Robbinsdale Area Schools
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Students eating lunch together

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Sonnesyn Elementary

Dedicated to creating an environment that meets the needs of all students and families and helps learners achieve success.

Principal's Welcome

Mary Jane Adams

Tools for families

Find back-to-school information, such as supply lists and open house dates. 


Learning to love learning

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These applications provide important state and federal funding for our schools.

Adventure Club

Before and after school care

The fun doesn't stop! Adventure Club offers before and after school care for children in grades K-5.

A new way to learn

Creativity Unleashed

School News

Attendance Matters

When your student is not at school, please make sure you are calling the attendance line.  We care about your student!


Attendance Line: 763-504-7610

Sonnesyn Elementary Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


Staff will be at the entrance to greet students. All students will have an option for breakfast and then report directly to the classroom.


Bus Riders

  • Students will be released from their buses one bus at a time. 
  • Buses will pull forward and release students when the bus is in front of Door 1.
  • Students will exit the bus, starting with the front seats and progressing to the back seats. 
  • Students will enter Door 1.
  • All students have the option of receiving a breakfast pack.
  • Students report to their classrooms. 



  • A staff member will monitor the Boone Avenue crossing from 7:15 - 7:35 am. 
  • There is a bicycle rack located on the Northwest side of the building.
  • Walkers and bikers will enter Door 1 after 7:35.
  • Students will have the option of receiving a breakfast pack.
  • Students report directly to their classrooms. 

Family Drop-offs

  • Students can only enter the building or gather after the bell rings. Students will begin to unload at 7:35 am. 
  • Students will be dropped off at the junction of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Sonnesyn parking lots. Please review the included map.
  • Families should not use the main Sonnesyn parking lot until after 7:50 am.
  • Follow all MN Public Safety Rules while on RAS Premises.
  • Pull forward into the drop off zone and do not pass other vehicles.
  • Students unload only in the drop off zone. 
  • Students will enter Door 1. 
  • Students have the option of receiving a breakfast pack.
  • Students report directly to their classrooms. 

Special Van Transportation drop-offs

  • Students will enter at Door 7. 
  • Staff will be at the entrance to greet students and support social distancing. 
  • Students will have the option of receiving a breakfast pack. 
  • Students report directly to their classrooms.  




Bus Riders

  • Students will be dismissed by their classroom teacher.  - bus riders will be dismissed at 2:05 pm.
  • At 2:15, any remaining students will be escorted to the cafeteria to wait for late buses. 
  • Teachers responsible for bus duty will monitor students in the cafeteria. 



  • Walkers and bikers will be dismissed at 2:02 pm.
  • Walkers and bikers should exit the building and use the existing sidewalks, crosswalks, and crossing guards near the school to minimize the likelihood of an injury.
  • A staff member will be outside monitoring and supporting students crossing Boone Avenue. 


Student Pick-up

  • For the safety of our staff and students, please do not park on the street or in the school parking lot while buses are still loading.
  • Go to Door 18.
  • Notify the staff member of your child’s name and show your pick up tag. 
  • If you do not have your pick up tag, the staff member may ask to see your id. 
  • A staff member will call your student to join you.
  • Parent pick-up is from 2:02 pm  - 2:15 pm.  


All students must be picked up by 2:15 pm.


At 2:15 pm, any remaining students will be brought to the office. Families will be asked to park and check in at the office. 

Student personal devices will not be accessible until the student leaves the building.

Special Van Transportation

  • S students will remain in their classrooms until the arrival of their bus|van is announced on walkie.
  • Staff will escort students to their transportation.
Students on laptops wearing headphones

Does your student want to download a new game on their phone? Not sure if a movie is appropriate? CommonSense Media is a great resource families can use to access age-based reviews and ratings for games, movies, apps, podcasts and more.

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We want to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the wonderful leaders in our district. They support the students in our classrooms, run our buildings and inspire our staff each day.

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