Principal

Principal

Contact Me

Nick Klug
320-573-2174 ext. 105
nklug@upsala.k12.mn.us

Principal's Admin. Asst.

Gina Gross
320-573-2175 ext. 101

ggross@upsala.k12.mn.us

Welcome Students, I am Here to Serve You

Hello, my name is Nick Klug and this is my space on the UAS website. It is my hope to keep you updated about student-related events, school happenings, student achievements, and most importantly, to act as a liaison between you and your future educational endeavors. Along with being Upsala Area Schools' Principal I also carry the titles of Title IX Officer / Section 504 Coordinator / ADA Coordinator / EEOC Coordinator for our extra curricular organizations.

Background Credentials

  • (Graduate) Educational Specialist – Educational Leadership –– Concordia University; St. Paul – Currently enrolled.

  • (Graduate) Master of Arts – Educational Leadership –– Concordia University; St. Paul

  • (Undergraduate) Bachelor of Science – Social Studies/5-12 Education –– St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud

From the Principal's Desk

Greetings UAS Families

It has been an exciting start to the 2023-2024 school year! I just wanted to take a moment to pass along a few messages and announcements.

Our fall sports teams have concluded their seasons. Volleyball, football, cross country and swimming have all come to an end. I want to take a moment to congratulate all our student-athletes at all levels on their accomplishments this fall season! The dedication these student athletes exhibit is truly amazing! Thank you athletes and coaches for representing the community of Upsala with pride!

As the season changes from fall to winter, please make sure your child(ren) is/are wearing proper attire to school. Elementary students (K-4) will be going outside for recess unless it is below zero (air temp or wind chill). Phy Ed students (5-12) may be going outside as well if the weather permits and should have proper attire as well. Students who ride the bus to and from school and to sporting events should be prepared as well in case the bus breaks down. If this happens, it could be a while before another bus arrives to rescue them. It is better to be safe than sorry if these situations happen to arise.

Please make sure to update your information on JMC for weather alerts. Weather announcements for school cancellations can also be heard on local radio stations and local TV stations. Winter will be here before we know it!

With the arrival of winter comes an increase in illnesses at school. This impacts students as well as staff. If your child is sick please keep them home.

We are in great need of subs in all areas. If you or you know anyone who is interested in subbing in the building as a teacher, paraprofessional, kitchen help, custodian, and bus driver encourage them to contact the main office.

Every year the Minnesota State High School League awards 2 seniors with the Triple A Award. Triple A stands for academics, arts, and athletics. This year our two recipients for the Triple A Award are Isabelle Leners and Jacob Gunderson. Both Isabelle and Jacob excel in these three areas and will be great representatives for our school! Congratulations to both of them!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas please call me 320-573-2175, contact me by email: nklug@upsala.k12.mn.us, or stop in the office.

Nick Klug
K-12 Principal
Upsala Area Schools