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Spelling Bee for Upsala Area Schools will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 1:00pm in the Auditorium.  All are welcome to atend.  Image: small black and yellow/orange striped bee with the words in Spelling Bee in bold.
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Vern Capelle, Superintendent

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.
Vern Capelle, Superintendent

Cardinal Head Spring Semester

Monday, January 23 is a no-school day for Upsala students (in-service day for teachers). ***PSEO/ITV and Pierz CIS College classes start this day and are in session for Spring semester. ***

Tuesday, January 24 is the first day of Upsala's Spring semester. Add/drop for HS classes is open until Monday, January 30.

With the success of W.I.N. time throughout the district, we will be changing Study Club to only Wednesday nights. This change starts second semester (January 25).

Cardinal Head Winter Weather Text/Email Alerts

The quickest way to receive updates regarding changes in athletics events and school closing decisions is the REMIND system. Signing up is easy. Text @upsa to 81010 (or 763-333-2285). To sign up for emails send a message to

In the event that we close for the day, or if we close early due to severe weather, all extra curricular and after school activities will be cancelled or postponed.  To see the full article of Safety First: Winter Weather School Decisions click here.

Cardinal Head Community Education News

The weight room will be CLOSED to the public on Thursday, January 19 due to school events. The weight room is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm. Cost is $2 per person and free to Upsala students (ages 12+).

Improve your driving skills and get a discount on personal auto insurance with a Senior Driving Class. Take the 8 hour course (January 31 & February 1 from 5-9pm) or the 4-hour refresher (2/1/17) for just $16.

Adult Hall Walking is open before school from 7-8am and after school from 3:30-7pm. Walking is free, but you must register to get a badge from Community Ed.

Register online for these and many more classes on our webstore.

Cardinal Head Testing

Our district testing dates for the 2016-17 school year are listed on the google calendar to the right of this page.

We will be participating in the OLPA or Optional Local Purpose Assessments for Math and Reading. This is both practice for the MCAs and helps our teachers identify areas that students need improvement.

Late October/early November grades 7-10 will participate in the ACT ASPIRE. This has replaced the ACT PLAN and EXPLORE tests.

The MCAs or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are scheduled for April 18-May 5.

Cardinal Head Website Audit

We are currently conducting an internal audit of our website. Please email our if you have any suggestions or notice any broken links.

The Community Education website address has changed. The site is now located at Please update your bookmarks.

Daily Announcements

Dates and times of activities are subject to change, please check the calendar for updates.


Upsala Area Schools | District #487 | 415 S Main Street | Upsala, MN 56384 | (320) 573-2176