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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 UHS Coffee Shop Opening Soon!

The Upsala School Coffee Shop is excited to announce their opening date! Get in line on October 16th to fill up your cup! Thank you for your support.

Cardinal Head Stuffed Animal and Blanket Drive

Information regarding the stuffed animal drive with stuffed animals in the background.

The UHS Volunteer Group is doing a Stuffed Animal and Blanket Drive during the October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 23rd Upsala Volleyball games. Please bring in your clean and new or gently used stuffed animals and blankets to be sent to children in need during stressful times. Thank you for your donation!

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Junior High Boys Basketball begins October 30th. Sign up in the main office.

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Mark your calendar and don't miss Financial Aid Night

Upsala High School will host a Hands-On Financial Aid Night Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6:30-8:30PM in the Upsala High School Media Center. Upsala 12th grade students and their parents are invited. For details and more information on what to bring click here..

Cardinal Head Holiday Reading Book Fair

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Holiday Winter Reading Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find books for all ages, including board books, new selections for early readers, popular titles for teens and adults, and even cook books!
The fair will be held in the Cora Eckstrom Elementary Media Center. We will be open on school days November 6 - 13 from 3:00-7:00 pm.
Sixth Grade parents are asked to volunteer as cashier for the book fair. Please sign up here for a shift of at least one hour. Funds earned help with the spring Duluth field trip.
See you at the Book Fair!
Mrs. Erickson

Cardinal Head 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 Testing

Our district testing dates for the 2017-18 school year are listed on the google calendar to the right of this page.

The MCAs or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are scheduled for April 17-May 4.

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