Robbinsdale Area Schools
Middle School
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Excellence for All.

Infinite possibilities.

 

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Amplify your passion for learning.

Your path to college, trades and career readiness.

 

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Two band students stand by the music mural with the saxophones.

Ignite your passion for music.

Your path to excellence in fine arts.

 

 

Sandburg Middle School

Dedicated to providing a rigorous, supportive education that prepares all students for Advanced Placement courses in high school and teaches them the skills needed to positively contribute to their community. 

Principal's Welcome

John Groenke 

John Groenke brings a broad range of principal experiences across the K-12 spectrum to our district. 

Back to School

Smart Start 2020-2021: Safely Starting Back to School

Student Support Center

Academic, Social-Emotional, Tech Support and More

Assisting students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic with various supports.

Counseling Department

Prepare for your future

Counselors and support staff can help guide early adolescent students through their middle school years.

Athletics & Activities

Get involved 

We offer clubs and other extra-curricular activities – from chess club to yearbook to theatre to athletics. 

Family Involvement

Stay connected

Students thrive when there are strong partnerships between family, school and the community.

School News

Meal Distribution SItes Update

Our elementary distribution sites, Lakeview, Meadow Lake, Neill, and Northport, will serve their last meal bundle distribution on Wednesday, January 13. Cooper High School, Plymouth Middle School, Robbinsdale Middle School, and Sandburg Middle School (beginning January 26th) will continue to distribute meal bundles.

Virtual 5th Grade Information and Preview Night

Sandburg will host a Virtual 5th Grade Information and Preivew Night to help students transition to middle school next year.  Please join us on January 14, 2021 for this virtual event.

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released updated guidance for close contact with a person positive with COVID-19. 

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We are sharing three things in this letter: information for elementary families, information for secondary families and upcoming non-school days (with several new dates for elementary students).

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If you would like to register for or opt-out of our distance learning option (281 Distance Learning School) - the deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 22. We know this is a short timeframe. Based on the Governor’s announcement this week, we are working as quickly as possible to put a revised plan in place.

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During Monday’s School Board meeting, the Board voted 5-2 to change school start times. There has not been a decision about which school year this will begin.

Applications now open - Financial Advisory Council

The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools is currently seeking applicants for the Financial Advisory Council (FAC). There is currently one open seat available (January 2021 – June 2022 term).

Dr. Stephanie Burrage, interim superintendent

Within our Distance Learning PLUS model, we are able to offer Student Support Centers at each school. Virtual and in-person options for assistance are available for all students - in all grade levels and in all subject areas. 

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As we try to minimize community spread, it is important that we all continue to practice strict safety precautions. If your student gets a COVID test, they should stay home until you receive the test results - even if not experiencing any symptoms.

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Parents/guardians of American Indian students are invited to join the Robbinsdale Area Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC). Meetings will be held virtually this school year.

Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Interim Superintendent

Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Interim Superintendent, shares a message to families following up on the communication about the decision to remain in Distance Learning PLUS.

Childcare update

We shared the news on 11/5/2020 that the District would remain in Distance Learning PLUS along with updates to our childcare programming. Please continue reading for new and additional information.

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