Distance Learning Plan

Distance Learning Plan
Posted on 03/26/2020
March 26, 2020

Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools Families and Staff,

As always, the health and safety of our students, families, staff and community are our top priorities. The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to think of new ways to meet the educational needs of all our students through an equitable distance learning model. Our staff have been diligent in developing a comprehensive Distance Learning Plan which continues to provide high-quality and equitable instruction for all students.

In compliance with Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-19, distance learning will begin Monday, March 30, 2020 and last through Monday, May 4, 2020. Our schools will remain closed to students during this time. All in-person, school-sponsored activities, as well as co-curricular practices, which had been previously scheduled before the implementation of distance learning are suspended indefinitely.

While our physical doors may be closed to students due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to support each other through small acts of kindness and modeling human decency. As such, our Robbinsdale Area Schools community will continue to lift each other up because “We are Robbinsdale!”

Our Distance Learning Plan is now available on our COVID-19 webpage (view the PDF here). This document is intended to provide guidance to students and families around instruction; attendance; distribution of food and instructional materials; health and wellness of our students; students with disabilities; translations; English learners; students experiencing homelessness and housing instability; early learning; assessments; before and after care for emergency workers; tribal considerations; and resources.

Our plan will continue to be based on the most recent information on School Closure Guidance we receive from the Minnesota Department of Education.

We are in unfamiliar territory, and are working diligently to provide clear and concise information. We understand the impact school closures continue to have on your family and our community. Thank you for your continued support and partnership during this time.


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