Columbia Heights Public Schools

Oct. 1, 2020 Update

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School District Takes Professional Development to New ‘Heights’

Columbia Heights Public Schools is taking its professional development opportunities for staff members to a new level this year. The District is offering a more personalized approach, allowing staff to really hone in on the areas they want to expand.

This school year, each District In-Service Day will begin with Equity Book Clubs to provide an opportunity for small groups of colleagues to delve into conversations around equity, the necessary and urgent progress we must make, and how we can use our learning to better serve our students and families.

The second half of In-Service days will be dedicated to Professional Development Pathways – of which there are 17 for staff to choose from including topics like Arts; Practice & Grow: College and Career Readiness for All; Supporting Striving Readers During Elementary Core Instruction; We Are Resilient: Building Trauma-Responsive Classrooms and more.

Read the press release.

Openings in PreK 4!

Columbia Heights Public Schools offers FREE full- and half-day PreK 4 programming! There are currently openings at each elementary school! Space is limited, register now!

PreK 4 programming provides an engaging and educational environment to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Classes are taught by licensed early childhood education teachers. PreK 4 curriculum is aligned with the Kindergarten curriculum and the Minnesota Early Learning Standards.

PreK 4 classes are held Monday-Friday and located at Highland, North Park and Valley View Elementary Schools. For more information, call 763-528-4517.

How-To Resources & Videos

Having trouble accessing Schoology courses? Not sure how to change your Zoom screen name? Or maybe you need to know how to split the screen on your Chromebook?

The District's Technology Integration team has put together resources and videos to help navigate the basics of learning from home. You can even share these resources with those who might be helping with child care during the school days!

Need Tech Support?

Need technology support? Call our Student Tech Support Line 763-528-4598.

Looking for other resources? Check out the parent resource page on your school's website or our Resource Hub as it relates to COVID-19 and learning this school year.

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Score/Results Update

9/25 Girls Varsity Soccer (1) vs. Fridley (2)

9/25 Boys Varsity Soccer (5) vs. Fridley (1)

9/29 Girls Varsity Tennis (1) vs. Richfield (6)

NCAA Eligibility Center to host webinar for college bound student athletes and their families Saturday, Oct. 10. REGISTER NOW

Football registration closes tomorrow Friday, Oct. 2.

Blooming Heights is on YouTube!

Even though we can't all be in the garden together right now, Agriculture Specialist Wes Nugteren is committed to bringing the spirit of Blooming Heights to students and staff virtually with the Blooming Heights YouTube Channel!

CHHS Seniors Celebrate Homecoming

Columbia Heights High School celebrated homecoming last Friday! Seniors were invited to attend the Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer Games.

Game photos courtesy of Darin Luehrs.

Looking for Enrichment Opportunities?

Mini Adventures Child Care (ages 3-5) and Adventure Club afterschool programming (kindergarten through grade 5) offer great enrichment opportunities!

From dramatic play and themed activities to games and outdoor time in the Blooming Heights Edible Schoolyard & Outdoor Classroom, these programs are full of opportunities you won't want your child to miss! Call 763-528-4517 to learn more!

Adventure Club still has a few spots remaining for the upcoming non-school days: Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. The price is $45 per day per child. Non-school days are located at Highland Elementary, open hours 6 a.m.-6 p.m. All registrations must be completed 10 days prior to the non-school day. REGISTER ONLINE NOW

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Columbia Heights Public Schools is a small, diverse school district providing students with the skills, knowledge, tools and support they need to excel both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities, so all learners can develop to their full potential. We truly provide “Worlds of Opportunity for Each and Every Learner” from birth through adulthood where “All Belong, All Succeed.”

Become a Hylander today!

The Placement Center is OPEN for in-person enrollment weekdays 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (social distancing guidelines are being followed) or you can register online below!

We Need Your Help!

We still need these important forms from some families! Make sure you've filled out yours for this school year!

Student Needs Survey

Technology, Internet Use & Device Agreement

Education Benefits Application (Free/Reduced Lunch)
Meal Delivery Survey

COVID-19 Decision Tree | Minnesota Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health has created a Decision Tree to help guide families and schools. View the PDF.

To view the document in other languages, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.