Robbinsdale Area Schools
Elementary
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Sonnesyn Elementary

Dedicated to creating an environment that meets the needs of all students and families and ensuring all students receive instruction that matches their needs and helps them achieve success.

Principal's Welcome

Leia Ward

Back to School

Smart Start 2020-2021: Safely Starting Back to School

Student Support

Achieve success 

Our motto is "Believe it. Achieve it." We are committed to supporting all students in achieving their goals. 

Family Involvement

Stay Connected

We have a rich tradition of community and parent involvement

Adventure Club

K-5 Only

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

Fine Arts

Creativity Unleashed

School News

Robbinsdale Area Schools

The August and September health data shows a downward trend in reported COVID-19 numbers. This means we are preparing for a potential shift in our learning model for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students, beginning Monday, Oct. 19.

Robbinsdale Area Schools

Los datos de salud de agosto y septiembre muestran una tendencia descendente en los números reportados de COVID-19. Esto significa que nos estamos preparando para un posible cambio en nuestro modelo de aprendizaje para los estudiantes de niñez temprana, primaria, intermedia y preparatoria a partir del lunes 19 de octubre.

ECFE 2020-2021 Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about how Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) can help you and your children get to know other families, even while our communities are physically apart. 

Welcome Back!

Welcome back staff, students and families! We are so excited for the new school year ahead.

Are you Receiving School and District Updates?

Did you know Robbinsdale Area Schools uses various platforms to communicate with families? To ensure you are receiving important communications, families are encouraged to check their Infinite Campus settings. 

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Nancy Froelich and Jeff Stovall have accepted positions as administrators of 281 Distance Learning School at the elementary and secondary levels, respectively. This assignment will last throughout the 2020-2021 school year; they will continue to support their current buildings.

Hotspot Requests for Families

Is your family in need of a hotspot? Our district will be providing hotspots to families who do not currently have quality internet access.

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Families who prefer to not have their student(s) take the school bus to or from school (if the district is in hybrid or in-person learning) have the choice to opt-out of transportation services for the 2020-2021 school year. Opting out is completely voluntary. 

2020/2021 School Year Update

While we will begin our school year in a Distance Learning PLUS model, we will continue to prepare for hybrid or in-person learning. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the District's plan may shift throughout the year. As we continue to work with our principals and staff, we would like to share the following updates.

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Fall childcare registration through Adventure Club begins online Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6 a.m. Care is available for children of Tier I essential workers and non-Tier I workers during the distance learning model, with four care timeframes available.

2020-2021 School Year Update 8/10/20

Robbinsdale Area Schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year in the Distance Learning PLUS model. The remainder of this letter provides additional details regarding several areas of our Smart Start: Safely Coming Back to School plan.

Robbinsdale Area Schools Summer Academy Provides a Variety of Programming with Flexibility

Community Education in Robbinsdale Area Schools is offering Summer Academy this summer with flexible programming in response to COVID-19. Almost 400 students have participated in the weekly program offerings, which began June 6 and continue through August 14, 2020. Program activities are divided into four main categories: Arts & Crafts, Fitness & Sports, Life Skills, and STEM.

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