Columbia Heights Public Schools

Jan. 21, 2021 Update

Quarter 3 Learning Model

Quarter 3 Runs Feb. 1-April 7

  • Early Childhood | ECFE, ECSE and PreK 3 on-site programming with Heights from Home option
  • Elementary | Rolling start hybrid instruction (four days per week on-site) starting with PreK 4 and Kindergarten

  • Secondary | Modified Hybrid with small groups of identified students receiving on-site support

Regardless of the phase and scenario, families have the opportunity to choose Heights from Home only. Families have already committed to the learning model for quarter three.

Quarter 3 Supply Pick-Up

Columbia Heights Public Schools will hold three Supply Pick-Up days at all of the District's schools. Families can pick up all the materials students will need for quarter 3 (PreK 4-Grade 12) at your child's school at any of the days/times below. This coordinated distribution of supplies will make it easy and convenient for families to pick up supplies for all their children.

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29

Families in quarantine, awaiting testing or believe to have had a recent COVID-19 exposure should NOT attend supply pick up. Instead, they should call their child(ren)'s school(s). Regardless of the learning model your student will participate in, supplies still need to be picked up.

Activities & Athletics Update

Competitions begin this week!

FREE Strength Training Registration Now Open (grades 7-12)

· Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs sessions available beginning Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

Columbia Heights High School Presents ‘Help Desk’ by Don Zolidis

Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 7pm

This is an online event.

The Columbia Heights High School Theater Department presents “Help Desk” by Don Zolidis. This one-act production will premiere one day only, virtually Saturday, Jan. 23.

When you call the help desk, you're looking for a solution -- but your problems might just be beginning. Whether you're getting shamed about your inability to log in, giving your credit card information to a scammer, or having serious conversations with a clown, customer service calls spiral into absurdity for the customers and employees alike in this hilarious comedy.

Tickets are required to view the virtual production. Tickets cost $6 per family and can be purchased online at The video link and digital program will be provided via email upon ticket purchase.

For more information, contact the Activities & Athletics Department at 763-528-4511.

Parenting with Purpose | Parent ENCORE Class

CHPS will offer a virtual "Parenting with Purpose" class to provide support, knowledge and connection for parents of students in grades 3-8. The class is part of the District’s Quarter 3 ENCORE programming. Class will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 9-March 23 live on Zoom with a parent educator.

Even prior to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, this stage of childhood can prompt questions and challenges for parents and, not only has this year exacerbated natural challenges, it’s also introduced new ones. This class will address child development and situational stress prompted by the pandemic. The parent educator will discuss topics relevant to this period of childhood such as relationships, motivation and media, and will ask parents to suggest additional topics. The class will be a combination of presentation and discussion.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 3. Registrants will receive an email confirmation by Friday, Feb. 5 regarding enrollment with more details and additional specific information about the class. Filling out the form does not guarantee a spot in the class; due to space may not be able to accommodate everyone.

Adventure Club

Adventure Club (kindergarten-grade 5 childcare) will continue and support the adjusted schedule for students learning on-site. Students who are enrolled in Adventure Club for their on-site learning day, will begin care at 12:45 p.m. Adventure Club begins at 2:20 p.m. for students who are not learning on-site (either because their grade band isn't yet on-site, because it is a specialist day for their grade or because they chose Heights from Home).

Meal Delivery Continues through End of School Year

Thanks to funding from the Minnesota Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Columbia Heights Public Schools is pleased to be able to continue offering free meals to all students through the end of the school year.

Meal delivery continues to be available to students in Heights from Home and sign ups are still open. If and when students return to school buildings, all meals offered at school will also be free. Students who return to in-person learning will automatically be removed from meal delivery.

Healthy Hylanders

We want to see how you’re staying healthy at home! Right before winter break, we shared an opportunity for us all to be Healthy Hylanders to choose activities from five different categories (fitness, outdoors, nutrition, well-being and creativity) and mark them off as you complete them!

Share your photos and videos with us by using hashtags #HealthyHylanders and #HealthyFromHome or send them to your teacher for a chance to see your face on District social media!

Take Home Family Activity Bag | Kindergarten-Grade 2

Check out a family activity bag for two weeks to get your fix of games and activities for the whole family!

Bags include:

  • Hedbanz, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Fitness Bingo, Red Light, Green Light, yoga spinner with cards, Catch and Toss, jump ropes, strength cards, sidewalk chalk, a dance DVD and alcohol wipes

Pick up and return at the Family Center (1440 49th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, Door 2), 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. For families with students in kindergarten through grade 2.

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