Robbinsdale Area Schools

281 Distance Learning School

This learning option will begin January 19 for elementary students (PreK-5th grade).

281 Distance Learning School is offered for the 2020-2021 school year in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order and Minnesota Department of Education due to COVID-19. The school serves students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The school offers "anytime, anywhere" learning, and is taught by Robbinsdale Area Schools teachers and staff. 

Students who are registered for 281 Distance Learning School will remain in distance learning through the end of the school year (June 9, 2021).


Elementary (K-5th Grade)
Principal: Nancy Froelich

Secondary (middle & high school)
Principal: Jeffrey Stovall

Recent Updates

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We are getting closer to our start date for the 281 Distance Learning School. The past two days have been extremely busy for our teaching staff as we prepare for the start of the transition to the 281 Distant Learning School.

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Welcome to the 281 Distance Learning School for 2021! We are excited to have our families part of our 281 Distance Learning Program! The Elementary distance learning school start date is January 19, 2021.

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Inaugural school newsletter for families registered for 281 Distance Learning School

Registration - Deadline is Dec. 22

If you want your elementary or secondary student to remain in distance learning but haven’t yet signed up for 281 Distance Learning School, the deadline to register is 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. 

Please complete the registration form. This is the only registration period for the second semester. 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.

Opt-Out - Deadline is Dec. 22

If you previously registered for 281 Distance Learning School and have decided your elementary or secondary student should attend school in person, you will need to complete an opt-out form by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. This is the only opt-out period for the second semester. 

Late forms will not be accepted because we need to have appropriate staffing at our schools and the distance learning school. 


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