Columbia Heights Public Schools

CHPS Update | June 23, 2022

Ben Olson places 2nd at MSHSL Track & Field State Meet

CHHS Track & Field athlete placed 2nd at the Minnesota State High School League State Track Meet in Long Jump, with a jump of 22' 2.5"

Congratulations Ben!

Children Ages 6 Months and Older Are Now Eligible to Get Vaccinated!

  • Children age 6 months to 5 years should get either the Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine for this age group.
  • The vaccines for this age group are a smaller dose than the vaccines for older children and adults.
  • The vaccines for these children are packaged differently, so you will need to go to a location that has the vaccine that is right for your child based on their age.
  • Your child will need multiple doses of this vaccine — this is called the primary vaccine series.
  • The Pfizer vaccine for this age group is three doses. You can get the second dose 3-8 weeks after the first dose and your third dose 8 weeks after the second dose. Your provider can help you schedule your second and third shot while getting your first.
  • The Moderna vaccine for this age group is two doses. You can get the second dose 4-8 weeks after the first dose. Your provider can help you schedule your second shot while getting your first.
  • Talk to your provider if you have questions about either type of vaccine or which vaccine is right for your child

All information is provided by the MDH

Masking rules for children ages 3 and 4 will change July 5, 2022

With this vaccination opportunity for all ages of children from 6 months and up, CHPS will change the masking rules so that beginning July 5, 2022 masks for all children will be recommended but not required. This means that children ages 3 and 4 will no longer be required to wear masks when inside. This plan may change as we continue to navigate the surges of COVID.

Openings in Summer Programs

There are still open spots in some of our summer youth camps and sports samplers!

Follow this link to sign up for any of the following and see when they will take place!

  • Volleyball Sampler
  • Football Sampler
  • Softball Sampler

  • Swim & Dive Camp
  • Strength Training Camp
  • Girls Basketball Camp
  • CA Football Camp
  • Boys Basketball Camp
  • Football Camp and Passing League
  • Dance Camp
  • Volleyball Camp
  • Soccer Camp
  • Lacrosse Camp

Resurfacing to Begin in July in CHHS/DO/FC Driveway & Parking Lots

Resurfacing will begin in July for the driveway at CHHS/District Office/Family Center, the Family Center parking lot and the parking lots across the street on 49th Ave. There will also be improvements in some of the curbing along the driveway.

Heights Online Program (HOP)

Click the button below for information regarding the 2022-2023 Heights Online Program

Summer Meal Information

Summer meals will be provided with specific summer programming at Columbia Heights High School, Columbia Academy and North Park. The menus will be posted on the district website on June 10th by location. The specific meal times will be posted at each school.

Looking for a meal site?

Use these resources to find an SFSP site near you:

  • Download the Free Meals for Kids app provided by Hunger Impact Partners to your phone or device.
  • Call the 211 Hotline. From a cell phone – Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211, Greater Minnesota: 1-800-543-7709, TTY: 651-291-8440.
  • Call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 1-888-711-1151, available from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Central Time.
  • Text USDA to texting service. Text Summer Meals to 914-342-7744. Spanish speakers, text Verano to 914-342-7744.

Activities Update

Look for CHPS Activities in the Columbia Heights Jamboree Parade tomorrow evening!

Summer Activities Opportunities- It’s not too late to register!! Check out our website, for all that CHPS Activities has to offer this summer, including:

  • Summer Sampler- FREE programing for incoming 4th-6th graders, sign-up for volleyball, football, and/or softball
  • Youth Camps- for incoming 6th-12th graders
  • FREE Strength Training for incoming 7th-12th graders

Sports Physical for all Athletics
Every athlete participating in school-year sports must have a physical on file with the Activities Office. Student Athletes cannot register for the upcoming season without a sports physical on file. Sports physicals are valid for three years. 22-23 Sports Physical Form

Twin Cities Orthopedics is hosting FREE High School Sports Physical Clinics- More info here,


Practice starts August 15th for:

  • 7th-12th grade: Girls Swim & Dive, Girls Tennis
  • 9th-12th grade: Soccer (Boys and Girls), Girls Volleyball
  • 6th-8th grade: Football

Practice starts September 12th for:

  • 7th-12th grade: Adapted Soccer
  • 6th-8th grade: Soccer (Boys and Girls), Girls Volleyball

More information can be found at the CHPS Activities Website or contact the Activities Office at 763-528-4511

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Columbia Heights Boosters’ ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Tuesday July 19, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Majestic Oaks Golf Club

701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE

Ham Lake, MN 55304

  • 18 Hole Scramble Format - Shotgun start
  • Dinner provided immediately following the tournament
  • Cost: $100.00 per person - Includes golf, cart, range, balls, refreshments, awards & dinner
  • Grill Lunch, mulligans and fun games on the course available for purchase

Register online at

Apply to Work at CHPS!

You can make a difference in the lives of students in our community by coming to work at CHPS! We are urgently seeking great applicants for a variety of full- and part-time positions including cooks, teachers, Mini Adventures and Adventure Club staff, education assistants, and more! Your next career move could be as a valued employee of the CHPS!

CH Recreation and Library Offerings

There are many wonderful activities for students through our CH Rec Department and Library!

Please go to the CH Recreation website or call their office at 763-706-3730.

Click Here for the Columbia Heights Library Website.

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