Columbia Heights Public Schools

Nov. 23, 2021

District Closed | Nov. 25 & 26

CHPS District will be closed on November 25th and 26th. This includes all schools, Mini Adventures, Adventure Club and the District Center.
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Winter Meal Program Info | Every Meal

Every Meal has launched their Winter Meal Program, providing children and families with easier ways to get the food they need. Over 100 locations throughout the Twin Cities now have meal bags available for free with no qualification requirements. Locations include local libraries, YMCAs, fire stations, faith communities, schools, businesses, and recreation centers. These locations will be distributing meals starting November 19th, 2021 through January 3rd, 2022.


Check out the winter meal program map to find locations.



What: 4-5 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food including a variety of fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and entrees.


  • Free for all families
  • No qualification requirements
  • No contact information collected


Where: For the most up to date times please scan the QR Code or visit their website


When: November 19, 2021 - January 3, 2022

ENCORE Registration

Check out the ENCORE website to learn more about out of school time offerings. ENCORE Registration is now open for trimester 2 classes that will begin in January. Please click on your school on the website to find out what is available and to register for classes.

Vaccine Clinic - Ages 5-11 | First and Second Doses

Anoka County Public Health is partnering with Columbia Heights School District to provide pediatric Pfizer vaccine for eligible students: those who have turned 5 on or before the vaccine clinic date through age 11 students who have not yet turned 12. This vaccine clinic is prioritizing children in this age group and locations of vaccinations for ages 12+ will be provided upon request. CHPS will also have a book fair at the clinic to celebrate the joy of literacy along with the joy of getting vaccinated! There will also be a fun spot to show your Heights Shot Pride with a selfie area to take pictures celebrating getting vaccinated!


Anoka County is hosting a 1st AND 2nd dose Pfizer vaccination clinic at the Hylander Center in Columbia Heights on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 from 8:30am-3:30pm. Below is the link to register for a vaccination appointment.


Please consider the following information when registering:

  • All children receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Please arrive at the clinic wearing a medical mask, as all clinic attendees must wear a medical mask while in the building. If you and/or your child do not have a medical mask, it will be provided by clinic staff.
  • The primary contraindication (medical reason for not getting the vaccine) for the vaccine is allergy to a component of the vaccine (Lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose).
  • For more information about the vaccine, please refer to the attached Fact Sheet.
  • If you will be in isolation or quarantine during this scheduled clinic, you will need to schedule an appointment through a future vaccination opportunity as being in isolation or quarantine is a contraindication for receiving COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Please plan to stay 15 minutes following vaccination for observation
  • Registration to this clinic is on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are no appointments available, the clinic is full.
  • If you need assistance, please call 763-324-4250.


The PREPMOD link below for registration only works in Chrome. Please copy the link and paste into a Chrome web browser if you have Internet Explorer or another platform.


Date: Saturday, December 11th 2021

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm


Registration Link:https://acappt.co.anoka.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/1422956606

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Early Release Day December 10, 2021

School will end early on Friday Dec. 10 for a Teacher Data Day!


Highland, North Park School for Innovation and Valley View school days will end at 12:20 p.m., Columbia Heights High School school day will end at 1:05 p.m. and Columbia Academy school day will end at 1:15 p.m. Bus routes will be the same as on a regular school end time but students will be dropped off two hours earlier (since the school day is ending two hours early). All CHPS students will receive lunch before school dismissal. Adventure Club families will receive information about care for their student during the time between the school release time and the start of Adventure Club.

Thank You for Helping Us All Be Healthy Hylanders

Our community and state is still dealing with the effects of COVID-19. We have many resources on the CHPS district website on the Safe Return to Learning page.

These are the key components of supporting a safe school community:

  • Get vaccinated (vaccines are approved for everyone age five and older)
  • Wear your mask when inside public places
  • Get tested if you think you have been exposed or have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Stay home from school and work if you are feeling sick
  • Keep at least 3 feet physical distance between you and others in public if possible.

We can all do everything we can to help our families, community, state and country get through this pandemic. Thank you!


Come Work With Us at Columbia Heights Public Schools!

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!

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Activities Update

Hylanders Super Fans: We are looking for fun and energetic 11th and 12th grade students dedicated to enhancing school spirit at CHHS events. Super Fans will be responsible for having a great time at CHHS home events by getting students fired-up about supporting the Hylanders. They are committed to building positive traditions that demonstrate pride in our school and respect for the games they attend. If you are in 11th or 12th grade and are interested in becoming a Hylander Super Fan, please complete the Super Fan Application


Booster Calendars: Purchase your 2022 Easy Money Booster Calendar! A calendar costs $20, with your purchase you are eligible to win prize $$ through all of 2022. A total of $12,725 of prize money will be given out throughout the year. Proceeds benefit Athletics and Activities for youth in our community. If you’d like to purchase a calendar please stop by the Activities Office or contact Crystal at vitalscc@colheights.k12.mn, cash only accepted. Thank you everyone for your support!


Speech at CHHS: Informational meetings for this season will be on Thursday, 12/2, and Friday, 12/3, @ 3:30 p.m. in Room 291.


COMING SOON! Activities Punch Card: We will begin selling Activities Punch Cards at our winter events. These cards will get you into 10 ticketed events at CHHS (Games, One Act, Musical, etc) for a discounted price. Punch cards will cost $20 for students and $40 for adults – saving you $20 over 10 events!


WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for:


NEW- 6-12th grade: After School Strength Training- starts November 29

Boys Swim and Dive (grade 7-12): Practices begin Monday 11/29 3:30-5:30pm in HS Pool (practices M-F)


CA Boys Basketball: starts after Winter Break


Sports Physical for all Athletics
Every athlete participating in school-year sports must have a physical on file with the Activities Office. Sports physicals are valid for three years. Download the form now.


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

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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