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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 Menu Change

Please note there is a menu change for Tuesday, October 13. Breaded chicken patty OR BBQ rib sandwich will be the main entree choices served.

Cardinal Head No School 10/15 & 10/16

There is no school on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 due to Teacher Professional Days.

Cardinal Head Labels for Learning Addition

Please save your Teal’s Market receipts.   Teal’s Market supports our local youth and non-profit organizations with this exciting 1% (some exclusions apply) rebate program!  Just shop at any of our Teal’s Market locations, and then bring your original store receipts to any participating organization in your town.
Turn in your Teals receipts with other labels, receipts and barcodes, box tops, ect, at our collection sites or in to the school office.  For more information, please see our Labels page.
Thank you for your continued support in these programs and saving labels for school. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Karen Kobylinski at

Cardinal Head Testing Schedule

The UAS 2015-16 state testing schedule is available online here (PDF). The OLPA or Optional Local Purpose Assessment will be given to grades 3-8 and 10 in Reading and Mathematics this fall.

The ACT ASPIRE summative test will be given to grades 7-10 this fall. An exact schedule will be posted soon on our testing calendar and activities calendar for the OLPAs and ASPIRE tests.

Juniors (who have signed up) will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14 at 8:30am in the Auditorium. Juniors will be taking the ASVAB career exploration test on Friday, November 13. The test will run from 8:15am-12 noon.

Cardinal Head Website

Please check the Elementary and High School pages for additional announcements.


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