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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 "Beach it with a Book" Summer Reading Program

Beach it With A Book Summer Reading Program

Grades PK-6 (2017-18 School Year) Students will be able to check out books and take quizzes using the Accelerated Reader program. Students can accumulate AR points and use them in the AR store. Turn in a slip each time you meet your goal. Drawings held weekly.
June 5 - August 2 Cora Eckstrom Elementary Media Center
FREE *PRE-Registration is required

Cardinal Head Upsala Area Schools 7-12 Activities Meeting

On August 6th,Upsala Area Schools will have an all activities meeting at 6:30 in the Auditorium. We expect all athletes (7-12) and those who participate in school activities and their parents to attend.

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Cardinal Head Upsala Area Schools K-12 Open House

The Upsala Area Schools Open House will be held on Thursday, August 30th, from 4:00 – 8:00. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, tour their classroom, pick up their schedules, and drop off school supplies. We hope that you are able to attend. For more information, contact the District Office at 573-2175

Cardinal Head Upsala Area School 7th Grade/New Student Orientation

Upsala Area School will host a seventh grade/new student orientation meeting on Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is to relieve any anxiety that incoming 7th grade students and new students may have concerning the many experiences and opportunities that they will be exposed to this coming school year at UAS. The meeting will include discussion regarding schedules, lockers, teachers, classes, procedures, and extracurricular activities. Our goal is to make this transition year go as smoothly as possible for students so that they can enjoy all that Upsala Area Schools has to offer. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions about the coming year. For more information, contact the District Office at 573-2175.

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.
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Upsala Area Schools | District #487 | 415 S Main Street PO Box 190 | Upsala, MN 56384 | (320) 573-2176