Robbinsdale Area Schools
Elementary
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A student selects a book in the media center
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A students works on a computer in the media center
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Elementary students use virtual reality (VR) goggles in class.

Zachary Lane Elementary

Dedicated to providing a stellar education for all students, creating an engaging learning environment and teaching the skills necessary to become tomorrow's leaders.

Principal's Welcome

Matt Phelps

Mr. Phelps has been a part of Robbinsdale Area Schools for over 20 years.

Kindergarten enrollment

Learning to love learning

Apply for educational benefits today

Meals will no longer be free for families unless they qualify for educational benefits.

Adventure Club

K-5 Only

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

Authentic Learning Experiences

Preparing students for the future

Students are empowered to learn as much as they can to make the world a better place.

School News

Updated school year calendar

Last year the School Board voted to change the 2022-23 school year calendar. To accommodate two holidays – Yom Kippur on Oct. 5, 2022, and Eid celebrated on April 21 and 22, 2023.

Students getting on a bus

I am happy to report that we currently have drivers to staff all transportation routes and busing to school activities. In addition, we believe we have hired enough staff to be able to cover our routes if our drivers call out sick or need to take extended leaves. 

wild rice taste testings

Starting this fall, school meals will no longer be free to all students. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the Educational Benefits application will have access to meals at no cost or a reduced cost.

get immunizations ready

Students who attend public schools in Minnesota are required by state law to have specific immunizations (or written proof of exemption) before they can attend school

Educational benefits

Every year we ask all families to complete an Educational Benefits application. This is a big request, and we ask you to take a few moments to apply right now.

kids standing at bus entrance

Families whose students ride the bus to school should have received a postcard with transportation information in the mail. If you didn’t get a postcard, bus information can also be found in the Parent Portal.

kids getting on school bus

 

Before school starts, download the free Durham Bus Tracker app to view routes and scheduled stops, see messages related to route delays and track buses.

elementary student reading a book

If your family has not yet scheduled your pre-screening appointment you can make an appointment by calling 763-504-4180. Staff will also be visiting schools throughout September to work with students who have not yet completed a screening. 

Students watching screen

Visit our Tools for Families page to make an online payment, get help with our parent portal or Schoology, and learn about community resources. Check it out at rdale.org/tools

Graduation roundup

Robbinsdale Area Schools will honor the achievements of its class of 2022 beginning June 3. Check out the dates and times of this year's graduation events, and learn how to catch the live streams of the Armstrong and Cooper commencement ceremonies.

School Calendar

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