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
K-4 Parent-Teacher Conferences
K-4 Parent-Teacher Conference nights will be Thursday, March 26 and Monday, March 30 from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This change was approved at the 1/28/15 School Board Meeting.
Spring Break 4/2-4/7
Upsala Area Schools' spring break will start Thursday, April 2 and go through Tuesday, April 7. April 2nd will be a staff only makeup day for the snow day on March 3.
CLC College classes are in session during this time, except for Friday, April 3. ITV Studio 1 will be open for classes.
Spring Athletics Start Dates
Softball and Track & Field practice starts on Monday, March 9 after school. Baseball practice starts Monday, March 16 after school.
Umpires are needed for Junior High and JV Softball and Baseball games. Please contact Leah Merten, AD if interested (320) 573-2175 Ext. 113.
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.