Columbia Heights Public Schools

Jan. 14, 2021 Update

Quarter 3 Learning Model

Quarter 3 Runs Feb. 1-April 7


  • Early Childhood | ECFE 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


For questions, contact your child's school.

Activities & Athletics Update

In-person Activities have resumed!


We understand the Hylander Community wants to support our winter sports teams, however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited in the number of spectators permitted to attend each event based on guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota State High School League and the Tri-Metro Conference.


Team-specific spectator information will be sent to families. While the Hylander community cannot attend games regularly, we’d love for you to join us on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. All regular season games/matches/meets in the Main High School Gym will be livestreamed for free at colheights.k12.mn.us/ActivitiesStream. Additionally, we hope to stream the events in the High School Pool.


Fans interested in streaming many (not all) of the Tri-Metro Conference away games/matches/meets can subscribe to the NFHS Network.

Register for Winter Activities

CA Basketball, Wrestling, and Boys Swim & Dive registration is still open.

Columbia Heights High School Triple ‘A’ Award Winners

Tenzin Dolkar and Adrian Hemmick


Congratulations Hylanders!


The Academics, Arts and Athletics Award (known as the Triple "A" Award) honors high school seniors throughout the state who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. This award is sponsored by M Health Fairview and the Institute for Athletic Medicine.

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! https://bit.ly/2WHamsc


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!

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 colheights.k12.mn.us/2021OneAct. 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.

View the SPECIAL EDITION | Community Ed Catalog & HylanderPulse Community Newsletter!

The Winter 2021 Special Edition Community Ed Catalog & HylanderPulse Community Newsletter combined issue is now available.

Jan. 19 FREE Out-of-School Fun Presented by the Rec Department

Spend your day off using your creativity through art and creative writing. Participate in a variety of activities! Young Rembrandts will be here to help you with your own works of art! Some activities are outdoors. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and get ready for an action-packed afternoon.

Who: 4th-8th Graders
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 19 (a no school day)
Time & Location: 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Murzyn Hall (M/M Room, lower level)

You must pre-register for this activity online (Activity #: 2313-w21) or call 763-706-3730. Registration closes Friday, Jan. 15.

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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