support you during these trying times.

Please watch for further communication as we continue to receive guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education. As we build on our community’s legacy, we will face these new challenges head-on and find innovative ways to support, educate and uplift. Together we are 281!


Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Robbinsdale Area Schools