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Columbia Heights Public Schools Offers Football and Volleyball in Fall Season

Columbia Heights Public Schools (CHPS) is excited to offer both football and volleyball for the fall sports seasons after an announcement from the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The League’s Board of Directors approved the reconsideration placement of fall activities back to the fall season. The plan still fits within guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.

With this change the football season will begin Monday, Sept. 28 with the first of six regular games the week of Oct. 5. A two-week, postseason will begin the week of Nov. 16.

Volleyball will begin an 11-week season Monday, Sept. 28 with first matches played Thursday, Oct. 8. Two weeks of postseason play will begin the week of Nov. 30.

Since Sept. 14, CHPS athletes have had the option to participate in fall training sessions. 

“CHPS is thrilled to be able to bring football and volleyball back to the fall season,” said Activities Manager Jake Henderson. “The District and MSHSL are committed to keeping activities as safe as possible for both athletes and spectators.”

For more information, visit or call the Activities Office at 763.528.4511. For information regarding MSHSL decisions, visit

View MSHSL's official press release.