Welcome to our homepage. It is our hope that you will find the information provided useful and informative. If you have concerns that you wish to discuss with me, please feel free to contact the office at (320) 573-2174 and I will set a time and date to communicate with you. Gery Arndt, Superintendent
Summer Recreation Signup
It is that time of year already - Summer Rec Signup! There are a lot of great activities and camps to choose from. Summer Ball registration is due Thursday, April 30. Signup online https://upsala.revtrak.net/ or with a paper form.
UBA will hold it's annual Spaghetti Supper fundraiser on April 30 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the UAS Cafeteria and we will have last chance summer ball signup in the HS Media Center during that time.
5-12 Conferences & Showcase
Parent-Teacher Conferences for grades 5-12 will be held in teachers’ classrooms on Monday, May 4 from 4:00-7:00pm.
We are pleased to announce our second annual Student Showcase on Monday, May 4. Parent-Teacher conference times have been adjusted to allow for the setup and running of the student showcase.
The showcase will start at 7:00pm with students from grades 5-12 presenting classroom work and projects. Artwork and other student work will be displayed in the commons. Band performance will follow at 8:00pm in the Auditorium.
Title 1 Advisory Council Meeting
The Upsala Elementary School Title One Advisory Council, will hold their annual spring meeting on Monday, May 4th at 3:30 PM in room S109. Parents are encouraged to attend to review the Title I District Parent Involvement Policy, and to provide parents an opportunity to bring up questions, concerns, and ideas regarding Title I. Also, interactive activities will be shared that will help your child improve his/ her skills though the summer!
Testing is used in schools to measure student achievement. State tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. UAS staff members have been working hard to prepare students for the upcoming MCA and ACT tests. Please take a moment to talk to your child(ren) about the importance of these tests.
Check out the MN Department of Education’s Just for Parents Testing Information page, which provides access to general information about Minnesota assessments. Reassure your child. Tell your child that the test will be used to evaluate how well a school or school district is educating its students. It's important for kids to have a sense of the broader context. Put the test in perspective. Explain that test scores are looked at along with many other pieces of information in determining your child's achievement level. Her/his grades and progress over time, for example, are also very important. Before the test:
• Please make sure they get a good night’s sleep
• Please make sure they have a good, but not heavy breakfast
• Have your child dress comfortably in layers, so that s/he can take clothes off or put them on, depending on the temperature of the room.
Specific grade dates and times may be found to the right of this page on our testing calendar and on the Activities Calendar.