Columbia Heights Public Schools

CHPS Update | Jan. 13, 2022

CHHS and CA Students/Families

Students in grades 6-12 will remain home on Friday, January 14 for Heights from Home online learning.


Due to the current and projected number of positive and symptomatic COVID-19 cases among students and staff in our school district, we are shifting to Heights from Home online learning (at home or at school) for one day on Friday, Jan. 14.


There was a newsletter sent with all this information for the families and students this message pertains to. All elementary classrooms and early childhood programs are monitored on a case-by-case basis.


At this time, all activities and athletics will continue as planned. Spectators must wear masks.

Important Dates | January 2022

Here are some important updates and calendar reminders for January.


January 14: Distance learning for ONLY CA and CHHS students.


January 17: No School. Mini Adventures Open. Adventure Club Closed for Adv Club staff in-service.


January 27: No School (Grading Day). Mini Adventures and Adventure Club are open.


January 28: No School (In-Service Day). Mini Adventures and Adventure Club are open.

Calendar Clarification | Jan. 18

There was an error in the first of the printed CHPS calendars indicating that there is no school on January 18th.


Tuesday, January 18 is a regular school day with students and staff on site.


For the best up-to-date information about CHPS, check the calendar on our website.

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Possibility to Win a $200 Gift Card | 5-11 year-old Vaccinations

$200 Visa Gift Card: First and second dose received between January 1 - February 28


  • Minnesota families who get their child 5-11 years old fully vaccinated in January and February can get a $200 Visa gift card.
  • Parents/Guardians can register their 5- to 11-year-old once they have completed their two-dose series.


Registration opens 10:00 a.m. January 24, 2022.
Registration closes 11:59 p.m. February 28, 2022.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minnesotans must be:
    • at least 5 years old at the time of one or both shots
    • and 11 or younger at the time of their first shot.
  • Minnesotans 5-11 years old must receive both their first and second doses between January 1, 2022 and February 28, 2022.
  • Minnesota families are able to receive one $200 Visa gift card per each eligible 5- to-11-year-old fully vaccinated between January 1 — February 28.


The reward registration form will open at 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2022. The registration form will stop accepting requests for $200 Visa gift cards at 11:59 p.m. on February 28.


For More Information

A Window into the Classroom | Arts

In Mr. Welch's music room at North Park School for Innovation, Kindergarten students move to music using colorful streamers. They are demonstrating an understanding of interpreting the meaning and feel of music.

Become a Monarch Bus Service Driver

Monarch Bus Services proudly serves CHPS and is in need of drivers for their company. It not only helps out the community by ensuring children are transferred to and from school safely, but can provide extra income for the driver. It is an excellent opportunity for parents as childcare is provided for them (young children are permitted to ride along on buses with parents on their routes).


For more information

Columbia Heights Youth Commission

The City of Columbia Heights is looking for residents ages 14-18 years old to join the Columbia Heights Youth Commission. The purpose of the Columbia Heights Youth Commission is to serve as an advisory body to the Columbia Heights City Council.


-Make a direct impact on your community

-Advise the City Council

-Gain valuable experience in local government

-Spotlight issues important to younger residents

-Help shape Columbia Heights laws and policies

-Learn from experts from a variety of fields

-Put it on your resume and college application


Application packets are available at City Hall, the Columbia Heights Library, or online here: www.columbiaheightsmn.gov/youth.


Applications must be returned to City Hall or to the Columbia Heights Library by Jan 19, or emailed to sion@columbiaheightsmn.gov.

Hylander Family Nights

You are invited to Hylander Family Nights: Come check out the Winter Sports that CHHS has to offer. Free admission for students from Early Childhood Programs, Highland, North Park School for Innovation, Valley View, Columbia Academy and their families to the following events:


Boys Swim- Tuesday, January 18 @ 5:30 pm – Enter Door 47 for the HS Pool


Girls Basketball- Tuesday, February 22 @ 6 pm – CHHS Main Gym


Boys Basketball- Saturday, February 26 @ 1 pm – CHHS Main Gym

BD Veritor Rapid At-Home Test for Students & Staff

CHPS will be receiving at-home COVID-19 Rapid tests and will be sending them home for those students and staff who are close contacts, been exposed to COVID positive case or have symptoms. It will need to be administered at home by parents for students.


