This webpage is being updated regularly as new information is provided to the Hudson City School District by the NYS Health and Education Departments. Last updated on June 17, 2020.

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Some Outdoor Facilities to Re-open on May 20

The use of some outdoor facilities will be permitted starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The track at the Bluehawk Sports complex, as well as the track and tennis court and M.C. Smith Elementary School, will be re-opened with social distancing and safety protocols in place. Note: The Bluehawk Sports Complex will be closed to the public on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 to allow for the graduation set up and ceremony.

  • Tennis Rules: No doubles unless in the same family or living in the same household. Glove to be worn on the serving hand.
  • Track Rules: Mask must be worn unless able to keep a six foot distance.

Playgrounds will remain closed until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions

We developed this Frequently Asked Questions page to help keep our community informed. As you know, this is a rapidly changing public health situation. We are doing our best to adapt to the continuous changes and guidance from local, state and federal officials. This page will be updated as new information is received.

Free Summer Meals for Children 18 & Under

The Hudson City School District is committed to continuing the school breakfast and lunch program for our students during the extended school closure as well as during the summer months. The summer food program runs from June 15 through August 27, 2020. CLICK HERE for pick up times, locations and procedures for obtaining free student meals.

Child Care for First Responders & Essential Workers

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.4, the Hudson City School District is working with community partners to provide child care services for emergency responders and essential workers who reside in our District, if needed (Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. through Wednesday, June 17, 2020). Click here for more information.

The HCSD emergency child care program will continue through the summer until the first day of the 2020-21 school year. Starting Thursday, June 18, the hours will change to 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For registration, please contact Kim Lybolt at 518-828-4360 (ext. 2118) or

Schools Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

Governor Cuomo announced on May 1 that all K-12 schools in New York State are to remain closed and continue providing distance learning for the remainder of the academic year. We will continue to support students, teachers and families with at-home learning needs. On May 28, Superintendent Suttmeier announced the official last day of school and online instruction will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Only a limited number of essential staff from the Afterschool Program and the Food Services and Buildings & Grounds Departments will be allowed on-site. You will still be able to pick up student meals as described here, however you will not be allowed to enter the school buildings.

School Event/Activity Cancellations & Postponements

Following guidance from local and federal health officials, we are taking proactive measures in light of public health concerns. Therefore, several school events and activities are being canceled or postponed and will be rescheduled if possible.

Home Learning Resources

Click here for information and resources related to at-home learning. It includes useful information about student expectations, grading, Google Classroom and library resources.

If your child needs a Chromebook, please contact your child’s principal.

Updates from HCSD

More Information

If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected and follow their advice.

Local health departments will contact schools if a suspected or known COVID-19 case emerges. The District is prepared to work with any affected families.

In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms. The district will continue to share information as it becomes available.

Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.