320-573-2174 ext. 105
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' Dean of Students I also carry the titles of Title IX Officer / Section 504 Coordinator / ADA Coordinator / EEOC Coordinator for our extra curricular organizations.
(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,
I hope all of you are doing well! It is hard to believe that we are almost done with winter and spring is right around the corner. It has been a long winter and hopefully the cold and snow are behind us!
Sourcewell also presents teachers in Region 5 with Educators of Excellence Awards. This year from Upsala, Sourcewell has recognized Desiree Bengston and Aaron Fisher as Educators of Excellence. Ms. Bengston is a First grade classroom teacher and Mr. Fisher is a 7-12 Social Studies Teacher. Along with their teaching duties, they both do a lot for the students beyond the classroom at Upsala Schools. Congratulations to both!
K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 24th and March 28th from 3:30-7:30. Conferences will be held in person and parents can choose to do them virtually as well. More details will be coming in the next few weeks.
Kindergarten Round Up will take place on March 4th. Any student that will turn the age of five by September 1st, 2022 is eligible to attend kindergarten. If your child is not currently enrolled in preschool but you plan to attend kindergarten in Upsala, please contact Gina in the main office: 320-573-2175.
We have recently seen an increase in students misbehaving on the school bus. Please speak with your child(ren) about the expected behaviors on the bus: stay in their seats, face the front, hands to themselves, appropriate language, inside voice, and respect others. Students who do not follow these expectations will be suspended from the bus and may be removed from the bus permanently. Hopefully we can work together to resolve these issues.
The district is happy to announce that we will be launching a new anonymous reporting system. It is called StopIt Solutions. Students and families can report issues to the school that they feel need to be reported. Issues like bullying, harassment, and if a student might be in danger. It is an app that students can download on their phones. It will also be used as a communication tool to let students know information like school delays, sports/activities cancellations, and other news. More information will be going out to families in the coming weeks.
Upsala Dollars for Scholars is currently looking for volunteers to become part of their organization. We want to ensure Upsala Dollars 4 Scholars can continue to help our students receive funds for their college education. If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please contact me.
As always, any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Have a great Spring!
Mr. Nick Klug
Upsala Area Schools