More information will be provided when the BD Veritor Rapid Test is provided to the student or staff.

Give Kids a Smile Event | Feb. 4-5

The annual Give Kids a Smile event is occurring Feb 4 & 5 at participating dental clinics.


It provides free dental care for kids 3-18.


Appointments are filling up quick! Click here!


"Each year, dental professionals from across the state participate in Give Kids a Smile, providing free dental care to children in need. The event takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of February and is made possible by the collaborative effort of the Minnesota Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Foundation, volunteer dentists, and our generous sponsors. Please read the program newsletter to learn more about last year’s event." - Give Kids a Smile Webpage

Help Out and Substitute at CHPS Through Teachers on Call

Teachers on Call is hiring for the following positions…

· Teachers

· Paraprofessionals

· Food Service

· Custodial


The Columbia Heights Public Schools have partnered with Teachers On Call to provide substitutes teacher and educational assistant. Apply Here to complete an online application for employment. Please contact Teachers On Call directly at 1-800-713-4439 with questions and for more information.


To qualify for a Substitute Teacher position, you must have a valid Minnesota teaching license in any content area OR a valid Minnesota short call substitute license. You must hold a minimum of a BA/BS college degree in order to obtain a Minnesota short call sub license.


To qualify for our other substitute positions, you must hold a High School Diploma or equivalent.

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!

Activities Update

CONGRATULATIONS to our Columbia Heights Triple ‘A’ Award Nominees Kaylie Aquino and Drake Pham! This award honors high school seniors throughout the state who have a 3.0 or higher-grade point average and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.


Home Game COVID Updates:

  • We will not have Concessions available
  • We will be limiting attendance for all home games in the Hylander Center Gym – this is our 9th grade and C Squad Games. No students allowed. Each player can have 2 guests in attendance.


You are invited to Hylander Family Nights: Come check out the Winter Sports that CHHS has to offer. Free admission for students from Early Childhood, Highland, North Park, Valley View, Columbia Academy and their families to the following events:


  • Boys Swim- Tuesday, January 18 @ 5:30 pm – Enter Door 47 for the HS Pool
  • Girls Basketball- Tuesday, February 22 @ 6 pm – CHHS Main Gym
  • Boys Basketball- Saturday, February 26 @ 1 pm – CHHS Main Gym


Coming Soon! Spring Athletics Registration and Spring Musical Try-outs. Our Spring Athletics include: Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Girls Synchronized Swimming, Girls Lacrosse and Boys Tennis. Stay tuned for more info.


Additional Activity Bus: A 2nd Activity Bus has been added for students, this bus will leave CA @ 4:30 pm and CHHS @ 4:30 pm on a daily basis.


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


Upcoming Home Games

Friday, January 14

4:30 pm C Girls Basketball vs. Fridley @ CHHS Main Gym

6 pm V Girls Basketball vs. Fridley @ CHHS Main Gym

Tuesday, January 18

4:15 pm 9 Boys Basketball vs. Richfield @ Hylander Center Gym

5:30 pm C Boys Basketball vs. Richfield @ Hylander Center Gym

5:30 pm JV Boys Basketball vs. Richfield @ CHHS Main Gym

5:30 pm Boys Swim Meet vs. Mpls SW @ CHHS Pool

7 pm Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Richfield @ CHHS Main Gym

Wednesday, January 19

7 pm CA Choir Concert @ PAC

Thursday, January 20

7 pm CA Advanced & Hylander Band and CHHS Band Concert @ PAC

Friday, January 21

4:30 pm C Girls Basketball vs. St Anthony Village @ Hylander Center Gym

4:30 pm JV Girls Basketball vs. St Anthony Village @ CHHS Main Gym

6 pm V Girls Basketball vs. St Anthony Village @ CHHS Main Gym

Saturday, January 22

9 am Tri Metro One Act Festival @ Academy of Holy Angels


Activities Calendar: https://trimetro.org/public/genie/5/school/3737/


Streaming Link for Home Games in the CHHS Main Gym:

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/columbia-heights-high-school-minneapolis-mn


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

Frights Softball | 4th & 5th Grade

Frights Softball is looking for energetic girls in 4th and 5th grade to play fastpitch softball. Sign up today! For more Information about Frights Girls Fastpitch Softball, please contact the City of Columbia Heights Recreation Department at 763-706-3730. See you in the dome!

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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