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School picture day will be held on Friday, September 8.  Preschool will start at 8:00am in the small gym.  Classes will be dismissed by scheduled times starting at 8:15.IMAGE: Little Rascals Character Alfalfa with hair slicked back, but has a huge rooster tail.  He is wearing a bow tie, suspenders and a has stunned expression wih his mouth hanging open turned to the side.
Thank You Lions Club!

Pictured is Dean of Students Nick Klug.  IMAGE:  Man smiling who is clean shaven with a shaved head.  He has a red dress shirt on with black, grey and red diaganal striped tie.Greetings from Dean of Students Mr. Klug Welcome to Upsala Area School's internet homepage. Our students and staff work hard to update this site regularly, so please bookmark it and come back often. Here you will find a wealth of information on ISD 487 including: athletic and activities information, up to date school news and notifications, lunch and breakfast menus, and access to JMC. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the District Office at (320) 573-2176.

Cardinal Head Senior Homecoming Royalty

5 male and 5 female high school students

Pictured are:

Front row: Gabby Bieniek, Anna Woidyla, Stefani Pohlmann, Ashley Biniek, Samantha Thieschafer

Back Row: Andrew Prokott, Kyle Bushaw, Bennett Westrich, Dalton Louden, Matt Herzog

Cardinal Head Minnesota Education Fair
Upsala Juniors and Seniors will be attending the Minnesota Education Fair at Central Lakes College on Friday, October 6th. Remember to turn in your permission form to the Guidance Office. Busses will be leaving at 8:25AM.
Cardinal Head Parent-Teacher Conferences
Grades 5-12 Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, October 9 and Monday, December 11. Conferences will be held from 3:30-7:30pm in teacher's classrooms.
Cardinal Head "NEW" High School Daily Schedule

 The high school will have a different schedule this year. Class times will be a little shorter and we will have WIN everyday at the same time. WIN or "What I Need" is an intervention and enrichment time for students. We as a staff feel that WIN time is important in the growth of all our students. School start time will remain the same and have an end time of 3:05. The elementary schedule will remain the same.

Period 1 8:25-9:10 am A Lunch 12:16-12:41
Period 2 9:13-9:58 am B Lunch 12:44-1:08 pm
Period 3 10:01-10:46 am Period 5 12:16-1:29 pm
Period 4 10:49-11:34 am Period 6 1:32-2:17 pm
WIN Time 11:37-12:13 Period 7 2:20-3:05 pm
Cardinal Head Weather Related 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.

May Student Recognition
Students of the Month

Annika Gunderson

Olivia Hollermann

Subject Area Students of the Month
  Senior High Sr.
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: John Sand  
  Art: Alexis Krebs  
  Health: - - - - - - - - - - -  
  Language Arts: Ali Harren  
  Math: Matt Tholl  
  Music: Alexandra Wuebkers  
  Physical Ed.: Bennett Westrich  
  Science: Laurie Breth  
  Social Studies: Brandon Young  
  Technology: Eric Staricka  
  World Language: Cheryl Zimmerman  
Junior High  
  Ag/ Voc. Tech: Jayden Muellner  
  Art: Gracie George  
  Health: Levi Lampert  
  Language Arts: Austin Breth  

Ben Pundsack

  Music: Anna Blonigen  
  Physical Ed.: Chloe Mayer  
  Science: Grace Maciej  
  Social Studies: Olivia Peterson  
Athletes of the Month:
  Baseball Parker Barth  
  Softball Abby Ripplinger  
  Track Cody Rahn  
    Alex Kludt  
  September, October, November, December,  
  January, February, March, April &May  


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